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Linux News for Nov 30, 2008

  • 5 Pranks for Your Linux-Using Friend (2008-11-30 22:03:41)
    Linux Loop: "Warning! Please use your judgment about the person, the computer, and the prank before attempting this. Always try whatever you plan to do on your own computer or some other safe computer before doing anything."

  • How To Install VMware Server 2 On Ubuntu 8.10 (2008-11-30 21:11:40)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.10 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free)."

  • Picasa 3: Great Linux photo software (2008-11-30 20:03:25)
    Cyber Cynic: "While I'd like to see more Adobe programs, on Linux with Google's new release of Picasa 3 for Linux now here, I'm in no hurry to see Photoshop Elements on Linux."

  • Implementing Brainstorm Bounties (2008-11-30 16:03:25)
    Linux Loop: "The way a bounty works is that various people contribute to a fund for a specific idea. Then, when a developer comes along and implements that idea, he/she gets the money."

  • Interacting with Databases through the Java Persistence API (2008-11-30 12:03:25)
    Packet: "With Java EE 5, Entity Beans were deprecated in favor of JPA. JPA took ideas from several object relational mapping tools and incorporated them into the standard. As we will see in this article by David Heffelfinger, NetBeans has several features that make development with JPA a breeze."

  • What I Hate About My Android G1 (2008-11-30 10:03:25)
    Gregory A. Smith: "I got an Android phone as soon as they became available. Since I was a T-Mobile customer already, I was able to pre-order it. I just removed the old SIM card (now 5+ years old) from my old phone and slipped it into my G1. It picked up all my contacts from the old phone."

  • Cisco Offers $100,000 Prize Money to Linux Application Developers (2008-11-30 08:03:25)
    The VAR Guy: "Cisco is offering $100,000 in prize money to Linux application developers that help the networking giant defeat Microsoft in the unified communications market."

  • OpenLDAP Quick Tips: Use the FAQ! (2008-11-30 06:03:25)
    The Suretec Blog: "Here's my 13th tip in the "OpenLDAP Quick Tips" series: "You have a question, but you're sure someone has been there before": That's what our FAQ-O-Matic is for!"

  • Build semantic Web CRUD operations using PHP (2008-11-30 04:03:25)
    IBM Developerworks: "Create, Read, Update, and Delete (CRUD) operations are the most basic database operations, but they are also the most crucial. CRUD operations are typically done using the Structured Query Language (SQL) on relational database systems. As the Web is becoming more and more data-oriented, there is a need to shift from SQL-based CRUD operations to semantic Web-based CRUD operations. Learn how to use PHP to perform CRUD operations over the semantic Web."

  • New BlockBuster VOD box runs Linux (2008-11-30 00:03:25)
    DeviceGuru: "In a better-late-than-never move, Blockbuster has introduced a video-on-demand (VOD) service accompanied by a "free" set-top box (STB). Like TiVo, Roku's Netflix box, and many other modern Internet-enabled A/V gadgets, Blockbuster's new VOD STB runs Linux."