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Linux News for Nov 26, 2009

  • How to Setup Canonical Domain Names with Apache (Nov 26, 2009, 23:04)
    Webreference: "For example, most people would consider the URLs,, all the same URL. However, as far as your web server is concerned all of these are unique and different URLs."

  • Thunderbird 3.0 Release Candidate: Just in Time for Thanksgiving (Nov 26, 2009, 19:04)
    OStatic: "If you just can't get away from email over the holidays, you can at least help test the release candidate for Thunderbird 3.0. The Mozilla folks released Thunderbird 3.0 RC 1 on Tuesday with more than 100 changes in the release."

  • Chrome OS is Here: Some Assembly Required (Nov 26, 2009, 15:04)
    Linux Magazine: "The big news of the week: Google Chrome OS is out in the wild. Sort of. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves a bit and do some work, you can get your hands on Google Chrome OS, but it’s not quite ready for everybody just yet."

  • Giving Thanks For FOSS (Nov 26, 2009, 11:04)
    Raiden's Realm: "But have you really thought about what you're thankful for in the FOSS world? What is there that, if it were gone tomorrow, that you'd miss the most? Whatever you would miss the most should be the one thing you're most thankful for having."

  • Three Simple Tweaks for Better SSD Performance (Nov 26, 2009, 07:04)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "As I explained in the previous post, replacing my notebook's hard disk with an SSD significantly improved the overall system performance -- even without any additional tweaking. But there are also a couple of simple tricks that can boost performance even further. "

  • The Cost Of ATI Kernel Mode-Setting On Fedora 12 (Nov 26, 2009, 03:04)
    Phoronix: "In particular, when using the ATI kernel mode-setting driver in Fedora 12 (which is the default for pre-R600 hardware), there is a large performance discrepancy compared to using the traditional user-space mode-setting for ATI Radeon hardware. Today we are looking at what exactly the performance cost is for using ATI KMS in this new release."