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|Story||GNOME Foundation releases first quarterly report||srlinuxx||15/09/2009 - 6:56pm|
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|Story||Ubuntu Linux - 5 things to stem the tide of Windows 7||srlinuxx||15/09/2009 - 6:58pm|
|Story||De-Programming Windows Refugees||srlinuxx||15/09/2009 - 7:00pm|
|Story||Exploring Drupal V6 open source Website solution||solrac||15/09/2009 - 10:33pm|
|Story||Running Alpha Karmic on The Thinkpad X301||srlinuxx||15/09/2009 - 11:18pm|
|Story||Archos 5: The Linux Internet tablet for everyone||srlinuxx||15/09/2009 - 11:22pm|
|Story||Linus is always right||srlinuxx||15/09/2009 - 11:24pm|
|Story||some shorts:||srlinuxx||15/09/2009 - 11:28pm|
|Story||Submit your nominations for the 2009 Free Software Awards||srlinuxx||15/09/2009 - 11:31pm|
The Southern California Linux Exposition's fifth year has been its best yet, with record attendance, vendor participation, and excellent presentations and talks. There were few new things to announce or showcase at the event, but if you wanted to measure the pulse of the open source software community, this was undeniably the place to be this past weekend.
When asked about security on a multi-user Linux system, a wise man once said "everyone is root if you allow them to login as a user." There is plenty of truth in that, but embracing imminent compromise isn't always acceptable. Let's take a look at how you can limit your exposure while letting unknown and untrusted users login with a shell.
Sooner or later we all decide to try and use our computers to do something new, something we've never done before, something exciting! Then we realise it's not as straightforward as we'd hoped. Luckily with a bit of perseverance you'll figure it out and once you have the feeling of satisfaction is great. Where to start though?
BeOS fans are bringing back their favorite operating system as the Haiku OS. A small group of developers have reverse-engineered the operating system and showed off a "pre-alpha" version of Haiku at the recently completed Southern California Linux Convention.
VMware virtualization software lets system builders offer more functionality without higher costs. Here's how to get it working.
Following on from Canonical's agreement with Linspire comes the news that the Ubuntu sponsor has teamed up with SpikeSource in a deal that will eventually see SpikeSource integrating Ubuntu into its software stacks.
If you didn't get to attend the Southern Cal Linux Expo and would have liked to - here's a rundown of what happened - the good, bad, ugly and everything in between.
This week FSF Europe (FSFE) announced the release of its Fiduciary License Agreement (FLA), a form of copyright assignment in which a free software project can place its collective copyright under the control of a single organization or trustee.
The Free Software Foundation is no longer committing to the planned March deadline for a new version of the General Public License, but a third draft of the seminal open-source license is due soon.
Fourteen months ago, the Autopackage project was small and active, and members sounded optimistic about its success. Now, although the alternative installer project continues, progress has almost come to a halt. The #autopackage channel on irc.oftc.net sits vacant most days, the developer blogs cover almost anything except the project, and commits to the source code repository have become rare. Formally, the project is still alive, but the major contributors all agree that it is faltering. So what happened?
The security testers community has a large panel of security tools, methodologies and much more to perform their pentests and audit assessments. But what happens if you find yourself weaponless. The magical solution could be Firefox and its extensions developed by ethical hackers and coders.
Microsoft and Novell on Feb. 12 unveiled more specifics regarding their joint technical roadmap. As expected, the two companies are collaborating on four areas of technology that address significant problems faced by enterprises: virtualization, Web services for managing physical and virtual servers, directory and identity interoperability, and document format compatibility.
In this Linux tip, Vincent Danen explains the usefulness of script to log transcripts of network changes. There are also a couple of things to look out for if you use it.
Recently, while I was browsing a website in Firefox, I found that it took forever to load the concerned web page. Blame it on my internet connection or on the condition of the web server hosting the web page, I was literally fed up with the wait and closed the window with disgust. It was during this time that I wondered whether it will make my browsing experience a bit more pleasant if I switched to a console web browser such as lynx.
Mark Dowd discovered that the netfilter iptables module did not correctly handle fragmented IPv6 packets. By sending specially crafted packets, a remote attacker could exploit this to bypass firewall rules.
Absa, Engen will spend R600 000 to provide ten Northern Cape schools with Linux-based school laboratories. The two corporates have joined with the province's Dinaledi team in an effort to improve maths and science results in the ten schools by deploying the Shuttleworth Foundation's tuXlab service.
Earlier this month the Linux Wireless summit II, following the number one form 2006, took place in London. Main topics were the current state of the new WLAN stack fro Linux as well as the reasons for the still slow adoption of Linux by hardware vendors.
Customers are getting annoyed. They spent good money on the latest and greatest PC peripherals, only to find out that the hardware is only partially supported on their operating system of choice. Without the kernel drivers necessary to power them, some of the best features of the new toys are going unused.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Interview: Dianne Ursini, Pioneer Linux
- News: Warly leaves Mandriva, Linspire switches to Ubuntu, Fedora delivers release notes, Debian prepares for D-I RC2, Ulteo and dyne:bolic updates
- Released last week: Ubuntu Christian Edition 2.1, FreeSBIE 2.0.1
- Upcoming releases: openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 1
- New distributions: Aegis Linux, Clonezilla Live, Vyatta
- Reader comments
Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....
As Ubuntu continues to make its presence known throughout the world, it was only a matter of time before the project spawned an offshoot variation or two that would enable people with lower-spec machines to participate in all that Ubuntu goodness.