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How Trustworthy Is Your OS?

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Trusted operating systems have been used for some time to lock down the most sensitive of information in the most sensitive of organizations. Several vendors, including Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Novell, are responding by adding and/or improving trusted elements in their operating system offerings. eWEEK Labs has put the application lockdown options from Sun, Red Hat and Novell through their paces.

Anti-Virii for Linux: Panda's and Avira's

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Software
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Linux-only workstations are far more secure than Windows PCs when comes to trojan and viruses coming by e-mail. Therefore, many Linux users either don't feel the need to use an antivirus under Linux. The last weekend I decided to try both Linux Desktop Anti-Virii.

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Discontinued SUSE Linux Distribution: 9.1

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SUSE Security has announced that SUSE Linux 9.1 (Personal and Professional edition) will be discontinued soon. Having provided security-relevant fixes for more than two years, vulnerabilities found in SUSE Linux 9.1 after June 15, 2006 will not be fixed.

Penguin Power on PS3? Probably.

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Gaming

Ever since the announcement of the PlayStation 3's November release date, the Internet has been abuzz with discussion over the promise of Ken Kutaragi's brief mention of Linux.

KDE Desktop Hosting Service

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KDE

InQub Ltd offers personal remote KDE desktops on Kubuntu using NoMachine's NX technology for bandwidth savings and connection encryption for a small monthly charge.

Beta Testing 101

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Howtos

Ever have one of those days when you can't stand end users? I know I have.

There are several expectations end users have for people creating software, or even Linux distros. They want it to work on their hardware, they want it to be stable, and they want it right now. But, at the same time, new releases shouldn't come too often, or it messes up the feng shui of their systems.

SUSE 10.1 DVD ISOs Available

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SUSE

SUSE Linux 10.1 DVD ISOs are now available for download, as well as LiveDVD version. At this moment it can be downloaded via torrents only. openSUSE.org website still states 18th of May as the date of availability of downloadable DVD version, so expect FTP servers to open around in next 24-48 hours.

Ethernet Bridges under Linux

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HowTos

Bridging is the process of transparently connecting two networks segments together, so that packets can pass between the two as if they were a single logical network. Bridging is performed on the data link layer; hence it is independent of the network protocol being used - it doesn't matter if you use IP, Appletalk, Netware or any other protocol, as the bridge operates upon the raw ethernet packets.

Open source grows big and strong

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OSS

Red Hat belongs to a first-generation open source development model and has refined this with nww product functionality delivered through Fedora Linux. JBoss, on the other hand, employs the lead developers in the open source projects at the base of its JBoss Enterprise Middleware System platform, and describes its approach as a second-generation open source business model. The combined entity provides a subscription model for first-class infrastructure software that also happens to be open source – whether that is a coincidence or not makes for an interesting debate.

Selinux on FC5

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Linux

Selinux can be confusing, but it's ordinary and default configuration is actually pretty simple. We'll examine it on Fedora Core 5.

Extending Nautilus with Scripts and Extensions

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HowTos

Nautilus, the GNOME file manager, has a host of functionality for browsing and managing file systems, and for accessing remote servers including Windows shares, FTP servers, SSH servers, and WebDAV servers. On top of its built-in capabilities, you can extend the functionality of Nautilus by using Nautilus Scripts and Extensions. It's not too hard to do, and I'll show you how to get started.

Sun Releases Java EE 5, More Open Source Projects

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Sun Microsystems kicked off its annual JavaOne conference with a trio of announcements concerning code availability: it's offering two new open source efforts and has officially released Java Platform 5, Enterprise Edition.

My desktop OS: Arch Linux

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Linux

I've been a Linux diehard since my early days with Debian 1.3. I visited various RPM distributions, including Red Hat, Mandrake, and SUSE, flirted with Gentoo, and jumped on the Ubuntu bandwagon, but I could never find a single place to settle -- until I tried Arch Linux.

Bridging the gap between Office and OpenOffice

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OOo

OpenOffice 2.0 -- the free, open source office suite -- has many features that are very similar to Microsoft Office. The trick is knowing how to use them. In this Q&A, expert Solveig Haugland explains how to use such OpenOffice features as the Draw tool, tabbed headers and footers.

Only in America? Copyright Law Key to Global Free Software Mode

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OSS

The existence of legal systems without robust enforcement of copyright law, in countries where software development is a highly robust enterprise, is a serious threat to the free software model.

Using Gmail as GNOME’s default mailer (v1.1)

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HowTos

I started using Gmail as my primary mail application a little over a year ago. For the most part, it has been a pleasurable experience. However, to my knowledge there has not been a simple way to make Gmail your default mailer in GNOME. My latest shell script changes all this.

How To Save Traffic With Apache2's mod_deflate

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In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure mod_deflate on an Apache2 web server. mod_deflate allows Apache2 to compress files and deliver them to clients (e.g. browsers) that can handle compressed content which most modern browsers do.

PBS Special: Living Online - Good or Bad

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Web

Back in late March, I detailed some of the ways that computers and the Internet had changed my life. I use Google News to check breaking news. I use online services such as Evite to organize face-to-face activities. I communicate with more people through email than by phone or in person. I buy gifts online.

Puppy Linux founder comments on the OLPC project

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OLPC

Puppy Linux still wants to be the Linux operating system that powers the laptop computers in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, distro originator Barry Kauler says in an article published May 13 on the Puppy OS website.

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