Linux News for Jan 31, 2009
GNOME Do 0.8 Brings Great Plug-Ins, Intuitive Dock to Linux (Jan 31, 2009, 23:02)
Lifehacker: "The latest release of Linux app
launcher GNOME Do serves up a helping of new plug-ins (including
Google search and Remember the Milk), a clever "Docky" style, and
much, much more."
Enhanced Bash (Jan 31, 2009, 19:02)
AmirWatad "The first thing I do when I install
a new Linux on my machine is updating .inputrc and .bashrc files to
support "Enhanced Bash". These improves might look minor at first
glance, but they had improved my experience with the shell very
Microsoft on Intel's Anti-Linux: "Please Keep Confidential. This is a Nightmare" (Jan 31, 2009, 15:02)
Boycott Novell: "This is a furious battle that
Microsoft secretly had going against Intel's support for Linux.
This was so secret that Microsoft executives even abstained from
telling their peers about it. "Please keep confidential. this is a
Building Customised Linux Distributions (Jan 31, 2009, 11:02)
IT Pro: "One of the biggest selling points for
Linux is its scalability. At one end of the scale, Embedded Linux
is everywhere from the vehicle management system in your car to the
smartphone in your shirt pocket. At the other end of the scale, 439
of the top 500 supercomputers run on Linux."
Waldo's Been Found In The PI (Jan 31, 2009, 07:02)
The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Last Friday, we
posted a little puzzle we made up entitled "Where's Waldo?" where
the objective was to find Waldo amongst the first million digits to
the right side of the decimal point in the irrational number
SkyOS: Chasing Butterflies (Jan 31, 2009, 03:02)
OSNews: "SkyOS has always been criticised for
the fact that you have to pay for it in order to beta test it. I
personally never saw a problem with this construction, especially
since the price included a full copy of SkyOS 5 (they dropped the
five) once it was completed. However, as of late, it has become
increasingly clear that there may never be anything like a final
version - or another test release for that matter"
Active Directory for Linux draws closer (Jan 31, 2009, 01:32)
The Linux Distillery: "You may not consider it
a "killer app" but one thing restricting Linux deployment in
enterprises is an implementation of Microsoft's Active Directory
(AD.) However, AD for Linux is on its way in Samba version 4 and is
sure to annhilate a barrier to Linux adoption in business."
Editor's Note: Money is Not Wealth (Jan 31, 2009, 00:02)
Some folks will never ever understand FOSS, or anything
worthwhile, because they think the universe starts and ends with
money, and that the pursuit of money justifies anything.