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Posted by meshal on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 @ 07:14:22 EDT (4814 reads)
This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the version that production Samba servers should be running for all current bug-fixes. There have been several issues fixed since the 3.0.3 release, the most visible of which is the problem with user password changes after applying the Microsoft security hotfix described in KB828741 to Windows NT 4.0/200x/XP clients. Please refer to the Release Notes for descriptions of the exact changes and new features. download Read More...

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Posted by meshal on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 @ 00:13:37 EDT (3086 reads)
Linux 2.6.6 has been released, again there are tons of fixes, for example, the CIFS VFS, which can be used to mount windows or samba shares via the CIFS protocol, has seen lots of improvements and fixes since the last version. The complete changelog and download links can be found on kernel.org as usual. click here

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Posted by meshal on Sunday, May 09, 2004 @ 22:06:24 EDT (4037 reads)
May 7 -- This week, advisories were released for mc, libpng, LHA, httpd, and rsync. The distributors include Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, and Trustix. . . . complete story

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Posted by meshal on Thursday, April 29, 2004 @ 19:35:18 EDT (3783 reads)
Digital cameras capture images that are great for printing but generally unsuited for sending by email. The files are often too large, poorly named, and many images need to be rotated. Luckily, a number of open source tools are well-suited to solving these problems quickly. continue

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Posted by meshal on Saturday, April 24, 2004 @ 19:05:21 EDT (3985 reads)
April 23 -- This week, advisories were released for cvs, neon, perl, logcheck, kernel, iproute, xchat, ident2, utempter, cadaver, XChat, libneon, MySQL, samba, utempter, OpenSSL, tcp, IA64, XFree86, tcpdump, and xine. The distributors include Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandrake, NetBSD, Red Hat, Slackware, and Trustix. . . continue

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Posted by meshal on Thursday, April 22, 2004 @ 20:57:27 EDT (3745 reads)
Most Linux distros provide a wide variety of server applications, and many network-aware apps are enabled by default when you install the operating system. Before you put your new Linux machine online, there are a number of steps you should take to make your network secure. Use these tips every time you perform a fresh install; none of these steps will help to secure a machine that has already been compromised. "Before you install anything on your machine, check the Web site of the distro you plan to use and download any security patches or updates that have been released since the version you are going to install. As soon as the install process is finished apply the patches and updates you found...
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Posted by meshal on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 @ 04:25:03 EDT (3078 reads)
April 19, 2004 (The INTERNET). The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.2.2, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes. KDE 3.2.2 ships with a basic desktop and eighteen other packages (PIM, administration, network, edutainment, utilities, multimedia, games, artwork, web development and more). KDE's award-winning tools and applications are available in 49 languages (now including Bengali, Icelandic, Japanese, Lithuanian, Low Saxon, Latin Serbian and Tajik). compelet story

Topic: News
Posted by meshal on Sunday, April 18, 2004 @ 19:39:03 EDT (4029 reads)
After two years from the latest stable release we're waking up again with this 3.0.0. Since the 2.* releases the KVIrc source code has been almost completly rewritten. The major differences are summarized in the following list:  Read More...

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Posted by meshal on Sunday, April 18, 2004 @ 19:33:54 EDT (4442 reads)
April 16 -- This week, advisories were released for apache, the Linux kernel, mysql, xonix, ssmtp, openoffice, squid, cvs, Heimdal, iproute, pwlib, scorched, tcpdump, cadaver, and mailman. The distributors include Conectiva, Debian, Fedora, FreeBSD, Gentoo, Mandrake, Red Hat, and SuSE. . . continue

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Posted by meshal on Thursday, April 15, 2004 @ 12:50:41 EDT (3176 reads)
gave my presentation "KDE 3.2: A User's Perspective" to my local Linux User Group last Tuesday night as previously announced. The talk was well received, and left some people (even KDE users) overwhelmed with new information. It just goes to show that I wasn't the only one who knew KDE was a great environment, but hadn't even scratched the surface yet! My presentation 'slides', a collection of over 3MB of screenshots of KDE in action. click here

Topic: security


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