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Story GNOME Boxes 3.17.1 Out Now with Better Support for the Latest Windows ISO Images Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 12:40am
Story GNU Mailman 3.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 12:37am
Story darktable 1.6.6 Open Source RAW Image Editor Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 12:27am
Story Cavium adds OpenWRT support to Octeon III Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 12:14am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 11:17pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 11:16pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 11:16pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 11:15pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 11:14pm
Story HashiCorp and Open Source Roy Schestowitz 28/04/2015 - 10:57pm

New cdbuilder server improves Debian infrastructure

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Linux

debian.org: Today, the Debian project administrators are activating a new cdbuilder server. While the old system needed 20 hours to build the ISOs, the new server needs less than two hours for the same job.

Alternative Unix Software Installation Methods

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Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: In one of my classes we are getting to play with wonderful pieces of technology called "SMART Boards." As such I was pleasantly surprised when I navigated my way to SMART's website and discovered a fully cross-platform application set for interacting with the SMART board.

Goodbye Novell

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Linux
OSS
SUSE
  • Goodbye Novell | The Linux Action Show! s11
  • SFLS - Episode 0x23: Public Domain
  • Going Linux: Mar 15: #095 - Linux Docks & Using Ubuntu

Pardus: A Linux distribution for the end user

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Linux

ghacks.net: Of course when I say leopard, with regards to anything computer, you think Mac OS X. Not this time. This time we’re talking about a different flavor of Linux – Pardus. Pardus is developed in Turkey and named after the Anatolian leopard.

Living with ALT Linux Sisyphus

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Linux

saleem-khan.blogspot: I have always liked to have something "commie" in my life around me , ALT Linux is one more example. I have been using this distribution from Russia for past many year on different occasions for different lengths of time.

GCC 4.5 Is Still Not Ready For Release

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Software

phoronix.com: GCC 4.4.0 was released nearly a year ago, but it looks like its one-year anniversary may pass without a new major release of the GNU Compiler Collection.

A Brief History of Brown: Ubuntu Feature Timeline

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: Love it or hate it, Ubuntu has changed the way Linux is perceived by many. A lot has changed since Warty Warthog, the first release, so we here at MakeTechEasier thought it was time to take a look at how Ubuntu has evolved over time with screenshots.

Five Improvements for KDE 4.5 (Part 2)

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KDE

itnewstoday.com: Welcome to part 2! Last time I talked about all the cool features I wished for in KDE that have already became reality. This time I’m going to detail the things I hope to see in future KDE releases.

Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Ubuntu 9.10)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos) on Ubuntu 9.10. I will use FlowPlayer as the video player, a free Flash video player with support for lighttpd's mod_flv_streaming module. I will also show how you can encode videos (.mp4 .mov .mpg .3gp .mpeg .wmv .avi) to the FLV format supported by Adobe Flash.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Amarok 2.3.0 "Clear Light" Released
  • Unleash your inner sysadmin with AjaXplorer
  • Linux-based tool simplifies Cell processor programming
  • Gnome Gmail Tightly Integrates Gmail into Linux Desktops
  • Fluendo Launches the Ultimate Media Center for Linux
  • Celebrity death match: HTML5 Vs Flash
  • Supercomputers run open source software
  • the_source Episode 11 "Open Source Around The House" Released
  • Alpha version of Fedora on a usb stick
  • Does Quebec Hate Free Software?
  • EFF accuses Apple of going the full evil
  • XO Laptops Have Transformed Ntugi Mixed Day School
  • Linus Torvalds- The future of Linux
  • More ATI Radeon KMS Power Management Fun
  • Actor Peter Graves of 'Mission Impossible' dies at age 83
  • Linux in the developing world - Can the community help spread it?
  • Red Hat CEO Whitehurst to Keynote 2010 OSBC

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Disable the usage of history using HISTSIZE
  • Syntax Highlighting in Typepad
  • Expand The GNOME File Manager With Nautilus Actions
  • Execution Sequence of .bash_* files
  • Broadcom BCM4322 Wireless On Ubuntu Karmic
  • Fixing “connection refused” error in fetchmail on Ubuntu
  • How to Debug C Program using gdb in 5 Simple Steps
  • Install GIMP 2.7.1 on Lucid Lynx using PPA
  • Turbocharge OpenOffice.org Writer with AuthorSupportTool
  • Increase Firefox Address Bar Font Size
  • How To Enable Mouse Gestures In Linux With Easystroke
  • How to Install And Setup Ubuntu One In Kubuntu
  • enable NSRP dynamic route synchronisation

