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The Talk is All Ubuntu Today

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Ubuntu

Stories and reviews of Ubuntu 6.06 have sprung up all over the net today. From howtos to reviews, the talk is all Ubuntu today.

Flaw Discovered In Snort Intrusion Prevention Technology

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Security

A recently discovered security issue in Snort, the open source intrusion prevention and detection technology used in government agencies and many large corporations, could allow attackers to bypass security on compromised machines.

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How I mix Debian testing, unstable and experimental

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HowTos

While Debian 'testing' is rather stable, it's not a release per se, but a living version of Debian. Therefore, when a package migrates from 'unstable' to 'testing', nobody could really guarantee you will be able to install it on your own Debian testing machine with all the dependencies met! That's why you will occasionally have to met dependencies from 'unstable'.

Tax authorities in Lower Saxony switch to Linux

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SUSE

The State of Lower Saxony has begun switching the PCs its tax authorities use from Solaris x86 to Linux. According to a press release, 12,000 computers are affected.

End of the Go Open Source campaign

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OSS

The Go Open Source campaign, an open source awareness campaign which launched in May 2004, has completed its two year run and officially concluded at the end of May 2006. The campaign was launched by Mark Shuttleworth on behalf of Canonical, the CSIR's Meraka Institute, HP, and The Shuttleworth Foundation.

OpenBook: MIT $100 laptop and UMPC get "open" competition

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A competitor to MIT $100 laptop, Intel's $400, UMPC or the Tablet PC? With target price of under $500, the OpenBook Project was born two weeks ago - owing not much less then some of its main rivals - a common entrepreneurial idea. The project's aim is to deliver an universal wireless-ready personal device for education or home use around the globe.

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Final Look

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Reviews
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Ubuntu 6.06 LTS starting hitting the mirrors yesterday, May 31, and was officially announced in the wee hours of this morning, June 1. Considering the bad luck tuxmachines had with the release candidate's hard drive install, we felt it was only fair to give Ubuntu another chance. We downloaded the desktop version, checked the md5sum, burnt our cd and booted. This is what happened this time.

RHEL 5 to have new version numbering system

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Linux

Red Hat today announced a new version numbering scheme for the upcoming version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Review: CCux Linux

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Reviews

CCux Linux is a performance-oriented distribution whose main idea is to remove everything that is not i686-related, such as old compatibility packages, and to have everything from the kernel up compiled in the i686 flavor. Last month's release of CCux version 0.9.8 is also an up-to-date distro, having kernel 2.6.16, KDE 3.5.2, and Firefox 1.5.0.2. I found it to be a damn good distro.

Prepping Ubuntu for Everyday Use

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HowTos

For those who have been waiting for the Linux desktop revolution, well, I'm pleased to tell you it's here and knocking on your door. It's called Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

Below are over 25 tips that will let you tweak and personalize the latest Ubuntu release so that it's perfect. Think of it as polishing the diamond.

Linux Timeline

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Linux

Linux Journal celebrated the publication of its 100th issue in 2002 with the release of the Linux Timeline. It's now 2006, Linux itself turns 15 this year and Linux Journal, a little older, grayer and wiser, is soon to release it's 150th issue. In celebration and in honor of an amazing community's history we're compiling the significant events of 2002 - 2006.

Red Hat: Microsoft still 'aggressive as hell'

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Linux

ZDNet UK sat down with Red Hat chief executive Matthew Szulik at the company's user summit in Nashville for a brief discussion on how he intends to keep his company on the cutting edge and battle the biggest threats to its future success.

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New Ubuntu Release Available for Desktops and Servers, with Long Term, Global Support

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It's official. Ubuntu, which has become one of the world's most popular Linux distributions in recent years, launched its latest version on June 1 following months of intense testing. The new release is titled Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support), and has a specific emphasis on the needs of large organisations with both desktop and server versions.

