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Did Microsoft Buy Netcraft?

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Web

Linux Journal: Okay, I'm not seriously suggesting Microsoft is paying off Netcraft to produce positive survey results (although this is certainly a standard operating procedure for Microsoft). But something is odd, if not rotten, in the state of Netcraft.

UDS: Here it comes

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Ubuntu

Jono Bacon: Guess what folks, its coming to that time again…you got it - Ubuntu Developer Summit time!!

Review: Sabayon Linux 3.4a

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Linux

raiden's realm: Sabayon Linux is a distribution that seeks to take the Linux desktop and put an artistic spin to it that other distributions don’t have. Their motto of “when art meets inspiration” speaks highly to this desire. But what makes Sabayon stand out from all the rest?

Begrudging admission: Puppy Linux rocks

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Linux

Motho ke motho ka botho: I never tried it because I couldn’t get past the chihuahua mascot, but I spun it up this afternoon, and Puppy Linux gets a huge gold star from me.

Which is the best file system for solid state disks?

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Linux

lkmltimes: Richard Ballantyne asked on LKML: “What file system that is already in the linux kernel do people recommend I use for my laptop that now contains a solid state disk?”

Open source is apolitical

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: This week a number of thinkers tried to pigeonhole open source inside political philosophy. Thankfully they all failed. Why do so many people try to play “capture the flag” with it?

Production of low-cost laptop to start in September

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OLPC

engineering news: The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project will start mass production of its first laptop model, the OLPC XO, in September, says chief technology officer Mary Lou Jepson.

Why Sabayon isn’t Gentoo

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Linux
Gentoo

theopensourceactivist: Sabayon is considered ‘close’ to Gentoo, but not necessarily ‘very close’ (atleast in my view). The reason for this is because Sabayon uses its own versions of some pretty major packages.

Building Your own Custom Linux PC

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Hardware

thecredence.com: Hardware compatibility was a major issue with Linux some years ago, but it's quite safe to say that we have gone past that point. Almost all major hardware components have Linux drivers available, and they can be used without much hassle. So lets build a Perfect Custom Linux PC.

LightScribe disc labeler for GNU/Linux

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Software

linux.com: LightScribe technology, which allows users to etch labels directly onto CDs and DVDs, finally arrived on GNU/Linux in late 2006. LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux (4L) was released in October 2006, with Hewlett-Packard's LightScribe business unit releasing its own Simple Labeler a month later.

I'm sweet sixteen and ready to party in Turkey

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Linux

ITtoolbox blogs: Not me personally Smile I am more than twice that age. My sixteen year old is the Linux Kernel that Linus Torvalds presented on the 25th of August 1991. To celebrate this auspicious event the Chamber of Electrical Engineer's and the Turkish Linux Users Club is having a party right here in Ankara!

Gentoo Infrastructure Press Release - Nuthatch Analysis & Cleanup completed

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Gentoo

The Gentoo Infrastructure team has completed its analysis of the recent exploitation attempts as well as the majority of the cleanup. The forensic analysis has revealed that while attempts were made, none were successful in compromising the machine nor in disclosing private information.

How To Use NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Fedora 7

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HowTos

Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play.

Migrating from Windows to Linux: the gentle guide

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OS

iTWire: Linux has long been held in mystique as an operating system for hard-core techies or hackers. Yet, this is far from true for today’s distros. A modern version of Linux is as easy to setup and use as the Macintosh is legendary for. Here’s reasons why people stick to Windows and how those factors can be solved in what we like to call a ‘gentle’ approach to Linux.

Introduction to Firestarter

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Software

freesoftware mag: Most modern GNU/Linux distributions are secure with their default minimal installs, whether desktop or server, while some distributions are designed specifically with security in mind. However, any GNU/Linux distribution that needs services available to other users or systems will need either enhanced or configurable security.

Move over, wget! Mirroring sites with httrack

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Software

tipotheday.com: Wget is great; I use it all the time for simple and *ahem* "bulk" downloads. But when you're after the spirit of a web page, httrack seems to do a much more thorough job. Turning a site from dynamic content has never been easier.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Sneak Peak: Firefox 3

  • Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3 Beta 2 available for Linux
  • The Etherboot/gPXE BoF from LinuxWorld 2007 (videos)
  • Acer launches new “Value Segment” notebooks
  • Managing Linux with Active Directory the Centrify way
  • How much do open source license terms matter?
  • OOXML: Brazil Says NO
  • The 10 most useful applications in Ubuntu
  • Mozilla scheduled to launch Firefox Campus Edition

More time needed for Palm's Foleo

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Hardware

c|net: Barron's Tech Trader Daily blog spotted a research note from Deutsche Bank's Jonathan Goldberg saying that Palm has delayed the launch of the Foleo, a Linux-based "mobile companion" that looks like a laptop.

Microsoft kills its ‘Get the Facts’ anti-Linux site

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Linux

Mary Jo Foley: It was a long time in coming. But Microsoft has finally acknowledged that its anti-Linux site had gone past the point of usefulness. On August 23, Microsoft pulled plug on the “Get the Facts” site, replacing it with a new Windows Server “Compare” site.

Open source companies to watch

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OSS

LinuxWorld: Open source is making its way into more and more enterprises with cheap, robust alternatives to solutions offered by proprietary software vendors. Read this article to learn about eight open source companies worth watching.

Also: What’s become of last year’s open source companies to watch?

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.