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iptraf - A reliable network monitoring software for GNU/Linux

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HowTos

Linux has no dearth in utilities which aid a user in getting a snapshot of the network traffic which course through ones machine especially when one is connected to the internet. One such software which aids the user in keeping an eye on the exchange of IP packets to and from ones machine is IPTraf. This is a curses based menu driven utility which intercepts packets on the network and gives out information about it.

Firefox fixes bug in record time

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Moz/FF

THE FREE browser Firefox seems to be able to teach Microsoft a lesson or two when it comes to fixing bugs. But, it has slightly buggered up the release dates and numbers that were planned for Firebadger.

Nintendo fans perplexed by new name

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Gaming

After Nintendo announced the official name of its next-generation game console, to be known henceforth as Wii, fan reaction was less "whee" and more "why?" Until the company's announcement Thursday, the console has been known by its code name, "Revolution".

Microsoft's EU appeal case ends

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Microsoft

The week-long anti-competition hearing involving Microsoft and the European Commission has finished - with neither side willing to predict the outcome.

Also:

  • Microsoft exec calls for calm on OSS site

  • Plunge in Microsoft shares worst in more than 5 years

Mirror Your Web Site With rsync

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can mirror your web site from your main web server to a backup server that can take over if the main server fails. We use the tool rsync for this, and we make it run through a cron job that checks every x minutes if there is something to update on the mirror. Thus your backup server should usually be up to date if it has to take over.

Defining Success

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Linux

I just witnessed a subtle, yet interesting, division in the Linux community this week. The catalyst for this division was none other than the announcement from the Desktop Linux Summit that Linspire is planning to offer, alongside their commercial offering of the same name, community-oriented versions of the Linspire distro to be known as Freespire.

ATI PowerPlay Reanalyzed

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Software

Last year we had taken an in-depth look at ATI's PowerPlay technology upon the support within the Linux fglrx display drivers. Now that Fedora Core 5 has been out for some time, and there have been quite a few monthly releases since that point, we are now back today as we re-examine ATI's PowerPlay using once again the Mobility RADEON X300.

Linux desktop a viable alternative to Windows: poll

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Linux

A clear majority of readers believe that a Linux desktop will one day be a viable alternative to Microsoft Windows, according to approximately two thirds of respondents to a lightning poll.

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Adventures with a SUSE Linux-Powered OQO Palmtop

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SUSE

After seeing the specs for the OQO model 01+ tablet palmtop PC, I knew I had to put SUSE 10.0 Linux on it and do a review. OQO currently offers only a Windows XP version. To say the OQO/SUSE Linux combination is a "geek magnet" is to overstate the obvious.

TO-Crossifre password pubished

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Gaming

Minutes ago the developers of TO-Crossfire released the password for their password-protected rar archive distributed via BitTorrent during the last days.

Also: Quake4 1.2.1 for GNU/Linux x86 update

PCBurn Commentary: What's Up with PCIe 1x Slots?

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Hardware

On recent motherboards the PCIe 1x slots seem to be all the rage. Some motherboard manufacturers eskew extra PCI slots in favor of their runty PCIe cousin. But what are these used for? And why would you want two PCIe 1x slots instead of a healthy 3 or 4 standard PCI slots?

Managing Disk Space with LVM

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HowTos

The Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) is a mechanism for virtualizing disks. It can create "virtual" disk partitions out of one or more physical hard drives, allowing you to grow, shrink, or move those partitions from drive to drive as your needs change. It also allows you to create larger partitions than you could achieve with a single drive.

World's smallest networked Linux computer?

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Linux

Intec Automation is shipping a tiny ColdFire-powered CPU module claimed to be the smallest Linux SBC (single-board computer) with Internet connectivity, a reasonable amount of memory, and "massive control functionality." The WildFireMod measures 1.9 x 1.7 inches (49 x 44mm).

Analysis: Open-Source Promenade

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OSS

Whether Red Hat's $350 million purchase of JBoss proves a wise decision strategically or financially over the long term, it was one that Red Hat had to pull the trigger on if it hopes to compete in the higher-value business-software market.

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Mozilla Pulls Major Firefox 2.0 Feature

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Corp. developers have yanked one of the most prominent features from the next version of their Firefox browser after deciding that it can't be finished in time.

Also: Firefox Picks User Ads

EU: Microsoft had 'double lock' on PCs

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Microsoft

Microsoft violated antitrust law to "double lock" a virtual monopoly it holds on personal computer operating systems, a European Commission lawyer told a court Friday.

Also: Samba creator takes stand in Microsoft case

Azureus Adding "Content Layer"

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Software

Azureus, the ever popular Open Source BitTorrent client, is due to announce the addition of a "content layer" to the software at OnHollywood 2006.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Sunset for McNealy

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OS

Hardly a ho-hum week. CEO McNealy, Linspire and Xandros.

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