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Blog entry Webmin, the first tool in a new Linux admin's kitbag... fieldyweb 24/11/2011 - 11:40pm
Story Mark Shuttleworth Talks 12.04 srlinuxx 2 24/11/2011 - 7:01pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 24/11/2011 - 10:32am
Story The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 12.1 (GNOME) falko 24/11/2011 - 10:20am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 24/11/2011 - 6:14am
Story Linux syslog may be on way out srlinuxx 24/11/2011 - 2:25am
Story Ubuntu 11.10 vs. Fedora 16: Boot Speed, Power Consumption srlinuxx 24/11/2011 - 2:24am
Story Giving thanks for classic desktop options srlinuxx 24/11/2011 - 2:22am
Story Try SeaMonkey srlinuxx 24/11/2011 - 2:20am
Blog entry Forget about the iCloud setup an Ubuntu myCloud.. fieldyweb 23/11/2011 - 10:09pm

Put your OpenSSH server in SSHjail

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Jailing is a mechanism to virtually change a system's root directory. By employing this method, administrators can isolate services so that they cannot access the real filesystem structure. You should run unsecured and sensitive network services in a chroot jail, because if a hacker can break into a vulnerable service he could exploit your whole system.

Getting more out of less

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Anyone who knows Linux and other similar operating systems like Unix and BSD should be familiar with the paging program called "more". They should also be familiar with its successor which offers much more functionality but is called "less". Less offers much more than simple forward and backward paging.

See ya around Vista and dumping Ubuntu 7.04

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I have pretty much quit using Vista and Ubuntu 7.04 after several hardware compatibility errors and software errors I decided to move back to Windows XP and 2000 Server. So why did I make this decision? Why earlier versions of Windows. Three words: compatibility, reliability and predictability.

Where Are All the Open Source Billionaires?

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Hugh MacLeod asks, if open source is so great, where are all the open source billionaires?

If Open Source software is free, then why bother spending money on Microsoft Partner stuff? I already know what Microsoft's detractors will say: "There's no reason whatsoever. $40 billion per year is totally wasted."

Are Dell and Red Hat Discussing a Desktop Linux Deal?

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I don't know for certain if Dell plans to pre-load Red Hat Linux on desktop and mobile PCs. But circumstantial evidence pointing to that possibility is mounting. Here are the facts.

First, Dell has publicly stated that it plans to announce a Linux desktop strategy within a few weeks. The company wrapped up a Linux customer survey on March 23.

Further adventures with Feisty Fawn

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It's difficult to walk away from an experiment with software - especially when you know that most of the problems are resolvable. It's probably something to do with one's ego. But never mind.

I returned to my experiments with Feisty Fawn early this morning. To recap a bit, after installing it on my PC yesterday, I got a message saying ""GRUB loading, please wait... Error 18."

The Road to KDE 4: Solid Brings Hardware Configuration and Control to KDE

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One of the many new technologies for KDE 4 is the often mentioned, but seldom explained Solid Hardware API. Hardware has always been a bit of an annoying element of using Linux and other Unix [like] operating systems, but Solid hopes to fix that for KDE 4.

sox - The Command-line Audio Workstation

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sox stands for Sound EXchange. And it is doubtless the most capable audio processing command line utility. Its power sometimes cannot be matched even by expensive DAWs with fancy graphics and high price tags.

Set up a perfect rPath Linux development platform for making your own custom-flavor Linux

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The combination of rPath Builder and VMWare Player is a perfect tool for quick web development and distribution, and a quick way to play with Linux right on your desktop.

Race to Linux Interviews

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These are the interviews for the various winners from the Race to Linux contest that we did in collaboration with Mainsoft and IBM.

The exercise included porting existing ASP.NET-based applications to Linux. All the ports were completed in a matter of hours, in some cases the download of the VMware image took longer than the port itself.

Here are the interviews:

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Every 6 months I have the pleasure to install a new version of Ubuntu. Some days ago, I installed the latest version,7.04 aka Feisty Fawn. As you probably already know, Feisty is the best release yet. The installation went smoothly, hardware detection (including WiFi) was top notch and everything feels more polished than ever.

Can You Make Money From Linux?

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The short answer is a resounding yes. Whether you work as a Linux server administrator, or do custom Linux installations, you can make a decent income from it.

CrystalCore Tech Demo Release

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Crystal Core is the main Crystal Space demo game. It makes heavy use of CEL and CELstart. It is a first person shooter with many quests and puzzle elements.

Lenny for everyone!!!!

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Well Debian 4.0 was released on April 9 and its been a couple of weeks, so the testing mirrors (Lenny) should be stable. So sit back, download the "netinst" CD image, and have ago at it.

Review of Linux Mint Bianca KDE Edition - Ubuntu derivative

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With all the hype surrounding Ubuntu at the moment I think it's important not to overlook the other recent releases. One of these is Linux Mint Bianca: KDE Edition.

Actual cost of $100 laptop is $900

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OLPC organization this year as a gift to the world’s children. This product has been the attention of the people of the world. Recently, the OLPC organization’s staff disclosed that 100 U.S. dollars notebook The real cost has already exceeded the originally planned nine times.

Tools and open standards through Open Source development

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Compare Apache Derby and Geronimo open source solutions with the IBM open source based commercial offerings of WebSphere Application Server Community Edition and IBM Cloudscape.

Recoll: A search engine for the Linux desktop

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Desktop search engines are all the rage these days. While Beagle may be the most popular desktop search engine for Linux, there are alternatives. If you are looking for a lightweight and easy-to-use yet powerful desktop search engine, you might want to try Recoll. Unlike Beagle, Recoll doesn't require Mono, it's fast, and it's highly configurable.

Ubuntu tutorial - set a new resolution

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Most of the time, in Ubuntu, you can easily change the screen resolution by going to Preferences > Screen Resolution. However, sometimes that doesn’t work, and sometimes the resolution that you want isn’t on the list.

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