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Story GSoC: Open Source Event Manager Organizer Dashboard Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 8:56pm
Story Tor anonymity service says unknown attackers compromised its network Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 8:39pm
Story AMD Catalyst 14.6 Does Slightly Better With APITest OpenGL Tests Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 8:30pm
Story GNOME's GTK+ Is Still Striving For A Scene Graph, Canvas API Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 8:23pm
Story Akademy 2014 Keynotes: Sascha Meinrath and Cornelius Schumacher Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 8:18pm
Story A logo & icon for DevAssistant Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 8:07pm
Story Palm-sized mini PC projects display, uses IR for touch Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 8:02pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 3:24pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 3:23pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2014 - 3:22pm

The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

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Linux

reghardware.co.uk: Episode 5 I opened up my Acer Aspire One again after a prolonged interval while I was involved in a very different project and was puzzled to discover that Live Update was offering me a "Bluetooth patch". It's not just that the hardware doesn't have Bluetooth...

Jaunty Jackalope... the Easter bunny just grew antlers

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Ubuntu

blogs.telegraph.co: As I write this, there are just 10 days until the next release of Ubuntu Linux (due 23rd April). Named "Jaunty Jackalope", it will be the credit crunch busting software solution you've all been desperate for. So what's new, or rather, why should you care?

few odds & ends

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News
  • A few quick thoughts on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

  • Kernel Mode-Setting Coming To OpenSolaris
  • Linux-Powered Spectrum Takes Casemodding To The Next Level
  • Quick Linux Tips: File Naming

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #137

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #137 for the week of April 5th- April 11th, 2009 is now available.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Beta

  • Ubuntu 9.04 - Jaunty Jackalope
  • Package caching for Ubuntu (and Debian) lovers
  • Concurrent Booting: make full use of your dual-core, multithreaded or hyperthreaded processors in Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint 6 KDE

Shutter on Ubuntu: is this the mother of all free software Screenshot Utilities?

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Linux

Like anyone else who writes about software I like to illustrate my text with timely and relevant screenshots; so I’m always on the lookout for good, free software to get the job done.

Six Best Portable Operating Systems

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Linux

lifehacker.com: Why restrict yourself to merely carrying around your data on a thumb drive? Take your entire operating system on your flash drive.

Give Ubuntu Jaunty An Apple Flavour

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Ubuntu

bigbrovar.wordpress: The cool thing about linux is that it can be and look like anything you want, and why you may never be able to tweak your Mac or Windows to look like Gnome, its the direct opposite with Linux. So this month i decide to give my laptop an apple flavor.

Virtualization With KVM On A CentOS 5.2 Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a CentOS 5.2 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

Six Interesting Gnome Panel Applets

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu.com: Six Interesting Gnome Panel Applets

Antique Linux on an Antique PC

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Linux

crashedpips.co.uk: Lying about somewhere in my loft, I uncovered a Targa TS30AS laptop, from sometime in the early to mid 1990s. It fell well within the system requirements for version 1.1 buzz of Debian GNU/Linux.

goplay: discover interesting packages

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Software

debaday.debian.net: goplay is a package browser that lets you find interesting packages that you didn’t knew before. It uses DebTags (categories to describe Debian packages) to classify the packages.

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • Changing Time Zone

  • 3D Desktop switch on Ubuntu
  • Control Your Music From The Panel
  • Jaunty, Thunderbird 3 and Lightning
  • Installing FogBugz the Debian way
  • Most efficient ways to download
  • Microsoft locking out free software formats
  • How Microsoft Changes the Prices at OEMs to Block Linux Sales
  • Kubuntu items now in Ubuntu USA shop
  • Three reasons to buy an old computer
  • When you're in Open Source your error longevity is nearly eternal
  • Linux Outlaws 86 - Pointless Use of Noughts
  • Using open source to reduce business risk
  • How to make an infinite mirror with Ubuntu [HOW TO]
  • FLOSS Weekly 64: The Open Source Bridge conference
  • The Sharecropper Model for Commercial Open Source
  • Notification Disappointment in Ubuntu Jaunty

Zen For Ubuntu Users

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Linux

zenlife.comze.com: I am reading a lot of posts where new users are completely discourages by the seemingly over-complexity of Linux. They have the Windows background and they use Linux like it was Windows. The learning curve in Linux can be steep.

