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Linux at Lowes

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Linux

helpmerick.com: I'm in the middle of a pretty major house refurbishing right now and am making frequent trips to the hardware stores and elsewhere. Today, while asking a Lowes rep a question, I glanced at one of the computer screens and saw Firefox for Lowes on the title bar.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Fedora 9

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HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Fedora 9 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

today's left overs

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News
  • LSD Man Page. More Linux/Unix Humor

  • HP's ultra-portable Mini-Note
  • Cognos taps Novell SUSE Linux for mainframe debut
  • How to use Network Configuration Tool
  • KDE4: Installing and configuring Network Manager
  • MY KDE dream
  • Dell begins rolling out Ubuntu 8.04, adds media codecs
  • Software Freedom Day 2008
  • How to install GiMP 2.5.2 on Ubuntu 8.4
  • Ubuntu Kaipidi Thozhargal - Across Tamil Nadu

A (very) brief visit with OpenSuse 11.0

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SUSE

kmandla.wordpress: I threatened to abandon my Arch Linux installation the other day, and that happened of course — Crux is recompiling as I type. In between those two I installed OpenSuse just for a lark, and because I don’t think I ever worked with it before.

This is not a GTK+ 3.0 blog post

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Software

flors.wordpress: I have been trying to follow the intense debate tagged GTK+ 3.0 and actually covering a lot more, from the longest post to the shortest. If I was into film criticism I would say that the story is evolving from decadentism to apocalypticism, with elements of final time, esoterism, conspiracy, dualism and reincarnation. It’s confusing… but solvable.

SCO's Yesterday - a parody by Scott Lazar

groklaw.net: It's time for a song for SCO to sing, to cheer itself up. Scott Lazar has come up with one. Hopefully Yoko won't sue us, because you sing it to a tune that sounds a lot like Yesterday. Feel free to hum along in your minds.

The Economic Motivation of Open Source Software: Stakeholder Perspectives

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OSS

riehle.org: Open source software has changed the rules of the game, impacting significantly the economic behavior of stakeholders in the software ecosystem. In this new environment, developers strive to be committers, vendors feel pressure to produce open source products, and system integrators anticipate boosting profits.

For Linux security, principle of least privilege prevails, says Red Hat security expert

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Linux

techtarget.com: Linux security may seem daunting, but there are a host of best practices to simplify the maze. Recently, Steve Grubb of Red Hat Inc. outlined some important security principles, including minimizing admin access, the increasing sophistication of SELinux and the importance of auditing systems.

45% are using OpenOffice

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OOo

openlogic.com/blogs: In my last post, I question the accuracy of the CIO.com survey. One of the numbers I was skeptical about was "Nearly half of the survey respondents, 45 percent, are using desktop applications such as OpenOffice.org"

Facebook Bans Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: Because I dared to try and access facebook with firefox 3, and all the cookies disabled, it won't let me back on there with firefox ever again, even though all the cookies have been enabled again!!

Top 5 Awesome Linux Distro Upgrades Coming Out in Second Half of 2008

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internetling.com: The first half of 2008 has seen some really cool releases, such as OpenSuSe 11.0, Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 8.04.1, and some really lame ones too, like Gentoo 2008.0 and Linux XP 2008. We’re not done yet, though. There are still some pretty major distro releases, which will blow your mind. Let’s dive in and see!

GPL v3 Project Watch List for Week of 07/18

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OSS

gpl3.blogspot: Over the past couple of weeks, Sourceforge has been doing some maintenance and updates. This backed up some of their data which we use to keep track of the GPL3 numbers. So now we are catching up on our data collection to bring them back up to date.

Torvalds: Linux not becoming obsolete would be "sad"

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Matt Asay: I admire Linus Torvalds' candor (This is the guy who freely admits his own family doesn't use the Linux desktop, after all), as well as his foresight. In an excellent interview, Torvalds covers a range of topics, including the Linux operating system's place in history:

One Year of openSUSE News

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Web
SUSE

opensuse.org: Exactly one year ago the openSUSE News site went live to provide users with the latest news and an event calendar. 19 authors posting under their own names and some one-time contributors wrote 246 stories (of which 122 were submitted to Digg) and filled the calendar with 170 entries.

Ubuntu hits new high in Linux boredom

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Ubuntu

linux.com: Last weekend a friend was moaning about endless problems with Windows XP on his desktop PC. We installed Ubuntu 7.04 on it. The problems went away. That started me thinking about my own "daily driver" computer, a Dell Latitude that also runs Ubuntu 7.04, and it made me realize that I hadn't thought about my laptop or its operating system in many months.

Auto-Login in openSUSE: bad practice

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SUSE

justlookdifferent.com: In openSUSE there is a feature called Auto-Login. In short it means that the root can decide which user account should be started as default upon boot, without displaying a login prompt. Though for me it is a possible weakness in my security management.

Virus : A paralysed object on GNU/Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: Recently I faced two incidents when I had to format my flash drive as it would simply refuse to open at all just because it was infected with some nasty viruses from my office computers.

