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Story Spanish anti tax fraud unit renews Linux contract Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:19pm
Story Building a Linux lab and its great potential in education Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:14pm
Story LibreSSL: More Than 30 Days Later Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:08pm
Story Black Lab Linux 6.0 Beta 2 Is a Bizarrely Attractive Xfce Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 3:04pm
Story Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 10:18am
Story OpenMandriva 2014.1 review Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:31am
Story AMD Is Working On A New VA-API State Tracker For Gallium3D Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:09am
Story Linux 3.17-rc7 - yes, another rc Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 8:00am
Story Secure Linux Systems Require Savvy Users Rianne Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 7:56am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/09/2014 - 12:31am

Microsoft deal is up, what now Victoria?

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OSS

When the Government of Australia's second largest state Victoria signed an $80 million, four-year contract with Microsoft in May 2002, advocates of open source software and other critics cried foul. Today that contract has just about expired, the Victorian Government has a new CIO, the NSW Government has opened its doors to Linux.

Also: Big Blue powers up Linux in NSW

Mandriva to Offer One Click Software Subscription Service

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MDV

Mandriva is introducing Mandriva One, a combined live and install CD based on Mandriva Linux 2006. In a few weeks, Mandriva will open the first version of Mandriva Kiosk, a one-click Web-based software installation service, to Club members.

No Way Has Innovation in Open Source Reached Its Limit

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OSS

"Linux is good at doing what other things already have done, but more cheaply - but can it do anything new?" That is the question asked by Steven Weber, a political scientist at the University of California at Berkeley, and author of "The Success of Open Source" (Harvard University Press, 2004), in a "Special Report" dated March 16 published in The Economist this week.

McNealy pumps open standards, open source

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Misc

Government agencies need to move towards open standards and managed services to cut IT costs and improve service to customers, Sun Microsystems chief executive Scott McNealy said during his keynote speech at the recent FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) conference in Washington DC.

Setting up a mail server using Postfix in 5 minutes

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HowTos

Continuing the (now lengthy) Server management series, this time we’ll learn how to set up a mail server, using the famous and very secure Postfix mail server package.

Newsmaker: Free software's white knight

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OSS

Eben Moglen, the longstanding legal counsel for the Free Software Foundation, became interested in computers at the age of 12. By 14, he was making money from writing computer programs.

Installation Of Computer Hardware In Georgian Schools To Be Finished By 2009

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Linux

The Ministry of Education of Georgia plans to introduce Linux OS within the frameworks of the Deer Lap, upon advice by the Estonian experts in 2005.

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Ultra-fierce DoS computer attacks on the rise

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Security

A shattering new form of the "denial-of-service" computer attack could be on the rise, according to a company that controls some of the internet's core infrastructure.

Virtualization vendors jostle for position in wake of Red Hat's virtual play

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Software

VMware Inc. reacted quickly to Red Hat's integrated virtualization roadmap this week, which uses open source Xen instead of VMware.

Researchers create world's first transparent integrated circuit

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Sci/Tech

Researchers at Oregon State University have created the world's first completely transparent integrated circuit from inorganic compounds, another major step forward for the rapidly evolving field of transparent electronics.

Newbie Debian Naming Hints

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Linux

The Debian release cycle is not only long, but has always three different branches: stable, testing (occasionally frozen) and stable.

But when a newbie goes there for download things, he will also notice symlinks to other names, currently sarge, etch and sid.

Taking MyahOS 2.0 for a little spin

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Linux
Reviews
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I was recently informed of the new release of MyahOS 2.0. I began my download last night and tested the system today. I more or less quoted the developer, Jeremiah Cheatham, when I typed in our announcement. As was said, MyahOS 2.0 is a completely new system rebuilt from the ground up using Slackware Current packages. It features the 2.6.15.3 test kernel and has patched in squashfs, unionfs, and bootsplash. It also sports the latest KDE 3.5.1 with the latest qt and xorg 6.9.0.

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Kanotix Live-CD: Gentle Intro for Beginners

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Linux

Have you ever wondered what Linux is all about? Are you curious to see what everyone keeps referring to? Would you like a gentle and easy way to try out Linux without losing any of your Windows programs and files?

Live Patching on Linux

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Linux

To satisfy high-availability requirements, special-purpose operating systems, sometimes proprietary or self-developed operating system, were used. Live patching is one of the capabilities in version 3.1 of the CGL requirement definition document released in June 2005. This feature enables a process to modify its functions without restarting.

Get the Facts Yourself, Redmond

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OSS

After getting back to the home office, I found an anonymous note in the contrib queue of Linux Today (the page where I see all of the story recommendations sent in via the site). It was titled "Fake Microsoft Story?" and pointed to a URL on Microsoft Malaysia's Web site. I read it, and what was a good day became that much better.

Also: Amanda: Coverity Bugs Down to Zero

Preventing DDOS Attacks

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HowTos

DDOS happens due to lack of security awareness of the network/server owners. On a daily basis we hear that a particular machine is under DDOS attack or NOC has unplugged the machine due to DDOS attack. In this article I am trying to explain what DDOS is and how it can be prevented.

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  • After making Crusader Kings II free, Paradox are now giving away The Old Gods expansion

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  • Failbetter Games are upgrading owners of Sunless Skies to the Sovereign Edition next year

    Failbetter Games have announced that Sunless Skies is getting a bit of an upgrade with the Sovereign Edition and it's going to be free to existing purchasers when it's release next year. Part of the reason, is that it will be releasing on Consoles so they're polishing the experience up some more. It's not just a special console edition though, it's coming with a bunch of new content and various improvements to the flow of it. To release on PC at the same time as Consoles, free for existing players.

What To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

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Python Programming Leftovers

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    Pylint is a higher-level Python style enforcer. While flake8 and black will take care of "local" style: where the newlines occur, how comments are formatted, or find issues like commented out code or bad practices in log formatting. Pylint is extremely aggressive by default. It will offer strong opinions on everything from checking if declared interfaces are actually implemented to opportunities to refactor duplicate code, which can be a lot to a new user. One way of introducing it gently to a project, or a team, is to start by turning all checkers off, and then enabling checkers one by one. This is especially useful if you already use flake8, black, and mypy: Pylint has quite a few checkers that overlap in functionality.

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Proper Linux Screen Sharing Coming to Chromium & Electron Apps like Discord

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