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  • Best Gifts For the Linux Geek
  • PC-BSD 9 installer preview
  • Mentor Graphics Joins Linux Foundation
  • Opera 11.00 Release Candidate 3
  • Nothing but 'Net: hands-on with the Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop
  • Roll your own Linux distribution with Novell's SUSE Studio
  • Novell Announces Winners of 'Dister' Awards
  • A New Ubuntu Weather Appindicator
  • Bitcoin - Open Source Virtual Currency Project
  • Google Donates Java Tools Source Code
  • What do we need? Vendors or Users?
  • Important RHN Satellite 5.4 bugs fixed
  • Serious games, KDE and Co
  • New release of Lightweight image viewer Viewnior
  • Pithos and Pianobar, for the win
  • Linux At The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show
  • Changing Launchpad
  • Drupal 6.20 released

today's leftovers:

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  • Official open source driver for Kinect
  • True Combat Elite
  • Linux Embeds Itself Yet Further
  • Unigine Contest Winners
  • Chrome Store Soon Open to All Browsers
  • EU group to map advantages of using open source
  • Experimental addon offers new email addresses within Thunderbird
  • Dutch Magazine Linux Starter Available
  • More fun with the My Photos screensaver
  • Google’s Newest Patent: The Browser Search Highlight Button
  • Some experiences editing video in Linux
  • NVIDIA 260.19.26 Linux Driver Released
  • GTD, Linux and Remember the Milk

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux KVM vs. VirtualBox 4.0 Virtualization Benchmarks
  • Say Hello To The Catalyst Linux Driver Christmas Edition
  • Sintel DVDs have shipped with goodies
  • Oracle: Bull in the FOSS China Shop
  • Holiday Wishes from the openSUSE Board
  • Plymouth on Statler
  • LibreOffice: Public Phone Conference 11-Dec-2010 Recording
  • The role of open source in emerging economies: Malaysian success
  • Canadian court could kill hyperlinks
  • GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry (November 2010)
  • Frozenbyte Is Wanting Some Linux Gamers
  • Wine advances ActiveX support for Linux and GTA4
  • Mono: Unsafe At Any Speed
  • IT: Puglia region makes open source mandatory
  • Open Ballot: what was the biggest Linux event in 2010?
  • Released: FreeBSD 8.2-BETA1 and 7.4-BETA1
  • Dev’s We’re Thankful For | LAS | s14e08

today's leftovers:

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  • Good News Out Of Unigine's Linux Game Competition
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 2 Released
  • Application Menu making it’s way to Ubuntu's Firefox
  • Frogatto & Friends
  • The emacs 30 Day Challenge: Using 'gnus' to read mail
  • Future of U.S. economy debated (featuring Jim Whitehurst)
  • Adding default support for Airport remote sinks in PulseAudio
  • AMD's Hiring Another Open-Source Driver Developer
  • YafaRay [Blender 3D's Open Source Raytracing Engine] is a treat
  • Krita 2.3, New Feature #5: Canvas Rotation
  • Debian and Red Hat close Exim hole
  • 'Parenthetical Purge' Movement Seeks Emoticon-Free December
  • Update This!
  • Why I Hate Samba
  • The RSA Algorithm, Humanized ( sorta )
  • why do they think this is OK? continued

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  • Novell Looks Back and Looks Ahead Amid Attachmate Deal
  • 'Tis the Season for Rolling Releases
  • New version of OpenSSL fixes two vulnerabilities
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 7th November 2010
  • 20% CAGR for GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu Certification: 101
  • Linux New Media Awards 2011: Choose Favorite Distribution
  • Want to present your thesis? Please be compatible with Windows
  • Humble Bundle 2; Alpha Vid
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 23
  • Curing “Shy Developer Syndrome”
  • Red Hat mulls offers to relocate corporate HQ
  • UBS AG Boosts Price Target on Red Hat
  • MariaDB 5.1.53 And 5.2.4 Released
  • Stable kernel updates

