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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2009.1 With GNOME

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2009.1 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Mandriva Linux 2009.1 (Spring) – Steps Ahead in Linux Desktop War

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pclinuxos2007.blogspot: My Last tryst with Mandriva was the Powerpack version of 2008. It was good but not great. 2009 Spring release is great in many ways.

Best Linux distros for power users, gamers, newbies and more

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Linux

techradar.com: What kind of user are you? Take a step back and ask yourself what you need from a Linux distribution.

Happy mother's day, Linus Torvalds

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Linux

itwire.com: Today, May 10th 2009, is Mother's day for many countries around the world from Anguilla to Zimbabwe. How fitting, then, to offer a tribute to Linus Torvalds, the "mother" of Linux.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Basement - Episode 39 - Chad in a FOG

  • FLOSS Weekly 68: Cinelerra and Lumiera
  • Should Software Developers Be Liable for their Code?
  • Synchronize Google Calender and Accept Microsoft Outlook
  • Meeting Invites in Mozilla Thunderbird

  • Fedora 11 Deltarpms: The Doom That Wasn't
  • Report: Linuxfest Northwest 2009
  • Windows 7 Transformation Pack for KDE
  • I still dislike github
  • Howto Set Up Conky On Ubuntu Jaunty
  • A Look at Firefox Custom Builds
  • Red Hat / CentOS Install mod_security
  • Open a file from the command line using its default application
  • The First Computer Mouse - Circa 1964

Mandriva 2009.1

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MDV

jjtcomputing.co.uk: Mandriva 2009.1 was released earlier last month and I finally got round to testing it. Mandriva has always been a good distro in my eyes, being easy to use, quick and with plenty of eye-candy.

They Came a Knockin and Webmin Let Them In

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Software
Security

thelinuxlink.net: Today was a sad day. I found out my streaming mirror/microblog server had been cracked. They exploited webmin and set up shop. Alas, there is no one to blame but myself. This is how I believe it went down.

Noscript versus Adblock, who lost? The users.

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Software

dedoimedo.com: It's almost exciting as Alien vs. Predator, only a little more sad. It's a tale of two Firefox addon developers, Giorgio Maone wielding Noscript and Wladimir Palant brandishing Adblock Plus, crossing swords in a battle of egos and subterfuge, while the poor world of Firefox users watched in consternation.

Choosing the right edition of Mandriva Linux

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MDV

Please read below to get more information about Mandriva isos content.

the best Linux distro for your netbook

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Linux

techradar.com: Ultraportable laptops – netbooks such as the Eee PC – are becoming increasingly popular. The distro that comes pre-installed might not be the best one for you, and there's a massive number of distros available that are aimed at netbooks.

Toasting the birthday of the integrated circuit

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Hardware

news.cnet.com: Jay Last and Gordon Moore, two of the most famous surviving men of the team that first created the planar integrated circuit, celebrate the IC's 50th anniversary at the Computer History Museum.

Ubuntu Poem

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Poem by a Kid

  • How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Reasons To Hate Ubuntu
  • Erase CD-RW In Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 freeze ahead
  • Jaunty Notifications, but why did Ted Dzuiba bash it?

10 Steps for Basic Linux Desktop Security

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Linux
Security
HowTos

linuxsysconfig.com: I agree that Linux is less vulnerable than Windows, but that doesn’t make it immune to attackers. It’s not always about security flaws, buffer overflows or denial of service attacks. I came up with a list of 10 basic rules that should reduce the security risk.

Mandriva 2009.1: Advantages / Disadvantages

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beginlinux.wordpress: I train administrators every day. I often work with administrators who are moving from a Windows server background to Linux. One of the most often asked questions is, “Is there a graphical interface to administer the server with?”

Linux, the silent revolution

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: In my travels around the internet and in talking with friends, co-workers and acquaintances I have noticed one thing. The word Linux is popping up more and more.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu 9.04 – a replacement for Windows?

