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BackTrack 4 - Hacking galore

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: We have already had three articles on Linux forensics. This is the fourth. Today, we will review another high-end, security-oriented distribution, BackTrack.

Beryl back from the ashes

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Software

compiz-fusion.org: Wake up all at Compiz as Beryl is alive and kicking !Wake up all at Compiz as Beryl is alive and kicking !

How LGP came to be

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Software

blog.linuxgamepublishing: Back in the day, 1999, around august time to be exact, I had been a beta tester on Loki’s Civilisation: Call to Power, but I couldn’t easily buy a copy from anywhere in the UK. Someone in the office said to me ‘hey, why don’t you start up a company in England then, selling games for Linux.

sK1: Open Source Vector Graphics Editor Similar to CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator

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Linux

sK1 is an open source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand which just had it's first public release a few days ago.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Caster released for Linux

  • How to convert VMDK virtual hard disks to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) AMI format
  • OpenOffice.org: an outline for preparing your slides
  • The Blender Model Repository and BlenderNation: open-source merger?
  • New Release of the Best Linux Rescue CD, SystemRescueCD
  • Is the netbook fad set to fizzle?
  • The Open Database Alliance and the Future of MySQL
  • Linux, open source and Sharepoint in the public sector
  • If this is Karmic, I’m the Pope
  • How To Install Ubuntu On Any PC
  • Can the enterprise strategy work?
  • War on Sharing: RIAA moves to block new FSF court brief
  • New look openSUSE-Education
  • VLC Media Player Skins2 Contest announced
  • python: simple http server for file sharing
  • Next Ubuntu alpha reveals video change
  • Linux for Mom and Dad?
  • Mobile WiFi hotspot comes stateside
  • KDE 4.3.0 Beta 1 shows off the Linux desktop's future
  • Enterprise Applications Go Open Source
  • Signatures, security, attack vectors
  • Audacity: The Versatile Audio Tool for Everyone

Out goes Xandros… in comes Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

itpro.co.uk/blogs: Sooooo, a few weeks ago I decided to ditch my Xandros installation on the Asus EeePC 900a.

5 Great GTD Applications for Linux

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: There is a popular joke about Linux users that we are so busy tweaking our system to do things for fun that we don’t have time to do important stuff. Hopefully you will find some of these apps helpful.

Do Open-Source Social Networks Matter?

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Web

maximumpc.com: When's the last time you surfed on over to your Pligg and updated what you were doing for the entire Internet to see? What about Elgg? Have you changed your favorite movies to reflect that big blockbuster hit you saw this weekend?

Distro Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

danlynch.org/blog: The last time I looked at Ubuntu in depth was actually 12 months ago with the 8.04 release. I found it to be a solid enough but somehow lacking a little in ambition. Would Jaunty jump forward with new features? I decided to find out…

Finally, A Creative X-Fi Driver Going Into ALSA

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Software

phoronix.com: Support for the Creative X-Fi sound cards on Linux has been a mess to say the least. The good news is that as of today there is a merge-able version of the Creative X-Fi driver for ALSA.

Switching My Dad to Linux--Part Two

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Linux

pcworld.com: I'm not a very good Linux evangelist. I don't try and convert family and friends to Linux. Therefore, as surprising as it sounds, putting Ubuntu on my dad's new laptop--as I did a week ago--was the first time I've ever directly converted another individual to Linux.

Defining a New Community

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Linux
Web

Brian Proffitt: So far, the response to the new Linux.com has been really positive and, save for a few glitches here and there, we've been very happy with how the launch has gone thus far. As we transition from launch mode to operations mode, it's worth taking a little time to reflect on what we're going to be doing on Linux.com.

PackageKit in Fedora 11

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Linux
Software

marilyn.frields.org: When PackageKit was first introduced to the masses, it was meant to smooth out the experience of someone using the free desktop. In Fedora 11, fonts and some content types are also automatically handled for users.

Ignition Advertising for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Ignition Advertising for Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu One, Canonical Two or whatever
  • Fix network problems after upgrade
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 Released
  • Kubuntu Karmic Alpha 1 Released

Stop the presses: Poulsbo on Fedora 10 - working

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Software

happyassassin.net: yes! I have psb up on Fedora 10. I just had it driving the P’s internal panel at 1600×768 and my 20″ monitor at 1680×1050 - side-by-side. which is actually pretty impressive. It has a decent RandR implementation.

The Day, Or Year, The Linux Desktop Died

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Linux

informationweek.com/blog: It was back in 2002, according to Sam Trenholme, the creator of the secure DNS server software MaraDNS. That was the year that forces conspired to make sure Linux on the desktop would never become a reality.

Why open source needs the RIAA to lose

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OSS

theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) has been one of the surprise backers of people who the RIAA thinks should pay massive fines for sharing copyrighted music files online.

Mandriva 2009.1: Network Applet

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Software

linuxdistrochoices.com: Mandriva 2009.1 offers a number of administrative tools that work well and are easy to use. One of those features is the network Applet.

Why I Switched from GNOME to KDE

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KDE

earthweb.com: Three weeks ago, I switched my main desktop from GNOME to KDE. The switch was not a rejection of GNOME, nor an unreasoning enthusiasm for KDE.

Do Kids Really Need Their Own Computer OS?

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OS
Linux

informationweek.com/blog: When should a baby get his or her own first computer? According to some marketers, it could be the perfect 1st birthday gift. I'm not convinced.

