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Linux News for Jul 30, 2012

  • Linux Desktops Dominate at Black Hat (Jul 30, 2012, 23:00)
    InternetNews: There are some people that don't believe the Linux Desktop is relevant

  • Valve, Linux and the Windows 8 Catastrophe (Jul 30, 2012, 19:00)
    Tech News World: It seems like they are a bit worried about that kind of future. The only platform which guarantees to remain open to apps direct from the publishers is Linux.

  • The 9 most endangered species in IT (Jul 30, 2012, 15:00)
    ComputerWorld: Job titles that were once considered secure are suddenly on the verge of extinction, thanks in part to a world where business users no longer have to go through IT to get to the technology they need to do their jobs.

  • Open source won (Jul 30, 2012, 14:00)
    O'Reilly Radar: Open source won. It’s not that an enemy has been vanquished or that proprietary software is dead, there’s not much regarding adopting open source to argue about anymore.

  • OpenStack: Allegation of abusive conversation under investigation (Jul 30, 2012, 13:00)
    IT World: Days after opening its nomination process for Individual Member elections, the OpenStack Foundation is investigating allegations that an executive within one of the Foundation's corporate member companies may have pressured an Individual Member candidate to withdraw her nomination for a board position.

  • Ubuntu 13.04 Developer Summit: 29th Oct - 1st Nov (Jul 30, 2012, 12:00)
    Softpedia: The Ubuntu 13.04 Developer Summit event will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between Monday, October 29th and Thursday, November 1st, 2012.

  • Open source model disrupts the commercial drone business (Jul 30, 2012, 11:00)
    VentureBeat: The do-it-yourself (DIY), open-source drone movement is turning into a real business that could disrupt the commercial and military drone industry.

  • Five ways to skip Windows 8 (Jul 30, 2012, 10:00)
    ZDNet: As Microsoft's partners and fans start to back away from Windows 8 on the desktop, it's time to re-consider the alternatives.

  • Black Hat Defcon: Can you hack a Linux Powered SOHO Router with DLNA? (Jul 30, 2012, 08:00)
    InternetNews: He argued that since the device is running Linux, it makes it almost easier to exploit and control since many security researchers understand Linux and there are a lot of common tools on the OS itself.

  • Oracle Bakes NetBeans IDE 7.2 (Jul 30, 2012, 07:00)
    Dr.Dobbs: Oracle's open source contingent appears to be driving forward with the Java development experience (as it is now known) with the release of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 7.2

  • Open source for MBAs: A primer (Jul 30, 2012, 06:00) If you’re neither a scientist, nor active in the open source community, it can be difficult to properly understand why people write open source software

  • Openfiler Enterprise NOS: Capable but Tricky (Jul 30, 2012, 05:00) Openfiler is supposed to be an enterprise network storage operating system, and it is very capable, but in many ways it's an exercise in frustration...

  • How to pick a new Linux distribution (Jul 30, 2012, 04:00)
    TechRadar: You might not have noticed, but there's more than one Linux distribution out there.

  • Gnome-Schedule – GNOME scheduler for automatic tasks (Jul 30, 2012, 02:00)
    UbuntuGeek: Gnome-schedule is a graphical user interface that leverages the power of vixie-cron, dcron and at to manage your crontab file and provide an easy way to schedule tasks on your computer.