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Linus Torvalds' Followup On Software Security, Sensationalism And Self-Stimulating Simians

crn.com: Word was that Torvalds had apologized to OpenBSD developers. ChannelWeb asked the Linux guru if that were true and whether he had any second thoughts on his initial e-mail "flame." Here is his response:

Debunking the Linux virus myth

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Security

mylro.org: Linux and UNIX-like operating systems in general are regarded as being more secure for the common user, in contrast with operating systems that have "Windows" as part of their name. Why is that?

Firefox 3.1 Alpha Coming July 25th

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: Now that Mozilla has shipped Firefox 3.0 they have begun working on the next milestone that’s due out at the end of 2008. Firefox 3.1 Alpha (code named Shiretoko) is should be released on July 25th.

People of openSUSE: Frank Sundermeyer

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse.org: Former webservers administrator and presales consultant at S.u.S.E. he is currently working as a technical writer contributing to the openSUSE documentation and openSUSE web skin an wiki. Today you have the opportunity to meet Frank Sundermeyer!

Linus Torvalds, Geek of the Week

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Interviews

simple-talk.com: Linus Torvalds is remarkable, not only for being the technical genius who wrote Linux, but for then being able to inspire and lead an enormous team of people to devote their free time to work on the operating system and bring it to maturity. We sent Richard Morris off to interview Linus, and find out more.

Dell Beings Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Pre-installs

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Hardware
Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: It’s finally official. Dell’s Ubuntu Linux PCs now come with the latest build of the operating system, version 8.04. That may not seem like news, but it’s actually a significant move by Dell. Here’s why.

Can Linux Replace Windows - Maybe!

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Linux

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: I loaded Ubuntu Linux on my test laptop a couple of weeks ago more or less on a lark. After two weeks of loading a variety of different Linux distributions (but nowhere near all or even most of them!), and configuring, and experimenting, and learning, and talking with my partner and my brother, I would say the answer to that question is a qualified "Yes".

Breaking Down OpenSolaris on the Desktop

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OS

informit.com: A lot has been said about OpenSolaris, the community-supported version of Sun's Solaris operating system. Is it for you? Not if you're a SOHO user interested in business productivity applications, says A.Lizard.

Why does open source need a villain?

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Bill Gates has been in “retirement” for less than a month (heading his Foundation may be harder than being Microsoft CEO) and already open source advocates have settled on a replacement.

Xubuntu + BEOS theme + Remastersys = PC/OS

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Linux

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: This must have been the briefest test run a Linux distribution had on my box. I continued until the live desktop, only to confirm the massive suspicion I had. This is yet another remaster posing as something new. The culprit: PC/OS.

The New and Improved Ubuntu QA

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: For the last couple of weeks, Jordan Mantha been working behind the scenes on creating a community Ubuntu QA (quality assurance) team. For quite a while Canonical has largely driven QA efforts in Ubuntu. The community can and should step up in this area.

Acer Aspire one (Linux)

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Linux
Hardware

laptopmag.com: Mini-notebooks are getting bigger and more elaborate by the day, but Acer enters the crowded market with a simple yet solid miniature laptop for only $379. The Aspire one’s easy to use, customized Linux operating system and low price make it a compelling mini-notebook.

NASA Uses Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot: Two weekends ago was the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Due to NASA's 50th anniversary they got one of the country spots this year. Dan walks over, looks at the photo of a woman in front of a projector, and goes "that's gnome-terminal!"

OpenBSD devs respond to Torvalds' monkey jibe

zdnet.com.au: OpenBSD developers have responded to comments made by Linus Torvalds that they are a "bunch of masturbating monkeys". In an email exchange with ZDNet.co.uk, developer Ken Westerback wrote that an interest in security should lead to fixing all bugs.

today's leftovers

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  • Sweet Home 3D: simple interior design

  • The Year of the Free Software Desktop
  • What version of linux seems to be the least buggiest
  • What Linux version for a newcomer to Linux?
  • Intux 1.0 A Clone of PCLinuxOS with New Graphics
  • To Break ABI or Not to Break ABI: That is the Question
  • Red Hat Offers a Model for Patent Licensing
  • The Top command
  • Is content you can edit open source?
  • Tough Love
  • Ubuntu Tweak Utility Review
  • Plasma Embedded
  • Open Source OS's Part 3: OpenSuse
  • Linux Not The Savior For Our Economy
  • NVIDIA Updates Its Legacy Linux Drivers
  • Nicaragua: Open Source Software in Public Institutions

PCLinuxOS to Mandriva Spring 2008.1

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MDV

datalude.com/blog: I posted an entry here a month or so ago about my switch from Linux Mint to PCLinuxOS. There was good, bad, and definitely very ugly. In the many comments on that article, someone suggested that I should try Mandriva. So I did.

Linus Torvalds: Short update and pause in 2.6.27 merge window

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Linux

lkml.org: This is just a quick note to let people know that I'll be off for an extended weekend starting later today, so the next few days will be very quiet from a merge standpoint.

Which platform: Cathedral or open source?

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: Have you ever experienced a software bug and thought to yourself, "I could fix that"? If you could, would you? How could that even be possible?

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