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Story Ubuntu 13.04 Enables Phased Updates – But What Are They? srlinuxx 12/08/2013 - 3:14am
Story Mageia 3 - Gone in 60 seconds srlinuxx 12/08/2013 - 3:12am
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Story Valve Updates the Original Half-Life 14 Years After Launch srlinuxx 10/08/2013 - 6:28am
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Story Open Source License Trivia srlinuxx 10/08/2013 - 12:33am

Secure email servers from scratch with FreeBSD 6.1 (part 1)

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HowTos

FreeBSD—it’s the other white meat. The time has come for the adventurous to forgo their penguins and get down with the beastie. This article will cover the steps involved in setting up a highly secure email server using FreeBSD, Postfix, Cyrus-imap (SSL), Squirrelmail (webmail), ClamAV and Spamassain. The mail host will be able to host virtual domains, and virtual users backed by a MySQL database.

Submitting your GPG key to a keyserver

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HowTos

Generally, when using GPG, you want others to have the ability to verify your signatures or encrypt data to you. In order to do so, they need your public key. To help them obtain it conveniently, you can put it on a public keyserver.

Also: Using gnupg-agent to securely retain keys

Archiving and Compression

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Chapter 8 from Scott Granneman's new book "Linux Phrasebook: The Pocket Guide Every Linux User Needs". Linux Phrasebook offers a concise reference that, like a language phrasebook, can be used "in the street." The book goes straight to practical Linux uses, providing immediate solutions for day-to-day tasks.

How Linux could save your life

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Misc

Everyone's worst nightmare; the normal comforting hum of your computer is disturbed by clicking, pranging, banging... this is an article outlining how Ubuntu (or any other LiveCD available distro) could save your life.

It's Official - Firefox 2.0 Released

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Moz/FF

Firefox 2 is immediately available for Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems as a free download. The award-winning Web browser is now faster, more secure, and fully customizable to your online life. With Firefox 2, we’ve added powerful new features that make your online experience even better.

Firefox 2 Launch: Interview With Chris Beard, Mozilla VP Products

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Interviews
Moz/FF

This afternoon Firefox 2 will be officially launched. In anticipation of the unveiling, here is an in-depth interview with Chris Beard (Mozilla Vice President of Products). Subjects discussed in the interview include the growing enterprise usage of Firefox, the importance of user experience and security, Mozilla's theory behind Web feeds and a little about the future of the browser.

Also: Firefox browser for web 2.0 age

A first look at Gaim 2.0

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Software

The Gaim 2.0 release is nearing its home stretch. The Gaim team released beta4 last week, with a number of new features and UI improvements. Gaim 2.0 is shaping up as a net improvement over Gaim 1.5, though some features have not changed for the better, and voice support for Google Talk is still missing in action.

Installing A LAMP System With Fedora Core 6

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HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora Core 6 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Munich mayor: Full speed ahead to open source

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OSS

For Munich, there's no turning back now. After some delay, the city is pushing full-speed ahead with its migration to Linux on the desktop, and even mayor Christine Strobl, a newly converted open-source user, likes what she sees.

Space tourist promotes open source

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Ubuntu

On this week's edition of BBC technology programme Digital Planet South African space tourist and open source evangelist Mark Shuttleworth talks about the developing world's need for technology solutions.

The Voices of Mandriva

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Interviews
MDV

Mandriva Linux, once the most popular desktop GNU/Linux distribution, still enjoys an enthusiastic following and a positive cashflow, and has settled into the niche it established in 1999: a technologically advanced operating system that's easy to install, configure, and use without dumbing everything down. Below are interviews with three of those everyday people who make Mandriva Linux and its surrounding community great.

Ubuntu now more popular than Mac OS X!

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Ubuntu

Whats up everyone? I was just taking a look at Google Trends and I found out something interesting. Apparently Ubuntu Linux has not only surpassed its major competitor in Linux ( SuSE ) in popularity, as well as the distro it's based off of (Debian) , but it seems to have also surpassed another major competitor.

Find, edit and share your Photo Albums with Picasa in Ubuntu

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Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder names you will recognize. Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and powerful effects at your fingertips.

Open-Source Firms Reward Developers with Xboxes

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OSS

What does it take to get an open-source developer to write a piece of software code or perhaps find and fix bugs in a company's existing code?

A Microsoft Xbox, it appears.

Build a centralized log management and monitoring system

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HowTos

Seasoned system administrators know that routinely reading system logs is an important task, but reading endless lines from logs is both time-consuming and boring, especially if you are responsible for a large number of busy servers. In this article I will show you how to set up a system that gathers and archives system logs from many network hosts and emails only important or irregular system events to administrators.

Is It Worth Upgrading to Edgy Eft?

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Ubuntu

A question I've been asked a couple of times - whether it's actually worth upgrading from Dapper (LTS) to Edgy Eft which is out very shortly (or already depending on when this is published). While it's always up to the individual whether they upgrade or not (and this is a special case as the user would be upgrading from an LTS release), there are some good reasons for doing so:

Novell unveils Suse for real-time applications

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SUSE

Novell today unveiled Suse Linux Enterprise Real Time, which is designed to provide a Linux platform for real-time applications. The offering incorporates real-time technology from Concurrent Computer Corporation to the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform. It supports 32-bit and 64-bit processor architectures.

Fedora Core 6 arrives

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Linux

The Red Hat-sponsored, community-supported Fedora Project announced on Oct. 24 that Fedora Core 6 is now available. The latest version of this popular Linux distribution boastsimproved desktop performance, new tools for system administrators and developers, and simplified virtualization management, among other enhancements.

Also: Fedora Core 6 revamps Xen virtualisation

What Is Free Software? A Reply From The Source: Richard Stallman

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Interviews

A few days ago I had the honour of hosting in my Rome apartment, freedom activist and hacker Richard Stallman, a near-like mythological figure in the world of computing, hacking and a pioneer figure in supporting free software as a political weapon.

Review: Sabayon Linux v3.1

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Reviews

This Gentoo-based distro is going to be one to watch. Rock-solid stability and endless flexibility, all wrapped into a 3.3GB LiveDVD environment packed to the brim with the latest builds of the latest software. So then, what makes Sabayon Linux so special? I'm glad you asked.

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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the new Team Lead for Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to utilise Set’s leadership skills at least up until the next LTS release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the world of volunteer work, Set’s personal circumstances changed and he is no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like. Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of leadership on the shoulder of one particular person. Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and the council was never set up. Read more

today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
  • Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files
  • Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • How To Run A Command For A Specific Time In Linux
  • Kubuntu 17.10 Guide for Newbie Part 7
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.