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Linux Gazette October 2007 (#143) Online

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Linux

October 2007 (#143) issue of Linux Gazette is now online and ready for perusal. Highlights this month include Discussion of Open Source Licensing Issues, Linux Console Scrollback, and Introducing Python Pickling.

PCLinuxOS magazine - Issue No. 14 October 2007 Ready

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PCLOS

This month's PCLOS Mag is ready. Despite an eventful month: changing of the guard, other staff changes, and home website change, this month's PCLOS mag is online at its new home. Highlights this month include: How to repair a broken Xorg.conf, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Tips for a Cooler Laptop.

GPLv3 adoption rates: Do they matter?

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OSS

infoworld blogs: Since its release this June, GPLv3 certainly seems to have taken on the role of baby Damien within the open source licensing world. Sure, it's cute and cuddly at first glance, but behind its deep blue eyes lurk pure and unhinged evil ... at least if you believe the recent Evans Data survey. Then again, Palamida's posted conversion rates seem to indicate that the Evans Data results may be a bit too pessimistic. So who do we believe?

Five Things for Linux Distributions to Do Better

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Linux

information week blogs: There are many things that Linux does well. There are many things that still need work. But they’re not always the obvious things, either.

Top 1 app to install on Linux

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Software

beranger: I am sick of the articles of the kind "Top 27 cool apps to install on Ubuntu"... ...so I only have my own Top 1:

Another low-cost Linux laptop gets a price hike

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Linux
OLPC

c|net: Another low-cost Linux-based laptop that you'll soon be able to buy is the Eee PC from Asus. Pricing for this machine, originally expected to start at $199, is now rumored to begin at $260 when the machine goes on sale later this month, with high-end models coming in around $400.

Also: Will low-cost OLPC or Eee PCs bring changes to the notebook industry ecosystem?
And: Cheap laptops still MIA

PC-BSD Day 26: Gaming under PC-BSD

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BSD
Gaming

ruminations: The next two days I will focus a bit more on the gaming experience under PC-BSD. My main focus is: (1) Will the PBIs run under this latest release of PC-BSD? and (2) Are the games running with a decent speed?

ShipIt prepares to start shipping Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) CDs

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Ubuntu

techwhack.com: If you are an Ubuntu fan you would have tried out their ShipIt service which delivers the Ubuntu CDs for free at your door step. The service is currently down as they are preparing to start the shipment of the upcoming release of Ubuntu which would be Ubuntu 7.10.

Also: Ubuntu Unleashed (2nd Edition)
And: An interview with aysiu

Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

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OOo

linux.com: How does the current version of OpenOffice.org (OOo) compare with Microsoft Office in its ability to produce slide presentations? To see how the two programs compare now, I installed Microsoft Office 2007 and OpenOffice.org 2.3, and went through the process of designing a slide show from start to finish. To my surprise, the results were more decisive than in my last comparison.

Compiz 0.6.0 Sees The Daylight

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Software

softpedia: A new Compiz release was created by Danny Baumann, Compiz's main developer. Its release was announced yesterday and the new version is 0.6.0.

Torvalds dubs security people insane

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Linux

the inquirer: UBER geek Linus Torvalds is on track to win this year's Dr Spinola cudmugeon of the year award after dubbing people who disagreed with him as "wanking around".

Also: Other Kernel Headlines

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: A Plethora of Improvements

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SUSE

opensuse news: With this last article the Sneak Peeks series comes to an end for this release. But don’t worry: it’s tightly packed with an extra share of information on the latest openSUSE 10.3 goodies! Today we’re going through all those things that either didn’t get the chance to have their own article, or are extra convenient small improvements that haven’t been properly covered.

Also: OpenSUSE 10.3: Important URLs For Newbies

How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions

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Linux
PCLOS
Ubuntu
HowTos

This document explains how to set up the VMware Tools in the following guest operating systems: Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora 7, PCLinuxOS 2007 and Debian Etch. Installing VMware Tools in your guest operating systems will help maximize performance, provide mouse synchronization and copy & paste functionality.

some shorts

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Linux
  • Dolphin File Manager howto

  • October Foxkeh wallpaper
  • Awn Weather Applet

Using FileZilla on Linux

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently, the open source FileZilla FTP client became available for Mac OS X and Linux. Using the wxWidgets cross-platform user interface, FileZilla now can be used with a consistent look-and-feel on multiple operating systems.

I’ll take PCLinuxOS Please

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PCLOS

ejabs.com/blog: Well ladies & gentlemen…it has been nearly 6 months since I installed & began working with PCLinuxOS, and I must say I am nothing but impressed. I still maintain my positive stance on the emerging Linux OS. I have never held a more absolute position toward any other Linux Desktop OS.

On the Fridge: KDE Invasion in the Canary Islands

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Ubuntu

dot.kde.org: Ubuntu's Fridge is reporting that Kubuntu is taking the Canary Islands. KDE is being installed on all of the school computers in the Canary Islands by the way of mEDUXa and in their universities with Bardinux, both derivatives of the Kubuntu GNU/Linux operating system.

Ubuntu with Elegance

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Linux

abhay-techzone: Linux Mint is an adaptation of Ubuntu, with packages for browser plugins, java, media codecs etc forming part of the default install. Their latest relese Linux Mint Celena is compatible with Ubuntu Fiesty repositories.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Top 27 cool apps to install on Ubuntu...

  • Open source vendor takes on Microsoft Project
  • Open Sauce, government-run map site canes Google's
  • Calvin College Linux Installfest
  • First Look NimbleX sub100 LiveCD
  • Quickly Add/Remove Multiple packages with apt-get
  • Open source development goes Mac-tastic

When open-source GUIs attack: The Blender example

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Software

computerworld: TDT 3D has put together a comparison of six 3D modeling tools. Many readers got quite worked up about one of the tools, Blender 3D 2.45. What was the problem? Certainly not the price.

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    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”