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Tips from an RHCE: Tar vs. Star — The battle of xattrs

Contributed by Forrest Taylor In Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 4, tar could not handle the extra information stored in ext2 and ext3 file systems called Extended Attributes (EAs or xattrs). This is a potential problem for backups, because SELinux and ACLs use these Extended Attributes to store the security contexts and access control lists respectively. [...]

aKademy 2007: The Tracks

On Saturday, aKademy 2007 kicked off with a keynote by Lars Knoll of Trolltech, with two further keynotes throughout the day by Mark Shuttleworth ('13 Lessons for the Free Desktop') and Aaron Seigo ('Beautiful Features'). After Lars' talk, two separate tracks started.

Edubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2

Out of all of the Ubuntu derivative distributions, the one that's received the least amount of attention really has been Edubuntu. With a slogan of "Linux for Young Human Beings", Edubuntu is a Linux distribution designed for students and use in school environments. It includes several applications for students and the younger ones that cater towards education and is not included in Ubuntu, Kubuntu, or Xubuntu. Coinciding with last week's release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 was also the second alpha build for Edubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, which is featured today at Phoronix.

Top Five Open Source Business Models You Never Heard Of

  •; By Matt Hartley (Posted by alc on Jul 3, 2007 3:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial
The art of “selling” or generating revenue from open source is a topic of growing importance as open source takes a larger piece of the software business. In the past, open source revenue has largely been associated with services marketed by many top tier Linux companies: Support, middleware solutions, etc.

aKademy 2007: The Keynotes

aKademy 2007 has kicked off! The first weekend hosted our user conference, which brought many talks about various topics, ranging from very technical to more practically oriented, which were spread over two tracks. The tracks were interweaved with keynote talks.

Scientific Linux project releases v4.5 install CD

The Scientific Linux project last week announced the release of Scientific Linux 4.5, an install-only distribution rebuilt from source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. It features a 2.6.18 kernel, GNOME default desktop, multilingual support, and Xen paravirtual guest capabilities.

Testing with DB2 and Ruby on Rails

This third article from the DB2 and Ruby on Rails series shows you how testing works in a DB2 on Rails environment, and how easy it is to write tests within the Ruby on Rails framework. In Part 1, we introduce the IBM_DB Ruby driver, Rails migration, and a Team Room application. In Part 2, you can learn how to build on the existing Team Room application to take advantage of DB2 pureXML support in a Rails application.

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OLS closes on a keynote

The fourth and final day of the ninth annual Ottawa Linux Symposium wrapped up on Saturday with a few more session and a keynote address by Linux kernel SCSI maintainer James Bottomley.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 94

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 94 for the week of June 24th through June 30th 2007. The latest issue can always be found here and RSS Feed can be found here.

BSA Raise Reward Up to $1 Million for Qualified Reports of Software Piracy

"Reporting software piracy is the right thing to do and BSA is pleased to reward individuals who come forward with credible information," said Jenny Blank, Director of Enforcement for BSA.

[Are these people for real? --TC]

KDE Commit-Digest for 1st July 2007

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Akademy 2007 kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland. Continued work in Plasma, with improvements in the Photoframe and Dictionary Plasmoids, and the addition of ChemicalData, Akonadi and Battery Plasmoids. Support for Solid-based network status support in Mailody. Support for multiple blogs in KBlogger. Automatic downloading of map tiles in Marble. Theming support added to KBounce. Load and Save support in Kollagame, a game development IDE...

Manage partitions and disks with GParted-Clonezilla live CD

Backing up partitions and hard disks sounds like work -- until you've tried Clonezilla. With Clonezilla you can clone and duplicate partitions of various formats and disks of various sizes locally or over the network. Even more impressive is the fact that you can do all this without typing complicated commands. And since Clonezilla is available as part of the GParted-Clonezilla live CD, you don't even have to install it.

Microsoft, Newspeak and Open XML

Opinion: Congratulations, Microsoft; you've got everyone believing the big lie that Open XML is an open standard.

Mass. Embraces MS' Open XML Document Format

Massachusetts has reversed its policy and will support both Microsoft's Office Open XML format and the OASIS Open Document Format.

[Why am I not surprised? - Scott]

Emacs 22 enhancements make venerable editor flashy again

Emacs 22.1 hit the street a month ago, a long-awaited update to the GNU project's customizable and extensible do-everything super-editor that has been six years in the making. Here's a look at what you'll find in the new version.

Report: Snort: IDS Done Well (and Good)

Open source IDS Snort went from a weekend hobby to a multi-million dollar best of breed industry leader.

Current Issue - July 2007

You have to see the movie Shrek the Third in order to appreciate what DreamWorks has achieved with Linux on 3,000 CPUs doing 20 million CPU render hours. The hair movement, detail and lighting will knock your socks off and make them dance around the theater. We've got the lowdown on how it was all done; the various stages from storyboard to final cut.As always, there's much more. Need Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that actually works? We'll tell you about a quirky command-line tool that does an outstanding job. Have you discovered the world of vector graphics? We'll get you working with Inkscape, even at the command line. And don't miss our interview with the Photoshop clone Pixel's creator Pavel Kanzelberger.

New Comment Draft of Mass. ETRM Includes OOXML

The Massachusetts Division ITD, the state agency that effectively launched the voyage of ODF around the world in August of 2005, has released a new version of its Enterprise Technical Reference Model. And this new draft includes Microsoft's OOXML formats as an acceptable "open format." The new draft was posted today, and the very brief comment period will end on July 20.

Adventures in Digital Photography With Linux, part 2

In part 1 I introduced you fine readers to my new obsession, digital SLR cameras. If you're used to compact point-and-shoot digital cameras, and you're thinking of making the move to a DSLR, there are several important points to keep in mind:

Permission for home!

What happens when you don't have permission to enter into your home?

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