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OLPC: one virus per child

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OLPC It's taken a remarkably short time for the One Laptop Per Child project to change from positioning itself as the saviour of children in developing countries to becoming a toady for Microsoft.

today's leftovers

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  • Linux 2.6.25-rc5 Kernel Released

  • GCC 4.3.0 Released w/ SSE4 Support
  • Ubuntu’s ‘da bomb’
  • Ubuntu UK Podcast
  • KDE at CeBIT 2008
  • Xrandr GUI blues
  • Mozilla Developer News March 12
  • US Democratic conference goes open source
  • Roadmap Analysis For Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS Revisited
  • Mandriva 2008.1 works with EEE PCs
  • After troublesome install, EnGarde proves it's secure

some howtos:

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  • Downgrading from KDE 4.0.2 to KDE 4.0.1

  • Hidden Linux : Fun with ISO images
  • Install Firefox 3 Beta 4 in Ubuntu with One Command
  • How to Set VMWare resolution fullscreen as your Ubuntu desktop
  • HowTo: Convert First Letter of Text Line to Uppercase
  • A try on current nouveau
  • HowTo Integrate a Download Manager into Firefox

Another Biased Review

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jonreagan.wordpress: Here's another biased review, this time coming from PC Magazine. The article is a comparison of Mac OS 10.5, Vista, XP, and Ubuntu. Of the four systems, Ubuntu got the lowest score. See where I am going with this?

Does Linux lack mass-market appeal?

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Linux Doesn't that headline state the obvious? Doesn't the entire world know that Linux simply doesn't offer the kind of mass-market appeal Windows and Mac OS X do? I guess not.

Good malware hunting for Linux

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Security Given all the fuss in the news recently about compromised Linux/Apache servers being responsible for infecting Windows users with malware when they visit those compromised sites, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at three of the best rootkit/malware detection tools available for Linux desktop and SOHO users.

tablaunch Application Launch Bar

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Software Over the last few days I've been testing different application launchers under Openbox. It's funny, but I was managing just fine without an application launcher until I started playing, now I'm hooked. I've experimented with a few different applications and I've finally found one that I'm really happy with, tablaunch.

Kernel space: Details of the vmsplice() exploit

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Linux Back in February, we published a discussion of the vmsplice() exploit which showed how the failure to check permissions for a read operation led to a buffer overflow within the kernel. Subsequently, a linux-kernel reader pointed out that the article stopped short of a complete explanation: this is not an ordinary buffer overflow exploit.

Tasty open source Outlook alternative

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Software I just love my friends in the programming community. They're always showing me new and useful tools that I'd never have located otherwise. The latest one (thanks to Ed) is called Spicebird. It's similar to the better-known Thunderbird, but even more complete.

The Battle for Wesnoth - 1.4 Review

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linuxtidbits.wordpress: I wrote about gaming in Linux before and left out my favorite all-time best game: Wesnoth. I said that I would write about it so that’s what I’m going to do today.

GNU/Linux World Domination for the Wrong Reasons

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Linux In the rush for market share, many people seem to lose sight of the fact that the goal of GNU/Linux and free software is not popularity in itself, but the wide acceptance of a set of ideals.

Three in race for Debian project leader

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Linux Three developers are in the running for the post of Debian project leader (DPL) this year, after nominations closed on March 9. The current leader, Sam Hocevar , is not among the three.

Wine: Improving Look And Feel

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Software A lot of people complains about Wine looks. But not everyone realizes that one can make it look neat easily. This article preents a few simple tips to convert your default Wine to a special one.

Digital Forensics in Linux - Reclaiming Data Off a Failed Hard Drive

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Linux I recently spoke with a lady who operates a Forensic Accounting consultancy. During the course of our conversation, she indicated that from time-to-time she receives requests for computer data related assistance. Namely, obtaining deleted information off hard drives or data off failed drives.

Yet Another Gentoo Defector

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Gentoo It amused me today to see two blog posts, both about users switching from Gentoo to *buntu. The two authors I mentioned above gave up on Gentoo because of persistent problems with the package management system, Portage. Like the authors of the two posts, I recently switched.

Good News: Linux gives life to old hardware. Bad News: Maybe in some cases it shouldn't.

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Linux I was in one of my customer's datacenters the other day, and while I do most work remotely, I had to take this opportunity to take some snapshots of their proxy server. Good news: It's a true-blue IBM Server! Bad news: It's a IBM Netfinity 5000 (model 3Ry)!

Wal-Mart Yanks Linux PC From Shelves, Keeps Them Online

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Linux Wal-Mart had been selling Everex's gPC for $199 since November, but decided to scrap the offering in its stores. The retailer will continue to sell the PC at its online store.

Leafpad - a minimal GTK text editor

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Software Simplicity is a wonderful thing sometimes. Leafpad is designed to be just that, simple. It is designed as a plain text editor.

Measuring Fedora's Boot Performance

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Linux Last month we had measured Ubuntu's boot performance via the open-source Bootchart utility and had done this on all Ubuntu releases between Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and the latest development build at the time for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. From this testing we had found the boot time to decrease with each official release and the maximum disk throughput increasing. With Fedora 9 Sulphur due out next month, we have done this same boot performance testing on the Fedora side with Core 4, Core 5, Core 6, 7, 8, and 9 Rawhide.

The Linux Foundation Reveals Speaker Line-up for 2nd Annual Collaboration Summit

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PR: The Linux Foundation today announced the speakers for its 2nd Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Kernel developers, leading market research firm and companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, MySQL, and Oracle will debate growth opportunities for the platform.

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