Linux News for Dec 27, 2006
Spidertools: Power Management for Ubuntu (Dec 27, 2006, 22:00)
"There are two methods of power management for your laptop; ACPI
and APM. APM or Advanced Power Management is the older of the two
and works with the BIOS of the computer. The disadvantage of APM is
that the BIOS functions and manages the power without any real
understanding of the operating system. The advantage is that it is
well supported by Linux distros."
NewLuna: In Search of a Win2k Replacement (Dec 27, 2006, 20:00)
" I'm a Windows 2000 user. I periodically review Linux
distributions in the search of a Win2k replacement. I have a few
PCs, and I plan on installing a Linux distro on all of them once I
find a suitable replacement for Win2k."
Search Open Source: 2006: A year of surprise Linux partnerships (Dec 27, 2006, 18:00)
"It has come to be expected. Linux and open source news in 2006
was a potpourri of topics that included Windows-Linux
interoperability, wild acquisitions and corporate spending sprees
and stories of enterprise-level companies buying into open source
and Linux en masse."
Wired News: 2006 Foot-in-Mouth Awards (Dec 27, 2006, 16:00)
"I want to squirt you a picture of my kids. You want to squirt
me back a video of your vacation. That's a software
DesktopLinux.com: Baby Linux steps (Dec 27, 2006, 14:00)
"So, you want to give Linux a try do you? Good for you! You'll
find that desktop Linux can work well and doesn't come with a tenth
of the security problems that makes using Windows such an
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Jeff Garzik's Linux Pages: 'Expires' website speed boost (Dec 27, 2006, 12:00)
"While admins and webmasters use HTTP headers such as
Last-Modified to influence how browsers and proxy caches cache
their content, many are unaware of how caching logic functions
"under the hood", and as a result, many are unaware of a secret
weapon in the webmasters toolbox: the Expires header."
The Beez' Speaks: Benchmarking (Dec 27, 2006, 09:00)
"Every now and then the question pops up: "Why is 4tH so slow".
Well, 4tH isn't slow. It's twice as fast as Python and outruns most
other C-based Forth compilers with the obvious exception of
DesktopLinux.com: The well-tempered Debian desktop (Dec 27, 2006, 05:00)
"Responding to my comments that an install of a Sarge desktop on
my old Thinkpad left me less than impressed, several readers
admonished me for not installing Etch. I've now done an Etch
install on the same Thinkpad I recently used for evaluating seven
single-CD distros, and this article explains what I did and how it
Enterprise Networking Planet: Linux in 2006: June is Busting Out All Over (Dec 27, 2006, 03:00)
"I apologize for sounding like a typical lame pundit, but 2006
was the Year of Linux. I never said that before—I was waiting
until it became true."
Fedora News: Announcing the Fedora 6 Zod live CD and live CD tools (Dec 27, 2006, 01:00)
"I'm pleased to announce the first official Fedora live CD."