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Bits from the DPL: Looking back

Anthony Towns has posted an update on the progress of Debian and the community seen from the view of the DPL – read the big update. Quote: Hey all, It's been a while since I've posted anything DPLish to dda, so to avoidending up with a traditionally long aj-esque spiel, I'm splitting thestuff I want […]

Debian Weekly News 32/2006

DWN is here – with New SPI Board Officers elected, Debian Architectures Statistics and New Information Media for Users —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – August 8th, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 32nd issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Enrico Zini [1]noticed that the description forPike packages contains a long explanation of […]

Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto

This tutorial will show you how to set up the free web server security scanner tool, Nikto. This tool will probe your Apache set-up for vulnerabilities, so you can get an idea of what holes may exist in your configuration. This tutorial will get you so far as installing the tool, and running your first […]

Nagios 2.5 and Oreon 1.3 installation

Oreon© is an Open Source monitoring solution based on Nagios. It offers to this monitoring standard a new front end and brings it a panel of new functionalities. Read Complete Story

Ubuntu LAMP Server With Torrentflux In VMware

This tutorial is meant for Linux newbies who want to try and build a Ubuntu server box as a webserver and torrent client. It is a step by step instruction on how to do this in VMware on Windows XP to get the feel of it.

Vacation time

We're on vacation, so there won't be any news items here for the next week. I hope you can survive it – we'll post a bunch of updates when we're back! If you are curious, we're trekking in the mountains around this hotel in Germany Enjoy!

D-Link DWL-G650+ Wi-Fi adapter to work in Ubuntu

This blogger have succeded in getting a D-Link DWL-G650+ Wi-Fi adapter to work in Ubuntu and have been so nice to write it down for us If you have a similar problem, the solution might be here Quote: The installation went smoothly, and Ubuntu runs beautifully, considering it's an old 800MHz Celeron. Except for one […]

A Gentooer Tries Ubuntu

Long time Linux – and Gentoo-user tries Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 1200. Read the blog entry here Quote: I’ve been using Gentoo since version 1.2, and have always found that it suits my needs, but the amount of press that I’ve seen about Ubuntu prompted me to give it a try. First, a little […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue #8

Amongst this weeks topics are: Ubuntu wins on security, California sees an Ubuntu billboard and Behind Ubuntu: Jani Monoses Quote: = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – Issue #8 = Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter – for the weeks of July 23 – August 5, 2006 You can always find this and other Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issues at: […]


It's here: DebianTimes! The official news source for Debian. Quote: DebianTimes has started now. Hurray.DebianTimes (should) contain(s) the small items that we are happy to speak about, and users are happy to read about. My guess is that it will cover more or less the same news items as Debian-News, but only time will […]

Ubuntu tips

RedKrieg notes that “I've been using Ubuntu linux for a nearly six months now… As of last month, I've been using it exclusively while at home. This is a small collection of the things I've learned.” Get the tips here Quote: Improve PerformanceI've used a few of the tweaks on this page to speed things […]

Debian GNU/Linux adopted in the Extremadura

The councillor for Infrastructure and Technological Development, announced that within one year all the computers of the government of the autonomous region of Extremadura, Spain will run Free Software office tools and gnuLinEx, the local flavour of Debian GNU/Linux 3.1, as mandatory operating system. Quote: ————————————————————————The Debian Project adopted in the Extremadura press@debian.orgAugust 3rd, […]

How To Customize the Hoary/Breezy Ubuntu Live CD

Here we try to explain how to build a customized Ubuntu LiveCD based on the new Live CD infrastructure (first used in the HoaryHedgehog development cycle). Read about it at Quote: he method will be to modify an already existing CD and re-build it. This way is less flexible, but avoids most of the […]

Manual for the Ubuntu Linux Beginner

The purpose of this post is to give folks that have never used Ubuntu (or even Linux) and idea of what Ubuntu is all about. Read the blog entry/review/howto or whatever it is. Get it here Quote: The reason for putting this together is that most of the existing reviews online are exactly that: reviews. […]

Upgrading Sarge to Etch

Since Etch is only a few months away and it's been really stable for some time now figured a quick trip down the upgrade path was in order. Read it here Quote: Now, your hardware is different than mine, we probably run different kernels and have different programs installed, so if you're the least […]

Red Hat demise not Ubuntu goal

Writing on his blog yesterday Shuttleworth said “this would be a good time to remind all of us in the Ubuntu community that Red Hat's demise is not our goal, and not how we should measure our success.” Read about the comment to Free Software Magazine's prediction here Quote: Writing on his blog yesterday Shuttleworth […]

