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Story Compromised Apache binaries srlinuxx 30/04/2013 - 4:52am
Story SolydXK Added to Distrowatch Database srlinuxx 30/04/2013 - 4:08am
Story Fuduntu Done Now, All Hail FuSE srlinuxx 2 30/04/2013 - 12:05am
Story Compiling your own custom kernel for fun and profit srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 10:46pm
Story An Adaptive Prompt for Bash or Zsh srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 10:45pm
Story Opera claims former employee gave stolen trade secrets to Mozilla srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 10:43pm
Story Ubuntu Drivers srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 8:51pm
Story Livarp – A lightweight Linux Distribution srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 7:28pm
Story FOSS Fact or Fiction? A Tale of Two Surveys srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 6:38pm
Story Debian Project News - April 29th srlinuxx 29/04/2013 - 4:52pm

Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial (Debian Etch)

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This tutorial describes two ways how to give users chrooted SSH access. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of. The users will also be able to use SFTP in their chroot jails.

Your Fav PC

duplicity: Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup using the rsync algorithm

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DPotD: I’ve recently grown paranoid about my data, and I keep using rsync to keep backup of various files a bit everywhere. But it lacks fundamental things you would want from a real backup system. So I went looking for something else, and I found duplicity.

10 Reasons why you need an Open Source Strategy

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itToolbox blogs: Stop being dragged through constant product upgrades that you are forced to do to stay on a supported version of the product. Aren't you tired of telling your customers to wait because you have to spend a month or two upgrading to version 7.01G of Product X and following it up with an incremental hot fix?

Top 5 linux distro's

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pbreview.com: Well, I have been on a binge right now to test out the top 5 linux OS providers. I tried ubuntu, kubuntu, pclinuxOS2007, and fedora core 7 which I am running right now, and openSuSe10.2.

Filesystem Namespace Unification

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kernelTRAP: Bharata Rao posted a query to the Linux Kernel mailing list looking for ideas on how to best handle filesystem namespace unification with Union Mount, "typically this is done by reading the directory entries of all the union'ed layers (starting from the top and working downwards) and merging the result by eliminating the duplicate entries.

Also: Firewire Subsystems TODO Lists
And: Kernel Summit: customer panel and group photo

PC-BSD Day 4: Making a fresh start

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ruminations: The first few days I have been busy with installing and trying to install new software. Maybe I am weird and a software glutton, but I like my install base to be fat. The more software to play with, the better. Fooling around with the PBI’s, the commandline based install via pkg_add and testing out KPorts as a graphical frontend for the ports collection resulted in some mixed results.

Tagua Releases its First Alpha

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dot.kde.org: Tagua, a generic boardgame for KDE, is approaching version 1.0, and the developers decided it's time to get the word out on this exceptionally cool application by releasing a first Alpha.

Zenwalk 4.6.1 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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kmandla.wordpress.com: Ordinarily Zenwalk is mentioned in the same breath as distros like Xubuntu or Slax, as a full-featured alternative to something like Ubuntu, that generally has a quicker feel to it. I have suggested it to many people myself and for those same reasons, but this time my own advice turned out to be a disappointment.

The perfect start with Smoothwall Express 3.0

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Linux Tip: Smoothwall Express is an internet firewall, which allows you to protect your network, as well as providing NAT functionality. It is ease to use and configurable via a web-based GUI. This open source firewall distribution requires absolutely no knowledge of Linux to install or use. This workshop shows the installation and basic configuration of the current release Smoothwall Express 3.0.

Using justification in OOo Writer

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Linux Journal: OpenOffice.org Writer is better at justification than most word processors and desktop publishing programs, but you need to be prepared to work at it. Before you set your paragraphs to full justification, you need to consider whether it's an appropriate choice for your layout. Then you need to set it up correctly, and be willing to tweak the results if you want results that are as professional as possible.

For Linux Lovers: The Penguin Mouse

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Hardware

softpedia: A computer mouse is no longer a simple object as nowadays it may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, colors and tones, bigger and smaller and sporting exotic or more common features. Among the shapes that a computer mouse can take these days is the shape of a little happy penguin, looking especially for those Linux lovers out there.

