Category Archives: Good Reading

Will the Penguin Conquer Asia?

ONLINE ASIA By Bruce Einhorn Will the Penguin Conquer Asia? Japan, China, and South Kore are planning a joint effort to develop Linux as an alternative to Microsoft’s pricey Windows Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer have to be a little … Continue reading

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Guide To Securing MySQL

Artur Maj of SecurityFocus has written a summary on how to secure the ever-more-popular MySQL database, a cornerstone of all LAMP web site solutions.

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TiVo's Use of Linux

My family loves our Tivo digital video recorder. Recently, we upgraded ours using the new home network option. We replaced our 50 foot telephone cord with a Linksys USB Wireless connection to our home network’s gateway router. Now TiVo will … Continue reading

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Linux Firewall Tuning At Runtime

Brian Hatch of SecurityFocus has written an intro to runtime network tuning using the /proc filesystem and sysctl.

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Your Privacy, Safety and Tax Dollars

This weeks I, Cringley column takes on a pretty scary subject – the CALEA surveillance system. Apparently, although it’s designed for use by law enforcement agencies, it’s also being used …

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