Linux News for Apr 27, 2011
GNOME 3: Seven Pros and Cons (2011-04-27 23:34:17)
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... (2011-04-27 22:04:13)
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 (2011-04-27 21:11:16)
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 (2011-04-27 20:03:18)
Linux.com: "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 (2011-04-27 19:01:36)
Groklaw: "Why Software and Patents Need To Get
Novell Sale to Attachmate Completed (2011-04-27 17:55:35)
Datamation: That's it!! The deal is done. Today
is the last day that Novell (NASDAQ:NOVL) will exist as a publicly
Android Apps for Photographers (2011-04-27 17:02:39)
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 (2011-04-27 16:03:28)
Wi-FiPlanet: Cisco's newest small business
firewall debuts with Linux kernel inside
'PC User' Doesn't Mean 'Windows User' (2011-04-27 15:02:11)
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 (2011-04-27 14:01:49)
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 (2011-04-27 13:01:09)
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 (2011-04-27 12:03:43)
Netstat -vat: The best open source summer
program gets bigger and better.
Gnome 2. Anonymous browsing with Tor (2011-04-27 11:04:28)
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
Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.39 (Part 2) Storage and file systems (2011-04-27 10:01:36)
The H: Linux 2.6.39 gets an EXT4 boost.
Does the DoJ Have FOSS' Back? (2011-04-27 09:03:16)
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."
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
Top 50 Portable Open Source Apps (2011-04-27 06:11:09)
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 (2011-04-27 02:39:11)
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
Generate HTML Photo Galleries with�digiKam (2011-04-27 01:03:46)
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 (2011-04-27 00:01:40)
Linux Planet: Natty rounds the corner, but all
eyes were on Linux patents last week.