10 + 2 things you’ll get with Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”

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Ubuntu

fabrizioballiano.net: A quick resume of what the most important (IMHO) things users will get with the next Ubuntu release: Intrepid Ibex

today's leftovers

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News
  • Beyond Compare - Now On Linux

  • Open Source OS's Bonus: Live CD
  • Opera All together now: Video, 3D, File access
  • Debian packages for KDE 4.1, KOffice alpha9 and more
  • Nautilus Scripts for making Small Utilities
  • vee-Dee Eyes Hooks You Up With Virtualbox Linux
  • Linux web tools - Pt. 6
  • Apple is not the real enemy of open source
  • More Unix and Linux Humor - Know Your SysAdmin
  • Open-source Castle Project founder joins Microsoft
  • Explore your database with Talend Open Profiler
  • openSUSE build service collaboration

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to take a delayed screenshot

  • Trick: Reboot as User
  • “ROOT Filesystem is Currently Mounted Read Only”
  • How To: Revert Media Icons After RealPlayer Installation
  • Installing Ubuntu w/ lvm partitions
  • Video:Joy of Painting with the GIMP
  • How to count number of files in a directory
  • ps command
  • Make Your Bash Prompt Look like Dos Prompt
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Security: Uber, Replacing x86 Firmware, 'IoT' and Chromebook

  • Key Dem calls for FTC to investigate Uber data breach

    A key Democrat is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate a massive Uber breach that released data on 57 million people, as well as the company's delay in reporting the cyber incident.

  • Multiple states launch probes into massive Uber breach
  • Replacing x86 firmware with Linux and Go

    The problem, Minnich said, is that Linux has lost its control of the hardware. Back in the 1990s, when many of us started working with Linux, it controlled everything in the x86 platform. But today there are at least two and a half kernels between Linux and the hardware. Those kernels are proprietary and, not surprisingly, exploit friendly. They run at a higher privilege level than Linux and can manipulate both the hardware and the operating system in various ways. Worse yet, exploits can be written into the flash of the system so that they persist and are difficult or impossible to remove—shredding the motherboard is likely the only way out.

  • Connected sex-toy allows for code-injection attacks on a robot you wrap around your genitals

    However, the links included base-64 encoded versions of the entire blowjob file, making it vulnerable to code-injection attacks. As Lewis notes, "I will leave you to ponder the consequences of having an XSS vulnerability on a page with no framebusting and preauthed connection to a robot wrapped around or inside someones genitals..."

  • Chromebook exploit earns researcher second $100k bounty
    For Google’s bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (£75,000) for reporting a critical “persistent compromise” exploit of Google’s Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks. Twelve months on and the same researcher was wired an identical pay out for reporting – yes! – a second critical persistent compromise of Google’s Chrome OS. By this point you might think Google was regretting its 2014 boast that it could confidently double its maximum payout for Chrome OS hacks to $100,000 because “since we introduced the $50,000 reward, we haven’t had a successful submission.” More likely, it wasn’t regretting it at all because isn’t being told about nasty vulnerabilities the whole point of bug bounties?
  • Why microservices are a security issue
    And why is that? Well, for those of us with a systems security bent, the world is an interesting place at the moment. We're seeing a growth in distributed systems, as bandwidth is cheap and latency low. Add to this the ease of deploying to the cloud, and more architects are beginning to realise that they can break up applications, not just into multiple layers, but also into multiple components within the layer. Load balancers, of course, help with this when the various components in a layer are performing the same job, but the ability to expose different services as small components has led to a growth in the design, implementation, and deployment of microservices.

Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Debuts with New Theme Engine and ZFS Integrations

Lumina 1.4.0 is a major release that introduces several new core components, such as the Lumina Theme Engine to provide enhanced theming capabilities for the desktop environment and apps written in the Qt 5 application framework. The Lumina Theme Engine comes with a configuration utility and makes the previous desktop theme system obsolete, though it's possible to migrate your current settings to the new engine. "The backend of this engine is a standardized theme plugin for the Qt5 toolkit, so that all Qt5 applications will now present a unified appearance (if the application does not enforce a specific appearance/theme of it’s own)," said the developer in today's announcement. "Users of the Lumina desktop will automatically have this plugin enabled: no special action is required." Read more

today's leftovers

  • qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client
    qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements. qBittorrent 4.0 is the first release of the application to drop OS/2 support, as well as support for the old Qt 4 framework as Qt 5.5.1 or later is now required to run it on all supported platforms. It also brings a new logo and a new SVG-based icon theme can be easily scaled. Lots of other cosmetic changes are present in this release, and the WebGUI received multiple enhancements.
  • FFmpeg Continues Working Its "NVDEC" NVIDIA Video Decoding Into Shape
    Earlier this month the FFmpeg project landed its initial NVDEC NVIDIA video decoding support after already supporting NVENC for video encoding. These new NVIDIA APIs for encode/decode are part of the company's Video Codec SDK with CUDA and is the successor to the long-used VDPAU video decoding on NVIDIA Linux boxes. That NVDEC support has continued getting into shape.
  • Kobo firmware 4.6.10075 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)
    A new firmware for the Kobo ebook reader came out and I adjusted the mega update pack to use it. According to the comments in the firmware thread it is working faster than previous releases. The most incredible change though is the update from wpa_supplicant 0.7.1 (around 2010) to 2.7-devel (current). Wow.
  • 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays
    Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly different, and reduced, feature set.
  • 7 Best Android Office Apps To Meet Your Productivity Needs
    Office application is an essential suite that allows you to create powerful spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc., on a smartphone. Moreover, Android office apps come with cloud integration so that you can directly access the reports from the cloud, edit them, or save them online. To meet the productivity need of Android users, the Play Store offers an extensive collection of Android office apps. But, we have saved you the hassle of going through each one of them and provided you a list of the best office apps for Android. The apps that we have picked are all free, although some do have Pro version or extra features available for in-app purchases. You can also refer to this list if you’re looking for Microsoft Office alternatives for your PC.

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