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Even OpenSUSE recognises drawbacks of Mono

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itwire.com: Mention Mono in a story and you are certain to draw two kinds of readers - the followers, those who have drunk the kool-aid ladled out by Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza, and the detractors, who realise that it could cause them patent headaches a few years hence.

Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

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  • Welcome to Opera 10 Beta 1

  • Speedy Opera 10 beta reconfigures as Web suite
  • Opera releases first test version of new browser
  • Opera 10 debuts with 'Turbo' boost

Qt vs. GTK: VLC and KMPlayer

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celettu.wordpress: I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I find Qt applications in general to be inferior. This is the third in a series of articles comparing different kind of applications.

Let Catfish search for your files

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ghacks.net: If you need to do any searching for files on a Linux system you know your choices for reliable searching are Beagle, locate, and find. Outside of that the results will vary. That is where Catfish comes in.

The State of MySQL

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linux-mag.com: Robust development from outside the Sun/MySQL sphere, new storage engines and the return of Monty are just some of the signs that MySQL is healthy, despite may reports to the contrary.

FSF welcomes AdBard network for free software advertising

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today welcomed the launch of AdBard a new advertising network for technology based websites based upon the promotion of Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) friendly products and services.

Another look at Linux packaging systems

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arklinux.wordpress: The sad shape of apt-rpm, especially in combination with rpm5, has caused us to look at alternatives. Our decision to go with rpm and apt-get was made when we started 8 years ago – since then, a number of new things have come up and a lot of things could have changed.

Fooling around with Midori

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scottnesbitt.net: Over the years, I’ve used a lot of Web browsers. Most of them are dead and gone. So, when I run into a new (at least, for me) browser my friends shake their heads. They can’t understand my curiosity.

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today's leftovers

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks.
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