"A security incident on Fedora infrastructure has been reported by Jared Smith, Fedora Project's leader, who confirmed that the account of one of its contributors has been compromised. According to preliminary results of an investigation mounted by Fedora Project's Infrastructure Team, the compromise wasn't the result of an exploitation a vulnerability."
"Previously, I demonstrated creating an animatic using Kino. That was an interesting exercise, but Kino is not really up to that kind of job. Blender, on the other hand, has a very nice "video sequence editor" built into it, and it turns out to be very well adapted for this kind of task."
"The Debian project has now announced that from the release of Squeeze (Debian 6.0) their GNU/Linux kernels will be available without the non-free blobs."
"Fedora developer, Matt Domsch, has announced that Fedora 15 is breaking the conventional ethX naming scheme used for Ethernet devices by adopting a new scheme called Consistent Network Device Naming."
"Sepaton today announced the next-generation operating system for its grid-based deduplication, backup appliance, the S2100-ES2. The new 64-bit operating system, combined with Intel's new Westmere processor, runs the updated appliance at twice the speeds of its predecessor, the company said."
Over the last three years, we've seen a lot of impressive demonstrations of what the material graphene (a single-atom wide sheet of carbon with the atoms spread in an hexagonal mesh) can do. However, according to IBM, graphene does not have an energy gap, which means that graphene transistors can't be "switched on and off", and thus that they are unsuitable for use inside of microprocessors.
"A team of researchers comprised of members from the Semiconductor Research Corporation and Stanford University has developed a new thermal nanotape which it claims will lead to chips that run cooler and last longer."
"The developers of the first jailbreak utility for Windows Phone 7 devices ceased development of the ChevronWP7 tool after Microsoft promised to work more closely with the homebrew software community. But not everybody wants to play ball with Microsoft, and Windows Phone developer Julien Schapman says he'll soon release a new tool for jailbreaking WP7."
"The FreeBSD developers have made available a second release candidate (RC2) for FreeBSD 7.4. This is a precursor to a third release candidate, due next week, as the developers say that there are "several bugs we feel are critical enough to warrant fixing before the 8.2/7.4 releases are finalized". FreeBSD 8.2 saw its second release candidate made available last week."
"Nothing can dampen the spirit surrounding this year's Linux.conf.au in Brisbane, not even a flood crisis, as it officially kicked off in the state's soggy capital today."
"Rumors and potential tablet applications have been quietly circulating for a while now that Nokia will ship a tablet based on its MeeGo OS. Although those rumors haven't been solidly confirmed, photos of what could be a recent prototype (which may or may not have made an appearance in TRON Legacy) emerged over the weekend."
Alienware is currently "trying to gauge the level of interest consumers like you have in buying a new computer that features a Linux-based operating system" through a short (~3 min) survey. The more manufacturers that embrace Linux, the more popular it becomes and the better hardware support we all get, so why not help out?
eCUPS, an eComStation port of the CUPS portable printing layer, has been developed by Paul Smedley for some years now. BlueNexus, a website dedicated to the promotion of eComStation and the review of eCS software, has recently reviewed its 1.3.11 release.
"The Ubuntu developers met last week in Dallas to make final design decisions about the popular Linux distribution's features and decided to use LibreOffice for its office suite."
"Although the Tegra 2 chip with integrated dual-core processor has recently been released, NVIDIA is already poised to announce its successor at the Mobile World Congress next month. According to Mike Rayfield of NVIDIA, Tegra 3 may incorporate a quad-core processor with main focus of supporting Android smartphones and tablet PCs."
In order to celebrate the release of Pardus 2011, here's a review of it by LinuxUser, which quickly shows the small touches and attention to details which make this Turkish distribution so special and explains what's new in this release.
"Scientists from Oxford University have made a significant step towards an ultrafast quantum computer by successfully generating 10 billion bits of quantum entanglement in silicon for the first time -- entanglement is the key ingredient that promises to make quantum computers far more powerful than conventional computing devices."
Richard Hillesley has written about the fate of various Sun open source projects since that firm's acquisition by Oracle. He noticeably quotes Oracle CEO Larry Ellison as having said "If an open source product gets good enough, we'll simply take it."
After the infamous announcement by one of Motorola's YouTube channel moderators that those wanting custom ROMs should "buy elsewhere", it seems that Motorola's PR department has taken control back: "We apologize for the feedback we provided regarding our bootloader policy. The response does not reflect the views of Motorola. We are working closely with our partners to offer a bootloader solution that will enable developers to use our devices as a development platform while still protecting our users' interests. More detailed information will follow as we get closer to availability."
"Florian Mueller has been killing it these past few months with his analysis of various tech patent suits on his FOSSpatents blog, and today he's unearthed a pretty major bombshell: at least 43 Android source files that appear to have been directly copied from Java." Update: ZDNet provides some compelling evidence that it's not so.