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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.

Free and Open Source Finance/Accounting Software for Linux

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junauza.com: If you have a small or medium-size business, then you may consider using finance or accounting software to efficiently manage your own venture. To those who are using Linux and are living on a tight budget, you can try some of these.

10 free RAW image tools for Linux

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darrenyates.com.au: You don’t need to have played with a digital SLR camera for long to run into the continuing frustration that is RAW images. But that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. In fact, in the Linux world, the community has done a terrific job of supporting digital camera enthusiasts.

17 Awesome Linux Applicaitons to Improve your Productivity

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techcityinc.com: I always appreciate any useful application I can find for Linux that can help its users enjoy and have the same comfort they have in Windows.

Blueman - An Awesome Bluetooth manager for Ubuntu

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bigbrovar.wordpress: Bluetooth support has always been shaky in gnome. The default bluetooth manager is often very basic and unintuitive. "You cant always have it all” that was my attitude to the whole bluetooth problem till i found out about Blueman.

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