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Story Testing Ubuntu, Debian and LMDE on my new notebook Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:48pm
Story Qt 5.3 Release Candidate Available Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:41pm
Story Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) with a 3D Desktop and Funky Dock Was the Future in 2006 – Video Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:33pm
Story AMD to enter Android space with ARM based chip Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:30pm
Story You can buys ZTE’s Firefox phone for $99 on eBay Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:22pm
Story Wayland 1.5 Appears To Be In Great Shape Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:16pm
Story What are the alternatives to Google Chrome and Firefox on Linux? Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 5:06pm
Story HOW MUNICH SWITCHED 15,000 PCS FROM WINDOWS TO LINUX Roy Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 2:16pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 1:55pm
Story Docker Open Source Virtualization Project Nears 1.0 Release Rianne Schestowitz 09/05/2014 - 6:16am

apple & ms

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Mac

Package Search Module in YaST2

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SUSE

worldofxor.blogspot: There is a YaST module for searching software in openSUSE package repositories and Packman! Very cool indeed!

Why Picking a Linux Distro is Like Picking a Girlfriend

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Linux

desktoplinux.wordpress: Choosing a Linux distro is a lot lot choosing a girlfriend. If she appears too needy or too high maintenance, I am probably not going for a second date. Of course, a pretty face doesn’t hurt, but as my previous review showed, there is a lot more to her than her looks.

When Enterprise meets FOSS

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OSS

ditns.blogspot: If 2008 had a buzzword, it was probably community. More and more companies are looking to tap into communities for contributions to open source projects. But following the open-source trend just because everyone is doing it isn't good enough. To succeed, you need a well-thought-out community plan.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MySQL 5.1 downloaded a million times

  • VIA Interested In Gallium3D For Chrome 9
  • In the beginning…
  • How I started using Linux
  • OpenSuse 11.1 Day 4 Happiness!
  • Giving up on Microsoft
  • How Private Are Private Browser Modes?
  • 1.5-pound mini-laptop boots Linux fast
  • X Server 1.6 Sees 34 New Commits Today
  • Linux Basement: Episode 34 - Interview With Robert
  • Linux Void: Episode 17 - Trippy Line
  • Australian FOSS Advocates Miss-a-Trick
  • Boxee does better
  • First time on Fedora Live CD
  • Browser annoyances - mailto: links
  • SFTP on Ubuntu and Debian in 9 easy steps
  • A Few Notes about the GRUB Bootloader
  • How To Spell Check With The Firefox Dictionary
  • Turn off Spatial Mode in Nautilus
  • How to take a screenshot without X (GUI), just from console
  • PHP and MySQL Essential Functions
  • A better way to create a customized Ubuntu Live USB drive
  • Installing FlyCast on Ubuntu Linux
  • howto: follow firefox 3.1 beta, trunk or final
  • Gentoofy your GRUB boot loader
  • Favorite Linux Shortcuts

Open source firmware for Broadcom wireless adapters

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Hardware
Software

lwn.net: Many people complain about the problem of binary firmware blobs; the folks at the OpenFWWF project are doing something about it.

2009: Year of the Linux Handheld?

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Linux
Hardware

linuxrevolution.blogspot: Although the number of PCs running Linux has increased each year, a new emergent trend is that Linux is becoming a popular on more consumer handheld devices.

Google Gets Chrome Ready For Mac, Linux

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Google
Software

informationweek.com: Google has released a pre-beta version of Chrome 2.0 that takes the Web browser closer to its eventual support of Mac OS X and Linux.

Firefox team stops collecting data to ensure user privacy

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: The Firefox team decided this week to stop collecting unique identifiers that link crash reports from the same user.

Linux Interview - Just when you thought you knew it all

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Linux

lifeoncastro.blogspot: I have recently found myself in a search for the perfect job. I think the perfect job is a Linux Systems Administration gig. The meat of this article is really to list out some of the most common questions I have been asked along this journey.

10 Questions about linux asked by windows users

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Linux

bablotech.com: As the popularity of linux increasing day by day but still there are lots of peoples using windows and still unaware about linux. I have listed 10 questions which most of windows user’s have in their mind.

Review: BBC iPlayer Desktop On The Linux

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Software

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: A significant piece of news which might have been drowned out by all that festive white noise was the release of the BBC iPlayer application for Linux and Mac platforms.

