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Opera Unite alpha lets you share files -- but is it safe?

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Software

computerworld.com: Opera Software's announcement that it's going to bundle Unite, an easy-to-use Web server with content-sharing applets, with the Opera 10 Web browser sounds great -- at first.

Linux on a stick

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Linux

h-online.com: The compact and flexible nature of the Linux Kernel, plus the fact that it and all its support code is modular open source, means it lends itself very well to stripped down small and efficient distributions. This article explores a few of these distributions.

The $136 Million Linux Company You Don’t Know

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SUSE

thevarguy.com: Few people realize it, but a certain software company has generated $136 million in Linux-oriented sales during the past four quarters. Plus, the mystery company’s Linux sales essentially doubled in 2Q 2009. Impressive. So why isn’t this mystery company a Wall Street darling?

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fedora 11 Release Statistics

  • GAP for GIMP 2.6 released
  • Enterprise Desktops: Linux, OS.X, and Win7
  • Why Is the PC vs. Mac war still raging?
  • Open Source in the Enterprise: Safely Boring
  • Canonical to Certify Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition on HP ProLiant G6
  • The commercialisation of Memcached
  • openSUSE 11.1
  • Could you switch over to being 100% open source?
  • Red Hat's Virtualization Plan Enters Next Phase
  • Goggles Music Manager
  • Palm Pre: The official Cool Tools review
  • OpenSource World announces keynote speakers
  • Survey Predicts Continued Strong Growth of Linux Use on Mainframes
  • The Perfect OS
  • Portland downloads two new open source conventions
  • Netbook News: Rumble in the OS Jungle Comes Down to Price
  • NVIDIA Privately Releases OpenCL Linux Driver
  • FS-Cache & CacheFS: Caching for Network File Systems
  • The Biggest FOSS Challenge: the Smart Grid
  • There is more to Ubuntu than meets the eye
  • Linux Outlaws 97 - Clickety-Clack

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Working with subtitles (create, edit, embed) in Linux

  • Recover Linux Xandros on Eee-Box manually
  • Mini HOWTO: Setting up a Home Web Server by CHROOTing BusyBox's httpd in Tiny Core Linux v2.0
  • SSH Login Takes a Long Time
  • Taking Android screenshots from Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Collecting debug information when your GPU hangs
  • Photo KDE Tutorial 1-5: Perspective Adjustment
  • Installing Picasa Photo Viewer In Ubuntu
  • Visualize your code in KDevelop
  • Get to know Linux: Links
  • Installing PHP on the HP Mini Mi

My ideas for Mandriva 2010.0

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MDV

linux-wizard.net: 1 week ago, I submitted to http://ideas.mandriva.com/en/ my proposals/ideas for Mandriva 2010.0. In order to let people comment on them, I will post the list of my submissions.

Favorite applications, most recommended for Ubuntu

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Software

whatthetech.com: Surprisingly enough, Linux is the best solution if you want to get away from Windows…and malware…and crapware… Check out some of these apps.

5 Little Useful Sticky Notes App For Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: Perhaps you have a habit of pasting small yellow pieces of notes all over your table just to remind you to do a particular task. In this technological era, that is soon becoming obsolete. Let us take a look at some of the various sticky note applications that are available in Linux.

Why is the NY Times so Dumb About Linux and Windows?

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Linux
Microsoft

blog.linuxtoday: The New York Times seems hard-wired to rarely identify any Windows malware as Windows malware, but only "computer malware." They seem to share this illness with other people too, such as researchers and professors. Can it be that all these educated people who make their livings knowing things and uncovering new knowledge really don't know that there are other computer operating systems besides Microsoft Windows?

What is the best Linux distribution for beginners

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Linux

tech-no-media.com: One of the questions I see the most in forums and sites like Yahoo Answers is : "What is the best Linux distribution for beginners?" or "What is the easiest Linux distribution?"

