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Linux News for Dec 31, 2010

  • Configuring Source And Destination NAT With Firewall Builder (2010-12-31 23:04:04)
    Howtoforge: "Firewall Builder is a firewall configuration and management GUI that supports configuring a wide range of firewalls from a single application. Supported firewalls include Linux iptables, BSD pf, Cisco ASA/PIX, Cisco router access lists and many more."

  • LibreOffice RC2 now available (2010-12-31 19:04:04)
    The H Open: "The second release candidate of the Document Foundation's fork of OpenOffice, LibreOffice, has been made available and announced in the Document Foundation's blog."

  • Understanding Signals with Processes (2010-12-31 15:04:04)
    Bashshell.net: "When a process receives a signal, that process must respond to the signal. Uncaught signals will cause default actions to take place, which often means the process is terminated."

  • Free software seen as way to resolve many of Lebanon´┐Żs economic woes (2010-12-31 11:04:04)
    The Daily Star: "As some try to release Lebanon's government from the clutches of political paralysis so it can start tackling economic policy, a small but mighty group of advocates say the solution to many of the country's economic and social woes lies in free technologies."

  • Open languages are not required (2010-12-31 09:04:04)
    Computerworld: "But for the sake of argument, let us say that people declare Java closed and proprietary to Oracle. Is this a problem for Java developers and users? No."

  • 5 More of the Best Free Linux Twitter Clients (2010-12-31 07:04:04)
    LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 more excellent Twitter clients, all of which make micro-blogging effortless. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to tweet."

  • Spotlight on Linux: VectorLinux 6.0 (2010-12-31 03:04:04)
    Linux Journal: "VectorLinux is one distribution that seems to hum along under most users' radar. This is a mistake because Vector has many of the characteristics that make Linux great while adding some that has often been heralded by competitors as not existing except with larger commercial distributions"