Use key-based authentication with SSH

Back in November, I took a quick look at how to set up secure remote login with SSH.

It's really simple to login with your username/password combination on the remote machine, but sometimes it can be a better idea to use key-based authentication.

Key-based authentication is where instead of authenticating that you are you with the remote machine credentials, you use a cryptographic key pair. I won't ...

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X-Moto

One of the great things about writing for FOSSwire is that you have a great excuse to try out all of the latest free and open source software games (and end up spending a couple of hours 'researching' each one).

I recently discovered a great game called X-Moto. It describes itself as:

X-Moto is a challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics play an all important role in the gameplay ...

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Possible Beryl/Compiz Merger

In a recent mailing list posting, Quinn Storm, the lead developer of Beryl, stated a possibility of a Beryl/Compiz merge in the future if both projects want to cooperate.

In a nutshell, Storm's ideas were to:

  • Merge the two projects into one, community project
  • Come up with a third name for the merge
  • If the merge is unsuccessful, re-fork back into Beryl.
The only problem I can see ...

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Novell’s take on the Mac vs PC ads

We've all seen those new ads from Apple - the one where the Mac is ever-so-trendy and cool and the (fairly obviously Windows-based) PC.

You've probably also seen some of the many different spoofs that you'll find in vast quantities around the web.

To promote their SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop product, Novell have done their own spoof versions of the ads, with their own similar, but no the ...

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