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Learn Linux, 101: Create and change hard and symbolic links

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Linux

Learn how to create and manage hard and symbolic links to files on your Linux system. Explore the differences between hard and soft, or symbolic, links and the best ways to link to files, as opposed to copying files.

The Perfect Server - Fedora 13 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Fedora 13 server (x86_64) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GnomeBaker's Recipe for Cooking Up Discs
  • Being acquired is the best thing for a FOSS project
  • HTML5 vs. Flash: The case for Flash
  • OOXML/ODF - The Next Stage is Unfolding in Norway
  • GIMP Single Window Mode
  • Pidgin 2.7.1 enables Faster File Transfers to MSN and aMSN
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.0 announced
  • Revisiting gnome shell
  • DockBarX Adds live thumbnail previews
  • Pino: Lightweight Microblogging Client
  • You Can't Please Everyone, but Pinta Tries
  • New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (VI): The Fine Print In the Feature List

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Save partitions across a network with Partimage
  • awk is still a very handy tool
  • Sharing a VPN connection on Linux
  • Limit file upload size on Apache
  • MyHDL on Ubuntu Lucid
  • Double Commander
  • Run Windows in Ubuntu with VMware Player
  • Yet Another Ten One-Liners from CommandLineFu Explained
  • Customize the Ubuntu Notification Bubbles
  • Upgrading Fedora and retaining your existing programs
  • CentOS / Redhat: Setup NFS v4.0 File Server
  • Network Manager Disabled

5 Firefox Based Browsers You Probably Haven't Seen Before

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Software

techdrivein.com: Firefox 3.5 is already the most widely used browser in the world. But how many of you actually knew that there are a number of Firefox based browsers which are as good or oven better than Firefox? Here is a list of 5 Firefox based browsers you should know.

Clouds Can Become the Mother of All Lock-ins

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Linux
  • Red Hat's CEO: Clouds Can Become the Mother of All Lock-ins
  • The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Kernel: What Is It?
  • Red Hat converts Basefarm to Enterprise Linux

Why does the Open Source Community love Apple?

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OSS

networkworld.com: Attend any computer conference these days and you can expect that almost every giveaway is an iPad. In fact, I recently attended a conference for a Microsoft oriented customer group and the talk of the attendees was Apple and how excited they were to possibly win an iPad from the vendors in the exhibit hall. It makes me wonder, why isn’t the open source community in a complete uproar against Apple the same way that they are against Microsoft?

Is it time to MeeGo?

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Linux
  • Is it time to MeeGo?
  • MeeGo Linux: a toddle too far
  • MeeGo tablets on parade at Computex

Mueller calls OIN a scam

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OSS

zdnet.com: Florian “Floyd” Mueller of Fosspatents has found a new windmill to tilt at — the Open Invention Network.

Spotlight on Linux: Slackware Linux 13.1

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Slack

linuxjournal.com: People sometimes ask which distribution to try if they want to learn how Linux works. Common answers are Gentoo, Arch, or Debian. However, I disagree. Each of these distros teach users their particular brand of Linux. There's only one truly pure Linux, and that is Slackware.

If Mono innovates then I’m the King of Canada

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pwnage.ca: The SD times has announced their ‘SD Times 100‘ for 2010. The SD Times recognizes top leaders and innovators of the software development industry. However upon looking at the list you’ll see two names that stick out like sore thumb: ‘Microsoft‘ and the ‘Mono Project‘.

Hands-on with the Kno tablet

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Linux
Hardware

news.cnet.com: While the iPad is the device that everyone is talking about, another tablet made its debut at D: All Things Digital on Wednesday.

Usability Comparison: Five PC Operating Systems Compared

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Linux
Microsoft

g33q.co.za: Most Operating systems are very good these days. Primary focus for the Desktop Computer should be ease of use, or so you’d hope. I take five Operating Systems and compare them using six tasks that most users will need to do at least once a week. Here is how they did.

Live for Speed - Absolute perfection!

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Great computers games are like love at first sight. The moment you power on the game, you know it's something different and you know you're going to love it. This is what happened to me with Live For Speed.

Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring RC2

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: As announced previously, here comes the last development release for Mandriva Linux 2010 Spring. This is essentially a bug fix release. Again isos are available on all public mirrors:

TurboPrint: A "free" app worth paying for?

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Software

By the time you read this my 30-day free trial of TurboPrint will have expired. What’s that, you say? They charge for Linux software now? Actually, makers of free software have always been able to do that.

Fedora 13 vs. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Benchmarks

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Linux
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Fedora 13 was released last week with a number of new features, but how does its performance compare to that of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, which was released a month earlier? Using the 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Fedora 13 we tested them independently.

Preview: Pardus 2009.2 Release Candidate

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Linux

cristalinux.blogspot: The release of Linux Pardus 2009.2 is near so I wanted to give the Beta a run and see what's new.

A CEO’s Look at Fedora 13 “Goddard”

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Linux

Jim Whitehurst: I’ve been a Fedora fan for years now and have used it at home long before I joined Red Hat. I look forward to May and October to see what’s the new bleeding edge, and I continue to be impressed by the innovation the Fedora community delivers.

Distro Hoppin`: Parsix GNU/Linux 3.5

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itlure.com: With the summer, a particularly geeky flower evolved into a new, improved one: Parsix GNU/Linux has reached version 3.5 and promises to be better than ever.

