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Developer Linux News for Oct 24, 2008

  • Open source identity: Free Telephony Project founder David Rowe (Oct 24, 2008, 16:03)
    TechWorld: "Move over proprietary telephony systems. Australian engineer David Rowe started the Free Telephony Project three years ago to build an affordable IP-PABX system out of free hardware and software. That's right, the design of the Free Telephony Project IP-PABX is open for any interested person to review and improve."

  • 10 Awk Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls (Oct 24, 2008, 14:33)
    Catonmat: "This article takes a look at ten tips, tricks and pitfalls in Awk programming language. They are mostly taken from the discussions in #awk IRC channel. Here they are:"

  • Hi BIOS! My Name Is "Linux", Or Is It? (Oct 24, 2008, 10:33)
    Shantanu's Technophilic Musings: "He goes on to say that the action the firmware takes, on finding out if the OS is linux, was probably inaccurate and it was good that linux kernel DOES NOT identify itself as "Linux" and returns false for the _OSI("Linux") and instead returns true when probed for Windows."

  • Quickly Move an Executable Between Systems With ELF Statifier (Oct 24, 2008, 07:33) "With ELF Statifier you can create a statically linked version of an executable, so the executable includes the shared libraries instead of seeking them at run time. A staticly linked executable is much more likely to run on a different Linux distribution or a different version of the same distribution."

  • Shut Down Idle Computers on Your Network Automatically (Oct 24, 2008, 03:03)
    IBM Developerworks: "Learn how to use Argus and client/server Perl code to monitor your network connections and shut down machines no longer in use."