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Story I’m LOVING Vector Linux! srlinuxx 27/08/2007 - 8:40pm
Story I’m tired of hearing about how you switched to Ubuntu srlinuxx 7 07/01/2008 - 11:29pm
Story I’m typing this on a Classmate PC srlinuxx 25/10/2007 - 10:12am
Story I’ve had enough of Ubuntu Unity! srlinuxx 14/06/2012 - 6:53pm
Story I’ve Illustrated All Animal Code Names Of Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 13/08/2016 - 8:27pm
Story I’ve installed OpenSUSE 10.2, here’s my first impressions… srlinuxx 07/08/2007 - 1:42pm
Story I’ve Moved On … srlinuxx 05/09/2010 - 3:30pm
Story J.D. Salinger, novelist of modern anomie, dead at 91 srlinuxx 28/01/2010 - 10:10pm
Story Jabber Transports (MSN, Yahoo, ICQ etc) srlinuxx 28/04/2006 - 11:35am
Story Jabbering with Coccinella srlinuxx 20/11/2006 - 2:44pm

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

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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

OSGGFG 3.1: Tee Wars

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Gaming

mrcopilot.blogspot: TeeWars is an online multi-player platform 2d shooter. Thats a mouthful, game play involves running, jumping, shooting and dying .. a lot.

TrueCrypt 5: Encrypt your drive in GUI

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Software

polishlinux.org: A few days ago TrueCrypt 5.0 has been released, a great tool for encrypting your hard drives. It can be used to encrypt existing partitions or create a virtual one located in a single file. In this article we cover the changes in version 5.0 and provide you some useful benchmarks.

Dreambook Eee PC Competitor Enters the Ring

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Hardware

gizmodo.com: With a 7-inch display (800 x 480), a 1GHz Via C7-M processor, maximum 1GB RAM, either a 2GB, 4GB or 8GB flash storage or a 40GB HDD, the Pioneer Computers Dreambook Light IL1 sounds like a worthy competitor to the Eee PC crown.

Screaming In Digital: XO Laptop Meets Heavy Metal

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: Wayan thought I should field test the XO laptop I won on OLPC News in the pit of the upcoming Don Dokken/Queensryche concert. After all, fellow Queensryche fans were the reason I had his XO - they stuffed the contest ballot that won the XO.

What the Linux desktop gives that Mac OS X and Windows don't

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Matt Asay: Lest someone accuse me of disliking the Linux desktop (which, by the way, I do Smile, I thought this post was interesting, as it details things that Linux can do but Windows and Mac OS X can't.

The OS should be invisible to the user - Is Torvalds right?

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Note that Torvalds said “o/s” and not “kernel.” Given Torvalds’ credentials, I find it hard to believe that he made a mistake here. Since he made this remark is response to a question about the press that Windows and Mac OS gets, it’s fair to assume that he’s talking about distros here.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux for Absolute Beginers : Resizing NTFS partiton

  • BIND DNS SPF Config
  • Ubuntu 7.10 and Nvidia nForce 630i
  • Enable File Sharing In Ubuntu Using Samba
  • hddtemp wrapper for Nagios
  • How to Improve/Enhance HTML Rendering in Firefox
  • Fix for Python ValueError
  • Moving Wordpress installation from Windows Server 2003 to Linux
  • How to find broken links and backup files under Linux
  • Improved composite performance (without compiz)

GNU and FSF News for February 2008

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OSS

advogato.org: Did the Free Software Foundation meet their 2007 pledge drive goal? Will DefectiveByDesign try to stamp out DRM at the Boston Public Library? Does Stallman like the OLPC Project enough to replace his thinkpad with an XO? Will the SAMBA team finally get to see Microsoft's top-secret networking protocols? Where's RMS this month? Is the micro vs monolithic kernel debate back again? The answers to these and other mind-boggling questions that are on everyone's mind can be found in this month's GNU and FSF news summary.

Taking the Linux Plunge: The Good and The Bad

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byzantineroads.info: It’s been one week since the switch to Fedora. So Far, I’m not turning back. The Good Stuff: Boot up time is Quick. So quick I get frustrated at my wife’s state-of-the-art Winblows Laptop.

Marble's Secrets Part I: Behind the Scenes of Marble...

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: If you've ever followed KDE 4 development then you've probably heard about Marble. Marble is a virtual globe which displays the earth. So Marble can be used as a nice digital replacement for your desktop globe at home where you can look up places. But wait! There's more.

Yahoo to Reject $44.6 Billion Microsoft Bid, WSJ Says

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Microsoft

bloomberg.com: Yahoo! Inc., the world's second most popular Internet search engine, plans to reject Microsoft Corp.'s $44.6 billion unsolicited takeover offer, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the situation.

Sending love with OSS for Valentine's Day

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Software

linux.com: What can a Linux geek do for that special someone on Valentine's Day? Create a gift using open source software, of course.

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Security Leftovers

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  • Microsoft says its best not to fiddle with its Windows 10 group policies (that don't work)

    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

  • What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course
    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and strem.io. We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.
  • A Samba remote code execution vulnerability
    Distributors are already shipping the fix; there's also a workaround in the advisory for those who cannot update immediately.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements
    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.
  • Summer of Coding!
    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!
  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released
    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .
  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support
    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.
  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs
    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.