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BBC's Ashley Highfield interviewed

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Interviews

groklaw.net: You've angered Linux, GNU/Linux users around the world by what were viewed as dismissive remarks, apparently a lack of concern... What would you like to say now to the community?

PCLinuxOS 2007 review

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PCLOS

itreviews.co.uk: There's a steadfast simplicity that sits at the heart of PCLinuxOS. It's certainly served the product well, given that it's one of the most popular Linux distributions around, and one that has been increasing in popularity in recent months.

Mythbuntu 7.10: An Excellent MythTV Distribution

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Linux

phoronix: Last month, following the availability of Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" was the release of Mythbuntu 7.10. Mythbuntu is an Ubuntu derivative and has been around for less than a year, but they have been making great progress with this MythTV-optimized distribution. We have been testing out Mythbuntu 7.10 in several different configurations over the past few weeks and today we have our thoughts to share on it.

Linux gains ground in enterprise

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Linux has already permanently changed the enterprise desktop landscape, and is set to grow further, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

mozilla / firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla to fix 9-month-old Firefox bug as concerns grow

  • Firefox hack can expose your Google account
  • Firefox/Iceweasel Tip: Use Safe Mode To Fix Broken Extensions and Themes
  • Firefox needs more focus on its core development tasks

Perform GnuPG Functions Within Vim

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HowTos

savvyadmin.com: Performing GnuPG functions from Vim is actually pretty helpful if you work heavily with both applications on a regular basis. I was recently looking for a simple way to both word wrap and clearsign various text files within Vim, and found just what I was looking for.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • How To Disable ipv6 on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”

  • Weird GNOME Power Manager error message
  • Top 5 Ways To Prevent A Damaged Ubuntu Installation
  • Create an encrypted disk with Ubuntu
  • Large File Support in Samba [Ubuntu Gutsy]
  • Ubuntu Hardy Theme Mockup

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting a Gravis GamePad Pro to work on Linux

  • Hidden Linux : Finding Stuff Fast
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs) in Ubuntu 7.10

Multiple Stable 2.6.23 Releases

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Ok, I've been slacking on the -stable front for a bit here, and didn't realize how far behind I've gotten. Everyone has been sending patches in, which is great, but now we are facing a HUGE 114 patch release," began Greg Kroah-Hartman.

some shorts & howtos:

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Linux
  • Nouveau Very Close To Release?

  • User Friendly turns ten
  • Unpacking the Ubuntu Linux CD’s
  • Linux Mint is.....Mint!
  • Getting rid of duplicate messages in Evolution
  • Install VMware Server 2.0 Beta on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy”

Recruiting software talent the Red Hat way

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Interviews

computerworld.co.nz: I have to say that of all the areas and different groups that we recruit for, I think our engineering organisation is probably the easiest sell for Red Hat. It is a place where, because of our reputation as producing the highest probably open source software, we find the most candidates that are excited about joining Red Hat.

Paldo GNU/Linux 1.2: Yet Another Generic Distro

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Linux

the distrogue: Paldo is a completely independent distribution, compiled using Linux From Scratch and with its own package management system, upkg, to manage programs. It works similarly to Gentoo's Portage, with one exception- it can also install binary packages. This makes installation much faster.

Also: Fedora 8: What did they DO?!

Shuttle (Europe) introduces SFF systems with Linux

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Hardware

Its feels like every few months, more and more hardware companies are selling Linux based systems.

Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a Fedora desktop - including how to enable special mouse buttons, improve laptop support (depending on your model), set up printers (especially HP) and the usage of Compiz Fusion.

AMOR: a desktop companion

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Software

DPotD: AMOR is a nice toy which is absolutely senseless. It displays a tiny figure on your desktop, running on top of your windows or falling down to the bottom. It is a KDE application, but it should be no problem to use it in Gnome (as I do).

Simpler PCs for kids find niche

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Hardware

cincypost.com: Unlike other personal computers that come loaded up with bells and whistles, the Eee PC is streamlined, with just a fraction of the storage and capacity that traditional computers need. It runs a Linux-based operating system that features large icons meant to focus kids on activities such as Internet browsing and word processing.

Making K3b rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

blogbeebe.blogspot: I've complained repeatedly that K3b supplied via Ubuntu 7.10's repositories can't rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10. After repeated attempts to find a solution on forums and via Google, I solved my problem the old fashioned way; I downloaded the source to K3b 1.0.4 and built it myself.

Using Evolution with Gmail

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HowTos

ubuntu1501.com: Evolution is the official personal information manager and workgroup information management tool for GNOME. It combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions. If you find you need help setting up Evolution with your Gmail account, this guide will get you setup in less than five minutes.

setting yourself up with the right operating system

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Linux

telegraph: Buying a computer is really very easy, and most people take the easy way out by buying a desktop or laptop computer running the Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating system. Now there is also a new kid in town called Linux, and it's now starting to attract the attention of disenchanted Windows users.

Great Firefox Extension - It's All Text!

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Moz/FF

blog.unixlore.net: I just came across a great Firefox extension called "It's All Text!". Any HTML textarea you see while browsing gets a little edit button on the bottom right corner - clicking it launches your favorite editor.

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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.

Android Leftovers

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