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New ISPConfig features easier install

ISPConfig released version 2.2.0 yesterday, featuring a new installer, support for 64-bit processors and the option of running it on Slackware and Trustix Linux the same day that Tectonic ran its review on version 2.1.2.


Some of your largest performance problems could be hiding in broad daylight.

Brian Cantrill authored the Dtrace facility in OpenSolaris. Recently, the folks at FreeBSD announced they were porting it to their distribution. The Dtrace facility has enjoyed remarkable success.

Recently, at the South California Linux Expo, one of Brian's colleagues, Alan Leventhal demonstrated how to use Dtrace on Linux applications to improve performance. Fortunately, this OpenSolaris has use for more than just one operating system. Brian has shown a propensity to support open-source outside of the principal OS community. You should find this report useful in understanding Dtrace, its history and use.

You may also recall that the Linux kernel team has similar tools providing much of the same functionality. Judge for yourself if you believe the kernel developers have

Debian Security Update Fixes Multiple Unspecified Gpdf ...

Debian has released updated packages to address multiple vulnerabilities identified in Gpdf. These flaws are due to unspecified errors that could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a specially crafted Portable Document Format (PDF) file. No further details have been disclosed.

Grid Computing Pros Weigh in on Security Issues

  • (Posted by sharonpr on Mar 3, 2006 4:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Globus Consortium Journal ( this month features Grid security perspectives from a range of experts from both the open source and vendor community.

Registration open for CGL 3.2

The registration process is now open for a new version of the Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) specification. CGL v3.2 incorporates new requirements based on user feedback, according to the OSDL (Open Source Development Labs), the member-funded industry group that maintains CGL requirements.

Richard Stallman in Croatia

On March 8th and 9th 2006, Richard Matthew Stallman is to hold a couple of lectures in Zagreb, Croatia as part of the series of lectures named "Society of Knowledge and Free Sharing of Information" ("Društvo znanja i slobodna razmjena informacija") as announced by the Multimedia Institute in Croatia and the Croatian Academic and Research Network (CARnet).

Novell Reports Financial Results for First Fiscal Quarter 2006

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by bstadil on Mar 3, 2006 1:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Year-over-year results show continued improvement led by product revenue growth

PolyServe File Serving Utility Delivers First Distributed Performance Management System for Linux

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Mar 3, 2006 12:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
New Performance Dashboard and Snapshot Support Provide Powerful Cluster Control and Instant Data Protection

Linspire may offer Ubuntu CNR service

Linspire Inc. and one of its biggest desktop Linux rivals, Ubuntu, are talking about collaborating to offer Linspire's CNR (Click-N-Run) application download service to Ubuntu users. CNR is a subscription service ($20 annually) through Linspire can install thousands of software programs with "literally" one click, Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony said.

Us Army Lab Moves to Linux Clusters

  • Top Tech News (Posted by bstadil on Mar 2, 2006 10:58 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A U.S. Army supercomputing center with a legacy that dates back to the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) launched in 1946 is moving to Linux-based clusters that will more than double its computing capability.

Funding key to Open Source success, Ellison says

The success of Linux and other open source projects has depended heavily on the support and investment of major IT companies, Oracle Chief Executive Officer Larry Ellison said on Thursday.

"Open source becomes successful when major industrial corporations invest heavily in that open source project," Ellison said at a Tokyo news conference. "Every open source product that has become tremendously successful became successful because of huge dollar investments from commercial IT operations like IBM and Intel and Oracle and others," he said.

Microsoft accuses EC of conspiracy, secret negotiations in antitrust affair

  • TG Daily (Posted by tadelste on Mar 2, 2006 8:52 PM EDT)
Redmond (WA) - Acknowledging that the European Commission did grant Microsoft access to documents pertaining to the EC's communications with the monitoring trustee it appointed to evaluate Microsoft's compliance with its 2004 antitrust ruling, Microsoft accused the EC, in a Supplemental Response this morning, of secretly collaborating with four companies, apparently to sway the opinion of the trustee.

Running Linux, 5th Ed. by Matthias Kalle Dalheimer & Matt Welsh

  • Free Software Magazine; By Jeremy Turner (Posted by tadelste on Mar 2, 2006 8:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Running Linux begins with the subtitle “A distribution-neutral guide for servers and desktops”. This subtitle manages to capture the essence of the book extremely well, containing extensive information for both a desktop and server environment within its 972 pages.

Open-source needs big vendors to thrive, Ellison says

  • ComputerWorld (Posted by bstadil on Mar 2, 2006 8:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open-source becomes successful when major industrial corporations invest heavily in that open-source project," Ellison said at a Tokyo news conference. "Every open-source product that has become tremendously successful became successful because of huge dollar investments from commercial IT operations like IBM, Intel, Oracle and others,

Your chance to tell Novell what you really want with your Linux

Novell is conducting a survey on its "Cool Solutions" Web site to determine which applications you, dear reader, wanted to run on a Linux platform but couldn't. The thought was, I believe, that the company could take this data to the application vendors and say "See, you need to port your application to SuSE!"

New ISPConfig version enables Linux Administration

March 2, 2006 Lüneburg, Germany, Dallas, Texas. Today, Till Brehm announced the release of ISPConfig version 2.2.0, which is available immediately for download. ISPConfig is the leading Open Source remote web administration tool on the market. The turn-key application is free, now supports x86_64 systems and provides a secure remote graphical interface.

Komposé: Mac-inspired utility aids Linux window management

I prefer Linux in almost every way to Mac OS X, but I have to admit a little envy over OS X's Exposé feature, which quickly tiles all open windows. Luckily for Linux users, Komposé brings the same convenience to the Linux desktop.

Planetary lab's research orbits around Scyld cluster

A Scyld Beowulf cluster from Penguin Computing is helping researchers at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Lab (LPL) boost computing resources and produce research results more quickly.

Using Thunderbird as a context management tool

Despite the fact that there are quite a few document management systems (DMS) on the market, email remains for many the main tool for managing document workflow. Admittedly, an email client doesn't offer any advanced tools for managing files, but email's sheer convenience and ease of use are rather compelling reasons for sticking with the proven tool. In this article, I'll show you how to set up the Thunderbird email client as a context-centric document management system using folders, filters, views, and labels.

Linux Kernel Denial of Service and Information Disclosure ...

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Linux Kernel, which could be exploited by local attackers to disclose sensitive information or cause a denial of service.

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