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Linux light - Absolute Linux 13.1

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ll-things-linux.blogspot: Welcome to Part 2 of my loose series of reviews on light distros based on good old Slackware. I am going to take a look at the exciting blend that Absolute Linux is offering in its present incarnation, version 13.1.2.

Vector Linux 6.0 “SOHO” Screenshots

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easylinuxcds.com: Vector Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. Today the SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) Edition of Vector Linux 6.0 was released, this version is targeted at modern computers in an office environment.

The Power of the UNIX Command-Line

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Linux

Discover the essential UNIX utilities that deliver the entire world to your command line

GNOME Shell is Evolving Quite Beautifully

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Software

techdrivein.com: GNOME Shell is a new completely revamped user interface for GNOME. GNOME Shell brings a new window manager called Mutter which is a combination of Metacity and Clutter. This reportedly makes Compiz unnecessary(and incompatible too).

5 More Linux Games

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Gaming
  • 5 More Linux Games You Probably Haven’t Played
  • The Chzo Mythos For GNU/Linux Released

Open Source for America Celebrates its First Anniversary with Awards

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OSS

consortiuminfo.org: Last summer, a new organization was announced with the goal of promoting the uptake of open source software by the U.S. federal government. Now that organization has completed its first quite successful year of operations.

Is the Linux Kernel In Trouble?

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Linux
  • Is the Linux Kernel In Trouble?
  • Kernel Log: 2.6.36 development and new stable kernels and drivers

War of the Peppermint Gargantuas

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Linux

jimlynch.com: Now – many years after the War of the Gargantuas movie – there are two more gargantuas that are at war. These two aren’t brown and green, these two are peppermint. I’m referring, of course, to Peppermint OS One and Peppermint Ice.

KDE desktop integrates Webkit

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KDE
  • KDE desktop integrates Webkit
  • How To Switch To WebKit in Konqueror

Spotlight on Linux: openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

linuxjournal.com: The distribution is always of the highest quality with a professional feel and polish. Novell employs full-time developers to work on openSUSE and community projects, because many of the innovations first seen in openSUSE will end up in Novell's commercial SUSE Enterprise edition.

PCLinuxOS 2010 [Review]

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PCLOS

thinkdigit.com: The PCLinuxOS distro comes in a number of flavours. It offers Gnome, KDE, and OpenBox desktop enviromnents amongst others. It also comes in a variant known as 'Enlightenment Desktop' which includes a window manager of the same name.

Android Beats Ubuntu and Linux

muktware.com: Linux has become omnipresent. It's presence is so deep that a user may not even know that he/she is in-fact using Linux. However, in recent times some GNU/Linux based products have become overly popular outshining Linux.

Ubuntu Licensing

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Ubuntu

peterswapan.wordpress: Ubuntu is a collection of thousands of computer programs and documents created by a range of individuals, teams and companies. Each of these programs may come under a different licence.

today's leftovers:

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  • Vulnerability in OpenSSL 1.0.x
  • Writing in an open source world
  • Top 5 Open Source Linux Server Provisioning Software
  • Basenji - A portable volume indexer
  • Use Maximus to Go Full-Screen in Ubuntu
  • Mozilla Draws Controversy Over Silent Firefox Updates
  • Bradley M. Kuhn: May LF Make Me Superfluous
  • New OOo 3.3 Beta release
  • LinuxCon: Linux's Future in the Spotlight
  • Linux Chief Sounds Off on Android, Apple and App Stores
  • Hype vs. Reality: Today's Linux Story from the Media's Perspective
  • The continuum of Linux news #LinuxCon
  • Beginners Tour of Shotwell
  • An overview of today’s top-ten Linux distributions
  • Dell backs Ubuntu
  • Beware of “functions are first class citizens” mantra

some howtos:

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  • Find fastest mirrors for yum CentOS/Fedora/RHEL
  • Die Flash Cookie, Die!
  • Add a Word Count Feature to Tomboy
  • Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Linux?
  • Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts
  • Equinox GTK Theme + Faenza Icon Theme = Awesomeness!
  • Easily Create a Custom Lightweight Desktop Environment
  • Regular expressions for everyone: The basics
  • How to enable Autologin to Linux console using mingetty
  • RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 Explained with Diagrams
  • Smart Cards and Secret Agents
  • Disable the Ugly Gnome Metacity Minimize Effect
  • How to use teapot like a pro
  • New Illumination Tutorial
  • arranging windows from the gnu/linux command line with wmctrl
  • Lazy sound notification

ON TEST: Jolicloud Netbook OS

apcmag.com: With netbooks, you can either run "lite" software, or push the grunt work into the cloud. Jolicloud OS, based on Ubuntu, aims to do the latter.

