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Story When three Linux journos go crowdfunding Rianne Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 10:13pm
Story TWO MILLION! [Raspberry Pis] Rianne Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 8:16pm
Story Boeing uses open source to build cloud-based digital aviation platform Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 5:29pm
Story Sony's new PlayStation 4 and open source FreeBSD: The TRUTH Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 5:26pm
Story Agencies Widen Open-Source Use Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 5:22pm
Story Red Hat CFO: OpenStack is where Linux was 10 years ago Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 5:16pm
Story Geekbuzz - 5 Top Linux Games Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 5:14pm
Story Sub-Surfaces Support Added To Wayland Protocol Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 5:01pm
Story South Australia to test use of Joinup for sharing and re-use Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 4:55pm
Story Apache OpenOffice 4.1 to Bring Enhanced Accessibility Support Roy Schestowitz 17/11/2013 - 4:52pm

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Mandriva 2005 Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003

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The Definitive Guide to Setting up a Linux Relay Server for Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003. This guide has been written with Mandriva Linux in mind.

Partitioning and unbundled software

Disk layout planning is still a good idea. The trick is making sure your applications respect your plans.

Reading feeds efficiently with Akregator

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Information overload is a serious problem for most users. We all have so many sources of information to deal with, it's hard to keep them under control. One way to help deal with information glut is to use a good RSS and Atom feed reader, such as Akregator.

SUSE Linux course on a stick

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SUSE

Novell has unveiled a SUSE Linux Enterprise training course contained on a portable USB drive, which it says is an industry first.

Desktop Linux could take off at airports

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Linux

The airport check-in desk could be where "desktop" Linux usage takes off, according to Unisys' European coordinator of open-source software activities.

A comparison of Ubuntu 6.06 and Windows XP

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OS

Last Thursday night I installed my new hard drive and set up my computer so that it would dual-boot between Windows XP and Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake). I figured that this might end up being a weekend-long project. It wasn’t; both Ubuntu and Windows XP were fully functioning after less than 5 hours of work.

The battle of the spam

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Security

A French-based Englishman, John Graham-Cumming, is about 666,666 clicks away from creating a weapon to kill spam for good.

OpenLogic Launches OpenLogic Enterprise 4.0

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OS

OpenLogic, Inc. today announced the launch of OpenLogic Enterprise 4.0, the first enterprise-wide solution providing a platform that empowers enterprises to manage, deploy, track and maintain a broad library of open source solutions.

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Taiwan mandates Linux-ready PCs

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Linux

According to media reports, the new requirement came into effect last month, marking the start of efforts to boost adoption of open-source software in Taiwan. About 120,000 new desktop PCs acquired by the Taiwan government will have to comply with the new mandate, the reports stated.

Disabling IPv6 under a 2.6 kernel

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HowTos

Sometimes you might have a host which you wish to disable IPv6 upon, this can be useful if you're having DNS timeouts when software attempts to resolve hostnames, and for other reasons.

Novell's New CEO Looks for Quick Improvements

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SUSE

Novell Inc's newly appointed chief executive officer Ron Hovsepian has said he expects the Linux and identity-management software vendor to be able to execute its strategy quicker now that he is at the helm.

Get a quick VPN with OpenVPN

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HowTos

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a means for connecting to a remote network and making it look like a local one. There are a number of VPN products freely available; some are kernel-level like, but for a quick client/server VPN, you can be up and running in minutes.

CLI Magic: EncFS

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EncFS is an easy-to-use, command-line tool for storing information in encrypted form. It's not really a filesystem, but it pretends to be one at the CLI. If you've been searching for a means of encrypting and decrypting your sensitive data easily, here it is.

Who Are the Real Winners Now We'Ve Al Gone Wiki-Crazy?

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Web

Many believe that the web has entered its newest and most exciting phase: a communal era, which looks to both its altruistic beginnings as well as to its most powerful aspirations. We are starting to see open-source technologies replacing proprietary software.

