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Links 24/11/2010: Avatar Reveals Reliance on GNU/Linux, Acer Distributes More Androidview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux A Point That Deserves Illuminating: Linux Is Not “I-Cant-Believe-Its-Not-Windows!” The difference between consumer needs and producer needs appear to be clearly understood everywhere else. (General)

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CentOS 5.5 install hangs on Dell Poweredge 400SCview story

https://www.centos.org – My old server has been running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS happily for the past 2 1/2 years. I decided to add another hard drive and update the OS at the same time. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - too many issues. So I d... [by taylorkh] (Distributions)

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[ubuntu] Brand new to Ubuntu. Please help, wireless issues..view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello all, I am a fresh convert to the linux scene and I know virtually nothing about this beautiful piece of engineering. I recently reformatted and dual partitioned to both Windows 7 as well as ubuntu 10.10. Loading works fine and Windows 7 is 100% operational. I cannot seem to get my wireless network adapter to be read by Ubuntus 'Windows Wireless Drivers' gui. (HowTos)

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Centrelink issues $500m+ telco tenderview story

http://www.itwire.com – Welfare agency Centrelink has kicked off a gigantic purchasing effort which will see it consolidate a number of telecommunications contracts into a number of overarching deals expected to be worth in excess of $500 million in total. (IT news)

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Three things to not forget to make LibreOffice (and ODF) succeedview story

http://www.linux.com – the success of OpenOffice, LibreOffice and of the only thing that really matters here, that is ODF depends (also) on properly handling three issues: make it possible to support users via email, explain fragmentation and never, ever mess with ODF. (General)

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AttachMSFT Takes Over Microsoft Rival GroupWise. What Now?view story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Novell’s mail business is now in another company’s hands and there is reason to believe that change may occur due to GroupWise losing market share ONE of Novell’s ways of staying somewhat relevant is an E-mail legacy it has maintained for a while, even in the face of Google which disrupts the area (this new comparison which mentions GroupWise is mostly about Microsoft (General)

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Issues installing Glib and dependenciesview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – I'm working on creating an Amanda backup server. It's got CentOS 5.5 running on it. I'm working on the dependencies for Amanda, one of them being Glib. I thought I had installed everything that I needed, but now I'm getting errors in the 'make' stage of Glib. These are the last few lines of the output from the make command: libtool: compile: gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -I.. (HowTos)

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Security Metrics Issues PCI apache version 2.2.3view story

https://www.centos.org – Use the following command to see the patches applied and CVEs corrected in the CentOS version of apache:rpm -q --changelog httpd | more [by markkuk] (Distributions)

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[ubuntu] Wireless issues RTL8192Eview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I've recently installed ubuntu 10.10 32 bit on an external HDD in order to use it as a portable operating system. An issue I have is when running on my laptop (Samsung R580) the wireless connection drops out however the nm-applet still shows it's connected. If I disconnect and reconnect it keeps asking for the access password. The wireless card on the laptop is the RTL8192E (not SE!). (HowTos)

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Aethyr lets you download shared iTunes librariesview story

http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Audio, Utilities, Windows Windows users, rejoice! You can now steal music from shared iTunes libraries -- or move music between two of your own computers, of course. (General)