Linux News for Jan 29, 2010
Installation of OpenSIPS 1.6 (Jan 29, 2010, 23:33)
Packt: "It is very important to install
OpenSIPS correctly from the source code. It can be installed much
faster from the Debian packages or using the apt-get utility.
However, installation from the source code is much more flexible as
it allows you to select the modules to be compiled."
How to Find and Clean up Duplicate Files in Ubuntu Linux (Jan 29, 2010, 23:03)
Tech Source: "If you are like me who have
accumulated thousands of audio, movies, and other files over the
years, it is not unusual to have tons and tons of duplicate
contents that are scattered throughout the hard drive."
Google wants to see client addresses in DNS queries (Jan 29, 2010, 22:33)
ars Technica: "Late Wednesday evening, Google
employees posted an "Internet-Draft" outlining proposed changes to
the DNS protocol that allow authoritative DNS servers to see the
addresses of clients."
Introducing TermBuilder - a Linux command line generator (Jan 29, 2010, 22:03)
TuxRadar: "This is TermBuilder, an easy-to-use
script that helps newbies form Linux terminal commands by selecting
from options in their web browser. To get started, all you have to
do is select one of the command options from the selection box
below, and click Add."
Signage computer sports 46-inch display (Jan 29, 2010, 21:33)
LinuxDevices: "Axiomtek announced a digital
signage computer that includes a 46-inch display and a choice of
Celeron or Core 2 Duo processors. The DSA-146 features a removable
CPU board, an optional motion detection sensor, a Mini PCI Express
expansion slot, 1GB of DDR3 RAM..."
Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS Is Available for Download (Jan 29, 2010, 21:03)
Softpedia: "Dear Ubuntu 8.04 users, Steve
Langasek announced a few minutes ago the fourth maintenance release
of the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) operating system, which (in
case you forgot) is supported with maintenance updates and security
fixes until April 2011 on desktops, and April 2013 on servers."
Computing, Even in Linux, is All About Failure (Jan 29, 2010, 20:33)
Linux Planet: "Hardware failures, power
failures, and most of all, storage media failures. Ever notice how
fragile digital storage media are? Are we ever going to get digital
storage media that can match plain old paper, and other analog
media, for reliability and longevity?"
Canonical copyright assignment policy 'same as others' (Jan 29, 2010, 20:03)
IT Wire: "Canonical chief executive Mark
Shuttleworth has called for an uniform copyright assignment policy
for contributors to free and open source software projects."
As the GPL fades � (Jan 29, 2010, 19:33)
451 CAOS Theory: "We're continuing to see signs
that the dominant GPL open source license may be fading from favor
among commercial open source software players."
KDE to Appear at SCALE 8x (Jan 29, 2010, 19:03)
KDE.news: "Looking to help the KDE community
and living in Southern California? Then this is a great opportunity
for you! The Southern California Linux Expo will be in town
February 20-21, 2010, at the Westin Hotel near LAX. All you need to
help out is to be willing and able to be there and be a user of
KDE's applications, such as the Plasma Workspaces, Amarok and
LCA: How to destroy your community (Jan 29, 2010, 18:33)
LWN.net: "Josh Berkus is well known as a
PostgreSQL hacker, but, as it happens, he also picked up some
valuable experience during his stint at "The Laboratory for the
Destruction of Communities," otherwise known as Sun Microsystems.
That experience has been distilled into a "patented ten-step
method" on how to free a project of unwelcome community
Stupidware (Jan 29, 2010, 18:03)
Ian's Thoughts: "There are many ways to write
good software but the best software begins with a good set of
options. Among those options, in my opinion, should be a setting to
turn off "needless, idiotic prompts that serve no purpose other
than to waste our time"."
Data Recovery in the event of your Death (Jan 29, 2010, 17:33)
Debian Tutorials: "It's a scary thought.
Computers have completely usurped pencil and paper. We all store
our precious family pictures and important data on our computers
and some of us go the extra step of securing this data from prying
eyes through encryption, obscurity or at least strong
Tech Comics: "Geeks and the iPad" (Jan 29, 2010, 17:18)
Tech Comics: A huge suitcase filled with
MSI ready to launch iPad alternative (Jan 29, 2010, 17:03)
IT World: "So we get it, a lot of you are
underwhelmed by the iPad. But there's much more to the tablet world
than Apple's latest creation. According to Digitimes (via
Engadget), MSI's 10" tablet is coming during the second half of
2010. But will you Doubting Thomases be any happier with this
How-To: Install Finch 2.5.6 in Debian Lenny (Jan 29, 2010, 16:33)
TuxArena: "Finch is a powerful text user
interface instant messaging client based on libpurple, and it comes
included in the Pidgin source, the popular GNOME IM client. Finch
supports various protocols, including AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and
EFF Reveals How Your Digital Fingerprint Makes You Easy to Track (Jan 29, 2010, 16:03)
Monkey Bites: "Think that turning off cookies
and turning on private browsing makes you invisible on the web?
