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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Steam Machines in the News, New User Systems Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 11:04am
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 10:57am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 10:20am
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 10:15am
Story Fedora 23 Linux Server Has Been Released for IBM System z 64-Bit Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 2:35am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-8 Gets Prepared, Lands Next Week With Convergence Feature Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 2:34am
Story Choosing a Linux Desktop for Beginners Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 2:31am
Story Wayland is default in Fedora Workstation Rawhide Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 2:29am
Story BlackBerry “Vienna” to be company’s second Android phone Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2015 - 2:26am
Story Canonical to Demonstrate Ubuntu Snappy Core on Samsung ARM IoT Hardware Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 8:48pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Working with bezier curves and nodes in Inkscape
  • How to install Gnome in Slackware 13.x
  • A simple user primer for init
  • Up and Running with KVM Ubuntu Style: Part Two
  • 6 Expect Script Command Line Argument Examples
  • Autostart in KDE: The Autostart folders in KDE/Linux
  • How to enable 5.1 digital output with PulseAudio
  • cd - change directory Linux tips
  • enhancing the colors of your photos
  • Quick and simple web log grepper in Perl
  • The emacs 30 Day Challenge: A glimpse of BBDB
  • Windows 7 and the Linux desktop (PART 2)
  • Easy use of WebYaST for OpenSuSE 11.3

Popular sandbox game Minecraft hits beta release

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Gaming

ubuntugamer.com: Minecraft. You’ve probably heard of it a few times as the funky low resolution sandboxer is definitely a favourite of one of our writers and has been covered extensively both here and everywhere else on the web.

Intelligent boot splash greeter for Ubuntu

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Elephants and readers with a good memory may remember an ‘ambient boot splash’ proposal we featured at the end of October

An open plea to video content providers

opensource.com: Netflix, Hulu, Blockbuster VOD, Vudu, and a slew of other video streaming services have been popping up left and right. Yet there's a big problem with most of these services: many of them suffer from the same mentality that the recording industry had in 1999--they are resisting the demands of their customers.

A Tinkerers Top 5 Distributions of 2010

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: In the last few days we've had several posts about personal top 5 favorite distributions of 2010. Everybody has their own favorites, but, for what it's worth, here's my list.

My New Laptop Review

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Hardware
Ubuntu

polentino911.wordpress: Ok, it’s been over three weeks since when I got my windows-free laptop. During this time, I’ve ran KUbuntu 10.10 with KDE 4.5.? for about a week, then I moved to KDE trunk as usual and now it’s time to share my two cents (and personal random thoughts and rants) about this laptop.

Red Hat profit rises on 'strong' demand

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Linux
  • Red Hat profit rises on 'strong' demand
  • Red Hat 3Q Earnings Match Street Estimates
  • Red Hat delivers solid third quarter results

Openwall Linux 3.0 brings new features

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Linux

h-online.com Marking nearly 10 years of their project, the Openwall Project developers have released version 3.0 of Openwall. Openwall GNU/*/Linux, also known as Owl for short, is a small, security-enhanced distribution of Linux aimed at servers, appliances and virtual appliances.

Lost laptop locater app ‘Prey’ hits version 0.5

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: No-one goes out of their way to lose their laptop let alone have it stolen. Usually in these situations there is a slim chance of getting you laptop back – providing it has your address scrawled on the back like a label in the back of a 5th graders’ coat.

Review: Slackware 13.1

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Slack

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I never envisioned myself trying out any of the more advanced distributions like Slackware, Arch, or Gentoo, but having tried derivatives like GNU/Linux Utopia, Chakra, and Sabayon, I think I'm ready to try Slackware and Arch.

Pinguy OS - Best Ubuntu Derivative I have Ever Used

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Linux

techdrivein.com: Pinguy OS - not many must have heard about it. Pinguy OS is basically a heavily modified Ubuntu with an emphasis on the out-of-the-box functionality of the OS and more importantly on the look-good factor. And I got to tell you folks, on every count, my experience with Pinguy OS was well above average.

Mandriva Wallpaper Contest Winners Chosen

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MDV

ostatic.com: Mandriva was holding a contest for desktop background wallpapers to include in its next release, Mandriva 2010.2. This morning the winners were announced.

