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Linux News for Feb 24, 2011

  • Does Committing Code to an Open Source Project Mean Committing Career Suicide? (Feb 24, 2011, 23:34)
    Software Quality Connection: "Plenty of developers work on open source projects on their own time or even with their employer's blessing. But before you become a committer, you should be aware of these legal concerns."

  • Managing Multiple Linux Servers with ClusterSSH (Feb 24, 2011, 23:04) "If you're a Linux system administrator, chances are you've got more than one machine that you're responsible for on a daily basis. You may even have a bank of machines that you maintain that are similar — a farm of Web servers, for example."

  • Droid and My Tracks help win speeding ticket court case (Feb 24, 2011, 22:34) "On his dashboard sat a Motorola Droid smartphone, and running on the device was My Tracks. For those that don't know, My Tracks allows a GPS enabled phone to record detailed statistics about time, speed, distance, and elevation travelled."

  • Bufferbloat: Sacrificing Latency for Throughput (Feb 24, 2011, 22:04)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "because we have thrown so much technology at improving throughput and bandwidth for the sake of an exploding rate of growth of consumer Internet traffic, we have overridden the basic congestion avoidance protocols that could reduce latency and prevent Internet traffic jams in the first place."

  • Why Training Really Is a Barrier to Linux (Feb 24, 2011, 21:34)
    IT World: "That's a change from my younger days, when I would see such reverse migrations as carefully staged Microsoft PR events designed purposely to embarrass Linux on the desktop."

  • An Overview of the Tcl Shell (Feb 24, 2011, 21:04)
    Packt: "Tcl (Tool Command Language) is a scripting language originally designed for embedded system platforms. Since its creation, Tcl has grown far beyond its original design with numerous expansions and additions"

  • Leaving Flickr Behind: Why You Should Host Your Own Photos and Why Linux Makes It so Damn Easy (Feb 24, 2011, 20:34)
    Scribbles and Snaps: "I've left Flickr. After many years as a loyal Flickr user, I decided not to extend my pro account and leave the popular photo sharing service altogether. Why?"

  • PayPal cuts service to Courage to Resist, Bradley Manning support (Feb 24, 2011, 20:04)
    Courage to Resist: "They said they would not unrestrict our account unless we authorized PayPal to withdraw funds from our organization's checking account by default."

  • The 6 biggest misconceptions about IPv6 (Feb 24, 2011, 19:34)
    Network World: "For 15 years, Internet engineers and policymakers have been publicizing the need to upgrade the 'Net's current addressing scheme -- known as IPv4 -- to handle the network-of-network's explosive growth."

  • Video Drives the Computing Experience... (Feb 24, 2011, 19:04)
    Blog of Helios: ""Video drives the computing Experience..." That seems to be a statement made by Captain Obvious..."

  • Building Custom Kernels for Linux Plug Computers (Feb 24, 2011, 18:34)
    Linux Planet: "Little Linux plug computers come ready-to-use. But they're still Linux, which means hackable. Today we learn how to build a custom kernel for a plug computer."

  • Dual-booting Linux Mint 10 KDE and Windows 7 (Feb 24, 2011, 18:04)
    LinuxBSDos: "Linux MintThis is the latest article in the series on dual-booting Windows 7 and Linux distributions. It is intended for those new to Linux, and who might need some assistance installing Linux Mint 10 KDE side by side with Windows 7 on a computer with a single hard disk"

  • Angela Byron on Drupal 7 (Feb 24, 2011, 17:34)
    Linux Journal: "I was both intrigued and excited by the profound humanitarian implications of the free software movement. Better-than-commercial-quality software, available to be tinkered with and expanded upon by anyone with an interest and drive to learn, given away at no cost to everyone, including non-profits and educational institutions."

  • GNOME 3 Almost Ready, or is It (Feb 24, 2011, 17:04)
    OStatic: "GNOME 3 Shell is nearing its projected released date and development snapshots have been coming from openSUSE and Fedora. GNOME Shell 2.91.6 was released today with lots of listed improvements. But not everyone is thrilled."

