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Linux News for Jun 28, 2011

  • How To Migrate From Trac To Redmine (Jun 28, 2011, 23:01)
    HowtoForge: "This tutorial describes how to migrate from trac to redmine."

  • Zend Server 5.5 Beta Advances PHP Automation (Jun 28, 2011, 22:00) Ever wanted to automagically deploy PHP apps on a clustered server/cloud setup?

  • 5 Fun Android Apps for this Summer! (Jun 28, 2011, 21:01)
    Unixmen: "This summers install apps on your android and make the most out of your phone whether at work or on holidays."

  • Crunchbang Statler - Enable Suspend Button on Exit (Jun 28, 2011, 20:03)
    Linux Made Easy: "A few moons ago, I posted how to create a button for #! for suspend the computer on exit, but in those days, Crunchbang was based on Ubuntu, and the software worked different. In the present time, Crunchbang is Debian based, so things change a little."

  • Facebook reveals next-gen Open Compute wares (Jun 28, 2011, 18:01)
    The Register: "Companies such as Facebook will profit or not based on how well their infrastructure scales, how little it costs to acquire and operate, and how densely it can be crammed into data centers."

  • How to Implement Bidirectional Interaction of Jetspeed Portlets Using Events (Jun 28, 2011, 17:03)
    Wazi: "Jetspeed is an open portal platform implemented in Java code released under the Apache License and XML. Within a Jetspeed portal, you can aggregate individual portlets to create a page, yet each portlet is an independent application."

  • Imagination, now in HD (Jun 28, 2011, 16:07)
    Linuxaria: "Imagination is a lightweight and simple DVD slide show maker for Linux and FreeBSD written in C language and built with the GTK+2 toolkit. Imagination has been designed from the ground up to be fast, light and easy-to-use."

  • The Five Best Desktop Linux Distributions (Jun 28, 2011, 15:00)
    ZDnet: "After almost twenty years of working with Linux desktops, here's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols' pick of the litter.

  • Linux 3.0-rc5 (Jun 28, 2011, 14:00)
    LKML: "Nothing terribly exciting here...."

  • Converseen a Front End to ImageMagick (Jun 28, 2011, 13:03)
    BeginLinux: "ImageMagick is a great tool to manipulate images, it can crop, convert, modify and do many more things on many differents formats, still it’s not so much used by users, why ?"

  • GCC 4.6.1 Released (Jun 28, 2011, 12:00) The world's most popular compiler just got updated.

  • 5 tips to get the most out of Tomboy notes (Jun 28, 2011, 11:00)
    TechLaze: "Tomboy is one of the most powerful notetaking desktop applications out there."

  • Protecting Linux Against DoS/DDoS Attacks (Jun 28, 2011, 10:00)
    Security Blanket Technical Blog: "When I first heard ridiculous-sounding terms like smurf attack, fraggle attack, Tribal Flood Network (TFN), Trinoo, TFN2K, and stacheldraht, I didn't take them too seriously.."

  • Canonical Alienates Their Major Asset (Jun 28, 2011, 09:00)
    Blog of Helios: Editors Note: yeaah more Ubuntu bashing flamebait.

  • John The Ripper Expedites Password Cracking (Jun 28, 2011, 08:00)
    eSecurityPlanet: Chances are that if you've tested password security in the last decade, you have heard of John the Ripper.

  • In defence of open source (Jun 28, 2011, 06:01)
    Tech Central: "Late last year, I was asked to audit some software that had been developed overseas and bought by a large SA company to launch a new consumer website. It all looked pretty straightforward, until I noticed a strange line in the code."

  • Why the Linux netbook crashed and burned (Jun 28, 2011, 04:06)
    Linux and Open Source: "A friend of mine, Tom Henderson, asked recently, Who killed the netbook? His well-thought out answer blames a combination of smartphones; expensive, but lightweight computers like the MacBook Air; and the rise of tablets. I think all those played a role, but I put more of the blame on Microsoft and Intel."

  • Miro 4.0.1 on the first glance -Feels like iTunes - Equalizer missing (Jun 28, 2011, 00:12)
    Ubuntu Manual: "The new and improved version of Miro 4 has been available to us for a couple of weeks now and it is time to see what is new in it and what has been improved from previous versions."