Multi Distro is Linux times 9 on a single CD-R

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Multi Distro includes nine live CD Linux distributions in one ISO file that you can burn to a single disc. It uses the GRUB boot loader to present the user with a main menu from which they can choose which distro they want to run. By showing you how to make your own live CD composed of multiple live CD distros, Multi Distro packs a big punch.

Novell posts a profit as sales shrink

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SUSE

Novell Inc., which sells networking software and computer-consulting services, reported a second-quarter profit as sales declined. Results this quarter may miss analysts' estimates.

Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake Unofficially Available

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According to a thread running in the ubuntu forums, the isos for Ubuntu Dapper Drake are up on mirrors around the world. Upgrade wiki in place as well.

Outsourcing and Linux development boom in North America

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A new survey of North American software developers has revealed a marked in increase in outsourcing and offshoring as well increased Linux adoption.

No More Neverwinter Nights

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It seems that Atari has pulled the plug on BioWare's efforts to keep NWN going. After the last 1.68 patch and Infinite Dungeons module, Atari will no longer allow them to support the franchise.

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Security Leftovers

  • WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

    This security and maintenance release features 46 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. WordPress 5.3.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.1 by clicking the button at the top of this page, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now.

  • 49% of workers, when forced to update their password, reuse the same one with just a minor change

    For instance, not only did 72% of users admit that they reused the same passwords in their personal life, but also 49% admitted that when forced to update their passwords in the workplace they reused the same one with a minor change.

  • The FSB’s personal hackers How Evil Corp, the world’s most powerful hacking collective, takes advantage of its deep family ties in the Russian intelligence community

    On December 5, the U.S. government formally indicted members of the Russian hacker group “Evil Corp.” Washington says these men are behind “the world’s most egregious cyberattacks,” causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to banks. The Justice Department believes Evil Corp’s leader is Maxim Yakubets, who remains at large and was still actively involved in hacking activities as recently as March 2019. Meduza investigative journalist Liliya Yapparova discovered that Evil Corp’s hackers belong to the families of high-ranking Russian state bureaucrats and security officials. She also learned more about the Russian intelligence community’s close ties to Maxim Yakubets, whose arrest is now worth $5 million to the United States.

Programming Leftovers

  • Fedora 32 Will Feature Bleeding-Edge Compilers Again With LLVM 10 + GCC 10

    Fedora Linux is on track to deliver another bleeding-edge compiler toolchain stack with Fedora 32 due out this spring.  Fedora's spring releases have tended to always introduce new GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) releases that are generally out a few weeks before the April~May Fedora releases. Thanks to Red Hat employing several GCC developers that collaborate with Fedora, they tend to stick to ensuring Fedora ships new GCC releases quite quickly while managing minimal bugs -- in part due to tracking GCC development snapshots well before launch to begin the package rebuilds. 

  • What makes Python a great language?

    I know I’m far from the only person who has opined about this topic, but figured I’d take my turn. A while ago I hinted on Twitter that I have Thoughts(tm) about the future of Python, and while this is not going to be that post, this is going to be important background for when I do share those thoughts. If you came expecting a well researched article full of citations to peer-reviewed literature, you came to the wrong place. Similarly if you were hoping for unbiased and objective analysis. I’m not even going to link to external sources for definitions. This is literally just me on a soap box, and you can take it or leave it. I’m also deliberately not talking about CPython the runtime, pip the package manager, venv the %PATH% manipulator, or PyPI the ecosystem. This post is about the Python language. My hope is that you will get some ideas for thinking about why some programming languages feel better than others, even if you don’t agree that Python feels better than most.

  • Python String Replace

    In this article, we will talk about how to replace a substring inside a string in Python, using the replace() method. .replace() Method In Python, strings are represented as immutable str objects. The str class comes with many methods that allow you to manipulate strings. The .replace() method takes the following syntax: str.replace(old, new[, maxreplace]) str - The string you are working with. old – The substring you want to replace.