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Story Enabling Compiz On Linux Mint 12 (GNOME Classic) falko 18/12/2011 - 9:43am
Story openSUSE Board Election 2011 results srlinuxx 17/12/2011 - 9:37pm
Story Xubuntu 11.10. It Came To Stay srlinuxx 17/12/2011 - 9:32pm
Story Red Hat Higher Ahead of Earnings srlinuxx 17/12/2011 - 9:29pm
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Story Dell pulls out of netbook market srlinuxx 17/12/2011 - 12:17am
Story Fedora 16 Verne with KDE - Rather nice, actually srlinuxx 17/12/2011 - 12:15am
Story Top 5 lightweight Linux distros for older PCs srlinuxx 16/12/2011 - 11:33pm
Story Gnome Shell Ubuntu aka Gubuntu Is Coming srlinuxx 16/12/2011 - 11:25pm
Story Pear OS Linux Panther 3 screenshot preview srlinuxx 16/12/2011 - 11:22pm

U Indiana Grad Student Exposes Firefox Vulnerability

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Moz/FF

campustechnology.com: Christopher Soghoian, a grad student at Indiana University's School of Informatics, has discovered a security flaw associated a number of big-name commercial extensions to the Firefox Web browser.

X11 Forwarding using SSH

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HowTos

linux-tip.net: As I have explained earlier, there are different ways to connect to remote servers or workstations. You can use NoMachine’s NX server or the GPL solution called FreeNX. Other tools like RealVNC or VNC provide remote control software which lets you see and interact with desktop applications across the network.

Also: Howto set up a proper KDE look for GTK (Gnome) Applications

It is can be LOLCODE time plz?

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Misc

linux.com: They're in ur Intarwebs, creating a programming language. The attack of the lolcats has spilled over to programming, with LOLCODE, a language based on the mangled grammar of lolcats. Pull up a buckit and I'll help wif ur understanding of LOLCODE.

Introducing Remo - An Easy Way to Secure an Insecure Online Application with ModSecurity

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Linux
Security
HowTos

Say you have a nasty application on your Apache webserver that has been installed by some people from the marketing department and you can neither remove nor patch it. Maybe it is a time problem, a lack of know-how, a lack of source-code, or possibly even political reasons. Consequently you need to protect it without touching it. There is ModSecurity, but they say this is only for experts. A straightforward alternative is Remo, a graphical rule editor for ModSecurity that comes with a whitelist approach.

Exploring the /etc directory: ld.so files and directories

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HowTos

blogs.ittoolbox.com: Some files in Linux are named so cryptically that you have no way of working or even guessing what at they do. There a range of files and maybe directories that start with ld.so in the /etc directory that fall into this category. I intend to explain these files and directories and show how to use them.

Microsoft hires 'Director of Linux Interoperability'

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Microsoft

seattlepi blog: Microsoft has brought someone aboard to serve as its "Director of Linux Interoperability" and head up the Microsoft/Novell Interoperability Lab -- and his name will be familiar to people in the open-source community.

‘I’d love to work with Microsoft’

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Interviews

mybroadband.co.za: Duncan McLeod spoke to software billionaire Mark Shuttleworth last week about his Ubuntu Linux deal with Dell, the Microsoft software patent fracas, and his desire to return to live in SA. This is an edited extract.

Fedora 7 Howto Series

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HowTos

ProNet Information Technologies has published a series of articles detailing how to spruce up your Fedora 7 install with Flash, Java, Azureus, and more.

Book Review : The Linux Programmer's Toolbox

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Reviews

All about Linux: What does it take to start writing programs for Linux ? Most people will guess a text editor, knowledge of a programming language and the compiler and libraries of that language would suffice. But ask a professional programmer who has been writing code for Linux and he will differ with you.

OpenOffice worm hits Mac, Linux and Windows

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Security
OOo

builderau: Malware targeting OpenOffice documents is spreading through multiple operating systems including Mac OS, Windows and Linux, according to Symantec.

Xandros CEO doesn’t agree that Linux is patent violator

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Linux

Network World: Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos said Thursday his company did not agree that its Linux distribution violates any Microsoft patents nor did the software giant ask Xandros to do so as part of the patent cross-licensing deal the two signed Monday.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 1 Released

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Ubuntu

Well, Issue 1 is finally out! Head over to our downloads page (tab at the top) and click Issue 1. We only have the English version out, but more languages are coming soon.

OSS Sound Drivers to be Open Sourced

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Software

pcburn: 4Front Technologies will be releasing their Open Sound System drivers under the GPL v2 and CDDL licenses. Their post on the OpenSolaris forum gives a quick rundown of the plan.

Dell's next step - SUSE Linux desktops?

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SUSE

iTWire: Why would the world's second-ranked PC seller make an effort to sell an operating system that it's never sold before on custom hardware - and do it in a half-hearted manner? Why would it do this at a time when it's desperately trying to regain its number 1 ranking?

Also: A word with Michael Dell

Spice up Windows - replace it with Linux; part 3

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HowTos

Blog of Gentoo: In my previous posts I stated that I'd like to help people to spice their system and move from Windows to Linux. But we all know that it cannot be done in an instant. I started to explain the process in last posts. This time I will explain the 3rd step: Spicing up Office/Production applications.

On the Bench: PCLinuxOS 2007, radically simple?

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PCLOS
Reviews

opensourcelearning: PCLinuxOS released it’s most recent incarnation and has even succeeded to surpass Ubuntu in popularity with (if we use the Distrowatch ranking as an indication of that). With it’s roots solidly in Madriva and dedicated to be even more userfriendly it does deserve a closer look.

New York becomes latest state to ponder ODF

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OSS

LinuxWorld: New York has become the latest U.S. state to ponder whether to use open standards for government document formats, though the move is not necessarily good news for proponents of the ISO standard Open Document Format (ODF).

Optimizing Linux System Performance

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HowTos

Linux DevCenter: Performance optimization in Linux doesn't always mean what we might think. It's not just a matter of outright speed; sometimes it's about tuning the system so that it fits into a small memory footprint. You'd be hard-pressed to find a programmer that does not want to make programs run faster, regardless of the platform. Linux programmers are no exception.

Linux: Using Acked-by Tags

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Linux

Andrew Morton submitted some documentation explaining the use of the "Signed-off-by" and "Acked-by" tags added when patches are submitted for conclusion into the Linux kernel. "The Signed-off-by: tag implies that the signer was involved in the development of the patch, or that he/she was in the patch's delivery path."

Also: Anatomy of the Linux kernel

Sabayon makes managing multiple GNOME user profiles simple

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Software

linux.com: If you have multiple users sharing a single computer, you could probably use an easy way to manage their user profiles. Sabayon can help you create and set up GNOME desktop profiles and assign them to different users. It's similar to Kiosktool for KDE, but for the GNOME environment.

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