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The World Series of Linux: Round 2

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Linux

crn.com: In Round 1 of The World Series of Linux, Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" outperformed both Freespire and Xandros in a series of real-world office tests conducted by the CMP Channel Test Center. In Round 2, it's SLED 10 vs. Fedora 7 vs. PCLinuxOS!

Apple vs. Linux: Which Will Win Disgruntled Windows Users?

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OS

earthweb.com: Apple and Linux are engaged in battle – a battle to win over disgruntled Windows users. But who will win, and what will the consequences be for the loser?

The Year in Linux-on-the-Desktop

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Linux

smallbusinesscomputing.com: While desktop Linux has increasingly come to resemble Windows in look and feel, thus making it easier for people to switch teams, as it were, it has faced two significant stumbling blocks: limited applications and limited hardware support.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon takes on Mac OS X Leopard for the OS of the Year

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Ubuntu

Linux Magazine: Today we have a technological cage match involving two operating systems, both UNIX- based, both mature, both with passionate detractors and even more passionate defenders, and both released just a week apart. I'm talking, of course, about Ubuntu 7.10 and Apple' s Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Witnesses: Hans Reiser Acting Strange After Wife Went Missing

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Reiser

wired blog: Two witnesses testified at Hans Reiser's murder trial Thursday they saw him acting strangely in the days following his wife's disappearance.

A first look at KDE 4.0 release candidate 2

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KDE

arstechnica: The KDE development community has been working on KDE 4, a major KDE revision that brings in numerous new technologies, and the official release is scheduled for next month. Today we're going to take a look at the second KDE 4 release candidate, which was made available for download earlier this week.

A First Look at Firefox 3’s Icons

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com/faaborg: Firefox 3 will contain roughly 120 icons (190 if you count different sizes) on each of the four platforms. While the icons are styled for each platform, we plan on using consistent metaphors and symbols to ensure that interacting with Firefox feels familiar as users move between platforms.

What a rush!!

Gaël Duval: The Ulteo main web server is experiencing a big, big, rush. It’s been under an heavy load for two days, and of course, page loading is sometimes slower than expected… We have performed urgency tasks, such as moving static stuff to other servers, but the rush is really too big.

Top FOSS security vulnerabilities

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Security

linux.com: Palamida, the San Francisco company that helps companies to audit their use of open source software, has released a list of what it calls "the top five most overlooked open source vulnerabilities." To this list, Palamida has added an additional five vulnerabilities exclusively for Linux.com.

An Introduction to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

techsoup.org: A free, stable, and secure operating system that you can try out risk-free? Open-source operating system Ubuntu comes at a tempting price and offers many of the advantages of popular commercial operating systems such as Windows and OS X. But do its potential drawbacks outweigh its many benefits?

When consoles and PCs collide: Unreal Tournament 3 reviewed

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Gaming

arstechnica: Unreal Tournament 3 feels like an anachronism. Back in the glory days of competitive first-person shooters, it was all about speed, reflexes, and having the best route through each map. Get the health, get the best weapons, and be able to nail a moving target with a headshot. The days of Quake and Unreal were great. Then something happened.

BBC unveils next-generation iPlayer at FM2007

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Software

c21media.net: The next generation of the BBC's iPlayer is now live on the internet, offering not only downloading services but also live streaming, and is now available on Apple and Linux systems as well as to Microsoft users.

Also: Adobe to Open Source Messaging Protocols

Samba Domaincontroller For Small Workgroups With SWAT On Fedora 8

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up and configure a Samba Domaincontroller for small workgroups (up to 250 users) on Fedora 8 with the Samba Web Administration Tool.

Kubuntu Tutorials Day is on

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Ubuntu

jonobacon: Kubuntu fans, today (yes, today!) a demonstration of Kubuntu love is going to be happening on #kubuntu-devel on Freenode.

Turkey's Pardus distro is easy to use

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Linux

linux.com: Pardus originated in Turkey, was once based on Gentoo Linux, and is packaged with KDE. It comes in two versions: a live CD and a traditional, multilanguage installer, which I used. Its full-screen interface is uncluttered, simple, and easy to navigate and decipher.

KDE Commit-Digest for 9th December 2007

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KDE

dot.kde.org: In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: The "simple menu" (similar to the menu found in the KDE 3 series) becomes usable. The clock receives a popup-based calendar widget, with KRunner becoming multi-threaded in Plasma.

Also: trolltech, phonon and open processes

Opera starts throwing rocks at Microsoft

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Software

daniweb.com/blogs: Opera Software ASA has filed an official complaint with the European Commission which describes at some length how, Opera claims, Microsoft is "abusing its dominant position by tying its browser, Internet Explorer, to the Windows operating system and by hindering interoperability by not following accepted Web standards."

GNOME theme engine designer adds transparency to GTK

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Software

arstechnica: GNOME theme engine designer Andrea Cimitan has implemented support for transparent widgets in the Murrine GTK theme engine, bringing Vista-like translucent glass effects to the GNOME desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Review: Asus Eee PC (video)

  • Is Microsoft really scared of Linux
  • Mozilla to addon developers: work on Firefox 3 compatibility
  • gddrescue: a tool for recovering data from damaged media
  • Quick Tip: Configuring Fixed Window Placement in Compiz Fusion
  • Tip from an RHCE: Memory storage on PostgreSQL
  • Quicksilver for Ubuntu
  • Wormux
  • Fedora Core 6 No More
  • Why Sourceforge lost its mojo
  • Are We There Yet? Making the Change to Open Source
  • When "freedom" rhymes with "insanity"

Stuffing it up - ODF and OOXML Document Format Battle

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OSS

fanaticattack.com: Industry Motive: To preserve a monopoly and the fight to protect a four-billion-dollar per year cash cow against those who stand for open standards, against those who want to create even playing fields, fair competition, innovation and open access for everyone to benefit.

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Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
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    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS

More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

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