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Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian Lenny

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This tutorial describes how to scan emails for image spam with FuzzyOCR on a Debian Lenny server. FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier. Using different methods, it analyzes the content and properties of images to distinguish between normal mails (ham) and spam mails. FuzzyOCR tries to keep the system load low by scanning only mails that have not already been categorized as spam by SpamAssassin, thus avoiding unnecessary work.

Gedit: No more text-based editor for you

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ghacks.net: am partial to the Nano text based editor. For many users that editor (or one like it) is all they need. Because of the simplicity of the tools, why slow down your work with a GUI right? But for some, those GUI-less editors are a big turn off.

Trying to sell open source

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linuxuser.co.uk: You ever hear of a package called OOoFf? Were the whole thing forgotten, I’m one of the many who wouldn’t be shedding too much of a tear. OOoFf stood for Open Office.org.

HP buys Palm

  • HP buys Palm
  • HP Buying Palm, Might Make a webOS Tablet
  • Does HP + Palm = Facepalm?
  • A brief history of Palm

Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Office Applications

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tomshardware.com: Having covered Linux installation, running Windows XP in Ubuntu, Internet applications, and a handful of open source communications titles, Adam Overa is back with a comprehensive look at office apps for Windows users considering a switch to Linux.

Arch Linux lost one of its biggest contributors

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Obits

go2linux.org: Jan Mette (funkyou) passed away of as-yet unknown causes. Jan was a major contributor to the Arch Linux community, the creator of KDEmod and a founding member of the Chakra team.

Ubuntu 10.04 ("Lucid Lynx") Review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 ("Lucid Lynx") Review
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will change Linux
  • Things to do after installing Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: A Great Release With A Few Rough Edges
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx - A Fresh Look At What Is On Offer

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Do things in easy ways using DoThisNow
  • New Nathive Image Editor Beta Released
  • Tools that help PHP Programmers
  • Popular phpMyAdmin is on a roll
  • LinuxFest 2010 Wrap Up From The Fedora Project Booth
  • The Sad Story of XOOPS: Governance Fail
  • AMD Catalyst 10.4 For Linux Officially Released
  • Small business opportunity for open source gets bigger
  • ‘Taashee Linux Academy’ Inaugurated in Hyderabad
  • Microsoft's HTC License for Android: Why the Microsoft/Google War Shifted to Microsoft
  • New Linux Mini Distribution for Penetration Testing
  • PCLinuxOS 2010
  • Ubuntu and Debian Security Applications Review

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How-To: Grep Tricks for Linux Users
  • What does this USE flag do?
  • Automatic download and upgrade of packages In Debian/Ubuntu
  • Install MySQL Database Using Yum groupinstall on CentOS
  • Using The Debian Alternatives System
  • Ubuntu Lucid – Web Broser Plugins

Browser Protection: The Next Generation

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com/perlow: A bunch of people who left TalkBacks to this post believed that this announcement that I will primarily be running Windows in a virtualized mode — by using Linux as my primary OS — was either a

The Top 12 Native Linux System Monitoring Tools

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daniweb.com: System Administrators (SAs) have a tough job. To assist those weary SAs in their quest to conquer their Linux systems, I've devised this list of 12 native Linux system monitoring tools that are always at my fingertips.

Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 released

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Ubuntu
  • Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 released
  • Ubuntu 10.04 and the Dell D600
  • Installing Ubuntu 10.04 Survival Guide
  • Easy Integration of Ubuntu Machines into Enterprise Networks
  • What’s New in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Upgrading from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.4

Upcoming Fedora Test Days: preupgrade and Xfce!

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Linux

This week we round out the Fedora 13 Test Day schedule, which has seen us run the gauntlet from NFS, through color management and SSSD, scale the heights of Graphics Test Week, and will see us come to a triumphant finish with the Preupgrade Test Day on Thursday 2010-04-29 and the Xfce Test Day on Friday 2010-04-30.

Sony Sued For Removal Of Linux Support From PS3

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Legal

ps3.ign.com: A class action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America for the removal of the 'Other OS' feature from the PlayStation 3.

SCO Files Motion for a New Trial

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Legal

groklaw.net: SCO has filed its "renewed" motion for judgment "as a matter of law", with its supporting memorandum. They ask the judge to rule over the heads of the jury and decide that the jury "simply got it wrong" when it ruled that SCO didn't get the copyrights in 1995 from Novell. In the alternative, they'd like a new trial.

Mandriva 2010 Spring backgrounds contribution

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva will provide 10 more backgrounds to complete official design of your favorite distribution. How to participate?

A Future Opening

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: As I look through DistroWatch's list, I see a trend. The top ten at the moment are: Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, OpenSuSE, Mandriva, Debian, PCLinuxOS, Sabayon, Arch, and MEPIS. Strangely, we find two relatively non-n00b distributions in there:

Linux on 4KB-sector disks: Practical advice

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Linux

Make sure Linux is firing on all cylinders

Get Slack!

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Slack

lockergnome.com: Like most X-MS Windows users, I did not come to Slackware directly. I took a round-about route through a few other distributions first.

Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?

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Microsoft
  • Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?
  • Microsoft Cross-Licensing Tactic May Get Teeth Pulled Soon
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