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How Open Source Saved My Neck

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Misc

Though Microsoft might disagree, open source software in many cases can be a real cost saver. It can also save your neck. Literally.

Edgy sudoers file: syntax error

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HowTos

I lately updated my dapper box to edgy eft. Has edgy eft is unstable and had just been started up, it happens to get surprise. Today, update-manager stopped to work.

ratpoison

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Software

Well, I have used LOTS of window managers... KDE, Gnome, XFCE, FVWM, Windowmaker, etc... So recently I decided to try a new one, of a new kind to me: ratpoison.

GPL version 3 evaluation committees admit Stallman is ultimate 'decider'

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OSS

Evaluation committees are hard at work on the latest draft of the General Public License (GPLv3), but members of those groups say it will ultimately be up to one person to decide what the license will look like when it's finished in early 2007.

Switch to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Remember those “Switch” adverts from Apple? Well, the Switch is happening all over again. But this time people are switching away from Mac and onto Ubuntu.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Digging in the Open Sandbox

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OS

While those of us here in the United States are getting ready for some serious holiday loafing-about next week, our friends across the pond are getting some work (and perhaps some schmoozing) done at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) Europe in London.

AA takes Linux road for ID system

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SUSE

Motoring organisation the AA is to implement an identity and access management solution running on Novell's SuSE Linux to automate the management of digital identities for around 6,000 staff.

Book Review: Software Security: Building Security In

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Reviews

McGraw’s Software Security is a wonderful tool for any shop. It provides a realistic, practical view of the whys and hows of such a program, providing enough guidance and reference material to start your own.

OpenOffice.org 2.0.3: Ready For Download!

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Software

OpenOffice.org 2.0.3 is recommended for all. Enhancements include:
performance improvements, improvements to file format compatibility with Microsoft Office, and built-in check for updated versions.

Using the Fluxbox Window Manager

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Fluxbox
HowTos

I started using Linux in the pre-KDE and pre-GNOME days. These have become pretty much the de-facto graphic user interface for Linux and with good reason. I have tried them for perhaps 3 weeks to a month at a time. I had always stuck with my trusted FVWM. That was, until, out of curiosity, I tried Fluxbox.

Killing That Spam With Postgrey And Postfix

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HowTos

There are numerous ways to prevent spam from reaching your inbox, the most popular is probably SpamAssassin. Greylisting will not replace spam filtering software like SA but it will serve as a powerful first hurdle for spam. It should rather be seen as an addition to all the other anti spam features of Postfix.

Make PDFs talk

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HowTos

Many magazines and book publishers make available a free online version of their products, often as PDF files. Chances are you scroll through multiple pages of PDFs every day. To reduce the number of miles you put on the mouse wheel, you can use free software to read out the documents to you.

India Stays Cool To Open Source

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OSS

India, once seen as fertile ground for open-source software, has yet to embrace the development model in the way many hoped it would.

Linux: ext4 Filesystem

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Linux

Theodore Ts'o offered an insightful summary of issues affecting future development on the ext3 filesystem. He listed the three main concerns for future development as stability, compatibility confusion, and code complexity.

Tip of the Trade: Drupal

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Software

Deploying and using it may not be completely painless, but Drupal is a great content management system (CMS) framework that is lightweight, modular, and not too difficult to navigate. There is nothing exotic or excessively "creative" in its construction — it's just a nice sensible implementation of PHP and either PostgreSQL or MySQL on the back end. What can you do with Drupal?

Book Review: Code Quality

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Reviews

With his first book, Code Reading, Diomidis Spinellis broke new ground. Here was a major book on the oft-neglected but important skill of reading source code. Now, with this follow-up study, Spinellis continues to champion the skills required to understand and maintain large bodies of code.

FBI Nabs Movie Pirates

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Misc

Counterfeiters sometimes bribe their way into advance screenings, so their work can hit the black market before the movies are released in theaters. This is part of a broader scheme the movie industry says robbed it of an estimated US$18 billion in global revenue in 2005.

Why Linux Has Failed Beginners

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Linux

Over the years, I've had a number of people asking me what I believe the problem was with further migration over to Linux by the public at large. To be frank, I don't believe that there is a simple answer to this. To me, there are a number of factors that play a role in keeping Linux out of the mainstream limelight.

Linux site gets other Ideas

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Linux

Linux distributor Interactive Ideas has thrown its weight behind the relaunch of a web site that aims to increase the use of open source software across Europe.

Is It Time For Linux?

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Linux

Many in the Linux world believe that Linux desktops can easily replace Microsoft Windows for certain uses. They also admit that the Linux desktop may not be a solution for all Windows users, but they firmly believe that they are making progress toward that goal.

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