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Story GNOME 3.5.2 introduces default power off button srlinuxx 08/06/2012 - 11:06pm
Story Eight New Features in Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1 srlinuxx 08/06/2012 - 11:04pm
Story US Navy buys Linux to guide drone fleet srlinuxx 1 08/06/2012 - 10:55pm
Story Linux Mint 13 Maya with MATE desktop review srlinuxx 08/06/2012 - 8:31pm
Story KDE 4.8.4 Released srlinuxx 08/06/2012 - 8:29pm
Story Introducing the mintBox srlinuxx 08/06/2012 - 8:27pm
Story Will Unreal Engine 4 Games Come To Linux? srlinuxx 08/06/2012 - 8:20pm
Story 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Alpha 1 Released srlinuxx 08/06/2012 - 8:18pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 08/06/2012 - 7:37pm
Story 6 Ways to Speed Up Your Ubuntu PC srlinuxx 08/06/2012 - 3:35am

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coupla EeePC reviews

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Celebrity advice on keeping your Linux desktop secure

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Linux One of the main reasons people move from Windows to Linux is the promise of greater security from malware on the Internet. Everyone knows you need to add extra security to try to keep a Windows desktop safe, but what do you have to do to accomplish the same thing on Linux?

some howtos:

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  • Use tcpdump for network debugging

  • Theme GNOME Apps Running in KDE 4.0
  • How to Easily Improve/Enhance Font Rendering in Xubuntu
  • Can you get cp to give a progress bar like wget?
  • Linux commands for “What is taking up all my space?”
  • Apt-file: Providing apt’s answer to rpm -qf
  • How to get root access in recovery mode if sudo is broken (Ubuntu)
  • Linux Perl Script To Graph Out Paging, Memory and CPU

FTC Announces Landmark Settlement in “Patent Hold Up” Action

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OSS The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that patent licensing promises made by National Semiconductor for US$1000 flat one-time fee is binding on a future holder of the patent.

U.S. OLPC Recipients Irate Over Tiny Laptop Delays, Headaches

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OLPC When Seattle, Washington resident David Ruggiero heard about an opportunity to get his hands on the innovative XO laptop made by the One Laptop Per Child charitable organization, he hopped on it. Within two hours after the promotion began on Nov. 12 he snapped one up. set to kick off in Melbourne

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Linux Melbournites beware, Linus Torvalds and his colony of penguins are arriving in force for the annual Free and Open Source Software conference,

Review: gOS 2.0 Beta

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Linux THE idea of low-cost computers running Linux operating systems is steadily gathering ground in the market place. But can cheap and cheerful also mean innovative and interesting? I think it can, and I think gOS 2.0 (codenamed 'Rocket') is proof of that.

Kommando: A floating panel for KDE

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Software Inspired by the command wheel in the Neverwinter Nights online game, Kommando is a floating command panel for KDE. Although Kommando's development is almost as slow as an official Debian release, and is only at version 0.5.2, it is already a configurable and convenient addition to the array of panels available in KDE.

KDE 4: My List Of Most Awaited Applications

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linux.wordpress: I have been using KDE 4.0 since the day ONE, and of course compared to my KDE 3.5.8 desktop (both on openSUSE 10.3) there are tonnes of features that are currently missing. I really would have loved the following applications to be fully ported, functioning and support all that KDE 4 has to offer:

Four productivity-boosting Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF I've been using Firefox as my primary browser for so long that Internet Explorer looks strange to me on those odd occasions when Windows Update or some other automatic Windows setting opens it. There are lots of reasons Firefox is my browser of choice, not the least of which are the great free add-ons.

UNetbootin lets you install distros without burning discs

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Software UNetbootin is a simple open source tool that allows you to install a variety of distributions over the Internet, without burning a CD. It will create a partitioned dual-boot system as though you installed with a CD. It's useful if you're working on a machine with a slow or no CD/DVD drive or don't have any spare discs to burn.

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

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element14.wordpress: Adopt 10 good habits that improve your UNIX® command line efficiency — and break away from bad usage patterns in the process. This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, so you can learn exactly why these UNIX habits are worth picking up.

Desktop Shootout - Will LEOPARD and LINUX shut the window on VISTA?

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'2007 was a big year on the desktop. In this mega comparison, we find out if Vista's manners are as dismal as they say, if Leopard can break up the herd that follows Windows, and if Ubuntu is gutsy enough to take on both of them.'

Linux FUD Pattern #2: Linux is not “officially” supported

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linuxfud.wordpress: When you hear the phrase “official support,” what comes to mind? Informative user manuals? A well-staffed call center? But what makes it “official”? This is the second item on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD patterns: the lack of “official” Linux support. The goal of FUD based on this notion is a mixture of fear and uncertainty, to make you believe that using Linux means having no place to turn when a problem occurs.

today's leftovers

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  • Kmess, MSN Messenger Client for Linux

  • Microsoft: We're Open (Source) for Business
  • Review: Haier Ibiza Rhapsody 30GB Rocks Us With Linux
  • Microsoft Says Vista More Secure Than XP, OSX and Linux
  • Ubuntu Response from RedHat CEO
  • How to get copy, conversion power with dd
  • Red Hat to focus on core products and service, says new CEO
  • A Unix And Linux Shell Script To Remind You Of Yesterday
  • Dm-band, Block I/O Bandwidth Controller
  • Snort out your unicode encoding log entries
  • OOo: How to insert graphics that are reasonably manageable
  • KDE 4.0: GTK-QT Engine Bug Resolved
  • Use kfsmd to keep track of changes in your filesystems
  • Are You the Gal for Richard Stallman?
  • FUDCon video: New face of Fedora
  • Upcoming Open Source Conferences
  • Schools will increase spending on open source
  • OpenSuSE 11 Alpha 1 Screen Shots

Full Circle Magazine Issue 9 out!

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Full Circle Magazine - Issue 9 is out! This month, we have: OpenGEU - A step-by-step install from OpenGEU creator Luca De Marini., How-tos: Directory Server, Ubuntu on an iBook, Installing OpenTTD (Transport Tycoon Deluxe), and part one of the new “Create Your Own Server” series, and a Review of the KDE 4.0 release.

Linux 2.6.24 Released

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Linus Torvalds: The release is out there (both git trees and as tarballs/patches), and for the next week many kernel developers will be at (or flying into/out of) LCA in Melbourne, so let's hope it's a good one.

8 Ways to Get Help with Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu No matter what operating system you use, be it Windows, Mac OS, or Linux, you're inevitably going to run into some problems. But, especially with Ubuntu Linux, there's a wealth of information to help get you through your crisis. Below are eight ways to get help when you have a problem with Ubuntu.

Proprietary take-over of open source a fairy tale

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Dana Blankenhorn: If there’s one thing the Business Week and Forbes readers enjoy, before they snuggle into their warm beds in New Jersey and Connecticut, it’s a nice fairy tale. The Wall Street fairy story works for the same reason the Disney stories work.

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today's leftovers

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Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks.
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