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  • Convert html to pdf
  • Installing and configuring Unison File Synchronizer
  • Copy the Privilege of One MySQL User to Another User
  • 3 Ways to boot Ubuntu from USB
  • Things to consider with secure file deletion
  • Anatomy of a Debian package
  • Change the window controls from left to right in Ubuntu
  • Stuck on Dial-up

Ten annoying operating system failings

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zdnet.co.uk: There's no denying that every operating system has its own little foibles, but some shortcomings are more infuriating than others, says Jack Wallen.

What Will Be Talked About At The Ubuntu 11.04 Summit

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phoronix.com: Besides talking about performance at the Ubuntu Developer Summit later this month in Orlando for Ubuntu 11.04, there will also be discussions and tracks for hardware compatibility, Ubuntu as the project and community, application selections and defaults, how to empower application developers, cloud infrastructure, and multimedia.

openSUSE Strategy: the third and fourth part

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  • openSUSE Strategy: the third and fourth part of the trilogy
  • strategy, helping SUSE...
  • Pcmanfm now add the support to move-able icons on the desktop

A Linux Program To Overclock Your AMD CPUs

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phoronix.com: Besides Linux drivers for gaming peripherals (like mice and other things) being an area where Linux tends to struggle compared to the level of support and functionality offered under Windows, enthusiast-oriented programs for being able to overclock your CPU and RAM is another area where Linux really provides no suitable alternatives.

Gaming is Alive and Well on Linux

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linuxplanet.com: Gaming on the Linux platform is alive and well, thank you very much. In fact, there are more quality games available for Linux today than ever before.

Midori – The Little Browser that Just Might Surprise You

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maketecheasier.com: You know all the web browsers, right? At least, all the REAL browsers. There’s Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, and of course Internet Explorer. It’s not likely any more little guys could join a game with players like that, right?

Why Windows Is Bad for Business

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pcworld.com: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is highly skilled at being "a little cocky" as he trumpets the global desktop dominance of his company's Windows operating system.

Linux as a mobile OS, much more than just Android

royal.pingdom.com: These days it seems like Android is on the lips of every tech geek out there, and it is arguably one of the most successful Linux-based products ever. But Android is not the only Linux-based mobile OS in town. Far from it.

Fedora 14 On Its Way

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  • Fedora 14 Well On Its Way to a Desktop Near You
  • Fedora 14 beta review
  • Option Pros Looking for a Big Move in Red Hat

Get More Out Of Your Home Wireless Setup With Open Source Apps

ostatic.com/blog: Want better performance out of your home Wi-Fi setup? Most of us are now so dependent on Wi-Fi around the house that we do want that, but not everybody realizes that there are open source tools that can help improve your wireless experience.

Simply Mepis 8.5 challenge: the first four days

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: I decided that it was time for me to test SimplyMepis 8.5, so that I could have a closer impression of this efficient Linux distribution to write a non-technical review. As I promised, I have been running SimplyMepis consistently for four days now and these are my first findings:

My Search for the Best Audio Editing Software

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thelinuxexperiment.com: Lately, I’ve been doing some audio recording. In addition to a couple of podcasts that I work on, I occasionally like to record my own musical compositions.

openSUSE Announces Second 11.4 Development Milestone

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news.opensuse.org: Today, Thursday October 7, the openSUSE project announces Milestone 2 of openSUSE 11.4. Milestone 2 (M2) is the second of six periodic development snapshots of openSUSE 11.4 and includes updates to major components across the breadth of the distribution.

In Appreciation Of Pidgin

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techiemoe.com: There was a time when instant messaging was dominated by two clients: AIM and ICQ. They both over the years developed feature creep, or feature bloat, becoming lumbering behemoths full of abilities well beyond the scope of Instant Messaging and in my opinion beyond the scope of sanity and usefulness.

Ubuntu 10.10 ‘Maverick Meerkat’ Is Now Official

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 ‘Maverick Meerkat’ Is Now Official
  • Ubuntu Linux upgraded for netbooks, desktops, and servers
  • Differences Between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, etc.
  • Ubuntu 10.10 to feature Windows, iPhone & Android syncing...

GNOME and KDE 2011 Desktop Summit dates confirmed

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h-online.com: The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. boards have announced that the 2011 Desktop Summit will take place in Berlin, German from the 6th to the 12th of August at the Humboldt University.

Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On Ubuntu 10.04

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HowTos

This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on Ubuntu 10.04. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.

Latest Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition makes cloud deployment easier than ever

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Canonical to sponsor users with free cloud time on Amazon EC2 to let users experience improvements for themselves

London, October 7, 2010: Canonical today announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition for download on Sunday, October 10 -- making it easier to configure, update and run both in development and deployment environments of public clouds.

Latest Ubuntu Version Puts Focus on Consumers and Mobile

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Ubuntu 10.10 adds features for desktop and netbook users

London, October 7, 2010: Canonical today announced the upcoming availability of Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and Netbook Editions for download on Sunday, October 10.

