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The 1% “myth” is pretty accurate

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Linux

thepcspy.com: I recently read two posts throwing mud at the 1% statistic. Neither give evidence to show Linux at a higher level.

Mozilla fixes Firefox holes, curtails clickjacking

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Mozilla released two new versions of its browser on Tuesday, Firefox 3.6.9 and Firefox 3.5.12, to close 10 critical security vulnerabilities.

Also: Mozilla: Now is the time for browser-based games

4 Linux and BSD Firewall/Router Projects pfsense and m0n0wall

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Linux
Software
BSD

linuxplanet.com: Here we'll look at four different firewall/router projects from the open source community:

Amnesia: TDD Ready

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Linux

Although I've not seen an official announcement yet, Amnesia: The Dark Descent is ready to download - at least for pre-orders.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Awesome Right Click Menu Alternative Mockup for Ubuntu
  • Asia not ready for key apps to go open source
  • PlayStation 3 software update breaks jailbreak
  • cross-distro default security protection review
  • Firefox 4 Beta With Faster Graphics and New Audio Capabilities
  • 5 Extensions To Add Calendar & Task Manager To Thunderbird 3
  • Opera 10.62 Release Candidate 2
  • Various Linux Distro Stickers
  • Package Management in Ubuntu Server
  • CAD software for Linux
  • GNU Debugger adds D language support
  • Back from the OOoCON, on to the next one
  • Screen capture tour of OpenSUSE 11.3 installation
  • Fedora conference in Switzerland next week
  • Well, There Is No i8xx Fix For Ubuntu 10.10
  • 30 Linux-related Twitter accounts
  • SparkleShare Shaping Up to be Slick FOSS Alternative to Dropbox
  • NVIDIA Puts Out A Major Beta Linux Driver Update

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Alien - Use Any Package On Any Distribution
  • How do I quickly share Linux directories with a Windows network?
  • Unix Named Pipes - An example of Interprocess communication
  • Linux Tip: How to do setting the PATH?
  • Linux Tip: How to ignore upgrades you don’t want?
  • Enable Your Desktop Effects Using CompizConfig in ubuntu
  • Compile your own Linux kernel
  • How To connect Tata photon plus in Ubuntu
  • Solve the warning: connect to mysql server 127.0.0.1: Too many connections
  • How to Manage Fonts in Linux with FontMatrix
  • Finding Files with locate
  • systemd for Administrators, Part II
  • Create a monitoring system in Ubuntu with webcam
  • Bcache Testing: IOPS
  • HOWTO: Enable LDAP/Active Directory Authentication with MediaWiki
  • Maintaining backports with GIT

Multiple Desktops

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Linux
Software

georgetoon.com: I love to tweak and customize my computer’s desktop. I love to add widgets, gadgets, shortcuts, and informational apps. This is another big reason why I run Linux here in my studio.

UT3 For Linux Is Laid To Rest

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Gaming
  • UT3 For Linux Is Laid To Rest By Epic's Mark Rein
  • The importance of open source gaming
  • Gaming Videos On GNU/Linux

Ubuntu 10.10 beta review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 beta review
  • Canonical's Attention to Detail is Starting to Show
  • Measuring the Value of Canonical’s Launchpad

Debunking the 1% Myth

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Linux

oreilly.com: It seems like almost every day someone in the tech press or someone commenting in a technical forum will claim that Linux adoption on the desktop (including laptops) is insignificant. The number that is thrown around is 1%.

BSD Magazine issue 2010-09: BSD and Linux

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Linux
BSD

sdmag.org: The BSD Mag September issue is about BSD and Linux. Highlights include: The Difference Between FreeBSD and Ubuntu in a Not So Technical Way.

Firefox 4.0 Beta 5 Arrives

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: As of this minute, the Mozilla servers are being filled with new Firefox 4.0 Beta 5 releases. The distribution has not been completed yet, and it is likely that it will take at least a few hours before the official announcement is being made over at the Mozilla website.

This is Why You Do It: Open Source Software Saves Charity

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OSS

ostatic.com/blog: We love feel-good stories about how open source software helps improve living conditions in third-world countries or comes to the rescue in times of crisis, but this one really takes the cake.

Assessing the Tux Strength

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Linux
  • Assessing the Tux Strength: Part 1 - Userspace Memory Protection
  • Assessing the Tux Strength: Part 2 - Into the Kernel

Android/Linux kernel fight continues

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Linux
OSS

blogs.computerworld: You could argue that Google's Android, so popular on smartphones now, is the most popular Linux of all right now. There's only one little problem with that: Android has continued to be apart from the Linux mainstream.

Old Generals Never Die - They just Wear a Red Hat

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The Red Hat board of directors announced a new chairman Monday, August 30, to replace outgoing Matthew Szulik. Henry Hugh Shelton, retired Special Forces general, has been serving on the board since 2003 after leaving the elite Army division.

Schillix 0.7.1i released with Illumos underneath

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OS

h-online.com: The OpenSolaris distribution Schillix has released a version of its operating system which is based on the OpenSolaris fork Illumos.

Intel's Sandybridge Graphics On Linux

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Back in February we reported on the first signs of open-source support for Intel's Sandybridge, a.k.a. their sixth-generation Intel graphics processor integrated on their upcoming CPUs.

How To Set Up Apache2 With mod_fcgid And PHP5 On OpenSUSE 11.3

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial describes how you can install Apache2 with mod_fcgid and PHP5 on OpenSUSE 11.3. mod_fcgid is a compatible alternative to the older mod_fastcgi. It lets you execute PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners instead of the Apache user.

Mark Bohannon to Lead Red Hat Governmental Affairs and Public Policy

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Linux

marketwatch.com: Red Hat, Inc. today announced that Mark Bohannon will join the company as Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Global Public Policy on Oct. 1, 2010.

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