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|Story||The two faces of UK open source||srlinuxx||13/06/2011 - 6:06pm|
|Story||Why Does the Linux Desktop So Lack Proprietary Apps?||srlinuxx||13/06/2011 - 5:11pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 409||srlinuxx||13/06/2011 - 3:03pm|
|Story||Linux: Not for Lovers?||srlinuxx||13/06/2011 - 3:00pm|
|Story||Ubuntu breaks from the Linux pack||srlinuxx||13/06/2011 - 2:58pm|
|Story||Do we still need the FSF, GNU and GPL?||srlinuxx||13/06/2011 - 2:56pm|
|Story||MegaGlest Amazing Strategy Game||Chris7mas||13/06/2011 - 5:42am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||13/06/2011 - 4:39am|
|Story||A Glimpse At The Next Generation Of Firefox||srlinuxx||13/06/2011 - 4:33am|
|Story||Counter-FUD||srlinuxx||13/06/2011 - 1:28am|
If you’re like me and you love customizing your Gnome system, you’ll know that during your customizations, you have to reload this and reload that for your new changes to take effect.
My working day includes a variety of tasks, and most of them take place on the command line, because that approach enables me to do things in the most efficient way. But you can also waste a lot of time on the command line if you don't know what utilities will give you what you need quickly. Here's an introduction to the most important tools I use every day.
Security researcher/hacker, Michal Zalewski has released a report on a security vulnerability affecting Firefox 18.104.22.168 and possibly earlier versions. The vulnerability could allow a malicious web site to impersonate an authentic one and set a cookie on its behalf. Zalewski recommends this workaround:
I recently gave a presentation at CIO on ‘Making Your Organization Open Source-Ready’, one question, posed by CIO editor Chris Koch, really struck me: "Why," Chris asked, "are so many CIOs completely uninterested in open source?
Nominations for the unpaid position of Debian Project Leader (DPL) opened last week. The successful candidate will take over from current incumbent Anthony Towns in April.
Is open-source still a grassroots social movement made up of idealistic underdogs trying to revolutionize an amoral industry? Or has it become a cloak used by IT vendors large and small to disguise ruthless and self-serving behavior? Some observers argue it’s the latter.
The idea of Rhapsody offering a Linux music service is fantastic, except for the fact that they have opted not to allow the full functionality offered to those in the Windows world. It really is a let down for Linux users, but is this something that we can blame Rhapsody for?
As Sys Admin contributing editors, we've had the opportunity to answer a number of novice shell questions. In this column, we'll cover a few of the questions we've been asked:
bsc (BeeSoft Commander) is a graphical file manager (similar to the midnight commander) that displays two directories at once for easier copying and moving of files.
I thought I would outline a few quick tips on securing an ssh host machine. One of the biggest security problems and security log notices that I find are automated connection attempts via the ssh port of a machine. Based on this there are a few things that I suggest in helping secure your ssh port and your machine security.
Metisse is a window manager developped by the In Situ project. Mandriva Linux is using Metrisse in its latatest Live-CD. Metisse differs from a classic 3D desktop ("the cube") in the way that it offers innovative windows interactions, thus enforcing work efficiency.
More than 225 developers attended the second Vancouver PHP Conference at the University of British Columbia's Downtown Campus in Vancouver Canada this week. Organized by the Vancouver PHP Users Group, the conference attracted many of the best-known names in the PHP world. The result was a well-rounded conference that shows what an experienced group of volunteer organizers can accomplish.
These are a collection of my links pointing to free online magazines dedicated to Linux and Open Source. If you look around, a lot of effort is being expended, many of those on a voluntary basis to keep alive the spirit of Linux, Open source and Freedom.
As I prepare to do an audit of my own firewall rules, I'd like to remind everyone that this is a must-do annual exercise for your networks. When I do this, I start with some basic questions:
One of the best applications to be found in Linux is Amarok. The program is similar to Apple’s iTunes, except Amarok can actually do a lot of things better. Recently the Amarok team has released version 1.4.5 of Amarok. This version will be the last in the 1.x series and Lunapark6 also got a chance to ask Mark Kretschmann some questions.
This tutorial describes how to scan emails for image spam with FuzzyOCR. FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier.
Since the death of Mandrake we have only used Mandriva Linux once or twice a year, but with the first beta now out for 2007.1 we decided to give it another go.
PCLinuxOS Test Release 2 is now available for download. Please note this is not the final release. This is mainly a bug fix update based on user feedback from Test Release 1. We still have a few pending issues to clear before final. PCLinuxOS 2007 final will be released on or before the end of the month.
For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel north to Sweden to meet a developer and promotion guru who is charting a course toward success, someone who should not be crossed in a dojo - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Inge Wallin.
The Inkscape team has just released version 0.45, and it includes initial support for SVG filters. The first one implemented is Gaussian Blur. Raquel Ravanini was quick to try it in KMahjongg tiles.