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Stretching the Education Dollar With Linux

While there are several different distributions of Linux specifically aimed at educators and students, they are not all created equal. Most, however, bear striking similarities -- both in the basic code and in the assortment of software offerings bundled into the distribution. Though each flavor of Linux has its own pros and cons, that variety may actually work to a user's advantage.

Buy! Buy! Buy! - into Openness

One of the core problems for open source has always been that as a radical force outside the mainstream it is hard for its supporters to influence conventional players there. In part, this was what made Dell'sIdeastorm so important: it gave a voice to those hitherto unable to communicate usefully with the company. The effects have been dramatic, with Dell nowpromising to sell systems with pre-installed GNU/Linux. The question then must be, how can we build on that success to achieve maximum impact?

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin (Debian Etch/Ubuntu)

This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on Debian Etch and Ubuntu servers. Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections.

Review: Acer Aspire T180

The $489 Acer Aspire AST180-UD400B desktop box looked like a good, moderately priced desktop to provide the computing power for my Linux ham station. I had to wipe Windows from its drive before I began, and Ubuntu failed to recognize some of its hardware components, but it proved a solid performer.

Launchpad.net: Easy open source collaboration

Launchpad.net, a web-based collaboration service for improving the flow of communication between different software projects, has begun public beta testing of Launchpad 1.0.

Sourcefire Launches New Open Source Logging Tool

Open source innovator and Snort creator, Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in network intrusion prevention, today announced the availability of Daemonlogger, an open source network traffic logging and "soft tap" tool.

Defence statement released in Israeli GPL test

The defence in the Jin vs. Ichessu case, in which the GNU General Public License (GPL) is being tested in Israeli court, has filed a detailed defence, which moves the lawsuit from the fast-track short proceedings option into a regular court, where arguments are longer and possible settlements are unlimited. More importantly for the free and open source software community, the case now seems to hinge either on interpretations of the GPL or whether the GPL is valid under Israeli copyright law.

I Sure Picked A Bad Day To Be An RIAA Exec...

Don't you EVER doubt your impact as an individual or as a community. Ever. Your individual efforts when combined into a group focus is responsible for one of the biggest attitudinal turn-arounds in the history of Big Music Labels.

The Open Source Attitude

special report In the first of a three-part series, we offer a comparative look at how firms in the U.S. and Canada decide which software model works for their enterprises

Advanced P2P using command line tools

  • ergo.rydlr.net; By Pandu Rao (Posted by raopm on Apr 3, 2007 10:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
GUI-based P2P clients may be ubiquitous, but they are sub-optimal substitutes. The truly powerful P2P clients are of the command-line variety. This article is a howto on amulecmd usage.

Debian Linux controls copter-like UAV

Trek Aerospace used Debian Linux and open-source flight control software to build an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The Oviwun weighs about six pounds, fits in a backpack, and includes a GPS system that enables autonomous flight and position control.

Pramari and University of Arkansas Announce Open Source RFID ...

  • Broadband Wireless Exchange (press release); By Robert Hoskins (Posted by dcparris on Apr 3, 2007 8:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release; Groups: Community
Pramari and The University of Arkansas have announced a strategic partnership to further integrate their RFID Open Source Products and create a comprehensive open source offering for RFID. Under this partnership both organizations will work closely by integrating their products, and leverage their collective knowledge in helping some of the most influential RFID users. With this free exchange of ideas and tools, Pramari and the University of Arkansas seek to create an Open Source community that can further advance RFID infrastructure and create products that fill the needs of the rapidly evolving RFID software market.

OpenLogic Enterprise 4.4 Automates Proactive Open Source Governance

Sixty new open source software products added to Certified Library

Groundwork Intros Open Source Management Solution for Oracle 10g

GroundWork Open Source, Inc., a company that specializes in open source systems and network management software, recently announced release of itsOracle ( News - Alert) 10g Extension for the company’s Monitor Professional product.

Sun's Solaris success paves way for next-gen OS push

Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz loves to splatter the media with the line that Windows, Red Hat Linux and Solaris stand as the only operating systems of significance in the server kingdom. We've spent the last few years struggling to appreciate the seriousness of that claim. Sun's declining system sales failed to inspire much optimism about the company conquering the data centers of tomorrow with a deflating 'venerable' OS.

Punching the Clock with GNU/Linux

LXer Feature: 3-Apr-2007

Despite Novell's much-touted poll showing Adobe Photoshop to be the Most-requested application, accounting remains the weak spot for business users wanting to deploy GNU/Linux. Imagine your small business outsources payroll to one of the giants of the outsource payroll industry. Now imagine your timeclock plugs into your computer and a small utility program lets you transmit your timecard data directly to your vendor's web-based payroll system. Now imagine that you want to migrate to GNU/Linux. Don Parris helps you navigate the sometimes tricky terrain of outsourced payroll in the GNU/Linux world.

Fedora Weekly News Issue 81

Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 81 for the week of March 25th through March 31st, 2007.

Paranormal portal relies on open source to collect UFO info

The Anomalies Network is a portal for all things paranormal. The site includes mirrors of remote FTP servers, Web archives, and a large discussion forum as part of what Anomalies.net founder Olav Phillips calls a "massive site" that runs on a classic LAMP stack.

ATIpower: ATI Linux GPU Overclocking

  • Phoronix; By Michael Larabel (Posted by phoronix on Apr 3, 2007 4:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
When it comes to overclocking ATI Radeon graphics cards under Linux the only real option has been using rovclock. Rovclock is a Radeon overclocking utility written and developed by Sebastian Witt. This tool has been in development since 2005 but it took quite a while before the Radeon R300/R400 series was even supported. Rovclock still lacks support for the Radeon X1000 (R500) series, however, there is a new contender to the ATI Linux GPU overclocking arena and that is ATIpower. We have covered the ATIpower overclocking utility today at Phoronix.

Dell, the Linux desktop, and timing

Dell may have picked the perfect time to begin offering Linux-powered desktops. Why? Because, the next generation of Windows, Vista, has just sprung its first major security leak: the .ANI vulnerability.

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