Linux News for Nov 01, 2010
Android Continues to Gobble Up Mobile OS Share (2010-11-01 22:32:24)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "Google's wildly
popular Android mobile operating system gained even more momentum
in the third quarter at the expense, primarily, of Research In
Motion's BlackBerry devices, according to latest smartphone
How To Auto-Disable The Touchpad When The Mouse Is Plugged In (Fedora 13) (2010-11-01 22:32:24)
Howtoforge: "Hello all, hopefully this brief
how-to will help others, this issue has been bugging me for years.
I want the same capability in Fedora that exists in most recent
versions of Windows -- disable the touchpad on my laptop if an
external mouse is plugged in."
Introducing Pinguy OS 10.04 LTS (2010-11-01 22:02:24)
DistroWatch: "Pinguy OS is a project which
attempts to take the Ubuntu distribution and make it more
attractive and easier to use. The distribution targets home users
who are not yet familiar with Linux and tries to provide everything
an inexperienced (Linux) computer user will need right out of the
What is today's most popular linux distribution? (2010-11-01 21:32:24)
Steaming Open Cup: "Linux distributions are
operating systems that are based on the Linux kernel. With this
simplified definition in mind, then perhaps the most popular Linux
distribution is Android"
Google Sues The US Government For Only Considering Microsoft Solutions (2010-11-01 21:02:24)
TechDirt: "The DOI justified limiting its
offerings to Microsoft, by saying that Microsoft had two things
that other solution providers did not: unified/consolidated email
and "enhanced security."
Ubuntu 11.04 won't be the same old Linux desktop (2010-11-01 20:32:24)
Cyber Cynic: "Ubuntu's new Unity Linux desktop
interface is the change that everyone is talking about, but it was
far from the only change that Canonical and Ubuntu's developers are
making to Ubuntu's desktop. In fact, even without the change from
straight GNOME to Unity, the developers are planning on major
changes to the Ubuntu desktop."
Storage I/O and the Laws of Physics (2010-11-01 20:02:24)
Enterprise Storage Forum: "I figured it was
time to see what has changed – if anything – in our
industry over the last 8 years. What I found is that things have
only gotten worse when it comes to managing storage."
4 Better Web Browsers for Linux and Everyone Else (2010-11-01 19:32:24)
Linux Planet: "Our Web browsers do everything
these days, and they're also the #1 malware vector. Eric Geier
reviews four excellent Web browsers for Linux, Mac, and Windows
users that are safer, friendlier, and better than Internet
LLVMpipe Scaling With Intel's Core i7 Gulftown (2010-11-01 19:02:24)
Phoronix: "When finding out that an Intel Core
i7 970 "Gulftown" CPU was on the way, which boasts six physical
cores plus another six logical cores via Hyper Threading,
immediately coming to mind was to try out this latest Intel 32nm
processor with the Gallium3D LLVMpipe driver."
Improving The Linux Desktop: 20 Needed Fixes (2010-11-01 18:02:24)
Datamation: "With this article, I hope to
address new ideas alongside some challenges that I believe, if
dealt with realistically, would make using Linux more accessible
Community Rights and Community Wrongs (2010-11-01 17:32:24)
Standards Blog: "The community has
overestimated the power of software licenses – even FOSS
licenses – to protect their rights, and opted not to take
advantage of other tools that could."
Google's 'copied Java code' disowned by Apache (2010-11-01 17:02:24)
The Register: "But Oracle just pinpointed six
pages of Google code, claiming they were "directly copied" from
copyrighted Oracle material, and according to Apache, this code is
not part of Harmony."
Linux 2.6.37-rc1 (2010-11-01 16:32:24)
Linux Kernel Mailing List: "The merge window
for 2.6.37 is over, and -rc1 is out there (or will be soon, as
things are uploading from my laptop here in Boston and then
When Worlds Collide: Galaxy Tab to Share Verizon Shelf Space With iPad (2010-11-01 16:02:24)
LinuxInsider: "Verizon, the very same company
that recently announced it will sell the iPad beginning next week,
announced Wednesday that it will become the first U.S. carrier to
stock Samsung's Galaxy Tab."
Linux: Find Out Which Process Is Listening Upon a Port (2010-11-01 15:32:24)
Cyberciti: "How do I find out running processes
were associated with each open port? How do I find out what process
has open tcp port 111 or udp port 7000 under Linux?"
London Stock Exchange delays Linux launch after live test (2010-11-01 15:02:24)
Computerworld: "The London Stock Exchange has
postponed the launch of its Linux-based IT system for cash markets,
after a third live test was completed with customers over the
The Next Star Wars Could Be Shot Using Open Source Software and Hardware (2010-11-01 14:32:24)
Network World: "Well if Lucas were going to
film Star Wars today he might just be using both open source
software and hardware to do so!"
Every end is a new beginning (33 devs leave OpenOffice) (2010-11-01 14:02:24)
[native-lang]: "Dear supporters of
OpenOffice.org, the past days and weeks here in the project were
marked by sometimes heated discussions, about how we perceive the
cooperation in the project and how we make this more willing and
Optimization in KWin 4.6 (2010-11-01 13:32:24)
Martin's Blog: "Apart from the scripting
interface KWin will not ship any major new feature in 4.6. Most of
the work I did for 4.6 was to improve the overall performance of
our compositing engine."
Huawei S7 Android tablet review (2010-11-01 13:02:24)
Linux User and Developer: "The S7 is the first
'true' Android tablet finally touches down in the UK, but does it
live up to the promise of a bright future for the platform? Russell
News from the GIMP 2.8 development! (2010-11-01 12:32:24)
gimpusers.com: "First off, no, there is no news
on a release date of GIMP 2.8. It is still unclear when GIMP 2.8
will be released, maybe it is somewhen in Q1 2011, but it could be
later also, we don't think it gets out in 2010 anymore though."
Eating Your Own Dogfood (2010-11-01 12:02:24)
Linux Pro Magazine: "One of my favorite sayings
has always been "You should eat your own dog food". When applied to
programming it quite simply means that you should use the code that
Validation in Dijkstra's shunting yard algorithm (2010-11-01 11:02:24)
Sankuru: "In a previous blog post, I argued
that it is perfectly possible to extend Dijkstra's shunting yard
algorithm to parse function calls and object-oriented expressions.
It actually does not take that much effort to extend the algorithm
to do so."
Ubuntu 10.10: Maverick Meerkat Benchmarked And Reviewed (2010-11-01 07:02:24)
Tom's Hardware: "Slick coincidence aside, we're
somewhat dubious that Canonical's Linux distribution (distro) will
bring fulfillment to our mundane existence--especially not one
released in October."
Point n Click guide to running Ubuntu in the Cloud (2010-11-01 03:02:24)
FOSS Boss: "Anyway, that led me to want to demo
a "point-n-clink" guide to running your first Ubuntu server in the
EC2 cloud. i.e. no command line allowed, just point and click :) It
doesn't get any easier than this, so let's hit it"