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Scottish Open Source Awards

  •; By greg soper (Posted by salesagility on Aug 6, 2007 7:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
The Scottish Open Source Awards opens for nominations and entries on 1st August 2007 at 9AM. The awards are open to business, government, education, not-for-profit, charities and students, who contribute to or use Open Source Software or services.

Monitoring Proftpd Server Using phpftpwho

  • (Posted by gg234 on Aug 6, 2007 6:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Monitoring Proftpd Server Using phpftpwho

Ten Reasons To Dump Windows [III]

  •; By Borys Musielak (Posted by michux on Aug 6, 2007 4:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
I'd like to invite you to read the last of three articles from the "Dump Windows" saga of writings. Two previous articles (part I, part II) stirred up quite a controversy and a variety of opinions. With this article I'm hoping for calmer and more meritorious responses. In the last article of this series we will touch on the aspects of work and usefulness of the console, remote access, logic behind the OS, pricing, and TCO.


Help, I have a problem that I can't sort out.

Assessing the Size of the Free Software Movement

It seems we mostly hear the term "Open Source" bandied about in the press. Save for the occasional references to the Free Software Foundation and FSF Europe, one might get the impression that the Free Software movement is floundering along, all but forgotten in the annals of history. In reality, though, the Free Software movement is very much alive and kicking.

DistroWatch Weekly: GParted LiveCD vs Parted Magic, Ubuntu and Automatix, Medison Celebrity

  •; By Ladislav Bodnar (Posted by dave on Aug 6, 2007 2:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter
Welcome to this year's 31st issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The late Sunday release of Arch Linux 2007.08 provided some excitement on the otherwise quiet distribution release week, during which both Fedora and Mandriva failed to deliver the promised first development builds of their upcoming products. But on the distro news front, things were a lot more exciting: MEPIS has announced that it will switch to a Debian base before its next stable release, Ubuntu has published a detailed analysis of Automatix, Kevin Carmony has announced resignation from Linspire, a Swedish manufacturer has unveiled the world's cheapest laptop (running Fedora), and Ian Murdock has given some hints about Sun Microsystems Project Indiana in an interview. We also take a quick look at the current status of KNOPPIX and Gentoo and publish some interesting statistical data about the DistroWatch readership in Latin America and the Caribbean. Finally, we are pleased to announce that the recipient of the July 2007 DistroWatch donation is the FreeNAS project. Happy reading!

Howto upgrade kernel(2.6.22-9-generic) in Feisty Fawn

  • (Posted by gg234 on Aug 6, 2007 2:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Ubuntu
Howto upgrade kernel(2.6.22-9-generic) in Feisty Fawn

Graphics pros will find good tools in compact Grafpup distro

Grafpup 2.0 is a compact Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux and aimed at graphics professionals. It offers a variety of options for installation, a custom set of configuration utilities, and a niche suite of applications for digital artists. The graphics are soothing, and the Openbox desktop runs smoothly even on older hardware. Despite a few problems, Grafpup is a good choice for graphic designers and writers on the go.

Linux: lguest Documentation

Some entertaining lguest documentation discussed in an earlier story was merged into the mainline kernel with the commit message, "the netfilter code had very good documentation: the Netfilter Hacking HOWTO. Noone ever read it. So this time I'm trying something different, using a bit of Knuthiness." Both Netfliter and lguest, as well as the documentation for both, were written by Rusty Russell. He describes the lguest driver as, "a simple hypervisor for Linux on Linux. Unlike kvm it doesn't need VT/SVM hardware. Unlike Xen it's simply 'modprobe and go'. Unlike both, it's 5000 lines and self-contained."

Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony resigns

In an interview today with Linux-Watch, controversial Linux leader Kevin Carmony confirmed rumors that he had resigned as CEO of desktop Linux vendor Linspire on July 31. Carmony said he plans to work on several of his own business projects, and on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

A Tale of Modern Electronic Medical Record Software

Once upon a time there was a prosperous and entrepreneurial port city namedEMR. EMR had many ships and many ship owners who ferried lots of people to the healing spas that existed in nearby mountains. Unfortunately for the ships and passengers, the harbor was quite rocky and treacherous. Shipwrecks were common with large and grievous losses of life. Many of the entrepreneurs in the city thought that EMR could benefit from a modern marvel called alighthouse.

