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November 2, 2011 in Linux

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  1. Getting into linux
    What is the best way to start learning for linux. Currently looking to learn and take the RHCSA for Red Hat in the future. Thanks for any info, greatly appreciated. -R …
  2. LXer: Strftime Python
    Published at LXer: Check out how to use Datetime Strftime method in Python to convert Datetime object to date string. Read More… …
  3. LXer: Lenovo Launches ThinkPad and ThinkStation PCs with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
    Published at LXer: Lenovo and Canonical launched today personal computers from the ThinkPad and ThinkStation family that come preinstalled with the LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Ubuntu Linux …
  4. I have troubles. Blinks: Zorin OS12 zorin tty1 zorin login:_
    I have troubles. Blinks: Zorin OS12 zorin tty1 zorin login:_ I can’t open it. …
  5. LXer: Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs go open source
    Published at LXer: Frictional Games have announced that they’ve now open source the game engine behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs as open source under the GPL. Read More …
  6. Is Ubuntu 20.04 compatible with Optimus out of the box ?
    I own an Optimus laptop, i7-7700HQ + GTX 1050 ti. I have two questions. (1) I think it works out of the box since 20.04 comes with nvidia-driver-440 and xorg 1.20.8 am i right ? (2) Using the NVIDIA X …
  7. LXer: Linux sysadmins: Understand ncat's power to avoid accidental security risks
    Published at LXer: The ncat command is a sysadmin’s Swiss Army knife, but be careful to ensure you’re using it safely. Read More… …
  8. LXer: How to Install RavenDB NoSQL database on Ubuntu 20.04
    Published at LXer: RavenDB is a free and open-source document-oriented NoSQL database that supports multiple databases, sharding, or partitioning the data across multiple servers. In this tutorial, we …
  9. Boot Raspberry Pi 4 from USB storage device
    It might be 3 weeks after the event, but I’ve only today found out that booting the RPi4 from a USB storage device is now very possible. This is great news for me. The Raspberry Pi 4 eeprom needs re-p …
  10. Pros and Cons of using LARBS [as a Newbie]
    Luke’s Auto-Rice Bootstrapping Scripts Some of you are probably familiar with Luke Smith. Some of you might also have heard of his bootstrapping script, LARBS. Seeing him use his clean setup in action …


  1. Find security issues in Go code using gosec
    It’s extremely common now to encounter code written in the Go programming language, especially if you are working with containers, Kubernetes, or a cloud ecosystem. Docker was one of the first project …
  2. How my students taught me to code
    “Hello, I’m Miss Jess, and my students taught me how to code.” When I say this to new students, they often think I misspoke. But it’s true. Coding always interested me, but it seemed inaccessible. The …
  3. Linux on Lenovo, jdk transition to Git, and more industry trends
    As part of my role as a principal communication strategist at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and …
  4. Run Linux apps on your Chromebook
    Chromebooks have been a game-changer for PreK-12 school systems, enabling them to purchase low-cost laptop computers for students, teachers, and administrators to use. While Chromebooks have always be …
  5. Easily set image transparency using GIMP
    Whether you’re programming a game or an app with Python or Lua, you’re probably using PNG graphics for your game assets. An advantage of the PNG format, which is not available in a JPEG, is the abilit …
  6. Teach Python with the Mu editor
    Teaching kids to code is very popular in schools. Many years ago, in the days of the Apple II and Logo programming, I learned about turtle graphics. I enjoyed learning how to program the virtual turtl …
  7. Use this Python script to simulate Babbage's Difference Engine
    Charles Babbage (1791–1871) was an avid mathematician with very wide interests. He is well-known for envisioning the idea of computers and single-handedly developed what he called a Difference Engine …
  8. Solve a real-world problem using Java
    As I wrote in the first two articles in this series, I enjoy solving small problems by writing small programs in different languages, so I can compare the different ways they approach the solution. Th …
  9. Getting credit: Taking your place in a meritocracy
    Imagine these situations (women, minorities, and junior associates in organizations deal with them regularly, but they can happen to anyone): read more …
  10. 3 ways to protect yourself from imposter syndrome
    Poet and activist Maya Angelou published many books throughout her storied career, but each time, she feared people would figure out that she’d “run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me o …


