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New Red Hat boss defines company's future

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Competitors should keep a weary eye on newly minted Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, whose fresh face masks a certified executioner who has a plan to grow the open source leader into a billion-dollar juggernaut supplying data center infrastructure software.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • gentoo quick installation steps

  • Change Hostname Permanently on Debian or Ubuntu
  • Atheros wireless - get it working
  • How to setup Real Player and VLC in fedora core 8
  • Me TV - EyeTV for Ubuntu?
  • How to fix the "no sound" in Ubuntu 7.10 on a laptop or notebook
  • Policykit - Gaining visibility in the administrative user interfaces
  • Run Windows in a virtual machine using Ubuntu and Virtualbox
  • Setting up IPv6 on Linux
  • Easy script to upload to an ftp server
  • Dual Boot openSUSE and Windows.
  • 32 bit Firefox on 64 bit Foresight

5 more add-ons to make Firefox more productive

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Moz/FF

tech.blorge.com: This is a continuation of our previous post “5 add-ons to make Firefox safer and faster.” These add-ons aren’t necessarily for security reasons or to make it faster but they do enhance it in one way or another.

TrueCrypt 5.0 now with Linux GUI

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Software

masuran.org: The TrueCrypt foundation recently released TrueCrypt version 5.0, the latest version of the Open Source disk encryption software for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. In this review I’ll use Ubuntu 7.10 to install TrueCrypt 5.0 on.

Marble's Secrets Part II - Walking In The Shoes Of Slartibartfast ...

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: Part II will show how Marble manages to provide the biggest bang for the byte when it comes to providing map data. It outlines how we managed to get the default map squeezed into the 10MB package that the Marble-Qt version gets shipped with.

PCLinuxOS Day 12 - Triple Boot Attempt

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PCLOS

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: I wanted to upgrade Ubuntu to 7.10, to install Sabayon Linux and to install PCLinuxOS. Yes, this was going to be a triple boot laptop.

ASUS Eee PC rooted out of the box

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Security

risesecurity.org: We recently acquired an ASUS Eee PC. The first thing we did when we put our hands at the ASUS Eee PC was to test its security.

Gentoo 2008.0 feature requests closed

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Gentoo

The Release Engineering team has stopped taking feature requests for the upcoming 2008.0 release of Gentoo so that the release schedule can be met. Bug reports are still welcome however.

Also: KDE 4.0.1 Now in Portage

some shorts

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Linux
  • My Server Goes to FreeBSD !

  • R.I.P. Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu VS PCLinuxOS

Design your own desktop with Xfce 4.4

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Software

xubuntublog.wordpress: Xfce is just as customizable as KDE or GNOME, so I set myself a goal: make Xubuntu look like Windows Vista. Why? Because I can.

SCaLE 6x: I’m Here - Saturday in Review

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Linux

fedora-tutorials.com: Just left Jono Bacon’s presentation on “The future of the Linux Desktop”. He’s quite an awesome presenter. Afterward, I went down to the exhibit floor and got to say hi to Tom Callaway and actually met Thomas Chung from the Fedora Project. Both of these guys have such exuberance and joy, I love being part of the fedora project.

Also: Today's Keynote Streaming Live in 45 minutes

Can Mozilla be made more secure?

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Interviews
Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Window Snyder has the somewhat offbeat title of "chief security something-or-other" at Mozilla. In an interview, Snyder talked about the state of browser security today and how companies must work together.

Review Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon: Practicalities and working with it

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Ubuntu

seopher.com: I don't talk about Linux on this site much anymore because my focus has shifted somewhat but I can't avoid writing this post after the past 24 hours. What follows is a mixed review of Ubuntu from a very practical point of view.

They say Linux "Just Works". Yet for some it.....

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: I have said it myself and for me in my particular cases it is true. Linux "Just Works". I install it, I install the programs I wish to use and it "Just Works" for me. They install Linux, they want to do the same things that I do and they come up against a brick wall. Why would it be that Linux works for some people and doesn't work for others?

The dark side of open source: Hacking MySQL

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Software

itwire.com: Open source software advocates – like myself – will point out that a user can have confidence in the application’s integrity because the program code is readily viewable. However, not everyone who reads source code has pure intentions. Here’s how MySQL has been cracked in the past, and how you can keep safe.

The Ultimate Linux Password Management Guide Part 8 gnupg

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HowTos

maysville-linux-users-group: In this article, we will take a look at using gnupg, a common application already included on most Linux distributions for managing passwords. I am going to show you some tricks with using gnupg to manage passwords.

What linux needs

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Linux

keatoncasts.grotonma.net: I love linux. The concept, the implementation, the whole ‘geek in a candy store’ feeling you get when choosing which distribution to install next, it’s great. Unfortunately, it still has some major problems that could keep it from being a viable alternative to Windows for some people.

Flash Finally Restored in Linux

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Software
Ubuntu

theoryoforangitivity.blogspot: So flash finally works again in 64-bit linux. For quite a while the new version of flash made it impossible for me use sites like Pandora and YouTube, but the repositories for Ubuntu finally have a new version of flashplugin-nonfree that fixes the problem.

Kgdb Light

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "While this is probably one of the last days of the merge window, please still consider pulling the 'kgdb light' git tree," began Ingo Molnar, explaining "This is a slimmed-down and cleaned up version of KGDB that i've created out of the original patches that we submitted two weeks ago."

more new user experiences

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Linux
  • I Am A Linux User

  • Living With Linux, Day 2
  • 10 days in linux
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  • State of Sway April 2017
    Development on Sway continues. I thought we would have slowed down a lot more by now, but every release still comes with new features - Sway 0.12 added redshift support and binary space partitioning layouts. Sway 0.13.0 is coming soon and includes, among other things, nvidia proprietary driver support. We already have some interesting features slated for Sway 0.14.0, too! Today Sway has 21,446 lines of C (and 4,261 lines of header files) written by 81 authors across 2,263 commits. These were written through 653 pull requests and 529 issues. Sway packages are available today in the official repos of pretty much every distribution except for Debian derivatives, and a PPA is available for those guys.

Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
    Last year, I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10. As I didn't want spyware neither bloatware, I got Linux installed and asked for a refund of the OEM license. After a little of talking, they were wanting to charge me US$100 (to remove the license, which I already had wiped, as I got FDE Linux installed) to refund US$70 of the OEM license. This year, wondering to buy a new Acer notebook, I asked them again if they would refund me the OEM license without all the hassle (as they did pay me the US$70, without me having to pay the US$100).

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