Operating Systems

Montreal Based compact Linux distribution: CDlinux new version released, Top 60 at distrowatch

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Ben Zhao has announced the release of CDlinux 0.9.1, a minimalist live CD with Xfce and support for several languages: "CDlinux 0.9.1 was released today. This is a yet another big leap towards CDlinux 1.0, integrating many new features and enhancements, including: a new GUI installation and upgrade wizard; rewrite the 'persistent mode' code and save persistent data as Squashfs; replace Fcitx with SCIM to support input method for more locales; add full support for German, French, Japanese and Russian; add support for 'Safe Graphics Mode' in case native X.Org driver fails; determine better whether to run in RAM or loop mode; some fine-tuning to improve performance on machines with low memory; many package upgrades, including Linux kernel 2.6.28.4, Firefox 3.0.6, Ghostscript 8.64, GIMP 2.6.4, JRE 6u12, Wine 1.1.14." Read the release announcement and release notes for more details. Download the "Community" or the "Standard" edition from here: CDlinux_CE-0.9.1.iso (203MB, MD5), CDlinux-0.9.1.iso.gz (68.5MB, MD5).

BSD, The Best Software Program Ever Written: InformationWeek

While the InformationWeek article does talk about Unix/Linux in general as the top entry of its 12 greatest software programs of all time, it singles out BSD4.3 as the heart of the system's greatness and global significance.

Ex-Mac Users Migrating to Linux

Each time I see a MacBook Pro or black MacBook, I want one. Then I sit down at my Linux desktop machine and do a little research about OS X and Apple and I always come to the same conclusion: choice on Apple hardware is limited. It would seem others are beginning to come to the same conclusion:

Taking Backups Using tar command in Linux and unix

The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file.

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Linux at the SHARE user group meeting in Seattle

SHARE is the North American user group for users of IBM mainframe (aka System z) servers. SHARE (not an acronym, it is what we do) has a very active Linux program covering Linux in general and Linux on mainframes. SHARE has two meetings per year and I made two presentations at SHARE this week in Seattle.

Open Computing and Linux provides an overview of Open Computing and Linux from the "IBM point of view".

Linux on IBM System z provides an overview of virtualization and server consolidation and how Linux on System z can be used in this environment.

Linux and OpenOffice in Laptop Magazine

Laptop Magazine is a good example of the mainstream IT media's approach to FOSS. It's neither hostile or friendly and generally responds to what its readers are doing.

Until recently the magazine hasn't done much on FOSS, but a couple of articles have indicates one more example of FOSS perception moving from curiosity to gadget to mainstream.

In an article published online, last month OpenOffice.org was named the magazine's top download of the month and received an editor's choice award:

Complete Debian Server Setup Guide or tutorials

This is atep by step tutorials how to setup Debian server this includes

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Webserver Setup in Debian
Samba Server Setup in Debian
Database Server Setup in Debian
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Mail Server Configuration in Debian
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Interview: Dru Lavigne, BSD Certification Group

Interview: Dru Lavigne, BSD Certification Group - The BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) is a non-profit organization established to create and maintain a global certification standard for system administration on BSD-based operating systems. After a year of work, the group behind the BSD Certification project plans to complete the process for the first certification (BSD Associate) in the first half of this year, with the first exam to be available by the second quarter. We interviewed Dru Lavigne, BSD advocate and creator of the initiative. [Newsforge]