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The 20 Best Firefox Extensions

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Moz/FF

tomsguide.com: There are thousands of add-ons available for Firefox, so a truly comprehensive list is nearly impossible. However, we sifted through some of the best to come up with a list of 20 killer Firefox extensions that we're willing to call "the best."

Is Google prepping an Android tablet?

  • Is Google prepping an Android tablet?
  • Why Google is a Big Part of Linux's Future On Netbooks

Meet my new Linux rig

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Hardware

Meet my new Linux rig -- a $750 all-in-one that has sent my $4,000 Mac Pro to the curb.

3 KDE Add-ons Worth Trying

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: Ever so often, I look around for rather random add-ons that make my desktop experience more pleasant or occasionally even serve a meaningful purpose. They range from full applications to very basic widgets.

How to use Autotrash to totally forget about the trash

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Software

ghacks.net: The trash (or “Recycle bin”) is a sane concept of our operating systems. A file sent to the trash can be recovered if the user realizes the file was still needed after all. Now, the problem is: when should you empty the trash?

Linux File Systems

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Linux

tcs-security-blanket.blogspot: LINUX FILE SYSTEMS are an essential operating system resource. Modern file systems and disk drive technology are robust and reliable — so, most administrators put little effort into planning or worrying about them once the operating system is configured. This makes me both smile and cringe.

Game Console With Linux In Development

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Linux
Hardware

skuggen.com: Heard about the console Pandora? Made by computer geeks who want the ultimate portable gaming console. This hobby project has just begun mass-producing and the dream is becoming real.

RE: 10 Linux commandments

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Linux
Humor

dedoimedo.com: Enjoy, the 10 Linux commandments, Bible style (old testament):

A console spellchecker and dictionary

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: Two things that I have failed to mention for quite a long time now — in fact, three things — are a dictionary and spellchecker for the console. If you write as much as I do, those two things are important, and not wisely left out. Sad

VC funding for OSS-related vendors up 38% in Q1

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OSS

blogs.the451group: We reported last week that VC funding for OSS-related vendors fell 37% in 2009 to $375.4m. We noted at the time that the decline was not actually as steep as I or others had predicted.

Kubuntu’s biggest problem: Network Management

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Ubuntu

jjesse.wordpress: While networking isn’t sexy and doesn’t get the press that windows button movement does, it absolutely has to work out of the box.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 349

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Linux

This week in Distrowatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Trying on sidux
  • News: Arch's new release process, Gentoo Wiki, group test of lightweight distributions, EmErgE's live DVD with 15 distributions, North Korea's Red Star Linux
  • Questions and answers: Games for Linux
  • Released last week: DragonFly BSD 2.6.1, Calculate Linux 10.4, MOPSLinux 7.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.10 release schedule, Fedora 13 Beta
  • New distributions: Metamorphose Linux, Itis Linux, Netlive, QubesOS
  • Reader comments

This and more in this week's Distrowatch Weekly.

IPFire brings super secure Linux to the masses

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Linux

itwire.com: Most folk know if they want a secure gateway between the Internet and their home or business they should use Linux for maximum protection. The new IPFire distribution seeks to take security to the highest level.

Debian Project News - April 12

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Linux

debian.org/News: Welcome to this year's first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community. Topics covered in this issue include:

Most computer users need Linux

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: One thing I have noticed on just about all windows installed computers outside of my strict control is that they are full of viruses, spyware and there are more programs installed than they know what to do with.

One big thing Ubuntu can teach Microsoft, Apple

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: Ubuntu has earned a reputation as the most user-friendly version of Linux on the planet, but I would argue that the secret of success for Canonical is not really about a great UI or an extensive hardware compatibility list.

[Howto] Language based rewrites with Lighttpd and mod_magnet

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Linux
OSS

Lighttpd is a web server with a fast growing user base. This howto will demonstrate how redirects can be done based on the language of the user's browser.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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News
HowTos
  • Labour trumpets open-source success
  • jobs command: running processes
  • Feature Plans For Xen 4.1 Come About
  • Image Magick Toy - A Dada Album Cover Creator
  • Monocaffe Connections Manager
  • How to insert a file at a specific line and column
  • Installing Linux on a Thecus n8800Pro
  • Creating your header.inc.php for eGroupware
  • GIMP Tutorial: Super Glowy Rainbow Text Effect
  • Do your own awesome vector posters with Inkscape
  • Get Wacom Bamboo Pen Working in Ubuntu
  • Getting iPhone Internet Tethering Working in Linux
  • GNOME Do – a nifty productivity tool for your Linux desktop
  • Making a Tie-Dye Design With Gimp
  • The Linux Action Show! s11e07: The Future of Software Development
  • Going Linux: Apr 10: #098 - Listener Feedback

Netrunner (Albedo) – A look at a brand new distro!

