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Story GnuTLS: Big internal bugs, few real-world problems Rianne Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 10:33pm
Story Calligra 2.8 Released Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 10:31pm
Story Totally Legal Computer Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:25pm
Story 3D Printing's Next Revolution: Linux Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:21pm
Story Ubuntu is the most used OS for production OpenStack deployments Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:19pm
Story Packaged Linux Delivers Network Functions Virtualization Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:18pm
Story Popcorn Time lets you stream torrent movies on your Linux desktop Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:15pm
Story Linux Foundation to Build Massive Open Online Course Program With edX, Increase Access to Linux Training for All Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 4:36pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 06/03/2014 - 4:28pm

Happy Birthday LFS

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: It was nine years ago this month that Gerard Beekmans started the very successful project called Linux From Scratch, or LFS for short.

Review: PCLinuxOS 2007, GNOME and MiniMe

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PCLOS

insidesocal.com: What version of Linux has been at the top of the Distrowatch rankings for months now that I've never tried until today? PCLinuxOS. Everybody I know who has runs PCLinuxOS has good things to say about it. Scott Ruecker of LXer and the Los Angeles Daily News' own City Hall reporter Rick Orlov are among those who have used and liked it.

Open Source Apps for Small Biz: Desktop to Backup

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Software

earthweb.com: If the cost of Windows software is stretching your already-thin budget, you'll be happy to learn about the variety of open-source software applications that won't cost you a cent. We run through the alternatives.

Folks at FOSDEM

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Linux
  • KDE Group Photo at FOSDEM 2008

  • FOSDEM: Friday
  • ATI/AMD's Open-Source Plans
  • RadeonHD Update @ FOSDEM 2008
  • Debian Video Streams from Fosdem

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Terminator: A multi-view terminal

  • Static ip address with Debain (and possibly Ubuntu)
  • Mounting A Network Drive On Startup Using Linux Ubuntu 7.10 On A Macbook Pro
  • How to run Turbo C on Ubuntu

Free/Open-source Astronomy Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Astronomy, considered as one of the oldest sciences, is the scientific study of celestial objects outside the Earth's atmosphere. I’ve collected here a list of well-recognized free/open-source Astronomy software. I hope this helps:

Batch renaming with KRename

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Software

fosswire.com: Renaming a big set of files can be a right chore. For example, if you’ve just imported a set of digital photos, they’ll usually have really unhelpful and undescriptive filenames such as DSC_0000.jpg.

Best Buy Spills The Beans On Nokia Internet Tablet With WiMax

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Linux
Hardware

informationweek.com/blog: Last year Nokia confirmed that it is working on a WiMax-equipped version of its N800-series Internet tablet. Until this week, there hadn't been further news of the device. Well, Best Buy pictured an unannounced Nokia N830 Internet tablet in its February Mobile Buyer's Guide.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Online videos, to a VCD, via Linux

  • Ubuntu: Encoding video files
  • Window Placement In Ubuntu with Compiz
  • Preventing fork bombs in Ubuntu
  • HowTo: Do Awk with Loop

The results of my annual Linux survey are in: It still sucks!

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Linux

mit.edu/~birge/blog: I’m a sucker for a good story and that Linux certainly is: millions of programmers working out of the sheer goodness of their hearts on a project to benefit humanity by providing a free operating system. So, it’s with heady optimism and hope for the children that once a year I anxiously download and install the latest incarnation of Linux.

Alpha spotting: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: Ubuntu 8.04, a.k.a. Hardy Heron, Alpha 5 hit the wires late Friday evening. I downloaded my copy around 8pm Orlando local time (EST). After super and kitchen duty I sat down and ran the release around the four systems I have at home to see how it worked.

5 reasons why Linux totally Pwnz Windows!

