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AppArmor: Much Ado About Nothing

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SUSE

The most important question for AppArmor is to ask in which scenarios in can provide a reasonable security improvement. The problem is, there aren't many.

Linux, Lingerie Perfect Mix For Fashion Company

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Linux

ASX-listed underwear, fashion design and direct sales company UnderCoverWear (UCW) has revealed how building its business around Linux and open source increased IT flexibility while avoiding vendor lock-in.

SourceForge.net Features New Site Enhancements

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Web

As part of an ongoing site re-architecture to optimize the user experience, SourceForge.net has further enhanced its site design to improve both the functionality and usability. Since deployment of the first phase of site enhancements on last November, SourceForge.net monthly traffic and downloads have increased 13% and 10%, respectively.

Apple boss 'admitted' taking name from Beatles

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Mac

THE latest round in the 25 year battle between Apple Corps, the Beatles' music company, and US giant Apple Computer brought a claim on Monday that the latter has admitted taking its name from the former.

The unabridged selective transcript of Richard M Stallman's talk at the ANU

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OSS

Richard Matthew Stallman, the father of the GNU movement once gave a talk at the Australian National University where he explained his stand on the name GNU/Linux, the Digital Millennium Act, DRM which Stallman chooses to call Digital Restriction Management, software idea patents and many other topics of interest to GNU and all freedom loving people.

Microsoft, Linux and Patents

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Microsoft

At www.no-lobbyists-as-such.com we're reminded that Microsoft wants Linux dead. Ballmer is once again making noise about patents. Unfortunately, Microsoft likely does have patents it could use against Linux.

Open Source For Perimeter Security

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OSS

There is a widespread and wholly inaccurate impression that open source development is somehow haphazard and undisciplined, a free-for-all among brilliant but uncoordinated individuals. In fact, most major open source projects are very tightly managed highly disciplined teams. This article gives examples of very successful Open Source security projects - netfilter and Snort - and also describes some weaknesses that need to be addressed by IT organizations or vendors.

Open Source: A way of life and a viable alternative to 'greed is good' paradigm

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OSS

Open source is all about empowering. The thrill of open source is not just about making money but about having something you created. It is not just about creating code either. It is sharing, kindness, compassion and a big dose of ego all at the same time.

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10 Easy Steps to Make Your Linux Useable

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Linux

This list/mini-guide covers simple and extremely effective ways to make your Linux a more enjoyable OS from top to bottom, and take the geek-factor out.

Unisys Smokes at LinuxWorld Expo - Literally

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Hardware

Less than an hour after the show floor opened at the 2006 edition of the Boston LinuxWorld Expo today, fire alarms went off and a plume of smoke arose from the server cabinet in the Unisys display. Indeed, this was an unexpected event. It was a real fire!

RR64 Linux - My new favorite home desktop distro!

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Gentoo
Reviews

I think I have found my new favorite Linux for my desktop at home. While I will probably never move completely away from the Debian system, I think I have found a winner in RR64.

Ubuntu Certification Announced

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Ubuntu

The Linux Professional Institute, the world's premier Linux certification organization, and Canonical Ltd., sponsor of the award-winning Ubuntu operating system, jointly announced the development of a certification exam for the Ubuntu distribution.

Mozilla Grows Up

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Moz/FF

Firefox now holds approximately 10 percent of the world browser market, removing the lock Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had held onto long after it gave up being near the forefront of browser innovation.

Also: Mozilla Foundation Donates $10k to OpenBSD

And: Mozilla Relicensing Complete

Negroponte: Slimmer Linux needed for $100 laptop

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Linux

The One Laptop Per Child organization will use Linux on its inexpensive machines, but the operating system suffers the same code bloat as Windows, the project's leader said Tuesday.

My quest for a Linux audio player

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Software

Nowadays I collect, store, and listen to music mostly on digital media, so I thought I'd find myself a Linux audio player that does all the things I need it to do. Little did I know how many options I had! After evaluating more than a dozen applications, I've found three that I feel provide the best mix of features and performance.

Linux kernel adopts Oracle cluster file system

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Linux

Oracle's Cluster File System 2 for Linux will be distributed with the Linux kernel, the software that forms the basis of Linux distributions, Oracle said Tuesday.

Music industry sues 2,000 uploaders in Europe

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Legal

The music industry unleashed a new wave of copyright lawsuits on European Internet users on Tuesday, bringing the total sued since November to around 2,000, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Speed your code with the GNU profiler

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HowTos

Improving the performance of your applications is rarely a wasted effort, but it's not always clear which functions the program is spending most of its execution time on. Learn how to pinpoint performance bottlenecks using gprof for both user-space and system calls on Linux®™.

Success Threatens Open Source Ethic

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OSS

Popularity may be a menace as well as a benefit for the open sourcesoftware movement, according to an analyst at Forrester Research in Boston, Mass.

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