Linux News for Jul 29, 2010
CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver 9.1 And CrossOver Games 9.1 For MAC And Linux (2010-07-29 23:36:15)
Wine-Reviews: "On the heels of the
highly-anticipated release of Wine 1.2, CodeWeavers, Inc. today
announced the simultaneous release of CrossOver 9.1 and CrossOver
Games 9.1 for both Mac and Linux."
Warning: Five Things to Know Before Switching to Linux (2010-07-29 23:06:15)
PC World: "A happy customer might tell someone.
An unhappy customer tells everyone. Converting to Linux before
taking a dose of reality might make you a very unhappy
Ubuntu 10.04: A Second Look
IT News Today: "After I review an operating
system or Linux distribution, it's always fun to go back and try
out the product again, with all updates, and see how it's improved.
Ubuntu 10.04 was something I thought was pretty decent, but not
decent enough to steal me away from Arch."
KDE 4.5 Screenshot Tour (2010-07-29 22:06:15)
Abhi Blog: "KDE 4.5 is coming out in August but
I simply couldn't wait to try it out a few days before the release.
Hence, I got my hands on the Release Candidate v2 via kubuntu-beta
ppa.Apart from some dazzling eye candy,KDE4 has matured a lot when
it comes to stability."
DNSSEC is Here. Now What? (2010-07-29 21:36:15)
Enterprise Networking Planet: "Two years ago at
the Black Hat USA 2008 conference, security researcher Dan Kaminsky
detailed a critical flaw in DNS that could have destroyed the
Internet as we know it. Two years later, the root zone of Internet
DNS is now signed with DNSSEC, partially as a response and a
solution to Kaminsky's 2008 finding."
LVM, RAID, XFS and EXT3 file systems tuning for small files massive heavy load (2010-07-29 21:06:15)
Linux Blog: "We reduced the CPU I/O wait from
30% to 0,3% (XFS) and 5% (EXT3) with these combined previously
undocumented file system tuning tips."
35 Dollar Indian Pad? Go Indians, Go! (2010-07-29 20:36:15)
Linux Pro Magazine: "By now you probably have
heard about the "pad" computer designed in India that is being
touted as costing thirty-five U.S. Dollars to manufacture. While
there is very little in the way of technical details about it, some
information has been published that says it consists of:"
Slashdot Struggles to Remain Relevant in The Social Web (2010-07-29 20:06:15)
New York Times: "Surprisingly, tech news
community Slashdot was not in the list of top referrers. In fact,
according to Woopra CEO John Pozadzides, Slashdot "drives close to
0% of traffic to the sites Woopra measures.""
Python development - the golden rules (2010-07-29 19:36:15)
Linux User and Developer: "As part of his
massive Python Masterclass article, Kunal Deo drew up some golden
rules when working with Python."
Digital Copywrongs (2010-07-29 19:06:15)
The American Prospect: "New DMCA exemptions are
an improvement, but the basic paradox of telling consumers how they
may use electronics remains unaddressed."
ATM hack gives cash on demand (2010-07-29 18:36:15)
PC World: "Windows CE-based machines can easily
be made to dole out cash, a security researcher says"
Systems Administrators Changing Roles (2010-07-29 18:06:15)
OStatic: "It's a sad truth that advancements in
technology often make jobs obsolete, usually sooner than most
people are ready. The more savvy workers learn to keep up with the
Toshiba NB300 netbook review (2010-07-29 17:36:15)
Linux User and Developer: "Pros: It's a
pleasing design with some of the best netbook technology on the
Create an Application Shortcut to Open Nautilus as Root in Ubuntu (2010-07-29 17:06:15)
Lifehacker: "You need root access to edit a lot
of files in Linux, but Terminal work can get tedious. Here''s a
simple way to add a shortcut to your applications menu for a
Basket � A Multi-Purpose Note Pad For KDE (2010-07-29 16:36:15)
MakeTechEasier: "Basket Note Pads is a
multipurpose note-taking application for KDE. Business people can
use it to keep track of important tasks and notes. Writers can use
it to organize their thoughts."
Demonstrating multi-processing in Bash 4 (2010-07-29 16:06:15)
I Am, Therefore I Think: "I have an on-going
project, to code the Collatz sequence in as many languages as I
can. So far, I've implemented it in C (integer and floating-point),
assembly (x86, x86_64, and SPARC32), Java, BASIC in Open
Office.org, Tcl, Lisp, Ada, Python, and Bash."