Stepping away from evangelism

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OSS

brucebyfield.wordpress: I rarely evangelize about FOSS when face to face. While I will argue in favor of FOSS in articles, or in speech, I hardly ever do so in casual conversation.

Ordering Ubuntu on a Dell Laptop

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Hardware

red-gecko.blogspot: It was time to replace the old Latitude 110L that had been my main blogging device, and since I've been running Ubuntu for a couple of years, I thought, "Why not order a Dell with Ubuntu pre-installed?" I'm so naive.

Guake Terminal reaches 0.4 and looks mature

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Software

stefanoforenza.com: While the project has been active for years, the first releases were a little bit buggy, so I ended up uninstalling it without looking back.

Review: KTorrent 3.2.1 - Popular BitTorrent Client for KDE

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Reviews

A few days ago I reviewed Deluge, a powerful BitTorrent client for GNOME, so today I will continue in the same manner with the latest release of its KDE counterpart, the popular KTorrent.

Windows 7, Mac OS X and Ubuntu: A Tale of Three Operating Systems

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OS

technovia.co.uk: In a couple of weeks I’ll be switching my main computer back to Ubuntu from Windows 7. But the reason isn’t exasperation with Windows 7, and it’s not one that should give Mac fans hoping that the new Microsoft OS will be a failure any kind of comfort.

News in KDE 4.3

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KDE

ivan.fomentgroup.org: Since Air is coming along nicely (thanks Nuno), it was the time to make the files Lancelot needs for it. Although there are a few things yet to do, I’m quite satisfied with it. I’m even using Air as my Plasma theme now.

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Security Leftovers

  • Atom Installer
    One thing that I miss about using Ubuntu is PPA’s there are lot’s of PPA in Ubuntu and you can hack around and install all types of software which are required for your usage. In the Fedora side of the world there are copr repos but they don’t have as many repos as in Ubuntu and you can’t build non-free software (don’t get me wrong here, I love FREEdom software but couldn’t resist not using some beautiful non-free applications such as Sublime). I am creating a work around for this by using shell scripts which are open source (cc0) but when those scripts are executed they install non-free software on your system.
  • MKVToolNix 9.9.0 MKV Manipulation Tool Released with New GUI Improvements, More
    MKVToolNix developer Moritz Bunkus announced today, February 20, 2017, the release and general availability of MKVToolNix 9.9.0 "Pick Up" for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. MKVToolNix 9.9.0 represents a month of hard work, during which the developer managed to add a bunch of new and interesting features, fix as many bugs reported by users since last month's MKVToolNix 9.8.0 point release, as well as to improve the build system, especially in regards to the man pages of the software.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.2 and KDE Applications 16.12.2, More
    The developers behind the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system have announced today the immediate availability of all the latest KDE technologies released this month in the stable repositories of the distribution. Yes, we're talking about the KDE Plasma 5.9.2 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.2 software suite, KDE Frameworks 5.31.0, and KDE Development Platform 4.14.29, all of which can be found in your Chakra GNU/Linux's repos if you want to run the newest KDE software.

