Linux News for Sep 01, 2010
A snapshot of a Lan party. (2010-09-01 23:03:22)
Technology & Life Integration: "Three
computers, each running Linux, Windows and MacOS respectively meet
up at a lan party. It is a typical lan party. A semi dark room, lit
only by the glow of monitors with network cables snaking
haphazardly across the floor littered with empty bottles, crushed
chip packets and piled up against the wall, a stack of pizza
Python Multimedia: Animations Examples using Pyglet (2010-09-01 22:17:22)
Packt: "This article by Ninad Sathaye, author
of Python Multimedia Beginner's Guide, will introduce you to the
fundamentals of developing animations using Python and Pyglet
multimedia application development frameworks."
Unigine Announces Its OilRush Game For Linux (2010-09-01 21:33:22)
Phoronix: "Unigine OilRush is the game title
and it will be available for Linux. Will this be the best Linux
native game we see in 2010?"
Using Spell Checking in Vim (2010-09-01 20:47:22)
Linux.com: "Mark Twain has been quoted as
saying that he respected a person who could spell a word more than
one way. Unfortunately, Twain's enthusiasm for creative spelling
isn't widely shared today, at least in the professional world."
LinApp - Most Comprehensive Collection of Commercial Linux Applications Ever (2010-09-01 20:03:22)
Tech Drive-in: "After browsing through LinApp
website for sometime, I was awed by the sheer number of commercial
applications available for Linux. Never in my wildest of
imaginations did I thought that, this many number of commercial
applications ever existed for Linux."
Froyo Five-pack of Android Tablets from Archos (2010-09-01 19:33:22)
EnterpriseMobileToday: "Archos today introduced
five Android-powered tablets, two due out this month and three
later in the fall, ranging in price from $100 to $349, all shipping
with Android 2.2."
VMware doesn't like Windows (2010-09-01 19:03:22)
Cyber Cynic: "A friend recently asked me if I
really wanted VMware, a company with a former Microsoft guy in
charge, VMware, to buy Novell? His unspoken message was "Wouldn't
that be horrible for Novell's Linux?" "
Navigating a Dual World: GNU/Linux and WIndows (2010-09-01 18:33:22)
Djere Web Services: "My household is not a pure
GNU/Linux household. I do have one Windows 7 computer system due to
the fact that I have some family members that prefer Windows. As a
web designer, computer programmer, and a business man, I take full
advantage of this situation."
Firefox 4 vs. Firefox 3 -- Visual Differences (2010-09-01 18:03:22)
Ubuntuka: "There is rather lively buzz around
Mozilla Firefox 4 future release that should happen soon and of
course meet all the expectations of the community and millions of
Firefox users. But what do they all expect to see in the latest
version and why its long-awaited final release should be a great
Photography with Open Source and Linux (2010-09-01 17:33:22)
Worldlabel: "Photography on the free software
desktop has come a long way in recent years. All of the major
desktop environments support camera import and provide image
management and editing applications, including the all-important
raw file conversion."
What Paul Allen and Larry Ellison Have in Common (2010-09-01 17:33:22)
Computerworld UK: "The trouble with that line
of attack, of course, is that it's complete nonsense. Interval
Research was not an "an early, ground-breaking contributor to the
development of the internet economy": I was there, and they had
zero impact whatsoever"
Lower Merion School District ordered to pay plaintiff's lawyer $260,000 (2010-09-01 17:03:22)
Philadelphia Inquirer: "A federal judge Monday
ordered the Lower Merion School District to pay about $260,000 now
- and potentially much more later - to the lawyer who brought the
lawsuit over the district's webcam monitoring."
Hey, Android People, Is It True That The All-In Cost Of Android Is Much Higher Than $15 Per Unit? (2010-09-01 16:33:22)
Business Insider: "Well, a person familiar with
Microsoft's mobile strategy immediately squawked, arguing that
Android comes with all sort of hidden costs that drive up the
per-unit expenses such that Microsoft's $15 per unit actually
seemed like a better deal."
PC File Manager: Another light weight file manager (2010-09-01 16:03:22)
Ghacks: "In the seemingly never-ending quest to
find the perfect, light weight graphical file manager, I have gone
through just about every one I can find. So far my favorite has
Identifying Disk Space (2010-09-01 15:33:22)
Serverwatch: "Even the largest disks will
eventually begin to fill up, and sometimes you notice this (or at
least, I do!) only when strange errors start to occur."
