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Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 29, 2010

  • Installation of OpenSIPS 1.6 (Jan 29, 2010, 23:33)
    Packt: "It is very important to install OpenSIPS correctly from the source code. It can be installed much faster from the Debian packages or using the apt-get utility. However, installation from the source code is much more flexible as it allows you to select the modules to be compiled."

  • How to Find and Clean up Duplicate Files in Ubuntu Linux (Jan 29, 2010, 23:03)
    Tech Source: "If you are like me who have accumulated thousands of audio, movies, and other files over the years, it is not unusual to have tons and tons of duplicate contents that are scattered throughout the hard drive."

  • Google wants to see client addresses in DNS queries (Jan 29, 2010, 22:33)
    ars Technica: "Late Wednesday evening, Google employees posted an "Internet-Draft" outlining proposed changes to the DNS protocol that allow authoritative DNS servers to see the addresses of clients."

  • Introducing TermBuilder - a Linux command line generator (Jan 29, 2010, 22:03)
    TuxRadar: "This is TermBuilder, an easy-to-use script that helps newbies form Linux terminal commands by selecting from options in their web browser. To get started, all you have to do is select one of the command options from the selection box below, and click Add."

  • Signage computer sports 46-inch display (Jan 29, 2010, 21:33)
    LinuxDevices: "Axiomtek announced a digital signage computer that includes a 46-inch display and a choice of Celeron or Core 2 Duo processors. The DSA-146 features a removable CPU board, an optional motion detection sensor, a Mini PCI Express expansion slot, 1GB of DDR3 RAM..."

  • Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS Is Available for Download (Jan 29, 2010, 21:03)
    Softpedia: "Dear Ubuntu 8.04 users, Steve Langasek announced a few minutes ago the fourth maintenance release of the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) operating system, which (in case you forgot) is supported with maintenance updates and security fixes until April 2011 on desktops, and April 2013 on servers."

  • Stupidware (Jan 29, 2010, 18:03)
    Ian's Thoughts: "There are many ways to write good software but the best software begins with a good set of options. Among those options, in my opinion, should be a setting to turn off "needless, idiotic prompts that serve no purpose other than to waste our time"."

  • Data Recovery in the event of your Death (Jan 29, 2010, 17:33)
    Debian Tutorials: "It's a scary thought. Computers have completely usurped pencil and paper. We all store our precious family pictures and important data on our computers and some of us go the extra step of securing this data from prying eyes through encryption, obscurity or at least strong passwords."

  • Tech Comics: "Geeks and the iPad" (Jan 29, 2010, 17:18)
    Tech Comics: A huge suitcase filled with books?

  • MSI ready to launch iPad alternative (Jan 29, 2010, 17:03)
    IT World: "So we get it, a lot of you are underwhelmed by the iPad. But there's much more to the tablet world than Apple's latest creation. According to Digitimes (via Engadget), MSI's 10" tablet is coming during the second half of 2010. But will you Doubting Thomases be any happier with this offering?"

  • How-To: Install Finch 2.5.6 in Debian Lenny (Jan 29, 2010, 16:33)
    TuxArena: "Finch is a powerful text user interface instant messaging client based on libpurple, and it comes included in the Pidgin source, the popular GNOME IM client. Finch supports various protocols, including AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and IRC."

  • New Mozilla Email Is Easier to Use, But Not Easy Enough (Jan 29, 2010, 15:03)
    Wall Street Journal: "Now, Mozilla is trying for another win, with a new, overhauled version of the companion email program for Firefox, called Thunderbird. Unlike Firefox, Thunderbird never really caught on, partly because it was too complicated."

  • iPad Hype Hangover Follows Buzz Binge (Jan 29, 2010, 14:03)
    Internetnews: "The glow is starting to fade a bit following Apple's splashy unveiling of its still-to-be-shipped iPad tablet. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the highly anticipated device at an event that lit up the twittersphere, blogosphere and innumerable Web sites that reported it both as breaking news and with live-blogging accounts."

  • Further control of Linux files with ACL (Jan 29, 2010, 13:33)
    Ghacks: "If you read my article “Get to know Linux: File permissions” you know that it’s possible, out of the box, to control who can access a file and what they can do with it. This helps to make Linux a fairly secure system. But did you know you can take even further control of that system with the help of Access Control Lists?"

  • Could open source abandon the Google train? (Jan 29, 2010, 12:33)
    The Open Road: "As arguably the world's largest open-source company, Google has a big stake in maintaining its place at the heart of the open-source ecosystem. Recent events, however, suggest that Google can't rest on its laurels if it wants to secure the hearts and minds of open-source developers."

  • Publication of Second Issue - International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (Jan 29, 2010, 10:33)
    IFOSSLR: "The Editorial Committee of the International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSS L. Rev.) is proud to announce the immediate availability of the publication's second issue. IFOSS L. Rev. is a peer-reviewed biannual legal review..."

  • Mandriva Brazil launches its brand new website (Jan 29, 2010, 09:03)
    Mandriva press release: Mandriva, Europe's leading Linux publisher, announced today the launch of its brand new website for its Brazil' subsidiary: www.mandriva.com/br

  • Privacy Bill Nears Introduction in House (Jan 29, 2010, 06:03)
    eSecurityPlanet: "The House Democrat heading up the push for legislation that would set new online privacy safeguards that could dramatically reshape Internet marketing said he plans to introduce the bill shortly, with several Republicans likely signed on as co-sponsors."

  • Ubuntu: More Bugs than Ever? (Jan 29, 2010, 04:33)
    cheesemedia: "If you’re a frequent Ubuntu user chances are you’ve heard of people suggesting that Ubuntu has gotten decidedly buggy and broken, with even The Register commenting on the lack of polish in Ubuntu 9.10."

  • Tagging the Noosphere (Jan 29, 2010, 03:03)
    Standards Blog: "With the advent of the Internet and the Web, though, de Chardin's noosphere seemed to have become real rather than abstract. With so much accessible so easily to so many, the philosopher's vision of the noosphere as the foundation for the next evolutionary step of the cosmos seemed plausible..."

  • Labels with PostScript::MailLabels Getting Started (Jan 29, 2010, 01:33)
    Worldlabel: "Alan Jackson’s PostScript::MailLabels is a Perl utility to automate production of high-quality label layouts. it is designed to be useful to Perl scripters, who can easily incorporate high-quality PostScript output into their scripts, but the scripts included in the base package are, themselves, an easy-to-use set of command-line tools for label printing."