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Comment: MS-CHAP (Score 1) 739

by jintxo (#27711947) Attached to: What Did You Do First With Linux?

First thing I did was figure out how to recompile pppd to support ms-chap encryption. My uni had Windows servers for their dialup access, argh!

It was a RH 5 CD that came with some book I bought. That was my standard way of getting linux cd's back then, because downloading CDs with a 9600 modem was painful). I remember downloading netscape taking almost a full weekend.


Comment: Re:Most common use of virtualization (Score 1) 422

by jintxo (#27074801) Attached to: Microsoft Windows, On a Mainframe

CalDav exists, I have looked at it and decided it was not worth the effort (yet) to install software that implements CalDAV protocol, when compared to what I do:

- I enable WebDAV module on apache 2
- Clients use Thunderbird with "Lightning" extension or "Sunbird". Basically the same software but one is an extension to thunderbird and the other is a standalone app.
- Cients use a "Network Calendar" in Thunderbird that points to ""

voila, quick and easy.

We are a very small company, and that works for me, (we have about 10 "online calendars") but I couldn't imagine doing this in a large org without some sort of directory integration or autimatic configure scripts or something like that.

It is nice for the users to be able to access their calendar anywhere where they have HTTP access :-)

I followed some guides that were for ubuntu, although I don't use ubuntu, all concepts are the same. Google will yield short but usefult "quick guides" for this.

In the other respects, I do as you do (postfix for MTA, dovecot for IMAPs, etc etc)



AMD Promises Open Source Graphics Drivers 264

Posted by Zonk
from the feel-the-love-linux-gamers dept.
MoxFulder writes "Henri Richard, AMD's VP of sales, has promised to deliver open-source drivers for ATI graphics cards (recently acquired by AMD) at the recent Red Hat Summit. A series of good news for proponents of open-source device drivers. In the last year, Intel, the leading provider of integrated graphics cards, has opened their drivers as well. But ATI and NVidia, the only two players in the market for high-performance discrete graphics cards, have so far released only closed-source drivers for their cards. This has created numerous compatibility, stability, and ethical problems for users of Linux and other open source OSes, and prompted projects like Nouveau to try and reverse-engineer NVidia drivers. Hopefully AMD's decision will put pressure on NVidia to release open-source drivers as well!"

+ - Why Do You Study English?

Submitted by pon4v
pon4v (1096553) writes "If you have study English for a while you sure realize that to succeed in learn English is not that easy. The reason is it needs a lot of effort to earn it. Now, it's time to ask yourself a question. "Why do you study English for?""
Hardware Hacking

+ - Greensburg Tornado - computer damage

Submitted by
rpbird writes "It's been a little over a week since two tornados destroyed my mom's home. I had been living there with her as her caregiver for several years. Me, my mom, and her two cats survived, but the house was reduced to kindling. A couple days later, several friends and I salvaged the small stuff from the house. My collection of Star Wars PC games was long gone, on Mars, maybe (KOTOR 2, Republic Commandos, Battlefront II, Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, Dark Forces II). I guess it'll be a few weeks until Frangible's killing trandos in RC multiplayer. We found my two PCs (hand-built by me, as befitting a /. reader), and my NEC crt monitor, its screen undamaged. One of my two Toshiba Portege laptops survived, but their docking stations are toast. Most of this stuff is sitting in a cousin's garage — I'm at another cousin's house. The four hard drives are probably all right, but is anything else? Oh wise men of /., is it even worth trying to get the monitor and the PCs running, or should I strip out the hard drives and build new machines? What's the probability that the monitor and the PCs will run? Time is crunched for me right now, and I don't have any space yet to tinker in. Should I strip out the hard drives and junk the rest? Any advice would be appreciated."

+ - Using Technology to Enhance Humans

Submitted by
Roland Piquepaille
Roland Piquepaille writes "It's a well-known fact that technology can improve our lives. For example, we can reach anyone and anywhere with our cellphones. And people who can't walk after an accident now can have smart prosthesis to help them. But what about designing our children on a computer or having a chip inside our brain to answer our email messages? Are we ready for such a future? In "Robo-quandary," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that many researchers are working on the subject. And as a professor of neuroscience said, "We can grow neurons on silicone plates; we can make the blind see; the deaf hear; we can read minds." So will all we become cyborgs one day? Maybe not, but read more for additional details about one researcher's work about transhumanism."

+ - SHPEGS: DIY Solar/Geothermal Electricity

Submitted by
rohar writes "SHPEGS is an open design not-for-profit project to design and prototype a base load renewable electrical generation system suitable for moderate climates and built from common materials. The design centers around creating a local geothermal source with an efficient solar thermal water heater system and can be scaled from the single residence to the mega-project. The project was recently featured in an in-depth The Future of Things article. The heliostat system used in Europe's First Solar Thermal Plant could be used in a scaled down SHPEGS system with Practical Solar's small scale heliostats."

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?