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Linux News for Oct 29, 2009

  • Mozilla's SeaMonkey 2.0 Exits Cryptobiosis (Oct 29, 2009, 22:54)
    The Register: "In the world of modern browsers, SeaMonkey is no shrimp. It's the spiritual successor to the Netscape Communicator of yore, when things like newsgroup support, email, an IRC client, and HTML editing were all baked into the browser."

  • DOD open-source memo could change software landscape (Oct 29, 2009, 21:18)
    GCN: "The Defense Department's guidance on the military use of open-source software has been a long time in coming, and should ease the widespread concerns in the military about open source-use."

  • Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.2 - KDE 4.3 Experience (Oct 29, 2009, 20:07)
    openSUSE News: "The KDE 4 experience in openSUSE has been enhanced daily, and while the desktop environment itself has matured significantly since the last release, there has been a constant focus to provide an outstanding delivery of it in openSUSE 11.2."

  • Ubuntu Linux 9.10 'Karmic Koala' Starts Its Climb (Oct 29, 2009, 19:31)
    InternetNews: "Faster boot times, cloud services, more software and fewer 'paper cuts' get packed into the latest Linux release."

  • The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.4 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2] (Oct 29, 2009, 18:39)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.4 server (x86_64) that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters."

  • Ubuntu 9.10: Linux for Business (Oct 29, 2009, 17:18)
    Cyber Cynic: "Even before Ubuntu 9.10 was in beta, Canonical introduced PSE (Premium Service Engineer), a new level of support for large enterprises."

  • Novell's Chief Marketing Officer Hints At Linux Desktop Moves (Oct 29, 2009, 16:34)
    The VAR Guy: "Dragoon, who also serves as Novell's channel chief, wrote a column on In it, Dragoon declares consumers will be the big winners in the operating system battles between Apple, Google, Microsoft and Linux."

  • Many open-sourcers back an Oracle takeover of MySQL (Oct 29, 2009, 15:46)
    ComputerWorld: "A number of influential members of the open-source community are raising their voices about Oracle Corp.'s pending takeover of the open source MySQL database."

  • Java development 2.0: Easy EC2 (Oct 29, 2009, 15:04)
    DeveloperWorks: "Provisioning an EC2 instance for hosting a Java Web application is a snap. In this Java development 2.0 column, you'll quickly build a Web application that leverages Groovy, Spring, and Hibernate (via the Grails framework) and deploy it on an EC2 instance."

  • Running Ubuntu 9.10 With Older PC Hardware (Oct 29, 2009, 14:13)
    Phoronix: "For the testing in this article we pulled out an aging laptop and ran a set of tests across Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04, and the latest Ubuntu 9.10 snapshot."

  • 11 Most Popular Open Source Softwares Of All Time (Oct 29, 2009, 13:31)
    Smashing Apps: "Today we are listing here 11 Most Popular Open Source Softwares Of All Time in which most of them are cross-platform."

  • Upgrade Wars: Snow Leopard, Ubuntu & Windows 7 (Oct 29, 2009, 12:48)
    Cyber Cynic: "Now that Windows 7 and Snow Leopard are both out and Ubuntu 9.10 is all but out, it's time to revisit which one is the easiest to upgrade."

  • PacketFence 1.8.5 Released (Oct 29, 2009, 12:17)
    PacketFence: "The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.8.5. PacketFence is a fully supported, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system."

  • Webopedia Term of the Day: OpenDocument Format (Oct 29, 2009, 09:33)
    Webopedia: "An open file format enables users of varying office suites to exchange documents, such as text-based documents, spreadsheets, charts, or databases, freely with one another."

  • Apple Drops ZFS Plans Amid Licensing Issues (Oct 29, 2009, 07:28)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "A three-year effort to add Sun's ZFS file system to Apple's Mac OS appears to be dead."

  • Build an IPSEC VPN Without Losing Your Mind (Oct 29, 2009, 06:19)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "With latency-sensitive or high bandwidth requirements, often we find OpenVPN unable to perform. IPSEC is the solution, but the barrier to using IPSEC is great."

  • Dual-Booting Linux And Windows: Easier Said than Done (Oct 29, 2009, 04:32)
    Datamation: "Dual-booting with Windows and desktop Linux is a snap to do. This statement is at best a half-truth as it really depends on the skill set of the person trying to install Linux along side Windows. Despite this, I hear people stating this as a fact nearly everyday. Drives me bananas."

  • Ubuntu Linux 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Review (Oct 29, 2009, 03:09)
    Desktop Linux Reviews: "Ubuntu Linux 9.10 is a Live CD release so you don't need to install it to check it out. Just download it and then boot into the CD and you can experience it on your system."

  • X.Org Development Discussion Continues (Oct 29, 2009, 01:41)
    Phoronix: "In late September there was a call by Peter Hutterer for a new X.Org release process that consisted of a six-month release cycle for the X Server, all development work to be done in feature branches and not Git master, and a three-stage development cycle."

  • Salting the Bones (Oct 29, 2009, 00:09)
    Blog of helios: "We've talked about killing Linux Myths before. But there is still one that persists... Linux Users are cheap and Linux Users are not a profitable market for gaming developers."