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Linux News for Jun 30, 2008

  • 42 of the Best Free Linux Audio Software (2008-06-30 22:45:49)
    Linux Links: "There is an extensive amount of free audio software available on the Linux platform which is both mature and sophisticated. In fact, Linux has all the tools needed to be a serious contender in music production without a user having to venture into the commercial software world. To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 42 high quality Linux audio applications, covering a broad range of different uses. Most of the titles included here are desktop applications sporting an attractive front-end, although we have not forgotten console software."

  • Fight Phishing From The Unix Or Linux Command Line (2008-06-30 22:00:18)
    Linux and Unix Menagerie: "First off, I'd like to be clear that I am "not against SPAM." As annoying as it may be, I don't begrudge anyone their right to send me a sales pitch, even if that product is a complete scam and I didn't ask to be pitched. I've been throwing stuff out that I get in my regular postal mail since I've been able to throw stuff out..."

  • Zimbra Integration With Samba - Ubuntu Based (2008-06-30 21:15:18)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to configure Zimbra Collaboration Server (ZCS) and Samba to act as a primary domain controller (PDC) that uses LDAP as a centralized database for authenticating users on Linux and Windows desktops. It should enable you then to seamlessly integrate Zimbra into a corporate network based on Open Source server software. You can then use Zimbra Admin GUI to manage Samba accounts, groups and domains."

  • Super Micro C2SBX+ Linux Review (2008-06-30 20:30:18)
    Phoronix: "With Super Micro's focus on the workstation and server markets, they do support Linux on a number of their different motherboards. Among the Linux distributions they support on different products include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SuSE, and Fedora. We have already used the Intel X48 Chipset on Linux (in fact, even before the chipset officially made its debut) so we were not surprised when the Super Micro C2SBX+ had worked flawlessly with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. In addition to the core functionality of this motherboard working flawlessly with this Linux 2.6.24 kernel distribution -- even the LM_Sensors support was first-rate."

  • 11 Video Players for Linux - A Review (2008-06-30 19:45:55)
    Echoes: "SMPlayer is a fully featured video player built using the Qt 4 libraries. It basically plays anything, including DVDs and ISO images, but it skipped the menus when reading DVD ISOs. It's complete and it offers plenty configuration options, including for subtitles and the interface itself, allowing to choose the icon set and the style used. You can also configure the language SMPlayer uses for its interface, including English, Romanian, Polish, German and many other."

  • The Blessings of Synchronized Releases (2008-06-30 19:00:11)
    Coccinella: "People believe the idea of synchronized jumping to releases originates from Mark Shuttleworth. People are wrong!"

  • NETGEAR Launches Open Source WGR614L Wireless-G Router (2008-06-30 18:15:11)
    NixCraft: "Good news for all hackers. NETGEAR launches Open Source edition of wireless-G router enabling Linux developers, geeks, hackers and enthusiasts to create Firmware for specialized applications"

  • The End Of LUGRadio (2008-06-30 17:30:11)
    jonobacon@home: "Today we announced that we have decided to call it a day with LugRadio. Our last show will be LugRadio Live UK 2008 on the 19th and 20th July 2008 at The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton. We announced this in the latest episode of LugRadio, Season 5 Episode 21 - go and have a listen to the show to hear more."

  • Open source telephony new star at TV producer (2008-06-30 16:45:11)
    TechWorld: "When TV production company FremantleMedia Australia had an opportunity to move to IP telephony during an office refurbishment, the open source Asterisk proved itself to offer everything required and more for the 150-plus handset deployment."

  • 2.6.26: almost there (2008-06-30 16:00:11)
    Linux Foundation: "The current prepatch is 2.6.26-rc8; when he posted it, Linus said that it might just be the last one. Given that this development cycle is smaller (in terms of the amount of code merged), I had thought that it would come together a little quicker; thus the “late June” prediction which had appeared on the forecast pages. Well, it’s late June, and we’re not there yet."

  • Featured Freeware: Wubi (2008-06-30 15:15:11)
    Download Blog: "If you're looking for a safe and easy way to test out the switch from Windows to Linux, Wubi might be the program for you. Wubi's dialog interface requires users to select a mere six options to install Ubuntu..."

  • Red Hat net profit rises, expects steady growth (2008-06-30 14:30:11)
    Forbes: "Red Hat (nasdaq: RHT - news - people ) Inc, the world's largest publicly traded provider of Linux software, reported Wednesday a quarterly profit that met Wall Street expectations as its revenue grew 32 percent."

  • Top 10 Linux financial tools (2008-06-30 13:45:11)
    Tech Republic: "Many people don’t realize the wealth of applications that are available for Linux. I am asked all the time about X and/or Y application on Windows and whether there’s an equivalent on Linux. Most of the time the answer is yes."

  • Mot ships new Linux phones (2008-06-30 13:00:11)
    Linux Devices: "Motorola has quietly started shipping three new Linux-based "PDA" phones. Available now in China, and also approved by the FCC for use in the U.S., the MotoMing a1600 and a1800 are higher-end versions of the popular a1200, while the a810 adds a lower-end Ming model."

  • Synchronize Directories with Komparator and Kdiff3 (2008-06-30 12:00:59)
    Linux.com: "If you work some of the time on your laptop and some of the time on your desktop box, making sure that your work is updated on both machines is a must..."

  • A Second Look at Slitaz 1.0: Turns Out It Has a Lot of Potential (2008-06-30 10:30:20)
    CLICK: "The extremely lightweight Swiss GNU/Linux distribution Slitaz burst upon the scene in March of this year promising to be easy on system resources yet possessing enough power in the form of basic applications to actually get things done..."

  • Ten Fantastic Keyboard Shortcuts in OpenOffice.org (2008-06-30 09:00:29)
    Free Software Magazine: "A lot of software users I meet seem to feel they are not using their software as efficiently as they could. If that includes you, then listen up..."

  • ATI Radeon HD 4850 Linux Performance (2008-06-30 07:30:56)
    Phoronix: "Last week we exclusively shared the steps AMD was taking to make an evolutionary leap in Linux support with same-day support for their brand-new Radeon HD 4800 series, Linux drivers shipping on the product CD, some manufacturers showcasing Tux on the product packaging, and their proprietary Linux driver reaching a feature parity with their Windows driver..."

  • How To Set Up DHCP Failover On Centos 5.1 (2008-06-30 04:30:00)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial will walk you through setting up DHCP fail over on CentOS 5.1 using the default ISC dhcp server, this can easily be adapted to any other Linux distro out there..."