IT Management Linux News for Jul 23, 2008
CLI Magic: For Geek Cred, Try These One-liners (Jul 23, 2008, 22:45)
Linux.com: "...a one-liner is a set of commands
normally joined through a pipe (|). When joined by a pipe, the
command on the left passes its output to the command on the right.
Simple or complex, you can get useful results from a single line at
the bash command prompt."
OSCON: Open Source Database Study Has Obvious Results (Jul 23, 2008, 21:45)
InternetNews: "The biggest conclusion of the
EnterpriseDB open source database study is that PostgreSQL is the
open source database of choice for transactional applications. Not
a surprising conclusion given that EnterpriseDB is a sponsor of the
PostgreSQL project and has its own supported distributions of
Vector Linux SOHO 5.9 Deluxe -- Not Just For The Office (Jul 23, 2008, 21:00)
O'Reilly News: "For those not familiar with
Vector Linux it's a decade old distribution based on Slackware that
provides many of the user friendly tools and features offered by
the largest and most popular distributions. I've often compared the
Standard edition to Xubuntu with it's relatively lightweight Xfce
default desktop while the SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) edition
is comparable to Kubuntu, with a fully integrated KDE desktop."
Lazy Linux: 10 Essential Tricks for Admins (Jul 23, 2008, 19:45)
IBM Developerworks: "Trick 4: Getting back the
root password You forgot your root password. Nice work. Now you'll
just have to reinstall the entire machine. Sadly enough, I've seen
more than a few people do this. But it's surprisingly easy to get
on the machine and change the password. This doesn't work in all
cases (like if you made a GRUB password and forgot that too), but
here's how you do it in a normal case with a Cent OS Linux
Vista Adoption going no-where, IT considering Linux and Mac instead (Jul 23, 2008, 19:32)
Practical Technology: "KACE, a systems
management appliance company, announced that their recent survey of
IT administrators showed that 60 percent of them have no plans to
deploy Vista. That’s almost 10% more turning their backs on
Vista then in KACE’s last survey in November 2007."
Guide to Faster Ubuntu (Jul 23, 2008, 17:15)
Ubuntu Snippets "Optimize ubuntu boot sequence
by profiling it...This one time special boot may take more time
than ordinary boot. But during this boot ubuntu monitors file usage
and preloads those files during subsequent boots."
Video and Audio Broadcasts From OSCON (Jul 23, 2008, 17:00)
O'Reilly News: "At OSCON: Pia Waugh, President
of Software Freedom International; Jim Zemlin: The Mysterious Work
of the Linux Foundation; Larry Wall: Open Source as a Parenting
OSCON, Pt. 2.1: A Few Words With Mark Shuttleworth (Jul 23, 2008, 16:00)
InformationWeek: "What do you think about this
whole popular perception that Ubuntu is Linux?
"Mark Shuttleworth: It's actually an offensive idea to me. We
take the view that distributions should be humble in what they
claim they do. The reality is that we distribute Linux, and we're
at our best when we do that particular thing efficiently -- when we
most effectively celebrate the work of others."
Linux is Easier to Install Than XP (Jul 23, 2008, 15:30)
Practical Tech: "when I had to get a new PC in
a hurry, after one of my PCs went to the big bit-ranch in the sky
with a fried motherboard, the one I bought, a Dell Inspiron 530S
from my local Best Buy came pre-infected with Vista Home Premium.
Big deal. It took me less than an hour to install Linux Mint 5
Elyssa R1 on it."
Novell Turns ICE into Kablink (Jul 23, 2008, 11:00)
InternetNews: "The Kablink project is Novell's
effort to grow the market for open source collaboration solutions,
and chip away at the hold that Microsoft's Sharepoint commands
among small business users."
PC Vendors Want to Sell You Desktop Linux (Jul 23, 2008, 00:30)
Computerworld: "It used to be that finding a PC
with pre-installed Linux was harder than finding a needle in a
haystack. Now, though, all the major PC vendors are offering