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Story Tizen Samsung Gear S will be arriving in the US this fall Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 9:19am
Story After XP, is an open source operating system for you? Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 9:16am
Story Puppet-wearing devs: There's now an app (or two) for that Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 9:15am
Story Dan Allen and Sarah White: Documentation Dearth Dooms Open Source Projects Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 9:01am
Story Practical Tiny Core in the Fire Service Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:58am
Story Intel Publishes Open-Source "Skylake" Mesa Graphics Driver Support Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:53am
Story What's new in OpenStack Juno Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:50am
Story Elive 2.3.6 beta released Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:46am
Story Tiny i.MX6 module takes Linux into harsh environments Roy Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:40am
Story Is Oracle Using Canonical to Counter Red Hat? Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2014 - 8:39am

Installing mod_geoip For Apache2 On Fedora 9

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This guide explains how to set up mod_geoip with Apache2 on a Fedora 9 system. mod_geoip looks up the IP address of the client end user. This allows you to redirect or block users based on their country. You can also use this technology for your OpenX (formerly known as OpenAds or phpAdsNew) ad server to allow geo targeting.

Kubuntu Tutorials Day 15-June

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fridge.ubuntu.com: Kubuntu Tutorials Day is back. Join the Kubuntu team on IRC, #kubuntu-devel, for some fascinating chats with Free Software’s finest developers.

Battling for time? Then don't Battle for Wesnoth!

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blogs.ittoolbox: I wanted to try some different game than the FPS where you go and chomp, shoot or saw the baddies, terrorists or aliens. To satisfy this need for fantasy, control and strategy while still killing things I started browsing through the games section of the Debian repository. While the descriptions don't give much clue what the game is about I came across this description which peaked my interest.

OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 Released

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openoffice.org: The latest version of the leading open source office productivity suite. OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 includes a security fix, minor enhancements, and bug fixes to all its core components. OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 is available for immediate download.

KDE4 rules… better said will do one day

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yarpen.cz: I’m brave man sometimes. So you know why I replace KDE4:STABLE with KDE4:UNSTABLE on my desktop machine. And voila — cool KDE4. There is only one thing to say: “it’s much more better than its 4.0 sibling. Yep, it can be used now. Of course there are some issues.

Linux Mint 5 Review

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gayhacker.wordpress: The wonderful team over at Linux Mint has just released their fifth version (release notes) of the operating system, codename Elyssa, presenting yet another stable and elegant system. I decided to write a review for this version as this will mark the first release for Long Term Support.

History of linux

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debianknoppix.wordpress: Linux is the first truly free Unix-like operating system. The underlying GNU Project was launched in 1983 by Richard Stallman originally to develop a Unix-compatible operating system called GNU, intended to be entirely free software.

Linux - A Social Justice Issue

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mattmckimmy.com/blog: For those who could not edit the source code of a program if their life depended on it, why should you care whether or not the software you use is open or closed source? In my mind, the attractiveness of open source (and in turn Linux) is that it is a more socially just model for using technology.

some howtos

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  • How To Get Started With Logical Volume Management In Linux

  • Linksys WPC54G ver. 1.2 with WPA on Hardy
  • How To: Open a root terminal in Ubuntu
  • Enable The Nautilus Advanced Permissions Dialog In Ubuntu 8.04
  • How-To: Change Console Resolution
  • Configuring PCLOS in console mode

Application posts

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  • Penny Arcade Game
  • Gwenview
  • Open Source Forum Shootout - phpBB
  • Linux web tools and HTML editors, Pt. 1
  • Brasero 0.7.90 and Xfburn 0.3.0: two pleasant surprises!

Welcome to the Official openSUSE Forums!

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After announced on March 11, 2008, official openSUSE forums has been established and starting work for providing better support for openSUSE community on June 09, 2008. Forums merges 3 existing openSUSE forums, suseforums.net, suselinuxsupport.de and the openSUSE support forums at forums.novell.com.

