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Launchpad 1.0 Beta Released

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The Beta version of Lauchpad 1.0 has been released, Lauchpad is a collaboration tool with thousands of users, being cannonical the creator of Ubuntu one of them, read more about lauchpad .

Official the Beryl and Compiz projects are going to merge

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According to the Compiz Site, the merge is going to take place, it even has a new name "Composite Community" it is still a temporary name.

Read more "Composite Community" - The new name for Beryl and Compiz project

VirtualBox installation screenshots, version 1.3.8 released!

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On march 14th the version 1.3.8 of the opensource VirtualBox was released, VirtuaBox is equivalent to VMWare but it is opensource and VMWare not.
On this article you will find the screenshots of its installation on an Ubuntu Host with Debian Etch as the guest.
read here

Installing Debian Etch on a USB Key

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This guide will take you step by step to have a usb Key with Debian Etch running on it, so you can have the power of Etch on your pocket, to be used as emergency and recovery tool.

read more here: read here

Access your ext2 / ext3 system files from your windows XP or Vista (In a dual boot system)

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In case you have a dual boot system, and you want to share files between both Linux and Windows, you have some different choices, one of then is to use a FAT32 partition which both windows and Linux can access, but here is another one, in which installing a Driver to the Windows (XP or Vista) you can access your ext2 or ext3 partition from the Windows, and off course you can do it also from Linux.

Make your PC a triple boot PC (Two Linux and XP)

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Hi, Some time ago, i wanted to test ubuntu while still running Fedora and XP, so I made my system a Triple boot one, all managed by Grub.

One Grub point either to XP or to the other Grub, here is how i made that: http://linux.go2linux.org/node/19

Load Balance your internet traffic over two providers

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If you have two internet providers, and want to balance the load between them, you can use your Linux Box for doing that, you do not need a big machine, an old one can do the job. You can even decide which route to Internet will have more or less load.

read more

Installing VMware server on Debian Etch

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If you need for any reason to run VMware server on Debian Etch, you will need to patch VMWare first, so here is how to do it. Vmware on Debian Etch

Ulteo's Screenshots (installation in six steps)

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This is my first installation of Ulteo, the Debian (ubuntu) based Linux created by Gael Duval.

I will continue experimenting with it, and see how it performs with WiFi in a laptop, an IBM T30 is the only one I have.

http://linux.go2linux.org/node/46

Ulteo the world's easiest linux

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Gael Duval, the creator of Mandrake (now Mandriva) and now fired from its own company, has recently released the Ulteo project.

Read more here: http://linux.go2linux.org/node/45

Backup Options for Linux secured (encrypted), and not secured

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Backup your server, is always good as all of us knows, anyway is not always done as often as it should do. Here you will find some different methods to backup your system full or partial.

So should not be any more excuses of not backing up the data.

Backup Methods for Linux

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Flatpak 0.8.1 Lets Users Update Apps by Installing Newer Bundles, Fixes Bugs

It's been a month since Flatpak 0.8 major release hit the streets for GNU/Linux distribution that want to offer their users fast and easy access to various third-party apps that aren't available in the official repositories of the respective OS. Read more

Canonical Patches Nvidia Graphics Drivers Vulnerability in All Ubuntu Releases

It's time to update your Ubuntu Linux operating system if you have a Nvidia graphics card running the Nvidia Legacy 340 or 304 binary X.Org drivers provided on the official software repositories. Read more

Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance andd New Device From CompuLab

  • Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier
    The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October. One of the best attended was “Long-Term Maintenance, or How to (Mis-)Manage Embedded Systems for 10+ Years” by Pengutronix kernel hacker Jan Lübbe. After summarizing the growing security threats in embedded Linux, Lübbe laid out a plan to keep long-life devices secure and fully functional. “We need to move to newer, more stable kernels and do continuous maintenance to fix critical vulnerabilities,” said Lübbe. “We need to do the upstreaming and automate processes, and put in place a sustainable workflow. We don’t have any more excuses for leaving systems in the field with outdated software.”
  • CompuLab Has Upgraded Their Small Form Factor "IPC" Line To Kabylake
    HARDWARE -- Our friends and Linux-friendly PC vendor, CompuLab, have announced a new "IPC" line-up of their small form factor computers now with Intel Kabylake processors. In the past on Phoronix we tested CompuLab's Intense-PC (IPC) and then the IPC2 with Haswell processors, among other innovative PCs from CompuLab. Now they are rolling out the IPC3 with Intel's latest Kabylake processors.
  • Fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Kaby Lake
    Compulab launched a rugged “IPC3” mini-PC that runs Linux on dual-core, 7th Gen Core i7/i5 CPUs, and also debuted three GbE-equipped FACE expansion modules. Compulab has opened pre-orders starting at $693 for the first mini-PCs we’ve seen to offer the latest, 14nm-fabricated 7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. The passively cooled, 190 x 160 x 40mm IPC3 (Intense PC 3), which is available in up to industrial temperature ranges, follows two generations of similarly sized IPC2 mini-PCs. There’s the still available, 4th Gen “Haswell” based IPC2 from 2014 and the apparently discontinued 5th Gen “Broadwell” equipped IPC2 from 2015.
  • Compulab IPC3 is a tiny, fanless PC with Intel Kaby Lake CPU
    Compulab is an Israeli company that makes small, fanless computers for home or commercial use. The company’s latest mini PC aimed at enterprise/industrial usage is called the IPC3, and it has a die-cast aluminum case with built-in heat sinks for passive cooling and measures about 7.4″ x 6.3″ x 1.6″.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too
    Imperium Galactica II: Alliances [GOG, Steam] just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version. Note: My friends at GOG sent over a copy, so big thanks to them. There's no sign of DOSBox or Wine and I had no idea this game had ever been ported to Linux. Pretty awesome really for a game like this to get a proper Linux build when it gets a new release.
  • Nearly five years after the Kickstarter, Carmageddon still isn’t on Linux despite the stretch goal being reached
    The problem here, for me, is that they later did a revamp of the title called Carmageddon: Max Damage. This was to fix some problems, boost sales again and port it to consoles. Carmageddon: Max Damage also never made it to Linux. Fun fact, they actually released a trailer where they just run over a ton of penguins, make from that what you will: Not saying this was trolling the entire Linux gaming community, but it sure felt like it after their previous trolling attempts directed at our official Twitter account.
  • Valve Rolls Out New Steam Client Stable Update with Promised Linux Changes, More
    Today Valve announced the availability of a new stable update of the Steam Client for all supported platforms, including the company's SteamOS operating system for Steam Machines, as well as GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. Bringing all the new features during the Beta stages of development, the new Steam Client update improves the interaction between the Steam runtime and your GNU/Linux distribution's libraries. This is a huge and long-anticipated milestone for the Steam Client, which, unfortunately, did not work out-of-the-box on all Linux-based operating systems.