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Google Chrome Browser Exhibits Risky Behavior

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Software

informationweek.com: Even Google Chrome, touted for its security architecture, has security issues. According to one security expert, there are no secure browsers.

What I don't like about KDE4

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KDE

toolbox.com/blogs: The gauntlet has been thrown. After an unexpected interest and response from my last article where I said goodbye to KDE I was informed that I had not specifically stated why I don't like KDE any more.

Elive 1.9.35 (Unstable)

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Elive is based on Debian and uses the Enlightenment window manager rather than KDE or Gnome. The version I picked for this review is the 1.9.35 release which is currently labeled as unstable.

Banshee by default – outlook looks hazy

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Software
Ubuntu

apebox.org: So. Banshee as a default media player for Karmic, replacing Rhythmbox. You’ve read the analysis on the Internest, you’ve read ill-informed tripe from pretend-journalists, and you’re running in fear of a switch to a “worse” player. Well, it’s time to lay down a little dose of reality for all you naysayers.

The coolest tools in the box

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: My last note was a bit negative, so I’d do better to offer something a little more positive this time — probably the coolest utilities that I have found thus far, in my short Linux experience.

5 Ways to Use Your Old PC

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Hardware

earthweb.com: Don't throw away those old PCs yet. Whether you're cleaning out or upgrading the computers in the office or at home, you should be able to find something to do with them.

VirtualBox Seamless Mode: The only way to virtualize

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: When I finally started poking around at some of the nuances of VirtualBox I realized that I had to bring it up here on Techrepublic. One of those “nuances” (if you can actually call it that) is Seamless Mode.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 311

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Gone But Not Forgotten: Five Great Linux Distributions That Did Not Survive

  • News: Slackware gets official ARM port, Ubuntu interviews with Shuttleworth and Bacon, BSD Magazine lives on, Google announces Chrome OS
  • Released last week: PC-BSD 7.1.1, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "KDE", CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01, Kongoni GNU/Linux 1.12.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva 2010 Alpha 2, Pardus Linux 2009, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3
  • New distributions: Element GNU/Linux, 8ix Zenith CE
  • Reader comments

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

Can VLC 1.0 change the world?

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: There’s a new hit on the Web. VLC 1.0 has about 6 million downloads since its launch a few days ago, and the number was climbing at over 11 per second at last count.

Shuttleworth about GNOME 3.0 - What's good, what's missing, what needs work

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Interviews
Ubuntu

derstandard.at: In the last few years Ubuntu has emerged as the dominant force in the Linux Deskop field. During the recent Gran Canaria Desktop Summit Andreas Proschofsky had the chance to conduct the following interview with Shuttleworth. Sees good possibility of having a common meta-release cycle with Debian - Not sure if GNOME3 will make the next LTS

Who needs games when you've got bling.

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linux-noob.com: My eldest son is ten years old. He has been using computers in one way or another since he was 4, and he has already seen Linux because I had installed Ubuntu and SLED 10 on his XP computer some years ago. The month has passed and I wanted to see what Christopher thought about using Linux daily.

Google Chrome OS Netbooks Could Arrive This Year

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Google
Hardware

eweekeurope.co.uk: Chrome OS may give Eric Schmidt reason to leave Apple’s board, but he declined to acknowledge Microsoft as a competitor

more odds & ends

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News
  • Opera 10 Adapts Flawlessy Into Gnome Desktop - Goodbye Ugly Opera!

  • The Recipe for Linux's Netbook Success
  • Open Source is Infiltrating the Enterprise
  • 0 A.D. Game Goes Open-Source
  • iotop – simple top-like I/O monitor
  • How tinderbox is relevant to users
  • Hard disk upgrade (SATA)
  • Another Linux Myth Killed In Broad Daylight
  • Google releases open source NX server
  • Linus: Not-so-evil empire
  • Microsoft Mono move means exactly nothing
  • FLOSS Weekly 77: Jaunty Jackalope

Free software heroes: from Stallman to Google, a list of inspiring individuals who made everything possible

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OSS

freesoftwaremagazine.com: This article was originally published on “2008-06-15 13:09:55 +0000”. I re-read it, and decided that it deserved to be re-published in Free Software Magazine as a tribute to those individual who made GNU/Linux possible.

Is Oracle getting ready to kill OpenSolaris?

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OS

blogs.computerworld.com: So, what does a Linux company like Oracle wants to do with its newly purchased Sun's open-source operating system, OpenSolaris? The answer appears to be: "Nothing."

Getting things done with Linux to-do list programs

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Software

arstechnica.com: To-do list programs can help you stay organized and boost productivity. Ars looks at GTG, KOrganizer, and other task management tools for the Linux desktop.

An interview with RVM, developer of Smplayer

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Interviews

tech-no-media.com: Last week I did a review of the excellent media player for Linux and Windows Smplayer. This week the developer behind this great Mplayer front-end granted me an email interview:

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #150

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #150 for the week July 5th - July 11th, 2009 is available.

some odds & ends & howtos:

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News
  • Beautify Boot in Debian

  • Netstat: Quick and useful Linux network information
  • Air NZ adopts open-source SilverStripe
  • Kubuntu Netbook Edition starts to take shape
  • Other Tomboy Stuff: On Blogging, Synchronization of Notes
  • Squid Authentication using RADIUS
  • Tutorial : Enable AMD Cool 'n' Quite in Linux
  • Putting a Fedora LiveCD onto a USB Stick from Ubuntu
  • Solution:Freezing problems with Intel Graphics driver on Ubuntu
  • Chrome OS: Remember, it's Still Vaporware
  • Customizing vim and coloring the terminal in OpenSolaris 2009.06

2009's 10 Worst Linux Distributions

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Any list of best or worst will have its opponents and proponents and I foresee that this list of worst Linux distributions will be no different. There were, at last count, almost 300 Linux distributions and they all can't be great.

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Ubuntu and elementary

  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
  • AppCenter Spotlight: Beta Testers
    Over the past month we’ve been beta testing the new AppCenter with a number of developers, from elementary OS contributors to backers of our Indiegogo campaign. After testing out the submission process and getting some apps into the store (and seeing rapid updates!), I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the first apps.
  • elementary OS to get improved AppCenter, showing off a few new applications
    I have to hand it to the elementary OS guys, they have a massive focus on design and it does look quite incredible. It is easily one of the best looking Linux distributions, which I do admire. Their new AppCenter, for example, looks extremely clean and clear.

Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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