Linux News for Jan 27, 2010
Building Kernel Modules With Module-Assistant On Debian Lenny (2010-01-27 23:33:49)
Howtoforge: "module-assistant is a tool for
building Debian kernel modules from source, without having to
rebuild the whole kernel. It fetches module-source packages that
have been prepared for the Debian distribution via apt and produces
Apache SpamAssassin Takes a New Route in Version 3.30 (2010-01-27 23:03:49)
eSecurityPlanet: "Spammers beware! A new
version of Apache SpamAssassin has you in its sights."
Ubuntu: Enterprise Management Getting Easier? (2010-01-27 22:33:49)
WorksWithU: "Are Ubuntu servers and desktops
easy for enterprises to manage? Before you answer, consider some
recent and upcoming moves involving Bomgar, Kaseya, Likewise
Software, Groundwork Open Source and Canonical itself. Here are
Zoho Opens up Zoho Discussions for Open Source (2010-01-27 22:03:49)
Fierce Content Management: "Zoho recently
announced that they are making Zoho Discussions available for free
to open source projects"
Linux Foundation to World: Get a Job! (2010-01-27 21:03:49)
IT World: "The good news is that, finally,
there do seem to be indications that the frozen job market may be
thawing, particularly in IT."
Size Can Matter: Would You Prefer the Hard Drive or the Ramdisk this Evening? Part 3 (2010-01-27 20:33:49)
Linux Magazine: "The past couple of weeks we
ran the numbers on metadata performance for ramdisks and hard
drive-based journals for ext4. Now let's compare/contrast the two
journal devices and see what trends emerge."
The iPad is potentially one of the most important, culture-changing products in history! (2010-01-27 20:22:30)
Steve Jobs once again weaves his magic spell, and the world is
all agog over the announcement of Apple's latest gadget, the iPad.
At prices ranging from $499 to over $800, Mr. Jobs better have some
powerful magic. Here are several news stories about this latest
Apple product release.
Forking vs Threading (2010-01-27 20:03:49)
Geek Ride: "So, finally after long time, i am
able to figure out the difference between forking and threading
KDE Software Compilation 4.3.5 Release Announcement (2010-01-27 19:33:49)
KDE: "KDE Community Ships Fifth Translation and
Service Release of the 4.3 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous
Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates"
Linux Motherboard Follies (2010-01-27 19:03:49)
Linux Planet: "It all started with upgrading a
CPU. It should have been a simple, inexpensive task, but it has
taken on a life of its own, resulting in battles with warranty
service and shopping for yet more new parts. Will the madness ever
Microsoft-Compatible APIs in Mono 2.4 (2010-01-27 18:33:49)
DevX: "Mono is an open source project led by
Novell to create a .NET-compatible set of tools that include, among
others, a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime. Mono can be
run on Linux, BSD, UNIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Windows operating
Does Ubuntu Need Server Hardware Partners? (2010-01-27 18:03:49)
WorksWithU: "But as I heard more about Ubuntu
Enterprise Cloud (UEC) in 2009, I realized Ubuntu in 2010 may find
a back door into the server market. Here's why."
Is Ubuntu Cheating Mozilla with Yahoo Search Deal? (2010-01-27 17:33:49)
Netstat -vat: "So Canonical will make money
from Yahoo searches (really Microsoft now with Bing powering Yahoo
search) to help fund their efforts."
Ubuntu Unleashed 2010 Edition Review (2010-01-27 17:03:49)
The Linux Blog: "The Ubuntu Unleashed 2010
Edition was updated with an Ubuntu 9.10 DVD and a "Free Upgrade to
Ubuntu 10.04″ which I found out that if you buy the book
before the end of 2010 you can get an upgrade kit in the mail."
Farewell To Solaris Express Community Edition (2010-01-27 16:33:49)
Michael Larabel: "...earlier this month Sun
Microsystems put out their last bi-weekly build of SXCE and as of
the end of this week all downloads will cease. OpenSolaris has
superseded Solaris Express Community Edition, but with this
article, we are taking one last look at Build 130, the final
version of Solaris Express Community Edition."
KDE 4.4 Kreeps Kloser to Komplete (2010-01-27 16:03:49)
OStatic: "The KDE team is getting very close to
a final release of KDE 4.4. The second release candidate came out
yesterday as a testing platform for users and developers to find
and squash bugs before the final release date of February 9th."
