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Linux News for May 30, 2009

  • Getting Started with URL Rewriting with Apache (May 30, 2009, 22:01)
    Webreference: "This feature is particularly useful for search engine optimization. Apache uses the module mod_rewrite to enable the URL rewriting feature. Let's look at how to enable, configure, and tweak mod_rewrite in your Apache installation"

  • don't believe the hype (May 30, 2009, 19:11)
    it's better without windows: "Microsoft and ASUS recently launched a website to promote Windows on the ASUS EeePC. Traditionally, ASUS has installed their own customized Linux distribution on these machines. ASUS didn't do a very good job with that distribution, and thus customers believed the machines didn't work very well."

  • GeezerOS: Linux for the Elderly (May 30, 2009, 18:01)
    Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "Perhaps it's my role as the family computer guy that's leading me in this direction today but it seems to me that there should be Linux distributions that are age-oriented and age appropriate."

  • Some Howtos: A whole batch from TuxMachines.org (May 30, 2009, 14:01)
    TuxMachines: " Find the package a file is from
    Delimiters in Bash
    Troubleshooting a maxed out Linux hard drive"

  • Google Wave: The instant wiki communicator (May 30, 2009, 10:01)
    The H Open: "At its I/O conference yesterday (27th of May) Google gave developers a preview of a new communication and collaboration product called Google Wave. Google will invite selected programmers to contribute to this project even before the software is released and plans to make Wave freely available as open source software in a few months."

  • RIM and Google: The Perfect Storm? (May 30, 2009, 06:01)
    Tech Broiler: "The Linux-based Android OS, and tight integration with Google's web services, running on BlackBerry hardware and connected to RIM's corporate messaging/calendar syncing infrastructure would be an unstoppable mobile enterprise device platform..."

  • The 8 most successful open source products ever (May 30, 2009, 04:31)
    Royal Pingdom: "Open source in itself is a success story. From being a niche concept, it has become a mainstream movement (well, more or less) and has received the attention of both individuals and businesses worldwide."

  • Verizon to offer Palm's "iTunes-compatible" Pre (May 30, 2009, 03:01)
    LinuxDevices: "Verizon Wireless announced it will sell the Palm Pre smartphone in about six months, while AT&T has left the door open to the possibility, says Reuters. Meanwhile, Palm has confirmed new features of the Pre, including the ability to sync seamlessly with iTunes, says eWEEK."

  • Using Git With Vim (May 30, 2009, 01:31)
    OSNews: "I recently started using Git for my local revision control. Since I spend about 90% of my coding time inside the Vim editor, I went looking for a plugin that would make Vim play nice with Git. In this article I present two different vim plugins and explore their feature-set via screenshots."

  • Editor's Note: Linux Is Easy (May 30, 2009, 00:01)
    Despite the relentless efforts of the FUDmasters to persuade the world otherwise, Linux is easy and migration isn't a big hairy deal. An IBM-sponsored report by Freeform Dynamics provides a useful, sensible migration roadmap.