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Story Debian turns 21! Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 8:58pm
Story Great Apps to Take Notes Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Linux 3.17-rc1 Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 8:34pm
Story Linux 3.17 Will Detect If Your Toshiba Laptop Is Falling Down Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 5:50pm
Story Google I/O Attendees, Check Your Inboxes - Moto 360 Distribution Emails Are Out Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 5:45pm
Story Retailer accidently leaks Samsung Note 4 specs Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 5:40pm
Story Intel Starts Sending In Graphics Patches For Linux 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 5:34pm
Story AMD Compiler Optimization Benchmarks With GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0) Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 4:59pm
Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 4:52pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 16/08/2014 - 4:52pm

9 Ways to Make Linux More Secure

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Linux

nixtutor.com: The Linux operating system has already been proven to be very reliable and secure. It is often the most popular operating system found on web servers largely accredited to its track record in security, but can it be improved?

Boycott Novell attacks itself to get attention

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Web

adterrasperaspera.com: Am I the only one out there who thinks this is an admission that Boycott Novell did it to themselves to get attention? Several blogs out there have already started talking about it so it seems to have worked.

8 Essential OpenOffice Extensions

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OOo

junauza.com: OpenOffice is already a complete desktop office suite that is at par in terms of features with the proprietary Microsoft Office. However, its functionality can still be improved by utilizing useful extensions that are easily available.

Review: gNewSense Version 2.2

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Linux

raiden.net: The gNewSense project today announced version 2.2 of its free GNU/Linux distribution. This is the second point update to the release codenamed 'deltah'. We're especially excited to see that, as a result of the cooperation between SGI and the FSF to relicense the core 3D library code as free software, today's release re-introduces GLX.

The Merits of Control-Alt-Backspace, or Geeks vs. Reality

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: For the release of Jaunty, the Ubuntu developers decided to disable the control-alt-backspace shortcut for killing the graphical X session. This move prompted a lot of complaining from advanced users.

Wireless Linux group chalks out ambitious plans

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Linux

reuters.com: Open-source wireless Linux foundation LiMo aims to grow its share of the mobile phone operating system market, dominated by Nokia, by adding about 10 members and launching 20 new models this year.

Why are we pinning Linux desktop hopes on netbooks

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Linux

infoworld.com: Consumers already have a user experience in mind when using a device focused on personal computing tasks. That experience is largely Microsoft Windows-based.

Ubuntu - Embed a Terminal into Your Desktop using Compiz [Howto]

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Ubuntu

I guess you could use a screenlet or something similar to embed a terminal into your desktop, but I want to have it transparent, with no titlebar or border and basically to look like my wallpaper has a terminal. For that, i used Compiz and this is what it looks like:

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8 released

  • I Can Name That Distro in Two Notes
  • Flash isn't going open source, but it may already be more open than Moonlight
  • State IT Agency to host FOSS vendor day
  • Linux Netbooks: What's the Secret Sauce for Sales?
  • How the Debian OpenSSL bug almost spawned a disaster
  • Microsoft’s Linux Rivals Try to Head Off Acrimony
  • Comux 010101
  • The Future Of Gnome DE Looks Promising
  • How Old is that Data on the Hard Drive?
  • The Battle for ODF Interoperability
  • The best Linux disk cloning software - Mephisto Backup 1.5
  • What kept me from sticking to Ubuntu as a desktop solution
  • redhat.com - 2nd round
  • World’s Smallest Computer Runs on Ubuntu
  • ODF Alliance Finds Serious Shortcomings Office 2007 SP2 ODF
  • Video: Open source government
  • Leading Voices - Michael Tiemann, VP of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat
  • Drupal is a Webware 100 winner for the third year in a row
  • about:mozilla 05/19

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To Convert Any Video File Format Under Linux

  • Fix Slow Or Hanging Thunderbird Email Client
  • How to install Chromium (Google Chome) on Gentoo Linux
  • Gedit won't save to SSHFS mount, cured
  • Get to know Linux: Removing files
  • How to setup and use YUM on Fedora Linux
  • How to get ath5k working on Jaunty
  • Jargon Jam - Repo
  • Comandline 101: Aliases for Common Commands
  • Debian Lenny 5.0.1 PXE initrd update

The KDE 4.3 beta: KDE Returns to Incremental Releases

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KDE

earthweb.com: With the release of the KDE 4.3 beta, the project is returning to incremental releases, and concentrating on customization and ease of use on the desktop, the panel, and system settings.

