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Cyber Defense Competition Has A New Champion

lisah Re:steal the flag? wth (66 comments)

Heh....you're right! Hey, it's been a while since I played. :-)

more than 6 years ago

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Ubuntu Live 2008 cancelled

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "Planning on going to Ubuntu Live 2008 this year? Think again. The event was cancelled today, shortly after speakers were notified of the news. There's no official word on the reason for the change except to say this is a 'better' arrangement for people attending OSCON, which is being held at the same time. Last year's Ubuntu Live drew over 700 people so what's the reason for this year's cancellation? Not enough pre-registrants, or did Ubuntu Open Week steal this event's thunder?"
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Free Flash community yawns at Adobe announcement

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "When Adobe announced it was relaxing some restrictions on the Flash format and releasing some of its specs, you might think the folks working on free Flash players would be overjoyed. In reality, though, they're fairly unmoved. Gnash's lead developer, Rob Savoye, told Linux.com '"Our reaction is pretty much, 'Ho-hum,'" and that nearly all the 'new' information Adobe has been patting themselves on the back for releasing has actually been available on the Internet for years."
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Cyber Defense Competition has new winner

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "Several colleges across the country went head-to-head in San Antonio, Texas last weekend at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition to see which team could best protect their networks against attacks. In a modern day version of Steal the Flag, the teams duked it out using identical network setups that included a Cisco router and five servers. In the end, Baker College took the champion's title from last year's winner, Texas A & M University."
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Rare Jon 'maddog' Hall video interview

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lisa 'lisah' h (987921) writes "Looking natty in a yellow Tux vest, Linux dignitary John 'maddog' Hall agreed to a rare video interview with Robin 'Roblimo' Miller after speaking at a conference in Jacksonville, FL. The two chatted about the mobile phone project OpenMoko, his volunteer work with Linux International, and beer."
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Novell hires new openSUSE community manager

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "Novell announced today they've hired longtime open source supporter Joe Brockmeier as its first-ever community manager. Brockmeier tells Download Squad the openSUSE project is technically excellent but 'under-appreciated.' He also bluntly says Novell 'could have done a better job at informing the community' of its agreement with Microsoft, but notes such an agreement wouldn't have been necessary at all if it weren't for the lousy state of software patent law."
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The comedic life of an IT pro

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "Admit it. At least once in your life as an IT professional you've thought, 'Oh man, what a joke.' Now's your chance to prove just how funny things can be in the data center trenches. The former editor of DC Comics has created a new Web comic about the IT industry called Heroes Happen Here (co-sponsored by Microsoft and Seagate) and he's looking for ideas from those on the front lines. He calls IT developers 'unsung heroes' and wants to hear your funniest stories for possible inclusion in future Web comic strips."
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Mystery malware affecting Linux/Apache Web servers

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "Reports are beginning to surface that some Web servers running Linux and Apache are unwittingly infecting thousands of computers and exploiting vulnerabilities in QuickTime, Yahoo! Messenger, and Windows. One way to tell if your machine is infected is if you're unable to create a directory name beginning with a numeral. Since details are still sketchy, the best advice right now is to take proactive steps to secure your servers."
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Weigh in on the OOXML issue during live debate

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "Linux.com's Robin 'Roblimo' Miller will moderate a live debate Wednesday, December 5, between the GNOME Foundation's press officer Jeff Waugh and fair competition advocate Roy Schestowitz. Both have strong — and opposing — points of view regarding GNOME's involvement with Microsoft's OOXML standard and vehemently defend their positions, so getting them together in the same virtual room ought to prove quite interesting.

Although the broadcast will be archived as a podcast and available for free download, you can listen live as it's recorded and also call in to participate and ask questions."
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Linux Mag cuts to the chase about Android

lisah lisah writes  |  about 7 years ago

G Adler (987921) writes "Linux Magazine's Editor in Chief cuts through the hype about Android and the fabled 'gPhone' to suggest that, though Google's announcement was a bit disappointing, it also gives FOSS a new — and perhaps better — market to slip into."
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Forbes' Dan Lyons wants to be BFF with Linux

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Anastasia Beaverhousen (987921) writes "In what many will consider either a total change of heart (or complete BS), Forbes columnist Dan Lyons was caught on video at a recent conference professing his undying love for Linux. The words, "pry it out of my hands at gunpoint" were even used at one point. Oh, and he also let the world know that he isn't sleeping with Stallman. We can all exhale now."
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A patent infringement suit cheat sheet

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Count Blah (987921) writes "Having trouble figuring out who all the players are and who's doing what with the patent infringement suit slapped on Red Hat and Novell? This playbook spells it all out for you."
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Alien Arena 6.10: FPS game for Linux that's fun

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "Linux users who like FPS games are usually out of luck because precious few good games of that sort exist. Alien Arena 6.10 was released today and, according to a review at Linux.com, it kicks the competition's butt — and uses 10 different kinds of weaponry to do it."
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First governmental OLPC purchase imminent?

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "Lots of countries have said they're interested in buying OLPC's XO laptops but none have ponied up the cash yet. Uruguay announced this week that OLPC's computers passed their litmus test and it looks like they're about to buy 100,000 units with an option on 50,000 more."
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Channel Spielberg for free with Kino

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

lisah (987921) writes "As people run around buying expensive video editing software like Final Cut and Premiere, they often overlook Kino, an open source — and free — tool that's just as good. According to a review at Linux.com, it may still have a few rough edges but unless you're creating the next multi-million dollar blockbuster, chance are it will suit you just fine."
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GPL suit against Monsoon MM not settled after all

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

lisah writes "Though it was reported yesterday that Monsoon Multimedia and the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) had reached an agreement to settle their GPL differences out of court, SFLC's legal director Daniel Ravicher confirmed to Linux.com that they are only at the discussion phase of being able to work things out. Though the SFLC says letters to Monsoon requesting that they stop unlawfully distributing BusyBox code went unanswered, Monsoon chairman and COO Graham Radstone says the company, 'always intended to comply with all open source software license requirements.'"
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AOL pokes Flickr and YouTube with new service

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

lisah writes "AOL jumped into the personal media management arena with both feet when they launched BlueString yesterday. Part Flickr, part YouTube, and part iLife, the new service lets users upload and store up to 5 GB of media for free (or up to 50 GB for $99 per year), then make movies, mashups, and even collaborate on projects with other users. For a project that's still in beta, it's already got a number of other useful features to boot. Is AOL finally shedding its 'walled garden' image? Seems so."
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Mozilla funds new company for Thunderbird

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

lisah writes "Mozilla dropped $3 million into starting up a new company designed to shove Thunderbird to the front — or at least somewhere in the middle — of the pack for use in Internet communications like IM, SMS, and Web-based email."
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New OpenSSL module up for validation

lisah lisah writes  |  more than 7 years ago

lisah writes "The last time the Open Source Software Institute submitted the OpenSSL toolkit for Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation, it wasn't exactly a picnic. Now that an updated version of the module has been sent in for testing and validation, will things go more smoothly? OSSI's Executive Director thinks so because 'We don't expect the hassle we got the first time around.'"

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