Make Your Computer Desktop Do Your Bidding With Étoilé

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Typical Linux desktop options like KDE and GNOME limit the way computer users interact with the applications and programs on their systems. There's not much to do beyond opening and closing an app, and moving or resizing a window. The development team behind Étoilé is building a desktop interface that aims to stand that idea on its head.

Save a job with open source

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OSS

blogs.computerworld: I can talk until I'm blue in my space about the technical advantages of Linux and open-source software. Forget about that for now though. Let me give you a reason for your office to use them that may strike home: It can save your job.

The Three Faces of Fedora 11: KDE

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KDE

larrythefreesoftwareguy: The following may come as a shock to you all: I had originally written another blog, filled with kute kommentary kompletely katagorizing the klear advantages kurrently available in the new KDE 4.2. But after being up all night with this version of Fedora 11, I deleted it.

CentOS Pulse #0902 - 16 June 2009

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Linux

centos.org: This issue of CentOS Pulse looks at the Artwork SIG, desktop multimedia capabilities and interesting threads in the CentOS community. An overview of the important security updates and upcoming events are included as well.

Distro Review: Linux Mint 7 Gloria

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: Time for another distro review, and this time I thought I’d look at the latest version of a distribution I’ve enjoyed a lot in the past. Linux Mint 7, AKA Gloria.

The Conkeror Web Browser Conquers Small Screens

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Conkeror is a Web browser with an Emacs-style look, feel and configuration. It uses Firefox's HTML rendering engine and works with most Firefox extensions. It's a fitting Web browser for Netbooks.

Karmic Koala To Offer More Diverse Wallpaper Selection

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: The tradition in Ubuntu seems to be to include one or two versions of the default wallpaper and call it done. In Karmic Koala (9.10), though, Ubuntu seems to be shifting more towards the Windows 7 style.

Install more then 100 games in one command with Djl

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Software
Gaming
HowTos

unixmen.com: Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems. It is inspired by Valve's Steam software for Windows.

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  • Major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites
    Cloudflare revealed a serious bug in its software today that caused sensitive data like passwords, cookies, authentication tokens to spill in plaintext from its customers’ websites. The announcement is a major blow for the content delivery network, which offers enhanced security and performance for more than 5 million websites. This could have allowed anyone who noticed the error to collect a variety of very personal information that is typically encrypted or obscured.
  • SHA1 collisions make Git vulnerable to attakcs by third-parties, not just repo maintainers
    After sitting through an endless flood of headless-chicken messages on multiple media about SHA-1 being fatally broken, I thought I'd do a quick writeup about what this actually means.
  • Torvalds patches git to mitigate against SHA-1 attacks
    Linux creator Linus Torvalds says two sets of patches have been posted for the distributed version control system git to mitigate against SHA-1 attacks which are based on the method that Dutch and Google engineers detailed last week. The post by Torvalds detailing this came after reports emerged of the version control system used by the WebKit browser engine repository becoming corrupted after the two proof-of-concept PDF files that were released by the Dutch and Google researchers were uploaded to the repository.
  • Linus Torvalds on "SHA1 collisions found"
  • More from Torvalds on SHA1 collisions
    I thought I'd write an update on git and SHA1, since the SHA1 collision attack was so prominently in the news. Quick overview first, with more in-depth explanation below: (1) First off - the sky isn't falling. There's a big difference between using a cryptographic hash for things like security signing, and using one for generating a "content identifier" for a content-addressable system like git. (2) Secondly, the nature of this particular SHA1 attack means that it's actually pretty easy to mitigate against, and there's already been two sets of patches posted for that mitigation. (3) And finally, there's actually a reasonably straightforward transition to some other hash that won't break the world - or even old git repositories.
  • [Older] Wire’s independent security review
    Ever since Wire launched end-to-end encryption and open sourced its apps one question has consistently popped up: “Is there an independent security review available?” Well, there is now!
  • Malware Lets a Drone Steal Data by Watching a Computer’s Blinking LED
  • FCC to halt rule that protects your private data from security breaches
    The Federal Communications Commission plans to halt implementation of a privacy rule that requires ISPs to protect the security of its customers' personal information. The data security rule is part of a broader privacy rulemaking implemented under former Chairman Tom Wheeler but opposed by the FCC's new Republican majority. The privacy order's data security obligations are scheduled to take effect on March 2, but Chairman Ajit Pai wants to prevent that from happening. The data security rule requires ISPs and phone companies to take "reasonable" steps to protect customers' information—such as Social Security numbers, financial and health information, and Web browsing data—from theft and data breaches. "Chairman Pai is seeking to act on a request to stay this rule before it takes effect on March 2," an FCC spokesperson said in a statement to Ars.
  • Google releases details of another Windows bug
  • How to secure the IoT in your organisation: advice and best practice for securing the Internet of Things
    All of the major technology vendors are making a play in the Internet of Things space and there are few organisations that won’t benefit from collecting and analysing the vast array of new data that will be made available. But the recent Mirai botnet is just one example of the tremendous vulnerabilities that exist with unsecured access points. What are the main security considerations and best practices, then, for businesses seeking to leverage the potential of IoT?

