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Essential security software for Mac OS X users
There's a plethora of Mac OS X security software available but some have proven to be quite exceptional and essential for anyone interested in computer security. Here is a list of tools you all should have in your Applications folder.

( Permalink: Essential security software for Mac OS X users      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jul 19, 2006 )

Baghira - Arnaud's OSX cloning tutorial
One take on the pretty up your desktop meme.
"Or how to transform your traditional KDE desktop into a "Mac OS X" like desktop. This is not an exhaustive documentation on Baghira, but rather a mini tutorial for starting well."
Baghira - Arnaud's OSX cloning tutorial

( Permalink: Baghira - Arnaud's OSX cloning tutorial      Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 18, 2006 )

Connect to remote Unix desktops with Cygwin
In my work I'm expected to be on a Unix system 80% of the time, yet I also need to use office applications, a Windows-only VPN client, and some Windows-based asset management tools. That leaves me with little choice but to use a tool to connect a Windows client to a remote Unix desktop. I could use a terminal emulator or connect via a VNC server, but I've found that Cygwin, a Windows port of many GNU/Linux tools, is the best way for me to bridge the gap.

Read more at NewsForge

( Permalink: Connect to remote Unix desktops with Cygwin      Submitted by Lisa Tue Jul 18, 2006 )

Exploring Linux with Ubuntu
In this introductory article, Dave Sullivan shares how easy it can be to install and use the latest Ubuntu, even for total newbies. After toying with Linux on and off for years, I got my hands on a copy of Ubuntu Linux. I grabbed the ISO, burned it, and booted off the CD. The installation program was extremely easy to use, in that it was almost... Complete article

( Permalink: Exploring Linux with Ubuntu      Submitted by Mark Rais Tue Jul 18, 2006 )

Manage Source Code and Linux Kernal with Git
Git is the open source revision control software that Linus Torvalds developed to help manage Linux kernel development. This article shows you how to get started hacking Linux with the Git tools.You can download it yourself and use it for your own kernel hacking -- or for software development projects of your own.

( Permalink: Manage Source Code and Linux Kernal with Git      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jul 18, 2006 )

Breathe new life into OS X Safari
I am afraid I have also defected to the foxfire browser.
"There's no denying, the real reason behind the growing Firefox community are the great options offered through browser extensions. Without extension, Firefox would be nothing more than a Gecko driven browser with a pretty icon. I've taken the time to sift through the readily available options designed to enhance Safari's internet browsing experience in hopes of recreating similar Firefox extended functionality."
Breathe new life into OS X Safari | 5ThirtyOne - Refreshing isn't it?

( Permalink: Breathe new life into OS X Safari      Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 18, 2006 )

How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 6.06
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.

( Permalink: How To Install VMware Server On Ubuntu 6.06      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jul 17, 2006 )

Repairing ReiserFS file system with reiserfsck
This article shows how to recover from damaged ReiserFS filesystem. Linux comes with different filesystems and different repair utilities. With the help of GNU 'ddrescue' program one can copy data from one file or block device to another, it is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. reiserfsck program provides special options for repairing and recovering partition.

Reiserfsck searches for a Reiserfs filesystem on a device, replays any necessary transactions, and either checks or repairs the file system. ReiserFS saves data or log in a special file for pending disk updates and later on it commit updates to disk resulting into very good filesystem consistency.

( Permalink: Repairing ReiserFS file system with reiserfsck      Submitted by nixcraft Mon Jul 17, 2006 )

Debian locks out developers after server hack
The Debian GNU/Linux project has locked a number of its developers out of their system accounts following a security scare in which the hack of a key internal server was discovered this week.

( Permalink: Debian locks out developers after server hack      Submitted by Harry McLane Mon Jul 17, 2006 )

OsiriX: Open Source Medical Imaging
Short review of OsiriX.
"I recently had occasion to pick up a CD full of medical images and needed to display those images on my Mac. When Photoshop failed to support the DICOM format, a google search turned up OsiriX, a 100% Free DICOM/PACS Viewer for MacOS X."
OsiriX: Open Source Medical Imaging - O'Reilly Mac DevCenter Blog

( Permalink: OsiriX: Open Source Medical Imaging      Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 17, 2006 )

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.

( Permalink: Multipurpose multimedia processing with GStreamer      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jul 17, 2006 )

CLI Magic: Searching with find
The find command is one of the darkest and least understood areas of Linux, but it is also one of the most powerful. The biggest problem with find is that it has more options than most people can remember -- it truly is capable of doing most things you could want.

Read more at Linux.com

( Permalink: CLI Magic: Searching with find      Submitted by lh8 Mon Jul 17, 2006 )

Fancy video fun with Perl, ImageMagick, & MPlayer
Take a break and have some fun this summer using Perl, ImageMagick, and MPlayer to create mosaic movies. Zoom out from the center of a large text-overlay image made up of sequential frames of existing movies. Disassemble, composite, and encode your own mosaic-type movies for special promotional or home video events.

( Permalink: Fancy video fun with Perl, ImageMagick, & MPlayer      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jul 13, 2006 )

Debian Project server hacked
The Debian GNU/Linux project today admitted a hacker had compromised one of its internal servers.
"Early this morning we discovered that someone had managed to compromise gluck.debian.org," Debian developer James Troup wrote in an e-mail to the Debian community shortly before 4am AEST.

"We've taken the machine offline and are preparing to reinstall it," Troup continued, noting a number of key services were currently offline as a result.

The developer said Debian had initiated a security lock-down on most of its other servers, enforcing limited access to the resources.

( Permalink: Debian Project server hacked      Submitted by george Thu Jul 13, 2006 )

Secure Your Apache With mod_security
This article shows how to install and configure mod_security. mod_security is an Apache module (for Apache 1 and 2) that provides intrusion detection and prevention for web applications. It aims at shielding web applications from known and unknown attacks, such as SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, path traversal attacks, etc.

( Permalink: Secure Your Apache With mod_security      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Jul 13, 2006 )

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