May 2003

Linux Kernel 2.4.21-rc6 Now Available For Download Posted Thursday, May 29, 2003 @ 3:29 PM by mayhem
You can now download the 2.4.21-rc6 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.
 
Linux Kernel 2.4.21-rc5 Now Available For Download Posted Thursday, May 29, 2003 @ 12:16 AM by mayhem
You can now download the 2.4.21-rc5 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.
 
Linux Kernel 2.4.21-rc3 Now Available For Download Posted Monday, May 26, 2003 @ 2:52 PM by mayhem
You can now download the 2.4.21-rc3 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.
 
OMG ASL Linux Developer Gets Laid, Got Pics? Posted Friday, May 23, 2003 @ 10:54 AM by mayhem
Philadelphia, PA - In news that is sure to excite the Linux community, long time Linux developer Todd Stanton got laid. "I still have trouble believing it myself," said Todd.

You can read more about it here.
 
VNC: Virtually there and back again Posted Thursday, May 22, 2003 @ 12:28 PM by mayhem
Virtual Network Computing (VNC) is an unsung treasure of the open source world -- a simple and useful tool for accessing remote computers. Now that I've had the chance to play with VNC I'm hooked on it. (Source: NewsForge)

For those of you who might be interested, I started playing with TightVNC last night and I must say its very nice, you can find it here.
 
KDE 3.1.2 Released Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 @ 11:29 AM by mayhem
KDE 3.1.2 is a maintenance release which provides corrections of problems reported using the KDE bug tracking system.... You can read more here. (Source: Linux Today)
 
Video Playback and Encoding with MPlayer and MEncode Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 @ 11:27 AM by mayhem
You have Linux on desktop, you have broadband. You have cutting edge p2p file sharing programs, but cannot get all the fun. Why? Because you lack a very important component, a decent movie player... Then read on here to find out how you can. (Source: Linux.com)
 
Installing Red Hat Linux 9 (the Manual Way) Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 @ 11:25 AM by mayhem
This may not be of much use to those of you who dread text based installs, and those in the know, but a bit of useful information this author came across when he installed Red Hat Linux 9 recently. (Source: Linux.com)
 
VIA's New Nehemiah M10000 Processor Reviewed Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 @ 11:14 AM by mayhem
Mini-ITX.com has a review of VIA's new Nehemiah M10000 EPIA-M motherboard and processor. Some of the new features include a full-speed floating-point unit (finally!), SSE instructions, 64KB of full-speed L2 cache, and (get this) a hardware-based random number generator. Also, there's IO/APIC support in these new procs, potentially paving the way for dual EPIA boards. (Source: Slashdot)
 
Opera Releases Version 7 For Linux Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 @ 11:05 AM by mayhem
I happened to notice this morning that Opera 7 for Linux has been released. New features include fastforward and rewind, the ability to take notes in conjuction with web pages, a cookie manager, a password manager, and a very serviceable integrated email client called M2 (which was previously only available for the Windows version). Version 7 of Opera also represents a complete code rewrite, from the rendering engine up, and the improvements are fairly significant. Mirrors for debs, rpms and tarballs are on Opera's download page. (Source: Slashdot)
 
Poll Results: Has your Linuxbox ever been hacked? Posted Monday, May 19, 2003 @ 4:59 PM by mayhem
No, never - 78.3% (296 Votes)
Yes, only once - 12.6% (48 Votes)
Yes, a few times - 5.8% (22 Votes)
Yes, way too much! - 3.1% (12 Votes)
Total Votes: 378

Its good to see that almost 75% of the people that visit the site have not had problems with hackers.

The new poll is up ("Are you running the XBox Linux Project?"), please vote, I am keen to find out how many people who use this site run Linux on their XBox.
 
Basic Commands: Part 1 and Part 2 Posted Friday, May 16, 2003 @ 9:35 AM by mayhem
Linuxbeginner.org have two small articles on the basic commands that most people need to know about when using Linux, you can check them out here:

  • Bassic Commands - Part 1
  • Bassic Commands - Part 2
  •  
    Linux Desktop Without X11 Posted Friday, May 16, 2003 @ 9:26 AM by mayhem
    Rocklyte systems have announced the first version of their Athene Operating System. It is a desktop and embedded operating system built on the Linux kernel, but without the "aging X11". Instead, it uses the SciTech SNAP graphics system with which it is possible to completely re-theme the desktop to look like the famous AmigaOS GUI or another famous UI. For backwards compatibility, an X11 server is also available in the system. The system can run completely off the CD, without needing to be installed on the harddrive. (Source: Slashdot)
     
    Grandma Runs Linux... Has it Been a Year Already? Posted Tuesday, May 13, 2003 @ 1:53 PM by mayhem
    Spot wrote "A year ago this Mother's Day weekend, I converted my mom, a 67 year old mother of 3, and grandmother of 4, to Linux.

    Mom's not at all computer savvy.

    Original Article at LinuxBeginner.org"
     
    Linux Kernel 2.4.21-rc2 Now Available For Download Posted Friday, May 9, 2003 @ 12:40 PM by mayhem
    You can now download the 2.4.21-rc2 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.
     
    Linux Kernel 2.5.69 Now Available For Download Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2003 @ 12:21 AM by mayhem
    You can now download the 2.5.69 Linux Kernel from here, or any of the www.kernel.org mirrors here, full changelog information is available here.
     
    Exec Shield for the Linux Kernel Posted Sunday, May 4, 2003 @ 9:03 PM by mayhem
    There is a new patch from Ingo Molnar which can prevent overflow attacks. The scoop from KernelTrap is as follows: Ingo Molnar has announced a new kernel-based security feature for Linux/x86 called 'Exec Shield'. He describes the patch, which is against the 2.4.20-rc1 kernel, as: 'The exec-shield feature provides protection against stack, buffer or function pointer overflows, and against other types of exploits that rely on overwriting data structures and/or putting code into those structures. The patch also makes it harder to pass in and execute the so-called 'shell-code' of exploits. The patch works transparently, ie. no application recompilation is necessary.' (Source: Slashdot)