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IE And Firefox Sport New Zero-day Flaw

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Multiple security organizations warned Tuesday that Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, and SeaMonkey -- on Windows, Linux, and the Mac -- are vulnerable to a JavaScript bug that could allow a determined attacker to dupe users into giving up sensitive personal information such as credit card or bank account numbers and passwords.

Book Review: Linux Annoyances For Geeks, by Michael Jang

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Every now and then, someone comes up with a fun title. 'Linux Annoyances for Geeks' is a definitely fun - and accurate - title for this book. There aren't that many books that really deal with the things that are annoyances, because the annoyances usually come from the late phone calls or the unanswered emails on a list. That's what this book is supposed to be for.

How To: DPKG guide

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HowTos

This tutorial will bring you through dpkg, the debian package manager. As I introduce apt, I will now introduce dpkg and show how to search which files are installed by a package, which packages are installed on your system.

Gorky17 gone gold

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Gaming

LGP and Hyperion announced that their horror themed game, Gorky 17 has gone gold! A demo is available.

Shell Corner: Bash Dynamically Loadable Built-in Commands

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Bash shell programmers can improve the efficiency of their scripts by using the shell's dynamically loadable built-in commands. This month, Chris F.A. Johnson shows us how to use them.

The implications of Red Hat's JBoss buy

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Linux

Red Hat's acquisition of JBoss could have significant implications for the enterprise software market. Matthew Aslett reports.

New version of Joomla arrives

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Software

LEADING open-source content management system, Joomla, has been upgraded to version 1.0.9 featuring 12 security and over 160 general bug fixes.

Debian DPL Threatens to Leave SPI Over Sun Java

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A three-week-long flame war in debian-devel over the new Java Distribution License has culminated in Anthony Towns, the newly elected Debian Project Lead, offering to separate Debian from its legal representative, SPI. This came as a response to SPI member John Goerzen's objections to the Debian project's interaction with Sun's legal team around the new JDL license without review from SPI's lawyers.

Taking Puppy for a short walk

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Linux
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Puppy 2.0 was released several days ago and I'd been quite anxious to find the time to look at it. This major release brings about some significant changes to the underlying code as well as some visible changes - most notably the mozilla-seamonkey suite and kernel 2.6.16.7.

Emacs tips: Making outlines

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The ability to make outlines, or to view any structured document in an outline view, are touted features of Microsoft Word and just about every word processor out there. Linux has its ways here, too. The Vim editor has folding, and Emacs has Outline mode, which lets you selectively view documents by their main headings. You can hide and view the text under headings, move quickly between headings, and easily mark whole branches of the outline for cutting.

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GIMP 2.3.9 Development Release

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GIMP 2.3.9 is the latest and hopefully one of the last development snapshots on our way to version 2.4 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program. There are 28 notable changes in GIMP v2.3.9, not counting all of the bug fixes and code cleanup.

SUSE Linux 10.1 Live DVD Released

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The SUSE Linux 10.1 Live DVD is available now. The Live DVD is a 32bit Intel-based system which contains 4 GB of great Linux software compressed into a 1.7 GB ISO.

Secure your email communication with free software

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HowTos

Email is one of the most common activities we perform on the internet. However, email is also one of the most vulnerable internet services currently used. In this article, you’ll learn how to install, setup, and use the Mozilla Thunderbird email client for secure, encrypted email using GnuPG and the Enigmail Mozilla Thunderbird extension.

My desktop OS: Zeta

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OS

In a world filled with alternative operating systems, sometimes you have to search for the best. Mac OS X? Nah. "Place name here" distribution of Linux? Nope. Zeta? Definitely. Zeta has all the power it needs to be my primary OS.

Build a Mail Server with FreeBSD, Part 1

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HowTos

In this Recipe, I'll show you how to build a mail server for your SMB clients using simple, commodity PC hardware, the FreeBSD operating system, and several pieces of freely available open-source software.

Linux? Windows? Huh?

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Ubuntu

This is not a gripe against windows. I use windows on a daily basis. I have also recently installed the latest release of Ubuntu Linux and have found that its ease of use is second to no other OS I’ve used as of yet.

Keep your private documents private

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Nowadays, with more and more governmental censorship (and with it getting worse by the day, just look at Slashdot’s privacy section) and reports of hacking into major servers becoming almost a daily occurrence, we all want the maximum security and privacy possible online. Thankfully, some great free software projects have risen to the challenge! Here are some simple steps to keep your "stuff" safe:

Using the scenario feature in OpenOffice.org Calc

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I've been there. We've all been there. You're sitting there in the third hour of a boring meeting, nibbling on the last doughnut and trying to figure out what your income and expenses would have to be to move to a small island in British Columbia and support yourself with your macrame skills. The common thread here is multiple scenarios.

Novell's Fight for Respect

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SUSE

In many ways, Novell is a lot like many other midsize software companies. All are struggling to reinvent themselves in a world where big deals are being won mainly by the likes of Oracle, IBM and SAP -- and where business models are being upended by such trends as open source and so-called "software as a service," where vendors make wares accessible over the Internet and rely more on monthly subscriptions than up-front license fees.

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