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Kernel Security Patches

  • - Feature Stories; By Dave Wreski (Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 6:45 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel, Linux
Several independant kernel patches exist to increase the security in your kernel

CLI Magic: Creating basic front ends with dialog and Xdialog

  •; By Shashank Sharma (Posted by dcparris on Jul 17, 2006 6:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
New Linux users are often afraid of the command line. They prefer graphical alternatives to commands and scripts. For help, they can turn to dialog and Xdialog, two simple tools that can be used to create front ends to command-line tools.

OSDC Israel 2007, Call for Participation

Open Source Developers' Conference, Israel, 2007 has announced its Call for Participation and Call for Papers

Linux phone standards group doubles membership

An industry group devoted to standardizing Linux for mobile phones has announced three powerful, influential new members. The LiPS (Linux Phone Standards) Forum's new members include number one mobile phone chip vendor Texas Instruments, top Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer ZTE, and global carrier/operator Telecom Italia.

Securing a public CVS system

What's the best way to secure a public Concurrent Version System repository that allows for anonymous read-only access using the standard pserver connection protocol for CVS?

Open Document Format - Legal, Decent - Honest

July 17th, 2006: All goes well for the Open Document Alliance as Google joins and the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) declares it legal for distribution across a host of Open Source software.

Freespire Linux OS Beta 1 Released

The first BETA of Freespire Linux was released on Friday. Freespire is a no-cost version of the Linspire operating system based on Linux and Open Source.

Freespire Beta 1 Screenshot Tour

OSNews reports - Kevin Carmony of Linspire/Freespire has announced that the first beta of Freespire has been released earlier than anticipated. Get it from the download page. According to Carmony, this release includes out-of-the-box support for proprietary formats such as .mp3 and WMV, plug-and-play support for Ati and nVIDIA cards without user intervention, Click-N-Run, and much more. OSDir has some great shots of the upcoming Freespire in the Freespire Beta 1 Screenshot Tour.

KDE Commit-Digest for 16th July 2006

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Unity, a project to re-synchronise KHTML with WebKit, has begun, with work continuing throughout the week. Support for suspend and resume on KIO jobs. KSpread gets support for scripting with Python and Ruby. One Summer Of Code project, "C# parser for KDevelop", reaches the feature-complete stage, with progress in the "Advanced Session Management", "GMail-style conversations for KMail" and "WorKflow" projects. Fixes made to support the German language in KLettres, with large-scale refactoring work in Kiten.

Multipurpose multimedia processing with GStreamer

This article introduces you to GStreamer, a universal multimedia processing library that makes multimedia handling easy. Learn how to use gst-launch, one of the most versatile tools you'll come across. It is for GStreamer what shell is for UNIX. Using it, you can construct even complex multimedia pipelines using simple syntax.

Object-Oriented Features New to PHP 5

Chapter 3 - from the book Object-Oriented PHP by Peter Lavin -- Reprinted by permission from No Starch Press. Available at booksellers now. Full details are at the bottom of the article.

Vendors hindering open-source hardware development

Open source is changing the way that organisations and individuals develop, evaluate and purchase software. Why shouldn’t hardware follow suit?

Consumer-friendly Linux Distro Found in Linspire Five-O

If you want a rock-stable operating system that is highly unlikely ever to become a victim of viruses or other malicious applications, Linspire Five-O Linux is an attractive alternative to Windows. Linspire is also worth considering if you think you may want to dig deeper into Linux and start writing your own software.

[I got the impression the reporter is a thoroughly impressed newbie. -- grouch]

Linus Torvalds doesn't matter!?!

When I came across the news yesterday, I couldn't believe my eyes. But there it was, in pixels, plain as day. A story on CNN reporting that Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, the most disruptive technology of the past 100 years, just doesn't matter anymore.

[What's that about "spaced out"? -- grouch]

Japanese Companies Build Linux Based Robot, Choromet

Using research results from the Humanoid Research Group of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute of AIST, two start-up companies approved by AIST, i.e., General Robotix, Inc. and Moving Eye, Inc. working together with Pirkus Robotix, Inc. and Dai Nippon Technical Research Institute have developed a humanoid robot called "HRP-2m Choromet," or "Choromet," for short.

Open Source Software to Drive New Productivity Wave: Team ...

An expanding selection of feature-rich open source business applications promises to drive a new wave of productivity growth by automating and tightly coordinating team-based activities.

"The avalanche of information confronting today’s workers makes widespread adoption of team productivity solutions inevitable" says iRadeon’s Minich "with open source, businesses can get the same productivity benefits they’ll find with proprietary solutions, but at far lower cost."

How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)

  • HowtoForge; By Till Brehm (Posted by falko on Jul 16, 2006 4:32 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install the free VMware Server (version 1.0) on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake). VMware has just released version 1.0 of its free VMware Server. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free). In this article we use Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) as the host operating system.

IBM, Micorosoft protest Indonesia's open source policy

A number of US informatic technology companies such as IBM, Microsoft and Oracle have criticized Indonesia`s open source application policy.

[I read it and I'm still confused. Help? -- grouch]

Manual translations

Probably the most frequently asked question to the docs team at MySQL from the public is “I want to translate the manual into [insert language]”. That language can be anything from one we already have, through to some comparatively obscure suggestions.

Women geeks bag top two software contest prizes

More and more women are turning computer geeks these days. And proof is the all-women teams bagging two of the top awards of the 'Lord of the Code Contest', meant to promote software talent among the young.

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