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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 by."

  • 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 display."

  • 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 citizen."

  • Isostick aims to put multiple operating systems on your keyring (Jul 27, 2011, 17:04) "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 of."

  • 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 of time?

  • 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) 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)
    InternetNews: From the 'Just Add Linux' files..