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A first look at Tracker 0.6.0

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Software

arstechnica: Tracker 0.6.0 was released earlier this week. The latest version of the open source search and indexing system includes an assortment of long-awaited features. I tested Tracker 0.6.0 on my desktop computer, which runs Ubuntu 7.04.

On Debian Maintainers

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Linux

No Title: I suppose most of our New Maintainers will aim to become a Debian Maintainer just to bridge the time until they’re full Debian Developers. And I predict that this is also the major target audience for this new Debian Maintainers class.

Fuzz testing with zzuf

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HowTos

linux.com: Fuzz testing, which uses random input to test software for bugs, has been the biggest thing to happen in IT security in quite awhile. Now you can quickly and easily direct your own fuzz testing ops, thanks to a cool little program called zzuf.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On CentOS 5.0

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This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine.

The inadvertent Linux user

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Linux

ITPro: While Linux is still taking off relatively slowly in the desktop world, the same is not true in the mobile space where many are predicting that we will be presented with a mobile Linux Odyssey in 2012.

Jim Zemlin touts the 'second phase' of Linux

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Linux
Interviews

computerworld: In January, two of the most established Linux and open-source advocacy groups, the Open Source Development Lab and the Free Standards Group, merged, forming the San Francisco-based Linux Foundation. Yesterday, Zemlin spoke with Computerworld at the Ubuntu Live Conference, discussing what his group will focus on as Linux and other open-source applications continue to be embraced by corporate IT departments.

Linux: It's Not Just for Servers Anymore

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Linux

wired.com: After years of being relegated to server racks and the desktops of ultrageeks, Linux is finally making some headway as a viable alternative to Windows on the consumer desktop.

Inkscape Tutorial - Web 2.0 Logos

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HowTos

penguin pete: Bleah! More glossy crystal buttons and mirrored text! If you're anything like me, your reaction these days to the Web 2.0 aesthetic style is a cry of dismay and the gesture of your finger in your mouth in a gagging motion. Ten years from now, the world will look back on the currently popular art style as "the disco era of the web".

Mark Webbink's next step toward open source revolution

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Linux

Matt Asay: I received a sad piece of news today in my email: Mark Webbink is retiring from Red Hat, effective at the end of August. He will be missed.

openDesktop.org as the new head of the kde-look.org family

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Web

liquidat: The family around kde-look.org grew again and launched opendesktop.org as a central place for developers, artists and other contributors. To round up the entire collection of family members gtk-apps.org and cli-apps.org were launched as well.

OLPC: The Secret Goal

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OLPC

Beranger: Based on the HUGE interest (hype?) that XO has acquired (possibly more than Xbox 360, Wii, the iPhone and Harry Potter altogether), deciding to offer retail sales at 2x or 3x the mass-production price (after they repeatedly said there won't be any retail sales at all!) would be a tremendously profitable business, with a 100% to 200% profit margin!

Sun exec accuses Microsoft of 'patent terrorism'

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ZDNet: The efforts of Microsoft to pressure the Linux community over alleged and unspecified patents is akin to "patent terrorism", according to a local executive for Sun Microsystems.

What I have learned through adopting Linux

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Linux

Lex Loci Linux: I have learned that I don't have to be tied to Windows anymore. Most of what I do, does not require Windows, so it's much more secure than my Windows base applications.

Finding a New Home For Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

Scott MacGregor: Mitchell’s blog talks about the need to find a new organizational home for Thunderbird. I wanted to share my thoughts about why we need to do something, provide more detail about what David and I feel would be best for Thunderbird and its users, and to solicit feedback from the community for their thoughts and ideas.

Device Support Ubuntu: Gutsy Gibbon…

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Ubuntu

blog.notsosoft.net: Hey folks, so I don’t know how many of you lovely happy people have been running the latest development version of Ubuntu, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon. Gosh, I’ve been running it since its second week in existence, and I must say I’m well pleased.

French National Assembly receives first open source laptops

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Ubuntu

mozillalinks: French National Assembly logoAs announced last year, open source software loaded laptops are now being delivered to members of the French National Assembly.

Linux: Historical Kernel Tree with Git

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In a recent lkml thread, the idea of getting the entire Linux kernel history into a git repository was discussed. Linus Torvalds noted, "I actually tried to get something like this together back in the BK days and early in the SCO saga. It was pretty painful to try to find all the historic trees and patches - they're all in different format, and some of them are unreliable."

A Look at the One Laptop Per Child Computer

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OLPC

Washington Post: After months of knowing the One Laptop Per Child project's XO computer only through pictures and blog postings, I got to spend an hour or so playing with a couple of test units last Thursday -- courtesy of two D.C.-area residents involved with this effort.

Ubuntu Live: the exhibit hall

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Ubuntu

arstechnica: The Ubuntu Live exhibit hall was small, but a very nice assortment of companies and organizations were present, including Intel, Sun, the Free Software Foundation, IEEE, OpenMoko, and System 76.

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