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today's leftovers

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News
  • my new job at mozilla

  • Free software, free speech
  • WoW Trial: Day 3
  • Snort Report 12 Posted
  • Which email client is the reigning king?
  • Edubuntu on the Eee?
  • Customizing the GDM/GNOME Login Screen.
  • Red Hat CEO Calls Out 'Squealing' Microsoft, Oracle
  • Neuros OSD
  • Open-Source Chief Executives Make 2008 Predictions
  • Vim vs. Emacs (scripting)
  • A Switch Even a Penguin Can Love
  • OpenSuSE 11 Alpha 0 Screenshots

some odds & ends

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News
  • EEE Officially Skype 2.0 with webcam support, works great

  • Free the algorithm: Wikia launches open-source search engine
  • Securing Linux laptops
  • about:mozilla - Beta 2 shipped, Weave launches, 2007 reflections
  • CES 2008: ASUS

Look at PCLinuxOS 2008 ‘MiniMe’ Edition

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PCLOS

linuxlove.org: The 2008 MiniMe edition it’s just a little preview of what will be available in the final release. It’s name suits this release very well as it’s indeed small. The ISO is about 200MB in size, it provides a very basic KDE 3.5.8 desktop and ALSA 1.0.15 running under a 2.6.22.15 kernel.

Second-gen Eee PC a CES no-show

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Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Asus today committed itself to expanding its Eee PC line-up not only with WiMax wireless broadband-enabled versions but also machines with 7, 8 and 8.9in displays. They'll appear in Q2, Asus said. However, the anticipated second-gen Eee PC failed to make its anticipated appearance.

Tiny UMPC runs Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices: A Chinese firm will introduce a line of Linux-based ultra-mini PCs (UMPC), one of which is said to be the size of a pack of playing cards. LimePC says its self-named product suite will be based on Freescale Semiconductor's MPC5121e system-on-chip (SoC).

Fedora 8: 'Nuff Said.

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Linux

jon-reagan.blogspot: For a couple of hours, I had a full version of Fedora 8 on my laptop. After using Fedora 8 I have come to the conclusion that it is just not made for average users.

some shorts

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News
  • discovered OLPC blocker bug

  • QEMU 0.9.1 Released, With New Features
  • Open Source Tool of the Month: GnuPG!
  • Novell SA gets a new chief
  • New Members, LiMo Foundation
  • SqDef 1.2 Released

Red Hat’s Mugshot

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Web

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I discovered that Red Hat Linux has created a new social networking site call Mugshot. This site is promoted as an “open source” site. I checked the site FAQ to find out that all the software powering Mugshot is, in fact, open source. And indeed it is.

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Exploring /bin - Part 1 - Cat through Expr

  • create a clustered virtual service for my Xen guest using system-config-cluster
  • Use OpenNTPD for time synchronization
  • Sync your iPhone with Ubuntu Linux
  • Getting 800×480 on the EeePC
  • Toggle Desktop Effects with Compiz-Switch
  • Filelight - a KDE disk usage tool
  • Fix the Boot and Shut Down Screens on Ubuntu

Pyrolinux 1.0 Gives Off Little Heat

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: It's not every day you see the launch of a brand new Linux distribution, so when I heard that Pyrolinux 1.0 was released over Christmas, I thought I'd take a look. Pyrolinux is based on Linux Mint, which is itself a modified version of Ubuntu, so I suppose the term "new distribution" only loosely applies here.

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

garbledzombie.wordpress: PCLinuxOS is a Mandriva fork that seemingly shot up in distrowatch’s top distros list. I was more than a tad surprised at this, seeing a world where nobody ever mentioned PCLinuxOS as much as say, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora or OpenSUSE. Intrigued, I read more about this distro and decided to give it a shot.

Web 2.0 and open source: We've already won

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OSS

Matt Asay: I've spent the last two weeks on the road, meeting with customers and prospects. It has been enlightening, to say the least. One primary theme has emerged: the Web 2.0 revolution is over. The web has already won. Its chief weapon? Open source.

Is Linux the OS of Ubiquitous Computing?

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Linux

gigaom.com: As Christian Einfeldt of Digital Tipping Point recently noted, when Amazon published its Christmas wish lists, Linux devices figured prominently. And it seems like Linux is indeed all around us.

Keep Internet junk at bay with content filters

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Software

linux.com: Each day, I come across someone on the blogosphere complaining about the design of a Web site. Some don't like screaming text, others don't like banners, and still others hate ads. My pet peeves include pop-ups and unwanted JavaScript and cookies. Here are some tools you can use to filter the content a Web site renders to you.

