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shorts & stuff

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News
  • GNOME 2.22 One Step Closer To Release

  • Video: Mark Cox, episode 2: Policies
  • A little Linux distro geneology
  • Nouveau Companion 32

3 months with Mandriva 2008

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MDV

checkerap.com: It’s been three months now, since I started using Mandriva 2008 at work. Three months ago, by the time I came into the company, we received laptops and some of us decided to use Linux. I used Linux at home so this was nice. Everyone chosed a distro he was used to. I chosed Mandriva 2008.

Fear of the Dark

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OS

polishlinux: Do you know why do I admire Microsoft’s marketing whizzes? They made a deity out of their corporation. No, seriously. No figurative speech. Not a metaphor nor a parallel. Those nameless heroes did it literally.

Are You Violating BusyBox's GPL Code?

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OSS

itmanagement.earthweb: Software licensed under the GPL open source license is considered to be Free Software but that doesn't mean it's free as in beer and that developers don't have rights. As four cases in point in 2007, the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has filed legal suits against four different defendants for alleged copyright infringement of the BusyBox's GPL licensed code.

Colour your GRUB boot menu

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HowTos

FOSSwire: That boring white on black GRUB boot menu you get when you switch on your computer is a bit, well, boring, isn’t it? Thankfully, there’s an easy way to change it if you go into your GRUB configuration file.

How open is Open enough?

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OSS

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: We have seen the signs that changes are happening. Not just specifically in the Linux world, but in Open Source, Open Standards and in the proprietary world as well.

A Few Linux Networking Tips

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HowTos

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: Here's a little something for those of us who use Linux (The place I work uses RedHat primarily) on a day to day basis. In this post, I just wanted to touch on some Linux networking basics.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 7.10 update woes

  • How-To: Customize your Ubuntu Live CD
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 Has PulseAudio
  • HDR Photos on Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10 with QtpfsGUI
  • Ubuntu Sans Brownness

Ten Firefox themes for kids

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: Here are ten Firefox themes for web savvy children to enjoy this holiday vacation.

Ubuntu: the Not Universal Operating System?

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Ubuntu

lucas-nussbaum.net: I find it funny to see the number of Ubuntu variants. I can understand that for marketing reasons (Debian doesn’t really know about marketing), it is good to advertise Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. Even if it’s the same distro and the same packages. But seriously. An Xubuntu EEE now.

Rescue Your PC With Linux Live CD

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: I always advise my friends and customers to keep a copy of the Linux Live CD. The reason is that in the event that your Windows crashes (Well, they often do), you can boot up the Linux Live CD and rescue all your data.

Review of Damn Small Linux 4.1

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Linux

associatedcontent.com: Damn Small Linux 4.1 - "Damn, that IS a small operating system" is not something you hear everyday*, After using DSL 4.1, you may just hear yourself saying it.

First Impressions of Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop Edition

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Ubuntu

devx.com: I am a proud veteran user of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. I've been running Ubuntu since 6.06LTS was alpha. So although I had just received my Ubuntu Linux version 7.04 installation CDs when Ubuntu released version 7.10, I was eager to check the newest version out.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire #3 (video)

  • People of openSUSE: Marcus Meissner
  • Build a DIY Digg Clone with Drupal
  • Review: Linutop (video)
  • OLPC struggles to realise ambitious vision
  • Everything you know about networking just changed
  • Max, Matthew, Fedora and Red Hat: what's next?
  • Top 5 Ubuntu Applications
  • Samba's Big Step
  • Snort Report 11 Posted
  • OLPC and the Kindle
  • Nokia N810 Internet Tablet Review
  • Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion becomes free
  • PlayOnLinux, new design and new language
  • Uncover Firefox secret add-ons install button
  • New players enliven open source
  • Sanity prevails on DistroWatch
  • KDE Office Suite for Os2008
  • OggConvert makes Ogg converts (and converts to Oggs)
  • Compiz Fusion and a WiiMote!
  • Making KDE dialogue boxes appear from shell scripts

Five desktop Linux highlights of 2007

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Linux

DesktopLinux: Sometimes putting together a best-of-the-year list is like pulling teeth. There simply isn't enough big news to fill the list out. That was not a problem for desktop Linux in 2007. This year was one of the most eventful years in desktop Linux's short history.

So Long Matthew, And Thanks for All the Quotes

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Linux

Linux Today: Somebody needs to send a memo to all of the corporations in the Western world: what's with all the big announcements this week? Don't you know the media is sitting around in a collective sugar coma, having eaten way too much at the office holiday parties? C'mon, you're making us look bad, here.

Xsnow, Bring Christmas to Your Desktop

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Software

inux.byexamples.com: Did you live at a place where you can observed the snow drops? I don’t, thats why I urge to see snow flakes drops from the sky. To fulfill my tiny little hope, I bring snow drops to my desktop.

Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Alpha 2 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix: The second alpha release for the Ubuntu Hardy Heron family is now available. In addition to the new Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 build, also updated are Kubuntu, Edubuntu, JeOS, Xunbuntu, Gobuntu, and Ubuntu Studio.

Introducing Weave

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Moz/FF

Mozilla Labs: We’re now launching a new project within Mozilla Labs to formally explore blending of the desktop and the Web through deeper integration of the browser with online services. This project will be known as Weave and it will focus on finding ways to enhance the Firefox user experience.

2007 Top Ten Free and Open Source Legal Issues

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OSS

lawandlifesiliconvalley.blogspot: The year 2007 has been the most active year for legal developments in the history of free and open source (“FOSS”). In fact, you would have been hard pressed in past years to enumerate even five important legal developments. However 2007 permits the creation of a traditional “top ten” list. My list of the top ten FOSS legal developments in 2007 follows:

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

Software and today's howtos

Security and Bugs

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.