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Linux News for Dec 28, 2008

  • Patterns and string processing in shell scripts (Dec 28, 2008, 20:03) "Shell programming is heavily dependent on string processing. The term string is used generically to refer to any sequence of characters; typical examples of strings might be a line of input or a single argument to a command. Users enter responses to prompts, file names are generated, and commands produce output."

  • CentServer: Like CentOS, but on one CD and Without X (Dec 28, 2008, 16:03)
    Click: "What I also saw in the column was the announcement of a new distribution, CentServer, which is based on CentOS. For those who might not know, CentOS is itself a free clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux."

  • Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 10 (Dec 28, 2008, 12:03)
    HowtoForge: "Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption."

  • Adding REAL Firefox to Debian Lenny (Dec 28, 2008, 08:03)
    DeviceGuru: "I realize it's a touchy subject, but some of us prefer unmodified Firefox -- including the standard Firefox icon -- to Debian's Iceweasel alternative. Here's a three-step way to substitute Firefox for Iceweasel on a fresh Lenny install."

  • Ubuntu vs Windows (Dec 28, 2008, 04:03)
    Ditio: "...after reading a bunch of articles comparing Windows and Ubuntu. For me it seemed that, authors writing this articles never used Ubuntu they just installed because manager told them to compare this two operating systems. Of course Ubuntu always loses big time."

  • The Xubuntu Difference (Dec 28, 2008, 00:03)
    Linuxlandit & The Conqueror Worm: "There are many different operating systems based on Linux: Debian, SuSE, Gentoo, Red Hat, and Mandriva are examples. Xubuntu is yet another contender in what is already a highly competitive world. So what makes Xubuntu different?"