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Installing and Running Safari 4 on Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

junauza.com: Safari 4, the latest version of the browser, offers a lot of features and noticeable performance improvements over its predecessor. There are already a number of releases of Safari for Windows but none for Linux so far. However, that doesn't mean that we can't install and run Safari on Linux.

7 wonders of the Linux world

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Linux

duncsweb.com: Most of you guys by now probably know that i am a Linux user judging by most of previous posts and i like using Linux so i thought i should make a post on why i would recommend Linux to other people.

One week without Google

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Google

cnet.com: A Microsoft executive recently compared quitting Google to quitting smoking. As I approach the 10th anniversary of my last cigarette, I decided to put that to the test.

Virtualization With VirtualBox 3.1.x On A Headless Debian Lenny Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun xVM VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless Debian Lenny server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

Microsoft riles open-source advocates with Amazon deal

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Microsoft

pcpro.co.uk: The deal has already stirred up open-source advocates. "If the strategy isn't to create uncertainty around Linux, it's hard to say what it is," said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation.

Also: Microsoft puts an end to "free" Linux

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Trivial but appreciated: new pause/unpause display in Totem
  • NZ users and analysts upbeat about Sun’s future
  • Microsoft's anti-Google weapon: Open-source Bing
  • Linux Training Week: Which Distribution To Choose?
  • Takeover of Kongoni Linux…
  • Microsoft-Amazon patent deal covers Kindle, Linux
  • New Python shell is a DreamPie
  • DeLi Linux: A Linux distro for old computers
  • Jupiter - Awesome Netbook Power/Config Applet
  • MeeGo Support in MonoDevelop
  • Byzanz-record, Record your Desktop
  • Kofi Annan Foundation using Drupal
  • Le Figaro using Drupal
  • Controversial Free-Software Activist to Speak at UB
  • Managing software legal compliance
  • The Linux Action Show! s11e01: Intel & Nokia Kill Maemo

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Changing Wallpapers and Themes in KDE 4.4
  • IMAP: cannot create subfolders in mail-client
  • simple security script
  • LiVES - Mixes real-time video performance and non-linear editing
  • Let’s Learn LaTex: Part 2
  • Compiling Ada with gcc
  • reset forgotten user/boot password in Ubuntu
  • MYSQL_PS1: 6 Examples to make your mysql> prompt like Angelina Jolie
  • Perl 5, Version Numbers, and Binary Compatibility
  • Skin your Opera
  • Managing ANDs and ORs in OOo Calc Standard Filter
  • Playing Encrypted DVDs in Ubuntu: The Complete Guide
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 134: Dynamic Range Therrory

Report on openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2

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SUSE

abybashit.co.cc: Finally another milestone. I’m trying openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2 to tinker with it and see if I can report something. Let’s go.

Awesome Ubuntu Software Center Updates

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Ubuntu
  • Awesome Ubuntu Software Center Updates
  • Sorbet- Another proposed theme for Ubuntu 10.04
  • My Artwork Landing A Ubuntu 10.04

Screenshots Gtk Applications for Mono

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Software

ubuntulandforever.blogspot: Mono is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications.

5 modules that should come by default in Drupal

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Drupal

ghabuntu.com: Drupal is a great CMS no doubt. I have gone round and tried lots of them, but I still come back to Drupal. However, the more I use it, the more I feel that the following five modules should actually come by default with every Drupal installation.

Ultra-compact PC targets digital signage

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Habey USA announced an ultra-compact PC with a choice of Intel Atom processors. The BIS-6620 has a 4.7 x 4.7-inch footprint, runs at 1.1 or 1.6GHz, comes with CompactFlash and SD expansion slots, and uses just nine Watts, the company says.

My top 10 Gedit plugins

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Software

mikethecoder.com: Gedit can be a really awesome editor if you give it a few plugins and an open mind. Here are a few of my favorites.

Debian project at CeBIT 2010

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian project is happy to announce that it will again be represented at the CeBIT IT fair in Hanover, Germany, this year. At the booth of Univention GmbH in hall 2 stand B36, members of the project will be available for questions and discussions and will give a preview of the new version Debian 6.0 Squeeze.

The Five Best Linux Video Players

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Software

linux.com: Have some downtime and want to watch a movie or two on your Linux laptop? Linux has plenty of options when it comes to video players.

CentOS Clone OpenNode Aims to Simplify KVM and OpenVZ

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Active Systems has released the first public beta of OpenNode, a CentOS based distro that is designed to make it easier to run virtual machines using KVM or OpenVZ.

Opinion: "Confessions of an Ubuntu Fanboy" Response

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Ubuntu

montanalinux.org: Just got done reading, "Confessions of an Ubuntu Fanboy". While I'm glad the author has decided to be more practical in his promotion of Linux and Ubuntu, I strongly disagree with some of his conclusions.

coupla teehees

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Humor

Oracle Still To Make OpenSolaris Changes

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OS

phoronix.com: One of the open-source projects that Oracle hasn't been too open about their intentions with has been OpenSolaris. Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) already closed up last month and there hasn't been too much information flowing out about the next OpenSolaris release.

FOSS Legal Strategy Session Silicon Valley: Success!

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OSS

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog: On February 10, 2010, the Linux Foundation and the Open Source Initiative co sponsored their first Legal Strategic Planning Session. I am glad to declare it a success. We had a very diverse group both professionally and geographically, with participants from Europe, Japan and the US.

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today's leftovers

Software: VirtualBox, Franz, ClipGrab, Gammu, AppArmor, Xfce4, GTK+

  • Oracle Releases VM VirtualBox 5.2
    It was more than one year ago that VirtualBox 5.1 was released while today it's finally been succeeded by a new feature release.
  • Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application
    Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.
  • ClipGrab: Video Downloader and Converter Updated for Ubuntu/Linux Mint (PPA)
    ClipGrab is a free software to download and convert videos from different famous sites of Internet. You can easily save your favorite videos from sites like Dailymotion or Vimeo. And you can convert these videos into "usable" formats like WMV, MPEG or MP3. You can check here which sites are supported by this software.
  • Gammu 1.38.5
    Today, Gammu 1.38.5 has been released. After long period of bugfix only releases, this comes with several new noteworthy features.
  • Watch Out Upgrading To Linux 4.14 If You Use AppArmor
    Just a quick public service announcement if you rely upon AppArmor for security on your Linux distribution like Ubuntu/Debian and plan to soon upgrade to the Linux 4.14 kernel...
  • New hotness: xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0
    After quite some development time I have decided to push out xfce4-notifyd 0.4.0 today. This is not just a bugfix, but a feature-packed release.
  • Xfce Gets Notification Improvements With xfce4-notifyd 0.4
    For users of the Xfce4 desktop environment, a new release of xfce4-notifyd 0.4 is now available as the project's newest feature release.
  • GTK+ 3.92 Released With Many Improvements & New Features
    Matthias Clasen has today released GTK+ 3.92 as the latest test release in the long road towards the major GTK4 tool-kit update. GTK+ 3.92 features Vulkan improvements, more widget reworking, continued Emoji support, and more. Highlights of changes found in this GTK+ 3.92 update include:
  • SteelCloud Expands Linux STIG Support to Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux
    SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has enhanced ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, to support the newly released Ubuntu, SUSE, and Oracle Linux STIGs. These new supported platforms bolster the product's existing Red Hat Linux automated STIG remediation capabilities. The expanded ConfigOS Linux security content will be provided to new and existing customers at no additional charge.

today's howtos

Linux and Graphics: AMD and AGL