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Story Ads in Firefox, Debian init, and Rolling Releases Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 4:32am
Story Ubuntu mobile takes two steps forward, one step backward Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 3:53am
Story Valve Releases Source Code For Their Virtual Reality API Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 3:35am
Story Fake Debian Developers Are Trying to Get Steam Keys from Valve Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 2:44am
Story Publisher Transformation with Users at the Center Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 2:24am
Story Steam client update ‘dramatically’ improves in-home experience Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 1:47am
Story Intel Bay Trail NUC Linux Performance Preview Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 1:42am
Story Seven Reasons to Use Open Source Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 1:29am
Story Sailfish OS is coming to Android Devices Rianne Schestowitz 13/02/2014 - 1:23am
Story Managers are Calling for More Skilled Open Source Workers Rianne Schestowitz 12/02/2014 - 8:49pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • People of openSUSE: James Ogley

  • An interview with Mike
  • Microsoft Fights VMware As it Flirts With Linux
  • Kubuntu gears up for KDE 4
  • Fedora Project Leader successor planning
  • Text-to-Speech and Other KWord Tips
  • Rise or fall for Red Hat?
  • Is the Linux/Windows interoperability deal paying off for Novell?
  • What Kind of Geek Are You?
  • Eschalon: Book I Demo for Linux
  • Still No UT3 For Linux...
  • KDE 4 uses less memory

"Time to Change"

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Linux

LinuxToday: Red Hat always had an uncanny ability to stay on message with a single voice. They really aren't arrogant about it. They've just decided to make sure they're putting out a unified message. Until, it seems, recently.

ET: Quake Wars v1.4 For Linux Coming Soon

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Gaming

phoronix: While Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux has been tied up in Epic's legal department, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has been maturing quite nicely since its introduction earlier this year.

Opera CTO: 'We're punished' for following Web standards

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Software

computerworld: Microsoft Corp.'s refusal or inability to fully support three Web standards has cost Opera Software ASA users, the Norwegian browser maker's chief technology officer said today.

Also: New Opera Weekly Snapshot

GNOME Developer Kit: much easier than building from SVN

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Software

arstechnica: The difficulty and frustration of building GNOME from source is a major impediment for many new contributors. Installing the dependencies, getting the tools working, and compiling major components of the desktop environment is a burden.

Stable kernels 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10

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Linux

LWN: The 2.6.22.15 and 2.6.23.10 stable kernel updates have been released - each contains quite a long list of important fixes.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • VMWare Server Tip: Display Menus and Toolbars in Quick Switch Mode

  • Howto: XDM
  • Customize Firefox blank page
  • SSH Key Authentication Using seahorse (GUI)
  • Read Your Linux Partition from Windows with DiskInternals Linux Reader
  • XGL and Xen can mix on a T61p!
  • Quick Tip: Rotating Background per Time of Day in KDE

The World Series of Linux: Round 3, The Championship

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Linux

crn.com: So we get to the final smackdown in CMP Channel Test Center's World Series of Linux. It's Ubuntu vs. Fedora.

Dell Ubuntu Laptop

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Ubuntu

blogs.gnome.org: So after booting up my new Dell Inspirion 6400 the Ubuntu installation wizard popped up asking me for username, password and timezone and I found a standard Ubuntu GNOME Desktop.

Sun will offer back-line support for OpenOffice

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OOo

LinuxWorld: Sun Microsystems on Monday plans to announce that it will provide support for the OpenOffice.org productivity software suite, citing a wave of momentum behind the open-source project.

Linux set for more handsets in 2008-Torvalds

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Linux

Reuters: The Linux computer operating system, which so far has had little success in use for cellphones, is set to become more widely available in handsets next year, helped by Google's mobile push, said Linux's creator Linus Torvalds.

Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring Alpha 1 “Barlia” released

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MDV

adamw: The first alpha of 2008 Spring is out, with the latest KDE, GNOME, kernel and lots of other fun stuff. It’s also unreasonably stable for a first alpha.

Managing with Net-SNMP and IPython in UNIX and Linux systems

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News

The Net-SNMP library now has Python bindings, and it is an excellent choice to write custom code to manage a data center or supplement full-blown Network Management Systems. In this article, learn how to use Net-SNMP, Python, and the IPython shell to interactively explore and manage a network.

