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Sabayon 5.1 : Another good KDE distribution

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Linux

arijitsarkaronline.wordpress: We all know KDE4.3 rocks! It is the greatest release from KDE developers that really just works. After switching my laptop to KDE from Gnome (thanks to great OpenSUSE 11.2 release) all of my hate for KDE4 has gone. Now it’s time to move on … because in Linux world you simply can’t stop your progress.

Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 review

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Ubuntu

gadgetmix.com: Ubuntu 10.04’s Alpha has been released. We decided to install it on one of our netbooks to see what is new in it.

BrowserLinux: a Linux distro with a browser, and nothing much else

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Linux

havelaptopwilltravel.com: Ok, so I guess you’re pretty excited for Google’s entry into the operating system market with Google Chrome OS. I don’t know how anyone could get pretty excited over an OS running a web browser and nothing else, but if you’re into cloud computing and you would want to have a feel of what Chrome OS might turn out, you should try BrowserLinux.

Where is Samba going?

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Software

Every few months the Samba developers have started releasing a status and direction report called "The Samba Team Blog".

RSSOwl 2.0.1 Review - Feature-Rich Feed Reader for Linux

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Reviews

Written in Java, RSSOwl is a powerful feed reader for Linux, with support for RSS, RDF and Atom feeds, with a lot of features and customisation options.

Sansa Fuze, Works great with Ubuntu and Rythmbox

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Hardware

stevebarcomb.us: I purchased a Sansa Fuze 4gb music and video player for my wife this Christmas and thought I would comment on how it got along with Ubuntu 9.10.

OpenTumblr Goes QT

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: OpenTumblr is a desktop application for posting and uploading files, photos, etc, to your Tumbr account.

Decent Office Suite in Linux

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Software

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Ashampoo Office a a tiny humble suite that consisted of a word processor (textmaker), a spreadsheet program (planmaker) and a presentation software (presentation). This suite takes just 39.77MB of install space, and 33.25MB of memory.

Disdaining Gentoo

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Gentoo

me.selah.ca: Gentoo Linux has its problems. Gentoo once heralded the source-based distribution revolution, but in the second half of my time with gentoo, things went from bad to worse.

Open source became big business in 2009

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Google
OSS

cnet.com: Open source has long been an important development methodology. The biggest surprise of 2009, however, was just how quickly it took center stage as a business strategy in the larger software economy.

An early look at VLMC

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Software

linuxcrunch.com: VLMC (VideoLAN Movie Creator) is a free video editing software, offering features to realize semi-professional quality movies, but with the aim to stay simple and user-friendly.

Proposal for a new Linux distribution

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: I have decided my life isn't interesting enough, so to make it more interesting I've decided to create Yet Another Linux Distribution (YALD). This YALD will have the name ... drum roll please ...

Full Review: Nexuiz 2.5.2 - Free First-Person Shooter for Linux

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Nexuiz is one of the most popular shooter games which emerged after the open-sourcing of the Quake 3 engine, featuring a fast-paced game style and several game modes, like the popular DM or CTF. Nexuiz is a free, GPL-licensed, first-person shooter developed online by the Internet-based team Alientrap, and it comes with ports for Linux, Windows and Mac.

Ubuntu's backward step

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Ubuntu

sunnyeves.blogspot: One of my friends, who installed Ubuntu going by my advice, called me yesterday to tell that it gives an error about low graphics, wherein she has a NVIDIA GeForce in her laptop. Ah, that's easy. Not surprisingly, my friend could not make a head or tail out of it.

2009 is the Year of the Linux-powered Smartphones

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Linux

junauza.com: Although I don't consider 2009 as the year of the Linux desktop, most of you will probably agree with me that this is the year of the Linux-powered smartphones.

Firefox vs. Chrome

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox vs. Chrome
  • The 10 best new Firefox add-ons of 2009

How-To: Post to Tweeter from Command-Line

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HowTos

This is a short tutorial explaining how to post to Twitter using command-line in Linux, without needing to even open up your web browser.

Merry Christmas?

few odds & ends:

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News
  • What I’ve Enjoyed About Ubuntu
  • Get Started with Customizations
  • Faces Behind Linux - Underappreciated Open Source Youtubers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to watch Youtube videos without flash in Firefox
  • Fix system only boots into memtest after install Ubuntu
  • Configure Samba with Gadmin-Samba
  • Installing and configuring Squid proxy server
  • Set Bing.Com's Background Of The Day As Your Wallpaper
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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

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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.