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Libranet GNU/Linux
Distrowatch takes a look at Libranet GNU/Linux>Libranet.
"Libranet GNU/Linux, a commercial Linux distribution based on Debian, has been given increasingly positive coverage in Linux media. Its recipe for success is simple - it attempts to remedy some of the often cited shortcomings of Debian proper, by providing a simple installer, user-friendly system configuration tools and up-to-date selection of software packages."

( Permalink: Libranet GNU/Linux      Submitted by Noel Tue Dec 17, 2002 )

Security Year in Review: Honeypots
This has been a great year for honeypots, finally this method of collecting security information got its deserved place under the spotlight as more people began to realize the benefits that a honeypot, deployed in their organization, brings. Read more at Help Net Security.

( Permalink: Security Year in Review: Honeypots      Submitted by LogError Tue Dec 17, 2002 )

IMAK Smart Glove
Arstechnica review the IMAK Smart Glove.
"Have you ever woken up and found that your hands have fallen asleep? Have your fingers ever tingled or gone numb when typing? Or have you ever lost your grip on something and dropped it? These are all things that can happen to someone who uses computers extensively, and I've had all of those symptoms and more. That's why when I had the opportunity to review the IMAK Smart Glove, I jumped at it. IMAK claims that the Smart Glove can both prevent and help ease pain associated with conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome."

( Permalink: IMAK Smart Glove      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 16, 2002 )

Advantages of OpenMosix on IBM xSeries
This article is part 3 of a 3-part series. In Part 1, you got an introduction to the current clustering technologies available for Linux and and an introduction to openMosix. In Part 2, you got a fully-functional openMosix cluster configured and running. Now, in Part 3, you'll see some ways to use openMosix to tackle computing challenges with clusters built on IBM xSeries servers running Intel® Xeon™ Making use of performance-enhancing technologies such as Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology

( Permalink: Advantages of OpenMosix on IBM xSeries      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Dec 16, 2002 )

VPNs and IPSec Demystified
On Lamp tells us about VPNs and IPSec.
"A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a cryptosystem that allows you to secure your data as it travels over an insecure network such as the Internet. While this may sound similar to the SSH cryptosystem, VPNs have a different purpose. SSH was designed to allow a user to login securely to and remotely administer another computer. A VPN is designed to allow a user to access transparently the resources of a network."

( Permalink: VPNs and IPSec Demystified      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 16, 2002 )

Vanishing Features of the 2.6 Kernel
O'Reilly talks about the 2.6 Linux kernel.
"However, some developers may first notice what doesn't work anymore. Some techniques and APIs have been removed, and existing device drivers and modular plugins may no longer work. At the same time, it will take some time to take advantage of new features and to find replacements for old ones."

( Permalink: Vanishing Features of the 2.6 Kernel      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 16, 2002 )

Rooting Out Corrupted Code
Security Focus takes a look at Known Goods.
"Recently, the Shmoo Group put together Known Goods, an Internet-accessible list of file hashes for various operating systems. MD5 and SHA-1 checksums are available for each file on 26 different Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris versions. If you're not sure that your system integrity is intact, you can just go and validate your file checksums against those at Known Goods."

( Permalink: Rooting Out Corrupted Code      Submitted by Noel Mon Dec 16, 2002 )

Linux in the Enterprise Closer Than You Think
Linux Planet talks about Linux in the enterprise.
"When I was in Boston last week at the Enterprise Linux Forum (ELF), I found a lot of people from organizations that would fit into this definition. And all of them were looking for ways to start getting Linux into their IT schemas. Now, to be fair, many of them were using Linux already in one way or another. But now the time had come to start using Linux in ways that would not only allow them to do their work but would also let them do their work better."

( Permalink: Linux in the Enterprise Closer Than You Think      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 13, 2002 )

The Tablet PC
Anandtech brings us: The Tablet PC: An in depth look with the FIC SlateVision.
"As mentioned before, the FIC SlateVision is a slate form factor Tablet PC. As of yet there is no keyboard or docking station available for our engineering sample, making the unit a slate and not much more unless external USB devices are used. There are plans to release these items soon and hopefully we will be able to evaluate them as they come to market."

( Permalink: The Tablet PC      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 13, 2002 )

How to setup a Linux Router/Firewall
viper's Lair tells us how to set up a Linux Router/Firewall.
"A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of this software that will allow you to share out your Internet connection more reliably and faster than Window's ICS. After two days battling with the software I finally emerged as the victor with a working router/firewall. Some of the things I have noticed that work (that didn't through ICS) are that I can receive and send IRC DCC file transfers, ICQ transfers now work again and a noticeable difference using the internet in general."

( Permalink: How to setup a Linux Router/Firewall      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 13, 2002 )

ATI FireGL X1
Linux Magazine takes a look at the ATI FireGL X1 video card.
"The brand new ATI Linux driver was a late release candidate for the universal graphics adapter driver for all of ssss models. Besides a setup routine, the driver also includes an X frontend that allows you to set up dual head operations. Incidentally, after deinstalling the driver on Red Hat 8.0, the original X11 configuration was reinstated without any hitches."

( Permalink: ATI FireGL X1      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 13, 2002 )

SmoothWall 0.9.9
Linux Orbit takes a look at SmoothWall 0.9.9.
"So, you want to share your Internet connection with more than one computer in your house, and you want it to be secure. You're in the right place. SmoothWall 0.9.9 (the latest free release) is a small Linux operating system that allows you to do that, and much more."

( Permalink: SmoothWall 0.9.9      Submitted by Noel Fri Dec 13, 2002 )

Include GUIs in Your Server Programming with Perl?
As a system programmer, you habitually work with command-line interfaces. Perhaps you've lost track of how easy it can be to wrap existing functionality with a lightweight graphical user interface (GUI). New Perl/Tk releases make it timely to remember that sometimes high quality accompanies ease of use. You can keep your focus on highly productive server-side programming, and still choose to jazz up your interfaces occasionally. What's more, lightweight toolkits such as Perl/Tk make it possible to do this without the costs of higher-profile GUI approaches.

( Permalink: Include GUIs in Your Server Programming with Perl?      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Dec 12, 2002 )

PHP5: Ready For The Enterprise?
The Open Enterprise talks about PHP5.
"My love affair with PHP started, I suspect, the same way it does with most people. I simply started using it. PHP's short learning curve and easy syntax makes it approachable by anyone who has ever used a scripting language. Its power comes from how it simplifies the task of building Web applications because PHP isn't just a scripting language, it's a Web scripting language."

( Permalink: PHP5: Ready For The Enterprise?      Submitted by Noel Thu Dec 12, 2002 )

vi and vim
Linux Productivity Magazine has a series of articles on vi.
"But anyone who has been around the block a few times knows there's a tradeoff between beginner's intuitiveness and master's productivity. VI has been optimized entirely for the touch typist. l, h, j and k are easily touch typing home position accessible. Cursor (arrow) keys are not. In the time you can move your hand from the keyboard to the mouse, a VI master can cut the current paragraph and move it above the preceding paragraph. (Keystrokes {d}{P). VI is built exclusively for speed. Well, almost exclusively."

( Permalink: vi and vim      Submitted by Noel Thu Dec 12, 2002 )

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