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Mac is the first to fall in Pwn2Own hack contest

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channelregister.co.uk: A brand-new MacBook Air running a fully patched version of Leopard was the first to fall in a contest that pitted the security of machines running OS X, Vista and Linux. The exploit took less than two minutes to pull off.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 11 Out

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It’s time again! Issue #11 is out - one more until our 1 year anniversary. This month: Linux Mint vs Ubuntu, Review of an old Lenovo 3000 C200 laptop running Ubuntu, and Howto: iPod Classic & Amarok.

15 Open-Source Business Influencers

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eweek.com: The influence of the open-source model on software development is increasing. Here, eWEEK names 15 people driving this IT revolution.

Put your Linux Distro on a Live CD

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makeuseof.com: An oddity of open source operating systems is the Live CD. These live systems are full versions of the operating system that run completely from the given medium. Live CDs originally came from the old boot-disk-for-diagnosis idea. Live CDs have now become a way to test-drive a distro before installing it.

more OOXML coverage

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  • UK may make last-minute U-turn on OOXML

  • Kenya Changes From Yes to Abstain! Denmark Says No; EU Commission Investigating Poland
  • President of EU Academy for Standardisation criticizes OOXML, says duplicative standards conflict with WTO rules
  • Germany Stays in the OOXML "Yes" Column
  • Oh Miguel...
  • OOXML Vote Coverage

Red Hat Revenue Outlook Tops Forecasts

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reuters.com: Red Hat Inc issued a revenue outlook on Thursday that topped Wall Street forecasts, saying that its business software is poised for strong growth in a weak economy because it costs less than rival products.

Open source and the shrinking waterhole

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Dana Blankenhorn: Despite a lot of brave talk at OSBC there is little doubt that open source is heading into its first recession. This recession starts just as many open source vendors are starting to look beyond their own forges for sales. I’ve heard people say they’re even hiring salesmen.

Linux Live CDs: A Convenient Approach to Personal Computing

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desicritics.org: Linux platform for computing is difficult to understand for an average personal computer user, the traditional Microsoft Windows Operating System users especially find it inconvenient with excessive amount of options Linux presents. I would like to focus on Linux Live CDs as a way for an individual computer user to simplify computing.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Solved: Desktop Recording with Sound

  • How To Backup Your iPod Music on Linux
  • How To Use Filezilla As An SFTP Client
  • Automatic FTP Backup System - A Very Simple Solution
  • Introduction BackupPC
  • How to create a shortcut in your desktop?
  • Top Tip: How do I remove Grub?
  • Four Table Tips for OpenOffice Writer

Custom Compiz Effects in Ubuntu 8.04

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tombuntu.com: Installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and are wondering where the custom visual effects setting has gone? The way this works has changed in Ubuntu 8.04.

The Best Linux Marketing Tip: Don’t Mention Linux

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thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy wasn’t looking for love, but he found it during a trip to his local CostCo last night. There, he spotted the $299 Eee PC from Asus. It’s built on Linux — but CostCo’s in-store promotional materials for the device barely mention Linux. That may be a smart move. Here’s why.

Battle of the Beasts: Wolvix vs. Pardus

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junauza.com: Another exciting month has almost passed. So far, I tried and tested two equally fantastic and capable Linux distributions. Wolvix 1.1.0 and Pardus 2007.3 are well-crafted distros that truly deserve some attention. Some might ask which one is better between the two. There’s only one way to find out.

Yahoo is the Reason for Microsoft's New Open Source Stance

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ostatic.com: It's not every day that a Microsoft executive as highly placed as senior vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel Brad Smith shows up at an open source conference, but he made an appearance at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco this week. What people keep missing is how Microsoft's proposed Yahoo deal would force it to embrace open source.

Gentoo - Utilities tmpwatch and flagedit

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linuxtidbits.wordpress: Gentoo users eventually branch out from the utilites Portage gives to do more advanced tasks, quicker. There are a good number of these utilites in the Portage tree including tmpwatch and flagedit.

Filing US federal taxes under Linux

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linux.com: Filling out tax returns has traditionally been an area where Linux comes up short compared to the proprietary platforms, but you actually have several options for using commercial income tax products on a Linux platform. Here's a quick look.

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Intel Core 2 Duo T9300

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phoronix.com: For a year now Intel has been flaunting its 45nm "Penryn" processor core with its SSE4 instruction set, High-K metal gate transistors, and 6MB of L2 cache. We have compared its performance against earlier Centrino-based ThinkPads as we look at how this latest Intel processor performs with Ubuntu Linux.

Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

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ubuntuland.nireblog: Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually "just works." But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time.

Texmaker tames LaTeX

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linux.com: Texmaker is an editor for the document markup language LaTeX. It lets you concentrate on the content of a document, while the underlying LaTeX engine takes care of the layout. Whether you are experienced with LaTeX or just starting out, Texmaker makes LaTeX easier to tame.

Compiz Fusion Community News for 25th March 2008

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smspillaz.wordpress: Welcome to yet another edition of the Compiz Fusion Community News, lots of cool new things for you to try out this time. This time we’ve got a few bugfixes, a sleek new curved expo mode, screenlets supporting web-based widgets and a re-write of the Wallpaper plugin.

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LibreOffice Help From FSF, Mike Saunders

  • New FSF membership benefit: LibreOffice certification
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