Linux News for Jun 26, 2009
Achieving Robust Clustered Storage with Linux and GFS
EnterpriseStorageForum: "Using GFS, the free
clustered file system in Linux, you can create a truly robust
cluster that does not depend on other servers. In this article,
we'll show you how to properly configure GFS."
Revenge of the Nerds (2009-06-26 22:38:01)
No Coding Required: "Embedded device software
development has reached a point where the industry is ripe for some
serious business model innovation."
Linux Netbooks: Back to the Facts (2009-06-26 21:04:12)
tech-no-media: "The first lesson that I take
home from the Linux netbook story is that if the online market is
more than ready for Linux machines, the 'brick and mortar' shops
ASRock M3A780GXH/128M Linux Review (2009-06-26 19:34:06)
Phronix: "While ASRock is regarded as being a
budget manufacturer, this affordable Intel X58 motherboard could
overclock quite far, ran well with Linux, and offered a great set
Configure Bacula for Open Source Backups (2009-06-26 18:47:19)
EnterpriseStorageForum: "Since we covered
installation and a very basic initial run the last time we looked
at Bacula, let's look at some of the more specific configuration
options and capabilities this time."
Could RIM Benefit From Open Source BlackBerry? (2009-06-26 18:07:02)
ChannelWeb: "Research In Motion (NSDQ:RIMM)
often fields the question of whether it might follow Symbian's lead
by making the BlackBerry OS open source. While there's nothing to
suggest such a move is in the cards, RIM executives have
acknowledged that this could make sense in certain types of
Debugging of Embedded Linux Applications on ARM9/ARM11 Processors (2009-06-26 16:31:19)
Embedded.com: "Embedded Linux as an operating
system for modern ARM processors? Maybe not such a bad idea?"
Berlin Art Colleges Switch to Linux (2009-06-26 15:43:04)
heise: "The change is being made because the
existing hardware cannot be upgraded to Windows Vista or Windows 7.
The colleges would have had to spend five-figure sums to buy newer
hardware and pay additional licence fees for Windows."
Building A Stealth Firewall (2009-06-26 15:02:32)
BeginLinux: "This course will show you how to
build a bridge firewall or "stealth firewall" using ebtables and
iptables. This is an easy process and works on older or lightweight
machines as you will see it uses Mini-ITX technology."
The Best Docks on the Linux Coast (2009-06-26 14:18:01)
BerkeleyLUG: "Even Mark Shuttleworth is willing
to admit that OSX has a pretty nice usable interface that is a good
goal for desktop Linux to beat in the coming year or so."
Should Oracle's Linux strategy be...Ubuntu? (2009-06-26 12:49:34)
The Open Road: "Unlike OEL or Novell's Suse,
Ubuntu comes with built-in enterprise momentum, albeit still at the
At what stage of life is the open source industry? (2009-06-26 12:07:19)
ZDNet: "Every industry goes through life
stages, just like people. At what stage is open source at, now, in
the middle of 2009?"
Webopedia Term of the Day: BogoMips Defined (2009-06-26 10:38:19)
Webopedia: "Derived from the words "Bogus" and
"Mips", BogoMips, when used in the context of the Linux operating
system, is a unit of measurement that indicates how fast the
computer processor runs."
Shuttle XS29f: Linux Looks Great in Green (2009-06-26 09:04:05)
LinuxPlanet: "Power and space saving computers
are in, and Shuttle has a winner with the XS29F. This little gem
really skimps on the power consumption to the tune of around 20-25
watts on average."
PHP 5.3 Coming June 30th (2009-06-26 07:32:11)
InternetNews Blog: "PHP 5.3 could be out as
soon as Tuesday June 30th. The new release is a big deal for a lot
of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that by my count
this is the first major update to PHP since 2006 and the PHP 5.2
Getting the Most Out of OpenOffice.org Writer (2009-06-26 06:02:04)
LinuxBeacon: "Writer is, without a doubt, the
most frequently used application in the OpenOffice.org suite. It
offers many advanced features that can help you to create anything
from a simple letter to a book with a complex layout."
Free Multimedia is Coming and the FUDing Has Begun (2009-06-26 04:34:17)
AnarchismToday: "The Ogg formats are free and
open formats that do not belong to any particular corporation, nor
do they require any royalties to use. Not everyone has been so
Digg, Dug, Buried: How Linux news disappears (2009-06-26 03:06:01)
Cyber Cynic: "Like it or lump it, the major
reason that determines whether any given online story will get read
or not is how much play it gets on news link sharing sites and
social networks like Digg, reddit, and StumbleUpon."
Leveraging Industrial-strength Python Testing (2009-06-26 01:37:02)
developerWorks: "The recent emergence of
industrial-strength Python testing frameworks means that Python
tests are being written more succinctly, more uniformly, and with
better reporting of results than ever before."
Mullenweg: Open Source Trumps The Cloud (2009-06-26 00:07:34)
Data Center Knowledge: "Using cloud storage
from Amazon has helped Automattic scale its fast-growing
Wordpress.com blog hosting service. But Wordpress founding
developer Matt Mullenweg said he'd much prefer to run an optimized
open source solution on leased servers."