Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 14, 2009
HowTo find the port on a switch that a host belongs to, the easy way, part 2 (Apr 14, 2009, 23:34)
Linux Dynasty: "In my previous HowTO, I created
the get_port.py script. Now this script did the job, but had a few
faults in it...This script has been heavily tested on Cisco Core
Switches and on Cisco Catalyst Switches. So far no issues like in
the previous one."
A Letter To A Texas Senator (Apr 14, 2009, 22:04)
Blog of Helios: "I couldn't keep my mouth shut.
So what's new about that?"
Sabayon 4.1 GNOME Released (Apr 14, 2009, 21:34)
Begin Linux Blog: "Sabayon Linux is a very full
featured DVD sized distribution that is really catching on in the
Linux community as of late. The most recent release, Sabayon 4.1
Gnome, includes some very impressive features, and
Linux gets reseller friendly (Apr 14, 2009, 20:04)
Cyber Cynic: "I spent many years covering the
reseller and integrator side of technology. These are the
businesses that you, as a private person, have probably never heard
of, but they're essential partners for companies that use software
and hardware. In short, all companies."
Is cloud computing a threat to open source? (Apr 14, 2009, 19:04)
ComputerworldUK: "Why the demise of proprietary
software is creating a vacuum which is about to be filled... and we
may not like it."
Review: Sandisk Sansa Clip Audio Player (Apr 14, 2009, 18:04)
Montana Linux: "The gang on The Linux Link Tech
Show mentioned the Sandisk Sansa Clip as being an affordable,
quality portable audio player that worked well with Linux so I
decided to give it a shot."
10 Expert Ubuntu Tricks (Apr 14, 2009, 17:34)
PCWorld: "However, if you type gksu into a
terminal window (with nothing following), a similar dialog box
appears, but this time it will let you run the program as root (or
any other user on the system)."
Driving Linux-based Benchmarking With Sandtorg (Apr 14, 2009, 16:34)
Phoronix: "...we have sought to standardize the
benchmarking process of Linux desktops to make it easier for
end-users and companies when looking to gauge how well something
works on Linux. The Phoronix Test Suite has made immense progress
over the past year, but today it is now time to expose our latest
Google opens update software to scrutiny (Apr 14, 2009, 16:04)
ZDNet Asia: "In an attempt to better show what
its software is up to, Google has released the source code of its
Google Update software, a project code-named Omaha that can
automatically install new versions of programs, including the
Chrome browser and Google Earth."
The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux:
Back to the Bluez (Apr 14, 2009, 15:34)
Register Hardware: "I opened up my Acer Aspire
One again after a prolonged interval while I was involved in a very
different project and was puzzled to discover that Live Update was
offering me a "Bluetooth patch". It's not just that the hardware
doesn't have Bluetooth - that's easily fixed by plugging in a
dongle - but even if you do plug in a dongle, the operating system
remains blissfully ignorant of it."
The Linux Boot Process (Apr 14, 2009, 15:04)
Newb To Pro: "Linux is highly flexible and can
run under many different conditions. This section will give you a
basic understanding as to what is happening when a Linux system is
powered on and what Linux will do in order for it to become
functional to the end user."
Will Linux overtake Windows on netbooks? (Apr 14, 2009, 14:34)
DesktopLinux: "ABI Research predicts that Linux
and "alternative operating systems" (OSes) will overtake Windows XP
in netbook sales by 2012."
GNOME vs. KDE: The Final Smackdown (Apr 14, 2009, 14:04)
Linux Magazine: "Hello ladies and gentleman,
and welcome to the Linux Magazine Arena in beautiful downtown San
Francisco! We're here for tonight's main event; GNOME vs. KDE; The
Final Smackdown! I'd also like to welcome my co-commentator for
tonight's battle royale;Red Debuntu Volkersworth."
9 of the Best Free Linux Project Management Software (Apr 14, 2009, 13:04)
LinuxLinkx: "One notable omission from the list
below is Project.net. Whilst it is widely recognised as one of the
finest open source web-based project management software, it cannot
be used without the Oracle database, which isn't available under a
freely distributable license."
The slow brute zombies are back (Apr 14, 2009, 12:04)
That Grumpy BSD Guy: "Regular readers will
remember that late last year we saw a peculiar form of distributed
bruteforce attack on certain ssh servers."
Linux Powered Crunchpad Gets a Facelift (Apr 14, 2009, 09:04)
LinuxHaxor: "Tech blogger and entrepreneur
Michael Arrington of techcrunch, thought having a ~$200 touchscreen
tablet would be a great idea when you are tired of PC, laptop or
even your notebook."
Frugal Friday: Conficker, Terrorism, Sun, Debian BSD, Sourceforge (Apr 14, 2009, 04:34)
Tech Broiler: "Conficker Strikes,
Infrastructure Terrorism, Sun Microsystems, Debian BSD,
Upgrading Multiple Machines With approx (Apr 14, 2009, 03:04)
Tip of the Trade: "If you have multiple Debian
machines to administer, approx can help you get them updated and
upgraded more quickly and using less bandwidth. approx is an
archive/proxy server for Debian repositories, fetching packages on
demand and caching them locally."
Weekly Ten (4-13-2009): Wolverine Leaks, Sex and Lies, Build a Cheap Spycam (Apr 14, 2009, 01:34)
Tech Source From Bohol: "2. What the Wolverine
Leak Means for the Future of Piracy
Twentieth-Century Fox was the butt of a big prank this April Fool's
Day, when news broke that a copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine was
leaked onto the net."
Flames, Figures and FUD: What's the Score in the Netbook Arena? (Apr 14, 2009, 00:04)
Linux Blog Safari: "The claim: Windows has a 96
percent share, and Linux netbooks get returned to stores in droves.
Linux bloggers called it FUD, they called it propaganda, and some
called it completely unsurprising."