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Although Fedora comes with an excellent graphical tool to manage your users (system-config-users), there are times, for example when administering a server through SSH, that user management has to be done from command line.
All operations can be done using the following commands: id, useradd, usermod, userdel, groupadd, groupdel, groupmod, passwd
These exist in every Linux distribution with slight differences in each command’s supported options. The following info applies to Fedora Core and other Red Had based distros.
Sony themselves felt they were exempt from copyright law when they decided to harass their customers with the now infamous rootkit.
It turns out that the rootkit contains pieces of code that are identical to LAME, an open source mp3-encoder, and thereby breach the license. Who is counting as long as Celine Dion's stuff is protected.
Ninety scientists, developers, and engineers convened from all around the globe for the October 2005 meeting of the Gelato Federation (http://www.gelato.org
), an international technical organization dedicated to advancing Linux on the Intel® Itanium® processor.
"Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is a desktop protocol to remotely control another computer. It transmits the keyboard presses and mouse clicks from one computer to another relaying the screen updates back in the other direction, over a network." -WikiPedia-
This is a mini howto which covers the VNC server’s configuration in brief. Diggable
Ubuntu 6.04 (Dapper Drake) daily builds have hit the Ubuntu servers. Dapper's goals: Substantial polish and integration of the existing desktop environment is the primary desktop goal, for both Ubuntu (GNOME) and Kubuntu (KDE). Yes, we've got some screenshots of the first daily build.
Don't believe everything you read. Despite Techweb.com's news item that initially declared "Microsoft, IBM Lead Group To Consolidate Linux Patents," Microsoft is definitely NOT listed as a participant in today's announcement of the formation of Open Invention Network (OIN), an initiative that will share patents among consenting Linux users.
Elinor Mills writes: "Remember the e-mails that ended up being used in court as part of Microsoft's antitrust trial? Well, now Google search histories are making an appearance in court."
Outlines Plans to Embrace OpenCable(R) and Reaffirms Support for Open Standards
SAN FRANCISCO - IBM, Sony Corp., Philips N.V, Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc. have announced on Thursday that they are forming a new company to share Linux patents, but without charging any royalties. The new company is to be called Open Invention Network.
[How about these folks forming something - anything - to abolish software patents? - Ed]
Canonical's Ubuntu is a Debian Linux branch. In the past, its developers have emphasized its community Linux status. In particular, it's well-known for being a Linux used by those interested in the third world and education. Nevertheless, Ubuntu engineers worked directly with IBM DB2 Lab Software engineers to do compatibility testing under the DB2 for Linux Validation program to earn the "Ready for IBM DB2 Software for Linux" service mark.
Florian Mueller, who spearheaded a successful political campaign against European software patents, said: "MSFT (Microsoft) and SAP collaborate ever more closely on the lobbying front. Initially they were only together in EICTA, a big industry association where IBM, Sun, Nokia, Philips et al. are also involved. MSFT and SAP became the main sponsors of the Campaign for Creativity."
The programmer who looks after the Linux kernel for legacy Acorn kit has spoken of his work with ARM powered PDAs. Ian Molton's efforts on the portable gadgets, whose internal workings are closely guarded by their manufacturers, began when he decided to port the open source kernel to a PDA that originally had WindowsCE installed on it. Upset at the lack of stability in Microsoft's attempt at embedded software engineering, Ian drew on his knowledge from working with 26bit ARM powered Acorn machines to hack the Linux kernel onto the devices.
CUTs is a procmail "hack" that basically enables you to use a normal cellphone as a Unix/Linux terminal. From anywhere.
With the Bush Administration under siege, it is surprising that they find time for everyday matters. The Sony "rootkit" mess has become known at the White House and they have responded.
APSplit Desktop Edition automatically splits PDF files based on size and other variables on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux desktops
IT professionals can automate IT management tasks by delegating them to the system, and can plan the degree of automation that is right for them and how manual managers and autonomic managers work together. This article discusses the role of the human, or lack there of, in autonomic systems. Is it about replacing people with machines? Is Autonomic computing the ultimate outsorcing solution? This article sheds light on the truth.
If you want to see how Microsoft fans can invade a high volume Linux web site - go to Digg and see how this article redirects
users to the "Get the Facts" pages at Microsoft.com. What the posting member does is like spamming unsuspecting users. We call that referral spam. Diggable
coolcommands.com is a search engine for UNIX system administrators. Our database provides access to useful commands for all flavours of UNIX including:
Sun Solaris,I BM AIX, HP/UX, Linux, SCO UNIX, OpenBSD, SGI Irix , Compaq, Tru64, FreeBSD. Diggable
Europe's answer to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, BEUC added another line yesterday to those previously drawn in the sand, declaring that consumers have the "right to benefit from technological innovations without abusive restrictions," and redundantly, the "right not to be criminalised."
Besieged Owners of Various Assets heard this as "the right to steal anything, anytime without being hassled."
Thus, the circle is complete. Network managers are surrounded.
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