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PCLinuxOS Day 2 - Bringing the System Up-to-Date

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PCLOS

opensourcelearning.info: Any linux distribution is part of a continuous proces of development, updates and upgrades. When you install a freshly downloaded distribution you can expect at least a few updates waiting for you. For that reason I decided to run a full update before taking a closer look at the system as a whole.

Linux 2.4.36 Stable Release

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "New year, new kernel: Linux 2.4.36 is finally ready and has been checked long enough to be released. Quite a bunch of bugs, build errors and security issues have been fixed since 2.4.35, but all of those fixes were merged into 2.4.35-stable," 2.4 maintainer Willy Tarreau stated.

Securing Joomla! installations

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HowTos

linux.com: Joomla! is a well-known content management system, mature enough to be used by thousands of amateur and professional Web portals. Installation is a breeze and consists of six click-next steps. However, a default Joomla! installation is not necessarily a secure one, so let's see how we can protect our portal from potential attackers.

Dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu Linux (part 2)

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Ubuntu

c|net blogs: Running Linux from a CD in Windows doesn't get you much closer to computing in a Windows-less world. To make Windows and Linux and either-or proposition, you have to set your PC to dual-boot.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source funding plunged in Q4, FY07

  • A reverse engineer finds Kindle's hidden features
  • VirtualBox on Fedora 8
  • Howto Install vmware tools in Ubuntu
  • Suspend to disk with disk encryption
  • Is Linux Worth the Effort?
  • VectorLinux 5.9: Nice, but...
  • Maltego mines the Internet without violating TOS
  • nmap - how to scan hosts of networks for open ports
  • Mandriva in 2008
  • Dusting Off the 0.01 Kernel
  • Burning a Linux ISO image on CD
  • How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
  • Ubuntu giving back to Debian: facts and numbers
  • Yes, OSS does Innovate

7 Months with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

windowsitpro.com: In early June 2007, I finally got around to giving Ubuntu another look (using a bootable Live CD) and was pleasantly surprised. I found myself thinking that I could quickly install Ubuntu along with all the tools I need and take the OS for an extended long-term test drive. And that's exactly what I did.

Microsoft Making Millions Off Novell Linux

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Microsoft

Paul McDougall: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once called Linux a cancer. Now, thanks to his company's alliance with Novell, he's probably labeling the open source OS as something much more benign. Like, say, "Cash Cow!"

KDE 4.0 RC2 much better, but still not perfect

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KDE

blog.arun-prabha: You might have read my personal experience with KDE 4.0 RC1 3 weeks back. I installed RC2 in my Kubuntu system and used it intermittently for the past 2 weeks. RC2 was much better than RC1, though it was not perfect. There were few bugs that popped out during that time.

The Five Open Source Business Models

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OSS

informationweek.com/blog: Open source has become standard in silicon valley, with nearly every software startup planning to release at least some code. So far, they've found five main business models:

Apple vs. Microsoft vs. Linux: Good vs. Evil and Do You Really Care?

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OS

Rob Enderle: If you follow big companies closely, you will find they have moments where they do things that are amazing, and moments where you wonder what rock they crawled out from under.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • personal Ubuntu speed up tweak guide
  • How to find your UUID’s for devices in Ubuntu
  • FTP Server setup with TLS (Transport Layer Security) on Debian
  • Setting the default fonts for OpenOffice Writer
  • Tips for successful Kernel Recompilation in Linux
  • Bullet proof your server #2 - SSH
  • ISO Master: CD Image Editor for Linux
  • Howto Setup iTunes-compatible Media server in Ubuntu

Firefox 3: rocking on Linux

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Moz/FF

0xdeadbeef.com: A few people have been noticing how good our support on Linux has gotten during the Firefox 3 development cycle and I thought I would post to try and point out some of the good stuff that we have coming down the pipe.

10 Things I Love about KDE 4 RC2+

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KDE

linuxtechdaily.com: My previous article, 10 things I hate about KDE 4 RC2, got a lot of unexpected attention. At Digg I was called a “damn fool”, “dumbass”, and an “idiot”. I promised to follow up with 10 things I love about KDE 4 RC2+, so here goes.

How to Replace Ubuntu’s Default Brown Login Window

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HowTos

tombuntu.com: When you customized your Ubuntu desktop to replace the brown theme, you may have overlooked the login window. GNOME’s login window, called GDM (GNOME Display Manager), can be easily customized by installing themes.

Scribus: Professional page layout for Linux

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Software

linux.com: Whenever people discuss software that they would like to see ported to Linux, they mention desktop publishing (DTP) applications like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXpress. But Linux already supports an application aimed at DTP users. Scribus is an open-source page layout program that runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Is it a viable alternative to proprietary products for professional production work?

2008 will be great for the Free Software world

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OSS

masuran.org: 2007 has come and gone, faster than any other year I think. Lot of stuff has happened, but it looks like 2008 is only going to get better.

Also: Open Source in 2008: Break-outs, business and consolidation

Firefox Profile Backup Solutions

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews.com: There’s no doubt that your browser stores a lot of important information that could leave you in quite a bind should it disappear all of a sudden. That’s why today we’re going to show you two easy and free Firefox profile backup solutions!

Quick Linux Tip of the Day: Auto Kill

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HowTos

raiden's realm: Ever had something you wanted to leave running on your system, but needed to have it automatically shutdown at a certain time, yet it has no ability to do that on its own? Enter the "auto kill" trick.

Asus Eee: Threat to Apple, Microsoft, HP, Dell and the Hard Drive Vendors?

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Hardware

seekingalpha.com: The Eee's appearance on one of Amazon's bestseller lists is a critical milestone for the PC manufacturers: Internet connectivity and online apps have become good enough that local storage and processing matter less. And that means a new generation of popular, highly portable laptops.

CMMI is not a secret code

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Software

blogs.ittoolbox: Many people, when faced with a situation requiring a program compile, will shy away from this mystical seeming process. In fact when I first confronted this CMMI beast I did so with beating heart, quivering fingers and weak knees.

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