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Azureus Adding "Content Layer"

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Software

Azureus, the ever popular Open Source BitTorrent client, is due to announce the addition of a "content layer" to the software at OnHollywood 2006.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Sunset for McNealy

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OS

Hardly a ho-hum week. CEO McNealy, Linspire and Xandros.

Linux Kernel CIFS chroot Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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Security

Marcel Holtmann has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions. The vulnerability has been reported in versions prior to 2.6.16.11.

A web interface to digikam

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Software

Currently I have 21458 photos according to digikam's database (which are using 13 Gb according to du ). When someone asks me to put some album in my web server I hate to lose my time exporting to html, generating thumbnails and resized 1024x768 versions of my pictures which occupy space in my HD that I'm usually hesitant to remove. So last saturday evening I started a new project: Creating a web interface to digikam.

Manipulating PDFs with the PDF Toolkit

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HowTos

Creating and reading PDF files in Linux is easy, but manipulating existing PDF files is a little trickier. Countless applications enable you to fiddle with PDFs, but it's hard to find a single application that does everything. The PDF Toolkit (pdftk) claims to be that all-in-one solution. It's the closest thing to Adobe Acrobat that I've found for Linux.

Jabber Transports (MSN, Yahoo, ICQ etc)

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HowTos

We've previously seen how to install the Jabber cross-platform, and open, chat server. Sadly - some people insist on using the closed source IM clients. What should we do?

How To Set Up A Loadbalanced High-Availability Apache Cluster

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a two-node Apache web server cluster that provides high-availability. In front of the Apache cluster we create a load balancer that splits up incoming requests between the two Apache nodes. Because we do not want the load balancer to become another "Single Point Of Failure", we must provide high-availability for the load balancer, too. Therefore our load balancer will in fact consist out of two load balancer nodes that monitor each other using heartbeat, and if one load balancer fails, the other takes over silently.

How I got into Debian Sarge -- and started loving it!

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Linux

I promised to write on... « how Debian Sarge runs (with GNOME 2.8.3) at the speed of light on my ancient Celeron/850 laptop. Surprise, surprise, getting old and nostalgic (like of Slackware) makes me likely to adopt Debian as my secondary desktop OS, err... "old laptop OS". »

Mounting a fuse Filesystem from /etc/fstab

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Earlier on, I showed how-to mount a remote filesystem with fuse, using a remote partition accessible by SSH. Since version version 2.4.0, it is possible to use fstab to mount those kind of partition.

Wolvix Media Edition 1.0.4

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Linux
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Wolvix Media Edition 1.0.4 was released Monday after many months of long hard work for Wolven. We testdrove a beta of his Media Edition back in February and although he was onto a wonderful idea, it was a beta. Tuxmachines was excited to hear of his final 1.0.4 release and was quite anxious to test it. I've always been quite the fan of the Wolvix offerings, with each being better than the last. I've been testing Media Edition over the last few days and can report Wolven has done a remarkable job.

Leader of the Free World

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Linux

Linus Torvalds wants me to believe he's too boring for this story. Before agreeing to meet me, Torvalds sent an email imagining that I'd be overwhelmed by the tedium of hanging around with the likes of him. How Linus Torvalds became benevolent dictator of Planet Linux, the biggest collaborative project in history.

Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG

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Linux

syslog-ng© is the world's most flexible and scalable audit trail processing tool for organizations of any size. It provides a centralised, securely stored log of all devices on your network, whatever platform they run on. And syslog-ng also incorporates a host of powerful features, including filtering based on message content, as well as customisable data mining and analysis capabilities.

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BitLocker gives dual-boot systems the elbow

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Microsoft

Security features introduced in Windows Vista will make setting up PCs to boot in either Linux or Windows far more difficult, according to security guru Bruce Schneier.

Ubuntu on an Intel Mac

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Ubuntu

Four days later, with no sleep and little food there's an operational machine on my couch -- with Bootcamp, MacOSX and Ubuntu Dapper Drake, all happily coexisting, without chain-loading (ick!) and with wicked performance benchmarks.

Install Linux Over the Internet

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HowTos

One of the best things about Linux is that its dozens of varied incarnations are generally available as free downloads on the Internet. But if your Internet connection is swift, and if you're only planning a one-time installation on a single computer, you can skip the disc image downloading and burning, and instead install Linux directly from an Internet server.

Users Buy Linux On Reliability, Says Novell Boss

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Linux

Novell President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ron Hovsepian sees the acquisition of the JBoss application server by Red Hat as having "further validated our early adoption of JBoss." When Novell looked at various application servers, "we chose JBoss ahead of Red Hat's own Jonas," says Hovsepian.

GNOME 2.15.1 Released!

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Software

This is our first development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006. And I can tell you that GNOME 2.15.1 tastes good. Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it.

Understanding /proc: Part 2

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HowTos

As it was shown in the first installment of the Understanding /proc series, the /proc filesystem can be extremely useful when it comes to finding out about the processes running on your Linux system (which might have something to do with why the kernel developers decided to name it 'proc'). But /proc is also handy when it comes to learning about the devices on your system. While it is currently being deprecated in favor of the /sys filesystem for device information, /proc can still provide some valuable insight as to what you have attached to (or inside of) your computer.

Fighting Linux Fragmentation

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Linux

Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group, is on a mission. He wants to prevent Linux from falling prey to the fragmentation fate that befell Unix.

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