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A recipe for setting up Mandrake’s Terminal Server package.
A recipe for making screensavers work with KDM (ie, logged out).
A recipe for using PuTTY to tunnel telnet (or whatever) in through a gateway/firewall
Words to Tux the Magic Penguin (please improve), also in plain text, OpenOffice.org 6.0 (641D) Writer and MS-Word 6 (sans viruses) formats.
Recipe for an Instant VPN
Recipe for an Instant AntiVirus (stir in a little Sophos for flavour) using PostFix and AMaViS. Special today is a sophosticated pair of little scripts which in combination with cron may keep your Sophos software and virus definitions up to date.
Want to bodge together a set of config files for Ralink RT2400 based cards such as the Minitar MNW2BPCI without using X on the machine? Try this BASH script. On a good day, it may use Linux™’s /dev/random to generate WEP-104 keys and jam them into a configuration template for you. If you just want the WEP keys, fellow Aussie Jason Hecker's WEPgen site instead, for instant gratification. This code should work for any RT2400 based card (MNW2BPCM, for example), but I’ve not tried it.
At the film company DreamWorks, Ed Leonard has ported the entire graphics animation department to Linux; Shrek was created on a “renderfarm” (a powerful, refrigerator-size rack of servers) that had 800 processors running Linux. Leonard took the money he saved by not having maintenance contracts and used it to buy far more inexpensive Linux PCs. He says the money he has saved will allow DreamWorks to replace desktops and the renderfarm every two years instead of every five. — Scott Berinato
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