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Iron Steam – Sci-Fi Adventure In Development

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: Iron Steam is a sci-fi adventure game in which you play as a robot (from 1st person view) in a quest to find the meaning of your existence.

How Linux Land Got Better Since Last Summer

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: If the end of the year is a good time to take stock of all that's passed in the preceding 12 months, then why not the end of the summer? That, indeed, is just what Linux bloggers have been doing over the past week or so, thanks to a recent Open Ballot on TuxRadar.

Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition beta review

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition beta review
  • Ubuntu 10.10 netbook beta: unusable on my netbook

Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox Review

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Linux

linuxnov.com: I have been using Linux Mint since Linux Mint 5 Elyssa always was interesting in Linux Mint Fluxbox editions because it does not require high hardware specifications using a really lightweight window manager Fluxbox based on Blacbox.

Absolute, Dream

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: A couple of years ago, one of my first distro-hopping experiences was to tinker with DreamLinux. At the time it was quite impressive. From another side of the camp, here’s Absolute Linux.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux in minutes: What is it and What it Can Do
  • There's more to open source than Linux
  • Airbus Joins Open Source Think Tank Paris
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.3.x Developer Snapshot
  • Paris Mini-DebConf 2010
  • Chromium Browser Removed From Debian Testing
  • An iterator that never ends
  • Wammu - Mobile phone manager
  • Warp Speed Second Alpha
  • A brief history of Duke Nukem
  • Clam or Klam? Either Way, It's Easy Linux Protection
  • Drupal featured on TV quiz
  • "Software Sources" Disabled From The Ubuntu 10.10 System Menu
  • Fedora Board Meeting 3 September 2010
  • Oracle Gobbles Up Open Source
  • Faceted Browsing in KDE
  • FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents
  • Teaching Open Source Practices, Version 4.0
  • Eric Schmidt tells us how Google really feels about privacy
  • Even Bill and Ted Had To Grow Up, So Does Open Source
  • Despite Naysayers, Android Is Definitely Linux-based
  • What we have learned about Linux and Virtualization....
  • Linux Foundation Simplifies FOSS License Management
  • A Perldoc Pruning
  • Search: now faster than the speed of type

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Install Guest-Additions on Ubuntu 10.10 Beta : Workaround
  • How to use GNU Privacy Guard (GPG)
  • Create Your Own Graphical Web of Trust
  • Create Window Placement Rule Using Compiz Fusion On Ubuntu
  • Detecting Rootkits in Ubuntu system using Chkrootkit and Rkhunter
  • Easy Way to Wirelessly Transfer Files Between an Android and KDE
  • Midori, Flash, and Unity Linux 2010
  • Add missing icons under System Menu in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
  • Enable Foreign Language Input In Ubuntu
  • Linux Directory Structure (File System Structure) Explained with Examples
  • Find in Tabs – Search Multiple Open Tabs in Firefox Simultaneously

Debian Project News - September 8th

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Linux

debian.org: Welcome to this year's eleventh issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

LF Announces Program for 2010 End User Summit

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: World’s most advanced Linux users from British Telecom, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ, and more meet with kernel community to collaborate on requirements and opportunities

nvidia, opengl, compositing: play nice!

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Hardware
Software

nthrbldyblg.blogspot: I was pleased to see this in the ChangeLog for the nvidia drivers 256.53: "Fixed a bug that caused extremely slow rendering of OpenGL applications on X screens other than screen 0 when using a compositing manager."

Eight Bogus Beliefs of the Linux Community

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Every now and then, it's good to take a step back - all the way back, away from the glowing screens, away from the terminal emulators, all the way to the forest.

Launching the Revolution: Kickoff's redesign ideas

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Software
SUSE

anditosan.blogspot: The launcher menu paradox has almost been around ever since graphical environments were created. It is time for a revolution, a change. The first thing that we need to do in order to change the start menu is to understand it.

10 reasons to make KDE 4.5 your desktop of choice

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KDE

blogs.techrepublic.com: Despite a rocky start, KDE 4 has come out on top. Jack Wallen offers a stellar review of the vastly improved KDE 4.5.

emelFM2: Another fast file manager

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Software

ghacks.net: Today I’m going to take a look at another lightweight Linux file manager called emelFM2. This particular file manager will pull at the heart-strings of old school Linux and UNIX users because it is based on the old Norton Commander file manager.

EXT4 & Btrfs Regressions In Linux 2.6.36

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Linux

phoronix.com: Recently when benchmarking the Btrfs and EXT4 file-systems we were left surprised that the performance of the next-generation Btrfs file-system had regressed against EXT4 to the point where the evolutionary file-system is measurably faster in a greater number of disk benchmarks.

Also: Videos from LinuxCon and end to maintenance of 2.4 and 2.6.27

How Ubuntu is Made

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Ubuntu
  • How Ubuntu is Made
  • A Quick Look at Lubuntu 10.04
  • How Ubuntu Plays Nicely With Others: The Sponsorship Process

Why we are here

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Linux

lateral.netmanagers.com.ar: Yesterday the government of Argentina announced that they are giving way 3 million netbooks to students with the option of Windows 7 or Ubuntu. There was, of course, the typical reaction from the FLOSS side:

Spotlight on Linux: Zenwalk Linux 6.4 "Live"

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware based distribution introduced in early 2004 that aims to be fast, easy, modern. Zenwalk tends to have a very loyal user-base in addition to leaving most distro hoppers and reviewers impressed. Most agree with Zenwalk's latest tagline: It just works.

Survival horror "Amnesia: The Dark Descent" is Released

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Gaming

frictionalgames.com: We at Frictional Games are happy to announce that Amnesia: The Dark Descent is now available for instant download!

The 6 dimensions of Open Source

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OSS

fnords.wordpress: Why do people choose to participate in Open Source ? It’s always a mix of various reasons, so let’s try to explore and classify them.

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Security: Voting Machines With Windows and Back Doors in Windows Help Crypto-jacking

  • Election Security a High Priority — Until It Comes to Paying for New Voting Machines [Ed: Sadly, the US has outsourced its voting machines to a private company whose systems are managed by Microsoft]
    When poll workers arrived at 6 a.m. to open the voting location in Allentown, New Jersey, for last November’s gubernatorial election, they found that none of the borough’s four voting machines were working. Their replacements, which were delivered about four hours later, also failed. Voters had to cast their ballots on paper, which then were counted by hand. Machine malfunctions are a regular feature of American elections. Even as worries over cybersecurity and election interference loom, many local jurisdictions depend on aging voting equipment based on frequently obsolete and sometimes insecure technology. And the counties and states that fund elections have dragged their heels on providing the money to buy new equipment.
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    To create that confidence the SAFE Act would: [...]

  • America’s Election Meddling Would Indeed Justify Other Countries Retaliating In Kind
    There is still no clear proof that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 U.S. election in any meaningful way. Which is weird, because Russia and every other country on earth would be perfectly justified in doing so.
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    You may have been asked if you'd like to try your hand at mining cryptocurrency. You may have demurred, citing the shortage in graphics cards or perhaps wary you were being coaxed into an elaborate Ponzi scheme. So much for opting out. Thanks to the NSA, you may be involved in mining cryptocurrency, but you're likely not seeing any of the benefits.
  • Cryptocurrency-mining criminals that netted $3 million gear up for more
    Separately, researchers from security firm FireEye said attackers, presumably with no relation to the one reported by Check Point, are exploiting unpatched systems running Oracle's WebLogic Server to install cryptocurrency-mining malware. Oracle patched the vulnerability, indexed as CVE-2017-10271, in October.

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