  • A Miniature Linux Office Solution (Mini ITX) (Feb 24, 2011, 16:34)
    ERACC Web Log: "Back in January of this year (2011) I was on-site at one of our local client offices setting up yet another Microsoft Windows XP system for a dedicated use. That PC is there just for running the United Parcel Service (UPS) WorldShip™ software"

  • WebOS iternals at SCALE 9x (Feb 24, 2011, 16:04)
    WebOS Roundup: "Wow, what a big week for WebOS Internals! We can hardly take our eyes away from Twitter for fear that we will miss the next bit of news from Rod Whitby. So, let us try to break this whole thing down for you so you know what the guys at WebOS Internals have had their hands on this week"

  • First setup and configuration MySQL server on Slackware (Feb 24, 2011, 15:34)
    Linux Operating System: "This is really a very small how-to, actually more than a how-to is a self note, so I can remember how to setup mysql on a recently installed Slackware server."

  • Ubuntu: there was never any love to start with (Feb 24, 2011, 15:04)
    IT Wire: "Was the Ubuntu GNU/Linux project set up because the founder had some kind of deep love for the FOSS community and wanted to become a folk hero of sorts?"

  • Cisco Kills Linux Powered Hosted Email Service (Feb 24, 2011, 14:34)
    Datamation: "Email is a tough business. Just ask networking giant Cisco. After just over a year of trying to make a market for its own Linux-powered hosted email service, Cisco is calling it quits."

  • Still Think Linux Is Just for Start-Ups? (Feb 24, 2011, 14:04)
    Serverwatch: "That's the question the Financial Times was asking last week, and it's a rather strange question, when you think about it. It really begs another question: Was there ever, let alone still, anyone who thought Linux was "just for start-ups." Who would these people be?"

  • Cussing in Commits: Which Programming Language Inspires the Most Swearing? (Feb 24, 2011, 13:34)
    Webmonkey: "As any programmer can tell you, programming will make you swear. But did you know that writing C++ will make you swear considerably more than PHP or Python?"

  • Judge guts suit against Sony for killing Linux in PS3 (Feb 24, 2011, 13:04)
    The Register: "A federal judge has dismissed all but one of the claims leveled against Sony for dropping Linux support from its PlayStation 3 game console, but gave the plaintiffs permission to refile an amended complaint that fixes the deficiencies."

  • DNA Structure Animation in HTML5 (Feb 24, 2011, 11:04)
    Tech Drive-in: "Here is another nice and interesting HTML5 experiment that generates a DNA structure on the fly."

  • Open Source Software: Top 59 Sites (Feb 24, 2011, 09:04)
    Datamation: "Frequently, Datamation puts together lists of top open source software. This time we've done something a little different and made a list of top open source Web sites."

  • Loving Ubuntu Linux (Feb 24, 2011, 07:04)
    ZDNet: "Although Ubuntu remains the dominant distro, criticisms of its relationship with the rest of FOSS seem to be coming every other month." To which, I can only reply, "So what else is new?""

  • A response to DistroWatch "Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0" (Feb 24, 2011, 05:04)
    Anarchy != Chaos: "The 8th DistroWatch Weekly of 2011 feature article, "Introducing Debian GNU/Linux 6.0", comes in as a qualified success for Debian."

  • Moving to Python 3 (Feb 24, 2011, 03:04) "Python 3.0 was released at the end of 2008, but so far only a relatively small number of packages have been updated to support the latest release; the majority of Python software still only supports Python 2"

  • Sony v. Hotz: The Parties Agree and Disagree on Jurisdictional Discovery Issues (Feb 24, 2011, 01:34)
    Groklaw: "The parties in SCEA v. Hotz have conferred and now have sent a 17-page joint letter to the Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero, informing him that certain disputes about jurisdictional discovery have been resolved but others need his intervention."

  • Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Squeeze (AMD64) (Feb 24, 2011, 00:04)
    Howtoforge: "In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Squeeze server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project."