February 2007

An anonymous frustrated reader asks: Why am I getting a ‘no floppy controllers found’ error message – /var/log/messages file on my RedHat (RHEL) HP BL20P Blade server ? Log attached: … Feb 27 05:14:01 oradb9 kernel: Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M Feb 27 05:14:27 oradb9 kernel: floppy0: no floppy controllers found … First of all […]

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This project sends an open letter to Steve Ballmer and requestss: Publicly pledge your support for Microsoft showing the public the code within Linux that violates their intellectual property by May 1st, 2007. From the site: It’s come to many in the Linux community’s attention you have claimed again and again, that Linux violates Microsoft’s […]

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Now you don’t have to pay Microsoft tax :D Dell customer demanding free Linux version pre-installation on all Dell PCs to cut down cost. Now Dell announced that – It’s exciting to see the IdeaStorm community’s interest in open source solutions like Linux and OpenOffice. Your feedback has been all about flexibility and we have […]

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Mozilla project has released an update to its Firefox browser. New version fixes lots of bugs and close security flaws. What’s New in Firefox 2.0.0.2 => Security Update => Many enhancements and fixes for Windows Vista Download link => Download Firefox => You may also find Firefox installation and security instructions useful.

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English is not my first language. Often I open urls http://dictionary.reference.com/ and http://thesaurus.reference.com/ to get a more information. The Mycroft project provides a collection of search plugins which allows you to access a search engine right from your browser. In Mozilla Firefox, you use the search box on the toolbar including Dictionary.com plug-in :) => […]

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Application Armor (AppArmor) is security software just like SELinux. It is currently maintained by Novell and available under Suse Linux enterprise server. Why use AppArmor (or SELinux) mandatory access control? Both of these provide a protection against zero-day security flaw. The security flaw allows an attacker to execute any code on server. If AppArmor or […]

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This is an excellent howto about setting up a bluetooth proximity system. Have you ever wished your computer would keep track of your comings and goings and secure itself accordingly (when you walk away from your computer, you want the screen to lock. When you come back you want the screen to unlock.)? Odds are […]

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