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Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP (Part 2)

Last week we were introduced to LDAP in general and Fedora Directory Server in particular. Today we'll walk through a simple Fedora Directory Server installation to learn your way around FDS.

Green WiFi? We could need that, too!

The internet sites, ZDNet, and the maker Green WiFi themselves report about successful test setups with cheap, low-cost, and solar-powered routers, which could be deployed to “developing countries”.

'Red Hat demise not Ubuntu goal'

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has dismissed speculation that the success of Ubuntu will result in the death of Linux stalwart Red Hat, saying the two organisations held very different positions and had distinctly different goals. He did, however, agree that they were trying to be better than the likes of Red Hat and Novell.

Debian Installer Bug Sqashing Party - 11-13 August

The weekend of 11-13 August has been dedicated to Debian Installer

Linux Link Tech Show Interviews Amarok Developers

The Linux Link Tech Show has interviewed Amarok developers Max Howell and Ian Monroe in their latest show. Max talks about Amarok's many features and what they plan for KDE 4, while Ian explains what the main goals of the Amarok project are. Start 12 minutes in to skip the technical problems and listen to the interview.

Operating Systems and The Future of Education

  •; By Brandon Watts (Posted by gsh on Aug 4, 2006 1:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
The opportunities available to children today are much more varied than they've ever been before. In the past, it seems like there were a handful of respectable occupations and as long as you stayed practical and fit within that mold, you were set. These days, more emphasis is placed on being what you want to be, and kids are encouraged to think freely and creatively about what they want to do with their lives.

Mozilla Firefox Fixes Windows Media Player Regression

Mozilla Firefox is now available for download. Hot on the heels of last week's Firefox release, this update fixes a Windows Media Player plugin regression introduced in version

Web services using REST on Rails and Java

This article introduces Web services in Rails and focuses on a strategy known as Representational State Transfer (REST).

Official sister magazine?

Looks like the Debian crowd started something like a magazine: Let’s welcome The Debian Times!

Easy SNMP Server and Client Configuration Steps

Easy SNMP Server and Client Configuration Steps

Mozilla celebrates 200 millionth Firefox download, issues v1.5.0.6

Mozilla on Aug. 2 released yet another updated version of its Firefox browser, v1.5.0.6, right on the heels of v1.5.0.5, which came out July 26 but apparently caused an unforeseen problem. Additionally, Mozilla announced that Firefox passed the 200 million download mark on July 31.

Day two at Black Hat

LAS VEGAS -- The crowds are larger on this second day of Black Hat, though people are moving a little more slowly than yesterday, perhaps because of the free toga party last night at Caesar's Palace, marking the casino's 40th anniversary. Nevertheless, the conference sessions have been packed with intriguing information.

Networking 101: Understanding Tunneling

  • Enterprise Networking Planet; By Charlie Schluting (Posted by tuxchick2 on Aug 4, 2006 9:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups:
The computing world has become dependent on various types of tunneling. All remote access VPN connections use tunnels, and you'll frequently hear the geeks talking about SSH tunnels. You can accomplish amazing things with tunnels, so sit back and relax while you enjoy a gentle introduction to tunneling and its uses.

Ark Linux 2006.1 Released with KDE 3.5.4

The Ark Linux team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the KDE centric desktop distribution Ark Linux 2006.1 - including KDE 3.5.4, Amarok 1.4.1, Kopete 0.12.1 with a hotfix for connecting to ICQ after the latest protocol change, a fully KDE-ified 2.0.3, and 7.1.1. Another highlight in this release is the KDE based "rpmhandler", a tool that makes installing 3rd party packages easier than ever before.

GNU/Linux -- Like No Other Hotrod, Ever

Tux with cboy's rat-on-a-shoestring LXer Feature: 04-Aug-2006

GNU/Linux -- Like No Other Hotrod, Ever

While others appear to be going backwards, Linux just keeps racing ahead.

'Linux supports more devices, "out of the box", than any other operating system ever has.'

"Yes, that's right, we support more things than anyone else. And more than anyone else ever has in the past. Linux has a very long list of things that we have supported before anyone else ever did."
-- Greg Kroah-Hartman, OLS 2006 Keynote

Microsoft tempts embedded Linux developers with "free apps"

Microsoft's Windows Embedded team will host a "free app" giveaway during LinuxWorld. The "apps" -- in this case appetizers -- include embedded turkey clubs ("it's the bacon that's embedded") and boneless "penguin" wings ("hot and tasty, but with no support infrastructure"), plus free beer and wine.

[Hmm. "Shanghaiing was the act of forcibly conscripting someone to serve a term working on a ship, usually after having been rendered senseless by alcohol, drugs or a sharp blow to the head." If the free beer and wine don't work, will they resort to the sharp blow to the head? -- grouch]

Debian Linux Adds OpenVZ Virtualization Software

The OpenVZ virtualization software is built on Linux and creates isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server to enable greater server utilization and better availability with fewer performance penalties.

[I suggest Mr. Galli look again. The name is Debian GNU/Linux. It is just as wrong to call it "Debian Linux" as it would be to say "Red Hat GNU/Linux" or "Petre Galley". -- grouch]

Yahoo! sees limits to open source goodness

Yahoo! doesn't plan to release all its software code under an open source license because it's unpractical and carries limited benefits, Yahoo! developer Jeremy Zawodny said on his blog.

Ubuntu Christian Edition 1.0 Screenshot Tour reports - Ubuntu Christian Edition is a free, open source operating system geared towards Christians. It is based on the popular Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. Along with the standard Ubuntu applications, Ubuntu Christian Edition includes the best available Christian software. OSDir has some nice screenshots of Ubuntu Christian Edition 1.0 in the Ubuntu Christian Edition 1.0 Screenshot Tour.

Firefox Turns Up the Heat

Challenger to Internet Explorer crosses the 200-million downloads mark and partners with RealNetworks.

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