Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 29, 2010
Installation of OpenSIPS 1.6 (2010-01-29 23:33:09)
Packt: "It is very important to install
OpenSIPS correctly from the source code. It can be installed much
faster from the Debian packages or using the apt-get utility.
However, installation from the source code is much more flexible as
it allows you to select the modules to be compiled."
How to Find and Clean up Duplicate Files in Ubuntu Linux (2010-01-29 23:03:09)
Tech Source: "If you are like me who have
accumulated thousands of audio, movies, and other files over the
years, it is not unusual to have tons and tons of duplicate
contents that are scattered throughout the hard drive."
Google wants to see client addresses in DNS queries (2010-01-29 22:33:09)
ars Technica: "Late Wednesday evening, Google
employees posted an "Internet-Draft" outlining proposed changes to
the DNS protocol that allow authoritative DNS servers to see the
addresses of clients."
Introducing TermBuilder - a Linux command line generator (2010-01-29 22:03:09)
TuxRadar: "This is TermBuilder, an easy-to-use
script that helps newbies form Linux terminal commands by selecting
from options in their web browser. To get started, all you have to
do is select one of the command options from the selection box
below, and click Add."
Signage computer sports 46-inch display (2010-01-29 21:33:09)
LinuxDevices: "Axiomtek announced a digital
signage computer that includes a 46-inch display and a choice of
Celeron or Core 2 Duo processors. The DSA-146 features a removable
CPU board, an optional motion detection sensor, a Mini PCI Express
expansion slot, 1GB of DDR3 RAM..."
Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS Is Available for Download (2010-01-29 21:03:09)
Softpedia: "Dear Ubuntu 8.04 users, Steve
Langasek announced a few minutes ago the fourth maintenance release
of the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) operating system, which (in
case you forgot) is supported with maintenance updates and security
fixes until April 2011 on desktops, and April 2013 on servers."
Stupidware (2010-01-29 18:03:09)
Ian's Thoughts: "There are many ways to write
good software but the best software begins with a good set of
options. Among those options, in my opinion, should be a setting to
turn off "needless, idiotic prompts that serve no purpose other
than to waste our time"."
Data Recovery in the event of your Death (2010-01-29 17:33:09)
Debian Tutorials: "It's a scary thought.
Computers have completely usurped pencil and paper. We all store
our precious family pictures and important data on our computers
and some of us go the extra step of securing this data from prying
eyes through encryption, obscurity or at least strong
Tech Comics: "Geeks and the iPad" (2010-01-29 17:18:59)
Tech Comics: A huge suitcase filled with
MSI ready to launch iPad alternative (2010-01-29 17:03:48)
IT World: "So we get it, a lot of you are
underwhelmed by the iPad. But there's much more to the tablet world
than Apple's latest creation. According to Digitimes (via
Engadget), MSI's 10" tablet is coming during the second half of
2010. But will you Doubting Thomases be any happier with this
How-To: Install Finch 2.5.6 in Debian Lenny (2010-01-29 16:33:09)
TuxArena: "Finch is a powerful text user
interface instant messaging client based on libpurple, and it comes
included in the Pidgin source, the popular GNOME IM client. Finch
supports various protocols, including AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and
New Mozilla Email Is Easier to Use, But Not Easy Enough (2010-01-29 15:03:09)
Wall Street Journal: "Now, Mozilla is trying
for another win, with a new, overhauled version of the companion
email program for Firefox, called Thunderbird. Unlike Firefox,
Thunderbird never really caught on, partly because it was too
iPad Hype Hangover Follows Buzz Binge (2010-01-29 14:03:09)
Internetnews: "The glow is starting to fade a
bit following Apple's splashy unveiling of its still-to-be-shipped
iPad tablet. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the highly
anticipated device at an event that lit up the twittersphere,
blogosphere and innumerable Web sites that reported it both as
breaking news and with live-blogging accounts."
Further control of Linux files with ACL (2010-01-29 13:33:09)
Ghacks: "If you read my article “Get to
know Linux: File permissions” you know that it’s
possible, out of the box, to control who can access a file and what
they can do with it. This helps to make Linux a fairly secure
system. But did you know you can take even further control of that
system with the help of Access Control Lists?"
Could open source abandon the Google train? (2010-01-29 12:33:09)
The Open Road: "As arguably the world's largest
open-source company, Google has a big stake in maintaining its
place at the heart of the open-source ecosystem. Recent events,
however, suggest that Google can't rest on its laurels if it wants
to secure the hearts and minds of open-source developers."
Publication of Second Issue - International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (2010-01-29 10:33:09)
IFOSSLR: "The Editorial Committee of the
International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSS L.
Rev.) is proud to announce the immediate availability of the
publication's second issue. IFOSS L. Rev. is a peer-reviewed
biannual legal review..."
Mandriva Brazil launches its brand new website (2010-01-29 09:03:09)
Mandriva press release: Mandriva, Europe's
leading Linux publisher, announced today the launch of its brand
new website for its Brazil' subsidiary: www.mandriva.com/br
Privacy Bill Nears Introduction in House (2010-01-29 06:03:09)
eSecurityPlanet: "The House Democrat heading up
the push for legislation that would set new online privacy
safeguards that could dramatically reshape Internet marketing said
he plans to introduce the bill shortly, with several Republicans
likely signed on as co-sponsors."
Ubuntu: More Bugs than Ever? (2010-01-29 04:33:09)
cheesemedia: "If you’re a frequent Ubuntu
user chances are you’ve heard of people suggesting that
Ubuntu has gotten decidedly buggy and broken, with even The
Register commenting on the lack of polish in Ubuntu 9.10."
Tagging the Noosphere (2010-01-29 03:03:09)
Standards Blog: "With the advent of the
Internet and the Web, though, de Chardin's noosphere seemed to have
become real rather than abstract. With so much accessible so easily
to so many, the philosopher's vision of the noosphere as the
foundation for the next evolutionary step of the cosmos seemed
Labels with PostScript::MailLabels Getting Started (2010-01-29 01:33:09)
Worldlabel: "Alan Jackson’s
PostScript::MailLabels is a Perl utility to automate production of
high-quality label layouts. it is designed to be useful to Perl
scripters, who can easily incorporate high-quality PostScript
output into their scripts, but the scripts included in the base
package are, themselves, an easy-to-use set of command-line tools
for label printing."