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Linux News for Jan 27, 2010

  • Building Kernel Modules With Module-Assistant On Debian Lenny (Jan 27, 2010, 23:33)
    Howtoforge: "module-assistant is a tool for building Debian kernel modules from source, without having to rebuild the whole kernel. It fetches module-source packages that have been prepared for the Debian distribution via apt and produces .deb packages."

  • Apache SpamAssassin Takes a New Route in Version 3.30 (Jan 27, 2010, 23:03)
    eSecurityPlanet: "Spammers beware! A new version of Apache SpamAssassin has you in its sights."

  • Ubuntu: Enterprise Management Getting Easier? (Jan 27, 2010, 22:33)
    WorksWithU: "Are Ubuntu servers and desktops easy for enterprises to manage? Before you answer, consider some recent and upcoming moves involving Bomgar, Kaseya, Likewise Software, Groundwork Open Source and Canonical itself. Here are some observations."

  • Zoho Opens up Zoho Discussions for Open Source (Jan 27, 2010, 22:03)
    Fierce Content Management: "Zoho recently announced that they are making Zoho Discussions available for free to open source projects"

  • Linux Foundation to World: Get a Job! (Jan 27, 2010, 21:03)
    IT World: "The good news is that, finally, there do seem to be indications that the frozen job market may be thawing, particularly in IT."

  • Size Can Matter: Would You Prefer the Hard Drive or the Ramdisk this Evening? Part 3 (Jan 27, 2010, 20:33)
    Linux Magazine: "The past couple of weeks we ran the numbers on metadata performance for ramdisks and hard drive-based journals for ext4. Now let's compare/contrast the two journal devices and see what trends emerge."

  • The iPad is potentially one of the most important, culture-changing products in history! (Jan 27, 2010, 20:22)
    Steve Jobs once again weaves his magic spell, and the world is all agog over the announcement of Apple's latest gadget, the iPad. At prices ranging from $499 to over $800, Mr. Jobs better have some powerful magic. Here are several news stories about this latest Apple product release.

  • Forking vs Threading (Jan 27, 2010, 20:03)
    Geek Ride: "So, finally after long time, i am able to figure out the difference between forking and threading :)"

  • KDE Software Compilation 4.3.5 Release Announcement (Jan 27, 2010, 19:33)
    KDE: "KDE Community Ships Fifth Translation and Service Release of the 4.3 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates"

  • Linux Motherboard Follies (Jan 27, 2010, 19:03)
    Linux Planet: "It all started with upgrading a CPU. It should have been a simple, inexpensive task, but it has taken on a life of its own, resulting in battles with warranty service and shopping for yet more new parts. Will the madness ever end?"

  • Microsoft-Compatible APIs in Mono 2.4 (Jan 27, 2010, 18:33)
    DevX: "Mono is an open source project led by Novell to create a .NET-compatible set of tools that include, among others, a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime. Mono can be run on Linux, BSD, UNIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows operating systems."

  • Does Ubuntu Need Server Hardware Partners? (Jan 27, 2010, 18:03)
    WorksWithU: "But as I heard more about Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) in 2009, I realized Ubuntu in 2010 may find a back door into the server market. Here's why."

  • Is Ubuntu Cheating Mozilla with Yahoo Search Deal? (Jan 27, 2010, 17:33)
    Netstat -vat: "So Canonical will make money from Yahoo searches (really Microsoft now with Bing powering Yahoo search) to help fund their efforts."

  • Ubuntu Unleashed 2010 Edition Review (Jan 27, 2010, 17:03)
    The Linux Blog: "The Ubuntu Unleashed 2010 Edition was updated with an Ubuntu 9.10 DVD and a "Free Upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04″ which I found out that if you buy the book before the end of 2010 you can get an upgrade kit in the mail."

  • Farewell To Solaris Express Community Edition (Jan 27, 2010, 16:33)
    Michael Larabel: "...earlier this month Sun Microsystems put out their last bi-weekly build of SXCE and as of the end of this week all downloads will cease. OpenSolaris has superseded Solaris Express Community Edition, but with this article, we are taking one last look at Build 130, the final version of Solaris Express Community Edition."

  • KDE 4.4 Kreeps Kloser to Komplete (Jan 27, 2010, 16:03)
    OStatic: "The KDE team is getting very close to a final release of KDE 4.4. The second release candidate came out yesterday as a testing platform for users and developers to find and squash bugs before the final release date of February 9th."

  • The Fight to Save MySQL: Interview with Monty Widenius (Jan 27, 2010, 15:33)
    Datamation: "According to Widenius, the Oracle acquisition will mean the eventual loss of MySQL as a first-class database without any adequate open source replacement."