  1. Feature Requests, Submit Requests for openSUSE Jump Take Shape
    The openSUSE Project is progressing with the state of openSUSE Jump, which is the interim name given to the experimental distribution in the Open Build Service. openSUSE Leap Release Manager Lubos Koc …
  2. Tumbleweed Snapshots bring updated Inkscape, Node.js, KDE Applications
    Four openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots were released since the last article. KDE’s Applications 20.08.1, Node.js, iproute2 and inkscape were updated in the snapshots throughout the week. The 20200915 snap …
  3. Conference Organizers Announce Schedule, Platform Registration
    Organizers of the openSUSE + LibreOffice Conference are pleased to announce the schedule for the conference is published.   All times on the schedule are published in Coordinated Universal Time. The c …
  4. openSUSE Projects Support Hacktoberfest Efforts
    The openSUSE community is ready for Hacktoberfest, which is run by Digital Ocean and DEV that encourages people to make their first contributions to open source projects. The openSUSE + LibreOffice Vi …
  5. Firefox, Ceph Major Versions Arrive in Tumbleweed
    Six openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have arrived in the rolling release since the last Tumblweed update. KDE’s Plasma 5.19.5, php and Ceph were among more of the known updates. The display-oriented emai …
  6. Tumbleweed Rises from Rebuilt Packages
    With “literally all 15,000” packages being rebuilt in snapshot 20200826, openSUSE Tumbleweed roared back from a stability rating of 36 in the rebuild snapshot to a 95 rating in snapshot 20200901, acco …
  7. Ritchie-CLI for openSUSE
    Ritchie is an open source tool developed from ZUP Company that allows you to create, store and share automations securely. It also optimizes repetitive commands so you have more programming autonomy. …
  8. Alpha Prototype Jump is Available, Tumbleweed gets systemd, curl Updates
    The prototype project openSUSE Jump is now available for Alpha phase testing. Jump is an interim name given to the experimental distribution in the Open Build Service as developers have been trying to …
  9. Tumbleweed rolls out Apache, Wireshark, Nano, Remmina Updates
    openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots had a strong week of releases and brought not just Apache, Wireshark, nano and remmina, but new KDE, GNOME and Mate software. Five of the past seven snapshots since 20200 …
  10. openSUSE + LibreOffice Virtual Conference Talks Accepted
    Talks submitted for the openSUSE + LibreOffice Virtual Conference have been reviewed and accepted by the conference organizers. The approved talks have been updated in the Open Source Event Manager in …


  1. Impact of proposed Nvidia purchase of Arm on Linux
    Are there any strong reactions to this proposal ? Is Linux likely to gain or loose anything in particular if $40Bn sale is allowed to go through ? Might it give Arm development a financial boost that …
  2. ARM: UK-based chip designer sold to US firm Nvidia
    “UK-based computer chip designer ARM Holdings is being sold to the American graphics chip specialist Nvidia. The deal values ARM at $40bn (£31.2bn), four years after it was bought by Japanese conglome …