How will Linux will win the OS wars? From the bottom up!

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Linux

Raiden's Realm: For years people have been wondering, how exactly will Linux become the number one operating system in the world? What's the key to Linux winning the OS wars? The answer is actually quite simple. But first you have to look at where we've come to understand where Linux needs to go.

Open source fonts

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Software

Red Hat Magazine: If you’ve ever gone looking for legitimately free fonts, you’ve probably found that there are a lot of really bad ones. But there’s also a lot of discussion out there about “open source fonts.”

The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin: Linux Adoption's Next Phase

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Linux

LinuxInsider: As the new year approaches, Zemlin is wrapping up his first year as the head honcho of the nonprofit home of Linux creator Linus Torvalds. LinuxInsider met with Zemlin to get his views on the changing trends in open source computing and his predictions for where all of this is headed in the new year.

Damn Small Linux 4.1: Aptly named

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Linux

techiemoe.com: It's been a while since I've played with Damn Small. I'm curious to see what improvements have been made over the last couple of versions, and whether or not I can justify carrying around a wallet-sized CD-R of it again.

Migrating to Linux

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SUSE

expresscomputeronline.com: Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu has migrated to SUSE Enterprise Linux for Tamil Nadu’s school project that will help it protect its existing investments in hardware.

Microsoft hits back at Opera antitrust claims

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Microsoft

zdnet: Microsoft has hit back at Opera antitrust claims regarding Internet Explorer, denying that it is abusing its dominant market position to lock users into the web browser.

A sleek introduction of $299 laptops

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Linux
Hardware

sfchronicle.com: Today, Asus Technology will unveil a $299 version of the Eee PC, a 2-pound laptop that stores data on flash memory, not a hard drive, and runs Linux, the open-source operating system, rather than Windows or the Mac OS.

Also: Jono Bacon: Small Is Beautiful

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GNOME 3.25.3 Released, GTK Development

  • GNOME 3.25.3 Now Available
    GNOME 3.25.3 is now available as the latest stepping stone towards September's release of GNOME 3.26.
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Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

    Radio station 3aw reports that dozens of pole based traffic calming measures are infected and that this came as a surprise to the local minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner when radio reporters told him about it.

  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
    The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports. The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions, Reuters reported Wednesday. Discovery of the infection came on Sunday, more than five weeks after the onset of the NSA-derived ransomware worm, which struck an estimated 727,000 computers in 90 countries. The mass outbreak was quickly contained through a major stroke of good luck. A security researcher largely acting out of curiosity registered a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that acted as a global kill switch that immediately halted the self-replicating attack.
  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

    Researchers at CyberArk Labs have discovered a new way of gaining access to the innards of Windows 10 64-bit systems that can bypass existing safeguards, including the kernel patch protection known as PatchGuard that Microsoft developed to improve system security.

  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

  • 'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
    What's old is new again: an exploit protection mechanism for a known flaw in the Linux kernel has fallen to a new attack targeting an old problem.
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    Register for next month's expo for the public sector DevOps community to hear key speakers from the front line of public sector digital transformation and see the latest technologies at first hand. Andrew Martin, DevOps lead in a major government department, has been added to the line-up of speakers to talk about the importance of getting the approach to security right with open source software.
  • IoT goes nuclear: creating a ZigBee chain reaction [iophk: "use 6lowpan instead"]

    If plugging in an infected bulb is too much hassle, the authors also demonstrate how to take over bulbs by war-driving around in a car, or by war-flying a drone.

  • Passengers given a freight as IT glitch knocks out rail ticket machines

    The network of machines are operated by the individual franchises, but share a common infrastructure from German software company Scheidt and Bachmann.

OpenBSD Development News

  • OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers
  • Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon

    I was a nobody. With some encouragement, enough liquid courage to override my imposter syndrome, and a few hours of mentoring, I'm now doing big projects. The next time you're sitting at a table with someone new to your field, ask yourself: how can you encourage them? You just might make the world better.

    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job
    We've had the linkkit components in the tree for a while, but it has taken nearly 20 rounds between rpe/tb/myself to get the last few bits finished. So that the link kit is cleanly used at reboot, but also fits in with the practices kernel developers follow.