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Dapper launch date 1 June

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According to the new "slewed" schedule, the beta version will be available on 20 April - the original date set for Dapper Drake's release - and Dapper Drake will launch on 1 June.

Dapper delay looks likely after online meeting

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Developers, users and interested parties met online last night to discuss Ubuntu Dapper Drake's possible six-week delay, proposed by Mark Shuttleworth last week. The large group had mixed feelings, but on the whole seemed to be in agreement with Shuttleworth.

Ubuntu Visible Root Password Fixed

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The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 2.67ubuntu20 (base-config) and 1:4.0.3-37ubuntu8 (passwd). In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

'Root' Password Readable in Clear Text on Ubuntu Breezy

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A major, critical bug and possible security threat has been discovered in Ubuntu Breezy. Apparently, the 'root' password gets written into the installer's log files in clear text.

Ubuntu v6.04 Dapper Drake Flight 5

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The fifth Alpha, or referred as Dapper Flight 5 by Shuttleworth's community, of Ubuntu v6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. With many of the low-level enhancements now complete, they have begun adding some finishing touches to this release scheduled for release in April 2006. Today we have taken quite a few shots to visually display some of these changes.

Build a KUBUNTU desktop

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Kubuntu is a KDE version of the Ubuntu distro which is Gnome based. It is actually more like a Debian install of the "unstable" branch. That doesn't mean the system is Unstable it just means it's a Debian install with the most recent "cutting edge" versions of the softwares. So lets get to it!!

Backing Up Ubuntu

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Ubuntu is quickly becoming the Linux distribution of choice for home desktop users. As such, people need to learn quick and easy methods by which they can protect their data. Despite Ubuntu's stability, catastrophic failures do happen, and when they do it is important to have a back up so that your data can be recovered.

Fine-Tuning Kubuntu

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Kubuntu is the KDE-ized edition of Ubuntu Linux, the current Linux glamour distribution. Ubuntu is an excellent distribution, and I believe its popularity is due largely, in addition to technical and design excellence, to the Ubuntu philosophy. This is a lovely change of pace from the "survival of the loudest" atmosphere of some tech communities.

Ubuntu on Niagara

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The Ubuntu development team has announced an Ubuntu version that will run on Sun Microsystem's much-vaunted Niagara processor. The Niagara processor, aka the UltraSparc T1, features extreme multi-processing, with eight cores running four threads each, for a total of 32 threads available for the operating system and software to take advantage of modern multi-processing techniques.

Ubuntu: Getting Back to Linux Basics

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Enter Ubuntu. Curious about how the distribution compares to others I have been using of late (SUSE, Red Hat, etc.), I started poking around with it, and was very impressed by what I found.

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Security: Updates, GrayKey, Google and Cilium

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Hackers Leaked The Code Of iPhone Cracking Device “GrayKey”, Attempted Extortion
    The mysterious piece of hardware GrayKey might give a sense of happiness to cops because they can get inside most of the iPhone models currently active, including the iPhone X. The $30,000 device is known to crack a 4-digit iPhone passcode in a matter of a few hours, and a six-digit passcode in 3 days, or possibly 11 hours in ideal scenarios. That’s why security experts suggest that iOS users should keep an alphanumeric passcode instead of an all-number passcode.
  • Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code
    Law enforcement agencies across the country are buying or have expressed interest in buying GrayKey, a device that can unlock up-to-date iPhones. But Grayshift, the company that makes the device, has attracted some other attention as well. Last week, an unknown party quietly leaked portions of GrayKey code onto the internet, and demanded over $15,000 from Grayshift—ironically, the price of an entry-level GrayKey—in order to stop publishing the material. The code itself does not appear to be particularly sensitive, but Grayshift confirmed to Motherboard the brief data leak that led to the extortion attempt.
  • It's not you, it's Big G: Sneaky spammers slip strangers spoofed spam, swamp Gmail sent files
    Google has confirmed spammers can not only send out spoofed emails that appear to have been sent by Gmail users, but said messages also appear in those users' sent mail folders. The Chocolate Factory on Monday told The Register that someone has indeed created and sent spam with forged email headers. These not only override the send address, so that it appears a legit Gmail user sent the message, but it also mysteriously shows up in that person's sent box as if they had typed it and emitted themselves. In turn, the messages would also appear in their inboxes as sent mail.
  • Cilium 1.0 Advances Container Networking With Improved Security
    For last two decades, the IPtables technology has been the cornerstone of Linux networking implementations, including new container models. On April 24, the open-source Cilium 1.0 release was launched, providing a new alternative to IPtables by using BPF (Berkeley Packet Filter), which improves both networking and security. The Cilium project's GitHub code repository defines the effort as Linux Native, HTTP Aware Network Security for Containers. Cilium development has been driven to date by stealth startup Covalent, which is led by CEO Dan Wendlandt, who well-known in the networking community for his work at VMware on software-defined networking, and CTO Thomas Graf, who is a core Linux kernel networking developer.

Applications: KStars, Kurly, Pamac, QEMU

  • KStars 2.9.5 is out!
    Autofocus module users would be happy to learn that the HFR value is now responsive to changing seeing conditions. Previously, the first successful autofocus operation would set the HFR Threshold value of which subsequent measurements are compared against during the in-sequence-focusing step.
  • Kurly – An Alternative to Most Widely Used Curl Program
    Kurly is a free open source, simple but effective, cross-platform alternative to the popular curl command-line tool. It is written in Go programming language and works in the same way as curl but only aims to offer common usage options and procedures, with emphasis on the HTTP(S) operations. In this tutorial we will learn how to install and use kurly program – an alternative to most widely used curl command in Linux.
  • Pamac – Easily Install and Manage Software on Arch Linux
    Arch Linux is one of the most popular Linux distribution available despite its apparent technicality. Its default package manager pacman is powerful but as time always tells, it is a lot easier to get certain things done using a mouse because GUI apps barely require any typing nor do they require you to remember any commands; and this is where Pamac comes in. Pamac is a Gtk3 frontend for libalpm and it is the GUI tool that Arch Linux users turn to the most when they aren’t in the mood to manage their software packages via the terminal; and who can blame them? It was specifically created to be used with Pacman.
  • QEMU 2.12 Released With RISC-V, Spectre/Meltdown & Intel vGPU Action
    QEMU 2.12 is now officially available as the latest stable feature update to this important component to the open-source Linux virtualization stack.

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