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Never reboot again with Linux and Ksplice

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Software

blogs.computerworld: I usually have to reboot my Linux systems about once every six months. Linux is as stable as a rock. For some users even twice-a-year reboots is twice a year too often and that's where Ksplice comes in.

KDE's Kontact vs. GNOME's Evolution: Best Personal Info Manager?

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Software

earthweb.com: Personal information managers (PIM) are the major influence on most people's opinion of a desktop. When you launch an application, the desktop is simply something to move past as quickly as possibly.

10 mistakes new Linux administrators make

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: If you’re new to Linux, a few common mistakes are likely to get you into trouble. Learn about them up front so you can avoid major problems as you become increasingly Linux-savvy.

15 years of FreeDOS

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OS

h-online.com: Originally released on the 28th of June 1994, FreeDOS is now 15 years old. FreeDOS is a free open source DOS clone. The current release, version 1.0, was released in early September of 2006 and is licensed under GPL.

Fedora: A Hat with a History

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Linux

raiden.net: Fedora is a giant among giants, in the shadow of a giant from which it was born. But every giant is born of humble beginnings.

10 Awesome Features of Krunner in KDE 4

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: Krunner operates independently of the Plasma desktop system as a standalone application. It includes a ton of features that make it useful beyond simple command launching.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 309

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Report: LinuxTag 2009

  • News: Updated kernel for "Lenny", Slackware install guide, Fedora 12 "Constantine", free articles by BSD Magazine
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 7 "x86_64", Tiny Core Linux 2.1, linuX-gamers Live 0.9.5
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3, Pardus Linux 2009 RC
  • New distributions: openArtist
  • Reader comments

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

EXT4, Btrfs, NILFS2 Performance Benchmarks

phoronix.com: The past few Linux kernel releases have brought a number of new file-systems to the Linux world. Being the benchmarking junkies that we are, we have set out to compare the file-system performance of EXT4, Btrfs, and NILFS2 under Ubuntu using the Linux 2.6.30 kernel.

Mozilla looking beyond Firefox 3.5

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Moz/FF

techradar.com: Firefox 3.5 is not even out for general release yet, but Mozilla are already suggesting that the trunk builds of its successor are 20-30 per cent faster and will build on the company's work on video integration.

The netbook belongs to Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: Why do Microsoft and vendors like ASUS continue to push the line that Microsoft Windows is the ultimate operating system for the diminutive ultraportable netbook market?

Amarok 2.1: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Software

itnewstoday.com: When I first checked out Amarok 2.0 back when it made its debut, I didn’t think it could match up to Amarok 1.4.x in terms of usability or features. Now, I actually find myself preferring it to Amarok 1.4.x.

Is Red Hat a Takeover Target?

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Linux

kiplinger.com: What with Oracle CEO Larry Ellison showing a hefty appetite for enterprise software companies including those selling Open Source products the blogs and analyst ranks are buzzing with rumors that RedHat will get bought by Oracle. Or maybe by IBM as a defensive play? Or even possibly (gasp) by Microsoft?

Yakuake - Great Quake-Like Terminal Application for KDE4

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Reviews

A while ago I wrote an article called 13 Terminal Emulators for Linux, where I briefly reviewed all those popular shell-like applications and a few flavours of xterm or rxvt. In this article I will talk about Yakuake, a powerful terminal application for Linux, and also the KDE counterpart of Tilda in GNOME.

Eschalon Review - Commercial Role-Playing Game for Linux

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Reviews

Eschalon is a turn-based RPG (role-playing game), which tries to reproduce the feeling of classic RPG games. It's closed-source, available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, and it comes with a demo too. The full version is available as a download for $19.95.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Humorous Linux Posters - Part One

