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InfoSec community mourns the loss of well-known hacker Barnaby Jack

LXer - Tue, 2013-07-30 00:02
The security community remains in a mixed state of grief and confusion this morning, as word of Barnaby Jack's passing spreads. Known for his work on embedded devices, from the financial world to the medical one, the 35 year-old hacker was a beloved family member to the InfoSec community.
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Salix 14.0.1 KDE Screenshot Tour

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 23:05
Salix KDE 14.0.1 has been released. It is built around KDE 4.8.5 and as always, it is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. One major change since our 13.37 KDE release, that is immediately evident to the user, is that the default browser is now QupZilla, in place of Mozilla Firefox. QupZilla is a Qt-based browser that uses the WebKit rendering engine that is fast, feature-complete and standards-compliant and it fits perfectly inside KDE. The Calligra office suite is also available and has replaced KOffice. Calligra is made up of several applications closely tied to KDE, including a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation program, a chart and graph creator, a vector graphics tool.
Categories: Computers

Deploy Fedora over a network

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 22:08
Installing Linux on a single box is easy, but try extending that to a room, or even building, full of computers and you’ll face a massive headache. To save you from running back and forth between all those computers, we’ll show you how to set up an automated network install.
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The Law of Cause and Effect

Lew Rockwell Blog - Mon, 2013-07-29 21:42

(Thanks to Bill Martin for sending.)

Categories: Politics

The selling of Open Educational Resources (OER)

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 21:11
As a self-professed metadata geek, I’ve recently been participating in an online discussion about metadata and the[he]nbsp[/he]Learning Registry. I have to say, it feels as if I’m on a merry-go-round that won’t stop, because for the past 10 years I’ve engaged in dozens if not hundreds of conversations about the use of OER (open education resources) metadata concerning these same issues: Do we need it? How should it be licensed? Who owns it?
Categories: Computers

Totem 3.9.5 Allows Streaming of Vimeo Videos

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 20:14
The fifth development version of the upcoming Totem 3.10, now known as Videos (or Movie Player in Ubuntu), multimedia player for the GNOME desktop environment is now available for download and testing, as posted on the main GNOME FTP server earlier today, July 29.
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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Linux Beta Is On Steam

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 19:16
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is the definitive compilation of the landmark first-person shooter that includes enhanced versions of Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition and three unique expansion packs as well as the original version of the classic game.
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In-depth coverage of 3 Popular Command Line Music Players for Linux

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 18:19
In this article we will discuss 3 of the most popular command line music players (cmus, mp3blaster and moc) available on Linux.
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Open source races to the top

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 17:22
Last week's OSCON conference served to remind us that open source software is setting the pace. We've come a very long way from the old saw that "open source doesn't innovate." Instead, you might ask: Is innovation in enterprise software happening anywhere else other than in open source land?
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Unfaithfully Yours: The Linux Version

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 16:25
Distro hoppers are few and far between in the Linux blogosphere today if bloggers' tales are anything to go by, but in the past most have been around the proverbial block a few times. "I used to be," admitted consultant and Slashdot blogger Gerhard Mack. "I started with Slackware in the 90s but then moved to Red Hat and even tried SuSE before settling on Debian and staying there."
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Matching Donations for Reglue Fund Raiser is a Go

Helios Blog - Mon, 2013-07-29 16:18
Yesterday, we reported that a local business was considering matching up to $10,000.00 in donations for the current Reglue.org fund raiser.

We have just been notified that donation matching will indeed take place.  However, it is the wish of the entity matching the funds that they be identified as a single donor, and not a local business as previously reported.

As well, our benefactor will only match previous donations up to 7/29/2013 2:00 PM CST at 100% if we reach the maximum they will match. 

That is ten thousand dollars.

If not, (s)he will match all donations from 7/29/2013 at 2:00 PM CST.

Donations can be made at the main Indiegogo site.  If you prefer a PayPal solution, you can donate via the yellow PayPal button on the left side of this page.

And if you don't have money to donate, you can always send us your old motherboards, outdated CPUs and RAM so we can take it to our precious metal scrap guy.  We gained 320.00 in funds last week just from the old components you guys sent us previously.

