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The Business Case for Open Source Software

High Mobley's article The Business Case for Open Source Software is not the usual "OSS saves money" argument. The article addresses issues like proprietary software vendors going out of business, being bought out, or even just dropping support for some of their products and leaving their customers out in the cold...

Open Source Network Monitoring at SCALE 5x

High Mobley's article Open Source Network Monitoring at SCALE 5x he talks about the three big Open Source networking monitoring systems who had booths at last month's Southern California Linux Expo - Zenoss, OpenNMS, and GroundWork. The article gives an overview of each project and it's associated company's business model, as well as a short run down of a few of the interesting features of each project.

How to Handle Network Growing Pains

In How to Handle Network Growing Pains, Cynthia Kuo outlines the presentation "Admin++, What Root Never Told You", which Ron Gorodetzky, Senior Systems Administrator for Digg, gave at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in February. It includes a link to Gorodetzky's presentation slides.

Linux File System Security Options

Josh Kuo's article Linux File System Security Options outlines various software-based methods to encrypt your Linux filesystems. He addresses loop-AES, FUSE, eCryptfs, steganographic filesystems, sshfs, and ReiserFSv4.

Backup and Restore Ubuntu System using Sbackup

SBackup is a simple backup solution intended for desktop use. It can backup any subset of files and directories. Exclusions can be defined by regular expressions. A maximum individual file size limit can be defined. Backups may be saved to any local and remote directories that are supported by gnome-vfs. There is a Gnome GUI interface for configuration and restore.

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ZoneMinder Digital Surveillance Systems

Justin Brink's article ZoneMinder Digital Surveillance Systems outlines the benefits of using the Open Source security camera monitoring application ZoneMinder over buying a "blackbox" DVR for your security system.

Displaying Weather And System Information On A GNOME Desktop With gDesklets

This tutorial shows how you can display weather forecasts, system information like CPU and memory usage, news feeds, music player controls, etc. on a GNOME desktop with gDesklets. gDesklets is a programm that can place small desktop widgets on top of the user's desktop. http://www.howtoforge.com/gnome_gdesklets

NEWBIE: Need help with pci dialup modem!!!!

Hello Out There,  I need help in finding, and installing a pci dialup modem with/into my edgy eft OS. I am using an older model Intel i386 PIII 933mzh (xeon/coppermine) configured by DELL to operate my OS. My modem is a Lucent Tech. MDM-V56P/AT; and, I have tried various supposed 3rd party downloads (burned via my other computer-XP) for this modem with no success. The OS would only allow me to open one of them, but would not allow me to load? The modem is listed in the computer but does not seem to be recognized by it (can't connect with gnomeppp). I did various hardware searches with various installed Linux based software with no success either (modem not available). I have tried various/all dev/modem... selections listed with no success either. Is there someone out there who could help me with this issue (I am currently stuck with aol. dialup in my rurral area; And, I have installed penggy and an aol. software/connector). I am not sure of the driver issues or the exact installation setup for this situation.

my pc freezes when i try to use compiz

    I was hoping someone can help me.  i am new to linux and ubuntu and installed compiz.  But when i try to run compiz my pc freezes and nothing responds.  i have an 7300gt nvidia card and 1gb of ram if that helps.  what should i do?  I really want to run compiz as it looks really cool.

Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning

This article shows how to integrate amavisd-new into a Postfix mail server for spam- and virus-scanning. amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between MTAs such as Postfix and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or SpamAssassin. We will use ClamAV for virus scanning and SpamAssassin for spam scanning in this tutorial. http://www.howtoforge.com/amavisd_postfix_debian_ubuntu

Beef Up Your Wireless Router

Josh Kuo's article Beef Up Your Wireless Router talks about the OpenWRT embedded Linux distro for the the Linksys WRT series wireless routers (and more). The article lays out some of the amazing things you can do with your Linux-enabled wireless router such as using it as a VoIP gateway, a wireless hotspot, or even an encrypted layer 2 tunnel endpoint for remote troubleshooting.

Secure Linux Appliances in Your Enterprise

High Mobley's article Secure Linux Appliances in Your Enterprise talks about the Debian Router Project, which provides an easy way to build your own Linux appliances. The article also provides several ideas of what types of appliances you can make with your new found knowledge.

Travel Back Vim Time

Josh Kuo's article about Vim describes a new time-shifting feature to make your editing life easier.

ZoneMinder Digital Surveillance Systems

InfoWorld has an article by Justin Brink about the open source ZoneMinder digital surveillance camera recording software. Justin discusses the features of ZoneMinder, as well as why a business would choose ZoneMinder over more expensive black box DVR options.

external sound card

hi everybodyi just istalled ubuntu 6.10 on my acer 1692 WLMI on dual boot withwinxp i have a problem because my external usb sound card hercules gamesurround muse lt does not work with ubuntunote that the motherboard sound card is out of order so this external card is my only chance to hear some sounddoes anybody know how to fix this problem?