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Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 6:07pm
Story Don’t judge the risk by the logo Roy Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 6:02pm
Story Git Success Stories and Tips from Qt Maintainer Thiago Macieira Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 5:55pm
Story Ubuntu Touch RTM Prepares for Its Last Update, OS to Soon Switch to Ubuntu 15.04 Base Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 5:49pm
Story Material Design Inspired Papyros Still Alive, Looks Gorgeous Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 5:46pm
Story Mourning Chris Yeoh Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 5:41pm
Story Linux Mint 17.2 to Be Named "Rafaela" Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 9:17am
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Launches in Two Weeks, Will Be Based on Linux Kernel 3.19.3 After All Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 9:14am
Story Plasma-nm 0.9.3.6 release Rianne Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 9:10am
Story Details Of DNF Succeeding Yum In Fedora 22 Still Being Discussed Roy Schestowitz 08/04/2015 - 9:07am

Linux frustrates!

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: I have heard of my geeky friends talking about this Linux stuff. I wasn't sure what it was so I asked them about it. Honestly, I thought they were trying to sell me some religion the way they jumped all over me trying to explain what Linux is. They did make some very good points though. So I decided to give it a try.

Dear Matt Asay,

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Ubuntu

theopensourcerer.com: It is great that you are now COO of the worlds leading Free Software company. We look forward to Canonical growing and changing over the next few years. Here are some ideas:

7 reasons to play retro titles – Puppy Arcade 7 is released

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Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: I have spoken with the creator (Scott Jarvis) and one of the most impressive things about this distro (other than its excellent) is the enthusiasm and genuine love Scott has for emulation and people enjoying old classics on hardware that may have been otherwise written off as an “old PC”.

Linux has reached the Apple buzz of 1976 and Microsoft knows it.

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Linux
Microsoft

buntfu.com: Understanding Apple vs Microsoft of the past can prepare Linux for the road ahead. It teaches us what to expect from Microsoft once the buzz hits a certain level. We can expect some underhanded, ulterior motives while we get a big smile and buddy handshake.

15 Awesome Mandriva Linux Wallpapers

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MDV

junauza.com: 15 Awesome Mandriva Linux Wallpapers: We've featured several distro-specific wallpapers before. This time, I'll be giving tribute to one of the best Linux distributions around, by sharing with you yet another set of beautiful desktop wallpapers.

Window-specific options in KDE 4.4

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KDE

ghacks.net: Continuing with the KDE 4.4 theme we will turn our phasers towards configuring window-specific options. What exactly does this mean? It means you can configure options for a specific window that apply only to a specific window or a specific application.

How the Internet makes us stupid – or not

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Linux

theglobeandmail.com: He laments the idea that the collective is all-wise, and compares mass collaborations to totalitarian regimes. This collectivist mentality is led by a subculture of “digital Maoists,” who are the “folks from the open culture, Creative Commons world, the Linux community, and the Web 2.0 people.”

Linux and Open Source Software at the center of security

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It's been said over and over again, that Linux is one of the most secure operating systems today. And, it's been proven over and over that it is quite secure. Knowing this, there's no surprise that Linux has been chosen as the primary platform for our most critical applications and appliances.

New Theme For Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • New Theme For Ubuntu 10.04 - Human Theme Dropped
  • No Human Theme In Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Finally Getting A New Default Theme

today's leftovers:

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News
    * Nouveau Now Switched On In Ubuntu 10.04
    * Gentoo on the Fujitsu P1620
    * SCO vs. Linux: SCO majority owner wants to finance SCO
    * Opera cuts cord on first open-source baby
    * Open Source Open World
    * "Getting Started" with Ubuntu Development - Guess What's Wrong
    * Amarok 2.3 Beta 1 released
    * 40 Fast Facts on Linux
    * Twitter and Co. to Protect Ubuntu Users with Update Alerts
    * Open sourcers fortify Ubuntu's Koala food
    * New attempt to integrate AppArmor into Linux
    * Think you've mastered Linux? Prove it, with Suicide Linux
    * How Flash both helped and hurt the web
    * Security Alert: They Should Have Used Linux
    * Linux is now Oracle's low-end offering
    * Netflix: "We Don't Have Plans to Release a General Linux Player"
    * New Kubuntu Site
    * CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.02.19
    * What Perl 5's Version Numbers Mean
    * FLOSS Weekly 109: Symbian
    * Linux Day all the way in 2010

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quick Tip: Use xkill to Terminate Misbehaving Applications
  • Dual monitors for Linux
  • Disable Annoying Update-Manager Popup in Ubuntu
  • Launching Shell Scripts In GNOME
  • ImageMagick: split one image to smaller images
  • How to limit ssh login to specific users
  • Configure and use the KDE 4.4 pager
  • Get Source Code for any Linux Command
  • How to Open/Extract UIF Files in Ubuntu Linux
  • TestDrive - Test Drive an Ubuntu ISO in a Virtual Machine
  • 10 things you should know about Linux security

Open source - the once and future dream

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: Since Oracle's endorsement of Linux, the kernel and operating system have penetrated everything from high-end data centers to handheld consumer electronics. Linux pulled open-source applications along with it. FOSS moved into middleware and applications. So where does the chain-reaction go from here and where will FOSS be in the next 10 years?

Buntfu.com - Linux PC Computer Systems

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Hardware

I started Buntfu.com a few years ago now. I had the idea well before that but had not had the opportunity to launch it. I started off with the idea that with Linux being at the point of everyday usability, it really opens the doors to the small company and average person who has one or a few old or new computers to sell.

KDE or Openbox

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KDE
Software

celettu.wordpress: I love KDE, and the latest release is better than ever. It’s easy, fast, beautiful, all that. So when I installed Arch on another partition and slapped Openbox on it I certainly didn’t think I would consider using it full time.

Open Source Bits and Pieces

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OS
Linux
OSS

redmonk.com/sogrady: A number of folks have been surprised by Google’s decision to transition to Portage – the package management system from the Gentoo Linux distribution – rather than something more popular like Apt (Debian/Ubuntu) or Yum (Fedora).

Linux Wall Wart Works Wonderfully

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Linux
Hardware

linuxplanet.com: It's no secret that Linux runs behind many consumer devices, and embedded Linux fits in the tiniest of places. One of the latest ways to get your Linux fix comes in what looks like power wall wart from TonidoPlug.

Asa Dotzler: european browser ballot

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Moz/FF

mozillazine.org/asa: Microsoft has posted a draft of the ballot that will appear via Windows Update for IE users in the EU.

Ubuntu One Music Store Sneak Peek

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Web
Ubuntu

popey.com/blog: It looks like 7digital are providing the back-end for the Ubuntu One Music Store which is due to land in Ubuntu Lucid at Alpha 3 – real soon now. The screenshots below were taken by me today on my laptop.

Looking out for Bilski: software patents v. FOSS

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OSS

opensource.com: Users of free and open source software (“FOSS”) have little to gain and much to fear from the patent system. The patent system poses two major threats to users:

How to get started with Linux

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Linux

techradar.com: Sometimes it's easy to forget that we all had to start somewhere with Linux. When you're not used to the way it works, or the kind of concepts involved, Linux can seem like a foreign language.

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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.