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Story Firefox 15 Beta Tackles Memory Leaks srlinuxx 1 23/07/2012 - 5:25pm
Story What's new in Linux 3.5 srlinuxx 22/07/2012 - 10:14pm
Blog entry 5 tech item’s i’ve owned over the years… fieldyweb 22/07/2012 - 11:52am
Blog entry What First Got You Interested in Technology? fieldyweb 22/07/2012 - 11:50am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 21/07/2012 - 6:38am
Story Sony VAIO with Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot srlinuxx 21/07/2012 - 3:50am
Story Kororaa 17 Available, Not Announced srlinuxx 21/07/2012 - 3:48am
Story Firefox 14 - Annoy me some more srlinuxx 21/07/2012 - 3:46am
Story Long-Term Review: Kubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" srlinuxx 20/07/2012 - 11:35pm
Story First Issue of GIMP Magazine Coming This Fall srlinuxx 20/07/2012 - 11:33pm

Watching the watchers of the GPL

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Ah the GPL. The GNU Public License. It’s probably one of the most controversial topics in all of the IT world. What is it and how is it enforced? Who backs it and who defends it? And who watches the watchers? Now there’s the real rub.

and more ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS review

  • Hidden Linux: Hardy - The way I like it
  • ubuntu 8.04 lts (hardy heron): a disappointment

Girls Love Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: If you think that Linux is only "for the boys", then think again. Did you know that there are women-oriented Linux communities that are created to provide both technical and social support for women Linux users?

Using Dell’s D/Dock docking station with Linux

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Linux
Hardware

liquidat.wordpress: Dell is shipping docking stations for it’s Latitude Laptops. I’ve tested a D/Dock and it does work with Linux. The only real problems have their roots in Linux’ shortcomings.

*buntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Tribute to the Kubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

  • Other Ubuntu variants
  • Howto Disable CTRL-ALT-DEL from shutting down in Ubuntu
  • An interview with hyper_ch
  • Reset Compiz effects back to Ubuntu Defaults…
  • Ubuntu's Hardy Heron Takes Virtualization Flight

Linux Review: gOS Space 2.9

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Linux

linux-exploration.blogspot: GOS 2.9 is based off the Ubuntu distribution, and it is the operating system that is coming on the Everex G-PC's and the Everex Cloud Book. The new 2.9 version, has a Mac-OS type feel. Even though it seems appropriate, the G does not stand for Google.

OpenTheBlob.com Gets 9,000 Signatures

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Software

phoronix.com: When OpenTheBlob.com started in late February, within one week of its launch it already had 5,000 signatures and days later it passed the 6,000 and 7,000 marks too. This letter was an open letter to NVIDIA looking for more information on their open-source strategy.

Red Hat sees sales abroad: CEO finds emerging economies amenable to open source

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Linux

tradingmarkets.com: Red Hat will look primarily to emerging markets, not the United States, to expand service sales in the coming years, chief executive Jim Whitehurst said.

First Impressions: Mandriva Spring 2008

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MDV

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: Maybe I am wrong, but I have seen only raving reviews about the new Mandriva Spring 2008. Positive reviews. Since I always like to draw my own conclusions and Mandriva is one the releases this spring, I decided to give it a spin.

more 'buntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 on a HP Compaq nx7000

  • Minibuntu 8.04 is out
  • Five Softwares to Install in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
  • First Impression of the Heron 8.04
  • Thanks to all the contributors for Hardy

some leftovers:

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News
  • Hardy Heron – my odd first experiences

  • Two Sweet New Linux Distros
  • The difficulty of building community around commercial: The OpenSolaris example
  • How To Be a Linux/Open Source Advocate
  • Hibernation in Draco
  • Going Open Source Series & Working With Open Source Companies
  • Create/Find Hardware Reviews
  • Compiz White & Black Frozen screen fix
  • GSA makes the case for open source

Mandriva 2008.1 Package Manager

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MDV

lazytechguy.com: Mandriva Spring 2008.1 is no doubt a great distribution. It has good collection of default software, has excellent hardware detection, has proprietary drivers and software and an overall great out of box experience. People, including me, often complain about its Package manager. Lets have a little detailed look.

Does foxnews.com Hate Linux Users?

