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Story Red Hat Launches Latest Version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 6:33pm
Story ARM-based Ubuntu Servers: Ready for Partners? Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 6:26pm
Story What Android 4.4 KitKat will bring to your current smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 6:22pm
Story The Rise of Linux in Embedded Systems Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 5:28pm
Story Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch coming December 2nd for $349.99 Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:36pm
Story Ouya goes white with new limited edition, more expensive microconsole Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:31pm
Story PyPy 2.2 released Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:20pm
Story Top 20 mobile skills in demand Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:15pm
Story Valve—It Really Does Love Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:08pm
Story Ubuntu dev, media slammed over 'security' comment Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 4:05pm

Installing PHP 5.0 on Linux

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HowTos

The system that I will be using while installing php will be the all mighty slackware. Assuming you already have installed apache and mysql, the first thing that we are going to do is download php from www.php.net/downloads.php .

Opera Now Supports Mplayerplug-in

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Software

Yes - you saw that correctly: Netscape Plug-in API 0.16 has been enabled on Linux/Unix! This means for our Linux users, among other things, that mplayerplug-in now is working in Opera.

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NVIDIA ships wine libraries to support native DirectX!

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Humor

Our plans include shipping pre-compiled libraries to affect DirectX handling in wine. In other words: We would like to give you native support for the DirectX API.

how to backup your linux system using bash, tar and netcat

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HowTos

i recently ran into the problem of not having enough hard drive space on my slackware linux laptop, but was lucky enough to have a much bigger drive sitting around from before and wanted a way to perform a hassle free seamless upgrade. i had this idea and it worked pretty well so i thought i would share it.

Tuttle Taylor Talks Trash

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Linux

Taylor said that he didn't understand why so many people were concerned about an e-mail exchange between two people. "This is just a bunch of freaks out there that don't have anything better to do," he said. "[CentOS is] a free operating system that this guy gives away, which tells you how much time he's got on his hands."

Ubuntu Bug #37579 - Not enough bugs

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OpenSource and FreeSoftware is all about contributing and fixing bugs that you find annoying, developping softwares because nobody else want to do it. With Ubuntu, it becomes a huge problem because there are too few bugs and more and more users just use it and like it !

Computing History 1968-Present

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Sci/Tech

Here's a wonderful chart of some of the major milestones in computer history, including unix/linux, organized by years and technology/company. Interesting, informative and bookmarkable.

Overview of the ten major Linux distributions

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Linux

A GNU/Linux operating system is made of a Linux kernel, a set of GNU tools, an installation program, a package management system and a lot of other software components. This article is dedicated to the 10 most famous and popular: Debian, Slackware, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, Ubuntu, Knoppix, Gentoo, Mepis and Xandros.

Firefox Explorer

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Humor

In a press release on the Mozilla Web site, and announced on several news Web sites as well, a statement from the Mozilla foundation declared that Internet Explorer will be in the hands of Mozilla with immediate effect.

Enabling and disabling services during start up in GNU/Linux

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HowTos

In any Linux distribution, some services are enabled to start at boot up by default. Usually, it is prudent to disable all services that are not needed as they are potential security risks and also they unnecessarily waste hardware resources. So how do you disable these services so that they are not started at boot time?

April 2006 of TUX, Issue 12

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Linux

The April 2006 issue of TUX is now available to download. This month's highlights include:

  • Distribution Smackdowns: SuSE Linux 10.0, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, Mandriva, Mepis, and more

  • TUX Explains: Fluxbox
  • Diversions: The Battle of Wesnoth

Microsoft Buys OpenOffice.org!

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Humor

For an undisclosed sum reputed to be in the billions, Microsoft's Bill Gates has personally bought the leading open-source desktop project. Saying he "was sick and tired of open-source eating away at his profits," the world's richest man decided to put an end to the nuisance and simply buy OpenOffice.org.

Syncing Websites to Your Palm for Offline Reading

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HowTos

This is a brief tutorial on how to sync websites to your palm for offline reading. The websites are stored in Plucker format. You will need to install the Plucker viewer for palm.

Introducing Foreskin Linux

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Humor

If you like changing the look of your desktop every 5 minutes, then a new distribution might just be for you.

Six Options For Open-Source Support

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OSS

Commercial software can be costly in more ways than one. As if hefty license fees weren't bad enough, product support is limited to whatever services the vendor agrees to sell you, at a price that's tough to negotiate. Of course, you could fix program bugs yourself if you had access to the source code-but the typical software maker doesn't provide this. So how do you break the cycle of vendor dependency? One popular choice is to explore open-source alternatives.

My Desktop OS: OpenVMS with CDE

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Humor

Call me a dodo bird, but my desktop OS is OpenVMS, an operating system that's secure, reliable, and low-cost, with consistent performance and desirable functionality.

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More in Tux Machines

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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