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Why this Linux veteran runs Ubuntu

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softwarewhys.wordpress: I keep hearing Ubuntu described as merely a noob’s distro lately. Well, it’s about time people either come clean or switch already. I’ll start the ball rolling. My name is Karl (Hi, Karl), and I’m a Linux veteran who runs Ubuntu.

Feature Freeze in place for Ubuntu 10.10

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ubuntu.com: The Feature Freeze is now in effect for Maverick. The focus from here until release is on fixing bugs and polishing.

ON TEST: Ubuntu Netbook Edition

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apcmag.com: Yesterday we looked at Jolicloud as an option for netbook owners keen on using the net's cloud computing potential. Today, we look at the big name in Linux: Ubuntu.

Ubuntu Licensing

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peterswapan.wordpress: Ubuntu is a collection of thousands of computer programs and documents created by a range of individuals, teams and companies. Each of these programs may come under a different licence.

Ubootnu versus the neck beards

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  • Ubootnu versus the neck beards
  • Of GNU/Linux, Hardliners and a clear case of double standards!

Can we count users without uniquely identifying them?

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theravingrick.blogspot: The customer's engineer came up with a system where they would create a unique identifier for each Ubuntu computer they sold, and then when the computers requested update info daily, it would send that unique identifier with it. The customer didn't really want to use a unique identifier though.

Ubuntu and the importance of community

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linuxuser.co.uk: Canonical developer Dave Walker investigates the importance of governance in a community as rich and diverse as Ubuntu’s…

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #205
  • Ubuntu Probably the First Distro Overtake Popularity of Linux

Canonical Begins Tracking Ubuntu Installations

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phoronix.com: Just uploaded to the Ubuntu Lucid repository for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is a new package called canonical-census. Curious about what this package provides, we did some digging and found it's for tracking Ubuntu installations by sending an "I am alive" ping to Canonical on a daily basis.

Ubuntu no plans to fork GNOME

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  • Ubuntu: "We have no plans to fork GNOME"
  • Ubuntu Devs Discuss Backports Changes
  • An Update to the Ubuntu Light Themes
  • A Funny Thing Happened in the Shuttleworth Forum
  • X.Org Server 1.9 Is Hitting Ubuntu 10.10 Soon
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    Since the beginning of the rpkg project, it was known as a client tool for DistGit. Times changed and a new era for rpkg is here. It was enhanced with project management features, so we can safely label it as a tito alternative. A features review, pros and cons and user guide is a theme for a whole new article. In this short post, I, as a long-time tito user, want to show rpkg alternatives for the tito commands, that I frequently use.
  • All-Flash Platform-as-a-Service: Pure Storage and Red Hat OpenShift Reference Architecture
    Pure Storage® is excited to announce a reference architecture for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, using both Pure Storage FlashArray and FlashBlade™ to provide all the underlying storage requirements.
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 Delivers Long-Term Support
    The Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 release was officially announced here on May 21, bringing along with it new features and expanded support for the open-source cloud platform. In a video interview with eWEEK, Mark McLoughlin, senior director of engineering for OpenStack at Red Hat, details what's new in the release and what is set to come in the next release. Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 is based on the upstream OpenStack Queens release that first became generally available on Feb. 28. "The key thing for the OpenStack Platform 13 release is that it is a long life release," McLoughlin said.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) stock remained among YTD Quarterly with rise of 12.54%
  • 10 tasks for running containers on Atomic Host
    Unlike a virtual machine, which includes an entire operating system, a container is meant to hold only the software needed to run an application. Therefore, to run a container efficiently and securely, you need an operating system that provides secure container services and acts as a foundation for running containers. One operating system developed for that task is Atomic Host. Think of Atomic Host as a secure, specialized version of Fedora, CentOS, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Its best use is to provide a reliable and easily upgradable operating system for running containers. Different formats of Atomic Host are available to run on anything from bare metal to a variety of cloud environments. With an Atomic Host system installed, you can use the docker command as you would on other container-enabled systems. However, Atomic Host also comes with an additional command called atomic, which expands what you can do with containers.

Security: Firefox Accounts, 'DevSecOps', VPNFilter, PassProtect, Reproducible Builds

  • Two-step authentication in Firefox Accounts
  • Firefox Finally Offers Two Factor Auth to Protect Your Passwords
    Mozilla is rolling out two factor authentication for Firefox accounts and if you sync passwords using Firefox Sync you should enable it immediately. The option for two factor authentication should show up in your Firefox account settings in a few weeks, but you can skip the wait by clicking this link. Do that and you should see the option for two-factor authentication, as shown above.
  • Now Make Your Firefox Account Safer With New Two Factor Authentication
    It seems that tech giants, finally, are gearing up to make portals more secure. In an announcement made yesterday, Mozilla has announced two-factor authentication for Firefox accounts. It is an optional security feature that will require inserting authentication code after signing in your Firefox account with your credentials. The newly introduced two-step verification feature is based on the commonly used Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP)-based standard. Currently, the feature is available with Duo, Google Authenticator, and Authy. Users will need to install these apps to receive the authentication code.
  • Navigating the container security ecosystem
    SJ Technologies partnered with Sonatype for the DevSecOps Community 2018 Survey. The survey was wildly popular, receiving answers from more than 2,000 respondents representing a wide range of industries, development practices, and responsibilities. One-third of respondents (33%) came from the technology industry, and banking and financial services was the second most represented group (15%). 70% of all respondents were using a container registry. With so many respondents utilizing containers, a deeper dive into container security is in order.
  • New VPNFilter malware targets at least 500K networking devices worldwide
  • 500,000 Routers Are Infected With Malware and Potentially Spying On Users
  • 500,000 Routers In 54 Countries Hacked To Create Massive Botnet Army
  • PassProtect Tells You If Your Password Is Compromised
    A compromised password can’t protect you. PassProtect is a Chrome extension that notifies you whenever a password you enter is exposed, giving you the chance to change it. Data breaches happen all the time, and the result is usually a bunch of usernames and password floating around the web. Attackers use these lists to access accounts, so it’s important to change your passwords after a breach. Most users can’t keep track of it all, however. Which is where PassProtect come in. Using data from Have I Been Pwned, Troy Hunt’s database of compromised passwords, PassProtect lets you know when a password you use was part of a recent breach.
  • PassProtect warns Chrome users when their username or passwords get pwned
    Data breaches happen all the time. When they do, it’s invariably bad, with countless people ensnared. The MySpace breach, for example, impacted nearly 360 million. LinkedIn impacted 165 million more. One tool helping to mitigate the aftermath is Okta’s new Chrome plugin, PassProtect.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #160
    This week’s edition was written by Bernhard M. Wiedemann, Chris Lamb, Levente Polyak and Mattia Rizzolo & reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible Builds folks on IRC & the mailing lists.

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