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Better writing with OpenOffice.org and Writer's Tools

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OOo
HowTos

nothickmanuals.info: Contrary to the conventional wisdom that a word processor can’t help you to become a better writer, you can use OpenOffice.org Writer with the Writer's Tools extension to improve your writing skills and make the writing process more efficient.

One tonne 'Baby' marks its birth

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Sci/Tech

bbc.co.uk: Sixty years ago the "modern computer" was born in a lab in Manchester. The Small Scale Experimental Machine, or "Baby", was the first to contain memory which could store a program.

First Impressions of Firefox 3

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox Wins the Battle, But the Browser War Still Wages

  • First Impressions of Firefox 3
  • Photos: New features in Firefox 3
  • Install Firefox 3 the right way
  • Friday Rant - Why no MSI installer for Firefox?
  • Firefox 3-Are The Cracks Starting To Show?

Towards Opera 9.51

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Software

my.opera.com: It's time for maintenance - we have been fixing several of the most reported issues in 9.50 - including a rather nasty crash on Yahoo Mail. Have fun testing - and as always, we'd appreciate feedback.

Tips for maintaining a secure Ubuntu system

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Ubuntu

suresh-mobileweb.blogspot: There are a few basic steps to maintaining a secure Ubuntu system:

Also: Security Alert: Ubuntu Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Sharpen your Linux Vocabulary

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: Having a strong belief that it would have helped the geeks and pro’s to brush up their skills and the newbies to dirty their hands with at least a few Linux distro’s, let’s move on to a different stage today where we shall learn and remember some basic terminologies which we would probably come across in day-to-day Linux world.

Notes from the field: openSUSE 11 and ATI

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SUSE

blogbeebe.blogspot: Downloaded, via BitTorrent (Azureus), openSUSE 11.0 Gnome LiveCD ISO. Burned the disk and booted europa with it. Took a look around, and in about five minutes came to the conclusion that I wasn't going to re-install SUSE back onto europa after all.

If Yahoo Implodes, What's the Effect on Open Source?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com/blog: One of the interesting aspects of Microsoft's long-running pursuit of Yahoo has been the potential knock-on effects for open source. Although the company doesn't make much of the fact, it uses a lot of free software, and has helped open source projects by employing some of the top hackers.

Benchmarking NFSv3 vs. NFSv4 file operation performance

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Software

linux.com: NFS version 4, published in April 2003, introduced stateful client-server interaction and "file delegation," which allows a client to gain temporary exclusive access to a file on a server. NFSv4 brings security improvements such as RPCSEC_GSS, the ability to send multiple operations to the server at once, new file attributes, replication, client side caching, and improved file locking.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The Linux GUI Editor Showdown Part One: KDevelop

  • Open source tour of Europe: Sweden
  • A few notes/news on a few distros
  • A Sound Warning About Using Ubuntu On The Desktop
  • Devunity: Open community for open-source developers
  • Linux Kernel: Compiler Oops
  • Mars Phoenix Tweets: "We Have ICE!"
  • ODF won, says Microsoft
  • New Eee PC arrives, Linux same price as Windows
  • Summit link round-up: Day 2

some more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quick Command Line Tip - Recursively Delete Files of a Certain Type

  • Creating chroot sftp Jails with Jailkit
  • Installation Security Baselines For Linux and Unix - 1b
  • How To Install Dreamweaver CS3 In Ubuntu Hardy
  • Firefox 3 with Debian Etch and GTK+ 2.12
  • Bash Arrays
  • BASH String Examples

Alternative distros, alternative desktops

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Linux

Josh Saddler: In the last few weeks I've tried Arch Linux, Zenwalk, and Myah OS. In other news, we're looking to release [Gentoo] 2008.0 final soon.

Linux Distros - My Upgrade Mandate

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Linux

easylinuxguide.com/blog: It took me a long time to find my main distro of choice (Arch) and I can be picky, however; in looking at some of the new releases lately, I am reminded of something that really bothers me about the upgrade process.

Browser bruiser: Opera 9.5 versus Firefox 3

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Software

download.com: Two of the four major browsers have undergone some big changes in the past two weeks. Firefox 3 is, of course, the big news of the week. However, the Opera browser updated to its much-awaited version 9.5 last week. Since both of them have got game but for different reasons, let's take a look at how they match up.

Linux Plumbers Conference Registration Open

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Linux

The Linux Plumbers Conference is a working conference. LPC brings
together the top developers working on the "plumbing" of Linux -
kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing system, etc. - and gives
them three days to work together on core design problems.

GPL divide still lives, one year on

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: More proof time flies. GPL v. 3 is one year old. Barring a sudden change of heart by one of these larger projects. V.3 acceptance will slow to just 10% per month this year.

MySQL quits Torvalds' former BitKeeper love interest

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Software

theregister.co.uk: MySQL has ended its five-year relationship with BitKeeper and handed all code management for its database to a Canonical-backed system to secure broader community input on development.

Also: Catching Up With Colin Charles And MySQL

Is Asus backsliding on GNU/Linux?

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Linux
Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Businesses are not philanthropists. They are not, intentionally, educators or evangelists for ideologies. However, from time to time their business models just happen to coincide with their more idealistic customers own interests. Asus is one such company.

The Linux Server Tournament

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Linux

Which distros cooperate the best? We take 4 distros at a time and put them all on a LAN to see how well they perform individually and collaboratively.

Convert people to Linux: the easy way

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: Amongst Linux users, there’s a shared feeling that any Linux OS is superior by far to anything Microsoft produces. There’s a lot of talk about converting people to Linux, and the best way to do that. But actually, it’s very easy. Here are some tips.

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    Purism has delivered its first progress report on development of the Librem 5 Phone, which it successfully crowdfunded last year.
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Fedora: Updated F27 Live ISOs, Synergy 2.0, Bodhi 3.2.0, Announcing Flapjack

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Security Leftovers

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  • Latvia's e-health system hit by cyberattack from abroad
    Latvia said its new e-health system was on Tuesday hit by a large-scale cyberattack that saw thousands of requests for medical prescriptions pour in per second from more than 20 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the European Union. No data was compromised, according to health officials, who immediately took down the site, which was launched earlier this month to streamline the writing of prescriptions in the Baltic state. "It is clear that it was a planned attack, a widespread attack—we might say a specialised one—as it emanated from computers located in various different countries, both inside the European Union and outside Europe," state secretary Aivars Lapins told reporters. "We received thousands of requests in a very short space of time. That's not the normal way the system works," he said, adding that an investigation is under way.
  • Linux Lite Developer Creates Automated Spectre/Meltdown Checker for Linux OSes
    The developer of the Ubuntu-based Linux Lite distribution has created a script that makes it easier for Linux users to check if their systems are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. As we reported last week, developer Stéphane Lesimple created an excellent script that would check if your Linux distribution's kernel is patched against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that have been publicly disclosed earlier this month and put billions of devices at risk of attacks.
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