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Story Tiny i.MX6 module takes Linux into harsh environments Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:40am
Story Is Oracle Using Canonical to Counter Red Hat? Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:39am
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 1:44am
Story Blackphone bug bounty programme aims to find flaws in 'surveillance-proof' smartphone Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 12:02am
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It Can Now be Cheaper to Shop Using Firefox

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Moz/FF It can now be cheaper to shop using Firefox. Vouchers.Im Indicator for Firefox is a new add-on which will keep consumers aware of all promotions and discounts available on the websites they visit.

The Btrfs file system Btrfs, the designated "next generation file system" for Linux, offers a range of features that are not available in other Linux file systems – and it's nearly ready for production use.

Are You Afraid? You Will Be...

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linuxlock.blogspot: In the deepest, blackest parts of us, bad things exist... Things that we cannot touch, but we a momentary flicker of peripheral the dark room that takes its only light from the moon...shadows that move...that take shape.

today's leftovers

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  • PlayonLinux: Surprisingly Compatible

  • OpenOffice bug/feature stirs 'horde of angry chimps'
  • Don’t confuse Microsoft’s IP with Linux
  • Microsoft's Empty Promise
  • Red Hat Shares Fall Flat
  • Linux Against Poverty Installfest - August 1st
  • Opera 10 Beta 2+ Released
  • Kerberos fun
  • The Business Of Free
  • Omnipresent Search Interface GNOME Deskba
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 59 Robert Raitz (pappy_mcfae)
  • Linux Format wallpapers Updated
  • How to Choose the Best Web Browser
  • Migrating From WUBI to Full Ubuntu Install
  • Does Printing Work Well In Linux?
  • eBox Releases Version 1.2
  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix on AA1
  • Draco loves KDE3
  • On natural selection, evolution, and open source licenses
  • Google Chrome OS: I don't think so

OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva Benchmarks

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Linux With it being a while since we last compared many Linux distributions when it comes to their measurable desktop performance, we decided to run a new round of tests atop four of the most popular Linux distributions: OpenSuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mandriva.

the home desktop, the the work station and the school desktop, oh my!

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linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: It is the dream of untold OpenSource developers to have OpenSource and Linux dominate the home desktop market. To banish Microsoft Windows from the the 'adults' table over to the 'kids' table forever. What is it that Linux and OpenSource need to offer to accomplish even a portion of that dream?

some howtos:

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  • Wbar in Mandriva

  • SSH Attack Foghorn
  • 10 Free Resources for Splashy Graphics and Slick Photos
  • Using Spotify On Linux
  • Calc: The Mysteries of DataPilots Revealed
  • A gentle introduction to C# and Mono
  • Inserting Stored, Reusable Information in OpenOffice Writer
  • Over ride gnome-screensaver defaults
  • Changing the hostname in Linux
  • Howto: Flash on Google Chrome/Chromium for Linux now a Reality
  • How to create backup with tarball -tar- command
  • Using Built-in Policy Installer in Firewall Builder
  • LLVM powered Mono
  • Kontact: Check for New Email: Setting up a Global Shortcut in KDE4
  • Shell Script While Loop Examples
  • Howto: Share mobile broadband in Ubuntu using only the GUI
  • How to Contribute to Open Source (When You're Not Exactly Scott Hanselman)

Mozilla Firefox 3.5.1 Released

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Firefox 3.5.1 fixes the following issues:

* Several security issues.
* Several stability issues.
* An issue that was making Firefox take a long time to load on some Windows systems.

Open Source vs. Proprietary - Who Are The Real Zealots?

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OSS Linux is at war. Linux is under attack. Do you, dear reader, have any enemies? Who, pray tell? Your mother-in-law? That one manager at work? An ex-partner? You know who Linux's enemy is?

A Tale of Open Source Cities (No Sims Included)

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OSS With a mighty "yehhh," the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, passed a motion to adopt open standards in its local government this past May. It allows governments to free themselves of pricy, proprietary software burdens while simultaneously opening up more areas of government for access by conventional citizens.

Sidux 2009-02 (KDE)

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Linux Sidux is based on Debian and you can download a version that uses the XFCE or KDE desktop environments. You can also opt to download the lite version that weighs in at about 600MB or the full version that weighs in at around 2.1GB. Being the greedy app pig that I am, I opted to download the full KDE version.