ASUS Eee PC expected to depress average selling prices for notebooks

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arstechnica: For a system that hasn't even shipped yet, the ASUS Eee PC is certainly generating its share of hype. According to DigiTimes, the Eee could effectively decimate the UMPC market.

Fix a Frozen System with the Magic SysRq Keys

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FOSSwire: You finally got your Linux environment to crash. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace does nothing, nor do the F-keys. You know you shouldn’t have installed that bad driver, but you did it anyway. So you reach for the power button. Stop.

OpenSolaris vs. GNU/Linux: Deathmatch or Lovefest?

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O'Reilly ONLamp: One of the recent posts that Jonathan made was in response to a flame by Linus. In his response to accusations, by Linus, that Sun was being disingenuous about truly open sourcing its ZFS file system, he mentioned that not only was Sun going to open source everything, but that they were going to do it under GPL3.

Awn Clock

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thelinuxmovement: So awn now allows people to use python for creating applets. And with that announcement lots of new applets and such have been coming out for Awn. One such new applet is the Awn Python Clock.

PackageKit

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silwenae.org: As a Foresight user, I’m very excited about the future of PackageKit, which was highlighted in the August Foresight newsletter.

Summer of Code project finished

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urs' blog: I’m happy to tell you that I have successfully finished my SoC project, KRDC. The resulting work is already in trunk and included in the to KDE 4.0 beta releases. Try the new KRDC out!

Radeon HD 2900XT Linux Game-Play

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phoronix: All week we have talked about the performance of the 8.41 display driver and the performance on various ATI graphics cards from the R300 series to the latest R600 graphics card. In some of these articles, we have briefly commented on the image quality, but in this article we will be looking exclusively at the image quality while gaming with the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB under Linux.

Portable Apps - Carry all your favorite Open Source applications where ever you go

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All about Linux: Recently while visiting a friends house, I ran into a situation where I had to use his computer. His computer is a rather old one which he has seldom maintained properly. He still has Windows 98 loaded on it. That was when I felt the need for a solution where in I could use a standalone version of my favorite applications.

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Leftovers: Software

Linux and FOSS Events

  • Debian SunCamp 2017 Is Taking Place May 18-21 in the Province of Girona, Spain
    It looks like last year's Debian SunCamp event for Debian developers was a total success and Martín Ferrari is back with a new proposal that should take place later this spring during four days full of hacking, socializing, and fun. That's right, we're talking about Debian SunCamp 2017, an event any Debian developer, contributor, or user can attend to meet his or hers Debian buddies, hack together on new projects or improve existing ones by sharing their knowledge, plan upcoming features and discuss ideas for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system.
  • Pieter Hintjens In Memoriam
    Pieter Hintjens was a writer, programmer and thinker who has spent decades building large software systems and on-line communities, which he describes as "Living Systems". He was an expert in distributed computing, having written over 30 protocols and distributed software systems. He designed AMQP in 2004, and founded the ZeroMQ free software project in 2007. He was the author of the O'Reilly ZeroMQ book, "Culture and Empire", "The Psychopath Code", "Social Architecture", and "Confessions of a Necromancer". He was the president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), and fought the software patent directive and the standardisation of the Microsoft OOXML Office format. He also organized the Internet of Things (IOT) Devroom here at FOSDEM for the last 3 years. In April 2016 he was diagnosed with terminal metastasis of a previous cancer.
  • foss-gbg on Wednesday
    The topics are Yocto Linux on FPGA-based hardware, risk and license management in open source projects and a product release by the local start-up Zifra (an encryptable SD-card). More information and free tickets are available at the foss-gbg site.

