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OpenBSD founder: Intel leaves open-source out in the cold

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ZDNet Blogs: OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt wants Intel to come clean on the severity of bugs in the Intel Core 2 processors, warning that some of the bugs “will *ASSUREDLY* be exploitable from userland code.”

Rsync backup solutions

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Software

blog.lxpages.com: To setup a quick and efficient backup system, all you need is rsync and that’s it. Rsync is a very powerful tool that can do anything and everything that has to do with moving files around within and across different networks and securely.

Options in OpenOffice.org Calc

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HowTos

LinuxJournal: Like other OpenOffice.org applications, Calc has several dozen options in how it is formatted and operates. Some of the tabs for these options resemble those found in other OpenOffice.org applications. Others are unique to Calc and the business of spreadsheets. Either way, the more you know about Calc's options, the more you can take control of your work.

Linux contributor base broadens

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Linux

LinuxWorld: As the number of Linux kernel contributors continues to grow, core developers are finding themselves mostly managing and checking, not coding, said Greg Kroah-Hartman, maintainer of USB and PCI support in Linux and co-author of Linux Device Drivers, in a talk at the Linux Symposium in Ottawa Thursday.

Also: Day one at the Ottawa Linux Symposium

GIMP tricks: Rotating Sphere with GAP

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HowTos

polishlinux: This article shows how to create an rotating sphere in GIMP with GAP plugin. Basic knowledge of this graphics manipulation suite will be required to successfully follow the tutorial.

Linux to the White House in 2008?

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Linux

itbusiness: Is operating system preference a presidential predictor? Blogger Douglas Karr pondered the question over the weekend. He didn’t come up with a definitive answer, but he does predict that Linux will win the 2008 presidential election.

AMD 8.38.7 Display Driver

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Software

phoronix: The train has gone off the tracks. In The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux, AMD's Matthew Tippett had shared with us that the AMD driver release cycle is like a train and that "...we are on the train, and to add a new carriage or update the carriage, we have to do it while the train is running, without stopping the train, or letting anything fall off."

Over 5,500 Projects Slated to Adopt GPL 3

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OSS

internetnews.com: The official final release of the GPL is still a day away, but it's possible that over 5,500 projects could be migrating to it in very quickly.

Introducing PCLinuxOS Business Edition

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PCLOS

We offer a Desktop solution that is primarily geared to the SOHO, one man shop/business where everything can be done right on your one machine. There are all the business oriented applications you could want, from word processing to graphics production, making bar code labels to spreadsheets and databases.

Is Linux Splitting into Two Factions?

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Linux

Kevin Carmony: With the recent news of several Linux vendors entering into partnership agreements with Microsoft (Novell, Linspire, Xandros), there has been much debate recently about two factions of Linux forming. Saying that Linux is going to be torn in two, makes for good press and lively debates, but this is certainly nothing new for Linux.

Also: Is a Linux Civil War in the Making?

Is Red Hat the pot calling the kettle black?

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Linux

opensourcelearning.info: My my. Who would have thought that Microsoft actually would dominate the discussions in the world of Linux and Open Source. In an interview with Reuters, Szulik declined to say whether his company is now in negotiations with Microsoft over signing such a patent agreement. “I can’t answer the question,” he said.

Also: Slashdot gets it wrong again

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 Released

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Ubuntu

LinuxLookup: Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2, which will in time become Ubuntu 7.10 has just been released for testing. Pre-releases of Gutsy are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system.

Also: Why you should be excited about Ubuntu 7.10
And: Screenshots

TurboLinux Wizpy Review

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Hardware

Linuxlookup.com has just reviewed the TurboLinux Wizpy. This handheld mp3 player meets USB thumb-drive may be small in stature, but offers a versatile solution for anyone looking for portable web browsing, email, office software and media on the go. In this review we're going to introduce you to the main functions and features of the Wizpy product, but does it truly have a place on the market?

Prof Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery - A beautiful puzzle game for Linux

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Gaming

AllAboutLinux: Remember the time when I reviewed a very beautiful game called FizzBall which runs on Linux and which was developed by a young gaming company called Grubby games ? Well, they have released yet another game called "Prof. Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery" - this time a game of puzzles.

How the New OpenOffice Chart Tool Works When You Don't Specify a Data Range

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HowTos

OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: If you choose Insert > Chart in Calc, in the new tool, without a range selected, it's not much use. You get a big blank chart. In Writer, however, at least in this stage of development of the tool, you get something different.

Yoper 3.0 requires some tinkering

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Linux
Reviews

linux.com: Yoper claims to be a high-performance Linux distribution optimized for newer processors. I tested a beta of Yoper 3.0 on my desktop a year ago and was so impressed that when 3.0 was released this month, I installed it on my new Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv6105 notebook. Using it, however, left me disappointed.

Runes Of Avalon Comes To Linux - An Epic Puzzle Game

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gamesindustry.biz: Anawiki Games, www.anawiki.com, has announced their latest LINUX title, Runes of Avalon, www.runesofavalon.com. The game offers a unique combination of match-three and Tetris mechanics, over one hundred levels, three play modes, and an intriguing storyline.

Alleged critical holes in Xvid

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Security

heise-security: According to reports from several security services, the Xvid 1.1.2 Video Codec Library has a security hole which attackers could use to gain control over a PC. Both Windows and Linux applications are affected.

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm On Debian Etch

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HowTos

GPL V3, The Q&A: Part 1 & 2

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OSS

At the end of this week, after 16 years, the Free Software Foundation should bless version three of the GNU General Public License, the sequel to what is arguably the most widely used and most impactful copyright license ever. This is my small contribution towards that understanding.

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