Debian Weekly News - June 9th, 2008

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Welcome to this year's 4th issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.
Some of the topics covered in this issue: Release Update, Beta-2 of the Lenny Debian Installer released, Report from LinuxTag 2008, and Call for help by the german translation team.

Also: Lenny won’t ship rng
And: Debian Weather is back

How's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Doing?

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itjungle.com: One of the great things about the double-barrel open source software and fee-based subscription support strategy that commercial Linuxes have is that there is very little economic pressure on Linux shops to upgrade from one version of the platform to another as their Linux vendor (or vendors) tweak, change, upgrade, and improve their distros.

Tuxpaint is fun for kids and adults

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linux.com: My granddaughter has been sitting on my lap at the computer since before she could even hold herself up. She was only a few months old when she became interested in the mouse and began learning to place the cursor on the screen. A friend of mine laughed at us and stated that I'd "have her compiling kernels by the time she was three." Well, she's three years old now, and though she's not compiling kernels yet, she is having hours of fun on her own thanks to Tuxpaint.

Comic touches keeps Rain-Slick Precipice fun

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linux.com: When edgy, risque, and retro all come together in a video game, smart people stay off the street. Off the streets of New Arcadia, circa 1922, that is, because that's where evil seems to thrive in Episode 1 of On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, a newly released game from Hothead Games and Penny Arcade. We first wrote about it last fall, and the game has just been released for Linux, Mac, Windows, and Xbox platforms. Now that we finally have Episode 1 in hand, here's our review.

Boy Scouts of America look to open source community for help

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OSS

computerworld.com: Scouts honor, the 98-year-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA) organization is adopting open source software as a path to building better software that supports the almost 3 million scouts and 1.1 million adults who make up the group.

My Experience With Arch Linux

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nycjv321.wordpress: Usually I can tell if a like a distro within 2mins of using it, call me judgmental but thats me. Well I am here today describing my experience with the Arch Linux distribution and I must say it was a unique one.

3 Reasons Why Your System Might Be Slow

hehe2.ne: Computer users expect their systems to work well at all times, but unfortunately this isn’t always the case. If your system becomes slow, there certainly is something you can do about it. This article will help.

Trying Out Ubuntu's Netbook Remix

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phoronix.com: Last week at Computex Taipei the Canonical OEM team had unveiled Netbook Remix. Netbook Remix is based upon the stock package selection found in Ubuntu but with specific optimizations for Mobile Internet Devices and Ultra Mobile PCs.

Multi-finger gesture support for Linux Laptops

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Hardware on Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows allows for gestures beyond point and click that create more-efficient navigation. Discover the tools needed to add this gesture support on Linux-enabled hardware. In this article, learn to enable swipe and pinch gestures for Linux applications by analyzing synclient program output for a Synaptics TouchPad.

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Events: FOSDEM Samba Talks, USENIX Enigma, LCA (linux.conf.au) and FAST18

