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Linux News for May 30, 2012

  • Understanding the Flame Malware (2012-05-30 19:00:00)
    eSecurityPlanet: It's the largest and most complex piece of malware ever discovered. But Flame (aka Flamer and sKyWIper) does not appear to pose a significant immediate risk to U.S. companies.

  • Four ways a business can immediately benefit from Linux (2012-05-30 18:00:00)
     ReallyLinux: There are far too many small to mid-sized businesses still relying exclusively on proprietary software and costly hardware solutions

  • How to get back that friendly desktop look on Mageia 2 GNOME 3 (2012-05-30 17:00:00)
     LinuxBSDos: From my perspective, the worst culprit is GNOME 3.

  • Add These Modules to Enhance Apache Web Server (2012-05-30 16:00:00)
     Wazi: Here are some useful Apache modules that can improve your web server’s performance, content delivery, and overall security.

  • Jobs Nobody Qualifies For (2012-05-30 15:00:00)
     Ever Increasing Entropy: Like most I.T. professionals I get contacted regularly by headhunters and recruiters who would like to place me with their clients.

  • Why Doesn't Fedora 17 Linux Have a Beefy Miracle Theme? (2012-05-30 14:00:00)
    InternetNews: From the sacred cow files

  • The open source answer to big data (2012-05-30 13:00:00)
    PC Advisor: Open-source source platforms for big data have exploded in popularity. And in the past few months, it seems like nearly everyone is feeling the fallout.

  • grml 2012.05 Has Linux Kernel 3.3.7 (2012-05-30 12:00:00)
    Softpedia: The grml 2012.05 Linux distribution comes with new features, such as the ability to retrieve NUMA information with numactl, simplified support for brltty, and the ability to mount DCS-directory using the 9p-virtio filesystem.

  • RedSleeve does RHEL-ish clone for ARM (2012-05-30 11:00:00)
    The Register: If you are tired of waiting for Red Hat to do an official port of its Enterprise Linux commercial distribution to the ARM architecture, well then Red Sleeve Linux has just what you are looking for.

  • ZaReason Upgrades Open Source PC Line (2012-05-30 10:00:00)
    The VAR Guy: If you're in the market for a Linux-ready PC, May 2012 has been a good month.

  • Kaspersky antivirus use Linux to rescue Windows (2012-05-30 09:00:00)
    Unixmen: Seems like the well known Russian company Kaspersky, that specializes in computer security software, found a good way to use the power of Linux live cd’s for the benefit of their customers.

  • Panel-Docklet: A must-install extension for GNOME 3 (2012-05-30 08:00:00)
    LinuxBSDos.com: This tutorial shows how I installed and modified its default settings to suit my needs. Installing it involves the same process as installing any other GNOME 3 extension.

  • Interview with the Sage Mathematics Software Project (2012-05-30 07:00:00)
     floss4science: Sage is an open source project that provides an environment very similar to Matlab, Maple and other proprietary well known mathematics systems.

  • Why Zuck will go soft for Facebook Phone and rebrand Android (2012-05-30 06:00:00)
    The Register: Facebook's attempt to recruit smartphone engineers is being taken as proof that the boy Zuck is chasing mobile hardware again - but this ignores the cheaper and faster alternative of installing a Facebook OS onto existing devices.

  • How to install SWFTools in ubuntu 12.04/11.10 using PPA (2012-05-30 05:00:00)
    Ubuntu Geek: SWFTools is a collection of utilities for working with Adobe Flash files (SWF files).

  • Sony dumps Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for Xperia Play (2012-05-30 04:00:00)
    Fierce Mobile: Google's Android Developers dashboard reveals that only 4.9 percent of all Android devices are currently running a version of Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Mono Kills Open Source Silverlight (2012-05-30 03:00:00)
    I Programmer: The Mono project is about the only group of people actively talking up .NET and developing it, but in an interview Miguel de Icaza has admitted that Moonlight, the Mono version of Silverlight isn't worth the effort any more.

  • Introducing Ubuntu News Lens for Unity (2012-05-30 02:00:00)
    Softpedia: The Ubuntu News Lens is a very useful Unity Launcher plugin that allows users to search articles from various news sources.