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Firefox 3.5.3

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: The Mozilla Firefox have already started spreading the latest Firefox version with the version number of 3.5.3 to the official mirror servers. This usually means that the next Firefox update is imminent.

Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone

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Hardware
  • Palm unveils its Pixi WebOS smartphone
  • 10 things I think I think about Palm's Pixi webOS smartphone
  • The Palm Pre gets a Little Brother - the Pixi

GNOME Journal Issue 16 Released!

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Software
  • Putting the Network back into G(N)OME - An Interview with John Palmieri
  • Writing Open Source Conference
  • Behind the Scenes with Lucas Rocha

Mono Survey Time!

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Software

tirania.org/blog: In this survey, I want to know how much people are willing to pay for (or not pay) for Mono commercial support on a variety of platforms: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, HP-UX, AIX, Solaris on a variety of architectures.

Intel Core i5 750, Core i7 870 Linux Benchmarks

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Now that we have provided a brief overview of the Intel P55 and how it functions under Linux, our larger area of concentration is looking at the Linux performance of the P55 with the new Core i5 750 and Core i7 870 processors.

Another Reason Open Source is Better: No Abandonware

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Microsoft
OSS

computerworlduk.com: There are many good reasons for choosing open source over proprietary software, notably the freedom it gives you, and the security that comes from allowing anyone to look for bugs.

Linux doesn't work? Just recompile.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Just about any mailing list, forum, blog comment you read will inevitably have a comment regarding Linux in the form of something like "If it doesn't work then just recompile it." I do not believe that telling anyone to compile a program as a problem fix is the "right thing (tm)" to do.

Metadata Performance Exploration Part 2: XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, ext2, and resier4

linux-mag.com: More performance: We add five file systems to our previous benchmark results to creating a “uber” article on metadata file system performance. We follow the “good” benchmarking guidelines presented in a previous article and examine the good, the bad and the interesting.

Year X is NOT the Year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

daniweb.com: This year is not the year of the Linux desktop. Next year is not the year of the Linux desktop. In fact, NO year is the year of the Linux desktop. I've given up hope for it.

Replacing X11

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Software

elevenislouder.blogspot: MicroXwin is a kernel module Xlib compatible graphics system, but it isn't client/server oriented and is not network oriented. It is binary compatible but uses only 1 to 2 mb of RAM.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Third Plasma Summit Lifts KDE Desktop To Higher Grounds
  • The Words Are Important...
  • Novell fannies about with Open Enterprise Server 2
  • Lenz Grimmer to keynote openSUSE Conference
  • LugRadio Live 2009 Announced
  • Linux OS market ‘long term prospects remain good’
  • Zenwalk Linux 6.2
  • cwrapper – a wrapper for colorizing the output of common unix commands
  • The Command Line Is Not Always Better
  • Linux 2.6.32 To Get R600 KMS Along With 3D
  • OpenOffice.org: The Limits of Readability and Grammar Extensions
  • Review: Easy Peasy 1.5
  • Get a Visual Overview of Your Firefox Browsing History
  • Java.net using Drupal
  • about:mozilla 9/8

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vim – Add Line Numbers
  • Best way to create perfect chromium launcher on Linux
  • Find details about your ISO images from the Linux command line
  • Howto: Canon LBP 5100 with Samba (amd64)
  • Adding Color to Bash List Command Part II
  • UTF-8 and apache - mysql - php
  • movietime – stop powersaving to watch a movie
  • Making Firefox Fonts On Linux Look Like They Do On Windows
  • Lions and Tigers and Shares... Oh Mount!
  • Using Eselect
  • Mound Data Manager – Manage data in the context of other applications
  • Change Ethernet Card’s Speed And Duplex Settings In Ubuntu Linux
  • Amarok 2.X proxy settings

UNIX network performance analysis

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Linux

Get quick steps for resolving UNIX network performance problems

FSF files objection to Google Book Search settlement

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OSS
Legal

fsf.org: Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) filed an objection in court to the proposed Google Book Search settlement (The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc.). The objection urges the court to reject the proposed settlement unless it incorporates terms that better address the needs of authors using free licenses.

20 most bizarre Craigslist adverts of all time

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Web
Humor

telegraph.co.uk: Craigslist, the anarchic classifieds website, has developed a reputation for hosting some of the oddest adverts on the internet.

Banks Eye Linux From Sidelines

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Linux

americanbanker.com: Yet as the free, open, Unix-derived operating system is taking capital markets by storm and restructuring the landscape of the OS marketplace, bankers remain cautious about adopting it.

What Drove Me to Linux -- and Keeps Me There

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: The question I get asked the most on a regular basis is why in the heck I choose to run Linux over something a bit more mainstream such as OS X. My reasoning for this is based on a track record of watching Microsoft make one mistake with their users after another.

Openbox: A fun and lightweight window manager

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Software

linuxcritic.wordpress: I am always on the lookout for a new way of doing things when it comes to personal computing, and one of the best ways to do so is to experiment with different window managers for Linux.

Lin-X Linux 1.1

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Lin-X is a remastered version of Ubuntu designed to look and feel like Mac OS X. Lin-X has turned the cool Apple logo on its head a bit by putting in a skull and crossed swords. Surely an act of blatant defiance of Steve Jobs and his lawyers. We’ll see if anybody at Apple notices this amusing act of rebellion.

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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Microsoft says its best not to fiddle with its Windows 10 group policies (that don't work)

    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

  • What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course
    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and strem.io. We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.
  • A Samba remote code execution vulnerability
    Distributors are already shipping the fix; there's also a workaround in the advisory for those who cannot update immediately.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements
    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.
  • Summer of Coding!
    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!
  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released
    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .
  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support
    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.
  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs
    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.