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
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."