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The dark side of open source: Hacking MySQL

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Software

itwire.com: Open source software advocates – like myself – will point out that a user can have confidence in the application’s integrity because the program code is readily viewable. However, not everyone who reads source code has pure intentions. Here’s how MySQL has been cracked in the past, and how you can keep safe.

The Ultimate Linux Password Management Guide Part 8 gnupg

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HowTos

maysville-linux-users-group: In this article, we will take a look at using gnupg, a common application already included on most Linux distributions for managing passwords. I am going to show you some tricks with using gnupg to manage passwords.

What linux needs

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Linux

keatoncasts.grotonma.net: I love linux. The concept, the implementation, the whole ‘geek in a candy store’ feeling you get when choosing which distribution to install next, it’s great. Unfortunately, it still has some major problems that could keep it from being a viable alternative to Windows for some people.

Flash Finally Restored in Linux

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Software
Ubuntu

theoryoforangitivity.blogspot: So flash finally works again in 64-bit linux. For quite a while the new version of flash made it impossible for me use sites like Pandora and YouTube, but the repositories for Ubuntu finally have a new version of flashplugin-nonfree that fixes the problem.

Kgdb Light

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "While this is probably one of the last days of the merge window, please still consider pulling the 'kgdb light' git tree," began Ingo Molnar, explaining "This is a slimmed-down and cleaned up version of KGDB that i've created out of the original patches that we submitted two weeks ago."

more new user experiences

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Linux
  • I Am A Linux User

  • Living With Linux, Day 2
  • 10 days in linux

few more howtos

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HowTos
  • Installing Instantbird 0.1 on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

  • HowTo Set Default Sound Card in Gentoo
  • Help, my motherboard doesn't see my SATA drives
  • Batch photo editing, The Linux way
  • SSHMenu - Conveniently Connect to Remote Machines From the Panel
  • How to invoke Firefox from Thunderbird under Linux

OSGGFG 3.1: Tee Wars

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Gaming

mrcopilot.blogspot: TeeWars is an online multi-player platform 2d shooter. Thats a mouthful, game play involves running, jumping, shooting and dying .. a lot.

TrueCrypt 5: Encrypt your drive in GUI

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Software

polishlinux.org: A few days ago TrueCrypt 5.0 has been released, a great tool for encrypting your hard drives. It can be used to encrypt existing partitions or create a virtual one located in a single file. In this article we cover the changes in version 5.0 and provide you some useful benchmarks.

Dreambook Eee PC Competitor Enters the Ring

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Hardware

gizmodo.com: With a 7-inch display (800 x 480), a 1GHz Via C7-M processor, maximum 1GB RAM, either a 2GB, 4GB or 8GB flash storage or a 40GB HDD, the Pioneer Computers Dreambook Light IL1 sounds like a worthy competitor to the Eee PC crown.

Screaming In Digital: XO Laptop Meets Heavy Metal

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: Wayan thought I should field test the XO laptop I won on OLPC News in the pit of the upcoming Don Dokken/Queensryche concert. After all, fellow Queensryche fans were the reason I had his XO - they stuffed the contest ballot that won the XO.

What the Linux desktop gives that Mac OS X and Windows don't

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Linux

Matt Asay: Lest someone accuse me of disliking the Linux desktop (which, by the way, I do Smile, I thought this post was interesting, as it details things that Linux can do but Windows and Mac OS X can't.

The OS should be invisible to the user - Is Torvalds right?

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Linux

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Note that Torvalds said “o/s” and not “kernel.” Given Torvalds’ credentials, I find it hard to believe that he made a mistake here. Since he made this remark is response to a question about the press that Windows and Mac OS gets, it’s fair to assume that he’s talking about distros here.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux for Absolute Beginers : Resizing NTFS partiton

  • BIND DNS SPF Config
  • Ubuntu 7.10 and Nvidia nForce 630i
  • Enable File Sharing In Ubuntu Using Samba
  • hddtemp wrapper for Nagios
  • How to Improve/Enhance HTML Rendering in Firefox
  • Fix for Python ValueError
  • Moving Wordpress installation from Windows Server 2003 to Linux
  • How to find broken links and backup files under Linux
  • Improved composite performance (without compiz)

GNU and FSF News for February 2008

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OSS

advogato.org: Did the Free Software Foundation meet their 2007 pledge drive goal? Will DefectiveByDesign try to stamp out DRM at the Boston Public Library? Does Stallman like the OLPC Project enough to replace his thinkpad with an XO? Will the SAMBA team finally get to see Microsoft's top-secret networking protocols? Where's RMS this month? Is the micro vs monolithic kernel debate back again? The answers to these and other mind-boggling questions that are on everyone's mind can be found in this month's GNU and FSF news summary.

