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Story Fedora 9 approaches end-of-life srlinuxx 17/06/2009 - 2:14am
Story Is Vyatta now part of Microsoft keiretsu? srlinuxx 17/06/2009 - 2:12am
Story Good-Bye Ubuntu, Hello PCLinuxOS srlinuxx 17/06/2009 - 12:04am
Story When netbooks suffer from 'Droid rage srlinuxx 17/06/2009 - 12:03am
Story Drizzle: Rethinking the MySQL Database Kernel srlinuxx 17/06/2009 - 12:01am
Story UK Still Lags At Open Source srlinuxx 16/06/2009 - 8:25pm
Story Empathy in Ubuntu Karmic srlinuxx 16/06/2009 - 8:20pm
Story The Three Faces of Fedora 11, Part 1: GNOME srlinuxx 16/06/2009 - 8:19pm
Story Orange icon, we love you srlinuxx 16/06/2009 - 8:17pm
Story On Fedora 11 installation srlinuxx 16/06/2009 - 6:01pm

Rerun: Getting to Know Texstar

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PCLOS

The first original story run here on Tuxmachines was Genesis of an Operating System, a story of the creation and evolution of PCLinuxOS. I was thinking of running a "rerun" when it hit its one year anniversary, but with all the excitement of the new website for PCLinuxOS, I figured I'd strike while the iron was hot. Read up on your favorite developer and mine Here.

Free OSZoo

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Linux

Wanna try a Linux distribution without installing them? You can try them with 'qemu' processor emulator. QEMU emulator is the first step to Freedom. QEMU is able to emulate a virtual computer, including a processor and various peripherals.

Linux on amd64

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HowTos

You'll probably find that linux is probably the OS with the most native amd64 (x86_64) users. BSD variants and Windows mostly have poor to no amd64 support and/or a smaller user base any way. However, there are still a few drawbacks compared to linux on 32-bit x86. So why do people use it then? And how?

Red Hat not working on the Mactel. Yet.

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Linux

Despite what you may have read about Red Hat Inc. working on porting Linux to Apple's Mactel, Red Hat isn't "officially" doing this. Yet.

Linux Patch Management

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Reviews

When I first looked at this book, my reaction was more than a little unfavorable. Another rehash of man pages? Why would you need a book about "up2date" and "yum" etc.? Can't you read the man pages?

E-Mail Encryption for Linux: A Startup Guide

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HowTos

Do you ever send confidential/extremely personal information or documents via e-mail? Did you know that when you do this, you're trusting every single sysadmin that runs every single one of what might be dozens of servers between your computer and the intended recipients, plus anyone who has hacked any of these servers? Encryption technology works better than trust, says Alizard.

Book Review: Running IPv6

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Reviews

When I put together my IPv6 Addressing anthology in 1999, there were about a half-dozen books describing the "new" protocol. There are now more than 50. This one is very fine.

File Integrity Assessment via SSH

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HowTos

File integrity assessment tools are commonly deployed in organizations to help assist forensic investigation after a security incident. The canonical problem with FIA tools, however, is protecting the database generated by the FIA tool, as well as the binary for the FIA tool itself, from unauthorized tampering by attackers who gain root access to the system.

Book Review - Point & Click OpenOffice.org!

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Reviews

You might recognize Robin Miller by his nick "roblimo" on Slashdot. He's been the editor in chief of various OSDN properties including Slashdot, NewsForge, and the other "Forge" sites under the OSDN umbrella for a few years. Also the author of Point-and-Click Linux!, Roblimo has followed it with another book for new users with Point & Click OpenOffice.org!

Why we need Windows apps ported on Linux

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Linux

Novell is using its Cool Solutions community-relations website to conduct an online public survey to determine which Windows-only applications people want to run on their Linux systems. It's one thing when Linux Lovers of Outer Mongolia puts together a survey; it's another thing entirely when a billion-dollar software company does it.

Systems Management Platform Goes Open-Source

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Software

The open-source community will see yet another offering in the systems management arena when Qlusters Inc. introduces its OpenQRM project.

DivX 6.1.1 codec for Linux developers (Tux: We still love you!)

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Software

It's been a little while (ok.. 3 years Wink) since we last released a version of the DivX codec for Linux. Now that work on 6.1.1 is complete, we have decided not only to release the Windows version, but a Linux version too.

Slick New Way to Install Linux

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Linux

Built on LinuxCOE a powerful set of tools recently open sourced by Hewlett Packard, Instalinux makes installing Linux easier than ever.

This Week's Open Source Round Up

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OSS

Two big announcements from Mozilla and the Free Software Foundation were grabbing all the headlines this week but there were a number of other interesting things happening as well, from contrarian open source theory to the emergence of a surprise open source advocate.

Debate over the future of Linux platform heating up

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Linux

Officials at Linspire, the San Diego-based operating system company which uses Linux, said free software advocate Richard Stallman's movement to get Linux inventor Linus Torvalds to change the platform's open source licensing program to GPL3, thus making it impossible to play programs protected with digital rights management, or DRM, would set Linux back in an industry increasingly coinciding with entertainment.

Ten indicted over 'warez' piracy

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Legal

Ten people suspected of online movie or film piracy have been indicted on criminal charges as the US cracks down on "warez" groups, federal officials said Thursday.

Preventing Buffer Overflow Exploits

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Security

Internet servers, including Web, e-mail, and FTP servers have long been a target of different kinds of attacks aiming to disable them from providing services to their respective users. One particular exploit, which has become almost ubiquitous in the last several years, is the buffer overflow exploit.

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ASUS EAX1300PRO Preview

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Hardware

Released late last year was ATI's next generation GPU solution for gamers on a budget. The budget part, the X1300, came in three varieties -- X1300, X1300PRO, and X1300 Hyper Memory. Even though the X1300PRO cannot enjoy the benefits of 3D acceleration under Linux, or any of ATI's proprietary features, it is compatible with X.Org's VESA driver for 2D usage, and later on in this preview, we will share some exclusive details as to when penguin users will see software improvements from ATI Technologies.

This Week's My sysadmin toolbox

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Linux

I am the senior system administrator for a national ISP. We run a cluster of blade servers as our primary mail/Web/DNS/RADIUS farm. I have found several tools that I cannot live without in this environment.

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