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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 59

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SUSE

Issue #59 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: Special Edition about FOSDEM2009, OpenOffice_org 3.0.1 final available, and Product Creation with the openSUSE Build Service.

Elisa: 47.6% more rocking than ever

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happyassassin.net: Elisa just keeps on rocking more each week. They release an update to the 0.5 series every week with useful bugfixes and small new features, and rarely break anything. This week’s update - 0.5.28 - is particularly dear to my heart, as they implemented a feature I’ve been bugging the poor Fluendo guys about for months now.

4 Websites To Learn Cool Linux Command Line Tricks

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Web

makeuseof.com: Hollywood movies often have a tech geek entering commands and doing amazing things. While it may not be that easy to hack into public transport systems or or control the world like Eagle Eye, the command line is certainly a geeks playground.

Automate Tasks With Cron

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debiantoday.com: There are many tasks that a system administrator does on a regular basis that can be simplified using cron. Cron allows you to create a schedule to complete perl or shell scripts in the background.

Announcing `Access`

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Software

gentoofan23.wordpress: “Access” is a multiuser management system to limit any given person’s allowed time to be on the Internet per day (in theory the “Internet” could be any network, but in practicality it will usually be the Internet).

A Unix Utility You Should Know About: Netcat

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catonmat.net: Netcat is often referred to as a “Swiss Army knife” utility, and for a good reason. Just like the multi-function usefulness of the venerable Swiss Army pocket knife, netcat’s functionality is as helpful. Some of its features include port scanning, transferring files, port listening and it can be used a backdoor.

We put Debian 5.0 (Lenny) through its paces

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Linux

h-online.com: After nearly two years of work the the Debian development team have published Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (Lenny). Our trials show what you can expect from Lenny.

The Open-Source Collaboration Gap

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OSS

forbes.com: When it comes to open-source communities, individuals are much better citizens than institutions. The enlightened self-interest that causes individuals to send back bug fixes, contribute ideas for new features and write documentation is much harder to find in institutions.

OpenSUSE 11.1 Review

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SUSE

extremetech.com: It's been quite a while since I've played with openSUSE. Back in the day it was pretty much my favorite Linux distribution. Oh sure I flirted with other distros and I enjoyed using them, but openSUSE always had its own special appeal. As a result, I couldn't resist downloading openSUSE 11.1 and giving it a shot.

Free and Open Source Finance/Accounting Software for Linux

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junauza.com: If you have a small or medium-size business, then you may consider using finance or accounting software to efficiently manage your own venture. To those who are using Linux and are living on a tight budget, you can try some of these.

The Days and Years of Sabayon

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Linux

wgo.wolf911.us: The year 2004, my first jump into the Gentoo world after a slew of other distros. I hated the terminal, I liked my point and click GUI so it was a big change. I glanced over the handbook without really reading it and went upon my venture, I failed miserably.

PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2009

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, January 2009 (Issue 28) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Player Roundup 5, KDE 4, and PCLOS on HP 2133 mini-note.

Ubuntu ROCKS!

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Ubuntu

odysseus-amazed.livejournal: Although I've never been a Linux Operating System convert, I have tried different versions through out the years and generally kept up with the development of the OS.

KDE 4.2: First impressions

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KDE

celettu.wordpress: I also must say that Plasma has come a long way. It looks good, is fast, and doesn’t crash anymore, at least on my PC. I like that. But...

Windows 7 Vs. Linux: Let's Get Real

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OS

bmighty.com/blog: So, is Windows 7 really a Linux-killer? Does Linux finally have Microsoft on the ropes? Maybe both sides in this "debate" need to step off and get a grip.

