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Linux News for Nov 26, 2010

  • 6 Things to Look Forward for in Upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (2010-11-26 23:02:44)
    Tech Drive-in: "The next major Ubuntu release cycle is slowly coming alive. Ubuntu 11.04 codenamed Natty Narwhal is going to feature some of Ubuntu's most significant changes ever. All in all, Ubuntu 11.04 is going to be *the* most important release ever as far as Canonical is concerned."

  • 10 Free Server Tools Your Organization Needs (2010-11-26 19:02:44)
    ServerWatch: "This list of 10 free, essential tools is an amalgam of tools for all sizes of companies and networks. The range of tools covered here are generally cross-platform (i.e., they run on multiple OSes) but all are extremely useful to the system administrator, network administrator and first-level support personnel."

  • FocusWriter is all writing, no distractions (2010-11-26 15:02:44)
    LWN.net: "It's November, and all around the world aspiring novelists (including this reporter) have turned their attention to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In the spirit of choosing the right tools for the job, I decided to look for an application more suited to fiction than my trusty Vim, and found FocusWriter."

  • Two more utilites for DansGuardian Users (2010-11-26 11:02:44)
    Stubborn Tech Problem Solving: "I reduced the DansGuardian user account and blacklist maintenance hassles with my previous two utilities but while working on whitelisting I found the need for a few more."

  • Adafruit Bears Fruit for Microsoft (2010-11-26 07:02:44)
    Das U-Blog: "Several days ago, open-source hardware company Adafruit offered a "bounty" of $3000 for the first person to hack Microsoft's Kinect (formerly Project Natal) device."

  • Broken RAID5 you said? Don't use Java anymore. Go with python instead! (2010-11-26 03:02:44)
    Technology FLOSS: "So, you have a broken RAID5 and found the article I wrote for the Free Software Magazine 5 years ago about it and would like to give it a shot. First off: Good luck! You are gonna need it."