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  1. The distribution itself comes on a single live CD which kicks off with a GRUB boot menu. The GRUB screen gives the user the ability to boot normally, into the live environment, into a console or via various safe modes, or to perform a media check. Additional menus along the bottom of the screen offer support for additional languages, screen resolutions and kernel options. Booting into the live environment presents the user with a blue-themed KDE desktop. The root and guest account passwords are displayed at the top of the screen and the application menu is displayed in the classic KDE style. Icons on the desktop provide short-cuts to the command line, the user's folders and the system's installer. Along the taskbar are icons providing the user with links to various tools to configure the desktop and to configure the computer (more on the differences between those two shortly). There are also launchers to browse the user's files and start the package manager. The installer starts off by asking the user to partition their hard disk. The partition editor has an interesting approach to its job, where almost all the controls are either buttons or sliders. While this took a few moments for me to get used to, the layout will probably appeal to less experienced users. Once the disk has been divided up, the installer formats the drive and copies the necessary files over from the CD. This happened without any confirmation, taking me a bit by surprise as generally an installer will warn the user before wiping a partition. Once the copy process is complete, the installer asks the user to configure the boot loader. After configuring the boot loader, the installer locked up for a minute and, finally, showed me a screen asking me to "halt computer". more > http://www.osnews.com/story/23176/Introducing_PCLinuxOS_2010
  2. windows 7 will installed very happily using a usb key, that would be easiest in this case i think,
  3. anyweb

    new to forums

    welcome to the forums, and guess what, it's running on Centos !
  4. The Apache Software Foundation reports that it was hit earlier in April by a sophisticated attack that compromised user passwords. Hackers launched a multistage, targeted attack against the Apache Software Foundation's infrastructure April 5 that compromised user passwords. According to the foundation, the hackers took advantage of an XSS (cross-site scripting) vulnerability using a shortened URL to target the server hosting issue-tracking software for the open-source group's projects. The foundation uses a donated instance of Atlassian JIRA to track issues and requests, and hosted the instance on brutus.apache.org, running Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS. "If you are a user of the Apache-hosted JIRA, Bugzilla or Confluence, a hashed copy of your password has been compromised," the foundation said in an April 13 statement on the Apache Infrastructure Team blog. "JIRA and Confluence both use a SHA-512 hash, but without a random salt. We believe the risk to simple passwords based on dictionary words is quite high, and most users should rotate their passwords." The statement continued, "Bugzilla uses [an] SHA-256, including a random salt. The risk for most users is low to moderate, since prebuilt password dictionaries are not effective, but we recommend [that] users should still remove these passwords from use. more > http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Hackers-Hit-Apacheorg-Compromise-Passwords-896918/
  5. The Beta release of Fedora 13 (codename "Goddard") blasts off today, true to its namesake, scientist and liquid-fueled rocketry pioneer Robert Hutchings Goddard. The Fedora 13 Beta release gives an early peek at free and open source technologies that reach new heights of functionality and usability. The Beta milestone is when the Fedora Project encourages users, developers, and administrators of all types to download and try out the release early. While generally the Beta is reasonably stable, this is the time for users to exercise their favorite parts of the system and report any lingering bugs before the final release. via http://www.osnews.com/story/23152/Fedora_13_Goddard_Beta_Released
  6. great reply, but i really hope this suceeds, i just love the ease (in general) of installing software in linux, yum install some_package that's just so nice, i really hope it makes it to Windows
  7. Now this is interesting. Microsoft developer Garrett Serack has acknowledged that it is generally easier to roll out a, for instance, complex stack of open source server software on Linux than it is on Windows. He also offers a solution - he's working on a project to bring package management to Windows. This project will be community-driven, and Serack has the full blessing from Microsoft. via osnews.com
  8. Primarily this post was originally going to be for my own use, but i think that the community at large will be able to benefit from it. There will be an update to this at some point in time as the installation that i have here is far from perfect but it will give you a good starting block on how to get Railo up and running quickly and efficiently. Step 1: – Gather all the required elements to make this work. 1. This blog post for instructions (Duh!) 2. You will need Java JDK (Java development toolkit) ( will be refered to simply as JDK ) – The JRE Installation on its own is unfortunately not sufficiant enough to beable to run railo. – The latest version available will be suitable to run Resin and Railo ( At the time of writing the latest version was 1.6.0 U19 ) 3. You will need a copy of Caucho Resin ( http://www.caucho.com/download/resin-3.1.10.tar.gz ) – For this installation i selected Resin 3.1.10 ( latest ) 4. You will need a copy of Railo ( http://www.getrailo.org/down.cfm?item=/railo/remote/download/3.1.2.001/custom/all/railo-3.1.2.001-jars.tar.gz ) – The version that has been selected for this installation is Railo 3.1.2 ( latest ) The above components are listed as they are what i have used on my installation. read the rest @ > http://harrassed.net/2010/04/railo-installation-and-setup-centos-cpanel-and-resin/
  9. Red Hat has updated its virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, to include support for desktop virtualization. The beta version of REV 2.2 will include a number of new programs that will allows customers to run a virtualized desktop infrastructure. "It will allow you to deploy a RHEL [Red Hat Enterprise Linux] desktop, or Windows XP, or Windows 7, on a secure high-performance hypervisor platform," said Andrew Cathrow, who is a Red Hat senior product marketing manager. "By using a VDI, you are moving the [operating system] from the end user's device into the data center, where it is easier to manage and maintain." REV is a package of a number of different Red Hat applications integrated for offering virtualization capabilities to the enterprise. It comes with a virtualization management console, as well as a bare-metal hypervisor, the Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM). KVM is also included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). REV can run hosted versions of either Linux or Windows. via > http://www.osnews.com/story/23083/Red_Hat_Moves_Into_Desktop_Virtualisation
  10. The GNOME team has released version 2.30 of their open source desktop environment. "The GNOME Project's focus on users and usability continues in GNOME 2.30 with its hundreds of bug fixes and user-requested improvements. The sheer number of enhancements makes it impossible to list every change and improvement made." There's a bunch of changes in this new release, obviously. The Nautilus file manager has received some love, including some user interface changes. Nautilus now also has a split view (finally), and now no longer defaults to spatial mode, preferring browsing mode instead. Yes, vanilla GNOME still defaulted to spatial mode. I love spatial mode - don't get me wrong - but the rest of the world doesn't. I was surprised it was still the default. Empathy, GNOME's instant messaging application based on the Telepathy framework, has also been updated. IRC support has been improved, and a new information bar will popup when an account fails to connect, including a nice reconnect button. more > http://www.osnews.com/story/23092/GNOME_2_30_Released http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.30/
  11. the boot options would depend on what boot loader is in use (to load the kernel), in the old days it was just lilo but nowadays it's mostly grub (GNU GRand Unified Bootloader) from Wiki as for keystrokes normally the grub menu informs you of whats available, why do you need them as a matter of interest ?
  12. wow they are small, can you do anything useful with them ?
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  14. Patrick Verner has announced the release of Parted Magic 4.9, a small Linux-based live CD/USB with a collection of hard disk partitioning and data rescue utilities: "Parted Magic 4.9. Although this is mostly a bug-fix release, some other major changes were made. People didn't like that we were using Chrome, so we switched to Chromium. All the old IDE drivers were removed from the kernel and only the new framework is used now. The major difference most people will notice is that devices that used to be labeled /dev/hd* will now be /dev/sd* and all CDROMs will be /dev/sr*. Three new programs were added - mhdd, elinks, and zsync. Some changes were made to the kernel configuration and initramfs so Virtio hard disks could be used to boot Parted Magic. The fstab daemon was also fixed to support Virtio hard disks. Many other small fixes were made to the network scripts and the system in general." Visit the project's home page to read the full release announcement. via > http://distrowatch.com/5966
  15. "Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support release, which means that updates will be available for three years on the desktop and five years on servers. Although the Ubuntu developers have largely focused on boosting stability for this release, they have also added a number of noteworthy new features and applications. One of the most visible changes is the introduction of a new theme - a change that is part of a broader rebranding initiative that aims to update Ubuntu's visual identity." It might just be me, but I find the new theme ghastly. Compare this to this (my desktop). Oh, and Metacity - I can has anti-aliasing? via > http://www.osnews.com/story/23038/Ubuntu_10_04_Beta_1_Is_Looking_Good_Less_Brown
  16. anyweb

