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SSL Spoofing Hell in Firefox 3!

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Moz/FF

beranger.org: Who says only Microsoft is putting you into trouble? Unless you pay (a lot of) attention, the new Firefox 3 is putting your digital identity and your money at risk too!

today's leftovers

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News
  • Galeon: It's like Firefox for Spartans

  • Linux appliance distro rev'd
  • Study Formal Linux Course While Working
  • Three-step approach boosts Linux security, admin's control
  • Popular open source spam filter gets boost
  • Race Started, Vote Now for your fav distro
  • Are open source advocates growing soft over Microsoft?
  • Autoconf: The Unsung Hero of Source Code Compatibility
  • Announcing Exherbo!
  • Open source code examined

Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 8 To Fedora 9 With PreUpgrade

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This document describes how to upgrade your desktop from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 via PreUpgrade. PreUpgrade provides a frontend that allows the user to easily download all packages that are needed for the distribution upgrade, and then perform the distribution upgrade.

open source headlines

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OSS
  • Eight Things Microsoft Can And Should Do To Be More 'Open'

  • Worry About Integration, Not Installation
  • To Market, To Market
  • Cohen’s negotiated open source idea moving ahead
  • Open Source, by Any Other Name….

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Perl Search and Replace

  • RPM -e Error Specifies Multiple Packages
  • How to Replace Nautilus with PCMan File Manager in Ubuntu
  • How to find which service is listening on a given port
  • Make Older Add-Ons Work with Firefox 3.0
  • Essential commands for Linux network administration
  • potrace: Transform bitmap images into vector graphics
  • Ping or nmap to identify machines on the LAN
  • Tainted Perl On Linux or Unix - Helping You Protect You From Yourself

Sugar Stuff

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OLPC
  • Who will win open source professor cage match?

  • Revenge is (Sugar) Sweet
  • Should Sugar be put out to pasture?

openSUSE Wants Your Vote (on Bugs)

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opensuse.org: Attention openSUSE users and contributors! It’s time to exercise your vote and help the openSUSE team identify the bugs that need to be squashed prior to the openSUSE 11.0 release. On May 22nd, we’re having a bug voting day to help ensure we identify the most troublesome issues.

The Origins of Linux [Video]

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Linus Torvalds tells the story of how he went from writing code as a graduate student in Helsinki in the early 1990s to becoming an icon for open source software by the end of the decade.

Open Season Episode 17

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The latest episode of our Open Season podcast series is live for your enjoyment. This time, former Sleepycat/Oracle bigwig Mike Olson joins us and provides clarity across our mess of discussion. What do we talk about?

A tantalizing taste of Firefox 3: testing RC1

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arstechnica.com: Mozilla has issued the first official release candidate of Firefox 3, the next major version of the popular open source web browser. Firefox 3 includes a visual refresh as well as a multitude of exciting new features and significant improvements. Our testing indicates that this release candidate is fairly robust and ready for extensive testing.

Babies, grandmas and Linux

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blogs.the451group: It’s not often that I can go to a friend or community gathering and get the chance to talk open source with new people. But last weekend, while attending a baby shower, it went beyond the usual, flimsy open source familiarity. I met a man who actually uses Linux.

The state of Open Source in the Data Centre

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OSS

it-director.com: At a time of stability and excellent support in the Linux world, we can look back at the revolution over the last few years and wonder how we got here.

First Experiences with Ubuntu 8.0.4

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Ubuntu

liberidu.com: While being in Greece (2, 3 weeks ago), my nephew asked if I could install Ubuntu on his desktop. His desktop already contained Windows Vista Home Edition and I was not so sure if it would work to install a dual boot environment.

New group advocates for FOSS in libraries

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linux.com: A new advocacy group, the Public Software Foundation (PSF), is working to make free and open source software available to local libraries so it can be checked out and used just like a book or video. The premise is simple: hand out one CD and maybe you've taught one person; make it available in a library and perhaps you'll reach hundreds or thousands.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS vs. Windows XP SP3: Application Performance Benchmark

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OS

mssaleh.wordpress: I wanted to compare Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in terms of applications performance. A lot has happened since; Ubuntu 8.04 came out, Microsoft finalized their third service pack for Windows XP, and best of all I upgraded my PC. I decided to test again.

