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Satan: Sell Your Soul To Me, Not Microsoft

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Humor

HADES -- Faced with growing competition from Microsoft in the lucrative soul-buying market, the Prince of Darkness today unveiled a new advertising campaign hoping to lure in more customers and turn the tables on Bill Gates.

LAMP vs. LAMP Rematch

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Software

Two very popular and widely used languages for building dynamic web sites are Perl and PHP. They make up two thirds of the "P" in the Linux Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) stack. How does their performance, using mod_perl and mod_php, compare for everyday web programming? I attempted to find out.

Mozilla issues Firefox, Thunderbird security patches

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Moz/FF

Two weeks after the general release of Firefox 2.0, Mozilla Corp. on Nov. 8 released a group of "critical updates" aimed at improving security for its older Firefox web browser series (v1.5x), its Thunderbird email client, and its SeaMonkey web application suite.

Step-By-Step Configuration of NAT with iptables

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up network-address-translation (NAT) with iptables rules.

Requirements:
CPU - PII or more
OS - Any Linux distribution
Software - Iptables
Network Interface Cards: 2

TORCS 1.3.0 released

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Gaming

TORCS, The Open Racing Car Simulator, is a highly portable multi platform car racing simulation. It is used as ordinary car racing game, as AI racing game and as research platform. Version 1.3.0 is available for download. The most important changes are reworked cars and tracks, improved and new opponents, and a lot of little improvements and a few new features.

Apache Derby databases, Part 1: Converged provider environment

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News

This article, Part 1, introduces the growing need for automated IT management, which is facilitated by the centralization and consolidation of applications, data centers, and front- and back-office functions. Discover how you can use Derby as a managed element, including working with the database's unified utilization and management requirements and how using FCAPS can help you design an IT management solution.

Why linux can be updated without rebooting

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HowTos

One of the most frustrating things about installing or upgrading programs on certain operating systems is the constant need to have to reboot. This is especially true with drivers or system files. Why is it that linux can be upgraded without rebooting?

What Adobe, Mozilla aren't doing

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Moz/FF

Sometimes it pays to take a little time before you issue a press release. This morning's release about collaboration between Adobe and Mozilla is a great case in point. A quick scan of the news headlines reveals all sorts of confusing results:

What if Red Hat Bought Novell?

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Linux

There's been some discussion on various news websites and blogs about what Red Hat will do thanks to the Novell-Microsoft 'covenant'. I discussed my take on things with my previous post on the subject. Now that I've had a chance to catch up on my reading on the 'covenant' I've come to another conclusion...Red Hat will do 1 of 2 things.

Linux man gets his Windows Refund

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Linux

Thanks to Dell, one UK Linux user has succeeded in the perennial quest to buy and use a laptop without paying for an unused bundled OS.

Why the Linux desktop dream is over

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Linux

When Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001, the controversy around Redmond's abolition of its traditional volume discount licensing and the cost of upgrading caused a flurry of businesses to explore the possibility of switching to Linux on the desktop. Threatened migrations came to nought.

Novell is not SCO

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SUSE

Novell is not SCO. Novell is not the great anti-GPL. Get over it. I'm getting a little tired of the constant Novell-bashing. Do I think that Novell made a smart long term move by partnering up with Microsoft? No, I don't.

Linux How to setup multi homing network

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If you have 2 NIC (network Lan card) each connected to different networks: => eth0: 192.168.1.0/24 => eth1: 192.168.2.0/24 Consider above setup. Now if you want to route traffic to connected network only (eth0 and eth1) w/o setting Linux server as a router. This is generally called multi homing setup.

OpenSSH 4.5 fixes bugs

OpenSSH 4.5 was released today, fixing a number of bugs and security risks. T-shirts, posters and CDs continue to feature in OpenBSD and OpenSSH releases.

Ubuntu Edgy LAMP Server Installation with Screenshots

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HowTos

Automatic LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) In about 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Edgy Server Edition, you can have a LAMP server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.

OpenSUSE Is A Community Product - Respect That

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SUSE

It is just a matter of Novell and has nothing or very little to do with openSUSE. It’s a Novell management decision, has nothing to do with openSUSE nor the community.

Flying high with FlightGear

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Software

FlightGear is a top notch and highly accurate free software flight simulator. The software has no kill or be killed situations. Don’t expect arcade like dogfights and precision bombing. Such features are not included. However, with a large range of planes to choose from and with most of the world covered by accurate maps expect a realistic experience as near to a holodeck as software only can allow.

Mark Shuttleworth: Simplified, rationalised licensing

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OSS

Richard Stallman is the man I admire most in the free software world. Nobody else has so clearly articulated, so beautifully argued for the freedom to change your own software and the freedom to share it. I’m absolutely convinced it is free source, not “open” source, which is at the heart of the innovation that will carry free software to ubiquity.

