Archive for the 'Articles of Interest' Category

Old Subversion Article From Redhat

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

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

Friday, May 11th, 2007

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

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

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 […] SSH Jail

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

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 […]

The Best Extensions for Thunderbird 2.0

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

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 […]

Debian Installer etch RC2 released

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the second release
candidate (RC2) of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch. Unless
release critical issues are discovered, this will be the version of the
installer that will be included in the release of Etch.
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Sun Hires Debian Founder

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

I’m delighted to be able to welcome a new colleague who’s starting with Sun today. He is starting a newly-defined role as Chief Operating Platforms Officer at Sun, and is responsible for building a new strategy to evolve both Sun’s Solaris and GNU/Linux strategies. The appointment is at the same time both brilliant and controversial, […]

Linux Journal: FSlint

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Version 2.20 of FSlint is a program whose functionality is at odds with its design. On the one hand, a program for — as the name suggests — locating and removing unnecessary or useless material (”lint”) from a filesystem is a handy one to install. On the other hand, a rough interface with cryptic buttons […]

The Office Format Wars

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Being that I rarely ever use a office suite or even a word processor the whole file format thing has never been high on my personal list of issues. Any writing I do on a computer is mostly email, irc, or in a simple text editor (aee, vim, gedit).
For those of you plagued with dependency […]

Media Players Available for Ubuntu Linux

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Media player is a term typically used to describe computer software for playing back multimedia files. Most software media players support an array of media formats, including both audio and video files.Some media players focus only on audio or video and are known as audio players and video players respectively. The producers of these players […]