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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 23, 2008

  • Creating Advanced MySQL-Based Virtual Hosts On Lighttpd (Debian Etch) (Aug 23, 2008, 22:02)
    HowtoForge: "This guide explains how you can create advanced virtual hosts on a lighttpd web server on Debian Etch that are stored in a MySQL database. The method described here does not use the lighttpd mod_mysql_vhost module, and unlike mod_mysql_vhost (which allows you to store only the hostname and document root of a vhost in a database), this method allows to store individual configuration directives for each vhost in the MySQL database."

  • More Weekend Humor Of The Linux and Unix Variety (Aug 23, 2008, 20:02)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "C gives you enough rope to hang yourself. C++ also gives you the tree object to tie it to."

  • K9Copy Helps Make DVD Backups Easy (Aug 23, 2008, 14:02)
    Linux.com: "Piracy notwithstanding, there are some good, valid reasons for making a backup of a DVD. K9Copy, a utility for copying DVDs, receives high marks in many forums, so I took it for a spin -- and found out its reputation is deserved."

  • Certified to Suck (Aug 23, 2008, 12:02)
    Linux Hater's Blog: "I had the awesome privilege to look in to Linux certification this past week. You know, like how when Novell says SUSE runs well on some laptops, then, well, it should? Well, turns out they have a funny definition of "well"."

  • OLPC News: Trying to Beat Giants at Their Own Game (Aug 23, 2008, 04:32)
    One Laptop Per Child News: "Thanks to a "we don't sell small quantities" approach at OLPC , the government of Chile was rejected when they wanted to buy 900 test XOs."

  • Tech Broiler: Episode 61, The Smelly Laptop (Aug 23, 2008, 03:02)
    Tech Broiler: "And who aaaaaare these Mac and Linux people, anyway? They have to be so different from everyone else? What’s with this whole “Alternative Operating System” thing? I don’t get it. Can’t they just use Windows?"

  • 12 Resources for Free Open Source Tutorials and Tools (Aug 23, 2008, 01:32)
    OStatic: "We're in the process of putting up a dedicated repository for all of these, but in the meantime, here are 12 of our most popular educational roundup posts."

  • How to Convert PDF Files to HTML or XML Files in openSUSE (Aug 23, 2008, 00:02)
    SUSE & openSUSE: "Converting a PDF file into an HTML or a XML file has been made easy by a small useful utility called PDFTOHTML. PdftoHTml is a Xpdf based tool which can convert PDF files to HTML or XML format. PDFTOHTML also supports encrypted files and support for images in the PDF file by converting to PNG images files.: