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Linux News for Jan 31, 2009

  • GNOME Do 0.8 Brings Great Plug-Ins, Intuitive Dock to Linux (2009-01-31 23:02:24)
    Lifehacker: "The latest release of Linux app launcher GNOME Do serves up a helping of new plug-ins (including Google search and Remember the Milk), a clever "Docky" style, and much, much more."

  • Enhanced Bash (2009-01-31 19:02:24)
    AmirWatad "The first thing I do when I install a new Linux on my machine is updating .inputrc and .bashrc files to support "Enhanced Bash". These improves might look minor at first glance, but they had improved my experience with the shell very much."

  • Microsoft on Intel's Anti-Linux: "Please Keep Confidential. This is a Nightmare" (2009-01-31 15:02:24)
    Boycott Novell: "This is a furious battle that Microsoft secretly had going against Intel's support for Linux. This was so secret that Microsoft executives even abstained from telling their peers about it. "Please keep confidential. this is a nightmare...""

  • Building Customised Linux Distributions (2009-01-31 11:02:24)
    IT Pro: "One of the biggest selling points for Linux is its scalability. At one end of the scale, Embedded Linux is everywhere from the vehicle management system in your car to the smartphone in your shirt pocket. At the other end of the scale, 439 of the top 500 supercomputers run on Linux."

  • Waldo's Been Found In The PI (2009-01-31 07:02:24)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "Last Friday, we posted a little puzzle we made up entitled "Where's Waldo?" where the objective was to find Waldo amongst the first million digits to the right side of the decimal point in the irrational number PI."

  • SkyOS: Chasing Butterflies (2009-01-31 03:02:24)
    OSNews: "SkyOS has always been criticised for the fact that you have to pay for it in order to beta test it. I personally never saw a problem with this construction, especially since the price included a full copy of SkyOS 5 (they dropped the five) once it was completed. However, as of late, it has become increasingly clear that there may never be anything like a final version - or another test release for that matter"

  • Active Directory for Linux draws closer (2009-01-31 01:32:24)
    The Linux Distillery: "You may not consider it a "killer app" but one thing restricting Linux deployment in enterprises is an implementation of Microsoft's Active Directory (AD.) However, AD for Linux is on its way in Samba version 4 and is sure to annhilate a barrier to Linux adoption in business."

  • Editor's Note: Money is Not Wealth (2009-01-31 00:02:24)
    Some folks will never ever understand FOSS, or anything worthwhile, because they think the universe starts and ends with money, and that the pursuit of money justifies anything.