Linux and Sun events chopped as recession bites

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: It may be a popular Linux distro, but that's not enough to tempt fans of Ubuntu into traveling to the American northwest to get the latest low down.

Introducing KDE 4: Amarok 2.0

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Software

introducingkde4.blogspot: Finally, Amarok 2 has been released. The 1.x series were the champions on music management (on BSD and Linux) and playing during KDE 3.x time. Actually, it was preferred on all desktop environments, shells or plain windows managers.

Linux 2.6.28's five best features

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: While you were likely to be opening up Christmas presents, Linus Torvalds was giving Linux users around the world a special present: the release of the next major Linux kernel: Linux 2.6.28.

Windows 7 Beta Review

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Microsoft

theunixgeek.blogspot: So, I went onto MSDN, downloaded my copy of Windows 7 Beta (build 7000), and here are a few notes of what I think of the new version of Windows, specifically my overall impression of it.

Open Source In Obama's Tech Agenda

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Much noise has been made in the past week or so about President-elect Barack Obama's creation of a governmental chief tech officer position. My question is: What will be their stance on open source? Will they lean towards it, mandate it, forbid it ... or ignore it entirely?

BadVista: We hardly knew ye

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Microsoft

fsf.org: "The fact that Microsoft has repeatedly extended XP cutoff deadlines and is releasing a public beta of Windows 7 today is proof of Vista's failure"

ASUS`s Eee Box Brings Atom to the Desktop

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Hardware

channelinsider.com: Asus offers a desktop PC that is designed for the world of Web 2.0 and green computing for under $320.

Update to openSUSE 11.1

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SUSE
  • Update to openSUSE 11.1

  • No Paradise
  • Unofficial KDE 3.5 Live CD for openSUSE 11.1
  • Upgrading to OpenSuSE 11.1 Some issues
  • Tips to openSUSE 11.1 the most usable ever
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OpenShift and Google

  • Red Hat launches 'OpenShift' dedicated on Google Cloud Platform
    World's leading provider of open source solutions Red Hat has announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Red Hat and Google join forces on containers
    Red Hat and Google are set to offer enterprise customers a managed OpenShift service hosted on Google's cloud to make the build, launch and management of applications a less time-consuming process. OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform will speed up the adoption of containers, according to Red Hat, giving developers the guidance they need to create applications and deploy them faster.
  • Red Hat’s Container Platform Lands on Google Cloud
    Red Hat’s OpenShift Dedicated container platform will now be available on Google Cloud Platform, the companies announced yesterday. OpenShift Dedicated is a managed version of Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform, targeting enterprises. Launched in December, the Dedicated version puts Red Hat in the role of a service provider, taking care of infrastructure and operations.

