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So how does a non-gamer organize a gaming festival?

"Each one of us is just a link in the chain, just a node in a network. Each contributes what we can to build something larger than ourselves."

Mythbuntu 7.10 - Review

Mythbuntu is a relatively new Ubuntu derivative aimed squarely at the HTPC enthusiasts. The distro consists of modified versions of XFCE/Xubuntu and MythTV. While MythTV has always been one of the best HTPC platforms around, it certainly hasn’t been one of the the easiest to install. With Mythbuntu 7.10, all that is starting to change.

Developing for the Nokia N800 with Linux

The Nokia N800 takes advantage of Linux’s ability to scale down to a small footprint to run efficiently in company devices, offering a great deal of general-purpose functionality for developers. In this Linux on board series root inside the Nokia N800 phone/Internet tablet/Webcam and see how to get started building applications by way of a working example.

Just A Glance At BLAG

I installed BLAG 70000 on an old 450MHz box with 192 MB of RAM. You might just be interested to know how it turned out.

Installing LAMP Server Using TASKEL (desktop edition) in Ubuntu

  • (Posted by gg234 on Nov 21, 2007 10:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Installing LAMP Server Using TASKEL (desktop edition) in Ubuntu

Go creative with Gogh

Gogh is an extremely lightweight drawing program designed for pressure-sensitive devices. Despite its simplicity, it packs in a lot of features and a lot of fun. You can download Gogh packages from the project's Web site. The latest release is Gogh is written in Python, and you can uncompress and run the source code tarballs from any place on your system -- no compilation or installation step required. You do need to have PyGTK, PyXML, and gnome-python installed. All are run-of-the-mill Python packages, though, so check your distribution's package management system.

Another New Twist on Open-Source VoIP

  • Earthweb; By Ted Stevenson (Posted by SamShazaam on Nov 21, 2007 8:09 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Community
There's a feeling of inexhaustible energy radiating through the world of open-source VoIP. And the more we learn, the more we discover. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Marc Fribush, president and COO of newly fledged service provider Aretta Communications, and got the lowdown on NetPBX, this organization's vision of phone service for small companies.

Its Time for a New Global Standards Organization

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Nov 21, 2007 7:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The ongoing circus that is the OOXML adoption process in ISO/IEC JTC 1 has helped expose the cracks in the traditional process. Unfortunately, while the consortia that set most IT standards are independent of the traditional process for most purposes, they still have to return to gain the types of global certifications that some governments look for. It's time for consortia to cut the cord completely, and form their own global organization.

How to: Reboot Linux box after a kernel panic

If a kernel panic occurs for the first time you have to no choice but to reboot Linux box manually. If you want the server to get rebooted automatically after kernel hit by a pain error message, try adding panic=N to /etc/sysctl.conf file. It specify kernel behavior on panic. By default, the kernel will not reboot after a panic, but this option will cause a kernel reboot after N seconds.

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots Tour

  • (Posted by gg234 on Nov 21, 2007 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots Tour

KDE 4 is almost ready to go

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 21, 2007 4:18 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: KDE
KDE e.V, the nonprofit organization behind the popular KDE desktop environment, has announced the immediate availability of the first release candidate for its next major release: KDE 4.0. With this release candidate, the majority of KDE 4's components are almost ready for prime time. At the same time, with the final bits of Plasma, the brand-new desktop shell and panel in KDE 4, falling into place, Release Candidate 1 is the first preview of KDE 4.0 that is suitable for general use.

gOS unboxed: Should Microsoft worry?

Microsoft's rivalry with Google heated up considerably this past year when rumors surfaced that Google might release its own operating system to compete with Windows. Has Google finally jumped into the fray with its own OS? Unfortunately, no; gOS is not a "Google OS" nor is it affiliated with Google (though Desktop Linux has reported that Google has seen gOS and approved inclusion of the Google toolbar with the operating system).

What's your favourite Ubuntu?

At Tectonic we're confirmed Ubuntu fans with the occasional copy of Xubuntu thrown onto the older hardware lying around. Tell us what your favourite Ubuntu flavour is.

Intrusion Detection: Snort, Base, MySQL, and Apache2 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

  • HowtoForge; By Andrew Riesel (Posted by falko on Nov 21, 2007 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure Snort (an intrusion detection system (IDS)) from source, BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine), MySQL, and Apache2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Snort will assist you in monitoring your network and alert you about possible threats. Snort will output its log files to a MySQL database which BASE will use to display a graphical interface in a web browser.

OpenLDAP Weekly News Issue 4

Welcome to the fourth issue of OpenLDAP Weekly News (OWN), the unofficial weekly newsletter for the OpenLDAP community.

Companies opening to Vista alternatives

A survey released this week has found what many in the open source community have suspected all along: Vista has not been as eagerly taken up as Microsoft hoped and has caused many to look at other alternatives such as Linux and Macintosh.

Dealing with .rpmnew and .rpmsave files

Nobody ever thinks to mention .rpmnew and .rpmsave extensions to new users of Fedora or Red Hat derivatives. Instead, most users suddenly discover that these files are accumulating on their hard drives, or notice a fleeting message on the screen about them during a version upgrade. Many, I suspect, simply leave them alone, uncertain what to do about them. Yet dealing with them is simply a matter of using a few basic commands, and can be a necessity for ensuring trouble-free upgrades in the future.

Data for the Next Generations

  • New Horizons Web Site; By Joe Peterson (Posted by jezuch on Nov 21, 2007 10:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
New Horizons is about to enter hibernation for its long trip to Pluto. It will be deep in slumber, but not forgotten, and we’ve taken a crucial step to ensure that its precious data will never be forgotten either. All planetary missions undergo a process called "data archiving," which protects the information against the ravages of time. These archives have proven their value -- for example, scientists are still using data archives from the Voyager missions of the 1970s. The concept of archiving is simple, but to do it right, there is much to be considered.

GPL offenders tackled by Linux law watchdogs

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) said it has filed suit against two companies for allegedly violating the General Public License, which covers usage of Linux and thousands of other free and open source products.

GPL Infringement Lawsuits Target Two More Companies

  •; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 21, 2007 9:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has filed two more GPL infringement lawsuits on behalf of an open source software project. The second-ever GPL lawsuit alleges that Xterasys and High-Gain Antennas failed to honor "source-code transparency," in violation of Busybox's GPLv2 license.

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