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Secure Debian System Using FireHOL Firewall

Secure Debian System Using FireHOL Firewall

Pie Box Linux dishes out Update 8

PixExcel Ltd. released Update 8 of Pie Box Enterprise Linux 3 on July 24, its first update since March 16. The GNOME/Red Hat-based Linux desktop uses a 2.4 kernel and is aimed at users who desire a stable OS with a long lifespan, but don't need a bundled support contract, according to spokesman Michael Evans.

Easy local and remote backup of your home network

I hate making backups by hand. It costs a lot of time and usually I have far better things to do. Luckily GNU/Linux comes with all the tools you need to backup your machines automatically and wide availability of broadband make it possible to have remote backups as well — to a friend's place for example.

This article will show you how to set up fast, fully automated local and remote backups for a small home network using standard GNU/Linux tools.

Building Network Appliances With Linux, Part 5: Internet-connection Sharing Firewall

  • Practically Networked; By Carla Schroder (Posted by tuxchick2 on Jul 26, 2006 7:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
In our previous installments we did a lot of important preliminary configuration, and hardening our firewall box. Today we'll take a quick tour of Webmin, and set up an iptables Internet-connection sharing firewall. Don't connect your firewall box to the Internet just yet, as there are some important steps to take first.

This series is aimed at Linux noobs, and home/small business users. --Carla

Cool Linux HTPC systems

HTPCs, or Home Theater Personal Computers, are the hype of the year. And if you’re looking for a HTPC barebone which supports and even includes (comes with) Linux, you may want to visit LixSystems

Logging your kids off your Linux desktop

You sit down at your desk for a relaxing session on your Linux computer, only to find that someone is already logged on. Of course, you could start a new session; Linux makes this easy. But you shouldn't have to -- the kids are long gone, to bed or playing, and your spouse never uses this computer.

System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND - IV

In this session we're going to look at a zone file listed in ournamed.conf file.So let's look at pri.example.org. Notice the a CNAME and SPF files. We didn't list those in our file types in part III, but we'll demonstrate what they do in the next session.

Device Profile: RobuSoft RobuROC 6 autonomous vehicle

French transport and cleanliness robot specialist RoboSoft has used real-time Linux in a six-wheeled outdoor autonomous vehicle aimed at reducing human risks in reconnaissance, monitoring, and safety operations. The RobuROC 6 supports a variety of add-on modules, and is user-programmable for complex missions, the company says.

Fred Trotters Session at LinuxWorld

I will be moderating the"Who is doing what" session in Free and Open Source Healthcare Software at this years OSDL sponsored Healthcare day at LinuxWorld. If you would like me to mention your project or efforts in FOSS medicine, please do not hesitate to contact me.

OpenDocument Day at Akademy

This year at Akademy, Tuesday 26th September will be OpenDocument Day. The OpenDocument format (ODF) is a Free document file format for saving and exchanging office documents. KOffice was the first office suite to support OpenDocument and other programs have been following suit. OpenDocument Day at Akademy offers software developers interested in ODF to exchange ideas, build relations and collaborate on all things ODF in an informal setting

Socialtext Releases Commercial Open Source Wiki

Contains All Of Socialtext's Enterprise Grade Code Aside From Enterprise Management Tools

[Socialtext previously announced they would open-source their code. Looks like they kept their word. -- grouch]

Ingres grabs Thinking Instruments

The open source database provider said it has purchased former CA service provider and reseller partner Thinking Instruments, to "immediately broaden its corporate" reach in Germany and the Middle East.

Vdrift: Open Source Racing on the Mac

VDrift is an open source drift racing game currently in development, and recently released as a Mac OS X build in addition to Windows and Linux. On par and as fun as any racing title out there, the game allows players to drive 19 different cars on a dozen tracks both in practice mode and head to head over the Internet and local networks.

Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP

Raise your hand if you've had this conversation with your buzzword-vulnerable boss:

PHB: "We need to move to LDAP."
Long-suffering admin: "For what exactly?"
PHB: "We need to move to LDAP."

So, before we get into exploring the wonders of Fedora Directory Server, let's give that question a meaningful answer. Why should you consider using LDAP?

Freespire Beta 2 Screenshot Tour

Wiki.freespire.org quietly reported - This is the second BETA release of Freespire (Build 0.0.76). This is the main installation CD for our community-driven, Debian-based Linux distribution which legally supports (or has one-click access to support): MP3, DVD, Windows Media, QuickTime, Java, Flash, Real, ATI drivers, nVidia drivers, Adobe Acrobat Reader, proprietary WiFi drivers, fonts, and so on. Provides free access to the entire Freespire open source application pool using apt-get. OSDir has some great shots of Freespire Beta 2 in the Freespire Beta 2 Screenshot Tour.

Microsoft's New Home Page Shuns Firefox

The vendor is revamping its home page and has a preview available. Firefox users, however, are redirected to Microsoft's generic "page not found" message and screen.

Appeasement Isn't Working

Open source and unencumbered drivers for 3D acceleration on Linux are lagging behind their proprietary counterparts. When 2D hardware goes away and everything requires 3D hardware, what options are there for people who use free software? Old hardware… unless something changes. Yes, I’m being deliberately provocative. No, I’m not really kidding.

Nec, Panasonic may deepen Linux phone alliance

Responding to tough competition from comparative giants Nokia and Motorola, Matsushita (Panasonic) and NEC may form a joint venture around Linux-based mobile phones, according to several business papers in Japan, as reported by Reuters. The venture may focus on Linux OSes and applications, mobile phone hardware, and/or mobile phone chips, and may include Texas Instruments, the news agency reports.

Wiki start-up taps open source to lure new users

A wiki software start-up is releasing two products into open source to help get more developers familiar with its commercial products. MindTouch, founded by former Microsoft employees, on Tuesday announced the creation of an open-source project around MindTouch Dream, software for building distributed Web applications using Microsoft .Net development tools.

Myths, Lies, and Truths about the Linux kernel

Ottawa Linux Symposium 2006 Keynote Presentation about the myths and truths of linux kernel development.

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