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Trusted Computing comes under attack

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Misc

Alan Cox, a lead Linux kernel developer and security architect, said that trusting computing has often been used to lock customers into buying a particular software and to prevent rival software makers from competing on that platform.

Ultima Linux: Third Time's a Charm?

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Linux
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New release Ultima Linux 8 was announced this morning and we thought we'd try again. Given our past track record with Ultima, we were a bit leary. To quote the Ultima site, "Ultima Linux is a free distribution of the Linux operating system designed for stability, ease of use, and lots of penguin eye-candy. With Ultima Linux, you get a complete desktop system with everything you?ve come to expect from a computer ? Web browsing, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, image manipulation, and multimedia, for starters ? absolutely free." Well, we're hoping the "third time's a charm," or is it going to be "three strikes - you're out?"

Quick Tips

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  • Troubleshooting gxine

  • WINE and CDRom Copy Protection Issues
  • Install Gnu Gnash Flash Player on Mandriva
  • One-Liner .ISO Burning

Effective Partitioning - The How and Why of it

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HowTos

A few days back, when my non-techie friend came to visit me at home, he was amazed to see me booting into multiple OSes (4 to be exact) on my machine. He then wanted to know how I accomplished this feat.

Cherokee vs. Apache: the Older Indian Serves Better?

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Reviews

Cherokee is a free, alternative web server, started in 2001. Its only limitation is that it doesn't yet run on Windows, but only on Linux, BSD, Solaris and MacOS. I wanted to test Álvaro's statement on Cherokee: « Es el más rápido de todos los servidores web » But I'm not an expert in Indian populations, so YMMV. And this is not a professional review, just a quick assessment.

Samba developer wins annual Free Software award

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OSS

Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell was named this week as the winner of the annual Free Software Foundation award for his work as originator and developer of the Samba project. Samba reverse-engineered Microsoft's version of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, which is used for file-sharing and print services.

Linux 101: Best practice for security integrity auditing and recovery

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Security

Two critical security considerations that are closely related to one another are ignored all too often: integrity auditing and recovery. This document is an overview of good security integrity auditing and recovery practices using a Linux operating system.

Installing Oracle10g on RHEL4

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This tip is all about installing Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.1.0) Enterprise/Standard Edition for Linux x86 on a server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (RHEL4).

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GRUB tips and tricks

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The GRand Unified Boot loader, or GRUB, has all but replaced the default boot loader on many GNU/Linux distributions. It includes some conveniences over LILO, the LInux LOader. One advantage is not having to remember to run /sbin/lilo every time you make a configuration change.

Judge Sets Hearing Date In Google, DOJ Case

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Legal

A federal judge has scheduled for next month a hearing on Google Inc.'s refusal to hand over information on search results to the Department of Justice, which is looking for evidence to bolster its attempt to revive an anti-porn law rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Also: Google to combat spyware

LinuxAsia 2006 to be held in Delhi next month

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Linux

LINUX evangelists from industry, government and users would converge at Asia's premier Open Source conference and exposition - LinuxAsia 2006 - to be held in New Delhi between February 8-10. Speakers include Mr Mark Shuttleworth, Linux Pioneer and guru.

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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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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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.

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