Linux News for Oct 29, 2009
Mozilla's SeaMonkey 2.0 Exits Cryptobiosis (Oct 29, 2009, 22:54)
The Register: "In the world of modern browsers,
SeaMonkey is no shrimp. It's the spiritual successor to the
Netscape Communicator of yore, when things like newsgroup support,
email, an IRC client, and HTML editing were all baked into the
DOD open-source memo could change software landscape (Oct 29, 2009, 21:18)
GCN: "The Defense Department's guidance on the
military use of open-source software has been a long time in
coming, and should ease the widespread concerns in the military
about open source-use."
Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.2 - KDE 4.3 Experience (Oct 29, 2009, 20:07)
openSUSE News: "The KDE 4 experience in
openSUSE has been enhanced daily, and while the desktop environment
itself has matured significantly since the last release, there has
been a constant focus to provide an outstanding delivery of it in
Ubuntu Linux 9.10 'Karmic Koala' Starts Its Climb
(Oct 29, 2009, 19:31)
InternetNews: "Faster boot times, cloud
services, more software and fewer 'paper cuts' get packed into the
latest Linux release."
The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.4 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2] (Oct 29, 2009, 18:39)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to set up
a CentOS 5.4 server (x86_64) that offers all services needed by
ISPs and web hosters."
Ubuntu 9.10: Linux for Business (Oct 29, 2009, 17:18)
Cyber Cynic: "Even before Ubuntu 9.10 was in
beta, Canonical introduced PSE (Premium Service Engineer), a new
level of support for large enterprises."
Novell's Chief Marketing Officer Hints At Linux Desktop Moves (Oct 29, 2009, 16:34)
The VAR Guy: "Dragoon, who also serves as
Novell's channel chief, wrote a column on Forbes.com. In it,
Dragoon declares consumers will be the big winners in the operating
system battles between Apple, Google, Microsoft and Linux."
Many open-sourcers back an Oracle takeover of MySQL (Oct 29, 2009, 15:46)
ComputerWorld: "A number of influential members
of the open-source community are raising their voices about Oracle
Corp.'s pending takeover of the open source MySQL database."
Java development 2.0: Easy EC2 (Oct 29, 2009, 15:04)
DeveloperWorks: "Provisioning an EC2 instance
for hosting a Java Web application is a snap. In this Java
development 2.0 column, you'll quickly build a Web application that
leverages Groovy, Spring, and Hibernate (via the Grails framework)
and deploy it on an EC2 instance."
Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware (Oct 29, 2009, 14:13)
Phoronix: "For the testing in this article we
pulled out an aging laptop and ran a set of tests across Ubuntu
8.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04, and the latest Ubuntu 9.10
11 Most Popular Open Source Softwares Of All Time (Oct 29, 2009, 13:31)
Smashing Apps: "Today we are listing here 11
Most Popular Open Source Softwares Of All Time in which most of
them are cross-platform."
Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7 (Oct 29, 2009, 12:48)
Cyber Cynic: "Now that Windows 7 and Snow
Leopard are both out and Ubuntu 9.10 is all but out, it's time to
revisit which one is the easiest to upgrade."
PacketFence 1.8.5 Released
(Oct 29, 2009, 12:17)
PacketFence: "The Inverse Team is pleased to
announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.8.5.
PacketFence is a fully supported, Free and Open Source network
access control (NAC) system."
Webopedia Term of the Day: OpenDocument Format (Oct 29, 2009, 09:33)
Webopedia: "An open file format enables users
of varying office suites to exchange documents, such as text-based
documents, spreadsheets, charts, or databases, freely with one
Apple Drops ZFS Plans Amid Licensing Issues (Oct 29, 2009, 07:28)
Enterprise Storage Forum: "A three-year effort
to add Sun's ZFS file system to Apple's Mac OS appears to be
Build an IPSEC VPN Without Losing Your Mind (Oct 29, 2009, 06:19)
Enterprise Networking Planet: "With
latency-sensitive or high bandwidth requirements, often we find
OpenVPN unable to perform. IPSEC is the solution, but the barrier
to using IPSEC is great."
Dual-Booting Linux And Windows: Easier Said than Done (Oct 29, 2009, 04:32)
Datamation: "Dual-booting with Windows and
desktop Linux is a snap to do. This statement is at best a
half-truth as it really depends on the skill set of the person
trying to install Linux along side Windows. Despite this, I hear
people stating this as a fact nearly everyday. Drives me
Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Review (Oct 29, 2009, 03:09)
Desktop Linux Reviews: "Ubuntu Linux 9.10 is a
Live CD release so you don't need to install it to check it out.
Just download it and then boot into the CD and you can experience
it on your system."
X.Org Development Discussion Continues (Oct 29, 2009, 01:41)
Phoronix: "In late September there was a call
by Peter Hutterer for a new X.Org release process that consisted of
a six-month release cycle for the X Server, all development work to
be done in feature branches and not Git master, and a three-stage
Salting the Bones (Oct 29, 2009, 00:09)
Blog of helios: "We've talked about killing
Linux Myths before. But there is still one that persists... Linux
Users are cheap and Linux Users are not a profitable market for