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Story Canonical Introduces 'Ubuntu Friendly' Hardware Validation srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 7:14pm
Story Oracle Donates Hudson srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 7:10pm
Story #! CrunchBang 10 “Statler” Review srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 5:29pm
Story Ubuntu 11.04 review srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 5:27pm
Story Mono Developers Losing Jobs Isn't Good srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 5:24pm
Story In the Linux Garage, Xfce Is Your Tough, Reliable Jeep srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 4:01pm
Story New Looks for Desktop Linux srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 3:58pm
Story Red Hat's thin client revival srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 3:56pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 5:42am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 04/05/2011 - 4:47am

Debian Networking for Basic and Advanced Users

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The basics for any network based on *nix hosts is the Transport Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) combination of three protocols. This combination consists of the Internet Protocol (IP),Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Comparing Files in Linux

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Very often you will have different versions of the same file, and you need a way to find the exact difference between them. In particular, the diff and patch commands are very important to programmers who often distribute changes to an existing program in the form of a diff.

Installing FreeBSD 6.1 & Deploying a FreeBSD 6.1 Server

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This article is to guide you thru the installation and system preparation for FreeBSD 6.1. After completion, this accompanying document will show the steps to take to deploy a FreeBSD server.

Build Apache Geronimo apps using JavaServer Faces Part 4

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In this installment, Part 4, you'll learn how to use Apache Trinidad, the open source version of ADF Faces. Trinidad offers a set of complimentary components that will further enhance the interface of your JSF application.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 181

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • News: openSUSE 10.2 resources, Debian Etch delays, Ulteo Sirius, Mandriva and PC-BSD updates, fun with Firefox

  • Released last week: openSUSE 10.2, grml 0.9
  • Upcoming releases: SabayonLinux 3.2 "miniEdition"
  • New additions: Pioneer Linux
  • New distributions: deepOfix Messaging Server, Karoshi, Sidux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

SELinux: Comprehensive security at the price of usability

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The benefit of SELinux is twofold. First, it replaces the user-based model with a policy-centric model. Every action, like running an application or reading and modifying data, is controlled by a security policy. Actions that violate the policy are denied. Additionally, SELinux compartmentalizes the various applications and processes running on the system. This not only helps in isolating a break-in, but also confines the damage caused by one compromised service.

Microsoft deal good for Linux - Novell SA chief

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More Linux companies should look at striking a deal with Microsoft. This is the line from Novell SA country manager Stafford Masie who was speaking at the CITI Foss Forum in Cape Town last week.

Monitor your Debian/Ubuntu System with saidar

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saidar is a curses-based application to display system statistics. Statistics include CPU, processes, load, memory,swap, network I/O and disks I/O along with their free space.

What Flavors of Linux Work Best for You?

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"Linux ... lends itself well to users with specific requirements," said Nate Melby, an instructor at Kaplan University's School of Information Systems and Technology. The real task is finding a distribution that suits a potential user's needs.

Preliminary hearing set for Hans Reiser today

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A preliminary hearing is set for today for Hans Reiser -- the Oakland man charged with murder after his wife disappeared.

CLI Magic: Convert file names to a different encoding with convmv

Recent versions of most Linux distributions support non-English languages out of the box by using the Unicode standard. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that I was able to read and write in Greek -- my native language -- on a fresh Ubuntu Edgy Eft installation without any manual intervention. Unfortunately, my happiness lasted only until I tried to open files with Greek file names. Instead of Greek characters I saw garbage. Convmv is the right tool for that job.

Red Hat Dismisses Threat Posed by Oracle and Microsoft

Red Hat Inc's executive vice president of worldwide sales, Alex Pinchev, has dismissed the impact that Oracle Corp's entry into the Linux support business could have on Red Hat, insisting Oracle does not really know what it is doing.

Sun Microsystems - doing all it can to propagate its immense software wealth

It is true that at its core, Sun is a hardware company with the bulk of its revenue being generated from selling high end servers, workstations and storage solutions. But it has also invested heavily in developing robust software. And what is amusing is that it does not charge anything for most of the software it has developed and has been providing it free of cost., Netbeans, Java and Solaris being a case to the point.

Book Review: OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks

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I was recently offered the opportunity to review a copy of "OpenVPN - Building and integrating Virtual Private Networks" by Markus Feilner. This book covers everything from installing OpenVPN, configuring it, and using it in mixed environments. Read on for a review of this excellent book.

Between An Open Source Rock And A Microsoft Hard Place

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Hovsepian was Novell's head honcho for only a few months when he inked a $442 million deal in November with Microsoft that covers Windows and Linux product integration, patent protection, and marketing. A short time after, all hell broke loose.

How to disable locking on lid-close (laptop) : Ubuntu

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Recently a friend of mine was asking how to disable locking (prompting for a password) after resuming from closing the laptop lid. I checked out some of the immediate places first. Maybe it was in “Power Options” or “Screensaver”. No. Where else would it be?

openSUSE 10.2 GA / Linux Mint 2.0

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Looking at 10.2 and asking if it is ready as Enterprise Desktop. Then realizing that is the wrong question for the computer at hand, and installing Linux Mint 2.0.

olpc is genius

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If you haven’t done so already, go read the OLPC HIG now. I swear to God, this document is a work of pure, inspired genius. Will it work? I don’t know. But if you have an ounce of interest in your body for design, you will admire their balls and creativity.

The Linux name can be profitable

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A non-profit organisation that describes itself as "the centre of gravity of Linux" has just gone through its second round of sackings in as many years though on the surface it does not seem to be exactly short of funds.

Software Management In OpenSuse 10.2: Yast, Rug, Zypper And Yum

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There are several ways to manage software with the new openSUSE 10.2. Here is a short overview dealing with the different possibilities and showing each time how to add an additional installation source.

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today's leftovers

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    After whetting his appetite at this year’s Comic-Con, our resident Linux newbie discovers free and open source apps for reading digital comics, as well as a treasure trove of available sources for free comics online.
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