# RootPrompt.org   Nothing but Unix.[Home] [Features] [Programming] [Mac OS X] [Search]

OOXML: What’s the Big Deal?
OOXML is essentially a complete replication of every chunk of data that a Microsoft Office application might possibly save in a file. The OOXML specification has been both criticized and defended by a number of people, leading many to wonder what the big deal is. This article illustrates the basis of technical, rather than political, objections to treating OOXML as a standard.

( Permalink: OOXML: What’s the Big Deal?      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Feb 21, 2008 )

How To Configure Remote Access To Your Ubuntu Desk
This guide explains how you can enable a remote desktop on an Ubuntu desktop so that you can access and control it remotely. This makes sense for example if you have customers that are not very tech-savvy. If they have a problem, you can log in to their desktops without the need to drive to their location. I will also show how to access the remote Ubuntu desktop from a Windows XP client and an Ubuntu client.

( Permalink: How To Configure Remote Access To Your Ubuntu Desk      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Feb 19, 2008 )

SSH Key Authentication Using seahorse (GUI)
Seahorse is a Gnome front end for GnuPG - the Gnu Privacy Guard program. It is a tool for secure communications and data storage.Data encryption and digital signature creation can easily be performed through a GUI and Key Management operations can easily be carried out through an intuitive interface. Full Story

( Permalink: SSH Key Authentication Using seahorse (GUI)      Submitted by dave Tue Feb 19, 2008 )

Get started with GAWK: AWK language fundamentals
Discover the basic concepts of the AWK text-processing and pattern-scanning language. This tutorial gets you started programming in AWK: You'll learn how AWK reads and sorts its input data, run AWK programs,manipulate data and perform complex pattern matching. When you're finished, you'll also understand GNU AWK (GAWK).

( Permalink: Get started with GAWK: AWK language fundamentals      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Tue Feb 19, 2008 )

Role-based Access Control in SELinux
Role-based access control (RBAC) is a general security model that simplifies administration by assigning roles to users and then assigning permissions to those roles. Learn how RBAC in SELinux acts as a layer of abstraction between the user and the underlying TE model, and how the three pieces of an SELinux context (policy, kernel, and userspace) work together to enforce the RBAC and tie Linux users into the TE policy.

( Permalink: Role-based Access Control in SELinux      Submitted by LinucksGirl Tue Feb 19, 2008 )

How To Install mod_ruby
Starting with version 2.2.20, ISPConfig has built-in support for Ruby. Instead of using CGI/FastCGI, ISPConfig depends on mod_ruby being available in the server's Apache. This article explains how to install mod_ruby on various Linux distributions supported by ISPConfig.

( Permalink: How To Install mod_ruby      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Feb 18, 2008 )

Howto create a Transparent Terminal in Ubuntu Desk
This tutorial will explain how to create a Transparent Terminal in Gnome Background using alltray.With AllTray you can dock any application with no native tray icon (like Evolution, Thunderbird, Terminals) into the system tray. A high-light feature is that a click on the “close” button will minimize back to system tray. It works well with Gnome, KDE, XFCE 4*, Fluxbox* and WindowMaker*. (*) No drag ‘n drop support. Enable with “-nm” option Full Story

( Permalink: Howto create a Transparent Terminal in Ubuntu Desk      Submitted by dave Mon Feb 18, 2008 )

Transition to AIX from Solaris
Need to know how to work with partitioning and virtualization? Want to know the differences between WPARs and zones and how the process differs from creating zones and WPARs? Have your questions addressed with this article and make your transition easier.

( Permalink: Transition to AIX from Solaris      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Mon Feb 18, 2008 )

How to setup and work with secure RPC with AIX 5.3
Find out how to use Secure RPC using Data Encryption Standard (DES) authentication on AIX 5.3 to achieve a secure communication between the client and server. In this article, you'll examine the setup required to initiate Secure RPC between the client and server, DES authentication, and how to make applications secure using the Secure RPC application programming interfaces (APIs).

( Permalink: How to setup and work with secure RPC with AIX 5.3      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Mon Feb 18, 2008 )

Restricting SSH commands
SSH is a powerful tool. When combined with ssh keys, it becomes easy to automate remote procedures like backups. However leaving key access wide open can be a bad idea. It is possible to use restrict ssh keys to specific commands, even comming from specific hosts. There is this nice little perl script called Authprogs that makes this somewhat easier. Ill show you how to use authprogs for an automated rsync over ssh. Restricting ssh commands

( Permalink: Restricting SSH commands      Submitted by Nick Anderson Thu Feb 14, 2008 )

Ars at SCALE: the GNOME desktop environment
"Ken VanDine of rPath and Foresight Linux gave a presentation about the GNOME desktop environment at the Southern California Linux Expo this past weekend. He demonstrated an assortment of new features that have been developed for the upcoming GNOME 2.22 release, discussed some plans for the future of GNOME, and explained how people can get involved with the project."
Ars at SCALE: the GNOME desktop environment

( Permalink: Ars at SCALE: the GNOME desktop environment      Submitted by Noel Thu Feb 14, 2008 )

Create an Ajax mindreader app with E4X and Prototy
Learn to use both E4X and the Prototype JavaScript library to create a simple Ajax mindreader application that plays Twenty Questions and learns about new objects as it goes along. Create a system that takes an existing knowledge base and analyzes it to determine what the user may be thinking.

