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Story Could Open Source Be An Engine For The Internet Of Things? Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2014 - 12:15am
Story Oh No, Mageia has Lost its Magic Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2014 - 12:06am
Story Nokia X app store ported to Android and Sailfish Rianne Schestowitz 05/03/2014 - 12:02am
Story KDE Ships March Updates to Applications, Platform and Plasma Workspaces Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2014 - 11:53pm
Story Atlanta Meets Open Source at ‘Great Wide Open’ Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2014 - 11:47pm
Story SODIMM-style COM runs Linux or Android on 2W Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2014 - 11:38pm
Story Rocking India Rianne Schestowitz 04/03/2014 - 11:31pm
Story Tiny quad-core mini-PC ships for $69 Roy Schestowitz 04/03/2014 - 4:44pm
Story Linux Mint Debian 201403 released! Roy Schestowitz 04/03/2014 - 4:40pm
Story Open source challenges a proprietary Internet of Things Roy Schestowitz 04/03/2014 - 4:26pm

Alksnis and Ponosov in the front of fighting for Linux

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Linux

cnews.ru: On February 19th 2008 a public organization was established to promulgate and promote the open source software in Russia. The organization has been established by the former deputy Victor Alksnis and former school principal Alexander Ponosov, which are public figures but a little bit odious, which is a plus when promoting the alternative OS.

A million dollar open source study

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OSS

tectonic.co.za: The European Union yesterday announced that it will invest US$1 million in a study to find the best open source tools for use in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The grant of €703 000 was awarded to a consortium of 11 members, including Canonical, backers of Ubuntu Linix, and the University of the Western Cape.

today's leftovers

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News
  • A Beijing moment

  • Ubuntu is great. Ubuntu is Debian?
  • A TUX that really runs Linux
  • Are you a Linux Poser?
  • Can Novell 4.0 Catch On With Partners?
  • Video: Alan Cox on the kernel, patent promise, and the progress of free software
  • ZaReason to open EU branch in Germany
  • How hard is it to violate the GPL?
  • Leave Jonathan Schwartz alone!
  • Introducing Hypertable - a new open source database project
  • Why doesn't one-laptop-per-child work?
  • Viki: a personal wiki for Vim

Kernel space: the vmsplice() exploit

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Linux

linuxworld.com: A recent Linux security hole allows local users to seize the power of root. Here's how three separate bugs came together to create one big vulnerability.

Build Your Own RAID Storage Server with Linux

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Hardware

Carla Schroder: If you've been thinking of building yourself a dedicated storage server, this is a good time to do it. Prices are so low now that even a small home network can have a dedicated storage and backup server for not much money.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Tip No. 20: Change your Default Gateway

  • Automatic SSH Login Script - All
  • Linux With ATI…
  • compiling on one linux machine, running on another
  • Large File Support in Linux for C/C++ operations
  • Multimedia – Install Real Player 10 for linux on Ubuntu

Linux Hardware Compatibility Sites: Does anyone do it right?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: One almost unavoidable problem with using an operating system that is not used by the majority of people is compatibility, specifically hardware compatibility. In this article I will define what a good site must have and look at a number of sites to see if they meet these standards.

5 Things I don’t like about Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: I have made the decision to move to Ubuntu away from the world of Windows, which I have been with for over 10 years. There are a lot of great things with Ubuntu Linux and a few things that well I don’t like. Here the top 5 things I don’t like about Ubuntu 7.10.

Windows to Linux: 5 things to expect

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Linux

infinity-sama.blogspot: We can say that Vista is just out of the box and many people now want an alternative to Windows. This alternative is called Linux. I am therefore writing this post for people who want to move from Windows to Linux. It covers what they should expect, and what is expected out of them.

Mozilla Developer News for Feb 19

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Moz/FF

In this issue… Mozilla Messaging launches, Firefox 3 Beta 3 released, Extend Firefox 2 contest winners, and Firefox 3 features article.

Also: Firefox 3.0 Beta 3 Turns Up The Heat On The Competition

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Running Ubuntu 7.10 on SPARC

  • Netcat Intro
  • Installing and Using a SSH Server
  • Keep Your SSH Connection Open
  • Linux to Linux Key Based SSH
  • Running Debian GNU/Linux from an encrypted USB drive
  • Installing Google Desktop on Linux
  • HP Photosmart C4388 wireless printing/scanning on Ubuntu Linux 7.10
  • Ubuntu: Easy (And Quick) Ways To Open Any Files As Root
  • HowTo: Advanced Two-Pane File Manager
  • Sharing ALSA audio from Wine
  • How to disable the beep in Linux
  • Turning LiveCDs into LiveUSBs
  • Suse 10.2, how to load a kernel module during system boot automatically
  • Peruse popular Perl packages

Why Gnome Makes Me Sad

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Software

portal.itauth.com: When I first entered the Linux world a decade ago, my desktop experience was pretty abysmal: just xterms started by running the 'startx' command. It wasn't until much later, late 2000, that I started using KDE. I was in love. My first impression of Gnome (with it's foot icon) were, unfortunately, very negative.

