Old Subversion Article From Redhat

May 30th, 2007 by hurt

While I was stumbling around the web today, I came across a rather old article on Redhat’s site.

CVS is out, Subversion is in

Neat crontab tricks

May 11th, 2007 by hurt

There are several special entries, some which are just shortcuts, that you can use instead of specifying the full cron entry. The most useful of these is probably @reboot which allows you to run a command each time the computer gets reboot.

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Debain WrEtch: review of an UnAmerican Linux system

April 29th, 2007 by hurt
PARODY: Debain is the only group of software developers who still believe that Richard Stallman invented programming. Everyone else now correctly credits Bill Gates for doing so. Debain developers hold themselves separate from the rest of the Linux community because of their pride in not stealing from other operating systems to build their version of Linux. All other versions of Linux are based directly on Windows.

This pride has been codified as the Debain Free Software Guidelines, or as it’s commonly known, the GPL. Debain pays some of its developers in a successful effort to piss off the rest of its developers. Debain was originally created and maintained by Ian Murdoch and his wife, who are secretly paid by Software in the Public Interest, a conservative think-tank based in Branson, Missouri, which is owned by the British billionaire Richard “I simply rock harder” Branson.

You can generally recognize a Debain user if you see one, as they customarily wear bright colors, have waist-length beards, and tend to sport pastel eyepatches and/or crack pipes. Debain developers look similar, but they usually carry some sort of small monkey, parrot, or miniature fat pony on their shoulders. It’s also easy to recognize Debain developers because none of them are Americans. All true Americans run Genuine Windows Vista, and have no need for Debain.

It is rumored that as many as 110% of terrorists are Debain developers, and that the WrEtch release, occurring as it does so closely to the Vista launch, is a sign that the terrorists wish to leave their mark on Microsoft’s profits in particular, and on the US economy in general. Given all of this, it’s no surprise that Debain’s logo is red and that Debain itself is an ancient African word meaning Down with America.

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Kernel 2.6.21 Released

April 26th, 2007 by hurt

Kernel 2.6.21 was released today.

package gparted

April 25th, 2007 by hurt

GParted uses libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partition tables while several (optional) filesystem tools provide support for filesystems not included in libparted.

GParted is an industrial-strength package for creating, destroying, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the filesystems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging).

To find out what file systems it can work with and what packages you need to install for each of those file systems look at gparted’s feature page.

Linux.com: SSH Jail

April 25th, 2007 by hurt

Jailing is a mechanism to virtually change a system’s root directory. By employing this method, administrators can isolate services so that they cannot access the real filesystem structure. You should run unsecured and sensitive network services in a chroot jail, because if a hacker can break into a vulnerable service he could exploit your whole system. If a service is jailed, the intruder will be able to see only what you want him to see — that is, nothing useful.

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Kernel Released

April 25th, 2007 by hurt

Kernel has been released today.

The Best Extensions for Thunderbird 2.0

April 24th, 2007 by hurt

The recent upgrade to Thunderbird 2.0 marked a nice evolution of the client and while it did not bring a lot of major changes it did include a few much needed tweaks. Between these changes and my general requirement of using as few extensions as possible I have found that Thunderbird does not need many extensions to get it set up properly.

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Debian Etch Released Into Stable

April 8th, 2007 by hurt

After much work and much waiting Debian has released another Stable release of Debian GNU/Linux.

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Kernel Released

March 25th, 2007 by hurt

Kernel has been released today.