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Understanding and Using file permissions

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HowTos

In GNU/Linux, file access is restricted. Users don't necessarily have the same rights when it comes to deleting, executing or even reading files. In fact, every file contain data such as its owner, its permissions and other information which defines exactly what can be done with it, and by whom.

Microsoft: Don't sell PCs without operating systems

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Microsoft

Naked PCs: Free software supporters are angry that Microsoft is putting pressure on PC vendors not to sell machines without an operating system installed.

How To Get Data For Mrtg Without Running SNMP Daemon?

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Plotting traffic graphs is one of the most popular UNIX admin tasks. Mrtg is a great tool and it is widely used for plotting traffic graphs. It can be easily set up to plot statistics for any SNMP-enabled device. But sometimes we can not setup snmp daemon in Linux server because of small amount of memory or because of some another reasons. How we can plot our favourite graphs in such cases? Full Story.

LinuxWorld: Gentlemens' Agreement

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Linux

One thing you notice on the show floor this year (besides the smoke from the Unisys booth, that is), is the distinct lack of certain vendors. Namely, IBM and HP, who usually have some sort of show floor presence at LinuxWorld. Not this time.

LinuxWorld: GPL 3 And The Linux Kernel Devs

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Linux

The under-discussion GPL version 3 license is a bit of a hot potato. Some like it and others, such as Linux creator Linus Torvalds, do not.

Making GNOME Look Like OS X

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HowTos

The GNOME desktop environment offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to cosmetics; you can make it look like practically anything. In its default condition, GNOME is highly usable, but perhaps a little bland. If you've always admired the Apple OS X desktop theme and layout but aren't ready to drop a load of cash on an Apple machine, this article will show you how to make GNOME look and feel more like OS X.

2006: The year of desktop Linux?

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Linux

If ever there was a time for agencies to think about the operating system they deploy on their client systems, it's now. That's because Windows Vista is on the horizon, complete with steep hardware requirements and confusing upgrade pricing. So chances are you have an OS upgrade in your near-term plans. The question is, which OS will it be?

Open-Source Advocates: Microsoft's Development Model Is Failing

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Microsoft

Proponents of the free and open-source software development model are using the recently announced delays in the shipping of Microsoft's Windows Vista and Office 2007 products as an example of how the company's software engineering process simply does not work well.

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AppArmor: Much Ado About Nothing

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SUSE

The most important question for AppArmor is to ask in which scenarios in can provide a reasonable security improvement. The problem is, there aren't many.

Linux, Lingerie Perfect Mix For Fashion Company

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Linux

ASX-listed underwear, fashion design and direct sales company UnderCoverWear (UCW) has revealed how building its business around Linux and open source increased IT flexibility while avoiding vendor lock-in.

SourceForge.net Features New Site Enhancements

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Web

As part of an ongoing site re-architecture to optimize the user experience, SourceForge.net has further enhanced its site design to improve both the functionality and usability. Since deployment of the first phase of site enhancements on last November, SourceForge.net monthly traffic and downloads have increased 13% and 10%, respectively.

Apple boss 'admitted' taking name from Beatles

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THE latest round in the 25 year battle between Apple Corps, the Beatles' music company, and US giant Apple Computer brought a claim on Monday that the latter has admitted taking its name from the former.

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