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Story The Open Access Schism: Recapitulating Open Source? Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 11:01am
Story Switch to Linux part 2 – install Linux Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:58am
Story Backtrack 5 R3 Hits One Million Downloads on Softpedia Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:56am
Story GNOME 3.14 Beta 2 Has Been Released! Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:52am
Story Toshiba introduces a Chromebook you would crave to buy Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:47am
Story Chromebooks will make the year of Linux possible: Linus Torvalds Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:41am
Story Earning a living from open source software Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 10:27am
Story Matthew Miller: The Remaking of Fedora 1, 2, 3 Roy Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 7:31am
Story Boycott Systemd, Messy Makulu, and Top Ten Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 7:28am
Story The Linux Setup - Stefano Zacchiroli, Former Debian Project Leader Rianne Schestowitz 04/09/2014 - 7:25am

Open Web Foundation to Keep Data 'Open'

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Web

eweek.com: The Open Web Foundation launches at OSCON with a focus on keeping open-source community efforts open and unfettered.The effort is backed by individuals and companies such as Facebook, Google and MySpace.

Interview: Aaron Fulkerson of MindTouch Software

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Interviews

raiden.net: I had the unique opportunity to interview Aaron Fulkerson of MindTouch, and discuss their new MindTouch Deki known as "Kilen Woods". What he had to say was quite interesting.

Listen 0.5 - Yet Another Good GTK Audio Player

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Listen is a not so widely known audio player written in Python and using the GTK toolkit, with an interface similar to the one of Rhythmbox, and including features like a music library, podcasts support, lyrics fetching, Wikipedia integration, and Last.fm song submission.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MySQL vs. PostgreSQL

  • Foresight Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1 out
  • Gentoo: Portage’s new --jobs feature
  • Dell's Ubuntu 8.04 Offering—Technical Details
  • More Perl One-Liners for Linux Or Unix
  • 2016: "You’re watching the Linux Channel."
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Launchpad to be open source in 12 months
  • What happens when open source turns out to be better? Much better?
  • VIA Appoints An Open-Source Liaison
  • openSUSE: Better TabletPC support
  • The Open Source Community - Please wait a while…
  • Missing 'spam king' kills self, family
  • Silber runs Canonical while Shuttleworth runs around (video)
  • "Handheld recording studio" mixes with Linux
  • Building an HPC Linux cluster has gotten simpler, Beowulf leader says
  • Day 30 Without GUI: All Done!
  • If wishes were horses.
  • The rich irony of Kevin Johnson's departure from Microsoft

No tax support for Mac or Linux yet

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: The Australian Taxation Office has advised Australians using Apple or Linux operating systems that they will be unable to lodge tax returns electronically using the ATO's e-tax software unless they use a Windows emulator or a kiosk in one of the agency's shop fronts.

Ubuntu on a laptop is great!

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Ubuntu

geek.com: We’ve covered Ubuntu in the past, first in a rave by RickGeek and recently in a beta preview by Sal Cangeloso. After reading Sal’s impressions back in April, I downloaded the ISO and installed it on a spare machine I had lying around.

Ingres gives Fortify security study a good fisking

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: Since Fortify released its security study, unleashing the FUD flood, I have been waiting for someone to give it a good fisking. Today we have a winner.

Open source leadership model

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OSS

indiatimes.com: As I study some of the thriving new age organisations, I see many of them successfully nurturing , what I call an open source leadership model, an offshoot of the software model. It is changing the rules of the game, and it is proving to be successful. So, what defines an open source leadership model?

Shuttleworth: Microsoft Does Not Want War

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical Ltd., which maintains the Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution said he doubts Microsoft would file suit against a free software developer unless the software giant wants "war."

How A rootkit Exactly Works

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Security

How A rootkit Exactly Works — Explaination and dissection of the dica rootkit (a variant of the t0rn rootkit).

My Favourite Linux Sites

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Linux
Web

internetling.com: I am on vacation so I do not have much time to write. But if you are wondering which sites I visit often, do take a look at this little list.

Writing Without Distractions in Linux

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Software

junauza.com: The best way to write or compose something important using a computer is to do it without any distraction. But how is it possible to concentrate if your email notification keeps on popping, your Twitter updates are flashing, and you are always tempted to open your RSS reader?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 3, Part 4

  • Howto: build and install the intl PECL extension for PHP5 in Debian
  • How to change the default timeout before default OS boots in grub
  • Using Adobe Flash and other 32-bit applications on 64-bit Linux
  • Guake Drop-Down Terminal for GNOME
  • How to install the Web 2.0 i686 Flock Web Browser on 64-bit Gentoo Linux…
  • Installing Fonts Using Synaptic In Ubuntu Hardy Heron

HP reveals plans for a second ‘low-cost’ mini-note

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Linux
Hardware

apcmag.com: One day after Toshiba revealed the company is working on its first mini-note, HP has announced plans for its second mini-note. In addition to its premium ‘business class’ Mini-note, HP is working on a new ‘economy’ model for budget-minded buyers.

10 ways to make Linux boot faster

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Linux rarely needs to be rebooted. But when it does, it’s often slow to boot. Fortunately, there are ways to speed things up. Some of these methods are not terribly difficult. (although some, unfortunately, are). Let’s take a look.

Linux 2.6.25.12 released

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Linux

lwn.net: We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.25.12 kernel. It contains loads of bugfixes, all over the map. Any users of the 2.6.25 kernel series should upgrade to this version.

The Four Consideration in Choosing Linux

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Linux

warungdigital.com: The advantage that can be picked from Linux usage is not only some money that we can save but also features. In deciding which Linux we want to choose there are four consideration that we can use:

Folder View becomes smarter

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KDE

ereslibre.es: After some hacking I have got a nice requested feature for the folder view containment. Mime type filter support. I took some screenshots so you can have a look yourself.

The two essential Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

blogs.computerworld: Now, a lot of people publish lists of 'best' extensions. It's quick and easy to make these lists. One difference between my list and some of those "99 Must Have, Best Firefox Extensions!" is that is the real list of the extensions that I use every day.

Also: What fires Firefox

What’s Required for Linux to Overtake Apple Mac OS X?

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Linux

workswithu.com: As this site has noted, Canonical and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth at OSCON called for Linux distributions to leapfrog the quality of Apple’s Mac OS X user experience. So, what will be needed? Here are some thoughts.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
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gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

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ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

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