Dynamic Ubuntu Theme

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Ubuntu
  • Dynamic Ubuntu Theme that changes depending on the time
  • Ubuntu forgets to add new system sounds for Lucid
  • Adventures with Ubuntu Karmic Koala

Got Security? You're in Denial

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Security
  • Got Security? You're in Denial
  • Collection of security checks for Linux
  • Worst. Security Product. EVER!
  • Multi-user Security in Linux

Running Alpha Lucid on the Dell T7500

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Hardware
Ubuntu

redmonk.com/sogrady: Dell shipped me a loaner top of the line workstation to test, the Dell Precision T7500. I’ll have more on what, specifically, the machine is for later. For now, a quick rundown on the specs, setup and software choices.

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 3 is out

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: The third of seven scheduled milestone releases for 11.3 was completed and released on schedule. Milestone 3 focuses on using GCC 4.5 as the default compiler, leaving a great deal of the work in the hands of the openSUSE Build Service after a few issues (such as kernel panics) were resolved.

Why Metacity Window Buttons on Left in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

The default position of the window controls will remain the left, throughout beta1. We're interested in data which could influence the ultimate decision. There are good reasons both for the change, and against them, and ultimately the position will be decided based on what we want to achieve over time.

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An adventure with an HP printer/scanner and Ubuntu

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Hardware
Ubuntu

tenshu.net: For a while now I’ve been thinking about some ideas for a project that will require a scanner. No problem you think, scanners of various kinds have been supported in Linux for a long time.

Banish boring terminal windows with Bashish

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Swedish student Thomas Eriksson says a lot of advanced computer usage is still best done from the terminal. Given that, he’s developed Bashish to provide a more useful and beautiful terminal environment.

Four Things Firefox Could Learn from IE

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: It’s popular to hate on IE8, and easy to do! But the truth is, Firefox could take a few cues from stodgy old Internet Explorer.

10 Great Linux Apps You Might Not Have Discovered Yet

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Have you just started to experiment with Linux? Are you looking for more than the basic applications? Here we'll quickly review 10 Linux apps you might want in addition to those preinstalled with Ubuntu or other Linux distribution (distro). Now lets get started!

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today's leftovers

Software: VirtualBox, Franz, ClipGrab, Gammu, AppArmor, Xfce4, GTK+

  • Oracle Releases VM VirtualBox 5.2
    It was more than one year ago that VirtualBox 5.1 was released while today it's finally been succeeded by a new feature release.
  • Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application
    Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.
  • ClipGrab: Video Downloader and Converter Updated for Ubuntu/Linux Mint (PPA)
    ClipGrab is a free software to download and convert videos from different famous sites of Internet. You can easily save your favorite videos from sites like Dailymotion or Vimeo. And you can convert these videos into "usable" formats like WMV, MPEG or MP3. You can check here which sites are supported by this software.
  • Gammu 1.38.5
    Today, Gammu 1.38.5 has been released. After long period of bugfix only releases, this comes with several new noteworthy features.
  • Watch Out Upgrading To Linux 4.14 If You Use AppArmor
    Just a quick public service announcement if you rely upon AppArmor for security on your Linux distribution like Ubuntu/Debian and plan to soon upgrade to the Linux 4.14 kernel...
  • New hotness: xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0
    After quite some development time I have decided to push out xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0 today. This is not just a bugfix, but a feature-packed release.
  • Xfce Gets Notification Improvements With xfce4-notifyd 0.4
    For users of the Xfce4 desktop environment, a new release of xfce4-notifyd 0.4 is now available as the project's newest feature release.
  • GTK+ 3.92 Released With Many Improvements & New Features
    Matthias Clasen has today released GTK+ 3.92 as the latest test release in the long road towards the major GTK4 tool-kit update. GTK+ 3.92 features Vulkan improvements, more widget reworking, continued Emoji support, and more. Highlights of changes found in this GTK+ 3.92 update include:
  • SteelCloud Expands Linux STIG Support to Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux
    SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has enhanced ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, to support the newly released Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux STIGs. These new supported platforms bolster the product's existing Red Hat Linux automated STIG remediation capabilities. The expanded ConfigOS Linux security content will be provided to new and existing customers at no additional charge.

today's howtos

Linux and Graphics: AMD and AGL