The Fight to Save MySQL: Interview with Monty Widenius (2010-01-27 15:33:49)
Datamation: "According to Widenius, the Oracle
acquisition will mean the eventual loss of MySQL as a first-class
database without any adequate open source replacement."
The Free Software Way, by Richard Fontana, Esq. (2010-01-27 15:03:49)
Groklaw: "Red Hat has a new website,
opensource.com, where they intend to explore how open source
affects more than just software, and they're publishing articles on
open source in education, business, law, and government. And life.
It's designed to be a community forum, one way to give back to the
community, as expressed by Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst in his
welcoming article, and they hope you'll join in the
openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 107 is out! (2010-01-27 14:33:49)
openSUSE: " Updated GNOME for openSUSE 11.2,
and why it's good-- "Luis already unleashed the word: GNOME 2.28.2
will be released as an online update for openSUSE 11.2"
Enna � A New and Exciting Linux Media Center (2010-01-27 14:03:49)
MakeUseOf: "Although Boxee seemed the more
obvious choice, it loses the high ground if you lack a decent
internet connection. Just when I was about to give up hope, I heard
about Enna – an incredible open source Linux media center,
developed by the GeeXboX team, and ready for its first public
10 old-school Linux tools I refuse to let go of (2010-01-27 13:33:00)
10 Things: "I thought it would be fun to list 10 of these old-school Linux tools and then see what other people refuse to let go of (regardless of platform). Not only will it be a trip down memory lane for some users, it might show others a tool they hadn't thought of that could solve a perplexing problem."
Linux performance: is Linux becoming just too slow and bloated? (2010-01-27 13:03:49)
Free Software Magazine: "This is an aspect of
FOSS that is regaining some measure of interest: for years, it was
considered that writing production-ready FOSS meant lean and mean
software. However, recent events have shown that, in the case of
the Linux kernel, this is no longer exactly true: performance is
dropping slowly yet steadily. How come?"
KDE Gears Up to a Free Cloud (2010-01-27 12:33:49)
KDE.news: "Day 2 of Camp KDE kicked off with a
bang when Frank Karlitschek announced the start of a significant
new KDE project. The ownCloud initiative will complement the Social
Desktop and Get Hot New Stuff efforts which are already dealing
with social and collaborative data"
Maybe Information Really Doesn't Want to Be Free (2010-01-27 12:03:49)
Internetnews: "Even at mighty Google, online
advertising isn't the final answer."
Novell Updates SUSE Appliance Toolkit For ISVs (2010-01-27 10:33:49)
Datamation: "With SUSE Studio, users are able
to build their own software appliance with an application running
on top of a SUSE Linux operating system. The market of Linux-based
software appliance was originally pioneered by rival rPath."
What should the GNOME Foundation accomplish in 2010? (2010-01-27 09:03:49)
Stormy's Corner: "We've been working on the
GNOME Foundation's goals for 2010. We distributed them for comment
on the Foundation list. I've also created a quick survey if you
want to show which goals you like."
Five *nix Myths Busted (2010-01-27 07:33:49)
Daniweb: "Here are the five myths related to
*nix systems that I hear most often when dealing with technical and
non-technical people alike. You'd be surprised as to how often even
the most technical people spout these myths to each other and to
the unsuspecting and unknowledgeable bystander."
Fencing and Tollgating the Internet (2010-01-27 06:03:49)
Linux Today Blog: "This story about yet another
attempt to raise a tollgate on the Internet deserves having some
extra attention called to it."
Best Smartphone for IT: Blackberry vs. iPhone vs. Android (2010-01-27 04:32:28)
Datamation: "Yet, in the worst economic climate
since the Great Depression, the mobile market had one piece of
encouraging news: smartphone adoption spiked."
Yahoo Pays Canonical, Now They're The Ubuntu Default (2010-01-27 03:15:27)
Phoronix: "The second change is that Canonical
is changing the default search engine for Firefox in Ubuntu to
Linux on the move: the future of portable distros (2010-01-27 03:02:28)
Techradar: "Over the last 12 months, netbook
and mobile Linux has made massive advances in features and install
base. This is primarily thanks to two netbook distributions –
Moblin and Canonical's Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR)."
Disk-O-Tech: Linux Disk Management (2010-01-27 01:32:28)
Linux Magazine: "Are you bewildered by disk
management in Linux? Don’t be. Here are the nuts and bolts of
adding a new disk to your system."
So long and thanks for all the Geekos! (2010-01-27 00:02:28)
Dissociated Press: "January 31st will be my
last day with Novell. I've given it a great deal of thought, and
decided that it's time to move on."