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Infrastructure Linux News for Jul 31, 2008

  • Dog the Spammer Hunter (2008-07-31 23:00:04)
    Linux Today Blog: "...I am always sad and disappointed that it's SpamAssassin, rather than SpammerAssassin."

  • Howto Setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian (2008-07-31 22:30:04)
    Debian Admin: "This tutorial will explain Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian."

  • Intel GMA X4500HD Review (2008-07-31 22:00:04)
    Phoronix: "Earlier this month Intel had announced the GMA X4500 series, which is their latest and greatest when it comes to integrated graphics processors. These IGPs were greeted by same-day Linux support..."

  • Networking 101: Understanding Subnets and CIDR (2008-07-31 21:00:04)
    Linux Planet: "Calculating subnets is an essential skill for network administrators, and even home users with small LANs will benefit from understanding how they work. This installment of Networking 101 offers some tips and practice exercises to get you started."

  • GIMP Tricks: Fake Fill Flash (2008-07-31 20:00:04)
    Polish Linux: "Today I’m going to teach you a method I use to fake a fill flash. The objective is to lighten the dark areas without blowing out the highlights."

  • Linux User Here (2008-07-31 17:30:04)
    Practical Technology: "Color me surprised. Dana Blankenhorn, a well-known writer about Linux and open source recently asked for someone—anyone–to send him a loaner Linux laptop to replace his now dead Windows laptop. What, he didn't already have one?"

  • Who Polices Virtual Worlds? (2008-07-31 16:30:04)
    LinuxInsiders: "...in the digital world, who lays down the law? As virtual worlds such as Second Life and Eve Online continue to grow, attracting more and more residents -- and often for vastly different reasons -- who decides what goes and what doesn't? What constitutes a crime in these worlds? Do real-world laws apply, or is up to the creators of these fantasy lands to police their own environments?"

  • Ex-inmates Apply Open Source to Rehabilitation (2008-07-31 15:00:07)
    LinuxWorld: "Ric Moore and Dennis Gaddy met in prison, and started to discuss how Open Source software and methods could help other inmates to avoid further mistakes and get better chance to start over after their term. In this interview, Ric explains how they are doing it through the NuOAR program and why."

  • Microsoft Applauds Victory Over Linux and Open Source (2008-07-31 14:30:07)
    Softpedia: "...the way we compete against Linux is very simple: we build a better product and we have a great value proposition. Today our customers know Linux isn't free and the overall cost of the solution is in fact in most cases quite a bit higher than a Windows-based solution."

  • Vista SP1 Won't Install on Dual-boot Systems: Microsoft (2008-07-31 13:00:07)
    APC Magazine: "Are you currently running Windows and Linux in a dual-boot setup? You're going to have major headaches with Vista SP1, Microsoft has admitted.

  • BIOS Merger Targets ‘Billions of Devices’ (2008-07-31 12:30:09)
    DeviceGuru: "Long-time PC BIOS leader Phoenix Technologies is acquiring embedded BIOS specialist General Software. The companies expect the acquisition to help Phoenix tap into a market consisting of billions of mobile and embedded devices."

  • Feedback Needed on New DeveloperWorks Layout (2008-07-31 05:00:09)
    IBM Developerworks: "You're looking at the beta release of the new look for developerWorks articles. This new design is more streamlined and lets you interact with developerWorks and other users. It also provides the most up-to-date resources within the articles to save you time and energy. Using this article, learn how these new features integrate related developerWorks and community-generated content in a dynamic and context-sensitive manner. And then, tell us what you think."

  • Is Linux Currently at a Fundamental Disadvantage Owing to How Computers Are Set (2008-07-31 03:30:09)
    Greg Laden's Blog: "one might assume that the engineers at Dell or Gateway or Computertown can throw a Windows system or a Linux system, with impunity, on any old pile of hardware they happen to put together. Right?"

  • 10 Cool Open Source Easter Eggs (2008-07-31 02:00:09)
    Royal HeHe2-ness: "Curse Words in The Linux Source Code -- grep -r [word] /usr/src/linux[TAB]/*"