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Linux News for Feb 01, 2009

  • Kernel Log: What's new in 2.6.29 -ACPI, PCI, PM - notebooks and power saving improvements (2009-02-01 23:02:24)
    Heise Online: "In his release email, Torvalds points out a few changes made to improve the reliability of the system: suspend modes -- changes that allow one of his notebooks to wake up reliably from power-saving mode."

  • OpenVPN Provides Security Wherever You Go (2009-02-01 19:02:24)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "But what if, while traveling, you want to create a secure link from your laptop back to an office computer--or perhaps your home office network--over the Internet?"

  • Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 again (2009-02-01 15:02:24)
    Computerworld: "Mozilla has delayed the third beta of Firefox 3.1 for the second time this month, a company executive said on Thursday, citing troublesome bugs in the browser's new JavaScript engine as the reason."

  • Finding and using free fonts (2009-02-01 11:02:24)
    LWN.net: "Free and open source software (FOSS) has produced several off-shoots, including the Open Access Movement for academic literature and the Free Hardware Foundation. As the FOSS desktop matures, one of the most important off-shoots is the free font movement."

  • Common Wine Myths (2009-02-01 07:02:24)
    LWN.Net: "Wine is one of the best known, but least understood open source projects. It is a mystic application that everyone knows about, many use, but few truly understand. Reading forum posts, blog entries and tutorials about Wine show that Wine is surrounded by many myths and half truths. In this article, we will attempt to clear up some of the misconceptions about the project."

  • WiMAX base stations to run Linux (2009-02-01 03:02:24)
    LinuxDevices: "PureWave Networks is using Linux, a Freescale processor, and an off-the-shelf middleware package from Enea to create its next generation of WiMAX base stations. Due later this year, the base stations will aim to bridge the gap between macro and pico WiMAX stations, says the company."