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Vomit or Linux: your choice

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Linux

itwire.com: Imagine standing on the road. An oncoming car is heading rapidly towards you. You have a choice to move, or to stay. Now consider that in business you need to choose a server platform wisely but often Windows shops become entrenched because it is the status quo. Here's why you ought to think about it more.

Everex gPC mini: Linux Mini Clone

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Linux
Hardware

i4u.com: Everex introduces the gPC mini. The gPC mini is a very small PC running gOS Linux. The specification of the Everex gPC mini includes 1.86GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2130, 512MB RAM, 120GB HDD, and DVD burner.

How I Learned to Stop Killing Myself and Learn Vim

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Software

linuxtidbits.wordpress: When I first started Linux, I fired up “Text Editor” and almost collapsed. What the hell was that? I like many Windows and Mac users, hit this bird on the first flyover of Linux. Now I could have used Open Office but I’m an old dog, and if I’m gonna be taught new tricks they better be damn good ones.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 11

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SUSE

opensuse.org: In this week’s issue: Factory Live CDs Now Available, Mono Hack Week Summary, and In Tips and Tricks: How to fix the Amarok Update Problems; How to try out openSUSE releases with VirtualBox.

EU fines Microsoft record $1.35 billion

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Microsoft

reuters.com: The European Commission fined Microsoft a record 899 million euros ($1.35 billion) on Wednesday for defying sanctions imposed on the software giant for antitrust violations, far exceeding the original penalty.

EDE, the forgotten desktop environment

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Software

beranger.org: Equinox Desktop Environment (shortly EDE) is small desktop environment, built to be simple and fast. It is based on modified FLTK library (called extended FLTK or just eFLTK). Comparing to other desktop environments, EDE is much faster and smaller in memory space (EDE's window manager use less memory than xterm).

GNU/Linux Desktop: The Case Against Running Windows Apps

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Linux

itmanagement.earthweb.com: Does GNU/Linux need to run Windows apps? This question resurfaced last week, when the media noticed that Google has been contributing heavily to the Wine project, which develops a compatibility layer on GNU/Linux for running Windows applications.

GNOME Foundation Announces Program to Sponsor Accessibility Projects

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Software

gnome.org (pr): The GNOME Foundation is running an accessibility outreach program, offering USD$50,000 to be split among individuals. This program will promote software accessibility awareness among the GNOME community as well as harden and improve the overall quality of the GNOME accessibility offering.

Use Kaffeine to receive free-to-air TV on your Linux box

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: Free-to-air (FTA) ethnic television in a variety of languages beamed from satellite straight to your Linux PC? No problem -- here's how.

Ubuntu tops desktop, server Linux enthusiast poll

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com.au: Ubuntu is the favourite distribution of Linux for use on both desktops and servers, according to a poll of Australian open source enthusiasts.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Microsoft courts open-source vendors to support Win Server 2008

  • Google Summer of Code 2008 - Already?
  • Is OpenLogic a friend or foe to open source?
  • How OpenLogic Gives Back to Open Source
  • Is OpenLogic the future of the OSS support business?
  • LGP Has A New Linux Game Installer
  • X.Org 7.4 Release Planning
  • New Fedora Chair plans to remove obstacles for volunteers
  • Latest LSB release continues to promote a common future
  • OpenProj: good software, but needs documentation
  • Mac vs. PC vs. Linux: Southpark Style
  • Gentoo: splashutils-1.5.4 released
  • Mission "Kubuntu Migration" Accomplished

more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tip of the Trade: OpenSSH Speed Tips and Tricksj

  • StarCraft in Ubuntu? YES, Drink the WINE!
  • How do I… Connect a Mac OS X machine to a Samba share?
  • Howto: Setting up Acer 320U scanner in Ubuntu
  • Short Tip: replace characters in txt files with sed
  • Simplifying File Renaming Using Bash Without Sed
  • HowTo: Display Lines That Starts With A Given String
  • Bibliography in LaTex: JabRef
  • Avant Window Navigator
  • Network Tip No. 8: Password Encryption

10 Slick Linux Desktops, and How To Make Them

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hehe2.net: So you thought Vista’s desktop looked slick? Or the latest Leopard desktop is coolest thing after sliced bread? Well you probably haven’t been properly exposed to Linux’s customizability. Now I will take you through some of the kewlest, freshest, phatest desktops I have come across.

Compiz Fusion Hacks

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Software

kdubois.net: Well, due to some difficulty with setting up my kernel hacking system, I took up toying with compiz fusion animations. The first thing I did was dig up the toying with the particle system I did a couple weeks ago to produce a simple little mod on the fire effect that makes the window look like its blowing away as if its a block of sand in a windstorm.

Ubuntu and KVM Virtualization: Understanding the Long-Term Direction

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allaboutubuntu.wordpress: The next major production release of Ubuntu — version 8.04 LTS, codenamed Hardy Heron — will ship with KVM as its virtualization package. This choice is surprising to those of us who have been watching the Xen virtualization package become the darling of Virtual Machine world. So let’s try to make sense out of the KVM virtual machine and this recent choice by Ubuntu.

Flipping the Linux switch: The distribution maze

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: Who doesn't love choices? You can "have it your way" at fast food restaurants. No two cars ever cost the same, because of add-ons and price negotiations. We like choice. It's a good thing. Right?

Asus EeePC made to support Pentium M processor

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Hardware

tech.blorge.com: Someone known as “Guryhwa” managed to replace the Celeron processor with a 1.2GHz Pentium M and this gave it quite the performance boost. However, the hack has a problem.

Kernel space: finally, a kernel debugger for Linux?

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Linux

linuxworld.com: A built-in debugger for the kernel is one missing feature that some enterprise vendors have added. Will the mainstream kernel be able to agree on an approach to this surprisingly contentious issue?

Mozilla Developer News - Feb 26

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Moz/FF

Highlights include: 500,000,000 served, Firefox 3 t-shirt design contest, and New add-ons site preview.

Also: Firefox 3 beta 4 code freeze tonight, beta 5 release looks likely
And: Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 security and stability release now available

Danish Unix User Group Files Complaint With EU Commission Against Denmark For Mandating MSOOXML

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OSS

groklaw.net: The Danish Unix User Group, DKUUG, has filed a formal complaint with the EU Commission regarding Denmark's mandating ECMA 376, better known by us as MSOOXML, for certain procurements.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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