today's howtos

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • IOTA: IoT revolutionized with a Ledger
    Ever since the introduction of digital money, the world quickly came to realize how dire and expensive the consequences of centralized systems are. Not only are these systems incredibly expensive to maintain, they are also “single points of failures” which expose a large number of users to unexpected service interruptions, fraudulent activities and vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious hackers. Thanks to Blockchain, which was first introduced through Bitcoin in 2009, the clear benefits of a decentralized and “trustless” transactional settlement system became apparent. No longer should expensive trusted third parties be used for handling transactions, instead, the flow of money should be handled in a direct, Peer-to-Peer fashion. This concept of a Blockchain (or more broadly, a distributed ledger) has since then become a global phenomenon attracting billions of dollars in investments to further develop the concept.
  • Return Home and Unify: My Case for Unity 8
  • Can netbooks be cool again?
    Earlier this week, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg covered a laptop called the GPD Pocket, which is currently being funded on Indiegogo. As Chaim pointed out, the Pocket’s main advantage is its size — with a 7-inch screen, the thing is really, really small — and its price, a reasonable $399. But he didn’t mention that the Pocket is the resurrection of one of the most compelling, yet fatally flawed, computing trends of the ‘00s: the netbook. So after ten years, are netbooks finally cool again? That might be putting it too strongly, but I’m willing to hope.

Linux Devices

  • Compact, rugged module runs Linux or Android on Apollo Lake
    Ubiqcomm’s 95 x 95mm, Apollo Lake-based “COM-AL6C” COM offers 4K video along with multiple SATA, USB, GbE, and PCIe interfaces, plus -40 to 85°C operation. Ubiqconn Technology Inc. has announced a “COM-AL6C” COM Express Type 6 Compact form factor computer-on-module built around Intel’s Apollo Lake processors and designed to withstand the rigors of both fixed and mobile industrial applications. The module offers a choice among three Intel Apollo Lake processors: the quad-core Atom x5-E3930, quad-core x5-E3940, and dual-core x7-E3950, which are clocked at up to 2.0GHz burst and offer TDPs from 6.5 to 12 Watts.
  • Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266
    To get started with IoT (the Internet of Things), your device needs, well, an Internet connection. Base Arduino microcontrollers don't have Internet connectivity by default, so you either need to add Ethernet, Wi-Fi shields, or adapters to them, or buy an Arduino that has built-in Internet connectivity. In addition to complexity, both approaches add cost and consume the already-precious Arduino flash RAM for program space, which limits what you can do. Another approach is to use a Raspberry Pi or similar single-board computer that runs a full-blown operating system like Linux. The Raspberry Pi is a solid choice in many IoT use cases, but it is often overkill when all you really want to do is read a sensor and send the reading up to a server in the cloud. Not only does the Raspberry Pi potentially drive up the costs, complexity, and power consumption of your project, but it is running a full operating system that needs to be patched, and it has a much larger attack surface than a simple microcontroller. When it comes to IoT devices and security, simpler is better, so you can spend more time making and less time patching what you already made.
  • Blinkenlights!
  • Blinkenlights, part 2
  • Blinkenlights, part 3
  • [Older] Shmoocon 2017: The Ins And Outs Of Manufacturing And Selling Hardware
    Every day, we see people building things. Sometimes, useful things. Very rarely, this thing becomes a product, but even then we don’t hear much about the ins and outs of manufacturing a bunch of these things or the economics of actually selling them. This past weekend at Shmoocon, [Conor Patrick] gave the crowd the inside scoop on selling a few hundred two factor authentication tokens. What started as a hobby is now a legitimate business, thanks to good engineering and abusing Amazon’s distribution program.
  • 1.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users NEVER use a PC, 200 Million PC Internet Users never use a mobile phone. Understanding the 3.5 Billion Internet Total Audience
    As I am working to finish the 2017 Edition of the TomiAhonen Almanac (last days now) I always get into various updates of numbers, that remind me 'I gotta tell this story'.. For example the internet user numbers. We have the December count by the ITU for year 2016, that says the world has now 3.5 Billion internet users in total (up from 3.2 Billion at the end of year 2015). So its no 'drama' to know what is 'that' number. The number of current internet total users is yes, 3.5 Billion, almost half of the planet's total population (47%).