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access delays through ssh

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HowTos

linux by examples: have discovered access delays every time I want to login to another remote machine through ssh. It took few seconds delay before it prompts me for password. It is so irritating! And very funny, it doesn’t happens on other windows ssh client.

Why don’t Linux distros make legal codecs easier to find?

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Software

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: A few weeks ago I took a look at how Ubuntu 7.04 handled proprietary file formats such as MP3, WMA and QuickTime movies. Overall the support was good (although I couldn’t get QuickTime 7 movie support working) but it seriously bothered me that I had to resort to downloading and making use of codecs which are, well, to be blunt, illegal to use.

Open Source - An Unstoppable Giant

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OSS

Nandu Pradhan: Presently, surfing the internet portal, checking bank balance online, booking railway tickets, searching jobs, logging in to a matrimonial site, or paying insurance premiums is often done by the application of open source Linux operating system.

Spam filtering with qpsmtpd

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Debian Administration: There are many methods used to fight spam which are tied to particular mailserver implementations. This means that unless you're using that specific software you cannot take advantage of them. A simple means to adding additional anti-spam checks to your mailserver is to place it behind an SMTP-proxy. One common proxy is the extremely flexible qpsmtpd server.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 213

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: Linux in Paradise

  • News: Debian release update, OpenBSD Foundation, Fedora statistics, Red Hat's Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu Live
  • Released last week: SabayonLinux 3.4, 64 Studio 2.0, SME Server 7.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2008 Beta 1, Fedora 8 Test1
  • DistroWatch news: site and distribution updates
  • Reader comments

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

Wide world of desktops

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Software

PCAuthority: Some time ago I looked at GNOME and KDE, discussing their origins and differences, and I got a lot of great feedback. In particular, many readers mentioned that they’d love to see some coverage of some of the less-known alternative desktops available.

Compiz Fusion Community News For July 30, 2007 : Widgets and Cubecaps.

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Software

Its another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News, where I, SmSpillaz tell you how this absolutely amazing project is going. Lets get started!

Get more out of the ls command

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HowTos

Vincent Danen: The ls command is a well-known and often used command-line program that is used to list directory contents by name; in fact, it could be argued that it is the most used Linux command-line program.

Quickies:

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Hands on: Ubuntu Linux – Kubuntu and Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

PCWorld: In April the latest version of Ubuntu Linux, Feisty Fawn, was released. In this article, we are turning our attention to Kubuntu.

The Coming Software Patent Apocalypse

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Misc

coding horror: Every practicing programmer should read the Wikipedia article on software patents, if you haven't already. Many software companies are of the opinion that copyrights and trade secrets provide adequate protection against unauthorized copying of their innovations. However, the cost of developing a suitable portfolio of patents may be out of reach of many small software companies. If this sounds like a classic Mutually Assured Destruction arms race, that's because it is.

Back up and restore your Firefox environment with FEBE

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linux.com: The Firefox browser stores not only a user's bookmarks, history, saved forms, and usernames and passwords, but frequently also several extensions and themes. When you're switching computers or distro-hopping, replicating the browser environment can be tricky and time-consuming. But with the Firefox Environment Backup Extension (FEBE), you can back up and restore everything Firefox can hold, and then some.

Microsoft not so 'open' after all?

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Microsoft

computerworld: The head of the open-source group that will decide whether to certify Microsoft Corp.'s "shared source" software licenses as open-source licenses said that more than half of Redmond's licenses appear to automatically fail the group's rules.

A nice Free Software experience

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OSS

Chris Ball: Meike asks us for our nice experiences with Free Software developers. Here's one of mine. I needed to find a new RSS reader. I also have a pretty busy RSS feed list, and thought it'd be nice to merge my daily RSS read with my daily commute.

Blender 3D Video Course

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Software

penguinway: I stumbled upon this video course offered by Professor Neal Hirsig at Tufts University. His DR-21 3D Design course is an introduction to the world of computer generated 3-D modeling and animation using Blender.

An Ubuntu Server 7.04 Installation in VMware

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Scott Beatty: This article describes one of many ways to do a basic installation of Ubuntu Server 7.04 as a VMware guest on a Windows XP host. It also gives some tips on how to perform some useful additional tasks, and it gives some links for further information.

Encrypted Ubuntu 7.04 - How safe can you be?

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softpedia: Did you ever live with the fear that somebody may break into your system one day and steal your files? Well, those days are over, because you can now have an entire encrypted operating system.

Switching to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

dague.livejournal: In the last month I decided to switch my primary Linux distro from Mandriva to Ubuntu. It will take me until the end of the year to fully switch over, mostly because my work laptop can't really afford the downtime, and it is scheduled for replacement come November anyway.

Linux’s Basic Directories Explained

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Linux Dummies: If you have ever wonder what is in Linux’s basic directories located under the system’s root “/”, the video edition of Chess Griffin’s Linuxreality Podcast #11 can help you understand it.

KMines for KDE4

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KDE
Gaming

piacentini: After this meeting, in just one week he already had the partial rewrite working. In 3 weeks everything is basically ready, and the game is looking and playing better than ever. See it:

Also: Random thoughts on KDE

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