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Information sharing at the NSA (video)

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Misc

linux.com: The topic of information sharing among US intelligence agencies, the FBI, and other federal agencies has attracted attention since 9/11. At Defcon XV, I had the opportunity to ask Tony Sager, chief of the National Security Agency's Vulnerability Analysis and Operations Group, about information sharing within the agency.

Linux Mint Takes on a KDE Flavor

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Linux

desktoplinux: Linux Mint, a community Linux distribution that includes some proprietary elements for a better "out of the box" user experience, is now available in an edition with KDE as its desktop environment.

Razer DeathAdder Linux Program

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Software

phoronix.com: As was pointed out in the Phoronix Forums, there is now an open-source utility to configure your Razer DeathAdder mouse under Linux.

Debian Turns 14 Today

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Linux

Tom-buntu: Debian, the Linux distribution that Ubuntu is based on, is 14 years old today. Incredible!

OpenOffice.org developer talks about plans for OOXML support

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OSS

arstechnica: Michael Brauer, the OpenOffice.org XML project lead and OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee Chair, has written a blog entry about the progress of native Office Open XML (OOXML) import filter development for OpenOffice.org. Brauer explains the importance of supporting OOXML in OpenOffice.org and also describes some of the challenges associated with supporting an emerging document format.

People of openSUSE: Martin Schlander

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse news: Here is the interview with Martin Schlander, also known as ‘cb400f’, from Denmark. He is the coordinator for Danish translations.

How to install Ubuntu Linux on the decTOP SFF computer

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HowTos

librenix.com: I recently bought a decTOP small form factor (SFF) computer. My goal was to build a cheap, fanless, quiet, and low power consumption Linux server. This article details the steps I used to build the USB boot/installation drive and install Ubuntu 6.06 on the decTOP.

Book Review: The Official Ubuntu Book

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Reviews

techbookreport: It should be no surprise that Ubuntu has so quickly established itself as one of the leading Linux distributions. Now, for those looking for a book to help them on the way, the Official Ubuntu Book is out in a new edition to match the 7.04 release of the software.

Counting the roots of growth: BSD vs Linux vs Solaris

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OS

Paul Murphy: I think we all know which of the three major Unix variants has the largest number of paid up licenses for non embedded use, which generates the most headlines, and which offers the highest reliability. But which one is growing fastest?

3Com banks on open-source strategy

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OSS

ZDNet: Speaking at a media briefing in Malaysia on Tuesday, Peter Chai, vice president and general manager of 3Com Asia-Pacific, said the company's open services networking (OSN) platform will enable its customers to create and build relevant applications on top of its hardware offerings. The OSN infrastructure runs on Linux.

Addon tools for OpenOffice.org Writer

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OOo

OpenOffice.org Tips: I received this information a while ago and have been meaning to blog about it for some time. After a cursory look, it's a set of macros that provide the following tools:

Law Firm Goes SUSE Linux: Deposition at 11

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SUSE

opseast.wordpress.com: A Vancouver B.C. law firm has overruled Microsoft Windows’ objection to being replaced with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10. After testing a number of competitive desktop Linux distributions, Giroux chose SLED 10, citing it’s speed and included applications as a deciding factor in SUSE’s favor.

Fighting Megatron: five steps to freedom

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OSS

FreeSoftware Mag: The free software world is being attacked by a large, wealthy, brutal monopolist, who I’ll call “Megatron” for today. As I wrote last month, Megatron is driving its OOXML tank through the village church of open standards. It’s a serious challenge to the community, and in this article I want to explain how we fight back.

First Release Candidate for GIMP 2.4.0!

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GIMP

The next stable GIMP release is close. The developers made available a first release candidate for GIMP 2.4.0.

Recompile your kernel for a perfect fit

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HowTos

linux.com: After I wrote an article on optimizing disk performance, some readers commented that tweaking settings was just part of the job. They pointed out that you can get more speed if you also compile your kernel, adjusting it optimally for your specific hardware and needs.

Open Source

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OSS

courant.com: Even when restricted by intellectual property and copyright issues, the Internet still has one area that remains one big, happy sharing family - users of open-source software.

Malaysian Government Adopts the Open Document Format

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OSS

softpedia: Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) said they will first make a study and evaluate the open standards inside their information communications technology deployment sector.

No word on Linux Dell PCs for NZ

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Ubuntu

nzherald: Dell NZ can't say when the Ubuntu-packing PCs will make it to New Zealand - or if they will at all.

today's extra links:

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News
  • A quick overview of Linux kernel crash dump analysis

  • Linux, Speedtouch USB modem and ADSL = major headache!
  • Linux Goes Legit
  • How to install Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) in OS X using Parallels Desktop 3.0
  • Freespire 2.0 Review
  • Linux: The Original Process Scheduler
  • Xandros Licenses MS Exchange Protocols
  • Where does SCO go from here?
  • Bash eternal history
  • Simply Mepis 6.0 64
  • Opera-9.23 Is Out, So Lets Install It In Debian And/or Ubuntu
  • Microsoft PR bunnies love Firefox - shocka
  • What does your favorite text editor say about you?
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