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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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