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Munin” means “memory”.Munin the tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in in graphs through a web interface. Its emphasis is on plug and play capabilities. After completing a installation a high number of monitoring plugins will be playing with no more effort. Using Munin you can easily


Vista is out and the community of GNU/Linux enthusiasts are up on their feet trying to persuade everyone that instead of going with the flow and upgrading to Vista, we should upgrade to GNU/Linux. This wont stop any time soon. In fact, it probably wont stop until GNU/Linux either withers away or dominates the world. The fact is there are more and more of so called GNU/Linux "fanboys" and enthusiasts every day, not less and less. Expect numbers to grow constantly.


It doesn't seem so long ago that I've removed Windows, but it actually is. It's been about 7-9 months now and I've almost forgotten about Windows. If it wasn't for school, I probably would've.
It angers, and annoys me a great deal when my Microsoft-obsessed friends say that Linux is crap, and it can't do anything properly and it's so complicated for no reason. I mean, even when I was a Windows-user, I didn't think of it like that. They even admit that Windows is only powered by money which gave me satisfaction to shove that back in their faces. It makes me laugh when they call my PuTTY console MS-DOS and it makes me jump for joy when they complain about errors.


gNewSense is a 100% Free Software version of Ubuntu. It is currently based on Dapper. I have tried it recently and it pretty much has the polished feel of Ubuntu, but with confidence that there is no proprietary software and components involved anywhere. According to the FSF's press release it is now backed by FSF which pretty much ensures that it will live a long life and possibly progress pretty fast.

Nuxified for 10 years


Here is a nice story by Joe Barr marking his 10th anniversarry of using GNU/Linux. I like the conclusion. Eye

""Ten years on, Linux is no longer just a blip on the horizon or a cool alternative platform, or a choice made only for cost savings.

Free GNU/Linux disks!


FreeLinuxDisks.org has been founded to offer free GNU/Linux CD's to anyone who needs it which are usually those who are still on slow connections and hence aren't able to download CD images directly off the net, and might find it too cumbersome to order CD's (not everyone has a credit card or a PayPal account).

It looks like a great way to promote and spread the use of GNU/Linux. The project needs help though in form of contributions (including donations) or if you have something to advertise sponsorships. You are encouraged to spread the word either by word of mouth or linking to it from your blog using one of these buttons. And of course, a good way to help get the word out is to digg it.

FreeBSD, or arch?


OK,

So, I was thinking to myself, whether to replace my FreeBSD installation with Arch Linux, I installed it on a seperate partition the other day and found it very fast to boot to a fluxbox desktop (7 seconds, including login), but not as stable or secure as freebsd. Now, because I am going to use my computer to run a gamign server as wella s play some games, I need it to be secure, fast and have good video drivers. That isnt a problem for me, because I have r200 and r300 cards, which means I can use Xorg drivers Eye Thank God.

So, I am still unsure what to use, Linux has easier gaming, as in, not having to find different libs. FreeBSD is more stable and secure, but Arch is way faster.


I'm wondering if Gentoo desktop installations are a good thing for the environment. When I don't need my computer I tend to switch it off, since it'll only take some minute to start it up again if I want it.

But I find with Gentoo I must leave my computer on all night sometimes for things to compile. I would normally switch my computer off overnight - to save the environment, the electricity bills and so that I have less background noise when sleeping.

But since Gentoo compiles things my computer must be on when I don't want it to be for me to get an up to date system. With a binary distribution it doesn't usually take more than some half hour to download a set of updates and install them - thus the computer may be on less, and use less electricity.


FireHOL is a stateful iptables packet filtering firewall configurator. It is abstracted, extensible, easy and powerful. It can handle any kind of firewall, but most importantly, it gives you the means to configure it, the same way you think of it.

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Get GNU/Linux!


I just want to recommend a great new site that has been started recently: http://www.getgnulinux.org/ (Get GNU/Linux dot org). Be sure to remember that URL and refer it to everyone who is looking for a place to find out more about GNU/Linux. Finally there is a "homepage" of our beloved Free as in freedom operating system.

And what's best, it's started by people who really care about Free Software and GNU/Linux.

I absolutelly digg it! Eye