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Cyber War: Microsoft a weak link in national security

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Microsoft

arstechnica.com: "Microsoft has vast resources, literally billions of dollars in cash, or liquid assets reserves. Microsoft is an incredibly successful empire built on the premise of market dominance with low-quality goods."

Virtual Users/Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 10.04)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 5 Tools to Develop AAA Games
  • Should universities become open source tech democracies?
  • Ulteo has been selected to join Microsoft France idEES
  • Pessulus, Lockdown Editor, restrict/lock stuff
  • Open Source and Unicorns
  • Ingres VectorWise goes GA, open source by end of year
  • 10 considerations for maintaining open source in your organization
  • Can FOSS Skills Be Measured?
  • Openoffice.org-ogltrans, OptiPNG, Advanced PNG Optimizer. and Ospics
  • blu-ray on gentoo
  • OSI Committee Chairs Election for 2010-2011
  • Making Open-Source Software Free and Fabulous
  • Linux Outlaws 154 - The Big Android Shootout
  • Announcing the KDE e.V. Supporting Membership
  • TestDisk is a Great Recovery Tool
  • Adobe Preps Crucial Flash Fix
  • How to Undo an Update in Ubuntu Lucid
  • Brazil Wants To Be The Next India and Open Source Is Their Secret Weapon

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cool bash scripting trick with arrays
  • Installing ffmpeg-php on an Ubuntu 9.04 LAMP Server
  • Change Run Command Keybinding to Match Gnome-Do
  • Sabayon 5.3 installation guide
  • OpenID authentication with the mod_auth_openid Apache module
  • Upload to Rackspace Cloud Files in a shell script
  • How to recover files from lost+found after fsck in linux
  • How to Enable Multimedia Support (MP3, Mpeg4, Divx, 3gp, avi) in Fedora 13
  • Ubuntu-system-panel - Simple menu and launcher
  • Save Ubuntu space-auto-delete downloaded packages after installation
  • KDE Power Management 101
  • Clone a Hard Drive Using an Ubuntu Live CD
  • Ubuntu won't connect to a Wep-secured network

HP leverages Linux, less known for contribution

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Linux

blogs.the451group: The 451 Group has published another open source strategy Spotlight report, this time turning our attention to longtime Linux server vendor Hewlett-Packard, which continues to dedicate resources to Linux and other open source software communities.

Not All Open Source is Created Equal

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networkworld.com: When I started to work at Lucid, it was pretty clear to me that I was new to the open source world. So I started by talking to open source luminaries. What I learned from them is that Open Source is a broad term – and not all open source is created equal.

Unix Commands to Try When You're Bored

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Linux

itworld.com: Not every Unix command sparks with novelty. After all, the OS has now been around for roughly forty years and the spark wears off. But there are some commands that pick up from where the basics run out of steam. Jump on a Linux box and try these out.

Review: PCLinuxOS 2010 Gnome – With Screenshots

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PCLOS

g33q.co.za: PCLinuxOS, to my mind, has always been a KDE distro. I have used the Gnome edition a little before, mostly with a friend of mine who fiddled around with as many distro’s he could get his hands on and then invited me over to come check out some things for him.

Review: Amarok 2.3.1

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Software

linux-magazine.com: Except maybe for Pysol and Battle of Wesnoth, Amarok is my favorite leisure application. In fact, I frequently use it while working to play songs that have no lyrics to detrain my thoughts.

10 things I don't like about Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • 10 things I don't like about Ubuntu 10.04
  • 5 new things can happen in Ubuntu 10.10
  • Canonical developing Ubuntu OS for tablets
  • Ubuntu Will Be Able to Restore Applications and Settings
  • What indicator applets were made for

Open Source Lightworks Makes Centurion An Epic

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Software

muktware.com: Award-winning editor Chris Gill utilized Lightworks to edit Neil Marshall’s latest adrenaline-fused thriller, Centurion.

Open Source Developers Should Thank Apple? Did The Police Thank The Mafia?

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OSS

networkworld.com: Blogger DJ Walker-Morgan says open source developers should thank Apple for raising the competitive bar. Rubbish! That's like the police thanking the Mafia for making them more work.

Make your fridge run Linux!

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HowTos
Humor

dedoimedo.com: OMG, what? My refrigerator, that thingie that keeps all them foods and whatnot cool and edible can run Linux? Well, definitely. And in this article, I will show you how.

Review: LuckyBackup for Linux systems

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Backups are a crucial aspect of any PC users work. No matter if you are a home user who uses the PC for home banking or a data center administrator who depends upon backups as the go-to failsafe for petabytes of company data, without a backup you could find yourself dead in the water.

KDE 4.5 Beta 2 released

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE today announced the immediate availability of KDE SC 4.5 Beta2. 1459 new bugs have been reported, and 1643 bugs have been closed, so we're witnessing a lot of stabilization.

Good Old Dog

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Software

Why I’m still using Fedora 13

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: I must say I’m impressed with the latest Fedora. I haven’t met any deal-breakers for me yet, but then again, I’ve only used it for a week. Still, there’s much to like:

New module decisions for GNOME 3.0

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Software

h-online.com: Following some lengthy discussions within the GNOME community, release manager Vincent Untz has published a summary of the new modules to be included in the next major release of the GNOME desktop environment for Linux and Unix.

Why Isn't Linux the Standard Secondary OS?

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ostatic.com/blog: Recently, I've been using a MacBook Pro that has VMware Fusion installed so that it runs both the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows XP. Many people use multiple operating systems now, and so few use Linux as one of their choices.

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Command Line Heroes Launched

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OSS Leftovers

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