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Linux News for Sep 28, 2009

  • HD videoconferencing system runs Linux (Sep 28, 2009, 23:33)
    LinuxDevices: "Later this week, Panasonic Communications plans to ship a full HD videoconferencing system that incorporates embedded Linux and Nokia's Qt cross-platform development/UI framework."

  • L0phtcrack Provides Industrial Strength Password Auditing (Sep 28, 2009, 23:03)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "That's why it's important for network administrators to be able to audit the user passwords in use on their networks to ensure that they are hard to crack, regularly changed, and never re-used. One tool to help with that is L0phtcrack."

  • Without Free Software, Open Source Would Lose its Meaning (Sep 28, 2009, 22:33)
    Linux Journal: "But even though I generally look forward to reading his posts, I have been rather dreading the appearance of one that I knew, one day, he would write...because it would be wrong. And now he has written it, with the self-explanatory headline: "Free software is dead. Long live open source.""

  • How to get 4gb of ram working in Ubuntu 32bit version (Sep 28, 2009, 22:03)
    PMA box: "After checking my Ubuntu System Monitor and also by running in the terminal the "$ free" command, I realized that my 9.04 Desktop version was only showing me 3 GB of ram.... after googling I found that it was a limitation of 32 bit systems."

  • Mozilla coders join Palm, apparently jabbing Apple (Sep 28, 2009, 21:33)
    DeepTech: "Two prominent Web-based programming advocates have left Mozilla for Palm, arguing that the time has come to use browsers to bypass Apple's controlling role in mobile applications."

  • Apache Holds Steady in a Changing Web Server Landscape (Sep 28, 2009, 21:03)
    Open Enterprise: "Once upon a time, the monthly Netcraft Web server survey was nice and boring. Regular as clockwork, it showed the complete dominance of Apache in this sector."

  • Kernel Log - Main development phase of Linux 2.6.32 completed (Sep 28, 2009, 20:33)
    The H Open: "With the first release candidate of Linux 2.6.32, last night, Linus Torvalds completed the main development phase of the next version of Linux on the main development branch."

  • How to: Build a Wireless Bridge Using DD-WRT, Part I (Sep 28, 2009, 20:03)
    Wi-Fi Planet: "In the real world, a bridge connects two land masses, often separated by water. In wireless networking, a bridge is used to connect two local area networks (or LAN's) separated by, well, air."

  • Slax (Sep 28, 2009, 19:33)
    Terminally Incoherent: "Why Slax you ask? Oh, I don't know. It's small, clean, easy to use and actually designed to work off a USB drive. It's a minimalistic OS and yet it runs a lightweight version of KDE making me feel like home."

  • My ideal operating system (Sep 28, 2009, 19:03)
    TechRepublic: "What would my ideal operating system consist of? While running a lot of possibilities crossed my brain: Which kernel, which desktop, which multi-media system, which printing system..."

  • Installing NVIDIA Drivers On Debian Lenny Manually (Sep 28, 2009, 18:33)
    Howtoforge: "Installing NVIDIA drivers on Debian Lenny requires a little extra work compared to doing so in other distributions like Ubuntu, due to the lack of some required packages in the default installation."

  • 50 Open Source Apps for Small Biz/Home Office (Sep 28, 2009, 18:03)
    Datamation: "When it comes to businesses using open source software, medium and large enterprises seem to get most of the press. However, small office/home office (SOHO) setups with 10 employees or less may see even greater benefit from switching to open source applications."

  • Ubuntu gets set to mark fifth birthday (Sep 28, 2009, 17:33)
    IT Wire: "And the final thing which with I have a problem is the growing presence of Mono. Last time I removed it, I had to get rid of something like 18 packages. This time it was 32, even though F-Spot and Tomboy are still the only two applications that seem to be dependent on it."

  • FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks (Sep 28, 2009, 17:03)
    Phoronix: "Canonical will be releasing Ubuntu 9.10 at the end of next month while the final release of FreeBSD 8.0 is also expected within the next few weeks. With these two popular free software operating systems both having major updates coming out at around the same time, we decided it warranted some early benchmarking as we see how the FreeBSD 8.0 and Ubuntu 9.10 performance compares."

  • eyeOS: Your Own Private Linux Cloud that You Control (part 2) (Sep 28, 2009, 16:33)
    LinuxPlanet: "Last week Eric Geier introduced us to the open source Web OS project, eyeOS. We installed eyeOS, and today we'll continue by configuring our network and setting up the office file support. Plus we'll learn how to get our files onto eyeOS, create users, and configure other system settings."

  • Created: Open Android Alliance (Sep 28, 2009, 16:03)
    daniel.haxx.se: "This C&D act triggered a huge reaction in the Android communities as people suddenly became aware of the fact that A) parts of the Android core OS aren't at all open (source) and B) Google is not the cuddly Teddy Bear we all want it to be."

  • Sharing Linux (Sep 28, 2009, 15:33)
    Cyber Cynic: "Microsoft really wants people to get excited about Windows 7 so they're showing people how to put on Windows 7 parties with a video, that already become famous for being incredibly lame. It's so out-of-touch that it's funny. For an even funnier take, see Mac fan Cabel Sasser's take."

  • Install Prism on Linux for easy to use web apps (Sep 28, 2009, 15:03)
    Ghacks: "If you are a web junkie, or depend upon various web sites and services daily you know how quickly your browser can fill up with tabs. Wouldn't it be nice if you can just use small web apps for these needs?"

  • Three Legged Ponies (Sep 28, 2009, 14:33)
    Blog of Helios: "If you were to give somebody something.... Something they honestly needed, and I mean needed badly... Would you cripple it in anyway in giving it to them?"

  • GNU/Linux and FOSS versus Software Piracy (Sep 28, 2009, 14:03)
    The ERACC Web Log: "For quite some time now I have had a vague notion to write about so-called "software piracy". That vague notion has sharpened into a resolve to write about Proprietary Closed Source Software (PCSS), "software piracy", GNU/Linux, Free Open Source Software (FOSS) and your business."

  • The C programming language and its importance (Sep 28, 2009, 13:33)
    AP Lawrence: "The C programming language after all is not for everybody. It is meant for people who need not be told about it. It is meant for people who do not need to be taught."

  • Jolicloud brings the stupidity of web apps to Linux netbooks. (Sep 28, 2009, 13:03)
    Andrew Currie on Posterous: "There may well be something I'm not getting here, but I honestly can't see what the big deal is about this new Jolicloud distro."

  • Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix Is Looking Great (Sep 28, 2009, 12:33)
    Phoronix: "Ubuntu Netbook Remix came around last year at Computex Taipei and the original version we tried out was quite nice with its small-screen optimizations and very different launcher interface compared to simply running GNOME or KDE on a small mobile device."

  • 6 of the best media burners for Linux (Sep 28, 2009, 12:03)
    TechRadar: "Back in the day, a custom audio CD with the best love songs made a wonderful Valentine's Day gift. Now she'd hardly be impressed."

  • On keynotes and apologies (Sep 28, 2009, 08:03)
    Chris Ball: "I wasn't going to blog about this, but I'm becoming pretty angry about it now, and I think I might actually have something constructive to say."

  • Linux as Wintel parasite (Sep 28, 2009, 04:03)
    Managing L'unix: "Basically he's using an open source evolution of the old Jumpstart stuff to provision gear for customers who haven't figured out yet that letting other people control both their data and their most critical business infrastructure is a recipe for coming to a quick and unhappy end."

  • Boot Linux Over HTTP With boot.kernel.org (BKO) (Sep 28, 2009, 00:03)
    Howtoforge: "This tutorial shows how you can boot Linux over HTTP with boot.kernel.org (BKO). All that users need is Internet connectivity and a small program (gpxe) to boot the machine."