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Story Has GNOME rejected Canonical help? srlinuxx 08/03/2011 - 2:05am
Story GDC 2011 srlinuxx 08/03/2011 - 2:03am
Story Linux distributor security list destroyed after hacker compromise srlinuxx 08/03/2011 - 1:48am

Novell speaks on Microsoft deal

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Interviews

WE SPOKE to Novell European president Tom Francese in the wake of the Microsoft pact to get some reaction on the deal. 'This is pressure on Red Hat'

System Administration Toolkit: Swap space management and tricks

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Linux

The typical UNIX administrator has a key range of utilities, tricks, and systems he or she uses regularly to aid in the process of administration. Configure your swap space (including adding space in an emergency) to get the most out of your system. In this article, you'll learn how to monitor your system to determine an effective swap space figure as well as examine methods for using swap space for more than just secondary random access memory (RAM).

Red Hat Respondes to MS/Novell Deal

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Linux

Q: Did Red Hat consider a similar patent deal with Microsoft?

A: An innovation tax is unthinkable. Free and open source software provide the necessary environment for true innovation. Innovation without fear or threat. Activities that isolate communities or limit upstream adoption will inevitably stifle innovation.

Boycotts Begin

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SUSE

I wondered how long before talk of boycotting Novell/openSUSE began. My first inkling came from trying to decide how to handle my routine coverage of openSUSE developmental releases, then this comment appeared here on Tuxmachines. Now openaddict.com has published a call to boycott Novell/SUSE.

SELinux Concepts

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HowTos

The basic concepts and goals of SELinux are fairly simple. This sample chapter examines the security concepts of SELinux and the motivations behind them. It focuses on the primary access control feature of SELinux, type enforcement (TE), and also briefly discusses the optional multilevel security mechanism.

Penguin Profits: Making Money with Linux

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Linux

Linux has become a hot property for more and more solution providers fed up with poor, even nonexistent, margins in the overcrowded world of Microsoft-related reselling. The lure of higher profits and the benefits of dealing with an open-source platform make Linux attractive from a business and technology perspective.

Ballmer Invites Patent Talks with Competing Linux Vendors

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Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said his company is open to talking to other Linux distributors about reaching mutual patent coverage deals similar to the agreement signed Nov. 2 with Novell. The distributors of other versions of Linux cannot assure their customers that Microsoft won't sue for patent infringement.

The Morning After - Reactions to Novell-MS

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SUSE

I've collected for you a representative sampling of reactions to the unfortunate Novell-MS alliance. It's Microsoft being Microsoft. It isn't waving any white flags.

Premarket Movers: Novell Down After Deal

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Misc

Microsoft Corp.'s support agreement with Novell Inc. dominated the early session, with investors trying to sort out the winners and losers of the industry-shaking deal.

Linux a computer operating system for the people

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Linux

The popular free Linux computer operating system being co-opted by corporate technology titans was born of a Finnish university student and a group devoted to no-cost software.

Amarok adds built-in music store

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Software

Free software and DRM-free music met this week when the Amarok music player added a built-in "iTunes-like" music store in its latest release -- making it the first open source music application to include such a service.

Neverwinter Nights 2 Petition

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Gaming

Neverwinter Nights was one of the most popular games to be on the Mac platform. But unfortunately, the latest edition was built with proprietary standards (C# and DirectX) making it so that it only runs on Windows and not Linux or Mac. So a petition has started to get gamers to boycott the makers until they release the game for th platforms that made it great.

Simple Way to Update Ubuntu Edgy With Slow/No Internet Connection

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HowTos

One of the biggest hurdles for the already popular distribution Ubuntu in gaining still more popularity all across the world, is the limited number of applications shipped as part of the distribution media. This works well only for those users who either don’t require anything more than the installed default applications or those who have a fast Internet connection.

Access Linux filesystems from Windows with Explore2fs

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HowTos

Explore2fs is a GUI explorer tool for accessing ext2 and ext3 filesystems. It runs under all versions of Windows and can read almost any ext2 and ext3 filesystem.

Greeks bearing gifts

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OSS

Here in the UK, there is a saying that was a quote from Virgil that was often quoted in the original Latin, “Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis”, which is usually mistranslated into the phrase “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”. However, it is that phrase, or both of them in fact, that pass through my mind on seeing recent Microsoft and other corporate closed software companies’ press releases recently. There are three that come to mind that have occurred recently...

