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Tunneling with SSH: Windows to UNIX connectivity in a secure world

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Linux

This article describes the setup of a simple SSH client connecting to an AIX- or Linux-based SSH server that allows a typical, technically literate individual the ability to set up, configure, and operate a flexible means of tunneling data and services over the SSH service.

7 Reasons To Keep Using Firefox

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Moz/FF

Is IceWeasel the solution to Debian and Mozilla trademarks issues? I don't know right now. I really think Debian have the right to fork Firefox or any other Free Software project but, in this case, I think it is better to keep using Firefox instead of IceWeasel. This is a brief list of the reasons:

Mulling Microsoft Office For Linux

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Software

Okay. The rumor's been out and about before. It goes something like this: Microsoft has a super-secret skunk works project building a version of Office for Linux. A good source, a former Microsoft person who is still tight with the company, insists anew that there is, in fact, such a project.

Next-Generation NVIDIA Performance Tools

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Software

New NVPerfKit 2.1 Suite of Tools Offers Advanced Debugging, Visualization and Profiling Capabilities for Improved Cross-Platform GPU-Based Software Development

How to choose the right screenshot program

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Software

Because a picture can illustrate a program better than words can, screenshots are a fundamental of development and documentation. GNU/Linux has no shortage of versatile screenshot programs, both on the desktop or command line, but none is perfect for every use. I recently tried several screenshot programs. Here's my advice on what works best among the available options.

Ubuntu 6.10 RC Released

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Ubuntu

Linuxlookup has the announcment from the Ubuntu team announcing the Release Candidate for version 6.10 of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu - codenamed "Edgy Eft". The Release Candidate includes installable live Desktop CDs, server images, alternate text-mode installation CDs and an upgrade wizard for users of the current stable release.

How Hot Is the New Firefox Browser?

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Moz/FF

Chief among Firefox's improved security is antiphishing protection, which steers users away from malicious Web sites by checking them against a database of known phishing scams. Firefox updates the database when a user goes online, much the same way that most antivirus applications regularly update their databases of known virus attacks.

Tux Barada Nikto?

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Linux

The Linux operating environment keeps turning up in more and more nooks and crannies. At New York City's Wired NextFest, for example, Linux lurked hidden within robotic hands, "conversational" heads, and networked electronic musical instruments.

Tips and Tricks for the Linux Network Admin

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HowTos

Here's a roundup of some recent worthy happenings in the fun worlds of iptables and VoIP: getting SIP through iptables NAT firewalls, adding new modules to iptables with Patch-O-Matic, monitoring iptables in real-time, and a look at the excellent AstLinux, "the professional's PBX".

Updating Slackware using Swaret

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HowTos

Now that Slackware 11.0 is out, you may wonder what is the best way to update the distribution. Swaret is an open source project that aims to keep various versions of Slackware up-to-date. I use Swaret and some cron scripts to keep my servers current automatically.

Red Hat vows stronger beta 2 'within weeks'

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Linux

The beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 has some "warts," a Red Hat executive said Thursday, adding that the company will improve its documentation for the second beta release, particularly concerning virtualization.

Adobe Flash Player 9.0 Beta version for GNU/Linux

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HowTos

The flash support for Firefox and other web browsers on Linux hinges on just one file which goes by the name "libflashplayer.so". Installing the new flash player ver 9.0 is a simple affair. You can do it in two ways.

Fedora Core 6 Screenshots

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Linux

Tuesday night Jesse Keating announced that Fedora Core 6 would not ship this week as many had hoped for, but rather will launch on Tuesday, October 24. This release was pushed back twice this week due to last minute bugs. However, with Rawhide being complete, all that is left is last minute testing and then spinning the ISOs and sending them off to the mirrors. For those dieing to see what Fedora Core 6 final shall look like, we have built it from Rawhide on October 18, which should be the final packages for this build.

Joomla CMS Dances Off the Mambo Floor

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Software

All together now (“Joomla” is Swahili for “all together”), watch the talented former Mambo open source programmers, now aligned with Joomla, twist, turn and spin their mouse wheels in the new Joomla Dance. The tenacious team has announced v1.5, one year after splitting off from the original Mambo project.

Windows servers at risk at Linux-friendly Bartter

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Linux

Australian poultry producer Bartter Enterprises is evaluating the future of around 70 Microsoft Windows servers, in the context of a recent migration of other systems to Red Hat Linux.

IE7 vulnerability discovered already

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Microsoft

INSECURITY FIRM Secunia, has already found an insecurity in newly unleashed IE7. The vulnerability can be exploited to disclose potentially sensitive information the firm says, though it gives it just two out of five on its criticality meter.

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OOoBasic crash course: Working with files

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HowTos

OpenOffice.org's OOoBasic gives users tools to programmatically access and manipulate files. To see how that works, we'll create a simple macro that allows you to save text snippets from the current document in a plain text file. This macro can be used to store text fragments from multiple documents in one text file, or to save deleted passages in an external file in case you need them later.

The Secret to Linux Dominance

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Linux

With Microsoft's Vista looking more like a joke everyday, there is a real opportunity for Linux to make a true attempt to go for the mainstream user. Unfortunately, it’s their openness and freedom that is holding them back.

Installing Flash Player 9 Beta On Ubuntu

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HowTos

OK finally Adobe has decided to release Flash Player 9 in Beta Form for Linux. I’ve decided to throw together a quick how to on how to install it on Ubuntu Edgy. This should hold true however for most flavours of Ubuntu as well.

Debian and the Creative Commons

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OSS

The problem essentially is this: none of the Creative Commons licenses have a "source" requirement (unlike the GPL, for example), because, being intended for creative content, it was generally felt that no definition of "source" was really workable, and what's worse, the intuitive rules for different media would likely be very different.

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