Why GNOME Do Is Built With C#

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Software With all the recent heat generated about Mono and the C# language, it only seems appropriate to take a look at the issue from a programmer's perspective. There are a number of open source projects written in the C# language.

Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS released

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Ubuntu he Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS, the third maintenance update to Ubuntu’s 8.04 LTS release. This release includes updated server, desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures.

WattOS – A Fast Energy-Saving Linux Based on Ubuntu

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Linux WattOS Beta 3 is a lightweight Linux Distro geared towards running on less energy and for recycled or low power computers without compromising on features or performance that you’d expect from a full power system. Their motto “Light, Fast, Now” seeks to provide a low-energy full featured Linux distro.

Fedora 11 vs. Ubuntu 9.04

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Linux Put Fedora 11 on my laptop just out of boredom, some notes:

The First Church of Linux

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Linux If I hadn't already known--or at least had some idea of the religious zeal I was about to face, I would have been more shocked at the response to my 2009's 10 Worst Linux Distributions post from the other day.

Mandriva Releases Flash 2009 Spring

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MDV Mandriva, Europe's leading Linux editor, today announced the launch of Mandriva Flash 2009 Spring which takes the highly popular family of Mandriva Flash yet another step further.

Nmap turns five

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Software In a surprise this morning, Fyodor announces the immediate availability of Nmap v5.00

Why the GNU GPL Still Matters

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OSS Contributing to projects that use more permissive licences than the GNU GPL means that it is likely that many will not contribute because of their distaste for free riders.

Also: Why Apache is not the bottom of the open source incline

Can Linux manage updates more easily than Windows?

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Linux Our continuing Linux-vs.-Windows series turns now to the absolute basics -- sooner or later you're going to install, update or upgrade something.

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Development News: GitLab 9.0, CRAN, and 2038 Bug

  • GitLab 9.0 released with Subgroups and Deploy Boards
    Today we are releasing GitLab 9.0, 18 months after releasing 8.0. We've made significant advances to GitLab during this period, shipping a version every single month on the 22nd. Let's quickly recap how far we've come since 8.0, and see those features dovetailing into today's 9.0 release. Or jump ahead to 9.0 features.
  • Suggests != Depends
    A number of packages on CRAN use Suggests: casually.
  • 2038: only 21 years away
    Sometimes it seems that things have gone relatively quiet on the year-2038 front. But time keeps moving forward, and the point in early 2038 when 32-bit time_t values can no longer represent times correctly is now less than 21 years away. That may seem like a long time, but the relatively long life cycle of many embedded systems means that some systems deployed today will still be in service when that deadline hits. One of the developers leading the effort to address this problem is Arnd Bergmann; at Linaro Connect 2017 he gave an update on where that work stands. That work, he said, is proceeding on three separate fronts, the first of which is the kernel itself. He has been working for the last five years to try to prepare the kernel for 2038. Much of that work involves converting 32-bit timestamps to 64-bit values, even on 32-bit systems. Some 32-bit timestamps also show up in the user-space API, which complicates the issue considerably. There is a plan for the enhancement of the user-space API with 2038-clean versions of the problematic system calls, but it has not yet gotten upstream. One recent exception is the statx() system call, which was merged for 4.11; statx() will serve as the year-2038-capable version of the stat() family of calls. There are quite a few other system calls still needing 2038-clean replacements, though.

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Customer security awareness: alerting you to vulnerabilities that are of real risk
  • Cisco's WikiLeaks Security Vulnerability Exposure: 10 Things Partners Need To Know
    Cisco's security team has discovered that hundreds of its networking devices contain a vulnerability that could allow attackers to remotely executive malicious code and take control of the affected device. "We are committed to responsible disclosure, protecting our customers, and building the strongest security architecture and products that are designed through our Trustworthy Systems initiatives," said a Cisco spokesperson in an email to CRN regarding the vulnerability. Some channel partners of the San Jose, Calif.-based networking giant are already advising customers on how to bypass the critical security flaw. Here are 10 important items that Cisco channel partners should know about the security vulnerability.
  • Linux had a killer flaw for 11 years and no one noticed
    One of the key advantages of Open sauce software is that it is supposed to be easier to spot and fix software flaws, however Linux has had a local privilege escalation flaw for 11 years and no-one has noticed. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-6074, is over 11 years old and was likely introduced in 2005 when the Linux kernel gained support for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP). It was discovered last week and was patched by the kernel developers on Friday.
  • 6 Hot Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies
  • Microsoft Losing Its Edge

    However, despite these improvements in code cleanness and security technologies, it hasn’t quite proven itself when faced with experienced hackers at contests such as Pwn2Own. At last year’s edition of Pwn2Own, Edge proved to be a little better than Internet Explorer and Safari, but it still ended up getting hacked twice, while Chrome was only partially hacked once.