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  • GNOME 3 T-shirt Contest
  • Unity Linux 2010.02 Includes an Updated Branching Tool
  • Canonical Updates Landscape's Look
  • Emacs 30 Day Challenge Update #1: Writing this in Conkeror
  • I started working at Canonical today
  • TuxRadar Open Ballot: 2011 year of Linux on the desktop?
  • Introducing the $59 Linux Desktop Computer -- Userful MultiSeat
  • Getting Things GNOME - Useful Tool to Get Things Done
  • Free as in Freedom: Conference Behavior and Novell
  • Broadcom 802.11n support in b43
  • Unigine OilRush Linux Game Delayed To March 2011
  • Label & Card printing resources with TeX and LaTeX
  • Federal Government Adopting Open Source for Data Center Consolidation

today's leftovers:

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  • Goodbye Fedora 12
  • If Web Browsers Were Celebrities..
  • Official Ubuntu Advertising Team is Now Alive
  • A new data set from Firefox reveals our browsing habits
  • maddog the catalyst
  • Linux and Windows Integration
  • ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee
  • Playing SuperTuxKart – A Free 3d kart racing game in Ubuntu
  • Oracle talks up Solaris 11 Unix release
  • A week in the life of a KDE e.V. board member
  • ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Open Source Way
  • Firefox 4 offers silent add-on updates
  • How Red Hat democratized our corporate citizenship program
  • Microsoft, Attachmate and Novell's Linuxy Ménage à Trois
  • New Scientific Linux 6 Alpha Is Out
  • Huawei Joins Linux Foundation
  • Supreme Court Case Could Affect Developers' Secondary Patent Liability
  • Latest Opera snapshot
  • digiKam Tricks 1.3 Released
  • Gentoo Interview with Vilhelm von Ehrenheim
  • id software job
  • Gentoo becomes Open Invention Network licensee
  • Screenshot Tour of Diaspora

yesterday's odds & ends:

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  • Ubuntu Unity launcher won’t be ‘moveable’
  • Use free Calibre to Manage E-book library in Ubuntu
  • X.Org Server 1.9.3 May Come Next Week
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 152: too much Light
  • install Call of Duty Black Ops w/ PlayOnLinux
  • Myth Busted #5: Ubuntu is linux, linux is all commandline
  • HOWTO: Enable Compiz under Bodhi (Enlightenment)
  • How to handle files with strange names
  • 7 Practical uses of Openssl
  • SSH Known Hosts Fingerprints and Hostnames
  • how to install kde 4.6b1 on Kubuntu
  • Hide / Show Desktop Icons In GNOME Using A Simple Script
  • Add SSL to CentOS web server
  • Fuduntu gets Adobe Flash and Fluendo MP3
  • LibreOffice 3.3. RC 1 Available

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • KDEPIM 4.4.8 Tagged and Released
  • How To Fix “Register Globals Is Enabled” Issue While Installing Drupal?
  • Enable Alt+F2 in Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1
  • [SOLVED] Compiz text input problem in Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1
  • Change the default Application of PDF file
  • How to Add a Folder Shortcut to the Taskbar
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 1 Released
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Wallpaper in GIMP
  • Daily Linux Kernel Benchmarks For A Year
  • Tried Ubuntu 10.10 for a week, back to #!CrunchBang
  • Fuduntu 14.6 now available
  • Ubuntu Myth Busted #4: By pandering to non-technical users, they will not give back
  • Introducing Oxidized Trinity 6 "Squeeze"
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 86 Vilhelm von Ehrenheim
  • Linux Outlaws 179 - Lead Lined Pants