Security News

  • A 'mystery device' is letting thieves break into cars and drive off with them, insurance group says
    Insurance crime investigators are raising alarms over a device that not only lets thieves break into cars that use keyless entry systems but also helps start and steal them. Investigators from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, a not-for-profit organization, said in an interview they obtained what they called the “mystery device” from a third-party security expert at an overseas company. So far, the threat here may be mostly theoretical. The crime bureau said it heard of the device being used in Europe and had reports that it had entered the U.S., but said there are no law enforcement reports of a car being stolen using it in the United States.
  • Turkish hacking group offers tiered points rewards program for DoS attacks
    A TURKISH HACKING GANG is taking an unusual approach to funding denial of service attacks, and is soliciting for, and offering hackers rewards for taking down chosen pages. This is unusual, as far as we know, and it has led to the creation of comment from the security industry. Often these things do.
  • German judges explain why Adblock Plus is legal
    Last month, Adblock Plus maker Eyeo GmbH won its sixth legal victory in German courts, with a panel of district court judges deciding that ad-blocking software is legal despite German newsmagazine Der Spiegel's arguments to the contrary. Now, the reasoning of the Hamburg-based panel of judges has been made public. According to an unofficial English-translated copy (PDF) of the judgment, Spiegel Online argued it was making a "unified offer" to online consumers. Essentially, that offer is: read the news content for free and view some ads. While Internet users have the freedom "not to access this unified offer," neither they nor Adblock Plus have the right to "dismantle" it. Eyeo's behavior thus amounted to unfair competition, and it could even wipe the offer out, Spiegel claimed. "The Claimant [Spiegel] argues that the Defendant’s [Eyeo's] business model endangers the Claimant’s existence," reads the judgment, which isn't final because it can be appealed by Spiegel. Because users aren't willing to pay for editorial content on the Web, "it is not economically viable for the Claimant to switch to this business model." Spiegel asked for an accounting of all the blocked views on its website and a fine to be paid—or even for managers Wladimir Palant and Till Faida to be placed in "coercive detention" of up to two years.
  • Op-ed: I’m throwing in the towel on PGP, and I work in security [Ed: Onlya tool would drop PGP for Facebook-controlled Whatsapp. The company back-doors everything under gag orders.]
    In the coming weeks I'll import all signatures I received, make all the signatures I promised, and then publish revocations to the keyservers. I'll rotate my Keybase key. Eventually, I'll destroy the private keys.
  • 90 per cent of NHS Trusts are still running Windows XP machines
    90 PER CENT of the NHS continues to run Windows XP machines, two and a half years after Microsoft ditched support for the ageing OS. It's Citrix who is ringing the alarm bells, having learnt that 90 per cent of NHS Trusts are still running Windows XP PCs. The firm sent Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to 63 NHS Trusts, 42 of which responded. The data also revealed that 24 Trusts are still not sure when they'll migrate from Windows XP to a newer version of Microsoft's OS. 14 per cent said they would be transitioning to a new operating system by the end of this year, while 29 per cent pledged to make the move sometime next year.
  • Ransomware blamed for attack that caused Lincolnshire NHS Trust shutdown
    RANSOMWARE is to blame for an attack which saw an NHS Trust in Lincolnshire that forced to cancel operations for four days in October. In a statement, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust said that a ransomware variant called Globe2 was to blame for the incident.
  • Researchers Find Fresh Fodder for IoT Attack Cannons
    New research published this week could provide plenty of fresh fodder for Mirai, a malware strain that enslaves poorly-secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices for use in powerful online attacks. Researchers in Austria have unearthed a pair of backdoor accounts in more than 80 different IP camera models made by Sony Corp. Separately, Israeli security experts have discovered trivially exploitable weaknesses in nearly a half-million white-labeled IP camera models that are not currently sought out by Mirai.
  • Your data is not safe. Here's how to lock it down
    But some people worry that government surveillance will expand under a Donald Trump presidency, especially because he tapped Mike Pompeo, who supports mass surveillance, for CIA chief.
  • Tor at the Heart: Library Freedom Project
    Library Freedom Project is an initiative that aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy rights and responsibilities, and privacy-enhancing technologies to help safeguard digital freedoms.
  • PowerShell security threats greater than ever, researchers warn
    Administrators should upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft PowerShell and enable extended logging and monitoring capabilities in the light of a surge in related security threats, warn researchers [...] Now more than 95% of PowerShell scripts analysed by Symantec researchers have been found to be malicious, with 111 threat families using PowerShell.
  • Five-Year-Old Bait-and-Switch Linux Security Flaw Patched
    Maintainers of the Linux Kernel project have fixed three security flaws this week, among which there was a serious bug that lingered in the kernel for the past five years and allowed attackers to bypass some OS security systems and open a root shell.
  • The Internet of Dangerous Auction Sites
    Ok, I know this is kind of old news now, but Bruce Schneier gave testimony to the House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee about computer security after the Dyn attack. I’m including this quote because I feel it sets the scene nicely for what follows here. Last week, I was browsing the popular online auction site eBay and I noticed that there was no TLS. For a moment, I considered that maybe my traffic was being intercepted deliberately, there’s no way that eBay as a global company would be deliberately risking users in this way. I was wrong. There is not and has never been TLS for large swathes of the eBay site. In fact, the only point at which I’ve found TLS is in their help pages and when it comes to entering card details (although it’ll give you back the last 4 digits of your card over a plaintext channel).

Android Leftovers

Linux 4.8.14

Turns out I'm going to be on a very long flight early tomorrow morning, so I figured it would be good to get this kernel out now, instead of delaying it by an extra day. So, I'm announcing the release of the 4.8.14 kernel. All users of the 4.8 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.8.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.8.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.4.38 Linux Kernel 4.8.14 Hits the Streets with Numerous Networking Improvements, More