Debian Linux Adopts OpenVZ Virtualization Software

The OpenVZ project today announced its operating system-level server virtualization software technology is incorporated into Debian GNU/Linux Here's the announcement Quote: “This is an important milestone in delivering our open source virtualization software to the user community and the large base of Debian users,” said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. “This represents another […]

Debian Installer Bug Sqashing Party – 11-13 August

The weekend of 11-13 August has been dedicated to Debian Installer! Help them if you can. Quote: (Reply-to set to debian-boot list.) The weekend of 11-13 August has been dedicated to Debian Installer [1,2]. SkoleLinux has offered to host a real file BSP in Gütersloh (Germany) [3]. There are currently still two places available there; […]

New book explains Ubuntu to non-geeks

Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks is characterized as “a pain-free, project-based, get-things-done guidebook,” by its publisher, No Starch Press. Read a short overview of the book here Quote: The book is organized into 18 chapters: Chapter 1: Becoming a Penguinista: Welcome to the World of Linux Chapter 2: Wading and Diving: Running and (if you like) […]

New community project targets the Debian user

The new domain is still in its infancy, but at least its focus is pretty clear: it targets Debian users, which includes pretty much everyone from new converts to Ubuntu users to Debian Developers Read about it at LX'er Quote: Until now, I just set up a blog, and I welcome everyone who has […]

Why Red Hat will go bust because of Ubuntu

The editorial of this edition of Free Software Magazine discuss the future for the distributions Red Hat and Ubuntu. The full editorial is found here Quote: I am convinced that Red Hat is now starting to realise that losing their desktop users didn’t just mean “losing the suckers who didn’t pay a cent anyway” (this […]

Linux expert sees expanded role for Ubuntu on the server

After rave reviews as a desktop OS, Ubuntu Linux is finally attracting the support of developers as a server platform. The expanded sphere of influence for this free operating system is due in part to a renewed effort by developers like Benjamin Mako Hill. The rest is here Quote: Mako is one of the founding […]

First Ubuntu Billboard spotted

The title says it all – enjoy the screenshot! It is HERE!

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Extras CDs rc1

Warren Woodford & Co asks for Community Feedback on the SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Extras CDs rc1 Pre-release Read it here Quote: Warren has announced an rc1 release of 3 Extras CDs for SimplyMEPIS 6.0. The Extras CDs will be offered as a convenience for MEPIS users who can't rely on having a continuous fast internet connection […]

Easy SNMP Server and Client Configuration Steps

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a widely used protocol for monitoring the health and welfare of network equipment (eg. routers), computer equipment and even devices like UPSs. Net-SNMP is a suite of applications used to implement SNMP v1, SNMP v2c and SNMP v3 using both IPv4 and IPv6. Read Full article here

Network Management With OpenNMS

OpenNMS is an opensource enterprise network management tool. It helps network administrators to monitor critical services on remote machines and collects the information of remote nodes by using SNMP. Normally openNMS installation and configuration takes time, but this guide tries to cover the installation and configuration part in a few steps.

Debian Weekly News 31/2006

This weeks DWN covers Uploading with proper Urgencies, Responsibility for Packages,Xen on Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 and much more. —————————————————————————Debian Weekly News Weekly News – August 1st, 2006————————————————————————— Welcome to this year's 31st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter forthe Debian community. Christoph Berg [1]announced nine new members ofthe QA team who already work on outstanding […]

Tim Bray on Ubuntu

Solaris man Tim Bray seems rather envious on apt-get in his recent blogging: “Apt-get is just so unreasonably fucking grea” Read his further comments to Ubuntu here Quote: I’m learning how to actually work full time on Ubuntu really fast (that was the current most up-to-date install on the Ultra 20, and I really did […]

Knoppix Linux On USB

Subtitled “Knoppix: The “Leatherman” For PCs”, TomsHardware shows us how to do it. Read it here Quote: There's no mistaking the practical purpose behind a bootable live-demonstration Linux distribution for on-the-go technicians. As avid consumers of modern technology, many of us enjoy exercising our electronic toys as much as our minds. However, we sometimes lack […]

Linux, XP, and my old PC

Ed Bott concludes: Windows XP works perfectly; Ubuntu Linux won’t connect to my secure wireless network. It’s no contest. Read the attempts on the old computer here Quote: Three weeks ago I reported on my experiences when I tried to install and use Ubuntu Linux. The reaction to that thread was mixed, with a fair […]

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