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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 10/09/2012 - 4:28am
Story Xfce 4.12 Planned For March, GTK3 Still Uncertain srlinuxx 10/09/2012 - 4:21am
Story From Linux to OSX - 1 Year Later srlinuxx 10/09/2012 - 4:20am
Story OpenSUSE 12.2: Better than Kubuntu or PCLOS srlinuxx 10/09/2012 - 1:10am
Story September Issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine Released srlinuxx 10/09/2012 - 12:59am
Story The History of Linux srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 9:49pm
Story openSUSE, Fedora, Mageia, PCLOS, etc. srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 9:15pm
Story The Five best things coming in Ubuntu 12.10 srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 8:56pm
Story Gnome 3 vs. Gnome 2 vs. change srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 6:47am
Story The System76 Gazelle Professional: Just How Good Is It? srlinuxx 09/09/2012 - 2:17am

Virtual Hosting With vsftpd And MySQL On Debian Etch

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Vsftpd is one of the most secure and fastest FTP servers for Linux. Usually vsftpd is configured to work with system users. This document describes how to install a vsftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users.

QuakeWars coming for Linux

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Gaming

the inquirer: PROGRAMMERS at Splash Damage, developing Quake Wars: Enemy Territory, have revealed that Linux support for the game will be imminently forthcoming after the Windows release.

Secure Your Connection With Open Source

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Software

sheehantu: You never know who may be watching your connection. With constitution violators like AT&T and other service providers your data can be in the hands of big brother. Here are a few tips for securing your online experience, so you can enjoy the web in peace.

BASH Command-Line Editing

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HowTos

lxpages.com blog: If you work on command-line often, then this reference guide is for you. This is a quick reference of Emacs and Vi while in command-line bash.

Four Reasons to Avoid Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu: I’ve spent recent days praising Ubuntu’s simplicity. My $1,400 investment in a screaming Dell machine running Ubuntu was money well spent. But I also realize Ubuntu won’t appeal to all users. In fact, I can think of at least four key reasons.

The Solaris Installation Experience

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OS

phoronix: There's a problem with Solaris and Sun knows it. The installation experience of Solaris (along with other areas) could be greatly improved. The installer doesn't "suck" as it's easy and known to Solaris administrators, but for a Linux or Windows user it could prove to be a bit challenging.

Hans Reiser: Once a Linux Visionary, Now Accused of Murder

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Reiser
Interviews

Wired.com: Hans Reiser is waiting for me, standing on the other side of an imitation-wood table. The room is small, the concrete walls bare. A guard locks the steel door from the outside. There is no sound. Reiser is wearing the red jumpsuit of a prisoner in solitary confinement.

Tweaking KDE GUI Apps in a Gnome Environment

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HowTos

nerdica: For those of us who enjoy using the Gnome desktop environment, we know we want our GUI applications to be easy to use and seamless. But, there’s always that one program that uses the KDE QT library to provide a front-end.

AMD 8.38.6 Display Driver

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Phoronix: Hitting the web this afternoon was the AMD 8.38.6 display driver. Introduced in this driver was official Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 packaging scripts.

Review: Pardus Linux 2007 Kurulan RC2

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Linux
Reviews

seopher: Pardus is a relatively unknown release funded and developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey and I was rather impressed with it last time, so let's give it another go and see what improvements have been made. NOTE: I appreciate this is a Release Candidate so it's not a final release, but I'm going to give it a preliminary review anyway.

KDE Built For Speed -- Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO

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Linux
Reviews

Caitlyn Martin: The new SOHO even sports a newer kernel under the hood: 2.6.20.3. Vector Linux SOHO resembles a next release rather than a different build of the same release. It probably should have been numbered 5.9 rather than 5.8 and it does deserve a separate review.

How to Install Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu

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softpedia: We talked a few days ago about the Compiz and Beryl mergence and the name of the newly born project resulted from this fusion, Compiz Fusion. The following guide will teach you (step by step) how to install Compiz Fusion on your Ubuntu (Kubuntu) 7.04 operating system.

Mozilla + iTunes + Rhapsody = Songbird

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: As Apple continues to extend its hegemony over the music industry, an alternative to iTunes from an MP3 veteran could be an alternative to the vendor lock between iTunes and the iPod player.

