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Story Old hat: Fedora 21 beta late than never... and could be best ever Rianne Schestowitz 06/11/2014 - 5:56pm
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Novell partners and users to help develop products

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SUSE

itwire.com: Novell has announced that all partners and users will have access to the product development portal. If you're agitating for an enhancement, here's your chance to push it through.

Get to know Linux: Terminology

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Linux

ghacks.net: I have been covering the Linux operating system for a long time now. There are moments when I take it for granted that everyone knows the basic terminology surrounding this operating system. Because this is obviously not the case, I thought it might be a good time to stop and explain some of the terms that many Linux users toss about every day.

GIMP 2.6.7 Released

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GIMP

GIMP 2.6.7 comes with lots of bug-fixes and it contains an important fix for using GIMP with the latest GEGL and babl releases.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Microsoft's 'Custom XML' patent suit could put ODF at risk

  • Game on Linux - GridWars 2
  • FSF launch GNU Generation
  • Linux Drop Down Terminals
  • Why Should You Love PCLinuxOS 2009.2?
  • Are there too many Linux distros? Case in point: Hannah Montana Linux
  • Aquaria Game Coming To Linux. Icculus Porting?
  • Magnatune.com and Amarok
  • 20 GDM Themes For Ubuntu You Probably Haven't Seen Before
  • Did Microsoft Just Throw WinMo Under A Bus?
  • Quake Live Updated to Support Linux and Mac Users
  • Les Paul, guitarist whose innovations paved the way for rock 'n' roll, dies at 94
  • Opera 10.0 Beta 3
  • IBM gaining Linux customers at Sun's expense
  • Pardus 2009 firewall, NTP, and openSSH server configuration
  • Adding a little Chromium to my browser diet
  • Fixing a Dell laptop, part 3
  • Installing OpenOffice in PCLinuxOS
  • Flashing the BIOS from Linux (OpenSUSE 11.0)
  • Rubber Stamp Effect Using GIMP

I Was at the First LinuxCon

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs/jzemlin: People often say things like this as a badge of honor. Some of us even keep event badges hung from our office doors as a tally of the events we’ve attended.

Firefox 3 about to get a major update

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Moz/FF

developer.mozilla.org: Starting a little later tonight, users with the latest version of Firefox 3 will be getting an offer to update to Firefox 3.5. If you’re running Firefox 3.0.13 you will see the offer in the next couple of days.

Bug exposes eight years of Linux kernel

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Linux
Security

theregister.co.uk: Linux developers have issued a critical update for the open-source OS after researchers uncovered a vulnerability in its kernel that puts most versions built in the past eight years at risk of complete takeover.

Linux Mint 7 (XFCE)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com; Some people have slower computers and some folks simply have no need for all the desktop bells and whistles found in KDE or Gnome. If you’re one of those folks then you might want to consider checking out the XFCE version of Linux Mint 7.

Novell lands full-time staff on openSUSE

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: The openSUSE project, which creates the development version of Novell's SUSE Linux, is getting a handful of full-time Novell developers.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 3.1 Gadgets

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 3.1 Gadgets desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

Linux Migration Guide: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Linux Maintenance

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Linux

linux.com: There's no avoiding it, if you're using a computer (or just about anything else) the operating system needs to be maintained. This article addresses Linux maintenance issues and techniques.

The Cost of SELinux, Audit, & Kernel Debugging

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Linux

phoronix.com: When benchmarking development releases of Fedora in particular, they often end up being much slower than the final build and perform lower when compared against some of the other leading desktop distributions. As we have mentioned in previous articles, this is generally due to the debugging support enabled within the development builds of Fedora.

5 Things Microsoft does not want you to know about Windows

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Microsoft

sinaisix.blogspot: Microsoft, the Redmond giant and owner of the world's most troublesome operating system, has over the years done all it can to frustrate the development, use and adoption of other operating systems.

Options position for move in Red Hat-08/13/2009

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Linux

nasdaq.com: One big investor snapped up a boatload of puts on Red Hat today, positioning for a decline in the shares or increased volatility.

People of openSUSE: Marcus Schaefer

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Interviews
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: Marcus Schaefer is busy with Build Service, KIWI and SUSE Studio.
Every openSUSE user, that tuned graphic, used SaX2. The xorg.conf created with SaX2 has this line: # Contact: Marcus Schaefer , 2005

2009 OpenSource World – Day 2

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Linux
OSS

blogs.opennms.org: I’m not sure where the show lost its way, but the once huge conference was just a shadow of its former self. OSCON has become the main show for open source, and with Linuxcon coming up in a few weeks I can guess why the hardcore Linux crowd stayed away.

Five reasons I prefer Opera over Firefox

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Software
Moz/FF

linuxcritic.wordpress: Firefox needs critics. It doesn’t meet my needs as an end user, which is why I’m still using a closed-source browser as my primary web surfing tool. So why does an open source advocate like myself use Opera instead of Firefox?

Seven Great Tips To Make KDE 4.3 More Friendly

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: Before I dive in to my usual semi annual KDE improvement article, I decided to reveal some of my favorite KDE tricks.

Some KDE 4 tips you should know

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KDE

lizards.opensuse.org: KDE 4 is definitively my daily desktop environment, although it’s not yet mature like the 3.5.x branch i consider it enough stable and usable, but sometime the default settings and the few time available, don’t help us to appreciate it.

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  • 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.