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Building Systems Secure From The Start

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ostatic.com: Default operating system installs on a server are almost always wrong. Unfortunate, but true. In an attempt to build a generic system that appeals to as many situations as possible, the default install is often overloaded with software that is not necessary, and a filesystem layout that would allow one rogue daemon to fill up the entire drive.

today's leftovers:

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HowTos
  • automatically start an application after KDE start up
  • Friendly ways to build cross-platform software
  • Space without the Fun
  • How to install TeXLive 2010 on Ubuntu 10.10
  • Arch Linux
  • How to burn ISO image to CD or DVD
  • ForgeRock Shines on Sun's Legacy Identity
  • Tabbed ssh connection manager for gtk
  • hardware info with guide to commands
  • X.Org Server 1.10 Is Getting Close
  • SSH across a Layer 7 Filter
  • Counting and Sums with awk
  • BSDInstall and pc-sysinstall to merge
  • 6 Open Source CMDB
  • Convert Video To AVI Easily Using Video2Avi
  • Nokia Admits to not Focusing on Desktop QT
  • KDEMU Markey’s Movin’

Fluxbox 1.3 Released | What’s new | Compile

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HowTos

linuxnov.com: Fluxbox is a great lightweight X window manager that does not require a high machine performance to use it. Been a long time since last Fluxbox stable release from two years, finally Fluxbox 1.3 has been released today with quite a few new features.

The Version Number Game

jeffhoogland.blogspot: We all play it. Every hacker, code monkey, and developer that produces a piece of software - The Version Number Game.

Huh. Font licensing.

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OSS

blog.melchua: So this afternoon I was making business cards for Teaching Open Source community members to hand out at the big SIGCSE conference that’s coming up. Karsten asked me to check out his blog post about a slip-up on font licensing for theopensourceway.org. Shoot, I didn’t think about that.

Looking at a few Operating Systems

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Linux

technologytales.com: The last few weeks have seen me poking around with a few different operating systems to see how they perform. With the inclusion of Unity in the forthcoming Ubuntu “Natty Narwhal” 11.04, I am mindful of the need to be keeping an eye on alternative options should there ever be a need to jump ship.

Bodhi Linux RC2 & Updates

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: After three weeks of user input and a few bugs reports the Bodhi team and I are happy to present our second release candidate (version number 0.1.6). This version features package updates.

VLC Celebrating its Tenth Birthday - True Success Story

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techdrivein.com: Like most of you, VLC Media Player has been an integral part of my life around Linux which started nearly 4 years ago. VLC is celebrating its 10 birthday and we at Tech Drive-in wish the awesome people behind VLC all the very best for the future.

bit more here

Debian Squeeze: about relevance and visibility

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ghabuntu.com: The new awaited Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” has been recently released. I only got it a quick look on my blog. What more surprised me has been all the discussion about Debian “relevance” that appeared on the Internet just after Debian release.

BSD Magazine 2011/02 Released

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BSD

bsdmag.org: Highlights include: ZFS and FreeBSD, Network transparent rate limitation with ipfw, Building an iSCSI storage with BSD, How to setup a USB Memory stick for installing a pfSense SoHo Firewall/Router, and Mutt On OS X.

Pardus Kurumsal 2

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: Yesterday, I did something that I always do. I checked DistroWatch for the latest news. Something interesting was listed there. Apparently, Pardus has a "Corporate" edition. This isn't a paid release or anything. It's another version of Pardus that uses only trusted components.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 163 is out

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Mozilla delays final Firefox beta

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: It's looking increasingly unlikely that Mozilla will ship Firefox 4 this month.

‘Ubuntu Linux’, ‘Ubuntu GNU/Linux’? No, use ‘Ubuntu’!

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sensehofstede.nl: When people talk about Ubuntu, they usually have two ways of referring to it. Most frequently people use ‘Ubuntu’, but at some places you’ll find ‘Ubuntu Linux’ very consistently. In this blog post I want to argue here to stop calling Ubuntu ‘Ubuntu Linux’.

Sneak Peek at Sabayon's New Package Web Interface

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Software
Web

wolf911.us: Are you a fan of sneak-peeks? Who isn’t right? Fabio has released an insight into what http://www.sabayon.org/packages/ will be transformed into. It’s a work in progress and at about 30% done so far.

Top 8 Newest GNOME GTK Themes Worth Trying Out

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techdrivein.com: On top of the classic and most popular GTK themes for Ubuntu/GNOME we have featured here before, here are a bunch of very new and very awesome GNOME GTK themes worth taking a look at.

