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Story Ubuntu 10.04 Review srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:29am
Story The myth of Arch Linux and the i586 srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:30am
Story Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:32am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 3:24am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 5:14am
Story Put your knowledge where your mouth is. srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:05pm
Story More distros at 150Mhz, both good and bad srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:08pm
Story Make the most of your tablet with My Paint srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:10pm
Story Fedora 11 reaches end of life srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 4:16pm
Story Why Tabs are on Top in Firefox 4 srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 4:17pm

Do open source applications take security seriously?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Not according to the folks at Fortify, who today are issuing a blistering report claiming open source projects and companies don’t take security seriously at all.

Ubuntu advantages

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Linux

jldugger.livejournal: There are some advantages to running Ubuntu I can think of, but not among those is "never search the internet for drivers again". There is a perception that this is special to Ubuntu or Linux. Oh, and also that it's true.

5 Easy Backup Solutions for Linux

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Software

brajeshwar.com: Be it Noobs or a geeks - computers are indispensable for either of the clans. The amount of data which resides in the form nibbles and bits is enormous. Backing up your data is of prime importance from work/business point of view.

Ubuntu VS Other Linux Distributions

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Linux

computingtech.blogspot: If you log into the command line of both an Ubuntu system and a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora system, very little will look different. There are common directories and utilities between the two, and functionality is fundamentally the same. So what makes Ubuntu different from other Linux distributions?

Linux at Lowes

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Linux

helpmerick.com: I'm in the middle of a pretty major house refurbishing right now and am making frequent trips to the hardware stores and elsewhere. Today, while asking a Lowes rep a question, I glanced at one of the computer screens and saw Firefox for Lowes on the title bar.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Fedora 9

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HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Fedora 9 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

today's left overs

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News
  • LSD Man Page. More Linux/Unix Humor

  • HP's ultra-portable Mini-Note
  • Cognos taps Novell SUSE Linux for mainframe debut
  • How to use Network Configuration Tool
  • KDE4: Installing and configuring Network Manager
  • MY KDE dream
  • Dell begins rolling out Ubuntu 8.04, adds media codecs
  • Software Freedom Day 2008
  • How to install GiMP 2.5.2 on Ubuntu 8.4
  • Ubuntu Kaipidi Thozhargal - Across Tamil Nadu

A (very) brief visit with OpenSuse 11.0

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SUSE

kmandla.wordpress: I threatened to abandon my Arch Linux installation the other day, and that happened of course — Crux is recompiling as I type. In between those two I installed OpenSuse just for a lark, and because I don’t think I ever worked with it before.

This is not a GTK+ 3.0 blog post

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Software

flors.wordpress: I have been trying to follow the intense debate tagged GTK+ 3.0 and actually covering a lot more, from the longest post to the shortest. If I was into film criticism I would say that the story is evolving from decadentism to apocalypticism, with elements of final time, esoterism, conspiracy, dualism and reincarnation. It’s confusing… but solvable.

SCO's Yesterday - a parody by Scott Lazar

groklaw.net: It's time for a song for SCO to sing, to cheer itself up. Scott Lazar has come up with one. Hopefully Yoko won't sue us, because you sing it to a tune that sounds a lot like Yesterday. Feel free to hum along in your minds.

The Economic Motivation of Open Source Software: Stakeholder Perspectives

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OSS

riehle.org: Open source software has changed the rules of the game, impacting significantly the economic behavior of stakeholders in the software ecosystem. In this new environment, developers strive to be committers, vendors feel pressure to produce open source products, and system integrators anticipate boosting profits.

For Linux security, principle of least privilege prevails, says Red Hat security expert

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Linux

techtarget.com: Linux security may seem daunting, but there are a host of best practices to simplify the maze. Recently, Steve Grubb of Red Hat Inc. outlined some important security principles, including minimizing admin access, the increasing sophistication of SELinux and the importance of auditing systems.

45% are using OpenOffice

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OOo

openlogic.com/blogs: In my last post, I question the accuracy of the CIO.com survey. One of the numbers I was skeptical about was "Nearly half of the survey respondents, 45 percent, are using desktop applications such as OpenOffice.org"

Facebook Bans Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: Because I dared to try and access facebook with firefox 3, and all the cookies disabled, it won't let me back on there with firefox ever again, even though all the cookies have been enabled again!!

Top 5 Awesome Linux Distro Upgrades Coming Out in Second Half of 2008

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internetling.com: The first half of 2008 has seen some really cool releases, such as OpenSuSe 11.0, Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.04.1, and some really lame ones too, like Gentoo 2008.0 and Linux XP 2008. We’re not done yet, though. There are still some pretty major distro releases, which will blow your mind. Let’s dive in and see!

GPL v3 Project Watch List for Week of 07/18

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gpl3.blogspot: Over the past couple of weeks, Sourceforge has been doing some maintenance and updates. This backed up some of their data which we use to keep track of the GPL3 numbers. So now we are catching up on our data collection to bring them back up to date.

Torvalds: Linux not becoming obsolete would be "sad"

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Matt Asay: I admire Linus Torvalds' candor (This is the guy who freely admits his own family doesn't use the Linux desktop, after all), as well as his foresight. In an excellent interview, Torvalds covers a range of topics, including the Linux operating system's place in history:

One Year of openSUSE News

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Web
SUSE

opensuse.org: Exactly one year ago the openSUSE News site went live to provide users with the latest news and an event calendar. 19 authors posting under their own names and some one-time contributors wrote 246 stories (of which 122 were submitted to Digg) and filled the calendar with 170 entries.

Ubuntu hits new high in Linux boredom

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Last weekend a friend was moaning about endless problems with Windows XP on his desktop PC. We installed Ubuntu 7.04 on it. The problems went away. That started me thinking about my own "daily driver" computer, a Dell Latitude that also runs Ubuntu 7.04, and it made me realize that I hadn't thought about my laptop or its operating system in many months.

Auto-Login in openSUSE: bad practice

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SUSE

justlookdifferent.com: In openSUSE there is a feature called Auto-Login. In short it means that the root can decide which user account should be started as default upon boot, without displaying a login prompt. Though for me it is a possible weakness in my security management.

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