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5 Useless Compiz Fusion Effects

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Compiz Fusion is the best thing that happened to Linux desktop user experience yet. In the world of Linux bashers who argue that Linux is not quite ready for home users; compiz is one of the few things that really set Linux apart from other OS with major market share. Still I feel we need to make a list of “WTF, why would anyone want to use this?” effects with Compiz Fusion.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Debian Etch

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HowTos

his guide explains how to set up WebDAV with lighttpd on a Debian Etch server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the lighttpd server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP. Of course, WebDAV can also be used to upload and download files.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Coverity's open source code audit efforts are funded by the US government (video)

  • DebConf8 Streams
  • Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum, Creator of MINIX
  • Ubuntu Community Interview: Alan Pope
  • Olympic concept KDE 4.1 theme preview
  • Review: Powermanga 0.90
  • Ubuntu on Fujitsu Siemens ST5112
  • Manage HD partitions with GParted
  • How to show apt log history
  • Short tip: Moving files on sshfs mounts
  • Gentoo: Banshee with iPod flag; podsleuth
  • Linux Journal's Linuxworld Pix
  • Linux and Unix Humor With The Operator From Hell

PCLinuxOS Magazine August 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, August 2008 (Issue 24) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Players - Part 1, Alphabet of programming languages, and Chapter 4 - Kde User Guide.

Gnome has Empathy for You

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu: Just after 2.22 was released, I took a look at the upcoming Gnome release, and I said, for probably the fifth time, that I wish Empathy and Telepathy would make it into Gnome, but that it wasn't going to happen because

NFS Overhaul Promises Big Payoff

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Software

internetnews.com: The network file system (NFS) protocol is getting its biggest overhaul in more than a decade, and the results could be profound for end users.

Linux Myth: Installing Software on Linux is Hard

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Linux

blog.eracc.com: As many a Linux user that follows posts on USENET and other online forums can attest there are Linux Haters out there. Typically these Linux Haters tend to promulgate specific myths about Linux. One of these myths is that software is hard to install on Linux.

Some news about mandriva KDE4 development :

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KDE
MDV

neoclust.free.fr/blog: Saturday was the day of the meeting of the KDE Team on mandriva Labs. We discussed about the current state of our KDE4 and we took some decisions.

DefCon: Restraining Order Issued; Talk Cancelled

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Security
Legal

blog.wired.com: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority filed a suit in federal court on Friday seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent three undergraduate students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from presenting a talk at the DefCon hacker conference this weekend about security vulnerabilities in payment systems used in the Massachusetts mass transit system.

Olympics Online, With a Hook

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Microsoft

nytimes.com: To view the video, it will be necessary to download a Microsoft Web browser software component based on a new proprietary technology, Silverlight. For many industry executives who compete with Microsoft the Silverlight strategy recalls a federal antitrust case in which Microsoft was found guilty.

You keep using that phrase "operating system"...

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News

I do not think it means what you think it means... Linus seems to be saying some pretty reasonable things lately, but the people who interview him keep crediting him with creating an "operating system" called "Linux".

Zock: the free betting office

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Gaming

Zock is a new piece of free software for organizing betting games.
It is a “betting office” targeted at cliques of friends or co-workers which would like to organize a betting game for a sport event.
Right now, it needs testers. If you are interested in using it, read on.

Read the full story at Freesoftware Magazine.

Howto Install Metasploit

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Security

A tutorial on howto setup Metasploit, a tool for exploit testing, IDS, and pen testing.

Creating wealth with free software

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Linux

A report by the Standish Group indicates that adoption of ‘open source’ has caused a drop in revenue to the proprietary software industry by about $60 billion per year. That’s not a huge amount of money compared to what has been lost though the misselling of mortgages, but it is still a lot. The report identifies the value of these ‘open source’ products to be about 6% of the world market for software. Unfortunately, the Standish Group doesn’t believe in openly sharing its research, instead selling it for $1,000…

Read the full story at Freesoftware Magazine

LVM Snapshot Merging

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: Mikulas Patocka announced new patches introducing snapshot merging for the Linux kernel's logical volume manager. He explained, "snapshot merging allows you to merge snapshot content back into the original device. The most useful use for this feature is the possibility to rollback."

reiserfs undeletion: the lost, the found, and the ugly

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Reiser
Software

lucidfox.org: When mass-renaming video files for Mai-HiME (which I recommend to anime fans out there, unless anything involving magical girls in any way is not your thing; but not the point), I made a mistake in the mv command, which caused all files to be moved to a single destination. I immediately Googled up an instruction on undeleting files on reiserfs...

