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KDE flaws put Linux, Unix systems at risk

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KDE

A serious vulnerability has been found in the popular KDE open-source software bundle. The flaw, deemed "critical" by the research outfit the French Security Incident Response Team, could allow a remote attacker to gain control over vulnerable systems.

Linux distribution suitable for human beings

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Linux

So, with all that Linux brings to the plate, how is Ubuntu Linux different? Ubuntu Linux is different from other versions of Linux because of its user-friendliness, as its slogan suggests. Ubuntu's interface is very simple and clean and feels familiar for users of Windows or Mac.

Open-Source Radioware

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Software

As soon as I looked through Salem Labs' site, I got in touch with Fred Gleason, Director of Broadcast Software Development for Salem Radio Labs, and told him I'd like to do a Q&A with him. He got back (and forth) almost immediately. Here's a selection from the dialog:

Virtualisation in the Linux kernel

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Linux

A push is under way to endow Linux with a virtual partitioning technology used by rival operating systems to make servers more efficient. SWsoft is trying to get OpenVZ made part of the mainstream Linux kernel.

Australian open source conference comes to NZ

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OSS

This week, the University of Otago will host the first linux.conf.au Australian Linux conference to be held outside Australia. This year’s event will involve as speakers some of the seminal figures of Linux and wider open source development.

An Introduction to DHCP

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HowTos

DHCP stands for dynamic host configuration protocol. What it does is dynamically assign network settings from a server. In other words, instead of having to configure the parameters related to how your computer communicates with a network, it happens automatically.

Is Wine really faster than Windows?

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Software

If you just look at the top-line results, it looks like Wine isn't just edging out XP, it's killing it! It won the majority, 67, of the total tests.

A closer look at the results, however, reveals that while Wine is remarkably good at letting users run Windows applications, it's not as good as that top number might make you think.

Also: Wine 0.9.6 Released

GPL v3 Should Allay Sarbanes-Oxley Fears

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OSS

With the impending release of the GPL v3 the dramatic effect of Sarbanes-Oxley on IP ownership pointed out by Wasabi Systems may be slightly mooted. Here's why.

Also: Lawyers Express GPL 3 Concerns

Rolling your own Debian packages (part 1)

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HowTos

A Debian package offers a uniform and integrated way to manage and install software on a Debian system. By packaging software, you can install, upgrade or remove the software using standard tools such as apt-get and dpkg. It also offers an easy way to distribute software, even to systems that don't have development tools installed.

This week's Open Source Roundup: Open Source successes

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OSS

This week in Open Source brings us a veritable mixed bag of news items. Note, that in response to requests from our readers, we have added direct links to the articles mentioned in this column, enabling you to go directly to the source to read more. Enjoy!

Chrooted SSH HowTo

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HowTos

This tutorial describes how to install and configure OpenSSH so that it will allow chrooted sessions for users. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of.

Freeze your hard drive to recover data: Myth or reality?

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Hardware

People were putting their HD in the freezer to help fix it long enough to be able to recover their data. I guess that by doing this, some metal parts in the HD could contract, putting back in place defective parts, and making everything work again for a few minutes.What do you guys think? Myth or reality?

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Little looksee at sam-2006-1-preview

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Linux
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Sam is an installable livecd based on Mandriva Cooker and uses xfce4 as its desktop. I tested Sam about a year ago back when it was still a mini distro of approximately 200mb. At that time it wouldn't stay running long enough to permit us taking some screenshots. They released a full 700 mb preview of their upcoming 2006 release and we at Tuxmachines thought we'd check it out. How did Sam do this time?

LGP X2 The Threat v1.4

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Reviews
Gaming

Reaching the closed testing environment just hours ago has been the third BETA candidate for X2 - The Threat, which is presently being ported to Linux by the developers at Linux Game Publishing. This third candidate delivers many performance improvements and is the focus of our benchmarking today to see how the second and third BETA updates fair, after we had tampered with the initial build late last year.

US bank sees savings by moving to Linux servers

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Linux

Cleveland's Key Bank is keeping its own bank balance healthy by moving much of its back-end infrastructure to Linux. "In the last year, Linux has gone from 'unapproved for use in the building' to our platform of choice."

Newsmaker: Defender of the GPL

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OSS

Eben Moglen's life just got a lot busier. The Columbia Law School professor and attorney representing the Free Software Foundation has the new role of explaining and overseeing the update to the General Public License (GPL). That document, being revised for the first time in 15 years, is not only the embodiment of the free software movement's principles but also the legal foundation for thousands of open-source software programs from Linux to MySQL.

Linux Kernel SEARCH_BINARY_HANDLER Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Security

Linux kernel is susceptible to a local denial of service vulnerability. Linux kernel 2.4 versions on 64-bit x86 architectures prior to 2.4.33-pre1 are affected.

What's Inside The Apple iMac

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Mac

Apple Computer Inc.'s iMac desktop PC, introduced by CEO Steve Jobs at last week's MacWorld Expo, is the latest target in iSuppli Corp.'s teardown analysis.

U.S. government wrestles Google for search records

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Security

The U.S. government is asking a California court to force Google Inc. to turn over information about usage of the company's search engine for finding pornography on the Internet.

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