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Story Cube Gears srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 10:59am
Story Puppy Linux 4.3 (step by step installation with screenshots) srlinuxx 1 09/10/2009 - 12:30pm
Story Updates on Mandriva partitioning srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 1:27pm
Story On the future of Open Source thought leadership srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 1:30pm
Story The problem with Gentoo srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 1:32pm
Story Stallman slams Microsoft's Codeplex Foundation srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 4:32pm
Story Simple gui backup tool backerupper srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 4:34pm
Story Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Beta srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 4:35pm
Story Bazaar 2.0.0: interview with Martin Pool srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 6:29pm
Story Are Linux distros downplaying the Gnome 3.0 preview? srlinuxx 09/10/2009 - 6:30pm

Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo

sajestanus.wordpress: Just out of curiousity, I tried Gentoo. I had doubts because it takes so long for everything to compile. After installing with a networkless install, I learned it did it with binary packages instead of compiling from source.

Top Tweaks to Speeding Up Firefox

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Moz/FF

pcwizkid.blogspot: In Firefox you might have noticed that after opening several tabs and browsing a while system memory starts to be eaten up a lot and performance start degrading a little. Here are some not so obvious tweaks to improving performance.

Tux Droid - Talking Linux Penguin

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Linux
Hardware
Reviews

trustedreviews.com: No matter how many strange products we get through the doors here at TrustedReviews there's always something stranger ready to pop up and baffle us some more. I think, though, that for pure surrealism the Tux Droid is going to be pretty hard to beat.

Screenshots Over the Years

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Linux

junocake.blogspot: Going through my fileserver recently I stumbled upon the directory I'd put screenshots in over the years that I've used Linux. It covers back from 1999 until the present, enjoy.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Open RAR Archives in Ubuntu

  • FileZilla - FTP Client Software
  • Backing up my laptop
  • Using MySQL as a filesystem
  • Install firefox 3 beta 3 on ubuntu
  • Encrypting and decrypting files with GnuPG

Preinstalled SUSE Linux ThinkPad is good, but not great

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Hardware
SUSE

desktoplinux.com: I use, on a daily basis, three different Linux distributions: MEPIS 6.5 and 7, OpenSUSE 10.3, and SLED 10 SP1. So, when I saw that Frank Ohlhorst, my colleague over at The Channel Insider, had gotten his hands on a ThinkPad T61 with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 1, I was interested in what he would find.

gedit: a powerful, underrated text editor for programmers

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Most developers spend their entire life looking for the Holy Grail. In other words, they spend all their life searching for the perfect programming editor that supports all their languages, is free as in speech, has spelling, has highlighting… It’s called gedit.

Linux Distros Everywhere

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Linux

theassociationproject.blogspot: I will never say that I am an expert at Linux, nor do I want to be. But I will say that I know my way around. The last few days I have sampled a few different Linux distros.

Embedded DRM technology supports Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Discretix has demonstrated its digital rights management (DRM) technology running on a Trolltech Qtopia-based Linux phone. The Discretix Multi-Scheme DRM Client can be used to establish a trusted environment for distributing premium content to devices with or without embedded cryptographic hardware co-processors, the company said.

Gearlog Radio: The Classmate PC Versus the OLPC XO

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Linux

gearlog.com: We're then joined first by Cisco Cheng, lead notebook analyst for PC Magazine. Cisco talks about his upcoming review (on PCMag.com) of the Classmate PC, Intel's answer to the OLPC XO laptop. We compare the two and also talk about the Asus Eee (and we learn how to pronounce "Asus").

Firefox 3.0 beta plugs hundreds of memory leaks, says Mozilla

computerworld.com: Firefox 3.0's memory consumption is "dramatically improved," claimed Mozilla Corp.'s chief engineer yesterday, because developers have aggressively attacked the open-source browser's notorious memory "leaks."

CloudBook Unboxing and Very First Impressions

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Linux

blog.laptopmag.com: Our CloudBook just arrived and we’ve taken it out of the box and snapped a few photos. Editor-in-Chief Mark Spoonauer is working on a hands-on post right now, and already we’ve encountered some significant problems:

Making music with M-Audio on Linux

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Software

linux.com: M-Audio has supplied hardware and software to computer-based musicians for 20 years. Its new "make-music-now" line of products, aimed at musicians just getting into computers or PC users with an interest in music, includes a microphone, speakers, drum machine, and DJ mixer deck.

Does open source software raise security issues?

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OSS

electronicsweekly.com: Pushing the boundaries of product design, manufacturers continually look to do more – features, functionality and processing power – in less space for less money. Fundamental to achieving these goals is the use of open source code.

Flipping the Linux switch: The anti-virus question

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: We were at a major electronics retailer a few days ago, gazing lovingly at the little ASUS Eee. We were not alone. They asked why the user interface wasn't as familiar as their home machine. "Linux," said the salesman. (He was ever so helpful.) The next question, "Does it come with anti-virus?"

KDE Utils: Falling in love all over again

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KDE

aseigo.blogspot: Today we're going to look at the little tools in KDE4, or at least some of them. There are far too many to be able to cover in one blog entry, and so I've decided to cover a few of the ones that I personally use and which have had visible improvements over their KDE3 counterparts.

LiMo Foundation touts real mobile Linux

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: The LiMo foundation delivered a clear snub to Google's Android this week as it announced 18 handsets running its version of Linux at Mobile World Congress this week.

Free/Open-source IRC/IM Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet chat or synchronous conferencing. Instant Messaging (IM) is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text over a network. I have here a long list of excellent free/open-source IRC and IM clients that you may want to try out.

Wx/Net - Weather monitoring for penguins

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Software

raiden's realm: In my periodical wanderings around the net, I sometimes stumble onto a number of rather unique and interesting applications. Wx/Net is one of them. The majority of people out there might not think that an open source application designed to interface with weather monitoring stations is all that exciting.

Where is Ubuntu headed, and why are Linux users upset?

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Ubuntu

ibeentoubuntu.blogspot: Seven years ago, I knew what every process running on my computer was. I could -- with confidence -- tell users exactly how to solve a problem which was occurring. That's not really true anymore. The changes that are happening upset a fair number of older users, but I think that even the ancient among us can respect what's being accomplished.

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GNOME 3.25.3 Released, GTK Development

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    GNOME 3.25.3 is now available as the latest stepping stone towards September's release of GNOME 3.26.
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Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

    Radio station 3aw reports that dozens of pole based traffic calming measures are infected and that this came as a surprise to the local minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner when radio reporters told him about it.

  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
    The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports. The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions, Reuters reported Wednesday. Discovery of the infection came on Sunday, more than five weeks after the onset of the NSA-derived ransomware worm, which struck an estimated 727,000 computers in 90 countries. The mass outbreak was quickly contained through a major stroke of good luck. A security researcher largely acting out of curiosity registered a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that acted as a global kill switch that immediately halted the self-replicating attack.
  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

    Researchers at CyberArk Labs have discovered a new way of gaining access to the innards of Windows 10 64-bit systems that can bypass existing safeguards, including the kernel patch protection known as PatchGuard that Microsoft developed to improve system security.

  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

  • 'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
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  • Passengers given a freight as IT glitch knocks out rail ticket machines

    The network of machines are operated by the individual franchises, but share a common infrastructure from German software company Scheidt and Bachmann.

OpenBSD Development News

  • OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers
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    I was a nobody. With some encouragement, enough liquid courage to override my imposter syndrome, and a few hours of mentoring, I'm now doing big projects. The next time you're sitting at a table with someone new to your field, ask yourself: how can you encourage them? You just might make the world better.

    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job
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