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|Story||A Linux user switches to DOS, Part Two||srlinuxx||08/10/2012 - 10:33pm|
|Story||The true legal vulnerability of Linux||srlinuxx||08/10/2012 - 10:31pm|
|Story||DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 477||srlinuxx||08/10/2012 - 3:29pm|
|Story||LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice, Part Deux||srlinuxx||08/10/2012 - 3:27pm|
|Story||Arch Linux switches to systemd||srlinuxx||08/10/2012 - 3:25pm|
|Story||Ubuntu Adds ‘Amazon Results’ Off Switch||srlinuxx||06/10/2012 - 3:03am|
|Story||This Week in Linux: Mageia, openSUSE, Dreamlinux||srlinuxx||06/10/2012 - 2:59am|
|Story||Zorin OS 6 Lite - The Lite Fantastic||srlinuxx||05/10/2012 - 11:38pm|
|Story||F-Spot is still alive||srlinuxx||05/10/2012 - 11:36pm|
|Story||openSUSE 12.2 with MATE - Not bad at all||srlinuxx||05/10/2012 - 8:08pm|
Discover the basic concepts of the AWK text-processing and pattern-scanning language. This tutorial gets you started programming in AWK: You'll learn how AWK reads and sorts its input data, run AWK programs, manipulate data and perform complex pattern matching. When you're finished, you'll also understand GNU AWK (GAWK).
itwire.com: One distinction between the genders, allegedly, is the ability to multitask. Now, depending on who you speak to either women possess this or men do but I’m not bold enough to join that debate. What I can tell you, however, is that Linux definitely does. And, in fact, many systems may not be taking full advantage of it. Here’s why.
c|net: PC maker and services company Elonex is to launch a $195 laptop aimed at students. The British manufacturer will unveil the "One" laptop at The Education Show, which is to be held in Birmingham from February 28 to March 1.
Dana Blankenhorn: There’s another type of GPL Violation, one hinted at in the group’s workshops and implied with the growth of tools like Hewlett Packard’s Fossology. This is the user violation.
blogs.techrepublic: I have recently been inundated with questions about using an iPod (or iPhone) with Linux. I have written about Rockbox and how to “Open Source” your iPod, but for the average user that is not a viable option. So instead I am going to introduce you to Gtkpod.
This week in DistroWatch Weekly:
- Commentary: Distributions and security updates
- News: Fedora and alternative desktops, VectorLinux Light, Kevin Carmony on the future of CNR.com
- Released last week: SLAX 6.0.0, Parted Magic 2.0
- Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5, DragonFly BSD 1.12
- New distributions: Damn Small Solaris, NuFW.Live, Tartuga
- Reader comments
justuber.com: You see people just don’t trust things that are free. They have been conditioned to believe that ‘you get what you pay for’ and hence find it hard to see the value of free software. As the article rightly points out, as far as Joe Newbie is concerned both Windows and Linux are free to him, so he will have the one worth $300 thank you very much…
computerworld.co.nz: The New Zealand Stock Exchange is moving to a Linux platform for its settlement and clearing system, replacing its existing HP NonStop platform and applications in order to reduce cost and increase flexibility.
softpedia.com: I know many of you dream of a Linux distribution that combines Mac OS X's looks with Linux's power. Now, that dream becomes reality with Dreamlinux, a distribution that has under the hood Debian components and pleases the eye of the user with Mac-ish eye candy.
raiden.net: A recent phenomenon as of late that has appeared on the Linux scene is what I like to call "designer Linux distributions." These are distributions custom tailored to a specific piece of hardware. These have existed in one form or another for years, but have only recently begun to become a problem.
beranger.org: To make XFCE be #1 (in "market share", if you want to put it this way), it doesn't have to look like Vista, nor to look like OS X Leopard; it's good that it's that configurable, but it's also good that it's simple by default. What is XFCE needing to reach the Nirvana? Here's the way I see things.
apcmag.com: Google recently confirmed in a blog posting that it had paid Codeweavers to help develop WINE to make Photoshop usable on the well-regarded but still somewhat unpredictable software package, which aims to replicate Windows libraries to enable popular Windows applications run in a Linux environment.
beranger.org: The recent Linux kernel local escalation of privilege is indeed a local vulnerability, however this should by no means neglected as minor: most of the vulnerabilities found in so many packages are local vulnerabilities, yet patches are issued responsibly (i.e. in a timely manner) by all the mainstream distros who ship the respective packages.
phorolinux.com: KGRUBEditor is a visual GRUB configuration editor for KDE 4. With KGRUBEditor, you can edit GRUB entries and alter GRUB settings. KGRUBEditor is very easy-to-use. The latest version of KGRUBEditor is 0.5b. You can get it at KDE-Apps.org web site.
daniel.holba.ch: It’s an excellent day to get started developing Ubuntu! You never attended an event like Ubuntu Open Week before? Here’s how it works:
blog.wired.com: "The target has been $100… And we'll get there before the end of 2009," Negroponte said. "(The price) will get down to $50 in 2011."
- Design better Web pages with Firefox extensions
- Mozilla Releases Firefox 3 Beta 3
- Firefox 3.0 beta plugs memory leaks says Mozilla
- How to install Flash for Firefox 3 beta in Ubuntu
- Fun stuff for Firefox users
This month's issue implements some of the interesting suggestions we received from our readers. The security statistics have been removed, since it seemed to add a lot of clutter with little value-addition to the newsletter. Graphical bugzilla and package statistics is another feature we implemented.
linuxhelp.blogspot: AWN - short for Avant Window Navigator is a dock like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen. It provides similar effects as the Dock in Mac OSX Leopard.
Vincent Danen: A few of us on vendor-sec have decided to pull some cross-vendor resources and we’ve put together a new informal organization, similar to vendor-sec, but for a more “general public”. It’s primarily a wiki of various security-related information and a mailing list for OSS vendors and authors to be able to discuss public security issues.