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Story Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 6.0 (LAMP) falko 15/07/2011 - 10:45am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 15/07/2011 - 7:11am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 15/07/2011 - 7:02am
Story Thunderbird In Ubuntu 11.10 srlinuxx 15/07/2011 - 6:59am
Story Will Red Hat Buy Jaspersoft? srlinuxx 15/07/2011 - 3:57am
Story Linux' Linus calls Apple's file system 'complete and utter crap,' worse than Windows srlinuxx 15/07/2011 - 3:54am
Story Stallman to give talks in Israel srlinuxx 15/07/2011 - 3:52am
Story Classic Horror Films You Can Legally Watch for Free srlinuxx 15/07/2011 - 3:50am
Story Booting with EFI srlinuxx 14/07/2011 - 11:42pm
Story Monster laptop has dual screens srlinuxx 14/07/2011 - 11:40pm

What You Ought To Know About Securing SSH

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HowTos

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.

Mandriva One + Metisse – The Pefect Setup

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MDV
HowTos

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.

Volunteers make Vancouver PHP Conference work

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Software

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.

Free online magazines dedicated to GNU/Linux and Open Source

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Web

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.

What Firewall Rules?

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HowTos

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:

Amarok 1.4.5 Overview + Interview w/ Mark Kretschmann

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Software

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.

Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian/Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

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.

Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Beta 1 Screenshots

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MDV

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.

PCLOS 2007 Test 2 is now available for download

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PCLOS

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.

People Behind KDE: Inge Wallin

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KDE

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.

Blur using SVG filters

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KDE

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.

Red Hat endorses KVM virtualization

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Linux

KVM, a new virtualization technology that lets Linux computers run multiple operating systems simultaneously, has won a significant endorsement from Red Hat.

Indecisive? Try my new LDC.

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Linux

I finally got around to doing something I've been meaning to do for a looong time: coding my own Linux Distribution Chooser.

No Valentines on the cards for Open XML, OpenDocument

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OSS

It may have been Valentine's Day yesterday, but there are no love letters being exchanged between duelling electronic document formats, OpenDocument Format (ODF) and Open XML. Instead, Microsoft, the backer of Open XML, took a public swing at ODF supporter IBM.

Microsoft requires reviewers to sign Zune license

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Microsoft

Most of us are used to proprietary license agreements for software products -- especially those made by Microsoft -- and perhaps to a limited extent, for some types of hardware as well. In requesting a review package for the Microsoft Zune digital audio player, I was recently presented with something I had never seen before: a license agreement for the actual review materials.

Novell CEO: We'll 'fight' Vista (Updated)

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SUSE

Novell will continue its march against Microsoft and any uptake of Vista despite a recent alliance with the software giant.

Show Me that Updated Gnome Main Menu

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SUSE

How often do we Linux advocates and enthusiasts hear the complaint that Linux lacks the polish and refinement that users expect from their desktop? For most end users, it doesn’t matter how good the underlying software is. If the interface sucks, then the software itself sucks.

Flash for Linux -- It's Not for Designers

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Software

In a well attended session at the LinuxWorld Open Solutions Summit currently underway in New York, Emmy Huang, flash product manager for Linux and James Ward technical evangelist at Adobe, described in great detail the efforts that Adobe is making with Flash for Linux.

Also: D1: Flexing Penguin Muscle: The Next Generation of Flash Player on Linux

Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Running on a Toshiba Satellite P20-801

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Reviews
Ubuntu

From the offset I feel it necessary to say that this Toshiba notebook as I have found it is made for Ubuntu 6.06. The installation was distressingly simple and hassle free. The installation took just over 45 minutes with 1GB.

Five Free apps you use every day and never realise

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Software

In no particular order, let’s take a quick look at some free/open source software that you are very likely to use (even if indirectly) every single day, and you don’t even realise exists.

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  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more

ConnochaetOS 14.2 Officially Released Based on Slackware 14.2 and Salix Linux

Henry Jensen from ConnochaetOS was happy and proud to announce the official release and general availability of the ConnochaetOS 14.2 GNU/Linux-libre operating system. Read more