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Linux/UNIX Easy date manipulation with yest

Sometime it is necessary to run a command or script on the last day of a month. There is old good hack that will decide whether tomorrow is the first day of the next month. All these years I was using *dirty shell script hacks* to create my own date manipulation utilities for backups and other admin task. Thanks to this project no more dirty work. yest is highly recommended tool for all seasoned UNIX admin.

SnowMed Opening Up?

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Fred Trotter (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 13, 2006 12:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, Linux
Neil Versel is reporting that Snowmed International might be giving up the proprietary nature of Snomed Clinical Terms.

Linux gaming/PMP handheld gets more hackable

Gamepark Holdings is shipping a breakout board for its GP2X, a sub-$200 Linux-based handheld gaming platform and portable media player (PMP). The "Breakout Board" adds standard PC I/O, helping hobbyists build GP2X-based home DivX systems, MAME cabinets, MP3/OGG sound systems, or classic computer set-ups, the company suggests.

Novell will switch from ReiserFS to ext3

In September, Jeff Mahoney from the SUSE Labs sent out an email to the opensuse-factory mailing list analyzing several issues with the ReiserFS filesystem. In the message he proposed changing SUSE over to another filesystem. The responses must have been positive, as Novell today confirmed it will be changing SUSE's default filesystem in the next version from ReiserFS 3 to ext3.

Linux kernel gains new real-time support

Additional real-time technology will be incorporated into the mainline Linux kernel starting with version 2.6.18, TimeSys reports. The real-time support, which previously had to be installed as kernel patches, was developed in part by TimeSys senior open source developer Thomas Gleixner, the company says.

Linux XP Desktop: A Windows face on an old Linux base

  • Linux.com; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by tuxchick2 on Oct 12, 2006 10:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Late last month Linux-Online launched the English edition of Linux XP Desktop. The screenshots look pretty and amazingly similar to Windows XP. As a commercial distro for non-techie desktop users, does it do enough to challenge the likes of Linspire and Xandros?

This review is unintentionally funny- a long litany of flaws, yet it ends on a positive note.--TC2

LinuxQuestions.org Podcast - 10.12.06

The latest LinuxQuestions.org Podcast. Topics include an LQ numbers update, Microsoft on warding off the Linux threat, Oracle to bring Siebel CRM To Linux, Making sense of the One Laptop Per Child proprietary software row, Libya purchases 1.2M OLPC laptops and Microsoft shown involved with Baystar and SCO.

Entry-level 4-port IP power switch runs Linux

Opengear has launched a low-cost, Linux-based, four-port remote power switch with serial and browser control interfaces. Combined with the company's inexpensive remote access server, the IP Power 9258 lets administrators securely monitor and control all the servers, PCs, routers, switches, and devices at small branch offices, the company says.

Red Hat Linux rises over Chicago

The City of Chicago had always been a Sun shop, but when it was time to begin a hardware replacement cycle two years ago, platform architect Amy Niersbach knew the city needed to reduce costs without sacrificing quality. That's why she turned to Linux.

The ultimate Mashup with RDF and OWL

  • IBM/developerWorks; By Nicholas Chase (Posted by solrac on Oct 12, 2006 8:08 PM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Two good tutorials to help you build the ultimate Mashup using RDF and OWL.

Libya to buy 1.2 million Linux laptops?

Libya reportedly plans to purchase 1.2 million low-cost laptops, after signing a deal earlier this week. Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) non-profit association, told the New York Times that the deal had been reached in Libya on Tuesday.

Mozilla to Free Up Eudora

  • InternetNews.com; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by dcparris on Oct 12, 2006 6:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
There was a time when Qualcomm's (Quote) Eudora e-mail program was one of most-used applications in the world. That time has long since past. The company announced today that it would cease producing commercial versions of Eudora, which it has been using and developing since 1991 when the project started as a freeware effort.

Linux saves the day by recovering data in Windows servers

This article will review some options for recovering data including a cool way to recover data from a Windows disk using a Linux server.

ApacheCon 2006: The state of the feather and more

ApacheCon US 2006 kicked off its general session this morning in Austin, Texas, following two days of tutorials. Apache Software Foundation (ASF) president Sander Striker opened the proceedings with his "State of the Feather" address. Cliff Stoll, the hacker-catching, planetary astronomer, author, and volunteer 7th grade science teacher, followed Striker with a keynote address which included a demonstration of how he taught a 7th grade science class to measure the speed of light.

Desktop FreeBSD: Fully Optimized 6.x Installation

  • OFB.biz: Open for Business; By Ed Hurst (Posted by dcparris on Oct 12, 2006 5:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Community
You’ve installed FreeBSD, and it works fine, of course. If you are as seriously committed to using it as your desktop as I am, you’ll want to get the most out it. Let’s go hardcore! The key with FreeBSD is optimization— tweaking the compile process so the resulti...

Windows Vs. Linux Battle Evolves

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- There's a popular notion swirling around the high-tech sector that Microsoft's dominant position in the industry and software bugs have customers scurrying for the cover of Linux.

Infrant Introduces Linux Compatible NAS For SMBs

Estacado Systems, a provider of real-time communication software products and services, announced a freely available version of its SIPWright Proxy Server. This release, Version 2.0, leverages a highly customizable message-processing framework to provide a general purpose SIP server that is easy to install, manage, and use. The server can provide SIP proxy, registrar, and redirect services.

Intel, IBM, Featured at Open Source Developer Event

Dublin, Ireland - (The Hosting News) - October 12, 2006 - NLnet, the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) Desktop Linux (DTL) group, and the KDE open source development community, recently hosted an ODF Day at aKademy 2006.

EU Increases Support Open Source Solutions

October 13th, 2006: The European Union Commission is getting behind open source software with the creation of a web portal it hopes will increase public sector adoption of open solutions.

Web Crimes

  • O'Reilly Linux DevCenter; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick2 on Oct 12, 2006 2:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Web developers never visit their own sites or surf the Web at all. If they did, we would not have so many pure suck Web sites. Readability, navigability, and persistent searchable archives are apparently Crimes Against L33t Web Development. Why do site owners spend zillions of dollars for poo?

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