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Linux News for Nov 01, 2008

  • Too Late For Halloween - Almost Unix/Linux Humor (2008-11-01 22:02:45)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "I'm just sitting here, ready to grab up some more Unix and Linux humor off of the net and thinking what would work great for Halloween. My only problem is, probably, by the time you read this, it won't be Halloween anymore! This is what I get for planning in advance. I've become a victim of my own efficiency and am sitting here like an idiot wondering why I didn't go with a Halloween-themed piece yesterday ;)"

  • Microsoft Bribes Again? (2008-11-01 20:02:45)
    Cyber Cynic: "My former colleague, Joe Wilcox, observes that he doesn't think it's a big deal that Microsoft handed out laptops to bloggers, analysts and reviewers loaded with the Windows 7 alpha."

  • Dell Renews Recall of Risky Notebook Batteries (2008-11-01 18:02:45)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "The computer manufacturer Dell has announced a further recall of potentially dangerous notebook batteries. The recall of the Sony built batteries began in 2006. "

  • Be the Change -- You Want to See In The World (2008-11-01 16:02:45)
    Legal World and Childhood Dreams: "Means are more important than the end: it is only with the right means that the desired end will follow."

  • The Linux Support Call HOWNOTTO (2008-11-01 14:02:45)
    LinuxPlanet: "LinuxPlanet Classics: "No," the technician explained, "Linux is probably causing this problem and it needs to come off the machine." Michael Hall's classic battle with Dell tech support was first published in July 2001. Has anything really changed?"

  • Sun Pushes ZFS Deeper Into Solaris (2008-11-01 10:02:45)
    InternetNews: "Sun finally extends the file system with its Solaris 10 update -- giving new capabilities to system admins that had already been available elsewhere in the OS."

  • How To Upgrade Ubuntu 8.04 to 8.10 Desktop & Server (2008-11-01 06:02:45)
    HowtoForge: "Today the new Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) has been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 8.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 8.10."

  • ICANN Almost Cracks Down on Spammy Domain Registrar (2008-11-01 04:32:45)
    LinuxInsider: "An Estonian domain name registrar received a late stay of execution from the international body that regulates the domain name system. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers was threatening to pull EstDomains' registrar status because EstDomains' president was convicted of fraud."

  • Virtualization’s MF Future is in its MF Past (2008-11-01 03:02:45)
    Linux Magazine: "Quick quiz. What do Mainframes and virtualization have to do with each other? Give up? In a single word: Everything."

  • Hugin Panoramic Photo Editor Extends its Reach (2008-11-01 01:32:45)
    Linux.com: "The developers of the free panoramic photo editor Hugin released version 0.7 this month, culminating a two-year development cycle. The new release incorporates key new technical abilities and usability improvements to help demystify the panorama creation process for the average shooter."

  • Controlling Fanspeeds in Linux on PWM Motherboards, Thinkpads and ASUS Eee PC (2008-11-01 00:02:45)
    tjansson.dk: "In Windows I controlled the fanspeed on my stationary computer by using a ASUS program that read the temperatures. I wanted the same temperature/fanspeed scaling in Linux, so I decided to setup fancontrol, which is a small script that monitors temperatures and fanspeeds and sets the fan at the minimum required level to insure low noise levels."