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Linux installed in 90% of Top 500 Supercomputers

Linux installed in 90% of Top 500 Supercomputers

The Cray XT5 supercomputer known as "Jaguar" has finally clawed its way to the title of fastest computer in the world. Sitting back at No. 2 on the Top500 list of supercomputers for more than a year, Jaguar overtook IBM's "Roadrunner" according to the twice-yearly list that will be unveiled Tuesday at the SC09 Conference in Portland, [...]

Computer Holy Wars

Computer Holy Wars

Hulu Desktop Brings Remote-Controlled Streaming to Linux

Hulu Desktop Brings Remote-Controlled Streaming to Linux

Hulu has taken their designed-for-widescreen, remote-friendly Desktop viewer and released it for Linux-powered systems, giving anyone with an open-source media center or Linux laptop an easier way to watch streaming video clips and movies on their much bigger screen. From the looks of it, the Linux version looks and acts exactly like its Mac [...]

Operating systems venn diagram

Operating systems venn diagram

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HOWTO: Move or migrate user accounts from old Linux server to a new Linux server

HOWTO: Move or migrate user accounts from old Linux server to a new Linux server

Question: How do I Move or migrate user accounts to from old Linux server a new Cent OS Linux server including mails? This new system a fresh installation. Answer: You can migrate users from old Linux server to new Linux sever with standard commands such as tar, awk, scp and others. This is also useful if you are using old Linux distribution [...]

Linux botnet discovery worry

Linux botnet discovery worry

Bad guys have created a botnet of Linux Web servers. In a way, that's even more frightening than regular botnets of compromised Windows PCs. Bloggers ask if this is the end for Linux's claim to be more secure than Windows; or is it just a load of old hokum? Your humble blogwatcher selected these bloggy morsels for your enjoyment. Not to mention [...]

(1) Open a Linux terminal, (2) Enter “cal 9 1752″, (3) wtf?

(1) Open a Linux terminal, (2) Enter “cal 9 1752″, (3) wtf?

Wikipedia can explain it. Britain and the British Empire (including the eastern part of what is now the United States) adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1752 by which time it was necessary to correct by 11 days. Wednesday, 2 September 1752 was followed by Thursday, 14 September 1752 to account for 29 February 1700 (Julian). Claims that rioters [...]

Microsoft and a “patent checkmate” of my dreams

Microsoft and a “patent checkmate” of my dreams

Microsoft tried to auction off some patents that they claim relate to Linux. Patent trolls could have bought them. Instead Open Invention Network (OIN) got them. Why would Microsoft wish to get rid of 22 patents that it presumably could sue Linux over? Let's try to imagine what might have happened. Let's pretend you are Microsoft, and you want [...]

Microsoft miseducates Best Buy on Linux

Microsoft miseducates Best Buy on Linux

Just when it seemed like Microsoft was content to bag on Google and Apple, screenshots of anti-Linux training materials hit the Internet a few days ago. If these are fakes, someone certainly spent a lot of time making them look and sound a lot like previous Microsoft training materials. According to the anonymous source, Microsoft has been [...]

Bash script to use a cd-rom to rock your baby to sleep

This enterprising Linux user wrote a bash script that rhythmically opens and closes the CD tray on a tower PC; the CD tray is connected to the baby's rocking seat. As the tray cycles, the baby rocks. Lovely.

Shuttleworth Offers Canonical Employees to Debian

Shuttleworth Offers Canonical Employees to Debian

Earlier this month, Debian had announced a new release schedule; a freeze during December, a release some time in the first half of the following year. After outcries from the Debian community, the December freeze aspect of the plan was reversed. Since most of the ire about this situation seemed to be directed towards Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth [...]

CentOS main project administrator goes missing, holds sole control of domain, irc-server, and funds

CentOS main project administrator goes missing, holds sole control of domain, irc-server, and funds

I hate to see this kinda of bad fellowship between FOSS developers... especially with a Linux distribution as popular as CentOS. July 30, 2009 04:39 UTC This is an Open Letter to Lance Davis from fellow CentOS Developers It is regrettable that we are forced to send this letter but we are left with no other options. For some time now we have [...]

Linux Foundation launches branded credit card

Linux Foundation launches branded credit card

The Linux Foundation, the non-profit that supports the growth of the Linux kernel, is today announcing an affinity Visa Platinum credit card for people who want to contribute to advancing the OS through the organization’s initiatives. Reading the press release announcing the new credit card made me raise my eyebrows, but after giving it a bit of [...]

Red Hat joins the S&P 500

Red Hat joins the S&P 500

Standard and Poor’s announced that Red Hat would join the S&P 500 as of the close of trading on Friday. Red Hat replaces lender CIT Group, which had a market capitalization below $275 million, ranking it 500th in the index. The market seemed to like the S&P news. In after hours trading Friday, Red Hat was up 8.45 percent to [...]

Hannah Montana Linux

Hannah Montana Linux

Yay for combining two things that should never, ever, meet... Meet Hannah Montana Linux or HML for short: HML is a new Operating System based on Linux Kernel & Kubuntu . For those of you who are reading this and do not know what a Operating System is let me explain a Operating System is basically what turn a computer from a useless piece [...]

Prevent brute force attacks on SSH servers with DenyHosts

Prevent brute force attacks on SSH servers with DenyHosts

DenyHosts is a Python script that analyzes the sshd server log messages to determine what hosts are attempting to hack into your system. It also determines what user accounts are being targeted. It keeps track of the frequency of attempts from each host. DenyHosts is designed for the use by Linux system administrators, the script can be useful to [...]

New Linux patch could circumvent Microsoft FAT patents

New Linux patch could circumvent Microsoft FAT patents

Microsoft's recent lawsuit against TomTom, alleging infringement of file system patents, has left many questions unanswered about the legal implications of distributing open source implementations of Microsoft's FAT file system. A new Linux kernel patch that was published last week offers a workaround that might make it possible to continue [...]

HOWTO: Enable ReiserFS, XFS, & JFS on RedHat Enterprise Linux 5

HOWTO: Enable ReiserFS, XFS, & JFS on RedHat Enterprise Linux 5

Despite the Linux kernel having support for so many file systems, not all of them are enabled in RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 by default. This might be well as some of them might not yet classify as “enterprise grade” in the eyes of RedHat, who knows... Luckily, support for missing file systems such as ReiserFS, XFS and JFS can be added easily as [...]

VirtualBox 3.0 Beta Adds “Gaming-Level” Graphics

VirtualBox 3.0 Beta Adds “Gaming-Level” Graphics

If you're a gamer or heavy graphics user of virtual machines, VirtualBox 3.0 has an early beta out that introduces OpenGL 2.0 and Direct3D support. If you have no clue what that means, the release has other goodies, too. The graphics support for Windows, Linux, and Solaris guest machines are the marquee features in the upcoming 3.0 release, but [...]

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