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Web

blog.eracc.com: Up until recently there was no problem viewing video content on Fox News Video web pages. Apparently some Microsoft and Apple Only types have taken over the video content pages for Fox News.

more ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • I should know better by now

  • Synching the open source release schedule
  • Dapper to Hardy fails me
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on ASUS Eee PC

Something to Really Bake Your Noodle

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KDE

linuxtoday.com: I pulled down the Kubuntu flavor of Heron yesterday, and thus far I like what I have seen. I haven't noticed any great leaps in speed or interface changes. The geek part of me sometimes longs for the heady days when new interfaces came out as a matter of course. I called up Aaron Seigo, the lead developer of Plasma and asked for a basic rundown of what he and his team are doing.

People of openSUSE: Michael Löffler

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: This week ‘People of openSUSE’ scope out openSUSE Product Manager Michael Löffler known for his great work in helping setting up the openSUSE Project, bridge between Novell and community, openSUSE Shop, and so much more..!

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO: Install btnx for better mouse control in Ubuntu Hardy

  • List RPM keys you trust
  • How to use any command in FTP ?
  • Fast way to execute sequential commands from the command history
  • How do I find information (version, etc.) about php?

Ksplice, Rebootless Linux Kernel Security Updates

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "I've put together an automatic system for applying kernel security patches to the Linux kernel without rebooting it, and I wanted to share this system with the community in case others find it useful or interesting," said Jeff Arnold, announcing ksplice.

Why you hate the GPL and why I love it

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OSS

matt asay: I'm helping to edit what is turning out to be a shockingly good book on the legal issues around open source, from the developer's perspective. When it comes out, you will want to buy it. It's incredibly well-written and expresses things much more clearly than I've yet seen in my 10 years within the open-source community.

even more ubuntu...

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Ubuntu
  • Tech Note: Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Hardy Heron Running Fine

  • Thinking about upgrading to Hardy? Wait a couple days.
  • Adventures with Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Is Ready to Take On Windows
  • MBP on Xubuntu/Ubuntu Hardy Heron WiFi Card Fix
  • Vista vs. Ubuntu - from a Windows guy’s perspective
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Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • OpenSSL patches two high-severity flaws
    OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of its open source cryptographic library, fixing multiple security vulnerabilities that can lead to traffic being decrypted, denial-of-service attacks, and arbitrary code execution. One of the high-severity vulnerabilities is actually a hybrid of two low-risk bugs and can cause OpenSSL to crash.
  • Linux Foundation Advances Security Efforts via Badging Program
    The Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative's badging program matures, as the first projects to achieve security badges are announced.
  • Linux Foundation tackles open source security with new badge program
  • WordPress Plugin ‘Ninja Forms’ Security Vulnerability
    FOSS Force has just learned from Wordfence, a security company that focuses on the open source WordPress content management platform, that a popular plugin used by over 500,000 sites, Ninja Forms, contains serious security vulnerabilities.
  • Preparing Your Network for the IoT Revolution
    While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to become more and more pervasive, this is not a fundamentally new thing. What is new is the target audience is changing and connectivity is becoming much more personal. It’s no longer limited to high end technology consumers (watches and drones) but rather, it is showing up in nearly everything from children’s toys to kitchen appliances (yes again) and media devices. The purchasers of these new technology-enabled products are far from security experts, or even security aware. Their primary purchasing requirements are ease of use.
  • regarding embargoes
    Yesterday I jumped the gun committing some patches to LibreSSL. We receive advance copies of the advisory and patches so that when the new OpenSSL ships, we’re ready to ship as well. Between the time we receive advance notice and the public release, we’re supposed to keep this information confidential. This is the embargo. During the embargo time we get patches lined up and a source tree for each cvs branch in a precommit state. Then we wait with our fingers on the trigger. What happened yesterday was I woke up to a couple OpenBSD developers talking about the EBCDIC CVE. Oh, it’s public already? Check the OpenSSL git repo and sure enough, there are a bunch of commits for embargoed issues. Pull the trigger! Pull the trigger! Launch the missiles! Alas, we didn’t look closely enough at the exact issues fixed and had missed the fact that only low severity issues had been made public. The high severity issues were still secret. We were too hasty.
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    A critical medical equipment crashed during a heart procedure due to a timely scan triggered by the antivirus software installed on the PC to which the said device was sending data for logging and monitoring.
  • Hotel sector faces cybercrime surge as data breaches start to bite
    Since 2014, things have become a lot more serious with a cross section of mostly US hotels suffering major breaches during Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. Panda Security lists a string of attacks on big brands including on Trump Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Starwood, Rosen Hotels & Resorts as well two separate attacks on hotel management outfit White Lodging and another on non-US hotel Mandarin Oriental.

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