  • Authentication and authorization in Samba 4
    Volker Lendecke is one of the first contributors to Samba, having submitted his first patches in 1994. In addition to developing other important file-sharing tools, he's heavily involved in development of the winbind service, which is implemented in winbindd. Although the core Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC) code was written by his colleague Stefan Metzmacher, winbind is a crucial component of Samba's AD functionality. In his information-packed talk at FOSDEM 2018, Lendecke said he aimed to give a high-level overview of what AD and Samba authentication is, and in particular the communication pathways and trust relationships between the parts of Samba that authenticate a Samba user in an AD environment.
  • Two FOSDEM talks on Samba 4
    Much as some of us would love never to have to deal with Windows, it exists. It wants to authenticate its users and share resources like files and printers over the network. Although many enterprises use Microsoft tools to do this, there is a free alternative, in the form of Samba. While Samba 3 has been happily providing authentication along with file and print sharing to Windows clients for many years, the Microsoft world has been slowly moving toward Active Directory (AD). Meanwhile, Samba 4, which adds a free reimplementation of AD on Linux, has been increasingly ready for deployment. Three short talks at FOSDEM 2018 provided three different views of Samba 4, also known as Samba-AD, and left behind a pretty clear picture that Samba 4 is truly ready for use. I will cover the first two talks in this article, and the third in a later one.
  • A report from the Enigma conference
    The 2018 USENIX Enigma conference was held for the third time in January. Among many interesting talks, three presentations dealing with human security behaviors stood out. This article covers the key messages of these talks, namely the finding that humans are social in their security behaviors: their decision to adopt a good security practice is hardly ever an isolated decision. Security conferences tend to be dominated by security researchers demonstrating their latest exploits. The talks are attack-oriented, they keep a narrow focus, and usually they close with a dark outlook. The security industry has been doing security conferences like this for twenty years and seems to prefer this format. Yet, if you are tired of this style, the annual USENIX Enigma conference is a welcome change of pace. Most of the talks are defense-oriented, they have a horizon going far beyond technology alone, and they are generally focused on successful solutions.
  • DIY biology
    A scientist with a rather unusual name, Meow-Ludo Meow-Meow, gave a talk at linux.conf.au 2018 about the current trends in "do it yourself" (DIY) biology or "biohacking". He is perhaps most famous for being prosecuted for implanting an Opal card RFID chip into his hand; the Opal card is used for public transportation fares in Sydney. He gave more details about his implant as well as describing some other biohacking projects in an engaging presentation. Meow-Meow is a politician with the Australian Science Party, he said by way of introduction; he has run in the last two elections. He founded BioFoundry, which is "Australia's first open-access molecular biology lab"; there are now two such labs in the country. He is also speaks frequently as "an emerging technology evangelist" for biology as well as other topics.
  • Notes from FAST18

    I attended the technical sessions of Usenix's File And Storage Technology conference this week. Below the fold, notes on the papers that caught my attention.

Security: Vista10 and uTorrent Holes Found by Google

  • Google drops new Edge zero-day as Microsoft misses 90-day deadline

    Google originally shared details of the flaw with Microsoft on 17 November 2017, but Microsoft wasn’t able to come up with a patch within Google’s non-negotiable “you have 90 days to do this” period.

  • Google Goes Public with Another Major Windows 10 Bug
    After revealing an Edge browser vulnerability that Microsoft failed to fix, Google is now back with another disclosure, this time aimed at Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709), but potentially affecting other Windows versions as well. James Forshaw, a security researcher that’s part of Google’s Project Zero program, says the elevation of privilege vulnerability can be exploited because of the way the operating system handles calls to Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC). This means a standard user could obtain administrator privileges on a Windows 10 computer, which in the case of an attack, could eventually lead to full control over the impacted system. But as Neowin noted, this is the second bug discovered in the same function, and both of them, labeled as 1427 and 1428, were reported to Microsoft on November 10, 2017. Microsoft said it fixed them with the release of the February 2018 Patch Tuesday updates, yet as it turns out, only issue 1427 was addressed.
  • uTorrent bugs let websites control your computer and steal your downloads

    The vulnerabilities, according to Project Zero, make it possible for any website a user visits to control key functions in both the uTorrent desktop app for Windows and in uTorrent Web, an alternative to desktop BitTorrent apps that uses a web interface and is controlled by a browser. The biggest threat is posed by malicious sites that could exploit the flaw to download malicious code into the Windows startup folder, where it will be automatically run the next time the computer boots up. Any site a user visits can also access downloaded files and browse download histories.

  • BitTorrent Client uTorrent Suffers Security Vulnerability (Updated)

    BitTorrent client uTorrent is suffering from an as yet undisclosed vulnerability. The security flaw was discovered by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who previously said he would reveal a series of "remote code execution flaws" in torrent clients. BitTorrent Inc. has rolled out a 'patch' in the latest Beta release and hopes to fix the stable uTorrent client later this week.