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Linux News for May 01, 2010

  • Put Windows to the Most Appropriate Use: Create a Live USB Stick with Ubuntu 10. (2010-05-01 23:04:13)
    LXer: "The following steps provide two methods of putting the fresh new release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) on a USB stick. The first method will create a bootable USB stick with a live version and the second process will create a live version with persistence."

  • AMD Unleashes Six-Core Desktop CPU (2010-05-01 19:04:13)
    Hardware Central: "AMD today announced the availability of a new six-core desktop processor and platform to accompany it, which includes a new chipset and support for hobbyists who like to tweak their processors to the limits of their heat sink and warranty."

  • Apple, Microsoft Come Out Against Open Source Video Codecs (2010-05-01 17:34:13)
    Datamation: ""All video codecs are covered by patents," Jobs said in the e-mail, according to Roy. "A patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other 'open source' codecs now"

  • Red Hat & Novell Beat IP Innovation and in Marshall, Texas, too (2010-05-01 16:48:39)
    Groklaw: "Do you remember the patent infringement case IP Innovation filed against Red Hat and Novell in 2007? We looked for prior art, if you recall. Well, I'm very happy to tell you that Red Hat and Novell have prevailed in the litigation:"

  • Joojoo Linux tablet video demo (2010-05-01 15:04:13)
    V3.co.uk: "V3.co.uk gets a walk through of the Joojoo tablet, which has a USB port and runs Linux underneath its browser interface. The 12.1-inch tablet has a capacitive touchscreen and features an Intel 1.6GHz Atom processor and Nvidia ION chipset."

  • Apple and Adobe's war of words heats up (2010-05-01 13:04:13)
    Cyber Cynic: "Steve Jobs anti-Adobe Flash rant is really quite a remarkable document both for what it says, and what it doesn't say."

  • IE9 HTML5 Video Will Be H264 Only (2010-05-01 11:04:13)
    OSNews: "Other codecs often come up in these discussions. The distinction between the availability of source code and the ownership of the intellectual property in that available source code is critical."

  • Patent Pool to Thwart Open Source Codecs (2010-05-01 07:04:13)
    DaniWeb: "Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse in the world of software patents, a reliable source sent me this response from Steve Jobs about a patent pool that's forming and aiming to nail the open source codecs projects."

  • Warning: Why your Internet might fail on May 5 (2010-05-01 03:05:13)
    IT News: "On May 5, the world's top domain authorities (led by ICANN, the US Government and Verisign) will complete the first phase of the roll-out of DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) across the 13 root servers that direct user requests to the relevant websites on the internet."

  • AMD Unleashes Six-Core Desktop CPU (2010-04-28 13:33:52)
    Hardware Central: "AMD today announced the availability of a new six-core desktop processor and platform to accompany it, which includes a new chipset and support for hobbyists who like to tweak their processors to the limits of their heat sink and warranty."