Linux News for Aug 28, 2008
gscan2pdf - Scan Multiple Documents, Import Images to PDF & DjVu (Aug 28, 2008, 23:01)
SUSE & openSUSE: "gscan2pdf is a simple but
a very efficient GUI to scan documents of multiple pages and
convert them into PDFs or DjVu format. You can also import images
from image files into PDF files and vice versa."
Local User Management in FreeNAS (Aug 28, 2008, 22:31)
Packt: "In general, once the FreeNAS server is
configured and running, it doesn't really need much attention, it
should just work. However, there are lots of different features
which can be configured. In this article by Gary Sims, we will see
how user management is done in FreeNAS."
Developing For the Embedded Linux Nokia N810 (Aug 28, 2008, 22:01)
IBM Developerworks: "The N810 is an embedded
handheld system with an 800x480 display. It has Bluetooth,
wireless, and USB connections. The underlying kernel is a 2.6.21
Linux® kernel, adapted for the hardware."
Running A File- And Print-Server With eBox On Ubuntu 8.04 Server (Aug 28, 2008, 21:31)
HowtoForge: "This article shows how to run a
file- and print-server for small and medium enterprises (SME) on
one single Ubuntu 8.04 server. It is very easy to set up, and
management is done with an easy-to-use web interface called eBox so
once the system is set up, you can forget about the command line.
eBox was developed to administrate advanced services for corporate
Some News is Good News--Online Coaches Will Help Shape $5 Million Ideas
(Aug 28, 2008, 21:01)
Michael Tiemann's blog: "Fifty coaches are
standing by online to help innovative thinkers apply for the Knight
News Challenge, a $5 million-a-year contest to move journalism into
the 21st Century. The coaches-made up of past jurors and
winners-will give News Challenge hopefuls a better chance of
winning up to $5 million in prizes annually. They also hope to
attract a more diverse range of ideas."
List of Email Clients Available in Ubuntu Linux (Aug 28, 2008, 20:31)
Ubuntu Geek: "An e-mail client, aka Mail User
Agent (MUA), aka e-mail reader is a frontend computer program used
to manage e-mail."
Intel Acquires Mobile OSS Firm OpenedHand--Advances Moblin (Aug 28, 2008, 20:01)
OStatic: "Intel is pushing forward with its
Moblin mobile Internet and Linux project, focused on mobile and
automotive Internet devices based on Atom processors."
Video: Common Mistakes to Avoid When You�re Installing Linux Software (Aug 28, 2008, 19:31)
TechRepublic: "Linux neophytes can still
stumble over common tasks, like installing new software. In this IT
Dojo video, I discuss common mistakes people make when they're
trying to add new Linux software."
Viewing the Night Sky with Linux, Part I: KStars (Aug 28, 2008, 19:01)
LinuxPlanet: "Do you ever look up at the sky
and wonder about it? Your Linux desktop has lots of astronomy
programs that can help you explore the night sky. This article will
start with the one that's easiest to use: KStars."
This is the Year of the Linux Desktop Breakout (Aug 28, 2008, 18:31)
Zemlin's Blog: "Declaring victory for the Linux
desktop at the end of the day will based upon looking at market
penetration of Linux based clients vs. Windows and other operating
systems. I believe this is still the best measure but we may
finally be able to declare this year the breakout of the Linux
Mesa releases version 7.1 (Aug 28, 2008, 18:01)
Volatile Int: "On the 26th of August, Mesa
released the 7.1 version of their open-source implementation of the
OpenGL library. This is a development release, and warns that users
focused on stability should go for the 7.0.4 release instead (or
wait for 7.2)."
Cisco's Buyout of PostPath: It Ain't About Microsoft (Aug 28, 2008, 17:31)
The VAR Guy: "Cisco's $215 million acquisition
of PostPath, for instance, speaks volumes about where John Chambers
is taking the networking giant. Some folks say it's a direct attack
against Microsoft Exchange."
Quebec Government Sued for Buying Microsoft Software (Aug 28, 2008, 17:01)
Yahoo News: "Quebec's open-source software
association is suing the provincial government, saying it is giving
preferential treatment to Microsoft Corp. by buying the company's
products rather than using free alternatives."
What The Veoh Decision Means For YouTube And Others (Aug 28, 2008, 16:31)
Tech Crunch: "In a nutshell, here's what we
learned today: If you take reasonable precautions against
copyrighted materials on your service, you may be ok."
Open Source is Dead, Long Live Open Source (Aug 28, 2008, 16:01)
451 CAOS Theory: "A couple of articles have
been published recently that point to a growing
realisation/admission about the role that open source will play in
the future of enterprise software."
Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts (Aug 28, 2008, 15:31)
Computerworld UK: "On it was a differentiation
between proprietary software; free software and open source
software. Naturally I asked the presenter for clarification of the
terms as I was a little confused. He was unable to clarify..."
