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How to setup an OpenSSH Server on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Here’s a simple walkthrough to setup an OpenSSH server on Jaunty together with 2 basic hardening options you should apply. 1. Install the OpenSSH server. Fire up a console and run the command below. This will install the required binaries and packages for the OpenSSH server. apt-get install openssh-server 2. Get some basic hardening in […]

Launchpad is now open source

This surely comes as good news to all Ubuntu fans out there. Canonical today made Launchpad open source under the GPLv3 license. As promised. If you didn’t already know, Launchpad is a project hosting and collaboration platform for software which provides access through its web interface or through its APIs.  Users simply need an account […]

Microsoft submits GPLv2 code to the Linux Kernel

Yup, you read that right. Big boy Microsoft  submitted 20,000 lines of code to the Linux kernel community for review and inclusion into the Linux kernel tree. All under the GPLv2 license. The code, made up of 3 Linux drivers will  enable all flavours for Linux to run on Windows 2008 through it’s Hyper-V hypervisor […]

How to install Adobe AIR on Fedora 11

1. Pull up a console and su as root. [danesh@jackal ~]$ su – 2. Install these packages first. [root@jackal ~]# yum -y install xterm gtk2-devel gnome-keyring libxml2-devel libxslt rpm-devel nss 3. Grab the latest vesion of Adobe AIR from Adobe’s download page. [root@jackal ~]# wget http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/latest/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin 4. Make the .bin file executable by using the […]

Installing ps3mediaserver on Fedora 11

Most of my movie and audio files are on my Linux box.  Currently, I use ps3mediaserver to get all my media across to my PS3 which is my media center. Aaaaa… the simplicity is just amazing. PS3mediaserver is Java based and getting it set-up is a breeze. Here’s how, 1. Download the tar package. Remember […]

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