October 2008

OpenBSD 4.4 has been released and available for download (jump to download link ) from official project website. OpenBSD is often the first to add new security tools to make it harder to break, developers have also carefully read through the programming code to check for mistakes more than once.

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Awesome coin design done with free software such as Ubuntu and Python. This blog post describes how the design of a new 5 euro coin was created. The post provides detailed graphics of how author made a prize winning design for a Dutch Ministry of Finance.

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Jim Zemlin is executive director of the Linux Foundation has posted some interesting information and very bold prediction about Linux desktop.

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Kubuntu Linux 8.10 has been released and available for download. Kubuntu 8.10 use KDE 4 as a desktop environment, instead of the default GNOME system. It is part of the Ubuntu project and uses the same underlying system.

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Ubuntu Linux 8.10 (one of the most popular Linux distribution) has been released and available for download. Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition is designed for the pervasively connected digital lifestyle. With new 3G network support, users can move smoothly from wired and WiFi networks onto 3G cellphone networks while traveling and much more.

See also: A step-by-step Ubuntu Linux 8.10 server upgrade and desktop upgrade over the Internet / ssh session tutorial.

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Today Ubuntu Linux 8.10 final will be released to all mirrors world wild. However, FTP/HTTP mirrors server may down due to heavy demands from users. You can now use BitTorrent to upgrade Ubuntu Linux to 8.10 from old 8.04 version. Help Ubuntu project to spread Linux to humanity.
In the past, the update servers would crash very quickly on a big release day, making it hard for people to get the latest update. With BitTorrent, however, this can be easily avoided.

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Internet censorship in the People’s Republic of China is conducted under a wide variety of laws and administrative regulations. In accordance with these laws, more than sixty Internet regulations have been made by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) government, and censorship systems are vigorously implemented by provincial branches of state-owned ISPs, business companies, and organizations. So how do you find out if your website is blocked by the Great Firewall of China?

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