Infrastructure Linux News for Oct 30, 2008
Ubuntu Brings the BBC to Linux (2008-10-30 23:06:41)
Linux Today Blog: "But thanks to FOSS (as
always) there is a silver ray in the gloom-- Ubuntu 8.10 includes
the Totem BBC Plugin:"
Ubuntu 8.10 - A Positive Evolution (2008-10-30 21:06:41)
Polish Linux: "Usually I do not install test
versions, however, favourable opinions of my friends convinced me
it was worth trying. I have to admit, I am not disappointed with
the latest version of Ubuntu, 8.10. And here is why."
OpenOffice 3: Useful, Compatible - and Pretty (2008-10-30 19:06:41)
LinuxInsider: "OpenOffice 3 is out of beta, and
reviewer Lou Dolinar has had a few weeks to give it a test drive.
The new version is spiffier, more compatible with office and works
on more platforms -- particularly Mac, which had been a problem
Upgrading to Intrepid Ibex With a Local apt-mirror (2008-10-30 17:06:41)
Geek Page! "A clean install of Kubuntu requires
just over 1 GB of packages to upgrade from Hardy to Intrepid, and
dragging that much data across the cloud is just painful, I don't
care how fast your ISP is. It's especially painful if you happen to
have an apt-mirror server on your own LAN with a full copy of the
KDE4 Apps: digiKam (2008-10-30 14:06:41)
Polish Linux: "DigiKam is an application to
manage your digital photos professionally, with a claim of: "Manage
your photographs like a professional, with the power of Open
Piracy - The Enemy of Free Software (2008-10-30 13:36:41)
Raiden's Realm: "Sure, some have justified it
in the movie and music industries as a way to hurt the media giants
in tangible ways that force them to make changes they otherwise
would not make, or otherwise did not want to. But software piracy
is another story entirely."
Performance tuning with System Control (sysctl) in Ubuntu (2008-10-30 13:06:41)
Ubuntu Geek: "The Linux kernel is flexible, and
you can even modify the way it works on the fly by dynamically
changing some of its parameters using sysctl command. Sysctl
provides an interface that allows you to examine and change several
hundred kernel parameters in Linux or BSD. Changes take effect
immediately, and there’s even a way to make them persist
after a reboot."
Appnr - Synaptic For Your Browser (Ubuntu) (2008-10-30 12:36:41)
HowtoForge: "Appnr is a web-based directory for
Ubuntu packages (including the official repositories and
third-party packages from Medibuntu, Google, and the Canonical
Partner repository). You can use it to browse and install packages
directly from your browser. It's like Synaptic for your
Ubuntu Linux 8.10's Five Best Features (2008-10-30 12:06:41)
Cyber Cynic: ""Ubuntu's focus has been on
high-quality integration." Based on my work with the Ubuntu 8.10
release candidate, which goes final tomorrow, October 30th 2008, I
agree with Shuttleworth."
Preventing MySQL Injection Attacks With GreenSQL On Debian Etch (2008-10-30 10:36:41)
HowtoForge: "GreenSQL (or greensql-fw) is a
firewall for MySQL databases that filters SQL injection attacks. It
works as a reverse proxy, i.e., it takes the SQL queries, checks
them, passes them on to the MySQL database and delivers back the
result from the MySQL database. It comes with a web interface
(called greensql-console) so that you can manage GreenSQL through a
Linux Tip of the Day - Look For a String (2008-10-30 09:06:41)
Dralnux: "Sometimes you look for a string in
files on your directory using grep, but you end up getting funny
characters on your terminal. This is really annoyance..."
10 Essential Applications Included in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex (2008-10-30 07:36:41)
TuxArena: "Intrepid comes with pretty much
bleeding-edge packages: GNOME 2.24.1, OpenOffice 2.4.1 (OpenOffice
3.0 is now available, but it is not included in 8.10), Firefox
3.0.3 and GIMP 2.6.1. Although Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 is out, 3.0.3 is
the version which ships with Intrepid, and I guess it's a smart
choice considering there was enough time to test this release."
Available Now: Damn Small Linux 4.4.7 (2008-10-30 03:06:41)
Softpedia: "Robert Shingledecker announced
today, on his forum, another minor update of the DSL Linux
distribution. The new release, Damn Small Linux 4.4.7 (the
versatile mini-desktop Linux distribution), includes the following
additions since the previous version:"