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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 10:00pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 10:00pm
Story Elementary OS’s Pantheon Desktop May Become Available On Fedora Systems, Starting With Fedora 22 Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 9:09pm
Story Docker in Production — What We’ve Learned Launching Over 300 Million Containers Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 8:45pm
Story Review: Scientific Linux 7.0 GNOME Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 8:43pm
Story Free software hacker on open source telemetry project for OpenStack Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 8:12pm
Story Take Control With Open Source Hardware Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 8:07pm
Story TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support Roy Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 7:57pm
Story LISA14 – Simplified Remote Management of Linux Servers Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 7:57pm
Story Amazing ! 25 Linux Performance Monitoring Tools Rianne Schestowitz 22/10/2014 - 7:49pm

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 9.04

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HowTos

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more.

today's howtos & leftovers

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News
HowTos
  • Howto Disable Opera 10's Tray Icon

  • 12 More Cool Firefox about:config Tricks
  • Start your webcam in debian with camorama
  • Alter the colour of your Ubuntu
  • Linking Thunderbird to Firefox
  • Week of bash scripts – rps and commentstrip
  • Create custom desktop shortcuts in Ubuntu
  • Search Google.com from the Linux command line
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 83

  • Prototypical XSLT support for Konqueror
  • It's time to get rid of Windows
  • It’s official: I don’t do Windows
  • Comparing openSUSE 11.2 and Kubuntu Karmic LiveUSB setups
  • Music Player Review: VideoLAN - VLC Media Player
  • Kubuntu
  • Ubuntu- Apple is a different ball game
  • I Want To Love Firefox 3.5, But It Keeps Crashing On Me
  • The Linux Desktop's Next Challenge: Layer 8
  • FLOSS Weekly 81: OpenStreetMap.org

5 Best Free/Open-Source Mind Mapping Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: An outline used to illustrate words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea is called a mind map. Here are some of the best Free and Open Source mind mapping applications that are available for Linux:

Announcing Tangerine 0.3.1

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Software

lamalex.net: Tangerine is a sharing program for your music. Tangerine allows you to share your media with people nearby over the DAAP protocol.

KDE MediaCenter

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Software

alediaferia.wordpress: Finally we have a working mediacenter. Let’s see the most important things i’ve implemented so far:

Linux Getting Closer to Being Ready for the Desktop

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Linux

suffolk757.com: Linux as a Desktop has been a work in progress for years now. After being flamed for complaining about it’s weaknesses, I decided to give it another chance to be fair.

Another Linux distro for your netbook, but based on Arch Linux

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Linux

gadgetmix.com: In the last few months, numerous Linux distros (Ubuntu NBR, EEEbuntu 3.0) have been released for the netbooks. Here is another one, but unlike the two distros mentioned above, it is based on highly sophisticated Arch Linux.

Karmic to Banshee oh and SID

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Software

thelinuxlink.net: Time to put on my freedom hating hat. Yesterday I decided to jump on Karmic Koala at work. I did my usual style of upgrade by changing my sources.list to point to karmic instead of juanty. The upgrade went off with little hitch but the fun started when I rebooted.

Top 5 Email Client For Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows Users

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Software

cyberciti.biz: Linux comes with various GUI based email client to stay in touch with your friends and family, and share information in newsgroups with other users. The following software is similar to Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail and is used by both home and office user.

openSUSE Users Collage

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SUSE

stick.gk2.sk/blog: Today I stumbled upon blogpost by Andreas Gohr called identi.ca Mosaic. He took 30.000 avatars of identi.ca users and created a mosaic from them using the metapixel software. What a great idea! How about doing something similar for openSUSE folks?

Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1 review

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Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1, the first development step in the way for Firefox 3.6 (code named Namoroka), targeted for later this year.

Earcandy is the next cool thing you want in Linux

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Software

ubuntumanual.org: Earcandy is a PulseAudio volume manager, which for me is probably the first thing that i ever liked about pulse audio. This volume manager could mute music in your amarok or rhythombox or literally any music player when you play some video in youtube or VLC or other video players.

Distro Review: Crunchbang 9.04.01

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Linux

danlynch.org: My first stop on this journey is Crunchbang 9.04.01; a distribution I’ve used only briefly in the past, but one that many of my friends use and like. It’s a British Ubuntu-based development and largely the work of one man, Phillip Newborough AKA Corenominal.

15 Great Tips For Ubuntu Power Users

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Ubuntu

makeuseof.com: A few days back I wrote about books that beginners can download and read to teach themselves Linux. Today in the Linux section we have something for the power users. Here are a few tips.

