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Story Linux 4.8.11 Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 4:45pm
Story KDE Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 5:22pm
Story Linux Graphics Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 5:36pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 7:29pm
Story GNOME News Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 7:48pm
Story Security News Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 7:52pm
Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 8:53pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 8:54pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 8:56pm
Story Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) and Steam Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2016 - 8:58pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • gentoo quick installation steps

  • Change Hostname Permanently on Debian or Ubuntu
  • Atheros wireless - get it working
  • How to setup Real Player and VLC in fedora core 8
  • Me TV - EyeTV for Ubuntu?
  • How to fix the "no sound" in Ubuntu 7.10 on a laptop or notebook
  • Policykit - Gaining visibility in the administrative user interfaces
  • Run Windows in a virtual machine using Ubuntu and Virtualbox
  • Setting up IPv6 on Linux
  • Easy script to upload to an ftp server
  • Dual Boot openSUSE and Windows.
  • 32 bit Firefox on 64 bit Foresight

5 more add-ons to make Firefox more productive

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Moz/FF

tech.blorge.com: This is a continuation of our previous post “5 add-ons to make Firefox safer and faster.” These add-ons aren’t necessarily for security reasons or to make it faster but they do enhance it in one way or another.

TrueCrypt 5.0 now with Linux GUI

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Software

masuran.org: The TrueCrypt foundation recently released TrueCrypt version 5.0, the latest version of the Open Source disk encryption software for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. In this review I’ll use Ubuntu 7.10 to install TrueCrypt 5.0 on.

Marble's Secrets Part II - Walking In The Shoes Of Slartibartfast ...

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: Part II will show how Marble manages to provide the biggest bang for the byte when it comes to providing map data. It outlines how we managed to get the default map squeezed into the 10MB package that the Marble-Qt version gets shipped with.

PCLinuxOS Day 12 - Triple Boot Attempt

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PCLOS

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: I wanted to upgrade Ubuntu to 7.10, to install Sabayon Linux and to install PCLinuxOS. Yes, this was going to be a triple boot laptop.

ASUS Eee PC rooted out of the box

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Security

risesecurity.org: We recently acquired an ASUS Eee PC. The first thing we did when we put our hands at the ASUS Eee PC was to test its security.

Gentoo 2008.0 feature requests closed

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Gentoo

The Release Engineering team has stopped taking feature requests for the upcoming 2008.0 release of Gentoo so that the release schedule can be met. Bug reports are still welcome however.

Also: KDE 4.0.1 Now in Portage

some shorts

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Linux
  • My Server Goes to FreeBSD !

  • R.I.P. Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu VS PCLinuxOS

Design your own desktop with Xfce 4.4

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Software

xubuntublog.wordpress: Xfce is just as customizable as KDE or GNOME, so I set myself a goal: make Xubuntu look like Windows Vista. Why? Because I can.

SCaLE 6x: I’m Here - Saturday in Review

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Linux

fedora-tutorials.com: Just left Jono Bacon’s presentation on “The future of the Linux Desktop”. He’s quite an awesome presenter. Afterward, I went down to the exhibit floor and got to say hi to Tom Callaway and actually met Thomas Chung from the Fedora Project. Both of these guys have such exuberance and joy, I love being part of the fedora project.

Also: Today's Keynote Streaming Live in 45 minutes

Can Mozilla be made more secure?

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Interviews
Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Window Snyder has the somewhat offbeat title of "chief security something-or-other" at Mozilla. In an interview, Snyder talked about the state of browser security today and how companies must work together.

Review Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon: Practicalities and working with it

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Ubuntu

seopher.com: I don't talk about Linux on this site much anymore because my focus has shifted somewhat but I can't avoid writing this post after the past 24 hours. What follows is a mixed review of Ubuntu from a very practical point of view.

They say Linux "Just Works". Yet for some it.....

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: I have said it myself and for me in my particular cases it is true. Linux "Just Works". I install it, I install the programs I wish to use and it "Just Works" for me. They install Linux, they want to do the same things that I do and they come up against a brick wall. Why would it be that Linux works for some people and doesn't work for others?

The dark side of open source: Hacking MySQL

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Software

itwire.com: Open source software advocates – like myself – will point out that a user can have confidence in the application’s integrity because the program code is readily viewable. However, not everyone who reads source code has pure intentions. Here’s how MySQL has been cracked in the past, and how you can keep safe.

The Ultimate Linux Password Management Guide Part 8 gnupg

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HowTos

maysville-linux-users-group: In this article, we will take a look at using gnupg, a common application already included on most Linux distributions for managing passwords. I am going to show you some tricks with using gnupg to manage passwords.

What linux needs

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Linux

keatoncasts.grotonma.net: I love linux. The concept, the implementation, the whole ‘geek in a candy store’ feeling you get when choosing which distribution to install next, it’s great. Unfortunately, it still has some major problems that could keep it from being a viable alternative to Windows for some people.

Flash Finally Restored in Linux

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Software
Ubuntu

theoryoforangitivity.blogspot: So flash finally works again in 64-bit linux. For quite a while the new version of flash made it impossible for me use sites like Pandora and YouTube, but the repositories for Ubuntu finally have a new version of flashplugin-nonfree that fixes the problem.

Kgdb Light

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "While this is probably one of the last days of the merge window, please still consider pulling the 'kgdb light' git tree," began Ingo Molnar, explaining "This is a slimmed-down and cleaned up version of KGDB that i've created out of the original patches that we submitted two weeks ago."

more new user experiences

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Linux
  • I Am A Linux User

  • Living With Linux, Day 2
  • 10 days in linux

few more howtos

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HowTos
  • Installing Instantbird 0.1 on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

  • HowTo Set Default Sound Card in Gentoo
  • Help, my motherboard doesn't see my SATA drives
  • Batch photo editing, The Linux way
  • SSHMenu - Conveniently Connect to Remote Machines From the Panel
  • How to invoke Firefox from Thunderbird under Linux
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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.