Leftovers: OSS

  • When Open Source Meets the Enterprise
    Open source solutions have long been an option for the enterprise, but lately it seems they are becoming more of a necessity for advanced data operations than merely a luxury for IT techs who like to play with code. While it’s true that open platforms tend to provide a broader feature set compared to their proprietary brethren, due to their larger and more diverse development communities, this often comes at the cost of increased operational complexity. At a time when most enterprises are looking to shed their responsibilities for infrastructure and architecture to focus instead on core money-making services, open source requires a fairly high level of in-house technical skill. But as data environments become more distributed and reliant upon increasingly complex compilations of third-party systems, open source can provide at least a base layer of commonality for resources that support a given distribution.
  • EngineerBetter CTO: the logical truth about software 'packaging'
    Technologies such as Docker have blended these responsibilities, causing developers to need to care about what operating system and native libraries are available to their applications – after years of the industry striving for more abstraction and increased decoupling!
  • What will we do when everything is automated?
    Just translate the term "productivity of American factories" into the word "automation" and you get the picture. Other workers are not taking jobs away from the gainfully employed, machines are. This is not a new trend. It's been going on since before Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. Industry creates machines that do the work of humans faster, cheaper, with more accuracy and with less failure. That's the nature of industry—nothing new here. However, what is new is the rate by which the displacement of human beings from the workforce in happening.
  • Want OpenStack benefits? Put your private cloud plan in place first
    The open source software promises hard-to-come-by cloud standards and no vendor lock-in, says Forrester's Lauren Nelson. But there's more to consider -- including containers.
  • Set the Agenda at OpenStack Summit Boston
    The next OpenStack Summit is just three months away now, and as is their custom, the organizers have once again invited you–the OpenStack Community–to vote on which presentations will and will not be featured at the event.
  • What’s new in the world of OpenStack Ambassadors
    Ambassadors act as liaisons between multiple User Groups, the Foundation and the community in their regions. Launched in 2013, the OpenStack Ambassador program aims to create a framework of community leaders to sustainably expand the reach of OpenStack around the world.
  • Boston summit preview, Ambassador program updates, and more OpenStack news

Proprietary Traps and Openwashing

  • Integrate ONLYOFFICE Online Editors with ownCloud [Ed: Proprietary software latches onto FOSS]
    ONLYOFFICE editors and ownCloud is the match made in heaven, wrote once one of our users. Inspired by this idea, we developed an integration app for you to use our online editors in ownCloud web interface.
  • Microsoft India projects itself as open source champion, says AI is the next step [Ed: Microsoft bribes to sabotage FOSS and blackmails it with patents; calls itself "open source"]
  • Open Source WSO2 IoT Server Advances Integration and Analytic Capabilities
    WSO2 has announced a new, fully-open-source WSO2 Internet of Things Server edition that "lowers the barriers to delivering enterprise-grad IoT and mobile solutions."
  • SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says
    SAP's named-user licensing fees apply even to related applications that only offer users indirect visibility of SAP data, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday in a case pitting SAP against Diageo, the alcoholic beverage giant behind Smirnoff vodka and Guinness beer. The consequences could be far-reaching for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database, potentially leaving them liable for license fees for every customer that accesses their online store. "If any SAP systems are being indirectly triggered, even if incidentally, and from anywhere in the world, then there are uncategorized and unpriced costs stacking up in the background," warned Robin Fry, a director at software licensing consultancy Cerno Professional Services, who has been following the case.
  • “Active Hours” in Windows 10 emphasizes how you are not in control of your own devices
    No edition of Windows 10, except Professional and Enterprise, is expected to function for more than 12 hours of the day. Microsoft most generously lets you set a block of 12 hours where you’re in control of the system, and will reserve the remaining 12 hours for it’s own purposes. How come we’re all fine with this? Windows 10 introduced the concept of “Active Hours”, a period of up to 12 hours when you expect to use the device, meant to reflect your work hours. The settings for changing the device’s active hours is hidden away among Windows Update settings, and it poorly fits with today’s lifestyles. Say you use your PC in the afternoon and into the late evening during the work week, but use it from morning to early afternoon in the weekends. You can’t fit all those hours nor accommodate home office hours in a period of just 12 hours. We’re always connected, and expect our devices to always be there for us when we need them.
  • Chrome 57 Will Permanently Enable DRM
    The next stable version of Chrome (Chrome 57) will not allow users to disable the Widevine DRM plugin anymore, therefore making it an always-on, permanent feature of Chrome. The new version of Chrome will also eliminate the “chrome://plugins” internal URL, which means if you want to disable Flash, you’ll have to do it from the Settings page.