Avoiding greedy webclients with mod_bwshare

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HowTos

If you're running a popular website you'll most likely notice that some clients are less well-behaved than others. Greedy clients can do anything from make numerous requests, to attempting to spider your entire site. One simple way of preventing these clients from slowing down your server is with the mod_bwshare module for Apache2.

Warren Togami: Fedora Will Never Compromise

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OSS

As long as I work on the Fedora Project, Fedora will never compromise on the essential liberties of FOSS nor will it betray the community. But the price of liberty is not free, nor is it comfortable. And unfortunately, some "leaders" of our community are willing to compromise liberty for short-term convenience. I am disgusted by people like this, and by Novell's betrayal of the community today.

Linux Advocates Wary Of Novell-Microsoft Tie

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SUSE

"Excuse me while I go throw up," wrote Pamela Jones, the editor of the Groklaw.net blog. "This is actually really bad news," said Bruce Perens, a well-known Linux advocate. "I prefer to be an optimist, and will happily take the option that not everybody needs to be enemies," said Linus Torvalds.

Ubuntu Edgy under Parallels Desktop for mac

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Ubuntu

As Ubuntu Edgy has not long been released I thought I would see how it runs on parallels desktop for mac. I downloaded the standard .iso and followed pretty much the same instructions as when I installed Ubuntu Dapper.

Weekly Debian Nudes #3 - or "How to flog a dead horse"

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Humor

And here, once again, flying in the face of common sense, of good taste, comes the legendary Weekly Debian Nudes. Despite the fact that the genuine Debian Weekly News has been published this week, here is the third issue of the famous Weekly Debian Nudes.

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Debian News

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Docker News

  • How Salesforce Secures Docker Containers
    Running Docker containers securely as part of a DevOps pipeline is a process that has many steps and requires diligence. That's the message coming from Cem Gurkok, lead information security engineer at Salesforce, in a session at the DockerCon 16 conference here. While containers do represent a somewhat different paradigm for developers, security professionals might have a different view.
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    Docker is one of the most hyped technologies in IT today, as containers have gone mainstream. At the DockerCon 16 event, which was held June 19-21 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, 4,000 people gathered to learn and talk about Docker. Among the news coming out of the event was the release of Docker 1.12, which includes an integrated container orchestration capability referred to as Swarm mode. Docker CEO Ben Golub, meanwhile, said IaaS and PaaS either deliver too little or too much of what an organization needs, so he sees the emerging containers-as-a-service (CaaS) space growing, which is where Docker is aiming to play with its Docker Datacenter technology. Golub also announced a public beta of the Docker Store, which is a curated set of containerized applications that users can obtain, Also debuting was the public beta release of the Docker native application for Windows and Mac, opening up those products from the private beta that was first announced in March. Other public betas announced at DockerCon were Docker for Azure and Docker for AWS public clouds. The general idea with the new public beta releases is to provide more seamless, integrated experiences for users of specific platforms when using Docker. In a keynote at the conference, Docker founder Solomon Hykes claimed most people don't care about containers; they actually just really care about applications. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the DockerCon 16 conference.
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    There is a lot of hype and some confusion in the world of IT today about precisely what Docker is and how it enables the emerging world of micro-services. At the Dockercon 16 conference this week in Seattle, there were many talks explaining Docker capabilities, but it was perhaps the Day 2 keynotes that explained it best with some exemplary metaphors. According to Keith Fulton, CTO at ADP, Docker is a lot like chicken nuggets and waffle cones (though not necessarily eaten together at the same time). ADP, one of the world's largest payroll processing firms, has over 630,000 clients. Fulton noted that ADP does more than just payroll today, and considered itself to be a Human Capital Management (HCM) firm, with services including recruiting and 401K planning.

today's howtos

KaOS 2016.06 Moves the Distro to Linux Kernel 4.6, Adds Full-Disk Encryption

The developers of the KaOS Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the KaOS 2016.06 ISO image with some very exciting goodies. First and foremost, the devs have decided to move the distribution from the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series to Linux kernel 4.6, which makes it possible to fully automate the early microcode update. Furthermore, the default desktop environment has been migrated to the Beta of the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7. Read more