    Things seem to have gotten worse, rather than better, for Edge. At this year’s Pwn2Own, Microsoft’s browser was hacked no less than five times.

  • Microsoft loses the Edge at hacking contest

    And for every hack perpetrated against Edge, there was a corresponding attack against the Windows 10 kernel, indicating that it has a way to go in terms of security, according to Tom's Hardware.

  • Wikileaks: Apple, Microsoft and Google must fix CIA exploits within 90 days

    The 90-day deadline is the same that Google's own Project Zero security group provides to companies when it uncovers flaws in their software. If a company has failed to patch its software accordingly, Project Zero publishes details of the flaw whether the vendor likes it or not.

  • NTPsec Project announces 0.9.7

Android Leftovers

  • Build Android Apps on Debian using Only Debian Packages
    If you’re an Android developer who prefers to use a Debian machine for home or work, then you may be interested in a guide published by the official Debian blog on how to build Android applications using ONLY Debian packages. At this time, you can build applications only if it targets API Level 23 with build-tools-24 as these are the only versions that are completely Debian at the time of this writing.
  • VAIO's slick metal Windows Phone is resurrected for Android
    VAIO, freed from the Sony yoke, made one ropey-looking Android phone all on its own. Then, learning several lessons, it made a gorgeous, machined slab of aluminum that, unfortunately, ran Windows Phone 10. Now, like practically all other phone makers, its changing tack, introducing the VAIO Phone A: an identical phone that's running Android 6.0.
  • Sony now has to compete against VAIO's new Android phone
    Sony sold off its PC-focused VAIO division back in 2014, but the brand lived on under new management. Now, it’s come back to haunt the tech giant in the mobile market, with a new Android-powered VAIO handset announced today — the VAIO Phone A.
  • How To Install Kali Linux On Android Using Linux Deploy
    Kali Linux for Android: Kali Linux is best operating system for Ethical hackers. It is used by white hat hackers, security researchers and pentesters. Kali Linux come up with the advance features which is beneficial for security purposes . Kali Linux is high software and cannot run in all devices. It is available for limited devices only. But now you can install Kali Linux in Android device, Because of developers of Linux Deploy it is possible to get Linux distributions installed in a chroot using GUI builder. let’s start and learn how to install kali linux on any android.
  • An Android Phone Makes A Better Server Than You’d Think
    There was a time a few years ago when the first Android phones made it to market, that they seemed full of promise as general purpose computers. Android is sort of Linux, right, or so the story went, so of course you must be able to run Linux on an Android phone and do all sorts of cool stuff with it. As anyone who tried to root an Android phone from 2010 will tell you, it was a painful and unrewarding process. There was normally a convoluted rooting process followed by somehow squeezing your own Linux filesystem tree onto the device, then chroot-ing into it. You’d then have to set up a VNC server and VNC into it, and eventually you’d feel immensely proud of your very slow tiny-screen Linux desktop that you’d slaved over creating. It was one of those things that’s simple in theory, but extremely convoluted in practice.
  • Android Candy: That App Is for the Birds!
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  • Android O brings fun customizations that set the stage for bigger changes
    The Android O developer preview just dropped, and we’ve been poking around to see what’s new with the latest version. So far, it’s hard to judge the new features on Android O since most require app developers to update their code, but some digging does show tons of interesting settings that hint at what’s to come.
  • Amazon Alexa comes to its first Android phone
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Linux 4.10.5

I'm announcing the release of the 4.10.5 kernel. All users of the 4.10 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.10.y git tree can be found at: git:// linux-4.10.y and can be browsed at the normal git web browser: Read more Also: Linux 4.9.17 Linux 4.4.56