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Interviews: OpenSUSE's Andreas Jaeger

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Interviews
SUSE

Former Zenwalkers Do Salix OS Fork

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: The end of May the Zenwalk team came to some disagreements with its project lead Jean-Philippe Guillemin and some other team members. The result is a new distro called Salix OS.

Mozilla Speeds Firefox Updates

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Mozilla has switched to a quick-paced "sprint" cycle for Firefox that it hopes will bring new features to users faster, the company's browser architect said today.

Want to try Linux, but are afraid to?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: It has been on the news, in magazines, newspapers and even on billboards. You have seen it on the idoit box and in viral youtube videos. It is Linux and it is becoming more and more mainstream every day. Your interest is piqued. You would like to give it a try and yet....

On Using Chromium

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Software

everyjoe.com: I recently blogged about two guides on installing Chromium for Ubuntu and I included links to articles that talked about the proper way of installing it as well as enabling the support for Flash. This recent experience with Chromium seems so much better compared to my first attempt at installing it.

Display Clocks In Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

ghacks.net: One add-on that I do not want to live without anymore is the Fox Clocks add-on. I recently discovered that the add-on is also compatible with Thunderbird.

How GNOME and KDE spend their money

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Software

linux-magazine.com: Quarterly reports are the stuff of business. In most people's minds, they are as far from the spirit of free and open source software (FOSS) as anyone can imagine. All the same, as non-profit organizations, many FOSS projects issue them. And while your first reaction may be to avoid quarterly reports, they can give some insights into projects, especially if you read between the lines.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Trademarks - The dinosaur in the room
  • Ephox aims to outsmart open source
  • Open Source Business Tactics in One Slide
  • LGP releases Shadowgrounds, patches X2 & X3, restocks Majesty
  • ChipPC Super Lite Linux based OS
  • Goldman recommends sell Red Hat puts
  • Goggles Music Manager (GMM) - Jukebox & Complete Multimedia Player for OpenSUSE
  • Open Source Business Models Redux
  • Essentials for open-source mergers and acquisitions
  • Motorala Dext, HTC Tattoo, and LG GW620 Android Smartphones
  • Open source management community launches
  • Intel, Phoenix Tie Atom, Pre-Boot Linux OS Together
  • Mattel using Drupal
  • 'Laugh-In' Actor Henry Gibson Dies
  • Sabayon 5.0 Beta 2 Rolls to Testers
  • CTL 10.1-inch 2go Classmate PC E10 Netbook Debuts
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 1 Episode 17

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add Location Shortcuts to the KDE Open File Dialog
  • Random Password Generator
  • Tutorial: Mandriva Powerpack Custom Install
  • How to set the Default Browser on Ubuntu From the Command-Line
  • Be Notified Of Ubuntu Releases in Google Calendar
  • How To: New Mail Notification
  • How To Enable Ubuntu Notifications In Kubuntu
  • CMake: How to define where to build a package
  • Uzbl to you too!

An Early Look at The New Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

linux-mag.com: If you’ve been looking for a lean, sleek, well supported operating system for your netbook then look no further. Due out next month, Karmic Koala Netbook Remix has a cleaner interface, complete hardware support and numerous other improvements. Let’s take a look.

The New Windows vs. Linux Debate

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OS

serverwatch.com: Despite its new one-sided approach, news out of VMworld and analysis of things from the show continues to spill forth -- perhaps the slow news cycle of the summer hasn't yet ended.

Linux cannot just wish Microsoft away

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Linux
Microsoft

sinaisix.blogspot: I have observed in several Linux related forums, a certain denial of reality by most Linux enthusiasts. They tend to have the notion that the demise of Microsoft is just around the corner and that Linux is about to have its time.

On the subject of Linux evangelism

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress: The other day I made a post about bringing my Aunt Jean into the fold. I thought I’d touch on the subject again briefly today, because I think it bears some clarification before you go out knocking on doors and handing out Ubuntu disks.

3 Reasons why we shouldn’t use Linux

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Linux

techbirdy.com: After doing some research on Linux finally i have concluded on 3 reasons why we shouldn’t use Linux. 1) Companies running on donations

5 free Linux Kids Games + 1 extra

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Software

osrevolution.com: Here's a short list of some games that could be played by your toddler and you can find in your friendly package manager.

HP Sneaks Linux Onto New Laptops

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Linux

Computerworld.com: HP had started quietly shipping Splashtop on its new business laptop, the HP ProBook 5310m. Curiously, enough, HP is also continuing to ship its Windows/Outlook based QuickLook as well on the ProBook.

