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Fanning the Flames of the Browser Security Wars

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Software

voices.washingtonpost: A report published this week by software vulnerability watcher Secunia promises to stoke the ever-smoldering embers of the debate over which major Web browser is more secure.

The Argument for Buying Linux Pre-Installed

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Linux

linuxloop.com: One of the things you hear a lot is that Macs “just work.” As nicely described in this article, Linux “just works” just as well if you only run it on hardware it was designed to run on. I would like to take the post one step further.

How to be Your Own Linux Tech Support

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Linux
HowTos

maketecheasier.com: When I first began using Linux, I was fortunate that I had a few friends around who knew it well, and were able to answer my questions and provide support. Not everyone is so lucky.

Mozilla Cooking Firefox 3.5, Forget Firefox 3.1

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Moz/FF

softpedia.com: In the Firefox Product Delivery Meeting Details, Mozilla notes that “version numbering [would advance from] 3.1 -> 3.5 to indicate increased scope.

Important Linux File Directories That Users Should Know About

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Linux
HowTos

junauza.com: To become more efficient, it is essential for a Linux user to learn some basic commands and keyboard shortcuts. He or she must also be familiar with several Linux file directories to at least learn a little on how the system works.

Linux on Netbooks, Caveats and Cautionary Tales

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Linux
Hardware

ostatic.com/blog: I purchased my ASUS EeePC 701 just over a year ago. It was inexpensive, it ran Linux, and that was more than enough for me. At Tectonic, Nic Ludick wonders if this isn't actually a bad thing in the long run for boosting Linux adoption.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Outlaws 80 - Pull the FAT Out

  • FSF adds speakers for LibrePlanet conference on GNU/Linux
  • Understanding what it is to be open source
  • GNOME 2.26.0 Release Candidate Is Now Out
  • A Better Solitaire
  • ATI graphics card & compiz tearing
  • Firefox 3.0.7 security and stability release now available
  • Questions For: Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Chairman
  • DIY Linux
  • 5 Minutes of Elive 1.9.23
  • Microsoft tax on Linux’s horizon?
  • Text is not enough!
  • Installing Mepis 8
  • Fedora 11 Alpha YUM issues
  • Microsoft Office for netbooks being prepared
  • Starting the day with Ubuntu 8.10 Linux
  • Linux Mint 6 Felicia Fluxbox CE, In Depth
  • Qt Gets the Nokia Treatment
  • KDE 4.2.0 on Gentoo a week (or so) after
  • Windows gaming on Linux & Macs made easy
  • Linux tip: How to clean up KDE on logout
  • Ubuntu or Xubuntu? It’s getting harder to choose
  • The Real Story on Oracle Unbreakable Linux
  • SFLC Seeks Patent Attorney
  • Running / Using ext4 on openSUSE 11.1

Migrating to Linux in 5 Steps

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Linux

nixtutor.com: Migrating to Linux doesn’t have to be difficult. All you have to do is, get a fresh copy of your favorite distro, backup your data, find out what hardware is compatible, identify essential programs, and have a fresh hard drive or partition ready to go.

Is Ubuntu Loosing Touch With It's Community?

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Ubuntu

opensourcereleasefeed.com: I recently saw Gary Vaynerchuk's keynote at FOWA Miami. One of the things he said that really struck a cord with me was that when someone sends you an email to inquire about your product or are looking for advice you should see this as a compliment and should not put off replying for one second.

Smartphones: they're all about Linux, baby

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Linux

apcmag.com: iPhone challengers Palm Pre as well as HTC's Dream and Magic have one thing in common: Linux-based operating systems. We look at why Linux is so good for smartphones.

10 ways to go green with Linux

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: From reduced packaging to energy savings to extended equipment lifecycles, Linux can help you green up your tech environment. Jack Wallen looks at some of the eco-friendly benefits of running Linux.

Phoenix Hyperspace, the Instant-On Linux: Needs More Time in the Oven

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: In Torture-Testing Phoenix HyperSpace, the Linux-Based Instant-On OS, we learned a bit about Phoenix HyperSpace, the Linux-based "instant on" operating system.

Also: Linux-Based HyperSpace: 30 Second Boot

browsing in GNOME

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Software

blogs.gnome.org: There are 2 ways to provide access to the web for GNOME. One is to integrate into an existing framework. The other is to write our own.

KDE 4.2.1 provides the "Cream" on top of KDE

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KDE

dot.kde.org: It has been a little more than a month since you were able to install the latest and greatest KDE on release day. Today is another one of those with KDE 4.2.1 (codenamed "Cream") hitting the shelves.

Looking back at Linux.com

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Linux
Web

brucebyfield.wordpress: Quite simply, the old Linux.com site and its sister-site NewsForge were the largest source of original news in the FOSS community. That is not just bias, but objective fact. Mny people don’t seem to recognize what’s been lost.

Also: Journey to the New Linux.com

Bad update! BAD!

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SUSE

marcelgagne.com: On Monday evening, just before calling it a night, I decided to attend to that little 'updates available my OpenSUSE 11.1 notebook. There were half a dozen updates, one of them being a kernel update, which doesn't happen too often.

Firefox 3 Gains Ground on Microsoft Internet Explorer

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Moz/FF

sys-con.com: Mozilla Firefox 3 overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 for the first time in February in the Internet browser wars according to monthly data from StatCounter Global Stats.

Red Hat's JBoss Software Draws Patent Suit

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Legal

informationweek.com: A small software company on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against open source distributor Red Hat and several vendors that sell Red Hat products, claiming that Red Hat's JBoss middleware violates one of its patents.

The Beginner's Guide to Linux, Part 2: Installation

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Linux

maximumpc.com: In part one of our guide, we walked you through the process of finding a distro that is right for you. This chapter is going to walk you through downloading and burning a CD image of your chosen distro(s), the traditional way of partitioning and setting up a dual-boot system, and another way to dual-boot without repartitioning.

Dream Linux 3.5 - An Excellent New Release

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Linux

community.zdnet/blog: I got interested in the new release of Dream Linux (3.5) because it is supposed to make it easy to create your own customised ISO boot image. I thought that if I could get it set up and configured on the HP 2133, and then make an ISO of that, that would be really useful.

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