Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 24, 2009
RMS comes under attack again (Sep 24, 2009, 23:36)
IT Wire: "It appears to be open season for
launching attacks on the head of the Free Software Foundation,
Richard Matthew Stallman, the man who is in large measure
responsible for the status that free and open source software
Open Letter to Mark Shuttleworth (Sep 24, 2009, 23:06)
Geek Feminism Blog: "...you referred to our
work in Linux as being "hard to explain to girls"."
Building Your Own Linux Kernel, part 1 (Sep 24, 2009, 22:36)
LinuxPlanet: "There are a lot of reasons to
customize your own Linux kernel: better performance, bugfixes, try
out new features, and earn valuable geekcreds. In this new series
Akkana Peck introduces us to the fundamental steps of building a
Free and Open Source 2D Animation Software for Linux (Sep 24, 2009, 22:06)
Tech Source From Bohol: "After featuring some
of the best Free and Open Source 3D animation software, it's time
to take a look at some 2D computer graphics program for Linux users
who are into creating two-dimensional models."
Mail relaying made simple with Postfix (Sep 24, 2009, 21:06)
Ghacks: "Have you installed the Postfix as an
easier to use, more secure alternative to Sendmail only to find
yourself having trouble with the old "unable to relay" errors? This
can be very frustrating and have you pulling out your hair in no
Ubuntu 9.10's New Wallpapers and More (Sep 24, 2009, 19:36)
Softpedia: "On October 1st, they will unveil
Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Beta and I bet everybody is wondering if
Canonical will actually change the user interface (read: skin it)
with a breathtaking one."
Tablets, Netbooks and Ultra Thins... Oh My!
(Sep 24, 2009, 19:06)
LinuxPR: Trinity Audio Group's awarding winning
Indamixx line of portable studio's partners with Renoise and Create
Digital Music to kick off this falls hottest song contest.
Using Eye-Fi Card on Linux (Sep 24, 2009, 16:45)
Linux Pro Magazine: "The Eye-Fi card is a nifty
solution for adding wireless capabilities to virtually any digital
camera, but it does have one serious drawback: the card relies on
proprietary software that runs only on Windows and Mac OS X."
HP CommunityLinux portal (Sep 24, 2009, 16:04)
The H Open: "CommunityLinux.org is a new portal
page aimed at enabling HP hardware users to share information about
running different distributions of Linux"
Linux reference focuses on system essentials (Sep 24, 2009, 14:34)
Desktop Linux: "O'Reilly Media has published
the sixth edition of Linux in a Nutshell, by Ellen Siever, Stephen
Figgins, Aaron Weber, Robert Love, and Arnold Robbins. The sixth
edition of the reference book boosts coverage of Linux system
essentials and newer technologies like virtualization and wireless,
Will Ubuntu 9.10 Work With Your PC? (Sep 24, 2009, 13:39)
WorksWithU: "It's the question thousands of
users will surely ask when Canonical debuts Ubuntu 9.10 in October:
"Will Ubuntu 9.10 work on my PC?" Canonical has developed testing
software to help you determine if your system will fully support
the new Ubuntu."
Synthesizing Voice From the Command Line (Sep 24, 2009, 13:02)
Linux Journal: "I don't do a lot of audio/video
stuff with my system, but the other day I had the urge to see if
there was some voice synthesis software available on Linux and it
turned out that I already had it installed: it's called
WikiCrowd: Lightweight Wiki for Collaborative Editing (Sep 24, 2009, 12:32)
Linxu Pro Magazine: "There are a few things
that set WikiCrowd apart from other wiki engines. Take, for
example, its installation procedure. WikiCrowd doesn't require any
database back-end, so you only need a machine with an Apache server
and PHP 5.2 for it."
The other 'new' Linux: Moblin (Sep 24, 2009, 12:02)
Cyber Cynic: "I really, really want to see what
Google has planned for us with its Chrome operating system, Intel
and the Linux Foundation isn't waiting around to see what they'll
do. Today, September 23rd, they and their partners, such as Dell
and Canonical, gave us a peek at Moblin 2.1."
GNOME 2.28 - the dawn of a new era (Sep 24, 2009, 03:02)
The H Online: "Version 2.28 sees the team
behind the GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix warming up
for version 3.0, scheduled for a March 2010 release. The current
release continues the tradition of dotting lots of i's and crossing
plenty of t's, but also brings a new broom to a few nooks and