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|Story||Mandriva goes green with packaging for 2010||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 11:59am|
|Story||My life with Linux special edition: Going back||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 11:57am|
|Story||Win a free subscription to Linux Format||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 11:55am|
|Story||The Plight of Ubuntu Users in Developing Countries||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 11:53am|
|Story||Linux.conf.au kicks off next week||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 11:52am|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 8:33am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 6:16am|
|Story||A Quick Preview Of The Upcoming Ubuntu Manual||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 4:46am|
|Story||Decisions, Decisions||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 4:45am|
|Story||KDE vs. GNOME: Photo and Music Management||srlinuxx||13/01/2010 - 4:42am|
I needed a method for sharing a secret that required multiple agents to coordinate before the secret could be recovered. This is useful for encrypting keys used in critical backups. I decided to use an implementation of Shamir's Secret Splitting Scheme (The S in RSA). Currently I'm using a program called 'ssss' to do secret sharing.
Microsoft's decision to not enforce patents on Web services standards underscores the growing acceptance of core open-source tenets.
Alexander Maryanovsky, the developer of Jin, a Java-based chess client, has filed a lawsuit in Israel that alleges multiple violations of the GNU General Public License (GPL). In the suit, Maryanovsky alleges that International Chess University (IChessU), a startup offering online chess tutoring, and Alexander Rabinovitch, its CEO, violated both his copyright and the GPL in its production and distribution of the IChessU client, a piece of software based on Jin.
When it comes to media center software, can the Linux solutions hold up against Windows XP Media Center and the looming Vista Home Premium with MCE built-in?
Move over, G.I. Joe. The Army has found some recruits in its latest effort to enlist soldiers. "We're trying to put a face on soldiers so that kids can relate to them."
With growing support from policy-makers and adoption by the Department of Defense (DoD), Linux has rapidly moved beyond the curious alternative to become the platform of choice for many government agencies.
The Idaho State Linux Users Group will host a Software Freedom Day celebration Saturday in Pocatello.
The OASIS international standards consortium on Sept. 12 launched a new website, OpenDocument XML.org, aimed at being the official community gathering place and information resource for the OpenDocument Format (ODF). The site will feature blogs, forums, information, and news about the ODF.
David Bebko, Marketing Director, Asia-Pacific, Novell, on his company's new launches and strategies. When we say Linux is ready, we mean that from our side we are ready to present it in the market with all features and functions.
Packages for the first KDE 4 developers snapshot "Krash" have started appearing. Most exciting is packages for a whole new platform, Mac OS X.
Following the trend of the nation's government agencies, universities and post offices, the South Korean military is considering jumping onto the open-source bandwagon.
Are you in need of a great partitioner? Don't want to spend lots of cash for the popular commercial products? The GParted LiveCD offers most of the features that the big boys do, and even some that they don't. The key benefit? This is free.
Why has the country's biggest known desktop Linux implementation gone relatively unpublicised for so long? Answer: because they're using Fedora.
In part 1 of his letter from LinuxLand, Rupert explained why he decided to leave a lifetime of Windows and hop onto the penguin bus. I was ready to Ubuntuise, but Windows had one final goodbye insult.
Someone hinted to me that if I tried SLED, my XGL dreams would come true....that was it. So I set off to discover Nirvana, with doubt in my head and frustration over a distro that in my opinion lost its way and now is finally coming to the light. What happened is that I did get what I was after and honestly am humbled by my experience. So now that you are probably bored to tears, let see what this beast has under this DVD hood.
It's considered a good thing that a free software project never really has to die - if the person who started it gives up, another can always take the code and run with it.
Microsoft will maintain its dominant position among operating system providers even if Linux achieves technical superiority in the future, so says technewsworld.com. My immediate response is "those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it."
"We're going to move on a new initiative that takes into account how adding new features impacts security," said Synder. "We want to reduce the overall risk [to Firefox] by evaluating where there are unused features, and then getting rid of that old code."
The launch of Windows Vista will create more than 50,000 technology jobs in six large European countries and will lead to a flood of economic benefits for companies there, according to a Microsoft-funded IDC study.
Over the last few days I’ve had several occasions to use single user mode to change a password for users on Ubuntu boxes. I’ve also used this once when a fellow tech messed up the sudoers file via a typo, essentially allowing no one to have sudo access!