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SELinux sparks tussle over Linux security model

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Security

GCN: While most security specialists would agree on the high quality of SELinux, proponents are arguing this framework is the only one that should be needed for the open-source operating system kernel. In fact, it would eliminate the need for the Linux Security Module, an open platform for outsider developers to build their own security frameworks for Linux. And this idea has raised the ire of Linux keeper Linus Torvalds.

SuSE 10.3: How the mighty have fallen.

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SUSE

techiemoe rants: Since around SuSE 10.0, I've not been as happy with SuSE for a number of reasons, most of them aesthetic. There is also that thing about a major corporate Linux still not including something as simple as MP3 support and buying into the Microsoft protection racket.

Baby steps with Gentoo

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Gentoo

apaku.wordpress: As I’m pretty familiar with setting up debian nowadays I thought a change would be cool, so I decided to give Gentoo a shot.

Microsoft’s open source shopping spree?

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Microsoft

blogs.the451group.com: Could Microsoft acquire an open source software vendor? Yes, is the answer, according to Steve Ballmer’s comments from the Web 2.0 Summit. However, I think there’s some reading between the lines to be done here. Microsoft could certainly buy an open source user, but at this stage an open source software vendor might be a step too far.

Also: And now Ballmer is buying all of Web 2.0, too

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • On Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu for the office: Who needs Vista?
  • Ubuntu 7.10 takes aim at desktop market
  • Ubuntu 7.10 - Inital Review
  • Gutsy Gibbon and the Download Frenzy
  • …and I thought openSUSE was hard! (Or, the pains of installing the new Ubuntu)
  • Ubuntu 7.10 - Installation walk-through
  • Ubuntu 7.10: No MP3? That's a gibbon...
  • A Gibbon beats Leopard
  • Microsoft’s top 10 reasons to upgrade to Ubuntu Linux, not Vista

Battle of the Titans: Mandriva 2008 vs openSUSE 10.3

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MDV
SUSE
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I've followed development of openSUSE and Mandriva fairly closely over the years, albeit a bit closer of openSUSE. I write about how nice they both are. I pick out the new features and test basic functionality. I see what's included and what makes up the base system. I like them both. But a visitor and contributor here at tuxmachines asked which would be better for his laptop and that gave me the idea to compare these large multi-CD Titans of Linux development.

Simple home networking with SSH

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HowTos

linux.com: The Secure Shell (SSH) network protocol makes it easy to connect computers that are running Linux, share files, and remotely run applications. Along with an X server, it can make sharing a single computer simple on a home network.

Open Source, Firefox and New Search Options Emerge

osweekly: We often take the ability to choose our default Firefox search engine for granted. By default, it's set to Google, and for most people, this is just fine. But what about queries where a typical search engine is not cutting it?

Kubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) Screenshots

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Ubuntu

debianadmin.com: Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone. This screenshots tour includes internet multimedia,graphics,system applications,network application and other applications.

Font Management in Linux

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HowTos

Carla Schroder: Fonts in Linux are crazy. Most Linux distributions ship with a big blob of serif, sans serif, and monospaced fonts, and there's barely a pixel's worth of difference between them. Sometimes I pine for the olden days of swapping out the type balls on IBM Selectric typewriters to get different fonts.

Fedora Developer Interview: Chitlesh Goorah

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Linux
Interviews

fedoraproject.org: After a lot of work during the Fedora 7 release cycle, it was made possible to re-spin Fedora to suit your needs, and although there were a few spins created during that release cycle, this time around we're seeing some really exciting uses of this feature. Read on for an interview with Chitlesh Goorah, the developer behind this feature.

few howtos

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HowTos
  • How To Easily Print Posters With KDEPrint

  • realtek 8180 on kernel 2.6.23
  • How to: Install and Setup XEN Virtualization software on CentOS Linux 5

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Gobuntu has already failed

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Ubuntu

diveintomark.org: I’m disappointed with Canonical. I got all excited when Mark Shuttleworth announced that Ubuntu “Gutsy Gibbon” would be available in a super-strict, 100% open source flavor (now called “Gobuntu”). Later he clarified.

Also: A Christian's View on Ubuntu Muslim Edition

First Glance: The Nokia N810 Linux Internet Tablet Doesn't Make Sense

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Linux

Mitch Wagner (infoweek blogs): I had an opportunity to play with the new Nokia (NYSE: NOK) N810 Internet Tablet for about five minutes last night, and came away confused. It seems pretty darn expensive for a machine with limited usefulness.

Instantbird: Mozilla-based instant messaging

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: Instantbird is a new instant messaging application that merges two powerful open source projects: XULRunner, the stand-alone version of Firefox browsing engine; and libpurple, the library that gives Pidgin its ability.

Also: Firefox 2.0.0.8 update available now

Dumping Vista - A divorce with a happy ending

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iTToolbox Blogs: I recently posted my positive experience of installing Kubuntu on an old 1.7GHz machine that was taking 10 minutes to boot up XP. The registry was beyond repair and the various programs like Spybot, Adaware, PitStop, Defrag, and many others did little to improve performance. The desktop was destined for the dumpster. Enter Kubuntu.

Enlightenment - An easy-to-use Linux GUI

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Software

backyardgeek.blogspot: In the 10 years I've been using Linux, I've run the gamut of window managers and desktop environments: FvWM, FvWM95, ICEWM, AfterStep, BlackBox, KDE, GNOME, Beryl, Fluxbox, CDE, XFCE, Windowmaker, Sawfish, Metacity, WM2, as well as Compiz. But it seems that no matter how many times I try another Linux GUI, I always go back to Enlightenment.

GNOME 2.20.1 released

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Software

lwn.net: Version 2.20.1 of the GNOME desktop has been released. "This is the first update to GNOME 2.20.0. The update fixes all known and unknown crashers, even for those modules which haven't released a new version.

Why Bittorrent Matters

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Software

tipotheday.com: Ubuntu Gutsy came out today, which you should know unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the last week. Ubuntu has lots of mirrors. Lots. But it has even more users, most with a big fat broadband pipe. That’s more than enough to bring those mirrors to their knees.

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