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Mandriva 2010.0: Quite Possibly The Best KDE Distro This Year

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itnewstoday.com: The new wave of Linux distribution’s is finally here. The latest versions of Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and more are already released, and Mandriva completes the list with it’s latest offering, version 2010, which was also recently released. How does it compare?

My life with Linux: the daily ups and downs of switching to open source

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Linux
Ubuntu

pcauthority.com.au: Linux is turning up in everything from netbooks to Dell PCs, but is it actually fit to replace Windows? Stuart Turton spends a week with Linux to find out.

Ubuntu 9.10: A karmic disconnection

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Ubuntu

business-standard.com: DSL connectivity issues threaten to keep ‘Karmic Koala’ from becoming the definitive free alternative OS to Windows

Linux rulz: Top500 says so

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Linux
  • Linux rulz: Top500 says so
  • Top 500 supers - rise of the Linux quad-cores
  • Jaguar supercomputer races past Roadrunner in Top500

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Create your own customized Ubuntu Live CD
  • chroot : Enter in a new environment
  • Annoying things I had to do to get Debian + XFCE working
  • reiser4 for openSuSE-11.2
  • Sync your Android phone with Kubuntu 9.10
  • Mount Your iPhone in Ubuntu
  • Fun with Date Arithmetic
  • Sort -u vs. uniq
  • Howto: Radeon + R700 + 3D / openGL
  • Free Software for All Russian Schools in Jeopardy
  • How to Start/Stop & Disable Services in Ubuntu
  • Just cuz the O'Reilly examples were crap...
  • openSUSE 11.2 + Ubuntu Karmic Launch party report
  • Wally – An Incredible Cross-Platform Wallpaper Rotation App
  • Eclipse with GTK+ 2.18

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #168

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #168 for the week November 8th - November 14th, 2009 is available.

Chromium bookmark sync now cross-platform, lands on Linux

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Jay posted yesterday about the arrival of bookmark sync on Chromium for Mac, and it appears as though Linux users have been invited to the dance as well.

NetworkManager in Mandriva

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Software
MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: Already for some time, I experience some annoyances in Mandriva’s wifi configuration tools especially when moving my laptop from one to another location with a different wifi network where I connect to.

Linux: Making Your Desktop Calm

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Linux
Software

jjinux.blogspot.com: Have you ever noticed that the more you tweak your desktop theme, the more it drives you crazy? I've always sought after the perfect wallpaper. However, the cooler the wallpaper is, the more it drives me crazy.

Linux Contractor Fired for Using Firefox/Linux

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Linux
Moz/FF

linuxlock.blogspot: The principle is a guy who works with Linux Servers for a living. He was contacted by the Indian Contracting Company to patch the 1000+ linux servers with some proprietary software. He jumped through all the hoops... and dutifully logged into the website and hit enter. The page would not render.

Karmic Koala Krashes

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Ubuntu

zdnet.co.uk/blog: I've been fairly busy the last few weeks and some of it was because Ubuntu 9.1 served up a unexpected & nasty surprise. It will not load properly on a DELL Dimension 2400 desktop. This particular model is somewhat ancient as computers go BUT it still is a Celeron (P4 class) running at 2.6GHz with 2 GB of RAM.

Hitch your wagon to a lizard: dist-upgrading openSUSE

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For the first time, openSUSE now officially supports a "dist-upgrade" feature, similar to Debian's. Which is to say, if you've got openSUSE 11.1 installed, you should be able to upgrade to openSUSE 11.2 by updating your list of software repositories to point to providers of software for openSUSE 11.2, doing a distribution upgrade via the Internet, and have a reasonable chance of success.

Linux for those old PCs? This ‘Puppy’ shows you how

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blog.syracuse.com: In the current excitement over a new version of Windows and some stunning new Mac computers, both Microsoft and Apple seem to be forgetting something: You don’t have to use a Mac or a Windows PC. You can save a bundle of money by installing a free operating system on your PC.

Software Center, UI Proposal as Requested

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: Eric Pritchett commented on my blog post about a complaint I made against the design of the Ubuntu software center. Eric correctly suggests that the next step would be to actually show a better GUI.

