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Linux News for Sep 29, 2010

  • Windows users face as many choices as Linux users (2010-09-29 23:03:47)
    LXer.com: "A while ago, Graham Morrison wrote: "The trouble with Linux: there's too much choice". Implicitly, the article refers to "more choice than with Windows"."

  • Red Hat Responds to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Request for Guidance on Bilski (2010-09-29 22:33:47)
    Red Hat News: "Yesterday Red Hat has submitted comments to the U.S Patent and Trademark Office regarding interpretation of the Supreme Court's Bilski decision."

  • LibreOffice isn't an OpenOffice fork... yet (2010-09-29 22:03:47)
    Cyber Cynic: "Many people are assuming the Document Foundation's LibreOffice is an OpenOffice fork. It's not. Not yet anyway."

  • SCO v. Novell Trial, Day 7, Tuesday, March 16, 2010: It's Darl, Darl, Darl - as text (2010-09-29 21:33:47)
    Groklaw: "Here's the transcript of Day 7 of the SCO v. Novell trial in Utah, March 16, 2010, as text, the second trial, with the Hon. Ted Stewart presiding, and it's Darl McBride, all day long on the witness stand. He was on the stand the day before, and he'll be returning for more on the next day, but this day is by far the most intriguing so far."

  • Resolve Skype crashing (ia32-libs issue) in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat (2010-09-29 21:03:47)
    Around The Web: "Recently, Skype stopped working for me and some other users that are using the Beta release of Maverick (Ubuntu 10.10). This error is due to an update to the ia32-libs library."

  • Synaptic Package Manager Beginners Guide For Ubuntu Users (2010-09-29 20:33:47)
    UbuntuGeek: "Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu."

  • Dell Continues to Tease Out 7-Inch Mobile Computing Tablet (2010-09-29 20:03:47)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "This is starting to look very real. Following the debut of its Streak mini-tablet PC, Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) is beginning to make noise about a new device, confirming plans to bring a larger, seven-inch tablet to market in the next few weeks."

  • Shotwell - The New Photo Manager in Ubuntu 10.10 (2010-09-29 19:33:47)
    TuxArena: "As many of you already know, Shotwell will replace F-Spot in the next Ubuntu release, Maverick Meerkat, which is scheduled for October 10. Shotwell is a GTK photo management application which organizes your photos in a collection, allows them to be tagged and rated, and more."

  • Loss Leaders and Linux (2010-09-29 19:03:47)
    O'Reilly Broadcast: "The first thing I did with my system when I got it home was make sure that it powered up and seemed to work. The second thing I did was wipe the hard drive and load Linux on it: a 64-bit build of SalixOS"

  • 'Pre-crime' Comes to the HR Dept. (2010-09-29 18:33:47)
    Datamation: "A Santa Barbara, Calif., startup called Social Intelligence data-mines the social networks to help companies decide if they really want to hire you."

  • Firefox Never Coming to iPhone (2010-09-29 18:03:47)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Mozilla blog dispels possibility in no uncertain terms."

  • Ubuntu 10.10 Preview: Steady Progress for Maverick (2010-09-29 17:33:47)
    Linux.com: "Maverick Meerkat, the next release of Ubuntu and its official derivatives, is scheduled to hit the Internet in two weeks' time. When it does, users will find a more polished release that continues Canonical's five-year trend of providing steady incremental improvements."

  • Setting Up An OpenVPN Server With Authentication Against OpenLDAP On Ubuntu 10.0 (2010-09-29 17:03:47)
    Howtoforge: "By integrating with OpenSSL, OpenVPN can encrypt all VPN traffic to provide a secure connection between machines."

  • 6 Useful Nautilus Extensions and Scripts You Should Know (2010-09-29 16:33:47)
    Tech Drive-in: " The level of modification possible with Nautilus is enormous and some of them were included in our 8 not-so-common nautilus hacks and improvements post. And now, we are going to introduce a bunch of useful Nautilus scripts which can further extend the functionality of nautilus in a big way."

  • WordPress to replace Microsoft Live Spaces blogging (2010-09-29 16:03:47)
    The H Open: "Microsoft is to close down its Live Spaces blogging service (launched six-years ago as MSN Spaces)."