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Linux

infinity-sama.blogspot: When I say Linux here, it mostly refers to Ubuntu and its derivatives, considered as one of the friendliest distros, and a pioneer in bringing Linux to new users.

today's leftovers

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News
  • you can help KDE 4 - no experience necessary

  • Gentoo, Call for Suggestions
  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Switching Editors is Hard
  • I am all for individuality but...
  • Weekly Wire with Lisa Hoover (video)
  • Hack-that-desktop-OS contest
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 5 :Makes Installation Easy
  • Ubuntu 7.10 is great!
  • Steve Ballmer's song remains the same
  • mod_perl on Debian
  • Inklite?
  • AMD Releases 3D Programming Documentation

howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to dual boot Vista with Ubuntu

  • Extension for cropping in OpenOffice Draw
  • How to Setup a Wireless Ubuntu Router
  • Optimizing Apache Server Performance
  • Do I Need an AntiVirus Program on Linux?
  • Cheap mobile broadband for Linux
  • Short Tip: Mount directories via SSH
  • Manage your Movie Collection with Griffith

The Benefits of Open Source

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OSS

sys-con.com: Although organizations are not realizing the full potential benefits of open source due to the way open source projects are currently managed, this does not mean that there are no benefits from developing in open source. Once you get past the “free developer” presumption and carefully look at the larger picture, it becomes clear that open source brings real value.

'Alien Arena 2008' Announced

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Gaming

worthplaying.com: COR Entertainment announced Alien Arena 2008, a complete overhaul and update of the core game. Every player model has been replaced, nearly every weapon model, and nearly one half of the arenas. Sixteen new maps in total. Alien Arena 2008 will be released for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Reality check: Microsoft's open-source promises

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Microsoft

blog.seattlepi: Microsoft made headlines yesterday for its overtures to the open-source software community, including some that practically cast the move as a surrender by the company. But a reality check seems warranted: What is the company really promising here?

Also:

  • Detroit funds sue Yahoo over Microsoft rebuff

  • Microsoft's big openness pledge
  • Is Microsoft All Bark and No Bite Anymore?
  • Does Microsoft really want to be open source's friend?
  • Microsoft the magnanimous?

Livin’ Life Dangerously: Ubuntu Hardy Heron

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Ubuntu

bobbocanfly.wordpress: Tonight i was faced with a dillema. Leave a 160gb USB external hard drive lying collecting dust, or risk my entire system by installing a copy of Ubuntu 8.10 Hardy Heron Alpha 4. Obviously my only choice was the latter.

OOXML/ODF: Just One Battlefield in a Much Bigger War

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: Once in a while, a confluence of random events (or not so random, depending on your belief system) can create the ideal aha! moment. The moment of clarity when all the pieces just fall into place and you realize "that's what's going on!" I believe I have had one of those moments.

Microsoft and standards--deja vu all over again?

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Microsoft

opensource.org: On November 2nd, 2006, Microsoft and Novell announced a business agreement that was characterized as worse than useless by Bradly Kuhn, CTO of the Software Freedom Law Center. This week we see another announcement from Microsoft that seems to offer everything we didn't like about the Novell deal to a wider range of developers and nothing that meets the first test of our open source principles.

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  • Samba flaw opens Linux systems to remote exploit

    A vulnerability in Samba, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, can be exploited remotely to gain access to Linux machines that have port 445 exposed.

  • UK cyber chief says directors are devolving responsibility for hacks {sic} [iophk: "a step towards banning Microsoft, yet the article closes with Microsoft talking points"]

    Ciaran Martin, the head of the agency's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said it is unacceptable for boards to plead ignorance about the threat from cyber attacks.

  • Ransomware and the Internet of Things

    But it is a system that's going to fail in the "Internet of things": everyday devices like smart speakers, household appliances, toys, lighting systems, even cars, that are connected to the web. Many of the embedded networked systems in these devices that will pervade our lives don't have engineering teams on hand to write patches and may well last far longer than the companies that are supposed to keep the software safe from criminals. Some of them don't even have the ability to be patched.

    Fast forward five to 10 years, and the world is going to be filled with literally tens of billions of devices that hackers can attack. We're going to see ransomware against our cars. Our digital video recorders and web cameras will be taken over by botnets. The data that these devices collect about us will be stolen and used to commit fraud. And we're not going to be able to secure these devices.

  • Kodi 17.3 Security Update Patches Infamous Subtitle Hack, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Crash
    The second stable point release of the major Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center was launched the other day, on May 24, 2017, but it was missing some binary add-ons, so Martijn Kaijser announced today Kodi 17.3.
  • Samba vulnerability brings WannaCry fears to Linux/Unix