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12 handy tips for your new Linux netbook

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Linux
Hardware

techradar.com: The netbook trend has been called something of a Trojan Horse for the spread of Linux; we're not about to disagree. It really is a fully-fledged PC - so check out our tips to help you get the most out of your low-cost laptop.

Revolution OS: A Review

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Linux
Movies

thelinuxblog.com: Went by the library today and picked up a few Linux newb books (no LINUX FOR DUMMIES, I WAS SADDENED). So I’ll be reading that. In the meantime, here’s a review for a documentary about Linux I just got my hands on, relatively speaking. The documentary: REVOLUTION OS.

Gentoo Sucks, Ubuntu Doesn’t.

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

biodegradablegeek.com: I used Gentoo for a few years, and at first I loved it. Mainly because of portage. When I first began my new job, the only distro available was Ubuntu, which deep down I hated without any real reason. But 10 minutes into using it, I made the decision that I’m wiping out Gentoo.

Pay As You Go Computing? Linux is "Free As You Go!"

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OS

oneclicklinux.com: Microsoft has patented "pay as you go" PC computing. This means users could purchase low cost computers with usage based fees. A user would only pay for and use the specific software application needed. No thanks!

today's leftovers

  • Linux Void Episode 16 - Scaling for 2009

  • Thoughts on KDE4
  • The Super User/Root User
  • Howto Upgrade from Debian Etch (4.0 ) to Lenny (5.0)
  • An Open Source Backup Option
  • OpenGoo: A Free, Open Source Productivity Suite
  • Why Software Reform is Like Healthcare Reform
  • Open source makes its way into educational institutions
  • Installing RPM Packages on Ubuntu
  • Big Blue urged to open Notes and Domino
  • openSUSE 11.1 and ext4
  • Binary Blues
  • AMD Releases Open-Source R600/700 3D Code
  • Random Debian Developer Interviews: Lars Steinke
  • KDE Forums Klassroom: Kourse 2
  • MEPIS projects are nearing completion; position relative to sidux
  • Mozilla chairman unfazed by Google Chrome
  • Ted Ts'o: Debian Can Learn from Ubuntu
  • OpenSolaris gets a Crossbow for Christmas
  • Getting Copies Right: Open Source Gaming
  • Connecting to Linux via RDP using NOMAD on openSUSE 11.1

wbar, for fun and profit

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Since I started messing with Tiny Core Linux, I started appreciating wbar — another one of those floating icon punch-button bars that sometimes crop up in other big-name operating systems.

Where the heck is Bayanihan Linux 5.0?

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Linux

junauza.com: In May 2008, Manilatimes.net reported that the latest version of our very own Bayanihan Linux is about to be released. With the year comes to an end, I’m left wondering where the heck Bayanihan Linux 5.0 is.

Debian mourns the loss of Thiemo Seufer

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Obits

debian.org: The Debian Project has lost an active member of its community. Thiemo Seufer died on December 26th in a tragic car accident.

The Future Of The Netbook?

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Hardware
  • The Future Of The Netbook?

  • What’s the Allure of these Netbooks?
  • Are Netbooks the Future of PCs?
  • Cease and Desist: the netbook war of words
  • MSI Wind

Use sidux 2008-04 for a "Cool Yule"!

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: I have been promoting sidux for a while now, and sidux 2008-04 is one of their best yet. Decked out in Yuletide green, with a white ground cover, sidux 2008-04 is one cool desktop system for the Yuletide season. Why do I like sidux so much?

We already had the year of the Linux desktop

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: For me, it's been the 'year' of the Linux desktop since 1995. That's when I started using Linux on a regular basis. My first distribution was Slackware. Slackware is still around, and it's still a fine Linux for people like me who came to Linux from Unix.

A Computer Genius, His Russian Bride, The KGB, Intrigue And Murder

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Reiser

cbsnews.com: A new "48 Hours Mystery" segment on the Hans Reiser case will air this Saturday, Jan. 3 on CBS. Check your local listings for the nighttime program. The segment features interviews with Reiser and his former best friend, Sean Sturgeon.

10 Linux Predictions for 2009

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Linux
OSS
  • 10 Linux Predictions for 2009

  • Open source trends in 2009
  • Will 2009 Be Open or Closed?
  • Worst open-source predictions of 2008
  • Enterprise Linux 2008: The year in review

Cussing and Praising Kubuntu

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Ubuntu

blog.linuxtoday: I took the plunge and decided to upgrade my two Gutsy boxes to Hardy. These are real working PCs, not experimental test boxes, so I was hoping for a straightforward dist-upgrade that preserved all of my settings and applications.

Full Circle Magazine - Issue #20 Available

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Ubuntu

That’s right, we’ve made it to the twentieth issue of Full Circle! It’s great to have been around this long and to have helped the Ubuntu community for so long. Here’s hoping that we get to Issue 40.

