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Story KDE Releases in the Future Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 7:05am
Story Preview Of AMD Radeon R9 290 Hawaii Open-Source Performance Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:58am
Story Why I don't distro-hop: Because work. And pain. Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:49am
Story Meet Sascha Meinrath - Akademy Keynote Speaker Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:41am
Story Is Open Source Becoming the De Facto Standard in the Data Center? Rianne Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 6:30am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:23am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:22am
Story Video: Which Super Hero Would the Linux Community Be? Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:09am
Story Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:03am
Story Red Hat: ARM servers will come when people crank out chips like AMD's 64-bit Seattle Roy Schestowitz 24/08/2014 - 12:01am

Mepis 8

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Linux

muskratsweb.net: I just recently downloaded and installed Mepis again. I’ll have to say, it has really improved from previous installs I’ve tried. Before it was based on Ubuntu and had the blot inherited from such a blotted upstream distro.

K3b 2.0 Alpha Preview - First KDE4 Port

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: I was pleased to hear a while ago that K3b got two new developers assigned by the Mandriva project and that work at the KDE4 port is going well now.

Why is hating Ubuntu popular?

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Ubuntu
  • Five Minutes of Ubuntu 9.04

  • Best IM Client For Ubuntu
  • Disable Notifications in Ubuntu 9.04
  • change the way Ubuntu 9.04 notifies you of updates
  • Why is hating Ubuntu popular?
  • How-To: Enable Last.fm Song Submission in CMus
  • Xmind: Best Mind Maping Software For Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: Jaunty isn’t Pretty
  • My first trial with Ubuntu - Hopeless
  • 25 Ubuntu related sites that you can’t afford to miss

How-To: Compile and Install K3b 1.65.0 Alpha from Source in Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

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HowTos

Over time K3b got its reputation as one of the most powerful burning applications not only for KDE, but for Linux in general. This short guide will list several easy steps you need to follow in order to compile and install K3b from source.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.04) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

4 Ways to Create Bootable Live USB Drives (For Windows, Linux and Mac OS X)

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Linux

1. Using UNetbootin (for Windows and Linux)
2. Using Win32 Image Writer (Windows only)
3. Using usb-imagewriter (Ubuntu Only)
4. Using Diskutil (Mac OS X only)

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today's leftovers:

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News
  • Jon "Maddog" Hall @ LinuxFest Northwest

  • last - See any user login history
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 3
  • How to Install Java in Ubuntu 9.04
  • new boxee version for Ubuntu, update for Mac and Apple TV
  • users, who - Display who is logged in your system
  • How To Install Google Gears on 64-bit Linux
  • Windows 7 RC Arriving Just In Time To Compare To Ubuntu
  • More Funny Applications Errors
  • Netbooks: Best of the Best
  • E17 now available in Entropy
  • What Does Linux Benchmarking Look Like?
  • New Unigine Project Will Work On Linux
  • Screensavers of Death
  • Code Project: Build an Ncurses UI with Python
  • Humor: Famous Geeks Make Babies With Hollywood Celebrities

Sharpening the Intel Driver Focus

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Software

keithp.com: This week, we finished up our 2009 Q1 release of the Intel driver. Most of the effort for this quarter has been to stabilize the recent work, focusing on serious bugs and testing as many combinations as we could manage.

3 Moonlight Questions

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Software

meandubuntu.wordpress: I got into a discussion on IRC the other day with a mono supporter. One of the things that came up on a tangent was Moonlight, Novell’s implementation of Microsoft’s weapon-of-hope against Adobe’s Flash.

Netbook boot times compared: Android vs. Fedora vs. Ubuntu

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Linux

netbookchoice.com: GeunSik Lim, a Samsung software developer specialising in embedded Linux system design, has compared the netbook boot times for several Linux-based operating systems to see which was fastest.

Cover Art & Lyrics Widget for your desktop

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Software
HowTos

d0od.blogspot: Display album art (and lyrics!) for your playing tracks right on your desktop! Installation is simple, and I'll guide you through making a launcher for it too!

The Bittersweet Facts about OLPC and Sugar

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OLPC

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Recently, I had to fact-check some older articles I wrote about One Laptop Per Child in order to bring them up to date. This meant digging through the controversy in 2008, and what I found was some pretty appalling human behavior.

