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Novell and Red Hat defeat Linux patent lawsuit

Novell and Red Hat defeat Linux patent lawsuit

A US federal jury found that Novell and Red Hat were not guilty of infringing on user interface patents held by IP Innovation. IP Innovation, a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation and Technology Licensing Corporation, brought the suit against the two companies in 2007, claiming that they had infringed on three patents. The patents, [...]

fail2ban and SSH public key authentication

fail2ban and SSH public key authentication

Using fail2ban is a great way to prevent dictionary attacks on SSH but I encountered an unusual problem with it: I sometimes got banned after frequent successful logins. The reason was that I had public key authentication set up for another user on the same host and ssh was trying to use it for all the other accounts before prompting me for a [...]

Free GNU/Linux Advanced Administration eBook

Free GNU/Linux Advanced Administration eBook

FTAcademy.com offers downloads of its GNU/Linux Advanced Administration eBook for free. It's a 545-page .PDF that covers installation and configuration of several GNU / Linux services and how to optimize and synchronize the resources. The GNU/Linux systems have reached an important level of maturity, allowing to integrate them in almost any kind [...]

Unix toilet seat

Unix toilet seat

"Excuse me. I gotta take a core dump."

Ubuntu gaining traction in Cloud Computing markets

Ubuntu gaining traction in Cloud Computing markets

As Ubuntu's presence in the server space grows, it is showing up in some unexpected places. Weta Digital, the New Zealand company that did the special effects for Lord of the Rings and some of the 3D rendering for Avatar, reportedly runs Ubuntu on its 35,000-core render farm and virtually all of its desktop computers. The Wikimedia Foundation, the [...]

PS3 Linux is dead

PS3 Linux is dead

It looks like Sony's experiment with Linux is about to end with the new v3.21 firmware which disables the OtherOS option. They cite security as the prime mover and they are right. George Hotz has accessed the hypervisor which is the PS3's 1st line of defense and it's a matter of time before backups can be played via this Linux backdoor. I guess [...]

This is why I love Totem

This is why I love Totem

I love Totem. It's so laid back and relaxed. Other programs would be like "ZOMG DUDE THE FLUX CAPACITOR IS OUT ERROR CODE 0xa;sdlgkapbhepogerpbvifrh" but Totem is just like "no reason brah, shit's cool, pick a different disc".

The difference between Macs and PCs

The difference between Macs and PCs

Samba with Active Directory: getting closer!

Samba with Active Directory: getting closer!

In the video, Tridge demonstrates provisioning an Active Directory domain on a Samba server, running a development version of Samba from shortly before Samba 4 alpha 11. Once the Samba server is running, he then starts a copy of Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 Standard as a guest under VirtualBox, and runs the Windows "dcpromo" command to have it [...]

Benchmarking Debian’s GNU/kFreeBSD

Benchmarking Debian’s GNU/kFreeBSD

There has been an effort underway within the Debian development community to pull the FreeBSD kernel within this distribution to provide an alternative to using the Linux kernel. In essence with this Debian GNU/kFreeBSD project you have the standard Debian package set providing a GNU user-land with a GNU C library, but the FreeBSD kernel is [...]

Fedora Rawhide Quickly Switching To Fedora 14

Fedora Rawhide Quickly Switching To Fedora 14

To eliminate having to freeze the bleeding-edge Fedora Rawhide repository once the next release of this free software Linux distribution enters its own alpha/feature freeze, a new development branch has been created so that Rawhide can immediately begin hosting packaged for the next Fedora release. In other words, beginning next week once the [...]

Skype 2.1 Beta 2 Puts Screen Sharing in Linux Version

Skype 2.1 Beta 2 Puts Screen Sharing in Linux Version

Skype 2.1 beta 1 for Linux finally gets an upgrade, version 2.1 beta 2 comes with a bunch of new features to boost the stagnant growth rate in which Skype for Linux finds its self. The major feature here is certainly the addition of Screen Sharing, a feature long present in the Windows and Mac versions of Skype. Screen sharing means – you can [...]

Man Takes Pi-Calculating Record From Supercomputer with Core i7 Desktop

Man Takes Pi-Calculating Record From Supercomputer with Core i7 Desktop

There’s sort of a guilty pleasure in seeing the ‘masters of the universe’ knocked down a notch or two. So the news that the record for calculating Pi, set by the T2K Open Supercomputer, was not just broken but broken by a lowly Core i7 machine was warmly received. The feat was performed by Fabrice Bellard. He pieced together a system [...]

GIMP 2.7 has a single window mode

GIMP 2.7 has a single window mode

For those living under a rock, GIMP is an awesome open source image editor but one of the things that people found really annoying about GIMP in the past was that it doesn’t come in a single window. It has 2 or 3 separate windows which makes it hard for people to move it around and in my opinion it doesn’t look very professional and [...]

Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks exactly like Windows XP

Chinese pirates launch Ubuntu that looks exactly like Windows XP

From the Chinese pirate masters of the non-sea-faring variety comes... Ylmf OS! Not happy with pirating Windows XP itself, these creative Chinese have gone one step further and hacked Ubuntu to look exactly like Windows XP. Why have they moved to Ubuntu? Because their previous release, a pirate version of Windows XP itself, is being cracked down [...]

Installing Linux voids warranty

Installing Linux voids warranty

An anonymous reader said a Best Buy manager refused to replace his broken laptop and threw him out of the store twice when he tried to argue. The reader had even gone so far as to purchase an $80 extended warranty. He writes... I've seen examples of Best Buy's poor service on the Consumerist, but what I faced last weekend at the Best Buy in [...]

HOWTO: Linux Hotplug a CPU

HOWTO: Linux Hotplug a CPU

How do you hotplug a CPU on a running Linux system? Would you like to dynamically enable or disable a CPU on a running system? Linux kernel does supports cpu-hotplug mechanism. You can enable or disable CPU without a system reboot. CPU hotplug is not just useful to replace defective components it can also be applied in other contexts to [...]

New Adobe Flash 64-bit For Linux Coming December 8th

New Adobe Flash 64-bit For Linux Coming December 8th

Adobe are to release a new version of their native 64-bit Flash plug-in for Linux on the 8th of December. Posting on the “Flash 10 Player” page for Linux 64-bit, Adobe made the following statement... (more…)

Department of Defense orders 2,200 PS3s

Department of Defense orders 2,200 PS3s

Good thing the PlayStation 3 dropped in price. The US Department of Defense ordered 2,200 more of the consoles to crank up their PS3 supercomputer, currently consisting of 336 of the devices in a Linux cluster. According to the official Justification Review Document (cache link) required for the purchase of the PS3s, the game platform, with its [...]

Fedora 12 Unites Latest Features and Usability Into Compelling Free Distribution

Fedora 12 Unites Latest Features and Usability Into Compelling Free Distribution

The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 12, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution. Fedora 12 includes a robust feature set for desktop users, administrators, developers and open source enthusiasts alike. New [...]

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