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Linux

openbytes.wordpress: Code named Albedo, its an Ubuntu based distro, but before I hear groans about “another product derived from Ubuntu” let me explain some important differences.

Selling Ubuntu to the “Third World”

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Ubuntu adoption for communities in the “Third World” seems like it should be a no-brainer: how could a functional, free operating system not prove wildly popular in developing countries?

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Graphics: Mesa 17.2.6 RC, AMDGPU, and Vulkan

  • Mesa 17.2.6 release candidate
  • Mesa 17.2.6 RC Arrives With 50+ Fixes
    While Mesa 17.3 is imminent and should be released as stable within the next few days, Mesa 17.2.6 is being prepped for release as the current point release.
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    While the massive AMDGPU DC infrastructure has been merged for Linux 4.15, the flow of improvements to this display code continues and it looks like the next few kernel cycles at least could be quite busy on the AMD front.
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    A Mozilla engineer has put out a prototype library in working on the Vulkan Portability Initiative for allowing low-level 3D graphics support that's backed by Vulkan / Direct3D 12 / Metal. With Apple sticking to their own Metal graphics API and Direct3D 12 still being the dominant graphics API on Windows 10, The Khronos Group has been working towards better 3D portability for where Vulkan may not be directly supported by the OS/drivers or otherwise available. They've been working to target a subset of the Vulkan API that can be efficiently mapped to these other native graphics APIs and to have the libraries and tooling for better compatibility and code re-use of these different graphics APIs.

Kernel: Linux 4.15, TLDR, and Linus Torvalds' Latest Rant

  • Linux 4.15 Adds AMD Raven Ridge Audio ID
    Not only is AMD Stoney Ridge audio (finally) being supported by the Linux 4.15 kernel, but it also looks like Raven Ridge audio should now be working too.
  • Linux 4.14.2 Fixes The BCache Corruption Bug
    Normally I don't bother mentioning new Linux kernel point releases on Phoronix unless there are some significant changes, as is the case today with Linux 4.14.2.
  • TLDR is what Linux man pages always should have been
    If you get stuck using a Linux tool, the first port of call shouldn’t be to Stack Overflow, but rather its “man pages.” Man — which is short for manual — retrieves documentation for a given program. Unfortunately, this can often be dense, hard to understand, and lacking in practical examples to help you solve your problem. TLDR is another way of looking at documentation. Rather than being a comprehensive guide to a given tool, it instead focuses on offering practical example-driven instructions of how something works.
  • Linux creator Linus Torvalds: This is what drives me nuts about IT security
    Developers are often accused of not thinking about security, but Linux kernel founder Linus Torvalds has had enough of security people who don't think about developers and end-users. After blasting some kernel developers last week for killing processes in the name of hardening the kernel, Torvalds has offered a more measured explanation for his frustration with security myopia. While he agrees that having multiple layers of security in the kernel is a good idea, certain ways of implementing it are not, in particular if it annoys users and developers by killing processes that break users' machines and wreck core kernel code. Because ultimately, if there are no users, there's not much point in having a supremely secure kernel, Torvalds contends.

Unity 7 Hoping To Become An Official Flavor For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

While Canonical abandoned their work on the Unity desktop environment in favor of the Unity-inspired customized GNOME Shell that debuted in Ubuntu 17.10, some within the community have remained interested in maintaining Unity 7 and even getting it into an official spin/flavor of Ubuntu. Posted today to the community.ubuntu.com was a Unity maintenance roadmap, reiterating the hope by some in the Ubuntu community for Ubuntu Unity to become an official LTS distribution of Ubuntu. They are hoping to make it an official flavor alongside Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Xubuntu, and others. Read more Original/direct: Unity Maintenance Roadmap

Programming/Development: Django and Google India

  • An introduction to the Django ORM
    One of the most powerful features of Django is its Object-Relational Mapper (ORM), which enables you to interact with your database, like you would with SQL. In fact, Django's ORM is just a pythonical way to create SQL to query and manipulate your database and get results in a pythonic fashion. Well, I say just a way, but it's actually really clever engineering that takes advantage of some of the more complex parts of Python to make developers' lives easier.
  • Hey, Coders! Google India Is Offering 130,000 Free Developer Scholarships — Here’s How To Apply
  • Google to prepare 1.3 lakh Indians for emerging technologies

    "The new scholarship programme is in tandem with Google's aim to train two million developers in India. The country is the second largest developer ecosystem in the world and is bound to overtake the US by 2021," William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead for India, Google, told reporters here.