Wubi: Making it easy for Windows Users to Install Ubuntu

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Software

cybernet: We’ve seen this Ubuntu installer for Windows before, but now it has new features and a new name: Wubi Beta. It uses no confusing lingo, and even lets you choose a variety of options that similar applications don’t offer:

More useful commands for the Linux Newbie

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pimpyourlinux: If you are just starting out with linux, and have no idea how to uncompress a gzip file, or do other simple commands, check this out. It will improve your speed with the Linux operating system.

Opera Software Shareholders Shake Up Company Board

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linuxinsider: The Opera board reshuffle was backed by shareholders holding 80 percent of the company's shares, including the company's chief executive and founder, Jon S. von Tetzchner, who holds a 15 percent stake through the investment group Amadeus Invest II. William J. Raduchel, a former executive at Time Warner and Sun Microsystems, was appointed as the new chairman.

Two Gnome easter eggs

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Software

arsgeek: Want to have a little bit of fun with your Gnome desktop? here are a few easter eggs for you.

Measuring Linux and Open Source

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Linux

LinuxPlanet: Measuring success is a matter of definition, and therefore it can be a hard thing to pin down. And, it seems, the challenges of measurement go a lot deeper than something as subjective as "success." For something as objective as measuring, say, processor I/O, one would expect the answer to be very clear-cut and well defined.

Legal Wrangling In The World of Linux

CRN: There's been a lot of legal saber rattling in and about the Linux world in recent weeks, including dire warnings from Microsoft's lawyers that open-source software violates patents held by the software giant and fears that the Free Software Foundation might punish Novell for its controversial patent deal with Microsoft. But so far the response from the solution provider community has been more of a collective shrug.

Dell Dimension E520 With Ubuntu Linux Review

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Ubuntu

devnulled.com: I finally broke down and ordered a Dell Dimension E520 with Ubuntu Linux to replace my doddering primary workstation which is four years old at this point. Rather than writing a review right after opening the box, I thought I’d use the new rig for a few weeks and kick it around a bit before summarizing my experiences with the new machine.

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IBM’s Systems With GNU/Linux

  • IBM Gives Power Systems Rebates For Linux Workloads
    Big Blue has made no secret whatsoever that it wants to ride the Linux wave up with the Power Systems platform, and its marketeers are doing what they can to sweeten the hardware deals as best they can without adversely affecting the top and bottom line at IBM in general and the Power Systems division in particular to help that Linux cause along.
  • Drilling Down Into IBM’s System Group
    The most obvious thing is that IBM’s revenues and profits continue to shrink, but the downside is getting smaller and smaller, and we think that IBM’s core systems business will start to level out this year and maybe even grow by the third or fourth quarter, depending on when Power9-based Power Systems and z14-based System z mainframes hit the market. In the final period of 2016, IBM’s overall revenues were $21.77 billion, down 1.1 percent from a year ago, and net income rose by nearly a point to $4.5 billion. This is sure a lot better than a year ago, when IBM’s revenues fell by 8.4 percent to $22 billion and its net income fell by 18.6 percent to $4.46 billion. For the full 2016 year, IBM’s revenues were off 2.1 percent to $79.85 billion, but its “real” systems business, which includes servers, storage, switching, systems software, databases, transaction monitors, and tech support and financing for its own iron, fell by 8.3 percent to $26.1 billion. (That’s our estimate; IBM does not break out sales this way, but we have some pretty good guesses on how it all breaks down.)

Security News

  • DB Ransom Attacks Spread to CouchDB and Hadoop [Ed: Get sysadmins who know what they are doing, as misconfigurations are expensive]
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  • Widely used WebEx plugin for Chrome will execute attack code—patch now!
    The Chrome browser extension for Cisco Systems WebEx communications and collaboration service was just updated to fix a vulnerability that leaves all 20 million users susceptible to drive-by attacks that can be carried out by just about any website they visit.
  • DDoS attacks larger, more frequent and complex says Arbor
    Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more frequent and complex, forcing businesses to deploy purpose-built DDoS protection solutions, according to a new infrastructure security report which warns that the threat landscape has been transformed by the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) botnets. The annual worldwide infrastructure security report from Arbor Networks - the security division of NETSCOUT - reveals that the largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack reported in 2016 was 800 Gbps, a 60% increase over 2015’s largest attack of 500 Gbps.