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
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
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
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.