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today's leftovers:

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News
  • RHEL 6.0 Server Evaluation - thoughts and screenshots
  • “Seasons after Fall” created in Blender slated for 2011 release
  • New Rubrique in the openSUSE Weekly News
  • Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 Coming December 2
  • University of Warwick to spend £1.3m on Linux supercomputer
  • Amarok and my Stats Fail
  • M$ Needs GNU/Linux
  • Red Hat Breaking Out?
  • Demo Of Wayland Display Server In Ubuntu
  • Atom Zombie Smasher coming to Linux
  • Tanberg rips off an open source project
  • The kde-www war: part 1
  • Gnome Activity Journal becomes Draggable
  • PeaZip 3.5 is released

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to customize Linux Mint 10
  • [SOLVED] User not authorized to run the X server
  • Drupal Web Services: Twitter and Drupal
  • Ubuntu: Install Firefox 4 beta 7 with font rendering fixes
  • Install Experimental Compiz Plugins On Ubuntu
  • Gufw – Firewalls have never been easier
  • Mimms – A mms (e.g. mms://) stream downloader in Ubuntu
  • New Linux User's Guide to Managing Your Files
  • How to assign range of IP addresses in Linux?
  • [HOWTO] Change Debian Testing to Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)

KDE 4.6 Beta 1 – a first look

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KDE

everydaylht.com: The first beta release of KDE SC 4.6 was released yesterday. OpenSUSE had packages up almost immediately, so being curious as to what’s new, I’ve downloaded and upgraded to the new release. These are my impressions thus far.

What's Coming in Mandriva 2011

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MDV

ostatic.com: After the wonderful news that Mandriva would be continuing as usual despite financial difficulties and an exodus of developers comes the technical specifications and other tidbits for Mandriva 2011.

DoudouLinux: A Fun Linux Distro For Kids

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: Linux is really a versatile piece of software. You can use it as your daily working OS, a server that runs most of the website in the world, as a multimedia center or even as a way to promote your religion. A more creative use of Linux is to turn it into an educational piece of software for kids.

US Government Seizes 77 Domains

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Web

maximumpc.com: The US government today has seized 77 domains for various types of copyright infringement, TorrentFreak reports. Many of the site were selling blatant knock-offs of popular clothing lines.

Linux Mint: Good for Low-Requirement and Paranoid Users

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Two days ago, I helped a friend perform a Linux Mint installation on her computer. All in all, the installation and configuration process took about half an hour, and she seems quite happy with it so far.

Goggles Music Manager - Overview and Installation

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: Goggles Music Manager (or GMM for short) is a music player written using the FOX toolkit, with support for Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MP4, ASF and Musepack. FOX is a fast toolkit for creating graphical interfaces.

Firefox 4 Beta 7 Boasts 3D, GPU, Java Enhancements

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Moz/FF

pcmag.com: On Wednesday, Mozilla released Firefox 4 Beta 7, with significant JavaScript improvements, more support for accelerated graphics, and even 3D support.

A Bushel of Great Open Source Apps for Writers

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Software

ostatic.com: Even though open soure applications have rapidly extended themselves toward fulfilling exotic purposes, many of us stil spend a great deal of time in one of the old-school applications: the word processor. The good news is that in both the open source arena and the world of freeware, there are many writerly tools that can help you.

Microsoft and Attachmate were not Novell's destiny

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Novell, a collection of mostly legacy software businesses, has announced that it will be devoured by another collection of legacy software businesses, Attachmate.

Jolicloud Jolibook review

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Hardware

engadget.com: The Jolicloud Jolibook. Oh yes, it's sounded like a made-up device ever since the pictures of it started to leak out, but the netbook centered around the Jolicloud Linux operating system is indeed a real product.

Three ways for Ubuntu to help developers

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Ubuntu

mdzlog.alcor.net: There are three primary ways in which Ubuntu can help developers do their work. They are all related, but distinct, and so we should consider them individually:

News about the Mageia association

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MDV

blog.mageia.org: Here it is! The association has now been officially created as you can see on the “Journal Officiel”. (You can now send us postcards and gifts! Smile )

HTML 5 Canvas: the only plugin you need?

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Software

itwriting.com: The answer is no, of course. And Canvas is not a plugin. That said, here is an interesting proof of concept blog and video from Alexander Larsson: a GTK3 application running in Firefox without any plugin.

Black Friday in the Linux Blogosphere

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Hardware
Software

linuxinsider.com: Black Friday is here, and Linux bloggers have visions of video cards, Blu-ray players and KVM switches dancing in their heads.

Ultimate Edition Gamers 2.8 Includes Linux Games for All Ages

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Linux

softpedia.com: Announced by TheeMahn on November 25th, Ultimate Edition Gamers 2.8, a popular Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, brings to Linux users lots of pre-added games in a 4GB, downloadable DVD ISO image.

