Linux News for Feb 29, 2012
Setting Up Boot to Gecko Build Environment (2012-02-29 23:00:48)
Mozilla: There's been already a fair bit posted
on how to set up a boot-to-gecko building- and flashing-
How to Use Fdisk to Manage Partitions on Linux (2012-02-29 22:00:29)
How To Geek: The fdisk command is a text-based
utility for viewing and managing hard disk partitions on Linux.
It?s one of the most powerful tools you can use to manage
partitions, but it?s confusing to new users.
Hack and / - Forensics with Ext4 (2012-02-29 21:00:20)
LinuxJournal: Learn from my mistakes as I
figure out how to gather forensics data on an ext4 filesystem.
Actual meaning of Free Software: Free as is beer versus Free as in speech (2012-02-29 20:00:57)
Linuxstall: Open source is said to distribute
free software, so far so good, but what exactly we mean by free?
Free as is Beer or Free as in Speech?
Did Google Pwn Pwn2Own? (2012-02-29 19:00:41)
eSecurityPlanet: HP rejects Google's claims
that Pwn2Own does not provide exploit information to affected
HandBrake 0.9.6 released (2012-02-29 18:00:13)
The H Open: The HandBrake developers have
released version 0.9.6 of the open source, cross-platform video
Looking forward to GNOME 3.4 (2012-02-29 17:00:26)
AFAIK: The first beta of GNOME 3.4 came out at
the tail end of last week, which means that we are roughly on track
for a final release at the end of March.
SUSE Accelerates Linux Server Development in SLES 11 SP 2 (2012-02-29 16:00:32)
ServerWatch: Updates to enterprise Linux server
releases don't typically include rebased Linux kernels.
Python4Kids New Tutorial: MineCraft config editor part 2 (2012-02-29 15:03:09)
Python Tutorials for Kids 8+: "In our last
tutorial I left you with some homework to produce a docsting
describing the steps we need to do in order to get our MineCraft
config editor up and running."
Mozilla Personas Gets a new Name (and it's not BrowserID)
InternetNews: From the 'Obvious Choices'
6 Best Free Linux Media Centers (2012-02-29 14:02:17)
Linux Links: "In the media center department,
Linux has a fairly narrow range to choose from. Fortunately, the
software featured in this article ticks all the boxes."
Build your own Linux based graphics workstation (2012-02-29 13:04:23)
Unixmen: "Workstation. It?s a term in the IT
industry that either gets you very excited because of the sheer
performance or it may scare the hell out of you because
workstations usually cost many thousands of dollars."
How To Securely Destroy/Wipe Data On Hard Drives With shred (2012-02-29 12:01:08)
HowtoForge: "Shred can overwrite the files and
partitions repeatedly, in order to make it harder for even very
expensive hardware probing to recover the data."
OpenStack and Microsoft Hyper-V Support: What Really Went Wrong? (2012-02-29 11:03:19)
Talkin' Cloud: "Microsoft?s Hyper-V
virtualization and the OpenStack open source cloud platform
apparently aren?t seeing eye to eye."
Webopedia New Term of the Day: What is Consumerization of IT? (2012-02-29 10:07:01)
Webopedia: "Consumerization of IT
("consumerization") is a phrase used to describe the cycle of
information technology (IT) emerging in the consumer market then
spreading to business and government organizations."
Foundation Formed to Marry Open Principles with Job Search Tools (2012-02-29 08:01:11)
OSTATIC: "DirectEmployers Foundation will
purportedly leverage open source principles and technology to
deliver improved job search and career marketing tools."
How to download recursively from an FTP site with Wget (2012-02-29 04:04:21)
Linuxaria: "But this time I had no shell on the
remote server, just a FTP account, so what?s the best way to
download a large number of files recursively?"
Telling the Time on Linux: It's Harder Than It Looks (2012-02-29 00:39:41)
Wazi: "Does anyone really know what time it