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Bubba makes an exciting SOHO server appliance

Have you considered setting up a server on your home LAN, but shied away from the idea because you didn't want to dedicate a machine to the task, or want to spend a lot of time setting it up and managing it? If so, you might be interested in Excito's Bubba, a cute little Linux-based server appliance from Sweden that makes running and managing a server easy and fun.

California is trying to pass an open document requirement for all of it electronic documents

Mark Leno, a California State Assemblyman, has proposed a bill in the California Legislature that would make it a requirement that all California Documents will be an open XML-based format. Bytefree.org is a website dedicated to supporting the bill.

SA start-up drops call costs with mobile VoIP

A South African start-up, Yiego Communications, aims at becoming the Skype of the mobile VoIP arena by drastically driving down mobile communications costs.

Cedega 6.0 Performance Preview

For those new to Linux or the yet to be converts, Cedega is an application that emulates Microsoft's DirectX and allows the user to play a variety of games within Linux that otherwise wouldn't be possible. While Cedega is not completely open-source and requires a monthly subscription, it is based upon WINE. WINE supports a variety of games but isn't designed solely for gaming and often lacks support for some of the newer DirectX titles. In this article we compared the gaming performance of Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Linux, Linux with WINE, and Linux with Cedega 6.0.

Reducing spam with OpenBSD and spamd

  • Linux.com; By Terrell PrudĂ©, Jr. (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 11, 2007 10:05 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We all know about the rampant spam email problem. Nearly all of the potential solutions offered for it are based on the idea of the mail server receiving messages, classifying them as either spam or legitimate, and then processing further (deleting or forwarding messages) as appropriate. The problem with this strategy is that you end up using extra resources on the mail server. Here's a way to get the same result while minimizing resource usage by preventing the spam from reaching the mail server.

Cedega 6.0 Released

TransGaming Inc. a leader in the development of software portability products for cross-platform gaming, takes gaming on the Linux operating system to new heights with the release of Cedega 6.0.

Tips on Software Versioning

Article about most common schemes of software versioning and their significance.

Howto install a content filtering and virus checking proxy (Part I)

All Internet content carries a risk. Content Filtering helps companies and home users to stop unwanted data. It is used as part of Internet Firewalls or Proxy Servers to screen the content of all incoming Internet traffic. Content filtering usually works by specifying character strings that, if matched, indicate undesirable content that is to be screened out. Content is typically screened for pornographic content and sometimes also for violence- or hate-oriented content.

Like Your Distro...? We'll see

Did you know that donations to the Tux500 project were being tracked by distro? That's right, when you click the donation link, the first thing you see is a blank field that says "donation for:" That my brethren FanBoi's is where you put your distro of choice. That is where we find out which distro contributed the most. Now...WHO is going to have prime real estate on the engine cowl or spoiler of the car? Will it be VectorLinux? Maybe Mepis or Sabayon...how about Ubuntu. Lord you Ubuntu guys make enough noise. I suppose now we will get to see just how much backing this distro has...or how many noise pollution credits ya'll should purchase.

Registration Open for 2007 Free and Open Source Software for ...

2007 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) Conference September 24-27, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC.

Debian picks new project head

  • Heise Online; By Robert W. Smith (Posted by dcparris on Apr 11, 2007 5:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
With about 1000 votes of active developers of the Debian team Sam Hocevar was chosen as the new Debian Project Leader. Mr. Hocevar, who has been a user of Debian for more than 10 years and a Debian developer since 2000, will replace Anthony Towns, who -- in a field comprising seven candidates in all -- had sought reelection. Anyone who wants to know the results of the ballot (and is not a by any chance a statistician) can make an attempt to decode the Debianesque way the results have been made public. A tip: The electoral procedure chosen did not restrict the participants to casting a single vote for an ideal candidate...

A concise guide for Redhat enterprise Linux 5 network configuration

Red hat enterprise Linux 5 provides different tools to make changes to Network configuration such as add new card, assign IP address, change DNS server etc. This guide covers configuration using GUI and command line tools. The instructions are compatible with CentOS and Fedora Core Linux.

ACT, Perens Continue to Spar Over GPLv3

The accusations continue to fly between ACT legal counsel Richard Wilder and open-source luminary Bruce Perens over whether GPLv3 creates legal risks.

LXer Link Bug Fixed

  • LXer - Announcements; By D.C. Parris (Charlotte, USA) (Posted by dcparris on Apr 11, 2007 3:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: LXer
Our Illustrious publisher has fixed an aggravating bug that broke links in the discussion forums/threads. This includes retroactively fixing broken links, so that previously broken links should now work. I have tested the links on the most problematic thread (http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/24995/) and can say confidently that the links work now.

RHEL Server 5 Is Good Work in Progress

Opinion: eWEEK Labs and I agree that Red Hat's virtualization tools could stand improvement, but I think its SELinux utilities have been greatly improved. (Linux-Watch)

Quick Tip: Use remote Linux GUI system, admin tools locally

Technology has changed dramatically in the last decade. OpenSSH is one the best project. It allows you to control remote Linux / UNIX server using command line or GUI tools. Do you miss GUI configuration server management tools such as Debian network-admin or Redhat/Cent os system-config-* tools/utilities while administrating a Linux server? Do you want to run GUI admin tools on a remote Linux server and get display on local desktop or laptop X server system? This quick howto demonstrate the power of X11 forwarding using OpenSSH.

Debian Etch installation screenshots

Complete step by step installation instructions (with screenshots) for Debian 4 (codename Etch)

The balancing act that is VoIP

<img src='graphics/robert_sussman.jpg' align=right width=40 height=50>One of the main challenges behind the increase in adoption of Voice over IP technology in the corporate market lies in the quality of the call.

[Not specifically Linux-related, but might be of interest to some of our readers - dcparris]

Linux Foundation adds an eclectic trio of new members

  • NetworkWorld.com; By Phil Hochmuth (Posted by dcparris on Apr 11, 2007 12:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Linux Foundation welcomes Nokia, Marvell and VirtualLogix as new members

Starting out with Lighttpd

Lighttpd is a webserver for Linux and other Unix-like systems, that is rapidly gaining popularity on high volume websites such as Youtube and Sourceforge, due to its small memory footprint and high performance design. This tutorial explains how to install and configure Lighttpd and provides a guide to some of its more commonly used modules.

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