Password Stealing Worm Catches NASA Napping: Houston, we have a virus. (Aug 28, 2008, 15:25)
Internet News: "You'd think the United States'
space agency, which conducts highly sensitive research and has had
its servers hacked before would be extremely thorough about
computer security, but that does not appear to be the case. A worm
that steals online gamers' user names and passwords has been
running rampant on laptops on the International Space Station
How Windows Vista is Turning People to Linux (Aug 28, 2008, 15:01)
IT Wire: "One reason for this is, with equal
certainty, the mess that is Windows Vista. Here's how it's actively
driving new interest in Linux."
Brazil: An Emerging Market Faces Challenges (Aug 28, 2008, 14:31)
CNet: "... some estimates show as many as 18 or
19 out of every 20 machines sold with Linux ultimately are
converted to some form of Windows."
A Real Space Oddity Arrives at PC Pro (Aug 28, 2008, 14:01)
PC Pro: "You may remember that, some time ago,
I blogged about an interesting little computer curio called the
Space Cube. Quite simply, it’s one of the smallest PCs in the
world, with each side measuring around 2 inches square."
The Problem With Open-source Revenue Models (Aug 28, 2008, 13:31)
The Open Road: "Open-source vendors start
making money from their customer base precisely at the point that
the customer base is least likely to renew."
New Low-Cost Ubuntu Linux-Equipped Dell PCs and Laptops Arriving (Aug 28, 2008, 13:01)
Practical Technology: "While we’re still
waiting for Dell to roll-out its Inspiron 910 mini-notebook, Dell
had just announced, on August 27th, that it is now selling two more
desktops and two more laptops that will come pre-installed with
ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Review (Aug 28, 2008, 12:31)
Phoronix: "In this article we are providing our
first look at the Eee PC 901 along with a few bits of information
and sharing some of our plans for the Eee Linux testing in the near
Cisco Buys PostPath, Targets Microsoft Exchange (Aug 28, 2008, 12:01)
Linux.com: "PostPath is best known as a drop-in
replacement for Microsoft Exchange. Unlike other would-be Exchange
competitors Scalix and Lotus Domino/Notes, which use a
Outlook-compatible Mail Application Programming Interface (MAPI) on
the client PC, PostPath actually reverse-engineered Microsoft's
MAPI and Active Directory (AD) protocols. This means that, from the
network and Windows PC's viewpoint, PostPath actually appears to be
an Exchange server."
Linux Security Idiots (Aug 28, 2008, 11:31)
Computerworld: "There are some Linux system
administrators out there who should be glad, very glad, they don't
work for me because I'd be firing them today."
Three Ways That Open Source Could Benefit from Business 101 (Aug 28, 2008, 10:31)
OStatic: ""...Open source does not need
consolidation. Open source needs product managers." Product
managers, of course, drive improvements in commercial and
proprietary software products, and listen carefully to what
Really Big Things (Aug 28, 2008, 09:01)
Linux Magazine: "How does one manage really big
clusters? Perhaps nature can give us a clue."
Unix and Linux Online Language Translation Script (Aug 28, 2008, 07:31)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie:"This week's
start-off Linux/Unix bash shell script is a follow up to our
previous online dictionary shell script and Thesaurus shell script.
I was thinking of doing the online Encyclopedia today, but, for
some reason, I got sidetracked on The BabelFish Language
Acetoneiso2 - A Full Feature Rich Image/ISO Tool For openSUSE (Aug 28, 2008, 06:01)
SUSE & openSUSE: "AcetoneISO2 will let You
mount typical proprietary images formats of the Windows world such
as ISO BIN NRG MDF IMG and is more than a simple ISO mount
VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB (Aug 28, 2008, 04:31)
Phoronix: "With our initial CrossFire for Linux
article we had delivered benchmarks from the Radeon HD 4850 and
Radeon HD 4870, now though we are delivering the first Radeon HD
4870 X2 benchmarks under Ubuntu Linux."
Perl Script To Reverse HTML With BDO on Linux and Unix (Aug 28, 2008, 03:01)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: " I realize that
my view is biased heavily by living on American soil, but I can't
remember, for the life of me, the last time I came across a Hebrew
web page. And by Hebrew, I mean the whole reading from right to
left thing. I probably wouldn't even understand it if I recognized
it when I saw it ;) It did remind me however, that HTML 4.0
introduced a tag to deal with just that sort of translation."
Linux Portal Reimbursed User for MS Windows License from Lenovo (Aug 28, 2008, 01:31)
AbcLinuxu.cz: "Lenovo ČR required a non-disclosure agreement to be signed that would cover the entire negotiations with the company and its results for the compensation to be effected."
10 Things You Should Know About Networking Two Buildings (Aug 28, 2008, 00:31)
TechRepublic: "#1: Wireless may not be the best