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Diversity in FOSS - help or hinderance?

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FOSSwire: One feature of the free software/open source development model that is largely unique and differs from the proprietary model is sheer diversity.

Ubuntu vs. Debian, graphically explained

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beranger: col·lab·o·rate
1 : to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th

par·a·site
synonyms: PARASITE, SYCOPHANT, TOADY, LEECH, SPONGE

Brainstorming ideas for the GIMP's next interface

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linux.com: The GIMP image editor is preparing for the start of a new development cycle, and you can have your say in the way the next version looks by submitting a mock-up to the GIMP UI Brainstorm blog. User interface designer Peter Sikking spoke with us about the project and how it fits into the larger work of creating the GIMP's UI.

Get down and dirty with Linux

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pcadvisor: Let me start with a controversial statement: installing new software is almost always easier on Linux than on Windows. On most Linux systems, a package manager takes care of both the installation and removal of software.

The SUSE impression fades a little

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abhay-techzone.blogspot: I was in total awe of SUSE 10.2. I liked its stability, performance, improvements to OpenOffice, YAST2, security, default fonts and above all the default theme and artwork. I was all praises for SUSE in my comparison of SUSE with Ubuntu. A lot has changed since then.

One day without graphics but with Linux

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linuxscrews: The idea to work one day without graphical applications and use only text utilities like wget isn't new but… Here is the list of essential tools that are invaluable to make "text mode day" real.

Linux 2.6.23 Kernel Benchmarks

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Phoronix: The Linux 2.6.23 kernel has been released today and we have some preliminary benchmarks of the 2.6.23 kernel as we compare it to the past Linux 2.6.22 kernel.

Fedora Developer Interview: Máirín Duffy

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Fedoraproject: Over the past few releases, Fedora has gained a reputation amongst the various distributions for having some of the best artwork out there. This time around, responsibility has been handed over entirely to the community Art Team, and they've done themselves proud. Mairin Duffy, Fedora Art team lead, previews of some of the key elements belonging to the infinity theme.

Luke Schierer discusses Pidgin, Open source and life

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computerworld: With over 3 million estimated users, Pidgin is an open source instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unix platforms. It works with AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Released

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pcburn: Linus has tagged the final release of kernel 2.6.23. Grab a copy from kernel.org and give it a run through if you've been waiting on features.

Show us your pumpkins!

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red hat mag: We’re giving away $50 for the best pumpkin related to open source, Linux, Red Hat, Creative Commons, or any of the other things we post about here. Carve it, paint it, however you want to decorate it, as long as it’s creative.

XSensors 0.60: New Chips

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Software

linuxhardware.org: This is another release of xsensors, a program designed to display all the related information from your motherboard sensors. This information is gathered via lm_sensors, the software drivers that actually gathers the sensor information.

opensuse-xgl-settings

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SUSE

CyberOrg: cb400f has released his popular opensuse-xgl-settings for openSUSE 10.3, it is a GUI tool for KDE that makes installing and configuring Compiz Fusion painless.

Xubuntu in *urgent* need of testers

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xubuntu.wordpress: In order to prevent a sudden surge of bug reports after Xubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) has been released, everybody is encouraged to test the new daily images of Xubuntu now.

Which Mandriva Linux Edition That's Right For You

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linuxmini: The One edition of Mandriva Linux is a Live CD. A Live CD is an operating system which boots and runs directly from CD, with no installation required. The Free edition of Mandriva Linux is so named because it is 'free' in both senses: it costs nothing and it contains only free and open source software.

Customize Compiz in Ubuntu Gutsy

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maximum pc: With nine days remaining before the release of Ubuntu's latest version, Gutsy Gibbon 7.10, everyone's asking how the integrated Desktop Effects will work. So here's the deal.

Is Linux server more secure than Windows server?

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nixcraft: Many new Linux user / admin asks: Is Linux more secure than Windows? That depends. Wink Let me explain:

Control multimedia applications with ReMoot

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linux.com: You can manage most of today's multimedia applications easily with ReMoot, a universal remote control program. ReMoot even provides an esoteric way of controlling your PC remotely from your cell phone or PDA, earning it top geek points.

Master your domain with Linux

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iTWire: Every web site needs a domain name. Every domain name needs DNS. Yet, it’s often overlooked and misunderstood. If you own a domain you need to understand DNS. And here’s the low-down as well as some helpful Linux tools.

Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6

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phoronix: While the P35 works wonders on Linux, how does Intel's soon-to-be-shipped X38 work with Linux? Well, in this article we will tell you how this new Intel Chipset, which supports two PCI Express 2.0 slots and other improvements, is able to function on a Linux desktop and Solaris. At hand we have the Gigabyte X38-DQ6 motherboard as we explore its alternative OS compatibility and performance.

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Security Leftovers

  • Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls
    The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks. On Saturday, security researcher Alexander Klink disclosed an interesting attack where exploiting an XXE (XML External Entity) vulnerability in a Java application can be used to send emails.
  • Microsoft: no plans to patch known bugs before March [Ed: Microsoft is keeping open 'back doors' that are publicly known about, not just secret ones]
    Microsoft has no plans to issue updates for two vulnerabilities, one a zero-day and the other being one publicised by Google, before the scheduled date for its next round of updates rolls around in March. The company did not issue any updates in February, even though it had been scheduled to switch to a new system from this month onwards. It gave no reason for this, apart from saying: "This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today. "After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan." The Google-disclosed bug was made public last week, and is said to be a flaw in the Windows graphic device interface library that can be exploited both locally and remotely to read the contents of a user's memory.
  • Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk
    Microsoft has patched "critical" security vulnerabilities in its browsers, but has left at least two zero-day flaws with public exploit code. The software giant released numerous patches late on Tuesday to fix flaws in Adobe Flash for customers using Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and later, as well as Edge for Windows 10.

Red Hat News

  • Why upstream contributions matter when developing open source NFV solutions.
    When software is developed using open source methods, an upstream repository of the code is accessible to all members of the project. Members contribute to the code, test it, write documentation and can create a solution from that code to use or distribute under license. If an organization follows the main stream or branch of the upstream code their solution will receive all the changes and updates created in the upstream repository. Those changes simply “flow down” to the member’s solution. However, if a member organization forks the code — if they create a solution that strays from the main stream — their solution no longer receives updates, fixes and changes from the upstream repository. This organization is now solely responsible for maintaining their solution without the benefit of the upstream community, much like the baby salmon that took a tributary and then have to fend for themselves rather than remain in the main stream and receive the benefit and guidance of the other salmon making their way to the ocean.
  • HPE and Red Hat Join Forces to Give Customers Greater Choice for NFV Deployments
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( NYSE : HPE ) and Red Hat, Inc. ( NYSE : RHT ) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs).
  • Red Hat Joins the OpenPower Foundation
    As part of our commitment to delivering open technologies across many computing architectures, Red Hat has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture, at the Platinum level. While we already do build and support open technologies for the POWER architecture, the OpenPOWER Foundation is committed to an open, community-driven technology-creation process – something that we feel is critical to the continued growth of open collaboration around POWER.
  • Buy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Approach: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)?

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