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Story Dekko 0.5 Beta (Email Client For Ubuntu Touch) Has Been Released Roy Schestowitz 29/03/2015 - 8:20pm
Story Running FreeBSD on the server: a sysadmin speaks Roy Schestowitz 29/03/2015 - 7:31pm
Story More tools for creating QR Codes in Linux Fitzcarraldo 29/03/2015 - 4:55pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/03/2015 - 4:44pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 29/03/2015 - 4:38pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 29/03/2015 - 4:38pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/03/2015 - 4:37pm
Story Linux Themes Of The Day Mohd Sohail 29/03/2015 - 10:21am
Story 4MLinux 12.0 Beta Arrives with Better Support for Watching and Downloading YouTube Videos Rianne Schestowitz 29/03/2015 - 1:22am
Story Gorgeous Live Voyager X Distro Brings Xfce 4.12 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Video and Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 8:59pm

ECS NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB

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Hardware

phoronix.com: A month after NVIDIA launched the GeForce GT 220 graphics card they rolled out the GeForce GT 240, to further fill the performance void between the GT216-based GT 220 and the GeForce GTS 250 that had been around since March. We finally have our hands on a GeForce GT 240 graphics card from the folks over at ECS Elitegroup to see how this GT215 graphics card performs under Linux.

Kernel Log: Long-term maintenance for 2.6.32, util-linux-ng extended

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.32 is to be maintained for 2 to 3 years within the stable series – the maintenance of 2.6.27, however, will probably soon be discontinued or at least downscaled considerably. The util-linux-ng tool collection now contains three additional programs:

openSUSE Brings New Li-F-E To Schools

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SUSE

linuxplanet.com: It's a safe bet that the majority of K through 12 students in this country have access to a computer either at home or school. With education budget trends resembling a ski slope (downhill) it only makes sense to look to open source for help.

Internet 2009 in numbers

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Web

royal.pingdom.com: What happened with the Internet in 2009? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there?

Introducing Ubuntu Electronics Remix 9.10

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: We are proud to present today a new Ubuntu-based (or Remix) Linux distribution, this time for electronics. Called Ubuntu Electronics Remix, or UER for short. The goals of the Ubuntu Electronics Remix operating system are to make Ubuntu easy to use for electronics.

Tor Project servers hacked

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Security
Web

h-online.com: The Tor project developers have advised users to update their Tor anonymity software to version 0.2.1.22 or 0.2.2.7-alpha as soon as possible. This is because, in early January, two of the project's seven directory authorities (moria1 and gabelmoo) as well as the metrics.torproject.org statistics server were found to have been hacked.

Which distro offers the best experience?

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: There are hundreds of Linux distributions available worldwide, kitted with an infinite number of kernel/desktop/applications combos, each offering a unique perspective and usage model. Ultimately, which one offers the most complete all-round experience of all?

Try 10 OSes You've Never Heard Of

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OS

techradar.com: We explore the little-known seas beyond Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and discover a treasure chest of alternative OSes for you to plunder.

The WordPress Foundation Is Live

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Software

readwriteweb.com: WordPress founder and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg has just announced that his nonprofit, charitable foundation is officially an open shop. The WordPress Foundation is an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the very mission of WordPress itself.

Say CHEESE in Ubuntu

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Software

mybroadband.co.za/blogs: Want to have some fun using a web-cam on Ubuntu? I suggest you get your hands on the Cheese application. One thing is for sure, your Facebook profile shots will never be the same.

YouTube announces HTML5 demo, but not for FF 3.6

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Moz/FF
  • YouTube announces HTML5 demo, but not for FireFox 3.6
  • Firefox 3.6 upgrade or not?
  • Review: Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Is More Than Just An Add-On
  • Firefox 3.6 is 20 Percent Faster
  • Install Firefox 3.6 on Ubuntu in 3 Easy Steps
  • Install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu the Super Easy Way using Ubuntuzilla
  • Firefox 3.6: Spacer trick for prettier Personas
  • Tour the new Firefox 3.6
  • Official Release Announcement
  • Turn Firefox 3.6 Into Firefox 4 Now!

Brisbane to host LCA 2011

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Linux
  • Brisbane to host LCA 2011
  • LCA 2010: Keeping patent trolls at bay
  • LCA2010: Day 5, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Linux.conf.au 2010: Photos
  • Smarter Linux file structure aims to ease software management

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Essential Skills for Perl 5 Programmers
  • One Step Forward and Two Steps Back
  • Skype for Linux 2.1 Beta 2 adds screen sharing
  • More about Puppy Linux
  • Licensing Woes of Proprietary Software
  • Feature of Ubuntu and Linux
  • Pardus 2009.01
  • Gentoo Series Part I : Past and Present
  • $100 Laptop Project Recruiting Haiti Volunteers
  • About Kaltura’s Plans for Open Source World Domination
  • Leaving Deb-by for openSUSE-ie Part 1
  • Linux deduping is in store next
  • NVClock's Thunderbird To Launch New Project
  • GlaxoSmithKline Using Open Source Principles To Further Drug Research
  • Flex & Bison book review
  • Top 10 Home Distros For 2010
  • Always Innovating Touchbook to Support Android and Ubuntu and More
  • Version 5.20 of the Nmap network scanner arrives
  • Data.gov.uk using Drupal
  • Compiz 0.9.0 Getting Closer
  • Camp KDE 2010 Continues with More Talks
  • BAE Systems uses MontaVista Linux in gun systems
  • Every good thing has an end

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Block an ip address using iptables
  • Get to know Linux: File permissions
  • 7 KOffice Tips and Tricks
  • How to Install and Run Slackware 13
  • Disable ask for password when browsing Windows partitions
  • How to Stop "Kinit: No Resume" Error Message in Debian Lenny
  • Configuring Grub 2
  • Build a Private Cloud with Ubuntu: An Overview
  • How to Synchronize System Clock with NTP Time Server on OpenSuSe
  • Tech Tip: Keep Your Monitor Awake with Caffeine
  • setting up fluxbox so it is as good as everyone says it is
  • How to use apt-file to find which .deb package contains a specific file
  • Canon MP560 on Opensuse 11.2
  • Inkscape Class Day 3
  • CentOS – PHP5.2 Installation

Linux Shows

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Linux
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 337
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 70 Colin Guthrie Interview
  • Linux Outlaws 132 - The Denty-Dent Client

Ubuntu 10.04 Wallpapers from the Artwork Pool

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: I've been hesitant to plunder the talented depths of this Ubuntu Artwork pool on Flickr; pullling out some of the more 'spiffing' examples and presenting them here as I'm not too fond of pointless lists that come hand in hand with a meaningless adjective - "10 cool wallpapers", "10 awesome wallpapers", etc. Are those 10 wallpapers really "awesome" or are they 10 you found in a hurry and thought "Hmmph. They'll do."?

Linux Desktop Environment Innovation Nonexistent

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Software

daniweb.com: As a current GNOME user and former KDE user, I'd like to know when we can expect some new innovations from either of these desktop environments?

linux.conf.au 2010: Day 5 (morning)

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Linux
  • linux.conf.au 2010: Day 5 (morning)
  • LCA 2010 Friday keynote/lightning talks
  • Linux.conf.au - Day Four

But Linux has so many little things wrong with it!

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: The time has come. You have heard so much about this Linux operating system. Everybody seems to be raving about it. Just about every job description for Information Technology has the words Linux knowledge bandied about in them. It's time, you think, to give this Linux the good old college try.

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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.