Linux News for Nov 30, 2008
5 Pranks for Your Linux-Using Friend (Nov 30, 2008, 22:03)
Linux Loop: "Warning! Please use your judgment
about the person, the computer, and the prank before attempting
this. Always try whatever you plan to do on your own computer or
some other safe computer before doing anything."
How To Install VMware Server 2 On Ubuntu 8.10 (Nov 30, 2008, 21:11)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial provides
step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an
Ubuntu 8.10 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and
run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux,
Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the
benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same
hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual
machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system
that has the VMware Player which is also free)."
Picasa 3: Great Linux photo software (Nov 30, 2008, 20:03)
Cyber Cynic: "While I'd like to see more Adobe
programs, on Linux with Google's new release of Picasa 3 for Linux
now here, I'm in no hurry to see Photoshop Elements on Linux."
Implementing Brainstorm Bounties (Nov 30, 2008, 16:03)
Linux Loop: "The way a bounty works is that
various people contribute to a fund for a specific idea. Then, when
a developer comes along and implements that idea, he/she gets the
Interacting with Databases through the Java Persistence API (Nov 30, 2008, 12:03)
Packet: "With Java EE 5, Entity Beans were
deprecated in favor of JPA. JPA took ideas from several object
relational mapping tools and incorporated them into the standard.
As we will see in this article by David Heffelfinger, NetBeans has
several features that make development with JPA a breeze."
What I Hate About My Android G1 (Nov 30, 2008, 10:03)
Gregory A. Smith: "I got an Android phone as
soon as they became available. Since I was a T-Mobile customer
already, I was able to pre-order it. I just removed the old SIM
card (now 5+ years old) from my old phone and slipped it into my
G1. It picked up all my contacts from the old phone."
Cisco Offers $100,000 Prize Money to Linux Application Developers (Nov 30, 2008, 08:03)
The VAR Guy: "Cisco is offering $100,000 in
prize money to Linux application developers that help the
networking giant defeat Microsoft in the unified communications
OpenLDAP Quick Tips: Use the FAQ! (Nov 30, 2008, 06:03)
The Suretec Blog: "Here's my 13th tip in the
"OpenLDAP Quick Tips" series: "You have a question, but you're sure
someone has been there before": That's what our FAQ-O-Matic is
Build semantic Web CRUD operations using PHP (Nov 30, 2008, 04:03)
IBM Developerworks: "Create, Read, Update, and
Delete (CRUD) operations are the most basic database operations,
but they are also the most crucial. CRUD operations are typically
done using the Structured Query Language (SQL) on relational
database systems. As the Web is becoming more and more
data-oriented, there is a need to shift from SQL-based CRUD
operations to semantic Web-based CRUD operations. Learn how to use
PHP to perform CRUD operations over the semantic Web."
New BlockBuster VOD box runs Linux (Nov 30, 2008, 00:03)
DeviceGuru: "In a better-late-than-never move,
Blockbuster has introduced a video-on-demand (VOD) service
accompanied by a "free" set-top box (STB). Like TiVo, Roku's
Netflix box, and many other modern Internet-enabled A/V gadgets,
Blockbuster's new VOD STB runs Linux."