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A few weeks ago Linus Torvalds started his blog. Now, Guido van Rossum started to write a diary (blog). He is best known as the author of the Python programming language.

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It’s about time someone wrote this article. I know the headline is a little bit provoking. But when you think about some comments from Linux proponents you could think so.

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For the first time, court lays down a legal foundation for the protection of open source developers. This means now all open source licenses are enforceable. An extremely favorable decision toward projects like GNU, Creative Commons, Wikipedia, and Linux.

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You can search over 500K jobs, companies and actual salaries offered by various fortune 500 companies across US. Search is based on accurate data which is published by department of labor, USA.

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With the growing ubiquity of, and user reliance on, mobile computing devices (laptops, PDAs, smart phones, etc.), loss or theft of a device is increasingly likely, disruptive, and costly. Using Adeona open source software you can track your stolen Mac / PC laptop running Windows or Linux operating system.

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I’ve already written about changing the I/O scheduler for hard disk under Linux and avoiding sudden outburst of disk I/O using ionice utility. Google has sponsored Gelato@UNSW to take a close look at the disk schedulers in Linux, particularly when combined with RAID. They have now published their findings.

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=> Cisco 7200 Simulator for Linux. If you decided to study for the Cisco certification, this tool may come handy. Howtoforge has detailed tutorial on setting up a Cisco lab on Linux system. Dynagen is a front-end for use with the Dynamips Cisco router emulator. It uses an INI-like configuration file to provision Dynamips emulator networks. It takes care of specifying the right port adapters, generating and matching up those pesky NIO descriptors, specifying bridges, frame-relay, ATM switches, etc. It also provides a management CLI for listing devices, suspending and reloading instances, determining and managing idle-pc values, performing packet captures, etc.

=> You can capture video of all of the amazing things happening on your desktop with one of Linux’s many screencasting applications. These programs are perfect for creating demonstrations for blogs and tutorials, and for illustrating projects with more than just still images.

=> Postfix Daily Quota reportA shell script hack to create daily quota report for a Posfix mail server including file system usage of each e-mail account.

=> The developers of Firefox have unveiled an experimental project, Snowl, designed to gather all your inbound communications, whether they’re in the form of email, RSS, Twitter, or social network updates.

=> IBM has marked its 10 years of participation in Linux and open source with an open source code contribution focused on supercomputing. The software is available immediately from a software repository run by the University of Illinois’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

=> Regular nixcraft contributed Ramesh has published simple 6 steps to secure home wireless router / network

=> LinuxLeak is a new daily destination for all your Linux and Open Source news headlines, updated every 15 minutes.

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