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Linux News for Aug 01, 2010

  • Distributions---A Brief History (2010-08-01 22:04:43)
    Linux Journal: "Add one part GNU, one part Linux kernel, stir lightly, bake for 19 years, and you get 452 different meals."

  • Why the risk of running as root is overblown (2010-08-01 18:04:43)
    TuxTeam: ""Don't run as root" is an oft-repeated mantra of *nix security. While I agree 100%, it's not as big on the desktop as some would think."

  • Foobillard, an opensouce Billiard Simulation game for Linux (2010-08-01 14:04:43)
    Linuxers: "Had a night out with friends, the plan was to watch a lot of movies but ended up playing this awesome game from 3am until morning."

  • AppArmor set to be merged for 2.6.36 (2010-08-01 10:04:43)
    LWN.net: "The following is a summary of changes to the security subsystem for the 2.6.36 kernel, which may be found in my development tree at:"

  • Friday Five: Red Hat�s Max McLaren (2010-08-01 06:04:43)
    Delimiter: "Max McLaren has for the past five years been pushing the cause of open source software in Australia in his role as general manager of Red Hat in Australia and New Zealand."

  • Sabayon 5.3 LXDE Screenshots (2010-08-01 02:04:43)
    EasyLinuxCDs: "I recently tried the new Sabayon 5.3 LXDE release and found it to be lightweight yet still hold up Sabayon's feature packed, out-of-the-box way of doing things"