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Story Google-backed Developer Group condemns NSA over app spying Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2014 - 1:33am
Story Google to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $3 billion: Confirmed Rianne Schestowitz 30/01/2014 - 1:27am
Story As free software users, we need to speak out against the TPP Roy Schestowitz 30/01/2014 - 1:23am
Story Microsoft Office out of office across the UK government? Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 11:28pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 9:36pm
Story Setting Up Our Voice-Over-IP Phone System Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:51pm
Story Java-based malware driving DDoS botnet infects Windows, Mac, Linux devices Rianne Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:43pm
Story Free software and ethical consumption Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:35pm
Story AMD tries to kickstart ARM-for-servers ecosystem Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:32pm
Story Space Hulk released for Linux Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 4:27pm

some early howtos:

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HowTos
  • Motorola Razr custom Ringtones with Kubuntu 7.10

  • Making Sound Work in Ubuntu 7.10 on Laptops, even the MX7118
  • Over 10 power user tips for Vim editor
  • OOo: Using the Advanced Filter
  • Supercharging package management with yum plugins and utilities
  • Red Hat / CentOS Linux Setting a Default Gateway

How To Enable Multiple HTTPS Sites For One IP On Debian Etch Using TLS Extensions

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HowTos

This guide is Debian specific but could be ported to other distributions since the concept is the same. In order to use TLS Extensions we have to patch and recompile Apache2 and recompile OpenSSL with the enable-tlsext directive.

It's Time to Get Over Microsoft

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Microsoft

earthweb.com: Free and open source software (FOSS) advocates need to stop obsessing about Microsoft. But, just as clearly, many of them won't, if the reactions I received when I blogged about the subject are any indication. For many, hatred of Microsoft is a way of life, and they'd be lost without it.

BBC's Ashley Highfield interviewed

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Interviews

groklaw.net: You've angered Linux, GNU/Linux users around the world by what were viewed as dismissive remarks, apparently a lack of concern... What would you like to say now to the community?

PCLinuxOS 2007 review

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PCLOS

itreviews.co.uk: There's a steadfast simplicity that sits at the heart of PCLinuxOS. It's certainly served the product well, given that it's one of the most popular Linux distributions around, and one that has been increasing in popularity in recent months.

Mythbuntu 7.10: An Excellent MythTV Distribution

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Linux

phoronix: Last month, following the availability of Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" was the release of Mythbuntu 7.10. Mythbuntu is an Ubuntu derivative and has been around for less than a year, but they have been making great progress with this MythTV-optimized distribution. We have been testing out Mythbuntu 7.10 in several different configurations over the past few weeks and today we have our thoughts to share on it.

Linux gains ground in enterprise

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: Linux has already permanently changed the enterprise desktop landscape, and is set to grow further, according to a new report from Forrester Research.

mozilla / firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla to fix 9-month-old Firefox bug as concerns grow

  • Firefox hack can expose your Google account
  • Firefox/Iceweasel Tip: Use Safe Mode To Fix Broken Extensions and Themes
  • Firefox needs more focus on its core development tasks

Perform GnuPG Functions Within Vim

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HowTos

savvyadmin.com: Performing GnuPG functions from Vim is actually pretty helpful if you work heavily with both applications on a regular basis. I was recently looking for a simple way to both word wrap and clearsign various text files within Vim, and found just what I was looking for.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • How To Disable ipv6 on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”

  • Weird GNOME Power Manager error message
  • Top 5 Ways To Prevent A Damaged Ubuntu Installation
  • Create an encrypted disk with Ubuntu
  • Large File Support in Samba [Ubuntu Gutsy]
  • Ubuntu Hardy Theme Mockup

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Getting a Gravis GamePad Pro to work on Linux

  • Hidden Linux : Finding Stuff Fast
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs) in Ubuntu 7.10

Multiple Stable 2.6.23 Releases

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "Ok, I've been slacking on the -stable front for a bit here, and didn't realize how far behind I've gotten. Everyone has been sending patches in, which is great, but now we are facing a HUGE 114 patch release," began Greg Kroah-Hartman.

some shorts & howtos:

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Linux
  • Nouveau Very Close To Release?

  • User Friendly turns ten
  • Unpacking the Ubuntu Linux CD’s
  • Linux Mint is.....Mint!
  • Getting rid of duplicate messages in Evolution
  • Install VMware Server 2.0 Beta on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy”

Recruiting software talent the Red Hat way

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Interviews

computerworld.co.nz: I have to say that of all the areas and different groups that we recruit for, I think our engineering organisation is probably the easiest sell for Red Hat. It is a place where, because of our reputation as producing the highest probably open source software, we find the most candidates that are excited about joining Red Hat.

Paldo GNU/Linux 1.2: Yet Another Generic Distro

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Linux

the distrogue: Paldo is a completely independent distribution, compiled using Linux From Scratch and with its own package management system, upkg, to manage programs. It works similarly to Gentoo's Portage, with one exception- it can also install binary packages. This makes installation much faster.

Also: Fedora 8: What did they DO?!

Shuttle (Europe) introduces SFF systems with Linux

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Hardware

Its feels like every few months, more and more hardware companies are selling Linux based systems.

Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up a Fedora desktop - including how to enable special mouse buttons, improve laptop support (depending on your model), set up printers (especially HP) and the usage of Compiz Fusion.

AMOR: a desktop companion

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Software

DPotD: AMOR is a nice toy which is absolutely senseless. It displays a tiny figure on your desktop, running on top of your windows or falling down to the bottom. It is a KDE application, but it should be no problem to use it in Gnome (as I do).

Simpler PCs for kids find niche

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Hardware

cincypost.com: Unlike other personal computers that come loaded up with bells and whistles, the Eee PC is streamlined, with just a fraction of the storage and capacity that traditional computers need. It runs a Linux-based operating system that features large icons meant to focus kids on activities such as Internet browsing and word processing.

Making K3b rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

blogbeebe.blogspot: I've complained repeatedly that K3b supplied via Ubuntu 7.10's repositories can't rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10. After repeated attempts to find a solution on forums and via Google, I solved my problem the old fashioned way; I downloaded the source to K3b 1.0.4 and built it myself.

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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.
  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Development Continues, New Milestone Is Out Now
    Matthias Clasen has informed the community via an email announcement that the third milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment is now ready for public testing. After a one day delay, GNOME 3.25.3 is now available, and it's the third development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment that could be used by default in popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) or Fedora 27, both due for release later this year. It brings a bunch of updates and new features to several of its components and apps.
  • Eight years since first release and still no usable theme?
    Well, let me be frank. Ever since gtk-3.0 I've been skeptical of it, especially of the theming aspect. In gtk-2 we had (and still have) many themes ranging from trash to excellent, almost every kind of taste could have been satisfied. Not so in gtk-3. First issue is constant changes to theming API, meaning that despite there being hundreds of themes, only handful of them actually work right :( And among them, I still have yet to find one that would work on my fairly usual 15,6″ laptop screen with 1366×768 px resolution. Basicaly I have two issues.

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.
  • Continuous defence against open source exploits
    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.