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Xfce: New Life For Old Hardware

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connectedinternet.co.uk: My time on X is relegated to my secondary computer, a dual 1.46GHz pentium 4 laptop with only 1 Gb of ram. My growing sentiment about running KDE4 on that laptop is that the experience is rather, well, pokey. So, I had three ideas in mind: Xfce, LXDE and ROX Desktop.

Who Are The Real Zealots? - Part 2

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: The community around GNU, Linux, and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in general frequently gets called "zealots." But let's look at another angle.

The wrong reasons to use Linux

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Everybody has a list of reasons to use Linux. Aside from the misinformation spewed forth by Redmond, I believe there are “wrong” reasons to use Linux.

sidux 2009.02, waiting for antiX M8.2

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: There was some sad news on the sidux front, because there were unfortunate conflicts within the development ranks that caused quite a stir, and I was accidentally involved in some of it.

Firefox 3.0.12 security and stability release now available

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of the Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing security and stability process, Firefox 3.0.12 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users as a free download from firefox.com.

Do Linux Benchmarks Have A Leg To Stand On?

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Linux

bmighty.com: A recent set of Linux distro benchmarks appears to show some surprising results. Yet it also shows the dangers of relying too heavily upon such benchmarks to make real-world technology decisions.

Gentoo Celebrates 10 Years: 2009/10/04

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Gentoo

gentoo.org: Gentoo is turning 10 years old. For the last ten years, Gentoo has been committed to bringing the cutting edge source based distro to users that need more flexibility than binary packages can give them. With a vibrant community and over 300 developers, much has been accomplished since the beginning, Gentoo remains true to its origin.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • ssh is terrifically easy

  • Asus 1008HA with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Alpha2
  • about:mozilla 7/21
  • Pardus 2009
  • Open Source Watershed
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 7
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 8
  • Samsung NC20 - A Brief Encounter
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 3 Showdown, Round 4: Running Web apps
  • Open source mainframe software: Two perspectives
  • Open-source firmware vuln exposes wireless routers
  • Launchpad is now open source
  • Task
  • Akademy 2009 Technical Papers Published
  • OpenOffice Renaissance prototyping phase drawing to close
  • Should we all switch to BSD?
  • The Software Freedom Law Show - Episode 0x12: OSCON

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux command for “What’s up on this here box?”

  • Unpacking recent ace archives in Ubuntu
  • Make Claws Mail aware when you need top or bottom posting
  • Professional Video Editing in Linux with Kdenlive
  • Tail More Than One File at a Time
  • Setting up a dynamic DNS service part 2: dhcpd
  • Update Default GDM Theme on Ubuntu
  • Command Line Packet Sniff Existing Running Process in Linux
  • Greasemonkey for beginners

Fedora 11, Meet The RPM Fusion Website

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead: SO, there I was, having installed Fedora 11 on a dusty old Compaq Presario - 700MHz AMD Duron processor, 10GB HDD! - and things had gone relatively smoothly, if glacially slowly.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 80

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #80 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Ross Turk on the SourceForge Community Awards

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Interviews
OSS

tuxradar.com: OSCON 2009 is in full swing, which means you can't walk more than 10 feet without tripping over a well-known geek. We’ve just spoken to Ross Turk, Director of Community at SourceForge, ahead of the Community Choice Awards on Thursday night. Here’s what he had to say.

Microsoft and Linux: A Checkered Past

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Linux
Microsoft

networkworld.com: Microsoft has had a checkered past with both Linux and its open source GPL licensing structure, so the move was a jaw dropper. Here is a look at some of the milestones since Microsoft internal memos leaked in 1998 that attacked the open source Linux operating system as it began to pick up steam as an alternative to Windows.

Vietnamese netbook runs on bilingual Linux distro

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Linux
Hardware

desktoplinux.com: Vietnamese Linux technology firm Hacao has released a netbook, along with a new bilingual (English/Vietnamese) release of its Hacao Linux 2009 CE distro. The Hacao Netbook is based on an Intel Atom-based MSI Wind.

10 outstanding Linux backup utilities

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: A dependable backup tool is not a luxury - everyone needs to have one. But that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to get the feature set that meets your needs. Jack Wallen introduces some great Linux backup solutions, including a few that are cross platform.

12 ideas Ubuntu should steal from Windows 7

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: The next version of Ubuntu, the most popular distribution for those who do switch, is launching exactly one week after Windows 7 hits the shelves. Codenamed Karmic Koala, we're loving the alpha version already, but here are some things that Windows does that Ubuntu should.

Linux's Thickening Waist Line

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Linux

serverwatch.com: Microsoft's operating systems have exploded in size during the past 20 years or so as their functionality increased to include thousands of features that weren't considered necessary in DOS. How come Linux (or UNIX for that matter) doesn't suffer from feature creep in the same way? Or does it?

I Like My File Systems Chunky: UnionsFS and ChunkFS

linux-mag.com: Diving deeper into UnionFS: walking through how to create and manage large file systems using the principles of ChunkFS and UnionFS.

Microsoft Making Peace With Linux? Not So Fast

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft Making Peace With Linux? Not So Fast

  • Is Microsoft's GPL2 support really a big deal?
  • How Microsoft made open source selfish
  • Microsoft Foresees More Open Source Contributions
  • Microsoft code cannot taint Linux

Ubuntu App Store: Open for Business?

workswithu.com: An emerging app store could help Ubuntu and Debian push deeper into the consumer and corporate markets. But here’s the twist: The emerging app store, which offers Ubuntu Linux and Debian applications, wasn’t built by Canonical. Still in beta, the store is called apperi.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

Software and today's howtos

Security and Bugs

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.