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Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 29, 2009

  • Mozilla's SeaMonkey 2.0 Exits Cryptobiosis (Oct 29, 2009, 22:54)
    The Register: "In the world of modern browsers, SeaMonkey is no shrimp. It's the spiritual successor to the Netscape Communicator of yore, when things like newsgroup support, email, an IRC client, and HTML editing were all baked into the browser."

  • Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.2 - KDE 4.3 Experience (Oct 29, 2009, 20:07)
    openSUSE News: "The KDE 4 experience in openSUSE has been enhanced daily, and while the desktop environment itself has matured significantly since the last release, there has been a constant focus to provide an outstanding delivery of it in openSUSE 11.2."

  • Ubuntu Linux 9.10 'Karmic Koala' Starts Its Climb (Oct 29, 2009, 19:31)
    InternetNews: "Faster boot times, cloud services, more software and fewer 'paper cuts' get packed into the latest Linux release."

  • The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.4 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2] (Oct 29, 2009, 18:39)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.4 server (x86_64) that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters."

  • Novell's Chief Marketing Officer Hints At Linux Desktop Moves (Oct 29, 2009, 16:34)
    The VAR Guy: "Dragoon, who also serves as Novell's channel chief, wrote a column on Forbes.com. In it, Dragoon declares consumers will be the big winners in the operating system battles between Apple, Google, Microsoft and Linux."

  • Many open-sourcers back an Oracle takeover of MySQL (Oct 29, 2009, 15:46)
    ComputerWorld: "A number of influential members of the open-source community are raising their voices about Oracle Corp.'s pending takeover of the open source MySQL database."

  • Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware (Oct 29, 2009, 14:13)
    Phoronix: "For the testing in this article we pulled out an aging laptop and ran a set of tests across Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04, and the latest Ubuntu 9.10 snapshot."

  • 11 Most Popular Open Source Softwares Of All Time (Oct 29, 2009, 13:31)
    Smashing Apps: "Today we are listing here 11 Most Popular Open Source Softwares Of All Time in which most of them are cross-platform."

  • Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7 (Oct 29, 2009, 12:48)
    Cyber Cynic: "Now that Windows 7 and Snow Leopard are both out and Ubuntu 9.10 is all but out, it's time to revisit which one is the easiest to upgrade."

  • PacketFence 1.8.5 Released (Oct 29, 2009, 12:17)
    PacketFence: "The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.8.5. PacketFence is a fully supported, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system."

  • Webopedia Term of the Day: OpenDocument Format (Oct 29, 2009, 09:33)
    Webopedia: "An open file format enables users of varying office suites to exchange documents, such as text-based documents, spreadsheets, charts, or databases, freely with one another."

  • Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Review (Oct 29, 2009, 03:09)
    Desktop Linux Reviews: "Ubuntu Linux 9.10 is a Live CD release so you don't need to install it to check it out. Just download it and then boot into the CD and you can experience it on your system."

  • X.Org Development Discussion Continues (Oct 29, 2009, 01:41)
    Phoronix: "In late September there was a call by Peter Hutterer for a new X.Org release process that consisted of a six-month release cycle for the X Server, all development work to be done in feature branches and not Git master, and a three-stage development cycle."