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full circle magazine: A new year, a new decade, and a new issue

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Ubuntu

It’s new year’s for most of the world. Not only is it a new year, it’s a new decade full of promises for the computing world and the world at large. I hope you’ve enjoyed our foray into Ubuntu and Linux for the past few years. Here’s to many more!

Songbird 1.5 gets Video Playback Feature

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Software
Moz/FF

omgubuntu.co.uk: Songbrid has gained video playback capabilities in the beta for forthcoming 1.5.0 release "Led Zepplin".

Also: Opera 10.5 Released for Linux, Is Faster Than Chrome!

And now for 2010

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Linux
Software

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: MySQL gets a name change: LarrySQL. OpenSUSE changes reptiles: The GEICO gecko. Linux Mint goes upscale: Linux Merlot.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • A standard Windows desktop is useless
  • Gifts for Gamers: Some End-of-Year Recommendations, Part 4
  • Don’t Worry, App Runner to the Rescue
  • Convert Your Old Computer to a Linux Server
  • How to configure local mail delivery
  • No-hassle file encryption with gnupg
  • Disabling splash screen in ubuntu 9.10
  • Simple Backup / Restore DataBase in postgresql
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 334

Some GNOME Activity Journal (Zeitgeist) Screenshots

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Software

geekyogre.com: So after some cleanup we decided to upload these pics before new years starts. Development is going very fast thanks to the Zeitgeist Framework 0.3 series.

OS shoot-out: Windows vs. Mac OS X vs. Linux

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OS

linuxworld.com: For the first time in memory, the Mac's market share has hit 9.1 percent, according to IDC data, and Windows' market share has dipped below 90 percent. But can either Mac OS X or Linux be more than a niche OS?

Linux in 2010

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Linux
  • Linux in 2010
  • The future of open source

The Top 9 Linux Stories in 2009

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Linux
  • The Top 9 Linux Stories in 2009
  • 2009's Five Most Popular & Important Linux
  • The H Year: 2009's Wins, Fails and Mehs

Ubuntu Tweak Gets New Website, New Release

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Software
  • Ubuntu Tweak Gets New User-based Website, New Release
  • Ubuntu Tweak 0.5: An Early Look

The Great Fallacy of BSD Unix vs. Linux

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Linux
BSD

sob.apotheon.org: "Linux is just a kernel." It's a commonly heard refrain amongst the arguments put forward by BSD Unix aficionados, and it is a true statement, but it is all too often abused to try to make a fallacious point.

The Linux Commercial Contest

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Linux

daniweb.com: As promised yesterday, this is my potential solution to the Linux survival question: A Linux Commercial--created by you--and it's a contest. Sound exciting?

Say Happy New Year to srlinuxx!

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Just talk

Dear friends,

Tuxmachines is our site for news and we love it! Just think about the great performance, stability, pleasure, and swift news postings you have got used to reading. srlinuxx is working relentlessly, day and night, to provide us the latest and finest news articles. And all this for free! But she, as anyone of us, has bills to pay and needs to eat and drink something to keep up this fantastic work, right? Don't you want to express your gratitude for your everyday trusted news site? Wouldn't it be great to make this year a very special one for srlinuxx? Yes? Now is your chance to finally get rid of your qualms and do something you wanted to do for a long time: Go and say Thank you and Happy New Year to srlinux for all her time, effort, and hard work so she can continue providing you the best news site out there!

Best wishes and happy holidays!

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P.S. Happy Birthday srlinuxx.

Trying Out Single Window Mode on GIMP 2.7

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GIMP

learningubuntu.com: The open source image editor known as GIMP doesn't need an introduction. Neither does its multi-window interface.

Are Linux Users Just Penny Pinchers?

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Linux

tech-itch.com: I think it’s unfair to base an argument solely around price. Many a Linux user can afford the money to set up a Windows machine, I’m not sure on the stats but I’ll wager many a user will dual boot in one form or another. I, for example, work in Linux wheras for my home/personal use I boot to Windows more often as I game and use Windows only DAWs.

