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Story 10 Best Courses Or Trainings To Learn Linux Mohd Sohail 24/12/2016 - 1:05pm
Story Fedora's Step-child, KDE Interviews, Debian Auto-Update Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2016 - 1:00pm
Story LibreOffice and OpenOffice News Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2016 - 12:48pm
Story How To Install Oracle Java 7/8 on Ubuntu? Mohd Sohail 24/12/2016 - 12:46pm
Story Release Notes for siduction 2016.1 »Patience« Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2016 - 12:43pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2016 - 8:39am
Story Ubuntu Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2016 - 4:16pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2016 - 4:17pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/12/2016 - 4:57pm
Story Lineage OS Roy Schestowitz 26/12/2016 - 12:39pm

Three Things That Won't Be In The Linux 2.6.37 Kernel

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Linux While the Linux 2.6.36 kernel was released yesterday, we already have our eyes towards the Linux 2.6.37 kernel to see what new features this next kernel will bring, any performance changes that may come as a result.

Is Mac OS Lion More Advanced Than Linux?

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Mac Heavy usage of adjectives seems to be the keyword of Apple's guideline for press releases. The company has over-used words like magical, revolutionary, reinvents and advanced so many times that they have lost their meaning.

The secret plan behind the “3.0 (quilt)” Debian source package format

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Software While I have spent countless hours working on the new source format known as “3.0 (quilt)”, I’ve just realized that I have never blogged about its features and the reasons that lead me to work on it. Let’s fix this.

Two Vulnerabilities Provide Root Access on Linux

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Security Two new vulnerabilities affecting Linux were uncovered this week that could potentially be used by malicious hackers to gain root privileges.

Inside Opera 11: extensions and benchmarks

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Software Opera issued a feature-incomplete alpha version of its desktop browser today. The two aspects introduced in 11.00 are the revised JavaScript engine and Extensions. More features will follow - sometimes these are introduced late in the release cycle.

Using the KDE Netbook Desktop

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KDE In this last (for now) post about the KDE Netbook Desktop, I want to focus on what it is like to actually use it on a typical netbook. I will be using my Samsung N150 Plus, running PCLinuxOS 2010.7.

PostgreSQL vs. MySQL

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Software To properly evaluate the strengths of PostgreSQL and MySQL, the two leading open-source databases, one must look at the history and pedigree of each, and their feature functionality and performance. By comparing and contrasting PostgreSQL and MySQL here, Knowledge Center contributor Jim Mlodgenski guides you to a more informed decision about which open-source database is right for your enterprise deployment.

Is KWin getting too complicated?

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KDE The K Desktop Environment's window manager KWin has long prided itself on its configurability. But is it getting too complicated?

From Noob to Ninja – Your Guide to Mastering Linux

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HowTos Here is a high-level overview of series of steps designed to hone the skills of a Linux beginner, and turn them into the kind of geek who compiles a new kernel for fun.

Fedora 14 Reflects Evolution of Leading-Edge Open Source

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Linux The stated mission of the Fedora Project is to advance the state of free software. To meet this challenge, Fedora incubates open source technology projects in which anyone in the community can participate.

Pidgin 2.7.4 secures open source IM

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Software My favorite open source instant messaging (IM) client is getting an important update this week with the release of Pidgin 2.7.4.

Oracle,, LibreOffice

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OOo First, when reading the minutes, it’s worth noting that this was not a voted decision. At 21:50, Louis Suarez-Potts proposed “that the TDF members of the CC consider the points those of us who have not joined TDF have made about conflict of interest and confusion [and] resign their offices, so as to remove the apparent conflict of interest their current representational roles produce”.

What's new in Linux 2.6.36

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Linux The new kernel version is notable because it hasn't grown in size – yet it contains hundreds of advancements which will be obvious to end users, who don't often notice changes in their Linux distribution's kernel.

The Ever-changing Face of

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Linux Dell reminds me of some people, always trying on new clothes to seek a new identity. The website which only a few weeks ago had little to say about GNU/Linux or Ubuntu is now full of hits:

Ars reviews Ubuntu 10.10

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  • Blessed Unity: Ars reviews Ubuntu 10.10
  • The secrets to success with Ubuntu OS
  • Maverick Meerkat, aka Ubuntu 10.10 Review
  • An Ubuntu 10.10 upgrade double-whammy
  • Looking forward to UDS for Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty)
  • Launchpad…gate?
  • On Launchpad and Mission Control
  • 5 Tools And Tips For A Sexier Ubuntu Interface
  • One week, three distributions (Day 4: Ubuntu 10.10)

Opera 11 Alpha Released

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Software Opera is one of the most customizable browsers in the world, with many powerful, built-in features, but that is not enough for us. Today we go a step further -- we add another piece of the puzzle: Opera extensions!

The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) With BIND & Dovecot [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This tutorials differs from "The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0) With MyDNS & Courier [ISPConfig 3]" in that I use BIND and Dovecot here instead of MyDNS and Courier (of course, the other two variants - BIND & Courier or MyDNS & Dovecot are possible as well).

today's leftovers:

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  • Slackers Unite! GTD-Free is Here
  • Ubuntu and Qt
  • Red Hat Launches New Certification
  • automated bug reports with BugLogHQ
  • EU: Legal experts to discuss laws and procurements on open source
  • Funambol Launches Open Source Framework for Smartphones
  • openSUSE Build Service 2.1 Brings Web UI Improvements
  • Will KPresenter and Gnumeric Please Come Forward?
  • Steel Storm Episode I v1.00.01723
  • PDF readers for Linux
  • How Linux Benchmarking Will Change With Iveland &
  • openSUSE ass-kickin’ keynote
  • VMware Buying Novell? Why Add More Blah?
  • a cheap Negative film scanner which works with Linux
  • The 2.6.36 kernel is out
  • Donate Your Bandwidth to Support Ubuntu Downloads
  • Linux Outlaws 170 - Ask Jez

some howtos:

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  • How to install HP 1020n printer in Ubuntu
  • How To Hot Plug SATA / SCSI Drives On Linux
  • A Bushel of Resources for Mozilla Firefox
  • Install fast web server Nginx + Slackware - reverse proxy
  • Sharing entropy with the Entropy Key on Gentoo Hardened
  • Checking Your arp Entries
  • Microsoft’s new spooky Windows 7 themes: use them in Ubuntu
  • Install Teamviewer in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick
  • HOWTO – Play Uplink in Ubuntu
  • Yum centos behind a proxy | Tip
  • How to use passwords securely with wget
  • Download Rapidshare and Megaupload files from the Linux Terminal
  • Reconfigure rkhunter to avoid false positive warninngs
  • solve , key problem of vim in screen
  • Add Applications To Your Sources List And Install Applications Using Ubuntu Tweak

Apple OSX 'invents' Apt

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gnuski.blogspot: At today's Apple conference, one of the big roll-outs is Apple's new Mac Store. Basically, its a way to use aptitude on OSX, for paid apps.

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