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Dear Firefox, You Have Non-Windows Users Too

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Moz/FF

linuxtoday.com: A medium-large bit of news this week is a potentially serious exploit in the shiny new freshly-released Firefox 3.5, which was released, discovered, and fixed nearly all at the same time. Another open source security success story! Except for one thing-- no one bothered to report if this dastardly flaw affects Linux.

Announcing Apperi - The Linux App Store

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Linux

apperi.com: We are proud to announce the launch of the public beta of apperi.com. A new linux app store for Debian and Ubuntu users. Apperi.com currently supports users of Debian 4 & 5 as well as Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, and 9.04 with a total of 119,295 packages.

Xubuntu: The Better Ubuntu than Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

osnews.com: While we regularly discuss Ubuntu, and to a lesser degree Kubuntu, there's also a version of Ubuntu tailor-made for the Xfce desktop environment. As most of you are aware, it's called Xubuntu.

Pardus 2009 Looks Fantastic

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Linux

easylinuxcds.com: I had read in the Pardus release announcement that the Pardus had been “improved graphically in every part of the distribution”. It takes about 3 seconds to realize this.

Walter Cronkite dies at 92

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Obits

variety.com: Walter Cronkite, the TV newsman who became known as "the most trusted man in America" during his 19 years as anchor of the "CBS Evening News," died today of cancer. He was 92.

Every License has its Time and Place

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OSS

dirkriehle.com: The classic choice for the community license has been the GPL. The GPL supports building a community of users and customers while stalling competitors through its reciprocal nature.

A Linux security story

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: There's no such thing as perfect security. There are no programs that give you absolute software security. After all, security is a process, not a product. Linux's security process, though, is outstanding, which is one reason why it has great security. Here's an example.

Reports on the Death of the GPL …

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OSS

blogs.opennms.org: It’s funny, from my small corner of the world it seems like the GPL is under attack of late.

linux malware, sure it’s possible

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Linux

bambambambam.wordpress: I did a bit of research into it and discovered that a few people have already documented this possible vulnerability, and that it is somewhat legitimate.

Xfe - Fast & Lightweight File Manager for the X Window System

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Reviews

Xfe (X File Explorer) is a wonderful, fast and lightweight file manager for Linux built using the FOX toolkit with a customisable interface which can resemble the twin-panel style of Midnight Commander if needed.

Quod Libet - A Different GTK Music Player

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Reviews

Quod Libet is a GTK music player written in Python with support for various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, MP4 and WMA. Quod Libet has a different interface and a slightly different approach compared to players like Rhythmbox or Banshee, for example.

Linux Kernel Virtual Machine improves build performance

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Linux

Create a build service using the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) for better performance

CentOS Pulse #0903

The CentOS Pulse Newsleter #0903 has been published.

This issue contains some general and security releated news, an interview with the CentOS developer Ralph Angenendt and information about 'The Definitive Guide to CentOS' which is a book available in both print and e-book format.

It also covers ELRepo - a community driven repository that claims to improve hardware support for CentOS.

You can read the newsletter at:

http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/0903

Intel claims No. 2 Linux contributor spot as hedge against Microsoft

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Linux

cnet.com: In 2007 Red Hat stood on top of the Linux kernel contributor list with room to spare. At 12.7 percent of the Linux kernel contributed by Red Hat. In 2009, things get more interesting, with Intel making a serious challenge to claim the top spot in Linux kernel contributions.

Review: Rhythmbox 0.12.0 in Ubuntu 9.04

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Reviews

Rhythmbox is the default audio player coming with the GNOME desktop environment, featuring a clean, typical interface which is so common for GTK audio players. I could say that Rhythmbox has little missing features and it is rather complete.

ASUS N10J - Netbook or Notebook?

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Linux
Hardware

zdnet.co.uk/blog: By sheer chance and very good fortune, I now own an ASUS N10J netbook. Or notebook. The N10J came preloaded with Windows Vistaster Business, it should be no surprise to anyone that it runs like a terminally ill DOG. I have installed a variety of Linux distributions on it.

Free "Really Cool" Stickers About Linux/FOSS

junauza.com: Do you want to remove that Windows or Apple logo from your Linux-powered netbook or laptop? If you do then you may as well replace it with some cool graphics that would stand out.

The missing piece of every Linux distribution

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: There are many Linux distributions out there, nay hundreds of Linux distributions, ready and waiting for your computing pleasure. They all have one thing in common, one missing piece.

Linux Mail Storage Formats: Mbox vs MailDir

raiden.net: The subject of standard Unix and Linux mail file formats came up as part of a recent article I was writing and I decided that it was something that needed to be addressed to avoid confusion when talking about it in the future.

doom and game evolution

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Gaming

dodonov.net/blog: I just finished quake4, and I am playing (again) doom3 on Linux right now. It feels great – so if anyone wants to say that there are no games on Linux, I could just show the list of some of the games I played this year and found quite impressive:

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