Linux News for Oct 30, 2009
Installing Open Suse 10.3 LAMP with vsftpd (Oct 30, 2009, 23:18)
Geekology Blog: "This install is less than 500
megabytes and will run Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and FTP users.
Boot up is fast and hardware utilization is minimal, while giving a
rock solid performance."
Ubuntu 9.10 Course: Secure The Ubuntu Mail Server (Oct 30, 2009, 22:41)
BeginLinux: "This Ubuntu 9.10 Mini-Course will
help you set up a secure an Ubuntu 9.10 Server using Postifx,
Dovecot and Thunderbird with TLS and SMTP AUTH."
Tech Comics: Richard Stallman Visits a Shrink (Oct 30, 2009, 20:32)
Datamation: "Some people are more deeply
affected by Windows 7 than others."
Automatic Dialer With Asterisk And GNUDialer (Oct 30, 2009, 19:38)
HowtoForge: "This document describes the
installation of the Automatic Dialer GNUDialer, this is an
alternative dialer to VICIDial, with more lightweight scripts and a
far more easier GUI."
Los Angeles Votes For Calendaring and Document Services from Google (Oct 30, 2009, 18:51)
Novell News: "This week the Los Angeles city
council voted to move forward with a proposal to replace the City's
existing e-mail and productivity solutions with cloud-based e-mail,
calendaring and document services from Google."
Building Debian (and Ubuntu) Meta Packages
(Oct 30, 2009, 18:04)
Dave Hall Blog: "Over the last few weeks I have
been building a bunch of Debian packages (aka debs) for a new
Ubuntu server roll out. I will outline how to build a simple
package which pulls in a couple of useful packages."
Samba 3.4.3 Released (Oct 30, 2009, 17:19)
It runs on Linux: "Samba 3.4.3 is released.
Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless
file and print services to SMB/CIFS."
Amazon RDS out to eat open source vendor lunches with MySQL (Oct 30, 2009, 16:08)
InfoWorld: "One way for open source vendors to
respond is through proprietary features. News that Amazon
Relational Database Service (RDS) provides a MySQL 5.1 relational
database in the cloud has met with a lot of interest. On the
surface, this is good news for open source users and
ICEfaces 1.8: Push Technology with ICEmapper (Oct 30, 2009, 15:33)
Packt Publishing: "You've already had a look at
auction and chat implementation in the ICEfaces examples. These
examples are pretty cool and also present realistic use cases. The
article example should follow this idea. But the aim was to create
something fresh and new, and not just a poor copy of the existing
20 Linux Server Hardening Security Tips (Oct 30, 2009, 14:21)
nixCraft: "Securing your Linux server is
important to protect your data, intellectual property, and time,
from the hands of crackers (hackers). In this first part of a Linux
server security series, I will provide 20 hardening tips for
default installation of Linux system."
ZaReason Bolsters Ubuntu 9.10 Branding (Oct 30, 2009, 13:41)
WorksWithU: "To help celebrate the Ubuntu 9.10
launch, the PC maker is offering â€œa stick of
Ubuntu aluminum case badges with each computer
orderedâ€ October 29 through November 5.
Hereâ€™s why you should care."
AMD Loses Its Linux Core Engineering Manager (Oct 30, 2009, 12:51)
Phoronix: "Playing a critical role in improving
the ATI Linux support has been Matthew Tippett, serving as the
engineering manager for Linux Core Engineering since joining ATI
Technologies in 2003. Aspiring for a new set of challenges, Matthew
felt it was time to leave AMD after six years of work on completely
overhauling their Linux graphics support."
Setting up a caching DNS at home (Oct 30, 2009, 12:04)
Wisnaes: "The server is used for developing
websites, testing different installations, caching updates for the
workstations in the house, sharing files and sharing our laser
printer as well as a number of other small things. It is also a way
for me to learn more about networking, Linux servers etc."
Webopedia Spooky Term of the Day: Zombie (Oct 30, 2009, 10:18)
Webopedia: "While many think the term zombie is
in reference to one of the many computer games out there, a zombie
is actually a bit more serious than that."
Open-Source Obama (Oct 30, 2009, 09:11)
Cyber Cynic: "Obama, although a lawyer by
training, is easily the most technical of our presidents since
Hoover, an engineer, held office in the late 1920s and early
Handling NULL values in model-based lists of CakePHP (Oct 30, 2009, 08:23)
Free Software Blog: "I've been using CakePHP
for a little while, and a common problem that keeps arising again
and a again is that of handling NULL values in model-based lists of
Final openSUSE 11.2 Release Candidate Available (Oct 30, 2009, 06:08)
openSUSE News: "This is it folks! We're almost
there for openSUSE 11.2. Time to grab the final 11.2 release
candidate and shake out any remaining bugs to get the lizard ready
for release. This release includes an updated kernel, Samba,
Firefox, and more."
Firefox Nabs 30 Million Users in Eight Weeks (Oct 30, 2009, 04:06)
The Register: "Internet Explorer's dominance of
the browser world continues to melt away at a steady but glacial
pace — with Mozilla earnestly waving a hair dryer."
Microsoft Lawyers Will be Busy in the Next Few Months (Oct 30, 2009, 01:38)
ZDNet Blogs: "In the midst of all the Windows 7
hoopla last week, Microsoft released its first quarter fiscal 2010
10-Q. In that document was mention of a number of the pending
lawsuits against the company that are due to see some action during
Microsoft's fiscal 2010."
Ford Unveils Open Source Sync Developer Platform (Oct 30, 2009, 00:16)
Car Tech Blog: "Ford announced that it is
testing an open-source platform to could be used in the future to
develop applications that make use of Sync to connect to social
networks in the cloud."