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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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..."