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Story some howtos: srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 4:35am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 2 30/06/2009 - 4:03am
Story Linux as Messenger of Freedom srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 2:31am
Story Stallman and Mono: Not As Mono-Lithic As You'd Think srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 2:28am
Story Are we mis-selling 'open source'? srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 2:27am
Story Linux Distributions and the Paralysis of Choice srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 12:25am
Story Discouraging FOSS srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 12:23am
Story Your Problems Are Fixed in the Next Release: Mint 7 srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 12:21am
Story Save Mart grocery chain sees savings in open source srlinuxx 30/06/2009 - 12:19am
Story One Month With Ubuntu srlinuxx 29/06/2009 - 9:39pm

Selling Linux and Open Source to bean counters

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OSS

I'm no bean-counter. I'm an IT guy. But, I know that over the last few years, it's CFOs and dollars, not CIOs and gigabytes, that determine what technology companies buy.

But, here's news you can use to get your CFO on board with a Linux and open-source make over. E-Trade Financial saved $13 million a year and they realized a boost in performance by switching to Linux from Solaris.

Using VNC Tunneling over SSH

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HowTos

There are times when you need to see what's running on another user's desktop. When you're both behind the same firewall, VNC is a good solution. But what happens when each user is behind different firewalls and you need a secure connection? Rob Reilly demonstrates how to make this happen.

Brute Force Protection with BlockHosts

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HowTos

Brute force attacks are a weekly issue on my Debian box and until now, I've manually managed my hosts.allow and hosts.deny files. The issue isn't so much the actual security threat as brute force attacks are usually unsuccessful, but seeing log files that are just loaded up with thousands of failed login attempts is unnerving at best.

$100 PC project will 'invigorate Linux desktop push'

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Linux

Putting an open source-based laptop in the hands of millions of users around the world will help drive home the importance of non-proprietary development and applications, says Red Hat.

New Open-Xchange “OXtender” Enables Replacement of Windows Server

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News

Beginning in March, customers of Open-Xchange, Inc. will have full access to and seamless integration with Linux-based Logon, File and Print services for Microsoft Windows workstations through Open-Xchange Server 5 – giving customers the option to fully replace Microsoft Exchange as well as Microsoft Windows Server.

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KDE 4 Mock-ups

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KDE

Finally, some mouthwatering eye candy of the much awaited KDE 4. The maintainer of the Planet Diaz web site has been collecting screenshots and mock-ups of the current development of KDE 4 and posting them in the site's forums.

First Look: Symphony OS Build 122

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Linux

Although Symphony OS was still a prototype, rather than a usable distribution, it showed much promise and many users have been eagerly awaiting for further news about its development. What's new in Symphony OS, build 122?

Anonymize Your Internet Experience

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HowTos

Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Here's how I installed it, guided by The Linux/Unix/BSD Install Instructions.

CLI Magic: Use top to monitor PCs across a network

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HowTos

Most Linux users are familiar with the top command, typically used to examine the system load on a local PC and others on the network. However, have you considered using top to monitor your system automatically and to warn you when a server is being overloaded?

A hands-on look at the new MacBook Pro

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Mac

I had a chance at a special Apple event last week to get a closer look at Apple Computer's new MacBook Pro, the renamed Intel-based successor to the PowerBook unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs two weeks ago. In fact, I had some real "pick it up and use it" hands-on time.

Don't get too excited about Windows source code

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Microsoft
OSS

"Normally speaking, the source code is not the ultimate documentation of anything." What open source has that is really unique, however, can be summed up in one word, a word that's bandied about so often that it's almost lost its meaning: community. Proper documentation for open source software is notoriously lacking, but the shared body of knowledge of the developers and users of that software is available to anyone for the asking.

Debian server Setup Guide

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Howtos

Here are the Step by Step tutorials how to setup Debian server this includes:

Debian Installation
FTP Server Setup in debian
Webserver Setup in Debian
Samba Server Setup in Debian
Database Server Setup in Debian
Time clock sync for debian server
Mail Server Configuration in Debian

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First look at KStars under KDE4

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KDE

I've spent the last few months on the behind-the-scenes architecture of KStars. Since the port to KDE4 was going to be a major overhaul for us anyway, we decided to simultaneously do a major refactoring of how the data catalogs are represented in KStars. We're now using a hierarchical Composite/Component model, and it's working well.

A Week's Worth of LCA2006

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Linux

The Hairy Geek was at the LCA2006 and has blogged every detail from start to finish. From the Miniconf Day 1 Part 1 to the Wrap-up events, he shares his experiences at this past week's LCA2006. Full Blogs.

ColdFusion 7.x & MySQL 4.1.x Connection

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HowTos

Because MySQL is one of the best known database solution and a good, powerful and free alternative while working for any kind of application, I will try to explain connecting MySQL from ColdFusion on Linux and Windows platform.

Logitech MX518/MX1000

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Hardware
Reviews

The engineers at Logitech certainly have managed to get repeat customers with their exceptionally well-designed mice. In addition, Logitech always pushes new mouse technologies to the market along with jumping on existing bandwagons and they always manage to improve these designs from optical to laser technologies. But will it work in Linux?

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