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X.Org 7.4 Release Planned For Sep 10

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phoronix.com: Mesa 7.1 was released near the end of August and X Server 1.5.0 was released just earlier this week, but the release of X.Org 7.4 consisting of all the latest X packages has yet to make it out the door.

Rising costs prompt Naukri to go for Linux

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Linux

sify.com: Red Hat is the recognised brand and it is the flavour of Linux that has worked well for us. We have been able to roll out services and products in line with our innovation credo.

Ubuntu 8.10 gets closer

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com.au: The Ubuntu project has made available an advance testing version of its popular Linux distribution, with the full 8.10, 'Intrepid Ibex' release scheduled to be released in October.

Firefox 3 Alpha 2 reviewed

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Mozilla has released the second alpha of Shiretoko, the development codename of Firefox 3.1. Alpha 2 brings a handful of improvements and new features that help advance the web to a more open, standards based stage, while tweaking the user experience.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Review

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Linux
Hardware

reviews.cnet.com: Dell's entry into the Netbook market means its time to take these low-cost, low-power PCs seriously. The Inspiron Mini 9 is an excellent example of the form, if not radically different from the competition.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to create an ubuntu 8.04.1 boot floppy

  • Howto select Per-user Editor in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid)
  • Use LatencyTOP to pinpoint latency
  • Ubuntu Disk Quotas
  • Naming Conventions for Hard Disks and Partitions
  • Spin openSUSE Live CD or USB stick image “easily”
  • XFCE, SLiM, PAM, and Jack
  • What Windows Or New Users Need To Know About Ubuntu
  • Building Chrome with Debian (or getting out the polishing cloth at least)
  • Controlling Internet access with SafeSquid
  • Gnac - A Simple Program to Convert Audio Files
  • Get involved: Gentoo Bugday coming up Saturday
  • Can Dell and Vodafone play leapfrog with Linux?
  • Yahoo.com promoting Firefox 3
  • The Linux laptop goes to school
  • End of an era: Dell may dump its factories
  • Has the head of MySQL left Sun?
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 RC1 - Camelopard Screenshots
  • Linux Caffe, 326 Harbord Street
  • Howdy World! A Funny Unix/Linux Programming Joke

Closing X Developer Summit 2008 Notes

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phoronix.com: Aside from the short X Server 1.6 release plans and clarifying UXA+EXA, there are a few other notes to share from this afternoon's X.Org/Intel talk.

KVM vs. Xen vs. VMware. Is it a Hypervisor War?

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internetnews.com: For years, Xen and VMware have been the virtualization technologies of choice for open source operating systems vendors. With Red Hat's acquisition of Qumranet yesterday and its competing Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) open source hypervisor the winds of change may be blowing, or not.

Announcing the Ubuntu Manpage Repository

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Ubuntu

dustinkirkland.wordpress: I love the Ubuntu Wiki, and I think the Official Ubuntu Documentation is great! These are two important reasons why Ubuntu has been such a successful Linux distribution. But at the end of the day, I’m a terminal-and-manpage kind of a guy.

Hacker-friendly karaoke PMP runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: A Taiwanese electronic system design company has developed an open-source MP3, video, and Karaoke player that runs Linux 2.6.x. Cool-Idea Technology's Cool-Karaoke uses a 400MHz ARM920t processor, includes 4GB of flash and a 320x240 display, and supports customization with a freely downloadable toolchain and source code.

Wizard Boot Camp, Part Nine: (More) Utilities You Should Know

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linux-mag.com: We’re getting near the end of our series of tips that wizards should know. Thing time we’re covering the second in a sub-series about Linux utilities. There’s more about ln, including some examples of how to use a data file and a combination of other utilities. And we’ll see some examples of what the tiny editor sed can do — like editing email as it pours through a mail server.

intrepid alpha-5 released

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. With "Intrepid Ibex" Alpha 5 come some new features as well as lots of bug fixes.

First look: Firefox 3.1 alpha 2 officially released

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has officially announced the availability of the second Firefox 3.1 alpha. This release includes support for the highly-anticipated HTML 5 "video" element and a handful of other features that move the browser forward.

Selling GNU/Linux in a box

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linux.com: Eight years ago, computer stores stocked a choice of GNU/Linux distributions -- established ones like Caldera, Red Hat, and SUSE, and newcomers like Corel, Progeny, and Stormix. Now, only Ubuntu and openSUSE offer box sets, and both face challenges that other distributions found unsolvable.

openSUSE 11.0: Handles Server Duty Well

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SUSE

linuxplanet.com: OpenSUSE 11.0 does a great job on the desktop, but it shines equally as bright in the server role. Everything you need to set up most any type of server comes on the OpenSUSE 11.0 installation DVD. The trick is narrowing down the options to the ones you'll really need.

Who’s going to pay for open source software?

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OSS

openlogic.com/blogs: This week theme has been "who's going to pay for open source?" It's shown up in a number of blogs, like Matt Asay's. In several blog posts he's said things like "Who will pay for open source in the future?" and "Someone has to pay for this stuff, and it's not going to be governments." Roberto Gallopini's post quotes Larry Augustine saying that customers need to be educated on the value of open source. I'm sorry, it's just not the simple.

Java Sound & Music Software for Linux, Part 1

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Over the years I've noted that Java-based music and sound applications have increased in number and quality, yet no comprehensive list or summaries have covered these advances. And so at long last I present this survey of music and sound applications that require Java.

Opera 9.60 beta 1 RC

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opera.com: Thats right, Opera 9.6 is soon ready for its first beta flight. We have now frozen all features and only critical fixes go in. Really soon now, the beta will be released, but we want more feedback from you guys before we do so.

Building Trust in Linux Distributions

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: When running a Linux system, a user relies on the creator of the Linux distribution to provide them with a stable, fast, secure and bug-free experience. But given the experience of recent weeks, it may be worth considering how that user makes sure that's what they get.

Fedora 8 and 9 updates status

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Linux

redhat.com: Today we've reached a major milestone in this progress. We have done a successful compose of all the existing and as of yesterday pending updates for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9, all signed with our new keys. These updates will soon hit mirrors in a new set of directory locations.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
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gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

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