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Security Leftovers

  • Atom Installer
    One thing that I miss about using Ubuntu is PPA’s there are lot’s of PPA in Ubuntu and you can hack around and install all types of software which are required for your usage. In the Fedora side of the world there are copr repos but they don’t have as many repos as in Ubuntu and you can’t build non-free software (don’t get me wrong here, I love FREEdom software but couldn’t resist not using some beautiful non-free applications such as Sublime). I am creating a work around for this by using shell scripts which are open source (cc0) but when those scripts are executed they install non-free software on your system.
  • MKVToolNix 9.9.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New GUI Improvements, More
    MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus announced today, February 20, 2017, the release and general availability of MKVToolNix 9.9.0 "Pick Up" for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. MKVToolNix 9.9.0 represents a month of hard work, during which the developer managed to add a bunch of new and interesting features, fix as many bugs reported by users since last month's MKVToolNix 9.8.0 point release, as well as to improve the build system, especially in regards to the man pages of the software.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.2 and KDE Applications 16.12.2, More
    The developers behind the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system have announced today the immediate availability of all the latest KDE technologies released this month in the stable repositories of the distribution. Yes, we're talking about the KDE Plasma 5.9.2 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.2 software suite, KDE Frameworks 5.31.0, and KDE Development Platform 4.14.29, all of which can be found in your Chakra GNU/Linux's repos if you want to run the newest KDE software.

today's howtos

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • IOTA: IoT revolutionized with a Ledger
    Ever since the introduction of digital money, the world quickly came to realize how dire and expensive the consequences of centralized systems are. Not only are these systems incredibly expensive to maintain, they are also “single points of failures” which expose a large number of users to unexpected service interruptions, fraudulent activities and vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious hackers. Thanks to Blockchain, which was first introduced through Bitcoin in 2009, the clear benefits of a decentralized and “trustless” transactional settlement system became apparent. No longer should expensive trusted third parties be used for handling transactions, instead, the flow of money should be handled in a direct, Peer-to-Peer fashion. This concept of a Blockchain (or more broadly, a distributed ledger) has since then become a global phenomenon attracting billions of dollars in investments to further develop the concept.
  • Return Home and Unify: My Case for Unity 8
  • Can netbooks be cool again?
    Earlier this week, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg covered a laptop called the GPD Pocket, which is currently being funded on Indiegogo. As Chaim pointed out, the Pocket’s main advantage is its size — with a 7-inch screen, the thing is really, really small — and its price, a reasonable $399. But he didn’t mention that the Pocket is the resurrection of one of the most compelling, yet fatally flawed, computing trends of the ‘00s: the netbook. So after ten years, are netbooks finally cool again? That might be putting it too strongly, but I’m willing to hope.

Linux Devices

  • Compact, rugged module runs Linux or Android on Apollo Lake
    Ubiqcomm’s 95 x 95mm, Apollo Lake-based “COM-AL6C” COM offers 4K video along with multiple SATA, USB, GbE, and PCIe interfaces, plus -40 to 85°C operation. Ubiqconn Technology Inc. has announced a “COM-AL6C” COM Express Type 6 Compact form factor computer-on-module built around Intel’s Apollo Lake processors and designed to withstand the rigors of both fixed and mobile industrial applications. The module offers a choice among three Intel Apollo Lake processors: the quad-core Atom x5-E3930, quad-core x5-E3940, and dual-core x7-E3950, which are clocked at up to 2.0GHz burst and offer TDPs from 6.5 to 12 Watts.
  • Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266
    To get started with IoT (the Internet of Things), your device needs, well, an Internet connection. Base Arduino microcontrollers don't have Internet connectivity by default, so you either need to add Ethernet, Wi-Fi shields, or adapters to them, or buy an Arduino that has built-in Internet connectivity. In addition to complexity, both approaches add cost and consume the already-precious Arduino flash RAM for program space, which limits what you can do. Another approach is to use a Raspberry Pi or similar single-board computer that runs a full-blown operating system like Linux. The Raspberry Pi is a solid choice in many IoT use cases, but it is often overkill when all you really want to do is read a sensor and send the reading up to a server in the cloud. Not only does the Raspberry Pi potentially drive up the costs, complexity, and power consumption of your project, but it is running a full operating system that needs to be patched, and it has a much larger attack surface than a simple microcontroller. When it comes to IoT devices and security, simpler is better, so you can spend more time making and less time patching what you already made.
  • Blinkenlights!
  • Blinkenlights, part 2
  • Blinkenlights, part 3
  • [Older] Shmoocon 2017: The Ins And Outs Of Manufacturing And Selling Hardware
    Every day, we see people building things. Sometimes, useful things. Very rarely, this thing becomes a product, but even then we don’t hear much about the ins and outs of manufacturing a bunch of these things or the economics of actually selling them. This past weekend at Shmoocon, [Conor Patrick] gave the crowd the inside scoop on selling a few hundred two factor authentication tokens. What started as a hobby is now a legitimate business, thanks to good engineering and abusing Amazon’s distribution program.
  • 1.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users NEVER use a PC, 200 Million PC Internet Users never use a mobile phone. Understanding the 3.5 Billion Internet Total Audience
    As I am working to finish the 2017 Edition of the TomiAhonen Almanac (last days now) I always get into various updates of numbers, that remind me 'I gotta tell this story'.. For example the internet user numbers. We have the December count by the ITU for year 2016, that says the world has now 3.5 Billion internet users in total (up from 3.2 Billion at the end of year 2015). So its no 'drama' to know what is 'that' number. The number of current internet total users is yes, 3.5 Billion, almost half of the planet's total population (47%).