Noteworthy Mdv Cooker changes 21 dec – 31 dec

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: In spite of the holiday season, lots of new packages continue to trickle in Mandriva Cooker. Amongst the many updates, here is an overview of some important changes:

A Look Back At Docky in 2009

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: As with a few other of my favourite Linux applications, Docky has an incredibly insightful and focused team who hare a passion for making Docky awesome – as proven by its breathtakingly fast development speed! So, to Docky – my favourite application of 2009!

2010 - A Linux Odyssey

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Linux
  • 2010 - A Linux Odyssey
  • Open source predictions for 2010
  • 2010 as the year of Linux on the desktop – does it really matter?

The Meaning of ’su’

pthree.org: When I taught for Guru Labs, part of the students training was covering different ways of becoming the root user, such as using “su”, “sudo” and taking advantage of the wheel group. So, what does “su” mean?

GNOME needs to get its act together

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Software

itwire.com: As the year ends, it is fair to say there have been many free and open source software organisations that have made rapid strides, not merely in 2009 but right through the noughties. But one organisation badly needs to get its act together.

Linux on the cusp of 2010

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: We’re almost at 2010 and so I thought I’d revisit my 2010: The year of the Linux Desktop post. But rather than start with Linux, I want to start with Apple…

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Tizen 3.0 and Home Spying Appliances

Vulkan FOSS Adoptions

  • SDL 2.0.6 released, introduces Vulkan support
    The cross-platform development library has seen the release of its latest version. Quite a few exciting changes this time around, including support for Vulkan and more types of gamepads. SDL [Official Site] is something that has been used in quite a diverse array of projects and plenty of game ports that have made their way to Linux have taken advantage of it. The latest release has its fair share of general improvements but most noticeable is the implementation of Vulkan support. This hopefully will make it easier for developers to take advantage of the Vulkan API and help it gain more traction.
  • X.Org Foundation Has Become A Khronos Adopter
    The X.Org Foundation board announced during this week's XDC2017 summit that they have officially completed the paperwork to become a Khronos adopter. The X.Org Foundation is now considered a pro-bono adopter for The Khronos Group so that the community-based open-source drivers targeting Khronos APIs for conformance can submit conformance test results and become a certified implementation.

Security: DHS on Potential Voting Machines Cracking, Joomla Patches Critical Flaw

  • DHS tells 21 states they were Russia hacking targets before 2016 election
  • 1. WikiLeaks, Russian edition: how it’s being viewed
    Russia has been investing heavily in a vision of cyberdemocracy that will link the public directly with government officials to increase official responsiveness. But it is also enforcing some of the toughest cybersecurity laws to empower law enforcement access to communications and ban technologies that could be used to evade surveillance. Could WikiLeaks put a check on Russia’s cyber regime? This week, the online activist group released the first of a promised series of document dumps on the nature and workings of Russia’s surveillance state. So far, the data has offered no bombshells. “It’s mostly technical stuff. It doesn’t contain any state contracts, or even a single mention of the FSB [security service], but there is some data here that’s worth publishing,” says Andrei Soldatov, coauthor of “The Red Web,” a history of the Soviet and Russian internet. But, he adds, “Anything that gets people talking about Russia's capabilities and actions in this area should be seen as a positive development.”
  • Joomla patches eight-year-old critical CMS bug
    Joomla has patched a critical bug which could be used to steal account information and fully compromise website domains. This week, the content management system (CMS) provider issued a security advisory detailing the flaw, which is found in the LDAP authentication plugin. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is used by Joomla to access directories over TCP/IP. The plugin is integrated with the CMS. Joomla considers the bug a "medium" severity issue, but according to researchers from RIPS Technologies, the problem is closer to a critical status.
  • Joomla! 3.7.5 - Takeover in 20 Seconds with LDAP Injection
    With over 84 million downloads, Joomla! is one of the most popular content management systems in the World Wide Web. It powers about 3.3% of all websites’ content and articles. Our code analysis solution RIPS detected a previously unknown LDAP injection vulnerability in the login controller. This one vulnerability could allow remote attackers to leak the super user password with blind injection techniques and to fully take over any Joomla! <= 3.7.5 installation within seconds that uses LDAP for authentication. Joomla! has fixed the vulnerability in the latest version 3.8.

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