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Story Linus Torvalds threatens to cut off ARM srlinuxx 14/06/2011 - 3:06am
Story Mozilla gets tough on Firefox memory leaks srlinuxx 14/06/2011 - 3:05am
Story Bodhi Linux review srlinuxx 14/06/2011 - 3:01am
Story Linux.conf.au secures own domain name srlinuxx 14/06/2011 - 3:00am
Story Fedora 13 nears end of life srlinuxx 13/06/2011 - 11:46pm
Story Is Canonical’s Ubuntu Focus Too Darn Diverse? srlinuxx 13/06/2011 - 11:44pm
Story OpenOffice.Org and the LibreOffice Imperative srlinuxx 13/06/2011 - 11:40pm
Story Benchmarking compositor performance srlinuxx 13/06/2011 - 11:38pm
Story Sibling Rivalry: Linux Mint 11 vs. Ubuntu 11.04 srlinuxx 13/06/2011 - 8:33pm
Story The Linux desktop circus srlinuxx 13/06/2011 - 8:30pm

Turning Firefox to an Ethical Hacking Platform.

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Moz/FF

The security testers community has a large panel of security tools, methodologies and much more to perform their pentests and audit assessments. But what happens if you find yourself weaponless. The magical solution could be Firefox and its extensions developed by ethical hackers and coders.

Microsoft, Novell expand on technical collaboration plans

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SUSE

Microsoft and Novell on Feb. 12 unveiled more specifics regarding their joint technical roadmap. As expected, the two companies are collaborating on four areas of technology that address significant problems faced by enterprises: virtualization, Web services for managing physical and virtual servers, directory and identity interoperability, and document format compatibility.

Using script to record terminal sessions

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HowTos

In this Linux tip, Vincent Danen explains the usefulness of script to log transcripts of network changes. There are also a couple of things to look out for if you use it.

links2 - a cross platform console based web browser which also renders images

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Software

Recently, while I was browsing a website in Firefox, I found that it took forever to load the concerned web page. Blame it on my internet connection or on the condition of the web server hosting the web page, I was literally fed up with the wait and closed the window with disgust. It was during this time that I wondered whether it will make my browsing experience a bit more pleasant if I switched to a console web browser such as lynx.

Ubuntu: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

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Security

Mark Dowd discovered that the netfilter iptables module did not correctly handle fragmented IPv6 packets. By sending specially crafted packets, a remote attacker could exploit this to bypass firewall rules.

Ten more Cape schools get Linux labs

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Ubuntu

Absa, Engen will spend R600 000 to provide ten Northern Cape schools with Linux-based school laboratories. The two corporates have joined with the province's Dinaledi team in an effort to improve maths and science results in the ten schools by deploying the Shuttleworth Foundation's tuXlab service.

Linux Wireless summit II

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Software

Earlier this month the Linux Wireless summit II, following the number one form 2006, took place in London. Main topics were the current state of the new WLAN stack fro Linux as well as the reasons for the still slow adoption of Linux by hardware vendors.

Linux and Vista users share driver pain

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Software

Customers are getting annoyed. They spent good money on the latest and greatest PC peripherals, only to find out that the hardware is only partially supported on their operating system of choice. Without the kernel drivers necessary to power them, some of the best features of the new toys are going unused.

Ubuntu Goes Low Spec!

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Ubuntu

As Ubuntu continues to make its presence known throughout the world, it was only a matter of time before the project spawned an offshoot variation or two that would enable people with lower-spec machines to participate in all that Ubuntu goodness.

CLI Magic: Zip your files across the network with Woof

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HowTos

Woof is a temporary Web server that is invoked when you want to transfer files. When a file is on offer, the recipient can download it using a browser or through wget, a popular command-line download utility.

HDTV for Linux: New Options

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Hardware

Once considered to be way too complicated for the newer Linux user, HDTV on a 'Nix box often times felt just out of reach for many. Then we found that hardware designed for Linux specifically was in the works. The card is known simply as the HD-5500.

Also: pcHDTV HD-5500 - HDTV for your Linux desktop

Firefox Site Gets a Relaunch

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Interviews

We recently sat down with Mozilla technology strategist Mike Shaver, who explained the reasoning behind the site's overhaul. He hopes the enhancements will not only help developers shepherd their add-ons from prototype to finished product, but also make it easier for new users to discover new extensions.

Developing nations to test new $150 laptops

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Hardware

From Brazil to Pakistan, some of the world's poorest children will peer across the digital divide this month -- reading electronic books, shooting digital video, creating music and chatting with classmates online.

Goodbye, PCs; Hello, Linux

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Linux

By using customized Linux pxe-bootable images and any pxe-bootable machine, including thin clients, and adding a multihead video card, you can make PCs and the fat operating system history.

Fixing software suspend / hibernate with uswsusp in Ubuntu Feisty (and Edgy)

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HowTos

After upgrading to Feisty, my new favorite feature suspend-to-disk (aka hibernate) was broken badly; basically, the resume would never be found, so it’d act as if it had a corrupted swap partition and unmounted disks.

SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3 Screenshots

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Linux

SLAX is one of our favorite mini Linux LiveCD distributions so when SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3 recently came out we couldn't help but to try out the new SLAX 6. New in this third pre-release of the SLAX 6.0 LiveCD is the Linux 2.6.20 kernel, bootable LiveUSB support in both Linux and Windows, udev replaces hotplug, full sound support with ALSA 1.0.14, NTFS read and write support, and more.

Screenshots.

GNU/Solaris - dead in the water?

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OS

The declaration by Linus Torvalds and other kernel developers that the Linux kernel will stay under its existing licence - the second version of the General Public License - and the talk being floated by Sun Microsystems that it likes the upcoming third revision of the GPL have led to much speculation that an official version of GNU/Solaris would arrive by the end of the year under the GPLv3.

Daily life with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

I wanted to post this just for those who might be considering running Ubuntu Linux. This is from my experience as a desktop user, and day to day activity:

Half Life 2 on Linux

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Gaming

Half Life 2 is a highly popular science fiction First-Person Shooter (FPS) game. It has won numerous awards for advances in computer animation, computer graphics, sound, physics, and artificial intelligence. Half Life 2 has been developed for and it is mainly played on Windows PCs. But recent advances in the Windows emulation software Wine have made it possible to run it on Linux as well.

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