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Coverity Catches Biggest X Window Security Hole Since 2000

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Security

Coverity, Inc., makers of the world’s most advanced and scalable source code analysis solution, today announced that as a result of their contract with US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the biggest X Window System security vulnerability of the last six years was identified and fixed.

Google's Summer of Code 2006 Opens with KDE

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KDE

Google's Summer of Code has opened for student applications, and KDE is again seeking students to mentor over the holidays.

Linux File System Inodes: A Basic Look

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HowTos

After discussing super block structure and its operations, we will discuss inodes today. Inodes is to file system what food is to any living creature.

Richard Stallman Sets the Free Software Record Straight

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Interviews
OSS

"Most operating systems were developed for commercial or technical motives, but GNU was developed for the sake of giving users the freedom to cooperate in a community," said Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU Project. "If users don't know this, they will be in danger of losing their freedom."

Find running processes easier with fuser

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HowTos

There are times when finding out what processes are using certain resources is invaluable to an administrator or a regular user. Invariably, one will come across the extremely frustrating "umount: /media/cdrom: device is busy" or a similar error message.

X2 - The Threat GPU Showdown

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Hardware

Announced last week by Linux Game Publishing was word that Egosoft's X2 The Threat had finally went gold with its Linux port. Today at Phoronix, we are performing a GPU showdown with a handful of popular graphics cards to see what reigns supreme as well as looking at what will be required to appropriately run the game with Linux.

Size Matters After All

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OS

Sun Microsystems is about to up the ante in the open source race, adding a 128-bit file system to its Solaris 10 operating system so that users can leave behind any worries about ever exhausting their virtual memory space.

How to scan your Linux-Distro for Root Kits

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HowTos

A root kit is a collection of programs that intruders often install after they have compromised the root account of a system. These programs will help the intruders clean up their tracks, as well as provide access back into the system. Root kits will sometimes leave processes running so that the intruder can come back easily and without the system administrator's knowledge !

Google complains to EC about IE-search link

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Google

Google said Tuesday that it has complained to the European Commission about the way that Microsoft bundles its own search mechanism in the newest version of Internet Explorer.

IT services giants wake up to Linux

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Linux

Open source software, and particularly Linux, is becoming a fundamental aspect of services portfolios for IBM Global Services, HP Services, Unisys, Novell and other major services providers.

Emu Software Achieves Novell Ready Partner Status

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Linux

Emu Software Inc., an open source management company, announces that they have achieved Novell Ready status for its open source NetDirector management system. The Novell Ready designation means that the product has been validated and enhanced to work with Novell's Linux family of products.

Resurrecting an Aptiva with D*mn Small Linux

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Linux

I bought an Aptiva in 1997 at an IBM sale. Slightly more expensive than I would have gotten a clone PC for, it was nevertheless a good purchase at the time. Its processor was a Pentium 200-MMX and it came with 16MB of RAM, a 5GB hard disk, and one USB ports. Now, what version of Linux could possibly load into a Pentium 200-MMX machine with 32MB of RAM?

The Ultimate TorrentFlux/Ubuntu Box

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Ubuntu
HowTos

TorrentFlux is a robust PHP torrent client that supports many torrent features such as rss torrents, search and download from popular torrent sites, super seeding, and much more. This tutorial will walk you through the installation of Ubuntu 5.10 and TorrentFlux 2.1 Final.

First look at Vim 7

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Software

The final release of Vim 7 is just around the corner, and it brings a number of new features to the venerable editor, including spell checking, omni completion for several programming and markup languages, tab pages, undo branches, and several other features that are worth upgrading for. Let's take a look at what's new in 7.0.

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Installtion Steps for Oracle Database XE

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Linux

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that’s free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer.

The upcoming Drupal 4.7

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Drupal

Content management systems (CMSs) are everywhere, and whether you notice or not, most every site is powered by one. But there is one PHP script that has begun to lead the CMS pack in features, customizability and power; in fact, FreeSoftwareMagazine.com runs on it, it’s called Drupal.

Linux File System Implementation: Detailing Structures

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HowTos

In our last article, we discussed the registering process for the file system and then mounting it accordingly. In this article, however, we’ll discuss the two widely used structures (structures as in C) in implementation of a file system. And then we will delve on the operations on super block structure.

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