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Set up remote access in UNIX through OpenSSH
Use OpenSSH to provide a secure environment for running a remote terminal. The basics of OpenSSH and terminal usage are quite simple but, in this article, examine additional elements that allow automatic login to remote hosts, methods for running remote applications, and how to securely copy files between hosts.

( Permalink: Set up remote access in UNIX through OpenSSH      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Mon Feb 19, 2007 )

Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin
This tutorial describes how to scan emails for image spam with FuzzyOCR. FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier. Using different methods, it analyzes the content and properties of images to distinguish between normal mails (ham) and spam mails. FuzzyOCR tries to keep the system load low by scanning only mails that have not already been categorized as spam by SpamAssassin, thus avoiding unnecessary work.

( Permalink: Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Feb 16, 2007 )

Amarok 1.4.5 Overview Interview w/ Mark Kretschman
Linux is getting more apps every day.
"If you have never used Linux then you are actually missing out on some of the best applications available anywhere. One of the best applications to be found in Linux is Amarok. The program is similar to Apple's iTunes, except Amarok can actually do some things a lot better. Recently the Amarok team has released version 1.4.5 of Amarok. This version will be the last in the 1.x series and the next release will be known as Amarok 2.0 and built specifically for KDE 4.0. "
Lunapark6 Blog Archive Amarok 1.4.5 Overview Interview w/ Mark Kretschmann

( Permalink: Amarok 1.4.5 Overview Interview w/ Mark Kretschman      Submitted by Noel Fri Feb 16, 2007 )

Create Fancy On-Screen Displays
With recent advances in frameless transparent windows for Linux desktop now you can use Perl, Ghosd, and some network programming to display on-screen overlays of text and graphics based on messages from your local system and remote computers. Define custom images, font sizes, and colors to convey information integrated with your desktop.

( Permalink: Create Fancy On-Screen Displays      Submitted by IdaAshley Fri Feb 16, 2007 )

The right way to read files with PHP
One of the joys of dealing with modern programming languages like PHP is the amount of options available. PHP could easily steal the Perl motto, "There's more than one way to do it," especially when it comes to file processing. Learn how to use the different file functions of PHP. Review basic file functions, such as fopen, fclose, and feof; learn reading functions, such as fgets, fgetss, and fscanf. And discover functions that process entire files in one or two lines of code.

( Permalink: The right way to read files with PHP      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Feb 16, 2007 )

Mandriva One + Metisse – The Pefect Setup
Metisse is a window manager developped by the In Situ project. It is available under the GPL Licence. Mandriva Linux is using Metrisse in its latatest Live-CD. Metisse differs from a classic 3D desktop ("the cube") in the way that it offers innovative windows interactions, thus enforcing work efficiency. It is using basic openGL commands for most of its feature and can run on entry level 3D graphic cards. This workshop describes the hard disk installation and Mandriva One setup. Additionally you wll find information how to use the Metrisse 3D Desktop.

Read more at Linux-tip.net

( Permalink: Mandriva One + Metisse – The Pefect Setup      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Thu Feb 15, 2007 )

Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu
I have a Thoshiba laptop at home, I was running "Edgy Eft" (Ubuntu Linux 6.10) But one of the important things about it was its inability to connect to WPA-encrypted Wifi access points.In my home i have a WPA Enabled Wireless router so i need to connect to my wireless network using WPA.I am giving the procedure that worked for me to enable wpa in my toshiba laptop.This will work most of ubuntu users who is trying to access WPA network. Full Story

( Permalink: Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu      Submitted by dave Thu Feb 15, 2007 )

KDE 4: Okular and Ligature Document Viewers
Look at Doc viewers for KDE 4.
"Focusing again on applications this week, specifically I'll look at two of the promising document viewers for KDE 4, Okular and Ligature. They are two of the rising stars of KDE 4, but they both have their roots as KDE 3 applications that have grown up. Read on for more... "
The Road to KDE 4: Okular and Ligature Document Viewers

( Permalink: KDE 4: Okular and Ligature Document Viewers      Submitted by Noel Thu Feb 15, 2007 )

BBC wins OK for online plans
Interesting direction for the BBC.
"As proposed, the TV catch-up service on the internet relies on Microsoft technology for the digital rights management (DRM) framework. The Trust will require the BBC Executive to adopt a platform-agnostic approach within a reasonable timeframe. This requires the BBC to develop an alternative DRM framework to enable users of other technology, for example, Apple and Linux, to access the on-demand services."
BBC wins OK for online plans, runs vote for Mac support - Digital Lifestyle - Macworld UK

( Permalink: BBC wins OK for online plans      Submitted by Noel Thu Feb 15, 2007 )

Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin in Ubun
Munin” means “memory”.Munin the tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in in graphs through a web interface. Its emphasis is on plug and play capabilities. After completing a installation a high number of monitoring plugins will be playing with no more effort. Using Munin you can easily monitor the performance of your computers, networks, SANs, and quite possibly applications as well. It makes it easy to determine “what’s different today” when a performance problem crops up. It makes it easy to see how you’re doing capacity wise on all limited resources. Full Story

( Permalink: Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin in Ubun      Submitted by david Wed Feb 14, 2007 )

Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS
This tutorial shows how you can set up a network-attached storage server with FreeNAS. FreeNAS is based on the FreeBSD operating system and supports CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC, SSH, local user authentication, and software RAID (0, 1, 5). It comes with a powerful web interface and uses very little space on the hard drive - about 32MB.

( Permalink: Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Feb 14, 2007 )

Create virtual Machines Using Virtualbox in Debian
VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software. Full Story

( Permalink: Create virtual Machines Using Virtualbox in Debian      Submitted by david Wed Feb 14, 2007 )

Portland Improves Linux Desktop Portability
Portland is a new open source project that promises to simplify the deployment and commercialization of Linux applications by helping them run on multiple desktop environments, including Gnome and KDE. Get started using the XdgUtils toolset in Portland 1.0.

( Permalink: Portland Improves Linux Desktop Portability      Submitted by IdaAshley Wed Feb 14, 2007 )

How to run Linux inside Linux with User Mode Linux
User Mode Linux (UML) allows you to run Linux kernels as user mode processes under a host Linux kernel, giving you a simple way to run several independent virtual machines on a single piece of physical hardware. Let's take a look at UML and how it can give you more bang for the hardware buck, or make it easier to debug the kernel. Read more

( Permalink: How to run Linux inside Linux with User Mode Linux      Submitted by Askar Ali Khan Tue Feb 13, 2007 )

UI Breakthrough-Command Line Interfaces
The new GUI is ... a command line.
"What is to replace the GUI? Ah yes, journalists are constantly asking me that question, hoping I will speak of virtual reality implants by which we fly effortlessly through hyperspaces, finding just the items of interest, then immediately packaging and caressing it to do our bidding in reports, diagrams, and instant insights of wisdom. Well, the answer is much simpler, and already here: it is search. The real surprise, though, is that search engines have migrated to becoming answer engines, controlled through a modern form of command line interface."
Don Norman's jnd.org / UI Breakthrough-Command Line Interfaces

( Permalink: UI Breakthrough-Command Line Interfaces      Submitted by Noel Tue Feb 13, 2007 )

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