Spotlight on Linux: SimplyMEPIS 8.5.x (2010-07-29 15:36:15)
Linux Journal: "SimplyMEPIS is a simply
wonderful distribution. It was the first to offer a complete out of
the box experience all tied up in a pretty package. It would be
fair to say that it was probably the inspiration for many of the
easy-to-use distributions available today."
The U.S. Government and Its Partners Open Up To FOSS (2010-07-29 15:06:15)
Acrossad: "In a rapidly evolving world, people
at high levels in the government have come to the realization that
FOSS may offer higher levels of software development flexibility
than the traditional proprietary models. The fact that FOSS helps
to alleviate some of the pressure created by tight budgets and
other fiscal constraints doesn't hurt."
Linux is dough, windows is glass. (2010-07-29 14:36:15)
Technology & Life Integration: "What
happens? It goes splat, and flattens out but is still in one piece.
That is what happens when Linux crashes."
Red Hat, 16%. Canonical, 1%. (2010-07-29 14:06:15)
Greg DeKoenigsberg Speaks: "If you doubt, for a
nanosecond, that Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading
as an engineering organization, then you're either an unapologetic
Ubuntu fanboy or you're not paying attention"
The PC Is Not Dead; Long Live PCs
The VAR Guy: "First, let me pose a question:
Why don't other industries have the same black/white
Oracle shuts down open source test servers (2010-07-29 13:06:15)
IT News: "Oracle has shut down servers Sun
Microsystems was contributing to the build farm for open source
database software, PostgreSQL, forcing enthusiasts to scramble to
find new hosts to test updates to their software on the Solaris
Spotlight: Kate Scripting (2010-07-29 12:36:15)
Milian Wolff: "Dominik asked me to blog about a
feature in Kate that is still (sadly!) pretty unknown and seldom
used: Kate Scripting. As you should know you can script KatePart
Android vs iPhone vs Palm Pre vs Maemo: which is best? (2010-07-29 12:06:15)
TuxRadar: "We've looked at three Linux-based
phones that give the iPhone a run for its money. There's the Palm
Pre, running WebOS; Nokia's Maemo 5-based N900, and the HTC Legend,
running Android. Each is a strong challenger to Apple's device, and
they beat it today in significant areas. So, which is best for
Apple iPad's rivals are coming (2010-07-29 10:36:15)
Cyber Cynic: "I get that Apple's iPad is hotter
than hot with over three million sold so far, but to say "Apple has
won the battle for tablet computing already" is really
Whitelisting Advances with New Bouncer App (2010-07-29 09:06:15)
eSecurityPlanet: "Starting with Bouncer 6.0,
the company is moving to a software appliance model powered by
Don't Be Too Quick to Dismiss Open Core (2010-07-29 07:36:15)
IT World: "I've been taking some shots at open
core lately, because I've come to the realization there are
inherent flaws in this business model as it relates to open
Weekly Ten: Microsoft's New Slogan: Hey, It Could Be Worse, $200 Linux PC, Cloud Cracks WPA (2010-07-29 06:06:15)
Tech Source: "In 2008, I speculated about the
future of distributed security cracking. That future has arrived,
in the form of a $17 "cloud" based service provided through the
efforts of a security researcher known as Moxie Marlinspike."
Three Sysadmin Rules You Can’t (And Shouldn’t) Break (2010-07-29 04:36:15)
The Geek Stuff: "When I drafted this article, I
really came-up with 7 sysadmin habits. But, out of those 7 habits,
three really stood out for me."
Python Development Masterclass (2010-07-29 03:06:15)
Linux User and Developer: "Mostly seen as a
scripting language for system administrators, it is actually
capable of doing almost everything and beyond the limitations of
regular programming languages. Python started its life as a
time-saver programming language."
"Can Open Source be secure" BCS riposte (2010-07-29 01:36:15)
Advogato: "Experts do not agree about open
source security in terms of whether there is an advantage or
disadvantage to its use in the business world"
Irssi - A Really Good Terminal Based IRC Client For Linux (2010-07-29 00:06:15)
Tech Drive-in: "The only IRC client I ever used
was XChat. I decided to try something different and Irssi client
was a great find. Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for Unix
systems and is probably the best I have used till now"