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Antiquated Linux distributions put to rest

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Linux will be discontinuing its supply of updates for the outdated Core 1 and Core 2 once the second test version of Fedora Core 6 is released. Fedora Core 1 and 2 were released in November of 2003 and May of 2004, respectively.


Ubuntu heads for the mainstream

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Mark Shuttleworth, millionaire cosmonaut and self-funded Linux guru, has managed to make his Ubuntu project the Linux distribution of choice in just two years. But now the friendly brown OS with the cute drumming noises faces an awkward journey towards the commercial mainstream.

Honeypots and User-Mode-Linux (UML)

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This is Part One of a two part tech tip, which will address the setup of User Mode Linux (UML) for honeypot use. Part Two of the tech tip will cover the containment of intrusions and other security topics that arise while using UML as a honeypot. Also addressed in Part two will be the “forensics” i.e. identifying what exploits were tried on the honeypot.

My sysadmin toolbox

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I've been a system administrator since 1988, working mainly with Solaris and one or two versions of BSD. Here are some of the things I use all the time, including a number of scripts I've written myself to leverage already useful *nix tools; they're not flashy, but they save me a ton of keystrokes.

The secret of GNU/Linux desktop adoption

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Having been engineering director at one company that became public, and a founder and CTO of another, as well as a long time professional software engineer working at such companies as Matushita Electric (Panasonic), and even Rand McNally, yes, the people that make maps, I must admit, in all those occupations, I have at most rather infrequently encountered these Microsoft Windows operating systems I hear so many people talking so much about.

First International Crystal Space Conference -- a glance back

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Crystal Space (CS) is a free cross platform 3D Source Developement Kit (SDK) licenced under the LGPL. On 15th and 16th of July developers and users met in Aachen (Germany) at the first international Crystal Space conference.

Next Debian release to support AMD64 chips

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The next release of the Debian Project's Linux distribution will run on Advanced Micro Devices' AMD64 processors for the first time, according to the organization's Web site.


Linux: Filesystems, Politics and the Kernel

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The discussion about why the Reiser4 filesystem has not been merged into the Linux kernel continues on the lkml. The latest chapter in this ongoing debate tends to be more about clashing personalities than the code in question.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - III

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Before we take a look at a complete primary zone file, we need to cover background. Consider this background the context where the file itself is content.

How AMD's acquisition of ATI may help Linux

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AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) is acquiring ATI Technologies, one of the top two graphics processor makers, for around $5.4 billion. AMD's aim is to grow its market share in the mobility and commercial markets, according to AMD CEO Hector Ruiz. What does this mean for Linux users?

Also: ATI loses bus license from Intel

Review: Xandros Server

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Long known for its desktop distribution, Xandros is now getting into the server act with the release of Xandros Server 1.0. One might wonder, what's the point of yet another server-oriented distro when the server market is already well-served? Xandros Server offers a GUI-oriented approach to system administration that should do well with admins familiar with Windows server products.

Migrating applications from Linux/Unix to Windows (or vice versa)

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Operating systems are useless unless applications will run on them. Luckily, both Linux and Windows support a broad variety of applications -- many of which are compatible with both platforms. That said, if you're planning to switch from Windows to Linux -- or Linux to Windows – you need to consider a number of factors when you plan the migration. This article will discuss those factors.

Book Review: Linux Annoyances for Geeks

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Linux is not Windows. Most users new to Linux forget this and expect Linux to operate exactly as Windows does with the result that they become frustrated. In four hundred and eighty-odd pages Linux Annoyances for Geeks tries to document and answer as many of these possible problems as possible.

Linux gains traction in software market

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When IBM introduced a version of Lotus Notes that runs on the desktop computers using the Linux operating system this month, it was a sign of confidence that open-source software is gaining market traction.

Server-side Windows vs. Linux: Considering today's differences

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Not long ago, choosing Linux in the data center meant a tradeoff. You had to give up some capabilities in exchange for freedom from Microsoft lock-in. But that has changed. These days the features of Windows and Linux stack up against each other very competitively. For the most part, administrators can choose Linux or Windows today without losing out. Some differences, however, must be considered. In this article, I look at several of those differences.

Linux opens up a road to the future

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THE departure of the IT contractor from radio station 3RRR allowed staffer Phil Wales to change career directions from Windows to Linux. His rationale was simple: the web is powered more by Unix-style systems than anything else and for a person with multimedia skills, that's where the future is.

Oregon Open Source Showcase at OSCON

In today's Oregonian, Mike Rogoway provides an overview of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, which will be held at Oregon Convention Center July 24-28th.

Comparing Apt-get Interfaces

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I recently posted an article on my website from Roger who has absolutely been sold on the advantages of the Debian package installer Aptitude. Which raises the question, what is Aptitude, and how does it compare to Synaptic, Kpackage and plain old APT-Get?

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