Linux News for Jul 27, 2011
50 Essential Android Apps (Jul 27, 2011, 22:41)
Datamation: "As the Android market grows it
gets harder and harder to separate the golden apps from the dross.
Here's a list of 50 Android apps that you don't want to pass
How To Install, Secure, And Automate AWStats (CentOS/RHEL) (Jul 27, 2011, 21:02)
HowtoForge: "AWStats is a free and very
powerful tool that generates advanced web, streaming, ftp or mail
server statistics, graphically. It can analyze log files from all
major server tools and convert them into nice graphical
Mikogo: Cross-Platform Desktop Sharing And Web Conferencing Tool (Jul 27, 2011, 20:11)
Web Upd8: "Mikogo can be used for web
conferencing, online meetings, presentations or remote support and
comes with built-in file transfer and chat features."
Open Cloud Initiative sets out principles (Jul 27, 2011, 19:06)
The H Open: "OCP mandates open formats and
interfaces, interoperability and freedom of movement for users
between systems. It expects vendors to cooperate with freely
available, patent free or royalty free, standards and collaborate
in open processes."
Oracle debuts JDK 7, MySQL 5.6 at OSCON, pledges better OS support (Jul 27, 2011, 18:01)
Linux and Open Source: "Oracle unofficially
debuted JDK 7 and a preview of MySQL 5.6 at OSCON 2011 this week
and acknowledged it's trying to be a better open source
Isostick aims to put multiple operating systems on your keyring (Jul 27, 2011, 17:04)
Geek.com: "Kickstarter project isostick aims to
take all of the hard work out of that process by giving you the
option of a preconfigured USB stick that acts like an optical drive
and recovery system."
Would you like fries with that? (Jul 27, 2011, 16:03)
Linux User & Developer: "I had to go to a
large store that I don't like, and try to buy a unit in the
quickest possible time. My mission was to avoid eye contact with
the sales assistant until the last possible minute, and to give
monosyllabic answers to any questions I didn't like the sound
Webopedia Term of the Day: What is mobile botnet? (Jul 27, 2011, 15:01)
Webopedia: "A type of botnet that targets
mobile devices such as smartphones, attempting to gain complete
access to the device and its contents as well as providing control
to the botnet creator."
The Debate About Linux System Settings (Jul 27, 2011, 14:00)
piestar: Is the system setting debate a waste
GNOME vs. KDE vs. Unity: Customization Tools and Ease of Use (Jul 27, 2011, 13:00)
Datamation: Which of the three major Linux
desktops offers the most customization tools, and which tools are
easiest to use?
GitHub competition growing fast (Jul 27, 2011, 12:00)
ITworld: "Developers should note that today two
companies have delivered simultaneous challenges to GitHub's
dominance, albeit in different ways."
Red Hat Warns Government About Cloud Lock-in -- And Microsoft? (Jul 27, 2011, 11:00)
The Var Guy: "In an open letter of sorts, Red
Hat is warning U.S. policy makers and government leaders about
so-called cloud lock-in
Humble Indie Bundle 3: Pay What You Want for Linux Games (Jul 27, 2011, 10:00)
Linux.com:Looking for Linux games? On a tight
budget? Want to support "indie" developers?
6 wonders of CentOS 6.0 (Jul 27, 2011, 09:04)
Linux notes from DarkDuck: "CentOS is actually
free Operating System based on RedHat Enterprise Linux. In other
words, group of enthusiasts took out source code of RHEL, which
they have to publish as part of Linux license, re-branded it as
CentOS and published for open and free usage."
A Simple Python Script to Launch digiKam (Jul 27, 2011, 08:03)
Scribbles and Snaps: "I inadvertently launch
digiKam before I mount the remote directory, the application
doesn't show photos from remote albums. After I mount the remote
directory and restart digiKam, it takes the application a long time
to rescan all remote albums. To fix this annoyance, I wrote a
simple Python script."
Sabayon 6 GNOME review (Jul 27, 2011, 06:03)
LinuxBSDos: "Sabayon 6 is the latest stable
release and installation images for the E17, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, and
Xfce desktop environments have been released."
Microsoft Back In Bed With SUSE Linux (Jul 27, 2011, 02:13)
InformationWeek: "Microsoft on Monday said it
agreed to extend by four years a controversial deal under which it
resells SUSE Linux services to business customers and pledges not
to sue those customers, or SUSE, for patent infringement."
Mozilla's Boot to Gecko. A Golden Opportunity for Linux? (Jul 27, 2011, 00:01)
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