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Story Android was 'probably the best decision Google ever made' says its former leader Rianne Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 7:34am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 17/07/2015 - 1:15am
Story Xubuntu Linux is Being Used to Teach Students at Colegio Hispano Americano in Puerto Rico Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 11:24pm
Story Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" Xfce Edition RC is Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Xfce 4.12 Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 11:22pm
Story Raspberry Pi Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 9:01pm
Story Leftovers: Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 8:59pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 8:58pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 8:56pm
Story Announcing rkt v0.7.0, featuring a new build system, SELinux and more Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 8:54pm
Story Mozilla and Flash, Linux Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 8:50pm

Living with Linux

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toolbox.com/blogs: As you all know I am a Linux Lover. If you didn't know then you do now Smile I use Linux at home, at work and I will blather on about it given half of a quarter of a chance. So what! You may think.

Smitten with Xfce 4

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: The first desktop I decided to cover was, oddly enough, Xfce. The first thing to do? Get to know Xfce. I did..and I was really impressed.

Installing PowerDNS (With MySQL Backend) And Poweradmin On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This article shows how you can install the PowerDNS nameserver (with MySQL backend) and the Poweradmin control panel for PowerDNS on a Debian Lenny system. PowerDNS is a high-performance, authoritative-only nameserver - in the setup described here it will read the DNS records from a MySQL database (similar to MyDNS), although other backends such as PostgreSQL are supported as well. Poweradmin is a web-based control panel for PowerDNS.

Organic Linux at the Farmers Market

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: Among the strawberries, nectarines, kettle corn and other fresh fruits and vegetables — and since when is kettle corn NOT a fresh vegetable? — the Felton Linux Users Group has set up a table offering Organic Software each Tuesday afternoon at the Felton Farmers Market; Linux, GNU/Linux and other Free/Open Source Software programs.

Top 10 USB Thumb Drive Tricks

lifehacker.com: What can you do with a few gigabytes and a USB port? Quite a lot, with the right software. Learn how to encrypt your work, run whole systems, rescue Windows, and customize your thumb drive with these USB-geared tricks.

Book Review: Foundation Blender Compositing by Roger Wickes

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Reviews

Hardly anyone realizes that Blender even is a video compositing and non-linear editing tool (in addition to its modeling, rendering, and animation capabilities). There are few, if any, books available on how to use it for that purpose, so Roger Wickes’ book is much needed. It contains an enormous amount of very useful information.

Read the full review at Free Software Magazine

Five Nice extensions for Openoffice.org

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OOo

unixmen.com: OpenOffice.org 3.x is the leading open-source open software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, openoffice_logographics, databases and more. You can adjust openoffice to your needs by adding more functionality with the help of extensions. Find bellow five useful extensions for openoffice with installation guide.

MediaWiki and Script Translation for the Morevna Project

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Movies

We are getting very close to wrapping up the English translation of the script for “The Beautiful Queen Marya Morevna: Underground” (which is the working title of the film being produced by the Morevna Project). So it seems like a good time to talk about the software we’ve been using, which is MediaWiki.

Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

Run Compiz with Xfce4

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HowTos

ghacks.net: because Xfce 4 is so lightweight, you might get the idea that you could easily add more to it and hardly feel the hit. You are very correct with that though. In fact, you could add, say , Compiz (and Emerald) into the mix and hardly notice. But why would you do that?

Ubuntu tweaks I can’t live without

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Ubuntu

watirmelon.com: I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 on my Dell netbook (because the upgrade process didn’t work smoothly) and in doing so I re did some of my Ubuntu tweaks I am used to.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Freezing Maverick – behind the scenes on Ubuntu 10.10
  • Microsoft inks patent deal with yet another car tech firm
  • Red Hat Close To 50 And 200 Day Moving Averages
  • Expect to be a billion dollar co by next fiscal: Red Hat
  • Kate: Scripted Actions
  • Reviewing the latest speed wars in Web Browsers
  • Mozilla Public License rewrite deletes Netscape
  • Identi.ca's official desktop app ain't half bad
  • Siga (System Information GAthering) Project forked
  • PCI DSS from a Linux Sysadmin's Perspective
  • If Linux was the most used system in the world…
  • The Urge to Brag (about Perl)
  • The Path to Sabayon 5.4
  • MapQuest Going Open Source
  • gtweety - another twitter app for gnome
  • openSUSE’s software manager lists Mono apps under Proprietary
  • The Flying Penguin 0.1
  • interview with celesteLynPaul

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Increase the Size of VirtualBox Virtual Machine Disk Image
  • Lock / UnLock (Enable / Disable) Linux User Account
  • Disable Ping Replies in Linux using icmp_echo_ignore_all
  • Simplicity of Making, Burning, and Copying ISO Files Using FlBurn
  • Recording and copying system configuration in Debian/Ubuntu

Affordable Android-powered iPad-like Tablet Computers Galore

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Hardware

junauza.com: While browsing through dealextreme.com, a popular online shop for electronic products here in Asia, I was really surprised to see several iPad-like tablet computers that are sold for as low as $99 (US).

Early Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Benchmarks

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: There is still three months left until Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" will be officially released along with the Ubuntu Netbook spin and the various other incarnations of this popular Linux distribution, but today we have some initial netbook tests of this next version of Ubuntu Linux.

Google SketchUp in Linux - A reality

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: Google SketchUp is one of my favorite applications. It's a free 3D software that I use to create my fabulous 3D models. There's only one problem. It has been designed to work on Windows and Mac only.

openSUSE Weekly News #131 is out

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our openSUSE Weekly News #131.

Firefox returns to Debian?

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Linux
Moz/FF

dontsurfinthenude.blogspot: Debian comes with a rebranded version of Firefox called Iceweasle. The reasons for this are that the Firefox logo was copyright. Now Firefox has dropped the restrictions that were an obstacle to the use of its logo by Debian.

Xfce Window Manager Tweaks

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HowTos

ghacks.net: But there are certain advanced configurations that I want to illustrate that might not be as obvious to the new-to-Xfce user. This time around we’re talking about the Window Manager Tweaks tool.

Farewell to Windows: The Ubuntu Option

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Ubuntu

10magazine.asia: Once the realm of hackers and code monkeys, the Ubuntu version of Linux has finally come of age in terms of ease of use.

An OS is only as good as its package manager

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Linux

speely.wordpress: Why is Ubuntu so popular? It’s not the fastest flavor of Linux, the smallest, or the most secure. What distinguishes Ubuntu from other flavors is its packaging system.

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Security Leftovers

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    The developer of the Ubuntu-based Linux Lite distribution has created a script that makes it easier for Linux users to check if their systems are vulnerable to the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws. As we reported last week, developer Stéphane Lesimple created an excellent script that would check if your Linux distribution's kernel is patched against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that have been publicly disclosed earlier this month and put billions of devices at risk of attacks.
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