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ntop (Bandwidth Monitor) Configuration

  •; By (Posted by tadelste on Mar 10, 2006 5:28 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
ntop (Bandwidth Monitor) Configuration

Test shows how vulnerable unpatched Windows is

A test has revealed that a Linux server is far less likely to be compromised. In fact, unpatched Red Hat and SuSE servers were not breached at all during a six-week trial, while the equivalent Windows systems were compromised within hours.

[ED: Read this elsewhere, but worth repeating. Nonetheless, do not become over confident, stay current on security. - HC]

Sap Cozies Up to Microsoft

SAP’s love-hate relationship with Microsoft took another turn Thursday after the German business software giant said it will make it easier and cheaper to run business software like human resources management on Microsoft’s operating systems.

SAP is extending its “adaptive computing” capabilities, which allow customers to run applications as services and distribute them across various pieces of hardware and software, to Microsoft databases and operating systems. For example, instead of running software on a large mainframe computer, companies can do the same on a few smaller servers that cost less than one large mainframe.

[ED: This is absolutely terrible news for all those mainframe manufactures that are now going to go bankrupt with this important, strategic moves by all those Saps. End of the line IBM. Your next Oracle. And F/OSS - worthless, as Sapians pointed out when it didn't rise to saving their business. Wait ... is this just a move propelled by bitterness? Who knows, better yet: who cares. - HC]

Fine-Tuning Kubuntu

Ubuntu is a well-maintained, well-organized Linux distribution. Kubuntu adds the popular and powerful KDE desktop environment. As nice as Kubuntu is, the default installation doesn't fit every user. Carla Schroder shows how to get help, get access to more software packages, set up a firewall, and review and get rid of unnecessary services.

Itanium Alliance Invests in Linux

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Itanium Solutions Alliance still won't say much about its plans to spend a $10 billion kitty announced in January, but it did identify one project it's spending a tiny fraction of that money on.

Novell Offers Details on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Novell is determined to see the renamed and rebranded SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 surpass Windows Vista on many fronts.

KDE Wins Best Desktop Environment Award

The results of the 2005 awards were published earlier this week and KDE once again won the Desktop Environment of the Year award.

Linux Networx adds storage to clusters

Linux Networx last week announced several storage offerings for its high-performance Linux clusters.

Give us back our crown jewels

Guardian Technology today launches a campaign - Free Our Data. The aim is simple: to persuade the UK government to abandon copyright on essential national data, making it freely available to anyone to mesh with information created elsewhere.

[ED: Be certain to read how this theft has become endemic in his "Defending Openness". - HC]

SUSE, Fedora or Debian for sys admins: A closer look

While preparing a market study for a technical book publisher, we discovered that the majority of Linux users prefer non-commercial Linux distributions. The most popular include two projects from Red Hat and SUSE while users prefer Debian and consider it enterprise ready. You might find some surprises as we did.

Firefox to get phishing shield

An upcoming version of Firefox will include protection against phishing scams, using technology that might come from Google.

The phishing shield is a key new security feature planned for Firefox 2, slated for release in the third quarter of this year, Mozilla's Mike Shaver said in an interview Tuesday.

[ED: Odd: "... already in Netscape 8 and Opera 8, both released last year." and will be in IE later in 2006. I wonder if Firefox will at least beat out MS on this needed feature. - HC]

Interview: Linux branching out, says IBM exec

Donderdag 9 maart 2006, 10:19 - In an interview with IDG News Service, Adam Jollans, Linux strategy manager for IBM Corp., discusses how he sees Linux adoption evolving across vertical industries and in businesses both small and large, and how IBM is adapting its own Linux strategy to mesh with those trends.

Linux Licensing - Interview with Linus

  •; By Daniel Lyons (Posted by tadelste on Mar 9, 2006 6:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview
Boston - Fans of open source software have been buzzing since Linus Torvalds, creator of the popular Linux operating system, indicated he wouldn't adopt a new version of the license under which Linux is distributed. Torvalds' opinion matters because his program is by far the most popular open source program in the world.

Office Formats, Accessibility and Politics: Caveat Legislator

Massachusetts legislators on Beacon Hill today will see a demonstration of accessibility features for Office 7, but they won't see the complete picture.

Today, interested Massachusetts legislators are being offered a pre-release demonstration of the accessibility features of Microsoft's Office 2007. What I understand they will see will be a subset of Windows features used in conjunction with a subset of third party accessibility tools, configured by experts, and demonstrated by sighted technicians. What they won't see is what it would be like for someone with disabilities trying to learn how to use a new system, using new accessibility tools (assuming that the old tools in fact are ported to the new platform). Not to mention the big bills that tax payers will need to pay to purchase those tools.

[ED: The continuing, important story of OpenDocument Format - this time a MS effort to block it by demostrating its innovative technologies. Tastes good ... something like fudge. - HC]

Ibm Switches to Linux Desktops, But Isn't Dumping Windows

IBM employees using Linux desktops are switching to Red Hat Inc.'s version of the open-source operating system, but the company denied reports that it's planning to dump Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Mix-and-match open source approach recommended

New Democracy Player aggregates video podcasts

What happens if you take VLC player, add a pinch of XUL, and sprinkle a bit of RSS on top? You get Democracy Player, a new RSS aggregator geared towards managing video podcasts.

Real-time Linux powers shipbuilding robots

A top shipbuilding company has licensed a commercial, real-time embedded Linux operating system for use in three robotic manufacturing devices, including two currently in production. FSMLabs says its Korean partner, RealTimeWave, helped Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) develop the robotic shipbuilding devices, which are based on RTLinuxPro.

How to deploy GTK+ with handy dev-tools

This article takes A look at sample GTK+ applications and handy development tools that allow you to deploy a GTK+ application and everything you need to get your product to the user.

PHP project follows script

Easier, simpler

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