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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 3:22pm
Story Smartphone Shipments Grow as China and Emerging Markets Do Well Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 3:15pm
Story GDB 7.8 Betters Python Scripting, Adds Guile Support Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 3:05pm
Story Red Hat starts work on 64-bit ARM servers Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 2:55pm
Story LibreOffice 4.3: Today, You Can’t Own A Better Office Suite Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 12:35pm
Story Five must-know open source SDN controllers Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 12:18pm
Story New Linux Foundation Members Leverage Global Linux Growth Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 12:12pm
Story 10 reasons to try Zorin OS 9, the Linux OS that looks like Windows Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 12:10pm
Story Why Use Linux for Device Drivers? Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 12:08pm
Story Lawsuit threatens to break new ground on the GPL and software licensing issues Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 10:51am

A Short Review of KNOPPIX v6.0.1

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: What can I say but Knoppix is a great distribution! Always has been. Even back when I was in college I used to use Knoppix on the Microsoft Windows 2000 client desktops just so I can remain somewhat sane and continue to work.

Mepis 8.0 Desktop - A Debian Joyride

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: This time around I tried the daddy of many desktops, Debian Lenny, and compared it with Mepis 8.0 on my notebook. I am pleased Debian has made itself easy to install and use. However, Warren has spelled magic onto Debain through his much tested Mepis.

Sneak preview of Suse Linux Enterprise 11

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SUSE

h-online.com: Novell is offering a sneak preview of the forthcoming Suse Linux Enterprise 11 server (SLES) and desktop (SLED) versions to download. SLE 11 contains current software, including kernel version 2.6.27, X.org 7.4, Gnome 2.24 and KDE 4.1, Apache 2.2.10 and Samba 3.2.5, PHP 5.2.6, and Python 2.6.

Also: SuSE Linux Enterprise 11 vs. openSuSE 11.1

Debian 5.0 Continues Strong Linux Tradition

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Linux

eweek.com: Version 5 of the Debian GNU/Linux open-source operating system offers the same top management tools and processor support that previous versions of the Linux operating have. There also are a host of updates.

Why Linux Users Should Try Ubuntu First

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Ubuntu

codingexperiments.com: If I had a penny for every seasoned Linux user whose eyes are currently bulging in anger at this title... Below are some reasons why Ubuntu should generally be the distro that new Linux users try first.

Also: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5 Screenshot Tour

Arora, a refreshing new Qt/WebKit browser

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Software

kev009.com: The Gentoo Qt maintainers have been doing a fantastic job of getting cutting edge Qt software into shape. Recently they bumped the Arora ebuild to version 0.5. Arora is a lightweight browser based on Qt and WebKit.

today's leftovers

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News
  • 5 Minute Comparison - Ubuntu 8.10 and Debian Lenny

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5 released
  • Linux Outlaws 79 - A Community Gone Wild
  • Nokia Multi-Core Linux MID
  • Open Source Vendors welcome new UK Government policy, but want more action
  • Dries Buytaert on the Future of Open Source
  • Sun's McNealy: Some federal officials see open source as 'anti-capitalist'
  • Open source for hard times
  • Open-source leaders see Microsoft-TomTom suit as a threat
  • The Android Developer Experience
  • Random Ubuntu sighting
  • Microsoft's forthcoming cloud must support Linux
  • Startup adds Ubuntu as OS for unified communications
  • Commandline 101: Basic Directory Commands
  • Howto Play Music And Video In Fedora 10
  • IMAP no fleas on this Mutt
  • How to Kill a Running Process
  • Simplify Dropbox URLs with Lighttpd
  • Howto block DDOS attacks on Ubuntu

Novell spills sales after pipe breakage

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: For the quarter, Novell's sales fell by 7 per cent to $214.9m and were hurt by a dramatic drop off in software license sales, which fell by 29.7 per cent to $28.3m. Services sales at the company fell even more dramatically, down 31.7 per cent to $27.8m.

Xfce 4.6 Final Released

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Software

xfce.org: After more than two years of development, Xfce 4.6.0 has just been released. Xfce 4.6 features a new configuration backend, a new settings manager, a brand new session manager and sound mixer as well as several huge improvements of its core components.

Celtx jumps a version, releases 2.0

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Software

fosswire.com: After years of perpetual beta (it’s vogue these days), Celtx, the open source media pre-production and screenwriting application, is making the jump to 2.0. So let’s take a look and see if this new version worth its version number.

It's Not the Cost of the OS - It's the Cost of Apps

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Linux

Are people drawn to Linux because the OS is free? Hardly.

Concurrent boot sequence

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Linux
HowTos

debian-administration.org: In the quest for the fastest boot ever, you may want to consider setting the variable CONCURRENCY=shell in /etc/default/rcS, recalling from your your theoretical studies that "Parallel is faster than Sequential."

DistroWatch Gives Insight As To Which Linux To Try

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Web

pcmech.com: Just about every week on the PCMech LIVE show I am asked (more or less), "Where do I go to get a list of Linux distros that people actually use?"

Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 again, slates another beta

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. yesterday announced it will add another beta to the Firefox 3.1 development schedule, a move that will push the browser's ship date to the second quarter or later.

Novell's Open Source Rex Talks Linux

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Interviews
SUSE

internetnews.com: It's not all about the code in the Linux ecosystem. Any Linux project needs leadership. Markus Rex is one such leader.

Linux Mint 6: Felicia

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Linux

greentechgirl.com: I’ve been using Linux Mint instead of Ubuntu for a while, and overall I’m pleased with it. However, since upgrading from Linux Mint 5 (Elyssa) to 6 (Felicia), I’ve actually been a little less happy with it. A few irksome problems:

Fast ext4 fsck times, revisited

thunk.org/tytso/blog: Last night I managed to finish up a rather satisfying improvement to ext4’s inode and block allocators. The ext4’s original allocator was actually a bit more simple-minded than ext3’s, in that it didn’t implement the Orlov algorithm to spread out top-level directories for better filesystem aging.

Linux forensics - Part 2: Protech

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: In this article, we will talk about Protech, a high-end hacking toolbox for the enterpreneuring system administrator. It is a young, new distribution, based on Ubuntu and running an extremely streamlined, lightweight Fluxbox desktop.

CodeWeavers Updates CrossOver Games

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: If you're a gamer, you'll want to know about CodeWeavers' latest update for its popular gaming software. CrossOver Games 7.2.0 is now available for both Linux and Mac OS X, and includes a bunch of fixes, formal support for Spore, and an updated version of Wine.

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Security Leftovers

  • Windows flaw lets attackers take over A-V software

    A 15-year-old flaw in every version of Windows right from XP to Windows 10 allows a malicious attacker to take control of a system through the anti-virus software running on the system.

  • Google Continues to Make Strides in Improving Android Security
  • Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger
  • Dark Matter
    Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware. Among others, these documents reveal the "Sonic Screwdriver" project which, as explained by the CIA, is a "mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting" allowing an attacker to boot its attack software for example from a USB stick "even when a firmware password is enabled". The CIA's "Sonic Screwdriver" infector is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.

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