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Spotlight on Linux: Linux Mint 9

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Linux Mint is another distribution that seems designed for new users, although many seasoned users find it as handy as anyone. Linux Mint takes Ubuntu and makes it usable by adding drivers and codecs and adjusting the default application stack for more mainstream appeal.

Fedora 13 Boasts Many Leading-Edge Enhancements

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Linux

eweek.com: Red Hat's Fedora 13 open-source software can serve in a full gamut of Linux roles, as long as users are prepared to upgrade their systems about once a year.

10 Best Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office

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Software

junauza.com: The full and complete package of Office costs more than some people's mortgage payments. Fortunately, Office is not the only option available to get the work done. Here are ten FREE alternatives to what Microsoft Office has to offer.

So Dell, is Ubuntu safer than Windows or not?

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Ubuntu

pcpro.co.uk: Dell appears to be back-tracking on a claim made on its website that Ubuntu is safer than Windows.

Linux, trojans and viruses. A real threat?

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Security

toolbox.com/blogs: While there is no excuse for inattention and lack of knowledge, the fact is that there are Linux virus's (viruses, virii?) and there will be more.

Why Ubuntu is harder than Windows

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Microsoft
Ubuntu
Humor

jeffhoogland.blogspot: I use Ubuntu on all my personal computers and I even recommend it to friends. I am starting to think maybe I shouldn't though, because it is obvious:

Flock is now based on Chromium

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Software
  • Flock is now based on Chromium instead of Firefox
  • Flock 3 Beta drops Firefox, switches to Chromium
  • New Flock divorces Firefox, snuggles up to Chrome

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-06-15
  • OpenCL 1.1 Specification Released
  • Red Hat Summit: Even Microsoft Will Lend a Virtualization Hand
  • 'Appleseed' Open Source Alternative to Facebook Gathers Steam
  • Why Learn Linux at All
  • Red Hat Provides Snapshot Into Red Hat Summit
  • Geek Of The Week: Larry Ellison
  • Java father Gosling backs managed runtime gallop
  • More thoughts on FSF action against Apple over GNU Go
  • FOSS Compliance: What Are the Basics You Must Know?
  • Find a community's cheeseheads when not wearing foam hats
  • How does Ubuntu do it?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Backing up with Deja Dup
  • Linux rename user command
  • Writing Better Shell Scripts – Part 1
  • Understand at, atq, atrm, batch Commands using 9 Examples
  • How to Assign a Static IP to an Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Computer
  • cppcheck - A tool for static C / C++ code analysis
  • font tip
  • Learn more about how you can use SQLite
  • Tuning MySql with MySqlTuner to increase efficiency and performance
  • Weird Gnome Panel Behavior

Ubuntu Netbook Edition (Remix) not just for netbooks?

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Netbook Edition (formally netbook remix) is a collection of applications that make Ubuntu more usable on smaller screens. But you don't have to be running a netbook to benefit. This article looks at how to use the best netbook remix features in a standard Ubuntu 10.04 install.

AWN 4 is fine

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Software

gnulinuxuser.wordpress: Occasionally I decide that someone has made such an impressive application that I have to give it its own review. This is one of those times.

The Desktop PC Is *NEVER* Going Away. Period.

penguinpetes.com: I don't know why the electronics industry as a whole is in such a rush to declare the desktop PC dead. You could of course make the first assumption that they want to sell more handheld gadgets to fill the void, but really they make money from selling PCs too, you know.

A Fatal Flaw For Open Source

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OSS
  • A Fatal Flaw For Open Source
  • Does Open Source Suffer From A Glass Ceiling?
  • Open Source Software Company Joins Forces with ForgeRock
  • Ready For Open Source WAN Acceleration?
  • How Open Source Can Lead to Improved Management of Customer Data
  • Open Source Software Gaining Acceptance
  • Brazil and India: The Next Generation of Open Source
  • The open source tea party

Anti-FSF stance caused ACCESS to pull Gnome Foundation Funding

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OSS

pwnage.ca: Xavier Bestel had made a comment to a gnome member regarding their choice of OS and E-mail client. The person promptly fired back with an anti software freedom tirade and blurted out insider info from ACCESS as to why they pulled out on funding.

Linux User? 7 Good Reasons to Go Back to Windows

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Humor

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: With all this craze about morphing penguins that become African lynxes, French stars, green leaves from Ireland, German chameleons, Argentinean fireflies, and even American...ur... Allow me to present those wayward children 7 good reasons to come back from that Tuxlight Zone to the embracing, always-forgiving community of Redmond!

Firefox 4 sneak peek flaunts Google open video codec

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Moz/FF

theregister.co.uk: Mozilla has turned out a Firefox 4 prototype that includes Google's newly open sourced WebM video format, while Opera has rolled the format into a developer build of its own.

KDE at SouthEast LinuxFest

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Linux
  • KDE at SouthEast LinuxFest
  • SouthEast LinuxFest Part II
  • Gentoo at LinuxTag 2010: A look back
  • systemd Slides from LinuxTag 2010
  • LinuxTag from my view

Using Gnome-Shell

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Software

g33q.co.za: Okay, day one, I have a feeling of trepidation – using a beta product for doing real work is risky. I realize I do this at my own risk, and SAVE OFTEN.

Tuxmachines' Fund Raiser

Time has come to ask tuxmachines visitors to reach into their hearts and pockets to contribute to the best Linux news site on the web. Tuxmachines is in real danger of going dark as I type this.

5 Best Linux Software Packages for Kids

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Even when computers were first being introduced, engineers realized how useful they could be to teach children. Today we’ve gathered together some of the best Linux software applications for kids.

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    As I wrote in the first article of this three-part series on the power and importance of communities, building a community of passionate and committed members is difficult. When we launched the NethServer community, we realized early that to play the open source game, we needed to follow the open source rules. No shortcuts. We realized we had to convert the company in an open organization and start to work out in the open.
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OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability

  • OpenBSD Gets Mitigated For Meltdown CPU Vulnerability
    A few days back FreeBSD 11 stable was mitigated for Meltdown (and Spectre vulnerabilities), which came more than one month after these nasty CPU vulnerabilities were disclosed while DragonFlyBSD was quickly mitigated and the first of the BSDs to do so. While OpenBSD is known for its security features and focus, only today did it land its initial Meltdown mitigation.
  • Meltdown fix committed by guenther@

    Meltdown mitigation is coming to OpenBSD. Philip Guenther (guenther@) has just committed a diff that implements a new mitigation technique to OpenBSD: Separation of page tables for kernel and userland. This fixes the Meltdown problems that affect most CPUs from Intel. Both Philip and Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) spent a lot of time implementing this solution, talking to various people from other projects on best approaches.

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France Proposes Software Security Liability For Manufacturers, Open Source As Support Ends

It sometimes seems as though barely a week can go by without yet another major software-related hardware vulnerability story. As manufacturers grapple with the demands of no longer building simple appliances but instead supplying them containing software that may expose itself to the world over the Internet, we see devices shipped with insecure firmware and little care for its support or updating after the sale. The French government have a proposal to address this problem that may be of interest to our community, to make manufacturers liable for the security of a product while it is on the market, and with the possibility of requiring its software to be made open-source at end-of-life. In the first instance it can only be a good thing for device security to be put at the top of a manufacturer’s agenda, and in the second the ready availability of source code would present reverse engineers with a bonanza. Read more

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