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Linux News for Nov 27, 2008

  • How widely used is Chrome? More than I expected (2008-11-27 20:03:44)
    CNet: "Is Google's Chrome browser mainstream? Certainly not. But I've been curious how widespread its use is, in particular because I'm curious if I have any company in my choice to set Chrome as my default browser."

  • Sharing Linux Printers Across Multiple Subnets (2008-11-27 16:03:44)
    LinuxPlanet Classics: "All you need to make this work are a central Linux/CUPS printer server, and one Linux PC per subnet to act as a relay printer server."

  • Happy Thanksgiving - Unix/Linux ASCII Art (2008-11-27 14:03:44)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Below, a little ASCII art script that should run on any Linux or Unix distro. I don't know who created the original ASCII picture and I give credit to whomever it was. If this is your turkey, send me an email and I'll be happy to credit you with the catch!"

  • Protecting Your LAMP Site with a Robots.txt Honeypot (2008-11-27 12:03:44)
    Mad Irish: "Knowing that malicious attackers might look into your robots.txt file and explore the listings there allows you to employ a few defensive techniques, or at least provide some early warning measures. One possibility is to simply waste an attackers time."

  • Install Nagios 3 on Ubuntu 8.10 (2008-11-27 08:03:44)
    BeginLinux: "Nagios is a free, open-source tool that can be used to monitor network components and services. When it detects a problem, it can send alert messages by either e-mail or pager. It can also be configured so that only designated personnel can view status information for particular services or equipment. This tutorial will show you how to install Nagios 3 on an Ubuntu 8.10 server."

  • I Want an iPhoneStormDroid (2008-11-27 04:03:44)
    Tech Broiler: "Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to actually choose between an iPhone, a BlackBerry, or a Google Android? What if all those device operating systems could run simultaneously on your handheld? Embedded systems software vendor Wind River is trying to make that happen."

  • WFTL Bytes! for Nov 26, 2008: SCO Won't Stay Dead, Fedora 10 Shines, Red Hat Needs a Date (2008-11-27 00:03:44)
    WFTL Bytes!: "This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Wednesday, November 26, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagne. Stories covered in today's newscast include SCO rising from the undead with an appeal, a shiny new Fedora 10, a brighter than bright future for Linux, Wyse guys make it big by being thin, and RedHat stock needs some lovin'."