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Samba share permissions simplified

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HowTos

Samba software, is a free, open source implementation of networking protocols to share files between UNIX/Linux and Windows computers. Samba comes with different types of permissions for share. Try to remember few things about UNIX and Samba permissions.

Consolidate your radio streams with streamtuner

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Software

Streamtuner is a point-and-click GUI browser for the thousands of Internet radio streams available today. It lets you play streams and manage your favorites in a single window -- like a Linux tuner for Internet radio.

Digital archaeology of the microcomputer, 1974-1994

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Hardware

In a few years time, it will be impossible to study the history of home computers since everything at the time was proprietary; both in terms of the physical hardware, and all the software that ran upon it since most of it is encumbered by software “protection” to prevent copying.

Drupal 4.7.5 and 4.6.11 released

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Drupal

Drupal 4.6.11 and Drupal 4.7.5 are available for download. These are maintenance releases that fix problems reported using the bug tracking system, as well as two security vulnerabilities.

Upgrading your existing Drupal sites is strongly recommended.

Download

Drupal 4.7.5 can be downloaded from http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/drupal/files/projects/drupal-4.7.5.tar.gz.

Install Exaile media player and Enjoy Your Music

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HowTos

Exaile is a media player aiming to be similar to KDE’s AmaroK, but for GTK+. It incorporates many of the cool things from AmaroK (and other media players) like automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via the wikipedia, last.fm support, optional iPod support.

core files

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Software

I believe that there are two essential security requirements for managing core files, one is that the complete security context of the crashing process is stored (to the greatest possible extent), and the other is that processes with different security contexts be prevented from discovering that a process dumped core (when attacking a daemon it would be helpful to know when you made one of it's processes dump core).

Laptops: easy fix for global education?

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Hardware

For billions of parents who earn only a few dollars a day, paying for a child's education - books, etc. - often gets neglected. Many simple solutions that break that cycle of poverty have been tried and have failed. Now another one is on the horizon: a "$100 laptop."

How usability inhibits good software

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Software

Have you ever found a new piece of software that sounds like it's the perfect match for your needs, only to get bogged down by bad documentation or a horrendous interface?

Linux: Improving The Promise SX4 Driver

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Linux

Jeff Garzik noted that the hardware documentation for the Promise SX4 chipset is being opened up and therefor the sata_sx4 driver is a good candidate for improvements, "I would like to take this opportunity to point hackers looking for a project at this hardware."

A sneek preview of the expected features in KDE 4.0

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KDE

Ever wonder what KDE 4.0 is going to look like when it is finally released some time this year ? As far as end users should be concerned, it is going to be much more beautiful, responsive and usable than KDE 3.5.

7 Reasons Why Slackware is My favorite Distro

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Slack

1. There's no package management system.
Yes, you heard right, but hear me out...
2. Slackware isn't for slackers.
Slackware demands perfection.

Novell Underscores Support for Free Software Development

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SUSE

Novell moved Wednesday to underscore its support for free software development after volunteer technical support collapsed for rival Red Hat's free Linux version.

Adopting an Open Source Approach to Software Development, Distribution, and Licensing

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OSS

Since the beginning of the software industry, nearly every software company in the world has followed the same business model: its own employees develop the software, which is closely held intellectual property, the software is delivered to clients in binary form, and users run the licensed software on their own computers. Today, this model has been challenged by a new paradigm: open source.

Linux: Introducing The Data Corruption Bug

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Linux

When the data corruption bug which is fixed as of 2.6.20-rc3 was still being tracked down, it was thought that the bug, a race in shared mmap'ed page writeback, might have been in the 2.6 kernel for a very long time. It has since been determined that the bug was introduced much more recently.

Ubuntu Tute Part 2

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HowTos

Last time, we talked about getting Ubuntu/Mint Linux installed and how to take control of your sound card again . This time: Wireless Cards, Webcams, and Printers/All-in-ones.

Check Disk Space Usage on Ubuntu

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HowTos

Computer disks have a finite capacity, and when they fill up it can lead to serious problems, including lost data and email. Actually it’s slightly more complicated than that; disks are divided into partitions, and the problems ensue when an important partition such as one containing user files fills up.

Macs Crowd Out Linux On Corporate Desktops

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Mac

The growth of Macintosh desktop clients in enterprises will be more of a hindrance to Linux desktop growth than Windows, one analyst firm says in a recent report.

Could Red Hat lose JBoss founder?

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Linux

"I am going to take some time off to take care of family and myself. I am increasingly experiencing diminishing returns on my emotional and professional investments at Red Hat," Fleury said.

Patch issued for OpenOffice.org vulnerability

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Security

A patch has been widely released for a vulnerability in the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, a problem rated as "highly critical" by one security vendor.

Opera contests draws attention to widget development

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Software

With the latest release of its Web browser in June, Opera Software introduced widgets -- small Web applications that run in their own windows on the desktop. Now the company is turning to programming contests to promote their creation.

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