Today will define the Internet

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Web

theinquirer.net: THE IRONICALLY TITLED LAND OF THE FREE today will decide if people and companies with money should have better and faster access to the worldwide web.

2010: The Year in Free and Open Source Software

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OSS

earthweb.com: To all appearances, 2010 was a year of business as usual in free and open source software (FOSS). It was neither the long-awaited and derided Year of the Linux Desktop, nor a year marked by any great reversals. However, some of the trends that emerged in 2010 may become more important over the next few years --

Kno ships educational tablets

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: EDUCATION HARDWARE MAKER Kno has started shipping its single-screen and dual-screen 14.1-inch touchscreen Linux-based tablets.

KDE Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee

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KDE

openinventionnetwork.com: Open Invention Network (OIN), the company formed to enable and protect Linux, today extended its community with the signing of KDE as a licensee.

Introducing the Ubuntu Font Family to the web

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Ubuntu
  • Introducing the Ubuntu Font Family to the web
  • Canonical and the Ubuntu project say Happy Holidays with the Ubuntu Font Family released for the web

Should SMBs Consider Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6?

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Linux
  • Should SMBs Consider Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6?
  • Stocks in focus: ConAgra, Hovnanian, Nike, Red Hat
  • Will Red Hat continue march toward $1B-a-year company?
  • Potential Red Hat (RHT) Trade Has 6.68% Downside Protection
  • Red Hat (RHT) volatility flat; shares near record 10-year high into EPS and cash flow outlook

How To Install VMware Server 2 On Ubuntu 10.10 (Kernel 2.6.35)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 10.10 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

20 Popular Command-Line Tips for Linux

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HowTos

Take a screenshot in command-line

Taking a screenshot in command-line is very easy using the import, which is included in the ImageMagick suite. To take a screenshot of a single window use:

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Linux Foundation on Value of GNU/Linux Skills

  • Jobs Report: Rapid Growth in Demand for Open-Source Tech Talent
    The need for open-source technology skills are on the rise and companies and organizations continue to increase their recruitment of open-source technology talent, while offering additional training and certification opportunities for existing staff in order to fill skills gaps, according to the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report, released today by The Linux Foundation and Dice. 87% of hiring managers report difficulty finding open-source talent, and nearly half (48%) report their organizations have begun to support open-source projects with code or other resources for the explicit reason of recruiting individuals with those software skills. After a hiatus, Linux skills are back on top as the most sought after skill with 80% of hiring managers looking for tech professionals with Linux expertise. 55% of employers are now also offering to pay for employee certifications, up from 47% in 2017 and only 34% in 2016.
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GNU/Linux Servers as Buzzwords: "Cloud" and "IaaS"

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Ubuntu: Snapcraft, Intel, AMD Patches, and Telemetry

  • SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snapcraft
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  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Certified on Select Intel NUC Mini PCs and Boards for IoT Development, LibreOffice 6.0.5 Now Available, Git 2.8 Released and More
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Most secure Linux distros in 2018

Think of a Linux distribution as a bundle of software delivered together, based on the Linux kernel - a kernel being the core of a system that connects software to hardware and vice versa – with a GNU operating system and a desktop environment, giving the user a visual way to operate the system via a graphical user interface. Linux has a reputation as being more secure than Windows and Mac OS due to a combination of factors – not all of them about the software. Firstly, although desktop Linux users are on the up, Linux environments are far less common in the grand scheme of things than Windows devices on personal computers. The Linux community also tends to be more technical. There are technical reasons too, including fundamental differences in the way the distribution architecture tends to be structured. Nevertheless over the last decade security-focused distributions started to appear, which will appeal to the privacy-conscious user who wants to avoid the worldwide state-sanctioned internet spying that the west has pioneered and where it continues to innovate. Of course, none of these will guarantee your privacy, but they're a good start. Here we list some of them. It is worth noting that security best practices are often about process rather than the technology, avoiding careless mistakes like missing patches and updates, and using your common sense about which websites you visit, what you download, and what you plug into your computer. Read more