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DHS project aims to bring open-source software to state and local agencies

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gcn.com: The Homeland Security Department is funding a program that will help federal, state and local agencies better understand their options for using open-source software.

OpenSource World Offering Free Admission

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OSS

pcworld.com: Organizers of the upcoming OpenSource World conference, previously known as LinuxWorld, broadened the event program and are offering free admission, hoping to attract more attendees in a time of slashed travel budgets and increased competition from similar shows.

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11 Released

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ghacks.net: The Mozilla team has released version 3.0.11 of the Firefox web browser. The update seems to be a security and stability update if the beta release notes can be trusted.

Stallman, Bender, Lefkowitz and Pavelek Keynote Desktop Summit

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kde.org: The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. are excited to announce the keynotes for the first ever co-located Akademy and GUADEC, over 100 talks as well as BOFs, keynote sessions, lightning talks and many opportunities to meet other developers and begin collaborating between projects.

Ubuntu 9.04 vs. Fedora 11 Performance

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phoronix.com: Fedora 11 was released earlier this week so we have set out to see how its desktop performance compares to that of Ubuntu 9.04, which was released back in April.

Linux servo dies.

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toolbox.com/blogs: The title is actually Latin and means Linux saves the day. Or night as the case actually was. This is a story of how Linux could do what a native windows application was supposed to be able to do but couldn't.

EC software law could divide open source

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zdnet.com: The world of open-source development could be divided if the European Commission succeeds in passing a law extending consumer protection rules to software, according to experts.

Hands-on: new Fedora release goes up to 11 but doesn't rock

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arstechnica.com: Fedora 11, the latest version of the popular Linux distribution, has been officially released. We took it for a test and found that it has a lot to offer, but it's also got some icky bugs.

2.6.30 Kernel and Sidux

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gnuski.blogspot: Sidux Linux, based on Debian Sid (the 'unstable' branch) and touted as being 'Debian Hot & Spicy!', has released their 2.6.30 kernel with a huge surprise.

Revive your old Mac G3, G4, or G5 with Linux

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ghacks.net: Do you have an old Mac G3 or G4 lying around doing nothing? Did you know that old dinosaur could make a great server or desktop with the help of everyone’s favorite open source operating system Linux?

10 of the coolest and most powerful supercomputers of all time

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pingdom.com: For decades, supercomputers have helped scientists perform calculations that would not have been possible on regular computers of that time. This post pays tribute to some of the most powerful supercomputers the world has seen, all the way from the 1970s until today.

Microsoft and Novell Still Bosom Buddies

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SUSE

internetnews.com: In November of 2006, Microsoft rocked the Linux world by signing a landmark patent and interoperability agreement with Novell. According to the two partners, it's an agreement that today, two and half years later is still paying off, even during the current recession.

Trouble Brews With Ubuntu Users Mailing List

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workswithu.com: Abuse. Intimidation. And support. You can find all that and more on the Ubuntu Users mailing list. An official support channel, the mailing list is where new users are directed by Canonical for technical support and discussions about new features and ideas. But there are some key problems with the mailing list.

Fedora 11

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aronzak.wordpress: I’ll confess, i used to like installing new versions of Linux. I used to find it exciting, starting up into a new system, with a new look. Unfortunately, the excitement tends to wear off when you realise biggest difference between many versions of Linux is the desktop background.

openSUSE 11.2 development features and roadmap

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susegeek.com: As we are all still settling down with openSUSE 11.1 version of our favorite operating system, developers are already on the next big thing and the development of openSUSE 11.2 version seems to be hapening at a much faster pace.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Desktop Linux: The Next Generation

