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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 390

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First impressions of Chakra GNU/Linux 0.3.1
  • News: openSUSE initiates a cross-disro application installer, Fedora developers gather at FUDCon, Debian talk at LCA
  • Questions and answers: Using chroot
  • Released last week: Distribution Release: Sabayon Linux 5.5, ArchBang Linux 2011.01
  • Upcoming releases: Debian GNU/Linux 6.0, Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 2, FreeBSD 8.2-RC3
  • New additions: Turnkey Linux
  • New distributions: Parabola GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Patrons vexed by glitches in new library software

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OSS For thousands of library patrons for whom using the online catalog became painfully slow, who couldn't log on at all or who could no longer pay fines electronically, the switch to the new system has been an exercise in frustration.

London Stock Exchange 'under major cyberattack' during Linux switch

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Security The London Stock Exchange’s new open source trading system may have been hacked last year, according to a report.

PirateBox: an "artistic provocation" in lunchbox form

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Software Inside the PirateBox sits a Free Agent Dockstar, an Asus WL330GE wireless router, and a SanDisk 16GB flash drive. The software, including Debian Linux and the DD-WRT open-source router firmware, is all free. The total build cost is under $100.

Debian 6.0: Stability and Power to the People

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Linux Debian official releases are more rare than releases of other distributions, but tend to matter less to users. Judging by the second release candidate, Debian 6.0 will be no exception.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • how to install oxygen-transparent style in ubuntu [kde]
  • Open source access unchanged under revised Oz law
  • Portable C Compiler Is Building FreeBSD, Nearing v1.0
  • Make Your Own Stop-Motion Animation Using Stopmotion
  • Kernel C Extras in a Linux Driver
  • How To Help & Support Linux, Open-Source?
  • Linux Remote Support Software - Bomgar
  • How to install Libre Office in Mandriva 2010.2
  • Alternate Characters from Keyboard
  • The True Spirit of Open Source
  • Linux Outlaws 188 - Minix Lint
  • Fixing /var/lib/dpkg/status corruption
  • Mozilla pays out US$40,000 for web bugs
  • Pesce sorry for raunchy pics at
  • Opensuse11.4 - Apache - Access Forbidden 404| FAQs

Review: Sabayon 5.5 KDE

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: If you are a regular reader of this blog, Sabayon needs no introduction. Suffice it to say that version 5.5 has been released, and as has become tradition for me (so to speak), I am testing the KDE version of this new release.

35 Great Open Web Games

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  • 35 Great Open Web Games
  • The Legend of Edgar 0.76 Released
  • Linux Games Icon Pack

WordNet+Artha: A great Linux thesaurus combo

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Software I write loads of technical documentation as well as novels. Because of my trade I am always seeking out tools to aid in my own process. And although the web has made everything so much easier, it is still good to have a few dedicated tools around to make everything easier. One of the tools I take advantage of is a thesaurus.

Fedora FUDcon Tempe: Meet the Anaconda Team

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  • Máirín Duffy: Fedora FUDcon Tempe: Meet the Anaconda Team
  • Fudcon 2011 day 1

Sourceforge Attack: Full Report

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Web As we’ve previously announced, has been the target of a directed attack. We have completed the first round of analysis, and have a much more solid picture of what happened, the extent of the impact, our plan to reduce future risk of attack.

2011: The Year of Women in FOSS

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larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: In my last blog post, which dealt with an issue tied deeply to testosterone and its effect on the faces of human males who deal with FOSS, it has been brought to my attention that I had ignored a significant portion of the FOSS population; that is, those in FOSS who are not bearded and, for the most part, not male.

12 Thunderbird Addons You Shouldn’t Be Without

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Moz/FF One of the most common applications people look for is a desktop email application. Thunderbird from Mozilla is a fantastic replacement for Outlook. Much like Firefox, Thunderbird can be customized with any number of addons. These are 12.

EXT4 In Australia

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  • What Was Said About EXT4 In Australia
  • Videos Of The Graphics Talks From Linux.Conf.Au 2011

Cross linked command line glossary

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Over 1500 Linux commands cross linked, search-able and easy to use. Don't now exactly what you need. No problem use the glossary to quickly find the exact command needed.

Thinkpad T410 and Kubuntu

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  • Thinkpad T410 and Kubuntu
  • 10" Ubuntu Tablet gets priced, spec’d and demoed

MPlayer Is Getting Closer To Version 1.0 Too

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Software Version 1.0 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries was released just hours ago after being in development for a long while. But here's another surprise: MPlayer is getting closer to version 1.0 too.

GNUPlot—Plotting is fun

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Software GNUPlot is a portable command-line driven graphing utility for Linux, MS Windows, OSX, and many other platforms. While the source code is copyrighted, it can be freely distributed. GNUPlot supports many types of plots in 2D and 3D, and can draw using lines, points, boxes, contours, vector fields, surfaces, and various associated text, besides Web scripting.

Processor Architecture, Linux, and the Future

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Twice in the past week I have gotten into discussions with friends about the topic of processor architecture. One of these discussions was about the cell processor.

How to save your Linux screen space

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HowTos You probably already know that a tiling window manager is one of the alternatives often provided by distributions alongside the standard Gnome or KDE desktops.

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Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

Comment Ubuntu 18.04, launched last month, included a new Welcome application that runs the first time you boot into your new install. The Welcome app does several things, including offering to opt you out of Canonical's new data collection tool. The tool also provides a quick overview of the new GNOME interface, and offers to set up Livepatch (for kernel patching without a reboot). In my review I called the opt-out a ham-fisted decision, but did note that if Canonical wanted to actually gather data, opt-out was probably the best choice. Read more

How CERN Is Using Linux and Open Source

CERN really needs no introduction. Among other things, the European Organization for Nuclear Research created the World Wide Web and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator, which was used in discovery of the Higgs boson. Tim Bell, who is responsible for the organization’s IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group, says the goal of his team is “to provide the compute facility for 13,000 physicists around the world to analyze those collisions, understand what the universe is made of and how it works.” Read more