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OpenOffice.org - OpenOffice 2.4 review

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OOo

itreviews.co.uk: The maturity of OpenOffice is fast winning over many of those still deep-rooted in a Microsoft Office way of working, and while this latest release isn't likely to tip too many more over the edge, it's a further move forward in the quest to be accepted as the legitimate alternative that it already is.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On Debian Etch

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HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a Debian Etch server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project.

A Tiny Look at TinyMe 2008.0

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PCLOS
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While we're all waiting for PCLOS 2008 to be released, we were treated to a kissing cousin yesterday with the release of TinyMe 2008.0. It's a small lightweight distro featuring the LXDE desktop with lots of handy apps. I thought I'd take it for a little test run this evening to see what it might be like.

today's leftovers & such

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News
  • Bringing Aim to Awn! (Finally)

  • Google's Firefox Add-Ons for the Organizationally Challenged
  • Why Microsoft Still Has a Stronghold and How to Break It
  • 12 Essential Exercises for Geeks
  • Debian's Graphical Installer -- Screenshots
  • exherbo: myths and facts
  • mhddfs: join several real filesystems together to form a single larger one
  • Bind Mounts are Hot
  • Argyll Color Management System
  • You know that you did a mistake, when
  • SUSE is hiring

some bloggings

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Linux
  • 32 Bit Gentoo

  • Kicking the Tires of Fedora 9 - KDE Live CD
  • Fedora 9 and KDE4 - I wanted to love them
  • First Impressions of KDE 4 and Fedora 9
  • Trying Ubuntu 8.04
  • Ubuntu - On The Shoulders of Giants

Why I Still Prefer KDE3

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KDE

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: I tested KDE 4.0 in Kubuntu 8.04 Remix edition. I know it's probably not the best distribution to test the relatively new KDE 4.0, but that was what I had available at the moment. It didn't made a good impression to me though. I'm currently using KDE 3.5.9 with Debian Lenny and I'm so happy with it, and some of the reasons which still make me stick to it are:

Who's Afraid of Firefox 3.0 Bugs?

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: As Firefox 3.0 inches ever closer to its final release, early testers seem pleased with the new features, performance enhancements, and improved look and feel of the next-generation browser, but users are grumbling about bugs in the upcoming version of the open source browser.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • APTonCD : Create local removable repository of downloaded packages

  • The absolute best way to pick a printer for a Linux machine
  • Howto Setup Lexmark Z55 printer in Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • How do I know When I Need To Update My Linux System Software?
  • Fedora Codecs with MPlayer
  • Optimize Ubuntu 8.04 for Speed
  • Howto Increase video performance in Ubuntu

Review: Mandriva KDE 2008.0

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MDV

linux-exploration.blogspot: Mandriva is the result from after Mandrake. It is what PCLinuxOS is based on. The people behind them have experience, and when they made this OS, they were very careful to provide a good OS, with not many rough edges, and a good overall feature stack. 2008, goes by that, and provides a great Linux experience.

What happens when you ask a software pirate for Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

fsckin.com: We’ve all seen the email scams, where software pirates offer amazing deals on software through email. I didn’t want any of the software he was offering. He says in his email that if he doesn’t have it, he’ll get it. So I sent our new buddy Michael an email asking if he could provide a legal copy of Ubuntu for me.

Managing Firm-Sponsored Open Source Communities- A Case Study on Novell and The openSUSE Project

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SUSE

janfredrik.wordpress: The interest and use of open source software and methodology has gained an increasing amount of commercial attention, and we are currently witnessing that established proprietary software firms are taking a step further by opening their own software projects in an attempt to create firm-sponsored open source communities.

Package Managers Overview

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Software

mr-oss.com: Todays article will touch on some of the different style package managers that are available for use with different distrobutions. This will be a quick overview of a few of the most common package managers and some basic commands that will help get you interacting with them in no time.

Web users 'getting more selfish'

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Web

bbc: Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online, reveals research. The annual report into web habits by usability guru Jakob Nielsen shows people are becoming much less patient when they go online.

antiX M7.2: Mepis/Debian Linux At The Speed Of Light

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: In broad terms, antiX M7.2 is a community-driven project to combine a Mepis 7.2 base (kernel is 2.6.22-1-mepis-smp) with the vast Debian package repositories and the Fluxbox and IceWM window managers. AntiX is designed for older PCs, hence those lightweight window managers.

Amarok 2: Visual Changelog

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Software

polishlinux.org: Amarok multimedia player is one of the best programs of its kind not only for Linux but for any operating system nowadays. It has been created as a KDE component. It’s hard to predict if it finds its way into KDE 4.1 stable, but it’s still worth taking a look at the current progress of this great multimedia player.