  • The Free Software Way, by Richard Fontana, Esq. (Jan 27, 2010, 15:03)
    Groklaw: "Red Hat has a new website, opensource.com, where they intend to explore how open source affects more than just software, and they're publishing articles on open source in education, business, law, and government. And life. It's designed to be a community forum, one way to give back to the community, as expressed by Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst in his welcoming article, and they hope you'll join in the conversation."

  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 107 is out! (Jan 27, 2010, 14:33)
    openSUSE: " Updated GNOME for openSUSE 11.2, and why it's good-- "Luis already unleashed the word: GNOME 2.28.2 will be released as an online update for openSUSE 11.2"

  • Enna � A New and Exciting Linux Media Center (Jan 27, 2010, 14:03)
    MakeUseOf: "Although Boxee seemed the more obvious choice, it loses the high ground if you lack a decent internet connection. Just when I was about to give up hope, I heard about Enna – an incredible open source Linux media center, developed by the GeeXboX team, and ready for its first public release."

  • 10 old-school Linux tools I refuse to let go of (Jan 27, 2010, 13:33)
    10 Things: "I thought it would be fun to list 10 of these old-school Linux tools and then see what other people refuse to let go of (regardless of platform). Not only will it be a trip down memory lane for some users, it might show others a tool they hadn't thought of that could solve a perplexing problem."

  • Linux performance: is Linux becoming just too slow and bloated? (Jan 27, 2010, 13:03)
    Free Software Magazine: "This is an aspect of FOSS that is regaining some measure of interest: for years, it was considered that writing production-ready FOSS meant lean and mean software. However, recent events have shown that, in the case of the Linux kernel, this is no longer exactly true: performance is dropping slowly yet steadily. How come?"

  • KDE Gears Up to a Free Cloud (Jan 27, 2010, 12:33)
    KDE.news: "Day 2 of Camp KDE kicked off with a bang when Frank Karlitschek announced the start of a significant new KDE project. The ownCloud initiative will complement the Social Desktop and Get Hot New Stuff efforts which are already dealing with social and collaborative data"

  • Maybe Information Really Doesn't Want to Be Free (Jan 27, 2010, 12:03)
    Internetnews: "Even at mighty Google, online advertising isn't the final answer."

  • Novell Updates SUSE Appliance Toolkit For ISVs (Jan 27, 2010, 10:33)
    Datamation: "With SUSE Studio, users are able to build their own software appliance with an application running on top of a SUSE Linux operating system. The market of Linux-based software appliance was originally pioneered by rival rPath."

  • What should the GNOME Foundation accomplish in 2010? (Jan 27, 2010, 09:03)
    Stormy's Corner: "We've been working on the GNOME Foundation's goals for 2010. We distributed them for comment on the Foundation list. I've also created a quick survey if you want to show which goals you like."

  • Five *nix Myths Busted (Jan 27, 2010, 07:33)
    Daniweb: "Here are the five myths related to *nix systems that I hear most often when dealing with technical and non-technical people alike. You'd be surprised as to how often even the most technical people spout these myths to each other and to the unsuspecting and unknowledgeable bystander."

  • Fencing and Tollgating the Internet (Jan 27, 2010, 06:03)
    Linux Today Blog: "This story about yet another attempt to raise a tollgate on the Internet deserves having some extra attention called to it."

  • Best Smartphone for IT: Blackberry vs. iPhone vs. Android (Jan 27, 2010, 04:32)
    Datamation: "Yet, in the worst economic climate since the Great Depression, the mobile market had one piece of encouraging news: smartphone adoption spiked."

  • Yahoo Pays Canonical, Now They're The Ubuntu Default (Jan 27, 2010, 03:15)
    Phoronix: "The second change is that Canonical is changing the default search engine for Firefox in Ubuntu to Yahoo."

  • Linux on the move: the future of portable distros (Jan 27, 2010, 03:02)
    Techradar: "Over the last 12 months, netbook and mobile Linux has made massive advances in features and install base. This is primarily thanks to two netbook distributions – Moblin and Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR)."

  • Disk-O-Tech: Linux Disk Management (Jan 27, 2010, 01:32)
    Linux Magazine: "Are you bewildered by disk management in Linux? Don’t be. Here are the nuts and bolts of adding a new disk to your system."

  • So long and thanks for all the Geekos! (Jan 27, 2010, 00:02)
    Dissociated Press: "January 31st will be my last day with Novell. I've given it a great deal of thought, and decided that it's time to move on."