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Book Review: Linux Patch Management

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Reviews

I just finished writing an article about the trials and tribulations of patching Linux systems, when this new book, Linux Patch Management, fell into my lap. With great interest, I read about the author’s recommendations for keeping the various Linux platforms up to date.

Symphony OS 2006-05 Beta (act 5)

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Linux
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I've always followed SymphonyOS with great enthusiam. I admire folks who march to a different, or even moreso, their own beat. Symphony has always done that. They have few rivals for the title of Most Unique Desktop. Each release builds more and more excitement as things begin to shape up and improve. Symphony OS 2006-05 BETA is upon us and just like its predecessors, it's still different and ever improving. This time they have some great new features to introduce as well as some underlying code changes to announce. All this comes together to provide the greatest Symphony OS yet.

Keeping Thunderbird from breaking

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Moz/FF

My love/hate relationship with Thunderbird, the Mozilla Foundation's email client, continues. On the one hand, Thunderbird's a very good open-source email/Usenet/RSS client. It's easy to filter, search, and sort messages with Thunderbird -- even with multiple mail accounts. And, unlike Evolution, my favorite email program, it's also available on Windows and Mac OS, besides Linux.

So, what's the problem?

Hardware Monitoring On Linux

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Software

Hardware monitoring on Linux is actually pretty straightforward, but like most other things, even the simplest stuff can be complicated. Basically there are three “layers” of software involved, all of which are based around the lm_sensors software package.

JavE - A versatile editor for creating ASCII art

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Software

Creating ASCII art was never an easy job. For one, you need to have imagination and a knack for portraying things in an intelligent visually appealing manner. Now though, the perseverance part of the job of creating ASCII art has been elevated by a software called JavE.

How to setup the default web browser in Kubuntu

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HowTos

since Kubuntu is KDE based; it comes with its own web browser called “Konqueror”. The problem that I ran into was that all our KDE applications were still using Konqueror as their browser. Here is my trial/error approach to try to figure out what setting to change.

Is the Enterprise Ready for Ubuntu?

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Interviews
Ubuntu

"We believe software should be free to anyone. If you want to buy a support contract, it is there for you, [but] there is no premium version [of Ubuntu] that costs money," said Jane Silber, Canonical's chief operating officer.

Madog cautions SA against one laptop per child project

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OSS

MIT's "$100-dollar laptop" has created a huge buzz, but does it make sense for the developing world? Linux International executive director, Jon "Maddog" Hall, offered an alternative for South Africans at LinuxWorld Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Also: OSS giving voice to the disabled

Open-source software combos challenge conventional views of enterprise software

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OSS

“LAMP is open, and the open-source community is continually working to make it highly compatible internally. That’s why we adopted the LAMP suite,” he said. “Linux works with everything, Apache works with everything, MySQL works very well with Linux. PHP, Perl and Python will work with everything.”

Also: Open Source stacks shake up government security certifications

Emu Software to Sponsor Red Hat Summit 2006

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Linux

Emu Software, a commercial open source configuration management vendor and sponsor of the Second Annual Red Hat Summit, will use the Summit to unveil the soon-to-be-released Red Hat Network (RHN) module for their NetDirector product. The module provides seamless integration between RHN's patching and provisioning and NetDirector's multi-server configuration management capabilities.

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Ubuntu Census Survey

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Ubuntu

Today Andreas Lloyd sent a email to the ubuntu-devel and ubuntu-users ubuntu mailing lists in order to gather information on the Ubuntu Linux Community and know a bit more about who is using, contributing…

Vim tips: Moving around using marks and jumps

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HowTos

Editing in Vim can be a breeze, if you know how to make use of its more advanced features. Moving around files can feel like a slog if you're stuck with the basic movement keys, but editing is effortless when you have command of marks and jumps.

Preventing DDoS attacks

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HowTos

In this article, I will try to explain what DDoS is, and how it can be prevented or mitigated. Many of the servers in datacenters these days are Linux-based; hence, I'm going to discuss DDoS attack prevention and mitigation for Linux servers.

XPde and XPwm: An Overview

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Software

In this series of Linux desktop graphical environment overviews, we saw widely used KDE and GNOME a while back. Today, we’ll take a look at XPde. This Linux graphical environment looks like a carbon copy of Microsoft Windows XP and it runs very much independently of KDE and GNOME.

Why I don't need SELinux

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Linux

When I usually need to make sure I disable SELinux, it seems that this paranoid creation of NSA (currently offered by default on RHEL4 and Fedora) is actually requested by some, despite the loss of system performance due to it!

Free software events review April 2006

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OSS

The showers of April have died away. As spring matures, the song birds greet the mornings of May with their music and I find that it is once again time to hand in my report on events regarding free software. This consists of the usual conglomeration of occurrences that I have noticed, think important, or which simply take my fancy.

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