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Linux News for Apr 30, 2010

  • Editor's Note: Boycott Apple. Boycott Everyone. (Apr 30, 2010, 23:02)
    When Apple dispatched an elite police unit to conduct a literal door-busting raid on a Gizmodo editor's house to confiscate his computers, it seemed a clear case of heavy-handed corporate abuse. But a surprising number of people think it's OK.

  • The Loser In Our Windows vs. Linux Tests: Intel Graphics (Apr 30, 2010, 22:32)
    Phoronix: "We are still working on the first part of our Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS benchmarks that are set to be published early next week, but so far there is one easy conclusion to draw from the completed tests: Intel's Linux graphics driver is still no match to the Intel Windows driver."

  • Proposal from OLPC Paraguay on how to manage Sugar or other educational software (Apr 30, 2010, 22:02)
    Stop: "The project to deliver One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) for educational purpose in developing countries is doing great in Paraguay. According to developer Bernie Innocenti, this success comes from a way to manage the development of the Sugar educational software that other countries (or any other similar projects, see for example the Teachermate or the italian JumpPC) could and should imitate."

  • How To Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 To 10.04 (Desktop & Server) (Apr 30, 2010, 21:32)
    Howtoforge: "Yesterday the new Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) was released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 9.10 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 10.04."

  • Five lesson for Google from Nexus One's sluggish start (Apr 30, 2010, 21:02)
    CNN: "Barely four months after the launch of its first smartphone, the HTC-built Nexus One, Google's commitment to the device seems to be on the wane."

  • PlayOnLinux 3.7.5 is available (Apr 30, 2010, 20:32)
    Wine-Reviews: "What's new ? - Improvement on icon managing. Thank you Congelli501 for the patch"

  • AMD Athlon II X3 425 On Linux (Apr 30, 2010, 20:02)
    Phoronix: "One of AMD's low-priced offerings is the Athlon II X3 425, which is a triple-core AM3 processor that can easily overclock past 3GHz and is priced to sell at around $70 USD."

  • Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian Lenny (Apr 30, 2010, 19:32)
    Howtoforge: "This tutorial describes how to scan emails for image spam with FuzzyOCR on a Debian Lenny server. FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier"

  • Tech Comics: "Checkbook Journalism" (Apr 30, 2010, 19:02)
    Tech Comics: "Gizmodo's payment of $5,000 for a misplaced iPhone raises questions about the nature of journalism in the Internet age"

  • Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx: a (free) Mactastic experience (Apr 30, 2010, 18:32)
    The Register: "While Lucid Lynx still has some rough edges, this release is a huge leap for UI design in Linux and puts Ubuntu well on its way to Shuttleworth's goal."

  • Collecting and analyzing Linux kernel crashes (Apr 30, 2010, 18:02)
    Dedoimedo: "Welcome to the sixth article in the long series on Kernel crash collection and analysis. We have started the series with LKCD, an older utility, followed by a very long review of Kdump, both of which are available as PDF guides, free for download. "

  • Arch Linux lost one of its biggest contributors (Apr 30, 2010, 17:32)
    Linux Operating System: "Jan Mette (funkyou) passed away of as-yet unknown causes. Jan was a major contributor to the Arch Linux community, the creator of KDEmod and a founding member of the Chakra team."

  • Upcoming Fedora Test Days: preupgrade and Xfce! (Apr 30, 2010, 17:02)
    Tuxmachines: "So this week we round out the Fedora 13 Test Day schedule, which has seen us run the gauntlet from NFS, through color management and SSSD, scale the heights of Graphics Test Week, and will see us come to a triumphant finish..."

  • Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions for Web Developers (Apr 30, 2010, 16:32)
    Tech Source: "Before, we've featured here our top 10 list of Google Chrome extensions. Today, we will share with you some of the best extensions specialized for web development."

  • Hulu Desktop for Linux Review (Apr 30, 2010, 16:02)
    IT World: "Hulu is one of the most popular video sites on the web. You can watch all kinds of different television shows and movies right in your browser. But there's also another way to watch Hulu and that's to download the Hulu Desktop application for Linux."

