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Open Source Phishing: A Call To Arms

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently consumer auction giant eBay announced that nearly 1,200 registered eBay users information was stolen via phishing attacks. That’s not shocking. What’s shocking is that it’s very likely the phishers were using rootkitted Linux boxes.

If I Were in Charge of...

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Linux Today: I was taking a walk with my wife the other day, talking about all the kooky-nuttiness that is the Linux and Open Source world sometimes. I think I was harping on a certain company in Washington State and their recent "attempts" to "open source" some of their code.

I have just been blown away by Linux....Again!!!!

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ITtoolbox blogs: Here I was happily fiddling around with my Kubuntu installation and at a critical time when the initrd image was being regenerated our fabled standard of stable electricity supply decided to cut out. Not surprising as it does that every time a mosquito sneezes.

What is Compiz?

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linuxmini.blogspot: Compiz is a window manager, that means it takes care of all the basic needs to interact with the windows on your desktop - like moving, minimizing and resizing.

de Icaza: .NET source code release a non-event for open source world

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zdnet blogs: Microsoft’s release of .NET classes under its shared source license will not benefit the Mono project or any other open source project, maintains Miguel de Icaza, Novell’s vice president of engineering.

Is TransGaming dumping Linux in favor of Apple?

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jem report: Almost two weeks ago, Blizzard Entertainment pushed through a required World of Warcraft patch that made the game unplayable for many Linux users, reducing frame rates to unacceptable levels, causing distorted sound, and making the OpenGL graphics engine more difficult to switch to. Considering TransGaming's history of rapidly addressing WoW patch issues, this is unusual behavior. Couple that with total silence from the company and you have a genuine mystery on your hands. What's going on at TransGaming?

The best Linux system repair distribution gets better

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desktoplinux: If there's a better system repair kit than the Gentoo-based SystemRescueCD Linux distribution, we haven't seen it yet. The new 0.4 version of SystemRescueCd was released on Oct. 4. This new edition focuses on disk partitioning, Vista support, and data rescue tasks. In the past, we've found SystemRescueCD to be the best of the best when it comes to repairing troubled systems.

Linux for Grandma - Parts I & II

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technocrat.net: The refrain has been that Linux will be ready for primetime when the mythical "grandmother" can use it without issue. Well, I'm about to put that to the test. My 84 year old grandmother has had enough of hearing she needs a computer and finally asked me to set her up with one.

In Response to Beranger.org

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junauza.blogspot: Recently, I did a review for CentOS and quickly got a negative feedback from Beranger.org. I respect the opinion of the author from the said site, but I have to clarify a few things:

Compiz Fusion Community News Edition 15 for October 5th, 2007: 3D fixed

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Compiz Fusion News: Welcome to another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News. Over the past two weeks we have seen numerous fixes, and we are nearing a stable release. There have also been a minority of improvements and some new and interesting applications are being developed.

GNU/Linux Vs Windows: Myths and Realities

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raiden's realm: After reading the feedback from our readers here and at various websites around the world in regards to my recently published article "How to Quit Windows & cope with Windows Withdrawal Syndrome", I have identified a few more fears which home users have when they quit Windows and switch to Linux.

Dell Inspiron 530n Ubuntu desktop PC

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Ubuntu

PCAdvisor: In the end we decided that, perhaps, the typical PC user wasn't yet ready to step into the rather fearsome world of Linux. Dell, it would seem, disagrees, and it's now possible to get a Dell Inspiron 530n Ubuntu loaded not with flashy mainstream Windows Vista or XP, but with a Linux operating system.

And the winner is...

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the distrogue: I might as well just stop blogging right now, because it might be over. I've found the perfect distro for me, and it was right under my nose the whole time. I'm writing this from Mandriva 2008, and so far, I don't see any reason to look beyond it for a main distro.

some howtos:

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  • OOo: Removing a white background, or switching any color to another color

  • How to Connect a Jawbone Headset to a Bluetooth Laptop on Ubuntu Gutsy (And Then Use Skype)
  • Security Tip: Disable Root SSH Login on Linux
  • Secure remote access to your desktop
  • updating multiple windows or tabs within vim with a single command
  • Automate FTP with macros
  • How To Kill Stuff On Linux
  • Updating Your Debian or Ubuntu Desktop Safely

Preview - Unreal Tournament III

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computerandvideogames: When our straining ears picked up the first whispered rumours emanating from Epic that Unreal Tournament 3 was coming to PS3, we couldn't sleep at the prospect of getting our mitts on the game. And that's exactly what we did on a recent visit to Epic's North Carolina offices, where lead designer Steve Polge and producer Jeff Morris unveiled the nearly completed version of what could be one of the most thrilling PS3 titles of the year.

Sun opens up OpenOffice

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matt asay: Jim Parkinson of Sun has been listening to critiques of OpenOffice's governance policies and responds with a post that suggests that Sun plans to address the problems. Specifically, Sun will be using the Sun Contributor Agreement (SCA) for code contributed to OpenOffice.

Wikipedia Censors Ubuntu CE!

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whatwouldjesusdownload: Unfortunately the Ubuntu CE Wikipedia entry has been removed. The entry is now redirected to a list of Ubuntu based derivatives which, ironically, all still have their own pages on Wikipedia.

Release Day - All Hell Breaks Loose

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opensuse news: Yesterday we released openSUSE 10.3, and we are pretty impressed what happened. Some rough numbers:

UK culture holding back open source

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OSS

vnunet.com: Industry experts have identified cultural, as well as technical, factors affecting the take up of open source software in the UK. Many countries in the European Union are showing enthusiastic support for open source, while support in the US is less strong.

Starting from a review of CentOS 5 LiveCD...

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beranger: I happened to read Is CentOS 5.0 Worth Every Penny? and this made me even grumpier. How smart have you to be to try a LiveCD under VMWare? Why is it live if not for being able to test it "for real", with direct contact with your real hardware?

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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

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Wine and Games

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