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  • U of Tennessee Blocked P2P Sites Before RIAA Law (2008-11-20 22:33:25)
    CNet Digital Media: "Truth be told, the state of Tennessee didn't need a lot of prodding from the recording industry to pass a law that requires universities and colleges to filter for unauthorized music downloads."

  • Speed up Your Internet Access Using Squid's Refresh Patterns (2008-11-20 22:03:25)
    Linux.com: "Bandwidth limitation is still a problem for a lot of people who connect to the Internet. You can improve your available bandwidth by installing Squid caching proxy server on your network with configuration parameters that will increase your byte hit rate, giving you about 30-60% more bandwidth."

  • How Low Can Public Open Source Companies Go? (2008-11-20 17:33:25)
    OStatic: "While I remain in agreement with many observers who see the economic downturn as potentially very positive for open source, I have to wonder whether we're going to see some of the leadership open source companies swallowed up in all the financial carnage."

  • Some Open Source Attacks on Windows May be Unfair (2008-11-20 16:33:25)
    ZDNet: "Over the course of a month Apple's downtime was 2 minutes, putting them in the middle of the pack. Microsoft's? An hour and 19 minutes. This proves what, exactly?"

  • Linux Distros and Apple Beat Microsoft's Homepage Uptime (2008-11-20 16:03:25)
    Royal Pingdom: "All Linux distributions have their own home base: their homepage. How well is this homepage taken care of and how well does it perform? To answer these questions we have monitored the uptime and load time of the homepages for 16 Linux distributions for a month."

  • Linus Torvalds' Old Company Acquired and Gone (2008-11-20 15:33:25)
    TGDaily: "The company's most famous employee, Linux inventor Linux Torvalds, kept the buzz and rumor mill about the company throughout its stealth phase alive and guaranteed a flashy technology announcement in early 2000. Almost nine years later Transmeta’s journey is over."

  • Apple's New MacBooks Have Built-in Copy Protection Measures (2008-11-20 15:03:25)
    AppleInsider: "The Intel-developed technology is called High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) and aims to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across a variety of display connectors, even if such copying is not in violation of fair use laws."

  • Ulteo Unveils the First Open Source Virtual Desktop (2008-11-20 08:03:25)
    Ulteo: "Following its commitment to desktop virtualization solutions, Ulteo, an Open Virtual Desktop Infrastructure company, announced today that they were releasing the first installable version of their Open Virtual Desktop solution for enterprises."

  • Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory (Technet) (2008-11-20 04:03:25)
    LWN: "Microsoft's Technet Magazine has a lengthy article on authenticating Linux clients with Active Directory. "Originally, Linux (and the GNU tools and libraries that run on it) was not built with a single authentication mechanism in mind. As a result of this, Linux application developers generally took to creating their own authentication scheme."

  • Tip: Simple Regular Expressions For Reviewing Log Files (2008-11-20 01:33:25)
    LinuxPlanet: "LinuxPlanet Classics: With a few simple regular expressions you can quickly search your logfiles for problems, nasties, and even good news. These regexps are also useful for all kinds of text searches"

  • On Feedback (2008-11-20 01:03:25)
    jonobacon@home: "This has been something on my mind for a long time - how can we see the great many interconnecting lines between different parts of community. In effort to make progress this area, I have worked closely with my team to build some metrics to understand our community."

  • iBGP: Synchronizing the Internet (2008-11-20 00:33:25)
    LinuxPlanet: "Last week in our classic Networking 101 series we learned about Border Gateway Protocol, the networking protocol that powers the Internet. This week Charlie Schluting leads the dive into iBGP-- Internal Border Gateway Protocol-- to learn how to connect all those BGP routers together, and how to route between thousands of computers without going nuts."