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The problem with "sudo"

the-gay-bar.com: I have written about biometrics a few days ago and how it's a bad idea to use biometric technologies for security. Today we'll be talking about a different rather popular security technology called "sudo."

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 291

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tutorial: Minimal openSUSE 11.1 install

  • News: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", openSUSE Board statement, Red Hat and Microsoft, new Debian secretary, desktop NetBSD and virtual FreeBSD, Linux companies in recession
  • Released last week: SimplyMEPIS 8.0, Arch Linux 2009.02, VectorLinux 6.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 5
  • New additions: Nova
  • New distributions: Bio-Linux, Firefly Linux, flexxxpup, Kongoni, Linux4One, moonOS, pupitup, Ubuntu extras remix
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Lenny lights up an old laptop

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deviceguru.com: With the Debian Linux project officially designating “Lenny” as its new “stable” distribution, I decided to install it on an old Thinkpad to see how well it performs on a low-end machine.

Kernel Log: Stable series development is speeding up, X Server 1.6 available soon

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Linux

h-online.com: The development speed of the Linux stable series and the number of integrated changes, has been rising in the past few weeks. In February alone, the maintainers of the stable kernel series have released four new versions 2.6.28.x and five new 2.6.27.x kernels,

Linux Monday: Directory for Beginners

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: One of the things that throws people when they're first looking at Linux is that they can't find their C:\ drive. Linux looks at files a little differently than Windows, but it's not too complicated and you shouldn't have to look too deep to find stuff.

How you can help Windows users quit

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Linux

tuxradar.com: What’s wrong with using Windows? As with other addictions, informed recreational use has few drawbacks, but continual dependence on particular software is a different matter.

MIPS Technologies Joins the Linux FoundationSunday, February 22nd, 2009

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced that MIPS Technologies has become a member of the Foundation. By joining the Linux Foundation, MIPS Technologies will help drive growth and promotion of Linux among its customer base and beyond.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Post 4.2 features - part 2 [Lancelot]

  • CoyoteLinux uses Mono for syadmin tools
  • Desktop-Switcher Released for Intrepid
  • Using ALSA with multiple sound cards (on gentoo)
  • Mandriva Linux KDE Desktop a cut above
  • Secrets of an Adware Author
  • Copycat Linux?
  • Should Filesystems Be Optimized for SSD’s?
  • Ghost Bugs
  • The Podcast 1 - Under the Patio
  • Linux Outlaws 78 - GNUgle

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO : VirtualBox 2.1.4 on Ubuntu 8.10

  • Update Gimp in Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 - The Fast Way
  • Non-Ubuntu Installation of conkyForecast
  • Power Tools: Piles of Files
  • Using DNSSEC Today
  • Email Notification of Available Updates: Ubuntu/Debian Server
  • How To Password Protect GRUB Entries (Linux)

Why an ASUS Android Netbook?

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blogs.zdnet.com: An Indian Web site has confirmed ASUS is developing a version of its Eee PC Netbook to run Google’s Android software. Personally I think the better story is what ASUS has against Ubuntu, but that’s just me.

Ubuntu 9.10: Better, Or Just Better-Looking?

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workswithu.com: Mark Shuttleworth recently outlined development goals for the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu, the “Karmic Koala,” set to be released in October 2009. The innovations planned for the desktop, which is set for a major aesthetic makeover, look nice enough. But is this the time to be placing looks before functionality?

81st Annual Academy Awards Winners

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Movies

The 81st Annual Academy Awards was broadcast this evening and the winners are in. The actresses were dressed beautifully and all the men looked like penguins. I saw many of the movies nominated this year and it was hard to pick my favorites.

Debian Lenny Based SimplyMEPIS 8.0 is Released

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mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0, the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. SimplyMEPIS 8.0 utilizes a Debian Lenny stable foundation enhanced with a Long Term Support kernel, key package upgrades, and the MEPIS Assistant applications.

Linux: It’s A Marketing Problem

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linuxloop.com: The big question everyone asks when it comes to Linux is “why doesn’t everyone use it?” The answer is marketing.

Why Microsoft should fear Ubuntu's Cloud efforts

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OS

news.cnet.com: As we try to figure out the future of the Cloud, one thing is assured: developers will drive both deployment and consumption approaches. As is common to so many other major software shifts, developers lead, regardless of what vendors want the market to look like.

Red Hat learns the white paper game

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blogs.zdnet.com: One of the most time-honored traditions of technology marketing is the white paper. Red Hat is learning how to play this game, but at a cost and in a manner open source can live with.

Variations on an Open Source Theme

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Software

opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the most extraordinary - and under-recognised - developments in free software is the blossoming of specialist software applications.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #130

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ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #130 for the week of February 15th- February 21st, 2009 is now available. In this Issue: Ubuntu 9.10 - Karmic Koala, Jaunty feature freeze, Kubuntu 8.04.2 released, and more.

VectorLinux Standard Edition 6.0 Released

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Linux

vectorlinux.com: The final release of VectorLinux 6.0 (code name 'Voyager') is now available. This release is a major milestone in the ten year history of Vectorlinux.

Weekly Distro Roundup for Feb 15-21

Another week has passed and it’s time again for the weekly Distro Roundup. This week's updates includes ArtistX 0.6, sidux 2009-01, Arch Linux 2009.02 and much more. Check out the full article at LinuxNinja.com.

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QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop

  • QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop
    While QNX remains targeted as an operating system for mobile/embedded solutions, a BlackBerry developer in his spare time has fitted QNX 7 with a Qt5 desktop. QNX 6 and prior had a desktop option, but was removed in QNX 7, which was released this past March. QNX 7.0 also brought support for 64-bit (and maintaining 32-bit) Intel x86 and ARM platforms along with C++14 support. For those wanting to experiment with QNX 7, a BlackBerry kernel developer has been working on making this operating system more desktop friendly.
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Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
    Last year, I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10. As I didn't want spyware neither bloatware, I got Linux installed and asked for a refund of the OEM license. After a little of talking, they were wanting to charge me US$100 (to remove the license, which I already had wiped, as I got FDE Linux installed) to refund US$70 of the OEM license. This year, wondering to buy a new Acer notebook, I asked them again if they would refund me the OEM license without all the hassle (as they did pay me the US$70, without me having to pay the US$100).

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