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Linux News for Nov 29, 2008

  • Interview with Jokosher maintainer Laszlo Pandy (Nov 29, 2008, 20:02)
    Footnotes: "In this first in what I hope will be a series of interviews about linux multimedia I talk with Laszlo Pandy, the leading force behind audio editing application Jokosher. In addition to talking about Jokosher itself and Laszlo's involvement we also will talk about the general state of Linux multimedia."

  • Ubuntu TIP: Automating Package Installation � apt-get to the rescue (Nov 29, 2008, 16:33)
    Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "Have you ever had to reinstall your ubuntu installation, and then bear the pain of manually installing the applications you've come to love (i mean use :)) everyday? If yes, then cheer up buddy, because all you really need is some magic (read scripting), some typing and spend some time digging the package names of your favourite applications."

  • Obtaining Alfresco Web Content Management (WCM) (Nov 29, 2008, 16:02)
    Packt: "In 2007, Alfresco released its formal web content management functionality that added features most people expect when they think of a Web Content Management (WCM) offering, including templating, site preview, snapshots, virtualization, and deployment."

  • Spice up Your System with Open Source Fonts (Nov 29, 2008, 14:02)
    Linutop: "Fonts are like candies: you can never get enough of them. So if you are getting tired of the fonts that come with your system, here is a hand-picked collection of a few open source fonts that deserve a closer look."

  • Wordpress Plugin To Subvert Chinese Keyword Blocks (Nov 29, 2008, 12:02)
    17Lamp.net: "Last year, Ryan McLaughlin at DaoByDesign came up with a plugin called Censortive, which replaces sensitive keywords in Wordpress blog posts with image equivalents, thereby avoiding keyword blocks like those mentioned in the last post. At the time, though, Chinese language support was problematic."

  • LOL With Funny Linux Man Pages (Nov 29, 2008, 10:02)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Are you feeling a little down lately? Why not open a Linux terminal and read some man pages. Well, not those man pages that can sometimes make our head spin. I'm talking about the funny man pages that will make you laugh out loud."

  • Quick And Easy Local Filesystem Troubleshooting For SUSE Linux (Nov 29, 2008, 08:02)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today we're going to take a look at some quick and easy ways to determine if you have a problem with your local filesystem on SUSE Linux (tested on 8.x and 9.x). Of course, we're assuming that you have some sort of an i/o wait issue and the users are blaming it on the local disk."

  • Fedora 10 vs. Ubuntu 8.10 Benchmarks (Nov 29, 2008, 04:02)
    Phoronix: "With Fedora 10 finally entering the world earlier this week, we have performed benchmarks comparing the performance of Ubuntu 8.10 and Fedora 10. In our testing we used both the 32-bit and 64-bit builds of each distribution and then ran a series of automated tests through the Phoronix Test Suite."
    Link fixed--ed.

  • The world's fastest computers are Linux computers (Nov 29, 2008, 00:02)
    Cyber Cynic: "There are fast computers, and then there are Linux fast computers. Every six months, the Top 500 organization announces "its ranked list of general purpose systems that are in common use for high end applications." In other words, supercomputers. And, as has been the case for years now, the fastest of the fast are Linux computers."