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How To Install Bluetile In Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Bluetile is a tiling window manager for X based on xmonad. Bluetile automatically arranges the windows to tile the screen, maximizing screen use.

Empathy ... best voice and video chat

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Software

Making chats and even video calls using Empathy

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.2 x86_64

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SUSE
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 11.2 server (x86_64) 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, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig 2 (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

Fedora 12: One Major Step in the Right Direction

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Fedora 11, released just under six months ago, was a disaster. I tried everything to install Fedora 11 on my test machine. Fedora 12, as it turns out, installs without a hitch.

Sugar on a Stick v2 - a.k.a. Blueberry - released

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Linux

h-online.com: Sugar Labs, the organisation behind the One Laptop Per Child's XO laptop software, has released Sugar on a Stick version 2.0 - a.k.a. Blueberry.

Anatomy of a Modern GPL Violation

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: I've been thinking the last few weeks about the evolution of the GPL violation. After ten years of being involved with GPL enforcement, it seems like a good time to think about how things have changed.

Appreciating Rhythmbox Again

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Software

everyjoe.com: I haven’t used Rhythmbox for the longest time because Listen met my needs. Well, it was Listen, Sound Juicer and Ex Falso.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • X.Org 7.5 Gets Pulled Into Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Open Source In A Parallel Universe
  • The big Linux Achilles: Documentation
  • The market for humanitarianism (OLPC)
  • Google DNS Benchmarking and Rationale
  • Do you Really Need Google? Benchmark Your DNS
  • Lenovo ThinkStation S20 Workstation
  • Exherbo Install Process
  • MedCon, conversion utility intended for reconstructed nuclear medical images
  • openSUSE Weekly News hits triple digits
  • Tux Typing for kids- A Tuxy alternative to Mavis Beacon
  • DIY pfSense firewall system beats others for features, reliability, and security
  • It’s definitely working…
  • Szulik to deliver commencement address Dec. 13 at Appalachian U
  • Open Source Web Analytics Software
  • Gallium3D Workshop Videos, Slides Posted
  • Boxee and D-Link Partner For Boxee Box
  • The Computer Action Show! Season 1 Episode 9

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Plymouth theming guide (part 2)
  • Font smoothing in OpenSUSE 11.2
  • Copying multiple sheets at once in Calc spreadsheets
  • Ubuntu’s Internet Connection Sharing
  • Create your own social network site with Elgg
  • Install a graphical firewall client on Ubuntu 9.10
  • How To Make Ubuntu Even Easier To Use With Ubun-student
  • zypper + bash script = simple repo management
  • Unix and Linux startup scripts, Part 2
  • Hack Karmic's GDM Login Part 2
  • HowTo: Clear out Amarok's corrupted music database and start over
  • Customizing X-Splash
  • Openoffice.org- Play starwars galaxy easter egg in Calc
  • Yum-fastestmirror, Use fastest mirror for downloads

Zemlin: 'Industry transformation depends on Linux'

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Linux
Interviews

news.cnet.com: The closest thing to a CEO in Linux land is Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. While Zemlin doesn't steer the Linux ship, he does a great deal to corral its competing interests. I caught up with Zemlin late last week to get a pulse on the state of Linux in the market. As ever, Zemlin didn't disappoint.

Living on the edge

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KDE
SUSE

dennogumi.org: KDE SC 4.4 Beta 1 has been released, and of course I couldn’t stay still. Thanks to the friendly openSUSE Build Service, there were packages available, so I just pointed my zypper sources to KDE:KDE4:UNSTABLE:Desktop repository, adjusted a few other things (mainly other third-party repositories) and updated.

Examining the State of Fedora

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: While most operating systems can't afford to be too bleeding edge, Fedora boldly goes where no one has gone yet. That's a tough task to manage. We learned how they do it. How does one manage the balance between professional users and open source fanatics? Carefully.

Ubuntu 9.10: Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

skattertech.com: After becoming increasingly frustrated with Windows Vista, I began searching for an alternative operating system.

Pentoo Linux for Penetration Testing

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: Pentoo linux is a Gentoo-based live CD with a selection of apps and tools designed to perform penetration testing. They recently released their 2009.0 version and we thought we'd take it for a spin and share our findings.

Lawsuit alleges Palm Pre violates copyright

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Legal

techworld.com.au: Artifex Software is suing Palm over the PDF (Portable Document Format) viewer in Palm's Pre smartphone, it said on Thursday.

My life with Linux: Day 7 and Final Verdict

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Linux

pcauthority.com.au: Stuart Turton spends the final day of his one week odyssey with Linux, gets drunk on the gaming possibilities of Wine and gives his final verdict on whether Linux is worth the trouble or not.

KDE Plasma Netbook Preview

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KDE

maketecheasier.com: With the growing popularity of netbooks, it is no surprise that many Linux distributions and software developers have created customized versions of their software to run on them. Not to be counted out, KDE now has a version of their desktop environment designed for netbooks.

Red Hat Speeds Up Real-Time Linux

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Linux

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: Red Hat is aiming for lowered latency and improved performance with the second update of the year to its real-time Linux platform.

openSUSE 11.2 – For New Users and Pros Alike

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SUSE

makeuseof.com: openSUSE is a commercially-backed Open Source Linux distribution with origins in Germany. Novell bought SuSE in November 2004 and has been releasing a freely downloadable community-based Linux desktop since August 2005.

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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

Today in Techrights

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.