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Story Conspirationist Website Wants People to Boycott Linux and Use Minix Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 8:14pm
Story Samsung's Gear S smartwatch coming to the US on November 7th Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 8:07pm
Story Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 With Intel HD Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 8:01pm
Story GNOME 3.15.1 Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:54pm
Story Contributing effectively to OpenStack's Neutron project Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:53pm
Story RedHat Software Collections 1.2 Adds GCC 4.9, Nginx 1.6 Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:51pm
Story LibreOffice 4.3.3 Released with 62 Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:43pm
Story Introducing SIMD.js Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:35pm
Story Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My! Roy Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:25pm
Story Paris extends smart city open source tools to region Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2014 - 7:23pm

64 Studio Review

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: Many people know the mantra - if you are a gamer or office worker, you use the OS from Redmond. If you are a creative person such as a musician, video editor, etc you use a Mac. Geeks use Linux. This month, in Linux Format Magazine, 64 Studio was bundled on the disc.

NVIDIA 177.68 Beta Driver

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Software

phoronix.com: Tuesday the NVIDIA 177.67 Display Driver was released. Due to fallout from the 177.67 driver, NVIDIA has replaced it just two days later with the 177.68 Beta.

Tin Hat is a Linux distribution derived from hardened Gentoo

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Linux

alltux.blogspot: Tin Hat is a Linux distribution derived from hardened Gentoo which aims to provide a very secure, stable and fast Desktop environment that lives purely in RAM. Tin Hat boots from CD, or optionally a pen drive, but it is not a LiveCD.

Five Ways Novell Should Spend Microsoft’s Money

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: Microsoft is sending another $100 million toward Novell as part of an ongoing Windows-SUSE Linux relationship. Here are five things Novell should do with that dough.

I Love Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

codewords.wordpress: I am curious by nature, and I’m always looking to see whether there’s something better over the horizon. I installed Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron the day after it was released, and I was impressed. But I knew there were other fine Linux distros out there, but I invariably return to Ubuntu Hardy Heron. Why?

GIMP 2.4.7 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.4.7 is a bug-fix release in the stable 2.4 series. Some fixes include: fixed issue in GIF load plug-in, fixed crash with Python 2.5 on 64 bit systems, and plugged a memory leak.

Also: How can anyone not love the GIMP?

Mozilla names best Firefox 3 add-ons

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Mozilla Corp. today announced the winners of its third "Extend Firefox" contest, an annual competition that recognizes the year's best Firefox add-ons.

GoboLinux 0.14.1

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Linux

techiemoe.com: I discovered GoboLinux through an article that talked about its unique file system. Rarely do I run across a distribution that does something completely original, so naturally I was intrigued.

3 Must Have Linux-powered Netbooks

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Linux
Hardware

junauza.com: I'm planning to acquire a small, ultra-lightweight, low-cost, and Linux-powered subnotebook before the end of the year. So, I began doing some research (used Google), and started my quest to find the perfect netbook.

OpenSUSE 11.0: A Solid, Up-to-Date Linux Desktop

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SUSE

linuxplanet.com: openSUSE 11.0 is based on the Linux kernel version 2.6.25 and provides a cornucopia of features. If you choose to download the full DVD, you can expect a whopping 4.5 GBs for the iso-format file. Other options include a Live CD and over the network.

Jim Zemlin: The New Center of Linux Gravity

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Linux

internetnews.com: Standing at the headwaters of the ecosystem that is Linux is the Linux Foundation and its executive director Jim Zemlin. The Linux Foundation was forged out of the merger of the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group in 2007 as a new group with a new mandate for Linux.

Why use Shell in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

computingtech.blogspot: The real measure of a Linux user expertise comes from your abilities at the shell. In our modern age, the GUI is mistakenly considered “progress.” Most modern Linux distributions prefer you to use the GUI to do nearly everything. However, it’s well worth developing at least some command-line shell skills, for a number of reasons:

Ubuntu 8.10 To Use Linux 2.6.27 Kernel?

