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Story Fake DDs Steal Games, Linux on Laptop, and Candy Hearts Rianne Schestowitz 14/02/2014 - 7:31am
Story Open Source VoIP: What is Linphone? Rianne Schestowitz 14/02/2014 - 2:58am
Story Tizen adds members, teases UI Rianne Schestowitz 14/02/2014 - 1:26am
Story A Tablet You Can Finally QOOQ With In The Kitchen? Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 10:18pm
Story Network World Linux slideshows Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 10:15pm
Story Will Steam Machines Be the Death of Windows? Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 10:12pm
Story Full SteamOS Ahead! Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 9:41pm
Story 46-inch touchscreen coffee table runs Android Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 9:36pm
Story Genode OS Draws Up Plans For 2014 Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 8:51pm
Story Acer C720 Review - Perfect Little PC Roy Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 8:48pm

Does open source software raise security issues?

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OSS

electronicsweekly.com: Pushing the boundaries of product design, manufacturers continually look to do more – features, functionality and processing power – in less space for less money. Fundamental to achieving these goals is the use of open source code.

Flipping the Linux switch: The anti-virus question

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: We were at a major electronics retailer a few days ago, gazing lovingly at the little ASUS Eee. We were not alone. They asked why the user interface wasn't as familiar as their home machine. "Linux," said the salesman. (He was ever so helpful.) The next question, "Does it come with anti-virus?"

KDE Utils: Falling in love all over again

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Today we're going to look at the little tools in KDE4, or at least some of them. There are far too many to be able to cover in one blog entry, and so I've decided to cover a few of the ones that I personally use and which have had visible improvements over their KDE3 counterparts.

LiMo Foundation touts real mobile Linux

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: The LiMo foundation delivered a clear snub to Google's Android this week as it announced 18 handsets running its version of Linux at Mobile World Congress this week.

Free/Open-source IRC/IM Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. Instant Messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text over a network. I have here a long list of excellent free/open-source IRC and IM clients that you may want to try out.

Wx/Net - Weather monitoring for penguins

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Software

raiden's realm: In my periodical wanderings around the net, I sometimes stumble onto a number of rather unique and interesting applications. Wx/Net is one of them. The majority of people out there might not think that an open source application designed to interface with weather monitoring stations is all that exciting.

Where is Ubuntu headed, and why are Linux users upset?

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.blogspot: Seven years ago, I knew what every process running on my computer was. I could -- with confidence -- tell users exactly how to solve a problem which was occurring. That's not really true anymore. The changes that are happening upset a fair number of older users, but I think that even the ancient among us can respect what's being accomplished.

Doom and Gloom! Oh My! Linux Kernal in Trouble?

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Linux

tmgstudio.com: Nothing like a little doom and gloom to start the morning! The folks over at PC World think the sky is falling. "They could be exploited by malicious, *local* users to cause denial of service attacks, disclose potentially sensitive information or gain “root” privileges." Ooh, scary!

some shorts

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News
  • Opera accuses Mozilla of irresponsible disclosure

  • Kiba-Dock with AIGLX in KDE + Gentoo
  • AWN Manager - Applet Preferences gets an Overhaul
  • ATI R700 Series Gain ALSA HDMI Audio

People of openSUSE: Michael Meeks

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Interviews
SUSE

news.opensuse: GNOME and full time OpenOffice.org developer Michael Meeks was invited by ‘People of openSUSE’ to an interview, and here are his answers! Just in case, if you will be in FOSDEM 2008 do not miss the opportunity to meet him there, and attend his talk in the openSUSE DevRoom.

Commercial Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

thetechandcents: I just read a post by Bruce Byfield, where he raises an interesting question: after the fact that Canonical will try and offer commercial software from a specific repository, would anyone use it? And if not, could it alienate other users of Ubuntu from using the distribution at all?

California firm buys Utah-based Linux

sltrib.com: A Silicon Valley company has bought the assets of Utah supercomputer maker Linux Networx Inc. for an undisclosed amount of stock.

Discover the possibilities of the /proc folder

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HowTos

linux.com: The /proc directory is a strange beast. It doesn't really exist, yet you can explore it. Its zero-length files are neither binary nor text, yet you can examine and display them. By studying the /proc directory, you can learn how Linux commands work, and you can even do some administrative tasks.

Quick Review: Firefox 3 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: Mozilla has released the latest beta of Firefox 3 for testers and early adopters. This latest beta includes many useful features and improved user interface.

How To Configure Remote Access To Your Ubuntu Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This guide explains how you can enable a remote desktop on an Ubuntu desktop so that you can access and control it remotely.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Eight Distros a Week: Linux Mint Daryna 4.0 Xfce

  • Save your command for later execution
  • GNOME Scaling Problem
  • Developers warned over OOXML patent risk
  • Red Hat, Hyperic start open-source project
  • Another OpenSUSE 10.3 Kernel Upgrade
  • Open Season Episode 11
  • Opera 9.26 - coming soon!
  • Major Linux security glitch lets hackers in at Claranet
  • Ubuntu, Red Hat and Novell SUSE Linux jockey for position
  • Jono Bacon: Quickies
  • Open JDK and Ubuntu: Bringing Java to Linux - Part 1 (video)

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Screen

  • Resizing the slides in OpenOffice Impress Handouts
  • Linux Tip No. 17: Enable/Disable interface
  • Gnome Panel Font Color Part Deux
  • How to Install Vector Linux 5.9 Gold
  • How to use shared object rules in Snort
  • Installing and Configuring GNUMP3d, The Streaming MP3/OGG Server
  • A Shortcut for Creating Shortcuts
  • How to Gain Root Access
  • Setting up mod_rewrite in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibon
  • Quick’n'dirty undelete pictures from memory card howto
  • Increase PHP memory limit

Open source - and an open mind

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OSS

itwire.com: When Con Zymaris started a little company offering free software services 17 years ago - when the concept of open source did not exist - it is unlikely that he thought he would be around in 2008, doing the same business.

The scaling problem and open source

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Most trends in the open source market come down to one word. Scaling.

The Demise Of Commercial Open Source

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Steve Goodman, co-founder and CEO of network management startup PacketTrap Networks, is predicting that commercial open source companies are doomed to fail.

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