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[Osdir-daily] Newbie Adventures in Knoppix

I get a lot of email asking me how to get started in GNU/Linux. I usually
suggest trying Knoppix out first. What is Knoppix?

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[Osdir-daily] OpenSUSE Linux 10.0 Beta 2 Report

The "Lizard Blizzard" continues as OpenSUSE released Beta 2 of the upcoming
SUSE Linux a coupla days ago. So what's new in this release since the August
9th release of Beta 1?

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[Osdir-daily] Review: GoblinX Mini 1.2.0

GoblinX Mini 1.2.0 was released yesterday and it sounded very interesting to
me. It's described as "a son of GoblinX and contains only XFCE as windows
manager and GTK/GTK2 based applications," while "GoblinX is a Live-CD that is
based on the excellent Slackware distribution."

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[Osdir-daily] Announcing a New Online Store for Tux T-shirts

The brainchild of two Linux enthusiasts, Bryan Dumm and Michael McSteen,
TuxDelux is an effort to increase public awareness of Linux by shamelessly
marketing and promoting Tux the Penguin, the adopted mascot of the Linux
community.

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[Osdir-daily] Windows vs. Linux, A Comparison

Many of you who are reading this article are using Windows as most of the other
internet users do. There is a huge difference between the number of users of
LINUX and Windows.

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[Osdir-daily] Linux servers: Do you understand the difference?

First of all, some people are worried that they will not be able to use Linux
hosting because they run Windows on their PCs. However, what operating system
you run on your own PC is irrelevant to which web hosting environment you can
use, because the latter is run remotely on a web server, where your website
files will be uploaded.

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[Osdir-daily] BricsCad Announces Special Offer

BricsCad announced the official release of BricsCad V6 for Linux, the powerful,
stable professional CAD product for Linux based on the DWG industry standard.
As of today, BricsCad V6 for Linux is supported on RedHat 9 and Fedora Core 1,
2 and 3. Support on Suse and Mandrake will follow shortly.

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[Osdir-daily] Interview with Aaron Seigo

Seigo has been working with the KDE project for some time, and is now working
on the KDE Plasma project, a new direction in the way that users will work with
the desktop.

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[Osdir-daily] Embattled Microsoft Faces Competiton on Several Fronts

The new Internet Explorer, a trial version of which has already been sent to
developers, has browsing "tabs" that allow users to access multiple sites
without opening new windows.

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charged $5,000 dollars for running Linux, as The Inquirer and others
are currently misreporting. There is no fee for running Linux in your
business. There is a charge, however, for using the Linux trademark in
your business name.

Best practices for the Linux home office, part 3
http://software.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/09/1947248&from=rss

In the parts one and two of this series on using Linux in a small
office, we covered what to look for in hardware and the operating
system, security concerns, and choosing an Internet service provider.
In this final installment, we'll talk about protecting the data on your
hard drive.

#======= NEWSVAC =======#
Geeks to hold open-source campout
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/2018238&from=rss

For a couple of years, Tim O'Reilly has been bringing together some of
the smartest people in technology for a weekend campout of thinking,
talking, brainstorming and beer drinking.

Looking at Real Time for Linux, PowerPC, and Cell
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/176215&from=rss

Anonymous Reader writes "A great philosopher once said, "Time is an
illusion, lunchtime doubly so." What about real time? Specifically,
what about Linux and real time? Paul McKenney of IBM discusses
processors, computer history, time slices, games, physics, and Linux."

Apple extends iMac G5 warranties
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/174202&from=rss

Apple has extended the warranty period for all first-generation iMac G5
desktops to two years.

Open Source Power management - Gnome Power Manager
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/1641225&from=rss

We all know that power management in Linux isn't all that's it should
be. It sometimes takes a lot of work to get things "just right" or as
the mantra goes "It Just Works".

SHA-1 compromised further
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/1556215&from=rss

Crypto researchers have discovered a new, much faster, attack against
the widely-used SHA-1 hashing algorithm. Xiaoyun Wang, one of the team
of Chinese cryptographers that demonstrated earlier attacks against
SHA-0 and SHA-1, along with Andrew Yao and Frances Yao, have discovered
a way to produce a collision in SHA-1 over just 263 hash operations
compared to 269 hash operations previously. A brute force attack should
take 280 operations.

FreeBSD 6.0 will target wireless devices
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/1538240&from=rss

Developers hope to make FreeBSD the operating system of choice for
wireless device manufacturers.

Life cycle of a Java Card security application
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/1536231&from=rss

Anonymous Reader writes "Smart cards take the functions you've come to
expect in magnetic swipe cards to a whole new level: they can contain a
large amount of data and even executable programs. The Java™ Card spec
brings the power of the Java language to smart cards. This article
shows you how to use the Java Card's power to build Kerberos-based
security to a mobile application with Java Card applets."

BOFH: Drunk gravity
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/1535257&from=rss

"So will the games embargo affect our drunken-ET tournament tonight?"
the PFY asks. "Drunken ET?" a helldesker asks, sniffing out a game
discussion (as they tend to do) from across the building.

Exploit for unpatched IE vuln fuels hacker fears
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/1530232&from=rss

Microsoft is investigating an IE security bug amid fears that a hacker
attack based on the vulnerability is imminent. A flaw in Microsoft DDS
Library Shape Control COM object (msdds.dll) is at the centre of the
security flap.

OpenSUSE Linux 10.0 OSS Beta 2 Screenshot Tour
http://newsvac.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=05/08/19/1528254&from=rss

Anonymous Reader writes "DistroWatch reports - The second beta of SUSE
Linux 10.0 has been released: SUSE Linux 10.0 OSS Beta 2 'Boston' is
available. Major changes since Beta 1 are: OpenOffice.org is part of
the distribution again, the Sun Java dependency is optional now; XEN3
support added; GNOME was updated to 2.12 beta 2; Hotplug did change
heavily, please test it; KDE received work on multimedia system and
media handling. OSDir has some nice shots of the second beta of
OpenSUSE."

#======= THINKGEEK =======#
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Gadgets: Swiss Memory USB
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Gadgets: Retro LED Digital Watch
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Gadgets: USB Mini Lava Light
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Caffeine: Shock A Lots Chocolate Coffee Beans
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Gadgets: MP3 Sunglasses
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Tshirts: STFU University Babydoll
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PVP Store: PVP Support The Pwned Bracelet
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Electronics: Pocket Stealth Camera
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