  • Sony Sued For Removal Of Linux Support From PS3 (Apr 30, 2010, 15:32)
    IGN: "A class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America for the removal of the 'Other OS' feature from the PlayStation 3. "

  • Boies Calls For Cheaper Trials (Apr 30, 2010, 15:02)
    LegalPad: "Boies said attorneys should pare cases down to their essentials early on, and that limits on discovery and on the time allowed before a case goes to trial would save time and money for the justice system."

  • Transflective screens finally shipping, Pixel Qi claims (Apr 30, 2010, 14:32)
    Linux Devices: "The displays work in both color and monochrome e-paper modes, and are said to require less than half the power of an ordinary display."

  • End of the Desktop? Google Backs WebGL (Apr 30, 2010, 14:02)
    Linux Magazine: "Stick a fork in the desktop, it's done! Recently Google demoed a port of Quake II to WebGL and HTML5, showing that even first person shooters are suitable applications to run in the browser."

  • Jobs on Flash: Hypocrisy So Thick You Could Cut it with a Knife (Apr 30, 2010, 13:32)
    OSNews: "There are three specific points I want to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical, and misleading this letter really is."

  • What is in those Microsoft Linux patent agreements? (Apr 30, 2010, 13:02)
    ZDNet: "Why are so many smart companies signing up with these agreements? What is in them?"

  • Bash Associative Arrays (Apr 30, 2010, 12:32)
    Linux Journal: "There's nothing too surprising about associative arrays in bash, they are as you probably expect:"

  • The German Medal of Honour for founder of FSFE (Apr 30, 2010, 12:02)
    The H Open: "Georg Greve has been awarded the German Medal of Honour for his contributions to open standards and free software"

  • Facebook: Releasing Flashcache (Apr 30, 2010, 10:32)
    Facebook: "We built Flashcache to help us scale InnoDB/MySQL, but it was designed as a generic caching module that can be used with any application built on top of any block device."

  • Set up Ubuntu 10.04 Server PV DomU at Xen 4.0 Dom0 on top of Ubuntu 10.04 Server (Apr 30, 2010, 09:02)
    Xen Virtualization on Linux and Solaris: "The procedure bellow in general follows Thiago's Martins submission [1] to xen-devel mailing list."

  • Update: Symantec buys encryption specialist PGP for $300 million (Apr 30, 2010, 07:32)
    Info World: "Symantec will acquire encryption specialist PGP and endpoint security vendor GuardianEdge Technologies for $300 million and $70 million respectively, the company said on Thursday."

  • LinuxCertified Announces its next "Linux Fundamentals" Course (Apr 30, 2010, 04:32)
    Linux Certified press release: This two-day introduction to Linux broadens attendees horizons with a detailed overview of the operating system. Attendees learn how to effectively use a Linux system as a valuable tool.

  • 24 Extra Hot Free Linux Games (Part 1 of 3) (Apr 30, 2010, 03:02)
    LinuxLinks: " Now, let's scrutinize the 8 games at hand. For each game we have compiled its own portal page, providing screenshots of the game in action, a full description of the game, with an in-depth analysis of the features of the game, together with links to relevant resources and reviews."

  • A Batch of LinuxFest Northwest 2010 Videos at Montana Linux (Apr 30, 2010, 01:32)
    Montana Linux: "I recorded them with a Samsung SC-MX20 which is a very inexpensive / budget rig. The sound quality is fair to good considering the camera does not have the ability to use an external mic. The video quality is fair to good considering that most of the rooms had the lights turned off for viewing projected presentation slides."

  • An In-depth Look at Gentoo Linux (Apr 30, 2010, 00:02)
    Kernel News: "Imagine an Operating System that only includes the features that you actually want and use. An Operating System that is finely tuned to your computer hardware. One that doesn't include any resource hogging applications that you don't need such as "Desktop Search" or huge bloated software..."