  • MS makes everybody happy
  • KOffice 2 Receives its First Update
  • FreeTumble 1.0 released
  • Music Slight of Hand
  • The pros and "conns" of Intel's ConnMan for Linux
  • New gentoo stuff, good stuff
  • Why is Ubuntu’s KDE 4 so bait – No really why?
  • My MacBook Pro (V5,3) And Gentoo Prefix
  • OLPC testing saturday && sugar on ubuntu
  • Mac4lin - Give that Mac OS X look to Linux
  • Why Oracle will continue to win
  • Five straightforward steps to vanquish Mono
  • Informercial Pitchman Billy Mays Dies at 50

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to listen to your music on hold, Asterisk

  • How to run KDE on Windows
  • Songbird addon for Ubuntu notification system
  • How to Completely Remove Mono on Ubuntu
  • Error Reporting in PHP
  • The Terminal: I/O Redirection
  • Fixing OpenDocument MIME magic on Linux
  • HOWTO : NTop on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • How to extract images from a word document using OpenOffice
  • Gentoo Openbox3 Configuration HOWTO
  • Mercurial, Apache, and OpenSuse 11.1

Is There a Perfect Linux Filesystem?

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Most often, when someone talks about a filesystem or file system, they're referring to disk filesystems such as NTFS, FAT, ext2, ext3, ext4, ISO 9660 and many others but can also refer to network file systems such as CIFS and NFS. But, is there a perfect filesystem?

GNOME 3.0 may have more Mono apps

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Software

itwire.com: The next major version of the GNOME desktop environment, version 3.0, may contain more than the one Mono-dependent application than it currently does, according to GNOME Foundation member Dave Neary.

10 Signs You Are Ready For Linux

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: The title of this post is a search which came into my site, verbatim. It's a good way of looking at things for a change. So much ink is devoted to "Linux is ready for the desktop", that we tend to forget to view things from the other angle - what kind of user is right for Linux?

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #148

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #148 for the week June 21st - June 27th, 2009 is available.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • SAP buys into blockchain, joins Hyperledger Project
  • foss-north speaker line-up
    I am extremely pleased to have confirmed the entire speaker line-up for foss north 2017. This will be a really good year!
  • Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser
    Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs. There are glTF utility libraries in JavaScript and other web-focused languages, but Google adding a native glTF 1.0 parser appears to be related to their VR push with supporting VR content on the web. Their glTF parser was added to Chromium Git on Friday.
  • Sex and Gor and open source
    A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not least because the reason clearly has much to do with Garfield’s unconventional sex life. [...] I’ll unpack the first: open-source communities/projects are crucially important to many people’s careers and professional lives — cf “the cornerstone of my career” — so who they allow and deny membership to, and how their codes of conduct are constructed and followed, is highly consequential.
  • Hazelcast Releases 3.8 – The Fastest Open Source In-Memory Data Grid
  • SecureDrop and Alexandre Oliva are 2016 Free Software Awards winners
  • MRRF 17: Lulzbot and IC3D Release Line Of Open Source Filament
    Today at the Midwest RepRap Festival, Lulzbot and IC3D announced the creation of an Open Source filament. While the RepRap project is the best example we have for what can be done with Open Source hardware, the stuff that makes 3D printers work – filament, motors, and to some extent the electronics – are tied up in trade secrets and proprietary processes. As you would expect from most industrial processes, there is an art and a science to making filament and now these secrets will be revealed.
  • RApiDatetime 0.0.2

Security Leftovers

  • NSA: We Disclose 90% of the Flaws We Find
    In the wake of the release of thousands of documents describing CIA hacking tools and techniques earlier this month, there has been a renewed discussion in the security and government communities about whether government agencies should disclose any vulnerabilities they discover. While raw numbers on vulnerability discovery are hard to come by, the NSA, which does much of the country’s offensive security operations, discloses more than nine of every 10 flaws it finds, the agency’s deputy director said.
  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL. [...] With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.
  • NextCloud, a security analysis
    First, I would like to scare everyone a little bit in order to have people appreciate the extent of this statement. As the figure that opens the post indicates, there are thousands of vulnerable Owncloud/NextCloud instances out there. It will surprise many just how easy is to detect those by trying out common URL paths during an IP sweep.
  • FedEx will deliver you $5.00 just to install Flash
    Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more