CrunchPad tablet is alive, well, and under $400

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Last week the folks at The Business Insider started predicting that Michael Arrington’s CrunchPad tablet was dead. Apparently the reports of the CrunchPad’s death are a bit premature.

Enabling Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu w/ GeForce

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Eva's Useful Guide to Ubuntu 9.10
  • Installing KDE 4.3.2 on Ubuntu
  • Linux: Minimizing Memory Usage
  • Upgrading Ubuntu Linux is Risky
  • 'Laptop per child can end learning by rote'
  • Wine, Cedega, and CXGames Benchmark Comparision
  • LiveUSB OpenBSD project at sourceforge
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala better than ever
  • On-Line Banking and Linux
  • bsc (BeeSoft Commander) – Graphical file manager with two panels
  • RHEL 6: Is Anything Brewing Up?
  • Compiz-Fusion in Gentoo
  • Linux Terminal Control Sequences
  • One hour with the XO laptop in a Nepali school
  • Distro Review: Mandriva One 2010

openSUSE Weekly News Issue 97 is out!

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SUSE

Issue #97 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

GwenView ReView - The Linux killer application?

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Software

dedoimedo.com: I do not know who Gwen is or what she looks like, but GwenView looks good and it's a great application. When it comes to working with images, GwenView offers the right balance.

A New Game Comes To Linux And It's Not A FPS

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Gaming

phoronix.com: While quality native Linux games are rather in short supply, those that do end up coming out of the professional game studios end up being first-person shooters. If though you have been trying to find a new non-FPS game that has native Linux support, there is a new one emerging and that is QuantZ.

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Security: WPA2, Smartwatches, Google, NSA, Microsoft and Flexera FUD

  • WPA2 flaw's worst impact on Android, Linux devices

    The flaw in the WPA2 wireless protocol revealed recently has a critical impact on Android phones running version 6.0 of the mobile operating system and Linux devices, a security researcher says.

  • Why the Krack Wi-Fi Mess Will Take Decades to Clean Up

    But given the millions of routers and other IoT devices that will likely never see a fix, the true cost of Krack could play out for years.

  • 'All wifi networks' are vulnerable to hacking, security expert discovers

    WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian researchers, highlighting potential for internet traffic to be exposed

  • Kids' smartwatches can be 'easily' hacked, says watchdog

    Smartwatches bought for children who do not necessarily need them can be hacked [sic], according to a warning out of Norway and its local Consumer Council (NCC).

  • John Lewis pulls children's smartwatch from sale over spying fears

    The Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) revealed that several brands of children’s smartwatch, have such poor security controls that hackers [sic] could easily follow their movements and eavesdrop on conversations.

  • Google's 'Advanced Protection' Locks Down Accounts Like Never Before

    Google hasn't shared the details of what that process entails. But the CDT's Hall, whom Google briefed on the details, says it will include a "cooling-off" period that will lock the account for a period of time while the user proves his or her identity via several other factors. That slowed-down, intensive check is designed to make the account-recovery process a far less appealing backdoor into victims' data.

  • NSA won't say if it knew about KRACK, but don't look to this leaked doc for answers
    Given how involved the NSA has been with remote and local exploitation of networks, systems, devices, and even individuals, many put two and two together and assumed the worst. What compounded the matter was that some were pointing to a 2010-dated top secret NSA document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which detailed a hacking tool called BADDECISION, an "802.11 CNE tool" -- essentially an exploit designed to target wireless networks by using a man-in-the-middle attack within range of the network. It then uses a frame injection technique to redirect targets to one of the NSA's own servers, which acts as a "matchmaker" to supply the best malware for the target device to ensure it's compromised for the long-term. The slide said the hacking tool "works for WPA/WPA2," suggesting that BADDECISION could bypass the encryption. Cue the conspiracy theories. No wonder some thought the hacking tool was an early NSA-only version of KRACK.
  • You're doing open source wrong, Microsoft tsk-tsk-tsks at Google: Chrome security fixes made public too early [Ed: Says the company that gives back doors to the NSA and attacks FOSS with patents, lobbying etc.]
  • Why Open Source Security Matters for Healthcare Orgs [Ed: marketing slant for firms that spread FUD]
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Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) released

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