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Story Exaile 0.3.0 is a Music Player for Ubuntu srlinuxx 1 06/10/2009 - 11:20am
Story some shorts: srlinuxx 06/10/2009 - 10:12am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 06/10/2009 - 2:28am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 06/10/2009 - 2:19am
Story Linux Software Picks: Six Alternatives to Photoshop srlinuxx 06/10/2009 - 2:06am
Story Firefox 3.6 Aims to Bring Fullscreen, Open Source Video to the Web srlinuxx 06/10/2009 - 2:03am
Story 7 Things To Look Out For In Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala srlinuxx 1 05/10/2009 - 11:48pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10: First Impressions srlinuxx 05/10/2009 - 10:57pm
Story Chess On Linux srlinuxx 05/10/2009 - 6:53pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 Beta: A Review srlinuxx 05/10/2009 - 6:52pm

Whoops: KDE fliccd Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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KDE
Security

"Erik Sjölund has reported some vulnerabilities in KDE, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and potentially by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system."

M$ Plans more Secure Browser :roll:

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Microsoft

This story has been all over the internet, and one can't seem to click a newsite anywhere without seeing it. Seems microsoft has changed it's mind in it's previous announcement of not offering an upgrade/update to it's browser until the release of it's new Windows version in last 2006 or 2007.

The Myth of Linux Security

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Linux

Tony Lock has written an article quoting Nick McGrath's allegations that Linux security is a myth. McGrath states that the lack of viruses for Linux is also a myth. Lock agrees that there has been malicious code released against Linux lately, but doesn't cite his source or give examples. In the end Lock writes, "Security and Linux may be a myth, but no more so than for any other operating system" but then concludes

Review of PCLOS

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PCLOS
Reviews

guiLINUX is running a review of the much admired and trusted PCLinuxOS complete with beautiful screenshots detailing how easy the harddrive installation and complete the default install is. Gabbman concludes, "My hope is that I have inspired someone to have the freedom of choice to find a Desktop that works for them in a easy to use manor as it does for me. That is the power of Linux, the freedom to choose."

IBM Sets Its Sights on Linux Software

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Linux

"Company hopes to encourage more software vendors to build apps for the alternative OS."

Danes accused Microsoft of blackmail

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Microsoft

"U.S. software producer Microsoft is trying to blackmail Copenhagen by threatening to shut a Danish unit."

Coolest Homepage Yet!

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Web

Am I the only one who thinks this is the coolest homepage yet? Click on the software link to find that he is indeed one of us. Big Grin

ut2004 Update Out

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Gaming

In case you missed it, as I did, it was announced on linuX-gamers.net that icculus has released a linux version of patch 3354. You can read the story here or get the patch here.

HA! rm -rf Contest at Mad Penguin

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Linux
Humor

Hilarious! Mad Penguin is holding a contest to determine the fastest system meltdown using rm -rf. Too funny. There was an interesting thread on the gentoo forums not too long ago along those lines.

Cheech and Chong Didn't Inhale?

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Movies

Oh no, say it isn't so! The heros, the icons of my youth are now giving in to this "don't smoke, don't drink, don't have sex" mentality our culture has become to say they didn't really smoke marijuana while filming their famed hit movies of the 70's and 80's. tsck tsck. What's next? Homer didn't really drink beer ... oh wait...

Atari Plans New Matrix Title

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Gaming

Atari is planning to release another video game based on The Matrix Trilogy just in time for Christmas. Their 2003 title Enter the Matrix sold approximately 6 million copies. I found Enter the Matrix to disjointed and far removed from it's namesake. The storyline, if you can call it that, was hard to follow, the goal was unclear, and the "action scenes" were boring and repetitive. I hope for more with The Matrix: Path of Neo".

Desktop Linux Standardization

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Linux

DesktopLinux is running a story on using standards to increase the success of Linux on the enterprise desktop.

Government agencies adopt open source

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OSS

Starting with the tagline, "State, cities see savings in sharing software," the Boston Globe writes, "State and city governments, spearheaded by Massachusetts, are becoming the newest converts to the open source software movement."

Future of the GPL

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OSS

Stephen Shankland has written an interesting read of the current re-vamping of the General Public License governing Linux distributions and much of the associated software. Highlights include how to intermingle open source and proprietary software and some of the big players positions.

World Expo Prez Predicts Future Growth for Linux

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Linux

"Thousands of Linux devotees are gathering in Boston this week to celebrate the corporate coming-of-age of open-source software products developed in distinctly non-corporate ways."

Study Finds Linux Use May Continue to Grow

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Linux

InformationWeek has published a report on a study conducted to guage the use of open source use in businesses. Those that responded cited Microsoft security issues as main reason they use open source.

LA County Considering Open Source

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OSS

FCW.com is carrying a story describing how LA County is considering using open source software for it's many desktops in order to save millions of dollars. I think it's a good idea and hopefully will lead to a trend all over the country.

In Quest of Freedom

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Linux
-s

This is not a brand new story. I imagine it reflects many users' experience with their favorite distro. They get disgusted with windows, try many different linux distros, and finally settling on a favorite to use. I told Reader's Digest Condensed Version of this story on the gentoo forums once and on a mailing list once. But what's a site from srlinuxx without the telling of her journey taken to Gentoo? This is my story.

More Competition

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Linux

Our beloved PCLinuxOS has another rival in the wild. Klax based on Slackware 10.1 and features KDE 3.4 beta2 is being discusssed on KDE's news.dot

Firefox Putting on the Pressure

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Microsoft
Security

Microsoft must be feeling the pressure from competing browsers as they are putting a lot of thought into how to improve Internet Explorer. However, they probably won't have a new version ready until Longhorn goes gold planned for 2006. Eweek is carrying more on this story.

In other news, Bill Gates' trip to Turkey only proved that Linux is cutting into his profits more and more as well. The newer Turkix was found to be quite popular there and is picking up speed as other European nations begin to show interest.

UPDATE: More Passing the Buck from M$.

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