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FOSS Anniversaries

In the last LinuxWorld article I wrote for the magazine I talked about FOSS anniversaries, mostly because a number of important projects turned into double figures, and yet most people let it pass them by. Talk to young programmers and developers …

Session Tracking With Apache

My new piece on how to track user sessions on your website with Apache is available on ServerWatch.com. Here’s an excerpt: Using HTTP logs to track the users who visit your site isn’t always as useful as you think it’s going to be. While metrics, …

LWM Editors Move House

After some heavy negotiations, discussions and a lot of thinking the majority of the old LinuxWorld team will be doing some work with a new organization in the form of Brian Profitt at LinuxToday/LinuxPlanet. These sites are run by the same people…

Kyle Rankin, Knoppix Hacks

Knoppix is not just another Linux distribution. Unlike many Linux alternatives, Knoppix doesn???t need to be installed; everything runs from a CD (called a ???Live CD??? distribution). While Live CDs aren???t unique to Knoppix, it is the way the Knoppix C…

Annoyances 101

The one thnig I hate about buying computer equipment is the timing…you can guarantee that the moment you buy something, a newer, better, and probably cheaper model will be released the day after. For me, it’s today. According to InfoWorld Seagat…

New Book Review Blog

I have a new blog totally dedicated to hosting book reviews and interviews. It takes the place of the books blog I had at LinuxWorld, which is obviously now defunct. The new site, The Writers Perspective will host all the reviews and interviews th…

Tony Mobily, Hardening Apache

It is the administration task we love to hate: securing a website. Apache forms the backbone of most websites so it makes sense to start there. In Hardening Apache, Tony Mobily does just that, starting with the basics of creating of a secure Apach…