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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Forget about the money. Saving a few hundred dollars per seat won't balance out a project. Instead, consider the merits of each type of software. You may still be surprised.
This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.10 - Breezy Badger) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).
Desktoplinux.com has dug up this useful and hilarious Newbie's Top 10 Commands List. It's about 5 years old now and was written by a once-upon-a-time good friend of mine. Although the author has dropped off the radar, his Top 10 List is forever.
The Mozilla Foundation extended 100 million "thank you's" Wednesday to Firefox community members for "reigniting innovation on the Web.
The Quake IV Linux FAQ has appeared online. Having hardware requirements, installation instructions, and other userful information, it's a page you might want to bookmark.
PHP, which was introduced in 1999 as Personal Home Page, has developed into a popular alternative or supplement to the Java and .Net enterprise application development platform, largely due to its relative simplicity of configuration, lack of licensing fees and ability to run on any operating system.
Also: HOWTO: Creating an Online Survey with PHP
Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition is a desk reference -- not something you'd read cover-to-cover, and you wouldn't want it to be your only source of Linux-related information, but it's handy to have around if you use the GNU/Linux operating system on a regular basis.
The firm that runs the .uk net domain name, Nominet, says there should be no radical change to the way that the internet is managed globally.
The Norwegian hacker who was arrested, and ultimately exonerated, for reverse-engineering DVD copy protection has taken a job with Michael Robertson's latest venture, a digital music company called MP3tunes.
Open source advocates are doing what was once unthinkable - giving the thumbs up to a Microsoft source code licensing program.
At the request of a reader, Tuxmachines agreed to take a look at Debian Pure. Debian Pure 0.4 was released on October 1, 2005, so we have a recent version with which to work. The Pure site says "this project is not about creating an additional distribution, rather, a CD that will help newer users with installing a Debian proper system along with common plug-ins (DVD,
Flash, Java, and Mplayer)." We have all heard of the chore Debian can be to install. I did it once myself, but don't really recall it being that bad. However, it must be true or Pure would have no purpose. But how new-user friendly is it?
Have you ever heard the sound of a hard drive before it dies? If you haven't, you will know it the next time even if it happens years later. Hard drives don't usually fail for a few years depending on their use. Never-the-less, they can randomly fail for no apparent reason.
I must admit that I had mixed feelings when I saw the new toolbar metaphor for OpenOffice.org 2.0, the huge list of toolbars under the "View" menu of the OpenOffice.org 2.0 (release candidate) seemed potentially overwhelming.
The open source productivity application OpenOffice.org has been downloaded almost 50 million times since the project was started.