Musix To My Ears

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: Musix is a Live CD/DVD Linux operating system that is based on the popular Debian distro. Musix focuses on the x86 processor and contains many audio production, graphic design, and general applications.

Hands-on: Intel brings rich UI to Moblin Linux platform

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Intel has unveiled the next-generation user interface of Moblin, the company's open source Linux platform for netbooks and mobile Internet devices. We tested it on real netbook hardware so that we could give you a detailed hands-on look.

Lundumb

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OSS

blogbeebe.blogspot: Coward? You're calling Linux Hater a coward? Do you know who the real coward in the Linux community is? Her name is Pamela Jones. Yeah, that Pamela Jones, keeper of Groklaw.

My good ol’ friend PC-BSD 7.1

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BSD

blog.hydrasystemsllc: While I continue to use GNU/Linux, I still hold an emotional tie to BSD-based operating systems. It was not until recently that I had decided to give the latest version of PC-BSD a try.

Desktop Linux: it ain't a better Windows

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Linux

itwire.com: One debate which the FOSS community will never give up on is the one about GNU/Linux on the desktop. No matter that the two big companies which were once interested in putting GNU/Linux on the desktop have now officially given up.

Linux Hater is an Excuse Lover

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Linux

lunduke.com: Oh good. Linux Hater has replied to my challenge to stop being anonymous and debate me. And, look at that, it is a numbered list of excuses why he isn’t going to man up.

One week slip of Fedora 11 Release

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Linux

redhat.com: In a meeting today between Release Engineering, QA, and various team leads, we decided to enact a 7 day slip of the Fedora 11 release date.

Slackware64 -current made public!

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Slack

slackware.com: Ready or not, Slackware has now gone 64-bit with an official x86_64 port being maintained in-sync with the regular x86 -current branch.

Using PHP directly from the command line on Linux and UNIX

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Linux

Learn how to use PHP directly from the command line on Linux, BSD, Mac OS X (running BSD) or some other flavor of UNIX

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Security Leftovers

  • Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls
    The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks. On Saturday, security researcher Alexander Klink disclosed an interesting attack where exploiting an XXE (XML External Entity) vulnerability in a Java application can be used to send emails.
  • Microsoft: no plans to patch known bugs before March [Ed: Microsoft is keeping open 'back doors' that are publicly known about, not just secret ones]
    Microsoft has no plans to issue updates for two vulnerabilities, one a zero-day and the other being one publicised by Google, before the scheduled date for its next round of updates rolls around in March. The company did not issue any updates in February, even though it had been scheduled to switch to a new system from this month onwards. It gave no reason for this, apart from saying: "This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today. "After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan." The Google-disclosed bug was made public last week, and is said to be a flaw in the Windows graphic device interface library that can be exploited both locally and remotely to read the contents of a user's memory.
  • Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk
    Microsoft has patched "critical" security vulnerabilities in its browsers, but has left at least two zero-day flaws with public exploit code. The software giant released numerous patches late on Tuesday to fix flaws in Adobe Flash for customers using Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and later, as well as Edge for Windows 10.

Red Hat News

  • Why upstream contributions matter when developing open source NFV solutions.
    When software is developed using open source methods, an upstream repository of the code is accessible to all members of the project. Members contribute to the code, test it, write documentation and can create a solution from that code to use or distribute under license. If an organization follows the main stream or branch of the upstream code their solution will receive all the changes and updates created in the upstream repository. Those changes simply “flow down” to the member’s solution. However, if a member organization forks the code — if they create a solution that strays from the main stream — their solution no longer receives updates, fixes and changes from the upstream repository. This organization is now solely responsible for maintaining their solution without the benefit of the upstream community, much like the baby salmon that took a tributary and then have to fend for themselves rather than remain in the main stream and receive the benefit and guidance of the other salmon making their way to the ocean.
  • HPE and Red Hat Join Forces to Give Customers Greater Choice for NFV Deployments
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( NYSE : HPE ) and Red Hat, Inc. ( NYSE : RHT ) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs).
  • Red Hat Joins the OpenPower Foundation
    As part of our commitment to delivering open technologies across many computing architectures, Red Hat has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture, at the Platinum level. While we already do build and support open technologies for the POWER architecture, the OpenPOWER Foundation is committed to an open, community-driven technology-creation process – something that we feel is critical to the continued growth of open collaboration around POWER.
  • Buy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Approach: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)?

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