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Vulnerability in the GIMP image editing tool

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Security
GIMP

h-online.com: According to security services provide Secunia, a vulnerability in the free image editing tool GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) can potentially be exploited to compromise a users system.

Linux desktop turns 10; world yawns

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Linux

computerworld.com: I began using Linux as a desktop operating system around 1993, two years after Linux was created. Countless developers, engineers and hackers were doing the same. But at that point, it wasn't what most people would recognize as a desktop OS.

Comparing windows and Linux installations

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: I have this computer. It came with windows xp pre-installed. I formatted it and installed CentOS Linux for some tests. The computer was then needed for an employee so we put windows xp back on. This is a step by step comparison of installation of the two operating systems on the exact same hardware.

openSUSE 11.2 Announced

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SUSE
  • openSUSE 11.2 Released!
  • Nvidia and ATI Proprietary Graphics Drivers support in OpenSuSe 11.2 Linux
  • Multimedia (MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc.) support in OpenSuse 11.2 Linux
  • Microblogging with Choqok in openSUSE 11.2
  • openSUSE 11.2 — the art of GNOME

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 With GNOME

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2010.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Pidgin Plug-in For Embedding Videos Into Conversations

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Ubuntu

Pidgin Embedded Video is a GTK plugin for the popular instant messaging client Pidgin. It transforms a simple conversation into a much more attractive and interesting experience.

The Lizard has Landed

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SUSE
  • The Lizard has Landed
  • OpenSUSE 11.2 Exposes, Integrates Community-Packaged Software

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remove Titlebar on Maximized Windows
  • HOWTO: Setup a Linux Storage Partition
  • Building The Ultimate KDE Desktop With Arch Linux (Part 2)
  • Convert Video Files to DVD
  • how-to: keep your kde 3.5 after it’s removed from gentoo’s tree
  • Broadcom Wireless Driver Fix In Karmic
  • HOW TO increase available space of your partitions - tune2fs
  • Installing and configuring Mozilla Raindrop on Ubuntu 9.10
  • Build your own Linux distribution the easy way

Mandriva One 2010.0 (including Moblin UI)

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MDV

zdnet.co.uk/blog: If you have had trouble with the new Ubuntu 9.10 distribution, or you are a bit reluctant about it because of the numerous reports of problems circulating... or even if you are just becoming uneasy about the direction that Canonical is moving, then this could be a very good time to take a look at Mandriva Linux.

FFmbc - A Broadcast Media Alternative to FFmpeg

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Movies

FFmbc (FFMedia Broadcast) is an off-shoot of the FFmpeg project that is targeted squarely at the broadcast media world. The project while still in its infancy, but available for around 6 months already, is currently at release version 0.2. Launched and managed by Baptiste Coudurier, well known for his work on the FFmpeg project.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Android: Linux--Only Different
  • Cox, Gleixner, Ts'o Elected to LF Technical Advisory Board
  • Smile - a great photo show software for Linux
  • Krita has got a new website!
  • S&P ups Red Hat to BB+ on steady revenue
  • PHP founder takes flight from Yahoo!
  • Mandriva 2010 adds Moblin, rolls in full set of Eee PC drivers
  • Economy Size Geek - A Pico-Sized Platform with Potential
  • Sidux 2009-03 - Review and Commentary
  • eWeek's OpenSUSE 11.2 Slideshow
  • Linux desktop is Pretty Limited
  • TV Mythos Renewed: MythTV 0.22 with Many Improvements
  • Thoughts on Mythbuntu 9.10 (MythTV 0.22)
  • Apache Foundation Draws Support & Recognition
  • Cloud to suck money out of market, report says
  • Red Hat Tech Supporting Toronto Hydro Smart Metering Program
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 21