Drupal 7 Simplifies Web Content Management

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Drupal

informationweek.com: While Drupal isn't the most popular open source content management system (CMS) available today, its focus on deep management and customization features ideal for complex sites has led it to be used on some very large and popular sites, including many busy news sites and WhiteHouse.gov.

today's leftovers:

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  • Romanian Fedora community at crossroads
  • Axial preaches open source with capital
  • Yahoo to open-source cloud-serving engine
  • Announcing Search in Thunderbird
  • Guayadeque 0.2.9 Is Released
  • Linux Outlaws 192 - De Lamentation of der Women
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.02.18
  • Rescue lost partitions with Gparted 0.8
  • Bitrix Releases List of Top Ten Open Source CMS Pitfalls
  • Rage Trailer

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux 101: Using chmod and chown
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography in OpenSSH
  • Multiple Field Separators
  • Transparent Caching ftp proxy server - frox
  • How to watch the Bandwidth Stats by Process using NetHogs
  • how to View Past Notifications In Ubuntu
  • Using Mac theme Snow Sabre icons (black&light) in Ubuntu Gnome
  • Download Ninja
  • eSpeak- text to speech opensource software

XOOPS, There It Is! A CMS for the Masses

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Software

sourceforge.net: The great thing about open source software is the ability for developers to fork their own project, if they want to see it take a different direction.

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today's leftovers

  • Equus WHITEBOX OPEN: A Line Of Coreboot/LinuxBoot-Ready Xeon Scalable Servers
    Equus Compute Solutions has announced the release of their new WHITEBOX OPEN server platform that is intended to be cost-optimized and an open hardware platform.
  • LKML archives on lore.kernel.org
    We collected LKML archives going as far back as 1998, and they are now all available to anyone via a simple git clone. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who helped in this effort by donating their personal archives.
  • PulseAudio 12 Open-Source Sound System Released with AirPlay, A2DP Improvements
    PulseAudio 12.0, a major version of its open-source sound server program designed to work on a wide-range of POSIX operating systems like Linux, BSD, macOS, and others, was released with numerous improvements and new features. Highlights of PulseAudio 12.0 include better latency reporting with the A2DP Bluetooth profile, which also improves A/V sync, more accurate latency reporting on AirPlay devices, the ability to prioritize HDMI output over S/PDIF output, HSP support for more Bluetooth headsets, and the ability to disable input and output on macOS.
  • Welcome Window Integration in Pitivi – Part 2
    In my last post (link), I gave an overview of Welcome window integration in Pitivi. I started working on this task from the first coding day of Google Summer of Code 2018, i.e. May 14, 2018 and after one amazing month of coding it finally got merged (commit) on June 19, 2018. Apparently it was a large change consisting of 702 additions and 329 deletions (link) involving 75 code-review discussions and 29 versions. A special thanks to my mentor aleb for giving constructive reviews on my code.
  • Laura Abbott: What's a kernel devel package anyway
  • Intel’s 7th Gen NUCs Are Now “Ubuntu Certified”
    If you’ve had your eye on an Intel NUC for dev work, IoT shenanigans, or to use as an entertainment hub in the living room, you’ll be pleased to know you can install and run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS without encountering any major issues. Yes: I did say Ubuntu 16.04 LTS there and not Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the most recent long-term support release. Only the Xenial Xerus is currently certified for use on these device.
  • Ubuntu Suru Icon Theme Now Covers More Filetypes
    As you may know, developers plan to revamp the look and feel of Ubuntu for its next release by shipping the new Communitheme GTK and GNOME Shell theme and the new Suru icon set by default.
  • Toyota Research Institute supports development of open-source automated driving simulator
    Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is furthering its support of open source platforms by donating $100,000 to the Computer Vision Center (CVC) to accelerate its development of an open source simulator for automated driving, Car Learning to Act (CARLA). “Technological advances and growth are made possible through collaboration and community support,” said Vangelis Kokkevis, director of Driving Simulation at TRI. “Fostering the development of a common open simulation platform will allow TRI and its academic and industrial partners to better exchange code, information and data.”
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  • EOS (EOS): Resource Planner is live, know all about the open source tool
    EOS (EOS) announced on Medium that they started working on the EOS Resource Planner three months ago and finally the network is now live. They have finished with the MVP which can be found at https://www.eosrp.io/.
  • The Linux Foundation Announces Initial Keynotes for Open Networking Summit Europe
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the keynote speakers for Open Networking Summit Europe, taking place September 25-27 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Rep of the Month – May 2018
    Please join us in congratulating Prathamesh Chavan, our Rep of the Month for May 2018! Prathamesh is from Pune, India and works as a Technical Support Engineer at Red Hat. From his very early days in the Mozilla community, Prathamesh used his excellect people skills to spread the community to different colleges and to evangelise many of the upcoming projects, products and Mozilla initiatives. Prathamesh is also a very resourceful person. Due to this, he did a great job at organizing some great events at Pune and creare many new Mozilla Clubs across the city there.
  • GitHub Coders to Microsoft: Cut Ties With ICE or We'll 'Take Our Projects Elsewhere'
    More than five dozen Github contributors on Thursday signed a letter threatening to abandon the website unless Microsoft canceled its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract. Microsoft, which acquired GitHub, the internet’s largest source code repository, for $7.5 billion earlier this month, is one of several tech companies facing heat for its work on behalf of ICE as a result of the Trump administration policy of separating families at the U.S. border.
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  • Goodman One is an Open-Source, 3D-Printed Analog Camera
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