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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 11:38am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 11:36am
Story eBuyer Taking Pre-Orders for £219 Ubuntu HP Laptop Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 11:03am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 01/04/2014 - 10:54am
Story GNU Linux-libre 3.14-gnu: "Freedom Pi" is now available Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2014 - 11:33pm
Story Linux 3.15 Kernel Gains EFI Mixed Mode Support Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2014 - 11:17pm
Story Grml 2014.03 "Ponywagon" Is Based on Debian Jessie Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2014 - 11:08pm
Story Intel UMS Support To Be Eliminated In Linux 3.16 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2014 - 10:44pm
Story Prison Architect Gets Massive Update on Steam for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2014 - 10:30pm
Story OpenELEC 4.0 Beta 3 Is Based on XBMC Gotham Beta 3 Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2014 - 10:23pm

Linux Kernel SMP "/proc" Race Condition DoS

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Security

Tony Griffiths has reported a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

Puppy Power

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Linux
Interviews

The Puppy Linux team is currently working on the next revolutionary version Puppy 2.0, http://puppyos.com/development/howpuppyworks.html, which just hit beta and will soon be released. Barry was kind enough to find time between developing Puppy and burning CDs for people who have purchased Puppy Linux CDs and made donations, to answer a few questions on what makes Puppy one of the best distributions.

Linux Picasa infected with Virus?

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Software

I’m running nothing more then a personal file server for my network: httpd, sshd, and dhcpd. Today, I decide to install an anti-virus to this machine and run it as a joke. Shortly after starting, I see the Warning: The file is infected with W32/Magistr.a@MM virus.

So long and thanks for all the fish...

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KDE

With commit 546830, KDE says good-bye to one of its longest friends: DCOP. The technology has served us well for 6 years, we now say hello to DCOP's younger brother: D-BUS.

Negroponte to share vision at Red Hat summit

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Misc

The head of the $100 laptop project will present a keynote at Red Hat's second user conference.

Emacs tips: Windows and buffers

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HowTos

If you are an Emacs user who read Joe Brockmeier's Vim tips column on Vim viewports and thought, "Viewports sound useful; can I use them in a real text editor?" The answer is yes.

n/a

Ubuntu Ascending

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Ubuntu

Mark Shuttleworth is about to make history again. Four years ago, he became the second human in history to journey into space as a "tourist." Now, closer to home, he's expected to make a mark with the release of Ubuntu Dapper Drake, which may well challenge enterprise Linux frontrunners Red Hat and Novell and change the enterprise Linux landscape.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Beta 4 arrives

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Linux

The MEPIS project released Beta 4 of the SimplyMEPIS 6.0 live CD on May 27. Beta 4 runs a reconfigured version of the 2.6.15.7 kernel from Ubuntu and the KDE desktop as a default. The kernel source has been verified to give the best possible compatibility with new Intel hardware, MEPIS creator and chief developer Waren Woodford said.

How-To: Build your own network firewall

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HowTos

Network appliances don't always offer all the firewalling features a user needs -- you know, the advanced port blocking and security procedures we'd like to keep our little home network fiefdoms secure. In today's How-To we'll show you how to build a firewall out of an old PC with a live Linux CD and some spare ethernet cards. It's the perfect use for that machine with the dead hard drive (or no hard drive at all).

OpenSUSE 10.1 Is Versatile, but Uneven

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Reviews
SUSE

Review: Novell's OpenSUSE 10.1 operating system wears many hats well, but management tools can use some smoothing.

The GP2x PDA: A PDA focused on games and GNU/Linux

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Gaming

Games under GNU/Linux have usually been a lacklustre affair. For every Tux Racer, there are a hundred sub-standard Pac-man clones you’d be embarrassed to advocate. For every commercial version of Quake, there’s a hundred other worthy games the publisher elected not to port to GNU/Linux. Without good games, there’s no market, and without the market, no effort is spared. And so the cycle continues. In this article, I will look at two of the areas in which GNU/Linux games have succeeded, and a new device that combines them both, which could help expose GNU/Linux to the populous.

Techie Fight Clubs Springing Up

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Humor

Slashdot says, "USAToday reports a new phenomenon hitting some of the cubicles of Silicon Valley. It seems that engineers and developers previously confined to sitting in front of their computers are getting their anger out the healthy way: by pummeling each other."

Importance of open source software underscored

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OSS

India is the world leader in software expertise but awareness and use of open source software (OSS), a movement heralded by software engineers of Europe and America, remains restricted to ultra-geeks' circles.

Vista may be late but 2006 not the year of Linux desktop

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Linux

While the world waits in anticipation of the release of Windows Vista, the annual claim that 2006 is the year of the Linux desktop has once again fallen by the wayside.

Firefox 2.0 Bakes in Anti-Phish Antidote

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Moz/FF

Mozilla has reached the latest development milestone for its next-generation Firefox 2.0 "Bon Echo" browser with a little anti-phishing help from Google.

X2: The Threat Linux Port Released

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Gaming

LGP has finished their beta testing of X2: The Threat for Linux and released it for sale. X2 features Elite style space gameplay with an underlying plot and full on 3D graphics.

WIN4LIN Announces Major Upgrade to 2000/XP Desktop Product

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Linux

Win4Lin, the leading purveyor of desktop and enterprise Windows-on-Linux solutions for business, announced today the general availability of Version 3 of their Win4Lin Pro Desktop™ product.

Majordomo Mailing Lists Configuration

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Linux

Majordomo is a program which automates the management of Internet mailing lists. Commands are sent to Majordomo via electronic mail to handle all aspects of list maintenance. Once a list is set up, virtually all operations can be performed remotely by email, requiring no intervention upon the postmaster of the list site.

Linux Computing at MIT

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Linux

Naturally, you'd expect widespread Linux use at MIT. Over the past few years, MIT's Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) group, including Reed's team, have streamlined the process of installing, updating, and running Linux on student's and faculty machines. One interesting goal of the team is to give incoming freshmen the option to order a laptop with Linux pre-installed.

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Wine 4.0 Release Candidate 2

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A Look At The Clear Linux Performance Over The Course Of 2018

With the end of the year quickly approaching, it's time for our annual look at how the Linux performance has evolved over the past year from graphics drivers to distributions. This year was a particularly volatile year for Linux performance due to Spectre and Meltdown mitigations, some of which have at least partially recovered thanks to continued optimizations landing in subsequent kernel releases. But on the plus side, new releases of Python, PHP, GCC 8, and other new software releases have helped out the performance. For kicking off our year-end benchmark comparisons, first up is a look at how Intel's performance-optimized Clear Linux distribution evolved this year. For getting a look at the performance, on four different systems (two Xeon boxes, a Core i5, and Core i7 systems), the performance was compared from Clear Linux at the end of 2017 to the current rolling-release state as of this week. Read more