|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||05/11/2009 - 4:56am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||05/11/2009 - 4:00am|
|Story||The Web may have won, but Gopher tunnels on||srlinuxx||05/11/2009 - 1:56am|
|Story||Linux: still better for coding||srlinuxx||05/11/2009 - 1:53am|
|Story||The Psychology Of A Distrohopper||srlinuxx||05/11/2009 - 1:45am|
|Story||Hey Ubuntu, Stop Making Linux Look Bad||srlinuxx||05/11/2009 - 1:43am|
|Story||Gentoo KDE3 Deprecation Notice||srlinuxx||1||04/11/2009 - 10:53pm|
|Story||Why, Oh Why, Are So Many Linux Users Mean to Newcomers?||srlinuxx||9||04/11/2009 - 10:17pm|
|Story||Linux's share of netbooks surging, not sagging||srlinuxx||04/11/2009 - 9:24pm|
|Story||Mandriva Linux 2010 officially announced||srlinuxx||04/11/2009 - 7:33pm|
While Ladislav is vacationing in sunny Fiji, I figured this would be the perfect time to talk about him behind his back. I'm sure no one reading this is clueless to the fact that Ladislav Bodnar is our benevolent 'keeper of the record.' I hope you find him as fascinating as I do.
Although for many the OpenOffice.org Base application is an obvious choice for building a desktop database application, it's not the only game in town. Kexi (http://www.kexi-project.org), a relatively new member of the KOffice family, allows you to create simple databases without learning all the intricacies of database development.
One of the members on my WFTL-LUG mailing list asked an interesting question. He visited the Healthology Website and tried to play the videos on the page. Sadly, it didn't work. The big question, of course, is whether there is any way to get it to work. The answer is Yes!.
The just-released beta of Firefox 2 may disappoint those who expected a major overhaul, but it adds a variety of useful features that make it a must-have upgrade for Firefox users, including anti-phishing filtering, better RSS handling, a built-in spell checker, and more advanced tab handling.
On June 1, 2005, Fedora Directory Server (and Red Hat Directory Server) was released to the world. I downloaded and installed the server, got on the support IRC channel, and imported all of our data in a couple of hours. By September, just three months later, it was in production, and I haven’t looked back.
In their recent plenary session, EU parliamentarians have voiced their support for an open information society. The parliamentarians point out that a "user-friendly system of intellectual property protection" should be created in a knowledge-based society.
In an earlier post, I had reviewed Gimp - a robust image manipulation software which is installed by default in most Linux distributions. If you need a tool which allows you to do batch conversions of 100s of images to the required size, there is a very powerful suite in Imagemagick.
Novell is making its latest flagship Linux applications, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop version 10 (SLED) available today.
Every sysadmin will try its best to secure the system/s he is managing. Hopefully you never had to restore your own system from a compromise and you will not have to do this in the future. These rules might be used as a starting point to develop your own recovery plan.
Identity systems such as Higgins and InfoCard give us new ways of storing and exchanging information about users; good news for users and developers.
The people behind Lindows, and now known as Linspire, have come out with a free community project they have called Freespire. Freespire Beta 1 Build 0.0.69 as they call it is the first operating system with the freedom of choice. Trying it out first hand at Phoronix, it certainly is NOT a GNU/Linux distribution to try if you have any level of computer literacy.
New Linux users are often afraid of the command line. They prefer graphical alternatives to commands and scripts. For help, they can turn to dialog and Xdialog, two simple tools that can be used to create front ends to command-line tools.
Recently Debian-based distributions have been making the headlines these past few months (i.e. Ubuntu, MEPIS, Linspire, Xandros) and taking away some of the glory from its root source, so I decided to see if I had the chops to figure out how to take a stock Debian desktop install and tweak it to function on par or better than the competition.
About 2 years ago we went live with our first Linux Desktop in the production environment. The format we settled on was a LiveCD for ease of updates, administration and resilience. They were initially used to replace the dumb telnet terminals a lot of our staff were using for data entry, in order to give them the extra functionality (web browsing, office suite etc) of a Windows PC without the extra administration/maintenance overheads.
nload is a ncurse based network traffic analyser. Being a ncurse based tools, you do not need to start X in order to use that software which is necessary when administering machines remotely … and even locally actually.
VideoLinux, is a light distribution that is focused one major area and that is multimedia. As stated just above, it might not be the easiest of things to configure in Linux and there are quite a number of powerful programs that are being offered to you for free.
I have written about XANDROS several times during the past couple of years and always felt that the distribution was something special. XANDROS has never tried to have the latest and greatest, just the most recent stable programs. It is also a commercial distribution meaning the basic edition of Desktop 4 will run about $40 USD and the premium about $80 USD.
This is the "Official Guide", but definitely isn't the dry tome you might expect if, for example RedHat had written it. This flows well, is chatty and light, doesn't talk down to you, and is full of tips and suggestions.
Tactical Ops: Crossfire has been released in version 1.2. The latest patch, which includes all fixes since the initial release 1.0, contains three brand new maps.
Despite all the discussions you might have read, SSH is a secure way to remotely connect to a GNU/Linux host. Unless you connect via SSH passwordlessly, using a public/private key pair, there is however a risk SSH is not really protecting you from: brute force attacks.