Linux News for May 27, 2010
Humble Indie Bundle Shows GNU/Linux Gaming Statistics (2010-05-27 23:34:50)
Inatux: "Games have become the topic of late.
Osmos developers wonder whether there is enough market share for
GNU+Linux game ports to be worth the cost, but they aren't the only
ones. It's been discussed time and time again, is a GNU+Linux -- or
really any Unix or Unix-like -- port worth it?"
Fedora 13 in detail (2010-05-27 23:04:50)
The H Open: "Known as "Goddard", Fedora 13 not
only boasts a current software selection and a modernised design,
it also offers an extensive range of technological
The developer obsession with code names, 114 interesting examples (2010-05-27 22:34:50)
Royal Pingdom: "So what kind of code names are
developers out there coming up with? Here is a collection of code
names for software products from companies like Google, Microsoft,
Apple, Canonical, Red Hat, Adobe, Mozilla, Automattic and
Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 can read your iPhone's secrets (2010-05-27 22:04:50)
ZDNet: "Do you have a PIN code on your iPhone?
Well, while that might protect you from someone making a call or
fiddling with your apps, it doesn't prevent access to your data
… as long as the person doing the snooping around is using
Ubuntu "Lucid Lynx" 10.04."
Busting (or Trusting) Wi-Fi Security Myths (2010-05-27 21:34:50)
eSecurity Planet: "Some might think WPA
encryption is cracked, while others say it's secure. Here we look
at each myth and tell you whether it's verified--or busted."
Ubuntu Control Center (ucc) - Simple tool for ubuntu administration (2010-05-27 21:04:50)
Ubuntu Geek: "Ubuntu Control Center or UCC is
an application inspired by Mandriva Control Center and aims to
centralize and organize in a simple and intuitive form the main
configuration tools for Ubuntu distribution."
Open source movie recommendation engine from Filmaster.com (2010-05-27 20:34:50)
Polish Linux: "Filmaster.com, a social network
for film lovers, has recently presented a new movie recommendations
engine. The algorithm that generates recommendations is open source
and has been released under AGPLv3 license."
Dynamic Open Source Languages Head to the Cloud (2010-05-27 20:04:50)
Developer.com: "The cloud isn't just for
network administrators looking for scale, it's also a key
development area for developers building applications with open
source dynamic languages."
Pandora Open Source, Linux-based Handheld Game Console Now Shipping (2010-05-27 19:34:50)
Tech Source: "Pandora, the Linux-based handheld
game console that is aimed to take advantage of free and open
source software is finally shipping."
CouchDB Moves to the Cloud With Couchio (2010-05-27 19:04:50)
Database Journal: "According to its motto, the
underlying premise behind the open source CouchDB NoSQL database is
about helping developers "relax" -- chiefly by providing them with
a simple, powerful database alternative."
Szulik to step down as Red Hat chairman (2010-05-27 18:34:50)
Triangle Business Journal: "Matthew Szulik,
chairman of Red Hat's board of directors, is stepping down in
August after his term expires"
Fedora 13 released with open 3D drivers and Python 3 stack (2010-05-27 18:04:50)
ars Technica: "The developers behind the
popular Fedora Linux distribution announced on Tuesday the official
release of version 13, codenamed Goddard. It brings some important
platform improvements and several new desktop applications."
From Obsolete Servers to Private Cloud in 3 Easy Steps (2010-05-27 17:34:50)
Serverwatch: "Our plan was to build a private
cloud, for free, using open source operating systems and
virtualization. Even with no money, we still had projects on the
table that had to be done. We called our experiment, 'Nebulous,'
named after the cloud. The end result was better than we had
Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive, part 2 (2010-05-27 17:04:50)
Linux Planet: "In part one we made a basic
movie with kdenlive. Pretty easy! But we can make a better movie by
adding some effects, so Akkana Peck shows us how to add transitions
between scenes, music and titles"
Why and how the OpenDocument format can save you a lot of time! (2010-05-27 16:34:50)
Zona-M: "However, there is also one more reason
why ODF is great for everybody who must produce a lot of office
documents, one that will be the subjects of many posts on this
website: ODF is really simple to generate or edit
Google? Facebook? Who Do You Trust? (2010-05-27 16:04:50)
Datamation: "May 31 is "Quit Facebook Day."