( Permalink: Create an Ajax mindreader app with E4X and Prototy      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Feb 14, 2008 )

The Fundamentals of Eclipse Plug-In Development
Plug-in development in Eclipse is somewhat of an art form. If you're new to the concept of plug-ins it can be quite burdensome learning the myriad tools Eclipse has to help you write plug-ins. The purpose of this article is to help you learn some basic plug-in development skills with some best practices sprinkled in for good measure.

( Permalink: The Fundamentals of Eclipse Plug-In Development      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Feb 14, 2008 )

U CAN HAS LOLcats on Linux with Ruby and GTK
Nice tutorial.
"I eventually grew weary of opening up a browser window and navigating to the site every time I wanted my LOLcat fix, so I decided to bring ICHC directly to my desktop by making a simple utility that uses the web site's RSS feed. "
U CAN HAS LOLcats on Linux with Ruby and GTK

( Permalink: U CAN HAS LOLcats on Linux with Ruby and GTK      Submitted by Noel Wed Feb 13, 2008 )

Create Wireless Site Surveys with your ThinkPad
Record wireless network strengths along a walking path and render data points automatically using your ThinkPad. This article uses sample code to extract the step features from a stream of accelerometer data and presents rendering algorithms for mapping a wireless network's signal strength over a broad area.

( Permalink: Create Wireless Site Surveys with your ThinkPad      Submitted by LinucksGirl Wed Feb 13, 2008 )

Featured Articles:
Unix and Linux Podcasting Guide

Expect and SSH

The Linux Enterprise Cluster

Book Review: Podcasting: Do-It-Yourself Guide

Remote Backups With Rsync

Weakness and Security

Essential CVS

Spring Into Technical Writing

Other News:
Biodiesel Resources

Older News

Short look at GnuCash
(Wed Feb 13, 2008)

Profiling Java methods with the heap profiling age
(Wed Feb 13, 2008)

Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet
(Mon Feb 11, 2008)

Installing MINIX 3
(Mon Feb 11, 2008)

Installing The eZ Publish CMS
(Mon Feb 11, 2008)

Make SSH So Much Easier With SSHMenu For GNOME
(Mon Feb 11, 2008)

Sun: Can you smell what the Rock is cookin'?
(Fri Feb 8, 2008)

Canonical adds Parallels to Ubuntu partner reposit
(Fri Feb 8, 2008)

Review: up.time 4 Enterprise Monitoring
(Fri Feb 8, 2008)

The future of XML
(Fri Feb 8, 2008)

Sun Datacenter in a Box
(Thu Feb 7, 2008)

VLC - The Universial Media Player
(Thu Feb 7, 2008)

Monitoring Java garbage collection with jstat
(Thu Feb 7, 2008)

SCALE 6x - Southern California Linux Expo in Los A
(Thu Feb 7, 2008)

How To Implement Domainkeys In Postfix
(Wed Feb 6, 2008)

FTP Server setup with TLS
(Wed Feb 6, 2008)

Getting alerts when Java processes crash
(Wed Feb 6, 2008)

GLPI - IT and asset Managemet Software Setup
(Tue Feb 5, 2008)

How To: FreeBSD Static Routing Configuration
(Tue Feb 5, 2008)

GNU/something
(Tue Feb 5, 2008)

Shred XML Documents with DB2 on Linux
(Tue Feb 5, 2008)

Cairo-Dock: An Animated Launch Bar for Compiz
(Mon Feb 4, 2008)

Creating Snapshot-Backups with FlyBack On Ubuntu 7
(Mon Feb 4, 2008)

Kubuntu Dapper on Inspiron 600m
(Mon Feb 4, 2008)

Create a Sudoku Rich Client game with Eclipse
(Mon Feb 4, 2008)

Splitting lighttpd Logs With vlogger
(Fri Feb 1, 2008)

Eclipse based Web apps for Apple's iPhone
(Fri Feb 1, 2008)

Understand EFS: A simple hand book for beginners
(Fri Feb 1, 2008)

Riding the Rails with WebSphere Part 1
(Fri Feb 1, 2008)

MacBook Air review - Engadget
(Thu Jan 31, 2008)

[Latest News] [Newer News] [Older News]

Our content can be syndicated: Main Page Mac Page
(Validate RSS code)

Copyright 1999-2005 Noel Davis. Noel also runs web sites about sailing and kayaking.
All trademarks are the property of their owners.
All articles are owned by their author