Also: A Linux users review on windows 7

today's leftovers

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News
  • Samsung NC10 netbook

  • Netbooks: What's All The Fuss?
  • The Good And Bad things about a Multi-Touch Touch Pad
  • Xandros Linux for netbooks with ARM Cortex-based CPUs
  • Samsung eyes Linux push this year
  • Novell and Leading Chinese Linux Firm CS2C to Expand Linux in China
  • At Southern California Linux Expo this weekend
  • Interview: Eigen Developers on 2.0 Release
  • Why Google loves open source
  • Extracting 7z Files in Linux
  • Custom NAS Server Using Damn Small Linux
  • Comparing local and remote files
  • HOW TO: Edit GRUB menu to dual boot Linux distributions
  • Multiple Desktop Environments in a Single Linux Install

Updating to Debian Lenny

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Linux
  • Updating to Debian Lenny

  • Debian GNU/Linux 5.0: Screenshots
  • Running Debian Squeeze

Ubuntu Training Program Improved Throughout USA

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Ubuntu

news.softpedia: One of Ubuntu's strategies for gaining a larger user base is providing quality, comprehensive training for everyone who desires. For that purpose, Canonical has recently included Fast Lane and Bridge Education.

Microsoft realises it's in trouble

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Microsoft

itexaminer.com: Microsoft's announcement last week that it plans to open its own chain of retail stores "to create a better PC and Microsoft retail purchase experience" might be viewed as just the company's next move. But it might also be a sign that the company has realised it's in trouble.

Red Hat deal a kick in the guts for Novell

itwire.com: The good people over at Novell must be wondering what to do next after Red Hat and Microsoft inked a deal on server virtualisation interoperability yesterday.

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today's leftovers

  • Mesa's Shader Cache Will Now Occupy Less Disk Space
    Mesa previously had a hard-coded limit to not take up more than 10% of your HDD/SSD storage, but now that limit has been halved. In a change to Mesa 17.2-dev Git and primed for back-porting to Mesa 17.1, Timothy Arceri has lowered the cache size limit to 5% of the disk space. He noted in the commit, "Modern disks are extremely large and are only going to get bigger. Usage has shown frequent Mesa upgrades can result in the cache growing very fast i.e. wasting a lot of disk space unnecessarily. 5% seems like a more reasonable default."
  • Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks vs. AMD Ryzen, Various AMD/Intel Systems
  • Epiphany 3.25.1 Released, Ported To Meson
    Epiphany 3.25.1 has been released as the latest update for GNOME's Web Browser in what will be part of GNOME 3.26 this September. Epiphany 3.25.1 has continued the trend by other GNOME components in porting to the Meson build system. With Epiphany 3.25.1, Meson is present and its Autotools build system has been removed.
  • Tumbleweed Snapshots Update Fonts, Perl, Python Packages
    openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this week gave many newer versions of Perl and Python packages, but several other packages were updated in the repositories including some open fonts. Google and Adobe fonts were updated in snapshots 20170424 and 20170420 with google-croscore-fonts and adobe-sourcehansans-fonts being added to the repositories respectively.
  • 3 cool features in Ubuntu 17.04
    April showers bring May flowers, and fresh versions of Ubuntu too. Canonical’s latest official Ubuntu release—17.04—arrived this month after news of the death of Unity 8 and the return to the GNOME desktop in 2018. For now, Ubuntu is still shipping with its Unity desktop. I wrote earlier that most users who need stability and support over new features will probably want to stick with Ubuntu 16.04, which was released last April, until Ubuntu 18.04 arrives a year from now. However, there are a few small things in Ubuntu 17.04 that will appeal to users who are keen to get all the newest updates.
  • Linux Security and Isolation APIs course in Munich (17-19 July 2017)
    I've scheduled the first public instance of my "Linux Security and Isolation APIs" course to take place in Munich, Germany on 17-19 July 2017. (I've already run the course a few times very successfully in non-public settings.) This three-day course provides a deep understanding of the low-level Linux features (set-UID/set-GID programs, capabilities, namespaces, cgroups, and seccomp) used to build container, virtualization, and sandboxing technologies. The course format is a mixture of theory and practical.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.