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12 Essential Firefox Add-ons For Power Browsing

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Moz/FF

maketecheasier.com: Firefox is a great browser that you can easily customize to suit your browsing needs. I have compiled my list of the 12 best Firefox add-ons below:

Installing Linux Mint - Full tutorial

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: If you are a beginner Linux user looking for a simple, friendly distribution, you might want to look at Linux Mint. In this article, I'll demonstrate the classic GUI installation, but also a few things more. It should not be boring.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Add Additional Directories To Ubuntu Desktop Search Index

  • Ubuntu Weekly Report: 16th - 29th December
  • The innovation dilemma
  • Reset the root password on MySQL
  • Access? Open source? Rethinking the digital divide
  • Drupal and Open Source in 2008 : Dries Buytaert's Predictions
  • Should Mozilla go public? In a word: No.
  • Open source: a conservative force?
  • Lock-Stepping Red Hat Enterprise Linux - CentOS 4 Receives an Upgrade
  • Interoperability Still Stumbling Block for Open Source in 2008
  • Ubuntu Live keynotes/presentations now online
  • Linux-based system speeds bolt inspection
  • Intel drops out of One Laptop Per Child program
  • Will you try the KDE 4 desktop?
  • Linux saves the junkyard dogs
  • Linux display disk total statistics including time spent reading and writing data

Open source infiltrates government IT worldwide

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Linux
Interviews

linuxworld: Homeland Security requirements in the USA, along with compatibility and budget demands everywhere, are putting Linux and open source into more and more public sector IT shops.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy and safe bash history searches

  • Copy Set of Files to All Users Home Directory
  • Speeding up Ubuntu installations
  • Nautilus-Flac-Converter: Convert Flac to Ogg from Nautilus

KDE 4 Freeze

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KDE

Troy Unrau: Just a reminder folks! FREEZE for tagging is tonight at midnight, UTC! Any changes not in SVN at that point will not be part of the 4.0.0 release.

2008 to be year of non-desktop Linux

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Linux

451 CAOS Theory: I wanted to be among the first to post about how 2008 looks to be the year of desktop Linux (half jokingly, of course). Then I thought about how far the Linux OS has to go before it is approaching even Apple’s slice of the market (which by the way is getting bigger).

Get productive with GNOME Do

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Software

tectonic: We’re all swamped with information: emails, documents, pictures and the hundreds of websites we visit every week. There are two ways to deal with the data overload: Get organised or you can use GNOME Do.

Migrating from Windows to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

jaysonjc.com: I recently uninstalled Windows from all my machines and installed Ubuntu on them. There are two reasons for this:

Firefox - no longer the safer alternative to IE?

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Moz/FF

tech.blorge.com: A hacker’s just exposed a Mozilla Firefox security flaw - one that makes phishing far too easy and clueless Net users far too vulnerable.

Reasons You Haven't Installed Linux Yet

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Humor

bbspot.com: 11. You're afraid of Gnomes.
10. You can't pronounce Ubuntu, and too embarrassed to ask.
9. No disk space left after installing Vista Ultimate.

Aaron Seigo from the KDE Project is interviewed and talks about the impending release of KDE 4.0

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KDE
Interviews

Aaron Seigo from the KDE Project is interviewed and talks about the impending release of KDE 4.0

gOS 2.0 "Rocket" To Blast Off Next Week

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Linux

phoronix.com: We've just been notified that gOS 2.0 will be released next week at the 2008 Consumer Electronic Show. This Linux distribution started making news two months ago as the conceptual Google Operating System and shipping on a sub-$200 (USD) Everex PC.

Voting for the 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is Now Open

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OSS

linuxquestions.org: I just opened the polls for the 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. There are 27 polls this year, more than even before. The polls close on February 21st. This is your chance to help quality Open Source projects get the attention they deserve.

Linux vs Windows: operating system security

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OS

paulsdigitalworld.blogspot: The problem of security should be considered at two levels, user level and system level. An operating system can be at most as secure as its user. An uninformed user has every possibility to put an operating system under risk.

5 tips every new Linux user should know

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: We're taking a departure from the norm this week and not discussing a specific piece of software. Instead, we've been thinking about what we most wished we'd been told on our first foray into Linux-land. These tips run the gamut from installation planning to how to best ask for help.

Apple is Killing Linux on the Desktop

applematters.com: 2008 is upon us and we’re greeted with the news, from NetApplications, that Apple Macs running OS X account for 7.3% of computers used to access the web.

The tricky task of supporting Photo CDs on Linux

linux.com: In the photography world, a prominent proprietary file format is Kodak's Photo CD (.PCD). Once the premiere format for film scanning, it is now a difficult-to-work-around relic. Recently I set out to resurrect some old PCD images on a Linux system -- a challenge that serves as an object lesson in the importance of open standards in any kind of digital archive.

Building A Linux Music Studio Part 2

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HowTos

LinuxPlanet: Last week we made a music CD from a live digital recording the easy and simple way. Today we're going to fix volume levels and do graceful fades and transitions using Audacity and normalize.

2008: Not the year of the Linux desktop

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Linux

iTWire: The new year is less than a week old but the talk has already begun. Yes, we are hearing that hackneyed old saw again - this will be the year of the Linux desktop. Some so-called pundits say it directly, some in an indirect manner but they aren't holding back.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”