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China deploys secure computer operating system

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smh.com.au: Coleman told the Times that Kylin has been under development since 2001 and the first Chinese computers to use it are government and military servers that were converted beginning in 2007.

12 Worthy Alternative Browsers for Linux

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makeuseof.com: Even though Firefox is the default browser in most Linux distro, that doesn’t mean you have to confine yourselves to Firefox. So, check out 12 alternative browsers for Linux.

The Many Flavors of Linux

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Linux

beginlinux.wordpress: Even the smallest amount if research into Linux will have illustrated the sheer range of distributions out there. They are all based on the original Linux kernel built by Linus Torvalds (the father of modern Linux) and can all inter-operate to varying degrees.

Health Check: Ubuntu and Debian's special relationship

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Ubuntu

h-online.com: Ubuntu is five years old. The release of Jaunty Jackalope coincided with the fifth anniversary of a meeting that Mark Shuttleworth called of a dozen or so Debian Developers in his London flat in April 2004 to map out his project to create a distribution that was capable of taking Linux to the masses.

State of the GNU/Linux Desktop 2009 Part 3/4: Infrastructural Enhancements

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: This category of purely under-the-hood work is not immediately obvious and thus is often under-appreciated, but yields many useful improvements to the Free Desktop.

Time to take another look at Linux

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limulus.wordpress: I went to a man’s apartment today on a business matter and while there I noticed that he had an old thick book about Red Hat Linux on his shelf.

Penguicon 2009

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raiden.net: This year I went to a convention known as Penguicon. It is a convention where you can dress up as your favorite anime/Star Wars/ or whatever you want to dress up as...if at all. I choose the scariest costume that I can muster.

Ratpoison: an efficient and minimalist WM.

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Software

thinkmoult.com: Ratpoison. It sounds like something that kills a rat. It sure does. Ratpoison is a WM (Window Manager) that runs on Linux that has one purpose: to kill your rat. Here we are referring to that disgusting little lump beside your keyboard that shoots lasers out of its arse.

Get to know Linux: IceWM

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ghacks.net: This time around we are going to take a look at what most would consider a more standard metaphor window manager for the Linux operating system. I say “standard” because, even though it is old school (and has an old-school look and feel), it contains some of the standard features of the modern desktop.

Red Hat: The Fools Are Right

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy enjoys Barron’s and The Motley Fool — two fantastic financial websites. But when it comes to rumors about Red Hat’s future, The VAR Guy has to side with irreverent Fools rather than the traditional Barron’s. Here’s why.

Linux and FOSS: Living A Conscious Life

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linuxtoday.com: What is winning? It's not "world domination". Winning is changing the rules of the game so that a dirty convicted monopolist does not control the industry, and Linux/FOSS can thrive without constantly having to fight just for the right to exist.

Welcome to the Beginning of the New Linux.com

ldn.linuxfoundation.org: The relaunching of Linux.com has been, without a doubt, one of the most challenging professional tasks I have ever been a part of. And I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Maine School Switches to Gentoo Linux

  • nQuake
  • Duke Nukem Forever may not be dead yet, Trilogy still coming
  • The SFLS Episode 0x0D: Stormy Peters of the GNOME Foundation
  • Novell PlateSpin Recon 3.6
  • Safe Browsing with Firefox and Netcraft Toolbar
  • KPhotoAlbum Competition to Create Showcase Video - Win $100
  • Software liability will hurt open source vendors
  • openc2e
  • April 2009 browser stats: Firefox and Chrome gain
  • Fedora 12 Features Get Laid Out
  • Funny Signature Quotes
  • Big Fat 9.04
  • Untangle on Ubuntu discontinued
  • You Say Open, I Say Free ... Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
  • About:mozilla 05/12
  • Comux 010100
  • Linux does have a future on netbooks

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to protect Apache against DOS,DDOS or brute force attacks

  • Install BackupPC server in Centos|Rhel|Fedora
  • Changing your hostname in Ubuntu
  • Getting Fedora working in VirtualBox
  • Howto Use OpenDNS On Ubuntu
  • How to install and manage packages in Linux with RPM
  • Gmail Notify: Not Just for Win/Mac
  • Ubuntu - After the Installation
  • Setting up File Sharing in Linux with Samba
  • The Terminal: Messin’ With Files and Directories
  • Get DirectFB 1.2.* running on Ubuntu 9.04 (with multi app support)

Fast-and-Easy Linux From Hassle-Free PC

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Linux

pcworld.com: PC World blogger Rick Broida shows you how to install and use Presto, a fast-loading, easy-to-use Linux OS that's free to try.

Wall Street Opens Doors to Open Source Technologies

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OSS

wallstreetandtech.com: With the financial meltdown eroding IT budgets, large investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions have been forced to rethink their attitudes toward open source technology.

Netbook runs on AA batteries

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: NorhTec announced a netbook that operates on eight AA batteries, has an internal power supply, and runs Linux on a 1GHz x86-based SoC (system on chip).

Linux - the other OS

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Linux

blog.noblewolfstudio.com: For some, jumping to Mac is not an option. It’s not like switching from an incandescent to compact fluorescent bulb. It’s not inexpensive - you have to buy a new computer and sometimes new software. Linux is an option.

Elderly Ubuntu User Says Books Far Better than Forums

earthweb.com: in a recent article about Ubuntu, Linux guru Carla Schroder -- author of the Linux Cookbook -- noted that she had never met anyone who bought a “how to” book for their PC – though she recommended it. A Datamation reader wrote to respond.

Economics behind the Open Source Model

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brajeshwar.com: Open Source and Economics are related in a sense that they require time and effort to be quantified and measured by both - producers and consumers.

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    In a previous article, I published a small userspace image and Linux kernel for the Zenwatch 3 that enables root access with SSH over USB on the watch. By now, I reached my initial goal to get AsteroidOS, the alternative Android Wear operating system, running on the Zenwatch 3. Similar to SailfishOS and Ubuntu Touch, AsteroidOS uses the original Android kernel - a patched Linux kernel - with a GNU/Linux userspace that, in turn, also uses some of the original, closed-source Android libraries to access certain hardware like the GPU. As the Android libraries expect a different software ecosystem, e.g., a different C library called bionic, we cannot simply call the Android libraries from within a common GNU/Linux application. Instead, we need an additional software layer that translates between the Android and the common GNU/Linux world. This layer is called libhybris.
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