Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 31, 2008
Dog the Spammer Hunter (Jul 31, 2008, 23:00)
Linux Today Blog: "...I am always sad and
disappointed that it's SpamAssassin, rather than
Howto Setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian (Jul 31, 2008, 22:30)
Debian Admin: "This tutorial will explain Howto
setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian."
Intel GMA X4500HD Review (Jul 31, 2008, 22:00)
Phoronix: "Earlier this month Intel had
announced the GMA X4500 series, which is their latest and greatest
when it comes to integrated graphics processors. These IGPs were
greeted by same-day Linux support..."
Networking 101: Understanding Subnets and CIDR (Jul 31, 2008, 21:00)
Linux Planet: "Calculating subnets is an
essential skill for network administrators, and even home users
with small LANs will benefit from understanding how they work. This
installment of Networking 101 offers some tips and practice
exercises to get you started."
GIMP Tricks: Fake Fill Flash (Jul 31, 2008, 20:00)
Polish Linux: "Today I’m going to teach
you a method I use to fake a fill flash. The objective is to
lighten the dark areas without blowing out the highlights."
Linux User Here (Jul 31, 2008, 17:30)
Practical Technology: "Color me surprised. Dana
Blankenhorn, a well-known writer about Linux and open source
recently asked for someone—anyone–to send him a loaner
Linux laptop to replace his now dead Windows laptop. What, he
didn't already have one?"
Who Polices Virtual Worlds? (Jul 31, 2008, 16:30)
LinuxInsiders: "...in the digital world, who
lays down the law? As virtual worlds such as Second Life and Eve
Online continue to grow, attracting more and more residents -- and
often for vastly different reasons -- who decides what goes and
what doesn't? What constitutes a crime in these worlds? Do
real-world laws apply, or is up to the creators of these fantasy
lands to police their own environments?"
Ex-inmates Apply Open Source to Rehabilitation (Jul 31, 2008, 15:00)
LinuxWorld: "Ric Moore and Dennis Gaddy met in
prison, and started to discuss how Open Source software and methods
could help other inmates to avoid further mistakes and get better
chance to start over after their term. In this interview, Ric
explains how they are doing it through the NuOAR program and
Microsoft Applauds Victory Over Linux and Open Source (Jul 31, 2008, 14:30)
Softpedia: "...the way we compete against Linux
is very simple: we build a better product and we have a great value
proposition. Today our customers know Linux isn't free and the
overall cost of the solution is in fact in most cases quite a bit
higher than a Windows-based solution."
Vista SP1 Won't Install on Dual-boot Systems: Microsoft (Jul 31, 2008, 13:00)
APC Magazine: "Are you currently running
Windows and Linux in a dual-boot setup? You're going to have major
headaches with Vista SP1, Microsoft has admitted.
BIOS Merger Targets ‘Billions of Devices’ (Jul 31, 2008, 12:30)
DeviceGuru: "Long-time PC BIOS leader Phoenix
Technologies is acquiring embedded BIOS specialist General
Software. The companies expect the acquisition to help Phoenix tap
into a market consisting of billions of mobile and embedded
Feedback Needed on New DeveloperWorks Layout (Jul 31, 2008, 05:00)
IBM Developerworks: "You're looking at the beta
release of the new look for developerWorks articles. This new
design is more streamlined and lets you interact with
developerWorks and other users. It also provides the most
up-to-date resources within the articles to save you time and
energy. Using this article, learn how these new features integrate
related developerWorks and community-generated content in a dynamic
and context-sensitive manner. And then, tell us what you
Is Linux Currently at a Fundamental Disadvantage Owing to How Computers Are Set (Jul 31, 2008, 03:30)
Greg Laden's Blog: "one might assume that the
engineers at Dell or Gateway or Computertown can throw a Windows
system or a Linux system, with impunity, on any old pile of
hardware they happen to put together. Right?"
10 Cool Open Source Easter Eggs (Jul 31, 2008, 02:00)
Royal HeHe2-ness: "Curse Words in The Linux
Source Code -- grep -r [word] /usr/src/linux[TAB]/*"