Another Small Victory for Ubuntu Server Edition (Jan 29, 2010, 15:33)
The VAR Guy: "Each day, the drumbeat for Ubuntu
Server Edition is getting slightly louder. In recent weeks, a
growing list of ISVs (independent software vendors) has vowed to
support Canonical's Linux server operating system"
New Mozilla Email Is Easier to Use, But Not Easy Enough (Jan 29, 2010, 15:03)
Wall Street Journal: "Now, Mozilla is trying
for another win, with a new, overhauled version of the companion
email program for Firefox, called Thunderbird. Unlike Firefox,
Thunderbird never really caught on, partly because it was too
WhisperingWulf: A Silent Personal Cluster (Jan 29, 2010, 14:33)
Cluster Monkey: "This project was originally
started as a quest for a small and silent HTPC (Home Theater
Personal Computer). We have constructed and built several of these
boxes. The latest and best design can be seen further down the page
in Figure One."
iPad Hype Hangover Follows Buzz Binge (Jan 29, 2010, 14:03)
Internetnews: "The glow is starting to fade a
bit following Apple's splashy unveiling of its still-to-be-shipped
iPad tablet. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the highly
anticipated device at an event that lit up the twittersphere,
blogosphere and innumerable Web sites that reported it both as
breaking news and with live-blogging accounts."
Further control of Linux files with ACL (Jan 29, 2010, 13:33)
Ghacks: "If you read my article “Get to
know Linux: File permissions” you know that it’s
possible, out of the box, to control who can access a file and what
they can do with it. This helps to make Linux a fairly secure
system. But did you know you can take even further control of that
system with the help of Access Control Lists?"
Blade Server Reality Check (Jan 29, 2010, 13:03)
Serverwatch: "Are you seriously considering, or
currently deploying, blade servers in 2010? If so, I hope you've
done your research and accepted their vendor lock-in and other
shortcomings in addition to their marketed promises."
Could open source abandon the Google train? (Jan 29, 2010, 12:33)
The Open Road: "As arguably the world's largest
open-source company, Google has a big stake in maintaining its
place at the heart of the open-source ecosystem. Recent events,
however, suggest that Google can't rest on its laurels if it wants
to secure the hearts and minds of open-source developers."
iPad Brings Mobile Computing to Enterprise (Jan 29, 2010, 12:03)
Enterprise Mobile Today: "But analysts say a
closer evaluation shows that we'll be seeing the iPad in the
enterprise as part of the emerging mobile office."
Publication of Second Issue - International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (Jan 29, 2010, 10:33)
IFOSSLR: "The Editorial Committee of the
International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSS L.
Rev.) is proud to announce the immediate availability of the
publication's second issue. IFOSS L. Rev. is a peer-reviewed
biannual legal review..."
Mandriva Brazil launches its brand new website (Jan 29, 2010, 09:03)
Mandriva press release: Mandriva, Europe's
leading Linux publisher, announced today the launch of its brand
new website for its Brazil' subsidiary: www.mandriva.com/br
Mitigate the Security Risks of PHP System Command Execution (Jan 29, 2010, 07:33)
PHP Builder: "Hopefully, you understand how
important it is to thoroughly validate all user input accepted
through a web form; after all, if you neglect this task, your data
could be stolen or damaged via a SQL injection attack, or your
users could be spoofed via a cross-site scripting attack."
Privacy Bill Nears Introduction in House (Jan 29, 2010, 06:03)
eSecurityPlanet: "The House Democrat heading up
the push for legislation that would set new online privacy
safeguards that could dramatically reshape Internet marketing said
he plans to introduce the bill shortly, with several Republicans
likely signed on as co-sponsors."
New Qt Training Courses, KD Tools 2.2 Released, Steven Kelly Interviewe (Jan 29, 2010, 05:33)
LinuxPR KDAB, the Qt Experts have issued a new release of the Qt Addon collection KD Tools. This release goes along with a significant extension of KDAB's training course offering, now including in-depth trainings and more advanced topics.
Ubuntu: More Bugs than Ever? (Jan 29, 2010, 04:33)
cheesemedia: "If you’re a frequent Ubuntu
user chances are you’ve heard of people suggesting that
Ubuntu has gotten decidedly buggy and broken, with even The
Register commenting on the lack of polish in Ubuntu 9.10."
Tagging the Noosphere (Jan 29, 2010, 03:03)
Standards Blog: "With the advent of the
Internet and the Web, though, de Chardin's noosphere seemed to have
become real rather than abstract. With so much accessible so easily
to so many, the philosopher's vision of the noosphere as the
foundation for the next evolutionary step of the cosmos seemed
Labels with PostScript::MailLabels Getting Started (Jan 29, 2010, 01:33)
Worldlabel: "Alan Jackson’s
PostScript::MailLabels is a Perl utility to automate production of
high-quality label layouts. it is designed to be useful to Perl
scripters, who can easily incorporate high-quality PostScript
output into their scripts, but the scripts included in the base
package are, themselves, an easy-to-use set of command-line tools
for label printing."
Alfresco to drop GPL, goes LGPL (Jan 29, 2010, 00:03)
The H Open: "Alfresco has announced that it is
changing the licensing of the community edition of its enterprise
content management system from GPL to LGPL."