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How To Chroot Apache 2 Web Server Under Red Hat / CentOS Linux

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A chroot on Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora Linux operating changes the apparent disk root directory for the Apache process and its children. Once this is done attacker or other php / perl / python scripts cannot access or name files outside that directory. This is called a "chroot jail" for Apache. You should never ever run a web server without jail. There should be privilege separation between web server and rest of the system.

BREAKING: compiz++ branch hits git

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smspillaz.wordpress: Ladies and Gentlemen what you are seeing here may well be the future of compiz as we know it, in a new compiz branch called compiz++ which allows for really neat things like:

Bored (or Broke) on the Holidays? Develop a Funambol GNOME Evolution Plugin

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ostatic.com/blog: The mission, should you choose to accept it: Develop a GUI-plugin, based on SyncEvolution to easily, visually sync Evolution to the Funambol SyncML servers.

New Mac OS X ’sheets’ CompizFusion Plugin

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smspillaz.wordpress: I’ve implemented a sort of Mac OS X ’sheets’ animation in the simple-animations plugin. It is designed to work with dialog boxes so that they appear to ‘roll out’ of the top of the window.

Nix fixes dependency hell on all Linux distributions

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linux.com: A next-generation package manager called Nix provides a simple distribution-independent method for deploying a binary or source package on different flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, Fedora, and Red Hat. Even better, Nix does not interfere with existing package managers.

An Easy Way to Introduce Inkscape Drawing Program to Youth and Adults

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washingtonpost.com: Inkscape is a fun, free and very powerful vector drawing program that runs on all major computer platforms: Linux, Macintosh and Windows. This program can give you endless hours of enjoyment, even if you're not an artist.

All window managers are not equal in screen redraw speed.

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toolbox.com: I have been going through a stage of trying several different window managers and I found something that surprised me. The screen redraw speed of different window managers have a visual difference in screen redraw speed.

The open source guide to the galaxy

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zdnet.com.au: Could your business be paying for a proprietary program when an open source alternative exists? Take a look at our guide as we count down the most popular open source products.

Maximize Your Terminal Usage with Terminator

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maketecheasier.com: Terminator is a simple program that allows you to load multiple terminals and arrange them in grid. It is useful when you need to access to various terminals at the same time.

Boxee - You are NOT “Open”

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meandubuntu.wordpress: I’ve been researching building a better media PC, and recently someone pointed out Boxee to me. Another vivid example of how so many companies are only paying lip-service to the term “Open”.

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