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A couple of tricks with the secure shell

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HowTos

One can do a lot more with ssh than use it for remote terminal session. Here we'll show how to copy files using ssh, use ssh as part of a pipe, vnc or samba forwarding via ssh and mounting filesystems using ssh (fuse + sshfs)

Linux on laptops

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Although most modern laptops nowadays tend to scare people off with an ugly “Designed for Windows XP” mark, it does not mean that alternative operating systems, like GNU/Linux cannot be installed and function equally well. In this article I would like to describe a few common issues with Linux on laptops and maybe bust a few myths about using GNU/Linux on mobile computers.

Siemens' Medical Unit Puts Suse Linux Into MRI Products

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SUSE

Novell and Concurrent announced that Siemens Medical Solutions, a developer of MRI technology and applications, has selected the Suse Linux enterprise real-time operating system and NightStar application development tools for its Magnetom magnetic resolution imaging (MRI) products.

Philippine bill requires open source use in govt

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OSS

REP. Teodoro Casiño is expected to file a bill this week mandating the use of free and open source software and open standards in all government projects.

What’s wrong with Free Beer?

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OSS

Freedom. It’s such a loaded term. It represents so many things: the ability to do stuff unfettered, letting the press say whatever they want, invading foreign nations to pass the time, a glorious ideal. “Free” means lots of things. Free as in libre... Free as in beer... Interestingly enough, they aren’t as different as you might think!

How can I create a background image for Grub?

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HowTos

Grub is used to select between two or more operating systems installed on your computer. Grub's default background is black with white text, but it is possible to choose the background image of your choice. This tutorial will go through the process of creating your grub background and having Grub to show it next time you start your computer.

Jim Bublitz Talks About PyKDE

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KDE

Following our interview last month with Phil Thompson on PyQt, we spoke with the maintainer of PyKDE to discover the status of our own Python bindings. Read on for Jim Bublitz talking about how he was suckered into maintaining PyKDE, why you should use it and what his plans for the future are.

Sorry, but you must pay Microsoft to fix link glitch under IE

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Microsoft

Dear Nick: Why does my computer seem to lock up whenever it tries to open a new link? I'm going to assume, Craig, that you're running Windows.

Spice up GNOME Desktop Using gDesklets

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If you thought that the KDE people can do cool stuff with their desktops because it has SuperKaramba and GNOME doesn’t, do not despair; gDesklets comes to your rescue.

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Fedora Core 5)

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Linux
HowTos

This document describes how to install a mail server with Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I will also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.

Examining defects in the Firefox code base

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Moz/FF

Using Klocwork’s K7 static analysis tool, I examined the large and complicated code base of the popular open source browser, Firefox. Overall it is clear that Firefox is a very well written and high quality piece of software.

Preparing the enterprise for an open source software stack

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HowTos

Zachary listed the following trends that IT managers should watch for and some advice they should follow as they bring more open source software into their core enterprise operations:

Linux - Always Your Home

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Linux

I remembered the link on LinuxToday to another blogger’s article about how unhelpful the Linux community is. The Linux community is more like a large, tight-knit family to me than a community. If I’m stuck on a problem, someone will help me.

KDE 4 packages for Edgy

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Software

I put up some packages of the KDE 4 first tech preview for Edgy. i386 only at the moment but they're sitting in Edgy's NEW queue and will be compiled for everything when they pass through that.

Why 'Real Linux' users should support Linspire & Freespire

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Linux

I guess the majority of people browsing Linux Forums are interested in computers, we like to know what makes them tick, we like to tweak them so they tick faster, and we especially like that ours tick differently to other people's. But there are a billion users out there who frankly don't give a damn.

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Linux Desktop

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HowTos

Linux is supposed to be the fastest of all operating systems, but sometimes poor use of your desktop can lead to slowing it down. Usually the cause isn’t viruses and spyware, which are rare, and more likely caused by overloading your desktop with special effects, and silly, useless objects. So let’s try and speed that Linux desktop up.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.17.13 Released

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Linux

Greg KH has released 2.6.17.12 and 2.6.17.13 in short succession. It looks like there was a problem with Alan Cox's VIA IDE id update and one of Jeff Mahoney's patches.

Microsoft-Backed Group May Have to Hurry on Plug-Ins

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OSS

The November deadline set by Massachusetts CIO Louis Gutierrez for the state to receive plug-ins enabling compatibility between Office and the OpenDocument file format could prove to be too tight for a series of open source plug-ins that Microsoft is funding.

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS ISP Server Setup with DTC

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HowTos

Install of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server with the DTC control panel to provide a secure virtual hosting platform for Email, Webmail Anti-spam and Anti-virus with usage statistics.

A Letter from Linuxland -- Part 1

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Linux

There are a million reasons to install Linux, and as many not to bother. The days when I actually enjoyed making a computer work through sheer force of will have gone: there's too much to do with the things these days to worry about making it happen.

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    I handled a new LTS sponsor that wanted to see wheezy keep supporting armel and armhf. This was not part of our initial plans (set during last Debconf) and I thus mailed all teams that were impacted if we were to collectively decide that it was OK to support those architectures. While I was hoping to get a clear answer rather quickly, it turns out that we never managed to get an answer to the question from all parties. Instead the discussion drifted on the more general topic of how we handle sponsorship/funding in the LTS project.
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    After two years in development, a beta release of the Devuan distro has made it into the world (Devuan is a registered trademark of the Dyne.org foundation). Devuan is a very Debian-ish distro. In fact, it basically is Debian, with one notable absence. Devuan doesn't use systemd. In fact, that's its main claim to fame. Devuan was created to offer an alternative to Debian fans who were alienated by the controversial switch to systemd.

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