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Story Red Hat files brief in Supreme Court patent case srlinuxx 1 02/10/2009 - 10:30am
Story KDE 4 Isn't Too Bad, After All srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 10:14am
Story Karmic Koala: That's One Seriously Fast Marsupial srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 10:10am
Story When is it GNU/Linux and when is it not? srlinuxx 1 02/10/2009 - 9:28am
Story Top Video Editing Apps for Linux srlinuxx 1 02/10/2009 - 9:04am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 3:00am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 2:50am
Story Amarok 2.2 "Sunjammer" released srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 12:55am
Story OpenSUSE 11.2 poised for release srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 12:52am
Story First Look at Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Beta srlinuxx 02/10/2009 - 12:49am

MySQL issues security fix

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Software

MySQL has issued a security update to address flaws in its client-server protocol that could allow a malicious attacker to exploit buffer overflow vulnerabilities and gain access to sensitive information.

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MPlayer interview

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Interviews

I requested an interview from the MPlayer team, and today I got a reply mail: "We're ready!", and few hours later I was talking about their award-winning software with Alex Beregszaszi, Project Maintainer; Diego Biurrun, Project Maintainer & Server Admin; and Oded Shimon, General MPlayer Developer.

Simple package management with Synaptic

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Software

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu. Synaptic uses the GTK graphic libraries (GNOME’s ones) . So, if you are using GNOME on your debian-based distro you will probably have Synaptic installed as well.

AMD PIC snubs Linux

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Linux

Eighteen months after shipping, AMD's Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) apparently still does not run Linux, despite criticism for using a commercial operating system given AMD's goal of reducing the cost of computing such that half of the world could enjoy Internet access by 2015.

Building a snort enabled (Linux) gateway

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HowTos

Today I build a snort enabled gateway, the risk of getting the Windows XP workstations infected by some kind of exploit or virus is getting bigger and bigger. We all have the zero-day WMF-exploit fresh in mind and the risk of getting infected by some foolish Windows exploit is just too big.

Freespire: Great idea? Awful idea?

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Linux

It's a simple idea. Take the Linspire Debian-based Linux distribution and bundle it with every proprietary driver and program that's available for Linux. Ta-da, an instant Linux that's compatible with far more hardware and applications.

The problem, of course, is that by combining proprietary software with Linux, you're also legitimatizing the use of proprietary programs with open-source.

OpenDocument standard ratified

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OSS

OpenDocument was ratified as a file format standard on Tuesday night by an international standards group, setting the stage for greater worldwide adoption of the open-source file format technology.

Minister promotes Linux beyond the pew and into the data center

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Linux

There are those in the Linux and open source communities who believe the label "religious devotees" is detrimental to the cause, but the Rev. Don Parris embraces it.

Firefox gets a fresh security update

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has issued a security update for its Firefox open-source browser, just weeks after it released a large fix to address several browser security flaws.

The Firefox 1.5.0.3 update is designed to address vulnerabilities in versions 1.5 through 1.5.0.2.

Sun's McNealy eyes e-government

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Misc

Now chairman of Sun Federal Inc., McNealy's new focus will be expanding Sun's market share in the federal government. McNealy told GCN that in his role at Sun Federal he'd be concentrating on, among other things, helping agencies with their citizen-centric e-government initiatives.

Open-Source Java: Again?!

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OSS

Here we go again. This time it's sources within Sun hinting that they might finally be ready to open-source Java.

Excuse me if I yawn.

Mandriva Linux 2006 for home users

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MDV

What can a Linux distribution such as Mandriva Linux 2006 mean to a Windows user? Is it a valuable alternative, or do you have to be a real computer nerd to risk the move? Why would an average PC user make the effort to change over to Linux? This article just sums up our own experiences after several years of use of as well Windows as Mandriva Linux.

Kernel Panic: Defining System Inconsistencies

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HowTos

Kernel panic refers to a message displayed by an operating system after detecting a system inconsistency from which it cannot recover completely (Linux displays the Kernel Panic, while Windows displays the Blue Screen of Death - soon to become Red in Vista).

PC-BSD

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BSD

I do like BSD OSEs, but I think the most interesting thing about the release of PC-BSD is that the download page incudes a VMware image. There are disadvantages to pbi files. You'll end up with multiple library versions, which gets messy if there is a security upgrade. This is a nicely done BSD. Give it a try.

Bibble 4.7: RAW power for penguins

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Software

Bibble Labs has released Bibble 4.7, a commercial program for processing and conversion of RAW digital photography files to publishable formats such as JPG, PNG, and TIFF. Since professional photo editing programs are far and few between on Linux, I decided to take a look at Bibble's Linux version to see how it handles.

LinuxWorld Expo in Windows Server shocker

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Misc

LinuxWorld 2006 Conference & Expo is batting for the other side - and when we say the other side, we mean the forces of galactic darkness operating from their base in Redmond, USA:

http://www.linuxworldexpo.co.uk was running Microsoft-IIS on Windows Server 2003 when last queried at 3-May-2006.

Eraser ... McNealy style

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Misc

Anticipating our likely line of questioning, his opening remark was: "I still work here." And then, before he handed out his business card, he scribbled out the section which read 'CEO':

The rise of open source systems management

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OSS

Having found early success at the operating system and web server levels, open source soon moved up the software stack. Last year it arguably reached the very top with open source enterprise applications hitting the market, such as customer relationship management tools from SugarCRM, and business intelligence tools from the likes of Pentaho and JasperSoft.

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