    Hello world

    welcome kottizen ! you have started early it took me years before i got into linux, cheers niall
  17. anyweb

    My new Linux Mint 8

    looks cool, what are the major differences between it and regular ubuntu ? just the start menu ?
  18. Well, this is a welcome surprise for those of us waiting for Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. Several users are reporting that their iPod Touches and iPhones (including the 3GS) work in alpha 3 - without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching - with Nautilus and Rythmbox. Several users have reported that upon installing the third alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, their iPod Touches and iPhones are recognised by the operating system. You can browse your iPhone/iPod with the file manager, and Rythmbox can work with them as well. It appears - please correct me if I'm wrong - that this support comes courtesy of GVFS supporting libiphone, combined with iFuse. iFuse is a FUSE file system driver that connects to your iPod Touch/iPhone through libiphone, using Apple's native AFC protocol (so no ssh or other complicated nonsense). No jailbreaking needed, no patching, no nothing. more > http://www.osnews.com/story/22942/Ubuntu_10_04_To_Support_iPhone_iPod_Touch_
  19. are you remoting to the box and its that that is not working or ?
  20. GNOME Shell is the new core user interface for GNOME 3. GNOME Shell 2.29.0 brings a lot of new features and improvements, the most noticeable being a new message tray showing notifications sliding into the bottom of the screen, a status area for past notifications, the ability to set your presence to the user status menu, switching the overview between a grid and linear view of workspaces. via > http://www.osnews.com/comments/22911
  21. Linux 2.6.33 has been released. This version features Nouveau, Nintendo Wii and Gamecube support, DRDB (Distributed Replicated Block Device), TCP "cookie transactions", a syscall for batching recvmsg() calls, several new perf subcommands (perf probe, perf bench, perf kmem, perf diff), support for cache compression and other improvements. See the full changelog here. via http://www.osnews.com/comments/22919
  22. Henne Vogelsang has announced the second milestone release on openSUSE's journey to version 11.3: "Milestone 2 is part of the milestones where we track new releases in the open source universe and test the building of our various distribution images with them. While milestone 1 introduced various pre-release versions of free and open source projects (KDE 4.4 RC1, OpenOffice.org 3.2 Beta 4 or VirtualBox 3.1 beta 1) into our development distribution openSUSE Factory, this milestone is characterized by final releases of those projects. We are also preparing everything to switch to GCC 4.5.0 as the default compiler." Check the release announcement to read about the detailed changes that happened in the various areas. Download the installable live CD images from the mirrors: via > http://distrowatch.com/ http://software.opensuse.org/developer/en
  23. Broadcom demonstrated an Android-ready tablet design that offers video-conferencing and DLNA streaming to IP set-top boxes and HDTVs. The Persona Tablet is equipped with a BCM11211 VoIP processor, coprocessors including one or two BCM11181 chips, and can process simultaneous 720p video streams, says the company.... via > http://www.linux.com/news/embedded-mobile/mobile-linux/289386-android-tablet-runs-simultaneous-720p-sessions
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