Danish vote on OOXML standard disputed by committee member

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: By voting to adopt a standard based on Microsoft's OOXML document format, the Danish national standards body has approved an unknown text against the wishes of the main representatives on its own technical committee.

Fedora 9: Leading edge or bleeding edge?

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linux.com: With Fedora 9, the Fedora project continues its tradition of being the most innovative major distribution, combining new applications from other distributions as well as its own inventions. However, in no other release has Fedora walked the line between leading edge and bleeding edge so precariously.

Also: Hands on: The changing face of Fedora

Novell slapped with suit for new mini-OS

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SUSE
Legal

blogs.techtarget.com: Astrum Inc., a software security company in Carrollton, Texas, has filed suit against Novell Inc. Astrum claims that Novell violated its contract regarding development of the mini-operating system appliance that Novell launched last month, Novell’s JeOS.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Install Cursor Themes

  • Make icons on your fluxbox desktop with idesk
  • How to Download Embedded Videos
  • Sorting your data with msort
  • Twittering from OpenOffice.org
  • Finding weak OpenSSL/OpenSSH keys
  • OOo: How to lay out a page using tables and two or more columns
  • Using Nokia 6110 on Ubuntu
  • MP3 on Fedora 9
  • Installing mod_python and Django on Apache

openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Testing

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: Today, I give the beta 3 testing on my testing PC at work. As noticed by Coolo in beta 3 announcement, the live installation running well without problem. I most likely using live installation than the DVD install because the live install is more faster and just need a few question.

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Security: New Release of HardenedBSD, Windows Leaks Details of Windows Back Doors

  • Stable release: HardenedBSD-stable 11-STABLE v1100054
  • Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software
    Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials. Adding tantalizing new details to the cyber-espionage mystery that has rocked the US intelligence community, Kaspersky also said there was a China link to the hack.
  • Investigation Report for the September 2014 Equation malware detection incident in the US
    In early October, a story was published by the Wall Street Journal alleging Kaspersky Lab software was used to siphon classified data from an NSA employee’s home computer system. Given that Kaspersky Lab has been at the forefront of fighting cyberespionage and cybercriminal activities on the Internet for over 20 years now, these allegations were treated very seriously. To assist any independent investigators and all the people who have been asking us questions whether those allegations were true, we decided to conduct an internal investigation to attempt to answer a few questions we had related to the article and some others that followed it:
  • Kaspersky: Clumsy NSA leak snoop's PC was packed with malware
    Kaspersky Lab, the US government's least favorite computer security outfit, has published its full technical report into claims Russian intelligence used its antivirus tools to steal NSA secrets. Last month, anonymous sources alleged that in 2015, an NSA engineer took home a big bunch of the agency's cyber-weapons to work on them on his home Windows PC, which was running the Russian biz's antimalware software – kind of a compliment when you think about it. The classified exploit code and associated documents on the personal system were then slurped by Kremlin spies via his copy of Kaspersky antivirus, it was claimed.