TEENpup 2009 Legacy - Jolly good

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: You may have already figured this out - Puppy Linux is one of my favorite small size players in the distro field. It comes in many flavors, called puplets, as varied as the canine population. While they all have the same common ancestors, puplets are as different from one another as Chihuahua and Great Dane.

Free Desktop Publishing with Scribus (Open Source)

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Software

blog.worldlabel.com: Scribus is the leading open source solution for desktop publishing (DTP); it supports professional features like press-ready color separations and PDF output, as well as every media file type under the sun. With Scribus you can design high-end documents with a separate workflow for authors, photographers, and graphic designers in an office environment, but it is easy enough for single-user work, too.

Also: Scribus is a an Art Desktop Publishing Tool for Linux

gNewSense 2.3-deltah

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Linux

openbytes.wordpress: gNewSense 2.3 is derived from Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) and has a comprehensive list of software pre-installed for your enjoyment. I chose GnewSense as it proudly contains 100% free software.

Install The Proposed Comunity Themes For Ubuntu Karmic Koala, In Ubuntu Jaunty Or Karmic

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Ubuntu

There have been proposed quite a few themes for Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 and if you want to install them all in Ubuntu Jaunty for instance, you can just do:

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Software and howtos

  • wikipedia2text – A Command Line Tool For Querying The Wikipedia Article
    Hi folks am back with another interesting topic called wikipedia2text. It’s a small Shell script to query the Wikipedia articles in console, also it can open the article in any browser. This shell script uses text-browser to query and render Wikipedia articles. The output will be printed to standard out. It Currently supports around 30 Wikipedia languages. Most of us prefer Wikipedia to know the detailed information about any company or any product information & it’s history. For any google search by default Wikipedia link comes in Top 5.
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    Howdy Arch Users! I’ve got a good news for you. Today, I stumbled upon yet another reliable AUR helper called “Yay”. Yep! the name of this AUR helper is Yay. Currently, I use Pacaur for installing AUR packages. It does great job and I really like it. I also have used other AUR helpers such as Packer and Yaourt in the past. After reading its features, I thought to give “Yay” a try and see how things works. So, here we go!
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  • How to Deploy Clojure Web Application on Debian 9
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  • Using Dell Dock With Ubuntu
    Over the years I have found my way around many minor hurdles when using Ubuntu, the most recent being Using the DELL ULTRAHD 4K USB 3.0 DOCKING STATION (D3100).

GNU/Linux Desktops/Laptops and Devices

OSS Leftovers

Security Leftovers

  • Google and IBM launch open-source security tool for containers
    Google and IBM, together with a few other partners, released an open-source project that gathers metadata that developers can use to secure their software. According to an IBM blog post, the goal of the project is to help developers keep security standards, while microservices and containers cut the software supply chain.
  • Top 10 Hacking Techniques Used By Hackers
    We live in a world where cyber security has become more important than physical security, thousands of websites and emails are hacked daily. Hence, It is important to know the Top hacking techniques used by hackers worldwide to exploit vulnerable targets all over the internet.
  • Protect your wifi on Fedora against KRACK
    You may have heard about KRACK (for “Key Reinstallation Attack”), a vulnerability in WPA2-protected Wi-Fi. This attack could let attackers decrypt, forge, or steal data, despite WPA2’s improved encryption capabilities. Fear not — fixes for Fedora packages are on their way to stable.
  • Federal watchdog tells Equifax—no $7.25 million IRS contract for you
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected Equifax's bid to retain its $7.25 million "taxpayer identity" contract—the one awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of some 145 million people.
  • Adobe Flash vulnerability exploited by BlackOasis hacking group to plant FinSpy spyware

    Security researchers have discovered a new Adobe Flash vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers to deploy the latest version of FinSpy malware on targets. Kaspersky Lab researchers said a hacker group called BlackOasis has already taken advantage of the zero-day exploit – CVE-2017-11292 – to deliver its malicious payload via a Microsoft Word document.

  • Companies turn a blind eye to open source risk [Ed: No, Equifax got b0rked due to bad practices, negligence, incompetence, not FOSS]
    For instance, criminals who potentially gained access to the personal data of the Equifax customers exploited an Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638 vulnerability.
  • Checking Your Passwords Against the Have I Been Pwned List
    Two months ago, Troy Hunt, the security professional behind Have I been pwned?, released an incredibly comprehensive password list in the hope that it would allow web developers to steer their users away from passwords that have been compromised in past breaches.