Nmap is a Free Software tool that can be used for a variety of network network exploration tasks and security auditing. Nmap ("Network Mapper") scans IP packets to determine a lot of different aspects about hosts available on the network and also about services these hosts are offering. It can help you find a lot of information about these hosts including reverse DNS names, operating system guesses, device types, and MAC addresses.
A new breed of USB wireless modems with inbuilt flash storage containing the driver to install the wireless modem have been invading the Wireless Connectivity marketplace. A typical example is the Reliance Netconnect 1.x. The USB Modem gets detected as a cdrom when you plug it into your laptop. However a GNU/Linux user does not have anything to cheer about the driver in the flash storage, as these drivers are all Windows drivers (so far). Here is how to install the Reliance Netconnect in Debian Lenny. The instructions should work for debian variants like Ubuntu, Mint etc. You should also be able to get this working in other GNU Linux distros by making necessary modifications in the commands.
Upgrading a working server application is always tricky. This is especially true if the upgrade had changes in configuration files and you had customizations done in your local configuration file. The recent exim4 upgrade to version 4.67-3 had structural changes in the configuration files. The suggested upgrade method is to accept all the modifications provided by the upgrade and redo the customizations. But what if you did not read the instructions properly and ended having an exim4 installation that throws out errors every time you try to start exim4.
After eagerly waiting for the Debian Lenny release, it has finally arrived. Debian Lenny was officially released on February 14th, 2009. To celebrate this we have decided to offer one more service to our already long array of Free Software Services. We will be offering Debian Lenny pre-installed laptops and desktops to our customers from now onwards. Debian Lenny DVDs and CDs are already available from Zyxware through the RequestCD program. Now you can chose to have Debian pre-installed on your computers if you buy your computer or laptop from us.
Debian is a computer operating system composed entirely of free and open source software. The primary form, Debian GNU/Linux, is a popular and influential Linux distribution. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux. (Source www.debian.org) . Debian is known for strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies as well as using open development and testing processes. Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system.
Matrix Screensaver is a very popular screensaver based on the digital rain shots (moving text) in the blockbuster movie trilogy - The Matrix. This is available as a screensaver in popular GNU Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian with their default installations. But the default Matrix Screensaver that comes with these distributions contains only falling English alphabets. Now Santhosh Thottingal of SMC (Swathanthra Malayalam Computing) has modified this for Indic scripts and has made it available for everybody.