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Building Trust in Linux Distributions

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: When running a Linux system, a user relies on the creator of the Linux distribution to provide them with a stable, fast, secure and bug-free experience. But given the experience of recent weeks, it may be worth considering how that user makes sure that's what they get.

Fedora 8 and 9 updates status

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Linux

redhat.com: Today we've reached a major milestone in this progress. We have done a successful compose of all the existing and as of yesterday pending updates for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9, all signed with our new keys. These updates will soon hit mirrors in a new set of directory locations.

Kick Linux To The Curb?

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Linux

intranetjournal.com: Recently I found myself presented with the possibility of switching to Apple's OS X. Keeping in mind that I already have a Mac in our home in the form of my wife's computer, the idea of me using it did get me thinking. What would it take for me to completely abandon Linux and return to the world of closed source operating systems?

How free software makes money

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OSS

brajeshwar.com: Many big corps support Free and Open Source Software in different ways. Everything’s strictly business, just that the company doesn’t need to burn down half the Amazon Rainforest to do it.

Ubuntu Server in a Cardboard Box

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Ubuntu

hitechsquad.com: I have an upcoming project which requires a Ubuntu server and after doing some PC repairs and upgrades I had a few bits left over.

Sidux: Debian Unstable, not so unstable

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Linux

tuxtoday.wordpress: I recently got myself a new laptop. After having tried Fedora, Mint, and Debian Etch on it, I decided to go the Debian Sid route.

playing with chrome on linux

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Software

people.planetpostgresql.org: Soon after they announced, I'd been hoping to take Google Chrome for a test drive. My big problem though? I run Linux.

MythTV Distro Roundup - Part 2: MythBuntu

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Linux

raiden.net: In this second of three parts we will be looking at a ready-to-use MythTV Linux Distro that comes from a different slice of the Linux family tree. MythBuntu is built upon Ubuntu. It should be interesting to see just how well it performs. So let's get started...

Sabayon Linux - a Gentoo beauty - Overview & Tutorial

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: There's a popular saying that if you manage to install Gentoo on the first run, this means you have done something wrong. Gentoo has always been the most difficult distro to install, even though it promises great rewards for the die-hards willing to take the pain. That is, until Sabayon came along.

Qumranet Joins Red Hat - Lots of questions

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Linux

montanalinux.org: As has been reported elsewhere, take the front page of Red Hat's website for example, Red Hat has "acquired" Qumranet Inc for a little over $100 million. In a presentation a month or two back for the BillingsLUG meeting... I played some demo videos of Qumranet's Solid ICE product and discussed KVM.

Novell heeds SUSE users' call for SELinux security option

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SUSE

techtarget.com: SUSE Linux administrators will have a choice in intrusion detection systems next year: They can use the complex, military-grade Security-Enhanced Linux, or SELinux or instead Novell Inc.'s simpler AppArmor security tool.

why i use linux

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Linux

42gems.com: Why Linux? I think every Linux user gets asked that question sooner or later, and just about every Linux blog has a post. I’ll give one reason why I use Linux. Its not my strongest argument for Linux (or my weakest for that matter) and I don’t think its of the upmost importance, but its still a pretty good reason.

Cracking the GNU/Linux Security Cliché

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Linux

omputerworlduk.com: One of the jibes about GNU/Linux from the closed-source crowd is that the only reason there so few security exploits against it is that its market share is too small for crackers to care. Against that background, the following development must represent some kind of milestone:

today's leftovers

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News
  • Open source followers flock to capital

  • First $100 laptop runs Linux
  • Linux netbook buyers are cheap and plentiful
  • OLPC's dual boot Linux, Windows laptop due out soon
  • Do you want a notebook with that order?
  • VirtualBox 2.0
  • The Open Source Movement
  • A decade on: Google's internet economy
  • Zonker Blogs
  • Ann Arbor's Linux Box grows from start-up to 10-person firm
  • GNOME 2.24.0 Beta 2 Released
  • The Power of Ubuntu
  • X.Org Developers Raid The Zoo
  • Students Help Humanity with Open Source Software
  • XDS 2008: GLSL, Radeon, Graphics Testing
  • Open source release takes Linux rootkits mainstream
  • Mozilla, Firefox running for .net magazine awards 2008
  • Drupal is a 2008 Open Source CMS Award Finalist
  • August in the archive - a view from the Ubuntu Server Team

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Bluetooth GPRS with Mandriva 2008.1

  • Easily recover from a tarbomb with xargs
  • Using ext4 on Gentoo (and probably other distro's)
  • Google Chrome on openSUSE
  • Unique Sorting Of Lists And Lists Of Lists With Perl For Linux Or Unix
  • Power monitoring and logging with Apcupsd and Cacti
  • Browse the Web in Konqueror using only the keyboard
  • Four Tweaks for Using Linux with Solid State Drives
  • Managing Bash with Key Sequences in Ubuntu

Seinfeld & Gates: Was this ad supposed to be funny?

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Microsoft

blogs.zdnet: The long-awaited $300 million ad campaign that Microsoft launched to counter Apple’s successful “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” campaign aired during the Thursday night kickoff to the NFL season. Did you see it? I missed it on TV but caught it on YouTube.

First Linux on Everest

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Hardware

linuxdevices.com: Linux thin client specialist Igel has created a Linux operating system image for a rugged panel PC designed for vehicle-mounted and industrial applications. The Igel-5310 LX Premium Image works with Glacier's Everest PC, available with a 600 MHz Celeron or 1.4GHz Pentium M processor.

Vista vs Linux - has the penguin got the power?

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OS

nzherald.co.nz: Linux versus Windows is the stuff of near endless controversy. Linux lovers trash Windows for being slow, unreliable, insecure and overpriced, whilst Windows bigots accuse Linux of being hard to use and clunky. Who's right?

PCLinuxOS 2008 Coming Soon?

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com: It looks like PCLinuxOS 2008 release will be sooner rather than later. The repositories are frozen as of this morning (found via forum post).

Advent & Ubuntu, A Perfect Partnership?

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Linux
Hardware

kd-signofthetimes.blogspot: I recently purchased an Advent 4211 from PC World. I have no interest in Win-doh's being an Ubuntu convert so my first task would be to install Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Hardy Heron.

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Leftovers: Proprietary Software, HowTos, and GXml

Debian Developers: Google Summer of Code, Quick Recap of 2017

  • RHL'18 in Saint-Cergue, Switzerland
    In between eating fondue and skiing, I found time to resurrect some of my previous project ideas for Google Summer of Code. Most of them are not specific to Debian, several of them need co-mentors, please contact me if you are interested.
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