  • Cheat Sheet: Netbooks
  • Impressive: The new XBMC Media Center
  • Trademarks: The Hidden Menace
  • Howto block DDOS attacks with PSAD and simple iptables rules
  • Open source enterprise software shakeout
  • Microsoft now attempts to sabotage ODF
  • A Nice Linux ScreenSaver
  • WINE 1.1.21 Starts On Shader Model 4 Support
  • Lugradio Live 2009
  • Fast Is Hot
  • The A-Z of Programming Languages: Tcl
  • Getting insight into one’s own email
  • Easily manage Linux services with chkconfig and sysv-rc-conf utilities
  • Create a Bootable USB Drive with Ubuntu and FreeDOS
  • ACme: Wireless Energy Management Goes Open Source
  • I did the deed (Ubuntu upgrade)
  • Altitude Free Weekend for PC, Mac, and Linux

Top 10 features you’ll love about Android 1.5

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Linux

www.geek.com: As we await a major Android update scheduled this coming Monday, we take an in-depth look at its top 10 user-centric features that up the ante in the mobile arena.

Linux: the Operating System of the Cloud

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs/amanda: Some months ago, we received a steady stream of reporter questions asking, “With the emergence of Cloud computing, what will happen to Linux?” Somehow they thought it was a zero sum game and that the rise of Cloud meant the extinction of Linux.

Dell Adds Ubuntu Option to Mini 10; Promises 2 GB RAM

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pcmag.com: Dell has added Ubuntu as an option to its Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, a Dell spokeswoman wrote in a blog post this week. Also on Dell's to-do list: a 2-Gbyte RAM option, and an ATSC TV tuner.

Get to know Linux: Xfce 4

ghacks.net: Xfce 4 is a fine example of how a full-blown Desktop Environment can be both feature rich as well as light weight. Xfce 4 is based on the GTK+ toolkit which immediately puts in in the same category as GNOME.

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  • Kiwi TCMS: Kiwi TCMS 4.2
    We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS and tcms-api version 4.2! This is a security, bug-fix and enhancement update which upgrades to the latest Django version under Python 3.6. We've pushed new kiwitcms/kiwi:latest docker image to Docker Hub and updated the demo instance at https://demo.kiwitcms.org! This version also includes GDPR related changes which affect our project. Read below for the details.
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    YouTube is a great video platform that has a lot to offer to both consumers and creators. At least, those who play by the rules. For creators, there is a major drawback though, one that put a spotlight on the alternative 'free-libre' software PeerTube this week.

OpenBSD chief de Raadt says no easy fix for new Intel CPU bug

Recompiling is unlikely to be a catch-all solution for a recently unveiled Intel CPU vulnerability known as TLBleed, the details of which were leaked on Friday, the head of the OpenBSD project Theo de Raadt says. The details of TLBleed, which gets its name from the fact that the flaw targets the translation lookaside buffer, a CPU cache, were leaked to the British tech site, The Register; the side-channel vulnerability can be theoretically exploited to extract encryption keys and private information from programs. Read more

Kernel Space: Linux and Systemd

  • Linus Torvalds tells kernel devs to fix their regressive fixing
    Linus Torvalds has given the Linux kernel development community a bit of a touch-up, after finding some contributions to Linux 4.18 complicated the kernel development process. In his post announcing release candidate 2 of Linux kernel 4.18, Torvalds mentioned “some noticeable filesystem updates, particularly to cifs.” “I'm going to point those out, because some of them probably shouldn't have been in rc2. They were ‘fixes’ not in the ‘regressions’ sense, but in the ‘missing features’ sense.”
  • Why data centers need log management tools

    Even though systemd is a common logging method, rsyslog offers more features. One main capability is being able to write log messages to a specific database. You can also configure rsyslog logs on one main server for centralized access.

  • Systemd v239 released
    Systemd v239 has been released with a long list of changes; click below for the full set. "A new system.conf setting NoNewPrivileges= is now available which may be used to turn off acquisition of new privileges system-wide (i.e. set Linux' PR_SET_NO_NEW_PRIVS for PID 1 itself, and thus also for all its children). Note that turning this option on means setuid binaries and file system capabilities lose their special powers. While turning on this option is a big step towards a more secure system, doing so is likely to break numerous pre-existing UNIX tools, in particular su and sudo."