Kernel Mode-Setting Push For Linux 2.6.29 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: David Airlie has just called upon Linus Torvalds to pull the kernel mode-setting framework and Intel KMS driver support into the Linux 2.6.29 kernel.

Interclue and the pitfalls of going proprietary

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Software

linux.com: The Interclue extension is supposed to give you a preview of links in Firefox before you visit them, saving you mouse-clicks and, with a little luck, allowing you to move quickly between multiple links on the same page. Unfortunately, the determination to monetize the add-on and keep its source code closed results in elaborations that make the basic idea less effective.

The six-figure Linux job

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Since Linux is free, you’d think that the developers working with it are working for free too, right? Not so according to a piece on itcareerplanet.com.

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Mozilla: Rust, Security, Things Gateway, Firefox and More

  • Rust pattern: Precise closure capture clauses
    This is the second in a series of posts about Rust compiler errors. Each one will talk about a particular error that I got recently and try to explain (a) why I am getting it and (b) how I fixed it. The purpose of this series of posts is partly to explain Rust, but partly just to gain data for myself. I may also write posts about errors I’m not getting – basically places where I anticipated an error, and used a pattern to avoid it. I hope that after writing enough of these posts, I or others will be able to synthesize some of these facts to make intermediate Rust material, or perhaps to improve the language itself.
  • This Week in Rust
  • Mozilla publishes recommendations on government vulnerability disclosure in Europe
    As we’ve argued on many occasions, effective government vulnerability disclosure (GVD) review processes can greatly enhance cybersecurity for governments, citizens, and companies, and help mitigate risk in an ever-broadening cyber threat landscape. In Europe, the EU is currently discussing a new legislative proposal to enhance cybersecurity across the bloc, the so-called ‘EU Cybersecurity Act’. In that context, we’ve just published our policy recommendations for lawmakers, in which we call on the EU to seize the opportunity to set a global policy norm for government vulnerability disclosure.
  • Testing Strategies for React and Redux
  • K Lars Lohn: Things Gateway - a Virtual Weather Station
  • Firefox DevEdition 60 Beta 14 Testday Results
    As you may already know, last Friday – April 20th – we held a new Testday event, for Firefox DevEdition 60 Beta 14. Thank you all for helping us make Mozilla a better place: gaby2300, micde, Jarrod Michell, Thomas Brooks.
  • Supporting Same-Site Cookies in Firefox 60
    Firefox 60 will introduce support for the same-site cookie attribute, which allows developers to gain more control over cookies. Since browsers will include cookies with every request to a website, most sites rely on this mechanism to determine whether users are logged in. Attackers can abuse the fact that cookies are automatically sent with every request to force a user to perform unwanted actions on the site where they are currently logged in. Such attacks, known as cross-site request forgeries (CSRF), allow attackers who control third-party code to perform fraudulent actions on the user’s behalf. Unfortunately current web architecture does not allow web applications to reliably distinguish between actions initiated by the user and those that are initiated by any of the third-party gadgets or scripts that they rely on.
  • Enterprise Policy Support in Firefox
    Last year, Mozilla ran a survey to find out top enterprise requirements for Firefox. Policy management (especially Windows Group Policy) was at the top of that list. For the past few months we’ve been working to build that support into Firefox in the form of a policy engine. The policy engine adds desktop configuration and customization features for enterprise users to Firefox. It works with any tool that wants to set policies including Windows Group Policy.
  • any.js
    Thanks to Ms2ger web-platform-tests is now even more awesome (not in the American sense). To avoid writing HTML boilerplate, web-platform-tests supports .window.js, .worker.js, and .any.js resources, for writing JavaScript that needs to run in a window, dedicated worker, or both at once. I very much recommend using these resource formats as they ease writing and reviewing tests and ensure APIs get tested across globals.
  • Alex Gibson: My fifth year working at Mozilla
    Today marks my fifth year working for Mozilla! This past year has been both fun and frantic, and overall was a really good year for both Mozilla and Firefox. Here’s a run down a few of the things I got to work on.

Fedora Workstation 28 Coming Soon

  • Warming up for Fedora Workstation 28
    Been some time now since my last update on what is happening in Fedora Workstation and with current plans to release Fedora Workstation 28 in early May I thought this could be a good time to write something. As usual this is just a small subset of what the team has been doing and I always end up feeling a bit bad for not talking about the avalanche of general fixes and improvements the team adds to each release.
  • Fedora Workstation 28 Is Shaping Up To Be Another Terrific Update
    Fedora Workstation 28 is shaping up to be another compelling update for those that are fans of this bleeding-edge Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution. I've been running Fedora Workstation 28 snapshots on a few laptops and test machines here and am quite happy with how it's shaped up as another Fedora release that delivers not only the latest features, but doing so in a seemingly sane and stable manner: I haven't encountered any problems unlike some of the past notorious Fedora releases from years ago. Overall, I am quite excited for next month's Fedora 28 release and will be upgrading my main production system to it.

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