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Finnix: Compact Linux distribution for system administrators

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Linux

linux.com: Finnix is a live CD distribution designed to assist system administrators in such tasks as system recovery and network monitoring. Based on Debian testing and Linux kernel 2.6, Finnix helps with filesystem and partition manipulation as well as with data recovery, installation of other operating systems, and boot record repair.

Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

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Google
  • Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

  • If Google’s new browser isn’t even available on Linux, why is this great news for Linux
  • First look at Google Chrome
  • Hands on: Google Chrome review
  • Chrome - first impressions
  • Hands-On With Chrome: Clean and Crisp, But Needs Extensions
  • LIVE, from Google Chrome Demo
  • Why I won’t be using Google’s Chrome much
  • Intuitive system that guards against irritating crashes
  • Google Chrome Memory Usage
  • Google Chrome is insanely fast … faster than Firefox 3.0
  • Google Chrome: Steal this browser
  • Can Google not do evil?

5 Best HTML Editors for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Creating a website has become a lot easier these days, thanks to the more powerful and versatile HTML editors. To those who are using Linux and are seriously considering a career in web development, you can try some of the best Free and Open-source HTML editors that I have here on my list:

Playdeb - The Gaming Repository for Ubuntu

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Gaming

tombuntu.com: Tired of finding and downloading packages for games, and having to check for updates youself? Playdeb is a software repository for the games available on GetDeb, who package recent games and applications for Ubuntu. With Playdeb, games are easy to install and will be updated when new versions are available.

Strip mining of open source

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OSS

itpro.co.uk: Strip mining of open source can be interpreted as the appropriation of free software code for proprietary gain with no intention of feeding code changes back to the community. Open source software developers beware...

Advertising Firm Standardizes On Ubuntu Linux Servers, Desktops

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Advertising and marketing agencies have been loyal to the Apple Macintosh for more than two decades. But Yooter InterActive Marketing Agency is breaking from tradition and standardizing on Ubuntu Server Edition and Ubuntu Desktop Edition, Works With U has learned. Here are the details.

Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 beta release by three weeks

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla delays Firefox 3.1 beta release by three weeks

  • Mozilla, Firefox and Google Chrome
  • The real reason Google is making Chrome
  • Google Chrome: Winners and Losers
  • Why Google Chrome Really Matters
  • 11 Reasons Why Firefox Should Really, Really Be Afraid of Google's Chrome
  • about:mozilla - Ubiquity, Fennec, Shredder, Firefox logo, Chrome, upcoming events, and more…

Small KWin update

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KDE

undefinedfire.com: Kind of a quiet week the past week in KWin—a few bug fixes, some backend work and a couple of small (But extremely useful) features thrown in as a bonus.

Debian not complying to licenses

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Linux

blog.daniel-baumann.ch: A couple of years ago, I took over the maintenance of the syslinux package since its previous maintainer was MIA. if debian-cd is embedding a syslinux binary with a different version, it must contain the sources for it

VIA births another kneetop

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: VIA HAS ANNOUNCED the release of yet another teeny weeny snappy lappy with Vista Home Basic out of the box alongside a Linux dual interface.

Tomorrow's War: Why FOSS Needs to Change its Views of Apple

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Mac
OSS

itmanagement.earthweb: By definition, free and open source software (FOSS) is opposed to proprietary companies. But, while fear and loathing of Microsoft often reaches towering, even paranoid heights, Apple is hardly ever condemned, and even seems to be regarded with approval by many members of the FOSS community. Yet, in some ways, Apple poses a greater proprietary threat than Microsoft.

About the openSUSE Board and the Elections

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SUSE

dev-loki.blogspot: As you have probably already read, the openSUSE Election Committee has taken over and finalized a process and page about the upcoming openSUSE Board Elections. These are drawn on the preliminary work of the current Board and the community itself.

Opening the box: The story of the Pandora (so far)

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Linux
Interviews
Gaming

pocketgamer.co.uk: Open source handhelds have been with us for a while now. Those of you with a decent memory will recall the excellent GP2X from Korean manufacturer Gamepark Holdings. Sadly, production of the GP2X has now ceased. We spoke to Craig Rothwell about why he's helping to produce the Pandora.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Taming your daemons with PSMon

  • Removing files for which you have no write access from the GNOME Wastebasket
  • Generate Random Passwords on the Linux Command Line
  • Enable Media player in CentOS
  • Create a Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive the Easy Way

Acer Aspire One Review

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Linux
Hardware

linuxhaxor.net: Ever since the first rumors about an Apple tablet computer, and more recently an ultra-portable notebook caught my attention a couple of years ago, I’ve been holding out on upgrading my beloved Sharp Zaurus. Apple still hasn’t made good on the seeds it planted. I’m now a bona fide member of the netbook craze

Citibank infuriating its customers with Linux-hostile site

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Linux

theinquirer.net: IF YOU BUY one of those nifty Linux preloaded notebooks from the likes of Dell, Asus, or Lenovo, the default web browser will always be Firefox.

