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Story New Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11 RC Is Simply Beautiful – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 11:02am
Story Manjaro KDE 0.8.11 RC Is a Superb Implementation of KDE – Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 10:52am
Story Kubuntu CI: the replacement for Project Neon Roy Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 9:39pm
Story Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 9:44pm
Story Barbie the Debian Developer Rianne Schestowitz 20/11/2014 - 9:50pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 12:52pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 12:50pm
Story Kubuntu 14.10 review Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 12:44pm
Story Dispelling the myths of open source licences Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 12:26pm
Story Cinnamon Desktop Spices Up Makulu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2014 - 6:44am

Thunderbird security woes

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Moz/FF

desktoplinux.com: When Firefox 2.12 came out on Feb. 7, it brought with it fixes for three critical security holes and seven that were not quite so serious. According to the security advisories, many of these problems were also fixed in the Thunderbird 2.12 e-mail client. Unfortunately, there is no Thunderbird 2.12.

Can we please stop fighting FUD with FUD?

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: It has long been the case that proprietary software companies, particularly Microsoft, regularly engage in FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) tactics against their opponents. Recently I’ve noticed a surge in the amount of FUD going the other way—from the FOSS community towards Microsoft and other proprietary software companies. Why do we feel it is necessary to fight FUD with FUD?

The PHP Community Starts the PHP 4 Sunset, Gears Up for PHP 6

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Software
Interviews

itjungle.com: The community behind the PHP scripting language that controls much of the Web application infrastructure out there on the Internet and on corporate networks has been evolving for a number of years. Andi Gutmans, one of the founders of Zend and its chief technology officer, explained that is going on in the PHP community in a recent interview.

Eight Distros a Week: Debian 4.0

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy: Talking about this particular review with a trusted friend who far out-geeks me (but I’m working on it), he made the following comparison. “Isn’t reviewing Debian kind of like reviewing your mother?”

Also: Eight Distros a Week: AntiX ‘Spartacus’ / ‘Lysistrata’
And: Eight Distros a Week: Fedora 7 / Fedora 8

GNOME Annoys Users by Mangling Linux Copy & Paste

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Software

linuxtnt.wordpress: One annoying misfeature of Gnome is the way that they have tried to foul up X Windows cut and paste. For some reason Gnome added another cut and paste feature which copies the clunky one on Microsoft Windows.

New Opera snapshot: Introducing advanced tab activation

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Software

my.opera.com blog: This build implements a much requested option for all you users switching from other browsers. You can now get that Safari, Firefox, IE or <insert alternative browser of choice here> tab handling in Opera, too.

How to: partition hard drive for Linux

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HowTos

tech.blorge.com: Linux has a complicated hierarchy of files and folders that can be confusing right from the start when a user is trying to migrate to Linux. When asked for partition information by the installer, a user may feel uncomfortable continuing. We’ll try to sort through some of that mess here.

QEMU: A Review

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Software

linuxhow2.com: What is QEMU? It's a free software "processor emulator", which means it's capable of running applications written for other systems natively on your current operating system. The QEMU virtual CPU core library is released underneath the GNU LGPL. QEMU is capable of running a guest operating system on top of your current operating system, in the same manner as applications such as VirtualBox OSE and Vmware Workstation.

Everex Zonbu Notebook

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Linux
Hardware

pcmag.com: The Zonbu PC, a $99 miniature desktop that debuted earlier this year, generated some excitement among those with shallow pockets—at least until they saw the fine print.

Also: Mini-laptop sweeps through schools
And: Sri Lanka to introduce one laptop per child

F-Spot

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Software

fosswire.com: Nowadays, people have a lot of media. Music, videos and photos. One application for Linux for managing a library of photos is F-Spot. I thought I would take it for a spin, under Fedora 8 and GNOME.

Expect OpenXML win for Microsoft at ISO

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Microsoft

Dana Blankenhorn: It’s the nature of the system, admits Andy Updegrove, legal advisor to the Linux Foundation. The format of Microsoft Office will likely become an official International Standards Organization standard at the end of this month.

Last Prosecution Witness to Take Stand in Hans Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial reaches a milestone Monday, when the prosecution is expected to put on its last witness -- three months after jurors began hearing some 50 witnesses here in Alameda County Superior Court.

Also: Nina Reiser's Mom Sobbing on Witness Stand

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  • Index and search with KDE's new Strigi

  • Media and ubuntu
  • A nice little Calc spreadsheet function
  • SSHMenu - SSH connection manager
  • Faxing in OpenOffice.org
  • Command-Not-Found on Slackware
  • Installing IE in Linux
  • Mplayer Skins Ubuntu->How To
  • Linux Tip: Setting your resolver

A deep look to Firefox 3 Beta 3

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Later today, Mozilla will release Firefox 3 Beta 3, the eleventh milestone in the longest development time for a Firefox revision since the initial Firefox 1.0 on 2004. The eight alphas and trio of betas (so far), if anything, are a reflection of the long list of enhancements it (Firefox) and the underlying Gecko rendering engine, are bringing along.

PCLinuxOS Gnome 2008 - Linstized screenshots

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I was looking for PCLinuxOS flavours with latest xorg and kernel. PCLinuxOS official version is yet to be released. So I thought why not try its gnome remaster. It's the same pclinuxos with gnome desktop. And here is the result of what I got.

Ubuntu Linux - 10 Programs You Need to Download (as .DEB)

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Software

blogs.ifcode.com: Well, I thought I’d create my own list of programs I FEEL I couldn’t live without, and don’t come installed as default. Here goes:

Compiz-Fusion Community News for February 9, 2008

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Software

In the time between the previous community news and the last, there have been a number of new and interesting cool features added to Compiz-Fusion. The changes have taken place due to our community and our very own onestone who has added a slew of KDE 4 composite features to Compiz.

Why YAST is too VAST

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Software

Raiden's Realm: be·he·moth (b-hmth, b-mth) n. 1. Something enormous in size or power. 2. A huge animal.

Major Linux security hole found

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Linux
Security

linux-watch.com: With open source that can be a very good thing since when security problems are found they can be fixed quickly. That's the case over this last weekend, Feb. 9-10, when a security problem was found, and given a hot fix, in the 2.6.17 to the most recent production Linux kernel, 2.6.24.1.

Also: Stable and unstable kernel releases

AMD Phenom 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Since publishing our Linux review of the AMD Phenom 9500 on the Spider platform a month ago, we have continued in our investigation of this first AMD desktop quad-core processor that has been very problematic with Ubuntu 7.10 Linux. Per reader requests, we have carried out additional benchmarks of the Phenom 9500 to compare its 32-bit and 64-bit Linux performance.

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KDE Leftovers: digikam, KDevelop, Kate, GSoC, and Akademy

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