Availability of info: shadow vs tcb

The web cracks me up. I've been writing for TechRepublic for about 6-7 years now, and every month I write these little tips called "TechMails". They don't pay a whole lot, but I enjoy doing it as it gives me a reason to look at new and different things, which …

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Sad state of Linux distros

I'm depressed. I used to look forward to playing with beta releases and new versions of distros. I've even been known to buy copies of distros just to check them out (well, I've bought SUSE and YellowDog and downloaded the rest... particularly because those ones were available locally).

After having …

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RSBAC and AppArmor

I've taken the last week of June "off" from doing updates to look into RSBAC and AppArmor because I'm not convinced that the Mandriva implementation of RSBAC will be user-friendly or transparent, nor very "out-of-the-box". This was the result of my asking why we are persisting with RSBAC (which can …

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So why don't I like the 2.6 kernel anyways?

I get a lot of people asking me why, when it comes to my own servers, Annvix, and my own personal recommendations to people who ask what kernel to use, I whole-heartedly do not recommend the 2.6 kernel and instead advocate the stability and greater security of the 2 …

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Proprietary ATI and fresh install of Mandriva 2006/x86_64

I have this shiny new HP media PC to play with (well, setup really) and I installed Mandriva 2006/x86_64 on it last night and was somewhat disappointed with how it turned out. The big issue was with the proprietary ATI drivers which, to my amazement, weren't in commercial Club …

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Mounting remote systems via ssh

I write these little things called TechMails for TechRepublic every month and this month I was looking at Konqueror and it's fish:// Kioslave stuff. I've never actually played with fish before, probably because I don't really like KDE and never use it but this stuff is pretty neat. I have …

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Abusive mailing lists

I find it amusing that so many people "new" to Linux and other open source programs think we're all a bunch of arrogant, caffeine-strung, egomaniacs. I've been lightly reading (and laughing about) a thread on the exim mailing list entitled "Why is this list so abusive?" because some people are …

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Annvix blog

I moved all the Annvix-related blog entries to the new Annvix Developer's Blog since I'm "consolidating" all Annvix-related stuff there. That means this blog will be "Annvix clean" (at least as far as technical-ish stuff goes).

Just a heads up in case you wonder why a) a category was removed …

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