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Story Fedora 20 Ends Up With Yet Another Delay Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:56pm
Story Netrunner 13.12 RC available for testing Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:40pm
Story Linux Mint 16 OEM Has Been Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:27pm
Story Linux Kernel News Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 7:04pm
Story Fact sheet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 1:18pm
Story UK citizen sues Microsoft over Prism private data leak to NSA Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 11:51am
Story Piixl Jetpack Steam Machine Attaches to the Back Your TV Roy Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 11:42am
Story Ubuntu to include torrent search in Dash search Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2013 - 8:04am
Story Linutop 5 is a fanless, Linux mini-desktop (without outdated specs) Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 11:13pm
Story Send in the clones: Oracle, CentOS catch up to Red Hat Linux 6.5 Rianne Schestowitz 05/12/2013 - 10:49pm

A OLPC Give One Get None Horror Story

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: When One Laptop Per Child announced Give One Get One, Jon Camfield worried about the grey markets allowing XO theft to vandalize education. Sadly, we now have another theft to add. Bob was a victum of Give One Get None.

More Novell layoffs in '08

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SUSE

Provo Daily Herald: More layoffs are expected next year at Novell Inc. after the Waltham, Mass. software maker disclosed in a federal filing Thursday plans to extend a restructuring effort in a two-year strategy to shore up profitability.

few howtos and a short

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HowTos
  • Miss Your Windows Application? Try WINE

  • Installing Skype 2 Beta on Kubuntu
  • Encrypting your /home
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs) in Ubuntu 7.10
  • Snowglobe, shelf plugins in compiz-fusion-git

The Year in Desktop Linux

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Linux

datamation: Linux, an alternative open source operating system, is nothing new to small business. As a server platform, Linux is widely used to share files and run Web servers, not to mention routing e-mail and serving up the shared calendar and task capabilities that compete with Microsoft Exchange.

Alpha spotting: Mandriva Spring 2008 Alpha 1

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MDV

blogbeebe: Mandriva Alpha 1 was released today. So I downloaded the ISO onto europa and booted 'er up. Mandriva Spring 2008 fired up without any issues on this hardware. Overall it's quite usable and stable for an alpha.

Ubuntu Backer Is One Lucky Guy

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Ubuntu

informationweek: He's a technologist, venture capitalist, social experimenter, philanthropist, and Russian-trained space traveler. Oh, and Mark Shuttleworth originated the world's fastest-growing Linux distribution, Ubuntu.

Personas for Firefox

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Moz/FF

labs.mozilla.com: Personas for Firefox is a extension that adds lightweight theming to your browser. You can select a Persona from the dynamic menus and see results instantly without having to discover, select, download or install a separate bit of software or code.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 vs OSX Leopard - Comparison

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OS

pcwizkid.blogspot: Thinking about installing a new operating system? Something different, stable and reliable? Maybe the Linux OS Ubuntu 7.10 or OSX Leopard 10.5 ?

Ubuntu disks are reaching capacity

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Ubuntu

limulus.wordpress: I’ve been chatting in the sounder and ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing lists and something most Ubuntu users might not realize is that the Ubuntu ‘Desktop’ disks are packed almost to their limits.

today's leftovers

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News
  • People of openSUSE: James Ogley

  • An interview with Mike
  • Microsoft Fights VMware As it Flirts With Linux
  • Kubuntu gears up for KDE 4
  • Fedora Project Leader successor planning
  • Text-to-Speech and Other KWord Tips
  • Rise or fall for Red Hat?
  • Is the Linux/Windows interoperability deal paying off for Novell?
  • What Kind of Geek Are You?
  • Eschalon: Book I Demo for Linux
  • Still No UT3 For Linux...
  • KDE 4 uses less memory

"Time to Change"

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Linux

LinuxToday: Red Hat always had an uncanny ability to stay on message with a single voice. They really aren't arrogant about it. They've just decided to make sure they're putting out a unified message. Until, it seems, recently.

ET: Quake Wars v1.4 For Linux Coming Soon

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Gaming

phoronix: While Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux has been tied up in Epic's legal department, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has been maturing quite nicely since its introduction earlier this year.

Opera CTO: 'We're punished' for following Web standards

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Software

computerworld: Microsoft Corp.'s refusal or inability to fully support three Web standards has cost Opera Software ASA users, the Norwegian browser maker's chief technology officer said today.

Also: New Opera Weekly Snapshot

GNOME Developer Kit: much easier than building from SVN

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Software

arstechnica: The difficulty and frustration of building GNOME from source is a major impediment for many new contributors. Installing the dependencies, getting the tools working, and compiling major components of the desktop environment is a burden.

Stable kernels 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10

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Linux

LWN: The 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10 stable kernel updates have been released - each contains quite a long list of important fixes.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • VMWare Server Tip: Display Menus and Toolbars in Quick Switch Mode

  • Howto: XDM
  • Customize Firefox blank page
  • SSH Key Authentication Using seahorse (GUI)
  • Read Your Linux Partition from Windows with DiskInternals Linux Reader
  • XGL and Xen can mix on a T61p!
  • Quick Tip: Rotating Background per Time of Day in KDE

The World Series of Linux: Round 3, The Championship

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Linux

crn.com: So we get to the final smackdown in CMP Channel Test Center's World Series of Linux. It's Ubuntu vs. Fedora.

Dell Ubuntu Laptop

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Ubuntu

blogs.gnome.org: So after booting up my new Dell Inspirion 6400 the Ubuntu installation wizard popped up asking me for username, password and timezone and I found a standard Ubuntu GNOME Desktop.

Sun will offer back-line support for OpenOffice

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OOo

LinuxWorld: Sun Microsystems on Monday plans to announce that it will provide support for the OpenOffice.org productivity software suite, citing a wave of momentum behind the open-source project.

Linux set for more handsets in 2008-Torvalds

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Linux

Reuters: The Linux computer operating system, which so far has had little success in use for cellphones, is set to become more widely available in handsets next year, helped by Google's mobile push, said Linux's creator Linus Torvalds.

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Boards With Linux

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    As usual, last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany was primarily focused on commercial embedded single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules, and rugged industrial systems for the OEM market. Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of the commercial boards, run Linux. The new crop shows the growing diversity of hacker SBCs, which range from completely open source models to proprietary prototyping boards that nevertheless offer low prices and community services such as forums and open source Linux distributions.
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Has Interest in Ubuntu Peaked?

This graph represents Google search volume for Ubuntu (the OS) from 2004 until now, 2017. Looking at the image it us hard to not conclude one thing: that interest in Ubuntu has peaked. Read more Also: Ubuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers

  • Windows flaw lets attackers take over A-V software

    A 15-year-old flaw in every version of Windows right from XP to Windows 10 allows a malicious attacker to take control of a system through the anti-virus software running on the system.

  • Google Continues to Make Strides in Improving Android Security
  • Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger
  • Dark Matter
    Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware. Among others, these documents reveal the "Sonic Screwdriver" project which, as explained by the CIA, is a "mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting" allowing an attacker to boot its attack software for example from a USB stick "even when a firmware password is enabled". The CIA's "Sonic Screwdriver" infector is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.