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Open Letter to DELL

LXer Feature: 03-May-2007

When the timing is right, things just naturally seem to fall into place and work for good.

Rootsh terminal logger keeps watch on root users

  •; By Anže Vidmar (Posted by dcparris on May 3, 2007 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Rootsh is a shell that logs everything a root user sees on his terminal. This is useful if you have more than one system administrator for a server and you want a record of exactly what any given user does. Despite the fact that the latest rootsh release was in March 2005, it still does its job great.

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On Debian Etch

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on May 3, 2007 11:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on a Debian Etch system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule.

W3C to open Southern African doors

Web standards body World Wide Consortium plans to open a Southern Africa office later this month. Africans get ready to set some standards.

Rick Marshall's VistA Blog

  • GNU/Linux And Open Source Medical Software News (Posted by dcparris on May 3, 2007 10:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU, Linux; Story Type: News Story
Rick Marshall has begun aVistA blog with some good prose:'...In the beginning it had no name. Amazingly, those who fought their David-and-Goliath battle to bring VISTA to the world merely described it rather than naming it, almost unthinkable in this era of branding urges so powerful we had to coin the term"vaporware" for our empty software names. Instead, the fathers of VISTA offered us abundant anonymity, a wealth of medical informatics with no name...'

Linux Journal Contents #158, June 2007

A listing of what's up in Linux Journal, for those interested...

[ This article appeared and then disappeared for a while, so it was posted again, if you were wondering - hkwint ]

First Release of Seam Plugin for NetBeans

  •; By Michael Yuan (Posted by dba477 on May 3, 2007 9:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: JBoss, Linux
Michael Yuan has posted "First Release of Seam Plugin for NetBeans!," pointing out Petr Pisl's contribution to the NetBeans community. A full walkthrough of generating a simple application is posted; the plugin is still new, but looks good

The World's First Mobile Linux Development Kit (MKitTM) is now available

Unicon Systems, a Linux handheld software and hardware technology developer from Menlo Park, California, started shipping its Mobile Linux Development Kit (MKitTM). MKitTM ($599) is the first and only unique mobile Linux development kit on the market. It gives professional developers and manufacturers the ability to create new handheld devices for medical, industrial, security and educational applications. Unicon’s patented, wireless, and mobile chip-on-film Linux computer is based on an ARM9 embedded CPU running full blown Linux 2.6 and attached to the back of a 3.5” touch screen. It is equipped with multiple connectivity options, including two 2.0 high-speed USB host ports and WiFi.

Gearing up for OSHCA-2007

The Open Source Health Care Alliance (OSHCA) Conference 2007 is being held May 8 - 11, 2007 inKuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Red Hat 4.5 boasts enhanced kernel, clustering

Red Hat today released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5, featuring a 2.6.9-55.EL kernel paravirtualized for i686 and x86_64 machines. RHEL 4.5 also provides NFS performance metrics and updated kernel support for Infiniband connectivity, according to the release announcement.

XL Fortran Compiler for Cell BE on Linux

Develop complex, computationally-intensive programs with IBM XL Fortran Alpha Edition for Cell BE Processor on Linux. These high-performance XL compilers are derived from a common code base, helping support consistent compiler performance and ease of program portability across multiple OS and hardware platforms.

Linux: New FireWire Stack Update

Kristian Høgsberg posted an update on the effort to rewrite the Linux kernel FireWire stack [story] explaining, "as you may know, we've been working on a new FireWire stack over on linux1394-devel. The main driver behind this work is to get a small, maintainable and supportable FireWire stack, with an acceptable backwards compatibility story." He went on to request the stack's inclusion in the mainline kernel,...

Certification on the upswing again

After several years of decline, the demand for certification and training in GNU/Linux and other free software areas is stronger than ever. That's the general opinion of experts in the field, as they discuss where certification has been, current course offerings, customer services, and trends for the future.

Tux 500 Program Breaks $10,000 Funding Threshold

With just under a week before the official opening of practice for the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500, the Tux 500 Linux marketing program has now received over $10,000 in contributions from the global Linux open source community. As testimony that the popularity of the event extends well outside the borders of the United States, contributions to the innovative marketing program have arrived from twenty-eight different nations and contribution totals from outside the U.S. exceed those from within the U.S.

KDE 4.0 Live April Snapshot Screenshots

From a KDE SVN trunk snapshot on 04-18-07, we have a few KDE 4.0 screenshots to pass along today. Mind you that KDE 4.0 will not be released until later this year, but if you are interested in seeing how this desktop environment is shaping up, you can see for yourself today.

A PC Shortwave Radio and Linux

Ten Tec is an American manufacturer of all sorts of radio equipment based in Tennessee. They make a neat little black box which attaches to any PC via a serial port. The box, called the RX-320D, is a shortwave (general coverage) receiver that works very well indeed with performance rivaling more expensive desktop receivers. If you read Ten Tec’s advertising you’d think you need Windows based software to use this radio. Think again.

Introducing developerWorks spaces

Take collaboration and community content to the next level with developerWorks spaces. Create micro-sites focused on a specific technical subject, software project, web development activity, or present information, ideas, and breaking news about your interest.

How important is Dell's Linux desktop deal?

The news has quickly gotten around that Dell will be bringing Ubuntu Linux to some of its consumer desktops. Analysts and Linux rivals alike think this is a good move for both Linux and Dell. The big question now is, "How important is it really?"

Review: Moneydance 2007

Linux users have a multitude of choices for personal finance applications, including GnuCash, KMyMoney, Kapital, and others, not to mention being able to run Quicken under WINE. One good alternative that runs on multiple operating systems and manages finances with ease is Moneydance.

File Server Configuration in Debian Using Samba

  • (Posted by gg234 on May 2, 2007 10:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
File Server Configuration in Debian Using Samba

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