Shop offers Firefoxers a discount

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Moz/FF

the inquirer: AN ONLINE COMPUTER shop is offering customers a five per cent discount if they order using the Firefox browser.

Why Isn't Linux Catching on?

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Linux

cmswire.com: Let’s get right to it: considering the popularity of open source applications and utilities, why hasn’t the open source flagship - the Linux operating system - caught on with mainstream PC users?

Should open source cheer Gates’ swan song?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: Bill Gates’ announcement he will no longer do CES keynotes overshadowed anything else he said, and for good reason. So open source advocates should not be cheering as he exits stage right, to pursue his new career as a philanthropist and humanitarian. Because, all too often, that’s what we do.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 234

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: A glimpse at 43 rue d'Aboukir

  • News: Red Hat replaces CEO, Kubuntu drops LTS badge, PCLinuxOS announces $150 computer, Linux Mint and Elive offer new editions, LinuxQuestions.org votes in Members Choice Awards
  • Released last week: SimplyMEPIS 7.0, GoboLinux 014
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 3, Frugalware Linux 0.8 Pre 2
  • New distributions: Damn Small BSD, MIB Live Games, p30x
  • Donations: Zenwalk Linux receives €200.00
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Xbox media centre on a linux PC

  • Turn Your WRT54GL Into a Wireless Gaming Adapter
  • Installing Drupal Themes
  • Deleted file recovery on unix
  • Startup Manager: configuring grub and usplash
  • Installing Ubuntu on an External Hard Drive

Apple, Linux Set to Get Cozy

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OS

thevarguy.com: Apple server fans and open source fanatics are about to engage in a group hug, The VAR Guy has learned. It will soon be easier to run Mac OS X and Linux side-by-side on Apple servers. How will this magic occur?

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Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • OpenSSL patches two high-severity flaws
    OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of its open source cryptographic library, fixing multiple security vulnerabilities that can lead to traffic being decrypted, denial-of-service attacks, and arbitrary code execution. One of the high-severity vulnerabilities is actually a hybrid of two low-risk bugs and can cause OpenSSL to crash.
  • Linux Foundation Advances Security Efforts via Badging Program
    The Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative's badging program matures, as the first projects to achieve security badges are announced.
  • Linux Foundation tackles open source security with new badge program
  • WordPress Plugin ‘Ninja Forms’ Security Vulnerability
    FOSS Force has just learned from Wordfence, a security company that focuses on the open source WordPress content management platform, that a popular plugin used by over 500,000 sites, Ninja Forms, contains serious security vulnerabilities.
  • Preparing Your Network for the IoT Revolution
    While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to become more and more pervasive, this is not a fundamentally new thing. What is new is the target audience is changing and connectivity is becoming much more personal. It’s no longer limited to high end technology consumers (watches and drones) but rather, it is showing up in nearly everything from children’s toys to kitchen appliances (yes again) and media devices. The purchasers of these new technology-enabled products are far from security experts, or even security aware. Their primary purchasing requirements are ease of use.
  • regarding embargoes
    Yesterday I jumped the gun committing some patches to LibreSSL. We receive advance copies of the advisory and patches so that when the new OpenSSL ships, we’re ready to ship as well. Between the time we receive advance notice and the public release, we’re supposed to keep this information confidential. This is the embargo. During the embargo time we get patches lined up and a source tree for each cvs branch in a precommit state. Then we wait with our fingers on the trigger. What happened yesterday was I woke up to a couple OpenBSD developers talking about the EBCDIC CVE. Oh, it’s public already? Check the OpenSSL git repo and sure enough, there are a bunch of commits for embargoed issues. Pull the trigger! Pull the trigger! Launch the missiles! Alas, we didn’t look closely enough at the exact issues fixed and had missed the fact that only low severity issues had been made public. The high severity issues were still secret. We were too hasty.
  • Medical Equipment Crashes During Heart Procedure Because of Antivirus Scan [Ed: Windows]
    A critical medical equipment crashed during a heart procedure due to a timely scan triggered by the antivirus software installed on the PC to which the said device was sending data for logging and monitoring.
  • Hotel sector faces cybercrime surge as data breaches start to bite
    Since 2014, things have become a lot more serious with a cross section of mostly US hotels suffering major breaches during Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. Panda Security lists a string of attacks on big brands including on Trump Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Starwood, Rosen Hotels & Resorts as well two separate attacks on hotel management outfit White Lodging and another on non-US hotel Mandarin Oriental.

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