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May 2011

Who’s afraid of the big bad help?

nitalynx.wordpress.com: Despite having used Inkscape for years, I learned a lot more about it while writing a guide to vector graphics. Why? Among other things, I finally read the Inkscape manual. After all, why read when you can jump in and draw, discovering the features in the process?

Attachmate CEO: Committed to SUSE Linux

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SUSE
  • Attachmate CEO: We’re Absolutely Committed to SUSE Linux
  • People of openSUSE: Jeff Mahoney
  • The Future of SUSE is Focus and Innovation
  • Factory Progress

Heart of Linux - part 1

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Linux

oneandoneis2.org: We all know what we expect from a modern Linux desktop. The rotating-cube multi-screen 3D-accelerated environment with toolbars, menus, and all manner of automated installation and setup wizardry.

64-bit OS written entirely in assembly

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OS

hackaday.com: The folks at Return Infinity just released a new version of their BareMetal OS, a 64-bit operating system written entirely in assembly.

Natty Narwhal boot times - What has changed?

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: In my Natty review, I did mention that boot times seem to have changed considerably compared to previous versions of the distro. In other words, they got longer, which is kind of surprising as the desktop is quite fast and snappy. I had no numbers to quantify my feeling then, but now I do.

first ticket

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Just talk

I just got my first traffic ticket in years and years. It's been so long that I can't even remember.

A Boxee Box review: Recent updates and questions of openness

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Hardware

opensource.com: The Boxee Box, available since November 2010 with firmware recently upated to 1.1, is a winning compromise that makes a Linux-based HTPC easy enough for the least technical user.

Friday Means FUN!

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Gaming

linuxjournal.com: Today is Friday, and regardless of what Rebecca Black might say, we don't all gotta get down. Some of us just want to play games. If you're under the impression gaming is reserved for Windows users, you are sadly mistaken. Here's a few I like:

Linux Mint 11 (Katya)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Each time a new version of Ubuntu is released, a new version of Linux Mint quickly follows. Linux Mint 11 has just been released and it’s probably the best version of Linux Mint ever.

Gnome (S)hell - an insult to users

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Software
  • Gnome (S)hell - Its underlying principles are an insult to users
  • Early thoughts on GNOME 3
  • Gnome3 – yep, yet another Gnome3 post

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Proprietary Software Security and FOSS Patches

  • Compromised AWS API Key Allowed Access to Imperva Customer Data

    Imperva has shared more information on how [attackers] managed to obtain information on Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) customers, and revealed that the incident involved a compromised administrative API key.

  • Oil Refiner Reports Major IT Incident in Finland

    It’s not yet clear whether the cause is a malfunction or a cyber attack, according to spokeswoman Susanna Sieppi. The issue is under investigation, and it’s too early to estimate when the systems will be fixed, she said by phone.

  • WordPress 5.2.4 Security Release

    WordPress 5.2.4 is now available! This security release fixes 6 security issues. WordPress versions 5.2.3 and earlier are affected by these bugs, which are fixed in version 5.2.4. Updated versions of WordPress 5.1 and earlier are also available for any users who have not yet updated to 5.2.

  • Ubuntu Releases Patch for Major ‘sudo’ Security Exploit

    Canonical has issued an urgent security fix to the ‘sudo’ package in the Ubuntu archives following the discovery of a major security flaw. A critical fix has rolled out to all users of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 19.04 and 19.10 (and one assumes Ubuntu 14.04 ESR too) — just run a sudo apt upgrade to install it. But what about the flaw inquisition? Well, if you’re yet to hear about it I appreciate meditative disconnect from social media. The oft toxic waste pools of chatter were with wet with alarm — some manufactured, the rest well weighted — over CVE-2019-14287 when it was announced yesterday, October 14.

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (sudo and xtrlock), openSUSE (sudo), Red Hat (Single Sign-On), Slackware (sudo), SUSE (binutils, dhcp, ffmpeg, kernel, kubernetes-salt, sudo, and tcpdump), and Ubuntu (sudo).

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