FSF and Stephen Fry celebrate the GNU Project 25th anniversary

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OSS

fsf.org: The GNU operating system is turning 25 this year, and the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has kicked off its month-long celebration of the anniversary by releasing "Happy Birthday to GNU," a short film featuring the English humorist, actor, novelist and filmmaker Stephen Fry.

odds & ends

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News
  • PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe

  • Diet Ubuntu - An In-depth Guide
  • Xfce 4.6 Being Released This Month
  • 2.6.27-rc5, Fixing Regressions
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 31st August 2008
  • When Linux gets cited as a matter of course, it’s truly gone mainstream

Debian Project News - September 1st, 2008

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Linux

Welcome to this year's 10th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Some of the topics covered in this issue include: Debian Live Lenny Beta1 released, Debian Translations for French and German Reach 100%, and much more.

Analysts fail on open source

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Industry analysts can play a valuable role. But their shortcomings are particularly evident in their coverage of open source software. And, apart from analysts, what viable alternative information sources exist?

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today's leftovers

  • [LabPlot] Improved data fitting in 2.5
    Until now, the fit parameters could in principle take any values allowed by the fit model, which would lead to a reasonable description of the data. However, sometimes the realistic regions for the parameters are known in advance and it is desirable to set some mathematical constrains on them. LabPlot provides now the possibility to define lower and/or upper bounds for the fit parameters and to limit the internal fit algorithm to these regions only.
  • [GNOME] Maps Towards 3.28
    Some work has been done since the release of 3.26 in September. On the visual side we have adapted the routing sidebar to use a similar styling as is used in Files (Nautilus) and the GTK+ filechooser.
  • MX 17 Beta 2
  • MiniDebconf in Toulouse
    I attended the MiniDebconf in Toulouse, which was hosted in the larger Capitole du Libre, a free software event with talks, presentation of associations, and a keysigning party. I didn't expect the event to be that big, and I was very impressed by its organization. Cheers to all the volunteers, it has been an amazing week-end!
  • DebConf Videoteam sprint report - day 0
    First day of the videoteam autumn sprint! Well, I say first day, but in reality it's more day 0. Even though most of us have arrived in Cambridge already, we are still missing a few people. Last year we decided to sprint in Paris because most of our video gear is stocked there. This year, we instead chose to sprint a few days before the Cambridge Mini-Debconf to help record the conference afterwards.
  • Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC
    The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project. Earlier this year the first Libre Computer Board launched as the Le Potato for trying to be a libre and free software minded ARM SBC. That board offered better specs than the Raspberry Pi 3 and aimed to be "open" though not fully due to the ARM Mali graphics not being open.
  • FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room
    This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM.
  • The Social Network™ releases its data networking code
    Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook said it began developing Open/R for its Terragraph wireless system, but since applied it to its global fibre network, adding: “we are even starting to roll it out into our data center fabrics, running inside FBOSS and on our Open Compute Project networking hardware like Wedge 100.”
  • Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang
    Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack. Last week came the Icelake patch to GCC and now Clang has landed its initial Icelake enablement too.
  • Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem
     

    Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a feature.

Kernel: Linux 4.15 and Intel

  • The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far
    We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading with the many feature recaps provided this week of the different pull requests, here's a quick recap of the changes so far to be found with Linux 4.15:
  • Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released
    Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has put out their quarterly Linux graphics driver stack upgrade in what they are calling the latest recipe. As is the case with the open-source graphics drivers just being one centralized, universal component to be easily installed everywhere, their graphics stack recipe is just the picked versions of all the source components making up their driver.
  • Intel Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings
    Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux.

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Security: Google and Morgan Marquis-Boire

  • Google: 25 per cent of black market passwords can access accounts

    The researchers used Google's proprietary data to see whether or not stolen passwords could be used to gain access to user accounts, and found that an estimated 25 per cent of the stolen credentials can successfully be used by cyber crooks to gain access to functioning Google accounts.

  • Data breaches, phishing, or malware? Understanding the risks of stolen credentials

    Drawing upon Google as a case study, we find 7--25\% of exposed passwords match a victim's Google account.

  • Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations
    A well-known computer security researcher, Morgan Marquis-Boire, has been publicly accused of sexual assault. On Sunday, The Verge published a report saying that it had spoken with 10 women across North America and Marquis-Boire's home country of New Zealand who say that they were assaulted by him in episodes going back years. A woman that The Verge gave the pseudonym "Lila," provided The Verge with "both a chat log and a PGP signed and encrypted e-mail from Morgan Marquis-Boire. In the e-mail, he apologizes at great length for a terrible but unspecified wrong. And in the chat log, he explicitly confesses to raping and beating her in the hotel room in Toronto, and also confesses to raping multiple women in New Zealand and Australia."