New Interface for Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

andrewmlawrence.com: After Updating my Dell Mini 9 to the alpha 3 release of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala last night and running all the updates, I was treated to a completely new UI for netbook-launcher.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Ubuntu man extends olive branch to irate Debian devs

  • KDE 4.3: Kopete and Lancelot potential issues
  • Lancelot launcher
  • Tech = Change, Change is Good
  • The open-source imperative for system integrators
  • Edubuntu followup
  • Ubuntu: Patent Policy and Private Support
  • First pic of Microsoft retail store's construction
  • Is Open Source Software Legal To Use For My Business?
  • The Status Of Gallium3D Drivers, State Trackers
  • Linux Mint 7 KDE
  • SCO vs. Linux: an end in sight?
  • Linux distro mints "Gloria" KDE release
  • Easy To Use Gnome Audio Conversion Application
  • Taking FOSS Security Seriously
  • Install Ubuntu kernel updates without rebooting using Ksplice Uptrack
  • Google Chrome: Meet the New Boss
  • Stemming the tide of Ubuntu kernel bugs
  • Arch Linux Magazine, August 2009
  • Now using Fluxbox on Ubuntu 9.04
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.08.07

First Look: KDE 4.3.0 - A smooth desktop experience

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KDE

news.softpedia.com: On the 4th of August, 2009, the KDE community released KDE 4.3.0, delivering its user base the first iteration of this next-generation KDE desktop environment. It boasts a modern and beautiful desktop, with over 10,000 bugs fixed and close to 2,000 features implemented over the older versions.

Ohio LinuxFest 2009 Sept 25-26

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Linux

michaeldolan.com: It’s only a little more than a month from now, the seventh Ohio LinuxFest. This year we will be celebrating 40 years of Unix!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Measure Your Ubuntu System’s Boot Performance With Boot Chart

  • Gedit plugins: Extension and customization guide
  • How To Setup Google Chrome with Adblock, Greasemonkey, Themes and Plugins on Linux
  • Use NERDtree to browse files from vim
  • Use Wireshark to track your network behavior
  • Easily tile and organize multiple terminals in one window
  • Take screenshots with Gscreendump
  • Week of bash scripts – grok and cdf

Antix M8.2; comparison to Linux Mint

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Reviews

relst.nl: I have an old pc, it's from 2005. I mostly use Linux mint on all my PC's at school, but on my home PC it was getting rather slow and hoggy. I knew it was time to switch.

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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Monday
  • Recursive DNS Server Fingerprint Problem

    Our goal is to identify hijacked resolvers by analyzing their fingerprints, in order to increase safety of Internet users. To do that, we utilize data collected via RIPE Atlas (atlas.ripe.net).

  • Online developer tutorials are spreading XSS and SQL injection flaws

    The researchers, from across three universities in Germany and Trend Micro, checked the PHP code bases of more than 64,000 projects on Github and uncovered more than 100 vulnerabilities that they believe might have been introduced as a result of developers picking up the code that they used from online tutorials.

  • BrickerBot, the permanent denial-of-service botnet, is back with a vengeance

    BrickerBot, the botnet that permanently incapacitates poorly secured Internet of Things devices before they can be conscripted into Internet-crippling denial-of-service armies, is back with a new squadron of foot soldiers armed with a meaner arsenal of weapons.

  • Reproducible Builds: week 104 in Stretch cycle
  • Webroot antivirus goes bananas, starts trashing Windows system files
    Webroot's security tools went berserk today, mislabeling key Microsoft Windows system files as malicious and temporarily removing them – knackering PCs in the process. Not only were people's individual copies of the antivirus suite going haywire, but also business editions and installations run by managed service providers (MSPs), meaning companies and organizations relying on the software were hit by the cockup. Between 1200 and 1500 MST (1800 and 2100 UTC) today, Webroot's gear labeled Windows operating system data as W32.Trojan.Gen – generic-Trojan-infected files, in other words – and moved them into quarantine, rendering affected computers unstable. Files digitally signed by Microsoft were whisked away – but, luckily, not all of them, leaving enough of the OS behind to reboot and restore the quarantined resources.
  • How The Update Framework Improves Security of Software Updates
    Updating software is one of the most important ways to keep users and organizations secure. But how can software be updated securely? That's the challenge that The Update Framework (TUF) aims to solve. Justin Cappos, assistant professor at New York University, detailed how TUF works and what's coming to further improve the secure updating approach in a session at last week's DockerCon 17 conference in Austin, Texas. Simply using HTTPS and Transport Layer Security (TLS) to secure a download isn't enough as there have been many publicly reported instances of software repositories that have been tampered with, Cappos said.
  • Security Updates for Ubuntu Phone to End in June
    Security updates for Ubuntu phone and tablet will end this June, Canonical has confirmed. Current OTA updates are currently limited to critical fixes and security updates — a decision we were first to tell you back in January. But after June 2017 Canonical “will no longer deliver any further updates”.
  • Canonical to stop supporting Ubuntu Phone in June
    Canonical had already announced development of its Ubuntu Phone software was ending. Now we know when the final nail goes in the coffin: June.
  • Malware Hunts And Kills Poorly Secured Internet Of Things Devices Before They Can Be Integrated Into Botnets
    Researchers say they've discovered a new wave of malware with one purpose: to disable poorly secured routers and internet of things devices before they can be compromised and integrated into botnets. We've often noted how internet-of-broken-things devices ("smart" doorbells, fridges, video cameras, etc.) have such flimsy security that they're often hacked and integrated into botnets in just a matter of seconds after being connected to the internet. These devices are then quickly integrated into botnets that have been responsible for some of the worst DDoS attacks we've ever seen (including last October's attack on DYN).

