I'm proud to
announce the release of Fedora 13, the latest innovative Linux
distribution from the Fedora Project, a global, collaborative
partnership of free software community members sponsored by Red Hat.
more... and Seven
Reasons to Upgrade to Fedora 13.
Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Debuts With New
The Linux 2.6.34 kernel is now
available, delivering new filesystems to the open source operating
system. Among the big new items included in the 2.6.34 release is the
Ceph distributed filesystem and LogFS, a filesystem geared toward
flash media devices. The update comes as the second major Linux
kernel development of 2010 and follows the Linux 2.6.33 kernel
release by just under three months. more... and Thoughts
Google open sources $124.6m video
Google has taken a swashbuckling step
towards open and license-free web video by open sourcing the leading
codec from On2 Technologies, the video-compression outfit it acquired
earlier this year for $124.6 million. more... and Flash
embraces Google's open video codec and Vorbis
is not Theora.
Google rolls out encrypted Web
Google began offering an encrypted
option for Web searchers on Friday and said it planned to roll it out
for all of its services eventually. People who want to use the more
secure search option can type "https://www.google.com" into
their browser, scrambling the connection so the words and phrases
they search on, and the results that Google displays, will be
protected from interception. more...
Database daddy goes non-relational
on NoSQL fanbois.
Postgres and Ingres father Michael
Stonebraker is answering NoSQL with a variant of his relational baby
for web-scale data — and it breaks some of the rules he helped
pioneer. On Tuesday, Stonebraker’s VoltDB company is due to release
its eponymous open-source OLTP in-memory database. It ditches just
enough DBMS staples to be faster than NoSQL while staying on the
right side of the critical ACID database compliance benchmark for
atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability of data. more...
News In The Linux Audio World.
There's always something noteworthy
happening in Linux audio development. This week's news includes
reports about a new Linux audio blog, music made by particle
acceleration, how to use a laptop as a virtual music stand, synth
emulation from the terminal command prompt, and watching the Linux
Keep Your System Clean with
Keeping your system clean can be a
time-consuming affair, unless you use specialized tools like
BleachBit. With just a few mouse clicks, this nifty little utility
can help you to purge all the junk produced by the system and
installed applications. more...
Icarus, home of the original $150 near-space launch!
Open Movie Trailer Looks Promising and more....
5 Things You
Didn’t Know VLC Could Do.
How To Tips.