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NuTyX 10.1-rc1 Available

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Events: FOSDEM Samba Talks, USENIX Enigma, LCA (linux.conf.au) and FAST18

  • Authentication and authorization in Samba 4
    Volker Lendecke is one of the first contributors to Samba, having submitted his first patches in 1994. In addition to developing other important file-sharing tools, he's heavily involved in development of the winbind service, which is implemented in winbindd. Although the core Active Directory (AD) domain controller (DC) code was written by his colleague Stefan Metzmacher, winbind is a crucial component of Samba's AD functionality. In his information-packed talk at FOSDEM 2018, Lendecke said he aimed to give a high-level overview of what AD and Samba authentication is, and in particular the communication pathways and trust relationships between the parts of Samba that authenticate a Samba user in an AD environment.
  • Two FOSDEM talks on Samba 4
    Much as some of us would love never to have to deal with Windows, it exists. It wants to authenticate its users and share resources like files and printers over the network. Although many enterprises use Microsoft tools to do this, there is a free alternative, in the form of Samba. While Samba 3 has been happily providing authentication along with file and print sharing to Windows clients for many years, the Microsoft world has been slowly moving toward Active Directory (AD). Meanwhile, Samba 4, which adds a free reimplementation of AD on Linux, has been increasingly ready for deployment. Three short talks at FOSDEM 2018 provided three different views of Samba 4, also known as Samba-AD, and left behind a pretty clear picture that Samba 4 is truly ready for use. I will cover the first two talks in this article, and the third in a later one.
  • A report from the Enigma conference
    The 2018 USENIX Enigma conference was held for the third time in January. Among many interesting talks, three presentations dealing with human security behaviors stood out. This article covers the key messages of these talks, namely the finding that humans are social in their security behaviors: their decision to adopt a good security practice is hardly ever an isolated decision. Security conferences tend to be dominated by security researchers demonstrating their latest exploits. The talks are attack-oriented, they keep a narrow focus, and usually they close with a dark outlook. The security industry has been doing security conferences like this for twenty years and seems to prefer this format. Yet, if you are tired of this style, the annual USENIX Enigma conference is a welcome change of pace. Most of the talks are defense-oriented, they have a horizon going far beyond technology alone, and they are generally focused on successful solutions.
  • DIY biology
    A scientist with a rather unusual name, Meow-Ludo Meow-Meow, gave a talk at linux.conf.au 2018 about the current trends in "do it yourself" (DIY) biology or "biohacking". He is perhaps most famous for being prosecuted for implanting an Opal card RFID chip into his hand; the Opal card is used for public transportation fares in Sydney. He gave more details about his implant as well as describing some other biohacking projects in an engaging presentation. Meow-Meow is a politician with the Australian Science Party, he said by way of introduction; he has run in the last two elections. He founded BioFoundry, which is "Australia's first open-access molecular biology lab"; there are now two such labs in the country. He is also speaks frequently as "an emerging technology evangelist" for biology as well as other topics.
  • Notes from FAST18

    I attended the technical sessions of Usenix's File And Storage Technology conference this week. Below the fold, notes on the papers that caught my attention.

Security: Vista10 and uTorrent Holes Found by Google

  • Google drops new Edge zero-day as Microsoft misses 90-day deadline

    Google originally shared details of the flaw with Microsoft on 17 November 2017, but Microsoft wasn’t able to come up with a patch within Google’s non-negotiable “you have 90 days to do this” period.

  • Google Goes Public with Another Major Windows 10 Bug
    After revealing an Edge browser vulnerability that Microsoft failed to fix, Google is now back with another disclosure, this time aimed at Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709), but potentially affecting other Windows versions as well. James Forshaw, a security researcher that’s part of Google’s Project Zero program, says the elevation of privilege vulnerability can be exploited because of the way the operating system handles calls to Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC). This means a standard user could obtain administrator privileges on a Windows 10 computer, which in the case of an attack, could eventually lead to full control over the impacted system. But as Neowin noted, this is the second bug discovered in the same function, and both of them, labeled as 1427 and 1428, were reported to Microsoft on November 10, 2017. Microsoft said it fixed them with the release of the February 2018 Patch Tuesday updates, yet as it turns out, only issue 1427 was addressed.
  • uTorrent bugs let websites control your computer and steal your downloads

    The vulnerabilities, according to Project Zero, make it possible for any website a user visits to control key functions in both the uTorrent desktop app for Windows and in uTorrent Web, an alternative to desktop BitTorrent apps that uses a web interface and is controlled by a browser. The biggest threat is posed by malicious sites that could exploit the flaw to download malicious code into the Windows startup folder, where it will be automatically run the next time the computer boots up. Any site a user visits can also access downloaded files and browse download histories.

  • BitTorrent Client uTorrent Suffers Security Vulnerability (Updated)

    BitTorrent client uTorrent is suffering from an as yet undisclosed vulnerability. The security flaw was discovered by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who previously said he would reveal a series of "remote code execution flaws" in torrent clients. BitTorrent Inc. has rolled out a 'patch' in the latest Beta release and hopes to fix the stable uTorrent client later this week.