Friday, May 29, 2009

MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009

With the theme "Open To Change", the MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference (OSCONF) 2009 will be held in Kuala Lumpur soon.

This international open source event consists of hackathon, forum, exhibition, talks, etc. for sharing and exchanging ideas on technical advancements, applications, development and business cases on open source, and its positive impact in meeting challenges of the current economic climate.

Venue: Berjaya Time Square Hotel & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Date: 31 May - 3 June 2009
Time: 9.30am - 6pm

Click here for more information about the MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009.

Forbes Asia 2009 Malaysia 40 Richest List

Forbes Asia has just unveiled the Malaysia 40 Richest List for 2009. Here is the complete list:

This list was compiled using shareholder and financial information provided by individuals themselves, stock exchanges, public documents and analysts. For people with publicly traded documents, net worths were calculated using stock prices and exchange rates from 15 May 2009. Privately held fortunes were calculated using database company BRIS and other sources to estimate what companies and assets would be worth if public.

Click here to read more about the Forbes Asia 2009 Malaysia 40 Richest List.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Configure Ubuntu login window appearance and behavior

By default, when you boot up Ubuntu Linux, you will first reach the GDM login window whereby you'll have to provide your username and password in order to login and use the system. Do you know that you can easily configure and personalize this login window with the Login Window Preferences? You can even enable automatic login so that you can directly reach your Desktop, bypassing the login process, good for single-user computer.

To configure your Ubuntu login window appearance and behavior, go to System > Administration > Login Window.

Among the configurable items in Ubuntu Login Window Preferences are:

  • Hide/show visual feedback (the "***") in password entry. By hiding the visual feedback, no asterisk will appear when you key-in your password, which is more secured.
  • Enable/disable multiple login for single user
  • Change the theme. There are a few preloaded themes available, to download and install more themes, please read on...
  • Hide/show the Action Menu, which consist options to shutdown, restart, select XDMCP, etc.
  • Customize the greeting welcome message.
  • Enable/disable remote login of X-Window.
  • Configure the style for remote login window.
  • Enable/disable accessible login.
  • Customize the music played when login screen ready, upon successful login and/or when login failed.
  • Enable/disable automatic login without asking for password.
  • Enable/disable timed login. This will automatically try to login the selected user after inactivity of defined seconds in the login screen.
  • Allow/deny local and/or remote system administrator login directly into the system.
  • Allow/deny TCP connection to the XServer. It should be denied for security reason. Denying TCP to XServer doesn't affect the XDMCP function.
  • Include/exclude user in the face browser listing of the login window.
  • Some other security related settings.
You can download and install more themes and artworks from the GNOME Artwork Server by using the Ubuntu Art Manager. Just access to System > Preferences > Art Manager.

To download and install the themes for Login Manager, go to Art > Other Themes > Login Manager in the Ubuntu Art Manager. The Art Manager will then download the information of available themes from the GNOME Artwork Server, including the name, snapshot, description and author, and list them in the selection box as shown below.

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