OSS Leftovers

  • Open Source Networking Days: Think Globally, Collaborate Locally
    Something that we’ve learned at The Linux Foundation over the years is that there is just no substitute for periodic, in-person, face-to-face collaboration around the open source technologies that are rapidly changing our world. It’s no different for the open networking projects I work with as end users and their ecosystem partners grapple with the challenges and opportunities of unifying various open source components and finding solutions to accelerate network transformation. This fall, we decided to take The Linux Foundation networking projects (OpenDaylight, ONAP, OPNFV, and others) on the road to Europe and Japan by working with local site hosts and network operators to host Open Source Networking Days in Paris, Milan, Stockholm, London, Tel Aviv, and Yokohama.
  • The Open-Source Driving Simulator That Trains Autonomous Vehicles
    Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize transport systems the world over. If the hype is to be believed, entirely autonomous vehicles are about to hit the open road. The truth is more complex. The most advanced self-driving technologies work only in an extremely limited set of environments and weather conditions. And while most new cars will have some form of driver assistance in the coming years, autonomous cars that drive in all conditions without human oversight are still many years away. One of the main problems is that it is hard to train vehicles to cope in all situations. And the most challenging situations are often the rarest. There is a huge variety of tricky circumstances that drivers rarely come across: a child running into the road, a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the street, an accident immediately ahead, and so on.
  • Fun with Le Potato
    At Linux Plumbers, I ended up with a Le Potato SBC. I hadn't really had time to actually boot it up until now. They support a couple of distributions which seem to work fine if you flash them on. I mostly like SBCs for having actual hardware to test on so my interest tends to be how easily can I get my own kernel running. Most of the support is not upstream right now but it's headed there. The good folks at BayLibre have been working on getting the kernel support upstream and have a tree available for use until then.
  • PyConf Hyderabad 2017
    In the beginning of October, I attended a new PyCon in India, PyConf Hyderabad (no worries, they are working on the name for the next year). I was super excited about this conference, the main reason is being able to meet more Python developers from India. We are a large country, and we certainly need more local conferences :)
  • First Basilisk version released!
    This is the first public version of the Basilisk web browser, building on the new platform in development: UXP (code-named Möbius).
  • Pale Moon Project Rolls Out The Basilisk Browser Project
    The developers behind the Pale Moon web-browser that's been a long standing fork of Firefox have rolled out their first public beta release of their new "Basilisk" browser technology. Basilisk is their new development platform based on their (Gecko-forked) Goanna layout engine and the Unified UXL Platform (UXP) that is a fork of the Mozilla code-base pre-Servo/Rust... Basically for those not liking the direction of Firefox with v57 rolling out the Quantum changes, etc.
  • Best word processor for Mac [iophk: "whole article fails to mention OpenDocument Format"]
  • WordPress 4.9: This one's for you, developers!
    WordPress 4.9 has debuted, and this time the world's most popular content management system has given developers plenty to like. Some of the changes are arguably overdue: syntax highlighting and error checking for CSS editing and cutting custom HTML are neither scarce nor innovative. They'll be welcomed arrival will likely be welcomed anyway, as will newly-granular roles and permissions for developers. The new release has also added version 4.2.6 of MediaElement.js, an upgrade that WordPress.org's release notes stated has removed dependency on jQuery, improves accessibility, modernizes the UI, and fixes many bugs.”
  • New projects on Hosted Weblate
  • Cilk Plus Is Being Dropped From GCC
    Intel deprecated Cilk Plus multi-threading support with GCC 7 and now for GCC 8 they are looking to abandon this support entirely. Cilk Plus only had full support introduced in GCC 5 while now for the GCC 8 release early next year it's looking like it will be dropped entirely.
  • Software Freedom Law Center vs. Software Freedom Conservancy

    On November 3rd, the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) wrote a blog post to let people know that the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) had begun legal action against them (the SFC) over the trademark for their name.

  • What Is Teletype For Atom? How To Code With Fellow Developers In Real Time?
    In a short period of three years, GitHub’s open source code editor has become one of the most popular options around. In our list of top text editors for Linux, Atom was featured at #2. From time to time, GitHub keeps adding new features to this tool to make it even better. Just recently, with the help of Facebook, GitHub turned Atom into a full-fledged IDE. As GitHub is known to host some of the world’s biggest open source collaborative projects, it makes perfect sense to add the collaborative coding ability to Atom. To make this possible, “Teletype for Atom” has just been announced.
  • Microsoft Is Trying To Make Windows Subsystem For Linux Faster (WSL)
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Ubuntu: New Users, Unity Remix, 18.04 LTS News

  • How to Get Started With the Ubuntu Linux Distro
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  • An ‘Ubuntu Unity Remix’ Might Be on the Way…
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OnePlus 5T Launched

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