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How to Effectively Boost Firefox Browsing Speed

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Moz/FF

linux.bihlman.com: Mozilla is one of the best browsers on the entire internet world at the moment. You may need to boost the speed of your Mozilla browser sometimes. Follow the Firefox tweaks below to enhance the speed of the browser.

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5:

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Milestone 5 (of 7), a snapshot of the Factory “work in progress” build, leading up to openSUSE 11.3 release in July, is now available for download.

PowerPC and KDE fans rejoice

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KDE
Software

opera.com/desktopteam/blog: Here is a new build with some very nice fixes for PowerPC and our initial work on KDE 4 integration.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • (Yet) Another redesign of Nautilus
  • Best Ubuntu System Cleaners
  • OLPC’s Negroponte Honored by Lego Group
  • MeeGo Linux coming to netbooks, smartbooks soon
  • "WarGames" IMSAI 8080 Computer Up for Sale
  • Big Data open-source duo united under Apache
  • Gammu - Cellular manager for various mobile phones/modems
  • Oracle reasserts commitment to MySQL with new release
  • Psystar - The November 12, 2009 Hearing Transcript

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy DNS wildcard setup for local domains using dnsmasq
  • Exploiting a kernel NULL dereference
  • Monitor system Status with saidar in ubuntu / debian Linux
  • Shared Library Issues In Linux
  • How to Convert FLV (YouTube/Flash Videos) to MPEG in Linux
  • Bash HISTCONTROL, control bash history command
  • Gprof for Benchmarking C and C++ code
  • PDF Export in OpenOffice.org
  • tshark: perform filters to rip out a pcap from a large pcap
  • Diffuse - Graphical tool for comparing and merging text files
  • Qmail per domain concurrency
  • Containers vs. Hypervisors: Choosing the Best Virtualization Technology
  • Make scp command work with cronjob
  • How to get required BIOS information from Linux
  • Alien Arena on netbook

Apache.org hit by targeted XSS attack, passwords compromised

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Software
Security
Web

blogs.zdnet.com: Combining a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability with a TinyURL redirect, hackers successfully broke into the infrastructure for the open-source Apache Foundation in what is being described as a “direct, targeted attack.”

Choosing The Best Linux Filesystem For Your PC

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: If you’re a Linux user, you’ve likely been asked at some point if you want Ext3, Ext4, XFS, ReiserFS, Btrfs, or one of many other filesystem acronyms. This choice confuses new and old users alike, and like all software, the options change as technology improves.

Antix M8.5 for Lite Computers is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: 9 months since the release of antiX-M8.2, the antiX-team announce that antiX MEPIS 8.5 'Marek Edelman' - a fast, light, flexible and complete desktop and livecd based on SimplyMEPIS and Debian Testing - is now available.

Fedora 13 Beta – Installation Screenshots

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Linux

henriksen-rom.com: Here is my first screen shots from the first installation of Fedora 13 Beta. And my first bug experience with Fedora 13 Beta.

Aaron Seigo on the Future of KDE

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KDE
Interviews

itmanagement.earthweb.com: No one is better qualified to talk about the state of the KDE desktop than Aaron Seigo. A former member of the board of KDE e.V, the German non-profit that oversees the project, Seigo is a lead developer on the desktop. Last weekend, I interviewed him at the Calgary Open Source Systems Festival, COSSFest, in front of an audience, on where KDE is today and where it is heading.

Advantage: Red Hat

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Linux

newsobserver.com: Linux software company Red Hat is in the enviable position of benefitting from several near-term trends in the information technology industry, according to an analyst who recently initiated coverage of the Raleigh-based business.

The Joy of Betas: Fedora 13 Beta Released Today

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: "Beta" may not be my favorite word in the English language, but it's in the top 100. To some folks, beta may mean "not quite ready for prime time," but to me it means it's time to start enjoying a slew of new features. This is especially true with the Fedora 13 beta released today.

