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'Opera Turbo' brings bandwidth compression technology to desktop browsing

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kyleabaker.com: Opera recently announced its latest innovation to speed up internet browsing: Opera Turbo. The compression technology Opera Mini users have enjoyed for years has now been adapted for use with a wider range of devices.

25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Blender

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linuxhaxor.net: Blender is not only the best free and open source choice but also rivals all commercial 3d applications out there. Blender is the only free 3d application compared against the heavyweight industry favorites like 3d max (which costs around $5000+) and the only second application to support all three major operating system.

New project was born: halrv

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rg03.wordpress: Some days ago I started a new small project called halrv. It is a very simple Python script that allows you to manage removable volumes from the command line using HAL.

Around the Web: Samba - The Interoperability Dance

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tuxdeluxe.org: People have always made music. Once human beings had computers available, software became just like music. People create software the same way they create music. They really do. You don't do it because you get paid for it. You do it because it's fun. Samba is the equivalent of a garage band that made it big.

The browser war is back – expect user casualties

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indusbusinessjournal.com: The browser war between Microsoft and Mozilla came to an end in 2001 when Microsoft released Internet Explorer 6. Now it appears that the browser war is back, but this time it is different. There are five major browsers.

Linux malware

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aronzak.wordpress: A recent article, How to write a Linux virus in 5 easy steps outlines a vulnerability in KDE and gnome desktops. Unfortunately, the article suffers from a few simple problems:

Elisa: 47.6% more rocking than ever

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happyassassin.net: Elisa just keeps on rocking more each week. They release an update to the 0.5 series every week with useful bugfixes and small new features, and rarely break anything. This week’s update - 0.5.28 - is particularly dear to my heart, as they implemented a feature I’ve been bugging the poor Fluendo guys about for months now.

Automate Tasks With Cron

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debiantoday.com: There are many tasks that a system administrator does on a regular basis that can be simplified using cron. Cron allows you to create a schedule to complete perl or shell scripts in the background.

Announcing `Access`

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gentoofan23.wordpress: “Access” is a multiuser management system to limit any given person’s allowed time to be on the Internet per day (in theory the “Internet” could be any network, but in practicality it will usually be the Internet).

A Unix Utility You Should Know About: Netcat

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catonmat.net: Netcat is often referred to as a “Swiss Army knife” utility, and for a good reason. Just like the multi-function usefulness of the venerable Swiss Army pocket knife, netcat’s functionality is as helpful. Some of its features include port scanning, transferring files, port listening and it can be used a backdoor.

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