Changing distributions: openSUSE?

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blogs.gnome.org: Due to everything that has happened at Mandriva, I guess it is time to switch distributions. I have no idea when I made the switch to Mandriva, but I know for certain I’ve used it for the last 5 years. At the moment I’m considering Fedora and openSUSE.

DeviantArt’s Muro Drawing App Is Pure HTML5 Awesomeness

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Software
Web

webmonkey.com: The folks at DeviantArt, a website best known for hosting images of fairies and vampires created by gothy art students, have debuted a new browser-based drawing tool created entirely with web standards.

Q&A with Richard Stallman

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Interviews
OSS

computerworld.com.au: Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 135 is out

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SUSE

We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 135.

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France Proposes Software Security Liability For Manufacturers, Open Source As Support Ends

It sometimes seems as though barely a week can go by without yet another major software-related hardware vulnerability story. As manufacturers grapple with the demands of no longer building simple appliances but instead supplying them containing software that may expose itself to the world over the Internet, we see devices shipped with insecure firmware and little care for its support or updating after the sale. The French government have a proposal to address this problem that may be of interest to our community, to make manufacturers liable for the security of a product while it is on the market, and with the possibility of requiring its software to be made open-source at end-of-life. In the first instance it can only be a good thing for device security to be put at the top of a manufacturer’s agenda, and in the second the ready availability of source code would present reverse engineers with a bonanza. Read more

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Mozilla Development and News

  • Removing Support for Unpacked Extensions
    With the release of Firefox 62 (currently scheduled for August 21, 2018) Mozilla will discontinue support for unpacked sideloaded extensions. You will no longer be able to load an extension via the Windows registry by creating an entry with an extension’s directory (i.e. unpacked) after Firefox 61. Starting with Firefox 62, extensions sideloaded via the Windows registry must be complete XPI files (i.e. packed).
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    The Project Things Gateway exists as a platform to bring all of your IoT devices together under a unified umbrella, using a standardized HTTP-based API. We recently announced the Things Gateway and we’ve started a series of hands-on project posts for people who want to set up a Gateway and start playing around with the Web of Things. Earlier this month we began with a high-level overview of how to build a Gateway add-on.
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  • Lando Demo
    Lando is so close now that I can practically smell the tibanna. Israel put together a quick demo of Phabricator/BMO/Lando/hg running on his local system, which is only a few patches away from being a deployed reality.
  • Snips Uses Rust to Build an Embedded Voice Assistant
    The team at Paris-based Snips has created a voice assistant that can be embedded in a single device or used in a home network to control lights, thermostat, music, and more. You can build a home hub on a Raspberry Pi and ask it for a weather report, to play your favorite song, or to brew up a double espresso. Manufacturers like Keecker are adding Snips’ technology to products like multimedia home robots. And Snips works closely with leaders across the value chain, like NVIDIA, EBV, and Analog Devices, in order to voice-enable an increasingly wider range of device types, from speakers to home automation systems to cars.
  • Mozilla v FCC: Mozilla Re-files Suit Against FCC to Protect Net Neutrality
    This morning, the Federal Communications Commission officially published its order overturning net neutrality rules in the Federal Register. We had originally filed suit early while simultaneously urging the court that the correct date was after this publication. We did this in an abundance of caution because we’re not taking any chances with an issue of this importance. That is why today, immediately after the order was published, Mozilla re-filed our suit challenging the FCC net neutrality order. We won’t waste a minute in our fight to protect net neutrality because it’s our mission to ensure the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. An internet that truly puts people first, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent.
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