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

SuSE Linux 9.2 - An Early Evaluation
"So SuSE 9.2 is a system that is extremely easy to install, at least to an empty machine. It updates a prior version very well. Adding and removing software packages is essentially a no-brainer. It now deals with removable media as many people expect, including USB. Printer support has improved dramatically, although proprietary anything does remain problematic. And it has the stability only available from GNU/Linux."
Story

( Permalink: SuSE Linux 9.2 - An Early Evaluation      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 13, 2004 )

A child-safe SMTP whitelist with Postfix and MySQL
"I get about one hundred pieces of junk mail every day. I don't expect my kids to get that much, but even one piece of unsolicited pornographic mail is too much. I run SpamAssassin on my mail server, so I briefly considered using SA's whitelist feature to help me filter messages. "I could send all whitelisted email to the kids' inboxes and send everything else elsewhere..." I thought to myself. I finally decided that I really don't want the kids to get any mail from anyone I don't know. Filtering after the fact is not solving the problem, it's merely dealing with the symptoms. Not filtering, but outright rejection of unapproved senders was what I wanted. Thankfully, Postfix supports exactly this!"
Story

( Permalink: A child-safe SMTP whitelist with Postfix and MySQL      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 12, 2004 )

Hacking Radio on the Mac
"The Griffin RadioShark is powered by its USB cable connected to your Mac. It comes with an application that allows you to record radio programs. The recorded broadcast can be transferred to an iPod or any other AIFF-compatible digital music player to replay on the go. The Griffin RadioShark has received some rave reviews on the Web. Unfortunately, I was not able to obtain a unit in time for this article. But going by the Web reviews, the RadioShark is definitely worth its $69.99 price tag."
Story

( Permalink: Hacking Radio on the Mac      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 12, 2004 )

Cooking with Linux
"Carla Schroder, author of Linux Cookbook, has three tasty recipes to share in this week's excerpt. Whether you want tips on installing a program for easy uninstall, killing user processes, or better logins without passwords, Carla poses the problems and offers solutions. Too bad not all recipes can be this clear, quick, and painless. Join us again in a couple of weeks when Carla shares tips on running different window managers simultaneously with Xnest and hosting multiple domains with Apache."
Story

( Permalink: Cooking with Linux      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 12, 2004 )

Implementing Hardware RAID on FreeBSD
"RAID has been around for over 15 years. Why use RAID? For me, the reasons are redundancy and reliability. I don't like disk failures. By running RAID, a disk failure will not take down my system; it still runs after a disk fails. When a disk does fail, I still have my system, and I can find another drive, add it to the system, and be ready for the next failure. Hardware fails. Disks fail. It is better to design the system around expected failure than it is to buy better disks."
Story

( Permalink: Implementing Hardware RAID on FreeBSD      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 12, 2004 )

BeatrIX
"BeatrIX GNU/Linux is a LiveCD based off of Knoppix and Ubuntu packages. It is a small, fast desktop environment built for the average Windows user / Linux convert wannabe. "
Story

( Permalink: BeatrIX      Submitted by Noel Sun Dec 12, 2004 )

DOOM 3 for Mac has hit beta status
"Aspyr today announced that the highly anticipated Doom III has moved up into Beta status. At the present time, their game project status page still lists the title as being in Alpha status, so it is possible that the beta status is for their internal testing only. "
Story

( Permalink: DOOM 3 for Mac has hit beta status      Submitted by Noel Sat Dec 11, 2004 )

ELF Trouble
In this weeks Security Alerts, we look at problems in the Linux kernel, sudo, TWiki, phpBB, cscope, Cyrus IMAP, Bugzilla, ProZilla, unarj, libxml2, and fetch.

( Permalink: ELF Trouble      Submitted by Noel Sat Dec 11, 2004 )

A guide to troubleshooting your PC
"This is a very common mistake. Usually it is the motherboard or the boot drive. Some motherboards have two connectors: the really big 20-pin one, and a small 4-pin square one. If your motherboard does not have both of these, it will only have the 20-pin. Make sure that is secured into place. If that's ok, move on to all the hard drive cables: 4-pin power and 40-pin data. The data ribbon should trace to the motherboard. Also, the red side of the ribbon should be on both pins 1 or both pins 40; it cannot be turned around."
Story

( Permalink: A guide to troubleshooting your PC      Submitted by Noel Sat Dec 11, 2004 )

Klaus delivers in time for Christmas-Knoppix 3.7
"These upgrades do seem to make KDE operate smoother, and Klaus has also added a quick link in the KNOPPIX menu for "Samba Network Neighborhood" which opens up Konqueror pointed to "smb:/" and lists any available Windows workgroups on your network. I have previously had to perform some extra steps to get lisa to browse my windows shares, but with 3.7 it found all of the local networks and browsed to them without a hitch. Knoppix 3.7 also includes a new ISDN configuration script, but I don't have an ISDN line to test it with."
Story

