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September 2005

Radio's Next Generation: Radii

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Linux

See how Linux can be used to prototype a sophisticated Internet appliance. Radii - a 1950s-style radio with Internet content.

SuSE 10.1 Alpha1 Report

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Reviews
SUSE
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SuSE 10.1 Alpha 1 was recently announced even before 10.0 was even released. Those SuSE folks don't waste any time. No vacation for those boys! Poor fellars. And indeed they already have their plate full. They have begun to implement a few new features as well as using some beta software and they even broke a few things. I love alphas - seriously.

SuSE 10.1 Alpha1 Rpm List

3ddiag-0.728-3
844-ksc-pcf-19990207-596
855resolution-0.4-6
a2ps-4.13-1060
aaa_base-10.0.42-3
aaa_skel-2005.9.7-3
aalib-1.4.0-291
acl-2.2.31-4
acpid-1.0.4-12
aeolus-0.3.1-3
aide-0.10-52
alevt-1.6.1-208
alsa-1.0.9-25
alsa-devel-1.0.9-25
alsa-firmware-1.0.9-5
alsamixergui-0.9.0rc1-547
alsa-tools-1.0.9-7
alsa-tools-gui-1.0.9-7
amarok-1.3.2-3
amarok-libvisual-1.3.2-3
amarok-xine-1.3.2-3
armagetron-0.2.7.1-4
arts-1.4.91-2
arts-devel-1.4.91-2
aseqview-0.2.2-36
ash-1.6.1-5
aspell-0.60.3-3
aspell-en-6.0-5
astools-2005.7.7-3
at-3.1.8-908
atk-1.10.3-3
atk-devel-1.10.3-3
at-spi-1.6.6-3

Ubuntu carves niche in Linux landscape

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Linux

It's not easy building a new version of Linux and establishing a large following. But with the Ubuntu project, one team of programmers has managed to do just that.

Linux gains lossless filesystem

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Linux

An R&D affiliate of the world's largest telephone company has achieved a stable release of a new Linux filesystem said to improve reliability over conventional Linux filesystems, and offer performance advantages over Solaris's UFS filesystem.

Novell Links Linux Platform to Windows

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OS

Novell Inc. has announced what it is dubbing the first cross-platform systems-management suite that allows businesses to manage their Windows workstations from a Linux platform.

French military body to install Linux cluster

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Linux

An agency of the French Ministry of Defence is planning to install a high-performance Linux cluster for technical and scientific work.

Record industry sues hundreds for file-sharing

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Legal

A trade group representing the U.S. music industry said on Thursday it filed lawsuits against 757 more people.

Open Source Opens Doors to SNL

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OSS

Live from New York, it's -- three comic talents who first made a name for themselves on the internet, thanks in part to the viral popularity of video shorts they released on the net under Creative Commons licenses.

id co-founder suing former colleagues

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Gaming

id Software co-founder Adrian Carmack (no relation to John Carmack, id's lead programmer) has launched a lawsuit against his former company.

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Security Leftovers

  • WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

    This security and maintenance release features 46 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. WordPress 5.3.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.1 by clicking the button at the top of this page, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now.

  • 49% of workers, when forced to update their password, reuse the same one with just a minor change

    For instance, not only did 72% of users admit that they reused the same passwords in their personal life, but also 49% admitted that when forced to update their passwords in the workplace they reused the same one with a minor change.

  • The FSB’s personal hackers How Evil Corp, the world’s most powerful hacking collective, takes advantage of its deep family ties in the Russian intelligence community

    On December 5, the U.S. government formally indicted members of the Russian hacker group “Evil Corp.” Washington says these men are behind “the world’s most egregious cyberattacks,” causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to banks. The Justice Department believes Evil Corp’s leader is Maxim Yakubets, who remains at large and was still actively involved in hacking activities as recently as March 2019. Meduza investigative journalist Liliya Yapparova discovered that Evil Corp’s hackers belong to the families of high-ranking Russian state bureaucrats and security officials. She also learned more about the Russian intelligence community’s close ties to Maxim Yakubets, whose arrest is now worth $5 million to the United States.

Programming Leftovers

  • Fedora 32 Will Feature Bleeding-Edge Compilers Again With LLVM 10 + GCC 10

    Fedora Linux is on track to deliver another bleeding-edge compiler toolchain stack with Fedora 32 due out this spring.  Fedora's spring releases have tended to always introduce new GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) releases that are generally out a few weeks before the April~May Fedora releases. Thanks to Red Hat employing several GCC developers that collaborate with Fedora, they tend to stick to ensuring Fedora ships new GCC releases quite quickly while managing minimal bugs -- in part due to tracking GCC development snapshots well before launch to begin the package rebuilds. 

  • What makes Python a great language?

    I know I’m far from the only person who has opined about this topic, but figured I’d take my turn. A while ago I hinted on Twitter that I have Thoughts(tm) about the future of Python, and while this is not going to be that post, this is going to be important background for when I do share those thoughts. If you came expecting a well researched article full of citations to peer-reviewed literature, you came to the wrong place. Similarly if you were hoping for unbiased and objective analysis. I’m not even going to link to external sources for definitions. This is literally just me on a soap box, and you can take it or leave it. I’m also deliberately not talking about CPython the runtime, pip the package manager, venv the %PATH% manipulator, or PyPI the ecosystem. This post is about the Python language. My hope is that you will get some ideas for thinking about why some programming languages feel better than others, even if you don’t agree that Python feels better than most.

  • Python String Replace

    In this article, we will talk about how to replace a substring inside a string in Python, using the replace() method. .replace() Method In Python, strings are represented as immutable str objects. The str class comes with many methods that allow you to manipulate strings. The .replace() method takes the following syntax: str.replace(old, new[, maxreplace]) str - The string you are working with. old – The substring you want to replace.