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Linux News for Dec 21, 2011

  • CentOS 6.2 Already? (2011-12-21 23:00:16)
    InternetNews: From the "Open Source Project That Could' files..

  • Linux: 20 Iptables Examples For New SysAdmins (2011-12-21 22:01:09)
    nixCraft: "This Linux based firewall is controlled by the program called iptables to handles filtering for IPv4, and ip6tables handles filtering for IPv6."

  • 6 Best BURG Themes and How to Install BURG Themes in Ubuntu 11.10? (2011-12-21 21:03:17)
    Tech Drive-in: "BURG can be extensively customized and there are a number of good quality BURG themes available all over the web for free."

  • Nine Open Source Discoveries I Made in 2011 (2011-12-21 20:04:38)
    Datamation: "Many of these discoveries were not new in 2011, although several came into their own during the year. However, until the last twelve months, they were new to me. All are worth mentioning, just in case you've missed them."

  • Apache forges ahead with OpenOffice.org suite (2011-12-21 19:01:11)
    Developer World: "In its new role as steward of the OpenOffice.org open source office suite, the Apache Software Foundation expects to offer an Apache-branded version of the package for developers in 2012."

  • Download and Test LibreOffice 3.5.0 Beta 1 (2011-12-21 18:03:09)
    Softpedia: "The Document Foundation also announces the first LibreOffice 3.5 bug hunting session, which will be held in a virtual environment between December 28th and December 29th, 2011."

  • Crash course: Embedded programming with Arduino (2011-12-21 17:00:53)
    ITworld: Demand for embedded programming is growing like crazy, so anyone looking for some job security might consider becoming an ace embedded programmer.

  • Firefox Add-On Bypasses SOPA DNS Blocking (2011-12-21 16:00:59)
    Torrent Freak: The pending Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) continues to inspire opponents to come up with creative solutions to circumvent it.

  • Linux Top 5: Oracle Chases Red Hat Release Cycle (2011-12-21 15:00:19)
    Linux Planet: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, than Red Hat should be flattered by Oracle Linux.

  • Metasploit on Amazon Kindle (2011-12-21 14:00:17)
    k0st: Let me tell you immediately, no patches to Metasploit needed.

  • tcpdump fu (2011-12-21 13:00:44)
    Linux Journal: Packet capture is one of the most fundamental and powerful ways to do network analysis.

  • Mozilla Releases Firefox 9, Renews Google Deal (2011-12-21 11:00:57)
    Datamation: New type inference model will make the browser faster, as Mozilla has renewed its search deal with Google.

  • Red Hat Grows Million-Dollar Linux Deals (2011-12-21 07:00:29)
    ServerWatch: Growth is coming from multiple areas of the company and thanks in no small part to a large number of big deals.

  • PDNSD HowTo - A DNS Caching Personal Server (Fedora 16) (2011-12-21 03:02:22)
    HowtoForge: "PDNSD is a non authoritative caching DNS server. It maintains a disk cache of the queries that your system performs and subsequent queries will be faster from the cache."