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Quick Look: Ubuntu 11.10 Beta

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  • Quick Look: Ubuntu 11.10 Beta
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 230
  • 44 Community Wallpapers Shortlisted for Ubuntu 11.10
  • Series: Introduction to Ubuntu Development – Part 1
  • 10 Reasons Why I’m Done With Windows
  • Picturing the end of the road for another cycle
  • The Graphics Stack, Requirements For Ubuntu 11.10

New Distribution: Dream Studio Introduced

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ostatic.com: Lost in all the news of and attention paid to Mandriva 2011, a new distribution was added to the Distrowatch database. This Ubuntu-based distribution is designed to provide users the means to "create stunning graphics, captivating videos, inspiring music, and professional websites."

Is This Ubuntu 11.10′s Default Wallpaper?

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  • Is This Ubuntu 11.10′s Default Wallpaper?
  • [Ubuntu In the Wild] Knitted Ubuntu Hat
  • Ubuntu-powered Tablet Computers: Will they work?
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 2 Review (video)

12 Things New in Ubuntu 11.10

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  • 12 Things New in Ubuntu 11.10 [Screenshot Tour]
  • Full Circle magazine #52 is out
  • Ubuntu One Developer Evening In Manchester On Thursday

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot frozen

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h-online.com: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" has been frozen: now that the beta and user interface (UI) freezes have been announced, any further changes to the range of new features or user interface will require explicit approval by the release team.

Ubuntu 11.10 (So Far) Screenshot Tour

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jonobacon.org: So here we are in the thick of the Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot development cycle, and I am really excited about the progress that is being made. I thought it could be interesting to show off some of the work that is going on.

Ten things to do after installing Ubuntu (humor)

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dedoimedo.com: Oftentimes, you come across articles suggesting tweaks and fixes and cools things that ought to be done after your successfully install Ubuntu. They are almost always related to software at hand, but with no strategy, and they are always personal. In other words, most of these articles should read: ten things I do after installing Ubuntu.

Interview with Ubudog

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  • Interview with Ubudog
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Installer Fail
  • Full Circle Podcast 24: OGGCamp Part Two
  • Ubuntu Friendly Program Needs User Feedback

WebKit security holes haunt Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: According to an Ubuntu security alert, the WebKit flaws are dangerous enough to cause arbitrary code execution attacks.

Ubuntu Oneiric gets makeover

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mybroadband.co.za: Ubuntu’s next release will add a host of new features to further improve its new interface

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Security Leftovers

  • Linux Foundation launches badge program to boost open source security
    The Linux Foundation has released the first round of CII Best Practices badges as part of a program designed to improve the quality and security of open-source software. Announced on Tuesday, the non-profit said the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project which brings tech firms, developers and stakeholders together to create best practice specifications and improve the security of critical open-source projects, has now entered a new stage with the issue of CII badges to a select number of open-source software.
  • Free Badge Program Signals What Open Source Projects Meet Criteria for Security, Quality and Stability
  • How to Conduct Internal Penetration Testing
    The best way to establish how vulnerable your network is to a hacker attack is to subject it to a penetration test carried out by outside experts. (You must get a qualified third party to help with penetration testing, of course, and eSecurity Planet recently published an article on finding the right penetration testing company.)
  • SSH for Fun and Profit
    In May last year, a new attack on the Diffie Hellman algorithm was released, called Logjam. At the time, I was working on a security team, so it was our responsiblity to check that none of our servers would be affected. We ran through our TLS config and decided it was safe, but also needed to check that our SSH config was too. That confused me – where in SSH is Diffie Hellman? In fact, come to think of it, how does SSH work at all? As a fun side project, I decided to answer that question by writing a very basic SSH client of my own.

Open Data in Europe

  • Helsinki to enhance open democracy technologies through a hackathon
    The International Open Data Day brings together citizens and developers in major cities around the world to develop tools and applications based on Open Data. In 2016, Open Data Day took place on the 5-6 March.
  • Dutch government organisations not ready for open data requests
    Dutch government organisations are generally unable to process requests under the new 'Law for re-use of government information' in a timely and correct manner. According to inventories made by the Open State Foundation and Open Archives, government at all levels took months to decide on the requests, had problems providing the information in an open and machine-readable format, and failed to forward requests that should be handled by other organisations.
  • Hungarian Post charging high costs to frustrate right to public information
    The issue was brought before Péterfalvi Attila, President of the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, by Tóth Bertalan, Deputy Faction Leader for the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP). Tóth argued that citizens are restricted in exercising their right of access to public information if an agency asks that much money for its data.

No Ubuntu Back Doors, Windows and Mac Migrations

Today in Linux news Microsoft's market share has dipped below 90% and Mac is disappearing from Linux conventions. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said in an interview today that security and encryption are a commitment of Ubuntu's. Jesse Smith reviewed the latest version of Ubuntu and OMG!Ubuntu! shared some glimpses of Ubuntu in the wild. Bryan Lunduke listed 12 "Linux geeks" all users should follow on social media and Sandra Gittlen highlighted six colleges that "immerse students in Open Source." Read more

pfSense 2.3 Open-Source BSD Firewall Gets Patch That Fixes NTP Security Issues

pfSense developer Chris Buechler announced the availability of a small update for the stable pfSense 2.3 open-source firewall platform based on the FreeBSD operating system. Introduced as pfSense 2.3 Update 1, this is a small patch that only fixes the recently discovered security issues in the Network Time Protocol (NTP) packages, upgrading them from version 4.2.8p6 to 4.2.8p7, and it shouldn't be confused with pfSense 2.3.1, which will be released in the coming weeks as the first maintenance build. Read more