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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 7:08pm
Story GNOME 3.13.92 RELEASED! Rianne Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 7:07pm
Story Recent developments in Dolphin: Improvements in Dolphin 4.14, and change of maintainership Rianne Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 7:02pm
Story Simple by Default, Powerful When Needed Roy Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 7:02pm
Story Five Text Editors For Programmers, Available For Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives Roy Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 6:53pm
Story The Intel Core i7 5960X Continues Running Great On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 6:51pm
Story Android eyewear uses Qualcomm VR platform Roy Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 6:39pm
Story 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10 Roy Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 6:36pm
Story Wayland & Weston 1.6 Released Roy Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 6:30pm
Story Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella XFCE Edition : Video Review and Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 19/09/2014 - 6:17pm

Kernel Log - Coming in 2.6.31 - Part 1: Wi-Fi

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.31 will be IEEE 802.15.4 capable and will include a new Wi-Fi driver for Intel chips. The Wi-fi stack and drivers are now better able to use newer power saving technologies.

Windows 7 vs Linux: What's the Best OS for Your Netbook?

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Linux
Microsoft

maximumpc.com: That shiny new netbook is light and portable, plays music and movies, and cost less than an iPhone (with service). Problem is: you might be ready to chuck it off a bridge. The answer to the netbook dilemma is: find an alternative operating system.

Why Ubuntu has become the flag bearer for Linux

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: It's easy to argue that Ubuntu's success is because there's an unlimited supply of investment from its super-rich parent company, Canonical. But Linux isn't like any ordinary software stack.

CrunchBang Linux 8.10.02: A review

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Linux

celettu.wordpress: As I become more knowledgable about Linux, the thought has crossed my mind to create my own distribution. Well, someone beat me to it, and that someone is Philip Newborough. The distribution is called CrunchBang Linux.

Virtual Linux is the prescription for hospital

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Linux
SUSE

itwire.com: A Californian hospital is using Linux virtual desktops to provide patients with email and web access.

Installing Adobe AIR 1.5.1 For Linux On Ubuntu 9.04 (i386)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.5.1 for Linux on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop and how you can install AIR applications.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Microsoft punishes Linux, Mac and white box PC builders

  • Windows And Linux Prepare For Netbook Wars II
  • Linux Netbooks: 3 paths to a bright future
  • Red Hat creates program for cloud providers
  • Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services Helps Users Build Private Clouds
  • Gecko end-of-life
  • 3 Alternative CD Ripping applications on Windows / Mac OS X / Linux
  • Tracking Your Time with Project Hamster
  • Why do I have to fill out a registration form to use VirtualBox?
  • Cisco Getting Ready to Delivery Office-Like Apps?
  • The Benefits of Setting up sSMTP or any Email Server
  • Mono is not a patent threat for Debian
  • What is Distro and Why They Exist
  • Linux Gazette July 2009 (#164)
  • Kubuntu 9.04
  • Tiny Core Linux 2.1
  • Novell SLES 10 to OpenSUSE 11.1 Migration
  • Linux virtualisation hypervisor KVM hits release 87
  • The Cost Of Free, Revisited
  • Three Books Every System Administrator Should Read
  • HP Mini 2140 - I Get To Try One
  • Creeping Unix featurism
  • SourceForge New Site On Line
  • Veteran Actor Karl Malden Dies at 97

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • howto enable graphical login manager in Slackware

  • howto make Fluxbox feel like home
  • Firefox 3.5 hangs on fullscreen flash
  • HOWTO : Logwatch on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Improving Battery Life on Linx Mint by 50%
  • Building the GNOME Desktop from Source
  • How-To: Install FrostWire 4.18.0 in Debian Lenny

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 beta released with KVM

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Linux

internetnews.com: Red Hat today officially announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHEL), which in my view is a lot more than a typical point release. Sure we're all waiting for the big RHEL 6 release, but there are some major changes in RHEL 5.4.

The 3 Best Desktop Radio Players For Windows, Mac & Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: With the list of free players growing all the time (iffy companies are cropping up all over the web like raging teen acne - awful to behold and tough to stamp out) it’s time to narrow your choice down to the best available players.

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Project Codenamed Namoroka

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Moz/FF

webdotdev.com: Mozilla has announced it’s new Project – Mozilla Firefox 3.6 which is codenamed “Namoroka“, with an intended release target of early-to-mid 2010

Digg-ing Deeper for Linux News and Links

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News

Apparently there’s some sort of conspiracy keeping Linux-related links off the front page of the popular link-sharing site Digg.com — or at least that’s what a recent Computerworld editorial would have you believe.

Browser battle royale: Which should you use?

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Software
Moz/FF

csmonitor.com: These days, you have a broader choice of Internet browsers, despite the attempts by Microsoft to drive all the other browsers out of the space over the past decade. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser with a 65.9 percent share, but Mozilla’s open source Firefox has been showing a lot of strength in the past two years.

My take on the Mono/C# debate

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Software

drfav.wordpress: I’m f*cking tired of hearing random people screaming out why mono is cool or not. These kind of people don’t even know what coding is about, or they just learned Java or C# at university and they’re like “oh shit, I can code!!”. STOP THAT.

London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: Anyone who was ever fool enough to believe that Microsoft software was good enough to be used for a mission-critical operation had their face slapped this September when the LSE (London Stock Exchange)'s Windows-based TradElect system brought the market to a standstill for almost an entire day.

An Introduction to GNOME Zeitgeist

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Software

gnomejournal.org: In this article, Natan Yellin writes about GNOME Zeitgeist, a new user interface for documents and user information in the GNOME desktop currently planned for GNOME 3.0.

Should you upgrade your Linux distribution?

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Linux

ghacks.net: So you’re working with Ubuntu 8.04 or Fedora 10 and you’re jonesing over the new release of your distribution. How do you know if you should upgrade? Is it worth it? What would stop you from making the upgrade?

GoldenDict: A Dictionary Nugget

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Software

linux-magazine.com: While StarDict touts itself as "the best dictionary program for Linux and Windows," it has a serious challenger to the title called GoldenDict.

If you want Linux on an Eee, Go to Toys R Us

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Linux
Hardware

eweekeurope.co.uk: Asking for a Linux Eee, eWEEK Europe was given two options: an Eee with a 7in screen, on sale from Misco, and one with a 9 in screen, sold by Toys R Us.

Changing the World, One Penguin at a Time

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday: Does the idea of "advocacy" make you nervous? It does sound a bit scary, doesn't it, like those annoying door-to-door religious people. But it's not that way. If you're interested in helping people learn to speak Linux, here are a few easy, non-scary tips.

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Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers

  • Windows flaw lets attackers take over A-V software

    A 15-year-old flaw in every version of Windows right from XP to Windows 10 allows a malicious attacker to take control of a system through the anti-virus software running on the system.

  • Google Continues to Make Strides in Improving Android Security
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  • Dark Matter
    Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware. Among others, these documents reveal the "Sonic Screwdriver" project which, as explained by the CIA, is a "mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting" allowing an attacker to boot its attack software for example from a USB stick "even when a firmware password is enabled". The CIA's "Sonic Screwdriver" infector is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.