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Story Android Has Real Competition Coming and It’s Linux Powered (Sailfish OS Phone Out Next Week) Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 11:25pm
Story GNU/Linux Has 100% Market Share in Green10 and Top10 Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 11:08pm
Story The Mandriva Family Expands With the Release of OpenMandriva Lx 2013.0 Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 10:46pm
Story GNOME 3.10.2 Has Been Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 10:31pm
Story Pear OS Helps Apple’s OS Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 10:27pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 10:02pm
Story Task Coach Keeps You on Target and in Control Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 9:21pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 9:18pm
Story Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Get Stunning Icon Theme and It's Not Flat - Screenshot Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 9:02pm
Story Intel demos 64-bit version of Android on Atom processor Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 8:52pm

Puppy Linux offers Negroponte a skinny OS

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OLPC

Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of the One Laptop Per Child organization to bring inexpensive computers to children around the world, wants a version of Linux that's doesn't require fast new processors or large amounts of memory. Puppy Linux would like to help.

Novell Named 'Best of Show'

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SUSE

The Novell-sponsored openSUSE(TM) project was named "Best of Show" this week as best total industry solution at the LinuxWorld* Conference & Expo in Boston.

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Is Linux Killing The Enterprise Software Model?

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Open source startups are changing the rules of the traditional enterprise software market. At least that's what a panel made up of MySQL, JBoss, SugarCRM and XenSource heads and moderated by VA Software chairman Larry Augustin was happy to proclaim loudly and clearly.

Software Licenses Written Off as Footnote in History

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OSS

Software licenses are an outdated way to force users to pay for the marketing and sales costs of the code, according to members of a panel on open source enterprise software at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston.

Novell: Tiered OS Could Get OEMs Into Linux Distribution Game

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SUSE

At a LinuxWorld Expo panel on Wednesday, Novell Linux CTO Andre Hill said the Waltham, Mass., company is working on the development of a two-tiered Linux distribution stack -- a physical distro, which he called P Distro, and the virtual distro, dubbed the V Distro.

Linux in your server room: Is it right for you?

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Linux

Adding Linux to your server room can provide numerous benefits and give your organization flexibility and growth options for the future. Here's a look at where Linux offers advantages over traditional UNIXes and Windows.

SWsoft Virtuozzo Wins Award for Best Virtualization Solution at LinuxWorld

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Linux

SWsoft Virtuozzo was announced the winner of the “Best Virtualization Solution” at LinuxWorld Expo. Virtuozzo is operating system level server virtualization software that turns a single physical server into multiple virtual environments – enabling maximum server performance and utilization.

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Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide

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HowTos

In this guide, you'll find out why Linux offers a real alternative to other operating systems, how you can install Linux on to your computer for free, and how to get to grips with using Linux on a daily basis without any techno jargon!

TO: Crossfire released for ut2004 on April 28th 2006!

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Gaming

Crossfire will be released on April 28th 2006 and it pushes the Award winning Unreal Engine 2 to its limitations!

Ubuntu Linux Distro for Xbox

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Ubuntu

xUbuntu is an PC-/Xbox-enabled version of Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution. xUbuntu is not a stand-alone, independent distribution. However the install process - and naturally the bootloader, the kernel and the kernel modules - are all customized for PC and Xbox (i386).

At the Sounding Edge: Music Notation Software, the Final Installment

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Software

This month we take a look at the FOMUS and MuseScore music notation programs. FOMUS has been designed "to facilitate the conversion of raw algorithmic output into readable music notation". MuseScore is an ambitious project that intends to provide Linux musicians with a true WYSIWYG music notation editor.

Set up a secure IMAP/POP3 server with Dovecot

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HowTos

Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) servers such as Courier-IMAP and Cyrus IMAP may work well, but they’re complicated to install and configure. I'll show you how to set up your mail server quickly and securely using Dovecot, an open source IMAP and Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) server for Unix-like operating systems.

Microsoft to 'open the doors' of Linux labs

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Microsoft

Microsoft plans to launch a Web site to share the activities of its internal Linux laboratories, an effort to sample feedback from customers who combine Microsoft and open-source software.

Linux advocates slam software licences

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OSS

Software licences are an outdated way to force users to pay for the marketing and sales costs of the code, according to members of a panel on open source enterprise software at the LinuxWorld conference in Boston.

VHCS ISP Control Panel Configuration in Debian

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Linux

VHCS delivers a complete hosting automation appliance by offering significant security, total-cost-of-ownership, and performance advantages over competing commercial solutions.

Red Hat cancels Fedora Foundation

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Linux

Red Hat has dismantled the Fedora Foundation, an initiative conceived as an entity to provide intellectual-property protections to the open-source realm but whose mission grew impractically broad.

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Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, and CentOS Linux Now Patched Against "Foreshadow" Attacks

Both Canonical and Red Hat emailed us with regards to the L1 Terminal Fault security vulnerability, which are documented as CVE-2018-3620 for operating systems and System Management Mode (SMM), CVE-2018-3646 for impacts to virtualization, as well as CVE-2018-3615 for Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX). They affect all Linux-based operating system and machines with Intel CPUs. "It was discovered that memory present in the L1 data cache of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the CPU core. This vulnerability is also known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). A local attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to expose sensitive information (memory from other guests or the host OS)," reads the Ubuntu security advisory. Read more

Hands-on with Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 Beta

I have been out of touch for the past six months, because I accepted a teaching position in Amsterdam. The amount of time that required, and the weekly commute from Switzerland (yes, really, weekly), was vastly more than I expected, and left me no time to do justice to my blog. But now I am back again, and determined to manage my time more effectively and keep up with blogging. Although I haven't been writing, I certainly have been keeping up with news and developments in the Linux world. What really inspired me to get busy and write again was the announcement of LMDE 3 (Cindy) Beta. Hooray! How long have we been waiting for this? It feels like years. Oh, that's because it has been years. Read more

Security Leftovers

  • Theo on the latest Intel issues

    Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) posted to the tech@ mailing list with some background on how the latest discovered Intel CPU issues relate to OpenBSD.

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    These 3 issues (CVE-2018-3615, CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646) together are the currently public artifacts of this one bug.

  • Putting Stickers On Your Laptop Is Probably a Bad Security Idea

    Mitchell said political stickers, for instance, can land you in secondary search or result in being detained while crossing a border. In one case, Mitchell said a hacker friend ended up missing a flight over stickers.

  • Video Shows Hotel Security at DEF CON Joking About Posting Photos of Guests' Belongings to Snapchat

    But the room check captured on video suggests the walkthroughs are subject to abuse by hotel personnel who may use them as opportunity to snoop on guests or take and post images for amusement. And accounts of other searches that involved hotel security staff refusing to show ID or showing insufficient ID, and displaying bullying and threatening behavior to guests in occupied rooms, raises questions about the legality of the searches and the tactics and training of security personnel.

  • Researchers in Finland detect vulnerability in password management software
    Researchers identified a security gap in more than 10 applications used by millions around the world, including an app used by Finland's population registry.
  • Trump ends Obama-era rules on US-led cyberattacks: report
     

    The memorandum required that an extensive interagency process take place before the U.S. government embarks on any cyberattacks. Trump reversed the rules to try and ease some of those restrictions, which critics argued were detrimental to launching the attacks quickly, according to the Journal.

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