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U.S. Backs Open XML as ISO Vote Nears

cio today: In the U.S. vote for Open XML this week, IBM strongly argued against approval of Open XML, and Oracle joined IBM in voting against it. Voting in favor of the Open XML format were Hewlett-Packard, EMC, Intel, Sony Electronics, Lexmark International, and Apple, as well as the Defense Department, Homeland Security, and NIST.

Network Security with tcpwrappers

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Ubuntu tutorials: I thought today I would outline a few tips on network security with tcpwrappers or, as you’re probably more familiar, the hosts.allow and hosts.deny files. How you can use them?

Writing Scripts that need root permission

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Linux by Example: While executing commands that needs root permission, I rely on sudo. Sudo provides me a very convenient way to execute root privilege commands from my user account provided with my user account password.

Bye bye Dapper. Hello Feisty.

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opensourcelearning.info: One wisdom in the realm of Linux says: “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”. Well, after a year of playing with Ubuntu Dapper Drake it was time to move ahead. It was getting broken.

Comprehensive Linux Terminal Performance Comparison

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Martin Ankerl: Linux has an abundance of excellent terminal applications. Interestingly, I could not find any decent comparison of their text display performance. Since I use the command line a lot, I want text output that is as fast as possible.

People Behind KDE: Summer of Code 2007 (3/4)

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KDE

People Behind KDE releases the third interview in its series of four interviews with students who are working on KDE as part of the Google Summer of Code 2007 - meet Leo Franchi, Juan González Aguilera, Andrew Manson and Marcus Hanwell!

Saving Power on Intel Hardware Using Powertop

only ubuntu: PowerTOP is a Linux tool that finds the software component(s) that make your laptop use more power than necessary while it is idle. However... there are many things that can ruin the party, both inside the kernel and in userspace.

Xubuntu plus Gnome equals … a metapackage

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kmandla.wordpress: I’m going out on a limb saying it, but here’s my brief prediction: Xubuntu’s push toward Gnome applications is going to marginalize the distro.

Nokia N800 As an EBook Reader Using FBReader

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Hardware

Every Flavour Beans: Though N800 is an Internet Tablet, it can serve as a very good ebook reader too, for those casual/semi-serious readers who don’t want to invest in a stand-alone ebook reader. At its screen size and resolution, reading ebooks is extremely pleasing on the eye.

More ISO OOXML news ahead of today's deadline

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OSS

the inquirer: THERE'S MORE news about countries' ISO votes on Microsoft's proposed OOXML document formats ahead of today's deadline for votes to be submitted.

Also: Poland vote$ for Microsoft OOXML

Conky: highly configurable system monitor for X

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DPotD: Conky is one of my favorite applications for all of my Linux distros. It is a light-weight system monitor (according to the project page) that can monitor many different aspects of your computer.

Lenovo 3000 N100 Laptop Sound - ALSA work around for Fedora 7

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typos: I installed Fedora 7 on my new Lenovo 3000 N100 Laptop. It wasn’t big deal getting up wireless on this one with WPA support as well as the graphics. Wow…miracle I thought…! Soon I connected my headset to play some cool music…for my surprise, sound was coming from both the internal speakers and headphones at the same time.

X.Org 7.3 Release Delayed

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phoronix: If you haven't noticed, the release of X.Org 7.3 has been delayed by at least a week. Eric Anholt, the X.Org 7.3 release manager, had pushed the X.Org 7.3 release back by at least a week due to show-stopping bugs.

My experience installing OpenSuse 10.3 beta 2

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usalug-org: I've always liked Suse. I first installed Suse 9.1 when I was a Linux Newb. Germ was nice enough to mail that one to me Very Happy . I then installed OpenSuse 10.0 and ran that on my laptop for quite a while. I then got tired of waiting for YaST to load, and moved on to some other distros.

MEPIS 7.0 Beta3: Updates Galore

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mepis.org: MEPIS has released Beta3 of SimplyMEPIS 7.0. The kernel in Beta3 is version 2.6.22.5 which contains minor patches from the Kernel Development Team. The ipw3945 driver was updated. The MEPIS System Assistant was repaired.

