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Planet Fedora

In this section, we cover the highlights of Planet Fedora[1] - an aggregation of blogs from Fedora contributors worldwide.

Contributing Writer: Adam Batkin


This past week, Richard W.M. Jones posted a number of tidbits on interesting ways of manipulating virtual machines using Fedora. First, there is virt-rescue[1], which "lets you get a rescue shell on your virtual machine" but running on the host machine. The virt-edit[2] tool allows you to edit files from the host environment. Lastly, virt-ifconfig[3] can list the IP addresses of network interfaces on virtual machine guests.

After Mark Shuttleworth's recent keynote at LinuxCon, Chris Ball questioned[4] a potentially sexist remark that Shuttleworth made. Adam Williamson used[5] the opportunity to "consider the wider issues around the topic."

Marc Ferguson announced[6] that a new site, FOSS Threads has been launched, where you can buy "designer geekwear. Our shirts are designed to fashionably get attention, start conversations and share your love for free and open source software."

Speaking of eye-candy, the SMonohand[7] font has a "chalkboard-y" look to it, and Máirín Duffy is looking[8] for someone interested in packaging it for Fedora.

Ingvar Hagelund wrote[9] a short shell script that can automatically monitor the service contract expiration of Dell systems.

Kulbir Saini found[10] an interesting plugin for Pidgin for use when people ask questions that could easily be solved with a simple Google search.

FAD EMEA 2009 Links Roundup

The Fedora Ambassador Day EMEA 2009 took place this past weekend in Rheinfelden, Germany. There were lots of interesting posts from Max Spevack[11],[12],[13],[14], Joerg Simon[15],[16], Yaakov Nemoy[17] and Pierros Papadeas[18].