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LJDT: DOSBox and Game Emulation for Fun



By: ab

January 9, 2015 11:36 am

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This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series LJDT – Linux Just Does ThatThe majority of this series has been very practical, because most of the time I am a dreadful bore and focus on things that are very practical. Want to predictably modify a config file on ten thousand boxes without leaving …

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How Linux Saved Christmas!

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

December 19, 2014 11:35 am

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Customizing the appearance of GDM in SLED 12



By: mikewillis

November 14, 2014 4:24 pm

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SLED 12 ships with GNOME 3.10 which means GDM 3. GDM 3 provides very little scope for customising how it looks. In this article I’ll describe some pros and cons of the officially provided ways of customising GDM 3 and how you can go further customising by hacking. Testing changes will require you to repeatedly …

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Additional multimedia codec support for SLED 12



By: mikewillis

November 3, 2014 3:35 pm

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As with most Linux distributions, SLED’s out of the box multimedia capability is somewhat limited in terms of codec support. It has support for MP3, the OGG family and some others, but it doesn’t have support for commonly used codecs such as H264 and AAC and those required for DVD playback. There are packages available …

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Easily protect Firefox on SLED on multiple machines against POODLE attack



By: mikewillis

October 29, 2014 10:15 am

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As has been much publicised recently, (including Understanding POODLE), an unfixable vulnerability has been found in SSLv3 and it is recommended that support for it be disabled. Mozilla have said that SSLv3 will be disabled by default in Firefox 34, but SLED, very sensibly for an Enterprise distro, uses the Extended Support Releases of Firefox …

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SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 is now available.



By: Miller Michael

October 27, 2014 7:22 am

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The newest major release of SUSE Linux Enterprise, version 12, is now available — and includes the latest technological innovations from upstream to provide our customers with increased uptime, improved operational efficiency and accelerated innovation. SUSE is no stranger to innovation in enterprise Linux.  We were the first to include Xen, the first to include …

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The POODLE weakness in the SSL protocol (CVE-2014-3566)

mge1512

By: mge1512

October 15, 2014 9:17 am

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Your immediate action is required In short: The POODLE attack to the SSL 3.0 protocol, published last night (https://www.openssl.org/~bodo/ssl-poodle.pdf) requires server and desktop administrators and desktop users to carefully review their security protocol settings in packages such as HTTP Servers (such as Apache, Tomcat), SMTP Servers (such as Postfix), IMAP Servers, … as well as …

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System YES Certification and your network adapter(s)

Drew

By: Drew

August 11, 2014 10:36 am

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How important are those network adapters in your SUSE® Linux Enterprise servers and desktops? Should you care if your server or desktop network adapters and drivers have been SUSE YES Certified in your system with the current version of the OS? The correct answers are it’s critical (what’s the point without the network right!) and …

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Even in a commodity hardware world certification is crucial

Drew

By: Drew

July 7, 2014 9:47 am

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Is hardware certification important in the world of evolving “commodity” servers and desktops?  Should you care if your SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop installation is on SUSE YES Certified hardware? The correct answers are YES and definitely YES! The YES Certification program has been validating hardware platforms for more than 20 …

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Setting and locking Firefox preferences in SLED



By: mikewillis

January 16, 2014 12:40 pm

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Setting and locking preferences in Firefox is something that Mozilla provides documentation for but unfortunately the methods described don’t work for Firefox as it is packaged by SUSE for SLED. Here’s my guide to how I handle the setting of default preferences and the locking of Firefox preferences in SLED.

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