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Linux News for Oct 30, 2009

  • Installing Open Suse 10.3 LAMP with vsftpd (Oct 30, 2009, 23:18)
    Geekology Blog: "This install is less than 500 megabytes and will run Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and FTP users. Boot up is fast and hardware utilization is minimal, while giving a rock solid performance."

  • Ubuntu 9.10 Course: Secure The Ubuntu Mail Server (Oct 30, 2009, 22:41)
    BeginLinux: "This Ubuntu 9.10 Mini-Course will help you set up a secure an Ubuntu 9.10 Server using Postifx, Dovecot and Thunderbird with TLS and SMTP AUTH."

  • Tech Comics: Richard Stallman Visits a Shrink (Oct 30, 2009, 20:32)
    Datamation: "Some people are more deeply affected by Windows 7 than others."

  • Automatic Dialer With Asterisk And GNUDialer (Oct 30, 2009, 19:38)
    HowtoForge: "This document describes the installation of the Automatic Dialer GNUDialer, this is an alternative dialer to VICIDial, with more lightweight scripts and a far more easier GUI."

  • Los Angeles Votes For Calendaring and Document Services from Google (Oct 30, 2009, 18:51)
    Novell News: "This week the Los Angeles city council voted to move forward with a proposal to replace the City's existing e-mail and productivity solutions with cloud-based e-mail, calendaring and document services from Google."

  • Building Debian (and Ubuntu) Meta Packages (Oct 30, 2009, 18:04)
    Dave Hall Blog: "Over the last few weeks I have been building a bunch of Debian packages (aka debs) for a new Ubuntu server roll out. I will outline how to build a simple package which pulls in a couple of useful packages."

  • Samba 3.4.3 Released (Oct 30, 2009, 17:19)
    It runs on Linux: "Samba 3.4.3 is released. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS."

  • Amazon RDS out to eat open source vendor lunches with MySQL (Oct 30, 2009, 16:08)
    InfoWorld: "One way for open source vendors to respond is through proprietary features. News that Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) provides a MySQL 5.1 relational database in the cloud has met with a lot of interest. On the surface, this is good news for open source users and proponents."

  • ICEfaces 1.8: Push Technology with ICEmapper (Oct 30, 2009, 15:33)
    Packt Publishing: "You've already had a look at auction and chat implementation in the ICEfaces examples. These examples are pretty cool and also present realistic use cases. The article example should follow this idea. But the aim was to create something fresh and new, and not just a poor copy of the existing stuff."

  • 20 Linux Server Hardening Security Tips (Oct 30, 2009, 14:21)
    nixCraft: "Securing your Linux server is important to protect your data, intellectual property, and time, from the hands of crackers (hackers). In this first part of a Linux server security series, I will provide 20 hardening tips for default installation of Linux system."

  • ZaReason Bolsters Ubuntu 9.10 Branding (Oct 30, 2009, 13:41)
    WorksWithU: "To help celebrate the Ubuntu 9.10 launch, the PC maker is offering “a stick of Ubuntu aluminum case badges with each computer ordered†October 29 through November 5. Here’s why you should care."

  • AMD Loses Its Linux Core Engineering Manager (Oct 30, 2009, 12:51)
    Phoronix: "Playing a critical role in improving the ATI Linux support has been Matthew Tippett, serving as the engineering manager for Linux Core Engineering since joining ATI Technologies in 2003. Aspiring for a new set of challenges, Matthew felt it was time to leave AMD after six years of work on completely overhauling their Linux graphics support."

  • Setting up a caching DNS at home (Oct 30, 2009, 12:04)
    Wisnaes: "The server is used for developing websites, testing different installations, caching updates for the workstations in the house, sharing files and sharing our laser printer as well as a number of other small things. It is also a way for me to learn more about networking, Linux servers etc."

  • Webopedia Spooky Term of the Day: Zombie (Oct 30, 2009, 10:18)
    Webopedia: "While many think the term zombie is in reference to one of the many computer games out there, a zombie is actually a bit more serious than that."

  • Open-Source Obama (Oct 30, 2009, 09:11)
    Cyber Cynic: "Obama, although a lawyer by training, is easily the most technical of our presidents since Hoover, an engineer, held office in the late 1920s and early 30s."

  • Handling NULL values in model-based lists of CakePHP (Oct 30, 2009, 08:23)
    Free Software Blog: "I've been using CakePHP for a little while, and a common problem that keeps arising again and a again is that of handling NULL values in model-based lists of my forms."

  • Final openSUSE 11.2 Release Candidate Available (Oct 30, 2009, 06:08)
    openSUSE News: "This is it folks! We're almost there for openSUSE 11.2. Time to grab the final 11.2 release candidate and shake out any remaining bugs to get the lizard ready for release. This release includes an updated kernel, Samba, Firefox, and more."

  • Firefox Nabs 30 Million Users in Eight Weeks (Oct 30, 2009, 04:06)
    The Register: "Internet Explorer's dominance of the browser world continues to melt away at a steady but glacial pace — with Mozilla earnestly waving a hair dryer."

  • Microsoft Lawyers Will be Busy in the Next Few Months (Oct 30, 2009, 01:38)
    ZDNet Blogs: "In the midst of all the Windows 7 hoopla last week, Microsoft released its first quarter fiscal 2010 10-Q. In that document was mention of a number of the pending lawsuits against the company that are due to see some action during Microsoft's fiscal 2010."

  • Ford Unveils Open Source Sync Developer Platform (Oct 30, 2009, 00:16)
    Car Tech Blog: "Ford announced that it is testing an open-source platform to could be used in the future to develop applications that make use of Sync to connect to social networks in the cloud."