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Demystifying Security Enhanced Linux

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In this paper I will try to explain the philosophy behind the Security Enhanced Linux (SE Linux). I will however try to explain the concept with an example but to keep the length readable I will restrain myself to go into much of implementation details for e.g. commands and similar stuff.


An introduction to bash completion: part 1

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One of the nicest facilities of the modern shell is the built in "completion" support. These facilities allow you to complete commands and their arguments easily. Read on for a brief introduction to adding your own command completions.

Belenix - A Live CD based on Open Solaris

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I had always wanted to try out Solaris OS ever since Sun released its code under an open licence and renamed it as Open Solaris. But even though open solaris had its own website, downloading a binary image was an entirely different matter and was not an easy proposition. So when a few brilliant Indians Smile at the Bangalore India Engineering Center of Sun Microsystems released a live CD called Belenix based on Open Solaris, I decided to give it a spin.

MyLinux dies after only 7 Issues

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After only seven monthly issues -- from June 2005 to December 2005 -- the only Romanian Linux magazine -- MyLINUX (MyL in short) announced it will not appear any more!

Security: Forensic Tools in Court

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An interesting question comes to mind when you use as many open source forensic and security tools as I do — if I ever go to court over this case, will my tools be considered valid?

NVIDIA 1.0-8178 Display Drivers Benchmarked

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The driver launch today is only minor, hence its version, but is there any performance gains or losses to be attributed to the latest set of drivers? We have wrapped up our testing and are here to share our results today. Below are NVIDIA's official notes regarding the 1.0-8178 drivers for Linux x86 and x86_64.

Also: id Quake 4 Quakemas 2005 Screenshots

Mozilla Launches Firefox Marketing Blitz

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Joy to the world, the browser has come.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based organization launched its first official marketing campaign ever on Wednesday, an initiative that will ask existing Firefox users to make short films about their experiences using the software to convince other people to try it.

After Google, Microsoft is RUMORED to have bought Opera!

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Microsoft, a tech magazine has this insider report claiming that the world’s largest software company Microsoft has acquired Opera Software.

Also: Gates' Microsoft And Google Settle Employee Row

Windows of opportunity for Nepali computing

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For the first time non-English speaking Nepalis who were excluded can now use the computer not just for word processing but for database, spreadsheets, layout, inernet and email also. And they have two alternatives to choose from: Windows XP or Linux.

Sun to make processor specs open source

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AFTER opening up the source code of its Solaris operating system and Solaris Enterprise System, Sun Microsystems Inc said it will publish the full specifications of the design of its UltraSparc T1 processor under an open source licence around March next year.

New Linux Nvidia drivers: v1.0-8178

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Linux Display Driver - IA32 & AMD64/EM64T

Version: 1.0-8178
Operating System: Linux
Release Date: December 22, 2005

Top Distros of 2005

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2005 has been an exciting year on the Linux distribution front. For some of us, every year is an exciting year in Linux, but 2005 was undoubtedly a banner year for open source and Linux to be sure. We've seen a lot of technological progress as well as some philosophical, personnel, and directional changes. I think it's only fitting to look at some of Tuxmachines' Top Distro Picks of 2005.

Nessus 3.0: The End of the Age of Open-Source Innocence?

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The recent licensing changes affect a broad spectrum of users, including corporations, the open-source community, and even businesses using services that use Nessus. So what exactly does this mean for open source? Is it the end of the age of innocence? What options do interested parties have going forward?

Linux Dies Under Microsoft's Open Document standard

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None of us should focus on open XML wrappers for document formats. Instead, we should be concerned with what goes inside of those wrappers, because if Microsoft is allowed to go forward with its standard, they win and the world loses.

EU Threatens Microsoft With $2.4 Million Daily Fine

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The European Union threatened to fine Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, as much as 2 million euros ($2.4 million) a day for failing to comply with a 2004 antitrust order. Microsoft called the statement ``unjustified.'

Using a liveCD as your Linux Desktop

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Many liveCD distros can be used as a day to day desktop without ever installing them to your hard drive. Huh? Wait a minute, everyone installs the OS to a hard disk! Well yes, that's the way it has always been done, but I am not sure why we should continue in that direction... "ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."

SCO's Unix slide continues in Q4

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In the fourth quarter, SCO pulled in $8.5m, which is a sharp drop from the $10.1m in revenue reported in the same quarter last year. "This decrease in revenue was primarily due to a decrease in Unix revenue as a result of continued competitive pressure on the company's Unix products and services," SCO said.

Recovering deleted /etc/shadow password file

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Even if you boot in single user mode it will ask root password for maintenance, and just imagine you do not have a backup of /etc/shadow file. How will you fix such problem in a production environment where time is critical factor? Relax here I will explain how to recover deleted /etc/shadow file in five easy steps. It will take around 10 min. to fix problem.

UPDATE - The top 10 stories of 2005

Midway through the decade, new pricing and business models championed by relative upstarts such as Google Inc. and Inc. are forcing established players to reinvent themselves. Meanwhile, old-line companies that have failed to meet the challenges of the new millennium are cleaning house, sometimes starting with the chief executive. Here, not necessarily in order of importance, are the IDG News Service's pick of the top stories of the year.

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