Fuduntu: Fedora Linux remix designed for netbooks

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Linux

liliputing.com: But Fewt, the guy behind the Jupiter power management applet for Linux netbooks, decided to go a bit further in optimizing Fedora to run on a netbook.

Bodhi Linux may just be your favorite new lightweight distro

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Linux

omgubuntu.co.uk: Bodhi Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution that supplants the usual desktop environment of GNOME, KDE or XFCE with something lighter – and better looking: the Enlightenment desktop.

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • ADeskBar – A lightweight and gorgeous GNOME panel replacement
  • Is Ubuntu Unknowingly Introducing FUD?
  • Things for which I'm Grateful
  • The best netbook distro of 2010
  • Q&A with Larry Augustin, SugarCRM CEO
  • HP Deskjet 3050 j610 on Debian Squeeze
  • Variety On The Desktop
  • The automated testing of Ubuntu SRUs
  • Open Source Monitoring, Icinga vs Nagios
  • People behind Debian: Colin Watson
  • Impressive 3d slide transations for OpenOffice presentations
  • It's Becoming Very Easy To Run Wayland
  • TrueHD, DTS-HD, E-AC3 Over HDMI On Linux
  • 5 of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 2 Episode 22
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Security: Updates, GrayKey, Google and Cilium

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Hackers Leaked The Code Of iPhone Cracking Device “GrayKey”, Attempted Extortion
    The mysterious piece of hardware GrayKey might give a sense of happiness to cops because they can get inside most of the iPhone models currently active, including the iPhone X. The $30,000 device is known to crack a 4-digit iPhone passcode in a matter of a few hours, and a six-digit passcode in 3 days, or possibly 11 hours in ideal scenarios. That’s why security experts suggest that iOS users should keep an alphanumeric passcode instead of an all-number passcode.
  • Someone Is Trying to Extort iPhone Crackers GrayShift With Leaked Code
    Law enforcement agencies across the country are buying or have expressed interest in buying GrayKey, a device that can unlock up-to-date iPhones. But Grayshift, the company that makes the device, has attracted some other attention as well. Last week, an unknown party quietly leaked portions of GrayKey code onto the internet, and demanded over $15,000 from Grayshift—ironically, the price of an entry-level GrayKey—in order to stop publishing the material. The code itself does not appear to be particularly sensitive, but Grayshift confirmed to Motherboard the brief data leak that led to the extortion attempt.
  • It's not you, it's Big G: Sneaky spammers slip strangers spoofed spam, swamp Gmail sent files
    Google has confirmed spammers can not only send out spoofed emails that appear to have been sent by Gmail users, but said messages also appear in those users' sent mail folders. The Chocolate Factory on Monday told The Register that someone has indeed created and sent spam with forged email headers. These not only override the send address, so that it appears a legit Gmail user sent the message, but it also mysteriously shows up in that person's sent box as if they had typed it and emitted themselves. In turn, the messages would also appear in their inboxes as sent mail.
  • Cilium 1.0 Advances Container Networking With Improved Security
    For last two decades, the IPtables technology has been the cornerstone of Linux networking implementations, including new container models. On April 24, the open-source Cilium 1.0 release was launched, providing a new alternative to IPtables by using BPF (Berkeley Packet Filter), which improves both networking and security. The Cilium project's GitHub code repository defines the effort as Linux Native, HTTP Aware Network Security for Containers. Cilium development has been driven to date by stealth startup Covalent, which is led by CEO Dan Wendlandt, who well-known in the networking community for his work at VMware on software-defined networking, and CTO Thomas Graf, who is a core Linux kernel networking developer.

Applications: KStars, Kurly, Pamac, QEMU

  • KStars 2.9.5 is out!
    Autofocus module users would be happy to learn that the HFR value is now responsive to changing seeing conditions. Previously, the first successful autofocus operation would set the HFR Threshold value of which subsequent measurements are compared against during the in-sequence-focusing step.
  • Kurly – An Alternative to Most Widely Used Curl Program
    Kurly is a free open source, simple but effective, cross-platform alternative to the popular curl command-line tool. It is written in Go programming language and works in the same way as curl but only aims to offer common usage options and procedures, with emphasis on the HTTP(S) operations. In this tutorial we will learn how to install and use kurly program – an alternative to most widely used curl command in Linux.
  • Pamac – Easily Install and Manage Software on Arch Linux
    Arch Linux is one of the most popular Linux distribution available despite its apparent technicality. Its default package manager pacman is powerful but as time always tells, it is a lot easier to get certain things done using a mouse because GUI apps barely require any typing nor do they require you to remember any commands; and this is where Pamac comes in. Pamac is a Gtk3 frontend for libalpm and it is the GUI tool that Arch Linux users turn to the most when they aren’t in the mood to manage their software packages via the terminal; and who can blame them? It was specifically created to be used with Pacman.
  • QEMU 2.12 Released With RISC-V, Spectre/Meltdown & Intel vGPU Action
    QEMU 2.12 is now officially available as the latest stable feature update to this important component to the open-source Linux virtualization stack.

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