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Removing files from /tmp at shut down

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HowTos

Your /tmp directory in Linux is a handy place for your OS to stick files that it may need at the moment but won’t need down the road. While this is great for the OS (and you if you want to use it yourself feel free) it can cause a bit of clutter as files start building up.

RedHat goes prix fixe

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Linux

RedHat has rejigged its JBoss offerings in a move it reckons will make it the default choice for businesses that have had enough of the proprietary world.

It has also signed a deal to acquire MetaMatrix, which it will integrate into its new JBoss product set.

Review: BackTrack 2 security live CD

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Linux

BackTrack is a live CD Linux distribution that focuses on penetration testing. A merger of two older security-related distros -- Whax and Auditor Security Collection -- BackTrack bundles more than 300 security tools.

BackTrack is based on the SLAX distribution (a live CD derived from Slackware) and runs a patched 2.6.20 kernel. It offers users both KDE and Fluxbox desktop environments.

Book Review: Moving to Ubuntu Linux

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Reviews

If you are new to Ubuntu Linux and are thinking about installing it on your computer this book will make the process easy and relatively painless for you. It covers all of the basics, from loading the bootable DVD through installing to your hard drive and accessing everything you’ll need to make your computing experience complete.

End of the line for Firefox 1.5 support

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Moz/FF

Six months after Firefox 2.0 was released, Mozilla is now ending support for Firefox 1.5.

Firefox - End of the road for 1.5Today (April 24th) is the final day of official support for Firefox 1.5, so if you haven't upgraded yet, it's time to do so. Figures indicate that Firefox 1.5.0.x users accounts for about 40% of the total Firefox user base, so there are plenty of people let to upgrade.

Penguicon 5.0

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OSS

To truly know when it is spring time in Michigan, you have to watch for some of the true proven signs. Such as warmer weather, the grass turning from winter brown to springtime green and the return of the robins as they fill the sky. But if you are a geek/sci-fi fan, there is one way to know when it is spring time in Michigan and that is the return of Penguicon to the Detroit Metro Area.

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

The latest version of Ubuntu Linux has now been released. Feisty Fawn can be downloaded from the Ubuntu Site. You can also download Edubuntu’s Feisty Fawn release. This version of Ubuntu is loaded up with open source educational software and has a clean looking but appealing interface to it. If you want to set up a system for the kids, this is the version to use.

Why Vista missed the trick

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OLPC

You may well have come across Microsoft's "Secure by design, secure by default and secure in deployment" mantra and are wondering when some "trustworthy computing" will be delivered. Well, by now, you may even be aware that a new system is out, which might actually deliver on some of these promises.

Put your OpenSSH server in SSHjail

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HowTos

Jailing is a mechanism to virtually change a system's root directory. By employing this method, administrators can isolate services so that they cannot access the real filesystem structure. You should run unsecured and sensitive network services in a chroot jail, because if a hacker can break into a vulnerable service he could exploit your whole system.

Getting more out of less

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HowTos

Anyone who knows Linux and other similar operating systems like Unix and BSD should be familiar with the paging program called "more". They should also be familiar with its successor which offers much more functionality but is called "less". Less offers much more than simple forward and backward paging.

See ya around Vista and dumping Ubuntu 7.04

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OS

I have pretty much quit using Vista and Ubuntu 7.04 after several hardware compatibility errors and software errors I decided to move back to Windows XP and 2000 Server. So why did I make this decision? Why earlier versions of Windows. Three words: compatibility, reliability and predictability.

Where Are All the Open Source Billionaires?

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OSS

Hugh MacLeod asks, if open source is so great, where are all the open source billionaires?

If Open Source software is free, then why bother spending money on Microsoft Partner stuff? I already know what Microsoft's detractors will say: "There's no reason whatsoever. $40 billion per year is totally wasted."

Are Dell and Red Hat Discussing a Desktop Linux Deal?

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Linux

I don't know for certain if Dell plans to pre-load Red Hat Linux on desktop and mobile PCs. But circumstantial evidence pointing to that possibility is mounting. Here are the facts.

First, Dell has publicly stated that it plans to announce a Linux desktop strategy within a few weeks. The company wrapped up a Linux customer survey on March 23.

Further adventures with Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

It's difficult to walk away from an experiment with software - especially when you know that most of the problems are resolvable. It's probably something to do with one's ego. But never mind.

I returned to my experiments with Feisty Fawn early this morning. To recap a bit, after installing it on my PC yesterday, I got a message saying ""GRUB loading, please wait... Error 18."

The Road to KDE 4: Solid Brings Hardware Configuration and Control to KDE

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KDE

One of the many new technologies for KDE 4 is the often mentioned, but seldom explained Solid Hardware API. Hardware has always been a bit of an annoying element of using Linux and other Unix [like] operating systems, but Solid hopes to fix that for KDE 4.

sox - The Command-line Audio Workstation

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Software

sox stands for Sound EXchange. And it is doubtless the most capable audio processing command line utility. Its power sometimes cannot be matched even by expensive DAWs with fancy graphics and high price tags.

Set up a perfect rPath Linux development platform for making your own custom-flavor Linux

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HowTos

The combination of rPath Builder and VMWare Player is a perfect tool for quick web development and distribution, and a quick way to play with Linux right on your desktop.

Race to Linux Interviews

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Software

These are the interviews for the various winners from the Race to Linux contest that we did in collaboration with Mainsoft and IBM.

The exercise included porting existing ASP.NET-based applications to Linux. All the ports were completed in a matter of hours, in some cases the download of the VMware image took longer than the port itself.

Here are the interviews:

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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Ubuntu

Every 6 months I have the pleasure to install a new version of Ubuntu. Some days ago, I installed the latest version,7.04 aka Feisty Fawn. As you probably already know, Feisty is the best release yet. The installation went smoothly, hardware detection (including WiFi) was top notch and everything feels more polished than ever.

Can You Make Money From Linux?

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Linux

The short answer is a resounding yes. Whether you work as a Linux server administrator, or do custom Linux installations, you can make a decent income from it.

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