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Story oVirt 3.5 Rolls Out Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 7:58am
Story Linux 3.18-rc1 Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 7:45am
Story Firefox Hello Not Working and Mozilla Claims the Bug is Invalid Roy Schestowitz 20/10/2014 - 7:40am
Story Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" Arrives in a Few Days Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2014 - 8:09pm
Story Meizu MX4 Pro Spotter Running Ubuntu Touch Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2014 - 7:20pm
Story KDE Telepathy 0.9.0 Released Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2014 - 7:17pm
Story Porteus 3.1 RC1 Is a Bleeding Edge Slackaware-Based Distro with Linux Kernel 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2014 - 6:05pm
Story Five Best Linux Desktop Environments Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2014 - 5:57pm
Story IBM Tweaks Power-Linux Discount Deal In Europe Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2014 - 5:56pm
Story Parsix OS Is an Interesting GNOME and Debian 7.0 "Whezzy" Blend Rianne Schestowitz 19/10/2014 - 5:52pm

Pidgin vs Empathy

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everyjoe.com: Maybe it’s been more than a month since I started using Empathy on a regular basis. It’s a fairly reliable messenger client for Yahoo, MSN and Google. I still have problems with using it though. Maybe it’s because I’ve been used to Pidgin that much. So yeah, here it goes:

My Favorite Five Linux Distrobutions

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Linux

fishbowl42.com/blog: I have been a Linux on-the-desktop user for over Five years now, and I have tried many different distributions to find the fit I like. There are five Linux distributions I find myself bouncing from the most frequently.

5 Things I Would Miss in Linux Mint

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Linux

opendaily.wordpress: So after my last post, I figured it would be interesting to ask myself, “what would I miss in Linux Mint?” if I were to go back to Windows Vista today. I came up with 5 nontrivial things.

Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Debian Lenny

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HowTos

FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on a Debian Lenny server.

Open-source Project Aims to Makes Secure DNS Easier

pcworld.com (IDG): A group of developers has released open-source software that gives administrators a hand in making the Internet's addressing system less vulnerable to hackers.

GNOME 2.27.5 Released, Marks Feature Freeze

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Software

phoronix.com: Vincent Untz has announced the release of GNOME 2.27.5. This unstable release of GNOME in the road to GNOME 2.28.0 also marks the entering of the feature freeze for this bi-annual update to GNOME.

Developers threaten to leave CentOS

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Linux

centos.org: This is an Open Letter to Lance Davis from fellow CentOS Developers. You seem to have crawled into a hole ... and this is not acceptable. You have long promised a statement of CentOS project funds; to this date this has not appeared.

Dispute between Linux gurus Alan Cox and Linus Torvalds

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Linux

h-online.com: After a dispute with Linus Torvalds, the long time developer and Linux kernel maintainer Alan Cox has stopped development of the Linux TTY subsystem.

10 Cool Unix/Linux Personalized License Plates

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Linux

junauza.com: Some people have taken their love for Unix and Linux on the streets literally by displaying their Unix/Linux-related personalized license plates.

Go Back to School With Linux: Part Two

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SUSE

ostatic.com/blog: The openSUSE Education Project is an effort to support schools using Linux and to provide an openSUSE-based Live DVD that can be used to set up a quick educational environment without installing any software.

Arch Linux 2009.02

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Linux

blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk: Arch Linux is a distro developed without assitance from any of the major distributions, and is targeted at experienced users of Linux.

Has Linux lost its root vision?

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: When I first started using Linux it was fast. Even the most bloated of desktop environments, gnome and kde, were blindingly fast when compared to other operating systems on the same hardware. This was because the unsung volunteer hero's of the open source world took pride in producing the best code they possibly could.

Open source adoption 'anomaly' in Philippines

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OSS

zdnetasia.com: Like several economies in the region, open source adoption in the Philippines is gradually expanding as organizations to seek alternatives to expensive proprietary software. But, unlike some markets, early adopters in the country come from the private sector.

The not-so-intuitive Intuition of Intuit

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OSS

robertogaloppini.net: The lines between open source and proprietary vendors’ software strategies continue to blur. Intuit announced the launch of a community site for developers interested in creating connected on line applications for small businesses, providing them with a number of open source tools.

Will I Go Back?

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

I'm using the Linux distribution Ubuntu for over a year now – I hopped on the train with version 8.04 LTS. Although I still 'need' Windows for a number of things, I am more than pleased with this operating system. It runs perfectly – almost.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Vim Gives to Charity and Gives Back to Donors

  • Ubuntu Hard Lock – Not What I Thought
  • BIND name server vulnerable to DoS attacks
  • Boot-Up Manager: a graphical runlevel editor
  • Success with FOSS
  • Alan Cox Quits As Linux TTY Maintainer
  • Compiz Fusion boost my 3D performance
  • On The FAA's Slow And Steady SWIM To Open Source
  • An Updated ATI Kernel Mode-Setting Driver
  • Mozilla starts preparing developers for Firefox 3.6
  • Enterprise IT Hits Bottom - Open Source Holds an Intervention
  • Internet Systems Consortium using Drupal
  • Wallpaper a Day - Day 0
  • Create your own system branding
  • Free Books For Approved LoCo Teams
  • Median filter in GIMP is called despeckle filter
  • Post-OSCON roundup
  • Easy Netbook Linux
  • OpenGL Programming Guide
  • Dell: New Ubuntu Desktop PC Within Days
  • Ubuntu Experiment – Part 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Changing visudo to use nano

  • Linux, what nice… passwords you have… and your prompts are incredible…
  • How to install VLC 1 (Goldeneye) in Ubuntu
  • change compression algorithm of KDE4 ark dolphin context menu
  • pkill things when killall isn't enough
  • BIND 9 Dynamic Update
  • Using Oxygen Icons Without KDE
  • TIP: Resolving udev startup error messages on Debian
  • How to Encrypt Your File System
  • No page number on first page in OOo
  • Create your own distro with Product Creator

Run your Linux LiveCD in Windows with one click

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Linux

Like any new Linux user I had problems burning/installing Linux from Windows. I had to learn how to fix problems the hard way but that didn't stop me from trying again. Here I'd like to share a tool I use to run any Linux liveCD (ISO) inside Windows without any experience at all!

The Gap moves from Windows to Red Hat Linux

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Linux

cnet.com: Red Hat recently posted an interesting case study on how retail giant The Gap moved from a Unix and Windows based e-commerce infrastructure to one based on Red Hat Linux.

Debian is NOT switching to time-based releases

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mdzlog.alcor.net: At DebConf 9 this week, the Debian release team proposed a new approach to Debian’s release cycle, which was then announced on the Debian web site. Both the Debconf presentation and the announcement were quite clear, but a number of news articles and blog posts on the subject seem to have misinterpreted them.

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