Linux News for Dec 27, 2007
Thank You For the Code (Dec 27, 2007, 23:30)
iTWire: "There are a total of 21,652 packages
installed on my home workstation, an AMD64 single core processor
box which has been in use since March 2006. It runs the testing
stream of Debian. That's a lot of code, all of it free as in
There's More to Linux than Ubuntu (Dec 27, 2007, 22:45)
The Tech and Other Cents: "Recently I got to
read more and more stories about Linux in general (at least that
what it was insinuated by the name of the article) where term
'Linux' is quite replaced by Ubuntu..."
The Year the GPL Went to War (Dec 27, 2007, 22:00)
SD Times: "But in hindsight, the significance
of 2007 may well be that the GPL finally grew some teeth..."
Microsoft Shows Linux Some Dual-Boot Love with Windows (Dec 27, 2007, 21:15)
Softpedia: "Of course that Microsoft did little
more than to protect its own interests with the Novell partnership,
leaning hard on open source customers in order to tip them in the
direction of intellectual property assurance agreements..."
Building A Linux Music Studio (Dec 27, 2007, 20:30)
LinuxPlanet: "There are all kinds of great
digital recording gear, from tiny portable recorders to
multi-channel mixer-recorders with CD burners, and Linux has a
wealth of good-quality audio recording and editing programs..."
A Quasi-Comprehensive Look at Open Source in 2007 [Parts 1 & 2] (Dec 27, 2007, 20:30)
The Open Road: "I think you, like I, will be
shocked by just how much happened in 2007..."
War Rages on Over Microsoft's OOXML Plans (Dec 27, 2007, 20:00)
ZDNet Australia: "What is it about Microsoft's
proposed OOXML standard that has boffins hurling death threats at
each other? Brett Winterford investigates..."
SCO, NASDAQ Part Ways (Dec 27, 2007, 19:30)
Roundup: "There are only so many times you can
cheat the reaper..." With Groklaw's coverage.
Top Five Open Source Stories Of 2007 (Dec 27, 2007, 19:00)
InformationWeek: "It's been a landmark year for
open source, and in so many different ways that even a casual
survey of the year's events will range far and wide..."
NVIDIA 2007 Linux Year in Review (Dec 27, 2007, 18:15)
Phoronix: "Now in our third year of doing this,
it's time to see how NVIDIA's binary driver has panned out over the
Editors' Retrospective--Linux Devices in 2007 (Dec 27, 2007, 17:30)
LinuxDevices: "Of the approximately 1,200
stories we published this year, these were the most important, in
Bruce Almighty: Schneier Preaches Security to Linux Faithful (Dec 27, 2007, 16:45)
Computerworld Australia: "Internationally
renowned security guru, Bruce Schneier, will be encouraging
technologists at linux.conf.au to take a lesson from Luke
Skywalker, and 'feel the force' a little more when it comes to
Mozilla Aims to Weave a New Web (Dec 27, 2007, 16:00)
internetnews.com: "Most Web browser users
typically save their preferences and bookmarks locally. A new
effort from Mozilla, called 'Weave,' may change that using a
browser-integrated set of hosted online services..."
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 Updated (Dec 27, 2007, 15:15)
Debian: "This update mainly adds corrections
for security problems to the stable release, along with a few
adjustment to serious problems..."
'The $100 Laptop' Now a $600 eBay Item (Dec 27, 2007, 14:30)
USA Today: "So why did people pay as much as
$600 for them on eBay, when that kind of money is enough to buy a
much more powerful machine...?"
Accelerate Plone with Varnish (Dec 27, 2007, 13:00)
Bitubique: "This tutorial highlight the
necessary steps to configure Varnish and lighttpd to serve your
Plone site. The primary benefit is that you can tremendously
improve performance of your Plone..."
Simple, Fast Administration with Webmin (Dec 27, 2007, 09:00)
Linux.com: "Linux has so many tools, settings,
parameters, and configuration files to learn that administering
your box can be a challenge..."
Creating Encrypted FTP Backups With duplicity And ftplicity On Debian Etch (Dec 27, 2007, 05:00)
HowtoForge: "When you rent a dedicated server
nowadays, almost all providers give you FTP backup space for your
server on one of the provider's backup systems..."
Python LDAP Applications: Part 3 (Dec 27, 2007, 01:00)
Packt: "In this article we will see some more
LDAP operations such as add operation, delete operation etc. Then
we will take a look at LDAP URL Library..."