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Story Linux 4.6-rc1 Kernel Benchmarks On A Xeon E5 Haswell Rianne Schestowitz 29/03/2016 - 11:00am
Story Linux 4.6-rc2 Roy Schestowitz 03/04/2016 - 4:29pm
Story Linux 4.6-rc3 Rianne Schestowitz 11/04/2016 - 7:26am
Story Linux 4.6-rc4 Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2016 - 6:58am
Story Linux 4.6-rc6 Rianne Schestowitz 02/05/2016 - 12:03am
Story Linux 4.6-rc7 Rianne Schestowitz 08/05/2016 - 11:18pm
Story Linux 4.6.2 Rianne Schestowitz 08/06/2016 - 5:42pm
Story Linux 4.6.5 Rianne Schestowitz 27/07/2016 - 9:09pm
Story Linux 4.6.6 Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2016 - 8:58pm
Story Linux 4.7 Rianne Schestowitz 24/07/2016 - 8:51pm

Manage your time with Remind

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HowTos

One thing most people are bad at is remembering things -- anniversaries, deadlines, schedules. Computers, on the other hand, are very good at tracking things -- so long as you have a way to tell them to do so. Remind, a GPLed calendar and alarm application from Roaring Penguin, is a good way to keep track of your appointments and commitments on your computer so you don't need to worry about keeping them in your head.

Serving large files (>2 GB) with Apache

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Have you ever encountered a situation where a file larger than 2 GB (say, a DVD image) doesn't show up in a directory index served by Apache, whereas smaller files from the same directory are shown and served?

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Freespire 1.0 arrives early

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Linux

Linspire Inc. was going to announce the release of Freespire 1.0 -- its free, Debian-based desktop Linux operating system that combines open-source software with legally-licensed proprietary drivers, codecs, and applications -- next week at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Instead, this new desktop Linux distribution has emerged early.

The Linux Kernel: Sweet 16 Forever?

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Linux

Old Linux kernels don't necessarily die off once a new one becomes available. It now looks like the 2.6.16 kernel may join the list and become a long-term supported stable kernel.

Is SageTV the perfect Linux media center?

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Software

As long-time readers know, I've long been looking for the perfect Linux-based media center program for quite a while. Now, it looks like SageTV is on to something.

Chaper 4: Nagios Basics

The fact that a host can be reached, in itself, has little meaning if no service is running on it on which somebody or something relies. Accordingly, everything in Nagios revolves around service checks. After all, no service can run without a host. If the host computer fails, it also cannot provide the desired service.

Defending Against New Rootkits That Beat BSD, Linux, Mac, Vista, AMD and Intel

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Security

“The idea behind Blue Pill is simple,” says Joanna Rutkowska of invisible things. “Your operating system swallows the Blue Pill and it awakes inside the Matrix.”

Interview with id Software's Timothee Besset at QuakeCon 2006

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Interviews

I had the opportunity to catch up with id Software's resident Linux expert, Timothee "TTimo" Besset, who has been responsible for every id-produced Linux port since Quake III: Arena, at QuakeCon this past weekend. Since Quake 4 was recently released and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars is on the horizon, I asked TTimo if he wouldn't mind answering a few of my inane questions:

Go fish with the Konqueror file browser

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KDE

Learn to use the kioslave protocol handler called Fish that allows you to access remote filesystems within the Konqueror file browser.

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KDE 3.5.4 VMware Image Available

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KDE

A VMware Player image of KDE 3.5.4 with KOffice 1.5.2 running on SUSE Linux 10.1 is now available. The image is fully functional and can be upgraded and tweaked as needed. More HERE.

Mandriva Music Contest

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MDV

Delighted, we are. 70 entries, and counting. And it’s not over yet! Many thanks to all of you that participated! and hurry up if you still did not sent your works, you have two weeks left to show us your… talent!

Drawing Great Logos in Inkscape

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HowTos

First and foremost, keep things "fun" but not circus fun. Keep things cool. Stick with about 3 or 4 colors and gradients of those hues if you can. Don't add too many graphical items, but don't add too few.

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Why Binary-Only Linux Kernel Modules are Illegal

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OSS

As soon as it’s clear that you’re distributing a binary blob that, by your intent, uses anything in the kernel apart from the standard userland system call boundary, you’ve distributed a derivatve work and the GPL terms apply.

Managing Linux servers in a Windows world

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Interviews

As Linux servers continue to pervade data centers at increasing rates, one of the biggest challenges to strike IT managers is getting those servers to work well with their existing Windows systems. Recently, Centeris CEO Barry Crist sat down with SearchOpenSource.com to talk about why the landscape for cross-platform server management is improving .

Should I Really Care About Linux?

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Linux

I'm not writing this to totally bash Linux. It's not that I'm against it, but I just have to examine what my real motivation is. I literally have everything that I need and more with Windows and OS X, so why throw something else into the mix?

Processing RAW image files on Linux

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The easiest way to sound like a professional when you talk about photography these days is to grumble about the deficiencies of RAW file converters. The ability to save pictures in RAW format rather than JPEG or TIFF is what distinguishes a "pro level" camera from a consumer device. But rather than mentioning your camera's specs outright, the shrewd move is the heavy sigh followed by lamentations about your tireless search for the perfect software to properly manipulate your beautiful work. Let's take a look at how to do it using Linux and open source.

Easing kids into free software

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OSS

A few months ago I went in search of educational software written for Linux. I built her a machine from old spares and wanted to introduce her to the world of open source software. I was astonished at the amount of open source software for kids out there.

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Belated Thoughts on van Rossum’s Departure

  • Is BDFL a death sentence?
    A few days ago, Guido van Rossum, creator of the Python programming language and Benevolent Dictator For Life (BDFL) of the project, announced his intention to step away. Below is a portion of his message, although the entire email is not terribly long and worth taking the time to read if you’re interested in the circumstances leading to van Rossum’s departure.
  • Thoughts on Guido retiring as BDFL of Python
    I've been programming in Python for almost 20 years on a myriad of open source projects, tools for personal use, and work. I helped out with several PyCon US conferences and attended several others. I met a lot of amazing people who have influenced me as a person and as a programmer. I started PyVideo in March 2012. At a PyCon US after that (maybe 2015?), I found myself in an elevator with Guido and somehow we got to talking about PyVideo and he asked point-blank, "Why work on that?" I tried to explain what I was trying to do with it: create an index of conference videos across video sites, improve the meta-data, transcriptions, subtitles, feeds, etc. I remember he patiently listened to me and then said something along the lines of how it was a good thing to work on. I really appreciated that moment of validation. I think about it periodically. It was one of the reasons Sheila and I worked hard to transition PyVideo to a new group after we were burned out.

Catfish 1.4.6 Released

  • Catfish 1.4.6 Released, Now an Xfce Project
    It’s a great day for fans of the fast and powerful Catfish search utility. With the 1.4.6 release, Catfish now officially joins the Xfce family. Additionally, there’s been some nice improvements to the thumbnailer and a large number of bugs have been squashed.
  • Catfish Search Utility Joins The Xfce Project
    The Catfish search utility now officially lives under the Xfce umbrella. Catfish is a GTK3-based and Python 3.x written program for searching for files on the system. Catfish has long been common to Xfce desktop systems and complementary to the Thunar file manager. The Catfish 1.4.6 release was made this weekend and with this version has now officially become part of the Xfce project.