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Story Top 10 free apps in the Ubuntu Software Center srlinuxx 10/01/2012 - 5:57am
Story 100% Accurate Linux Predictions for 2012 srlinuxx 10/01/2012 - 2:17am
Story Reiser4 Still Lacks Mainline Ambitions srlinuxx 10/01/2012 - 2:15am
Story People of openSUSE: Frederic Crozat srlinuxx 10/01/2012 - 2:13am
Story Top languages on Github: srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 11:11pm
Story antiX M11 in Review - Sadly Not So Great srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 11:09pm
Story FIOPS: A New Linux I/O Scheduler For Flash/SSDs srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 11:08pm
Story Debian Project News - January 9th srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 11:06pm
Story Debian is now most popular on servers srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 8:47pm
Story Linux Mint 12 offers a traditional Gnome feel srlinuxx 09/01/2012 - 8:44pm

The Flexibility of Open Source

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OSS

raiden's realm: One of the things that has been a strong point of Open Source Software (OSS) for years, even if it hasn't been held at the forefront of the battle, is the flexibility that OSS offers.

11 Predictions for Free Software in 2008

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OSS

earthweb.com: "You must be mad," Gary Trudeau says in a self-interview in one of his Doonesbury collections, when he raises the subject of political predictions. "I only do post-mortems."

Google OS Or Not?

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Linux

osweekly: How long did you think it would take for an Ubuntu-based machine to make it into Walmart, complete with Google applications scattered all over the place? Apparently it was sooner than we had expected.

howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Setup iTunes-compatible Media server in Ubuntu

  • Installing Django with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu on Notebooks : Temperature Monitoring and Power Managing
  • A visual GRUB configuration editor
  • How to Play Half-Life 2 on Ubuntu
  • Console Framebuffer in Ubuntu
  • mytop: a top clone for MySQL

today's leftovers

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News
  • 2007 Roundup: Open source comes of age

  • Gentoo SonyEricsson USB Cable DCU-11 driver
  • Umeebee + OLPC = Safe Place for Internet Kids
  • Will Patent Battles End Free Linux?
  • Richard Stallman - The Santa of Software
  • Nixcraft's Most Emailed Linux FAQ in 2007

ubuntu leftovers

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu on my HP Laptop...

  • Ubuntu on the rise
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • Installing Ruby and Ruby on Rails in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
  • Prelude to Ubuntu on an Acer Aspire 4320

Online games speedlink!

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Gaming

Penguin Pete: I guess I'll make a Christmas tradition out of posting links to online game sites that I've found enjoyable this year. Shuffle - Nice little board game where you hit opponent's balls off the board while trying to keep your own on the board. The computer plays against you, and it's surprisingly strategic.

Maxtor OneTouch4 with Ubuntu Linux

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Hardware

arun-prabha.com: I got the Maxtor OneTouch4 500 GB external hard drive during the Thanksgiving deal. Maxtor uses it's own software to access/backup files from/to the external drive.

Seasons Greetings: Twas The Night Before Christmas Computer Parodies

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Humor

watchingthenet.com: It's time to get away from your Computer and Internet problems (Ho Ho Ho, hopefully Santa fixed you Computer today!) and enjoy these great Computer parodies of 'The Night Before Christmas'.

FOSS folk who make us proud

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OSS

iTWire: Five days ago, three members of the free and open source software community finally heaved a sigh of relief and wiped the sweat from their brows after winning a battle they had waged for years.

Are linux distribution names should be locked?

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Linux

thetechandcents.com: I just read a post by Lucas Nussbaum, where he complains about the fact, that there are some Ubuntu deviations, which have different names. I find this irrational.

Making animated banners with GIMP….

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HowTos

readthisaloud.wordpress: Ok, this time I’ll show you how to make one of these bad boys, an animated banner logo. The first one is actually a bit trickier as it involves a lot more layers than the other one, but I’ll explain that later.

My Ubuntu Experiment

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Ubuntu

blogs.sun.com: My 71 year-old father has agreed to try Ubuntu on his home PC. He has used Windows for years, but after his XP system became so infected with viruses and other malware that I needed to wipe his system, he's willing to try Linux. I've promised I'll reload XP if this experiment fails.

Zonbu Notebook review

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Hardware

crunchgear.com: So you’re ready to try Linux but you don’t have a DVD burner or the ability to download large files. What’s a body to do? Well, you can try the Zonbu notebook, a fairly inexpensive Everex laptop with 1.5GHz VIA C7-M and 512MB and 60GB of hard drive space and running Zonbu OS, a Gentoo Linux variant with a full set of open source productivity and gaming apps.

NVIDIA 2007 Year In Review

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Software

phoronix: In 2005 we started our annual AYiR (A Year in Review) articles for looking at the progress of the proprietary ATI and NVIDIA Linux display drivers over time (NVIDIA 2005, NVIDIA 2006). Now in our third year of doing this, it's time to see how NVIDIA's binary driver has panned out over the past year.

PCLinuxOS Rediscovered

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PCLOS

rutsum.blogspot: Now that I'm back on PCLinuxOS, I feel a lot more comfortable with my PC, and my productivity (if I do something productive, that is) has increased 10 folds, as compared to Windows XP, and just about a billion times if compared to Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

linux.conf.au: Taking FOSS to the masses

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OSS

iTWire: Jacinta Richardson is one woman who admits to definitely being a geek. But that hasn't got in the way of her being the organiser of the only non-geek event of the 2008 Australian national Linux conference - Open Day.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Use Apt-mirror to Create Your Own Ubuntu Mirror

  • Lynis - Security and system auditing tool
  • Change the Console Codepage in Ubuntu
  • Routing with Ubuntu
  • AWN installation in ubuntu gutsy gibbon
  • Setup Hamachi on Fedora 8
  • How to Share a single keyboard, mouse, and clipboard between Windows and UNIX machines
  • HOWTO set up NUT 2.2.0 on Gentoo Linux for Tripp Lite OMNI1000LCD USB UPS

Szulik's Departure from Red Hat

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Linux

weblog.infoworld: It's old news now that longtime Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik is resigning the CEO position and has appointed the former COO from Delta Airlines Jim Whitehurst. However, I've long suspected that Szulik wanted out.

Ubuntu Needs to Respond Faster

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Ubuntu

justuber.com: Anyone who has installed an Ubuntu desktop system recently, can’t have failed to realise that Flash is broken, and it’s broken quite badly.

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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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