Taking the Linux Plunge: The Good and The Bad

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Linux

byzantineroads.info: It’s been one week since the switch to Fedora. So Far, I’m not turning back. The Good Stuff: Boot up time is Quick. So quick I get frustrated at my wife’s state-of-the-art Winblows Laptop.

Marble's Secrets Part I: Behind the Scenes of Marble...

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: If you've ever followed KDE 4 development then you've probably heard about Marble. Marble is a virtual globe which displays the earth. So Marble can be used as a nice digital replacement for your desktop globe at home where you can look up places. But wait! There's more.

Yahoo to Reject $44.6 Billion Microsoft Bid, WSJ Says

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Microsoft

bloomberg.com: Yahoo! Inc., the world's second most popular Internet search engine, plans to reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion unsolicited takeover offer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

Sending love with OSS for Valentine's Day

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Software

linux.com: What can a Linux geek do for that special someone on Valentine's Day? Create a gift using open source software, of course.

Linux experiment is going my way

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Linux

thedailystar.com: Well, it's the middle of winter, I don't ski any more, and even the dogs are yawning with boredom. Maybe it's time to experiment on my wife ... I've been wanting to confirm a theory that I've held for a while now, that the Linux operating system has progressed enough to be usable by "regular" computer users.

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today's leftovers

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    In case you ever wanted to have a Node.js window manager, there's now one that works for X11 environments that works on Chrome OS, Debian, and friends.
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  • Bringing your kids to GUADEC 2016
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  • Introducing: openSUSE heroes
    During the last weeks, the openSUSE board and others expressed their concern about the current state of some openSUSE infrastructure: especially the reaction times to change something in the setup were mentioned multiple times. Looks like we lost some administrators and/or contact points at SUSE who helped out in the past to eliminate problems or work together with the community. As result, there was a meeting held during the openSUSE Conference 2016, including some SUSE employees and openSUSE community members to discuss the current situation and search for some possible solutions. The discussion was very fruitful and we’d like to share some of the results here to inform everyone and actively ask for help. If you want to join us, the openSUSE heroes, do not hesitate to contact us and join an incredible team!
  • Artila Releases New Cortex-A5 based industrial embedded Linux computer

Server Administration

  • Open Source Docker Monitoring & Logging
    Docker is growing by leaps and bounds, and along with it, its ecosystem. Being light, the predominant container deployment involves running just a single app or service inside each container. Most software products and services are made up of at least several such apps/services. We all want all our apps/services to be highly available and fault tolerant. Thus, Docker containers in an organization quickly start popping up like mushrooms after the rain. They multiply faster than rabbits.While, in the beginning, we play with them like cute little pets, as their numbers quickly grow we realize we are dealing with a herd of cattle, implying we’ve become cowboys. Managing a herd with your two hands, a horse, and a lasso will only get you so far. You won’t be able to ride after each and every calf that wonders in the wrong direction. To get back to containers from this zoological analogy—operating so many moving pieces at scale is impossible without orchestration—this is why we’ve seen the rise of Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Mesos, CoreOS, RancherOS, and so on.
  • DevOps: A Pillar of Modern IT Infrastructure
    A massive transformation is underway in the way we manage IT infrastructure. More companies are looking for improved agility and flexibility. They are moving from traditional server stacks to cloudy infrastructure to support a new array of applications and services that must be delivered at breakneck pace in order to remain competitive.
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Linux 4.7

  • Collabora contributions to Linux Kernel 4.7
    Linux Kernel 4.7 was released this week with a total of 36 contributions from five Collabora engineers. It includes the first contributions from Helen as Collaboran and the first ever contributions on the kernel from Robert Foss. Here are some of the highlights of the work Collabora have done on Linux Kernel 4.7. Enric added support for the Analogix anx78xx DRM Bridge and fixed two SD Card related issues on OMAP igep00x0: fix remove/insert detection and enable support to read the write-protect pin. Gustavo de-staged the sync_file framework (Android Sync framework) that will be used to add explicit fencing support to the graphics pipeline and started a work to clean up usage of legacy vblank helpers.
  • The new Linux Kernel 4.7 is now officially released
    For users who are running some form of Linux, this should come as welcome news--the final version of the Linux Kernel 4.7 is now finally released. Linux founder Linus Torvalds said of the announcement, “Despite it being two weeks since rc7, the final patch wasn’t all that big, and much of it is trivial one- and few-liners. There’s a couple of network drivers that got a bit more loving.”
  • Linux 4.7 lands