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Parsix Linux 3.0

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: The very first review I wrote for Desktop Linux Reviews was Parsix Linux 2.0. Well I’m pleased to note that Parsix Linux 3.0 has just been released and I couldn’t resist doing a review of this update.

No Linux Finger Pointing, Please

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  • No Linux Finger Pointing, Please
  • What Hinders Popular Acceptance of the GNU/Linux Desktop
  • Teeth-Gnashing and Tongue-Lashing Over Desktop Linux Foot-Shooting

NetworkManager Gets Facelift for Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
  • NetworkManager Gets Facelift for Karmic Koala Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu And The Opportunistic Programmer
  • Eeebuntu 4.0 to drop Ubuntu for Debian

Linux is just too open

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reallylinux.com: The Problem with Linux is that it is forthright, open and honest. Now I know how much the editors here hate when I anthropomorphize an operating system, but it is fundamentally true.

SCO fires CEO Darl McBride, architect of litigation strategy

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Legal

arstechnica.com: SCO CEO Darl McBride has finally been let go by the serial litigator. In an SEC filing published today, SCO reveals that the controversial CEO has been ousted as part of the latest reorganization plan

How does Red Hat make money?

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Interviews

localtechwire.com: Jim Whitehurst, chief executive officer of Raleigh-based Red Hat, is one of the speakers at the eighth annual Fuqua School of Business and Coach K Leadership Conference this week in Durham. Whitehurst recently talked with Kate Catlin of MMI Public Relations about Red Hat.

Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.32 (Part 1)

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h-online.com: Between Thursday evening and Friday morning, Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of Linux version 2.6.32, although, due to the typing error in the first release candidate (RC1 was mis-labeled RC2), it is called 2.6.32-rc5 instead of 2.6.32-rc4.

Preview of Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: The release of the newest version of Ubuntu is only 10 days away. Today we are going to take a look at Kubuntu, the KDE-based version of Ubuntu.

Is there a best distro?

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linuxjournal.com: Yesterday, I had a good friend ask me What is the best Linux distribution to familiarize myself with Linux? This was not someone who is unfamiliar with technology, or UNIX for that matter, but someone who is one of us, which made the question difficult to answer.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 325

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: iMagic OS 2009.9
  • News: The big release season, best 20 features of Mandriva 2010, Arch Linux Handbook, Gentoo in the media, Linux Mint 8 update, Kubuntu in downward spiral
  • Released last week: OpenBSD 4.6, Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0, Puppy Linux 4.3.1
  • Upcoming releases: CentOS 5.4, Fedora 12 Beta, Ubuntu 9.10 RC
  • New distributions: Business Linux, JULinux, Slax Router
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Everything Linux store set for opening on Friday

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crn.com.au: Open Source and web development consultancy Babel Com Australia has announced plans to open online retailer Everything Linux Store (ELS) as a bricks and mortar shopfront in Crows Nest, Sydney on October 23.

Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Communications Apps

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tomshardware.com: In this segment, we will be focusing on communications applications. While these apps still rely on Internet access to function, their focus is to allow the user to communicate with other individuals using the Internet simply as a transit medium.

GPLv2 clause 6

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fsfe.org: So I talked about licenses. And license obligations. And interesting bits of the GPL version 2. There’s one clause of the GPL version 2 that I’d like to single out because it’s one that is surprising to me — and rarely mentioned. Clause 6.

OpenBSD 4.6 release ships new services, eases installation

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BSD

computerworld.com.au: Latest version sports a new mail server and an easier installation; core network and routing tools also improved.

Top 5 New Things in Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu

linuxtree.blogspot: 1. Installation: Overall the same procedure, but with some minor differences in look and feel. Kind of reminds me of the Windows installation which said that even Windows ME was perfect.

Implementing a sensible copyright: "FLOW-IT"

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Legal

It can be hard to get paid for producing free-licensed works. This has spurred a lot of innovative ideas for better incentive systems. Along the way, though, the most obvious and simple solution has mostly been overlooked.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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HowTos
  • KMail is slow
  • Re-enable Missing Icons In Ubuntu 9.10
  • Migration from Mac to Linux
  • An Interview With Mako
  • Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker 2.4 Release
  • How To Write, Compile and Execute C Programs under Linux
  • Open Source Hardware
  • Understanding PHP Exception Handling

On the future of Linux security

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blog.eracc.com: I want to explore the future of GNU/Linux. You know, the time in the near future when “Once ‘Linux’ is (as|more) popular (as|than) ‘Windows’ it will start getting all those viruses too.”

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #164

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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #164 for the week October 11th - October 17th, 2009 is available.

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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.