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Confessions of a Slacker
This is a long article about Steve Husted's experiences with Slackware 9.1, a distribution of Linux that he finds enjoyable, along with programs that he find useful and enjoyable too.

( Permalink: Confessions of a Slacker      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Apr 13, 2004 )

Q&A About MP3Concept As Provided By Intego
"As we said in our first press release, the actual code, which can be dangerous, is stored in the ID3 tag of the MP3 file. This tag usually contains comments about a song, but in this Trojan horse, executable code is stored in this tag. As mentioned above, the cfrg resource indicates where in the file the code is stored. "

( Permalink: Q&A About MP3Concept As Provided By Intego      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

Howto: White Box Linux
Falko Timme has written a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Linux server based on White Box Linux that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

( Permalink: Howto: White Box Linux      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

The PuTTY SSH client on Nokia Series 60 phone
Here's a demonstration on how the new version of PuTTY works on a Nokia 6600, complete with photos. Story

( Permalink: The PuTTY SSH client on Nokia Series 60 phone      Submitted by LogError Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

"In response to the recent release of GNOME 2.6 and a slightly off-base and unfounded article, I thought I would write up a general review of the usability strides and general functionality strides recently made by GNOME, highlighting a few instances (among an infinite number) where GNOME squashes the offerings of Microsoft or even the beloved Mac OSX. GNOME is a mature, polished interface that is innovative, distinct, and evolving at a faster pace than any other desktop environment. And on top all that, I was kind of bored this afternoon ... thought I'd write a bit."

( Permalink: GNOME 2.6      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

Compilers, Binaries, Partitions
"A partition on a hard drive is kind of like a fence. You fence off areas of the drive that you want to assign to certain tasks, programs or purposes -- almost like a large directory that is physically separated from other directories. Windows likes to use one big partition that covers the whole drive; while convenient, this is not very safe or efficient. Ideally you'd have one partition for your virtual memory (Windows calls this either a swap file or a paging file, and it is hard drive space used as temporary memory when your programs need more than your RAM can provide), one partition for your startup files, one for programs, one for personal data and configuration settings, and one for the operating system's core files. "

( Permalink: Compilers, Binaries, Partitions      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

Interview: Ryan McBride
"In this interview, Ryan discusses the development of CARP, explaining what it is and how it works. He reflects on patents and the difficulties OpenBSD has faced trying to work with IANA, as well as discussing several efforts to port CARP to other operating systems. Finally, he also highlights some of the new functionality that will be found in the upcoming May 1, 2004 release of OpenBSD 3.5."

( Permalink: Interview: Ryan McBride      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

Using Terminal in OS X
"These two commands are used frequently on the command line to set the correct ownership and permissions of files. For this example, we will assume you have a Perl script to put into the cgi-bin directory to use on your local web server. If this file is located in your Documents folder in a directory called Perl, we would issue cd Documents/Perl from the Terminal. We can then issue ls to insure we have the right name of the file."
Using Terminal in OS X

( Permalink: Using Terminal in OS X      Submitted by Blane Warrene Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

Linux breathes new life into old hardware
"Linux may be cutting-edge software, but it runs just fine on hardware that would make Microsoft's current operating systems beg for relief. I took four different distros and installed them on a five-year-old rebuilt IBM ThinkPad 600E supplied by LinuxCertifed. They proved that Linux on older hardware can be a cost-effective combination."

( Permalink: Linux breathes new life into old hardware      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

Is there a rootkit hunter in your arsenal?
"After finishing its check for rootkits, rkhunter continued checking my system for malware, promiscuous Ethernet adapters, hidden files, and configuration errors. For example, it found the Debian default for SSH ("RootLoginPermitted = Y") to be a security risk worth mentioning, and left a tip in the logfile recommended using normal user signon and the use of su when root permissions are needed."

( Permalink: Is there a rootkit hunter in your arsenal?      Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 12, 2004 )

Sun shelves UltraSPARC V
"The word of UltraSPARC V's demise seems to indicate Sun sees a move to the Rock coming faster than anticipated. Sun's Austin offices working on the multicore Niagra processors did not suffer any layoffs, according to our sources. This would point to a full commitment to the belief that groups of low-power processors bunched together will be preferred over hulking, fast CPUs."

( Permalink: Sun shelves UltraSPARC V      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 11, 2004 )

Command & Conquer Generals
"From EA Games and brought to the Mac by Aspyr Media, C&C Generals focuses specifically on the United States, China, and the fictitious Global Liberation Army (GLA), three sides engaged in regional conflicts that threaten to engulf the world in a global war. Like other real-time strategy (RTS) games, each features its own campaign that you can play through, or you can set up skirmishes ó playable against computer-controlled opponents or friends over a LAN or the Internet ó on a variety of maps large and small."

( Permalink: Command & Conquer Generals      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 11, 2004 )

New PowerBooks? New iBooks? - Whatís Coming?
"Consequently, the dynamic I see unfolding is that we can anticipate at least one and probably two more rounds of updates for the current family of aluminum G4 PowerBooks, which after all, are just 15 months and 7 months old respectively. Look for somewhat faster G4 chips across the board, likely in the 1.5 GHz - 1.7 GHz range at the high end. These machines are already so well-equipped, that itís hard to imagine what else Apple could add, but I donít doubt that they will think of something."

( Permalink: New PowerBooks? New iBooks? - Whatís Coming?      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 11, 2004 )

Creating PDF files with ps2pdf
"For better or for worse, Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is a wildly popular way of exchanging information. On Windows and Mac OS, most people create PDF files by first creating a PostScript file and then using Adobe Acrobat Distiller to generate a PDF. Linux, however, has no version of Distiller. There are a number of ways to create a PDF in Linux, but one of the most popular methods is to use a utility called ps2pdf."

( Permalink: Creating PDF files with ps2pdf      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 11, 2004 )

Tutorial: Setting Up Samba 3.x
Brian Snipes writes: 'Recently I got the opportunity to setup a new lab for a small school. The server runs Linux and the workstations run WindowsXP. Workstations are joined to the Samba domain and function the same way they would in a Windows server based domain. I will detail the steps to get a Samba lab up and running plus some caveats you may encounter.'

( Permalink: Tutorial: Setting Up Samba 3.x      Submitted by Anonymous Sun Apr 11, 2004 )

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