Howto use Loop-AES

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HowTos

Every day it seems we get another story in the news about how data was lost on a laptop or a USB Flash thumbdrive that should have been encrypted. The sad part is how easy it is to do and how many different ways we can do it. Loop-AES is another alternative we have on Linux and this is how you use it.

SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

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Reviews
SUSE

Pros: High compatibility levels even on laptops; clean user interface

Cons: Power management not as good as Windows; help system could be more user-friendly

KDE Libs Hackers to Meet for KDE Four Core

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KDE

In another event in the series of meetings leading to the KDE 4.0 release, the developers of the core libraries will meet in the Norwegian woods (this bird has flown) from July 1st to July 7th.

The obnoxious ID3v1/ID3v2 Bug and when EasyTAG comes to rescue

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Software

Since I switched from listening music with Winamp (under Windows) to the plethora of Linux music players, I'm pissed off from time to time by a famous ID3 bug. How to fix the problem?

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today's howtos and leftovers

OSS Leftovers

  • Using Open Source Software in a SecDevOps Environment
    On 21 June 2018 the Open Source Software3 Institute is hosting a discussion that should be of high interest to enterprise technologists in the DC/Northern Virginia, Maryland area. From their invite: Come hear from our panelists about how the worlds of Open Source Software and the Secure Development / Operations (SecDevOps) intersect and strengthen one another. SecDevOps seeks to embed security in the development process as deeply as DevOps has done with operations, and Open Source Software is a major factor in Security, Development, and Operations. Tickets are free, but you need to register soon because seating is limited.
  • TenFourFox FPR8b1 available
    TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 8 beta 1 is now available (downloads, release notes, hashes). There is much less in this release than I wanted because of a family member in the hospital and several technical roadblocks. Of note, I've officially abandoned CSS grid again after an extensive testing period due to the fact that we would need substantial work to get a functional implementation, and a partially functional implementation is worse than none at all (in the latter case, we simply gracefully degrade into block-level divs). I also was not able to finish the HTML input date picker implementation, though I've managed to still get a fair amount completed of it, and I'll keep working on that for FPR9. The good news is, once the date picker is done, the time picker will use nearly exactly the same internal plumbing and can just be patterned off it in the same way. Unlike Firefox's implementation, as I've previously mentioned our version uses native OS X controls instead of XUL, which also makes it faster. That said, it is a ghastly hack on the Cocoa widget side and required some tricky programming on 10.4 which will be the subject of a later blog post.
  • GNU dbm 1.15
    GDBM tries to detect inconsistencies in input database files as early as possible. When an inconcistency is detected, a helpful diagnostics is returned and the database is marked as needing recovery. From this moment on, any GDBM function trying to access the database will immediately return error code (instead of eventually segfaulting as previous versions did). In order to reconstruct the database and return it to healthy state, the gdbm_recover function should be used.

Server: GNU/Linux Dominance in Supercomputers, Windows Dominance in Downtime

  • Five Supercomputers That Aren't Supercomputers
    A supercomputer, of course, isn't really a "computer." It's not one giant processor sitting atop an even larger motherboard. Instead, it's a network of thousands of computers tied together to form a single whole, dedicated to a singular set of tasks. They tend to be really fast, but according to the folks at the International Supercomputing Conference, speed is not a prerequisite for being a supercomputer. But speed does help them process tons of data quickly to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems. Summit, for example, is already booked for things such as cancer research; energy research, to model a fusion reactor and its magnetically confined plasma tohasten commercial development of fusion energy; and medical research using AI, centering around identifying patterns in the function and evolution of human proteins and cellular systems to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, or addiction, and to inform the drug discovery process.
  • Office 365 is suffering widespread borkage across Blighty
     

    Some users are complaining that O365 is "completely unusable" with others are reporting a noticeable slowdown, whinging that it's taking 30 minutes to send and receive emails.