|Extreme Tech tells us about
"Kapor, the co-founder of Lotus Development Corp. and principal author of the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet application, first disclosed his PIM plans last October, as part of an ongoing blog on the Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF) web site. The OSAF employs nine paid members and four volunteers."
( Permalink: Kapor's Open-Source PIM Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 3, 2003 )
|Interview with Donald L. Pipkin|
|Donald L. Pipkin is the Information Security Architect for the Internet Security Division of Hewlett-Packard and author of "Halting the Hacker".
"I am an Information Security Architect at Hewlett-Packard. I've been with HP eighteen years; most of that time I have spent in the area of information security. I help customers before a security incident by evaluating their security and, after there has been a security breach. I help them in recovering their systems. I design security into solutions which salesmen are presenting to customers. Today I spend most of my time increasing security awareness and explaining security in business terms."
( Permalink: Interview with Donald L. Pipkin Submitted by LogError Mon Feb 3, 2003 )
|Unix Review takes a look at the book
"There's actually more to "translucency" than the idea of programmatically encrypting individual items or classes of data. One of the values of the book, in fact, is that it goes to the trouble of enumerating related ideas and their consequences. I'm particularly fond of security variations that hide unencrypted data "in plain sight" by filling a channel with volumes of false data."
( Permalink: Translucent Databases Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 3, 2003 )
|Linux World tells us about
"I was a little hesitant to try TightVNC - not just because I had never used VNC, but also because I was pretty sure that the installation and configuration was going to be a real chore. Not to worry; that definitely is not the case. If you're running Red Hat 7.x or later, there are RPMS available to make installation a breeze. All in all, TightVNC was as easy to configure and use as it was to install, even when I opted for extra privacy by using a secure tunnel between Susan's machine and mine. Here's how I did it."
( Permalink: TightVNC Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 3, 2003 )
|Vector Linux 2.5 SOHO Edition Review|
|Linux Hardware reviews
Vector Linux 2.5 SOHO Edition.
"A little background on Vector Linux for those readers who aren't familiar with it already. Their goal is simple; deliver a small and speedy, yet fully functional, Linux distribution that will work on most any hardware. Versions 1.8 and earlier were geared to run like hell on any bit of hardware one had lying around. While later editions did not skip out on this, it is suggested to have at least a Pentium class or better CPU."
( Permalink: Vector Linux 2.5 SOHO Edition Review Submitted by Noel Mon Feb 3, 2003 )
|Linux is the Logical Successor to AIX, Says IBM|
|globetechnology.com reports on
Linux, AIX, and IBM.
"It's not difficult to connect Linux to the profit motive at IBM. The company said it had $1.5-billion (U.S.) in Linux-related revenue in 2002. Its Linux customers include Thrifty car rental, China Post, the Bank of Birmingham in Alabama, Unilever, J.P. Morgan, Tommy Hilfiger, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and L.L. Bean."
( Permalink: Linux is the Logical Successor to AIX, Says IBM Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 31, 2003 )
|Linux's Proprietary Booster|
|Linux Magazine talks to
"LM: But more realistically, do you think that Oracle's had to cede the lower end of the database market to MySQL to concentrate on the enterprise, or is that a customer base you wouldn't reach anyway?
ELLISON: No. It's a little bit like asking if we are worried about people who pirate Oracle. The people who pirate Oracle are not the people who would buy our database. The people who use MySQL are not the people who would buy our database. They don't have any money. If you have a real application, the first thing you tend to spend money on is a database."
( Permalink: Linux's Proprietary Booster Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 31, 2003 )
|A Glimpse of the Future?|
|Linux and Main tells us about
Ximian Desktop 2.0.
"The scene, of course, was the Ximian booth at last week's LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York, and the person demonstrating the product was Nat Friedman, the company's vice president of product development. I'd been after him for a peek at the GNOME 2.0-based version of Ximian's desktop since about five minutes after GNOME 2.0 was released last year, and it may be that the easiest way of getting me to go away was just to show me the thing."
