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The Unexpected (good) side effect of using Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

dthomasdigital.wordpress: I am a Ubuntu believer, as one of those total converts for almost two years now Ubuntu has answered my every computing need. So what’s the side effect you say?

Roundtable: The state of open source

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OSS

infoworld.com: Any endeavor rooted in community is bound to spark passionate debate. After all, without contention, how else to determine the best way forward? On the eve of our Open Source Business Conference, we spoke with 11 thought leaders about the current open source climate to uncover the most vibrant themes and conflicts shaping open source today.

Get the Most out of Social Media On Your Ubuntu

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Software

polishlinux.org: Sometimes I get the feeling that Web 2.0 is just too fancy for Linux, loads of tools, websites, and apps are being developed without taking Linux users into consideration. Here I will take you through some of the best tools and apps out there and how to get them up and running on your Ubuntu (assume 7.10).

NSA releases new version of Linux software

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Linux

metimes.com (UPI): The U.S. National Security Agency has released its own version of the open-source computer operating system Linux, which offers enhanced security for users.

XO Sightings

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OLPC

blog.linuxtoday: It seems that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program's XO laptop is just popping up all over lately. Twice in as many weeks, mention of the green and white laptop has appeared in the most unusual places.

Hardy Alternate CD installation changes

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: I’m running through my first installation with the Hardy beta; until now, all of my Hardy systems were dist-upgrades until now? It looks like the alternate installation sequence — and the whole CD really, got a nice makeover.

Gentoo 2008.0 beta delayed

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Gentoo

lwn.net: There have been some questions on the Gentoo lists about the unexplained delay in the 2008.0 beta release. What's going on is that two of the key developers involved have suffered a severe personal loss and are not currently able to work on that release.

What CAN’T Linux do?

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: A few weeks ago a colleague of mine sent me a link to a story about a man who clustered together sixteen Playstation 3s using Linux to simulate black holes. I had forgotten about this until yesterday when I was thinking “What can’t Linux do?” People have made Linux take on tasks no one probably thought it capable of.

Installing a modern Linux distribution

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Linux

raiden.net: I began installing Linux quite a few years ago starting with Red Hat 9 "Shrike". Though this was not too long ago in the physical world it was an eon ago in digital time. Todays modern Linux distribution or operating system is a different animal all together than those of days gone by.

Leveraging Free

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: "Free" has been a founding concept in the Linux world since before there was Linux. And the rest of the world is finally, irrevocably, catching up.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 245

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interviews: Chris Hildebrandt, the sidux project

  • News: Hardy Heron reaches beta, Debian releases Lenny installer, Fedora removes Fluendo codecs, Novell announces SLE 11, 15 years of NetBSD
  • Released last week: Slax 6.0.3, MirOS BSD
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 9 Beta, Dreamlinux 3.0
  • Site news: Mining DistroWatch.com logs, part 2
  • New addition: TEENpup Linux
  • New distributions: Calculate Linux, Physics-Live CD, SliTaz GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Tracking Linux prereleases: OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, and Fedora

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arstechnica.com: We often hear from readers who want to track the development process of their favorite Linux distribution but don't know where to start. The mainstream desktop Linux distributions have adopted short release cycles because the open source desktop software ecosystem tends to evolve incrementally and at a rapid pace.

Quickly navigating Web pages with Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Two things annoy me a lot when I'm browsing the Internet. First, I hate unclickable links, where I have to select the text link, open a new tab, paste the link, then press enter. I'd much rather deal with links that I can just click to open. The other issue is being forced to manually edit a URL in the address bar if I want to browse up one level on a site. Linkification and Uppity are two Firefox extensions that make my annoyances go away.

Apple’s dirty Safari installer wouldn't happen in open source

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Software

itwire.com: A lot has been said of late concerning the way Apple slipped in a brand-new Safari installer into the Apple Software Update used by many hundreds of thousands of iPod-wielding Windows users. Let me offer a new perspective, from the open source point of view.

KDE stuff

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KDE

  • KDE and Amarok Present at the OpenExpo in Bern

  • Theme Contest and New Features
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 16th March 2008
  • Still pleased with KDE 4
  • Why I won’t use Kubuntu/KDE

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 83

  • Ubuntu Fun
  • Moving to Ubuntu Hardy
  • My thoughts on Ubuntu 8.04 Beta
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Beta - My Opinion

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • A simple way to test Plasma themes

  • Quickzi: How To Change PostgreSQL Root Password
  • Fixing Wireless on eee Ubuntu and Mandriva
  • Basics of URPMI in Mandriva
  • Hardlinks and Symlinks
  • mrename - A tool for easy and automatic renaming of many files
  • Use rsync for a simple incremental backup of a folder
  • Stranger in *x land
  • How To Dual Boot With Xp and Ubuntu

A Frugal experience

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Linux

beranger.org: Three days ago, I installed Frugalware 0.8. As the speed and the availability of the repositories is not always stellar, I decided to download the DVD1 and to install everything on it. I supposed this would give me the "feeling of bloatedness", something close to what you get when you install openSUSE and select everything.

