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Story KDE Connect turns your Android phone into a touchpad for your PC Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 6:58pm
Story LG Chromebase now available on Amazon for $329 Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 3:37pm
Story Samsung Likely To Launch Galaxy S5 Prime Soon Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 3:31pm
Story A Tiny Chinese Startup Has Made My Favourite New Smartphone Of The Year Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 3:22pm
Story The Samsung Galaxy Z: Tizen OS a big Risk? Specifications and Comparison Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 3:18pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 10:28am
Story Benchmarking Linux 3.16 File-Systems On An SSD Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 6:39am
Story Jolla unveils Sailfish Launcher for Android Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 5:17am
Story PCLinuxOS Magazine: July 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 4:22am
Story Google L’s ‘HeadsUp’ already (unofficially) available on Google Play Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2014 - 12:37am

SSL Spoofing Hell in Firefox 3!

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Moz/FF

beranger.org: Who says only Microsoft is putting you into trouble? Unless you pay (a lot of) attention, the new Firefox 3 is putting your digital identity and your money at risk too!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Galeon: It's like Firefox for Spartans

  • Linux appliance distro rev'd
  • Study Formal Linux Course While Working
  • Three-step approach boosts Linux security, admin's control
  • Popular open source spam filter gets boost
  • Race Started, Vote Now for your fav distro
  • Are open source advocates growing soft over Microsoft?
  • Autoconf: The Unsung Hero of Source Code Compatibility
  • Announcing Exherbo!
  • Open source code examined

Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 8 To Fedora 9 With PreUpgrade

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HowTos

This document describes how to upgrade your desktop from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 via PreUpgrade. PreUpgrade provides a frontend that allows the user to easily download all packages that are needed for the distribution upgrade, and then perform the distribution upgrade.

open source headlines

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OSS
  • Eight Things Microsoft Can And Should Do To Be More 'Open'

  • Worry About Integration, Not Installation
  • To Market, To Market
  • Cohen’s negotiated open source idea moving ahead
  • Open Source, by Any Other Name….

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Perl Search and Replace

  • RPM -e Error Specifies Multiple Packages
  • How to Replace Nautilus with PCMan File Manager in Ubuntu
  • How to find which service is listening on a given port
  • Make Older Add-Ons Work with Firefox 3.0
  • Essential commands for Linux network administration
  • potrace: Transform bitmap images into vector graphics
  • Ping or nmap to identify machines on the LAN
  • Tainted Perl On Linux or Unix - Helping You Protect You From Yourself

Sugar Stuff

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OLPC
  • Who will win open source professor cage match?

  • Revenge is (Sugar) Sweet
  • Should Sugar be put out to pasture?

openSUSE Wants Your Vote (on Bugs)

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Attention openSUSE users and contributors! It’s time to exercise your vote and help the openSUSE team identify the bugs that need to be squashed prior to the openSUSE 11.0 release. On May 22nd, we’re having a bug voting day to help ensure we identify the most troublesome issues.

The Origins of Linux [Video]

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Linus Torvalds tells the story of how he went from writing code as a graduate student in Helsinki in the early 1990s to becoming an icon for open source software by the end of the decade.

Open Season Episode 17

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The latest episode of our Open Season podcast series is live for your enjoyment. This time, former Sleepycat/Oracle bigwig Mike Olson joins us and provides clarity across our mess of discussion. What do we talk about?

A tantalizing taste of Firefox 3: testing RC1

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: Mozilla has issued the first official release candidate of Firefox 3, the next major version of the popular open source web browser. Firefox 3 includes a visual refresh as well as a multitude of exciting new features and significant improvements. Our testing indicates that this release candidate is fairly robust and ready for extensive testing.

Babies, grandmas and Linux

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Linux

blogs.the451group: It’s not often that I can go to a friend or community gathering and get the chance to talk open source with new people. But last weekend, while attending a baby shower, it went beyond the usual, flimsy open source familiarity. I met a man who actually uses Linux.

The state of Open Source in the Data Centre

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OSS

it-director.com: At a time of stability and excellent support in the Linux world, we can look back at the revolution over the last few years and wonder how we got here.

First Experiences with Ubuntu 8.0.4

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Ubuntu

liberidu.com: While being in Greece (2, 3 weeks ago), my nephew asked if I could install Ubuntu on his desktop. His desktop already contained Windows Vista Home Edition and I was not so sure if it would work to install a dual boot environment.

New group advocates for FOSS in libraries

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OSS

linux.com: A new advocacy group, the Public Software Foundation (PSF), is working to make free and open source software available to local libraries so it can be checked out and used just like a book or video. The premise is simple: hand out one CD and maybe you've taught one person; make it available in a library and perhaps you'll reach hundreds or thousands.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS vs. Windows XP SP3: Application Performance Benchmark

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OS

mssaleh.wordpress: I wanted to compare Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in terms of applications performance. A lot has happened since; Ubuntu 8.04 came out, Microsoft finalized their third service pack for Windows XP, and best of all I upgraded my PC. I decided to test again.

Danish vote on OOXML standard disputed by committee member

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: By voting to adopt a standard based on Microsoft's OOXML document format, the Danish national standards body has approved an unknown text against the wishes of the main representatives on its own technical committee.

Fedora 9: Leading edge or bleeding edge?

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Linux

linux.com: With Fedora 9, the Fedora project continues its tradition of being the most innovative major distribution, combining new applications from other distributions as well as its own inventions. However, in no other release has Fedora walked the line between leading edge and bleeding edge so precariously.

Also: Hands on: The changing face of Fedora

Novell slapped with suit for new mini-OS

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SUSE
Legal

blogs.techtarget.com: Astrum Inc., a software security company in Carrollton, Texas, has filed suit against Novell Inc. Astrum claims that Novell violated its contract regarding development of the mini-operating system appliance that Novell launched last month, Novell’s JeOS.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Install Cursor Themes

  • Make icons on your fluxbox desktop with idesk
  • How to Download Embedded Videos
  • Sorting your data with msort
  • Twittering from OpenOffice.org
  • Finding weak OpenSSL/OpenSSH keys
  • OOo: How to lay out a page using tables and two or more columns
  • Using Nokia 6110 on Ubuntu
  • MP3 on Fedora 9
  • Installing mod_python and Django on Apache

openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Testing

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: Today, I give the beta 3 testing on my testing PC at work. As noticed by Coolo in beta 3 announcement, the live installation running well without problem. I most likely using live installation than the DVD install because the live install is more faster and just need a few question.

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Manjaro Linux Phasing out i686 (32bit) Support

In a not very surprising move by the Manjaro Linux developers, a blog post was made by Philip, the Lead Developer of the popular distribution based off Arch Linux, On Sept. 23 that reveals that 32-bit support will be phased out. In his announcement, Philip says, “Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, we have decided to phase out the support of this architecture. The decision means that v17.0.3 ISO will be the last that allows to install 32 bit Manjaro Linux. September and October will be our deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported.” Read more