Very happy puppy!

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Linux

puppylinux.org/community/blogs: I've installed Puppy Linux 4.0 (Dingo). I like it. A lot. It has really impressed me, and I'm difficult to impress. Now, I appreciate the "blind squirrel" phenomenon - a blind squirrel will occasionally find a nut. But this is different.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex looks DISGUSTING

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Ubuntu

crashedpips.co.uk: Ubuntu 8.10, the Intrepid Ibex, is starting to take shape. It’s going to be similar in spirit to Edgy Eft (6.10), in that it’s focussed on introducing radical new features, as opposed to polish and stability. Now, I’m all in favour of new features. And, in my opinion, Ubuntu needs a new theme. Perhaps it should be something with a little more colour this time. It also needs a new font.

23 Awesome Themes for Ubuntu Linux

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sizzledcore.com: I started using Ubuntu 4 months back, and since then I’ve been looking for ways to customize and tweak it to make Ubuntu more productive and look good. During my search, I came across many cool themes from various sources that I’d like to share with you all.

10 Linux T-shirt that will make you smile

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Linux

wordpress.com: There are times when I want to let my geekiness out and I want the world to know about it. I decided to share with you my favorite collection of Linux t-shirts that you also might like. Please share you ideas for healthy geeking in the comments.

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Security Leftovers

  • Thousands of FedEx customers' private info exposed in legacy server data breach

    Uncovered by Kromtech Security Center, the parent company of MacKeeper Security, the breach exposed data such as passport information, driver's licenses and other high profile security IDs, all of which were hosted on a password-less Amazon S3 storage server.

  • Correlated Cryptojacking

    they include The City University of New York (cuny.edu), Uncle Sam's court information portal (uscourts.gov), Lund University (lu.se), the UK's Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk), privacy watchdog The Information Commissioner's Office (ico.org.uk) and the Financial Ombudsman Service (financial-ombudsman.org.uk), plus a shedload of other .gov.uk and .gov.au sites, UK NHS services, and other organizations across the globe.

    Manchester.gov.uk, NHSinform.scot, agriculture.gov.ie, Croydon.gov.uk, ouh.nhs.uk, legislation.qld.gov.au, the list goes on.

  • Facebook using 2FA cell numbers for spam, replies get posted to the platform

    Replies ending up as comments appears to be a bizarre bug, but the spamming seems intentional.

  • Swedish Police website hacked [sic] to mine cryptocurrency

    Remember now, it is a Police Force that allowed their website to be hijacked by this simple attack vector. The authority assigned to serve and protect. More specifically, the authority that argues that wiretapping is totally safe because the Police is competent in IT security matters, so there’s no risk whatsoever your data will leak or be mishandled.

    This is one of the websites that were trivially hacked [sic].

    It gives pause for thought.

    It also tells you what you already knew: authorities can’t even keep their own dirtiest laundry under wraps, so the notion that they’re capable or even willing to protect your sensitive data is hogwash of the highest order.

  • New EU Privacy Law May Weaken Security

    In a bid to help domain registrars comply with the GDPR regulations, ICANN has floated several proposals, all of which would redact some of the registrant data from WHOIS records. Its mildest proposal would remove the registrant’s name, email, and phone number, while allowing self-certified 3rd parties to request access to said data at the approval of a higher authority — such as the registrar used to register the domain name.

    The most restrictive proposal would remove all registrant data from public WHOIS records, and would require legal due process (such as a subpoena or court order) to reveal any information supplied by the domain registrant.

  • Intel hit with 32 lawsuits over security flaws

    Intel Corp said on Friday shareholders and customers had filed 32 class action lawsuits against the company in connection with recently-disclosed security flaws in its microchips.

  • The Risks of "Responsible Encryption"

    Federal law enforcement officials in the United States have recently renewed their periodic demands for legislation to regulate encryption. While they offer few technical specifics, their general proposal—that vendors must retain the ability to decrypt for law enforcement the devices they manufacture or communications their services transmit—presents intractable problems that would-be regulators must not ignore.

  • Reviewing SSH Mastery 2nd Ed

    It’s finally out ! Michael W Lucas is one of the best authors of technical books out there. I was curious about this new edition. It is not a reference book, but covers the practical aspects of SSH that I wish everybody knew. Rather than aggregating different articles/blogs on SSH, this book covers 90% of the common use cases for SSH that you will ever encounter.