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Swecha June 06 Screenshot Tour

DistroWatch reports - Swecha LiveCD is a Knoppix-based distribution with support for Telugu, the official language of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. OSDir has some nice shots of Swecha in the Swecha June 06 Screenshot Tour.

More Private Data Is Burgled From Government Than Hacked

  • Email Battles; By BJ Gillette (Posted by zanek on Jun 21, 2006 6:07 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
Published data reveals that, when identity thieves want Social Security numbers, they head for the fountainhead: Government. No other entity is as efficient at losing SSNs. The preferred method of acquisition? Unattended laptops. When that fails, crooks fall back to tapes, printouts, web postings, inside theft and other tricks wholly dependent on bureaucratic incompetence. After all, cracking networks from the outside can be tricky.

Tip of the Trade: Sendmail's Greet_Pause

  • Server Watch; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dcparris on Jun 21, 2006 5:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Slamming is a popular spammer tactic in which the spammer quickly fires off SMTP messages without waiting for responses from the receiving server. A poorly behaved MTA will then accept traffic from the spammer, instead of rejecting it as it should. But even well-behaved MTAs are affected because of the sheer volume of traffic with which they are forced to deal. The venerable sendmail, as of version 8.13, has a nifty feature called "greet_pause" that not only rejects incorrect SMTP transactions, but also discourages re-sends.

Debian Weekly News - June 20th, 2006

  • Mailing list; By Martin Schulze (Posted by dcparris on Jun 21, 2006 5:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Debian
Welcome to this year's 25th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the Debian community. Matt Brown [1]created a couple of wrapper scripts around sbuild and debarchiver to automatically build uploaded packages. Isaac Clerencia [2]reported that the [3]Zaragoza City Hall has deployed a thin-client solution based on Debian in six elderly centres.

Virtuas Vice President Philip Robinson to Present on Open Source ...

Speaking together on Making Open Source Work For You, Robinson and noted experts Jason Haislmaier and Stormy Peters address legal and operational best practices.

[Time sensitive: "[T]he event will be held Wednesday, June 21st at HRO’s Denver office and will run from 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M." -- grouch ]

Sun Solaris Embraces PostgreSQL

After a few delays, Sun Microsystems (Quote, Chart) is now fully supporting the open source PostgreSQL database on its Solaris 10 operating system.

Tux and the Big, Bad Wolf

Little Red Riding Penguin: The Cyber Cynic tells the story of when Tux, with his basket of goodies, met the big, bad Microsoft wolf one day on his way to grandma's house.

O'reilly Releases "Learning PHP & MySQL": A Step-by-Step Guide to ...

It's almost inconceivable to find a web server without PHP installed these days, and MySQL is the fastest growing database server in the market with an installed base, surpassed only by Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. Together these two open source applications form the underpinnings of a myriad web packages including popular blogging tools such as Wordpress and content management systems such as Midgard.

Title: Gentoo update for mozilla-thunderbird

Gentoo has issued an update for mozilla-thunderbird. This fixes some vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions, conduct cross-site scripting and HTTP response smuggling attacks, and potentially compromise a user's system.

Hp To Support Novell Desktop Linux

Hewlett-Packard has no plans to preload versions of the upcoming Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 on its PCs, but HP aims to support the operating and sees opportunities for it, an HP spokeswoman said.

[Are we inching toward greater support from a major vendor? - dcparris]

UGS' Teamcenter 2005 Delivers Comprehensive PLM Offering to Effectively Address Embedded Software Management for Mechatronics

Distinctive solution creates competitive advantage for manufacturers trying to manage the explosion of embedded software and ECUs being built-in to a growing diversity of products

Linux kernel gets an update

Kernel 2.6.17 of the open-source operating system includes support for Sun's Niagara chips and some wireless-friendly changes.

Php Pagination With MySQL

  • WebProNews; By Michael Rogne (Posted by dcparris on Jun 21, 2006 12:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: MySQL, PHP
It is extremely common these days to make results display across multiple pages. Some examples are maybe browsing through picture galleries, store products, blog entries, etc.

German Linux startup moves HQ to Mass.

A German Linux startup has moved its headquarters in Bedford, Mass., after receiving initial funding from Boston's Atlas Venture.

Win4Lin Pro improves

Win4Lin has released another version of its Win4Lin Pro Windows compatibility program for Linux desktops, which promises improved speed, better networking performance, and sound playback and recording for Windows 2000 and Windows XP guest operating systems. Win4Lin Pro is still lags behind alternative virtualization products, such as VMware Workstation, but it has come a long, long way since the last review.

Dock any application to the system tray

  •; By Shashank Sharma (Posted by dcparris on Jun 20, 2006 10:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: KDE
Wouldn't it be nice if you could dock any application, and not just those that support the docking feature, into the system tray? A simple point-and-click operation is all it takes, thanks to a couple of helpful applications called KDocker and Alltray.

Creative Commons Announces Open Video Contest with the Fedora Project

Creative Commons and the Fedora Project are pleased to announce the Open Video Contest taking place now. The contest promotes flexible copyright, open media formats and the Fedora Project.

Mysql Documentation Update; Week 24

  • Free Software Magazine; By Martin Brown (Posted by dcparris on Jun 20, 2006 9:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: MySQL
Documentation is a vital part of any application, proprietary or free software, as it is often the first way to communicate with users about the application or software and how it should be used. I also think it tends to be one of the areas most taken for granted; most users expect it to be there and often forget just how much effort goes into producing it.

Where's The Memory?

As one example of this phenomenon, the SUSE Linux system that I use for my public Web and e-mail server originally only had 512 MB of RAM. This should have been more than adequate for the lightweight load that I was expecting, but the system tools showed that the box was constantly running low on memory. And even after I bumped it up to a full gigabyte, the system still complained.

Jpmorgan Chase leads open source messaging push

The US investment bank is teaming with Cisco Systems, Envoy Technologies, iMatix Corporation, Iona Technologies, Red Hat, 29West and corporate treasury body Twist to create the AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) Working Group.

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