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The Perfect Server - Fedora 7

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HowTos

Take Linux for a test drive -- it's free, after all

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Linux

Chicago Sun Times: I really want you folks to try the free (free free free) Linux OS at some point in your life. It has become a very credible operating system, even for typical PC users.

Current State of Xesam (former Wasabi)

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Software

/home/liquidat: Xesam is the project to create a unified API for desktop search and meta data services. The development currently focuses on finding the right way to represent the shared ontologies.

Summer of Coders at aKademy 2007

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KDE

Google Summer of Code Blog: Thiago Macieira, three time organization administrator for the KDE project, wrote in to give us an update about Summer of Code activities at the upcoming aKademy 2007 conference:

San Diego rolls out laptops with Linux

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SUSE

eSchool News: Looking for a cost-effective way to deliver portable computing to every student, the San Diego Unified School District is installing machines with desktop Linux and other open-source software.

Pleeease buy Vista, begs Microsoft

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Microsoft

the inquirer: THERE ARE SIGNS of desperation at Redmond as Microsoft tries desperately to get punters to buy its latest operating system Vista.

Open source's hottest 10 apps part 2

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Software

iTWire: Yesterday, we began looking at the top 10 hottest open source apps today. We saw the first five of these, namely #10 FCKeditor, #9 FileZilla, #8 OrangeHRM, #7 phpMyAdmin and #6 vMukti. Today we pick up where we left off and check out the hottest five apps on SourceForge today.

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 - A Review

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Ubuntu

shift+backspace: Interestingly enough, I have been using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 since the release candidate was released, yet have not reviewed it! Actually, just a few days ago I switched to Linux Mint (based on Feisty Fawn), but I still feel that my multi-month use of straight-up Ubuntu is testament enough.

Open Source Game Of The Day: The Battle For Wesnoth

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Gaming

Gaming Today: I have always been a huge supporter of the open source gaming community and it never ceases to amaze me how many awesome games are actually out there for free. The Battle For Wesnoth is a must-have for any fans of turn based strategy games.

Linux Leaders Unfazed by Microsoft

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Linux

Red Herring: Open source software leaders said Wednesday they were unfazed by suggestions that Microsoft is attempting to divide the community and threaten it with lawsuits. Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin and Red Hat vice president Mike Evans said the Redmond software giant was barely discussed.

Also: Where is the Linux kernel going?

OpenOffice conference publishes draft program

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OOo

desktoplinux: Organizers of OpenOffice.org Conference 2007, set for Sept. 19 through 21 in Barcelona, today released a draft of the program schedule for the event.

Linux: Introducing Bugs

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In another thread discussing the tracking of kernel regressions, Linux creator Linus Torvalds noted that the kernel is evolving so quickly it is inevitable that bugs will be introduced. He used a git query to determine that there are an average of over 65 patches being committed every single day.

A Linux User in Vista-land: Finishing Up

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Nosredna Ekim: Over all I’m tolerant of using Vista. I feel comfortable using it, but it irks me sometimes. This is of course on a overall usability stand point and considering that I paid nothing for it... Vista is not free though, not in the monetary sense or in the freedom sense.

Bad, Bad Reasons Not to Buy Open-Source Software

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OSS

eWeek: When I first saw the list for the eWEEK slide show, Ten Reasons Not to Buy Open Source, I couldn't believe what I was reading. So here are my answers to these "reasons."

switching to PCLINUXOS 2007 from Ubuntu - week 3 - final observations

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PCLOS

open source software: This is my third week using PCLINUXOS (PCLOS) after switching from UBUNTU. THis will be my last post on this and here are some final observations.

Linux going big time and prime time against Windows, UNIX (WSJ)

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Linux

Matt Asay: At least Microsoft is back to normal. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Bill Hilf takes a familiar (if a bit worn and tired) swipe at Linux in the enterprise. Fortunately for Bill, he need not worry.

Open Source Game Review: Open Arena

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Gaming

Raiden's Realm: Open Arena is a Quake 3 style First Person Shooter built on the GPL licensed Open Source Quake 3 engine. It's a stand alone game, so you don't need Quake 3 Arena to play it. Just like Quake 3 Arena, it's a full on, 3d FPS done in the traditional deathmatch style.

