Upcoming in 2008 - articles on software & security

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Seems the word "virtual" is getting used more and more.;) :)
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Well, why not. Some pretty fancy stuff available - it would be a pity not to take full advantage of it.
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    Oh, I totally agree, and thanks for the link.
     
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    Sweet :)
    At the moment, I'm thinking in Snort and xBSD. Also, it would be great to have an article about printing in Linux, one of the biggest headaches to newcomers.
     
  6. farmerlee

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    Yeah, definitely include something on BSD. I've taken quite a fancy to it.
     
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    That would be interesting but I would also add articles on dealing with issues when using older hardware (Intel video chipsets, older CD drives, etc). Another idea here too would be some discussion of creating multi-boot setups with Linux and Vista (X32 and X64).

    Mike
     
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    yes please, a tutorial on multi-boot...

    i would like to multi-boot Vista, XP, and 3-4 different Linux on notebook computer...was able to install Kubuntu easily, but BackTrack uses a diff. loader apparently....
     
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    Hello,
    jfd, you already have dual boot + grub articles that cover the these topics.
    As to Vista, I don't have it or use it or advise its use to anyone. So it can be tricky ...
    Mrk
     
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    Looking forward to the latex article. Instead of smoothwall, what about Untangle? It seems to be much more feature rich.

    Edit: Correcting typo.
     
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    Another thing to try in brief.

    MS Virtual PC, created a folder on another partition and made a VHD of 1.8 gig within and installed a thinned out XP.

    Copy and paste the folder with the XP VHD and VMC to a usb thumb drive, point Virtual PC to it and Bob's ya uncle.

    Tried it on the only thumb drive I have atm which is a 2 gb crappy one but it did run, albeit quite slow.

    Should work much faster with a decent thumb drive which will be coming along soon so I will retest it out then.
     
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    If you have the resources i'd suggest looking at virtual machines. Personally i use virtual pc or virtual box to run linux distros within XP. Currently i have windows xp, pc-bsd and ubuntu all running simultaneously and i can easily switch between them with no need to reboot. Also my core duo processor has hardware virtualization support so virtual machines run great.

    Another option is running a linux distro off a flashdrive. I use pendrivelinux and slax which can be run within windows without having to reboot.
     
  13. jfd15

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    OK thanks Mrkvonic, ill have to study them a little closer then....

    (i used some
    tutorial on ZDNet that told how to use the shrink volume method in Vista, worked good with the Grub loader, not so well with the other linux loader)

    your website is excellent, many good articles inc DosBox(i had the old F-19 Stealth Fighter game), my problem is that
    i never have enough time to learn all the good things i read about online...i bought MAME ROMS and cant figure out how to get them running either...:(
     
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    I'm always curious on your take of iptables, and your ruleset :D
     
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    Thanks

    Mojopac could be an answer to a number of different issues. Loved the demo.
     
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    farmerlee,
    thanks i will investigate, dont know if my notebook computer
    will handle it, running at 1.73 Ghz, have
    2 GB memory though..."SecurAble" says no hardware virtualization
    supported...wanted to try that BackTrack version of Linux, but
    i dont want to have to run it from the live cd...
     
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    Looking forward to it
    Very generous as usual.

    Expand the "how to" install vmware tools in different distros. ?
    ie getting kernel headers: the same version as kernel, gcc etc..there are some pitfalls o_O
    Often difficult setting up sharing
    Lots of distros -even PClinuxOS- have recurring issues with vmware tools.

    Some tips on the perfect desktop with BSD distros would be nice in view of proven security background ( looking forward to final release of desktop bsd) and how to configure ports.

    USB linux looks cool; how to if mobo wont boot from usb.

    lol echo that :gack:

    How to Samba or other with Linux as guest in vm and XP as host: might make printing easier.

    lol not much to ask.

    Currently running with PCLOS,Pardus ,Zen, Wolvix and Vector in VM
    Pushing with PCBSD & Desktop BSD

    Good New year to you all.
     
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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Longboard, guess what - this is exactly what I have written in the Linux Mint tutorial - how to install vmware tools, showing indirectly problems with compilation, configuration of xorg etc.

    As to the printing / samba, I've written about it both in Highly useful Linux commands and configurations and PCLinuxOS tutorial.

    Mrk
     
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    OOhh oops I'll be crawling all over those pages again today.
    Love it
    Thanks and respect to you
    Happy New year.
     
  20. Mrkvonic

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    Happy new year!
    Mrk
     
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