Corporate Espionage For Dummies: HP Scanners (2010-09-01 15:03:22)
Help Net Security: "Despite typically being
completely insecure, such web servers on printers/scanners are
generally of little interest from a security perspective, even
though they may be accessible over the web,"
KDE 4.5: Your New Desktop Awaits (2010-09-01 14:33:22)
Linux.com: "Not only is KDE 4.5 a far superior
desktop to its predecessor, I would go as far to say that it has
finally surpassed 3.5 in both usability and performance."
Torvalds Causes Mob Scene at LinuxCon Brazil (2010-09-01 14:03:22)
Linux.com: "The Linux Foundation today kicked
off its two-day debut of LinuxCon Brazil. Attendees got a rare
opportunity to see both Linus Torvalds and Andrew Morton on stage,
together, and in person."
Motorola Rolls Out Three New Smartphones in China (2010-09-01 13:33:22)
EnterpriseMobileToday: "Handset manufacturer
Motorola is hoping to parlay the growing popularity of Google's
Android mobile operating system to jumpstart sales of its
smartphones in China and regain prominence in a market it once
Patent troll or not, Paul Allen finds a friend in Steve Wozniak (2010-09-01 13:03:22)
TechFlash: "Is there some kind of secret
brotherhood of lesser-known Microsoft and Apple founders? "
Comparison Test: Newbie-Friendly KDE Distributions (2010-09-01 12:33:22)
Das U-Blog by Prashanth: "In anticipation of my
new laptop, I decided to test 5 major KDE distributions to see
which one could work best on my laptop. As it happens, I ended up
testing all of these on my old Sony VAIO desktop and installed
Linux Mint 9 GNOME on my laptop"
Ksplice Now Free for Fedora Users (2010-09-01 12:03:22)
Crunchgear: "Ksplice, the technology that
allows Linux kernel updates without a reboot, is now free for users
of the Fedora distribution."
XBMC 10.0 Beta 1 features new Add-ons system (2010-09-01 10:33:22)
The H Open: "After more than nine months of
development, the XBMC project has announced the arrival of the
first beta of version 10.0 of its open source media player, code
Flip: A Simple Camera Done Right (2010-09-01 09:03:22)
Free Software Magazine: "Recently, I fully
expected to repeat this depressing experience when my
brother-in-law gave my son a "Flip" digital video camera, but I was
pleasantly surprised: it works exactly as it should. That seemed
worth a column in itself."
Dual-boot Android Tablet Confirmed, Samsung Tab Coming on Verizon (2010-09-01 07:33:22)
Android-tablet-palooza today with confirmation of the dual-boot,
Windows-Android tablet and ViewPad 7 from ViewSonic as well as
reports that Verizon will carry Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab."
Step Counter (My Traceroute howto) (2010-09-01 06:03:22)
Linux Pro Magazine: "Charly takes the name of
the "My Traceroute" tool very literally. The journey is the reward
for this alternative TTL-measuring utility. "
KDE SC 4.5 Falls Short (2010-09-01 04:33:22)
IT News Today: "The verdict? KDE 4.5 had
promise, but a lack of new features and the introduction of brand
new regressions keep it from perfection."
The five inaccurate reasons Linux beats Windows for servers (2010-09-01 03:03:22)
fewt@blog:~$ _: "I am always interested in a
good debate of Linux vs Windows. That said, I read an article this
morning talking about the five reasons that Linux beat Windows for
servers. By the time I finished reading the article though I had a
list of many reasons why the article was actually wrong."
ontario linux fest cancelled (2010-09-01 01:33:22)
Ontario Linux Fest: "After much thought I sadly
announce that there will not be an Ontario GNU/Linux Fest
Conference this year."
Chromium Graphics Overhaul (2010-09-01 00:03:22)
The Chromium Blog: "For some time now, there's
been a lot of work going on to overhaul Chromium's graphics system.
New APIs and markup like WebGL and 3D CSS transforms are a major
motivation for this work, but it also lets Chromium begin to take
advantage of the GPU to speed up its entire drawing model..."