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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 24, 2009

  • Is it time you swapped Ubuntu for Fedora? (2009-08-24 23:33:43)
    TechRadar: "Fedora is the old pretender of the Free Software movement – a distribution many would consider the archetype of Linux distributions everywhere. "

  • 42 Hot Free Linux Games (Part 3 of 3) (2009-08-24 23:03:43)
    LinuxLinks: "For each of the 14 games listed below we have compiled its own portal page, providing screenshots of the game in action, a full description of the game, with an in-depth summary of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews."

  • Time To Face Some Facts (2009-08-24 22:33:43)
    Blog of Helios: "With a leap of faith, I just started doing it full time. I am divorced with minimal child support, and that is thanks to my still-loving ex-wife Debbie. And no...I can't 'splain it...it just is. My needs are meager and I live as such. I would rather devote what I have to what I do."

  • Pidgin 2.6.1: The best Linux IM client gets better (2009-08-24 22:03:43)
    Cyber Cynic: "I do, anyway, because my IM client, Pidgin, works with almost every IM client in creation, and it makes chatting with anyone, anywhere, mindlessly simple. The newest version sports limited voice and video support as well."

  • Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software (2009-08-24 21:47:43)
    Free Software Foundation press release: "The Free Software Foundation will host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software to discuss how the free software community can cultivate and increase participation by women in free software's development and activism communities."

  • CPIO command to backup and restore in Linux (2009-08-24 21:03:43)
    Unixmen: "The cpio command is one of the most commonly used Linux back up tools."

  • Red Hat HornetQ debuts for open source messaging (2009-08-24 19:03:43)
    Netstat -vat: "Red Hat today officially launched a new open source messaging system called HornetQ. The new effort has its roots in the JBoss Messaging platform, that has been around since at least 2006."

  • Don't let the Swine Win!: Enecomp 2009, Curitiba, Brazil - September 4-8, 2009 (2009-08-24 17:33:43)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Therefore it distresses me that the current hysteria around H1N1, also known as "Swine Flu" is jeopardizing the hard work done by students in Curitiba, Brazil for a conference that otherwise would be considered "world class"."

  • Howto Deploy SIP Witch Clients and Servers (2009-08-24 17:03:43)
    Linux.com: "GNU SIP Witch offers a means for individuals, private organizations, and even national governments to easily configure and deploy secure network scalable peer-to-peer media VoIP solutions using free software. This article offers an easy "howto" to help people get started using GNU SIP Witch with Ubuntu."

  • Monitor your system for threats with rsec alerts (2009-08-24 16:33:43)
    Linux and Open Source: "Vincent Danen gives an overview of the monitoring and reporting tool rsec, which can help you keep a close eye on your system’s security without having to pore over log files."

  • Diagramming With Dia (2009-08-24 16:03:43)
    Begin Linux: "In addition to the Dia installation this course will outline how to find important tools in the Dia interface, using Dia's tools, and more. Diagramming timelapse movie included!"

  • Install Ubuntu kernel updates without rebooting using Ksplice Uptrack (2009-08-24 15:33:43)
    Ubuntu Geek: "Ksplice Uptrack is an update service for the Linux kernel; it automatically delivers security and reliability improvements to your machine, without the disruption of rebooting."

  • Review: Top 5 Linux Video Editor Software (2009-08-24 14:53:43)
    nixCraft: "Can you provide me a list of FOSS software which can be used for video capture and video editing purposes under Fedora or Ubuntu Linux desktop systems?"

  • Avahi (Zeroconf) on Linux: What is it Good For? (2009-08-24 14:17:05)
    LinuxPlanet: avahi is installed by default on Debian and Ubuntu systems, but few people seem to use it to any extent. It's supposed to be a service auto-discovery, but what services exactly is it set up to discover? Juliet Kemp figures out if she can actually make it do something she wants it to do."

  • Time to Help an Open Source Hero (2009-08-24 08:02:47)
    Linux Journal: "I want to talk about one of the unsung heroes of open source – someone who has helped many, and now needs a little help from us."

  • Ubuntu's multisearch surprise (2009-08-24 04:02:47)
    LWN.net: "If you are a Linux distributor, you have a number of possible ways to upset your user base. Breaking existing, well-established functionality is one of them. Another would be to install software which appears to be monitoring user activity behind their backs. Seeming to make money off of these activities will not help. Extra points are awarded for doing it all as a surprise. Ubuntu has risked all of the above with the "multisearch" Firefox extension included in the current "Karmic Koala" alpha release."

  • World of Padman - Open-Source First-Person Shooter Game for Linux (2009-08-24 00:02:47)
    TuxArena: "World of Padman is an open-source, cartoon-style first-person shooter game available for Linux too, besides Windows and Mac. It is a wonderful standalone game based upon the Quake 3 engine."