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Major Linux security hole found

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Linux
Security

linux-watch.com: With open source that can be a very good thing since when security problems are found they can be fixed quickly. That's the case over this last weekend, Feb. 9-10, when a security problem was found, and given a hot fix, in the 2.6.17 to the most recent production Linux kernel, 2.6.24.1.

Also: Stable and unstable kernel releases

AMD Phenom 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Since publishing our Linux review of the AMD Phenom 9500 on the Spider platform a month ago, we have continued in our investigation of this first AMD desktop quad-core processor that has been very problematic with Ubuntu 7.10 Linux. Per reader requests, we have carried out additional benchmarks of the Phenom 9500 to compare its 32-bit and 64-bit Linux performance.

Yahoo! rejects! Microsoft! offer!

theregister.co.uk: "After careful evaluation, the Board believes that Microsoft's proposal substantially undervalues Yahoo! including our global brand, large worldwide audience, significant recent investments in advertising platforms and future growth prospects, free cash flow and earnings potential, as well as our substantial unconsolidated investments."

First Wave Of Linux Mobile Handsets Unveiled

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Hardware

informationweek.com: The LiMo Foundation's members unveiled the first wave of their Linux-based mobile handsets at Monday's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The move could steal the thunder from Google's Android handsets, which are scheduled to make their debut in reference designs at the conference.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 239

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Zenwalk Linux 5.0

  • News: Fedora and openSUSE alpha tests, interview with Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, gOS desktop switch, update on BSD Magazine
  • Released last week: Yellow Dog Linux 6.0, Pioneer Linux 3.1
  • Upcoming releases: SLAX 6.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.0 Beta 2
  • New distributions: Piren, Runtu, VicidialNOW
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

PCLinuxOS Magazine February 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, February 2008 (Issue 18) is available to download. Some highlights include: How to setup autofs to mount samba shares, A beginners howto on RealBasic, and Nvidia dual head setup.

My Favorite 5 Live Linux Distros

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Linux

byzantineroads.info: The Ubuntu family are becoming the go to Distro for Linux Novices. With a slick user interface, a wide variety of apps, and a decent installation process, Kubunu would have been my favorite had it actually worked on my machine.

Alpha spotting: Ubuntu 8.04, Fedora 9, openSUSE 11

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: A trio of alpha releases have hit the virtual streets; Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 4 February 2nd, Fedora 9 Alpha 1 the 5th, and openSUSE 11 Alpha 2 the 8th. And, yes, they are indeed alphas.

A toolbar trinity

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Firefox rocks because it acts like a Lego set -- you have your base module, and then you can stick extensions on it. Some of the most obvious extensions are toolbars. Unlike the embedded-application extensions like Chatzilla or FireFTP, toolbars actually modify your interface.

12 Must-Have OpenOffice Extensions

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OOo

maketecheasier.com: Other than being a free complete office suite, OpenOffice allows users to install extensions to improve its functionality and enhance the user experience. Here is a list of useful extensions for you.

IP Issues with OOXML - Who's Afraid of the GPL?

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OSS

groklaw.net: Out of all the free and open source licences which are available, there are two which are disproportionately chosen by FOSS developers when licensing their software. Those two are the GPL and the LGPL. Of these, the GPL is disproportionately favoured over the LGPL.

First impressions count most with open source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Today Alfresco is presenting the findings of the second Open Source Barometer. This is the largest study of the usage of open source in the enterprise stack by the Global 5000 and Governments across the world.

Open Source vs. Business

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OSS

cpilive.net: Some say that paid services belittle the efforts to facilitate free and open sharing of source code. Can profitable businesses and open source really coexist?

Installing The eZ Publish CMS On An Ubuntu 7.10 Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

eZ Publish is one of the most well known and widespread web content management systems. Because its setup is not trivial, this tutorial shows how to install eZ Publish on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) server.

Linux Update: One Week On

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Ubuntu

bluecrabboulevard.com: Just about every post I have made here in the last week has been done from my laptop computer running Ubuntu 7.10, I wrote right after I first tried it out that I thought people would be impressed. One week on, I still think so.

Red Hat, Ubuntu Top Vendor's Usage Study

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Linux

cio.com (IDG): Ubuntu and Red Hat are the most used Linux distributions among the 35,000 members of content-management vendor Alfresco's community, the company found in its second survey of trends in enterprise open-source software usage.

Linux Fans Embrace MacBooks

thevarguy.com: Whether you attended this weekend’s Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) or another recent open source event, one trend is clear: Linux advocates certainly love their Apple MacBooks.

Hacking For All GUIs for Fun and Profit

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Software

manchicken.com: It’s good that we have choice, so we should focus on supporting those choices and trying to use these choices to enhance software freedom in general instead of only sticking to the interfaces that we ourselves have adopted and grown to enjoy.

The Future of Firefox: Chris Blizzard speaks at SCALE

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: At the Southern California Linux Expo, Mozilla evangelist and board member Chris Blizzard gave a presentation on the future of Firefox. He discussed Mozilla's long-term goals, demonstrated some of the impressive integration improvements that Firefox 3 will bring for Linux users.

2.6.25-rc1, "Bloody Large"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Ok, it's a bloody large -rc (as was 24-rc1, for that matter), probably because the 2.6.24 release cycle dragged out, so people had a lot of things pending," noted Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.25-rc1 kernel.

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Devuan Beta, Stumbling Tumbleweed, Ubuntu Too

Today in Linux news Debian-fork Devuan is forging ahead with its plans to create a distribution offering init freedom by releasing a beta for testers. Douglas DeMaio posted today that openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have halted due to glibc upgrade rebuilds. Dedoimedo reviewed the BQ Aquaris M10 and liliputing.com posted of another Ubuntu laptop for sale. And finally, the Hectic Geek reviewed Ubuntu 16.04 and Neil Rickert reviewed Kubuntu 16.04. Read more Also: Devuan releases beta Devuan Jessie - beta release announcement

Devuan Jessie beta released

dear Init Freedom Lovers, once again the Veteran Unix Admins salute you. As promised two years ago with the first declaration of Exodus from Debian, today we can proudly state: we do not go gentle into that good night. Now has come the time to announce the Beta release of Devuan. Debian GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian without systemd, on its way to become much more than that. This Beta release marks an important milestone towards the sustainability and the continuation of Devuan as an universal base distribution. Read more Also: Beta Released Of Devuan, The Systemd-Free Version Of Debian

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