( Permalink: Klaus delivers in time for Christmas-Knoppix 3.7      Submitted by Noel Sat Dec 11, 2004 )

Linux Lab at the University of South Florida
"MM: Absolutely! Microsoft is not the only thing out there. Students need to be aware and have experience dealing with Linux and CLI, because they eventually will come into contact with both Linux and CLI down the road. This lab has made me understand computers better. I think what could have been better is not only dealing with the server via remote administration, but hands on as well. I think we probably [should have] had a little tutorial with Vi and the CLI as well."
Story

( Permalink: Linux Lab at the University of South Florida      Submitted by Noel Sat Dec 11, 2004 )

The Blind Men and the Digital Elephant
"This is a lightly edited transcript of Ron Kuper’s opening-night speech, “The Blind Men and the Elephant,” presented at the 2004 Texas Interactive Music Conference and Barbecue. Every October since 1996, the conference, better known as Project Bar-B-Q, has assembled 50 of the top minds in computer audio to brainstorm the future of music on computers. Project Bar-B-Q is hosted by George Alistair Sanger, aka The Fat Man, a prolific video game composer who grew frustrated with the disappointing MIDI playback on computer sound cards in the 1990s and decided to do something about it.]"
Story

( Permalink: The Blind Men and the Digital Elephant      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 10, 2004 )

Interview with amaroK's Developers
"amaroK tries to both offer some of the features that people love in XMMS and at the same introduce new concepts as those coming from the iTunes style players. So in order to let more people learn of this wonderful application and its developers I decided to conduct this interview with the core amaroK developers."
Story

( Permalink: Interview with amaroK's Developers      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 10, 2004 )

Reasons for choosing OpenOffice
"Now, given the rapid worldwide growth and popularity of open source software, including OpenOffice.org, do you really think you're better off locking your documents into an inflexible, non-interchangeable format (MS Word version X)? I would argue that for anyone who values document longevity and interchange, it's in their best interest to use software based on open data formats."
Story

( Permalink: Reasons for choosing OpenOffice      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 10, 2004 )

Linksys WRV54G
"From the client's perspective, the WRV54G was perfect. It had a street price well within the budget ($150) and all the capabilities we were looking for; plus, it came in a single nice-looking box. I also was happy with the decision to use the WRV54G. I had used pre-Cisco Linksys in the past with good results, although as of late, I have been using Netgear equipment, some Cisco and, on occasion, D-Link. I was happy to consider the WRV54G in order to support the company's use of Linux. Plus, I had excellent experience with pre-Cisco Linksys tech support. I was confident that all would be well."
Story

( Permalink: Linksys WRV54G      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 10, 2004 )

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

A look at DParser for Python
(Thu Aug 12, 2004)

CDE Trouble
(Wed Aug 11, 2004)

Matthias Ettrich talks about KDE and aKademy
(Wed Aug 11, 2004)

Making the Jump to Subversion
(Wed Aug 11, 2004)

A critique of port knocking
(Wed Aug 11, 2004)

Mac Keeps Lead on Linux 
(Wed Aug 11, 2004)

IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries Servers
(Wed Aug 11, 2004)

Intel's LGA775 Pentium4 CPU
(Tue Aug 10, 2004)

Konversation
(Tue Aug 10, 2004)

Konversation: Interview with Dario Abatianni
(Tue Aug 10, 2004)

Breaking the Laptop Barrier
(Tue Aug 10, 2004)

Spam Blocking Techniques
(Tue Aug 10, 2004)

IBM provides RIB tool for Swing and Eclipse GUIs
(Tue Aug 10, 2004)

Automated Penetration Testing
(Mon Aug 9, 2004)

Nils Magnus (of LinuxTag) on Security and aKademy
(Mon Aug 9, 2004)

Adaptations
(Mon Aug 9, 2004)

VIA EPIA ME6000
(Mon Aug 9, 2004)

Use Unicode to Power the World's Largest Democracy
(Mon Aug 9, 2004)

Using open source tools for Linux on POWER
(Mon Aug 9, 2004)

Hierarchical SQL
(Sun Aug 8, 2004)

Fvwm
(Sun Aug 8, 2004)

Securing a New Linux Installation
(Sun Aug 8, 2004)

Groovy forever changes the way that you view Java
(Sun Aug 8, 2004)

Warning Labels Applied To vi, emacs
(Sun Aug 8, 2004)

InstallShield Under Linux
(Sat Aug 7, 2004)

Linux desktop viability myths exploded
(Sat Aug 7, 2004)

SuSEfirewall2
(Sat Aug 7, 2004)

Toward a completely unattended Kickstart
(Sat Aug 7, 2004)

Start-up to make iTunes sing on Linux
(Sat Aug 7, 2004)

IBM releases Lotus Domino 7.0 for Linux, Solaris,
(Sat Aug 7, 2004)

[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