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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 before."

  • 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 Intrepid repository."

  • 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 Source"."

  • 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 browser."

  • 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 web browser."

  • 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:"