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Story Using Fedora Rawhide srlinuxx 02/02/2013 - 12:48am
Story Linux Foundation's Secure Boot bootloader restructured srlinuxx 01/02/2013 - 10:17pm
Story Has Microsoft finally embraced open source? srlinuxx 01/02/2013 - 10:15pm
Story The current state of UEFI and Linux srlinuxx 01/02/2013 - 10:13pm
Story Bodhi Linux 2.2 review - Square peg for round hole srlinuxx 01/02/2013 - 8:33pm
Story What's the next big platform for Linux? srlinuxx 01/02/2013 - 6:38pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 01/02/2013 - 6:34pm
Story An In-depth Look at Steam for Linux srlinuxx 01/02/2013 - 3:04pm
Story GNOME Gets Formal, Public Usability Testing srlinuxx 01/02/2013 - 3:47am
Story The Uncertain Age of Steam on Linux srlinuxx 01/02/2013 - 3:46am

Hack and crack proof SSH on Linux

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iTWire: It’s inevitable: if your computer is Internet-connected you will have people coming a-knockin’. Fortunately Linux users are more savvy than to think any keep-alive ping or other piece of Internet flotsam is a hack attempt. Even so, it’s simply a matter of time before your router’s lights flash heavily and /var/log/auth.log fills with chilling messages.

KDE 4.0 Beta 1 Released

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The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first Beta release for KDE 4.0. This release marks the beginning of the integration process which will bring the powerful new technologies included in the now frozen KDE 4 libraries to the applications.

Howto upgrade kernel in Feisty Fawn

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ubuntu geek: Currently Feisty Fawn users (7.04) using the generic kernel (which is 2.6.20-16-generic). This tutorial will explain howto upgrade you to kernel version 2.6.22-9-generic.

At least 8% hypocrisy: the GPLv3 jumpers

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beranger: How come that various people are getting so fond of GPLv3, while usually people fail to agree on delicate issues (pro-life vs. pro-choice; social policies; more guns vs. more gun control; etc.)?

A fast way to install ATI and NVIDIA drivers in Ubuntu

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Email & Spam Classification With POPFile On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

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This article shows how you can install and use POPFile to classify incoming emails on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. It is a POP3 proxy that fetches your mails from your mail server, classifies them and passes them on to your email client.

Azureus vs. KTorrent

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Software Two of the most popular BitTorrent clients for Linux are Azureus and KTorrent. If you're looking for a robust, fast, simple, and powerful BitTorrent client, you will probably go with KTorrent. If you want a Java-based client that runs on every platform and allows you to configure every detail for BitTorrent transfer, consider Azureus.

Working with network block devices

Debian Administration: There are times when you have a machine, or two, which is short of disk space and yet you have spare capacity elsewhere upon your LAN. For these times using a Network Block Device could come in handy. This allows you literally export files as block devices remotely.

today's buncha links

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  • Installing Rainlendar

  • Top 10 Firefox features that don't require extensions
  • Compiz Fusion Logo Contest
  • Making Good Use of Firefox Add-Ons
  • What's Wrong With Dell Selling Linux PCs
  • Vancouver law firm trades in MS for desktop Linux
  • Vim shortcuts in the browser using Vimperator
  • A Look at Sourceforge Enterprise Edition
  • Open source software gets a chance in Russia
  • Introducing OWB, an open-source browser for consumer devices
  • Reference - making backups using mysqldump
  • Mission Creep: Open Source Virtualization Usage Models Proliferate
  • GPLv3 picks up traction
  • Microsoft's JPEG rival to become a standard?
  • Mozilla to give away own security testing tools
  • Linux: Merging Kgdb?
  • OpenMusic - Free Music for a free World
  • Eight Reasons NOT to Use Linux in the Enterprise

Slackware 12

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techiemoerants: It should come as no surprise to most of you that I do not like Slackware. It does not behave the way I want a Linux distribution to behave, nor does it follow a philosophy with which I agree. I genuinely hope that one day Slackware will be the kind of distribution I want.

Massachusetts adopts Open XML

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LinuxWorld: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Wednesday added Open XML to its list of approved open documents formats.

From Fedora, through Ubuntu and Slackware, getting close to ZenWalk

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CLICK: Hankering to try new distros, I spent plenty of time shoving BSD and Linux discs into the text box (the often-mentioned VIA C3-based thin client lashed to a hard drive and CD-RW), and spent a bit of time with SimplyMepis (more forthcoming), Slackware, briefly with Vector, and more than I would've thought with Xubuntu/Ubuntu 7.04.

The Ubuntu buzz

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USA LUG: There have been a lot of positive things going on in the Ubuntu space, but there has been at least one change where a Ubuntu consumer has returned to good old Debian - one of the first adopters, SimplyMEPIS. Warren Woodford found that the LTS version, 6.06 of Ubuntu, upon which SimplyMEPIS has been based since V6.0, receives security updates but otherwise few, if any, new packages.

Pidgin 2.1.0 released

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Pidgin 2.1.0, which includes a number of compelling user interface improvements, has officially been released. Ever since the release of Pidgin 2.0 in May, the Pidgin development team has attempted to issue new releases every three weeks. The 2.1.0 release took a bit longer, but it makes up for tardiness by providing an excellent new conversation window interface that reflects the project's ongoing experimentation with new user interface concepts.

Linux Gazette August 2007 (#141) Issue Ready:

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Highlights include: Serving Your Home Network on a Silver Platter with Ubuntu, One Volunteer Per Child - GNU/Linux and the Community, and GRUB, PATA and SATA.

Linus Torvalds Debunks Con Kolivas's Stupidity; anti-Linux Trolls Everywhere Heartbroken

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penguin pete: Previously, troll programmer Con Kolivas, in a move which resembles a staged drama, stormed off of the Linux project declaring it to be the scourge of civilization after his patch was denied inclusion. He was suddenly in 50 places at once, telling anybody who would listen a bunch of made-up bullshit about his supposed experience.

Getting to know Ubuntu: A short level-headed introduction for new users

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Ubuntu By now, you have probably heard about Ubuntu in passing at the very least. In this article I’m going to try to detail a little bit more about Ubuntu in a clear minded fashion that other articles might not give you.

The INQ takes a dip into open sauce

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the inquirer: BROWSING THROUGH the stacks of press releases and statements of seeming miracles by the open saucers, it seems as though we should take a look at some of these offerings. Going back a couple of weeks on the DistroWatch site, we spotted 3 likely victims for testing this time around. PC BSD 1.4 Beta, Puppy Linux 2.17, and 64 Studio 2.0.

Power Saving for the Workstation, Part 2

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LinuxPlanet: In part 1, you were shown how to set up hibernate and modify the configuration scripts to make it possible to suspend your desktop to RAM. In part 2, you'll step through how to implement your changes.

The Lesser Apps of KDE - Office

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Raiden's Realm: Some may or may not know that KDE comes with its own built in Office suite known as Koffice. What even fewer people may know is what it actually contains. So in this segment about the Lesser Apps of KDE, we'll be covering Koffice, what it contains and what each part can do for you.

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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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