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Generating buzz this morning with the release of the Linux 2.6.27-rc4 kernel is word that Ubuntu may switch to the Linux 2.6.27 kernel for their forthcoming 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" release.

Microsoft + Novell = Monopoly 2.0?

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Microsoft
SUSE

opensource.org: Microsoft's silence on the topic of what they can do for Open Source has now been shattered by the news that they will follow none of the suggestions by any of the leaders in the open source community. Rather, they will spend another $100M on software they have no intention of ever actually using.

Blatantly Supporting Linux. Sort of.

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Hardware

blog.linuxtoday: More hardware manufacturers than ever support Linux in some way- they supply binary drivers, or support and sponsor FOSS drivers. Even better, some actually admit it publicly. Though some still act like you want to peek up their skirts when you ask about Linux.

Displaying System Information On Linux Or Unix With Cfg2html

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Software

linuxshellaccount.blogspot: The script (which is available for free) is called cfg2html and, from my experience so far, I must say it does a fantastic job of reporting what's reportable and making for a very easy-to-read html server analysis (even if I do have to page-down 50 times to look at absolutely everything it reports on).

phpMinAdmin is a powerful minimalist MySQL editor

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Software

linux.com: If you've ever worked with and manipulated MySQL databases, chances are you've used phpMyAdmin to manage your databases from a Web interface. But phpMyAdmin can be a little complex; if you want a lightweight alternative, try phpMinAdmin.

Taking it further: XEN and OpenVZ

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HowTos

In a prior tutorial I showed you how to install XEN on CentOS 5.2 to isolate services. This is a good aproach when you have a dedicated server and you want to isolate your services. However, what will you do if you have a dedicated server and you rent Virtual Machines (VMs)?

Travelocity's parent company hails Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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Linux

techtarget.com: Sabre Holdings Corp., the $3 billion online network best known for Travelocity, has adopted Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as the corporate standard for its global ticketing and airline services businesses and will implement RHEL 5 in all future acquisitions.

AMD Catalyst 8.8 Linux Driver, Exciting New Features

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Software

phoronix.com: Today AMD has announced another Catalyst driver release for Linux and this is arguably the most significant driver update since last October's release when AIGLX support was added. Catalyst 8.8 delivers CrossFire support on Linux, OverDrive overclocking support, adaptive anti-aliasing support, and other improvements.

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    The Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran's nuclear program almost a decade ago was a watershed piece of malware for a variety of reasons. Chief among them, its use of cryptographic certificates belonging to legitimate companies to falsely vouch for the trustworthiness of the malware. Last year, we learned that fraudulently signed malware was more widespread than previously believed. On Thursday, researchers unveiled one possible reason: underground services that since 2011 have sold counterfeit signing credentials that are unique to each buyer.

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    Intel said that it did not notify the government at the time because it had “no indication of any exploitation by malicious actors,” and wanted to keep knowledge of the breach limited while it and other companies worked to patch the issue.

    The company let some Chinese technology companies know about the vulnerabilities, which government officials fear may mean the information was passed along to the Chinese government, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • Intel hid CPU bugs info from govt 'until public disclosure'

    As iTWire reported recently, Intel faces a total of 33 lawsuits over the two flaws. Additionally, the Boston law firm of Block & Leviton is preparing a class action lawsuit against Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich for allegedly selling a vast majority of his Intel stock after the company was notified of the two security flaws and before they became public.

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  • Facebook's Mandatory Malware Scan Is an Intrusive Mess

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  • Tinder plugs flaw that enabled account takeover using just a phone number

    As Tinder uses Facebook profile pics for its users to lure in a mate or several, the 'dating' app is somewhat tied to the social network. When a swipe-hungry Tinder user comes to login to their account they can either do so via Facebook or use their mobile number.

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