  • Using mysqldump to Back Up Your MySQL Database (2010-09-29 15:33:47)
    Database Journal: "Whether you host your website and database internally or you use a hosting provider, it is of paramount importance that you institute a rigorous backup policy. If you're using MySQL, several easily implementable options are at your disposal."

  • Is Fedora's Boot Time Increasing? (2010-09-29 15:03:47)
    Phoronix: "With the three Intel notebooks we used from our recent Fedora power consumption review, we measured the boot times using Bootchart on the Fedora 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 Alpha releases."

  • Uncluttered Minds Do Not Care (2010-09-29 14:33:47)
    Blog of Helios: "There are no profound revelations here...at least not in this post. It just serves to reinforce something we already know."

  • James Gosling Interview � 9/22/10 �transcription (2010-09-29 14:03:47)
    The Basement Coders: "And yes, the IBM had CPU's that were way better than the Motorolla stuff, but all of IBM's guns were pointed at themselves so my year and a half working at IBM was more about understanding how the Marx brothers really worked."

  • Spicy Fedora 14 Adds New Linux Flavor (2010-09-29 13:33:47)
    Linux Planet: "Fedora 14 beta focuses on plumbing more than pretty, with improvements in virtualization, Perl, and Python, and continuing on its own track independently of RHEL 6."

  • The easiest way to set up Samba for file-sharing (2010-09-29 13:03:47)
    TechRepublic: "Samba, Apache, and MySQL are probably the biggest open source projects found on Linux (aside from the Linux kernel itself, of course). All three have really elevated Linux for use in home networks and corporate environments."

  • Running World Of Warcraft under Linux: Installation (2010-09-29 12:33:47)
    MMO Melting Pot: "Some time ago, I promised you a tutorial about installing and running World Of Warcraft on the Linux operating system. Well, here goes."

  • The (r)evolution of operating systems. (2010-09-29 12:03:47)
    Technology & Life Integration: "Put in terms of a sandwich (yes, yes, I know but I am hungry :) The hardware is the bottom slice of bread. The operating system is the various sandwich fillings and the user space programs are the top slice of bread."

  • Review: ArchBang 2010.09 "apeiro" (2010-09-29 10:33:47)
    Das U-Blog: "On Thursday, the official stable version of ArchBang 2010.09 "apeiro" was released. As I have touched upon most of the things relating to this distribution in the last article about ArchBang, this will be a slightly shorter review. Or will it?"

  • Study: Microsoft has 'fallen off the mainstream media�s radar' (2010-09-29 09:03:47)
    Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog: "The press doesn't care about Microsoft very much anymore."

  • Announcing the release of Fedora 14 Beta (2010-09-29 07:33:47)
    LWN.net: "Mark your calendars, and get ready to break out and have some fun: Fedora 14 will launch in early November."

  • White House IP Chief Talks Tough on Online Piracy (2010-09-29 06:03:47)
    Datamation: "The top White House official overseeing intellectual property issues on Tuesday said that the administration is meeting with a broad array of Internet companies in an attempt to craft policies to curtail the flow of online pirated content."

  • Android Nexus One Call Recording with Tasker (2010-09-29 04:33:47)
    Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "I wanted to record calls on my Android phone (Nexus one). The easy way would have been to download an app but I like tinkering"

  • Tuxpaint: hook 'em on open source graphics while they're young (2010-09-29 03:03:00)
    WorldLabel: "Tuxpaint is an open source graphics program that occupies a special niche: it is designed for children. This makes it a rarity in the software community known for every developer scratching his or her own itch."

  • CodePlex Foundation Now Outercurve (2010-09-29 01:33:47)
    Datamation: "What's in a name? For the open source CodePlex Foundation, which shared a name with Microsoft's CodePlex project hosting site, its name was a potential source of confusion."

  • What's New in Moodle 2.0 (2010-09-29 00:03:47)
    Packet: "This article by Mary Cooch, author of Moodle 2.0 First Look, gives a brief look at what Moodle 2.0 has to offer with the exciting new modules and enhanced features, and the major overhauls in the file uploading and navigation system."