Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 27, 2009
Linux Incorporated (Oct 27, 2009, 23:16)
Cyber Cynic: "I've known for ages that Linux
had migrated from enthusiasts to big business. It wasn't until this
weekend's Florida Linux Show, where I spoke on desktop Linux, that
I realized how fully Linux has become part of the IT
GRUB 1.97 Released (Oct 27, 2009, 22:41)
It runs on Linux: "Among a long list of
improvements, GRUB 1.97 includes support for booting the kernels of
FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD."
ATI R600/700 3D Support In Fedora 12 (Oct 27, 2009, 21:06)
Phoronix: "Fedora 12 provides "out of the box"
support for kernel mode-setting with ATI R600/700 series graphics
hardware, but it does not provide 3D acceleration by default. Red
Hat's X developers have made it very easy to enable this 3D
Can Ubuntu Become the Default Alternative to Windows? (Oct 27, 2009, 20:13)
InternetNews: "With more than 8 million users,
Ubuntu Linux is among the most popular Linux distributions. As new
Linux release nears, founder Mark Shuttleworth explains his
company's plan for profitability."
How To Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On Ubuntu 9.04 (Oct 27, 2009, 19:26)
HowtoForge: "This guide explains how to set up
WebDAV with Apache2 on an Ubuntu 9.04 server."
Why Desktop Market Share Shouldn�t be Linux�s Priority (Oct 27, 2009, 18:49)
Terminal Variant Blog: "Let's forget the
statistics for now. We all know Microsoft has the largest market
share, followed by Apple. Let's just leave it at that. They both
have their shortcomings in different areas and so does Linux. It's
up to us, as the Linux community to work on our own."
Open Source Identity: Ruby on Rails Creator David Heinemeier Hansson (Oct 27, 2009, 18:07)
CIO: "Five years on and Rails is now used in
production for many high-profile Web sites, including Twitter and
Yellowpages.com and is available for most modern operating
Leeenux Linux Released (Oct 27, 2009, 17:11)
Eee PC: "Leeenux Linux is an operating system
for netbooks, mainly for ASUS Eee PC with 7" screen, but works on
all netbooks that have Intel graphics."
Review: GNOME SlackBuild 2.26.3 for Slackware 13.0 (Oct 27, 2009, 15:51)
DistroWatch: "There are three well-known GNOME
distributions for Slackware: Dropline GNOME, GWARE and GSB (GNOME
SlackBuild). Despite the similarity in name to SlackBuilds.org, GSB
does not simply provide build scripts - it includes a complete set
of Slackware binary packages for GNOME."
Ubuntu 9.10 Launch: October 29
(Oct 27, 2009, 14:07)
ZDNet Blogs: "Today Canonical announces the
upcoming release of Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop and Server Edition, the
latest version of the popular Linux desktop distribution. Ubuntu
9.10 will be available for free download on Thursday 29
Symbian Kernel Open Source Release and Tanenbaum (Oct 27, 2009, 13:58)
Harald Welte's blog: "While any open source
release of formerly proprietary software is something I warmly
welcome, I doubt that it will take of as an actual open source
Linux - T + 180 days (Oct 27, 2009, 13:39)
Blog of helios: "We looked back 6 months and
chose 10 of our Linux computer recipients and spoke with them
individually. More to the point, we presented them with a series of
OSI and White House agree on open source benefits, platforms (Oct 27, 2009, 12:48)
OSI: "To me, the bottom line of all of this is
that the Obama administration recognizes that information
technology in the public sector can be, and should be, a two-way
Linux Friendly Audiobooks (Oct 27, 2009, 07:29)
Berkeley Linux Users Group: "There are some
really great options for DRM free audiobooks that work great on
Linux and Android. I will discuss two: one being a store like
Audible (but without the restrictions) and another a project that
creates public domain audiobooks of Novels no longer in
Linux in Your Hand; from Geeks Only to Mass Market
(Oct 27, 2009, 06:09)
ZDnet Blogs: "I am pleased to now see that
smartphone operating systems based on Linux look to be the most
powerful, customizable, flexible, and consumer friendly of all
platforms we see in the market."
Will the real 'new' features in Windows 7 please stand up
(Oct 27, 2009, 04:36)
TechRepublic Blogs: "This one is a big one. Bit
Locker (Only available in the Ultimate edition) basically allows
you to encrypt your entire drive for added security. Umm... Ubuntu
Linux has had this starting with 9.04."
Ubuntu 9.10: Chroot Jail for FTP (Oct 27, 2009, 01:38)
BeginLinux: "One concern when users FTP into
your server, is that by default users who have accounts can roam
your server to view contents of files."