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Infrastructure Linux News for Feb 26, 2009

  • Weekly Ten(2-23-2009): The unknown hackers, SteamPunk Frankenstein, Greatest Science Fiction Movies (2009-02-26 22:04:18)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "Not many Linux-come-latelies know this, but Linux was actually the second open-source Unix-based operating system for personal computers to be distributed over the Internet."

  • Music Executive Ridiculed at Pirate Bay Trial (2009-02-26 21:34:18)
    Wired: "Laughter filled The Pirate Bay trial here Wednesday when John Kennedy, the chief executive of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries, testified that people would have purchased every music track they got free file sharing."

  • Freescale Plans Reference Design for Linux ARM Netbooks (2009-02-26 20:34:18)
    Linux Magazine: "When will power-saving and affordable ARM netbooks become available? Freescale Semiconductor has ventured into an advanced standard..."

  • Distro Review: Sabayon 4.0 (2009-02-26 17:32:49)
    Adventures In Open Source: "I've had mixed feelings about it in the past, I found 2.2 Professional to be very bloated, capable of interesting innovations but overall slightly disappointing. It's a Gentoo based distro from Italy and it seems there's no love lost between the Gentoo and Sabayon camps. I wanted to see how it had developed now they'd reached version 4.0, so here goes nothing..."

  • UK government backs open source (2009-02-26 17:02:49)
    BBC News: "Tom Watson MP, minister for digital engagement, said open source software would be on a level playing field with proprietary software such as Windows."

  • trixbox CE Functions and Features (2009-02-26 16:32:49)
    Packt: "Every commercial PBX system has its own set of advanced features that are activated by key commands, also known as vertical service activation codes. In this article by Kerry Garrison, we will look at the standard and advanced features of trixbox CE. We will even look at how to add our own custom features to the system."

  • Ext4 (Kernel Newbies Overview) (2009-02-26 15:02:49)
    Kernel Newbies: "In many ways, Ext4 is a deeper improvement over Ext3 than Ext3 was over Ext2. Ext3 was mostly about adding journaling to Ext2, but Ext4 modifies important data structures of the filesystem such as the ones destined to store the file data. The result is a filesystem with an improved design, better performance, reliability and features."

  • State of the Computer Book Market 2008, Part 2: The Technologies (2009-02-26 12:02:49)
    O'Reilly Radar: "In this second installment (the first post is found here), we look at computer book sales in specific technology categories. Remember that we've organized the data into six "Category Families" -- Systems and Programming, Web Design and Development, Business Applications, Digital Media Applications, Consumer Operating Systems and Devices, and Other"

  • Parted Magic 3.7 Is Here (2009-02-26 10:32:49)
    Softpedia: "Just ten days after the Valentine's Day release, Patrick Verner announced today the immediate availability of his Parted Magic 3.7 Linux distribution. This new version fixes several bugs, adds some new features and updates a few software packages."

  • Back To Basics: Getting File Information Using Perl's Stat Function (2009-02-26 09:02:49)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Today we're going take a (somewhat) beginner's look at extracting lots of useful information from files on Linux or Unix using Perl. More specifically, we'll be using Perl's stat() function."

  • Linux - Find latest file in a directory (2009-02-26 06:02:49)
    UNIX BASH Scripting: "I have a huge set of(more than 300) log files(nmn_log.*.txt) in one of my logdir. I had to find out the latest log file name."

  • X Server 1.6.0 Has Been Released (2009-02-26 04:32:49)
    Phoronix: "It's arriving about two months later than originally scheduled (and didn't arrive in 2008 like Intel wanted), but X Server 1.6 has been officially released this afternoon and it wasn't 212 days late like the infamous X Server 1.4.1 release"

  • WFTL Bytes! for Feb 23, 2009: Govt. Needs FOSS, Microsoft Acquires Buddies, OpenSUSE "Troubled" (2009-02-26 03:02:49)
    WFTL Bytes!: "This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Monday, February 23, 2009, with your host, Marcel Gagne. This is episode 52. On today's newscast . . . we ask why government isn't saving big with FOSS, what constitutes good personal marketing, who's buddying up to Microsoft, why are things so tough over at OpenSUSE, and who put the ram in the ramma lamma ding dong?"

  • How to install OpenOffice.org 3 on Ubuntu 8.10 (2009-02-26 01:32:49)
    To a free world: "Ubuntu is coming by default with OpenOffice 2.4, so, I decided to upgrade to version 3. To do this, there are two methods, either install it from "http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu intrepid main deb" repository or manually from files directly downloaded on the OpenOffice web site. I started by trying the installation from the repository because it's much simpler."

  • 8 of the Best Free Linux Blog Software (2009-02-26 00:02:49)
    LinuxLinks: "Software that provides a method of managing a website is commonly known as a Web Content Management System (or WCMS). Many blogging software programs are considered a specific type of WCMS. In this feature we have included some of the best WCMS software which also make great blogging tools"