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Outdoor WiFi router runs x86 Debian Linux

German networking equipment integrator Saxonia is shipping an x86-based outdoor WiFi router that runs Debian Sarge. Read it at LinuxDevices Quote: The Meshnode router boots a 2.6.15 Linux kernel from CompactFlash, and offers lots of room to install most any normal x86 Debian package, the company says.

Using DenyHosts on Debian

HowtoForge has written a tutorial on preventing SSH dictionary attacks with DenyHosts. Read the tutorial here. Quote: In this HowTo I will show how to install and configure DenyHosts. DenyHosts is a tool that observes login attempts to SSH, and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address, DenyHosts […]

Breezy at 2 Gbit/s

Ever wondered what it takes to host an Ubuntu mirror? The Swedes at UMU’s Academic Computer Club have some interesting statistics. It's spotted here at the Fridge Read it on the direct link here Quote: This is a brief overvew on how the Academic Computer Club at Umeå University managed to setup a system that […]

Instalinux now supports Kubuntu

Instalinux, where you can design a Linux system profilewhich can be downloaded onto a single network install image, now also supports Kubuntu. Read the announcement here Quote: The System Designer allows you to design a Linux system profilewhich can be downloaded onto a single network install image. When inserted into a target system, the boot […]

Debian Weekly News 06/2006

This weeks edition of DWN is here. Read about Finnish Debian Community honoured, Graphical Installer Development and Call for Project Leader Nominations. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – February 7th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 6th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for theDebian community. Noèl Köthe [1]announced Debian [2]packages for the[3]Kolab groupware server. An […]

Debian, Apache2 With PHP5 And PHP4

Falko Timme at HowtoForge has made a tutorial of how to install and configure Apache2 with PHP5 and PHP4 enabled at the same time. Read it here Quote: Because it is not possible to run both PHP5 and PHP4 as Apache modules, we must run one of them as CGI, the other one as Apache […]

Damn Small Linux 2.2

The busy boys&girls at DSL have blessed us with the release of DSL 2.2 The changelog is here. The announcement is here Quote: Change log for 2.21. Updated dmix – added sync button for easy volume control2. Updated Wallpaper.lua now has color chooser for background color3. Updated pcitable to correctly support Broadcom b44 module4. New […] have hosting problems

There's still life in – but they have have problems with the hosting provider. Read the announcement about the unexpected downtime at Quote: The machine hosting Debian Planet (and personal mail & and hosting for myself and others) disappeared on 17th of January. The hosting provider was immediate contacted however communication with them […]

Dapper Drake Sprints

The Fridge has reported from the development meeting in London (aka sprint), where huge leaps are taken on the Ubuntu development. Update – more reports from the meeting! See it here on The Fridge Quote: This week the core team has been working out of the Novotel London Excel Hotel, in London, UK, to crank […]

Updating Ubuntu for Current Versions of OpenOffice and FireFox

Tadelste at has been adjusting his Ubuntu desktop a bit and updated Ubuntu for Current Versions of OpenOffice and FireFox. Read it here. Quote: There you have it. I've noticed a significant increase in performance with the browser. I'm glad I upgraded to the new version. Also, I can tell a difference in the […]

Windows v. Linux: Upgrading Software

So, another area where Windows isn't really easier to use than Linux. It's beginning to appear that the ease of use of Windows is a myth. But, Eric keeps looking into it. Certainly it is easier to leave your Windows PC vulnerable to bad guys. I guess that counts. Read the whole article

Debian Project Leader Elections 2006: Call for nominations

It's time for the election of the Debian Project Leader 2006. Read the announcement from our Project Secretary. Hi, According to the constitution (5.2. Appointment), project leader elections should begin “nine weeks before the leadership post becomes vacant, or (if it is too late already) immediately.” The new project leader term starts on April 17th, […]

Screenshots from the (K)Ubuntu sprints

KDE Developers have blogged about the sprint and dropped some screenshots and photos from the event. Enjoy them here

Repairing Windows PCs the Linux way

LinuxWatch has made a small overview article about using Linux to support when your Windows fails. You can check the tools right here. Quote: Do you want to know the basics of repairing Windows systems with Knoppix Linux? You should. It's incredibly useful information to have, since with Knoppix, or other live CD-based Linuxes, you […]

Ian Murdock's comments to new position

As he is to work for LSB, Ian Murdock also resigns from Progeny – his blog contains some summing up of affairs. You can check it here. Quote: As with most major life changes, this one’s bittersweet in some ways, as in the process of embracing this exciting project, I’ve had to step away from […]

Ubuntu to the rescue!

Ars Technica has written a few nice words about using Ubuntu as a rescue CD. It's found a bit down this article Quote: Remember, if you have access to Linux, there's a great chance you have access to every tool you need!

Ubuntu founder asks gov’t to support open source advocacy

In the Philippines, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said government should spearhead the use of open source platforms among ordinary consumers as an alternative method of home computing. Read the article here. Quote: During his one-day visit to the Philippines, Shuttleworth met with service providers and computer builders who could package Ubuntu Linux on their computers. […]

GeekReview: Ubuntu 5.10 has reviewed Ubuntu from a Gentoo users point of view. He likes it too! Read it here Quote: Overall, very very easy installation. No fuss, no muss, although the manual partitioning should really drop out to fdisk instead of the quirky tool they have now. Hardware detection was really great, graphics driver loaded up, […]

Automatix for Etch

Speedy at DebCentral has created a clone of the Ubuntu Automatix tool for use with Etch. Enjoy. Check the release announcement and download here Use at your own risk! Quote: The main aim of this app is to turn a simple debian etch install into a full multimedia enabled desktop system. Currently version 0.4 attempts […]

Running VMware Player under Linux have also had some fun with the VMware Player and DSL. Read the article here Quote: But that's what I did because I was in a hurry and I figured Ubuntu was a safe bet. That's the distribution VMware chose to build its browser appliance with, so if anything was going to have the […]

Debian v. Windows: Installing Software

So, you think the reason to stick with Microsoft is that software is easier to find, easier to install and easier to use, right? Okey dokey, let's compare then. Read the whole thing gone offline?

For some time, has been offline. I can't believe they have left the Debian scene without a comment/notice after so many years of hard work – what's happened? We seek them at DebCentral's forums without any luck. We seek them at, also without any luck so far. – you're missing in action! […]

Debian Weekly News 05/2006

It's Weekly News-time again: Process to remove debmake, More volunteer Contributions and Launchpad for Debian? and much, much more from the maillists. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – January 31st, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 5th issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for theDebian community. Martin Michlmayr [1]reported about two developmentMIPS boards donated to Debian […]

New titles for Ian Murdock

Debian founder Ian Murdock has been appointed chief technology officer of the Free Standards Group and Linux Standard Base Workgroup Chair. Read the press release Quote: SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — 01/31/2006 — The Free Standards Group (FSG), a not-for-profit organization that develops and promotes open source software standards, today announced Debian founder […]

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