  1. New Feed for FWN
    Please update the feed for FWN to:
    http://fedoramagazine.wordpress.com/category/fedora-weekly-news/feed/
  2. Fedora Weekly News Issue 128
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 128 for the week of April 14th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue128In Announcements, we have “Please digg: Fedora stories”.In Planet Fedora, we have “FL …
  3. Fedora Weekly News Issue 127
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 127 for the week of April 7th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue127In Announcements, we have “Rawhide 20080404 Snapshot Released”, “Callfor Stories”, “An …
  4. Fedora Weekly News Issue 126
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 126 for the week of March 24th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue126In Announcements, we have “F9 Beta release announcement”, “Rawhide20080328 Snapshot”, …
  5. Fedora Weekly News Issue 125
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 125 for the week of March 17th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue125In Announcements, we have “Fedora 9 Beta slipped a few days”, “MichaelTiemann’s Speec …
  6. Fedora Weekly News Issue 124
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 124 for the week of March 10th, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue124In Announcements, we have “Announcing the relaunch of the Fedora BugZappers!”In Plane …
  7. Fedora Weekly News Issue 123
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 123 for the week of March 3rd, 2008.http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue123In Planet Fedora, we have “Bonnie in Laurinburg”, “RSS feeds ofbugs!”, “Howto: Test th …
  8. Fedora Weekly News Issue 122
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 122 for the week of February 25th,2008. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue122In Announcements, we have “Fedora Board IRC meeting 2008-03-04”.In Fedora Marketin …
  9. Fedora Weekly News Issue 121
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 121 for the week of February 18th,2008. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue121In Announcements, we have “Fedora 10’s FUDCon”, “LWN subscription?”,”Fedora Amateu …
  10. Fedora Weekly News Issue 120
    Welcome to Fedora Weekly News Issue 120 for the week of February 11th,2008. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FWN/Issue120In Announcements, we have “Announcing Fedora 8 Xfce Spin”In Planet Fedora, we have …


  1. SUSE: 2020:2731-1 moderate: conmon, fuse-overlayfs, libcontainers-common, podman>
    An update that solves one vulnerability, contains one feature and has 6 fixes is now available.
  2. RedHat: RHSA-2020-3835:01 Important: firefox security update>
    An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (C …
  3. RedHat: RHSA-2020-3832:01 Important: firefox security update>
    An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (C …
  4. RedHat: RHSA-2020-3833:01 Important: firefox security update>
    An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Extended Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulne …
  5. RedHat: RHSA-2020-3836:01 Important: kernel security update>
    An update for kernel is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Advanced Update Support. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulner …
  6. RedHat: RHSA-2020-3834:01 Important: firefox security update>
    An update for firefox is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 Update Services for SAP Solutions. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Co …
  7. Microsoft’s Edge browser is coming to Linux in October>
    Have you heard that Microsoft’s Edge browser is coming to Linux in October? Linux users will get the same Edge experience as users on Windows and macOS, as well as access to its built-in privacy and s …
  8. Microsoft Says Important Windows 10 Fix for Linux Users is Coming>
    Microsoft has announced that it’s working on fixing a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and the rollout should start with the upcoming 20H2 servicing release.
  9. TANSTAAFL! The Tragedy of the Commons Meets Open-Source Software>
    Open-source projects can become victims of their own success. What can developers do to secure their open-source software?
  10. Securing a Linux Web Server: A Primer>
    Over the next couple of weeks and months, LinuxSecurity editors and contributors will be writing a series on Linux Web Server Security. This week, we’re summarizing the risks Linux administrators face …


  1. TANSTAAFL! The Tragedy of the Commons Meets Open-Source Software>
    Open-source projects can become victims of their own success. What can developers do to secure their open-source software?
  2. Securing a Linux Web Server: A Primer>
    Over the next couple of weeks and months, LinuxSecurity editors and contributors will be writing a series on Linux Web Server Security. This week, we’re summarizing the risks Linux administrators face …


  1. Ubuntu 4535-1: RDFLib vulnerability
    RDFLib could be made to made to execute arbitrary code if it were running in a directory with a specially crafted file. …
  2. Ubuntu 4534-1: Perl DBI module vulnerability

    Perl DBI module could be made to crash or expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.
  3. Ubuntu 4533-1: LTSP Display Manager vulnerabilities

    LTSP Display Manager could be made to escalate user privileges.
  4. Ubuntu 4532-1: Netty vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in Netty.
  5. Ubuntu 4530-1: Debian-LAN vulnerabilities

    Debian-LAN could be made to change Kerberos user passwords or run programs as an administrator.
  6. Ubuntu 4531-1: BusyBox vulnerability

    Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet.
  7. Ubuntu 4529-1: FreeImage vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in FreeImage.
  8. Ubuntu 4528-1: Ceph vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in Ceph.
  9. Ubuntu 4527-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

    Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.