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April 2013

Working with Stdin and Stdout

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Software
HowTos
  • Working with Stdin and Stdout
  • Open Build Service version 2.4 released
  • Please, stay away from rebase
  • Hacking on Ubiquity, the setup
  • "Await" in Python

Ubuntu 13.04 Review – Spot the difference

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 13.04 Review – Spot the difference
  • How to Disable Window Effects in Ubuntu 13.04
  • Xubuntu 13.04 Review: Rock solid and stable
  • 13 Reasons to Deploy With Ubuntu Server
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 314

Poll: Which distros would you save?

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Linux

everydaylinuxuser.com: One of the comments that is quite often made on Reddit and in other Linux forums is that there are a lot of distributions that are just re-spins of Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE etc. Suppose limits, which distributions would you save?

Debian 7.0 Wheezy - my hands on

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Linux
  • Debian 7.0 Wheezy - my hands on with a pre-release build
  • Lightweight Debian: LXDE Desktop From Scratch
  • Debian developers set to party

why there’s no need for distributions to use the same package format

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happyassassin.net: The problem Bryan identifies affects third parties providing Linux applications directly to users: Bryan trying to provide his games to users of different distributions, or Google trying to provide Chrome, or Mozilla trying to provide Firefox, and so on and so forth.

some leftovers:

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Hardware
OSS
  • Little Black Box Open Source XBMC Media Centre Unveiled
  • Open Source by Default
  • Raspberry Pi Case by SB Components Review
  • Why Open Source Software is Like Burning Man
  • A change in the open source software market

Compromised Apache binaries

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Software
  • Compromised Apache binaries load malicious code
  • Doomsday Engine on openSUSE
  • Hotshots – Screenshot tool with editing
  • Vim Sessions
  • rekonq 2.3.0 almost ready
  • Strange Puzzle Game "Kairo" Launches on Steam for Linux
  • another opensuse wallpaper
  • dmesg -H is sexy
  • BitTorrent Sync: Painless File Syncing without the Cloud
  • Useful Gimp Keyboard Shortcuts in Debian/Ubuntu
  • Image annotation in GIMP, Dia, and OpenOffice Draw
  • LibreOffice Happy To Work With Coverity Scan Results
  • Stealth Bastard Deluxe Sneaks Onto Linux thru Steam
  • "The 39 Steps" Will Combine Film and Literature

SolydXK Added to Distrowatch Database

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Linux
  • SolydXK Added to Distrowatch Database
  • Testing Hardware Compatibility with Knoppix on Asus U80A
  • Linux? What's That?? -- Soon No more
  • Windows Blue & Desktop death nonsense
  • Why you should go to a Linux event
  • Confused by FuSE
  • Linux Tweaks for Samsung 535U3C
  • Once again, Linux Fest Northwest nails it
  • List Of Linux Operating System For Ham Radio Operator
  • The new BeagleBone Black and Gentoo
  • Open build service gets a facelift

Compiling your own custom kernel for fun and profit

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anarchic-order.blogspot: You know that Linux kernel thing, that has thousands of developers from all over the world, some of which do it professionally, most of which do it for the love of solving problems (or something)? I look at it as a great chance for learning.

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Security Leftovers

  • Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls
    The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks. On Saturday, security researcher Alexander Klink disclosed an interesting attack where exploiting an XXE (XML External Entity) vulnerability in a Java application can be used to send emails.
  • Microsoft: no plans to patch known bugs before March [Ed: Microsoft is keeping open 'back doors' that are publicly known about, not just secret ones]
    Microsoft has no plans to issue updates for two vulnerabilities, one a zero-day and the other being one publicised by Google, before the scheduled date for its next round of updates rolls around in March. The company did not issue any updates in February, even though it had been scheduled to switch to a new system from this month onwards. It gave no reason for this, apart from saying: "This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today. "After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan." The Google-disclosed bug was made public last week, and is said to be a flaw in the Windows graphic device interface library that can be exploited both locally and remotely to read the contents of a user's memory.
  • Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk
    Microsoft has patched "critical" security vulnerabilities in its browsers, but has left at least two zero-day flaws with public exploit code. The software giant released numerous patches late on Tuesday to fix flaws in Adobe Flash for customers using Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and later, as well as Edge for Windows 10.

Red Hat News

  • Why upstream contributions matter when developing open source NFV solutions.
    When software is developed using open source methods, an upstream repository of the code is accessible to all members of the project. Members contribute to the code, test it, write documentation and can create a solution from that code to use or distribute under license. If an organization follows the main stream or branch of the upstream code their solution will receive all the changes and updates created in the upstream repository. Those changes simply “flow down” to the member’s solution. However, if a member organization forks the code — if they create a solution that strays from the main stream — their solution no longer receives updates, fixes and changes from the upstream repository. This organization is now solely responsible for maintaining their solution without the benefit of the upstream community, much like the baby salmon that took a tributary and then have to fend for themselves rather than remain in the main stream and receive the benefit and guidance of the other salmon making their way to the ocean.
  • HPE and Red Hat Join Forces to Give Customers Greater Choice for NFV Deployments
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( NYSE : HPE ) and Red Hat, Inc. ( NYSE : RHT ) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs).
  • Red Hat Joins the OpenPower Foundation
    As part of our commitment to delivering open technologies across many computing architectures, Red Hat has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture, at the Platinum level. While we already do build and support open technologies for the POWER architecture, the OpenPOWER Foundation is committed to an open, community-driven technology-creation process – something that we feel is critical to the continued growth of open collaboration around POWER.
  • Buy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Approach: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)?

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