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What's the best Linux BitTorrent app?

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Software Not all BitTorrent apps are made equal. Yes, there's a big range of features such as support for encryption and random port access, but at the same there's also a huge range of speeds -

Open Source: No one is working for free

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OSS People continue to wonder how to make money in the free and open source software world. It’s dressed up in discussions of how one makes money when you give away the software for free. preparing the next ten years

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  • Conference 2010: preparing the next ten years
  • OOo: Print file format changes on Linux

Block crackers with 3 locks to your SSH door

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Learn 3 ways of hardening SSH access to your system to block would-be crackers

My favourite Linux wallpapers (so far)

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Software I maintain that computers are the hot rods of the 21st century, and changing up your desktop background is the first and easiest step to pimping your ride. Today I thought I’d share my favourites.

Who Contributed The Most During X Server 1.9?

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Software Tiago Vignatti has now compiled some statistics surrounding the top contributors to X.Org Server 1.9 and related X components just looking at this most recent development cycle. There's also numbers for the input, video, and Mesa components too.

7 Things You Can Do in KDE, But Not in Windows

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KDE When I tell people that I use Linux, they look at me with pity. When I go on to tell them that the KDE desktop is in many ways more innovative than Windows 7, the looks of pity changes to caution.

Stop Typing Typos!

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  • Stop Typing Typos!
  • No Gaming in Linux? Try Starcraft 2!!!

Dolphin in KDE 4.5

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celettu.wordpress: KDE 4.5 has been good to me so far, except the monstrosity that is Dolphin. I was already irked by the slowness and the crazy sorting behaviour, now it hangs.

openSUSE First 11.4 Development Milestone

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SUSE openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 1 is available today, Thursday, September 2 for developers, testers and community members to test and participate in the development of openSUSE 11.4.

GNOME 2.32 Beta 2 Has Been Released

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Software The second beta of the next GNOME release has arrived full of bug fixes and updates. Many of the standard packages have been updated for GNOME 2.32 Beta 2 (2.31.91) and more translation work has been done.

Dell Studio 1747 Laptop: almost perfect

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Hardware Dell’s 17-inch Studio 1747 laptop is a beefy desktop replacement that ships with Windows 7. But how does it fare with Linux instead?

today's leftovers:

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  • Clonezilla – a monster backup utility
  • ArtistX 0.9 Screenshots
  • More GPL enforcement work again...
  • ZFS Support Will Continue In FreeBSD
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-09-01
  • Elementary Firefox Skin coming soon to Ubuntu
  • Firefox 4 vs. Firefox 3 — Visible Differences
  • Top 10 Applications For Linux
  • My Debian Involvement
  • Pogoplug ships simple business Linux server
  • Elegant Gnome Theme Pack 0.7 Released With Lots More
  • Notebook has dual-core Atom, discrete graphics
  • Ubuntu 10.10 Opera Skin
  • Choosing an Open Source Systems Management Solution
  • Open source PS3 hack code posted
  • Rest Well, My Friend (Ian Clatworthy passed)
  • The State of Oracle/Sun Grid Engine
  • Release: KDE Partition Manager Live CD 1.0.3
  • LinuxCertified Aids Development and Testing of Linux Device Drivers
  • Software Freedom Day to be marked in Melbourne
  • GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry
  • An Ubuntu social network
  • September Project of the Month: GPL Ghostscript

some howtos:

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  • Restore, Recover Deleted Ubuntu Top Panel
  • Use Ubuntu/GNOME Desktop as Alarm Clock
  • install PC-BSD on an encrypted ZFS file system
  • Install hardware sensors for awn applets
  • Find the model and serial number of a Linux server
  • Use Squid Proxy Cache Server To Control Internet Access
  • Newsbeuter, Mutt and Google
  • Dual Boot openSUSE USB Stick Installer
  • solve the PHP XCache error: /dev/zero: No space left on device
  • 5 Ways to make Wine apps feel Native in Ubuntu
  • Tech tip #7: Browse Amarok’s embedded MySQL database
  • How to fix AVR-SIZE on Ubuntu 10.04
  • Rename a file based on inode
  • Best Practices with sudo
  • How to Install Apps With Ubuntu Software Center
  • Unix How-To: Checking Responses with ckyorn

openSUSE 11.3 Impressions

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SUSE While openSUSE is my preferred distribution for server installations, my desktop use of it has been somewhat more sporadic. However, while reformatting my laptop from Mint to a Windows 7-Linux dual boot, I decided to give 11.3 a try.

Also: Samsung N150 Plus Netbook - openSuSE 11.3

Open source 4.0: excellent for dancing

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blogs.the451group: It’s been interesting to see how many people have picked up on the concept of open source 4.0 especially since it was ignored when I first made reference to it over eighteen months ago.

PC File Manager: Another light weight file manager

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Software In the seemingly never-ending quest to find the perfect, light weight graphical file manager, I have gone through just about every one I can find. What we now have is an incredibly fast, easy to use, light weight file manager that will please just about any level of user.

Eight Linux Tech Tips for Beginners

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: If you are someone who is diving into Linux for the first time it can be a somewhat daunting task learning all the ins and outs of the operating system. The following will help.

Linux Gazette September 2010 (#178)

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Linux Gazette for September 2010 is online and ready to read. Highlights include Video editing from the command line, "VMworld, IDF, OOW", and Hotmail Change Prompts Switch to Linux.

