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|Story||Recent improvements with Debian GNU/kFreeBSD||srlinuxx||03/08/2011 - 8:00pm|
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|Story||Bundle In A Bundle: HIB2 now in HIB3||srlinuxx||03/08/2011 - 7:55pm|
|Story||The First Shot Towards GStreamer 1.0||srlinuxx||03/08/2011 - 5:41pm|
|Story||Flashback: The Future of the Web 1995-Style||srlinuxx||03/08/2011 - 5:21pm|
|Story||Jokosher: A Completely Kosher Audio Multitool||srlinuxx||03/08/2011 - 4:44pm|
|Story||Space Exploration Gets Open Sourced||srlinuxx||03/08/2011 - 4:42pm|
|Story||Web browsers safer than you think||srlinuxx||03/08/2011 - 4:41pm|
|Story||today's leftovers:||srlinuxx||03/08/2011 - 7:48am|
|Story||some howtos:||srlinuxx||03/08/2011 - 7:37am|
NetXen, a maker of hardware-accelerated 10GbE (10-Gigabit Ethernet) LAN cards, has just introduced a set of software drivers for Linux systems. The company claims that with this hardware/software combo users should see great network performance without incurring increased host CPU overhead.
One of the best ways you can participate in the free and open source software (FOSS) revolution is by helping to test software and reporting bugs and issues to project developers to help them improve their code. Even in the wild and woolly, sometimes undisciplined approach to development that we see in FOSS projects, there are ways to test more effectively.
When you want to run a particular task repeatedly, or run it at a scheduled time, Linux and other Unix-like operating systems offer you an easy way to do this and plenty more. It’s called cron and it’s a multi-purpose task scheduler on steroids. It’s installed and enabled on virtually every Unix-like OS out there by default.
Version 2.1.2 of the open-source BitTorrent client KTorrent for KDE removes two vulnerabilities. The first one is said to enable an attacker to cause the application to crash. According to the bug report by Ubuntu the vulnerability also allows code to be injected onto a system and executed. The vulnerability is found in the module chunkcounter.cpp and is triggered by large idx values.
Take advantage of the added protection that firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware programs offer, says James Turnbull. The author of Hardening Linux warns that, while the incidence of viruses and spyware on Linux are considerably smaller than on Windows-based platforms, they can still occur.
Back in December, I wrote a guide on Streamtuner/Streamripper in Linux. If you are unfamiliar with this concept, I suggest you read that post first. In this guide, I will be using the Amarok-like media manager for Gnome, Exaile.
Dell began polling customers about their software preferences on Tuesday as part of an effort by the struggling PC vendor to meet a popular request for desktops and notebooks that run on Linux instead of Windows.
The Linux operating system, having made inroads into corporations' backroom server computers, is showing hints of inching into a much broader market: employees' personal computers.
The much-hyped notion that Linux would be viable software to run desktop and notebook PCs seemed dead on arrival a few years ago. But the idea is showing some new vital signs.
Simple file encryption is useful, but sometimes it's more useful to encrypt a complete filesystem or disk, such as when you need to protect a large set of files. Or you may need not only to protect, but to completely hide the presence of sensitive data from prying eyes. For these cases, here are several options for securing your systems.
This partnership will see Linspire base Linspire/Freespire on Ubuntu, while Canonical will in turn use Linspire's CNR commercial software e-commerce technology. Both companies believe that they will benefit in this partnership by promoting the adoption of Linux in the Microsoft dominated desktop market.
I have setup a remote desktop to allow her to connect to and use, thus confining the greater bandwidth usage to our unlimited broadband connection in Blightey so she gets a speedier desktop experience via dialup whilst only consuming the small bandwidth needed to receive the remote desktop itself. The solution I’ve chose is NX server.
The setup routine (in order)went like this:
In a very very strange turn of events, Canonical has refused to ship me CDs of its Linux distribution, Ubuntu.
Author Vladimir Nabokov said in a 1969 New York Times interview that "there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile--some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket."
Linux is getting hotter and more mainstream all the time—enough so that even IT administrators who deal primarily with Windows would do well to get their feet wet with Linux.
tuXlabs is a freely distributed educational software package running on a specialised Ubuntu derivative which has been rolled out to schools across South Africa and serves over 160 000 learners. Tectonic has covered various stories on it in the past and it seemed about time to give it a try.
We are at a cusp in computing history. This time is now a delicate balancing point where the future of computing can go one way or another. It is also obvious that one party stands to lose a great deal while another stands to win a great deal. Ironically the party that stands to lose the most is the one who has brought this turning point into reality.
Only a few hours after playing with Vista, I resized that partition (Vista now has a “shrink” utility) to 60 MBs and left 40 MBs free for Ubuntu (the rest 20 GBs are reserved by DELL as a recovery partition).
OpenID is an open decentralized digital identity system that has been gaining traction in recent months. It implements a solution to some everyday headaches such as single-sign-on, but it does not address related issues like privacy, trust, spam prevention, or message authentication. OpenID uses a multiple-stage sign-on process, but don't let that discourage you.
For all the hype regarding Open Source Software (OSS), we sometimes forget logic in the excitement of trying to get on board with this latest trend. What we really care about (or should care about) is making a sound business decision regarding software. Think everyone is hopping on the OSS bandwagon because the software doesn't cost anything?