  • First Look at Opera 10
  • OpenSolaris 2009.06 released, new ARM port announced
  • Linux 2.6.30 released, Torvalds proclaims 'new world order'
  • Linux 2.6.30 Gets Faster Boot
  • Interview with Bob Sutor
  • If PHP then goto is the future
  • SkyOS's Linux Experiment
  • New PCLinuxOS Theme - Blue Caress
  • New Linux tool helps manage guest virtual machines
  • Cedega 7.3 Brings Sims 3
  • openSUSE at the SouthEast LinuxFest
  • Mozilla Introduces Add-on Collections
  • Online Repositories Vs. Stores
  • Simplifying Life With MediaWiki and Ubuntu
  • Linux Outlaws 96 - Screw You!
  • Tuxradar Podcast Season 1 Episode 10

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to print from Linux machines to Windows printers over Wireless

  • SSH in ESXi
  • CenterIM: A Geeky IM/Chat Client + RSS Reader for Linux
  • Debug errors in configure procedures
  • Bash Rocket Science
  • Bash Tips for Power Users
  • Squid Name error: the domain name does not exist
  • Using Built-in Policy Importer in Firewall Builder

Netbook Interest is Here to Stay, Manufacturers Say

pcmag.com: Leading netbook manufacturers and suppliers on Wednesday dismissed the idea that interest in the small-form PCs will dissipate as the economy improves, suggesting instead that consumers will embrace them as complimentary devices.

Rob Weir Exposes an Anti-ODF Whisper Campaign

groklaw.net: Alex Brown, the convenor of the OOXML BRM, has been editing Wikipedia's article on ODF. That strikes me odd, like finding out Steve Jobs had been editing the Microsoft Zune page. Some things are simply inappropriate. It puzzles me why Wikipedia allows it, frankly.

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Security Leftovers

  • Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls
    The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks. On Saturday, security researcher Alexander Klink disclosed an interesting attack where exploiting an XXE (XML External Entity) vulnerability in a Java application can be used to send emails.
  • Microsoft: no plans to patch known bugs before March [Ed: Microsoft is keeping open 'back doors' that are publicly known about, not just secret ones]
    Microsoft has no plans to issue updates for two vulnerabilities, one a zero-day and the other being one publicised by Google, before the scheduled date for its next round of updates rolls around in March. The company did not issue any updates in February, even though it had been scheduled to switch to a new system from this month onwards. It gave no reason for this, apart from saying: "This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today. "After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan." The Google-disclosed bug was made public last week, and is said to be a flaw in the Windows graphic device interface library that can be exploited both locally and remotely to read the contents of a user's memory.
  • Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk
    Microsoft has patched "critical" security vulnerabilities in its browsers, but has left at least two zero-day flaws with public exploit code. The software giant released numerous patches late on Tuesday to fix flaws in Adobe Flash for customers using Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and later, as well as Edge for Windows 10.

Red Hat News

  • Why upstream contributions matter when developing open source NFV solutions.
    When software is developed using open source methods, an upstream repository of the code is accessible to all members of the project. Members contribute to the code, test it, write documentation and can create a solution from that code to use or distribute under license. If an organization follows the main stream or branch of the upstream code their solution will receive all the changes and updates created in the upstream repository. Those changes simply “flow down” to the member’s solution. However, if a member organization forks the code — if they create a solution that strays from the main stream — their solution no longer receives updates, fixes and changes from the upstream repository. This organization is now solely responsible for maintaining their solution without the benefit of the upstream community, much like the baby salmon that took a tributary and then have to fend for themselves rather than remain in the main stream and receive the benefit and guidance of the other salmon making their way to the ocean.
  • HPE and Red Hat Join Forces to Give Customers Greater Choice for NFV Deployments
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( NYSE : HPE ) and Red Hat, Inc. ( NYSE : RHT ) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs).
  • Red Hat Joins the OpenPower Foundation
    As part of our commitment to delivering open technologies across many computing architectures, Red Hat has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture, at the Platinum level. While we already do build and support open technologies for the POWER architecture, the OpenPOWER Foundation is committed to an open, community-driven technology-creation process – something that we feel is critical to the continued growth of open collaboration around POWER.
  • Buy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Approach: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)?

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