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Apache and Subversion authentication with Microsoft Active Directory

In this article I will explain how to set up Apache 2 on Debian Etch and make it talk to an Active Directory 2003 server. After that I will show you how to setup Subversion and use LDAP groups to control access to multiple subversion repositories. After I rant a bit about my two-day nightmare with Active Directory that is…

Ralink - RT2500 Help For Ubuntu Feisty

If you are reading this, chances are you are running a RT2500 based chipset wireless card that worked perfectly with Ubuntu Edgy and then stopped working after your upgrade to Feisty.

Develop an End-to-End Ajax Web Application

  • IBM/alphaWorks; By Senthil Nathan (Posted by IdaAshley on Jun 16, 2007 11:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, PHP; Story Type: News Story
This article is the first of a three-part series about developing an end-to-end Ajax application using an open source middleware stack. If you're a novice Web developer who can read and understand the code written in XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL, this article is for you. After you're done, you will have a good understanding of the basic concepts of Ajax and its potential in the context of a three-tier Web application scenario.

Get your GRUB info here

After wiping out my Ubuntu 6.06 LTS install and redoing it because I totally screwed up GRUB, last night I opened up Carla Schroder's "Linux Cookbook" and saw the many errors of my GRUB-installing and -configuring ways.

Know Your Regular Expressions

Essential aids in building and testing regular expression on UNIX systems. Discover the available tools and techniques that can help you learn how to construct regular expressions for various programs and languages.

Slackware 12.0 release candidate 1 is out.

Slackware 12.0 release candidate 1 hit the server at 16:39:01 CDT on June 14th, 2007.

OpenSUSE 10.3 alpha 5 available

  •; By Chris Preimesberger (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 16, 2007 7:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The openSUSE development team this week released alpha 5 of the upcoming OpenSUSE 10.3, featuring a cutting-edge 2.6.22.rc4 kernel and a choice between GNOME or KDE desktops. The final stable edition of v10.3 is expected to be available for general release in October, the team said.

Device Profile: SysMaster Tornado M20

SysMaster used embedded Linux to create a four-line IP (Internet protocol) video phone with built-in PBX and audio/video playback capabilities. The Tornado M30 can help network operators deliver voice or audio/video services to consumers and business users, according to the company.

Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and Microsoft -- he's not signing nothing

Buried deep in his blog, Canonical head Mark Shuttleworth discusses his position on the whole Microsoft "intellectual property" claim regarding Linux and open-source software and what, as the man behind Ubuntu, he's comfortable and not comfortable doing with Microsoft.

Free Gizmo VoIP client rings up AIM, MSN

  •; By Chris Preimesberger (Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jun 16, 2007 3:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Internet phone service provider SIPphone, whose Gizmo Project software enables Linux, Windows, and Mac users to make free phone calls using their PCs, announced this week that it has added support for the AOL Instant Messenger and MSN Messenger networks.

Flash Player 9 Update 3 Beta

Check out the new Flash Player 9 Update 3 beta, also available in Linux flavor. The most notable features of interest to Linux users: Fullscreen mode works on Linux, and the entire thing has been reworked as a native GTK app that communicates with the hosting web browser using the XEmbed protocol.

Skype for Linux 1.4 Beta

"This release is also a milestone for us, as it is the natural successor to Linux 1.3 and is the first time we’ve created packages for Skype 1.4. You can also find it via the public download site, so everybody is invited to enjoy the goodness of 1.4."

PlagiatInform 1.0.17

  • Alena Siameshka; By SearchInform Technologies, Inc (Posted by offliner on Jun 15, 2007 8:30 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
SearchInform releases a new software PlagiatInform based on its search technologies.

[Good stuff for writers. - Scott]

Wine 0.9.39 Released

This is release 0.9.39 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. What's new in this release: Many MSHTML improvements. Several improvements to the sound support. A number of Winsock fixes. Several new supported constructs in the IDL compiler. Many Direct3D threading fixes. Lots of bug fixes.

Should We Fight for Ogg Vorbis?

I'm a big fan of Richard Stallman and his work even though, the first time I interviewed him, he proceeded to criticise my questions before answering them, not a journalistic experience I'd had before. Without his vision and sheer bloody-mindedness in the face of indifference and outright hostility, we would not have the vast array of free software we enjoy today.

Agile Metadot serves up open source Web apps

Ten years ago, when Metadot founder and CEO Daniel Guermeur was working for a large technology company, he discovered that the Web-based content management systems he was developing were too complicated for his customers, who kept saying they needed a Web-based portal application that was easy to learn and easy to use. Guermeur wanted to provide that, but he was stymied by the closed aspect of the technologies he was developing with: with no access to the source code and long waits for product upgrades from vendors, it would be too slow and expensive to roll out more efficient solutions. So Guermeur started looking at open source.

Microsoft Interoperability Team: Bring on Red Hat

Microsoft said the company hopes to strike a Linux pact with Red Hat similar to the partnerships it has forged with Linux vendors.

Protect Your Machine with AxE

Control what runs on today's PC environments and protect your system with IBM Assured Execution Environment (AxE). This technology requires no configuration and once installed blocks any external, “unapproved programs,” from executing, installing, or modifying your machine.

RPM "relaunched" at

The RPM Package Manager (RPM), fundamental to an array of Linux distributions and the Linux Standard Base specification, has been on uncertain ground as a project in recent years. The versions of the utility shipped by the various RPM-based distros have slowly branched off in different directions, leading in some cases to stagnation. Longtime RPM maintainer Jeff Johnson took a big step this month toward revitalizing the application by relaunching, a site dedicated to reassembling the divergent RPM developer community and putting together a unified plan for future development.

Linux: Linus on the GPL, BSD, Tivo and the FSF

A lengthy debate that began with a suggestion to dual license the Linux kernel under the GPLv2 and the GPLv3 [story] continues on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Throughout the ongoing thread Linux creator Linus Torvalds has spoken out on the GPLv2, the upcoming GPLv3, the BSD license, Tivo, the Free Software Foundation, and much more. During the discussion, he was asked we he chose the GPLv2 over the BSD license when he's obviously not a big fan of the FSF.

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