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Full Circle Magazine Issue 15 out

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Ubuntu

it’s that time of month again! This month: command and conquer - The Ins and Outs of Directories, how-to: Create a Separate Home Partition, Create Your Own Server (Part 7), Using GIMP (Part 4), and GRUB 101, and my story - Ubuntu Saves the Day and From Mickey’s ABCs to Kubuntu.

Microsoft and Its Open-Source Plans

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Microsoft

eweek.com: Microsoft is now a major sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation and is putting its protocols and formats into a royalty-free licens, all part of a larger open-source push.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOW-TO enable read/write in FAT partition after error

  • Howto: Use xplanet for a desktop weather map
  • How To Harden Your Linux Server (Debian / Ubuntu)
  • Gentoo Prefix: PORTAGE_TMPDIR on NFS solution
  • Install “ubuntu netboot remix” menu in hardy heron
  • Mixing A Podcast In Ardour - Part 5
  • Performance Tuning Best Practices for MySQL
  • debian: building custom exim packages
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X61t Touch support
  • Dpkg Cheat Sheet
  • The Sort Command
  • Upgrade to the Latest Compiz Fusion Release
  • -A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -p 50 -j ACCEPT
  • Bash scripting Tutorial
  • Getting that wiki feeling on the desktop, part 3

Top Ten mailing list posts in the history of free/open source software

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OSS

commandline.org.uk: A few months ago, we looked at Linus Torvalds in his own words, which was surprisingly popular. So following the same approach, what are the top-ten best mailing list posts in the history of free/open source software?

Linux Secret Lovers

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Linux

junauza.com: Some Windows users secretly love Linux. They want to use Linux but are too chicken to install it on their hard drive. So, they use a program like Windows Blinds to radically alter the graphical user interface of their Windows desktop and make it look like that of Linux. To prove it, here are some screenshots of Linux secret lovers' desktop.

Ultamatix: The New Automatix

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Software
Gaming

softpedia.com: I guess all Linux users, especially Ubuntu ones, have used or at least heard about Automatix. Unfortunately, a few months ago, Automatix died. Today we are pleased to announce the Automatix replacement: Ultamatix!

Foxconn ‘sabotages’ BIOS to stop Linux running

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Linux
Hardware

custompc.co.uk: ACPI support automatically broken when Linux is detected on G33M-S motherboard, alleges Ubuntu forums poster

Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 3 Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: The third alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, was made available a few minutes ago.

SourceForge Community Choice Awards winners

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OSS

weblog.infoworld: Winners of the SourceForge Community Choice Awards were announced at OSCON today. Best Project: OpenOffice.org. Best Project for the Enterprise:

Notes from the Field: openSUSE 11.1 Alpha 1

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: openSUSE officially announced the start of 11.1's development cycle with a drop of alpha 1. What follows are some quick notes taken after booting into the KDE Live CD version. Note that this is indeed an alpha 1.

Open Web Foundation to Keep Data 'Open'

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OSS
Web

eweek.com: The Open Web Foundation launches at OSCON with a focus on keeping open-source community efforts open and unfettered.The effort is backed by individuals and companies such as Facebook, Google and MySpace.

Interview: Aaron Fulkerson of MindTouch Software

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Interviews

raiden.net: I had the unique opportunity to interview Aaron Fulkerson of MindTouch, and discuss their new MindTouch Deki known as "Kilen Woods". What he had to say was quite interesting.

Listen 0.5 - Yet Another Good GTK Audio Player

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Listen is a not so widely known audio player written in Python and using the GTK toolkit, with an interface similar to the one of Rhythmbox, and including features like a music library, podcasts support, lyrics fetching, Wikipedia integration, and Last.fm song submission.

today's leftovers

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News
  • MySQL vs. PostgreSQL

  • Foresight Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1 out
  • Gentoo: Portage’s new --jobs feature
  • Dell's Ubuntu 8.04 Offering—Technical Details
  • More Perl One-Liners for Linux Or Unix
  • 2016: "You’re watching the Linux Channel."
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Launchpad to be open source in 12 months
  • What happens when open source turns out to be better? Much better?
  • VIA Appoints An Open-Source Liaison
  • openSUSE: Better TabletPC support
  • The Open Source Community - Please wait a while…
  • Missing 'spam king' kills self, family
  • Silber runs Canonical while Shuttleworth runs around (video)
  • "Handheld recording studio" mixes with Linux
  • Building an HPC Linux cluster has gotten simpler, Beowulf leader says
  • Day 30 Without GUI: All Done!
  • If wishes were horses.
  • The rich irony of Kevin Johnson's departure from Microsoft

No tax support for Mac or Linux yet

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Linux

zdnet.com.au: The Australian Taxation Office has advised Australians using Apple or Linux operating systems that they will be unable to lodge tax returns electronically using the ATO's e-tax software unless they use a Windows emulator or a kiosk in one of the agency's shop fronts.

Ubuntu on a laptop is great!

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Ubuntu

geek.com: We’ve covered Ubuntu in the past, first in a rave by RickGeek and recently in a beta preview by Sal Cangeloso. After reading Sal’s impressions back in April, I downloaded the ISO and installed it on a spare machine I had lying around.

Ingres gives Fortify security study a good fisking

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OSS

blogs.zdnet: Since Fortify released its security study, unleashing the FUD flood, I have been waiting for someone to give it a good fisking. Today we have a winner.

Open source leadership model

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OSS

indiatimes.com: As I study some of the thriving new age organisations, I see many of them successfully nurturing , what I call an open source leadership model, an offshoot of the software model. It is changing the rules of the game, and it is proving to be successful. So, what defines an open source leadership model?

Shuttleworth: Microsoft Does Not Want War

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Ubuntu

eweek.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical Ltd., which maintains the Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution said he doubts Microsoft would file suit against a free software developer unless the software giant wants "war."

How A rootkit Exactly Works

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Security

How A rootkit Exactly Works — Explaination and dissection of the dica rootkit (a variant of the t0rn rootkit).

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today's leftovers

'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

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    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
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