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Story How to Use Parental Controls on Ubuntu Linux Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:25am
Story Android Wear Review: Putting the Smartphone on Your Wrist Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:13am
Story Firefox and Gtk+ 3 Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 7:04am
Story KDE Vivaldi Dead, To Know Tor, and New Mint ISOs Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 5:38am
Story Ubuntu phone release date: on track for 2014 launch Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 5:29am
Story HandyLinux 1.5.1 Adds Text Mode Installation Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:50pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.15.3 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:31pm
Story Linux World Domination Complete: Why It's Foolish To Bet Against Open Source Communities Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:22pm
Story The Companies That Support Linux: Nextiva Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:18pm
Story KDE’s Vivaldi tablet, Improv project are dead! Roy Schestowitz 01/07/2014 - 10:04pm

Creative Labs Continues To Shaft Linux

phoronix.com: It has been a while since last mentioning the Creative X-Fi sound cards at Phoronix, but it's not because the Linux support is all nice and working now that Creative open-sourced their X-Fi driver, but rather things have stalled.

The First Linux Botnet

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Software

eweek.com: It never made sense that you could make a botnet out of Linux desktop users, but the people who built psyb0t knew its users don't pay attention to it.

Linux versus Windows - the truth

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

devoracles.com: Oh, here we go, yet another “is Linux better than windows”. The internet is full of this discussion, but sick of reading biased opinions I thought it was time to make an unbiased one!

GoblinX Releases G:Mini 3.0.rc01

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News

The GoblinX Project just announced the release of the G:Mini 3.0.rc01 (2.9.90).

A Short Introduction To Apt-Pinning

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HowTos

This article is a short overview of how to use apt-pinning on Debian and Debian-based distributions (like Ubuntu). Apt-Pinning allows you to use multiple releases (e.g. stable, testing, and unstable) on your system and to specify when to install a package from which release.

Inside Microsoft's landmark Novell deal

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Microsoft
SUSE

news.cnet.com: Just two days before Microsoft and Novell signed a controversial deal in 2006, the two sides still hadn't figured out a way to make peace over Linux without violating the licensing terms that govern the open-source operating system.

Taking your first Linux baby steps

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Linux

examiner.com: There is a wide range of distros for just about every conceivable purpose. Linux Mint is built to be very user friendly. It comes with great software for just about any task, codecs for multimedia enjoyments, and browser plugins for full Web participation.

Zenwalk 6.0: Not Quite Ready

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: In this Ubuntu world, distributions such as Zenwalk go relatively unnoticed, yet offer great features to those that know about them.

Test-Driving KDE 4

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KDE

workswithu.com: For three years, I’ve been a happy Gnome user. I’m still a happy Gnome user, but I’ve heard some buzz about KDE 4 lately and figured I’d give it a try.

How-To: Compile and Install VLC 0.9.8 from Source in Debian Lenny

VLC (VideoLAN Client) is one of the most popular video players on Linux, together with players like SMPlayer or Kaffeine. It plays many audio and video formats (including Xvid, DivX, H.264, Theora, WMV, Real Video, Ogg, MP3, FLAC, APE, AC3, WAV) together with DVDs and DVD ISO images.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • SLED 11: Lots of Tech but Short on Polish

  • Stretch your family's budget with Linux
  • Bundling libraries: the curse of the ancients
  • Linux Distributions Reducing Boot Time
  • Eric S. Raymond speaks heresy.
  • FOSS: Understanding FOSS Visual Guide
  • Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst to Deliver Keynote Address at OSBC
  • K3b 2.0 coming to KDE4 mid-2009, Qt forked for port
  • Mounting your Encrypted Home from a Jaunty LiveCD
  • Why TomTom is the new SCO
  • OpenOffice gets Non-linear Solver
  • The magic word driving Microsoft open source strategy
  • Commercial open source, the future state
  • Gallium3D: TGSI IR, OpenCL, LLVM Work Ahead
  • Microsoft Says “Make Web Not War”
  • Why People Like Open Source Software
  • Practicing Fractions with KBruch on Ubuntu Linux
  • KStars gets moons for Saturn!
  • Learning About Geometry with Kig on Ubuntu
  • The Rise of Netbooks and Other Small Form-Factor PCs
  • Radeon Driver Rewrite Only Has A Few Things Left

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How-To: Install Wesnoth 1.6 from Source in Debian and Ubuntu

  • How To Install Aptana Studio In Ubuntu
  • Getting Amazon MP3 downloads in CrunchBang Linux
  • Windows cannot connect to the domain…
  • How to Import Outlook Mails from Windows to Thunderbird in Linux?
  • How to recover deleted pictures and Video files
  • Easily Convert Lossless WMA to Ogg Vorbis
  • Subversion repositories configuration on OpenSuse
  • Converting Disk images
  • bzip2 ssh copy and machine power off
  • How to mirror an internet audio stream (using Icecast)
  • Converting Subversion repositories to Git
  • Memory Allocation Problems on Xen Server & Fix
  • How to Enable UXA at Ubuntu Jaunty
  • solution of blank screen problem in ubuntu 8.10
  • Less Colors For Man Pages

How-To: Install the Latest Wine Release in Debian Lenny

Debian Lenny comes with Wine 1.0.1 included in the repositories, which is the stable release of Wine, but it is also a little outdated. Here are a few easy steps for compiling and installing the latest Wine release from source in Debian Lenny. This tutorial should work for the latest Wine release (at the time of writing, the last release is 1.1.17).

The Red Hat Patent Problem and AMQP

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Linux

h-online.com: The automatic disclosure of a Red Hat patent application has kicked off chain of events which has dented some peoples trust of the company and its patent policies. The H looks at what is going on and how it impacts the wider open source community.

