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8 Advanced OpenOffice.org Add-ons

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linuxplanet.com: OpenOffice.org (OOo for short) is a great office suite for Linux and pretty much any other operating system, but can always use improvement. This is especially true for templates and clip art. Fortunately, the open source community provides many add-ons or extensions. Here's a look.

Rocking with Zeitgeist

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  • Rocking with Zeitgeist
  • Making free smarter

mind control support may be coming to compiz

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Always feared that controlling Compiz with the power of thought alone was something only available for Jedi's and Sylar from Heroes? Think again.

The Case for Gnome Shell

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workswithu.com: A couple weeks ago, I wrote some posts on GNOME Shell which included a number of criticisms of the desktop environment that will likely become Ubuntu’S default at some point in the future. Jon McCann, lead designer for GNOME Shell, recently got in touch to offer his responses to the problems I found with the new interface. Here’s what he had to say.

Do You Have an Aptitude for Software?

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linux-mag.com: If you think smart is intelligent or if you think yum is tasty, aptitude will expand your thoughts with attitude.

I have seen the future, and it is GNOME 3

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I finally managed to get GNOME Shell installed so I could get a preview of what is to come on the Linux desktop (at least through the eyes of GNOME). GNOME 3 is different. Very different.

Also: GNOME 3 System Status Area Mockups

adeskbar, for fun and profit

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kmandla.wordpress: I have used wbar in Openbox setups off and on for the past year or so, since I saw it at work with Tiny Core Linux. If you’re GUI-oriented anyway, adeskbar might be a winner for being quicker on the configuration.

No excuse for programmers and multiple platforms.

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toolbox.com/blogs: You most probably know that the people who produce Songbird have dropped Linux support. Programming across multiple operating systems is easy. I do it.

5 cool Linux audio editors worth knowing

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ghabuntu.com: One good thing about using Linux is the amount of choices one has when it comes to the use of any application. If you are a music lover, the following 5 music/audio editors are worthy of note

Another CrossOver Linux 9 Review

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wine-reviews.net: Some Linux users insist that anything you can do on Windows, you can do better on Linux. While there's some truth to that, many of us have Windows applications that make completely leaving Windows close to impossible. Thats where Crossover comes in.

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Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks.
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