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About George Notaras

George Notaras is the editor of the G-Loaded Journal, a technical blog about Free and Open-Source Software. George, among other things, is an enthusiast self-taught GNU/Linux system administrator. He has created this web site to share the IT knowledge and experience he has gained over the years with other people. George primarily uses CentOS and Fedora. He has also developed some open-source software projects in his spare time.

And the winner is: RSS 2.0

G-Loaded! has always been a supporter of the Atom Syndication Format, more specifically of the Atom 1.0 Specification, because of its flexibility and extended features. Although this specification has been around for quite a while now, it has not been fully adobted by the major web indexing services or by popular web applications yet.

dircproxy IRC Proxy

Yesterday, I wrote about my need to be always connected to an IRC channel in order to keep a log of the chat even when I don’t follow the conversation in real-time. Under the given circumstances and not taking into account the possibility to keep my desktop machine always on, so XChat can log everything,…

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Python IRC Bot

One of the things in which I never reached a decent level of knowledge is IRC. I mean I know the basic stuff in order to connect to servers, join channels, send/receive files etc. What I know nothing of is actually IRC server or channel administration… I am not going to learn or write more…

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RPM and Initscripts compatibility between SUSE and Red Hat Linux

When it comes to business – despite the recent Microsoft-Novell deal -, interoperability and maximum compatibility between two major Linux distributions are of significant importance, as they can lead to less maintenance time, effort, trouble and costs. Having written that, I consider this article, which describes how to create RPM packages and initscripts that are…

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WordPress 2.1

WordPress v2.1 has been officially released a few days ago and, as you may have noticed, I have upgraded my website. A little tweaking to some of the plugins was necessary though but, hopefully, everything is in place and working fine now. I wonder why all these small issues with the latest wordpress releases or…

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SELinux audit reports script

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Those who use a SELinux enabled distribution – more specifically those who have set the SELinux security layer to enforcing mode – will most probably know about the auditd daemon (part of the audit package in Fedora Core). By default, all SELinux messages are recorded to the syslog, but when auditd is running, then all…

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