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Linux News for Apr 29, 2008

  • ...On Scripting (Apr 29, 2008, 22:30)
    aseigo: "Whenever one creates something, the question 'who is my audience?' is pretty important..."

  • Will the "12:00 Flashers" Change Linux? (Apr 29, 2008, 21:00)
    Hardware 2.0: "I've long thought that part of the reason why Linux hasn't made much progress in terms of picking up novice users is that many distros suffers from a geek overload..."

  • Ubuntu on Windows: Wubi (Apr 29, 2008, 20:15)
    Datamation: "One of the signs of Ubuntu's soaring popularity is that the computer press enthusiastically credits the distribution with anything that happens to be new in its release..."

  • Effects of the Reiser Trial (Apr 29, 2008, 18:45)
    Roundup: A comprehensive look at the future of ReiserFS, and questions why a conviction of first degree murder (and not some lesser charge) was handed down despite the lack of physical evidence.

  • Open Source Big Names Helping Attract New Users (Apr 29, 2008, 18:00)
    ZDNet Asia: "Participation by big open source vendors is helping attract new interest in Linux user groups in Asia..."

  • Open Sore on Planet GNOME (Apr 29, 2008, 16:30)
    iTWire: "There is an air of disquiet again on Planet GNOME--and once again the reason behind it is the way the site is administered..."

  • Hardy Heron is Hardly a Snap (Apr 29, 2008, 15:45)
    Dev Connection: "Ubuntu is user-friendly and ready for the mass market, so this should be easy, right...?"

  • Negroponte vs. the Open-Source Fundamentalists (Apr 29, 2008, 15:00)
    Back of the Book: "But having looked at both sides, I think what it essentially boils down to is that geeks really, really don't like Microsoft..."

  • BT Bundles MS Office with Linux Laptop (Apr 29, 2008, 14:15)
    Register Hardware: "This week's award for the Most Astutely Selected Software Bundle goes to BT after the teleco tried to hook potential purchasers of Asus' Linux-running Eee PC 900 by offering to ship it with a copy of Microsoft Office..."

  • Jonathan Schwartz Has the Last Word on MySQL (Apr 29, 2008, 13:30)
    451 CAOS Theory: "It is perhaps fitting that the last word on the recent MySQL licensing row should belong to Sun's CEO, Jonathan Schwartz..."

  • How the Trial Will Go, Beginning [Today] (SCO v. Novell) (Apr 29, 2008, 12:45)
    Groklaw: "The trial in SCO v. Novell--which has morphed into exclusively Novell's counterclaims against SCO--begins [April 29], and the parties have filed a Joint Pretrial Stipulation and then an Amended one.

  • Update: Hans Reiser Guilty of First Degree Murder (Apr 29, 2008, 12:00)
    Wired: "Jurors found Linux programmer Hans Reiser guilty of first degree murder on Monday, concluding he killed his estranged wife in 2006. The verdict followed a nearly six-month trial and nearly three days of deliberation..." [Coverage of post-trial press conference added. -ed]

  • Linux Server Provisioning Aided by Open Source Tool (Apr 29, 2008, 12:00)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Brian McArthur, the director of technology at Advantage Professionals... wanted a better way to perform bare-metal installations on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server..."

  • Ulteo--My Digital Life Made Simple (Apr 29, 2008, 11:15)
    PolishLinux: "The purpose of the Beta1 Ulteo Application System is to feature what it can develop into in the nearest future, especially considering the Ulteo Online Desktop..."

  • Configuration Mania Aids Access to Some Firefox Settings (Apr 29, 2008, 10:30)
    Linux.com: "Firefox lets you tinker with many of its internal settings by entering about:config in the address bar..."

  • Alternative Root-Tail on your Desktop (Apr 29, 2008, 09:45)
    PolishLinux: "Sometimes, while working with a computer one may find it useful to view the content of a certain file, like a system log, or a report of a longer process..."

  • mod_compress: Lighttpd Gzip Compression To Improve Download and Browsing Speed (Apr 29, 2008, 09:00)
    nixCraft: "Gzip is the most popular and effective compression method. Most modern web browser supports and accepts compressed data transfer..."

  • Deploying and Tuning Django (Apr 29, 2008, 07:30)
    My Django: "In this article I'll share my experience for installing on this server Django with Apache mod_python, with memcached caching and lighttpd for serving static files..."

  • Zimbra--Your Open Source Mail Server (Apr 29, 2008, 06:00)
    bobcares: "Are you in the lookout for a good open source mail server...?"

  • The Perfect Server--Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server) (Apr 29, 2008, 04:30)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters..."

  • The Top 75 Open Source Security Apps (Apr 29, 2008, 03:00)
    eSecurityPlanet: "Since then, the area has continued to mature, and now we're back highlighting 75 of the most frequently downloaded open-source security applications..."

  • Kubuntu Hardy: Mildly Disappointing (Apr 29, 2008, 01:30)
    Newsvine: "Kubuntu Hardy has a lot of nice welcome features. First, there's a KDE 4 version, which packs the latest and greatest (but very unstable) desktop environment, as well as the default version with the rock solid KDE 3.5..."

  • Linux Install Too Complicated? Try a Vista Install (Apr 29, 2008, 00:00)
    Community: "Now, if this guide is the way to clean install Vista, then don't ever tell me that Windows users are unable to follow guides for Linux or *BSD installations..."