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Need Linux Skills? 12 Places to Learn Online

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pcworld.com: As more and more companies turn to Linux for mission-critical operations, making sure IT staff have the necessary skills is becoming more important than ever.

Gentoo Christens Shiny New Wiki

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ostatic.com: The Gentoo project today announced the official Gentoo Wiki. This step has been a long time coming. When disaster took out most of the volunteer wiki several years ago, a big hole was left. This hole has now been filled by a "herd of proper Gentoo developers."

Kernel Log: more details on the kernel.org hack

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h-online.com: The recent Kernel Summit, LinuxCon Europe and Realtime Workshop events revealed lots of interesting developments from the kernel scene, including a few details of the hack at kernel.org.

New LibreOffice Extension Website Live

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ostatic.com: Have you heard about those great LibreOffice extensions but have had a problem locating them? Well, those extensions (and templates) are going to be easier to find now thanks to The Document Foundation's new online repository.

Ubuntu 11.10 and the Oddly Oneiric 'Countdown'

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): It's often the case that anticipating a thing is just as pleasurable as the thing itself, and that seemed to be more true than ever with the latest Ubuntu release.

ICANN takes control of Internet Time Keeping

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zdnet.com: On networks, making sure that everyone is on the same millisecond is vital, so when the master time-zone database was shutdown due to a trivial lawsuit threat everyone on the Internet was facing a major problem. ICANN, though, is going to take care of the trouble.

WineHQ database compromise

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winehq.org: I am sad to say that there was a compromise of the WineHQ database system.

Time zone database axed by astrology

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zdnet.com.au: The venerable time zone database, tz, which powers the majority of Unix-derived software across the globe, has been shut down following a civil suit filed by astrology software makers Astrolabe.

FSF Relaunches Software Directory

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ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation today announced the relaunch of The Free Software Directory. For years The Free Software Directory allowed users to search and browser for software that meets The Free Software Definition but an update was needed.

MySQL.com Hacked to Serve Malware

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pcworld.com: The website for the open-source MySQL database was hacked and used to serve malware to visitors Monday.

Also: MySQL at the core of commercial open source

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Wayland 1.6.1 & Weston 1.6.1 Released

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