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January 2011

Three Excellent Linux Router Distros + 1 BSD

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Special purpose appliance distributions are one of the things that Linux does extremely well. You can find any number of task-specific appliances from either Turnkey Linux or on the VMware Virtual Appliance marketplace. In this article we'll take a look at four different specialized distributions targeted at the job of an Internet firewall or traffic router.

Ubuntu Aims to Make Open-Source Development ‘Personal’

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Aims to Make Open-Source Development ‘Personal’
  • unity places files/applications is back, changes to ubuntu classic desktop [natty updates]
  • File and Application places land in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Natty sound menu adds playlist support
  • Create Your Own Ubuntu Packages with GiftWrap

Debian Project News - January 31st

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's second issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

An anthropologist's view of an open source community

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Linux
OSS
  • An anthropologist's view of an open source community
  • FUDcon Tempe Day 2
  • FUDcon Tempe Day 1
  • Fudcon 2011: Day 2

Guide to CMus - Music Player for Your Terminal

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HowTos

CMus is a free, powerful, terminal-based music player using the ncurses toolkit. CMus supports various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Musepack, WavPack, WMA, AAC and MP4. Although CMus is not the only good player for the shell (alternatives like MOC, Herrie or mp3blaster are also available), I prefer it due to its unique keyboard shortcuts and feature completeness.

Why We Insist on Linux on the Desktop

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Linux

linuxlock.blogspot: We insist on installing Linux with every computer we give away. Sure, there are the philosophical reasons. As well, there are financial incentives to do so, but in my world...in the world of 1-3 computer installs every day of the week...

Mandriva 2011 Delayed Due to Major Changes

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MDV

ostatic.com: Mandriva 2011 has been delayed primarily because of the team's major change to RPM5. Because a preview was promised today, a Mandriva Technology Preview is being released to showcase some of the newest changes.

An Update On Reiser4 For The Mainline Linux Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: In November of 2009 we reported that the Reiser4 file-system may go into the mainline Linux kernel in late 2010. We're now into 2011 with the merge window having closed earlier this month for the Linux 2.6.38 kernel and there's no sign of this open-source file-system designed to succeed the popular ReiserFS. So what gives?

Open source group preps Linux computer for Lunar X-Prize glory

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Linux

linuxfordevices.com: At the Linux.conf.au conference, an Australian-based "Lunar Numbat" project presented its plan for a Linux-based flight control computer for a lunar spacecraft.

11 Killer Features That Make Ubuntu 11.04 Worth the Wait

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Ubuntu

hubpages.com: Here are 11 features that will make Ubuntu 11.04 worth the long wait.

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

  • NMCLI Command To Show Available WiFi Networks, Signal Strength on Linux!
  • Looping Through a File that Contains Spaces (for Loop)
  • Zsync HTTP-based File Transfer Utility Transfers Large Files Efficiently
  • How to open a PSD file without Photoshop

    It stands to reason that with the PSD file being a photo-editing file, the best ways to open PSD image files without Photoshop are going to be other photo editing programs. GIMP, which stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program is an excellent and free image editor alternative to Photoshop. GIMP works on Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows powered devices and is open source software, meaning it is developed voluntarily by developers all over the world. GIMP offers professional level features, which include being able to open and indeed edit PSD files. Many professional photographers and graphic designers use GIMP for their jobs, and many contribute towards developing new features. If you want to have complete control over the Photoshop file you’re trying to open without Photoshop, then GIMP is the tool you’re looking for. You can download GIMP by pressing the download button below. Then, once you’ve installed it, you can open a PSD file as you would open any other file type.

Devices: Librem 5, Raspberry Pi, TPC-DCM

  • Librem 5 Birch Shipping update — delay of just a few days.

    We want to give everyone a super quick update on shipping of the current batch of Librem 5 smartphones. There’s a delay. But, never fear, it’s only a delay of just a couple days. We had hoped, and expected, that the resistor issue (mentioned in this post last week) wouldn’t delay shipping, but it turns out it has caused a few days’ delay. We have just received official word that final parts for Birch are shipping to us as we speak — and we expect to have them on Tuesday, November 26 (next week). At which point we will be shipping phones out those receiving this batch of Librem 5’s next week. (There is always a chance the final parts will be delivered early, but the tracking currently says November 26.)

  • Exploring the interface of ecology, mathematics, and digital making | Hello World #11

    In Hello World issue 11, Pen Holland and Sarah Wyse discuss how educators and students can get closer to the natural world while honing maths and computing skills. Using a Raspberry Pi, you too can join this citizen science collaboration.

  • AiO touch-panel systems tap Intel’s Whiskey Lake

    Full specs have yet to be posted, and there’s no mention of OS support. However, the earlier TPC-DCM supports Linux distros including Ubuntu, Debian, and Mageia, as well as various Windows flavors.

Today in Techrights

Microsoft restores services after it experienced a large global outage across numerous platforms

Microsoft says it first addressed the issue at about 8:15 p.m. ET. As of 9:30 p.m. ET, the company said it identified access issues with the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Yammer. The company said in a tweet that it "identified and reverted a networking build that caused user traffic from the internet to Microsoft 365 services to intermittently fail." Read more