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  • How Open Source Tech Helps Feds Solve Workforce Turnover Issues
    Just as a mainframe from decades ago might be ready for retirement, the IT staff who originally procured and installed that system might also be preparing for a new phase in their lives. It’s up to the current and next generation of government IT employees to prepare for that eventuality, but there are indications they may not be ready, despite evidence that older IT professionals are retiring or will soon be leaving their positions. Unfortunately, a skills gap exists even among younger generation IT workers. Agencies are scrambling to find personnel with expertise in cloud service management, cybersecurity, technical architecture and legacy technologies, such as common business-oriented language (COBOL) and mainframes, among other areas. At the same time that many workers are getting ready to retire, leaving behind a wealth of knowledge, many younger IT professionals are struggling to gain the knowledge they will need to take their agencies into the future.
  • Introducing Fn: “Serverless must be open, community-driven, and cloud-neutral”
    Fn, a new serverless open source project was announced at this year’s JavaOne. There’s no risk of cloud lock-in and you can write functions in your favorite programming language. “You can make anything, including existing libraries, into a function by packaging it in a Docker container.” We invited Bob Quillin, VP for the Oracle Container Group to talk about Fn, its best features, next milestones and more.
  • Debian seminar in Yokohama, 2017/11/18
    I had attended to Tokyo area debian seminar #157. The day’s special guest is Chris Lamb, the Debian Project Leader in 2017. He had attended to Open Compliance Summit, so we invited him as our guest.
  • Overclock Labs bets on Kubernetes to help companies automate their cloud infrastructure
    Overclock Labs wants to make it easier for developers to deploy and manage their applications across clouds. To do so, the company is building tools to automate distributed cloud infrastructure and, unsurprisingly, it is betting on containers — and specifically the Kubernetes container orchestration tools — to do this. Today, Overclock Labs, which was founded two years ago, is coming out of stealth and announcing that it raised a $1.3 million seed round from a number of Silicon Valley angel investors and CrunchFund — the fund that shares a bit of its name and history with TechCrunch but is otherwise completely unaffiliated with the blog you are currently reading.
  • MariaDB Energizes the Data Warehouse with Open Source Analytics Solution
    MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, today announced new product enhancements to MariaDB AX, delivering a modern approach to data warehousing that enables customers to easily perform fast and scalable analytics with better price performance over proprietary solutions. MariaDB AX expands the highly successful MariaDB Server, creating a solution that enables high performance analytics with distributed storage and parallel processing, and that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any cloud platform. With MariaDB AX, data across every facet of the business is transformed into meaningful and actionable results.
  • AT&T Wants White Box Routers with an Open Operating System [Ed: AT&T wants to openwash its surveillance equipment]
    AT&T says it’s not enough to deploy white box hardware and to orchestrate its networks with the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) software. “Each individual machine also needs its own operating system,” writes Chris Rice, senior vice president of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture, in a blog post. To that end, AT&T announced its newest effort — the Open Architecture for a Disaggregated Network Operating System (dNOS).
  • Intel Lands Support For Vector Neural Network Instructions In LLVM
  • p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress
  • GCC 8 Feature Development Is Over
    Feature development on the GCC 8 compiler is over with it now entering stage three of its development process. SUSE's Richard Biener announced minutes ago that GCC 8 entered stage three development, meaning only general bug fixing and documentation updates are permitted.
  • 2018 Is The Year For Open Source Software For The Pentagon
  • Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out
    Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes. On one side, the Software Freedom Law Center, which today seeks to resolve licensing disputes amicably. On the other, the Software Freedom Conservancy, which takes a relatively harder line against the noncompliance of licensing terms. The battleground: the, er, US Patent and Trademark Office. The law center has demanded the cancellation of a trademark held by the conservancy.
  • Open Source Underwater Glider: An Interview with Alex Williams, Grand Prize Winner
    Alex Williams pulled off an incredible engineering project. He developed an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which uses a buoyancy engine rather than propellers as its propulsion mechanism and made the entire project Open Source and Open Hardware.

Programming Leftovers

Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

  • Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds
    Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has offered some very choice words about different approaches security, during a discussion about whitelisting features proposed for version 4.15 of the Linux kernel. Torvalds' ire was directed at open software aficionado and member of Google's Pixel security team Kees Cook, who he has previously accused of idiocy. Cook earned this round of shoutiness after he posted a request to “Please pull these hardened usercopy changes for v4.15-rc1.”
  • Free Software Principles
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  • New warning over back door in Linux
    Researchers working at Russian cyber security firm Dr Web claim to have found a new vulnerability that enables remote attackers to crack Linux installations virtually unnoticed. According to the anti-malware company, cyber criminals are getting into the popular open-source operating system via a new backdoor. This, they say, is "indirect evidence" that cyber criminals are showing an increasing interest in targeting Linux and the applications it powers. The trojan, which it's calling Linux.BackDoor.Hook.1, targets the library libz primarily. It offers compression and extraction capabilities for a plethora of Linux-based programmes.
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  • Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking [sic] safeguards for elections
     

    The guidelines are intended to reduce risks in low-budget local races as well as the high-stakes Congressional midterm contests next year. Though most of the suggestions cost little or nothing to implement and will strike security professionals as common sense, notorious attacks including the leak of the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, have succeeded because basic security practices were not followed.  

  • Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed
     

    On Monday, the chipmaker released a security advisory that lists new vulnerabilities in ME, as well as bugs in the remote server management tool Server Platform Services, and Intel’s hardware authentication tool Trusted Execution Engine. Intel found the vulnerabilities after conducting a security audit spurred by recent research. It has also published a Detection Tool so Windows and Linux administrators can check their systems to see if they're exposed.