Linux News for Jun 30, 2008
42 of the Best Free Linux Audio Software (Jun 30, 2008, 22:45)
Linux Links: "There is an extensive amount of
free audio software available on the Linux platform which is both
mature and sophisticated. In fact, Linux has all the tools needed
to be a serious contender in music production without a user having
to venture into the commercial software world. To provide an
insight into the quality of software that is available, we have
compiled a list of 42 high quality Linux audio applications,
covering a broad range of different uses. Most of the titles
included here are desktop applications sporting an attractive
front-end, although we have not forgotten console software."
Fight Phishing From The Unix Or Linux Command Line (Jun 30, 2008, 22:00)
Linux and Unix Menagerie: "First off, I'd like
to be clear that I am "not against SPAM." As annoying as it may be,
I don't begrudge anyone their right to send me a sales pitch, even
if that product is a complete scam and I didn't ask to be pitched.
I've been throwing stuff out that I get in my regular postal mail
since I've been able to throw stuff out..."
Zimbra Integration With Samba - Ubuntu Based (Jun 30, 2008, 21:15)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to
configure Zimbra Collaboration Server (ZCS) and Samba to act as a
primary domain controller (PDC) that uses LDAP as a centralized
database for authenticating users on Linux and Windows desktops. It
should enable you then to seamlessly integrate Zimbra into a
corporate network based on Open Source server software. You can
then use Zimbra Admin GUI to manage Samba accounts, groups and
Super Micro C2SBX+ Linux Review (Jun 30, 2008, 20:30)
Phoronix: "With Super Micro's focus on the
workstation and server markets, they do support Linux on a number
of their different motherboards. Among the Linux distributions they
support on different products include Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SuSE, and Fedora. We have already
used the Intel X48 Chipset on Linux (in fact, even before the
chipset officially made its debut) so we were not surprised when
the Super Micro C2SBX+ had worked flawlessly with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
In addition to the core functionality of this motherboard working
flawlessly with this Linux 2.6.24 kernel distribution -- even the
LM_Sensors support was first-rate."
11 Video Players for Linux - A Review (Jun 30, 2008, 19:45)
Echoes: "SMPlayer is a fully featured video
player built using the Qt 4 libraries. It basically plays anything,
including DVDs and ISO images, but it skipped the menus when
reading DVD ISOs. It's complete and it offers plenty configuration
options, including for subtitles and the interface itself, allowing
to choose the icon set and the style used. You can also configure
the language SMPlayer uses for its interface, including English,
Romanian, Polish, German and many other."
The Blessings of Synchronized Releases (Jun 30, 2008, 19:00)
Coccinella: "People believe the idea of
synchronized jumping to releases originates from Mark Shuttleworth.
People are wrong!"
NETGEAR Launches Open Source WGR614L Wireless-G Router (Jun 30, 2008, 18:15)
NixCraft: "Good news for all hackers. NETGEAR
launches Open Source edition of wireless-G router enabling Linux
developers, geeks, hackers and enthusiasts to create Firmware for
The End Of LUGRadio (Jun 30, 2008, 17:30)
jonobacon@home: "Today we announced that we
have decided to call it a day with LugRadio. Our last show will be
LugRadio Live UK 2008 on the 19th and 20th July 2008 at The
Lighthouse in Wolverhampton. We announced this in the latest
episode of LugRadio, Season 5 Episode 21 - go and have a listen to
the show to hear more."
Open source telephony new star at TV producer (Jun 30, 2008, 16:45)
TechWorld: "When TV production company
FremantleMedia Australia had an opportunity to move to IP telephony
during an office refurbishment, the open source Asterisk proved
itself to offer everything required and more for the 150-plus
2.6.26: almost there (Jun 30, 2008, 16:00)
Linux Foundation: "The current prepatch is
2.6.26-rc8; when he posted it, Linus said that it might just be the
last one. Given that this development cycle is smaller (in terms of
the amount of code merged), I had thought that it would come
together a little quicker; thus the “late June”
prediction which had appeared on the forecast pages. Well,
it’s late June, and we’re not there yet."
Featured Freeware: Wubi (Jun 30, 2008, 15:15)
Download Blog: "If you're looking for a safe
and easy way to test out the switch from Windows to Linux, Wubi
might be the program for you. Wubi's dialog interface requires
users to select a mere six options to install Ubuntu..."
Red Hat net profit rises, expects steady growth (Jun 30, 2008, 14:30)
Forbes: "Red Hat (nasdaq: RHT - news - people )
Inc, the world's largest publicly traded provider of Linux
software, reported Wednesday a quarterly profit that met Wall
Street expectations as its revenue grew 32 percent."
Top 10 Linux financial tools (Jun 30, 2008, 13:45)
Tech Republic: "Many people don’t realize
the wealth of applications that are available for Linux. I am asked
all the time about X and/or Y application on Windows and whether
there’s an equivalent on Linux. Most of the time the answer
Mot ships new Linux phones (Jun 30, 2008, 13:00)
Linux Devices: "Motorola has quietly started
shipping three new Linux-based "PDA" phones. Available now in
China, and also approved by the FCC for use in the U.S., the
MotoMing a1600 and a1800 are higher-end versions of the popular
a1200, while the a810 adds a lower-end Ming model."
Synchronize Directories with Komparator and Kdiff3 (Jun 30, 2008, 12:00)
Linux.com: "If you work some of the time on
your laptop and some of the time on your desktop box, making sure
that your work is updated on both machines is a must..."
A Second Look at Slitaz 1.0: Turns Out It Has a Lot of Potential (Jun 30, 2008, 10:30)
CLICK: "The extremely lightweight Swiss
GNU/Linux distribution Slitaz burst upon the scene in March of this
year promising to be easy on system resources yet possessing enough
power in the form of basic applications to actually get things
Ten Fantastic Keyboard Shortcuts in OpenOffice.org (Jun 30, 2008, 09:00)
Free Software Magazine: "A lot of software
users I meet seem to feel they are not using their software as
efficiently as they could. If that includes you, then listen
ATI Radeon HD 4850 Linux Performance (Jun 30, 2008, 07:30)
Phoronix: "Last week we exclusively shared the
steps AMD was taking to make an evolutionary leap in Linux support
with same-day support for their brand-new Radeon HD 4800 series,
Linux drivers shipping on the product CD, some manufacturers
showcasing Tux on the product packaging, and their proprietary
Linux driver reaching a feature parity with their Windows
How To Set Up DHCP Failover On Centos 5.1 (Jun 30, 2008, 04:30)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial will walk you
through setting up DHCP fail over on CentOS 5.1 using the default
ISC dhcp server, this can easily be adapted to any other Linux
distro out there..."