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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

AMD Phenom Gets Linux Thermal Driver

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: While AMD's financial outlook has been bleak with it closing down 12% today, if you're a Linux user -- particularly one with a quad-core Phenom processor -- there is good news to report from the AMD camp.

the new GNOME duality

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Software

0xdeadbeef.com: I think that the GNOME project is in a really strange place right now. Others called it “decadence” but I’ve been thinking of it more as a state of transition. Things are changing in GNOME and I think that it’s largely just a reflection of time.

Mandriva leaps into the netbook market with the GDium

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Hardware
MDV

mandriva.com: Lately it's hard to avoid the buzz about netbooks - the small, cheap laptop systems that were popularized by the Asus Eee PC (which, of course, Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring supports very well). Many in the community have asked if Mandriva is going to get directly involved in this market. Well, the answer is yes!

Open source should avoid taking sides

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OSS

blogs.the451group: Dana Blankenhorn states that “Open source should support Apple over Psystar”. I have to disagree. My perspective is not based on his views on contracts and licenses (although you can read plenty about that in the talkback section) but on a couple of other issues:

Measuring Profits: Microsoft vs. Red Hat

thevarguy.com: Microsoft’s stock dropped sharply today because the company’s latest quarterly profits didn’t quite meet Wall Street’s expectations. Meanwhile, The VAR Guy and other open source bloggers continue to hype Red Hat and Linux as growing threats to Microsoft. But before you suggest open source will destroy Microsoft’s profits, take a look at these stagging financial figures.

Flock 2 Beta 2 available now

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Software

mozillalinks.org: Flock has released the second beta of its forthcoming Flock 2, the Firefox-based web browser that features tight integration with most of the most popular social web services. Flock 2 beta 2 is based on Firefox 3 (3.0.1 actually) code base.

Linus Torvalds' Followup On Software Security, Sensationalism And Self-Stimulating Simians

crn.com: Word was that Torvalds had apologized to OpenBSD developers. ChannelWeb asked the Linux guru if that were true and whether he had any second thoughts on his initial e-mail "flame." Here is his response:

Debunking the Linux virus myth

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Linux
Security

mylro.org: Linux and UNIX-like operating systems in general are regarded as being more secure for the common user, in contrast with operating systems that have "Windows" as part of their name. Why is that?

Firefox 3.1 Alpha Coming July 25th

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Now that Mozilla has shipped Firefox 3.0 they have begun working on the next milestone that’s due out at the end of 2008. Firefox 3.1 Alpha (code named Shiretoko) is should be released on July 25th.

People of openSUSE: Frank Sundermeyer

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Former webservers administrator and presales consultant at S.u.S.E. he is currently working as a technical writer contributing to the openSUSE documentation and openSUSE web skin an wiki. Today you have the opportunity to meet Frank Sundermeyer!

Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week

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Interviews

simple-talk.com: Linus Torvalds is remarkable, not only for being the technical genius who wrote Linux, but for then being able to inspire and lead an enormous team of people to devote their free time to work on the operating system and bring it to maturity. We sent Richard Morris off to interview Linus, and find out more.

Dell Beings Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Pre-installs

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Hardware
Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: It’s finally official. Dell’s Ubuntu Linux PCs now come with the latest build of the operating system, version 8.04. That may not seem like news, but it’s actually a significant move by Dell. Here’s why.

Can Linux Replace Windows - Maybe!

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: I loaded Ubuntu Linux on my test laptop a couple of weeks ago more or less on a lark. After two weeks of loading a variety of different Linux distributions (but nowhere near all or even most of them!), and configuring, and experimenting, and learning, and talking with my partner and my brother, I would say the answer to that question is a qualified "Yes".

Breaking Down OpenSolaris on the Desktop

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OS

informit.com: A lot has been said about OpenSolaris, the community-supported version of Sun's Solaris operating system. Is it for you? Not if you're a SOHO user interested in business productivity applications, says A.Lizard.

Why does open source need a villain?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Bill Gates has been in “retirement” for less than a month (heading his Foundation may be harder than being Microsoft CEO) and already open source advocates have settled on a replacement.

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today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
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    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.