IT Management Linux News for Dec 30, 2008
Great Linux Innovations Of 2008 (Dec 30, 2008, 22:47)
Phoronix: "Among the innovations named this
year were KDE 4, NetworkManager 0.7, new hardware companies
standing behind open-source support, and the Video Decode and
Presentation API for Unix."
Will 2009 Be Open or Closed? (Dec 30, 2008, 21:17)
Linux Journal: "Instead, I'd like to discuss a
matter that is related to these larger questions, but which
focusses on issues particularly germane to Linux Journal: will 2009
be a year in which openness thrives, or one in which closed
thinking re-asserts itself?"
25C3: Dan Kaminsky Invokes DNSSEC (Dec 30, 2008, 19:02)
Linux Magazine: "Dan Kaminsky, front man of the
DNS attacks band the middle of 2008, has delivered a retrospective
at the 25th annual Chaos Communication Congress (25C3) on the
background and process of DNS vulnerability. But he also set his
sights on the future. And outside-the-box thinker Dan J. Bernstein
also had a thing or two to say."
Windows to Unix With PuTTY and Xming (Dec 30, 2008, 16:03)
Tip of the Trade: "Using PuTTY (the best
Windows SSH client going) and Xming (a free X Window server for
Windows) enables you to log in from a Windows box to your Unix box,
and then run an X session remotely."
Hands-on Linux: New versions of Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE Push the Envelope (Dec 30, 2008, 02:33)
Computerworld: "When you're talking Linux,
three big names always pop up: Canonical's Ubuntu, Novell's
openSUSE and Red Hat's Fedora. Ubuntu has ridden a groundswell of
both consumer and commercial support to its current ranking as the
most popular Linux distribution."
10 Linux Predictions for 2009 (Dec 30, 2008, 01:03)
Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "Everyone wants to know
what's going to happen in the new year as if anyone can accurately
predict these things. However, one can deduce, with reasonable
accuracy, that there will be innovations that are designed to get
our attention. This is my list of Linux-oriented predictions for