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Has Firefox 3 certificate handling become too 'scary?'

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Moz/FF
  • Has Firefox 3 certificate handling become too 'scary?'

  • New SSL policy in Firefox hurting tens of thousands of sites
  • Mozilla preps Firefox 3.0 auto update
  • Mozilla Developer News Aug 19

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Video Tutorial - Getting Started with GNU Screen

  • How To Manage Your Disk By UUID On Linux
  • Gnubiff — mail notifications on your desktop
  • Linux: How To Spy On Your PC When You’re Away
  • Using your Zonbu PC as a network appliance
  • Gumstick Gentoo: How To
  • Get Screen Actions For Your Mouse On Linux

18 Tools to Turn Firefox 3 into a Communications Portal

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Moz/FF

mashable.com: Firefox can be made into so much more than just a browser via its huge extension base. Yes, this means you can replace some of your instant messenger, chat and microblogging needs by adding just a few extensions. Here are 18 tools that will let you turn your Firefox 3 browser into a communications portal.

Robbins Unstable Stages are Here

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: Gentoo unstable or “tilde” (~x86, ~amd64) stages are now available for download. One of the cool things in these unstable stages and OpenVZ templates is the inclusion of Roy Marples’ OpenRC scripts, which are an improved version of Gentoo Linux’s init script design.

Would Linux help Adobe to pummel Microsoft?

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: John Dvorak thinks that Adobe has a Microsoft problem, and that Linux provides a clear solution: Adobe could port its Creative Suite...to Linux as a shot across Redmond's bow. Then the company should embrace Linux in-house and develop a complete, optimized Linux OS.

Also: Dvorak Has Right Idea, Wrong Platform

No Further Appeals on OOXML? What About 11.4?

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OSS

groklaw.net: "According to the ISO/IEC rules, DIS 29500 can now proceed to publication as an ISO/IEC International Standard. This is expected to take place within the next few weeks on completion of final processing of the document, and subject to no further appeals against the decision." Wait a second!

XBMC's Linux port lacks impressive features

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Software

linux.com: Linux has no shortage of audio and video players, but if you want to devote you whole system to multimedia use, you need the Xbox Media Center (XBMC). Although initially designed for the Xbox gaming console, XBMC has been ported to other platforms. The Linux port of XBMC that I use is quite usable, especially for video playback, despite the fact that not all XBMC features have yet been ported.

The Linux Ecosystem...Changes Ahead

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Linux

blog.phunnypharm.org: I've been privy to, and sometimes involved in, many conversations about the Linux ecosystem. How it evolved, how it is now, and where it will go from here. The most important factor has been how Linux kernel development has been funded over the years and what needs to happen to ensure it remains funded.

Copyright Ruling For Open Source: Good And Bad News?

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Interviews
OSS

informationweek.com: The other week, the open source community enthusiastically welcomed a court ruling that set a strong precedence for open source licensing. Not everyone was enthusiastic, though. Among the cautionary dissenters is Michael P. Bennett, partner, Wildman Harrold (Chicago). To Michael, it's a two-edged sword that can harm as much as it can help.

Gigabyte EP45-DS3L & EP45T-DS3R

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Today we are looking at two Intel P45 motherboards compliments of Gigabyte with their EP45-DS3L and EP45T-DS3R. The EP45-DS3L and EP45T-DS3R are just two of Gigabyte's motherboards bearing the P45 Chipset but in total they have eight different motherboards using this version of the Eaglelake Chipset.

Fedora 10 Takes Shape

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Linux

internetnews.com: What does the future hold for Linux development at Red Hat? A look at some of the new features coming in the Fedora 10 Linux distribution release might yield some clues.

Also: Another update on Fedora infrastructure

More Solutions for Auto-Switching Linux Wallpaper

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Software

lifehacker.com: Earlier this week, we showed you how to auto-change desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu using a small script and a scheduling tool. Turns out a good number of our commenters were already hip to dynamic, time-tracking wallpaper, and have found easier, more full-featured means of keeping their desktops fresh.

Why Corporates Hate Perl

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Software

oreillynet.com/blogs: Last week I was in Copenhagen for YAPC::Europe. The theme of next year’s conference will be “Corporate Perl”. The Powers That Be at this company have announced that Perl is no longer their language of choice for web systems.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu + Dell = The Ultimate Ultraportable?

  • Left Ubuntu for PCLinuxOS
  • Synaptic 0.62 for Hardy
  • Will Lenovo Launch Ubuntu Linux Servers?
  • Open Virtual Machine Tools with Ubuntu Hardy
  • Abuse of Ubuntu logo in Chile
  • Hot news from IDF San Francisco
  • The move from windows is complete

What does Michael Phelps have in common with Linus Torvalds?

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Linux

junauza.com: What does the most prolific Olympian of all time have in common with one of the greatest, if not the greatest computer programmer in history? --No, it's definitely not the physique, or their love for Speedo.

winner of the OOo splash screen poll

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OOo

ooomarketing.blogspot: I'd like to announce the winner of the splash screen poll. We had a total of 789 votes, which is a quite good count! The winner is Jacek Adamkiewicz: Proposal 3 with a total of 83 votes.

some howtos & such

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HowTos
  • 10 fun and/or useful things to do at Ubuntu’s command-line

  • Formatting a USB Drive in Ubuntu
  • Dreamlinux 3.0 tips and tricks
  • Sendmail Multiple Queues
  • Integrate Picasa with Ubuntu
  • Configuring the Plasma Panel
  • Ubuntu on my Eee 1000
  • Schedule periodic tasks with cron
  • Finding Running Process ID's On Linux Using Pidof

Why Debian is different

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Linux

itwire.com: As the Debian GNU/Linux project marks 15 years of existence, how much has it diverged from the intentions with which it set sail? As times change and people correspondingly change, motivating factors often tend to change and this is reflected in changes in most software projects. Is this true for Debian?

4 Ways To Play Windows Game On Linux

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Playing Windows games on Linux is not really a difficult task. Most gamers are reluctant to migrate to Linux because they have this misconception that Windows games cannot be played on Linux. How wrong they are. If you are one of those avid gamers that I mentioned above, here are 4 ways that you can play Windows games on Linux.

The LXF Test: OpenSolaris 2008.05

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OS

linuxformat.co.uk: Sun is battling hard to break into the open source operating system world with OpenSolaris. Juliet Kemp takes it for a test-drive, sampling its unique features and seeing how it fares against Linux...

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Behind the GNOME 3.22 Release Video

This is less than usual. The time saving mostly stems from spending less time recording for the release video. At first thought you might think recording would be a breeze but it can be one of the most frustrating aspects of making the videos. Each cycle the GNOME community lands improvement a wide set of GNOME’s applications. So before each release I have to find some way to run a dozen of applications from master. I do this either by: Read more

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