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  • Myth Busted #3: Unity is “Lock-in”
  • Event Matching in Upstart
  • Track banshee played songs with zeitgeist and Synapse
  • Corporate IT Needs to Embrace the Spirit of Open Source
  • Mentor Graphics acquires GNU toolchain leader CodeSourcery
  • MySQL gotchas on Debian & Ubuntu
  • Fuduntu gets a face lift
  • The Novell Deal
  • Nook Color GPL update
  • Where to get linux
  • PT: Parliamentarians propose to make open standards mandatory
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 31st October
  • CLI Companion
  • Holiday Improvements To The Unigine Engine
  • Sourceforge December Project of the Month: Snort
  • Red Hat Server Slideshow
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Handles Workloads Physical and Virtual
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Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Minijail: Running Untrusted Programs Safely by Jorge Lucangeli Obes, Google
  • Minijail: Google’s Tool To Safely Run Untrusted Programs
    Google’s Minijail sandboxing tool could be used by developers and sysadmins to run untrusted programs safely for debugging and security checks, according to Google Software Engineer Jorge Lucangeli Obes, who spoke last month at the Linux Security Summit. Obes is the platform security lead for Brillo, Google's Android-based operating system for Internet-connected devices. Minijail was designed for sandboxing on Chrome OS and Android, to handle “anything that the Linux kernels grew.” Obes shared that Google teams use it on the server side, for build farms, for fuzzing, and pretty much everywhere. Since “essentially one bug separates you and any random attacker,” Google wanted to create a reliable means to swiftly identify problems with privileges and exploits in app development and easily enable developers to “do the right thing.” The tool is designed to assist admins who struggle with deciding what permissions their software actually needs, and developers who are vexed with trying to second guess which environment the software is going to run in. In both cases, sandboxing and privilege dropping tends to be a hit or miss affair. Even when developers use the privilege dropping mechanisms provided by the Linux kernel, sometimes things go awry due to numerous pitfalls along that path. One common example Obes cited was trying to ride a switch user function that will drop-root and then forgetting to check the result of the situation relief, or setuid function, afterwards.
  • Intel and Cloudera Give Apache an Open Source Data/Security Tool
    For the past year, we've taken note of the many Big Data projects that the Apache Software Foundation has been elevating to Top-Level Status. The organization incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, and has squarely turned its focus to Big Data and developer-focused tools in recent months. As Apache moves Big Data projects to Top-Level Status, they gain valuable community support. Recently, the foundation announced that Apache Kudu has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). Kudu is an open source columnar storage engine built for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem designed to enable flexible, high-performance analytic pipelines. And, Apache Twill has graduated as well. Twill is an abstraction over Apache Hadoop YARN that reduces the complexity of developing distributed Hadoop applications, allowing developers to focus more on their application logic. In another Apache-related Big Data move, Cloudera and Intel have announced that they've contributed a new open-source project to the Apache Software Foundation targeted at using Big Data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.
  • Twitter Open Sources Stream Processing Engine Heron
    Twitter announced the open sourcing of Heron, a stream-processing engine that is a successor to Apache Storm. Heron is backwards compatible with Apache Storm, which eases its adoption amongst developers. Heron has replaced Apache Storm as the stream data processing engine inside Twitter due to its scalability, debug-ability, ability to work in a shared cluster infrastructure and better performance. A comprehensive list of features is listed in the documentation.
  • Tencent: Transforming Networks with SDN
    “SDN can really transform the way we do networks,” said Tom Bie, VP of Technology & Operation of Data Center, Networking and Server, Tencent, during his Wednesday keynote address at the Open Daylight Summit. The China telecom giant should know about the issues of massive scale networks: they have more than 200 million users for QQ instant messaging, 300 million users of their payment service, and more than 800 million users of their VChat service. Bie noted that Tencent also operates one of the largest gaming networks in the world, along with video services, audio services, online literature services, news portals, and a range other digital content services.
  • The Second Wave of Platforms, an Interview with Cloud Foundry’s Sam Ramji
    In today’s world of platforms, services are increasingly connected. In the past, PaaS offerings were pretty much isolated. It’s that new connected infrastructure that is driving the growth of Cloud Foundry, the open source, service-oriented platform technology. Sam Ramji is CEO of Cloud Foundry, which is holding its European event in Frankfurt this week. At the conference, we spoke with Ramji to discuss, among other topics:
  • How to Find Your First OpenStack Job
  • LibreOffice 5.2.2 Now Available to Download
  • EC approves Slovenia courts data exchange solution
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  • SDL 2.0.5 Is Readying For Release: Relative Mouse Mode For Wayland/Mir, Audio Capture
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Security Leftovers

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Red Hat and Fedora

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