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Linux News for May 25, 2012

  • OpenLDAP Everywhere Reloaded (May 25, 2012, 18:00)
    LinuxJournal: Directory services is one of the most interesting and crucial parts of computing today.

  • Tiny Pluggable Linux ARM Computers Are Red-Hot (May 25, 2012, 17:00) The new wave of fun geek toys is inexpensive, hackable, tiny Linux-powered ARM computers, and they're red hot. This is the year to go small.

  • Apache Wookie Delivers Open Source Widgets (May 25, 2012, 16:00)
    InternetNews: From the 'Let the Wookie Win' files

  • 10 Best Free Web Application Frameworks (May 25, 2012, 15:00)
    LinuxLinks: To provide an insight into the software that is available, we have compiled a list of 10 high quality web application frameworks.

  • Google's Schmidt Pledges Raspberry Pi Linux Computers to UK Schools (May 25, 2012, 14:00)
    OSTATIC: Through its Charity Teach First, Google will be distributing the diminutive Raspberry Pi to UK schools as well as train teachers about it.

  • Tiny Core Linux 4.5.3 Is Available for Download (May 25, 2012, 13:00)
    Softpedia: Tiny Core Linux 4.5.4 is a minor maintenance and bug fix release, bringing a couple of updated packages and tools. Tiny Core is one of the smallest Linux distros out there, weighing in at just 10 MB, but still providing a full graphical environment.

  • AMD Radeon Catalyst Performance: Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (May 25, 2012, 12:00)
    Phoronix: While for the most part the Catalyst driver performance for the Radeon HD 7950 graphics card was close between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, there were some OpenGL performance differences.

  • DoD official: Open source memo doesn't mandate a support vendor (May 25, 2012, 11:00)
    FierceGovernmentIT: If a Defense agency is able to sustain the open source software with "its own skills and talents" then that can be enough to satisfy the intent of the memo.

  • KISS simplicity: Arch Linux (May 25, 2012, 10:00)
    Guillermo Garron: Arch Linux is driven by the KISS principle, and it is elegantly simple. That is one of the reasons I like it, I really like minimalism philosophy if that can be applied to software, and not only to arts.

  • StackFolder and KLook integration (May 25, 2012, 09:00)
    LinuxBSDos: With KLook, you view audio, video, text and image (png and jpg) files from the same application window. It is like a fusion of Totem and your favorite image viewer but with a few more features.

  • Linux Mint 13 Review Ubuntu for Human Beings (May 25, 2012, 08:00)
     LinuxUser: The Worlds Favourite Distribution gets a new version based on all the good parts of the Ubuntu LTS, and bundled with two traditional desktop environments...

  • Puppet Partners with EMC on Open Source Razor (May 25, 2012, 07:00)
    ServerWatch: The developers behind Puppet are going a step further, taking aim at bare metal provisioning in an open source effort with EMC called Razor.

  • There is trouble with three major Linux desktop application developers (May 25, 2012, 06:00)
    ZDnet: An old myth is that the Linux desktop doesn’t have the applications most users need, but lately some companies that have long supported Linux are pulling back from the Linux desktop and that’s a worry.

  • fail2ban Intrusion Prevention Framework (May 25, 2012, 05:00)
    Linux Magazine: For its size, fail2ban, a utility that scans logfiles and bans suspicious IP addresses, punches well above its weight.

  • Core JRuby developers move to Red Hat (May 25, 2012, 04:00)
    The H Open: Engine Yard has announced that JRuby core team members Thomas Enebo and Charles Nutter are leaving the company to join Red Hat in an apparently friendly deal between the two firms.

  • Write a simple launcher using Zenity (May 25, 2012, 02:00)
    FreeSoftwareMagazine: Can users get to unleash some of the GUI's power? The answer is yes