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Story Kaspersky Labs' slated for Linux virus FUD srlinuxx 19/04/2006 - 3:23pm
Story Kaspersky releases beta of Linux antivirus srlinuxx 1 26/06/2009 - 4:57am
Story Kaspersky Selling His Snake Oil Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2016 - 3:43pm
Story Kat - Desktop Search Environment Updated srlinuxx 06/09/2005 - 4:09pm
Story Kat Continues to Purrrr srlinuxx 18/12/2005 - 1:43am
Story kat is dead? srlinuxx 05/09/2006 - 5:18pm
Story Katapult : faster and easier access to your applications, bookmarks and files srlinuxx 05/09/2007 - 5:49am
Story Katapult Your Programs srlinuxx 07/02/2009 - 4:00pm
Story Katapult yourself to keyboard productivity srlinuxx 16/07/2007 - 8:32am
Story Katapulting away from the menu srlinuxx 19/12/2007 - 2:12pm

How to: simple security with Easy Crypt

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HowTos

ubuntuguru.wordpress: Add some secret ninja power to your Ubuntu system today with Easy Crypt. With only a right click you can open or close a ‘top secret’ file, protected by military grade encryption (AES 512-bit Whirlpool). Easy Crypt is a cute little menu which brings the power of TrueCrypt to your system tray. No terminal commands necessary.

Some Grubby Linux Games

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Gaming

ubuntukids.org/blog: My kids (ages 7 and 11) do like to play games a bit and I encourage it on Ubuntu as a way for them to become familiar with the operating system and familiar with computing in general. So what is a father, teacher, Ubuntu user and not overly pro-game person to do? Enter Grubby Games.

Asus Eee 701 vs. Nokia N810 - Linux Fight!

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Linux

ultramobilegeek.com: It's that time. Linux vs. Linux. 800x480 vs. 800x480. Mobile vs. Mobile. Slider slate tablet vs. Clamshell notebook. Fight! The first thing to address: Are these two devices truly competitors? The answer is yes - but only to consumers who don't know what they REALLY want.

Test Riding Pioneer Linux 3.0.2

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Linux

junauza.blogspot.com: Pioneer Linux is a Kubuntu-based desktop operating system made by Technalign, Inc. Its main goal is to provide a Windows replacement OS that is both easy to use and reliable. It is available at no cost, but a commercial version is also offered with added CrossOver Office and technical support.

An interview with 23meg

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: A common misconception on the Ubuntu Forums is that people directly involved in its development aren’t common visitors. That’s not necessarily the case. 23meg is an Ubuntu member and Forum Ambassador with a direct hand in bug triaging, idea collection, documentation and even moderating.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Backup Ubuntu using rdiff-backup

  • HowTo: Rename multiple files recursively
  • HowTo: Determine RedHat and Fedora release version

Linux Mint 4.0 as Enterprise Laptop

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Linux

Adventures in Linux: Linux evolves so quickly that all sorts of nifty new feature/function that Linux Desktop users would probably love to have is also probably only in the newer releases. I am always interested in / curious about how well the bleeding edge stuff is doing. Mint 4.0 is about as bleeding edge as it gets.

today's leftovers

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News
  • People of openSUSE: Keith Kastorff

  • Open Source Profits During A Recession
  • Even punk rockers are jumping on the open-source train
  • Entropy updates - you call it, you get it
  • Let's just ignore kernel bugs, what the heck!
  • Fedora 8 with Enlightenment Window Manager
  • Myths Stymie Linux Growth
  • Qemu Persistent Knoppix
  • Create impressive charts with Open Flash Chart

The Convenient Fiction of Distributions

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Linux

Linux Today: I am increasingly convinced all of the arguments between Linux distributions are going to become moot very soon. If they aren't there already.

Security Threat to Linux is coming?

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Linux

paulsdigitalworld.blogspot: A post in Ubuntu forum about malicious commands is found here which makes me think about security in operating systems. My wonder is really what kind of control an operating system should offer users?

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon - Overview

  • There’s way to much Ubuntu everywhere!
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu 7.10 + mythtv
  • Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) alpha 1 officially released

Powerful Multimedia Command-Line Tools, Part I - SoX

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HowTos

Linux Journal: SoX is a power-packed command-line tool for various types of audio processing. It's very useful as an audio format converter, and it can be used for resampling audio files, converting between endianness, audio encoding and modifying other attributes of common audio file formats.

Firefox 2.0.0.11 update available now

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks: And we have a record. For the second time this week we have a Firefox update to address an unfortunate regression that slipped into las Monday’s Firefox 2.0.0.10.

Linux distro or network traffic cop? It's both!

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Linux

linux.com: IPCop is a specialized Linux distribution whose sole purpose is to safeguard the computers and networks it is installed on. The distro proudly claims, "The Bad Packets Stop Here!" I recently installed IPCop 1.4.16 on my SOHO LAN, and found that it accomplishes what it sets out to do.

GIMP User Manual 2.4.0 Released

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GIMP

gimp.org: After four months of hard work we are proud to announce another release of the user manual. It features documentation for GIMP 2.4, new content, and an alternate CSS stylesheet for HTML.

Opera UNIX plugin milestone

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Software

my.opera.com: After creating the Gtk-enabled pluginwrapper for Kestrel Alpha, the second UNIX plugin milestone is reached. We can reveal that we have added support for windowless plugins!

Linux vs. Unix (Cost)

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OS

blogs.zdnet: The MacOS X server discussion here two weeks ago included a comment from someone pushing the Linux/Unix distinction, my response pointing out that Linux is Unix and that people changing from something like HP-UX to Linux are changing Unix suppliers rather than OS architectures.

New 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB Released today

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MDV

linuxlookup: Mandriva today introduced the 2008 Mandriva Flash 4GB, the newest member of the Mandriva Flash family that lets you take your entire desktop with you wherever you go.

Linux tip guide: Using scrot

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HowTos

Raiden's Realm: For those who like to do a lot of work on the command line, or for those wanting a much simpler approach to taking desktop screenshots, there's scrot. Scrot is short for "screen shot" and is a command line tool for doing exactly that.

ODF Stuff

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OSS
  • With Friends Like These - GNOME, OOXML, and ODF: A Q&A

  • OpenDocument Format community steadfast despite theatrics of now impotent ‘Foundation’
  • ODF VS OOXML: Library support shootout
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Security Leftovers

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  • Security Tips for Installing Linux on Your SysAdmin Workstation
    Once you’ve chosen a Linux distro that meets all the security guidelines set out in our last article, you’ll need to install the distro on your workstation.
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