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Story GTK+ 3.16.3 Updated for GNOME 3.16.2 with Lots of Bugfixes Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 2:54am
Story Six Ways Open Source Benefits Your Business Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 2:47am
Story Linux 3.18.13 Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 2:38am
Story Do you wear Linux? New research moves us closer towards wearable computers Rianne Schestowitz 12/05/2015 - 2:33am
Story Fedora Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:34pm
Story Ubuntu Finally Looks To Go With Persistent Network Interface Names Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:29pm
Story The Benefits of Enterprise Linux for Small Business Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:26pm
Story NoobsLab Offers Amazing Mac OS X Transformation Pack Tutorial for Ubuntu 15.04 Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 11:13pm
Story OpenStack Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 10:26pm
Story Why doesn't the FSF release GPG-signed copies of its licenses? Roy Schestowitz 11/05/2015 - 10:25pm

LG Electronics Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced that LG Electronics is its newest member. LG will participate in the Linux Foundation’s events and community development efforts.

Initial impressions of Ubuntu 10.04 beta 2

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Ubuntu

dwasifar.com: Beta 2 was released six days ago. I installed it yesterday on a spare drive in my secondary desktop system to check it out. The test hardware is an HP rp5700 Core 2 Duo with 6GB RAM; I installed the 64-bit version of the beta.

Linux Mint 8 KDE (Helena)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: I’ve been somewhat tardy in getting to the KDE version of Linux Mint 8. But I’ve finally been able to sit down with it and thus couldn’t resist writing a review. As great as the GNOME version of Linux Mint is, it simply isn’t for everybody.

OpenSolaris free CDs halted

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OS

h-online.com: Oracle has stopped the free OpenSolaris CD shipping program. A posting on the OpenSolaris website discussion mailing list by Oracle's Derek Cicero says the related links and icons have been removed from the opensolaris.org site.

File-System Benchmarks With The Linux 2.6.34 Kernel

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Linux

phoronix.com: File-system benchmarks have become quite common to Phoronix in the age of EXT4 and Btrfs with these new file-systems driving much of the interest and as we have also been finding the Linux file-system performance to change between kernel releases. This time around we are using a Git snapshot of the Linux 2.6.34 kernel.

Hackerism, ethics and the best dad ever

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Reviews

I’m currently reading The Hacker Ethic. It’s a great book, but if you don’t have the time for it you can just read a blog post made yesterday by Kevin Bush, called "Why I Want My Daughter to be a Hacker".

GIMP Is No Lame Photo Tool

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GIMP

linuxinsider.com: GIMP is one of the most able-bodied open source photo manipulation apps in the world, and its feature set rivals those of many proprietary -- and often downright expensive -- offerings.

Pinta – Image Editing Alternative to The GIMP

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Software

maketecheasier.com: I’m not the only one who thinks that the GIMP is complex. So, what are your options if you’re casual user who just wants to edit a few images here and there and isn’t really interested in all the power that GIMP offers but would rather have a light weight but functional editor.

Linux users are hate filled criminal hackers

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: I seem to be pushing a few buttons recently. My last article incensed one anonimati so much that they were moved to actually send me a private email about it.

The death of Linux and other predictions

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Linux

reallylinux.com: I like reading Linux news sites. The news websites tend to encourage me, showing the growth of Linux and the benefits of Open Source in businesses, schools and government. Unfortunately, I then stumble on the ever so frequent prophetic Linux article.

Q&A with Jim Zemlin

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Linux
Interviews

crunchgear.com: Today marks the start of the fourth annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. I exchanged emails with Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, about the Summit, and the state of Linux in general.

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 3

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Software

lcorg.blogspot.com: In this installment, we are going to look at a couple of commands that have been updated in bash 4.x

Oracle Tries to Reassure the Open Source Community, But They Aren't Buying

networkworld.com: With the open source community seriously doubting Oracle's commitment to open source software, Oracle tried to smooth over some ruffled feathers by announcing a new release of MySQL Cluster server today.

How to Effectively Boost Firefox Browsing Speed

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Moz/FF

linux.bihlman.com: Mozilla is one of the best browsers on the entire internet world at the moment. You may need to boost the speed of your Mozilla browser sometimes. Follow the Firefox tweaks below to enhance the speed of the browser.

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5:

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Milestone 5 (of 7), a snapshot of the Factory “work in progress” build, leading up to openSUSE 11.3 release in July, is now available for download.

PowerPC and KDE fans rejoice

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KDE
Software

opera.com/desktopteam/blog: Here is a new build with some very nice fixes for PowerPC and our initial work on KDE 4 integration.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • (Yet) Another redesign of Nautilus
  • Best Ubuntu System Cleaners
  • OLPC’s Negroponte Honored by Lego Group
  • MeeGo Linux coming to netbooks, smartbooks soon
  • "WarGames" IMSAI 8080 Computer Up for Sale
  • Big Data open-source duo united under Apache
  • Gammu - Cellular manager for various mobile phones/modems
  • Oracle reasserts commitment to MySQL with new release
  • Psystar - The November 12, 2009 Hearing Transcript

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy DNS wildcard setup for local domains using dnsmasq
  • Exploiting a kernel NULL dereference
  • Monitor system Status with saidar in ubuntu / debian Linux
  • Shared Library Issues In Linux
  • How to Convert FLV (YouTube/Flash Videos) to MPEG in Linux
  • Bash HISTCONTROL, control bash history command
  • Gprof for Benchmarking C and C++ code
  • PDF Export in OpenOffice.org
  • tshark: perform filters to rip out a pcap from a large pcap
  • Diffuse - Graphical tool for comparing and merging text files
  • Qmail per domain concurrency
  • Containers vs. Hypervisors: Choosing the Best Virtualization Technology
  • Make scp command work with cronjob
  • How to get required BIOS information from Linux
  • Alien Arena on netbook

Apache.org hit by targeted XSS attack, passwords compromised

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Software
Security
Web

blogs.zdnet.com: Combining a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability with a TinyURL redirect, hackers successfully broke into the infrastructure for the open-source Apache Foundation in what is being described as a “direct, targeted attack.”

Choosing The Best Linux Filesystem For Your PC

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: If you’re a Linux user, you’ve likely been asked at some point if you want Ext3, Ext4, XFS, ReiserFS, Btrfs, or one of many other filesystem acronyms. This choice confuses new and old users alike, and like all software, the options change as technology improves.

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