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I wanted to see for myself just how quickly a machine would be infected, how it would be infected, and how frequently it would be probed. Rather than putting a target machine openly on the Internet, I decided to use the Nepenthes malware collector. Nepenthes is a low interaction Honeypot, which emulates known vulnerabilities and captures worms as they attempt to infect it.
Even if Windows rules the desktop in your organization, you can still use Linux as a file server in the background. All it takes is installing Samba. Rather than fighting with samba.conf text files, Jack Wallen shows how to get the job done with the YaST installer in SuSe Linux.
The collaboration space is getting crowded these days, with various products offering Exchange-like functionality and a few enticing extras. Among the available solutions is Zimbra, which provides a collaboration server that runs on Linux. Find out what Justin James discovered when he installed Zimbra and put it through its paces.
[TechRepublic is a Windows centric site, so I was curious to read this review. As expected, he complains heavily about CLI, but has some good things to say about Zimbra. -- NoDough]
With the recent news of several Linux vendors entering into partnership agreements with Microsoft (Novell, Linspire, Xandros), there has been much debate recently about two factions of Linux forming. Saying that Linux is going to be torn in two, makes for good press and lively debates, but this is certainly nothing new for Linux.
The perfect high school graduation gift – a new computer. It'll be a God-send for my daughter when her college starts up in the fall. But what to buy? Seeing that I've been running Linux systems for over a decade, I really wanted to introduce my daughter (a non-geek, I guess she didn't get the gene) to Linux as well.
Today, Linspire announced our latest partnership, one with Microsoft, to bring even more choices to desktop Linux users, and together, offer a "better" Linux experience.
The FSF (Free Software Foundation) recently released their latest draft of the proposed new GPL license, "v3." In its current form, GPLv3 may unintentionally end up limiting one of the most important things we love about "free" open source software...freedom of choice.
Spam has long been a problem for e-mail servers, including those running Linux. Here's how you can use SpamAssassin to stop the spam onslaught on your Linux servers.
Technical books publisher O'Reilly has released a "cookbook" full of bash shell scripting examples. The Bash Cookbook offers numerous complete working scripts aimed at helping users customize their systems and automate routine tasks.
The final draft of GPLv3 states that companies that distribute open-source software cannot at the same time pursue patent claims against users of that software.
LearningSoft has used customized Linux-based handheld devices in an "assessment system" aimed at helping classroom school teachers create, administer, and score tests. Aimed primarily at grades three through eight, the "Indigo Learning System" uses Aeronix's $99 Zipit chat device running a custom software stack.
After two years of work by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the open source community, the GNU General Public License Version 3 (GPLv3) is due on June 29. The "final draft," released May 31 for comments, persists with "anti-TiVo-ization" language, although the scope is narrowed to consumer devices only.
U.K.-based startup TriMetrix has announced a tiny single-board computer (SBC) designed for use in devices requiring biometric scanners, including time/attendence, access control, and POS (point-of-sales) equipment. The TMX1000 has a powerful ARM9 processor, and comes with an open-source software stack based on Linux 2.6.
This is a cool little video of a librarian installing Ubuntu on donated computers.
LXer Feature: 03-May-2007
When the timing is right, things just naturally seem to fall into place and work for good.
As part of an overall effort to update our Linux program, today we are announcing a partnership with Canonical to offer Ubuntu on select consumer desktop and notebook products.
you have the opportunity to make your voices, and your currency, heard loud and clear in support of your favorite Linux distribution. Surely the same sentiments we have seen at LXer
will be reflected at Tux500, right?
Way cool! VOIP and an Internet Jukebox on a Linux powered Nokia 770.
WASHINGTON - Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged Tuesday the dominant Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course.
This coalition has formed to stop the "Network Neutrality" legislation. Is the legislation good or bad? Should it be stopped, or encouraged?
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