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10 things I’ve overheard about my Linux laptop while on public transportation

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arsgeek.com: I’ve been taking the train to work for 4 years now. It’s a 45 minute rambling ride in which I usually either read a book, sleep, or grab my laptop loaded up with Ubuntu and get some stuff done. Over time, I’ve collected a few funny remarks I’ve either over heard, or that people have said directly to me. Here are the 10 best.

Linux - a disruptive technology?

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: It is sometimes said that Linux is a disruptive technology - one that appears from nowhere, usually emerges as a cheap alternative to the dominant technology, and upsets and ultimately replaces the current way of doing things.

Linux 2.6.26 Kernel Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Over the weekend the Linux 2.6.26 kernel was released. In this article we have done some quick benchmarks of this new kernel from within the Phoronix Test Suite.

Cygwin - a Unix Environment and Shell on Windows

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fosswire.com: If your daily routine means that you spend much of your time behind a Windows system, yet you love the power and flexibility of a Unix-based environment, you might want to compile some Linux/Unix software, so that it can run natively under Windows.

Six Things I Love About The Opera Browser

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makeuseof.com: This isn’t just a list of Opera features, these are what genuinely make life easier for me, and what makes me want to use Opera for my daily web browsing. So for example I haven’t included Mouse Gestures with this list. Why? Because even though it is much more productive, I haven’t yet got in the habit of using it.

5 Most Popular Linux-hackable Gadgets

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Hardware

junauza.com: Linux is a powerful and versatile operating system that can be utilized to hack just about any electronic hardware device. To prove it, I have here a list of popular gadgets that are already known to run Linux.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 31

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opensuse.org: Issue #31 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: www.opensuse-tutorials.com, Pascal Bleser: Reporting Packman package bugs, and Jigish Gohil: New Compiz plugins.

Nifty tools for your Asus Eee PC

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Software

linux.com: It didn't take the enterprising community of Asus Eee PC users long to come up with some great tweaking tools for this Linux-based ultra-low-cost laptop. Just a few weeks after the official launch of Eee PC, the first tweaking utilities started to appear on the EeeUser forums.

various howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mail server benchmarking with Postal

  • Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows, Part III
  • Commands you might have missed: tree
  • Make Ubuntu look like Vista, like Windows XP
  • A nice conky file, for all
  • Install NVIDIA 177.13 drivers on realtime kernel

More on Masterbaiting Monkeys

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Linux
  • Linus Torvalds: Don't glorify the security "monkeys"

  • What Linus Torvalds thinks about OpenBSD
  • Torvalds criticises the 'security circus'

KDE 4.1. The promise of a better future!

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KDE

it.toolbox.com/blogs: For the past week I have been exclusively using KDE4. I had read all the hype and flame wars so I decided to make up my own mind. To that effect I asked my Google eyed friend what to do and installed KDE4 from a third party repository. I did so with an open mind and with a zen like concentration that I learned from Grasshopper on a childhood television show.

Dansguardian w/ Multi-Group Filtering & Squid (Debian)

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This how-to describes how to install and configure Dansguardian with multi-group filtering, Squid with NTLM auth, ipmasq, and dnsmasq to provide a full internet gateway solution for small to medium sized networks. This how-to requires two NICs in order to perform firewalling and transparent proxying.

today's leftovers

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News
  • openSUSE Gets the JeOS

  • Automation computers run Linux
  • Why I Am Leaning Toward FreeBSD
  • Tilda: Dropping to the command line
  • Open Source Laptop Tracker
  • Open source college revolution?
  • Kernel Vulnerability in Ubuntu
  • Use open source to avoid jail and rescue your weekends
  • KTorrent vs Anti-Cheater
  • The Easy Way To Convert Binary To Decimal
  • Resize an LVM2 logical volume and the ext2 or ext3 filesystem
  • VLC gets a New Face
  • nice customized .bashrc file
  • Finding the name behind the GMail address
  • Gtk+ 3.0, take 2
  • OpenDomain.org owner: Selfless FOSS helper or domain squatter?
  • Triple Boot: Windows Vista, OpenSolaris 2008.05, and Ubuntu 8.04

Firefox 3.0.1 security and stability update now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.0.1 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release.

Security Bugs and Full Disclosure

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: In an announcement for the 2.6.25.10 stable kernel, Greg KH noted, "it contains a number of assorted bugfixes all over the tree. And once again, any users of the 2.6.25 kernel series are STRONGLY encouraged to upgrade to this release."

Manage Your Photos with Kflickr

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linux-mag.com: It’s a scene I’ve seen several times at the Central West End Linux Users Group I help run in St. Louis — a new visitor to the LUG brings her busted Windows machine to the meeting, finally sick enough of that OS to install Linux. But first we have to recover whatever data is still sitting on the hard drive (thank you, Knoppix!)

Judge Kimball Rules at Last

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Legal

groklaw.net: Judge Kimball rules in SCO v. Novell! I haven't read it yet myself, just quickly skimmed it enough to see that SCO owes Novell some money ($2,547,817 plus interest probably -- SCO can oppose -- from the Sun agreement) and it had no right to enter into the Sun agreement.

GIMP 2.5.2 Development Release

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GIMP

Getting closer to GIMP 2.6, the GIMP developers released another snapshot from the 2.5 development series. Some improvements include: added a dockable dialog for managing Color tool settings, allow to scroll beyond the image borders, and mark the center of rectangles/bounding rectangles during moves.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Understanding More, Less and Touch

  • How do I install and use fonts in Linux?
  • Installing WMware on Arch Linux
  • Improve system performance by moving your log files to RAM
  • Clean up your deb package management mess
  • The Kernel Boot Process
  • Nouveau nVidia drivers now available in Debian experimental
  • Commands you might have missed: watch
  • 10 step openSUSE 11 dvd installation
  • vim: lightning fast navigation in a large software project

KDE 4 problems highlight shift from community users to consumers

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KDE

linux.com: The reasons for the user revolt against KDE 4, which we reported on yesterday, are still being sorted out. Judging from the quickness and thoroughness with which KDE 4 was rejected, the audience for free software seems to have shifted from a small group of knowledgeable users that treasures innovation to a larger one that values convention and familiarity and is actively suspicious of change.

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More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
  • Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps [Ed: Linux basher Liam Tung entertains FUD firm Snyk and Microsoft because it suits the employer's agenda]
  • SSD Advisory – Linux Kernel XFRM Privilege Escalation

gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4