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Story Open Source and the Federal Budget Squeeze, Part 2 srlinuxx 23/11/2010 - 3:58pm
Story Ubuntu Transformed From A Project To A Product srlinuxx 23/11/2010 - 3:50pm
Story Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Fedora 14 x86_64) falko 23/11/2010 - 12:16pm
Blog entry new quake 2 install srlinuxx 23/11/2010 - 7:41am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 23/11/2010 - 5:38am
Poll Novell Sale srlinuxx 23/11/2010 - 5:08am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 23/11/2010 - 4:02am
Story What's up, Man-driva? srlinuxx 23/11/2010 - 3:55am
Story Novell Sold - What Will Become openSUSE? srlinuxx 4 23/11/2010 - 3:27am
Story 2010 Packt Open Source Award winners announced srlinuxx 23/11/2010 - 1:28am

Create a secure Linux-based wireless access point

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Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2 (WPA2) is becoming the de facto standard for securing wireless networks, and a mandatory feature for all new Wi-Fi products certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. We all know the security weaknesses of its predecessor, WEP; this time they got it right. Here's how to implement the WPA2 protocol on a Linux host and create a secure wireless access point (WAP) for your network.

Also: WiFi Radar eases connections

Cross-platform cross-environment RPC server creation

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Using XML-RPC it is possible to write software that can be accessed remotely by multiple means, from Ruby and Python to Perl and Ajax. Using a couple of simple libraries it is possible to setup a simple server in only a few minutes, with no need to worry about argument parsing, anything complex.

openSUSE 10.1 package manager fix due this week

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"We love openSUSE, but we hate openSUSE's package management problems," Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols,'s resident Linux curmudgeon, reports from his vacation. But there's good news: a fix is coming soon, he says.

Book review: Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective

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Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective is aimed at the very heart and soul of the open source movement. Without code quality Open Source would be a muddied named that no one would value or deploy. This book by Diomidis Spinellis is a well written, well focused and to a high degree an eternal description of the varying types and issues that can be found in programming languages such as Java and C.


VMware Slams XenSource-Microsoft Deal

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VMware has slammed Microsoft's tie-up with open source virtualization developer XenSource, announced earlier this week, calling it a "one-way street," and accusing XenSource of betraying its open source roots.

Linux Patch Management: Keeping Linux Systems Up to Date

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Michael Jang has written a new book in Bruce Perens' Open Source Series tackling the often sticky subject of Linux patch management. Targeted squarely at the busy network admin who needs to get up to speed on Linux, it promises to cover system updating and package repository set-up from the ground up. Not only that, but to do so for a variety of distributions. Let's see how it does!

Microsoft Landed On Us

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Yesterday, after I finished building a custom desktop PC and had it working beautifully with Ubuntu Linux, I decided to do some sums on how much more the system would have cost me if I used Windows software instead.

Linspire Five-O Linux OS Gives System Builders Low-End PC Option

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Linspire aims to take over the low-end desktop with its Linspire Five-0 Linux operating system.

What the Linux World REALLY Needs...

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It has been quite a while now since the first release of Linux. In this time, there have been small pockets where Linux has grabbed a foothold and "stolen" some market share, but for the most part it is still not setting any adoption records. Why is this?

Via-specific Linux distro eyes UMPCs

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A Gentoo-based Linux distribution for Via Epia mini-ITX boards may create an edition specifically for Via-based UMPCs (ultra-mobile PCs), according to an interview with EpiOS project leader Sascha Pallenberg.

KDE e.V. Hardware Fundraiser Week

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It's hot and you're melting? The hardware infrastructure owned by KDE e.V. is melting as well! Out of the desperate need to upgrade our current disk RAID, we need new hard drives.

Also: Season of KDE 2006

Matthew Szulik No. 2 on CBR 10 Most Influential List

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CBR's editorial team picks out its choice of the 10 most influential movers and shakers in the enterprise IT sector over the course of the last 12 months. Matthew Szulik, Red Hat chairman, CEO and president is listed as number 2, while Linus Torvalds narrowly misses out.

CollegeLinux is back!

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Long time since we last released our 2.5 version in 2003 but we are finally back. As we started to be one of the first distribution aimed to give you a truly learning experience, once again we have tried to give you something more. Not yet another distro. Not yet another live Linux. But a live server!

Preventing Web Attacks With Apache

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The Apache Web server has long had the largest market share of any Web server. The downside of the server's popularity is that it makes it an attractive target for hackers. Many system administrators feel that by using firewalls and SSL they will be safe from these attacks. These measures alone, however, do not provide adequate protection.

Is Open Source Killing Intellectual Property?

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One of the myths I've heard about open source is that it means "IP is dead" in software. Ironically, these claims come from some of the most vocal detractors of the movement, as well as some of the leading proponents.

Tyan Tempest i5000XL S2692

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Since publishing our preview of the Tyan Tempest i5000XL last month, we have received an overwhelming amount of messages from Phoronix readers who have been intrigued by Tyan's joint project with Intel on the Tempest series as well as the Toledo and Tank. While the various Tyan Tempest boards still seem to be in limited quantities, we are back again today with our performance figures for the Tyan i5000XL as well as taking a further look at its GNU/Linux compatibility.

Firefox 2.0 Beta

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Firefox 2.0 is available in Beta now. Don't install this if you have extensions you need; few are ready to work with this yet. As usual, expect that there can be bugs and unfriendly behavior.

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