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SUSE KDE 3.5.4 (Unsupported) RPMS available

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KDE

HOWTO: Installing Grsecurity patched kernel in debian/ubuntu

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Howtos

Walkthrough for compiling and installing grsecurity patched kernel on debian based systems.

Closed Source Software: The Future of Windows and Linux?

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OSS

I have been struggling with one major problem lately with the Linux operating system and that problem is the amazing lack of new and exciting software.

Why Red Hat will NOT go bust because of Ubuntu

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Linux

Free Software Magazine has an interesting article claiming that Red Hat with whither and die at the expense of Ubuntu. It's an interesting theory, but one that is based on a fundamentally flawed understanding of enterprise software purchasing (closed or open source).

Original "Star Trek" series carries on via the Web

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SciFi

"Star Trek: New Voyages" picks up where the original series left off prior to cancellation, with a slew of new episodes made available online.

Getting those multimedia keys to work in Kubuntu

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HowTos

Nowadays, it’s rare for your keyboard to have just the standard 104-keys. Manufacturers are shipping many computers with what they usually call “Multimedia” keyboards or something similar. You’ve got your button for e-mail, volume, internet browsing, and all kinds of other tasks that can be done more efficiently with a dedicated key assigned to it.

Novell made the right decision even if for the wrong reasons

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SUSE

Novell has decided not to use proprietary Linux modules such as the NVidia accelerated driver. My first reaction was that Novell was being needlessly idiotic. Then I read this article on OSWeekly.com, by Matt Hartley. It calls out the leading Linux distributions for failing to band together to pressure hardware vendors to pre-install Linux.

Using SUSE AppArmor to profile a workstation application in FireFox

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HowTos

Creating application security policies is a breeze with the no-nonsense configuration wizard in Novell's AppArmor module (available in the YaST Control Center). This tip offers a simple demonstration in the Firefox Web browser to illustrate how quick and easy it is to profile a common workstation application for better enterprise security.

SCO's hometown paper sees bad things coming

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OS

SCO's Linux and IBM lawsuits haven't been going well, and the stock market's beginning to notice. SCO's hometown newspaper, the Salt Lake City Tribune, notes that SCO's stock has fallen from its October 2003 high of $20.50 per share to an August 1 close of $2.28.

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Frets On Fire

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Gaming

Unreal Voodoo, a group of talented finnish people dedicated in bringing you the finest in multimedia presentations, has released their brand new amazing opensource game, made with Amanith Framework: Frets On Fire!

Reiser4 Internal Abstraction Layer

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Linux

The ongoing discussion about the Reiser4 filesystem continues on the lkml. Jeff Garzik discussed the complexity introduced by a plugin layer, suggesting it is really a second VFS. Linux creator Linus Torvalds weighed in on the discussion, "as long you call them 'plugins' and treat them as such, I (and I suspect a lot of other people) are totally uninterested.

Firefox Surpasses 200 Million Downloads

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has passed the 200 millionth download of Firefox, and has taken the opportunity to thank its most fervent fans for their work in supporing the open-source Web browser.

The Geekword Puzzle

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Gaming

This month, in the spirit of "Making Linux a Little More Fun", I decided to try my hand at a Linux crossword puzzle. This presented a number of interesting challenges. In any case, the result of all the cogitation, agitation, and meditation is presented here for your enjoyment; I hope you have as much fun... yeah, that's the word... solving it as I had designing it!

Book Review: How to Break Web Software

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Reviews

How to Break Web Software should be a mandatory addition to any one who is responsible for the security of a Web site. It’s eye-opening, descriptive, and provides understandable step-by-step exploits that can be tested on your own site.

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KDE 3.5.4 Released With New Features

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KDE

The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of KDE 3.5.4, a maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop for GNU/Linux and other UNIXes.

LinuxWorld San Francisco And The Computer Museum Team-Up To Make History

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Linux

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, in conjunction with the Computer History Museum, recently joined forces in conducting a nationwide search for Linux and open source related memorabilia. The search was carried out as one of the many planned events at this year's Expo to recognize the 15 year anniversary of the kernel and preserve its revolutionary part of computer history. Selected items received will be added to the museum's collection in Mountain View, CA for its permanent collection.

Triggering software events from hardware changes with HAL and Ivman

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HowTos

Traditionally on a Unix-like system like GNU/Linux you must mount a device such as a CD-ROM before being able to use it. This is one of the biggest complaints from newcomers, especially Windows refugees. The latest versions of the GNOME and KDE desktop environments offer automounting functionality, and some distributions (such as Ubuntu and its derivatives) have it enabled by default. If you choose not to use any of these environments, here's an alternative solution.

OSS moving into government

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Open source software will become increasingly important for governments around the world Gartner analyst Andrea DiMaio said yesterday. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, DiMaio said motivations like reducing fixed-term licence fees and developing local ICT industries were among the most important drivers for most governments to switch to open source software.

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