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Story OpenWrt 15.05 RC1 Gets Linux Kernel 3.18, Supports Raspberry Pi 2, New 3G/4G Modems Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 9:34am
Story Vatican library: open source for long-term preservation Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 9:22am
Story systemd 220 Adds New Features to Networkd, Integrates the Gummiboot EFI Bootloader Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 2:35am
Story GNOME 3.17.2 unstable tarballs due Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 12:42am
Story Fedora 22 Final is No-Go but second sign-off try is tomorrow Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 12:37am
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.43 LTS Is a Massive Update, EXT4 Data Corruption Patched Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2015 - 12:32am
Story Intel takes on CoreOS with its own container-based Linux Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 11:58pm
Story Krita comes to Discworld! Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 11:52pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 10:44pm
Story IoT SBC runs Linux on Quark Rianne Schestowitz 21/05/2015 - 8:41pm

8 Advanced OpenOffice.org Add-ons

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OOo

linuxplanet.com: OpenOffice.org (OOo for short) is a great office suite for Linux and pretty much any other operating system, but can always use improvement. This is especially true for templates and clip art. Fortunately, the open source community provides many add-ons or extensions. Here's a look.

Rocking with Zeitgeist

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  • Rocking with Zeitgeist
  • Making free smarter

mind control support may be coming to compiz

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Always feared that controlling Compiz with the power of thought alone was something only available for Jedi's and Sylar from Heroes? Think again.

Some sobering second opinions on iPad hipsteria.

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Mac

The release of yet another crippled Internet appliance by Apple, Inc. ordinarily wouldn’t be worthy of mention on these hallowed pages — but there’s been such a deluge of hipsteria about it over the weekend that I wanted to make sure that you caught the important stuff.

So let’s get to it!

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 34

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Peering down the business end of Asturix
  • News: Yellow Dog warns against PS3 updates, Red Hat hints at RHEL 6 beta arrival, Ubuntu announces "Maverick Meerkat", Puppy prepares version 5, overview of Unity Linux
  • Questions and answers: Using "alien" to convert RPM to DEB
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 8 "LXDE" and "Xfce", SimplyMEPIS 8.5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
  • Upcoming releases: DragonFly BSD 2.6, Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 2, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5
  • Donations: Libre Graphics Meeting gets US$300
  • New additions: Puredyne
  • New distributions: Fnestree, Linux Caxradonya, Netrunner
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

The Case for Gnome Shell

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workswithu.com: A couple weeks ago, I wrote some posts on GNOME Shell which included a number of criticisms of the desktop environment that will likely become Ubuntu’S default at some point in the future. Jon McCann, lead designer for GNOME Shell, recently got in touch to offer his responses to the problems I found with the new interface. Here’s what he had to say.

Do You Have an Aptitude for Software?

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linux-mag.com: If you think smart is intelligent or if you think yum is tasty, aptitude will expand your thoughts with attitude.

Five open source alternatives to the iPad

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opensource.com: Interest in iPad app development is waning, and the device just got here. Maybe that means it's time to explore more open options. Here are five.

Ubuntu and its commitment to software freedom

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  • Ubuntu and its commitment to software freedom
  • UbuntuOne Gets Contacts Mobile Phone Sync Support [But It's Not Free]
  • Ubuntu and the FSF Ideal
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #187

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create an encrypted USB drive for Ubuntu Linux
  • VMplayer crash in fedora 12?
  • Chromium sexually assaulted the poor pooch
  • Configure alerts for email and contact groups in Nagios
  • Control users loggin /etc/passwd file
  • Auto-mounting internal drives in Ubuntu

odds & ends:

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News
  • Software Wars through the ages
  • Lyrebird: from the ashes of songbird
  • Fun with DVDs on Linux
  • Mockup: Opera 10.5x + Ubuntu 10.04
  • Linux Action Show s11e06 - VirtualBox vs VMware

5 reasons to support Open Source Software

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  • 5 reasons why you must support the spread of OSS
  • Open Source: Computing for the masses
  • Weekly OSS Links #5

I have seen the future, and it is GNOME 3

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I finally managed to get GNOME Shell installed so I could get a preview of what is to come on the Linux desktop (at least through the eyes of GNOME). GNOME 3 is different. Very different.

Also: GNOME 3 System Status Area Mockups

First Look – Mandriva 2010.1 beta 1 – Gnome Edition

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linuxcritic.com: The first beta release of Mandriva 2010.1 has been made available for testing. Being fans of the 2010 release (it was, in our opinion, Mandriva's best to date) we were eager to see what kind of progress is being made on their next stable release.

Open Innovation's Challenge: Letting Go Is Hard To Do

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businessweek.com: Open-source software provides an important example of how companies can leverage external sources of innovation. In practice, however, big high-tech companies often have a difficult time collaborating and sharing control.

adeskbar, for fun and profit

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kmandla.wordpress: I have used wbar in Openbox setups off and on for the past year or so, since I saw it at work with Tiny Core Linux. If you’re GUI-oriented anyway, adeskbar might be a winner for being quicker on the configuration.

No excuse for programmers and multiple platforms.

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toolbox.com/blogs: You most probably know that the people who produce Songbird have dropped Linux support. Programming across multiple operating systems is easy. I do it.

few leftovers:

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News
  • A Look At All Ubuntu Mascots
  • Android vs Maemo - Hands on Review
  • A further note about SCO v. Novell
  • Nvidia Tegra2 and Gentoo: Part Two (Running Gentoo!)
  • DtO: Mano a Mano with Cult of SEO

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Make Firefox use as much Screen as Chrome
  • Errors compiling VMware Server on Fedora 12
  • Broadcom Wireless Driver Fix In Lucid
  • KDE 4.4.2 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Using Gimp's IFS Tool
  • Perl – How to change @INC to include non-standard path
  • How to develop on KDE & Amarok without trashing your System
  • HowTo Find out if Installed Linux is 32 bits or 64 bits

Linux is looking ready for mainstream users

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gcn.com: I reviewed four of the most popular Linux operating systems and judged them on ease of use, performance, functionality and price.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
  • Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps [Ed: Linux basher Liam Tung entertains FUD firm Snyk and Microsoft because it suits the employer's agenda]
  • SSD Advisory – Linux Kernel XFRM Privilege Escalation

gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Deepin 15.5 Desktop (made in China!). Deepin is devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Deepin. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Deepin live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin. Read more Also: ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux System, Now Has a Deepin Edition Based on Ubuntu 17.10 Kali Linux 2017.3 Brings New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here