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Synchronizing your Palm PDA with Linux

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Ready to synchronize your Palm OS-based PDA with your Linux desktop? Here's a trio of GUI-based options and a command-line tool for you to try.

The Perfect Linux Firewall Part I -- IPCop

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This document describes how to install the GNU/Linux GPL IPCop firewall and create a small home office network. In the second installment we cover creating a DMZ for hosting your own web server or mail server and the Copfilter proxy for filtering web and email traffic.

O'Reilly Releases "Understanding the Linux Kernel, Third Edition"

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The book is not specifically for system administrators or programmers, but for anyone who wants to understand how things really work inside the machine. "It explains the theoretical underpinnings for why Linux, and many other operating systems, do things the way they do," Cesati explains. "We try to go beyond superficial features and offer a background, such as the history of major features and why they were used."

Play it again anywhere, Sam: MP3tunes Oboe

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Taking music along with you can be a hassle, even in the iPod age. You have to bring along either CDs or your MP3 player with you everywhere you go; and then you have to spend time sorting your music manually at each location, which I find to be a huge time waster. Even though the iPod Nanos and other similar MP3 players are very small, it still is a bit of a bother to have yet one more device in my brief case. The Oboe service from MP3tunes.com has helped me address these issues.

Browster Plugin Combines Open Source, Cash

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Browster, Inc., a California-based company geared toward Internet search technologies, on Wednesday launched its Open Design Project, which will involve the general public in shaping the design for its flagship Browster plug-in -- with cash.

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Google Talk opens up to GAIM, other IM services

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Google has announced it has opened up its new instant messaging service, Google Talk, to all other IM networks that utilize the XMPP protocol, which originally was developed for Jabber. This enables Google users to communicate directly with users of Linux IM clients GAIM and Psi, Apple's iChat, Jabber, Gizmo Project, Tiscali, Netease, Chikka, MediaRing, and several others.

Finding which package contains a file

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There are times when you're looking for a particular library, or file, which you know is available to Debian but you cannot find the package which contains it. This is the kind of job that the Debian packages site helped with in the past, but given its current unavailability we'll look at another approach.

Coming soon: The Linux Macintel

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OS

I'm sure we will see Windows running on a Mactel... someday. It may be when Vista finally shows up, since it should run with EFI, or perhaps when they get Virtual PC 8 out, but long, long before then, we'll be able to run Linux and Mac OS X on the same Mactel box.

Securing Linux applications with compiler extensions

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Buffer overflow proofs of concept are produced with routine regularity, demonstrating how easy it can be to leverage unsafe coding practices into successful attacks and system takeovers. Thus, it's imperative to follow a layered methodology to fortify applications against the perils of unchecked code.

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Mandriva & HP Launch New Computers

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MDV

Mandriva, publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, today announced a new partnership with HP to distribute HP computers pre-loaded with Mandriva Linux 2006 to 37 countries in Latin America.

TurboCASH debates moving to Linux

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TurboCASH, from South Africa's Pink Software, claims superior functionality to its closed source rivals, is licensed under the GPL, and has a user base of more than 30,000. It even integrates directly with the OSCommerce and Zen Cart ecommerce applications. However, as a Windows-only application, it hasn't solved the free software desktop problem for small business -- until now.

Life as a Linux/Unix admin in a Windows world - PT1 The experience

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Linux

I have been a Linux/Unix admin for about 7 years professionally now. I actually started off as a Junior Admin at a Linux company. After that job, I left to be a full-time admin. The company I worked for was a web development company. The company was awesome, everyone was super nice and to this day I say it was the best job; however it did have its rough areas.

Linux Users May Be Breaking U.S. Securities Laws According to Attorneys

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Legal

Many companies using Linux for embedded applications may be unwittingly violating the Linux license and even breaking federal securities laws, according to a white paper released today by Wasabi Systems, a leading embedded operating systems provider.

Exploring natural media graphics with Krita

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KDE

Traditionally, graphics applications have been divided into raster image and vector image editors, based on the primitives that each category uses. By that logic, the open source world needs only one of each, or it gets accused of wasting "resources" through duplication. But there's another way to look at graphics applications -- by usage. The painting program Krita takes a different approach to working with pixels, which can lead to a very different raster imaging experience.

Linux builder eyes Apple .Mac site

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Sci/Tech

The makers of Ubuntu Linux are planning to develop an equivalent to Apple's .Mac service.

UK school showcases Linux suite

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Linux

Head teachers from across the country are visiting a school in Essex to see its IT infrastructure, which includes a fully open source computer suite that was built for under £1,000

Xen Virtualization and Linux Clustering, Part 2

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We ended last time after configuring our first unprivileged Xen domain. In this article, we complete our cluster and then test it using an open-source parallel ray tracer. The first thing we need to do is create additional slave nodes to be used with the cluster. So, let's get down to business.

Print a large banner on your terminal

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I still remember those days clearly when I was taking a short term course in Unix. The Unix flavour being SCO Unix ver 5.0. The first command we were introduced to in Unix by the instructor was the 'banner' command.

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