Kernel Evolution

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "To quote you a number of years ago: 'Linux is evolution, not intelligent design'," noted Greg KH, quoting Linux creator Linus Torvalds. Linus expanded on the statement, "evolution often does odd (and 'suboptimal') things exactly because it does incremental changes that DO NOT BREAK at any point."

Qt styling adds flair to the OpenSUSE installer

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SUSE

arstechnica.com: Novell's second Hack Week event is taking place right now and developers are writing blog entries about some of their projects. Artist Jakub Steiner, who is best known for his work on GNOME and OpenOffice.org icons, has written about the new installer for OpenSUSE 11 which uses the CSS-like styling capabilities of Qt 4 to provide an aesthetically rich interface.

Hans Reiser Murder Trial: The Vilification Defense Begins

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The vilification of Nina Reiser is commencing in earnest here at Hans Reiser's murder trial. After three months of the prosecution's case, Hans Reiser's defense opened Tuesday with verbal salvos portraying wife Nina Reiser as the not-so-perfect woman.

Create a backup server with Restore

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Software

linux.com: Perhaps the number one reason why people neglect to back up their desktops is the lack of workable solution. It can be difficult to find a method configurable enough to suite everyone's needs. One promising answer may be Restore, an application for enterprise and data center backup for Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix/Linux systems.

Let Kids Create Art on Linux with Tuxpaint

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Software

fanaticattack.com: If you have kids and want to get them to do other things on the computer besides watching Drake and Josh or playing video games, institute an embargo and have them discover programs that are pre-installed on the computer.

HP's Linux sub-notebook spied on web

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: HP's going after the Eee PC with a compact laptop that sports an 8.9in display and more connectivity options than the elfin Asus machine currently offers. The 2133 is down as running a choice of Linux or Windows Vista.

Off-Label Mepis 7

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Linux

talk.bmc: Even though the title hopefully implied this, I need to be very very clear about something. At no point anywhere at any time have I ever read anyone involved in the Mepis project ever claim that Mepis 7... or any other version of Mepis... was ever meant to be looked at as an Enterprise Linux Desktop.

KDE 3.5.9 Release Announcement

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KDE

The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.9, a maintenance release. The most important changes have been made to the KDE-PIM applications, including the KMail email client, KOrganizer, a planning application and other components.

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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Friday
  • That Nasty Samba Vulnerability Is Now Patched in All Supported Ubuntu Releases
    You might have read the news this morning about a wormable code-execution bug discovered in the Samba free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which existed in Samba for more than 7 years.
  • Why Is Linux More Secure Than Windows?
    When choosing an operating system, there are many different factors that are taken into consideration. However, security is becoming increasingly important. You only need to look at the news to see the increasing number of data breaches that are occurring around the world at present. Choosing an operating system with care is your first step when defending your personal data. With that in mind, read on to discover the reasons why Linux is more secure than Windows.
  • CloudLinux 7 Stable Kernel Security Update Patches Multiple Issues, Update Now
    CloudLinux's Mykola Naugolnyi has announced today the availability of a new stable kernel update for users of the CloudLinux 7 and CloudLinux 6 Hybrid operating systems, addressing multiple security issues and bugs. This new CloudLinux 7 stable kernel comes less than 24 hours after the release of the Beta kernel with the same version number, specifically 3.10.0-614.10.2.lve1.4.50, which replaces kernel-3.10.0-427.36.1.lve1.4.47 and is available for download as we speak from the production repository of CloudLinux 7 operating system series.
  • [Older] E-Health Cyber-DOOOOOOM.

    We know the Australian government has one of the worst record of data breaches in the world. So naturally, rather than addressing their incompetencies, the Australian government has decided to roll out an e-health record for every Australian citizen. And it's opt-out only.

  • Chipotle says 'most' of its restaurants were infected with credit card stealing malware

    We browsed through the tool and found that every state Chipotle operates in had restaurants that were breached, including most major cities. The restaurants were vulnerable in various time frames between March 24th and April 18th, 2017. Chipotle also operates another chain called Pizzeria Locale, which was affected by the hack as well.

  • 'Thousands' of known bugs found in pacemaker code

    The other study of the broader device market found only 17% of manufacturers had taken steps to secure gadgets.

  • Kaspersky says no idea why company targeted by US govt [iophk: "dared to show vista7 in an unfavorable light"]
  • Any website can crash your Windows 7 or 8 PC with these four characters

    Here's how the bug works. All a naughty website has to do is use the character string '$MFT' in the directory name where a website keeps its images. Windows expects to see the four characters $MFT only in a special metadate file on your PC. When it sees those characters as a directory name, however, it causes enough problems that an affected PC will begin to slow down and eventually hang. At that point your only recourse is to reboot the machine. In some cases, the problem may even trigger the dreaded blue screen of death (BSOD).

Android Leftovers

The Past Week in Techrights (Still on Holiday)

First LXQt-Based Lubuntu 17.10 Daily Builds Surface, Here's What It Looks Like

Lubuntu maintainer Simon Quigley was kind enough to inform us today about the availability of the first daily build ISO images of the upcoming Lubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, with the LXQt desktop environment. The development cycle of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system started two months ago when Canonical's Adam Conrad gave the green light to all maintainers and developers involved in the project, and the first Alpha milestone is now approaching fast. Read more