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Story Xenon: An Inspired Linux Project srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 5:06pm
Story First Look: Fedora 11 srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 5:04pm
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Story Ubuntu Is Not Our Savior srlinuxx 13/06/2009 - 1:38am
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Story Advanced Firefox Configuration srlinuxx 12/06/2009 - 10:35pm
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Story PCLinuxOS Appstore Launched srlinuxx 12/06/2009 - 7:49pm

Stuck on Stux

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Stux Linux is an unique Linux distribution. Version 0.8.1 was released on the 7th and Distrowatch reports, "The new version is a quick bug-fix update to the new 0.8 series, which the developers launched a week ago. Some of the new features include: "Based on Slackware Linux 10.2 and Knoppix 3.7 for kernel and modules; all procedure and interfaces have been substantially reviewed; added boot option 'toram' to load STUX image in RAM and run from there; STUX Network Panel added - configure network for dial-up, ADSL, ethernet and wireless connections; STUX Media Center added; USB support enhanced; hard disk and USB installation process enhanced; created BitTorrent UI, also integrated in Firefox....""

Grisoft predicts Linux virus plague

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Security

Grisoft, makers of the popular AVG Anti-Virus offering, has warned that it is "only a matter of time" before Linux becomes widely targeted by virus and malware writers.

IBM to Contribute Software Development Blueprints to Open Source Community

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OSS

IBM today announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software practitioners adopt and share best practices for software development.

A survey of Linux Web development tools

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Software

Choice is a good thing, and Linux users have plenty of it when selecting a program for Web development. Users can choose from the basic no-frills text editors, to full-featured "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG) programs. Here's a survey of the best programs I've used.

An Overview of ping

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HowTos

Trying to figure out if your laptop is connected to your home or office network? ping it.

ping is a diagnostic tool used for verifying connectivity between two hosts on a network. It sends Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to a remote IP address and watches for ICMP responses.

Linux Enters the Mainstream

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Linux

"Industry observers have taken a more level-headed approach to analyzing its prospects and defining the surrounding opportunity, and it is now clear that Linux is here to stay."

OpenSSL.org Issues Patch for Server Vulnerability

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Security

OpenSSL.org Project on Tuesday released a software update to fix a flaw in all previously released versions of OpenSSL-up to versions 0.9.7h and 0.9.8a-that could allow hackers to compromise ostensibly secure Web servers.

U.S. Court Fines Russian-Led Spam Gang $37M

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Legal

A U.S. Superior Court judge has slapped an Internet spam gang that operated from two locations, one near Boston, the other in Russia, with $37 million in penalties for running dozens of illegal sites peddling counterfeit drugs, pirated software and pornography, the Boston Herald daily reported.

DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-D MB

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Hardware
Reviews

The nForce4 chipset has been out for the AMD platform for almost a year now. Upon release, it quickly became “the” chipset to have for most mid to high end systems. Today we are going take an in depth look at the DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-D motherboard and investigate whether or not its features, performance and stability make it stand out from the rest.

What Linux users really want

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Linux

Many Linux "zealots," if you will (being an obvious example myself, I'm hoping to use the term without political fall-out) seem anxious for Linux to take over every computer in the land. We don't really want to bring Linux to the masses. We long in vain for the day the masses will come to Linux.

Gary Edwards: OpenOffice.org 2.0

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Software

As we approach the imminent release of the "stable" version of OpenOffice.org 2.0 (OOo 2.0), it is becoming increasingly apparent that OOo 2.0 and is going shake up the desktop software industry. The "clean" XML standard adopted by the OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee (TC) and the State of Massachusettst is at the heart of massive changes now under way in the multi-billion dollar office productivity software industry.

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Linux Kernel Local DoS and Security Bypass Issues

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Security

Multiple vulnerabilities were identified in Linux Kernel, which could be exploited by local attackers to cause a denial of service or bypass certain security restrictions.

"openSUSE" v "SUSE Linux"

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SUSE

SUSE Linux 10.0 is available for purchase and download in different flavors and some people are still spreading wrong information (initially started by some journalists). Is it "openSUSE" or "SUSE Linux?"

Also: Best release party ever!

Open-source document standard submitted to standards body

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OSS

The open-source OpenDocument document standard has been submitted to a key international standards organisation, which could make it more attractive as a desktop solution in the public sector.

So You Like Color--The Mysterious ^[[

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Linux

Have you ever redirected the output of a curses program with colors and wondered what those mysterious ^[[ symbols are? Have you ever tried to produce colors with a printf command without using curses? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, read on.

Winners of 'Race to Linux'

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Linux

The Code Project has announced the winners of the first-ever "Race to Linux®." The Race to Linux challenged developers to port three of Microsoft's® open-source ASP.NET starter kits from Windows to Linux using their cross-platform tool of choice. More than 200 developers registered for the competition.

On same site: Architect of Tru64 OS Becomes Red Hat CTO

Will the real XML please stand up!

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OSS

Mad Penguin™ will be running a series of three interviews with people who are in the trenches in the work to bring out OOo 2.0. The first of these interviews, with Sun Microsystems' Florian Reuter, covers some of the differences between the truly open XML found in OOo 2.0, and the closed MS Word ML found in the upcoming Microsoft Office 12

Kaspersky compromised by another security breach

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Security

In Linux versions of KAV, a corrupt CHM file can trigger a buffer overflow and allow malicious code execution, with no user interaction required.

Ubuntu Linux Wins Best Distribution

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Linux

Ubuntu Linux has won the prestigious "Best Linux/Open Source Distribution" award at this year's UK Linux and Open Source Awards, after the readership of Linux User & Developer voted for their favourite Linux Distribution.

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