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Story Report: Nintendo Developing Educational Android Tablet Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:23am
Story Rugged handheld runs Android, scans barcodes Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:20am
Story 100 Open Source Replacements for Audio and Video Tools Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:17am
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.1 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:15am
Story Mozilla Revenue Tops $311 Million From Open-Source Technology Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:11am
Story Linus Torvalds closes merge window two days early with Linux 3.13-rc1 release Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:02am
Story Stir Kinetic Desk: Linux-Powered Furniture That's Good For You Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 6:55am
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2013 - 10:24pm
Story Has SourceForge been judged unfairly? Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2013 - 10:18pm
Story Linux-fueled networked DVR adds second tuner Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2013 - 10:11pm

Suse Linux 10.1 due end-April

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SUSE

Novell has released developer builds of the next iteration of Suse Linux, version 10.1. Developed in collaboration with the OpenSuse community, the new version will include the latest Firefox, OpenOffice.org 2.0 with support for Visual Basic macros, XGL, and an integrated desktop search engine when it is released near the end of the month.

Intel pumps cash into Red Hat Linux venture

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Linux

RED HAT and Intel have set up a worldwide programme to help corporations and other enterprises plan and optimise Linux deployments.

Fedora Core 5: A very personal review

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Linux

I have finally completed the migration of my laptop from Debian Etch to Fedora Core 5. I would like to write about it and my impressions after 5 days of using Fedora.

Also: Installing Fedora Core 5 on a Toshiba Laptop

Linux wireless LAN support

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Linux

This is an attempt to create a, more or less complete listing of wireless devices with information about the chipset they are based on and whether or not they are supported in Linux.

LinuxWorld: Novell Tunes Linux for .Net, Enterprise Desktops

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Linux

Novell opened the LinuxWorld Conference here with the introduction April 3 of the beta program for Mono 1.2, its open-source implementation of the Microsoft .Net Framework. Novell also announced it is developing a new Linux build service framework and disclosed details about the availability of SUSE Linux 10.1...

Also: Virtually speaking at LinuxWorld

MRTG Configuration in Debian

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Linux

The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on network links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing PNG images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic.

Systemtrash Episode 004: Gentoo 2006.0

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Gentoo

In the this episode of systemtrash we'll be looking at the brand new Gentoo Linux 2006.0.

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NVIDIA 1.0-8751+ Xinerama + CoolBits

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Software

We have just confirmed this morning that the 1.0-8751 drivers still are unable to run CoolBits when Xinerama is activated.

Novell Chips Away at Microsoft's Desktop Dominance

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SUSE

In an effort to break some of Microsoft's stranglehold on the desktop, Novell is taking new steps in the product and pricing arenas to attract customers who want to move either gradually or quickly to Linux.

Also: SA Home Affairs stamps Linux visa

Linux developer sets own hours, but his days are grueling, nonstop

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Linux

Software developer Chris Wright works from home in Northeast Portland, and his boss is more than 2,500 miles away in Boston. But that doesn't mean Wright gets to take it easy.

CLI Magic: When

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HowTos

If you're the type of geek who likes tools and apps that are fast and lean, and you're not afraid of getting a little CLI under your fingernails, When is a good choice for your personal calendar. Even better, it's easy enough to install and use, and well enough documented, that you don't have to be a geek to take advantage of it.

The Joke's on Google

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Google

Showing that even a successful company can still have a sense of humor, Google launched a fake online dating site in the spirit of April Fool's Day. I'll go out on a limb and predict that as funny as Google Romance may be, in three years or less we'll be talking about Google Romance as the real deal.

LinuxWorld panel mulls state of the Linux desktop

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Linux

A panel discussion at LinuxWorld Tuesday will explore the evolution of Linux from server to desktop. "The State of the Linux Desktop," featuring members of the OSDL's (Open Source Development Labs) Desktop Linux (DTL) working group, will focus on Linux desktop markets, challenges to adoption, and the desktop Linux community.

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HOWTO - Treat a *nix Newbie

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Linux

When dealing with a *nix newbie, the most important thing is to try to be understanding. They are not going to comprehend everything they need to know right away, the same as you did not. Do not punish them for being confused, or for being a slow learner.

Also: Why Linux Won't be Mainstream Any Time Soon

Blag Review

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Reviews

Blag Linux and Gnu (BLAG) is a Fedora Core 3 based distribution of the Linux kernel and Gnu utilities which runs on the x86 processor. BLAG aims to provide a totally free (as in speech) operating system, and it is one of only 5 distributions which are free by the standard of GNU. With this information in hand I thought I'd give it a spin.

Linux-Based Phones: New Kids on the Block

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Linux

Linux-based phones are increasingly prevalent in the marketplace, and demand for them is growing. Supporting information is readily available, whether from industry-analyst reports, e-newsletters or the latest Linux-themed conference.

VMware exec: On free specs, virtualization's boost for Linux

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Interviews

VMware is opening up its virtual machine disk format specification, but today's news is about sharing, not open sourcing technologies. VMware's decision to share at no cost its format specification with developers and vendors will spur big gains in virtualization innovation.

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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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