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FreeBSD ACL overview
"While ACLs don't change the standard Unix permissions of (r)ead, (w)rite, and e(x)ecute, they do give you better control over whom those permissions affect. Here's a simple example--as a regular user, create a test file in the system's temporary directory:"
Using FreeBSD's ACLs

( Permalink: FreeBSD ACL overview      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 23, 2005 )

MySQL Trouble
In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at problems in MySQL, umount, KDE's kcheckpass, GNOME Workstation Command Center, X.org, Squid, TWiki, ncompress, grip, Turquoise SuperStat, gtkdiskfree, and LessTif.

( Permalink: MySQL Trouble      Submitted by Noel Fri Sep 23, 2005 )

A Glimpse of SUSE Linux 10.0 and Other Things
MozillaQuest Magazine (mozillaquest.com) takes an interesting look at the upcoming SUSE Linux 10.0 and the involvement of the Linux community in the open beta process employed in the development of SUSE 10.0. Novell's Greg Mancusi-Ungaro and MozillaQuest' Mike Angelo discuss the upcoming SUSE Linux 10.0 release and Novell's open sourceing of SUSE Linux.

Novell CEO Jack Messman told MozillaQuest Magazine two years ago that Novell would be a full participant in the open source movement. Looks as if Jack Messman is keeping his word. Lots of links to free downloads and more in the article.

( Permalink: A Glimpse of SUSE Linux 10.0 and Other Things      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Sep 23, 2005 )

Ajax paves the way for better Web applications
This article gives you a good understanding of the fundamental principles of Ajax and a nuts-and-bolts knowledge of the client and server side components that participate in an Ajax interaction. These are the building blocks of a Java-based Ajax Web application. In addition, you will be shown some of the high-level design issues that come with the Ajax approach.

( Permalink: Ajax paves the way for better Web applications      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Sep 23, 2005 )

Game review: PySol
"The fact that's it's plain old solitaire that you see as you tour the computers of the world says a lot about how boring that other OS is when it comes to a decent game of cards. Today, I'm going to tell you about a solitaire game that will redefine how you view solitaire games. It's called PySol. So what makes PySol such a great game? For starters, there are literally more than 200 different games and game styles included in PySol. "
Linux Game of the Month: PySol

( Permalink: Game review: PySol      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 22, 2005 )

Linux LDAP Authentication
Centralizing user information is critical in large networks. LDAP, the leading enterprise solution to such a task, works well with Linux but until now hasn't been documented well. linux.com is currently running a guide on setting up a simple LDAP-based network.

( Permalink: Linux LDAP Authentication      Submitted by American Dave Thu Sep 22, 2005 )

45 Minutes to a Linux Terminal Server with Fedora
With a Linux Terminal Server, a business can remove many of the costs associated with maintenance, support, and licensing of countless desktop PCs. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of the LTSP members, such a switch is neither dramatic, nor painful. This article is part of our "45 Minutes to Linux" Series. Complete Article

( Permalink: 45 Minutes to a Linux Terminal Server with Fedora      Submitted by Mark Rais Thu Sep 22, 2005 )

Python: Scaling a new PEAK
The Python Enterprise Application Kit (PEAK) is a Python framework for rapidly developing and reusing application components. While Python itself is already a very high-level language, PEAK provides even higher abstractions. One fairly recent capability added to PEAK is the capability to create generic functions and specifically to dispatch them on predicates, not simply on type. Sounds mysterious?

( Permalink: Python: Scaling a new PEAK      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Sep 22, 2005 )

Interview with X-Plane Author
Sounds like if you like flying things you should check our X-Plane. The interview also has some interesting comments about coding on a Mac.
"Now the hobbyist can design and airplane, and simulate it in X-plane to see how it flies. You don't need to be an engineer to try this! You can think what kind of shape you'd like the plane to be, drop it into X-Plane, and it'll show you how it flies. Now if you're not an engineer, you might come out with a design that does not fly, or does not fly well, but X-Plane isn't going to give you some preconceived notion of how your plane is supposed to fly. It dutifully finds the forces on each piece of your plane, and will tell the hobbyist how his plane will really fly. "
Interview with Austin Meyer of X-Plane

( Permalink: Interview with X-Plane Author      Submitted by Noel Thu Sep 22, 2005 )

Opera Desktop Browser is now free
"Today we invite the entire Internet community to use Opera and experience Web browsing as it should be," said Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "Removing the ad banner and licensing fee will encourage many new users to discover the speed, security and unmatched usability of the Opera browser."
The Opera is now free

( Permalink: Opera Desktop Browser is now free      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 21, 2005 )

A Lesson in Encryption
This is an excerpt from the book Keeping Your Data Private. Looks like good information.
"Don't think encryption is only for secret agents or computer gurus with ponytails down to the waist and witty t-shirts from thinkgeek.com. Putting an ordinary file on a PC is like leaving a letter face up on a desk. It's in plain view for anyone who passes by. Encryption is practical for ordinary people who want to keep their data private when they put it on a PC. It effectively puts that letter into a strong sealed envelope. You can do it, and it's an important ability to have."
Peter van der Linden's Guide to Linux: A Lesson in Encryption, Part 1

( Permalink: A Lesson in Encryption      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 21, 2005 )

Rescuing a School Technology Program: Linux Thin-C
In this introductory article, Steve Hargadon, who spearheaded an OpenSource project to assist hurricane Katrina victims, clarifies the benefits of using Linux Thin-clients.
Complete Article

( Permalink: Rescuing a School Technology Program: Linux Thin-C      Submitted by Mark Rais Wed Sep 21, 2005 )

Five Pitfalls of Linux Sockets Programming
The Sockets API is the de facto standard API for networking applications development. Although the API is simple, new developers can experience some common problems. This article identifies the most common of these pitfalls and shows you how to overcome them.

( Permalink: Five Pitfalls of Linux Sockets Programming      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Sep 21, 2005 )

Installing MediaWiki
"Not only is Wikipedia.org a gargantuan wiki itself (the most well-known today, certainly), it also runs the software we'll be installing. Thus, MediaWiki satisfies our dependence and reputation concerns immediately. The development community can be found on IRC, mailing lists, or their own specific wiki--there's really no easily accessible "end user" friendly place. The readability of the code doesn't make me smile, but that's a subjective opinion anyway, and expandability is possible via extensions. For resources, I've not personally been able to create disastrous loads or heavy memory usage, but your mileage, traffic, and server skills will vary."
Web Apps with Tiger: MediaWiki

( Permalink: Installing MediaWiki      Submitted by Noel Wed Sep 21, 2005 )

Linux robots for sale
At 1.5 Million Yen I think I may let these pass me by. And why did they make it so yellow?
"Mitsubishi says it has tried to create a robot that can sustain meaningful relationships with human beings, initiating conversations with family members and offering services such as alarm, news, weather, and email dictation. The device can look after the house, provide video streams over cellular networks, and cull useful information over the Internet, while maintaining its own autonomous "rhythm of life," the company says. "
Linux-powered humanoid robot on sale Friday

( Permalink: Linux robots for sale      Submitted by Noel Tue Sep 20, 2005 )

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