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Story Freescale introduces sub-$200 web tablet reference design srlinuxx 1 04/01/2010 - 12:56pm
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Story Top Ten Open Source Legal Developments: 2009 srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 12:17pm
Story Confessions of a Distro Hopper srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 12:15pm
Story Keryx: Offline Package Manager For Ubuntu / Debian hotice 04/01/2010 - 8:58am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 3:36am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 04/01/2010 - 3:31am
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Linux Kernel Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Security

Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the Linux 2.6 Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Konsole license violations highlight GPL confusion

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OSS

In July, Konsole author Lars Doelle posted a note on the MotorolaFans.com forum about two programs that appear to violate the GNU General Public License (GPL), under which Konsole is licensed. GPL violations are nothing new, but in this case Doelle has not only put the violators on notice, he's also telling users to stop using the offending programs as well.

Open source phone out next year

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Hardware

A dual mode phone which runs on the Linux operating system will be put on sale early next year by D-Link. The V-CLICK will switch between Wi-Fi and GSM or GPRS networks at the click of a button, says D-Link, and will be 'unlocked', so users should be able to use it with any SIM card.

How to install Songbird on your Ubuntu box and then enjoy the music

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HowTos

Songbird is shaping up to be an amazing media player. It’s not only got audio and video capability (with a HUGE range of media types) but it’s built on the Mozilla engine, meaning it’s also a web browser. Here’s how to set it up on your Ubuntu box, add it to your applications menu and generally enjoy it.

Also: Install Opera Web Browser and Realplayer 10 in Ubuntu

Mmorpg Tibia offers linux-client for beta-testing

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Gaming

After several years of waiting the commercial 2D-Mmorpg Tibia now offers a linux-client in beta-status. They used to have a badly written linux-client years ago, but then abandoned support for it and now again offer a brand new one.

UNIX tips and tricks for a new user, Part 1: File maintenance tools

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News

Systems administrators can use a number of programs to maintain files in a UNIX® system from the command line. In this tutorial, you'll experiment with commands, such as cd, cp, and tar, to navigate a UNIX file system from the command line and work with files and directories. You'll also learn how to deal with file permissions and perform simple input/output.

iPod + Linux = Portable Linux?

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Linux

Like millions of other people, I, too, am fascinated by Apple's iPod. Some critics might try to say that it's just another music player, but its appeal goes much deeper than that. The iPod is the definition of modern pop culture, and whether they actually need one or not, people want to get a hold of them because they're, well, cool. Is there anything wrong with that?

Automatic update of packages using cron-apt

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HowTos

cron-apt Contains a tool that is run by a cron job at regular intervals. By default it just updates the package list and download new packages without installing. You can instruct it to run anything that you can do with apt-get (or aptitude).

Canonical seeks profit from free Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Canonical is the 65-employee start-up behind a popular version of Linux called "Ubuntu". The company is betting that it can win a place in the market using a strategy that dominant Linux seller Red Hat has dropped.

Getting IPTables to survive a reboot

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HowTos

Debian does not provide an initscript for iptables by default. This does however not mean that it is impossible to get firewall rules to survive a reboot.

Insurance firm sues Microsoft over Xbox house fire

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Legal

AN INSURANCE COMPANY acting on behalf of Melvin Young has sued Microsoft because his house suffered an extensive fire because an Xbox malfunctioned on January 5th last year.

A Review of Slackware 11

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Reviews
Slack

I've been using Linux for well over 4 years now as my primary OS. I started way back with Slackware, and to this day I can't stop slackin. With the newly released Slackware 11, let's see how much has changed since I first fell head over heals for the distro so many years ago.

$100 Laptop Price Increases

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OLPC

In an ironic twist, the anticipated price of the 2007 model of the “$100 laptop” will be $138. Announced last month by Nicholas Negroponte, the chairman of the One Laptop Per Child association, the projected price will drop to $100 by the end of 2008 and $50 in 2010.

The announcement came at the second annual AMD Global Vision Conference in Pasadena, Calif.

In Memoriam: Ralph Griswold(1934-2006)

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Obits

Ralph Griswold, creator of SNOBOL and Icon, former staff member at Bell Labs and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Arizona, died 4 October 2006, losing a bout of cancer.

ATI R300: Open v. Closed Drivers on a ThinkPad R52

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Software

Five months ago to the day, we had compared the open-source and fglrx display drivers here at Phoronix for the ATI R200 generation components. However, how do the drivers compare for the newer R300 generation components? We at Phoronix have analyzed the open-source and official closed-source drivers and have some interesting results to share today.

SUSE Linux 10: easy to use, cheaper to run

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SUSE

Novell CTO Ross Chevalier is traveling the continent giving demonstrations of Novell SUSE Linux 10 Enterprise Desktop.

SGI Expanding the Reach of Linux

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Interviews

Steve Neuner, the director for Linux engineering at SGI, has been pushing Linux up the scalability ladder for the better part of the 21st century. In August of this year, SGI announced that they were able to run a single system image of the Linux OS over 1024 processors. HPCwire caught up with him before the conference to ask him about the Linux improvements and where the future of single system image scalability is headed.

Novell aims to test your Linux skill level

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SUSE

Novell is this week is expected to launch on its training Web site an online Linux skills assessment tool that will give you immediate feedback on your level of Linux knowledge and recommend some training.

Insecurity in Open Source

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OSS

Debates over what methods result in the best software often pit those who favor an open-source approach against proponents of proprietary, or closed-source, development. Conventional wisdom holds that open-source software should have fewer security flaws than proprietary software.

Review: Xandros Desktop 4.0

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Linux
Reviews

Xandros Systems was so kind as to provide OSNews with the top of the line version of their product, which includes, among other things, complete copies of Versora Progression Desktop, CrossOver Office, and various non-Free drivers and utilities.

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