GNOME News

  • FEDORA and GNOME at UNSAAC
    Today I did a talk to introduce students of UNSAAC to the Fedora and GNOME world as it was announced by the GDG Cusco group. We started at 8:30 am and it was a free event:
  • GNOME Theme For Firefox Gets Updated, Looking Great
    There are a lot of complete themes for Firefox. We spoke about 3 of them in one of our previous articles. The good news today is that “GNOME 3” theme (which was also called Adwaita) for Firefox was updated. Now it’s working with all versions higher than Firefox 45. Previously, the theme didn’t work with the recent versions of Firefox. So people had to switch to other available themes. Fortunately, this finally changed today when another developer took the code, fixed the compatibility problems and re-released the theme.
  • GStreamer Now Supports Multi-Threaded Scaling/Conversion For Big Performance Win
    With the addition of over two thousand lines of code, GStreamer's video-convert code within gst-plugins-base is now properly multi-threaded. Video scaling and conversion can now be multi-threaded when using GStreamer. With this multi-threading work by Sebastian Dröge, he commented with the commit, "During tests, this gave up to 1.8x speedup with 2 threads and up to 3.2x speedup with 4 threads when converting e.g. 1080p to 4k in v210."

Linux and Graphics

  • OpenRISC For Linux 4.11 Gets Some Optimizations, Prepares For SMP
    OpenRISC continues advancing with its sights on being a free and open processor for embedded systems using the RISC instruction set architecture. Last year the Linux kernel got a new OpenRISC maintainer and for Linux 4.11 there is a fair amount of interesting changes for the OpenRISC code within the mainline tree.
  • drm for v4.11 - main pull request
    The tinydrm code seems like absolute pure shit that has never seen a compiler. I'm upset, because I expect better quality control. In fact, I expect *some* qualitty control, and this piece-of-shit driver has clearly seen none at all. And those patches were apparently committed yesterday. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?
  • [Old] A Guide Through The Linux Sound API Jungle
    At the Audio MC at the Linux Plumbers Conference one thing became very clear: it is very difficult for programmers to figure out which audio API to use for which purpose and which API not to use when doing audio programming on Linux.
  • Mesa, Vulkan & Other Driver Talks From 2017 Embedded Linux Conference
  • Fuzzing Mesa Drivers Begin To Uncover Bugs
    Last December we wrote about work being done on fuzzing OpenGL shaders leading to wild differences with the work being done at the Imperial College London. While they were testing other drivers on different operating systems, they have now fired up tests of Mesa.
  • Wayland's Weston 2.0 Compositor Released
    Wayland 1.13 was released earlier this week but the adjoining Weston compositor update didn't happen at the same time due to some last minute changes needing more time to test, but this Friday, Weston 2.0 is now shipping. But before getting too excited, Weston 2.0 doesn't represent some break-through changes but rather was bumped away from the Wayland versioning rhythm due to its new output configuration API breaking Weston's ABI. Thus the major version bump.
  • weston 2.0.0
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