Gentoo has long been a distribution aimed towards the power Linux user. It allows users to foray into the inner workings of their computers, emphasizing total customizability for optimal performance and minimum size. It is not for users who are looking for an operating system as soon as possible. Installations can take many hours, especially since the entire system is compiled from source. Because of Portage, the package system, installations and updates are generally easy, but nevertheless time-consuming. With this year's first Gentoo release, 2007.0, comes an updated LiveCD featuring a completely rewritten GTK+ based installer. Being a Gentoo user …

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Since I check my linkbacks religiously, I noticed one of the comments over at [URL="http://www.linsux.org"]linsux.org[/URL] (An anti-Linux rant site) on my recent post, "[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story226405.html"]5 Things You Can Do to Put Linux in the Driver Seat[/URL]" and thought I would share one of the entries with you. He wants us Linux types to stop work on so many disparate distributions and focus on a single one. Is this a good idea or the best idea I've ever heard? He lists a few items, beginning strangely at #6, that he wants Linux fans to cease and desist on but the one that …

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Prejudices and opinions aside, at some point in your career you'll be asked to select a viable Linux distribution for your corporate network. How will you choose? Will you use the same distribution that you use at home or will you do some research and find something that's corporate-ready? Are you up to the task? Do you know what to look for in a distribution to support a corporate environment? Here are 5 ways to decide on a Linux distribution for your corporate network. [B]1. Commercial Support[/B] - This is a sore subject among some Linux types since most believe …

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[URL="http://www.gentoo.org"]Gentoo[/URL] has issued a security advisory with a high impact rating affecting users of PHP <5.2.2. Several vulnerabilities have been found in PHP, not least a huge number discovered by Stefan Esser during the infamous Month Of PHP Bugs (MOPB) including integer overflows in wbmp.c from the GD library and in the substr_compare() PHP 5 function. There have also been reports of a buffer overflow in the make_http_soap_request() and in the user_filter_factory_create() functions as well as a buffer overflow in the bundled XMLRPC library. If that weren’t enough, the session_regenerate_id() and the array_user_key_compare() functions contain a double-free vulnerability. Oh, and …

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The End.