Linux printing: much done and more to do

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Linux

In the last seven years, printing on Linux has undergone a metamorphosis. Barely adequate printing support, provided on a program by program basis, has been transmuted by a half dozen projects into a wealth of options comparable to those available on Windows or the Mac OS. Where printer manufacturers once ignored Linux, a growing number support it and the rest are watching closely. Standardization and support for multiple distributions remain major problems, but community and corporate interests have recently started working together to address these last remaining problems.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Why Open-Source Pros Are in Great Demand
    The majority of hiring managers predict that the demand for open-source IT professionals will rise more than other recruitment-based areas of interest over the next six months, according to a recent survey from the Linux Foundation and Dice. The resulting report, "Moving Toward Professionalization: Rising Need for Open-Source Skills in 2016," indicates that these managers struggle to fill open-source positions, especially when trying to find candidates with needed cloud, networking and/or security experience. Meanwhile, when considering an offer, open-source professionals said they're most interested in working on appealing projects with cutting-edge technology challenges. Money and perks are of secondary interest, even though, given the hot market, many open-source specialists are able to negotiate a great compensation package. According to the report, "In the last decade, open-source development has experienced a massive shift: Once a mostly community and volunteer-based concern, the model has since become a mainstay of the IT industry. Flexibility in accommodating new technologies and speed at adapting to a changing market have made open source vital to modern companies, which are now investing zealously in open source and open-source talent. More and better code is the way forward, and the skilled professionals who can make it happen are highly in demand." More than 400 hiring managers and 4,500 open-source professionals took part in the research.
  • Open Source Realm Mobile Database Hits Version 1.0
    Citing advantages over the SQLite and Core Data databases commonly used in iOS and Android apps, Realm today launched version 1.0 of its namesake "mobile-first database."
  • Realm has hit the version 1.0 milestone, and now reaches over 1 billion users
    As mobile databases go, Realm was already a fan favorite. Now we get an idea of just how popular it really is, as the company notes it now reaches one billion iOS and Android users via 100,000 active developers.
  • Rackspace Adopts OX's Dovecot Pro Open Source IMAP Email Platform
    Dovecot, the open source email platform from Open-Xchange, received a significant endorsement this week from Rackspace, which announced that it will use the company's Dovecot Pro product for email hosting.
  • An Apparent Exodus Continues At OwnCloud
    This week we've now seen the announcements by Jos Poortvliet, Lukas Reschke, Björn Schießle, and Arthur Schiwon are among those leaving ownCloud Inc. Each of their blog posts confirm they are leaving but don't shed much light on the underlying situation at the company.
  • Upcoming governance workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Standards for Public Procurement
    On the 15th June, 2016, DG Connect and DG Growth wil be co-hosting an interactive workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Standards for Public Procurement. This catalogue of standards is being developed to assist public procurers implement interoperable ICT solutions across Member States, as well as reducing incidence of vender lock-in, and ultimately to assist in the continued development of the Digital Single Market.
  • American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong
    To truly impact an children’s cognitive development, and prepare them for future computing jobs that may not even exist yet, we must move beyond pop computing. I strongly believe that learning computing should become mandatory in all schools, and should be viewed in the same context as reading and writing. Students must be challenged and encouraged to think differently in each grade level, subject matter, and read/write various computing projects every day in their academic life. With this mindset and approach we’ll help this generation of students fill those one million jobs, all of which require so much more than dragging and clicking.
  • Google Inbox Notifications
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Security Leftovers

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  • Paul Vixie on IPv6 NAT, IPv6 security and Internet of Things
    Internet pioneer Paul Vixie spoke with SearchSecurity about IPv6 NAT, IPv6 and the Internet of Things, and the long, thankless path to deploying IPv6.
  • PHP 7.0.7 Released Fixing 28 Bugs
    As is the case with a .xy update, this is mostly a bug fix update, with at least 28 different issues being fixed in an effort to make PHP 7.x more stable. Though the PHP project hasn't identified any specific security vulnerabilities that are fixed in the update, I see at least one with bug #72162.
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    Recent local news stories about credit card skimmers found in self-checkout lanes at some Walmart locations reminds me of a criminal sales pitch I saw recently for overlay skimmers made specifically for the very same card terminals.

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Leftovers: BSD

  • Faces of FreeBSD 2016: Michael Lucas
    Back by popular demand, we’re again sharing a story from someone involved in FreeBSD with our Faces of FreeBSD series. It may be a story from someone who’s received funding from us to work on development projects, run conferences, travel to conferences, or advocate for FreeBSD. Or, it may be from someone who gives back to FreeBSD financially or in another way. Regardless, it is always from someone who is making a positive difference in the FreeBSD world.
  • pfSense 2.3.1 FreeBSD Firewall Update Patches Web GUI Security Issue, Seven Bugs
    Released a week ago as the first maintenance build in the 2.3 stable series, pfSense 2.3.1 received its first update, bringing a patch for a major security issue in the Web GUI, as well as seven other bug fixes. pfSense 2.3.1 was a major point release of the FreeBSD-based network firewall distribution that introduced over 100 changes, but pfSense 2.3 brought a new pkg system that lets the project's maintainers update only individual parts of the system.