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to tweak your Linux machine’s history command
  • Bash script to email random passwords to users
  • Install Gnome ZenMini Desktop PCLinuxOS
  • Linux Remote Networking over the Internet (part 3)
  • Remaster ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala with remastersys
  • Setting up phpUnderControl on Gentoo
  • Boot Multiple ISO from USB (MultiBoot USB)
  • Give Banshee A Muine-Like Interface Using One Command
  • Gigolo - It Mounts What It's Told To
  • How To Install Gnome 3 Shell in Ubuntu Karmic Koala
  • Get CheckGMail to Use Ubuntu Notification System Easily
  • Code Project: control Digg with Python

Open Source Software Ready for Big Business

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OSS
  • Open Source Software Ready for Big Business
  • Copyright/left at the centre of open source business strategies
  • Are enterprises saving $26 million per project with open source?
  • Top Open Source technical writers on the Web
  • Is Europe's love of open source Microsoft's best friend?
  • Creative Commons: Best practices for webmasters
  • Schmidt: Proprietary code is more securely written

Sabayon Gets new Servers

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Linux
Hardware

planet.sabayonlinux.org: Finally Fabio gave me the pics of the server, and finally I’ve found some time to publish those pics! As we said on the website, thanks to your donations, the end of the fundraiser allowed us to buy the new servers.

Ahhhhh – Youre killing FOSS!

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OSS

openbytes.wordpress: I am looking at a claim thats usually made against many outspoken people in the FOSS, but often you see it when there is no counter in an debate/argument. When I first started writing this article little did I know I would get my own example of “killing the FOSS” directed at me.

open note to Mark Shuttleworth

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Ubuntu
  • I love Ubuntu - but here's a note to Mark Shuttleworth
  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix's Desktop Switcher Isn't Broken, It's Gone
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Major Breakthrough
  • Ubuntu devs fix some showstopper bugs
  • DtO: It's all in Context

Mandriva Linux 2010 (Free)

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MDV

desktoplinuxreviews.com: For this review I picked the Mandriva Linux 2010 (Free) version. This version contains 100% free software and weighs in at a chunky 4.3GB when you download it.

Linux to Mac and back again

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Linux
Mac

openlogic.com/blogs: In March of this year I switched to OSX, running on a shiny new 17” MacBook Pro. I wrote about it here. I prepared myself for the change, and I was committed to giving it a fair shot for my computing time.

LinuxCertified Announces Ultra-Affordable Full Featured Laptop with Ubuntu 9.10

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linuxpr.com: LinuxCertified today announced release of LC2210Si linux laptop fully supported with Ubuntu 9.10. New LC2210Si Supports upto 8GB memory and 500GB disk, and starts at $579.

Linux lies at the heart of another Silicon Valley takeover

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Linux

electronicsweekly.com: Chip makers love Linux. That was why, in part, Intel bought Wind River. And it is very definitely the main reason behind Cavium Networks acquisition of MontaVista Software.

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today's leftovers

  • qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client
    qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements. qBittorrent 4.0 is the first release of the application to drop OS/2 support, as well as support for the old Qt 4 framework as Qt 5.5.1 or later is now required to run it on all supported platforms. It also brings a new logo and a new SVG-based icon theme can be easily scaled. Lots of other cosmetic changes are present in this release, and the WebGUI received multiple enhancements.
  • FFmpeg Continues Working Its "NVDEC" NVIDIA Video Decoding Into Shape
    Earlier this month the FFmpeg project landed its initial NVDEC NVIDIA video decoding support after already supporting NVENC for video encoding. These new NVIDIA APIs for encode/decode are part of the company's Video Codec SDK with CUDA and is the successor to the long-used VDPAU video decoding on NVIDIA Linux boxes. That NVDEC support has continued getting into shape.
  • Kobo firmware 4.6.10075 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)
    A new firmware for the Kobo ebook reader came out and I adjusted the mega update pack to use it. According to the comments in the firmware thread it is working faster than previous releases. The most incredible change though is the update from wpa_supplicant 0.7.1 (around 2010) to 2.7-devel (current). Wow.
  • 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays
    Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly different, and reduced, feature set.
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