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Yopy 3700
About.com reviews the Yopy 3700.
"When I first received the Yopy 3700 to review, I have to say the first thing that caught my eye was the unique form factor. Although the design is much like the Sony Clie, this PDA truly has no comparison. Stay with me as I tell you about this unique PDA based on the Linux Operating System."

( Permalink: Yopy 3700      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 10, 2003 )

Importing Data into MySQL
Unix Review brings us: Importing Data into MySQL.
"When a MySQL developer first creates a MySQL database for a client, often the client has already accumulated data in other, simpler applications. Being able to convert data easily to MySQL is critical."

( Permalink: Importing Data into MySQL      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 10, 2003 )

Enterprise Directory Services and Linux
O'Reilly talks about Enterprise Directory Services and Linux, .
"First and foremost, Linux vendors need to ship fully configured LDAP and Kerberos servers with their distributions with full-fledged database back ends, not just a DBM-style library, as is currently the case. The single hardest part of either of these systems is the setup. Wizards need to be provided (the existing ones in most distributions are dreadfully inadequate) that make the configuration of parameters simple and activate available schemas without forcing the administrator to become either an expert in LDAP or Kerberos."

( Permalink: Enterprise Directory Services and Linux      Submitted by Noel Thu Jul 10, 2003 )

OpenBSD Firewall
This article is meant for those who are going to implement firewall using OpenBSD. The main purpose for this article is to protect servers (such as web, mail, dns and others) within a firewalled network. article

( Permalink: OpenBSD Firewall      Submitted by Dr.T Wed Jul 9, 2003 )

The New Operating Systems Reality
Linmagau brings us: The New Operating Systems Reality.
"My answer was to go for the RedHat Linux ES platform because it has the capacity to create potential for more options in the future without jeopardizing current stability. RedHat’s introduction of an extended support cycle in an “Enterprise Grade” Linux distribution re-enforces my belief that it is the right choice. In real life, RedHat Linux is already delivering cost benefits for these SMEs ..."

( Permalink: The New Operating Systems Reality      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 9, 2003 )

Software that makes you say “Ahhhh”!
Linux Beginner takes a look at Prokyon3.
"I have run across many php versions of music database packages. But, these all required Apache and php. Which albeit great packages they really don't have a place on the home users desktop. Well I'm happy to say my desire to search more was not fruitless."

( Permalink: Software that makes you say “Ahhhh”!      Submitted by Noel Wed Jul 9, 2003 )

Torvalds on OSDL, 2.6, and the Future
Given Linus Torvalds's recent leave of absence from Transmeta to take a full-time position at OSDL to work on Linux kernel development, and with the approaching release of Linux 2.6, I thought now would be a good time to quiz Torvalds by email. As always, Torvalds was gracious and forthcoming in his replies.

Story

( Permalink: Torvalds on OSDL, 2.6, and the Future      Submitted by Joe Barr Wed Jul 9, 2003 )

Linux and Open Source is Better for Business
A Linux user and businessman tests both Windows and Linux and concludes that Linux and Open Source is better for business than Microsoft Windows. Read the editorial at OSNews.com.

( Permalink: Linux and Open Source is Better for Business      Submitted by Anonymous Tue Jul 8, 2003 )

TextMaker
Linux Planet reviews: TextMaker.
"Need an easy-to-use word processor on Linux, that loads in a matter of seconds and pulls in Word documents without any fuss? That's where TextMaker from Softmaker shines. Although there are other word processing packages that have similar features, none start as quickly as TextMaker. Well... I guess you could use vi. That's faster."

( Permalink: TextMaker      Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 8, 2003 )

Linux 2.6 Kernel
Linux World reports on the Linux 2.6 Kernel.
"Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, has announced via e-mail that the Linux kernel 2.6, due for release in the fourth quarter of this year, will include a variety of features for enterprise applications."

( Permalink: Linux 2.6 Kernel      Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 8, 2003 )

The Author of Practical mod_perl
On Lamp interviews Stas Bekman the author of Practical mod_perl.
"After playing a bit with mod_perl I've learned that mod_perl was the thing I was dreaming about all my previous "CGI life." :) All the complaints about CGIs written in Perl being slow, mainly because on every request the Perl interpreter was reloaded and all of the code recompiled, were irrelevant now."

( Permalink: The Author of Practical mod_perl      Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 8, 2003 )

Gaël Duval and Mike Angelo Discuss HP & Mandrake
More good news for Mandrake and the Linux community. MozillaQuest Magazine(mozillaquest.com) reports: Mandrake Linux 9.1 is available on HP desktop PCs starting at $349. When Linux and MS Windows operating systems are pre-installed on new computers, Linux and Windows are on an even footing. The GNU/Linux OS with the KDE desktop suite is superior to MS-DOS-based and NT-based Windows desktop environments. HP's announcement is good news for Mandrake, for Mandrake fans, for the Linux community, and for computer users in general. The more computer system vendors and OEMs that offer a pre-installed GNU/Linux operating system option the better. Mandrake 9.1 is an excellent choice for pre-installed Linux computer systems. If you feel that you need to use any of the Microsoft Office applications such as Word or Excel, rather than the comparable, free, Linux applications such as AbiWord or OpenOffice, you can install CodeWeavers CrossOver Office so that you can run the Microsoft Office applications on your HP-Mandrake Linux computer. In other words, you do not need to do Windows anymore.

Check MozillaQuest.com for the full story and links!

( Permalink: Gaël Duval and Mike Angelo Discuss HP & Mandrake      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jul 7, 2003 )

Slackware Package Management, Part I
In what way does the Slackware package system differ from most other package managers? In one word: simplicity. In three articles Daniel de Kok is going to cover some important aspects of Slackware package management. In this article he is going to show the anatomy of a Slackware packages.

( Permalink: Slackware Package Management, Part I      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jul 7, 2003 )

Linux Wireless PDA Business Apps
This article presents an architecture blueprint for building a wireless e-business solution that seamlessly integrates into the existing e-business infrastructure. Combining the efficiency and power of Linux with wireless computing solutions, you will be shown how to provide people convenient access to relevant information and the ability to act on that information anytime, anywhere.

( Permalink: Linux Wireless PDA Business Apps      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Jul 7, 2003 )

Kernel Rootkits Explained
The tricks black hats use to get access to systems usually leave a lot of traces on the attacked system, that are bound to be noticed by the local system administrator. Wouldn't it be great for a hacker to re-enter a network or a single host without leaving a trace? Isn't this a system admins worst nightmare? If a hacker installed a rootkit, he could re-enter and use the compromised system without leaving a trace. In a worst case scenario the black hat holds the entire network hostage using it for illegal activities. In this article the basics of ‘rootkitting’ will be explained, and how you can protect yourself against them. article

( Permalink: Kernel Rootkits Explained      Submitted by Dr.T Mon Jul 7, 2003 )

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