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The Myth of Linux Security

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Tony Lock has written an article quoting Nick McGrath's allegations that Linux security is a myth. McGrath states that the lack of viruses for Linux is also a myth. Lock agrees that there has been malicious code released against Linux lately, but doesn't cite his source or give examples. In the end Lock writes, "Security and Linux may be a myth, but no more so than for any other operating system" but then concludes

Review of PCLOS

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PCLOS
Reviews

guiLINUX is running a review of the much admired and trusted PCLinuxOS complete with beautiful screenshots detailing how easy the harddrive installation and complete the default install is. Gabbman concludes, "My hope is that I have inspired someone to have the freedom of choice to find a Desktop that works for them in a easy to use manor as it does for me. That is the power of Linux, the freedom to choose."

IBM Sets Its Sights on Linux Software

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Linux

"Company hopes to encourage more software vendors to build apps for the alternative OS."

Danes accused Microsoft of blackmail

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Microsoft

"U.S. software producer Microsoft is trying to blackmail Copenhagen by threatening to shut a Danish unit."

Coolest Homepage Yet!

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Web

Am I the only one who thinks this is the coolest homepage yet? Click on the software link to find that he is indeed one of us. Big Grin

ut2004 Update Out

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Gaming

In case you missed it, as I did, it was announced on linuX-gamers.net that icculus has released a linux version of patch 3354. You can read the story here or get the patch here.

HA! rm -rf Contest at Mad Penguin

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Linux
Humor

Hilarious! Mad Penguin is holding a contest to determine the fastest system meltdown using rm -rf. Too funny. There was an interesting thread on the gentoo forums not too long ago along those lines.

Cheech and Chong Didn't Inhale?

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Movies

Oh no, say it isn't so! The heros, the icons of my youth are now giving in to this "don't smoke, don't drink, don't have sex" mentality our culture has become to say they didn't really smoke marijuana while filming their famed hit movies of the 70's and 80's. tsck tsck. What's next? Homer didn't really drink beer ... oh wait...

Atari Plans New Matrix Title

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Gaming

Atari is planning to release another video game based on The Matrix Trilogy just in time for Christmas. Their 2003 title Enter the Matrix sold approximately 6 million copies. I found Enter the Matrix to disjointed and far removed from it's namesake. The storyline, if you can call it that, was hard to follow, the goal was unclear, and the "action scenes" were boring and repetitive. I hope for more with The Matrix: Path of Neo".

Desktop Linux Standardization

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Linux

DesktopLinux is running a story on using standards to increase the success of Linux on the enterprise desktop.

Government agencies adopt open source

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OSS

Starting with the tagline, "State, cities see savings in sharing software," the Boston Globe writes, "State and city governments, spearheaded by Massachusetts, are becoming the newest converts to the open source software movement."

Future of the GPL

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OSS

Stephen Shankland has written an interesting read of the current re-vamping of the General Public License governing Linux distributions and much of the associated software. Highlights include how to intermingle open source and proprietary software and some of the big players positions.

World Expo Prez Predicts Future Growth for Linux

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Linux

"Thousands of Linux devotees are gathering in Boston this week to celebrate the corporate coming-of-age of open-source software products developed in distinctly non-corporate ways."

Study Finds Linux Use May Continue to Grow

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Linux

InformationWeek has published a report on a study conducted to guage the use of open source use in businesses. Those that responded cited Microsoft security issues as main reason they use open source.

LA County Considering Open Source

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OSS

FCW.com is carrying a story describing how LA County is considering using open source software for it's many desktops in order to save millions of dollars. I think it's a good idea and hopefully will lead to a trend all over the country.

In Quest of Freedom

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Linux
-s

This is not a brand new story. I imagine it reflects many users' experience with their favorite distro. They get disgusted with windows, try many different linux distros, and finally settling on a favorite to use. I told Reader's Digest Condensed Version of this story on the gentoo forums once and on a mailing list once. But what's a site from srlinuxx without the telling of her journey taken to Gentoo? This is my story.

More Competition

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Linux

Our beloved PCLinuxOS has another rival in the wild. Klax based on Slackware 10.1 and features KDE 3.4 beta2 is being discusssed on KDE's news.dot

Firefox Putting on the Pressure

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Microsoft
Security

Microsoft must be feeling the pressure from competing browsers as they are putting a lot of thought into how to improve Internet Explorer. However, they probably won't have a new version ready until Longhorn goes gold planned for 2006. Eweek is carrying more on this story.

In other news, Bill Gates' trip to Turkey only proved that Linux is cutting into his profits more and more as well. The newer Turkix was found to be quite popular there and is picking up speed as other European nations begin to show interest.

UPDATE: More Passing the Buck from M$.

New Forum Open for Business

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-s

I've enabled and setup the drupal forum module so that it matches the site and theme better than the old minibb. This one is integrated so one only needs the one password for the site and forum. Please feel free to post there as well.

Will Nutch Nudge out Google?

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Web

There's a new open source web crawler/indexer on the horizon. Will Nutch give Google a run for it's money? Time will tell I suppose, but those are pretty big shoes to fill. I'm skeptical. Read Steve Mallett's article here speculating that it is possible given enough resources.

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  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vi/Vim Text Editor in Linux
    While working with Linux systems, there are several areas where you’ll need to use a text editor including programming/scripting, editing configuration/text files, to mention but a few. There are several remarkable text editors you’ll find out there for Linux-based operating systems.
  • OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features
    It’s been quite some time since we last talked about OpenShot, and more specifically when it had its second major release. Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available which happens to come with a couple of exciting new features and tools, so here is a quick guide on where to find them and how to use them.
  • Boostnote: Another Great Note Taking App for Developers? Find Out By Yourself
    Boostnote is an open-source note-taking application especially made for programmers and developers, it is build up with Electron framework and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Being programmers, we take lots of notes which includes commands, code snippets, bug information and so on. It all comes in handy when you have organized them all in one place, Boostnote does this job very well. It lets you organize your notes in folders with tags, so you can find anything you are looking for very quickly.
  • Collabora Office 5.3 Released
    Today we released Collabora Office 5.3 and Collabora GovOffice 5.3, which contain great new features and enhancements. They also contains all fixes from the upstream libreoffice-5-3 branch and several backported features.

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