( Permalink: A Glimpse of the Future? Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 31, 2003 )
|Network Impact of the MS SQL Worm|
|On Lamp brings us:
Network Impact of the MS SQL Worm.
"Under normal circumstances, a Cisco 7200 router can forward several hundred megabits worth of traffic. However, the packets the worm generates are relatively small (404 bytes from what I observed), and because one of the routers in this network was starved for memory, it didn't run the Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF) algorithm."
( Permalink: Network Impact of the MS SQL Worm Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 31, 2003 )
|Journalling Filesystems: An Intro to Reiserfs|
|Linux Orbit Professional tells us about
"To begin with, the Reiserfs filesystem is more efficient with all sizes of data files. It's especially efficient with small sized files due mainly to its ability to write blocks of any size. For example, under an ext2 filesystem, a file that's actually 50 bytes in size takes up a block of space allocated by ext2 as 1024 bytes, or 1 KB. Under Reiserfs, these small files can be written in only space needed by the file, which can save you quite a remarkable chunk of disk space."
( Permalink: Journalling Filesystems: An Intro to Reiserfs Submitted by Noel Fri Jan 31, 2003 )
|Introduction to User-Mode Linux|
|Ever wish you had a place to let your Linux applications play -- where they wouldn't hurt anything else? Do your killer apps spend too much time killing each other? Originally conceived as a kernel developer's tool, UML lets you set up multiple virtual machines that are isolated from each other and from the hardware. Now, you can test applications all the way to failure without breaking the host system -- or even requiring a reboot. Veteran administrator Carla Schroder shows you how in this tutorial. (Free registration required - Noel)|
( Permalink: Introduction to User-Mode Linux Submitted by Anonymous Wed Jan 29, 2003 )
|Customizing and Upgrading Linux|
|Unix Review reviews the book:
Customizing and Upgrading Linux.
"The one thing that makes Customizing and Upgrading Linux stand out most is that it is an intermediate-level book. Among the Linux shelves, there is no shortage of beginner books, and there are a plethora of titles on high-end topics. The former all tend to act as if you've never heard of Linux or Unix before and need to be spoon-fed overview information lest anyone get left behind."
( Permalink: Customizing and Upgrading Linux Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 29, 2003 )
|Interview with Alan Cox|
|ZDNet Australia talks to
"There is a thing about the core of the kernel because it's a very very complex, very very refined piece of software. In terms of writing device drivers it has actually gotten
easier as there is a lot more infrastructure in the kernel so there is a lot less code you have to write and a lot more code to copy. Being open source
the way you write a driver is to find something similar, copy it and go from there. It's perhaps a little different in the Windows world."
( Permalink: Interview with Alan Cox Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 29, 2003 )
|Mandrake Linux 9.1|
Mandrake Linux 9.2 Beta 2.
"The first good news is that this beta 2 comes on two CDs, so there is a lot more stuff to be tested. I have also received some feedback on the review of beta 1 which had some shortcomings, and hopefully I can do better this time. Among other things I am going to provide some advice for those that want to try beta 2 on their own Linux box."
( Permalink: Mandrake Linux 9.1 Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 29, 2003 )
|Debian Linux Logo on Virtual Terminals and Network|
|This Mini-HOWTO is something purely for fun, for those who are proud of which GNU/Linux distribution is on their box. It really doesn't serve much of a purpose besides looking cool, or letting people know exactly what distro you choose, along with displaying some hardware info.
There are different ways you can use this package, and I'm only listing the two I use. (Rest assured they're not the only two.) No matter which you use, you can kick off the install with an 'apt-get install linuxlogo' and then proceed to the steps below
Read the Mini-HOWTO
( Permalink: Debian Linux Logo on Virtual Terminals and Network Submitted by John Gowin Wed Jan 29, 2003 )