Linux News for Mar 01, 2011
Incron -- a cron based on File System events (2011-03-01 23:32:13)
Linuxaria: "inotify is a Linux kernel subsystem
that acts to extend filesystems to notice changes to the
filesystem, and report those changes to applications. It replaces
an earlier facility, dnotify, which had similar goals."
Shuttleworth on the Ubuntu Banshee controversy: Mistakes were made (2011-03-01 23:02:13)
ZDNet: "The conflict between Banshee and
Canonical over what should be done with Banshee's Amazon Store
revenue stream, while it was finally resolved, was not Ubuntu's
most shining moment."
Windows Live Mesh goes live without support for Linux (2011-03-01 22:32:13)
Network World: "The more Microsoft chases me to
other cloud tools and products, the less reason I have not to ditch
Fedora internationalization and localization Test Week this week (2011-03-01 22:02:13)
AdamW on Linux and more: "After the highly
successful Graphics Test Week last week (thanks to everyone who
came out! A full recap will be posted soon), it's another Test Week
this week: this time for internationalization and
Five ideas for escaping the Blu-Ray blues (2011-03-01 21:32:13)
Free Software Magazine: "Some of us want to be
able to release high-definition video (possibly even 3D) without
evil copy protection schemes. I've been avoiding Blu-Ray as a
consumer since it came out, mostly because Richard Stallman said it
has an evil and oppressive DRM scheme. After my first serious
investigation, I can confirm his opinion, and frankly, it's a
pretty bleak situation."
Learn Linux, 302 (Mixed environments): Samba roles (2011-03-01 21:02:13)
IBM Developerworks: "Samba isn't a single
program; rather, it's a series of interrelated servers and
utilities, each of which has its own specific purpose.
Understanding the differences between these servers and utilities
will help you manage your Samba system."
Kajongg: True Mahjong at last (2011-03-01 20:32:13)
Linux Pro Magazine: "I am not talking, you
understand, about the matching game that masquerades as Mahjong.
That is a game sometimes called Shanghai that uses Mahjong tiles,
but has more in common with solitaire or patience than true
Dictators, Libya, and the Unreliable Internet (2011-03-01 20:02:13)
Datamation: "The recent unfortunate doings in
Libya have made an example of how the Internet works around problem
areas. And it reminded me that if you are going to put your content
in the hands of a dictator, it is nice to know whom you are dealing
Who Contributes the Most to LibreOffice? (2011-03-01 19:32:13)
Linux Journal: "Cedric Bosdonnat has been
tracking contributions to LibreOffice since its announced fork from
OpenOffice.org. He uses Git Data Miner to gleen results from the
main branch of LibreOffice Git repositories."
IBM DB2, Novell Partner for Linux Software Appliances (2011-03-01 19:02:13)
ServerWatch: "Novell is expanding its SUSE
Studio Linux appliance technology today with the addition of new
templates for IBM's DB2 database."
Frugalware 1.4 Nexon Review (2011-03-01 18:32:13)
Desktop Linux Reviews: "I've gotten a fair
number of requests to look at Frugalware in the past so I decided
to take a peek at Frugalware 1.4 (Nexon). Frugalware has always had
a reputation for not being very accessible to newer Linux users or
those who simply wanted an easy to use desktop version of
Live Performance Monitor for Your MySQL Server (2011-03-01 18:02:13)
Tech Source: "If you are a Linux system
administrator or have a Linux server running a LAMP stack, you
might want to be able to keep an eye on the different elements that
contribute to keeping your applications and websites alive."
Open source expert takes on the hardest job at Microsoft (2011-03-01 17:32:13)
Network World: "A few months ago, Gianugo
Rabellino traded his Linux and Mac PCs for a Windows 7 laptop, left
the open source company he founded and moved to Redmond for a new
job with Microsoft. His goal: improve Microsoft's credibility
within open source circles."
3 Fun Conditional Tricks for Your WordPress Custom Fields
Webreference: "To quickly recap the idea of
custom fields, they are made of two parts: the key and the value.
You define a key once, which is usually universal to your WordPress
setup, and the value can be defined on a per post basis"
London Stock Exchange Woes not Linux's Fault (2011-03-01 16:32:13)
ZDNet: "The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has had
better times. First, it had reoccurring problems with its
integration with large-stock market data players such as Thomson
Reuters Eikon, Interactive Data, and Morningstar."
Linux Backup Server: Refining Rsync, Passwordless Authentication (2011-03-01 16:02:13)
Linux Planet: "At last here are the final two
parts of this series. Today we learn how to tell rsync which files
to include or exclude, set up passwordless login on the backup
server, and safely test everything."
Make Customers Smile in 7 Easy Steps with OTRS - Part 4 (2011-03-01 15:32:13)
Linux Journal: "In Part 3, you learned how to
accept, open and close tickets, and use the OTRS interface to
communicate with customers and internal team members through the
ticket resolution workflow."
X.org completes X Server 1.10 (2011-03-01 15:02:13)
The H Open: "X development veteran Keith
Packard has released version 1.10 of X.org's X Server. A list of
all changes, mostly minor improvements and bug fixes, are included
in the release email."
Document: What a Microsoft employment contract looks like (2011-03-01 14:32:13)
TechFlash: "I will diligently perform my
assigned duties and devote my entire working time, abilities, and
efforts to such duties and to furthering the interests of
Using OpenFire for Realtime Collaboration on Linux (2011-03-01 14:02:13)
Linux.com: "Offering real-time collaboration
tools within a company is becoming a must-have if a company is
serious about getting their employees to work as efficiently as
Pearls before swine.. (2011-03-01 13:32:13)
Linus' blog: "My life isn't glamorous."
The Problem Isn't Email, It's Microsoft Exchange (2011-03-01 13:02:13)
That Grumpy BSD Guy: "The takeaway: don't
pretend your appointment book can handle your email. And don't
blame the Internet for all the compatibility issues. The main
problem is Microsoft Exchange."
What would you do with Open.org? (2011-03-01 11:02:13)
IT World: "What would you do with Open.org?
That was the question put forth by members of the Linux Fund
organization last night during a Birds of a Feather session at the
Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 9X)."
Geek Time with Jim Zemlin (2011-03-01 07:02:13)
Open Source at Google: "Jim explains the role
of the Linux Foundation in Linux kernel development, including the
work of Linus Torvalds. (0:18)"
BATS Linux trading platform to replace Chi-X Instinet following acquisition (2011-03-01 05:02:13)
Computerworld UK: "Chi-X acquisition leads to
one Linux platform replacing another"
A look at Wolfer Linux 2 (2011-03-01 03:02:13)
Distrowatch: "The Wolfer Linux distribution is
developed by a small team who seem to be operating on two
assumptions: one, that Ubuntu makes a good base from which to build
a distro and, two, a good user interface can go a long way toward
making a good product."
Portrait Photography in Linux - An Extensive Guide (2011-03-01 01:32:13)
Tutorial Geek: "Right now Windows and Mac
dominate the professional photography world. That does not mean
though that Linux does not have the tools available for
Foxit Reader 4.3.1 for Desktop Linux is Available Now! (2011-03-01 00:09:13)
Raiden's Realm: "Foxit Reader is a free PDF
document viewer for the Linux platform, with a new streamlined
interface, user-customized toolbar, incredibly small size,
breezing-fast launch speed and rich features."
The Document Foundation Reaches Goal of �50,000 in Eight Days (2011-03-01 00:02:13)
OStatic: "The Document Foundation sent out an
announcement this morning of reaching its goal of €50,000 in
order to set up a legal foundation in Germany."