Nvidia Linux driver 100.14.11 and Linux kernel 2.6.23

Well, they're not working together. Unless you're not willing to tweak it a little bit. So, out of the box, you won't be able to test brand new Linux CFS scheduler. Fortunately, the driver needs only few simple fixes to compile properly.

Sabayon 3.4a x86

A nutshell comparison of upgrading vs fresh install of Sabayon 3.3 to 3.4 using the Sabayon 3.4a DVD. And of course a bit of opinion tossed in for good measure.

Linux 2.6.23-rc2 Kernel Performance

While the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is only weeks into development, it's already generated quite a bit of attention. From the merging of the Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS) to the -rc2 kernel being "the new -rc1", the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is certainly in store for being an ornate release. Adding to this attention has been a stable user-space driver API and virtualization improvements (KVM, Xen, and LGuest). With all of this activity surrounding the Linux 2.6.23 kernel we've decided to conduct a handful of benchmarks comparing the Linux 2.6.20, 2.6.21, 2.6.22, and 2.6.23 kernel releases so far.

Oxygen Wallpaper Contest

The Oxygen team has announced a wallpaper contest. Send in your wallpaper and it might become part of the default set of wallpapers for KDE 4.0. The Oxygen team is solliciting contributions from the community. The jury is nobody less than Icon GodFather David Vignoni, The Mad Scientist Nuno Pinheiro, The Loud American Ken Wimer and Oxygen Swiss Army Knife Riccardo Iaconelli.

A Standards Game for a Summer's Day

Those on both sides of the ODF vs. OOXML competition are always accusing each other of spinning and misrepresenting each other's actions and statements. It's fair, and even important, for both sides to call each other out on actual misrepresentations, since the public is rarely, if ever, going to have first-hand knowledge to rely on. But when one side calls the other out, how does the public know which one to believe?

LXer Weekly Roundup for 05-Aug-2007

LXer Feature: 05-Aug-2007

Some of the big news this week includes Mepis going back to Debian, Linus speaks out on the desktop, Microsoft finally got the result they wanted in Mass, An LXer settles the Mandriva - PCLinuxOS debate, some KDE 4.0 screenshots and Matt Hartley goes two for two in the FUD section of the LXer Weekly Roundup.

Linux to power Google GPhone?

Google's first mobile phone will run a Linux operating system on a Texas Instruments "Edge" chipset, and will likely ship to T-Mobile and Orange customers in the Spring of 2008, according to unconfirmed reports. "GPhone" call minutes and text messages reportedly will be funded by mobile advertising. News of the so-called "GPhone" or "G-Phone" broke quietly about two weeks ago in the island nation of Singapore, where Jennifer Tan of Reuters subsidiary Anian Research filed a report on July 12.

How Many People Really Use Linux -- And Stick With It?

I am growing infernally curious about what the end-of-the-year sales figures for Dell’s Ubuntu machines will be. Not just how many bought those machines or in what proportion to Windows users, but how their long-term experiences shape up against others (as well as whether or not they elected to buy support). What if Linux has its big day in the sun, and simply doesn’t achieve more than a small percentage of the market?

How To Harden PHP5 With Suhosin On CentOS 5.0

  • HowtoForge; By Falko Timme (Posted by falko on Aug 5, 2007 2:03 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: PHP, Red Hat
This tutorial shows how to harden PHP5 with Suhosin on a CentOS 5.0 server. From the Suhosin project page: "Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations that was designed to protect servers and users from known and unknown flaws in PHP applications and the PHP core. Suhosin comes in two independent parts, that can be used separately or in combination. The first part is a small patch against the PHP core, that implements a few low-level protections against bufferoverflows or format string vulnerabilities and the second part is a powerful PHP extension that implements all the other protections."

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