5 Things You'll Love about Firefox 3

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Moz/FF

pcworld.com: A couple of months ago, I downloaded a beta version of Firefox 3 just to look at the new ideas Mozilla was working on. From the "Awesome Bar" to just plain better performance, the latest version of the open source browser includes some great improvements.

Testing the new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2

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SUSE

linux.com: In Novell's new SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 SP2, announced yesterday, you'll find only small, but useful, improvements, most of them for better interoperability with Microsoft protocols and formats.

Gentoo 2008.0 beta2 - Even Better

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Gentoo

saigonnezumi.com: Last month I posted an article on my frustration with Gentoo. After I posted the article, I realized that the Compiz Fusion install was actually the culprit in breaking my last Gentoo system. Last night I decided to give Gentoo 2008.0 beta2 a try. All I got to say is wow!

Exclusive Fedora Interview - With project leader, Paul W. Frields

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Linux
Interviews

softpedia.com: This year on May 13th, Fedora 9 was released into the wild. Dubbed Sulphur, it introduced for the first time in the history of Fedora, support for encrypted filesystem, PackageKit as the default graphical package manager, ext4 filesystem support and PreUpgrade. We wanted to know more about this Linux distribution and about the upcoming Fedora 10 release, so we've contacted the project leader, Paul W. Frields, for an in-depth interview.

Mandriva Linux Compendium

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MDV

eioba.com: All for beginners about Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrake Linux an easy-to-use and innovative operating system. It is one of the most popular Linux editions in the world. The newest Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring (2008.1) is the 22nd release of Mandriva Linux.

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Security: Google, Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), Quad9 and More

  • Google investigators find hackers swipe nearly 250,000 passwords a week
    Hackers are constantly trying to break into Google accounts, so Google researchers spent a year tracing how hackers steal passwords and expose them on the internet's black market. To gather hard evidence about the tools hackers use to swipe passwords, Google collaborated with University of California Berkeley cybersecurity experts to track activity on some of these markets. On Thursday, they published their results.
  • Time Will Tell if the New Vulnerabilities Equities Process Is a Step Forward for Transparency
    The White House has released a new and apparently improved Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP), showing signs that there will be more transparency into the government’s knowledge and use of zero day vulnerabilities. In recent years, the U.S. intelligence community has faced questions about whether it “stockpiles” vulnerabilities rather than disclosing them to affected companies or organizations, and this scrutiny has only ramped up after groups like the Shadow Brokers have leaked powerful government exploits. According to White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce, the form of yesterday’s release and the revised policy itself are intended to highlight the government’s commitment to transparency because it’s “the right thing to do.”
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  • Quad9 Secure DNS Service Embeds IBM Security Intelligence
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    Blockchain has been hailed by some in the technology industry as a potential method to help improve cyber security. However, security researcher Majid Malaika warns that Blockchain can potentially be abused to enable a new form of botnet that would be very difficult to take down. Malaika detailed his Blockchain-powered botnet in a session at the SecTor security conference on Nov. 15. The overall attack method has been dubbed "Botract" by Malaika, as it abuses inherent functionality in the smart contracts that help to enable Blockchain.
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Graphics: AMD and NVIDIA

  • R600 Gallium3D Shader Image Support Lands, Other R600g Patches Pending
    As a follow-up to OpenGL 4.2 Support Could Soon Land For AMD Cayman GPUs On R600g, the patches have landed in Mesa 17.4-dev Git! Plus other R600g patches are on the mailing list for review. These shader image support patches for R600g expose OpenGL's ARB_shader_image_size and ARB_shader_image_load_store for Radeon HD 5000/6000 series. In the process, this ends up taking Radeon HD 6900 "Cayman" GPUs to having OpenGL 4.2 compliance from 4.1 with the shader image support having been the last blocker. Other GPUs on R600g remain at OpenGL 3.3 due to lacking FP64 support, as outlined more extensively in that previous article.
  • GeForce GTX 900 Series Re-Clocking Patches Updated By Karol Herbst
    Frequent Nouveau open-source NVIDIA driver contributor Karol Herbst has posted his latest patch series in working towards GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell 2" graphics processor re-clocking.
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Development of Linux 4.15

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    More ARM platform upstreaming has taken place for the Linux 4.15 kernel development cycle among other ARM hardware improvements.
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    One day after submitting the main DRM feature pull request for Linux 4.15, David Airlie of Red Hat has submitted the secondary pull request that would feature the long-awaited introduction of AMDGPU DC into the mainline kernel.

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