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Red Hat Linux in professional portal push

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Linux
Web

daniweb: Red Hat has opened a dedicated online resource for its partners around the globe, giving them access to the product, program, pricing and training information on both Red Hat and JBoss solutions and services from one single location which is localized in the Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages.

Xubuntu, Kubuntu 7.10 RC Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix: A week from today marks the official release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon along with all of the other official Ubuntu derivatives. However, coming out of Canonical camp today is the release candidate for Gutsy Gibbon. Today we have some screenshots of the latest builds of Xubuntu 7.10 and Kubuntu 7.10.

Export your block devices with AoE

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HowTos

Debian Administration: Imagine you have a machine with all of his disk full and another with unused Gigabits, and you don't want to move the data from one to other. Why not using the second's disk on the first, you can do it with iSCSI but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) too. It's the second method I'll explain is this article.

OpenSUSE 10.3: AMD/ATI Drivers Installation

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HowTos

E@zyVG: And once again I being bombarded with e-mails asking me to help them install ATI drivers under the latest openSUSE 10.3. Make sure that you do follow and understand the how-to and go through it completely.

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 3: Sharing your computer with Fast User Switching

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Yesterday we took a look at all the handy new features of X in Ubuntu 7.10 and today we turn to Fast User Switching which allows you to easily share your computer with others.

A linux defeat

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Linux

paul murphy: Once upon a time, neither long ago nor far way, repeated server crashes caused a client’s IT management to replace about 40 x86 Linux servers with nice reliable Windows products. Why?

Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Calc vs. Microsoft Excel

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OOo

linux.com: I spent a couple of days testing OOo Calc and Microsoft Excel features for formatting, list-making, formulas, and formula tools. Since the range of user expertise in spreadsheets tends to be much wider than in slide shows or even word processors, I considered the programs largely from the perspective of an average user who might require a spreadsheet for home or business use.

GIMP tricks: Teeth whitening

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HowTos

polishlinux: Here is another article of our “GIMP tricks” series. This time you are going to learn a simple trick: how to make your teeth look really white on a photograph. By the way, perhaps it’s the right time to visit a dentist?

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

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MDV
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • GoboLinux: An Interview with Lucas Villa

  • Gutsy Automatic Codec detection!
  • Five Amarok Tips and Tricks
  • Mandrivan's Distro Review Progress
  • Filter your Home Internet Traffic via Squid - Proxy Server
  • Mozilla and Mobile
  • 3 types of C++ programmers
  • OpenSuse 10.3 Review
  • Nautilus vs. Dolphin vs. Konqueror
  • Connect to VMware Server Console Over SSH
  • bc: an arbitrary precision numeric processing language
  • An Absolute Review
  • Does Linux kernel 2.6.23 break VMware Server?
  • Xubuntu vs Puppy
  • Whats New and Changed in NVIDIA Linux Display Driver 100.14.19

Measuring Process Scheduler Performance

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "As far as my testsystem goes, v2.6.23 beats v2.6.22.9 in sysbench," explained Ingo Molnar in response to a posting showing the opposite results. As you can see it in the graph, v2.6.23 schedules much more consistently too."

Linux Not Ready for the Desktop? Really?

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Linux

pcworld blogs: I was somewhat amused to read Michael Gartenberg's comments that Linux is still not ready for the desktop. Please don't tell that to any of the people who last year logged in 40,000 times to the 28 Linux computers at our small town library and community center in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Will Ubuntu Servers from Major Vendors Get Us Closer to a Linux Law Office?

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Ubuntu

lawtech.wordpress: As I mentioned in a previous post, I do not believe Linux is ready yet for the desktop in the solo or small firm, no matter how much I may want to see that happen. The one exception I made was with servers.

Comments on 'Security without firewalls'

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Security

Geek Pit: Debian Administration has an article up about the usefulness of firewalls. Are they really necessary? If you consider a firewall as just a non-stateful, layer-3 packet filter, then I would agree they are not very useful. However,

Desktop dreaming

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Software

TuxDeluxe: Since increasing numbers of Windows users have deserted their roots and infiltrated the citadel, Linux users have changed their expectations. We need an intuitive interface and a multitude of choices - Gnome or KDE, which do you prefer?

Why Ubuntu Linux Tops Debian

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Ubuntu

matt hartley: For those of you who have used it, you'll know that Debian is a solid distribution of Linux. Like Fedora or OpenSuSe, it was developed with all users in mind. Unfortunately, what many of the geekier users to this day fail to wrap their minds around is that this "Windows thinking" they complain about is more or less about ease of use, versus "choice." And I believe that this is why Ubuntu is, more than other Debian distributions, out-performing Debian proper.

Also: Ubuntu: We Are Not Corporate
And: Run Photoshop with Ubuntu (or any other Linux)

WordPress makes a stand for open source morality

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OSS

guardian.co.uk: Matt Mullenweg, the 23-year-old who is the founding developer of the open source blogging software WordPress, woke up in March to find that disaster had struck.

Also: Legal firms wake up to open source
And: Hackers eye open source coding tools

Ubuntu's "Gutsy Gibbon 7.10" release Oct 18 with a full 3D GUI

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Ubuntu

tgdaily: Ubuntu is quickly becoming one of the most popular Linux distributions. Its current release is version 7.04, entitled Feisty Fawn. The next version will be 7.10, dubbed Gutsy Gibbon.

The step-by-step guide to installing ATI/NVIDIA, Xgl/AIGLX, and Compiz Fusion

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HowTos

fsm: Compiz Fusion has little or no documentation. The little that exists is meant for hardcore geeks who are expected to know what obscure and unintuitive commands like “git” are. Therefore, this guide was created as a sort of all-in-one guide for all users of the major Ubuntu distributions and the major video cards.

Shuttleworth on Ballmer

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OSS

linux-watch: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has once more claimed that Linux and open source violates Microsoft's intellectual property and patents. Canonical's CEO Mark Shuttleworth thinks Ballmer has it all wrong.

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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Microsoft says its best not to fiddle with its Windows 10 group policies (that don't work)

    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

  • What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course
    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and strem.io. We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.
  • A Samba remote code execution vulnerability
    Distributors are already shipping the fix; there's also a workaround in the advisory for those who cannot update immediately.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements
    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.
  • Summer of Coding!
    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!
  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released
    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .
  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support
    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.
  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs
    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.