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ISP-Server Setup - Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.10 - Breezy Badger) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Newbie's Top Ten Commands

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Linux

Desktoplinux.com has dug up this useful and hilarious Newbie's Top 10 Commands List. It's about 5 years old now and was written by a once-upon-a-time good friend of mine. Although the author has dropped off the radar, his Top 10 List is forever.

Firefox exceeds 100 million downloads in one year

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Moz/FF

The Mozilla Foundation extended 100 million "thank you's" Wednesday to Firefox community members for "reigniting innovation on the Web.

Quake IV GNU/Linux FAQ

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Gaming

The Quake IV Linux FAQ has appeared online. Having hardware requirements, installation instructions, and other userful information, it's a page you might want to bookmark.

PHP Puts Web Apps, Wikis in Users' Hands

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Software

PHP, which was introduced in 1999 as Personal Home Page, has developed into a popular alternative or supplement to the Java and .Net enterprise application development platform, largely due to its relative simplicity of configuration, lack of licensing fees and ability to run on any operating system.

Also: HOWTO: Creating an Online Survey with PHP

Review: Linux in a Nutshell

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Reviews

Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition is a desk reference -- not something you'd read cover-to-cover, and you wouldn't want it to be your only source of Linux-related information, but it's handy to have around if you use the GNU/Linux operating system on a regular basis.

UK resists radical net overhaul

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Web

The firm that runs the .uk net domain name, Nominet, says there should be no radical change to the way that the internet is managed globally.

DVD Jon joins US firm

The Norwegian hacker who was arrested, and ultimately exonerated, for reverse-engineering DVD copy protection has taken a job with Michael Robertson's latest venture, a digital music company called MP3tunes.

What does M$ new shared source mean for you?

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Microsoft

Open source advocates are doing what was once unthinkable - giving the thumbs up to a Microsoft source code licensing program.

Debian Pure 0.4

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Linux
Reviews
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At the request of a reader, Tuxmachines agreed to take a look at Debian Pure. Debian Pure 0.4 was released on October 1, 2005, so we have a recent version with which to work. The Pure site says "this project is not about creating an additional distribution, rather, a CD that will help newer users with installing a Debian proper system along with common plug-ins (DVD,
Flash, Java, and Mplayer)." We have all heard of the chore Debian can be to install. I did it once myself, but don't really recall it being that bad. However, it must be true or Pure would have no purpose. But how new-user friendly is it?

New Ubuntu Release Works in a Crisis

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Reviews

Have you ever heard the sound of a hard drive before it dies? If you haven't, you will know it the next time even if it happens years later. Hard drives don't usually fail for a few years depending on their use. Never-the-less, they can randomly fail for no apparent reason.

Toolbars in OpenOffice.org 2.0

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HowTos

I must admit that I had mixed feelings when I saw the new toolbar metaphor for OpenOffice.org 2.0, the huge list of toolbars under the "View" menu of the OpenOffice.org 2.0 (release candidate) seemed potentially overwhelming.

OpenOffice nears download milestone

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Software

The open source productivity application OpenOffice.org has been downloaded almost 50 million times since the project was started.

M$ slams open source licensing chaos

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OSS

Microsoft has launched an attack on existing open source "licensing proliferation" claiming that the system is confusing and unnecessarily challenging for software developers and unveiled three newly drafted template licenses for its so-called Shared Source Initiative,

Networks at risk from Snort bug

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Security

A vulnerability in Snort, the popular open-source intrusion protection software, could open networks to cyberattack.

Ubuntu Wins Linux Journal Favourite Linux Award 2005

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Linux

The popular Ubuntu operating system is moving from strength to strength, winning awards across the globe for the best Linux distribution. This time, it's the readers of the Linux Journal who have chosen Ubuntu as their favourite.

Microsoft The Real Skype Threat

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Microsoft

"I think the biggest threat to us is companies like Microsoft, Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL, because their customer base is so big," Skype's Chief Executive said.

In related news, Ballmer said that previous reports about partnership talks with Time Warner's AOL unit were "an unconfirmed rumor," as he vows to 'Conquer' the internet.

Linux no longer a curiosity

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Linux

What is it? Where did it originate? What's it for? What makes it special? Where is it used? How difficult is it to master? What systems does it run on? What's coming up?

Sun Spins Off Education Project as a Nonprofit

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Misc

Sun will announce Wednesday that it is spinning off its "No child left back" effort to create an online, open-source educational resource library as a nonprofit organization.

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