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Linux News for Jan 26, 2011

  • LCA 2011: APNIC scientist warns of impending IPv4 doomsday (Jan 26, 2011, 23:34)
    IT Wire: "Many who warn of an impending doomsday can be put into the chicken little class. Geoff Huston does not fit into that bracket."

  • GLX-Dock 2.3 enters beta (Jan 26, 2011, 23:04)
    Glx-Dock: "This version was the occasion to refactor a fair amount of the core. GLX-Dock is now built on top of libgldi (for GL Desktop Interface), which will also be used for another project: GLX-Desklet. Having a minimalistic core ensure better stability and performances, and less bugs."

  • 4 linux masquerading (Jan 26, 2011, 22:34)
    Linuxaria: "Or put a different suit to your Linux…. Maybe you love so much the look of your previous operating system?"

  • My first look at DIASPORA* (Jan 26, 2011, 22:04)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Consequently, when I finally got around to getting to getting an account for the DIASPORA* alpha, what I mainly noticed was the difference in the privacy policy and interface"

  • 4G Smartphone Spec Smackdown: How Do the Next-Gen Smartphones Compare? (Jan 26, 2011, 21:34)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "If there was any doubt that 2011 would be the year of 4G smartphones, this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) trashed that doubt with demos of some very hot 4G devices."

  • NVIDIA Set to Unveil Tegra 3 with Quad-Core Processor for Android Devices (Jan 26, 2011, 21:04)
    Tech Source: "Although the Tegra 2 chip with integrated dual-core processor has recently been released, NVIDIA is already poised to announce its successor at the Mobile World Congress next month."

  • Install Xfce And Xfce Goodies On Ubuntu 10.10 �Maverick Meerkat� (Jan 26, 2011, 20:34)
    Noobs on Ubuntu: "Xfce is the default desktop enviornment for Xubuntu and just like KDE (from Kubuntu) it can be installed from the Synaptic Package Manager or using a Terminal command line. I will show you how to install Xfce using the command line in a Terminal window."

  • Mozilla updates Firefox 4 Beta 10 with 506 bug fixes (Jan 26, 2011, 20:04)
    Netstat -vat: "There are a lot of bugs in Firefox 4. Mozilla this week updated the next gen Firefox browser to Beta 10, quashing no less than 506 bugs."

  • Fedora 14 Officially Released for IBM System z 64-bit (Jan 26, 2011, 19:34)
    Softpedia: "Phil Knirsch announced a last evening, January 25th, the immediate availability for download of the Fedora 14 operating system for IBM System z (s390x) 64-bit systems."

  • What Does a Good IT Manager Look Like? (Jan 26, 2011, 19:04)
    Linux Planet: "So let's take a look at what a good IT manager does. Because there are such persons, and they make all the difference between satisfaction and pain, between feelings of accomplishment and feelings of time-killing soul-sucking despair."

  • LCA 2011: Cerf calls for 're-imagining' the internet (Jan 26, 2011, 18:34)
    IT Wire: "Given that the focus of the 12th Australian national Linux conference is the internet, it was fitting that Dr Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the global network, gave the first keynote in Brisbane this morning."

  • Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie win Japan Prize (Jan 26, 2011, 18:04)
    SF Gate: "When Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie began creating the Unix operating system in 1969, they did not envision that their work would become a backbone of the computer revolution that has transformed the world."

  • Debian sets release target, Ubuntu warms to Qt toolkit, Jolibook review, GhostBSD update (Jan 26, 2011, 17:34)
    Distrowatch: "Good news for those readers who wait impatiently for the new stable release of Debian GNU/Linux - we now have a target date for a release, set for the 6th of February"

  • One Package Manager for them All (Jan 26, 2011, 17:04)
    OStatic: "The idea of one universal package format for all distributions has been batted around a few times over the years. One of the most notable was Ryan C. Gordon's idea of FatELF files."

  • Ubuntu Font Family Gets Museum Exibition in London (Jan 26, 2011, 16:34)
    Softpedia: "The Ubuntu Project has announced today, 25th of January a new exhibition, at London's Design Museum, which is dedicated to the Ubuntu Font, with the collaboration of its creators, Dalton Maag."

  • How a �Welded-to KDE3.5 User� Began a Move to KDE4.4 Part III �Konquering the Dolphin� (Jan 26, 2011, 16:04)
    LXer Feature: "In this extension of his two part guest editorial and tutorial Dr. Tony Young (an Australian Mycologist by trade) goes into detail comparing the functions of Konquerer and Dolphin and along the way discovers that he might actually keep Dolphin as his file manager."