Hands-on with GamePark's GP2X F-200

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Gaming

engadget: We're pretty hot for any device that sports some sort of console emulator, so when faced with GamePark Holding's GP2X, which currently boasts of SNES, NES, Genesis, MAME and quite a few other gems, it's a little difficult to rein in the enthusiasm.

Ubuntu Linux + Apache2 + Virtual Hosts + Syslog Server

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ubuntu geek: This tutorial will explain How to install syslog server in ubuntu using apache. Steps Involved in this tutorial:

1) Install Apache2 and change the ports
2) Virtual Hosts: an example
3) Syslog Server with php and Virtual Hosts
4) Only me wants to see the log files (by using a .htacces file)

migration from lovely gentoo to feisty kubuntu

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broddlit.wordpress: A few weeks ago I decided to migrate my Notebook from Gentoo to Kubuntu. Now why would anyone want to do that?

Installing Compiz Fusion -- Total Newb Version

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fusioncast.fsckr: Use this guide for installing with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04). If you have nVIDIA, that's good. nVIDIA has a good proprietary driver for linux. If you have an ATI, this is a little more complicated. Intel cards are well supported generally.

Behind MOTU: Stefan Potyra

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Interviews
Ubuntu

swik.net: After a long hiatus, we are back and today we are talking with Stefan Potyra (sistpoty) who is a long time MOTU and sat on the first Motu Council. My first point of contact with Ubuntu actually happened when initially developing REVU.

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Security Leftovers

  • Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls
    The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks. On Saturday, security researcher Alexander Klink disclosed an interesting attack where exploiting an XXE (XML External Entity) vulnerability in a Java application can be used to send emails.
  • Microsoft: no plans to patch known bugs before March [Ed: Microsoft is keeping open 'back doors' that are publicly known about, not just secret ones]
    Microsoft has no plans to issue updates for two vulnerabilities, one a zero-day and the other being one publicised by Google, before the scheduled date for its next round of updates rolls around in March. The company did not issue any updates in February, even though it had been scheduled to switch to a new system from this month onwards. It gave no reason for this, apart from saying: "This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today. "After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan." The Google-disclosed bug was made public last week, and is said to be a flaw in the Windows graphic device interface library that can be exploited both locally and remotely to read the contents of a user's memory.
  • Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk
    Microsoft has patched "critical" security vulnerabilities in its browsers, but has left at least two zero-day flaws with public exploit code. The software giant released numerous patches late on Tuesday to fix flaws in Adobe Flash for customers using Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and later, as well as Edge for Windows 10.

Red Hat News

  • Why upstream contributions matter when developing open source NFV solutions.
    When software is developed using open source methods, an upstream repository of the code is accessible to all members of the project. Members contribute to the code, test it, write documentation and can create a solution from that code to use or distribute under license. If an organization follows the main stream or branch of the upstream code their solution will receive all the changes and updates created in the upstream repository. Those changes simply “flow down” to the member’s solution. However, if a member organization forks the code — if they create a solution that strays from the main stream — their solution no longer receives updates, fixes and changes from the upstream repository. This organization is now solely responsible for maintaining their solution without the benefit of the upstream community, much like the baby salmon that took a tributary and then have to fend for themselves rather than remain in the main stream and receive the benefit and guidance of the other salmon making their way to the ocean.
  • HPE and Red Hat Join Forces to Give Customers Greater Choice for NFV Deployments
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( NYSE : HPE ) and Red Hat, Inc. ( NYSE : RHT ) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs).
  • Red Hat Joins the OpenPower Foundation
    As part of our commitment to delivering open technologies across many computing architectures, Red Hat has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture, at the Platinum level. While we already do build and support open technologies for the POWER architecture, the OpenPOWER Foundation is committed to an open, community-driven technology-creation process – something that we feel is critical to the continued growth of open collaboration around POWER.
  • Buy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Approach: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)?

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