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Designing a basic Asterisk VOIP system for SIP clients

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HowTos

zdnet: Asterisk is becoming an increasingly popular way for organizations to deploy Voice over IP (VoIP) without making a huge investment in proprietary systems. One of the major hurdles to get over when deploying Asterisk is to learn how the different configuration files work together and how to configure the system to answer phones.

Acacia Technologies Enters into License Agreement with Novell

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SUSE

broadcastnewsroom: Acacia Research Corporation announced today that its Disc Link Corporation subsidiary, which is part of its Acacia Technologies group, a leader in technology licensing, has entered into a license agreement with Novell, Inc. covering patents relating to portable storage devices with links.

FSF Brand Ambassador

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Linux

We need to realize the importance of FSF brand ambassadors. We need to create awareness amongst various distribution maintainers about these ambassadors. The community should raise its voice and make sure that these brand ambassadors are always included in their distribution of choice. Only then we will be able to see FSF prosper.

Really Late Review of Fedora 7

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Linux

LinuxElectrons: This Fedora 7 review is really late, especially with Fedora 8 just around the corner. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to write since its my latest switch from OpenSUSE 10.2.

My first impressions of my Dell 1420n with Ubuntu pre-installed.

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Ubuntu

arstechnica forums: It's obvious it's still Linux and has it's warts. I mean when I first booted it took a bit for the bios to initialize. I don't know what that was about, but took about 30 seconds. Never saw that on my Ibook.

How Linus copes with criticism

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Linux

linux.com: So, you want to be a kernel hacker. Before you go down that path, or get involved with any other free or open source development project, you should know that it's often a wild, raucous place where -- no matter what level of coding skill you possess -- your tolerance for criticism or rejection might constantly be tested. Even Linus Torvalds isn't immune to criticism.

OpenBSD: Stealing Versus Sharing Code

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BSD

kernelTRAP: OpenBSD project creator Theo de Raadt detailed his concerns regarding BSD-licensed code and Dual-BSD/GPL-licensed code being re-licensed under only the GPL as previously discussed here, "honestly, I was greatly troubled by the situation, because even people like Alan Cox were giving other Linux developers advice to ... break the law."

KPackage - GUI package administration and management alternative

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Software

vertito.blogspot: Linux administration of RPM packages from linux boxes is basically required for keeping up and maintaining your package database tight, neat, and clean linux boxes. This has been possible from command line terminal ever since RedHat become well know.

NetBSD and Lighttpd help put three 200 MHz PCs put to good use

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BSD

pinderkent.blogsavy: I’m a staunch supporter of putting old, but working, computers to good use again. Personally, I have repurposed numerous systems back into production after they were deemed to be too old, and replaced with newer hardware. One of my favourite tools for enabling this is NetBSD.

How To Get Out of the Microsoft Habit

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Linux

bri-computer.blogspot: If you're like me, a total cheapskate, I believe that you would do well on Ubuntu or PCLinuxOS. Both are very user friendly, and I was blown away by the two Operating Systems.

Avoiding the very appearance of evil at Google

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Google

matt asay: The Economist has an amazingly good article this week on Google, and its growing influence and power. Rather than ring alarm bells about Google's sometimes casual approach to privacy concerns, the article suggests that Google needs a deeper change of heart.

Gentoo forums scheduled downtime

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Gentoo
Web

gentoo.org: The database will be shutdown and backed up, final consistency checks will be performed, and pending the unforseen, the conversion to full UTF-8 support is the last step. The forums will be shutdown during this time. This activity is scheduled to start on 2007-09-08.

today's leftover links

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News
  • 2007 OLF Speakers

  • Nero burns on Linux
  • Motorola's Linux phone arrives at U.S. stores
  • Free x86 Linux router distro rev'd
  • Finally! Upgraded to 7.04 "Feisty"
  • Open source booming in K-12 education
  • Email marketer harnesses the power of Gentoo
  • Two More Linux Games
  • Command line tip - add a user from the command line
  • Finstall: New GUI installer for FreeBSD Operating System
  • Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos: Getting Along With Redmond
  • Video on the Web: Browser Support

Review: A first look at Puppy Linux 2.17

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Linux

CLICK: Since my Puppy 2.16 review took so long that 2.17 came out before I finished it, I decided to dive into Puppy 2.17 now so I don't get beat by 2.18 (though I offer no guarantees).

Linux: Killing Tasks On Frozen NFS Mounts

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "I've long hated the non-killability of tasks accessing a dead NFS server," Matthew Wilcox said along with a prototype patch to fix the issue based on a 2002 posting by Linus Torvalds.

Novell's Linux Leanings

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SUSE

Motley Fool: Novell came up aces in its third-quarter report yesterday. The fact that revenues grew means a couple of good things for the software platform designer.

Short-Term/Long-Term: The Battle of OOXML

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Microsoft

Linux Today: It was, for me, a fascinating study of short-term versus long-term as I watched the proceedings surrounding the standardization process of Microsoft's Open XML document format unfold this week. But then, I am easily fascinated.

Speed up Debian with Xfce (or Fluxbox)

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Linux

CLICK: I've probably written the following line a hundred times: "The Xfce desktop didn't seem any quicker than GNOME." After running the Xfce-based Xubuntu, Vector and ZenWalk, as well as running Slackware with Xfce, I decided to try it in Debian.

OLPC parts shortage manageable, says maker

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OLPC

computerworld: The company manufacturing the One Laptop Per Child notebook played down the impact of component shortages, rebutting local reports that the shortages will affect supplies of the computer when it ships in October.

Browser betrayals

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Software
Security

Tux Love (PC World): Most people don't realise how their browsers betray them. It's not so bad at home, but in a work context it could cost you your job.

Also: FileZilla 3 brings Windows FTP goodness to Linux

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today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.

Leftovers: Gaming