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Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 29, 2009

  • DropBox hits two million Windows, Mac and Linux users (Sep 29, 2009, 23:34)
    IT Wire: "DropBox is a solid example of how the cloud can bring efficiencies in this modern ultra-connected world. It's also a service that has genuinely changed my life for the better."

  • Weekly Ten: Free software is dead, Steal passwords, Top 10 Movie Sound Effects (Sep 29, 2009, 23:04)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Have you ever noticed that whenever animals appear in a film sequence that they are making a lot of noise? What many people don't realize is that the sound effects we hear in movies are usually added later and very often don't signify reality..."

  • Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2009.1 (Sep 29, 2009, 22:34)
    Howtoforge: "Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Mandriva 2009.1 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support."

  • Arguments For Patents for Business Methods and Software-Implemented Inventions - And Some Against (Sep 29, 2009, 22:04)
    Groklaw: "I asked if it would be possible for the law firm of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks to write an article defending business methods and software patents for Groklaw, and they were nice enough to agree to do it."

  • 9 of the Best Free Linux Groupware Software (Sep 29, 2009, 21:34)
    LinuxLinks: "In an organisation, productivity rests on the intranet, and a groupware or collaboration server is what helps to make the intranet productive. This type of software provides critical services like email and address books, and establish communication via instant messaging."

  • 3G-ready e-book reader boasts 8.1-inch display (Sep 29, 2009, 20:04)
    LinuxDevices: "Irex Technologies is readying a Linux-based electronic book (e-book) reader with an 8.1-inch, 1024 x 768 display. Based on Freescale's ARM11-based i.MX31, the Irex DR800SG communicates via the Verizon Wireless 3G network, supports the open ePub publishing standard, and offers built-in support for the Barnes & Noble eBookstore, says Irex."

  • 40 Years of Unix (Sep 29, 2009, 19:34)
    Cyber Cynic: "Unix is 40 years old. 1969, the summer of love for most, was the summer of not having enough computer resources for AT&T Bell Lab employees Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie."

  • Advanced Tips for Search-and-Replace in Linux (Sep 29, 2009, 18:34)
    LinuxPlanet: "With regular expressions you can perform some mighty fine-tuned search-and-replace in text files, such as changing all the US-style date references (09/22/09) to UK style,(22.09.2009). Juliet Kemp open her vast tips and tricks toolbag to share a number of useful and excellent examples."

  • F/OSS Marketing: Attracting Users AND Contributors (Sep 29, 2009, 14:04)
    pleia2's blog: "Now my talk focused on getting more people to contribute to F/OSS, in part, by attracting contributions from people who traditionally may not have been involved, more stay at home moms, professional usability experts, Joe the Plumber testing your point of sale project running on Linux."

  • Why Microsoft won't fight moblin (Sep 29, 2009, 13:04)
    Tech-no-media: "More interesting is the news released by Microsoft's Silverlight team that they will develop Silverlight 3 for Moblin. Unlike Moonlight that is a Novel sponsored open source rewrite of Silverlight available for all Linux distribution, this looks like a binary only package that will be developed directly by Microsoft and made available only for Moblin."

  • Pidgin store passwords in clear text!!!! (Sep 29, 2009, 12:04)
    Unixmen: "For pidgin users , there is a security issue regarding storing passwords in pidgin, so this program stores the passwords in archives .xml in clear text without any encryption."

  • Wine 1.1.30 released (Sep 29, 2009, 07:34)
    ItRunsOnLinux: "The Wine development release 1.1.30 is now available. With Wine it's possible to run Windows applications on top of Linux."

  • Installation guide for eGroupware on Ubuntu Server (Sep 29, 2009, 01:34)
    TechRepublic: "Although eGroupware is not the easiest to install, it doesn't come close to the complexity of installing Zimbra. And eGroupware has all of the features users and administrators would expect of a powerful groupware suite:"

  • Are Schools Giving Students The Wrong Idea About Technology? (Sep 29, 2009, 00:04)
    IT News today: "I am currently in college. The facility I attend is a popular on-line school with a preference to closed source standards, such as Microsoft Office and their closed source document format for Word. In fact, several assignments even require Internet Explorer"