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Zero Install: An executable critique of native package systems

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Linux

Zero Install is one of the more promising alternatives to native package systems for Linux distributions, such as RPM and Debian's dpkg. It begins with a criticism of existing package systems the difficulties of using them, and is built to provide an answer to the problems raised by the critique.

Microsoft, Novell Have Much to Prove

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SUSE

Microsoft and Novell have been making a big deal of their big deal to work together to soothe customers' cross-platform pain points. But it remains to be seen whether and how far the deal will end up extending beyond the realm of press releases and presentation slide decks.

EBS implements Novell SUSE Linux

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SUSE

In an effort to decrease IT costs and provide centralised management, EBS Building Society in Ireland has deployed Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) within the company's mainframe environment to host IBM's WebSphere applications. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server will support more than 1,000 users within EBS in 2007.

Add a “Refresh/Reload GUI” Button to your Gnome Panel

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HowTos

If you’re like me and you love customizing your Gnome system, you’ll know that during your customizations, you have to reload this and reload that for your new changes to take effect.

My sysadmin toolbox

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Software

My working day includes a variety of tasks, and most of them take place on the command line, because that approach enables me to do things in the most efficient way. But you can also waste a lot of time on the command line if you don't know what utilities will give you what you need quickly. Here's an introduction to the most important tools I use every day.

New Firefox cookie vulnerability, workaround

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Security

Security researcher/hacker, Michal Zalewski has released a report on a security vulnerability affecting Firefox 2.0.0.1 and possibly earlier versions. The vulnerability could allow a malicious web site to impersonate an authentic one and set a cookie on its behalf. Zalewski recommends this workaround:

Why CIOs Don't Care About Open Source

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OSS

I recently gave a presentation at CIO on ‘Making Your Organization Open Source-Ready’, one question, posed by CIO editor Chris Koch, really struck me: "Why," Chris asked, "are so many CIOs completely uninterested in open source?

Debian developers seek new leader

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Linux

Nominations for the unpaid position of Debian Project Leader (DPL) opened last week. The successful candidate will take over from current incumbent Anthony Towns in April.

Has open-source lost its halo?

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OSS

Is open-source still a grassroots social movement made up of idealistic underdogs trying to revolutionize an amoral industry? Or has it become a cloak used by IT vendors large and small to disguise ruthless and self-serving behavior? Some observers argue it’s the latter.

Rhapsody: A Music Service for Linux Users

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Software

The idea of Rhapsody offering a Linux music service is fantastic, except for the fact that they have opted not to allow the full functionality offered to those in the Windows world. It really is a let down for Linux users, but is this something that we can blame Rhapsody for?

Miscellaneous Unix Tips: Answering Novice Shell Questions

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HowTos

As Sys Admin contributing editors, we've had the opportunity to answer a number of novice shell questions. In this column, we'll cover a few of the questions we've been asked:

bsc - graphical file manager with two panels

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HowTos

bsc (BeeSoft Commander) is a graphical file manager (similar to the midnight commander) that displays two directories at once for easier copying and moving of files.

What You Ought To Know About Securing SSH

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HowTos

I thought I would outline a few quick tips on securing an ssh host machine. One of the biggest security problems and security log notices that I find are automated connection attempts via the ssh port of a machine. Based on this there are a few things that I suggest in helping secure your ssh port and your machine security.

Mandriva One + Metisse – The Pefect Setup

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MDV
HowTos

Metisse is a window manager developped by the In Situ project. Mandriva Linux is using Metrisse in its latatest Live-CD. Metisse differs from a classic 3D desktop ("the cube") in the way that it offers innovative windows interactions, thus enforcing work efficiency.

Volunteers make Vancouver PHP Conference work

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Software

More than 225 developers attended the second Vancouver PHP Conference at the University of British Columbia's Downtown Campus in Vancouver Canada this week. Organized by the Vancouver PHP Users Group, the conference attracted many of the best-known names in the PHP world. The result was a well-rounded conference that shows what an experienced group of volunteer organizers can accomplish.

Free online magazines dedicated to GNU/Linux and Open Source

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Web

These are a collection of my links pointing to free online magazines dedicated to Linux and Open Source. If you look around, a lot of effort is being expended, many of those on a voluntary basis to keep alive the spirit of Linux, Open source and Freedom.

What Firewall Rules?

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HowTos

As I prepare to do an audit of my own firewall rules, I'd like to remind everyone that this is a must-do annual exercise for your networks. When I do this, I start with some basic questions:

Amarok 1.4.5 Overview + Interview w/ Mark Kretschmann

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Software

One of the best applications to be found in Linux is Amarok. The program is similar to Apple’s iTunes, except Amarok can actually do a lot of things better. Recently the Amarok team has released version 1.4.5 of Amarok. This version will be the last in the 1.x series and Lunapark6 also got a chance to ask Mark Kretschmann some questions.

Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian/Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to scan emails for image spam with FuzzyOCR. FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier.

Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 1 Screenshots

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MDV

Since the death of Mandrake we have only used Mandriva Linux once or twice a year, but with the first beta now out for 2007.1 we decided to give it another go.

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