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Linux News for Apr 27, 2011

  • GNOME 3: Seven Pros and Cons (Apr 27, 2011, 23:34)
    Datamation: "On the one hand, it is the opportunity to put aside some annoying behaviors in earlier GNOME releases. On the other hand, GNOME 3 is a distraction because its changes can get in the way of long-established work methods."

  • We Can Fix This Now... (Apr 27, 2011, 22:04)
    The Blog of Helios: "Six years and over 1200 computers later, I believe that HeliOS has gained some significant insight into how people react to the Linux Desktop."

  • Dropbox snuffs open code that bypassed file-sharing controls (Apr 27, 2011, 21:11)
    The Register: "Dropbox, the San Francisco startup that offers a free service for sharing files over the net, has suppressed a fledgling open source project that lets anyone use the service outside of its control, saying the project exposed Dropbox's proprietary protocol and could be used for piracy."

  • RAW Magic In Digikam: Understanding RAW Photo Settings (Apr 27, 2011, 20:03) "Shutterbugs have found big power in understanding and manipulating digital photos in RAW formats. Linux lovers have the perfect tool for harnessing the RAW power in Digikam, via the built-in LibRaw. Want to claim the power for your own photo efforts?"

  • 1+1 (pat. pending) Mathematics, Software and Free Speech (Apr 27, 2011, 19:01)
    Groklaw: "Why Software and Patents Need To Get a Divorce."

  • Novell Sale to Attachmate Completed (Apr 27, 2011, 17:55)
    Datamation: That's it!! The deal is done. Today is the last day that Novell (NASDAQ:NOVL) will exist as a publicly traded company.

  • Android Apps for Photographers (Apr 27, 2011, 17:02)
    World Label: "Your Android device is not only good for snapping photos and sharing them with others."

  • Review: Cisco RV220W Wireless-N Network Security Firewall (Apr 27, 2011, 16:03)
    Wi-FiPlanet: Cisco's newest small business firewall debuts with Linux kernel inside

  • 'PC User' Doesn't Mean 'Windows User' (Apr 27, 2011, 15:02)
    PC World: "It's all too common in the popular press to see the assumption made that "PC" means "Windows PC."

  • Linux 2.6.39-rc5 (Apr 27, 2011, 14:01)
    LKML: "Another week, another keyboard destroyed by spilling coffee on it..C'est la vie."

  • Vertigo: New Free and Opensource Arcade Game for Linux Based on Ogre 3D Engine (Apr 27, 2011, 13:01)
    Ubuntu Vibes: "Vertigo is a new fun arcade game for Linux which is based on Ogre3D and BulletPhysics Engine. The game is completely free, open source and cross platform."

  • Google Puts $6 Million Into Open Source Summer of Code 2011 (Apr 27, 2011, 12:03)
    Netstat -vat: The best open source summer program gets bigger and better.

  • Gnome 2. Anonymous browsing with Tor (Apr 27, 2011, 11:04)
    Linuxaria: "Tor, as program in itself, is a command line program. Installing it, it adds itself at the services that the Linux will start automatically at every boot. But I like the easy things, and with Linux they often are so. In this case, the easiest way for me to use Tor is the use of a graphical front-end."

  • Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.39 (Part 2) Storage and file systems (Apr 27, 2011, 10:01)
    The H: Linux 2.6.39 gets an EXT4 boost.

  • Does the DoJ Have FOSS' Back? (Apr 27, 2011, 09:03)
    Tech News World: "In a move designed to protect the free and open source software (FOSS) community, the U.S. Justice Department has intervened in an intellectual property case involving four dominant IT enterprises. The case could be a landmark in broadening the use of the Linux operating system and other open source software worldwide."

  • Does Internet Explorer 10 Top Open Source Browsers at JavaScript Apps? (Apr 27, 2011, 08:06)
    OSTATIC: "As we reported when Firefox 4 was recently released by Mozilla, its download numbers when first released were way beyond those of Internet Explorer 9 from Microsoft. At the same time, Firefox and Google Chrome have been steadily eating into Internet Explorer's market share around the world."

  • Top 50 Portable Open Source Apps (Apr 27, 2011, 06:11)
    Datamation: "For this list, we've compiled some of the best portable open source applications available. Some of these were originally designed by the project owner to be portable. Others are open source applications that have been re-packaged for portability by a third party."

  • Simplify Perl Module Management With CPAN Minus (Apr 27, 2011, 02:39)
    ServerWatch: "Perl may not be the hot topic, but that doesn't mean that admins don't need to worry about Perl modules. However, the standard CPAN shell can sometimes be a bit much to manage. If that's the case, consider switching to CPAN Minus."

  • Generate HTML Photo Galleries with´┐ŻdigiKam (Apr 27, 2011, 01:03)
    Scribbles and Snaps: "There are so many clever ways to share photos on the Web that the idea of creating a static HTML photo gallery may sound positively obsolete. But in certain situations, the ability to turn a bunch of photos into an HTML gallery can come in rather handy."

  • Linux Top 5: Patent Winners and Losers (Apr 27, 2011, 00:01)
    Linux Planet: Natty rounds the corner, but all eyes were on Linux patents last week.