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Dedo Does Debian - Review

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Debian is one of the more important Linux distributions. Without Debian, we would probably not have Ubuntu or APT and Linux desktop would still be a dream. And it just happens that I never gave it a proper review, until now.

The Perennial Year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

tuxtweaks.com: It's become a tradition (and a bit of a running joke) for bloggers and tech pundits to declare that this year (whatever year you're in) will be The Year of the Linux Desktop. So in following with that tradition, I'm here to declare that 2010 will be The Year of the Linux Desktop.

KDESC 4.3+: Video, Music, Image and Document Preview in Dolphin

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Software
HowTos

mygnulinux.com: In most distributions that come with KDE Software Compilation 4.3 and above, opening Dolphin for browsing the filesystem will give you Preview Mode Button. We will expand on this option.

The First Ever Gnome Shell Themes

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Linux

It's very easy to create Gnome Shell themes as only some very basic knowledge of CSS and a bit of GIMP is needed. For now, installing a Gnome Shell theme implies overwriting the original theme files and only one theme can be installed, which each new theme overwriting the previous one. But Gnome Shell is still in early development stages, so this is a good start.

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Tiny Core- A 10 MB Tiny Linux Desktop

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Linux

unixmen.com: Tiny Core Linux is a very small (10 MB) minimal Linux GUI Desktop. It is based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, and Fltk.

Latest Mint news

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Linux

linuxmint.com/blog: Kendall Weaver worked on an LXDE edition of Linux Mint and his latest ISO was approved for a release by Exploder. It’s currently waiting my approval and the team and I are discussing what our strategy should be in regards to “Community Editions”.

Get your damn hands off my Internet!

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Web

dthomasdigital.com: I’m talking to you government, entertainment industry, and monopoly service providers. What happened to my really cool and interesting Internet. Well I tell you one thing that unless something is done it will be gone forever.

Amazon Abandons Linux for Windows

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Microsoft

daniweb.com: A few hours ago, I posted "Is Microsoft the New SCO?" but now I realize, after a little research, that Amazon and Microsoft are in this patent agreement for one reason: so that Amazon can abandon Linux on its Kindle in favor of Windows 7. Crazy? Nope.

MS and Oracle's big dev tools - who needs 'em?

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theregister.co.uk: A chunky Visual Studio 2010 releases soon, packing more features and representing perhaps more hours of development than any other single-vendor's development tool. How could you resist? Viva Emacs and Vim.

Linux Versions Of Grubby Games Discontinued

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: Troy Hepfner the president of My Game Company has posted sad news on the Linux Hardcore forums regarding GNU/Linux versions of Grubby Games

What's Up With PCManFM2?

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blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: PCManFM has been a popular replacement for the Nautilus file manager on the GNOME desktop because its light and fast, though still featureful enough to handle automatic mounting of hotplugged drives and other modern advantages. Well, Hong Jen Yee has decided that several prominent bugs cannot be solved without a major rewrite of the file manager.

Deconstructing Nautilus and rebuilding it better

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design-by-izo.com: If you’re an avid user of the GNOME Desktop Environment and follow the development of it, you may well be aware of one of the hot topics currently doing the rounds on the internet, and that is: The User Interface Of The Nautilus File Manager And Why Is It So Awful?

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • Browsing a FTP server in Linux with Nautilus
  • Tried Several, Finally Chosen a Favorite
  • Window buttons alignment (Gnome, Ubuntu 10.04)
  • An Epic Struggle With Portage
  • Install and Configure DKIM On Postfix With dkim-milter on 64 bit CentOS 5
  • Is Open Source "Anti-Enterprise"?
  • Transferring the Crux ISO to USB
  • Solve Screen Resolution Problem in Ubuntu / Debian with xrandr
  • Installing the GeoIP Apache module
  • Interesting Shorewall Logs
  • Running old Linux apps on new Distros
  • Power saving tips for a Linux laptop
  • Printer configuration and management on PC-BSD 8
  • sci-fi digital painting tutorial for GIMP
  • Going Linux: Feb 27: #094 - SCaLE 8x

BBC blocks open source software from iPlayer video service

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Web

arstechnica.com: The BBC has enabled SWF Verification for its iPlayer streaming video service. This content protection mechanism has locked out users who consume the iPlayer video content with open source software.

Carbonate Icon Theme

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Ubuntu

ubuntumini.com: I spent time looking for a good icon theme to match my Darkish Human GTK theme, I couldn't find one so I made my own.

NDAs and FOSS

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OSS

Jon maddog Hall: I recently had to sign a "Non-Disclosure Agreement" (NDA) for the first time in a long while, and I thought I would write about how an NDA might or might not fit in with Free and Open Source Software.

Dropbox - a study in what's right with open source, and wrong with windows.

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blog.seattlepi.com: Today I tried to use a piece of software named "dropbox" which allows you to share files safely on the internet. The first problem is that, like most windows software, it tells you very little about how it works.

Full Circle Magazine Issue 34 is ready

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Ubuntu

This month marks the 34th issue of Full Circle, along with the new and improved companion Full Circle Podcast! Now, along with your magazine, you’ve got an extra 40 minutes of auditory Full Circle goodness.

A for Artha, The Awesome offline Dictionary for Linux

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Software

bigbrovar.aoizora.org: One area that I have always found lacking on Linux is a good Dictionary software. I have tired quite a few free and opensource dictionary software for linux, some very good, but non had the WOW factor, until Artha.

VDR as an mp3, DVD player using plugin

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ubuntulandforever.blogspot: VDR (Video Disk Recorder) is an open source application for Linux designed to allow any computer to function as a digital video recorder, in order to record and replay TV programming using the computer's hard drive.

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    Security researchers have discovered a new Adobe Flash vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers to deploy the latest version of FinSpy malware on targets. Kaspersky Lab researchers said a hacker group called BlackOasis has already taken advantage of the zero-day exploit – CVE-2017-11292 – to deliver its malicious payload via a Microsoft Word document.

  • Companies turn a blind eye to open source risk [Ed: No, Equifax got b0rked due to bad practices, negligence, incompetence, not FOSS]
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  • Checking Your Passwords Against the Have I Been Pwned List
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How to use an Arduino and Raspberry Pi to turn a fiber optic neural network into wall art

Hollywood has made many big promises about artificial intelligence (AI): how it will destroy us, how it will save us, and how it will pass us butter. One of the less memorable promises is how cool it will look. There's a great example of amazing AI visualization in Avengers: Age of Ultron when Tony Stark's AI butler Jarvis interacts with Ultron and we see an organic floating network of light morphing and pulsing. I wanted to make something similar to fill blank space on my apartment wall (to improve upon the usual Ikea art). Obviously, I couldn't create anything as amazing as Jarvis as a floating orb of light; however, I could use a machine learning algorithm that looks interesting with quirky data visualization: a neural network! It employs biologically inspired elements that were meant to replicate how (we thought) the human brain works. Read more