Linux 2.6.29 Kernel Released; Hello KMS and Btrfs

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Linux

phoronix.com: With much anticipation, the Linux 2.6.29 kernel was released just moments ago by Linus Torvalds.

First-Person Shooter Games for Linux III: Urban Terror

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Gaming

tuxarena.blogspot: I will dedicate this edition entirely to Urban Terror, a great first-person shooter game which was initially developed as a Quake 3 mod and evolved into a powerful and fast standalone game.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 295

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Interview: Robert Shingledecker, Tiny Core Linux

  • News: Ubuntu Jaunty in beta freeze, Gentoo releases for ARM, Mandriva assists with K3b port, openSUSE announces updated build service
  • Released last week: Zenwalk Linux 6.0 "GNOME", Frugalware Linux 1.0, Parsix GNU/Linux 2.0
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 11 Beta, Ubuntu 9.04 Beta
  • New additions: Bee Linux, Igelle PC/Desktop, Privatix Live-System
  • New distributions: cp6Linux, Denix, FAN: Fully Automated Nagios, JUX, Linux DaVinci
  • Reader comments

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

ubuntu vs gentoo: survival command comparison

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Gentoo
Ubuntu

libersoft.it: In this article we are going to compare some of the most common commands used to manage Ubuntu and Gentoo Linux. Ubuntu and Gentoo are two completely different distributions, but some aspects are comparable.

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Canonical Patches Nvidia Graphics Drivers Vulnerability in All Ubuntu Releases

It's time to update your Ubuntu Linux operating system if you have a Nvidia graphics card running the Nvidia Legacy 340 or 304 binary X.Org drivers provided on the official software repositories. Read more

Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance andd New Device From CompuLab

  • Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier
    The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October. One of the best attended was “Long-Term Maintenance, or How to (Mis-)Manage Embedded Systems for 10+ Years” by Pengutronix kernel hacker Jan Lübbe. After summarizing the growing security threats in embedded Linux, Lübbe laid out a plan to keep long-life devices secure and fully functional. “We need to move to newer, more stable kernels and do continuous maintenance to fix critical vulnerabilities,” said Lübbe. “We need to do the upstreaming and automate processes, and put in place a sustainable workflow. We don’t have any more excuses for leaving systems in the field with outdated software.”
  • CompuLab Has Upgraded Their Small Form Factor "IPC" Line To Kabylake
    HARDWARE -- Our friends and Linux-friendly PC vendor, CompuLab, have announced a new "IPC" line-up of their small form factor computers now with Intel Kabylake processors. In the past on Phoronix we tested CompuLab's Intense-PC (IPC) and then the IPC2 with Haswell processors, among other innovative PCs from CompuLab. Now they are rolling out the IPC3 with Intel's latest Kabylake processors.
  • Fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Kaby Lake
    Compulab launched a rugged “IPC3” mini-PC that runs Linux on dual-core, 7th Gen Core i7/i5 CPUs, and also debuted three GbE-equipped FACE expansion modules. Compulab has opened pre-orders starting at $693 for the first mini-PCs we’ve seen to offer the latest, 14nm-fabricated 7th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. The passively cooled, 190 x 160 x 40mm IPC3 (Intense PC 3), which is available in up to industrial temperature ranges, follows two generations of similarly sized IPC2 mini-PCs. There’s the still available, 4th Gen “Haswell” based IPC2 from 2014 and the apparently discontinued 5th Gen “Broadwell” equipped IPC2 from 2015.
  • Compulab IPC3 is a tiny, fanless PC with Intel Kaby Lake CPU
    Compulab is an Israeli company that makes small, fanless computers for home or commercial use. The company’s latest mini PC aimed at enterprise/industrial usage is called the IPC3, and it has a die-cast aluminum case with built-in heat sinks for passive cooling and measures about 7.4″ x 6.3″ x 1.6″.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too
    Imperium Galactica II: Alliances [GOG, Steam] just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version. Note: My friends at GOG sent over a copy, so big thanks to them. There's no sign of DOSBox or Wine and I had no idea this game had ever been ported to Linux. Pretty awesome really for a game like this to get a proper Linux build when it gets a new release.
  • Nearly five years after the Kickstarter, Carmageddon still isn’t on Linux despite the stretch goal being reached
    The problem here, for me, is that they later did a revamp of the title called Carmageddon: Max Damage. This was to fix some problems, boost sales again and port it to consoles. Carmageddon: Max Damage also never made it to Linux. Fun fact, they actually released a trailer where they just run over a ton of penguins, make from that what you will: Not saying this was trolling the entire Linux gaming community, but it sure felt like it after their previous trolling attempts directed at our official Twitter account.
  • Valve Rolls Out New Steam Client Stable Update with Promised Linux Changes, More
    Today Valve announced the availability of a new stable update of the Steam Client for all supported platforms, including the company's SteamOS operating system for Steam Machines, as well as GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. Bringing all the new features during the Beta stages of development, the new Steam Client update improves the interaction between the Steam runtime and your GNU/Linux distribution's libraries. This is a huge and long-anticipated milestone for the Steam Client, which, unfortunately, did not work out-of-the-box on all Linux-based operating systems.

Robolinux 8.7.1 Linux OS Is Out and It's Based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 "Jessie"

The developers of the Robolinux GNU/Linux distribution have announced today, January 18, 2017, the release and immediate availability of a new stable update based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series. Still offering a free installer, the Robolinux 8.7.1 "Raptor" edition is now available for download with the usual Cinnamon, MATE 3D, Xfce 3D, and LXDE flavors. It's based on the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 8.7.1 "Jessie" operating system, which means that it ships with its newest Linux 3.16 kernel and over 170 bug fixes and security patches. The GRUB bootloader and login screens have been refreshed too. Read more