Lina: Run Linux aps on Windows or OS X, or at least one Linux app

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downloadsquad.com: It's been almost a year since we checked in on Lina, an attempt at creating a cross-platform solution for running Linux applications on pretty much any operating system. At the time, Lina was only available to a handful of folks. Now anyone can download and install Lina on a Windows, OS X, or Linux machine.

Why Business Doesn't "get" Desktop Linux

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Linux

linux-blog.org: As for Linux and a business like this...getting them to see the savings isn’t hard. They know if they didn’t have to buy antivirus for over 6 thousand desktops they’d save tons of money. They know that if they didn’t have to license the same number of office installs that they’d save an enormous amount of cash. This isn’t the problem.

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GNOME 3.25.3 Released, GTK Development

  • GNOME 3.25.3 Now Available
    GNOME 3.25.3 is now available as the latest stepping stone towards September's release of GNOME 3.26.
  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Development Continues, New Milestone Is Out Now
    Matthias Clasen has informed the community via an email announcement that the third milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment is now ready for public testing. After a one day delay, GNOME 3.25.3 is now available, and it's the third development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment that could be used by default in popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) or Fedora 27, both due for release later this year. It brings a bunch of updates and new features to several of its components and apps.
  • Eight years since first release and still no usable theme?
    Well, let me be frank. Ever since gtk-3.0 I've been skeptical of it, especially of the theming aspect. In gtk-2 we had (and still have) many themes ranging from trash to excellent, almost every kind of taste could have been satisfied. Not so in gtk-3. First issue is constant changes to theming API, meaning that despite there being hundreds of themes, only handful of them actually work right :( And among them, I still have yet to find one that would work on my fairly usual 15,6″ laptop screen with 1366×768 px resolution. Basicaly I have two issues.

Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

    Radio station 3aw reports that dozens of pole based traffic calming measures are infected and that this came as a surprise to the local minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner when radio reporters told him about it.

  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
    The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports. The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions, Reuters reported Wednesday. Discovery of the infection came on Sunday, more than five weeks after the onset of the NSA-derived ransomware worm, which struck an estimated 727,000 computers in 90 countries. The mass outbreak was quickly contained through a major stroke of good luck. A security researcher largely acting out of curiosity registered a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that acted as a global kill switch that immediately halted the self-replicating attack.
  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

    Researchers at CyberArk Labs have discovered a new way of gaining access to the innards of Windows 10 64-bit systems that can bypass existing safeguards, including the kernel patch protection known as PatchGuard that Microsoft developed to improve system security.

  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

  • 'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
    What's old is new again: an exploit protection mechanism for a known flaw in the Linux kernel has fallen to a new attack targeting an old problem.
  • Continuous defence against open source exploits
    Register for next month's expo for the public sector DevOps community to hear key speakers from the front line of public sector digital transformation and see the latest technologies at first hand. Andrew Martin, DevOps lead in a major government department, has been added to the line-up of speakers to talk about the importance of getting the approach to security right with open source software.
  • IoT goes nuclear: creating a ZigBee chain reaction [iophk: "use 6lowpan instead"]

    If plugging in an infected bulb is too much hassle, the authors also demonstrate how to take over bulbs by war-driving around in a car, or by war-flying a drone.

  • Passengers given a freight as IT glitch knocks out rail ticket machines

    The network of machines are operated by the individual franchises, but share a common infrastructure from German software company Scheidt and Bachmann.

OpenBSD Development News

  • OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers
  • Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon

    I was a nobody. With some encouragement, enough liquid courage to override my imposter syndrome, and a few hours of mentoring, I'm now doing big projects. The next time you're sitting at a table with someone new to your field, ask yourself: how can you encourage them? You just might make the world better.

    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job
    We've had the linkkit components in the tree for a while, but it has taken nearly 20 rounds between rpe/tb/myself to get the last few bits finished. So that the link kit is cleanly used at reboot, but also fits in with the practices kernel developers follow.