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Kanotix Live-CD: Gentle Intro for Beginners

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Linux

Have you ever wondered what Linux is all about? Are you curious to see what everyone keeps referring to? Would you like a gentle and easy way to try out Linux without losing any of your Windows programs and files?

Live Patching on Linux

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Linux

To satisfy high-availability requirements, special-purpose operating systems, sometimes proprietary or self-developed operating system, were used. Live patching is one of the capabilities in version 3.1 of the CGL requirement definition document released in June 2005. This feature enables a process to modify its functions without restarting.

Get the Facts Yourself, Redmond

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OSS

After getting back to the home office, I found an anonymous note in the contrib queue of Linux Today (the page where I see all of the story recommendations sent in via the site). It was titled "Fake Microsoft Story?" and pointed to a URL on Microsoft Malaysia's Web site. I read it, and what was a good day became that much better.

Also: Amanda: Coverity Bugs Down to Zero

Preventing DDOS Attacks

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HowTos

DDOS happens due to lack of security awareness of the network/server owners. On a daily basis we hear that a particular machine is under DDOS attack or NOC has unplugged the machine due to DDOS attack. In this article I am trying to explain what DDOS is and how it can be prevented.

Fedora Core 5 Released early?

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Linux

According to one thread on the fedoraforum, some final isos are already on mirrors.

OSS dreams do come true

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Misc

The Pietermaritzburg Linux Enthusiasts Group (PLEG, pronounced "pledge") recently made the dream of Ayanda Mthethwa, a 13-year-old with congenital heart disease, come true. What caught the attention of PLEG was Mthethwa's dream to have her very own laptop.

Port knocking: A security idea whose time has come

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Security

Many, many innovations come from the Linux and Unix world. Few are more intriguing to me than port knocking. Port knocking works on the concept that users wishing to attach to a network service must initiate a predetermined sequence of port connections or send a unique string of bytes before the remote client can connect to the eventual service.

Build a Secure Wireless Portal with Linux

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Software

Ever since wireless Ethernet was born, a sizable number of folks decided that it should be freely available to the masses at no cost. Humans being what they are, admins of open wireless networks should be canny and careful. It's a good idea anyway to have some controls in place. There are a number of specialized applications for building wireless portals.

Easing Data Migration

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OS

Linux is emerging as the platform of choice for a growing number of enterprises across the globe. While moving to a new operating system is not trivial. The trick is don't move the data.

MyahOS 2.0 Released

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Linux

Announcing MyahOS 2.0. MyahOS 2.0 is a completely new system, rebuilt from the ground up using Slackware Current packages. It features the 2.6.15.3 test kernel and has patched in squashfs, unionfs, and bootsplash. It also sports the latest KDE 3.5.1 with the latest qt and xorg 6.9.0.

Top 10 reasons Linux pwns your OS

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Linux

You've probably heard the talk and seen the articles from Linux enthusiasts on how virtually any Linux distro can run rings around Windows. To help clarify things, Scott M. Morris, the editor of Novell's CoolSolutions website, has complied all the key reasons in one handy, bookmarkable article.

A Rebuttal to SJVN on Forks and Desktop Linux Direction

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Linux

Pardon me Steven, but I must have missed your article of equal "forking" outrage.

"MS/Linux" (Mark Shuttleworth/Ubuntu Linux) effectively forked from the Debian proper, core distribution by breaking binary compatibility with them. As you must know, there are now third-string distros promising binary compatibility with Ubuntu instead of Debian.

Off the Beaten Browser

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Software

WHEN THE VAST MAJORITY of the world's PC users want to surf the web, they fire up Microsoft's Internet Explorer. That's a shame, because IE, as it's known in the Internet business, is probably the worst web browser you can use. Many users don't know there are alternatives.

SUSE 10.1 Beta 8 report

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Reviews
SUSE
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Well, it's that time of year again. Buttercups are blooming, little birds are making their way back, and a beta 8 of SUSE is released... BETA 8? Wow. Have you ever known a release to go through so many betas? According to the Roadmap, there may only be one or two release candidates though, and we can expect some kind of word as to the final release date sometime around April 13. But these things tend to change often and we'll be right here to keep you posted. We weren't privy to the beta7, so could we expect some major improvements this public release? Well, let's find out.

Public Test of DropTeam

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Gaming

This is a public multiplayer test release of DropTeam (download links below). The purpose of this release is to test DropTeam's network functionality with a large number of players. Anyone can play for free in order to help us test DropTeam. For Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X Tiger.

Open source 'split by digital divide'

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OSS

Local needs are not being met in developing countries, which are consumers not creators of open source software, says the United Nations University.

Code to Run XP on Mac May Become Open Source

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OSS

A couple of amateur programmers have managed to do what Apple Computer didn't want them to: get Microsoft's Windows operating system to run on the Macintosh. Nederkoorn said he expected they would make it available as open source software.

Making the move to Linux

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Linux

The numbers of SMB manufacturers turning from UNIX to open source operating systems seems to be increasing. One thing driving this is the increasing availability of ERP application suites ported to Linux.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
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gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

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