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Installing Drupal Themes

  •; By Ric Shreves (Posted by bhushanp on Feb 11, 2008 7:32 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
You can find both design ideas and complete themes on the Web. You need to decide whether you want to work with an existing theme, or convert a design into a theme, or whether you want to start from scratch, unburdened by any preliminary constraints or alien code. This article by Ric Shreves assumes you have a working Drupal installation, and that you have access to the files on your server and deals with finding, installing, and then uninstalling an existing and current Drupal theme.

The Volunteer Economy

How much are Yahoo's volunteers worth? And how much less will Yahoo be worth if Microsoft scares them away? That's the question that should be at the center of talk about Yahoo's value — both as an acquisition for Microsoft and as good company to work for with.

Ubuntu picks KVM over Xen for virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server both use the Xen virtualization software, a "hypervisor" layer that lets multiple operating systems run on the same computer. In contrast, the KVM software runs on top of a version of Linux, the "host" operating system that provides a foundation for other "guest" operating systems to run in a virtual mode.

DistroWatch Weekly: First look at Zenwalk 5.0; Fedora and openSUSE alpha tests

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Feb 11, 2008 5:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 6th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! Slackware Linux isn't the most user-friendly distribution, but thanks to the effort of several independent projects, it has been turned into a more palatable operating system for novice users. One of them, Zenwalk Linux, has matured into a sophisticated distribution, complete with superb hardware detection, a graphical package configuration tool, and several setup utilities; read below for a first-look review of Zenwalk Linux 5.0. In the news section, Fedora and openSUSE present new development builds, Software Wydawnictwo launches BSD Magazine, gOS hints at the change of user interface for deployment on Everex Cloudbooks, and interviews Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, the new openSUSE community manager. Finally, good news for the fans of SLAX - the long awaited version 6.0 of the Slackware-based live CD will finally arrive this week. Happy reading!

LXer Weekly Roundup for 10-Feb-2008

LXer Feature: 10-Feb-2008

This weeks Roundup has several sections this week for your reading pleasure, Linus gets quoted a lot, Microsoft cuts off access to old formats, Is MS Office adware?, Google chimes in on the Microsoft- Yahoo merger plus more. KDE 4.0.1 hits the streets, How to boot Linux in less than 40 seconds and in our FUD section a voice in the dark proclaims there is no year of the Linux desktop. Look for a SCALE roundup tomorrow where I will have pictures and a collection of SCALE related articles.

Perens: 'Badgeware' threat to open source's next decade

Bruce Perens doesn't regret the fact that, since officially co-birthing open source with The Cathedral and the Bazaar author and hacker Eric Raymond ten years ago, Linux and open source have moved from the sandal-wearing fringes to acceptance by Wall Street and big, closed-source industry giants.

Vista, Leopard, Linux to compete in hack contest

Run by the organizers of the CanSecWest Vancouver 2008 security conference, the competition is a repeat of the "PWN to Own" contest at CanSecWest in 2007, when security researchers competed to win a MacBook Pro and US$10,000. The prize was shared between security researchers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macauley for their successful use of a zero-day QuickTime vulnerability, which they used to compromise the MacBook. The vulnerability was subsequently found to also affect Windows platforms. - PC's from Human Beings, Community PC Vendor

  •; By Buntfu (Posted by odat on Feb 11, 2008 3:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Ubuntu
OpenSource is giving birth to the community driven PC Vendor philosophy.

TrueCrypt 5: Encrypt your drive, now in GUI

  •; By Bastion (Posted by michux on Feb 10, 2008 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNU
A few days ago TrueCrypt 5.0 has been released, a great tool for encrypting your hard drives. It can be used to encrypt existing partitions or create a virtual one located in a single file. In this article we cover the changes in version 5.0 and provide you some useful benchmarks.

Hardy Heron Alpha4: A Glimpse into the Future of Ubuntu

This is a look at the fourth Alpha release of Hardy; including many of the applications that are now included by default and the major changes that will improve stability and usability. Among these are the addition of Firefox 3 and Remote Desktop on the applications side, and a new method for systems control known as Policy Kit, which enables the administrator to unlock certain functions for normal users.

libLASi-1.1.0 is released

libLASi is a library originally written by Larry Siden that provides a C++ stream output interface ( with operator << ) for creating Postscript documents that can contain characters from any of the scripts and symbol blocks supported in Unicode and by Owen Taylor's Pango layout engine.

OpenSuse 11, Fedora 9 alphas top new releases

Another week has slipped by with a good handful of Linux releases being announced. In case you missed them the first time around here again are some of the more interesting: OpenSuse released a second alpha version of the forthcoming OpenSuse 11.0.

Installing The eZ Publish CMS On An Ubuntu 7.10 Server

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Feb 10, 2008 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
eZ Publish is one of the most well known and widespread web content management systems. Because its setup is not trivial, this tutorial shows how to install eZ Publish on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) server.

Heard at SCALE 6x: Damn Small Linux moving to Firefox 2

Damn Small Linux won't add just any application to its 50 MB distribution. But when there's a big hue and cry, things that users really need tend to get added. I thanked Robert Shingledecker for adding my favorite lightweight image editor, MtPaint, to DSL, and I'm anxiously awaiting another improvement: Firefox in DSL will move from the current version 1 to the GTK 1 version of Firefox 2. That's a big deal because a lot of Web sites require at least Firefox 1.5 for full functionality.

Make SSH So Much Easier With SSHMenu For the GNOME Panel

  • The Daily Ubuntu; By Mary Riley (Posted by maryriley on Feb 10, 2008 3:58 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
SSHMenu is a panel applet for GNOME that allows users to connect to remote computers over SSH with a single click. The menu looks incredibly similar to the GNOME Applications menu, and it is fully customizable. The interface allows you to add seperators, submenus, and new entries really easy.

Heard at SCALE 6x: The Everex Cloudbook will ship with a much improved version of gOS

I've been as critical of gOS as anybody, maybe even more so. The Ubuntu-derived OS that first ran the $199 Everex desktop offering that sold through Wal-Mart and a few others was a distribution that was far from ready for prime time, as they say.

More Insight into XBOX 360 Hacking

Yesterday I discovered a whole new world of Trusted Computing in the XBOX 360 that I had never heard of on the internet or anywhere before.

SCALE 6x: Good reasons to buy from ZaReason

Chief technology officer Earl Malmrose of the Berkeley, Calif.-based ZaReason and I didn't just talk about the Everex Cloudbook. Also on display were a $299 desktop machine and a few laptops (beginning at $899), all running Ubuntu 7.10, which ZaReason preinstalls and configures for its customers.

Is Microsoft Office Adware?

  • Ninja; By Andrew Z (Posted by ahz on Feb 10, 2008 12:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor; Groups: Microsoft
Microsoft Office links to third-party commercial add-ons, includes up-selling promos, requires cookies for certain functions, and collects technical information. While this is a normal day on the web, should the commercial office suite be judged to a different standard and possibly be considered adware?

Damn Small Linux at SCALE 6x: I meet Robert Shingledecker

The highlight of SCALE 6x for me so far has been meeting Robert Shingledecker, whose Damn Small Linux is one of the best distributions out there for hardware that's seen better days. I won't go into all we talked about, but in the way of news, Robert told me that Damn Small Linux will soo go beyond the 2.4 Linux kernel and put out a release based on 2.6 at some point in the near future.

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