Aaarg! VNC? FreeNX? SSH and Xnest?

I don't know if I'm an idiot and just can't make it work, but I've been farting around for most of the day trying to get the desktop of one Linux box to show up on my OS X box so that I can move the Linux box into my …

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My take on Ubuntu

Everytime I turn around I'm hearing someone say how good Ubuntu is. I've never tried it before today so I figured I'd give it a go and check it out. My first comment: not a big fan of brown. I'm not an "earthy" kinda guy (nevermind that my first character …

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New Mandriva Community Wiki ... and my eyes are burning

I should have been doing other work today, but there was nothing super urgent so I decided to dedicate the day to converting content from the old TWiki-based Mandriva Community Wiki over to the new system (using MediaWiki). What an utterly boring job. Dries out the eyes too. Let's see …

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64bit guest emulation... enter QEMU

Well, I have a definite need to have virtual machine support for 64bit guests so imagine how pleased I was when vmware indicated that the new version of workstation (5.5.0) would have support for 64bit guests. Fantastic! Then, reading the fine print, discovered that I would need to …

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Oh to be hax0red

Ahhh... life in the wild frontier of the internet with it's pervasive exploits, backdoors, rootkits, and other goodies. It was quite a surprise this morning when I was reading through my daily logging reports and found that I had a process spring up since yesterday's report telling me that a …

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Linux on Toshiba's Libretto U100

Ahhh... it's cold out but I'm outside with my new couple-day old Toshiba Libretto U100.. typing is slow and I feel like my fingers are very fat, but I'm happy and satisfied. After a couple days of struggling, I've got this little beast configured almost the way I want it …

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Using runit instead of SysVinit

I've been a huge fan of service-style handling of daemons since I first played with qmail a number of years ago. Using daemontools and supervise was awesome, even if it was only for qmail and djbdns back then. When I first decided to start my own proof-of-concept secure Linux distro …

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