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7 Linux sudo Command Tips and Tricks

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thegeekstuff.com: In this article, let us review how to setup sudo environment along with some sudo command examples, tips, and tricks.

Ten Essential Linux Admin Tools

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linux-mag.com: System Administrators (SAs) need a set of tools with which to manage their often unmanageable systems and environments*. These ten essential Linux administration tools provide excellent support for the weary SA.

Canonical to expand cooperation with Taiwan PC makers; launching new OS next month

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digitimes.com: Canonical, the designer of Linux-based operating system Ubuntu, is preparing to host a hardware summit in Taiwan and is hoping the event will help open the door for cooperation with Taiwan-based PC makers for them to adopt Ubuntu.

A Tale of Two Root Exploits, and Why We Shouldn't Panic

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linuxinsider.com: "The article is alarmist," said Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson, referring to a warning about a kernel bug. "It was ONE shared-hosting public-facing server at iWeb.com, among their tens of thousands of servers. "Are you running a publicly-facing shared-host server? No? Then don't worry about it."

Novell Releases SUSE Linux Optimised For SAP

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Novell has released a new version of its popular SUSE Linux distribution optimised to run SAP applications, deepening its already close relationship with the enterprise software vendor.

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Fedora 13

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This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on a Fedora 13 system. In the end, whenever a file gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it if it is malware.

today's howtos & stuff:

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HowTos
  • a bug or a feature?
  • Minimum Profit, a programmer's text editor
  • Compiling and running PulseAudio from Git
  • Easily Integrate Thunderbird into the Ubuntu Messaging Menu
  • Bash Programming Tutorial 1 – A Quick Introduction
  • USB copy times on Ubuntu
  • 8,080 OLPC XO's stolen & sold
  • The GIMP metal wires and abstract background tutorial
  • KDE MU Kolab Groupware
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 147: The Looming Tower
  • Pylyglot.org
  • The also-rans
  • An rss2email fork that sucks less
  • Queue music into Rhythmbox from Nautilus
  • Accessing your encrypted home directory in Ubuntu

GNOME 2.32 Screenshots needed

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paulcutler.org: The GNOME 2.32 release notes need your help! If you have a GNOME 2.31.x development environment, I’m looking for 2 or 3 screenshots:

Clementine 0.5: New and Improved KDE4 Port of Amarok 1.4

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tuxarena.blogspot: Clementine is a port to KDE4 of one of the most beloved music players on Linux, Amarok 1.4. The latest release brings several new features.

A walk around the GNOME desktop

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ghacks.net: Recently I had a reader request a bit of a “how to” on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around for the GNOME desktop, I realized that some users simply don’t have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who “get it”.

Choosing and Using Free Licenses

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: What is this “Free Culture” thing? What is “Free Software”? And how do I get my work out there? If you’re looking to participate in the “Commons”, you’ll need to get comfortable with the idea of free, public licenses and how to use them for your works.

Running The X.Org Server Without Root Privileges

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phoronix.com: Besides talking about the X.Org Server development process and the X.Org Server 1.10 plans, Keith Packard also talked about not running the X.Org Server as root (also sometimes referred to as a "root-less X Server") during XDS Toulouse.

Custom PS3 operating system in the works

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afterdawn.com: A member of the PS3Hax forum has posted this weekend early screenshots of a custom PlayStation 3 operating system, one that can be installed if you have a jailbroken PS3 console.

Standard Ubuntu on the Netbook

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amysramblings.wordpress: I’ve reinstalled standard Ubuntu on my netbook. Why?

Linux networking made easy

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techradar.com: Ten years ago, most of us thought we would be able to live a full and happy life without worrying about whether we were getting maximum throughput across our networks, or whether the point-to-point latency on our machines would preclude us from popular gaming. But things have changed.