Top 10 Ubuntu Downloads

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Ubuntu
  • Full Circle magazine - issue 24 released to an unsuspecting public

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Review - Desktop Emphasis on the Jaunty Jackalope
  • Jaunty Boots 32% Faster on the MSI Wind
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Review
  • Ubuntu is for spinners
  • Kudos to Ubuntu for a great upgrade experience
  • Top 10 Ubuntu Downloads

GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: No matter which operating system you want to have installed on your machine, there's one thing they all have in common: partitions. Being able to control the partitions is one of the most basic, most important aspects of mastering your operating system.

File Systems, Disk Defragmentation and more

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Linux

blog.hydrasystemsllc: Recently I have been reading articles about the new Btrfs and its benchmarks for the Linux kernel. I have also been reading other articles relating to file system maintenance.

5 Things To Do After Installing Jaunty

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Ubuntu
  • 5 Things To Do After Installing Jaunty

  • A Kid’s review of Ubuntu
  • Multimedia Support in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Upgrade Not A Pleasant Experience
  • Ubuntu 9.04: Making Sense of Resources
  • List of Repositories for Ubuntu 9.04
  • Creative Zen X-Fi and Ubuntu Linux - Solution

Distributions: From Ubuntu to Mandriva and Fedora

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Linux

h-online.com: This spring sees a burst of activity for Linux distributions. In addition to Ubuntu and Mandriva, FreeBSD and OpenBSD also put final touches on their new releases

Several powerful console music players for Linux

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Reviews

These players are among the top audio players for console available on Linux. Although several use only a command-line interface, several come with a nice, ncurses-based interface which makes music management easier and pleasant.

A question about Linux

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: Every once in a while I get email like this one: "I’m interested to get your opinion on Linux and how it compares to UNIX and other UNIX-like operating systems."

Time is ripe for Microsoft to buy Novell

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Microsoft
SUSE

itwire.com: This week was a historic one for Microsoft with the firm reporting its biggest drop in both quarterly profits and revenue in its 23-year history as a public entity.

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AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"
    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil. Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.

More Games

  • RPG Maker MV Update Brings Support for Linux
    Coinciding with their confirmation that the RPG Maker series has sold over 1,000,000 copies in western markets, western publisher Degica have announced that a new update for their latest piece of game development software – RPG Maker MV – now comes with support for Linux operating systems.
  • The Away Team, a sci-fi interactive fiction game, now available on Linux
    The Away Team, a sci-fi text-based adventure game by Underflow Studios, has officially been released on Linux. The minimum requirements according to the game's Steam page mention "Hannah Montana Linux", so it's a safe bet that no matter what you've got under the hood, it'll be plenty to run this interactive fiction game. The Away Team puts you in the role of an AI piloting Earth's final interstellar spaceship, leading your small human crew in search of a new home. Along the way, you'll navigate your way across multiple dynamically-generated space sector maps as you track down the crews that have journeyed into the unknown before your own. Each journey is unique.
  • Guns N' Boxes plans Linux support, testers requested
    Guns N' Boxes [Steam, Official Site] a game that promised a Linux version during the Greenlight campaign is now looking to put it out after many months waiting. They've asked for willing testers to help out.

Security Leftovers

  • How worried should your organisation be about cyber espionage - and what can you do about it?

    Computerworld UK speaks with Jarno Niemela, senior security researcher at F-Secure.

  • Inverse Law of CVEs
    I've started a project to put the CVE data into Elasticsearch and see if there is anything clever we can learn about it. Ever if there isn't anything overly clever, it's fun to do. And I get to make pretty graphs, which everyone likes to look at.
  • eBay Asks Users to Downgrade Security

    The company wanted me to switch from using a hardware key fob when logging into eBay to receiving a one-time code sent via text message. I found it remarkable that eBay, which at one time was well ahead of most e-commerce companies in providing more robust online authentication options, is now essentially trying to downgrade my login experience to a less-secure option.

  • Practical basics of reproducible builds
  • License Agreements and Changes Are Coming
    The OpenSSL license is rather unique and idiosyncratic. It reflects views from when its predecessor, SSLeay, started twenty years ago. As a further complication, the original authors were hired by RSA in 1998, and the code forked into two versions: OpenSSL and RSA BSAFE SSL-C. (See Wikipedia for discussion.) I don’t want get into any specific details, and I certainly don’t know them all.