Some users are outraged over new privacy policies that made sharing
all personal content the default. The company "rolled out a
simplified version of its privacy controls today, a single page
where users can set who sees what."
Sphinx As MySQL Storage Engine (SphinxSE) (2010-05-27 15:34:50)
Howtoforge: "SphinX is a great full-text search
engine for MySQL. Installing the Sphinx daemon was straightforward
as you can compile it from the source or use a .DEB/.RPM package
but SphinxSE was a little bit tricky since it needed to be
installed as a plugin on a running MySQL server."
More about the App Store GPL Enforcement (2010-05-27 15:04:50)
FSF.org: "Apple has removed GNU Go from the App
Store, continuing their longstanding habit of preventing users from
doing anything that Apple doesn't want them to do."
Washing the windows myths. Ease of use. (2010-05-27 14:34:50)
Technology & Life Integration: "Linux is
only for geeks. Windows is easy to use. Linux is hard. You have to
use the command line under Linux. You never need to use the console
under windows. Sooner or later you will be forced to use the
console in Linux."
Wine 1.2-rc1 Released (2010-05-27 14:04:50)
Wine-Reviews: "The Wine development release
1.2-rc1 is now available. The source is available now, Binary
packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at
their respective download locations."
Link fixed --ed.
Open source 3D printers abound at Maker Faire (2010-05-27 13:34:50)
Techworld: "Two exhibitors at the event last
weekend showed off open source 3D printers that can build objects
based on your instructions, another one introduced 3D design
Canonical, Ubuntu: We're More Than Mark Shuttleworth (2010-05-27 13:04:50)
The VAR Guy: "Amid heightened competition in
the Linux market, Canonical — the promoter of Ubuntu Linux
— is growing up and pushing beyond the massive shadow of
founder Mark Shuttleworth"
Building an Image Slideshow using Scripty2 (2010-05-27 12:34:50)
Packt: "In our previous Scripty2 article, we
saw the basics of the Scripty2 library, we saw the UI elements
available, the fx transitions and some effects. We even build an
small example of a image slide effect."
4.1.7. Shotwell replaces Gthumb and F-Spot as default photo organizer (2010-05-27 12:04:50)
Fedora Documentation: "Shotwell is a free and
open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop
environment and has replaced Gthumb and F-Spot by default in Fedora
8 of the Best Free Linux Video Editors (2010-05-27 10:34:50)
LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the
quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8
excellent video editors. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest for anyone interested in editing motion video
mobile hsdpa/wifi router powered by Linux (2010-05-27 09:04:50)
Handle with Linux: "If you need wireless
internet access on your boat, car, helicopter or while hiking, this
may be the solution you are looking for. A Linux powered device
sharing mobile broadband EVDO/HSDPA on a wifi router"
Firefox, Chrome, Safari have finally killed Internet Explorer (2010-05-27 07:34:50)
Free Software Magazine: "The war is over:
Internet Explorer lost. Everybody else won."
Slackware Release Announcement: 13.1 (2010-05-27 06:04:50)
Slackware: "Yes, it's that time again! After
many months of development and careful testing, we are proud to
announce the release of Slackware version 13.1!"
Fedora 13 Lightscribe labels (2010-05-27 04:34:50)
Máirín Duffy: "Nelson Marques and
James Findley (siXy) have put together a set of LightScribe disc
labels for Fedora 13."
Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Desktop Computing in 2010 (2010-05-27 03:04:50)
Simple Thoughts: "According to Nick Carr,
marketing director of Red Hat, Linux desktop has developed very
rapidly over the past few years. Even from the technology viewpoint
the Linux desktop is well developed, feature rich and mature."
Why not try OpenSuSE 11.2 (2010-05-27 01:34:50)
Ghacks: "OpenSuSE 11.2 has a number of nice
features and update, although you may find some of the included
applications a bit behind. For example, the included GNOME in 11.2
is 2.28, whereas Ubuntu 10.04 released with GNOME 2.3. Of course
OpenSuSE is due for an update itself."
Top 10 Android 2.2 Features Developers Can't Wait to Use (2010-05-27 00:04:50)
Developer.com: "After attending the Google I/O
conference and witnessing the Froyo announcement, here are the top
ten features (in no particular order) that we think developers
cannot wait to get their hands on."