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How to secure WebDAV with SSL and Two-Factor Authentication

  • HowtoForge; By Nick Owen (Posted by falko on Apr 18, 2007 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This guide documents how to configure a WebDAV resource using SSL and two-factor authentication and how to access that resource from Windows, Linux and Mac.

ClearHealth 2.0 Feature Sludge

Over at theClearHealth Forum David [Uhlman] has announced that ClearHealth 2.0 is now in the freezing process. He includes a brief list of new features as well as features that are slated for late-inclusion (which I am happy to say includesone of my own patches. Watch LMN for a new MirrorMed-sponsored testing push, once an offical RC is out.Trotter

Linux Mint issues second KDE version test

The Linux Mint team this week made available the second release candidate of its Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 2.2, KDE edition. The release carries a 2.6.17 kernel (same as the most recent GNOME desktop version, which came out a week ago) along with several important improvements, according to the project.

Open source rising in New Zealand education

  • Open Source Reporter; By Penny Leach (Posted by lcafiero on Apr 18, 2007 2:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A dramatic rise of open source in New Zealand's education sector over the last three years provides an example of how Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) can both make a difference in society and provide a model for FOSS in business.

How Microsoft and Apple are screwing users on multimedia, how to avoid getting screwed ... and what Ogg files are and how to play them on your system

Sorry about the long title, but some things just piss me off so much. In this case, I want to make it clear that Microsoft isn't 100 percent to blame -- maybe 80 percent, since half the times that Microsoft tries to add value to their operating system, software companies that make money downstream by selling you stuff that would be made obsolete by that added value start bitching about it -- and the feds tell MS to back off. And while I'm no Microsoft apologist, the consumer often gets screwed in the process. But that doesn't have to happen. ... So now on to my point -- and I do have one. The state of multimedia -- audio and video -- on the Internet is a big hot mess.

Mandriva raising new funds for Linux business

Struggling Linux seller raising new funds to complete software acquisition, exit bankruptcy protection.

Zenoss builds a competitive advantage with open source infrastructure

A few years ago, Erik Dahl was a network manager who knew that administrators needed a flexible network monitoring solution. In 2002, he began development of what would become Zenoss, an open source network monitoring product that runs on multiple platforms. Dahl found that the best way to deliver a product that is affordable and customizable is to use open source, and in the process he also discovered that using open source internally is the best way to build a successful business from scratch.

Bringing Innovative Tech Sponsorship To Indianapolis 500

Chastain Motorsports is rolling out an innovative sponsorship program for its return to the Indianapolis 500 this year, as worldwide users and proponents of the Linux computer operating system are contributing to put the team on track at "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Visually Create Online Forms

Business users who have no programming skills can use IBM Development Engagement Service to create online forms. It is an online service providing an Ajax-based development environment that enables business users to visually develop form applications.

openEHR RELEASE 1.0.1

The result of 14 months' review, implementation and testing, this release is a major milestone, correcting and improving the openEHR Release 1.x platform. We believe Release 1.0.1 to be a stable base for ongoing implementation and forthcoming specifications, including the Template Model, EHR Extract, Security, Archetype Query Language, CEN EN13606 integration and services (in cooperation with the HL7/OMG HSSP project). It also provides a foundation for tools and systems for the development and governance of clinical models, including openEHR archetypes, templates and terminology subsets.

Microsoft's Silverlight Promises to Disrupt Linux Web Users

Just as it seemed that Linux users (especially 64-bit users) would finally be able to enjoy streaming content with a minimum of hassle, Microsoft's new Silverlight software promises to throw a wrench in the works.

Optimizing AIX 5L Performance

Just when you thought it was going to be an ordinary day, you receive a phone call and hear the worst six words dreaded by most AIX administrators. Which of course is, "Why is the system so slow?" If you have done your homework, the answer to that question is relatively simple.

Proposal: How to do DRM

"The customer needs to experience the software first-hand without reduced functionality during the trial" is a phrase that Microsoft uses on several marketing sheets. What that means is that trials should only be limited by time, not in WHAT you can do during that time. That got me thinking....

Tux enters the Indy 500

You might think if someone were to mention Linux at the Indianapolis 500, they would be talking about Linux in an embedded system or powering a server tracking information about the race. You'd be wrong. Instead, there's a group seeking to fund an Indy racer in the name of Linux. The group was started by Ken Starks, also known as Helios, the founder of Linux marketing site and author of the well-known Linux opinion site Blog of Helios. With the Tux 500 program, Starks, Bob Moore, and Ted Woerner aim to see to it that when the flag drops on the 2007 Indianapolis 500, a race car emblazoned with Linux decals will be roaring down the track.

[I think that is already having its its intended effect and as the race gets watch! - Scott]

SA student's project accepted by Google

A South African student's project has been accepted by the Google Summer of Code. Charl Van Niekerk will spend his 'winter' of coding standardising output by the Joomla content management system so that it can be better viewed by software for the disabled, among other things.

Ubuntu's commercial sponsor joins GNOME advisory board

Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, will announce on April 18 that it has joined the GNOME Foundation's advisory board. The GNOME Foundation advisory board is made up of representatives from free software-friendly companies in industry -- from large industry players, to smaller companies that have emerged from the free software community. The advisory board provides a vehicle for its members to communicate with the board of directors and help the directors guide the overall direction of GNOME.

Beginners Linux: "Forget Laymans terms, DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?"

Ever wonder what the heck someone means when they tell you you need to open a Konsole and "su to root"? Or "All you need to do is JED that file."? Here are some explanations to and locations of some useful items.

A Linux for the rest of us?

Zero config distro tailored for newbies. Serial entrepreneur Peter Dawe, who helped bring the internet to the UK, is launching a "safe" Linux distro tailored for the technophobe.

Intel to unveil "mobile internet devices" -- Red Flag Linux with iPhone-style interface

Intel will shortly announce that its future "Mobile Internet Devices" and UMPCs will be Linux-powered, using a custom version of the Chinese Red Flag distribution.

Sun's McNealy Calls for Merger of OASIS/ISO's ODF and China's UOF

  • Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 17, 2007 11:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Beijing, April 17, 2007 - Sun Microsystem's Chairman Scott McNealy delivered the keynote at a standards conference sponsored by Chinese government ministries, councils and commissions (and Sun) today. In his address, McNealy characterized the Chinese-developed Uniform Document Format (UOF) as "one of the three main document formats in existence today," the other two being Microsoft Office and the OASIS/ISO standard known as Open Document Format (ODF). He also called for the merger of UOF and ODF into a single standard.

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