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Still undecided? Then install Fedora Core 5!

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Linux

With the recent release of Ubuntu 6.06, the second quarter release season has now come to an end. Although all big distributions are already busy finalising the feature sets for their upcoming versions -- in fact, the first development releases of SUSE, Mandriva and Fedora are expected before the end of June. If you are still undecided about which distribution to try on your system, take a good look at Fedora Core 5.

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Keep Tabs on Network Services with Nagios

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HowTos

Nagios provides an advanced server and device monitoring solution. It has become the de facto standard among other service monitoring applications, and is highly competitive with the non-free ones. This article will explain why Nagios is useful, and then cover some installation concepts to help get you started.

Creating virtual private networks with tsocks and VTun

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HowTos

Virtual private networks (VPN) let remote users connect back to corporate networks over encrypted links. Many VPNs are built with proprietary technology and can be tricky and expensive to set up. Let's look at two simple approaches that bring you transparency without the cost. All you need is Secure Shell (SSH) access to a server on the network you're trying to access.

Remastering Ubuntu Dapper Drake

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HowTos

How do you make a local version of Ubuntu? Get yourself a large amount of disk. Now you can start the real work.

The Omen (2006)

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Reviews

The new remake of The Omen that hit theaters last weekend was a great disappointment. It lacked the suspense and biting "horror" found in the original.

Dapper Drake verdict: It sucks

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Reviews
Ubuntu

The review we didn't want to write. It's buggy, it's unreliable, and it's definitely not polished. Dapper Drake doesn't deliver as promised. Now where did I put that copy of Suse 10.1?

Damn Small Linux

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Linux
Reviews

It's been great fun exploring Linux distros with Parallels Workstation. Download an ISO, fire it up with Parallels and off we go. Damn Small Linux was the first distro to give me a hard time.

SUSE 10.1: Stumbling on Linux Happiness

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Reviews
SUSE

SUSE 10.1 came out on May 11 and we've been putting through it's paces. Novell has released a solid update to their flagship operating system.

eBox Installation and Configuration

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Linux

eBox management tool will effectively and easily help you managing the advanced services for your corporate network. eBox is a framework for the development and deployment of network services in small and medium-sized networks, offering a simplified graphical interface to non expert users. It can be set up as a gateway, having some extra features over a usual router.

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CLI Magic: ext2hide veils sensitive files

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HowTos

ext2hide is a proof-of-concept program that seeks to magically hide confidential data and files where nobody will look for them. It accomplishes its magic by making use of otherwise abandoned space in the superblocks in ext2/ext3 filesystems.

Debian Install Guide

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HowTos

The Debian install process has come a long way, however it is still somewhat daunting to the unexperienced user. Installing Debian you are presented with more options than most other OS installers; this may seem more complicated but really it gives you much more control.

Any way the wind SCOs...

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OS

This week’s entry into their history of shame is a claim to own the standard Unix executable file format. What I took away from the whole circus, though, is that you’re playing with fire if you entrust your company or personal computing to proprietary software vendors.

Novell plugs Bandit for ID management

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SUSE

Novell on Monday plans to officially launch Bandit, an open-source identity management project that was quietly started earlier this year.

Use thttpd as your Web server when Apache is overkill

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HowTos

Apache, while being a fantastic Web server, is very hefty because of the many options and modules it comes with. If you're serving up static content or running a small Web site, Apache may be overkill. Fortunately, there is thttpd.

Counting on a Linux push

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Linux

Linux may be the catalyst that boosts sales of blade servers in India. As vendors such as IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and Dell grapple with new strategies to sell the sleek and expensive blade servers, the Linux operating system (OS) is the trump card they play to win over cost-conscious Indian IT buyers.

red hat summit videos

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Linux

Aaron Seigo reports, "If you haven't seen the red hat summit videos yet, it's worth the download and your time. both cory doctorow and eben moglen deliver truly thought provoking and inspiring bits on freedom. red hat is a company that truly does grok the concepts of free software."

Users report Ubuntu Upgrade effortless

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Ubuntu

Two short blogs report the ease and success of Sunday Ubuntu upgrades. One states, "smoothest major upgrade ever - Linux or Windows!" Another says, "worked like a charm."

What is a Kernel?

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Linux

An operating system kernel is the piece or pieces of software that is responsible for servicing resource requests from applications and the management of resources. To generalize, kernels use a system call (or syscall) interface to handshake with applications.

Comparison: Linux vs FreeBSD (Bsd) oses

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OS

If you would like to compare FreeBSD and Linux, then keep in mind following points: SMP support, Reliability/robust, Performance, Security, Filesystem, and Support (community and vendor).

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The State of Linux: Malaysia's Strong OSS Growth

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OSS

Adoption and growth in Asia-Pacific is far more expansive than many news stories convey. In this article, I hope to present the depth and substantial planning that goes into a national OSS I.T. strategy -- with Malaysia being an excellent example.

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