  • LibreOffice 3.3 Frees Open Source Office Suite (Jan 26, 2011, 15:34) "Stick a fork in it, LibreOffice 3.3 is done."

  • What's Up with openSuSE? (Jan 26, 2011, 15:04)
    ZDNet: "This post is not intended as criticism of the openSuSE project in any way. Most of what I am writing about here concerns their next release, which is currently at Milestone 5"

  • Because Your Distro Should Be Cool! (Jan 26, 2011, 14:34)
    Journal of an Open Sourcee: "It is with my Community Manager hat and as a Linux enthusiast that I bring you this post about the Foresight Linux distribution, literally born and brewed where I work and filled to the brim with the technology developed at rPath."

  • Appropriation � and the kingdom did not fall (Jan 26, 2011, 14:04)
    Linux User and Developer: "Linux and open source verteran, Richard Hillesley, wonders if the much-used aphorism that 'information wants to be free' is still prescient in the light of of current events"

  • Linux Skills Are Hot on Improving IT Hiring Front (Jan 26, 2011, 13:34)
    PC World: "IT professionals enjoyed a dramatically improved hiring landscape in 2010, marked in particular by the fewest job cuts in a year since 2000."

  • CoreTrace Brings Application Whitelisting to Linux, Mac (Jan 26, 2011, 13:04)
    Datamation: "Application whitelisting is coming to Linux and Mac platforms. To date, application whitelisting vendor CoreTrace has offered its Bouncer technology just for Windows, yet is now set to expand the effort due to market demand and opportunity."

  • Bodhi Linux is Blossoming (Jan 26, 2011, 12:04)
    Thoughts on Technology: "Not even three months ago Bodhi Linux was nothing more than a thought in my mind. Today Bodhi is a thriving young project. If you have visited our team page lately or seen our news posts then you know our small team has been steadily growing."

  • Reclaim Deleted Files and Repair Filesystems on Linux (Jan 26, 2011, 10:34) "Linux is as solid an operating system as you'll ever use -- but that doesn't mean that the hardware you're running it on is equally solid. Hard drives are as prone to errors as are file systems"

  • TortoiseSVN: Getting Started (Jan 26, 2011, 09:04)
    Packt: "In this article you will get your first taste of using TortoiseSVN. This article will explain the concept of working copies and will cover how to check out a working copy, how to manage copy depth, and how to commit a copy after you have made some changes to it."

  • Samba 4 'will break desktop monopoly' (Jan 26, 2011, 07:34)
    IT Wire: "Free software dynamos Andrew Tridgell and Andrew Bartlett are both hopeful that their next baby, Samba 4, will be due for delivery sometime in the not-too-distant future."

  • It took a little more than a year.... but Novell crumbled nevertheless (Jan 26, 2011, 07:04)
    Technology FLOSS: "Do you remember when you opened your browser to get the latest news on Nov 3rd 2006? I do. I just couldn't believed my eyes when I learned that Novell had signed this deal with Microsoft.."

  • 5 open source security projects to watch (Jan 26, 2011, 06:04)
    CIO: "Data security is always top of mind for CIOs and CSOs, and there is no shortage of challenges when it comes to picking the right tool for the job."

  • Host Based Intrusion Detection - Samhain (Jan 26, 2011, 04:34)
    Howtoforge: "This article describes in some detail how to install Samhain, the host based intrusion detection system. For further information regarding Samhain, please see"

  • Cisco updates Linux powered small biz routers (Jan 26, 2011, 03:04)
    Small Business Computing: "Cisco rolls out new 200-series switches and a Linux powered router, which deliver SSL-VPN and management capabilities to small business professionals."

  • Will it Blend? A Look at Blender's New User Interface (Jan 26, 2011, 01:34) "The 3D powerhouse Blender is arguably the most complicated piece of desktop software in the open source world. It handles every part of the workflow used to create a CGI film or a 3D game: creating objects, rigging them to move, animating them, controlling lighting, rendering scenes, and even editing the resulting video."

  • Wine 1.3.12 Released (Jan 26, 2011, 00:34)
    Wine-Reviews: "The Wine development release 1.3.12 is now available. Whats new in this release:"

  • Human Love, Probe - Two New Short Films Using Blender for VFX (Jan 26, 2011, 00:04)
    Tech Drive-n: "Here comes even more movies and short films made using Blender for visual effects. For starters, Blender is a free and open source 3D content creation application."