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Interview: Google Hack Honeypot Project
Orange Crate is pleased to announce an interview with Greg Smith and Ryan McGeehan, project leaders for the Google Hack Honeypot Project, an interesting project aimed at indentifying the attack vectors used through search engine hacking.

( Permalink: Interview: Google Hack Honeypot Project      Submitted by Chuck Talk Tue Mar 1, 2005 )

FreeBSD Tips and Tricks for 2005
"At least once a year, I like to comb through the files on my FreeBSD system to see if there are any new docs, scripts, or manpages that I've missed. I started my search in /usr/share/examples, and the first thing that caught my eye was a subdirectory called BSD_daemon:"
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( Permalink: FreeBSD Tips and Tricks for 2005      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 1, 2005 )

Basic Tasks for New Linux Developers
Linux systems require you to log in, become the super user (or root) for some tasks, open a terminal or shell window, and mount a CD-ROM. If you are new to Linux, this article will guide you through these tasks and more.

( Permalink: Basic Tasks for New Linux Developers      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Mar 1, 2005 )

Lobotomy for the D-Link DCS-900
"The D-Link DCS-900 is billed as a Fast Ethernet Internet Camera. With street prices (www.streetprices.com) in the $77-$110 range it sounded like it had potential. So, I bought one to play with."
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( Permalink: Lobotomy for the D-Link DCS-900      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 1, 2005 )

Favorite Album Artwork in iTunes
"I have been an iPod user for quite a while now, but it wasn't until the recent introduction of iPod photo that I really paid attention to the Album Art feature in iTunes. In iTunes 4, you can associate an album's artwork with a song (or a series of songs on an album). iTunes also supports multiple artworks for a song. Using iTunes 4.7, you can now transfer your album artwork to your iPod photo so it can be displayed while you play the song "
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( Permalink: Favorite Album Artwork in iTunes      Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 1, 2005 )

Theo de Raadt wins 2004 Free Software Award
"The Free Software Foundation sponsors the annual Award for the Advancement of Free Software, to recognize and honor those that have made a great contribution to the progress and development of Free Software (free as in freedom as defined in the Free Software Definition), through activities that accord with the spirit of software freedom. "
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( Permalink: Theo de Raadt wins 2004 Free Software Award      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 28, 2005 )

Scott Long talks about FreeBSD
"All of the open source BSD's have a place, whether it's OpenBSD, NetBSD, or FreeBSD. Each continues to excel at what they've shown to be good at, and I expect the sharing and goodwill between them to continue. And in that vein, FreeBSD is still the 'silent workhorse' that runs corporate networks and powers advanced appliances. However, it's time to drop the 'silent' part and start loudly advocating it. FreeBSD is an outstanding OS, and developers and users should be proud of it."
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( Permalink: Scott Long talks about FreeBSD      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 28, 2005 )

Desktop Face-Off: Xandros vs. Mepis
In this article I will compare Xandros 3 Open Circulation Edition and SimplyMEPIS 2004.6. Both are based on Debian, come with KDE, and are targeted to desktop users. They have the same goal, but a different way to achieve it.
After booting the Xandros CD, I was greeted by the very polished installer. I had to agree to the End User License Agreement before I could proceed. The Open Circulation Edition is intended for personal use and for business use but only for software developers. Read More @ LinuxTimes.net

( Permalink: Desktop Face-Off: Xandros vs. Mepis      Submitted by LinuxTimes Mon Feb 28, 2005 )

Automatic Debian Package Repository HOWTO
"There are also many good reasons as to why you may want to create your own package repository. Say you are trying to install something that depends on the package j2sdk1.4. This is not possible without outside sources, since Debian does not distribute JREs or JDKs. Naturally, you could just add the Blackdown deb sources to your sources.list and be on your way. But what if you prefer the Sun JRE? You would have to download it from Sun and manually install it. If you do this with enough packages you will lose track or begin forgetting where you have placed things."
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( Permalink: Automatic Debian Package Repository HOWTO      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 28, 2005 )

My Workstation OS: Mac OS X
"My work involves administering Unix Web servers and a mix of office desktops, along with developing the applications we run on them. I use Mac OS X to do it because it is something like a superset of those other popular OS choices. While much of the software I deploy is free, both as in speech and as in beer, I'm willing to open my wallet for OS X. I need to connect to, and develop for, more than one platform, and OS X lets me keep all the tools I need in one (really shiny) toolbox. The Mac helps filter complexity for me as I use it, working with a variety of systems, standards, languages, and networking protocols, but presenting them in uncluttered, simple ways."
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( Permalink: My Workstation OS: Mac OS X      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 28, 2005 )

Jef Raskin
"On Saturday February 26, 2005 Jef Raskin, the graphical user interface pioneer and interface expert passed away peacefully as a result of cancer. Thomas Hormby submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews which analyses some of Mr. Raskin's most notable contributions to technology and computing."
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( Permalink: Jef Raskin      Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 28, 2005 )

The GIMP at a crossroads
"A critical point for Adobe developers arrived a few years back during the Web boom period. The company had to choose whether to continue developing Photoshop as an all-in-one graphic tool supporting both publishing and Web development, or create a separate Web graphics editor for Web graphic creation. It chose to spin off ImageReady for Web development and GIF animation and keep Photoshop for desktop publishing. Now the GIMP, the open source answer to Photoshop, faces the same decision."
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( Permalink: The GIMP at a crossroads      Submitted by Noel Sun Feb 27, 2005 )

First Look At Solaris 10
"Sun Microsystems has recently released Solaris 10. It is currently free, as in beer, and most of it is promised to be released under an OSI approved license in the second quarter of 2005. Most everyone reading this probably knows all of that. The release and subsequent open sourcing of Solaris 10 has caused quite an uproar in the Open Source community and the IT industry as a whole."
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( Permalink: First Look At Solaris 10      Submitted by Noel Sun Feb 27, 2005 )

FreeBSD vs. NetBSD: ready for primetime?
"My favorite OS remains NetBSD, but I firmly believe that NetBSD has a long way to go before it can be taken seriously by *USERS* as a decent unix-like OS. FreeBSD's been there for years. Why can't NetBSD do it?"
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( Permalink: FreeBSD vs. NetBSD: ready for primetime?      Submitted by Noel Sun Feb 27, 2005 )

Mac Mini Hacks
"Macslash points us at a Mac Mini Home Theater Dock: Concept and Reality."
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( Permalink: Mac Mini Hacks      Submitted by Noel Sun Feb 27, 2005 )

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