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Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu

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This method of installation and configuration works for me, using a combination of apt and building from source. You must have a working apache or apache2 installation and understand the concepts involved with restarting the server, enabling modules and the location and format of configuration files, e.g., httpd.conf or apache2.conf.

boston wrap up

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we discussed default package contents and what settings to look into for customization for fedora 7. looks like f7 stands a good chance of having really nice kde packages thanks both to the fedora community expanding their embrace of the community in general (merging core and extras is a nice move, too) and rex and other kde fans putting in the time and effort.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.20 Released

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commit 62d0cfcb27cf755cebdc93ca95dabc83608007cd
Author: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Feb 4 10:44:54 2007 -0800

Vista too taxing but Linux on agenda

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OS

Inland Revenue has eschewed Microsoft Vista and will instead upgrade to Windows XP, while continuing to evaluate the merits of a switch to open source rival Linux.

Year of the Linux desktop? Who cares!

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Linux

Remember all those articles around the web that claim "This year might be the year for the Linux desktop" ? Honestly, should we really care? Shouldn't we let the user decide from themselves? Aren't they the final decider in all this?

What is Your Operating System Worth?

If you purchased one of the Microsoft Windows or Apple MacIntosh operating systems, or if it came on the computer it costs somewhere from about $89 (if it's an older Windows 95, 98, or Mac OS) up to a few hundred for the more expensive Windows Vista versions. If you are using Linux what did you pay? Nothing? A dollar or two to get it from a cheap ISO dump? But what is it really worth?

Virtual Users With Postfix, PostfixAdmin, Courier, Mailscanner, ClamAV On CentOS

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HowTos

This article shows how to set up a Postfix virtual mailserver with Courier-IMAP, Maildrop and the PostfixAdmin web interface. We will secure our mailserver with Mailscanner and ClamAV as anti-virus and SpamAssassin as anti-spam. The setup is based on CentOS 4.4.

DOOM 3 - v1.31 Linux Update Patch Available

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Gaming

id Software has released a new patch for its FPS DOOM 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.3.1 and adds various fixes and improvements, Vista compatibility, and bringing back cross-platform multiplayer compatibility with the Mac.

Enable and Disable Ubuntu Root Password

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Ubuntu is one of the few Linux distributions out there that will not enable the root account.If you want to do something with root permission on the console you have to type sudo before the command.

SaxenOS 1.1 rc2

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It's been over a year since I tested the origins of SaxenOS, but when rc2 of version 1.1 was announced I thought it was time to see what was new. There have been changes afoot within the SaxenOS project, some major changes. Yet some of the fundamentals remained the same. It was easy to see the roots of Saxen while appreciating the new.

Ad Hoc Wireless connections from Linux to Windows

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Hustle! To setup an Ad Hoc wireless connection between windows and Linux, it spend me half an hour of trying just because desperately wanna get Internet access. I decided to write down because the steps are confusing.

Creating a 3D effect with Gimp (or photoshop)

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Here's how to make a neat effect to make it look like the subject of a photo is popping out of the background. This can be done with GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) or Photoshop. I use GIMP because it is a free open source program.

Overclocking, The Natural Way

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Hardware

Over the weekend a blizzard has hit Michigan causing sub-zero temperatures, inches of snow, and zealous winds. We took this opportunity to make the best of it with natural sub-zero overclocking. With the Abit AW9D i975X motherboard, an Intel Pentium 4 processor, 2GB of OCZ's Flex XLC PC2-9200 memory, and cooling provided by Mother Nature, we set off on a spontaneous overclocking adventure.

Ubuntu Networking Configuration Using Graphical Tool

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The basics for any network based on *nix hosts is the Transport Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) combination of three protocols. This combination consists of the Internet Protocol (IP),Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Review of Parallels Workstation

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Parallels Workstation is a new virtualization product from Parallels, Inc. I discovered this product while searching for other virtualization solutions other than VMWare; kinda wanted to see what other competing products offered.

Open Source Is democratising Knowledge

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In September 1991, when Linux Torvalds, a student at the University of Helsinki in Finland, released 10,000 lines of code on the Internet, nobody could have believed that it would spark off a revolution.

PCLinuxOS 2007 Beta

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Reviews

PCLinuxOS is a installable LiveCD distribution that is geared towards the novice Linux user. As with any LiveCD distribution it gives you the “try before you buy” feeling that if you don't like the distribution, you don't have to commit your hardware to it.

Book Review: O'Reilly's Backup & Recovery

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"No one cares if you can back up — only if you can recover." This is probably the most important point in this book. Using a variety of open source tools, you are shown how to backup, test, and restore.

The Most Essential Open Source Programs and Libraries

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It’s often the most flashy and rapidly-developed open source applications that get the most attention. Most people focus on projects like Beryl, Metisse, Firefox, OpenOffice.org and Ubuntu. But we can’t forget the importance of the open source software an average user doesn’t see every day. This is a list of nine such programs and libraries.

One Laptop Per Child: XO Phase 2

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OLPC

One Laptop Per Child project is currently working on the “Build 2″ (B2) release of their “XO”laptop (the name comes from a characteristic symbol representing the user in the interface: a circle above the cross). The first pieces of the B1 series have been produced in November last year.

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