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Installing a firewall on Ubuntu

Ubuntu's desktop install provides a bunch of useful software for desktop users, but it doesn't install a firewall by default. Luckily, it's really simple to get a firewall up and running on Ubuntu.

'call of Duty 2' - v1.3 Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

Icculus has released an updated dedicated Linux server files for Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2.

Uncovering progress in FOSS-based archeology

Modern archeologists deal with immense quantities of numerical data. Processing that data can require highly customizable software, but, as in many disciplines, computer usage often remains limited to producing fancy PowerPoint slides. Yet for a variety of reasons, it makes sense for software in archeology to be open, viewed as a service, and controlled by the user community. In this way, even institutes with very small budgets can play a significant role.

Seamonkey Suite can use Firefox extensions, shocker

Beatifully stubborn coders who prefer the SeaMonkey web browser/mail/chat/HTML-editor suite, have managed to install Firefox extensions -including the popular GreaseMonkey scripting engine- into their beloved Mozilla reincarnation.

Nine Ways To Make Your RSS Feed Useless

  • Email Battles; By BJ Gillette (Posted by zanek on Jul 1, 2006 1:55 PM EDT)
Too often, excellent communicators publish newsfeeds so dumb that they drive readers away. If RSS or Atom feeds are part of your mix, you may want to see how many barriers you've inadvertently built to block loyal subscribers.

Monarch Computer Systems(R) Debuts Hornet with Custom Skins

Monarch Computer's Stalwart Hornet Pro(R) Gets an Upgraded Fashion Sense

[I checked their custom configuration page and you really can select Fedora or Ubuntu. The bad news is, either will cost $90, about $5 less than that closed, legacy system from whats-its-name. -- grouch]

Red Hat Tests Investors' Patience

Red Hat is taking a beating Thursday, as investors frown over news that the company's takeover of JBoss will take longer than expected to pay off.

Sco dealt setback in IBM Linux lawsuit

A U.S. magistrate has struck down many of the SCO Group Inc.'s claims against IBM Corp., saying the Utah company failed to show its intellectual property was misappropriated when Big Blue donated software code to the freely distributed Linux operating system.

Success with VistA from the WorldVistA conference

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News; By Fred Trotter (Posted by grouch on Jul 1, 2006 10:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Community, GNU, Linux
This is a report on an excellent talk that I am hearing on the factors of success with VistA. The subject is the seven critical success with Medical Software. Essentially these are the lessons that VistA has learned via hard knocks. This list is partly compiled from those who have suceeded but mostly is the result of those who have failed with VistA.

Creating Desktop Symphony

  •; By Mayank Sharma (Posted by linuxlala on Jul 1, 2006 10:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Free/Open Source Software has always been about innovation, writes Packt columnist Mayank Sharma. We have come from resolving dependencies to unique point-and-click package management, from text-based installations to graphical ones that are easy to follow, from a lack of desktop-oriented applications to a surplus. But the desktop and window managers still feel like they did initially. Does the buck stop here? Not if SymphonyOS can help it.

Nep group specifies Carrier Grade Linux needs

Right on schedule, an alliance of NEPs (network equipment providers) formed last January has published its first Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) "profile." The SCOPE Alliance profile shows what top NEPs care about most, the group says. SCOPE earlier this year published its first ATCA profile.

Hackers put Linux back into Linksys WiFi routers

  • Inquirer; By Fernando Cassia (Posted by grouch on Jul 1, 2006 9:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Code hackers found a way to stuff the Penguin back into the new and cheaper Linksys WRT54G Wi-Fi routers which run Vxworks, according to a news post on the dd-wrt project portal.

India seeks translators for smoother computing

'We plan to bring computing power to non-English speaking people by translating the desktop menus, help messages, files, FAQs, error messages etc., of GNU Linux System in various Indian languages,' C-DAC officials said.

Konop urges county to use free software

Lucas County commissioner candidate Ben Konop wants the county to replace its licensed software with free, open-source programs, claiming that the shift would save taxpayer money and improve the area’s reputation.

[The author of the article should be clued in as to the fact that FOSS is also "licensed" software. The auditor should offer some evidence to back up his claims. He is so far off the mark, it isn't funny. But it does raise the question whether the pro-FOSS candidate has done his homework. It's one thing to make bold claims like that, but another to help people see just how FOSS could work. Our Candidate needs some beef to go with that gravy. - dcparris]

Make PDFs talk

Many magazines and book publishers make available a free online version of their products, often as PDF files. Chances are you scroll through multiple pages of PDFs every day. To reduce the number of miles you put on the mouse wheel, you can use free software to read out the documents to you.

[Before installing Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 7, you may want to read about the Unexpected features in Acrobat 7, by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier. -- grouch]

French Law Affects Copyright, DRM

New copyright law could affect online music stores, open-source software, and peer-to-peer file sharing networks.

Symantec Unveils Linux Supported Remote Control Solution

Symantec announced Symantec pcAnywhere 12.0, a remote control solution and the new Symantec pcAnywhere Access Server. Now available, the latest version of pcAnywhere marks its 20th anniversary in the marketplace providing help desk support and mobile professionals with powerful and adaptable remote access and problem solving tools.

Manage Source Code and Linux Kernal Revision Using Git

Git is the open source revision control software that Linus Torvalds developed to help manage Linux kernel development. This article shows you how to get started hacking Linux with the Git tools.You can download it yourself and use it for your own kernel hacking -- or for software development projects of your own.

OpenOffice 2.0.3 available for download 2.0.3 is now ready for download, three months after the release of 2.0.2, community manager Louis Suarez-Potts said June 29. This latest release of the popular open source office suite contains a mixture of new features, bug fixes, and security patches, according to Suarez-Potts.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 52

In this issue, we have following articles: 1 Open Video Contest takes place now 2 Announcing Fedora Core 6 Test 1 (5.90) 3 A Fresh Look for Fedora Core 6 4 Phoronix: Fedora Core 6 Preview 5 FC6T1 mostly running on MacTel Mini 6 Yum Extender Update 7 Ohio LinuxFest 2006 schedule announced 8 Red Hat Fedora 5 Unleashed Book Giveaway 9 Fedora Weekly Reports 2006-06-19 10 Fedora Core 4 and 5 Updates 11 Contributing to Fedora Weekly News 12 Editor's Blog

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