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Checkout BackTrack 3 Teaser

Checkout BackTrack 3 Teaser

The Backtrack 3 beta is out and here is a video of it's many features. In case you've been living under a rock, every package, kernel configuration, and script is optimized to be used by security penetration testers. Patches and automation have been added, applied or developed to provide a neat and ready-to-go environment. Video [...]

Generate Awesome Photomosaics With Metapixel In Linux

Generate Awesome Photomosaics With Metapixel In Linux

Ok, I admit. I thrashed the Digg.com servers for a little while using an open source website mirroring tool named HTTrack. About 30,000 user icons later, I present to you a product created by a couple very short and sweet command line tools. (more…)

Tips For Medium Sized LAMP Powered Web Apps

Tips For Medium Sized LAMP Powered Web Apps

Where 'medium sized' means you have four or five concurrent users on ten tables with around half a million rows each and 'top' means that you've already done all the basic stuff - picking table types, adding indexes, designing the database properly in the first place etc. Some are common sense. Some are not appropriate for all situations. Use [...]

Why Ubuntu needs better marketing

Why Ubuntu needs better marketing

Ubuntu’s goal is to be the most popular desktop OS for humans. But Ubuntu, like most Linux distros, is still marketed towards Linux geeks. They’re concerned with technology, trumpeting version numbers and drowning out the actual things you can do with their software. Let's look at the 7.10 announcement, and see how we can fix it next [...]

The Linux Girlfriend Project – Two Months In The Trenches

The Linux Girlfriend Project – Two Months In The Trenches

New updates from Fsckin'. I know exactly where this guy is coming from. My girlfriend uses Fedora. :) About 2 months ago, I convinced my girlfriend to try out Linux for a month after a really nasty bit of spyware infected her computer. This isn’t a bash on Microsoft, but it happened twice in about a month. Unfortunately, a roommate who [...]

Wine 0.9.53 released

Wine 0.9.53 released

Continuing in the day of Linux software releases, is version 0.9.53 of Wine, a free implementation of Windows on Unix. What's new in this release: RunOnce and Run entries now executed on startup. Beginnings of support for emulated disk devices. Many Richedit improvements. Nicer looking color dialog. Lots of bug fixes. Source

KDE 4.0 Released

KDE 4.0 Released

With the fourth major version, the KDE Community marks the beginning of the KDE 4 era. The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era. The KDE 4 Libraries have seen [...]

Linux Package Management 101

Linux Package Management 101

Excellent linux packages 101 writeup by DownloadSquad. it seems Ubuntu-rific but some of the info is universal. "Your shiny new Linux system has it all -- except that one program you really needed it to install. You get online, you find the program's website, and click 'download'. Except there's not just a link to the program there. There [...]

Linux phone to Debut upgrade at CES

Linux phone to Debut upgrade at CES

OpenMoko has announced an upgrade to its Linux-powered mobile phone and plans to present the device at CES. That’s a slap in the face for open source competitor Google Android, which is still in development.In its announcement, OpenMoko writes “. . . at CES we will formally preview GTA02 to the public. We are doing this at an [...]

The Most Hated Company In the PC Industry

The Most Hated Company In the PC Industry

Who in the hell is Asustek, and why does Microsoft hate them more than any other company in the industry? Why does Apple, Dell and Palm Computing hate them? And why does Intel love them? Taiwan's Asustek -- better known as ASUS -- is one of the most interesting, innovative and fastest-growing companies in technology. At its core, Asustek [...]

HOWTO: Use md5sum to Verify Data Integrity

HOWTO: Use md5sum to Verify Data Integrity

First of all, what’s a hash? A hash is the output of a one-way, reproducible function for creating a small fingerprint from a chunk of data. For example, when the popular hash function MD5 is given the word “cat”, it produces the following output every time: 54b8617eca0e54c7d3c8e6732c6b687a If “cat” is changed [...]

HOWTO: Install Win32 Codecs in Linux

HOWTO: Install Win32 Codecs in Linux

Installing libxine-extracodecs will get you the most wide-spread codecs installed, but not all of them. MPlayer, a movie player program for Linux, has support for a big bunch of video and audio formats. Installing them in Linux ( Ubuntu / Fedora / SUSE ) should be as easy as sudo yum (or aptitude) install w32codecs but for some reason it says [...]

HOWTO: Convert A Friend To Linux

HOWTO: Convert A Friend To Linux

Warning: You should proceed with caution using this Howto, if you do not know what you are doing you could damage your relationship with Friend 2.0 or totally break it. Also, using this Howto extensively with multiple Friend 2.0’s may damage Life 4.5, and end up as a sorrow lonely geek. Prerequisites : Before attempting to convert [...]

Top 25 Linux 3D Games

Top 25 Linux 3D Games

Who says Linux sucks for gaming? Here's a great list of 25 3D games for Linux. Feel free to add more games and help another Linux users find those great time wasters you love. Link

Tell a Female’s Personality Based on Her OS?

Tell a Female’s Personality Based on Her OS?

Think that's a silly question? Think again. A woman's choice of operating system (OS) can reveal a lot to the inquisitive man. And with women as famously cryptic as they are, let's face it: it'd be dumb to turn a blind eye to anything that offers a peek into their innermost thoughts. So let's analyze what a woman's choice of Windows, Mac OSX, or [...]

HOWTO: Advanced SSH configuration and tunneling

HOWTO: Advanced SSH configuration and tunneling

Excellent article/guide to using SSH tunnels to bypass using third pary VPN software. I agree with them on all points. SSH FTW. In a recent Red Hat Magazine article, Paul Frields gave some examples of how SSH port forwarding can be used to remotely gain access to resources, or ports, from a remote location. This article will show a pragmatic [...]

Leopard’s Aurora Borealis wallpaper in GIMP

Leopard’s Aurora Borealis wallpaper in GIMP

Apple finally released their new OS called Leopard about a month ago. One of the things I like the most with Apple, and probably everybody loves too, is that they always release tons of beautiful stuff. From the package box to the t-shirt. Yeah there is a very cool t-shirt as well. And now it’s not different. I loved the space feeling of [...]

HOWTO: Recover A Linux Password

HOWTO: Recover A Linux Password

I thought I might share with you a way to recover password on a *nix system. The commands and screen shots are from Ubuntu, but this basic process should work for any distro. When you create an account on a Linux system, the password isn't stored. Instead, the hash of the password is stored in /etc/shadow. Here is a portion of my shadow file. [...]

Fedora 8 Released Today

Fedora 8 Released Today

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join. The Fedora Project is out [...]

The Vista Death Watch

The Vista Death Watch

Microsoft has extended the life of Windows XP because Vista has simply not shown any life in the market. We have to begin to ask ourselves if we are really looking at Windows Me/2007, destined to be a disdained flop. By all estimates the number of Vista installations hovers around the number of Macs in use. How did this happen? And what’s [...]

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