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Firefox: Some security tips

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Moz/FF

blogs.techrepublic.com: There are several reasons why Firefox is the Web browser of choice for many of us. Providing a safe Web surfing experience is one of the more important ones. I’d like to offer some tips.

Mandriva and its R D projects PR

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: Last time I talk about the Xtreem OS. As we could see, there were very few communication/PR about this on Mandriva website. This complete lack of communication from Mandriva about theses R&D projects is very strange.

People of openSUSE: Jim Henderson

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: I noticed Jim by his thoughtful replies on openSUSE mail lists and forums. He has ability to listen, understand and answer in the way that correspondent can not only find correct, but also understand, which is seldom found talent.

Overview of Ubuntu in the Highstreet

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: I’m constantly vigilant, assesing how much of the general public who are not technically minded use Ubuntu. Here I found an interesting anti-Linux movement forming.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #140

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #140 for the week of April 26th- May 2nd, 2009 is now available.

Jaunty: kernel 2.6.30 fixes the Intel video

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Ubuntu

beranger.org: The Jaunty kernel team should apologize to the whole Universe: the Intel video regression is because of the kernel, and here’s the proof.

Mandriva Cooker (2010.0) opened

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Since Friday the cooker repositories, which will lead to Mandriva 2010.0 in 6 months, are open again. In only 3 days about 400 new package releases were made.

A Taste of Spring: The Mandriva One 2009.1 Experience

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MDV

zwuser.wordpress: I just got the news last week that Mandriva released their latest and greatest version, 2009.1 a.k.a Spring. For convenience sake, I decided to get the Mandriva One KDE CD image.

Tech Evangelists and open source

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: What I thought I wanted to do was take a look at how tech evangelism really effects the IT industry - especially open source. We have all been evangelists at one point or another, but for some of us, especially in the open source world, being an evangelist is looked upon poorly.

5 Ways to Get Involved with Ubuntu–for Non-technical Users

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Ubuntu

2indya.com: If you are not a technical user of Linux but want to get involved with the sweeping wave of Linux/GNU operating system, Ubuntu offers you some great opportunities.

The Android name kerfluffle

blogs.zdnet.com: The media is absolutely filled with “oh noes” stories concerning Google, and its partners in the Open Handset Alliance, being sued by Erich Specht of Palatine, Ill over its use of the word Android to describe its mobile phones.

Windows 7 RC1 Review

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Microsoft

blog.scotsnewsletter.com: I’ve been working with the Windows 7 RC1 (release candidate 1) for about a week and a half now. Barring unforeseen bugs, I doubt at this point that Microsoft is more than four months away from the release of Windows 7.

ReactOS works! Sort of …

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OS

kmandla.wordpress: On a whim, I installed the latest pre-release release of ReactOS today. I tried it a long time ago and had no luck whatsoever — black screens, nonbooting or just generalized irregular behavior — and so I rarely give it a thought.

Creating A Fully Encrypted Para-Virtualised Xen Guest System Using Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This document explains how to set up a fully encrypted para-virtualized XEN instance. In this howto, the host system is running Debian Etch, while the guest system to be installed will be using Debian Lenny.

Why Desktop Linux isn't profitable

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Linux

zerias.blogspot: One of the more popular videos making the tech news rounds is Bryan Lunduke's Linux Sucks! video from LinuxFest NW. He makes several valid points, and covers one of my biggest problems with Open-Source development, the sheer number of duplicated efforts.

The future of PowerDevil (and of power management)

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KDE

drfav.wordpress: PowerDevil has proven to be quite a solid software, and I’m both proud and happy about it: the 4.2->4.3 transition has happened almost with no maintainance. The problem is that PowerDevil GUI does suck, big time, because it’s way too cluttered.

NoScript and AdBlock Plus Dramas

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Software

meandubuntu.wordpress: Maybe you’ve already read a bit about the big stink around NoScript? Personally, I find both of these extensions very useful, and have been using both for as long as I have been aware of them. Along with FireGestures, they are the first extensions I always install along with Firefox.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • KDE 4.2.2 still has a few problems

  • Gnot Invented Here
  • Migrating my home Ubuntu Server toward a linutop
  • GNU sed goes GPL3
  • Sometimes I Hate Gentoo
  • How Well Does Computer Humor Age?
  • FLOSS Weekly 67: Xen
  • QuakeLive Linux SITREP
  • Notification Changes For Karmic Koala
  • Using Mew as a Mail Client
  • How to set the date in Linux
  • Translate Your Documentation
  • Ubuntu Tip:Linking Music Across Operating Systems
  • How to securely clean up data on a hard disk on Linux
  • Installing Ubuntu without external media
  • How to Block AIM’s Annoying ‘AOL System Msg’ in Pidgin
  • The Best Virtual Drive For Linux
  • Insert the Last Argument of the Last Command
  • How to get Chromium daily builds in Ubuntu

openSUSE 11.1 Impressions

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SUSE

wlnelson.blogspot: I've never been a big fan of SuSE/openSUSE in the past. It's always felt like a mixed bag to me. Due to some coursework I need to perform for my university I felt I was best served by a distribution that has a very large package repository.

Migration to Mepis 8.0 Complete

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Linux

muskratsweb.net: Mepis 8.0 is working out just fine. I finally got VLC to play my media files, although Kaffiene and mplayer still just show a blue screen. I am now using Mepis as my fulltime/main desktop on my laptop.

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