Linux News for Feb 22, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 to 5.8 Risk Report (2012-02-22 23:01:09)
OSTATIC: "Cox reported that 118 vulnerabilities
were addressed in 42 advisories for the default install."
Adobe Flash For Linux Will Only Be Available For Chrome (2012-02-22 22:06:43)
Web Upd8: "According to a blog post by Adobe,
after the 11.2 release, Flash Player for Linux will only be
available through a new 'Pepper' API as a part of Google
Core Sponsors Announced For Spring 2012 Open Source Think Tank (2012-02-22 21:01:09)
The Sacramento Bee: "The Open Source Think Tank
is the only by-invitation gathering where leading global experts
come together to collaborate on the issues facing commercial open
source and the evolution of cloud computing."
Actionable Control For Open Source Components (2012-02-22 20:03:12)
Dr.Dobb's: "Sonatype has released the Nexus
Professional 2.0 open-source repository manager. The new iteration
now includes more 'actionable' information about the open-source
components used in any development project."
Aruba Delivers BYOD Control with ClearPass (powered with Linux and FreeRADIUS) (2012-02-22 19:00:24)
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: FreeRADIUS forms
the key underpinning for new commercial BYOD policy engine.
Disable annoying bell in Gnome Terminal, vim, xterm, etc? (2012-02-22 18:00:11)
LinuxOS Pro: It's the simplest thing to do but
we never look into it ? because most of the time when the bell goes
off we?re in the middle of something else.
Oracle's Java claims now less than $230 million (2012-02-22 17:00:39)
ITworld: Google claims damages report still
"riddled with fatal errors"
Best Lightweight Linux Distribution for Older Computers (2012-02-22 16:00:58)
MakeTechEasier: The problem with advancement of
technology is that it makes the old gadgets almost obsolete.
FlightGear 2.6.0 Released With Massive Changes (2012-02-22 15:00:27)
Ubuntu Vibes: "FlightGear, a free and open
source flight simulator has received yet another major update and
many new features have introduced."
Hortonworks University Launches, and Can Teach You Valuable Hadoop Skills (2012-02-22 14:00:18)
OSTATIC: "Hortonworks officials have predicted
that half of the world?s data will be processed by Apache Hadoop
within five years."
Ford's open source OpenXC platform as gateway to future high tech car gizmos (2012-02-22 13:04:12)
Torque News: "With the OpenXC platform Ford is
creating a channel for open collaboration with 3rd party
application developers, allowing them to use cars like the Ford
Focus to prototype their gizmos."
Introduction To The Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop (2012-02-22 12:01:51)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial is supposed to guide
the reader through the features of the Cinnamon desktop, Mint's new
desktop environment to be used in Linux Mint 13."
SSH Inside & Out (2012-02-22 11:02:43)
Doug Vitale Tech Blog: "In the background SSH
sessions involve authentication, key exchange, encryption, and
passphrase generation and storing, making SSH a complex
Python4Kids New Tutorial: Starting our Config Editor (2012-02-22 10:04:34)
Python Tutorials for Kids 8+: "When people
write computer programs they try to write the program they don?t
necessarily know all the relevant details about how and where it
will be run."
Firefox To Get A New Default Theme, Other Enhancements (2012-02-22 06:02:11)
Web Upd8: "nfortunately, there are still no
plans to support tabs in the titlebar for Linux (because of GTK
limitations), but most other UI changes should be available for
Ubuntu in your pocket (2012-02-22 03:00:03)
Mark Shuttleworth: The desktop is the killer
app for quad-core smartphones in 2012.
Linux Top 5: SCO Returns (2012-02-22 01:00:08)
LinuxPlanet: The past week on the LinuxPlanet
saw the return of SCO, a company most of us have long ago written
off as a footnote in the history of Linux's success.