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For Kevin Mitnick, staying legal is job one

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OSS

cnet.com: Kevin Mitnick was eager to participate in a social-engineering contest at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas last weekend and was told he would target Microsoft in the event.

Is Google About to Sell the Internet Down the River?

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Google
Web

blogs.computerworlduk: So far, so conventional. But there is a joker in the pack in this game: Google. It's striking that the bigger the company gets, the more it moves away from its natural geek roots, and its reflexive defence of everything that is important to hackers.

Live Kernel Patches with Ksplice

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Linux

Avoid reboots of your system with live Kernel updates using Ksplice

Fedora 13 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

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HowTos

This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Fedora 13 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read-/write access.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Amadeus systems to sit on Linux by 2012
  • What happens when not upgrading Gentoo Linux for… a while
  • OAA to Improve Internet Access for the Aging, Disabled
  • SFC wins default judgement against GPL violator
  • Canonical might want to buy openSUSE (rumor)
  • New cloud-init Features in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
  • Regnum Online Characters Are Now Transferable
  • Fixed: The Linux Desktop Responsiveness Problem?
  • BlueDevil 1.0rc2 released
  • Give Your Netbook an OS Makeover with Jolicloud
  • Build openSUSE 11.3 appliances now
  • What Does Your Desktop Look Like?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • record audio from mic using FFmpeg aka audio grabbing
  • Create High Quality Drum Beats with Hydrogen
  • Configure Wine Ubuntu For Running Windows Based Games
  • Adventures in Puppet: concat module
  • Adventures in Puppet: Tangled Strings
  • Use pwsafe as a keyboard shortcut driven X tool
  • Connecting iPhone to Linux Using OpenSSH and FileZilla
  • openSUSE Software search trick
  • fsck, mountall, /var and Lucid
  • GCstar - An application for managing your movie/games collection
  • How to install Gentoo using a Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD
  • Fixing "WMID devices" Error on Your Netbook
  • Nautilus Thumbnails With 3D-ish Drop-Shadow Effect
  • Trimage - lossless optimizing PNG and JPG files
  • Top like utility to monitor Network - sntop
  • Fixing Wireless in OpenSuSE 11.3 and Dell Studio Laptops
  • Pidgin Embedded Video, Now With Image Support Too

FreeBSD 8.1 uses different open source philosophy

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: FreeBSD may not receive the attention that Linux does, but its latest upgrade could provide some instruction to the makers of Ubuntu about how to do open source releases.

Unusual Trading Activity for Red Hat

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Linux

Ubuntu: Eight Long-term Reality Checks

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: It’s been roughly two-and-a-half years since Nine Lives Media Inc. launched WorksWithU. When we started this site we made a few assumptions about Ubuntu. How have those assumptions evolved from 2008 to 2010t?

11 Free Linux Apps Your Business Needs Now

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Software

networkworld.com: Despite the wealth of free applications out there, many small business owners continue to spend an inordinate amount of their all-too-scarce resources on software. The good news is that there are free and open-source alternatives for virtually every package a small business might need.

Three strikes with Ubuntu video editors

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Software

openattitude.com: I honestly thought that the hardest part of editing video on my Linux Mint computer would be capturing the video footage to my hard drive. Turns out I was wrong. Very wrong.

Not Having Linux Skills is IT Malpractice

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Some things seem so obvious I feel silly even saying them. And this is one of them: any IT staffer who only knows one operating system is not worth hiring.

10 differences between Linux and BSD

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Linux
BSD

blogs.techrepublic.com: Despite a common tendency to gloss over the differences, Linux and BSD have a number of characteristics that set them apart from one another. Jack Wallen points out several important distinctions.

Unix How-To: Give Me That Old-Time Security!

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Security
HowTos

itworld.com: Even in the wild frontiers of today's Internet, good basic Unix system security provides extremely valuable protection against security breaches. In today's column, I'm going to rant about some basic security rules of thumb that every Unix sysadmin ought to consider.

Six open source projects you should be using

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Software
OSS

infoworld.com: The employees who do the actual work in IT can use all the help they can get; these open source tools are handier than most

August 2010 Issue of The PCLOS Magazine

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PCLOS

The NEW PCLinuxOS Magazine staff is pleased to announce the release of the August 2010 issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine. In this issue: Linux IS Ready For The Desktop, Video Encoding: Step-By-Step, and Screenshot Showcase.

KDE release day for 4.5.0 delayed

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Today an email from the release team was sent out notifying KDE developers and packagers that the release of the next KDE software compilation will be delayed by a week.

Red Hat vs. Ubuntu: Why upstream comitts matter

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Ubuntu

internetnews.com: If you need something fixed or done, then you make that contribution upstream. Doing everything upstream is the only way that Linux will remain un-fragmented. Without upstream there is no Linux community.

LiMo rumoured set for recall to Linux mothership

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Linux
  • LiMo rumoured set for recall to Linux mothership
  • LiMo frustrated, may have to merge with Linux Foundation

CIA Software Developer Goes Open Source, Instead

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Software

wired.com: For three years, Matthew Burton has been trying to get a simple, useful software tool into the hands of analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency. So now, Burton’s releasing it — free to the public, and under an open source license.

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today's leftovers

  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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