Linux to Windows filesystem connectors

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lxpages.com blog: This gap between Linux and Windows filesystem has been improved alot. There are many different ways of seeing your windows partition on Linux. In this article, I’m going to list the 20 different types of useful applications you can use.

USB ADSL Modem Speedtouch 330 now works in Ubuntu!

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USB ADSL Modem Speedtouch 330, the popular or even the default ADSL modem in some contries, is also one of the item that is difficult to make usable in Linux. However, thank's to USB ADSL Modem Manager project by Steven Harper and his team, that modem now have a new life and works flawlessly in Ubuntu.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Diving into Drupal: Princeton’s Multi-site Migration Success with Open-source
    Princeton University’s web team had a complex and overwhelming digital ecosystem comprised of many different websites, created from pre-built templates and hosted exclusively on internal servers. Fast forward six years: Princeton continues to manage a their multisite and flagship endeavors on the open-source Drupal platform, and have seen some great results since their migration back in 2011. However, this success did not come overnight. Organizational buy-in, multi-site migration and authentication were a few of the many challenges Princeton ran into when making the decision to move to the cloud.
  • GitHub Invites Developers to Contribute to the Open Source Guides
    GitHub has recently launched its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources addressing the most common scenarios and best practices for both contributors and maintainers of open source projects. The guides themselves are open source and GitHub is actively inviting developers to participate and share their stories.
  • Top open source projects
    TechRadar recently posted an article about "The best open source software 2017" where they list a few of their favorite open source software projects. It's really hard for an open source software project to become popular if it has poor usability—so I thought I'd add a few quick comments of my own about each.
  • Dropbox releases open-source Slack bot
    Dropbox is looking to tackle unauthorized access and other security incidents in the workplace with a chatbot. Called Securitybot, it that can automatically grab alerts from security monitoring tools and verify incidents with other employers. The company says that through the use of the chatbot, which is open source, it will no longer be necessary to manually reach out to employees to verify access, every time someone enters a sensitive part of the system. The bot is built primarily for Slack, but it is designed to be transferable to other platforms as well.
  • Dropbox’s tool shows how chatbots could be future of cybersecurity
    Disillusion with chatbots has set in across the tech industry and yet Dropbox’s deep thinkers believe they have spotted the technology’s hidden talent: cybersecurity.

Desktop GNU/Linux

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    The new Entroware Aether is the latest Linux powered laptop from British company Entroware, and is powered by the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors.
  • Freedom From Microsoft v1.01
    But we can be Free from Microsoft! As we saw above, there is a powerful – and now popular movement afoot to make alternative software available. The Free Software Foundation, and the GNU Project, both founded by Richard Stallman, provide Free software to users with licenses that guarantee users rights: the rights to view, modify, and distribute the software source code. With GNU-licensed software, such as Linux, the user is in complete control over the software they employ. And as people contribute to modify Free Software source code, and are required to share those modifications again, the aggregate creative acts give rise to the availability of many more, much more useful results. Value is created beyond what anyone thought possible, and our freedom multiplies.
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Security Leftovers

  • [Older] The Secure Linux OS - Tails
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  • Password management made easy as news of CloudFlare leak surfaces
    In the last 24 hours, news broke that a serious Cloudflare bug has been causing sensitive data leaks since September, exposing 5.5 million users across thousands of websites. In addition to login data cached by Google and other search engines, it is possible that some iOS applications have been affected as well. With the scale of this leak, the best course of action is to update every password for every site you have an account for. If there was ever a good time to modernize your password practices, this is it. As consumers and denizens of the Internet, we have a responsibility to be aware of the risks we face and make an attempt to mitigate that risk by taking best-effort precautions. Poor password and authentication hygiene leaves a user open to risks such as credit card fraud and identity theft, just like forgetting to brush your teeth regularly can lead to cavities and gum disease. This leaves us with the question of what good password and authentication hygiene looks like. If we stick with the (admittedly poorly chosen) dentistry analogy, then there are five easily identifiable aspects of good hygiene.
  • Security: You might want to change passwords on sites that use Cloudflare
  • Smoothwall Express
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