Backup security is of paramount importance - after all people backup important stuff... This paper on backup security provides a checklist of top considerations while configuring a backup environment. Uses Amanda open source backup software for examples.
In this week's article I'll bring you up-to-date on what's happening with some of the many exciting developments in the world of Linux audio software, with recent news regarding the JOST plugin host, the Audacity soundfile editor, and the new LV2 native Linux plugin standard.read more
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) 5.1 provides paravirtualized (PV) drivers for guest operating systems to improve I/O performance for I/O intensive disk or network applications. In addition, RHEL 5.1 supports a feature called “nested paging,” available on AMD Barcelona processors, that translates guest virtual memory addresses to machine physical addresses using two-level translation in the hardware. Without nested paging, the hypervisor marks all page table pages as read only.
Back in September when the RadeonHD Linux driver was finally introduced, it offered support for both the R500 and R600 series. On the first day of the driver's availability, we couldn't help but to use the RadeonHD with the 2900XT, which has been ATI's flagship graphics card. While this xf86-video-radeonhd driver still doesn't support 3D, it was a glorious sight seeing an open-source driver working with this high-end ATI graphics card. Today David Airlie announced that the Radeon driver would be supporting the ATI R500/600 series. David Airlie and Alex Deucher had been working on an AtomBIOS branch of the Radeon driver in xf86-video-ati, and this morning it finally went public.
York Capital Management's proposed Asset Purchase Agreement and its associated credit agreement for SCO make it clear that if the bankruptcy court lets York buy SCO, that York will be bankrolling SCO's continued lawsuits against Novell, IBM and other Linux-using companies.
Is this the smallest and most flexible Linux based computer yet?
LinuxCertified,Inc. a leading provider of Linux training, will offer weekend Linux system administration bootcamp on December 1st - 2nd, 2007 in South Bay(CA). This workshop is designed for busy information technology professionals and is designed to cover the most important Linux administration areas.
Martin Roesch is one of the most successful entrepreneurs ever to build a company based on open source software. Roesch is the author of Snort, which he claims is the "most-widely deployed" intrusion detection software in the world, and the founder of Sourcefire, a network security services provider that uses Snort as the centerpiece of its operations. Last week, the Tech Council of Maryland named Roesch its Commercial IT Executive of the Year.
Hardware maker launches eePC, running on Xandros Linux OS and 4GB storage, in the Philippines for US-$457. More variants to be released by year-end.
The Free Software Foundation is working to develop a set of libraries and programs that implement the PDF file format. Even non-developers can contribute to the cause.
Nearly five months after the release of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPL), the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has completed the updating of its key licenses by the release of the GNU Affero General Public License (GAGPL). The GAGPL is designed for use with software distributed over a network, such as a Web application or software as a service.
The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first release candidate for KDE 4.0. This release candidate marks that the majority of the components of KDE 4.0 are now approaching release quality.
Some prominent HTML specialists outside the W3C—browser vendors, Web developers, authors, and other stakeholders—disagree with the direction of XHTML V2.
Thanks to continuing improvements to SELinux, it is increasingly easy for users to take advantage of this powerful security tool. Read on to find an interview with Daniel Walsh, the principal developer of SELinux in Fedora from Red Hat, where he tells us more about what SELinux does and how it's improved in Fedora 8 along with some screenshots showing improvements in the administration tools and new SELinux policy generation tool.
Mencoder is part of the MPlayer media player package. While MPlayer can play audio and video files, mencoder converts and manages multimedia files. The application has a ton of graphical user interfaces, but you can use it from the command line to produce video files in almost any format you want. Here's how.
Tremulous is probably the biggest among Freedomware Gamefest 2007 tournaments. It is a rather unique kind of a Free first person shooter (FPS) as the game involves a war between two races, humans and an alien race whose name still remains unknown. The alien race is quite different from humans, and reminds quite a bit of aliens you could see in Alien vs. Predator movies and games.
Jitterbit has released version 1.3 of their open source integration software. Jitterbit 1.3 is a major release that significantly improves the overall architecture for enterprise companies and the overall user experience.
Blood pumping, action packed, fast paced and merciless are just some of the words we can use to describe these two incredible first person shooters that are 100% Free Software.
Here is a sub $200 PC which runs a customized version of Ubuntu called gOS. The computer is aptly named gPC (Green PC) for its very low power consumption. The gOS runs Enlightenment Window manager instead of KDE or GNOME.
The complicated world of open source licensing has become a bit more complicated, as the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced details of the final version of its Affero General Public License GPL (AGPL).