Excellent article, I couldn’t agree more with author. From the blog post:
My advice is to to speak up for Linux and promote unity in the Linux community. It is okay to have friendly rivalry between distros, but we need to guard against larger and more insidious forces attacking from the outside, and to protect that which we have in common. If Linux is going to change let it be from the inside out.
=> How Windows Users are Changing Linux and What We Should Do About It Sysadmin because even developers need heroes!!!
I already wrote about verifying your own or ISP recursive resolvers using dig command under Linux and UNIX. However, most windows users don’t have dig command installed. You can use nslookup command as follows (open dos prompt by visiting Start > Run > type “cmd” > Enter:
nslookup -type=txt -timeout=30 porttest.dns-oarc.net
nslookup -type=txt -timeout=30 porttest.dns-oarc.net ns1.your-isp.com
nslookup -type=txt -timeout=30 porttest.dns-oarc.net NS-SERVER-IP
You must see the word GOOD otherwise your dns is open to attack.
Check DNS Cache Poisoning Under Windows Xp / Vista / Server Edition using nslookup command
You can install latest Ubuntu Linux 8.04 under Windows Vista / XP without creating a new parition with a new tool called Wubi. It is a Ubuntu installer for Windows users that will bring you into the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu easily. This blog post covers basic installation:
With the latest release of the popular Linux-based operating system, Ubuntu Hardy Heron, the installation process just got easier for Windows users who wish to try out an alternative to Vista or XP. Even .NET developers who are looking out on trying the Mono project (the .NET platform for Linux-based operating systems) can benefit from it. All this is possible thanks to a little Windows utility called Wubi, which is an installer for Ubuntu.
The Ubuntu project has released beta version 8.04 and available for download from the official project web site.
The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the open source community has to offer. New feature includes:
+ GNOME 2.22
+ Linux kernel 2.6.24.
+ Firefox 3 beta
+ Vinagre VNC client
+ Brasero CD/DVD burning application
+ There is a new installation option for Windows users. Wubi allows users to install and uninstall Ubuntu like any other Windows application. It does not require a dedicated partition, nor does it affect the existing bootloader, yet users can experience a dual-boot setup almost identical to a full installation.
The final stable version will be released in April 2008. Download cutting edge version from official mirror.