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Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked

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tomshardware.com: We've put Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, and Opera through a gauntlet of speed tests and time trials.

Also: Seven reasons Chrome isn't my default browser

New NVIDIA Linux Graphic Drivers 195.36.08

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Version: 195.36.08 Certified
Release Date: 2010.03.03
Operating System: Linux
Language: English (U.S.)

Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part VII: ragtag.vim

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catonmat.net: This time I am going to introduce you to a plugin called “ragtag.vim“. A month ago it was still known as “allml.vim” but now it has been renamed to ragtag.vim.

Get started with Blender

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blog.worldlabel.com: The open source 3-D modeler Blender can perform so many different jobs that it can get a little intimidating. In addition to designing three-dimensional objects, Blender can handle rigging, character animation, kinematics, video editing, video game design, and in fact almost the entire tool chain required to produce a 3-D movie.

Linux Gazette March 2010 #172 Online

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This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to read. Highlights include: Recovering FAT Directory Stubs with SleuthKit, GLtron and Armagetron Advanced, and Running Quake 3 and 4 on Fedora 12.

gFTP: The No-Hassle Way to Transfer Files

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linuxinsider.com: gFTP is typical of most Linux-based software. It does not have to suffer code bloat to be a powerful program. Much like a file management tool, gFTP makes it easy to manage files at either end of the connection.

Watching the Sun Set

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  • Watching the Sun Set
  • Thoughts on Jeremy's Sun/Oracle Analysis

Keep Your Cloud, I'm a Customer Not a Consumer

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Web

linuxtoday.com/blog: The cloud hype is getting thicker and smellier every day. All the cloud excitement is coming from those who hope to profit from it, the vendors and breathless tech journalists who can't think of anything worthwhile to write about. They're working very hard to make it sound like a wonderful thing, a miracle of rare device that will transform life as we know it.

CrossOver 9.0 Improves Windows Application Support on Linux

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starryhope.com: CodeWeavers, supporter of the open source Wine project, have released their latest version of CrossOver for Linux and Mac. CrossOver 9.0 is a commercial product that makes installing Windows applications via Wine extremely easy for Linux users.

KDE and GNOME: Seven Irritations in Each

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earthweb.com: Life in an Olympics-occupied city has left me grumpy. Ordinarily, I'm a tolerably contented desktop user, spending about three-quarters of my time in KDE and the rest in GNOME, with occasional forays into other desktops. But in the last two weeks, I've been noticing irritations in every interface I've used.

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A recent survey by the Uptime Institute of 1,000 IT executives found that 50 percent of senior enterprise IT executives expect the majority of IT workloads to reside off-premise in cloud or colocation sites in the future. Of those surveyed, 23 percent expect the shift to happen next year, and 70 percent expect that shift to occur within the next four years. Read more

Security Leftovers

  • Teardrop Attack: What Is It And How Does It Work?
    In Teardrop Attack, fragmented packets that are sent in the to the target machine, are buggy in nature and the victim’s machine is unable to reassemble those packets due to the bug in the TCP/IP fragmentation.
  • Updating code can mean fewer security headaches
    Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study. In its latest annual state-of-the-developer report, Devops software provider Puppet found that by better integrating security objectives into daily work, teams in "high-performing organizations" build more secure systems. The report, which surveyed 4,600 technical professionals worldwide, defines high IT performers as offering on-demand, multiple code deploys per day, with lead times for changes of less than one hour. Puppet has been publishing its annual report for five years.
  • Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing
    Over half of the world's most popular online services have misconfigured servers which could place users at risk from spoof emails, researchers have warned. According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.