GNOME/GTK News

  • The Way GNOME Handles Wallpapers Really Annoys Me
    I love GNOME Shell — and no, not just because I’ve little choice now that is Ubuntu’s default desktop! But the more I use GNOME the more I learn that the desktop environment, like every other, has its own share of quirks, bugs and inconsistencies. Like the following appreciably niche niggle in the the way GNOME handles desktop wallpapers.
  • Drag-and-drop in lists
    I’ve recently had an occasion to implement reordering of a GtkListBox via drag-and-drop (DND). It was not that complicated. Since I haven’t seen drag-and-drop used much with list boxes, here is a quick summary of what is needed to get the basics working.

Containers News

  • How Kubernetes is making contributing easy
    As the program manager of the Kubernetes community at Google, Sarah Novotny has years of experience in open source communities including MySQL and NGINX. Sarah sat down with me at CloudNativeCon in Berlin at the end of March to discuss both the Kubernetes community and open source communities more broadly. Among the topics we covered in the podcast were the challenges inherent in shifting from a company-led project to a community-led one, principles that can lead to more successful communities, and how to structure decision-making.
  • How Microsoft helped Docker with LinuxKit and Moby Project [Ed: Microsoft 'helped'... embrace, extend, coerce; haven't Docker employees learned from history?]
    Today, supporting Linux is as critical to Microsoft as it is to Red Hat and SUSE.
  • How to make branding decisions in an open community
    On April 18, Docker founder Solomon Hykes made a big announcement via a pull request in the main Docker repo: "Docker is transitioning all of its open source collaborations to the Moby project going forward." The docker/docker repo now redirects to moby/moby, and Solomon's pull request updates the README and logo for the project to match. Reaction from the Docker community has been overwhelmingly negative. As of this writing, the Moby pull request has garnered 7 upvotes and 110 downvotes on GitHub. The Docker community is understandably frustrated by this opaque announcement of a fait accompli, an important decision that a hidden inner circle made behind closed doors. It's a textbook case of "Why wasn't I consulted?"

Ubuntu 17.04: Unity's swan song?

For the most part, not much has changed on Ubuntu's Desktop edition in the past year. Unity 7 has more or less remained the same while work was progressing on the next version of the desktop, Unity 8. However, now that both desktops are being retired in favour of the GNOME desktop, running Ubuntu 17.04 feels a bit strange. This week I was running software that has probably reached the end of its life and this version of Ubuntu will only be supported for nine months. I could probably get the same desktop experience and most of the same hardware support running Ubuntu 16.04 and get security updates through to 2021 in the bargain. In short, I don't think Ubuntu 17.04 offers users anything significant over last year's 16.04 LTS release and it will be retired sooner. That being said, I could not help but be a little wistful about using Unity 7 again. Even though it has been about a year since I last used Unity, I quickly fell back into the routine and I was once more reminded how pleasant it can be to use Unity. The desktop is geared almost perfectly to my workflow and the controls are set up in a way that reduces my mouse usage to almost nothing. I find Unity a very comfortable desktop to use, especially when application menus have been moved from the top panel to inside their own windows. While there are some projects trying to carry on development of Unity, this release of Ubuntu feels like Unity's swan song and I have greatly enjoyed using the desktop this week. While there is not much new in Ubuntu 17.04, the release is pretty solid. Apart from the confusion that may arise from having three different package managers, I found Ubuntu to be capable, fairly newcomer friendly and stable. Everything worked well for me, at least on physical hardware. Unity is a bit slow to use in a virtual machine, but the distribution worked smoothly on my desktop computer. Read more