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December 2005

Stx 1.0rc3 - An update

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Linux
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Stx released a new release candidate a few days back and just in time for my dying harddrive. Fortunately I received a new bigger harddrive for Christmas. ...unfortunately, I hadn't copied all of my partitions/installs to it before it completely gave up the ghost last night. Another good thing tho, I already had stx-1.0-rc3.iso sitting on my gentoo desktop (that I did ghost over the first day of installing said new hardware). So, this morning I installed stx-1.0-rc3 and figured why waste the experience. Here's a little update since our last look.

Ubuntu for AMD64 not 'there' yet

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Reviews

I sadly have to report that I'm not pleased with what I've seen. I'm not a linux expert, just a techie that has run several linux flavours over the years, and I know that there must be plenty of happy Ubuntu users out there, but I can't imagine how one of the most popular linux distros, in its latest release, is unable to get Mozilla Suite, or the Adobe Reader 7.01 for Linux installed...

BeleniX LiveCD v0.3 Screenshots

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OS

BeleniX is a *NIX distribution that is built using the OpenSolaris source base. It is currently a live CD but is intended to grow into a complete distribution that can be installed to hard disk. BeleniX is developed at the India Engineering Centre of Sun Microsystems in Bangalore, the silicon capital of India.

Embedding Python in Your C Programs

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HowTos

C, meet Python. Python, this is C. With surprisingly little effort, the Python interpreter can be integrated into your program to add features quickly that could take months if written entirely in C.

Reason 373 to dump Windows: the WMF Flaw

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Security

Why should you dump Windows for Linux?

Well, there's Microsoft's security-hole-of-the-month-club, which far too many people have got compliants about.

And then there's the WMF (Windows Metafile Format) hole.

This may turn out to be the root cause of the worst Windows security problem ever.

Linux Today: The Top 10 Stories for 2005

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Misc

Being the publication we are, it is inevitable that we will choose to reflect on what happened with Linux in 2005. Specifically, what stories were the most read by you, the reader? What grabbed your attention? On what issues did you hold the strongest opinions?

Giving Linux and open source the benefit of the doubt

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OSS

The funny thing is we expect more out of Linux and open source apps than we do from Microsoft products. I never expect Linux machines to go down, Apache to crash, or desktops to be under virus threat, and I sure don't worry about excessive licensing fees.

MySQL vs. the Lite Databases: A Fair Comparison?

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Software

Not to pick on MySQL or anything, but does it really makes sense to compare it to the light versions of proprietary databases? I thought not, but MySQL users say I'm all wet.

Windows 0-Day Exploit Helped by Open Source?

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OSS

So is Metasploit helping to spread the zero day outbreak, or is it helping security professionals to protect against it? The answer depends.

Intel Drops Logo After 37 Years

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Hardware

Intel Corp., whose marketing made its computer chips a household name, is changing its logo for the first time in 37 years.

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