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Hacking Your Linux-Based Wireless Router

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HowTos

Linksys found a place in many a geek's heart when it released the original WRT54G router back in 2003. A network router, 10/100 Ethernet switch, and wireless access point all rolled into one, the WRT54G blazed a happy trail as one of the earliest home networking devices to have its firmware source code made publicly available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Open source preferred in SME sector says study

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OSS

Open source software is used by 17.5% of New Zealand ICT companies, according to the 2005 HiGrowth ICT sector survey.

Startups Mainstream Open-Source Software

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A survey of 140 of the largest U.S. companies by Forrester Research found that 56 percent of them use Linux or open-source software in some part of their operations. Another 19 percent plan to use it soon. The open-source database market alone was $300 million last year and is expected to reach $1 billion by 2008, Forrester said.

Five things I dislike about SUSE 10

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SUSE

I've been running the retail version on SUSE Linux 10.0 as my production desktop machine since early November. I like its online update facility; it's a great way to keep the system refreshed with the latest security and bug fixes, and I'm not the only one who feels this way. But I've found a few things in SUSE 10 that I'm not too fond of, and that make me start thinking about changing distros.

Sun Cashes in on Open Source

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OSS

As chief open-source officer at Sun Microsystems, Simon Phipps has been a busy man of late, with Sun moving to open-source big pieces of its software portfolio-from its Solaris operating system to its enterprise Java software stack.

Help, open source!

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OSS

Commercial software can be costly in more ways than one. As if hefty license fees weren't bad enough, product support is limited to whatever services the vendor agrees to sell you, at a price that's tough to negotiate. So how do you break the cycle of vendor dependency? One popular choice is to explore open-source alternatives.

Penguin Naming Contest

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Misc

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (in Columbia, South Carolina) has ten Gentoo penguins that haven't been named yet. The Zoo's administrators have decided that they are too many to be named by the staff, and call upon the general public to submit suggestions.

Linux Everywhere?

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Linux

Maybe you're not one of the open-source zealots who downloads and maintains a Linux desktop at home, all the while thumbing your nose at Bill Gates & Co. Maybe you don't even know what open source is. But chances are you're part of the uprising. And if you're not now, you will be soon.

Copyleft: We just want a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

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OSS

Following the meeting with John Degen, and his support for the idea that we have respect for the interests of fellow creators, I want to try to comment on some things said Christopher Moore on the Creators Copyright Coalition BLOG. There are two themes: unhelpful redefinitions of words, and misunderstandings about the objections some people have about collective societies.

LAMP Stack More Reliable Than Baseline Open Source

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OSS

Coverity has released the comprehensive research results on the state of quality for many of the leading open source software projects in the world. This is the first study to use source code analysis to establish a baseline metric for software quality.

Open source not ready for higher education?

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OSS

A rather peculiar article at Inside Higher Ed examines a report published by IMS about open source software adoption in higher education. The article asserts that while interest in open source software is increasing, "it's not quite ready for prime time."

CLI Magic: Securely deleting files with shred

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I used to think a simple format of a hard drive was enough to make data recovery impossible, but I was wrong. To ensure that details of your secret love affair, bank account passwords, and daily porn site visits cannot be recovered, use shred.

SNMP and MRTG on Sarge quick start

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HowTos

There appear to be no uncomplicated introductions to the subject of traffic monitoring on the internet anywhere. So here is one.

Build a Six-headed, Six-user Linux System

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to build a multi-head, multi-user Linux box using a recent distribution of Linux and standard USB keyboards and mice. Xorg calls this arrangement a "multi-seat" system.

How to secure your blog or Web site

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HowTos

Weblogs are being attacked, compromised, and defaced. This sort of thing has been happening for years to other kinds of Web sites, but the attacks seem to be more frequent these days. It's not that software has become less secure, and it's probably not because potential attackers have increased in number. No, the reason that attacks are more prevalent is likely because many bloggers don't know how to secure their own Web sites. Here are several in-depth tips.

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78th Annual Academy Awards Winners

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Movies

The 78th Academy Awards is in the can and who were the big winners this year? Everybody's favorite "March of the Penguins" wins best documentary for the year, as if we had any doubts. It was all down hill from there. As not one of the most exciting years in film making, the Oscars reflected and even amplified one of the most mundane years in movie history.

KOffice Design Competition Winner

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KDE

Martin Pfeiffer has won the competition for KOffice 2 GUI and functionality design. All entries are available under the GPL license at the results page. His entry was chosen from among the eighteen submissions because of its innovative, ground-breaking approach to workflow and document handling.

Microsoft says Open Office.org 10 years behind

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Software

While we await the release of Microsoft Office 2007, promised to hit our shelves before the end of 2006, Yates dismisses open source rival Open Office.org 2.0 as being 10 years out of date.

New OpenDocument Alliance Could've Helped MA CIO

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OSS

If such a body had existed last year, it's possible the organization could have provided much needed support to an embattled U.S. chief information officer (CIO), Wasch said in a phone interview Thursday.

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