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Review Of Linux Torrent Clients

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Bittorrent is the clear leader when it comes to efficiently distributing large files online. Today we’ll round up X of the top clients for Linux and compare features to help you decide the right one for you.

I could license you to use this software, but then I’d have to kill you

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OSS

networkworld.com: Developers, exercising their legal right specify their own licensing terms, have come up with some pretty whacky stuff. Fact or fiction? Some software is only legal to use after you are dead.

Ubuntu toolbox

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Ubuntu

manilastandardtoday.com: AFTER installing a new version of Ubuntu Linux, I always add a number of utilities that make my computing tasks easier.

Linux gets jiggy with more filesystems in 2.6.34 kernel release

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: On Sunday a new version of the Linux kernel rocked up, with two new filesystems loaded into the distro.

Yahoo, What are You Thinking?

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Linux

daniweb.com: OK, I'm not sure what's going on in the minds of the geniuses over at Yahoo but just today they removed the Linux/Open Source link under News/Tech is gone. Its replacement? Social Media. Thanks Yahoo.

Lightspark Open Source Flash Player Enters Beta

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: OpenSource Flash player implementation ‘Lightspark’ has entered beta. It is “…an open source Adobe Flash implementation, designed from the ground up to be efficient on current and (hopefully) future hardware.”

IDE 101: 5 Open Source Web Development Tools

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adtmag.com: It takes the right tools to do the job right. When it comes to writing code, it's important to consider both the needs of the job and the preferences of individual developers.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Clementine attractively simple music player organizer
  • Gentoo Foundation needs Accounting/Finance
  • Fedora 13 - Ready to roll
  • The Linux Action Show! s12e01 - Fedora 13 Review
  • More On PCLinuxOS 2010
  • USSD queries for 3G modems in Linux
  • Early Release Schedules For Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 LTS
  • LM_Sensors Finally Gets Better Intel CPU Support
  • Malta Government starts open source user group
  • Linuxcare returns with focus in the cloud
  • Blur Effect enabled by default KDE
  • Forrester Research using Drupal
  • U.S. Department of Commerce using Drupal
  • eMachines Bring Power Of Linux To India
  • UDS Group Photo Thanks Hugin
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #193
  • New AWN is Beautifully Awesome
  • Palm’s webOS installed and running on old Dell laptop
  • The End Is Nigh For RHEL 3

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Working with CAB file on Linux
  • Fixing gnustep-devel in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Update Centos Linux 5.4 to 5.5
  • Force SSH Client To Use Given Private Key ( identity file )
  • Using SVG Templates – Design
  • going embedded with mGentoo
  • How to find out Active Connections and listening ports
  • Perl and the Least Surprised
  • Have a sleek, simpler Nautilus
  • GRUB boot menu
  • Python: Open the Most Recent Log File

Web Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' Behind as You Surf the Net

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Security
Web

eff.org: New research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures -- creating identifiable "fingerprints" that could be used to track you as you surf the Internet.

ABC GNU/Linux

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Linux

drdobbs.com: Live, installable Linux distribution that communicates between clusters of computers so that they can work in parallel

A Look at Peppermint OS, screenshot slideshow

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Linux

eweek.com: Peppermint is a Linux-based operating system that is cloud- and Web-application centric. Its developers say it is sleek, user friendly and "insanely fast."

Internet Cafes With Linux

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Software

ghabuntu.com: Linux is a great operating system for networking. So how is it possible to not see Linux in Internet cafes and lan houses ??? There are no cyber cafe / lan house managers in Linux?

Do we need open source vendors?

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OSS

techleader.co.za/readerblog: One of the biggest misconceptions about open source software (OSS) in the enterprise is that it is software that can be rolled out without the involvement of a vendor. But in reality,

Getting a Ubuntu Laptop setup for my Mum

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Hardware
Ubuntu

blog.isabel-drost.de: As sitting in the garden while surfing the internet is way cooler than only having a dedicated computer in an office we decided to get a notebook while at it. As both Thilo and myself are very familiar with Linux, the plan was to get a Linux-compatible netbook.

Diaspora: The Future of Free Software Funding?

computerworlduk.com: A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Diaspora. Since then, Diaspora has now soared past its initial $10,000 fund-raising target: at the time of writing, it has raised over $170,000. So let's look at what's going on here.

Epiphany Browser for Gnome

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raiden.net: It's been awhile since I had used Epiphany. I had seen that they recently moved to a webkit browser engine, much like Google Chrome and Safrai use. I have been meaning to check it out.

Puppy Linux 5.0

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Puppy Linux 5.0 is built from Ubuntu Linux 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) binaries, so it’s…er…pet name is Lucid Puppy. Like a lot of other things about Puppy Linux, the name is cute and adorable. I felt like giving Puppy Linux a dog bone and a pat on the head when I started using it.

Epic Games Provides No Hope For UT3 On Linux

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Gaming

phoronix.com: With Valve's Steam client and Source Engine coming to Linux in the coming months, we decided to check with Epic Games to see how Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux is coming along.

Is GNOME or KDE Better for New Users?

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KDE
Software

earthweb.com: Before Ubuntu became such a hit, many high-profile Linux distributions favored the KDE desktop environment over GNOME. Yet is KDE indeed the more “useable” desktop for the majority of users – particularly new ones?

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.