We chose the flexible donation plan at Indiegogo.com because we were not sure if our goal of 32K was possible.  Apparently, the Linux Community is fully capable of donating large amounts of money for things in which they believe.

Now we just need to find a way to cause you to believe in us.

All-Righty Then.....



Categories: Computers

Bring Back Windows XP

Dvorak Insights - Mon, 2013-07-29 15:43
Enough with Windows 8. An updated version of Windows XP would be a lot more popular with users.
Categories: Computers

How to install and run Microsoft Windows for free on Linux

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 15:28
Microsoft offers free VMs for web browser testing purposes. This tutorial describes how to install Microsoft Windows as a guest VM on VirtualBox for free. If you wanted to run some native Windows applications on Linux platform, this tutorial should be helpful to you.
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20 great years of Linux and supercomputers

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 14:30
Today, Linux rules supercomputing. It wasn't always that way. Here's how Linux moved from being Linus Torvald's hobby operating system to being the OS of choice for high-performance computing.
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GNOME Alone – The Free Software Column

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 13:53
The developers set about revising GNOME as an up-to-date desktop suitable for both mobile and static desktop devices – and were surprised by the sometimes hostile response their work received. Richard Hillesley reads the runes
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Big data, metadata, and traffic analysis: What the NSA is really doing

Steven J Vaugn - Mon, 2013-07-29 13:46
What I find most remarkable about all the hubbub about the National Security Agency’s Prism program is how little new “news” there is to Edward Snowden’s “revelations.” After all, the NSA’s mission has been to intercept communications and break codes ever since it was founded in 1952. Combine that with the Patriot Act, and anyone [...]
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Join the team at JaiRo, high powered routers on Linux

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 12:56
Sabai Technology is not your typical tech company. A networking solutions company created in 2010, Sabai is located on Main Street in Simpsonville, SC in an old cabinet shop. Founder and CEO William Haynes first started modifying routers as a missionary in Thailand, helping his fellow expats discover the power of open source routing solutions.
Categories: Computers

The Tedium Twins

Lew Rockwell Blog - Mon, 2013-07-29 12:02

Members of the mainstream media are not like you or me. They are a special class of exalted beings. They are the Fourth Estate, an imaginary extension of the rigid class structure of pre-Revolutionary France from the Estates General. In the Ancien Regime there was the clergy, the nobility, and lastly, the bourgeoisie and commoners. The Fourth Estate sees themselves on an equal par with the first two elevated classes, and above the third. It is the aristocratic notion that gentlemen and ladies of the press serve a vaunted “public interest,” and do not soil themselves with activities of a rank and sordid commercialism. Such endeavors would be a violation of their hoary journalistic ethics. They have a public trust to enlighten the masses in their duties to their betters, those who compose the state and their adjunct servitors in the kept press.

No two members of the press more exemplified this profile than The Tedium Twins, those paragons of soothing banality and stentorian objectivity, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer of the PBS MacNeil/Lehrer Report, as masterfully deconstructed by the late Alexander Cockburn. Broadcast infotainment posing as journalism has changed dramatically since the heyday of this less-than dynamic duo and the passing of other worthies such as Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid, Chet Huntley, and David Brinkley. It is more boisterous, shedding all pretenses of disinterested civility and prudential reflection.

The age of the staid lumbering dinosaurs has truly past into obscurity. It has been succeeded by the present media era of shrill carnivorous ideologues and unctuous, ubiquitous regime stenographers. But the fundamental profit-making base objective has never changed: disseminate disinformation masking as news for their elite ownership – the military-industrial complex and its adjuncts of defense contractors, Wall Street banks, Big Pharma, etc. which form the Corporatocracy of ruling oligopolies seeking control of governance and domination of its lowly vassals and useless eaters.  

Categories: Politics

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 19 (LAMP)

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 11:59
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 19 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.
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Install Deepin desktop environment on ubuntu 13.04

LXer - Mon, 2013-07-29 11:02
Install Deepin desktop environment on ubuntu 13.04
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