Fedora tempts fate with Apollo 13 beta

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Linux

channelregister.co.uk: If thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky number, why tempt the Fates and launch the beta of a thirteenth version of a product on the thirteenth of the month - and on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission to the Moon, which damned near killed its three astronauts?

Also: Fedora 13 - Ubuntu's smart but less attractive cousin

Fedora 13 beta released with goodies

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Linux

networkworld.com: The popular Linux distribution, Fedora 13, has been released to its final beta and is chock full of features for enterprise use. Code-named Goddard, the beta version was released on Tuesday with the final version slated for May 18.

KDE KDM Vulnerability Elevation of Privilage

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KDE
Security

freetechie.com: Sebastian Krahmer from the SUSE Security team has found a vulnerability in KDM which will allow a local user to elevate their privileges to root access.

New Site Launch: LinuxExchange.org

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Web

jeremy.linuxquestions.org: I’m happy to announce that I just launched a new site: LinuxExchange

From Dapper To Lucid, Four Years Of Ubuntu Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Now we have our assortment of system benchmarks to publish from the Long-Term Support releases of Ubuntu 6.06.1, Ubuntu 8.04.4, and an Ubuntu 10.04 development snapshot. In this article, we are looking at how Ubuntu's performance has evolved over the past four years.

The future of MySQL according to Oracle

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Software
  • Oracle: MySQL Development Matters
  • Oracle Outlines Plans For MySQL Database
  • The future of MySQL according to Oracle
  • Oracle boosts MySQL investment, targets Microsoft

Oscar winning video editor goes open-source

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Oscar and Emmy award-winning editing software 'Lightworks is going open-source.

Linux system flaws can’t pass Buck Security

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Linux
Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Buck Security comprises a collection of security scans for Debian-based Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. It’s easy to use, and gives you a quick overview of the security status of your system.

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today's leftovers

Software: VirtualBox, Franz, ClipGrab, Gammu, AppArmor, Xfce4, GTK+

  • Oracle Releases VM VirtualBox 5.2
    It was more than one year ago that VirtualBox 5.1 was released while today it's finally been succeeded by a new feature release.
  • Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application
    Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.
  • ClipGrab: Video Downloader and Converter Updated for Ubuntu/Linux Mint (PPA)
    ClipGrab is a free software to download and convert videos from different famous sites of Internet. You can easily save your favorite videos from sites like Dailymotion or Vimeo. And you can convert these videos into "usable" formats like WMV, MPEG or MP3. You can check here which sites are supported by this software.
  • Gammu 1.38.5
    Today, Gammu 1.38.5 has been released. After long period of bugfix only releases, this comes with several new noteworthy features.
  • Watch Out Upgrading To Linux 4.14 If You Use AppArmor
    Just a quick public service announcement if you rely upon AppArmor for security on your Linux distribution like Ubuntu/Debian and plan to soon upgrade to the Linux 4.14 kernel...
  • New hotness: xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0
    After quite some development time I have decided to push out xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0 today. This is not just a bugfix, but a feature-packed release.
  • Xfce Gets Notification Improvements With xfce4-notifyd 0.4
    For users of the Xfce4 desktop environment, a new release of xfce4-notifyd 0.4 is now available as the project's newest feature release.
  • GTK+ 3.92 Released With Many Improvements & New Features
    Matthias Clasen has today released GTK+ 3.92 as the latest test release in the long road towards the major GTK4 tool-kit update. GTK+ 3.92 features Vulkan improvements, more widget reworking, continued Emoji support, and more. Highlights of changes found in this GTK+ 3.92 update include:
  • SteelCloud Expands Linux STIG Support to Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux
    SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has enhanced ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, to support the newly released Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux STIGs. These new supported platforms bolster the product's existing Red Hat Linux automated STIG remediation capabilities. The expanded ConfigOS Linux security content will be provided to new and existing customers at no additional charge.

today's howtos

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