News Round Up Feb-07, 2009

in Categories News last updated February 7, 2009

It’s been over 10 days since I’ve blogged. I was busy with workload so I could not update the blog. I missed lots of news worthy stuff. Here is a quick news roundup:

a] A new custom version of Ubuntu aimed at netbooks and based on 8.04 Hardy Heron has been released by HP.

b] Open source Exchange server replacement only a year away.

c] Scripting SSH access and file transfers with Python can be frustrating – but the Paramiko module solves that in a powerful way.

d] Amazon offering 3 Full Version Games for a Limited period of time.

e] / is now IPv6 enabled.

News Roundup

New Netbook GUI For Ubuntu : Hewlett Packard has released a custom version of Ubuntu Linux designed for netbooks. For the HP Mini 1000 Mi Edition, to be exact. Under the hood, the operating system is based on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. That means it can run pretty much any application that runs on Ubuntu including, Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird and Pidgin.

OpenChange, KDE bring Exchange compatibility to Linux : Recent developments in the OpenChange and KDE open source projects are set to bridge a “missing link” in messaging and groupware compatibility from Microsoft’s Exchange to open source clients.

SSH Programming with Paramiko – OpenSSH is the ubiquitous method of remote access for secure remote-machine login and file transfers. Many people — systems administrators, test automation engineers, web developers and others have to use and interact with it daily. Scripting SSH access and file transfers with Python can be frustrating — but the Paramiko module solves that in a powerful way.

Download 3 free games from Amazon – Amazon has launched its new game download service. For a limited time, you grab three free full version games including – Jewel Quest II (matching puzzle game), Build-a-lot (house building simulation) and The Scruffs (seek-and-find object game).

Command-Line-Fu is the place to record those UNIX / Linux command-line gems that you return to again and again.

Blog updates / is now dual stacked and available on both IPv4 and IPv6:
$ host
Sample output: has address has IPv6 address 2607:f0d0:1002:11::4 mail is handled by 10

Also, home page is updated. It will get more features in coming days including featured content. I’m also aware of a small css bug for Seamonkey / Mozilla browser. Only a small number of people affected by this bug. I will fix this some time later.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

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  1. Thanks for the great site and and all the great tips in general. Being a Linux user for sometime now your site has become a must for bi-weekly visits. Thanks for the lead on the command-line-fu site, too. I love working at the CLI and that site’s a dream for CLI junkies!

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