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  1. guys is their any compelling reason for me to ugprade this server to the newests centos ? i really couldn't handle any hassle right now
  2. how odd, tried the same command some hours later and it went through no problem must have been a glitch
  3. today i was trying to update the centos server when i got this this is the linux-noob.com server so i'm wary of making any mistakes, any advise as to the best way of resolving the problem above ?
  4. It's that time of year again: a new Ubuntu release (or Kubuntu, if that's your thing). Canonical has just released Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx. This is a long term support release, meaning its supported period is far longer than that of normal releases. It comes with the latest and greatest the Free software world has to offer, while also adding some Ubuntu-specific features, of course. via http://www.osnews.com/story/23225/Ubuntu_10_04_Released
  5. 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
  6. windows 7 will installed very happily using a usb key, that would be easiest in this case i think,
  7. anyweb

    new to forums

    welcome to the forums, and guess what, it's running on Centos !
  8. 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
  9. 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 bu
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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,
  14. 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, v
  15. 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 ?
  16. wow they are small, can you do anything useful with them ?
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  18. 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 wer
  19. "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 th
  20. anyweb

    Hello world

    welcome kottizen ! you have started early it took me years before i got into linux, cheers niall
  21. looks cool, what are the major differences between it and regular ubuntu ? just the start menu ?
  22. 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
  23. are you remoting to the box and its that that is not working or ?
  24. 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
  25. 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
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