Lightweight Distro Roundup: Day 10 – Linux Mint XFCE

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Linux Tonight the second of our Reader Voted Lightweight Distros. Linux Mint XFCE, the second Mint to grace this series.

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Android/Google: Pixel 2, Xiaomi Kernel Source, David Kleidermacher on Security

  • Google Pixel 2 Portrait Mode Tech Is Now Open Source
    The tech behind the portrait mode on Google Pixel 2  has been made open source by the company. For those who not familiar with it, one of the main draw to the algorithm in the Pixel 2’s camera app is excellent subject isolation without needing additional apparatus such as specialized lens or second camera.
  • Xiaomi releases Oreo kernel source code for the Mi A1
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  • Google Says Android Is as Secure as Apple's iOS and Wants You to Know That
    Google's Android security chief David Kleidermacher told CNET today that the Linux-based Android mobile operating system the company develops for a wide range of devices is now as secure as Apple's iOS. Google recently published its "Android Security 2017 Year In Review" report where the company talks about how Android security has matured in the last few years and how it fights to find new ways to protect Android users from malware and all the other nasty stuff you obviously don't want to have on your mobile phone or tablet.

If you owned a 'fat' PlayStation 3 you could be entitled to $65 from Sony because of Linux option

Cast your mind back to when Sony released the original PlayStation 3, and you may well remember claims that the console was also a "computer". The claims were such that Sony suggested that owners could install Linux -- which, technically speaking, they could. However, installing Linux on a PS3 also posed something of a security issue, and Sony backtracked on the "Other OS" feature, killing it will a firmware update. Unsurprisingly, a lawsuit followed, and the result of this is that you could in line for a pay-out. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement
    While listing out the best distros for a Linux beginner, the ease of use and installation are the most critical factors. Such qualities make distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin OS the most recommended options. In case you’re also concerned about your privacy and security, a shift to the world of Linux becomes a more obvious option. Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.
  • Ramblings about long ago and far away
    I had originally run MCC (Manchester Computer Center Interim Linux) in college but when I moved it was easier to find a box of floppies with SLS so I had installed that on the 486. I would then download software source code from the internet and rebuild it for my own use using all the extra flags I could find in GCC to make my 20Mhz system seem faster. I instead learned that most of the options didn't do anything on i386 Linux at the time and most of my reports about it were probably met by eye-rolls with the people at Cygnus. My supposed goal was to try and set up a MUD so I could code up a text based virtual reality. Or to get a war game called Conquer working on Linux. Or maybe get xTrek working on my system. [I think I mostly was trying to become a game developer by just building stuff versus actually coding stuff. I cave-man debugged a lot of things using stuff I had learned in FORTRAN but it wasn't actually making new things.]
  • EzeeLinux Show 18.13 | Running Linux On Junk
    A talk about the advantages of running Linux on junk hardware.
  • Best 50 HD Wallpapers for Ubuntu
    Wallpapers are useful in many ways depending on the visual it contains for example if there is a motivational quote on it, it helps to motivate you. The images are the best type of wallpaper because they have an impact on the mind of a human being. So if you are a working professional and have to work continuously on a computer then your desktop cab be a source of inspiration and happiness. So today we are going to share 50 best HD Wallpapers for your Ubuntu which will keep your desktop fresh.
  • Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter
    GNOME developers previously dropped support for Synaptics and other input drivers from Mutter in favor of the universal libinput stack that is also Wayland-friendly. Canonical developers tried to get Synaptics support on X11 added back into Mutter but it looks clear now that was rejected. Canonical's Will Cooke reported in this week's Ubuntu happenings that they were trying to add upstream support for Synaptics to Mutter, complementing the libinput support. While it's great Canonical trying to contribute upstream to GNOME, Synaptics support was previously dropped as being a maintenance burden and with libinput support getting into rather good shape.
  • Long live Release Engineering
    y involvement in Fedora goes back to late 2003 early 2004 somewhere as a packager for I started by getting a few packages in to scratch some of my itches and I saw it as a way to give back to the greater open source community. Around FC3 somewhere I stepped up to help in infrastructure to rebuild the builders in plague, the build system we used before koji and that we used for EPEL(Something that I helped form) for awhile until we got external repo support in koji. I was involved in the implementation of koji in Fedora, I joined OLPC as a build and release engineer, where I oversaw a move of the OS they shipped from FC6 to F8, and laid a foundation for the move to F9. I left OLPC when Red Hat opensourced RHN Satellite as “spacewalk project” I joined Red Hat as the release engineer for both, after a brief period there was some reorganisation in engineering that resulted in me handing off the release engineering tasks to someone closer the the engineers working on the code. As a result I worked on Fedora full time helping Jesse Keating. When he decided to work on the internal migration from CVS to git I took over as the lead. [...] Recently I have accepted a Job offer to become the manager of a different team inside of Red Hat.

Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures and Recent Torvalds Interview

  • Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures
    Longtime Linux kernel developer Arnd Bergmann is working to drop a number of old and obsolete CPU architectures from the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. The obsolete CPU architectures set to be removed include Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, MN10300, META (Metag), and TILE. Managing to escape its death sentence is the Unicore32 architecture with its port maintainer claiming it's still actively being used and maintained.
  • [Older] Linus Torvalds Interview by Kristaps

    Interviewer: we all know who Linus is, but not many people know he’s also a proficient diver. Why don’t we start at the beginning: where you first started diving, and when you started to take diving seriously.  

    Actually, it was related to open source, in some way. [...]