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BASHing Through Scripts

  • bit-tech.net; By Ken Gypen (Posted by SamShazaam on Nov 27, 2007 1:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
BASH, short for Bourne Again Shell, is derived from the Bourne Shell. But the developers didn't stop there, they also took the best from the Korn Shell, then added in the best from the C shell. This mixture of the best of the best led to an awesome piece of software. As a finishing touch BASH completion was added in, to make even the laziest (or most forgetful, in my case -- Ed.) among us proficient at CLI.

Linux-based PMP targets Rhapsody

Haier America is shipping a WiFi-enabled portable media player (PMP) based on Linux. The "Ibiza Rhapsody" has a 30GB hard drive, and is designed to work with the Rhapsody digital music service, AOL Video, and other digital content services.

Q&A: Pamela Jones of Groklaw

Groklaw is the blog that has made a difference. Created as a personal project by Pamela Jones, better known as PJ, in 2003, its stated purpose was to increase understanding of the law as it is applied to Linux and free software.

Billions and billions of...lines of proprietary code to go open source

Eric Raymond made the point years ago that most software is written for use, not for sale. Eric put the number at 95%; that is, 95% of all software is written for in-house use, rather than for sale. If he's right, and I believe he's not far off, then banks, manufacturers, retail chains, etc. are sitting on a massive gold mine of software.

Hot item: Lawrence Lessig's coat

Want a coat with a story behind it? Act fast, and you can buy Lawrence Lessig's hand-tailored coat, as seen in lecture halls around the world through the iCommons 2008 Auction.

Red Hat Enterprise on Amazon now in beta

As part of its collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Red Hat yesterday opened the beta for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon's Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) infrastructure for public use. Unfortunately those wishing to test it will still have to whip out the credit card.

Switching from OS X to Linux

  • OSWeekly.com; By Brandon Watts (Posted by gsh on Nov 27, 2007 7:23 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
As you can imagine, I’m enjoying OS X so much right now, and I can’t wait to upgrade to Leopard. With that said, I’ve begun to wonder if the day will ever come when I go through the switching process again and switch from OS X to another operating system.

Manage Your Mobile Phone With Wammu Via Bluetooth On Fedora 8

  • HowtoForge; By Oliver Meyer (Posted by falko on Nov 27, 2007 6:26 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Fedora
This document describes how to manage your mobile phone with Wammu via bluetooth on Fedora 8. Depending on the manufacturer and model of your mobile phone, you will be able to retrieve your contacts (SIM & phone), calls, messages, todos, calendar and system information. You can also create contacts, events, todos and messages or manage data backups. In addition you can use the bluetooth manager to access your mobile phone like a standard storage media or use the Gnome phone manager for realtime messaging.

Richard Stallman and the Connotations of Language

Anyone looking for a summary of the free software movement's concerns needs only to look at Richard M. Stallman's essay "Some Confusing or Loaded Words and Phrases that are Worth Avoiding." Behind the modest title, the essay lists all the classic free software concerns, ranging from insisting on the term "GNU/Linux" for the operating system usually called Linux to efforts to emphasize the dangers of so-called Digital Rights Management and Trusted Computing.

Is Firefox Becoming Bloated?

  • MadPenguin.org; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Nov 27, 2007 5:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Mozilla
Most of you reading this are likely doing so with the now popular Web browser lovingly known as Firefox. Born out of the frustration to need something with less bloat, Firefox fit the bill with flying colors. These days, however, this is looking less and less like what we can expect from them in the future.

How to make Firefox look and feel like IE, Safari, or Opera

One of the biggest complaints a Firefox evangelist encounters is "it doesn't act or feel like browser X." Internet Explorer users complain that Firefox doesn't look like what they're used to. Opera, Safari, and Netscape users complain that it's missing many of their favorite features. And the social networking gurus point to the powerful social networking features Flock boasts and Firefox lacks. However, all these users overlook one of the most powerful features of Firefox: support for third-party add-ons, which can make emulating the features of other browsers extremely simple.

VMware Fusion: Path To OS Transparency in OS X, Linux

  • OSWeekly.com; By Matt Hartley (Posted by gsh on Nov 27, 2007 2:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
When it comes to the average user, they would be better off with a Mac. Yes, I say this typing on my Gutsy box with my wife's new iMac in the next room. When there is no support person around to help get things off the ground, going with a Mac is the logical out-of-the-box solution for most home users.

Tips and tricks: How can I configure Firefox to use the KDE print system?

Firefox has built-in configuration variables to deal with external printing commands. Per default, it uses the UNIX lpr command to send print jobs to the printer. This setting can be overridden..

Interview: Source Mage Developer Eric Sandall

Lead Developer Eric Sandall talks about how Source Mage GNU/Linux started back in 2002. He explains his current position with the distribution and discusses his work.

What Does "IP" Really Mean?

For readers ofLinux Journal, "IP" almost certainly refers to the Internet Protocol, part of the TCP/IP suite that underpins the Internet. But to most people, if it means anything, "IP" refers to something known as "intellectual property". This widespread recognition is rather curious, because "intellectual property" does not exist.

Side by side comparison of Firefox 3 and firefox 2 with pics

Quick and simple comparison of the new version of Firefox (Firefox 3 Beta) and Firefox 2, showing some of the differences between them and using Screen shots.

Web Development with Eclipse Europa Part 1

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Michael Galpin (Posted by IdaAshley on Nov 26, 2007 8:46 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Eclipse
In this tutorial, Part 1 on how to use Eclipse Europa for Web development using Java technology, PHP, and Ruby, we'll use Java EE for Eclipse to build a Web application for tracking and calculating baseball statistics. Also learn how to build a plug-in for Eclipse to define snippets that let you add code that follows enterprise standards.

A Newbie's Guide To RandR 1.2

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Nov 26, 2007 7:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Recently there has been much talk about RandR 1.2 support with RadeonHD and Nouveau (among other drivers), and as a result we have been asked many times now "what is RandR, and why do I care?" Well, RandR is the "Resize and Rotate" extension in X.Org and the v1.2 update introduces new functionality such as dynamic hot-plugging support for display devices. To help those who may be new to Linux or just never took advantage of this X.Org technology, we have written a brief guide with some of the RandR basics.

Urbis.com founder relies on passionate Ruby developers

Urbis.com, written completely in Ruby using the open source framework Ruby on Rails, is yet another social networking site, but with a twist: it was created by a writer, for writers. Urbis.com founder Steve Spurgat is not a developer, but he knew right from the start he wanted his Web site to run on open source software. "I'm drawn to the community around it."

Cheap Laptops Bad for Vista, Good for Linux

  • eWeek; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by bigg on Nov 26, 2007 5:49 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Microsoft
The good news for everyone is that you can get a good, solid laptop for under a grand these days. The bad news for Vista users is that many of those laptops, even though they're sold with Vista, have nothing like enough resources to run Vista decently.

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