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Microsoft’s Toyota Letter

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet.com: Hearing about the Toyota recall and extent to which the company has gone towards compensating Toyota owners makes me imagine a letter from Microsoft addressing Windows operators.

An Interview with KDEPIM Contributor Tobias König

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Interviews

kdenews.org: Welcome to another interview with a KDE contributor. This time we talked with Tobias König from KDEPIM about Akonadi and the TV series Lost.

Saving PCs from viruses - the Linux way

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: This past week we were inundated by PCs with viruses. Either people were bringing their infected machines to the office or calling us to come and get them. It was a madhouse. It wasn’t until I pulled out all the stops, with the help of my good old friend Linux, that I was able to finally say goodbye to those infections. But how?

A Picture-Happy Overview of Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

itlure.com: The recently announced visual rebranding of the world's numero uno Linux distribution caused quite a bit of stir. Here's a short visual tour with some of the new things that are coming straight to your Ubuntu machines at the end of April.

Bug fixing in Gentoo: How we are performing

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Gentoo

blog.hartwork.org: I’ve been playing with matplotlib and Gentoo bug numbers from the last ~6 month to be able to see how we are performing at fixing bugs lately. This is the current output:

The Case Of Nexuiz

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: The founder of the Nexuiz project with many of it’s major contributors agreed to “sell” their domain and GPLed sources to IllFonic, LLC. While the GPLed Nexuiz will remain free the “New” Nexuiz (which is developed for the consoles) will be closed source.

Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Lenny)

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HowTos

This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos) on Debian Lenny. I will use FlowPlayer as the video player, a free Flash video player with support for lighttpd's mod_flv_streaming module. I will also show how you can encode videos (.mp4 .mov .mpg .3gp .mpeg .wmv .avi) to the FLV format supported by Adobe Flash.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • How to Restart a Unresponsive Linux System with Reisub
  • Monitoring Memory Usage in Linux Machines
  • Convert .m4a files to mp3 (AAC to MP3)
  • How to enable Debug repository in CentOS Linux
  • Toggle SSH Session using SSH Escape Character
  • Installing ATi Drivers in OpenSUSE
  • 5 Best Addictive Free Multiplayer Android Games
  • Taking Linux into the Wild Woods
  • Desktop Linux vs. Windows 7 - Response to comments
  • Red Star OS, a Linux Distro Made in North Korea
  • New Opera Snapshot
  • Pre and Pixi Plus: Is WebOS Ready to Take Off?
  • Couple of amusing linux commands
  • Forget the Mouse, Love Your Keyboard
  • 50 Linux Discussion Forums
  • Davenport & Lyons/ACS Law to get their very own warning letter?
  • Eschalon Book II Beta Testers Wanted
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.03.05

Windows is Easier, Just Like Stabbing Your Own Eyeballs is Easier

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Linux
Microsoft

linuxtoday.com: Lately I've been breaking my own "don't help friends with their Windows PCs" rule. Now I remember why I made that rule in the first place.

A shared object is (not) enough

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Software

blog.flameeyes.eu: When building shared objects for plugin usage, like the case for NSS I noted, PAM plugins or extensions for languages like Ruby, Python, Perl, Java… you don’t need static libraries at all, so a shared object is enough!

The newbie's guide to hacking the Linux kernel

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HowTos

tuxradar.com: You don't need a PhD in computer science and years of experience to hack the kernel. We asked prolific kernel hacker (and Linux Format reader!) Greg Kroah-Hartman to tell us what it takes for newbies to patch the Linux kernel - here's what he had to say...

FreeBSD webcam support: video4bsd

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: Hans Petter has been working hard recently on webcamd, making Linux webcam drivers work on FreeBSD.

wicd is good stuff

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kmandla.wordpress: The other thing I wanted to mention about my brief interlude with Arch a day ago, was my surprise at using wicd. I have frustrations with Windows 7 and something like this is just the ticket.

Best Twitter and Facebook apps

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Software
  • Post Twitter and Facebook status from the GNOME panel
  • Get the best Twitter app for Linux

Special 301: FOSS users. Now we're all Communists and Criminals

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Linux

There seems to be no respite from the predations of Microsoft FUD and the machinations of Big Business. Just when it seemed safe to come out of the closet and admit to being a user of free and open source software without being accused of being a Communist, it appears that we are now criminals too—

6 Desktop Fonts to try in Ubuntu

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  • 6 Desktop Fonts to try in Ubuntu
  • First impressions of Ubuntu's new look
  • Ubuntu One KDE Tech Preview
  • Kubuntu apps repraise
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Alpha 3 Screenshots Gallery

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 113 is out

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SUSE

Issue #113 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Oh dear! Qt incompatibility on the horizon

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kamikazow.wordpress: The Symbian Foundation and Nokia with Maemo (now MeeGo) are building two widget sets on top of QGraphicsView – while both are called Direct UI, they are entirely different. It’s totally braindead to have incompatibe widget sets.

How Linux Can Achieve Faster World Domination

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tomshardware.com: Today we have Keith Curtis returning for a new discussion on Linux. Curtis spent 11 years as a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft before examining Linux and the open source side of things, which resulted in a change of perspective and a published book.

Linux Nvidia drivers might also have the GPU fan speed issue

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Hardware
Software

linuxers.org: According to Nvidia, until the problem is resolved, Linux users should revert to 190.53 web release or the 195.30 public beta. They are going to remove the 195.36.08 and 195.36.03 drivers from NVIDIA's FTP site.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
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    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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