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Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Fights FOSS License FUD

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Interviews
SUSE

daniweb.com/blogs: Seems every time I write a piece suggesting open source as an option, I get a couple of comments warning readers about the scary complexities of open source licenses. So I decided to ask a guy who knows.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 292

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • First look: SimplyMEPIS 8.0

  • News: openSUSE gets system upgrade ability, Red Hat returns to the desktop, Novell signs with VMware, Arch drops ATI's Catalyst driver, interviews with Linux Mint and Kongoni developers, Linux Starter Kit
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 6 "Xfce", Dreamlinux 3.5
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2009.1 RC1
  • Donations: Wolvix GNU/Linux receives US$200
  • New additions: Estrella Roja, Maryan Linux
  • New distributions: dvd::rip Cluster live CD, Elementary OS, GUARA Linux OS, Hag GNU/Linux, Qimo 4 Kids
  • Reader comments

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

Linux Foundation Announces Training Program to Meet Increasing Demand for Linux Talent

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the Linux Foundation Training Program, which will kick off with courses taught at the Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit April 8 - 10, 2009 in San Francisco.

Building belonging is the secret to open source success

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OSS

arstechnica.com: Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon explained the importance of community building during a presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo.

Qimo and Linux MInty

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Linux

jdeeth.blogspot: This week on Linux Monday, let's look at two Ubuntu-based distributions that are designed to make things easy. One's for kids, and one does a little more of the setup work for you.

Desktop Linux: Ready for the mainstream

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Linux

infoworld.com: When my colleague Neil McAllister made the case for desktop Linux, I snorted, "Give me a break! Desktop Linux is nowhere." He challenged me to try it myself. He had a point: It had been a decade since I fired up any desktop Linux distro. So I accepted his challenge. My verdict:

Linux is like an onion

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Linux is like an onion. Not in the sense that it will make you cry. All operating systems do that every now and again, some more than others. It is like an onion in the sense of how it is constructed.

some howtos & others

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News
HowTos
  • Customize The Ubuntu 8.10 Boot Splash

  • Installing a New Hard Drive on Ubuntu
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 1
  • Convert audio files with Gnormalize
  • Good, Cheap Tech for Schools, Cloud Computing and More
  • My Experiences With Ubuntu 9.04 So Far
  • Flip - Convert text file line endings between Unix and DOS formats
  • Blueman - Bluetooth manager for Ubuntu
  • Mounting LVM
  • How to Install Adobe Flash in Debian Etch/Lenny
  • The Last Word: Where’s the Beef?
  • Finding differences in two files with TkDiff
  • How to install Gnome Do in 3 minutes
  • Build your own email server with Postfix
  • Draksnapshot

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #131

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #131 for the week of February 22nd- February 28th, 2009 is now available.

Gentoo Linux - how to save no energy?

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Gentoo

marscel.wordpress: Yeah, yeah, there’re guys out there that really enjoy tuning their cars, travelling around by plane, doing whatever and those claiming Genoo Linux is of ultimate performance.

Dell & Ubuntu's mighty Mini 9

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Hardware

blogs.computerworld.com: Dell & Ubuntu's mighty Mini 9 Want a great Linux netbook for a great price? Then, give Dell's Ubuntu-powered Mini 9 a try. I like netbooks. Not all netbooks are created equal, though.

GOS 3.1 Mini Review

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Linux

ryanorser.com: Today I am going to review GOS 3.1 codenamed Gadgets. This is a great Operating System because it has stuff I will use a lot: GMail, Pidgin, Calendar, Youtube (for my sister as she loves it,) FireFox, Open Office and a lot more great programs!

The 12 Best Firefox About:Config Performance Tweaks

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Moz/FF

techfragments.com: Below are a few of our favorite Firefox performance hacks, tweaks, and productivity enhancements that can be made via the About:config of Firefox.

Intel, NVIDIA Kernel Mode-Setting In Fedora 11

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: ust three days ago we shared that Nouveau will become the default NVIDIA driver in Fedora 11 to replace the obfuscated xf86-video-nv mess. Now proposed for Fedora 11 is to also integrate the Nouveau kernel mode-setting driver.

5 Minutes of Slackware 12.2

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Slack

Android the real Linux desktop threat to Windows

itwire.com: Microsoft got things seriously wrong when it released Vista and the company knows it. In the past, the absolute market dominance of Windows on the desktop has allowed Redmond to get away with such mistakes. That may no longer be the case.

Bugwrangling and How to make people happy

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Gentoo
Software

gentooexperimental.org: Every now and then it might happen that you are one of the lucky souls to discover a bug in a gentoo package. Now you might want to get that bug fixed. Where do you start?

How services change the application landscape

kdedevelopers.org: I came across a blog entry of Philip Van Hoof. In it he asserts that soon the era of email clients will be over, which I think some people misinterpreted as application for reading and managing email messages becoming obsolete.

Arch Linux Revolts Against ATI Catalyst Driver

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: While AMD continues to improve the ATI Catalyst Linux driver from where they were at years ago by introducing new features like CrossFire and OpenGL 3.0 support while addressing outstanding bugs, no Linux graphics driver is yet in a perfect state.

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  • Microsoft says its best not to fiddle with its Windows 10 group policies (that don't work)

    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

  • What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course
    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • 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.