Krita - The KDE Answer to GIMP

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: I remembered I only tried Krita once, in KDE 3, and I was a little dissatisfied with it (can't remember exactly why), so at the time I decided to stay with GIMP. This is why this article brought Krita again in my attention, so I decided to give it a spin and see how it looks like.

full circle magazine Issue 41

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Ubuntu

Issue #41 is out, and as usual, we’ve got lots of great stuff for you. We’ve got an overview of running Windows apps on Ubuntu, a feature on running a business with Ubuntu, more interviews, how-tos, and everything else in between!

The Defenders of Free Software

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nytimes.com: Mr. Hemel serves as a volunteer watchman for free, open-source software like the Linux operating system, which competes with Microsoft’s Windows.

few day's leftovers:

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  • Can an Application Store Succeed in a Free Operating System?
  • Digital Primer Video Available from the Xiph.Org Foundation
  • Behind KDE: David Faure
  • Running An Encrypted LVM In Ubuntu 10.10
  • FocusWriter 1.3.0 Released – Distraction free writing on Ubuntu
  • Create Your Own Online Backup Service With SparkleShare
  • Install DeadBeef-Ultimate Music Player in Ubuntu
  • Atlanta hopes to draw Red Hat away from N.C.
  • Linux Outlaws 166 - Narwhals in Your Head
  • VideoEgg acquires Movable Type blogging software
  • Open Source Community Welcomes Government Support
  • Linux Mint 10 to use Faenza icon set?
  • Pithos Melds Pandora Streaming with Linux Desktops
  • Loving Squeeze & Small Victories
  • Tomboy To Zim Wiki Conversion Script
  • nVidia - There is No Optimus Support for Linux
  • Clubbing baby seals is GPL-compatible: Why Oracle can do better
  • Popular webOS Feed Reader Goes Open Source
  • Linux Link Tech Show Sept 22
  • The Rise or Fall of Open Source?
  • Linux: Paradox of choice
  • New life for Mandriva
  • Oracle's invisible elephant
  • Open Source vs Proprietary Software – The never ending Battle
  • Keryx: Offline Package Installation made easy in Ubuntu
  • Five Rhythmbox extensions
  • With Six You Get Netware
  • Government wants to break free from Microsoft? – France shows you how.
  • PCLinuxOS vs. Ubuntu - or - Linux XXX vs. Linux YYY
  • 5 Reasons to Wrap Your Enterprise in Python
  • Are We Entering the Golden Age of Forks?
  • FLOSS Weekly 136: Emacs Org-Mode

some howtos:

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  • Anatomy of an exploit: CVE-2010-3081
  • Quick Way to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10
  • Listen to Text and Instant Messages with Gespeaker
  • How to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7
  • Merge, split, and watermark your PDFs with PDF Chain
  • How to Backup Your Linux PC with Simple Backup
  • Understanding and modifying file permissions using chmod
  • Free Up Disk Space in Ubuntu by Deleting Cached Packages
  • Changing Mouse Sensitivity from the Command Line
  • Ratpoison and dmenu
  • How to set Shell Environment Variables (bash shell)?
  • Hidden Linux: Sensing temperature
  • Free-form note taking with Xournal
  • Turn a Pogoplug into a Fully-Featured Linux Web Server
  • Install Create Background Slideshow (CreBS) On Ubuntu 10.10
  • NTOP for Network Analysis
  • Building a Security Audit Toolkit
  • Retrieve mail from Yahoo!'s webmail service - FetchYahoo
  • Zeya- Streaming music server using HTML 5 | Ubuntu
  • Restore suspend function in Xfce Xubuntu 10.10
  • Writing Better Shell Scripts – Part 3, Part 2, Part 1
  • File Associations With Different Applications for KDE
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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the new Team Lead for Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to utilise Set’s leadership skills at least up until the next LTS release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the world of volunteer work, Set’s personal circumstances changed and he is no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like. Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of leadership on the shoulder of one particular person. Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and the council was never set up. Read more

today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
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  • Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • How To Run A Command For A Specific Time In Linux
  • Kubuntu 17.10 Guide for Newbie Part 7
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.