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eyeOS - the open source web desktop

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OS

FOSSWire: With more and more stuff moving over to running on the web these days, and with emerging ‘web desktops’, it’s about time we strayed from our normal desktop Linux territory and took a look online. eyeOS is a project that bills itself as an open source web operating system.

Is the Linux development model flawed?

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Linux

techworld: Back in the early 1990s, when Linux initiator Linus Torwalds and open source software started to make headlines, the idea of giving software away seemed crazy. Looking at the headway the movement has made since then, you might be forgiven for wondering why Linux desktops have failed to become as ubiquitous as Linux servers are.

First look: Firefox 3 alpha 5

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Moz/FF

arstechnica: The fifth public alpha build of Firefox 3 has been officially released. The new alpha build, which is codenamed Gran Paradiso, features early components of the revamped Places system, a cohesive storage framework that will unify bookmark and history storage.

Also: Quick Tip: Turn off Prefetching in Firefox

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Development

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KDE

Raiden's Realm: One of the lesser known features of KDE is the selection of Development applications that come bundled with it. With these tools you can create quite a few different things ranging from programs to webpages to simple scripts that can be used for a variety of purposes either professionally or personally. So let's look at each of these and what they can do for you.

ATI R200 Linux Driver Redux

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Software

Phoronix: Last week we had published The Truth About ATI/AMD & Linux, and to no real surprise, the feedback ranged from beliefs that it was propaganda to others being grateful that AMD finally shared some additional information with their Linux customers about the fglrx development cycle. While the article was far from being propaganda, what had outraged a number of open-source developers were AMD's comments on the R200 support or there the lack of. In this article, we have a few additional comments to share along with what some open-source developers had to say about AMD's information.

Fedora’s rc becomes dependency aware

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Harald Hoyer, a Red Hat developer, has released a first draft with details of the possible new Fedora init system. The /etc/rc.d/rc system will become dependency aware.

What is Microsoft really gaining from open source FUD?

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: In all the stories about Microsoft’s attack on open source, I have seen little talk about what the company is gaining in all this. I don't think it's money.

Is Solaris truly open source?

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OSS

GCN Blogs: Lately, every time we interview Bill Vass, president of Sun Federal, he bemoans how Sun software isn't considered open source. He's right. Sure, everyone knows Java and Solaris are open source, but you rarely hear those names brandied about during discussions of open source.

Deploy Red Hat Across Multiple Computers Using Tivoli

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News

This tutorial shows you how to use Tivoli Provisioning Manager for OS Deployment to create installation images and manage packages for an actual deployment of RedHat Enterprise Linux.

Fedora 7: They've jettisoned the Core

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Linux
Reviews

techiemoe.com: As I've noted on forums in the past, the Fedora project has failed to excite me for a long time. I wasn't really looking forward to trying out this latest iteration. As much as Fedora claims to be the "bleeding-edge" distribution they rarely if ever innovate anything.

U Indiana Grad Student Exposes Firefox Vulnerability

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Moz/FF

campustechnology.com: Christopher Soghoian, a grad student at Indiana University's School of Informatics, has discovered a security flaw associated a number of big-name commercial extensions to the Firefox Web browser.

X11 Forwarding using SSH

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HowTos

linux-tip.net: As I have explained earlier, there are different ways to connect to remote servers or workstations. You can use NoMachine’s NX server or the GPL solution called FreeNX. Other tools like RealVNC or VNC provide remote control software which lets you see and interact with desktop applications across the network.

Also: Howto set up a proper KDE look for GTK (Gnome) Applications

It is can be LOLCODE time plz?

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Misc

linux.com: They're in ur Intarwebs, creating a programming language. The attack of the lolcats has spilled over to programming, with LOLCODE, a language based on the mangled grammar of lolcats. Pull up a buckit and I'll help wif ur understanding of LOLCODE.

Introducing Remo - An Easy Way to Secure an Insecure Online Application with ModSecurity

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Linux
Security
HowTos

Say you have a nasty application on your Apache webserver that has been installed by some people from the marketing department and you can neither remove nor patch it. Maybe it is a time problem, a lack of know-how, a lack of source-code, or possibly even political reasons. Consequently you need to protect it without touching it. There is ModSecurity, but they say this is only for experts. A straightforward alternative is Remo, a graphical rule editor for ModSecurity that comes with a whitelist approach.

Exploring the /etc directory: ld.so files and directories

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HowTos

blogs.ittoolbox.com: Some files in Linux are named so cryptically that you have no way of working or even guessing what at they do. There a range of files and maybe directories that start with ld.so in the /etc directory that fall into this category. I intend to explain these files and directories and show how to use them.

Microsoft hires 'Director of Linux Interoperability'

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Microsoft

seattlepi blog: Microsoft has brought someone aboard to serve as its "Director of Linux Interoperability" and head up the Microsoft/Novell Interoperability Lab -- and his name will be familiar to people in the open-source community.

‘I’d love to work with Microsoft’

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Interviews

mybroadband.co.za: Duncan McLeod spoke to software billionaire Mark Shuttleworth last week about his Ubuntu Linux deal with Dell, the Microsoft software patent fracas, and his desire to return to live in SA. This is an edited extract.

Fedora 7 Howto Series

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HowTos

ProNet Information Technologies has published a series of articles detailing how to spruce up your Fedora 7 install with Flash, Java, Azureus, and more.

Book Review : The Linux Programmer's Toolbox

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Reviews

All about Linux: What does it take to start writing programs for Linux ? Most people will guess a text editor, knowledge of a programming language and the compiler and libraries of that language would suffice. But ask a professional programmer who has been writing code for Linux and he will differ with you.

OpenOffice worm hits Mac, Linux and Windows

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Security
OOo

builderau: Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.

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