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Running KDE4 (preview) on Mandriva 2008
KDE 4 is the next major release of the K Desktop Environment software. It contains a new multimedia API, called Phonon, a device integration framework called Solid and a new style guide and default icon set called Oxygen. Let me say this first: KDE 4 is still not ready but it is nice to see the major improvements in usability, performance and stability. KDE 4 (preview) is already included in the latest Mandriva release. This article describes the installation on a Mandriva 2008 desktop

Read more at Linux-tip.net

( Permalink: Running KDE4 (preview) on Mandriva 2008      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Mon Oct 15, 2007 )

Installing LedgerSMB Open Source Accounting
LedgerSMB is a free (licensed under the GPL), web based double entry accounting system written in Perl which uses PostgreSQL for data storage. It is intended for small and medium businesses (SMB), and it can be used easily through a regular web browser like Firefox. This tutorial explains how to install LedgerSMB on a Debian Etch system.

( Permalink: Installing LedgerSMB Open Source Accounting      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Oct 15, 2007 )

Restricting zone transfers
DNS server can be attacked using various techniques such as:
[a] DNS spoofing

[b] Cache poisoning

[c] Registration hijacking

One of the simplest ways to defend is limit zone transfers between nameservers by defining ACL. I see many admin allows BIND to transfer zones in bulk outside their network or organization. There is no need to do this. Remember you don't have to make an attacker's life easier.

Restricting zone transfers with IP addresses in BIND DNS Server

( Permalink: Restricting zone transfers      Submitted by nixCraft Mon Oct 15, 2007 )

The Perfect Desktop - Slackware 12
This tutorial shows how you can set up a Slackware 12 GNU/Linux desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktop.

( Permalink: The Perfect Desktop - Slackware 12      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Oct 15, 2007 )

Introduction to Porting UNIX/Linux Applications to
The UNIX Porting Guide is a first stop for UNIX developers coming to Mac OS X. This document helps guide developers in bringing applications written for UNIX-based operating systems to Mac OS X. It provides the background needed to understand the operating system. It touches on some of the design decisions, and it provides a listing and discussion of some of the main areas that you should be concerned with in bringing UNIX applications to Mac OS X. It also points out some of the advanced features of Mac OS X not available in traditional UNIX applications that you can add to your ported applications.

( Permalink: Introduction to Porting UNIX/Linux Applications to      Submitted by zaher el siddik Mon Oct 15, 2007 )

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME)
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 10.3 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

( Permalink: The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 10.3 (GNOME)      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Oct 10, 2007 )

Secure your webserver using SSL and TinyCA

SSL is especially suited for HTTP since it can provide some protection even if only one side of the communication is authenticated. In the case of HTTP transactions over the Internet, typically, only the server side is authenticated. This workshop explains how to setup a virtual host using OpenSSL and TinyCA on an OpenSuse 10.2 server.

Linux-tip.net

( Permalink: Secure your webserver using SSL and TinyCA      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Wed Oct 10, 2007 )

How to: Monitor hard disks temperature with hddtem
The problem of cooling the computer is not new. The more powerful and faster computers become, the "hotter" they get. Coolers inside computer cases, video card and power supply units are quite common nowadays. However, hard disk has no additional means to cool them. Most hard disk manufacture recommends 35-40°C working temperature for a hard drive. Once it crossed the limit safety of your data and hard disk becomes critical. Computer hard drive is the main storage media for your data.

This article explains how to monitor hard disk temperature and prevent the loss of data under Linux using automated scripts.

Linux: Monitor hard disks temperature with hddtemp

( Permalink: How to: Monitor hard disks temperature with hddtem      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Oct 10, 2007 )

Isolating network traffic with IP instances
Cool new stuff coming.
"To create an IP instance and assign it to a Solaris zone, you will first need to identify a spare physical NIC to dedicate to the zone (when Crossbow comes around, you will be able to allocate virtual NICs to zones, and these virtual NICs can reside on a physical NIC). Once a NIC is identified, you can use the zonecfg ip-type directive and the exclusiveť keyword to allocate an IP instance to a zone:"
Blog O Matty Isolating network traffic with IP instances

( Permalink: Isolating network traffic with IP instances      Submitted by Noel Wed Oct 10, 2007 )

Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum
This article explains how to improve/optimize/speed up package installation with Yum, install packages with "Yum Extender" (a GUI for Yum with extensive features to manage packages), and manage different external package repositories - with focus on prevention of problems with different repositories - on Fedora 7.

( Permalink: Managing Packages And Repositories With Yum      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Oct 9, 2007 )

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL
Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a CentOS 5.0 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

( Permalink: Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Oct 9, 2007 )

How To Kill Stuff On Linux
I had to post this because of the deadly penguin...
"Good question, voice in my head. You always bring up these interesting things. There are three ways to deal with this problem. First one is to STFU, stop being such a luser and use ps, and top to figure out which application is acting up and then -9 it like a man. But if you can’t handle that, there are two other remaining alternatives for the whussies: pkill, and xkill."
Terminally Incoherent Blog Archive How To Kill Stuff On Linux

( Permalink: How To Kill Stuff On Linux      Submitted by Noel Tue Oct 9, 2007 )

Easily build a Firefox XUL browser extension
The Mozilla project team very early decided to develope a means of designing user interfaces for components in a platform-neutral language called XUL. It's a surprisingly easy way to build cross-platform browser extensions. This article puts together the basic pieces you'll need to create most extensions with user-interface features—XUL, CSS, JavaScript, and DOM.

( Permalink: Easily build a Firefox XUL browser extension      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Oct 9, 2007 )

Apache virtual hosts quick and easy

Virtual hosts are used to run more than one web site on a single machine. Virtual hosts can be "IP-based", meaning that you have a different IP address for every web site, or "name-based", meaning that you have multiple names running on each IP address. You can also run your web pages on different ports like 8080 or 8090. The fact that they are running on the same physical server is not apparent to the end user. This workshop describes the different setups based on an OpenSuse 10.2 server.

Read more at Linux-tip.net

( Permalink: Apache virtual hosts quick and easy      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Mon Oct 8, 2007 )

Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From Windows
UNetbootin is a tool that allows you to install various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, ArchLinux) from a Windows or a Linux desktop over the internet (i.e., you don't need to burn the Ubuntu, Fedora, ... CDs). Unlike the Ubuntu installation with Wubi, real partitions are created during the installation. In the end, you have a dual-boot system (Linux/Windows or Linux/Linux).

( Permalink: Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From Windows      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Oct 8, 2007 )

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