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Story New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in All Supported Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 2:29am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 2:24am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 2:24am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 2:23am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 2:23am
Story Chakra 2015.03 Officially Released with UEFI Support, But No KDE Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 2:20am
Story Open source offline map tool for Android Rianne Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 1:12am
Story Automotive bus open sourced with Linux-based design Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 11:57pm
Story VMware expands desktop virtualization to Linux Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 10:37pm
Story The future of Linux storage Rianne Schestowitz 12/03/2015 - 10:32pm

few leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • The Project Of Linux Documentation
  • Why natural language interfaces suck
  • KDE 4.4 Solid Auto Mount Enhancements
  • G&P: Latency
  • Calculate Linux 10.0 released
  • KDE 4.3.4 now available for PCLinuxOS
  • Gaming Briefs: Bloodfronteer Beta2, Tremulous 1.2 gameplay beta, Nexuiz
  • Fun Sites To Find Out What Your Name Says About You
  • Going Linux = Dec 05: #086 - Listener Feedback

other howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Wipe Harddrive
  • Customizing Gnome Panel
  • 25 cool Linux terminal commands for Newbies
  • Managing Disk Storage in Centos
  • Install Opensuse11.2 on USB key
  • Unix and Linux startup scripts
  • Upgrading Elive Compiz to latest Elive
  • Troubleshooting FreeBSD Wireless Problem
  • Convert Existing ext3 non-root FileSystem to ext4 FileSystem
  • Create your own VLC skin

ubuntu howtos:

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Ubuntu
HowTos
  • Remove Old Kernels in Ubuntu
  • How to install a lightweight Ubuntu
  • How to Recover Ubuntu after a Partial Upgrade
  • Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse ) in Ubuntu
  • How to mount, unmount, and format floppy disk in Ubuntu
  • Enable/Disable write support for windows NTFS with simple click

Ubuntu 10.04 Will Have "Simple Scan"

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Will Have "Simple Scan"
  • Ubuntu Remix vs Chrome OS
  • Day of Ubuntu Wallpapers
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #171
  • Android Theme for Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu Sun Theme Gets Official Release
  • Linux: I'm Lovin' Ubuntu 9.10
  • Things I like in Ubuntu

Sushi Huh? Helps You Download Packages

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Software

everyjoe.com: If you’re someone with limited internet access and you need packages, you could try this script called “Sushi Huh?” It’s written in Python and you don’t have to install it or anything. Just run it from the command line.

Joe Brockmeier talks open source and social media

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Interviews

daniweb.com: It's been almost a year since I last interviewed Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, who is the community manager at openSUSE. I sent him several questions to answer by email. I was curious about the new version of openSUSE, 11.2, along with his increasing use of social media to promote it.

Trouble Free Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

cookingwithlinux.com: The last time I blogged about Ubuntu Desktop, either I didn't explain the problems I was having sufficiently, or people just don't get it and react. I have decided to just keep on writing and let the chips fall where they may.

Intent Is The Problem

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OS

links.org: Of late, I keep banging into the problem that people want systems to be “secure by default”: they don’t want to pester the user about security. They want the system to just do the right thing. The problem is, this just isn’t possible.

PuppyLinux

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Linux

rajivram.blogspot: There are plenty of reasons to 'wow' this distro. One is the footprint size. The live CD ISO file is has a size of just 110MB and downloaded in a jiffy. As advertised all over the web, it can be used on older PCs with small .drives and memory.

Real Linux advocates educate, not humiliate

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Linux

dissociatedpress.net: Checking Twitter yesterday I caught a link to "Command Line Idiocy," a post that rips apart an article on "10 powerful CLI tools." Here's a short sample of the flavor of the piece:

Is Tabbed Windows Going To Be The Next Big Thing?

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KDE
Software

digitizor.com: With the release of KDE SC 4.4 Beta 1, tabbed windows is now available through its windows manager KWin. This raises the question, is tabbed windows going to be the next big thing after tabbed browsing?

StressLinux 0.4.136 - Review and Commentary

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: StressLinux.org just recently announced a new release and we thought we would take a quick look at the system to see what it's made of.

Debian Squeeze freeze and Ubuntu Dev Syncing

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Linux
Ubuntu

totalinux.org: The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March. Earlier this year, the owner of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, had proposed that Debian sync releases with Ubuntu so that the work could be spread.

OpenRisc simulator runs Linux

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Linux
Ubuntu

balau82.wordpress: OpenCores is an organization owned by ORSoc that invests in open source hardware. Their site hosts many hardware projects that ship the source code (Hardware Description Language in this case) with the GNU Lesser General Public Licence.

What Kind Of People Use X.Org's VESA Driver?

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Software

phoronix.com: Yesterday we shared the first numbers from our 2009 Linux Graphics Survey that showed the open-source ATI driver is now more popular than ATI's official Catalyst driver. The full results from this survey that concluded last month will be published tomorrow, but in yesterday's graph that we showed there was also something else interesting:

Evading the Microsoft tax

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Hardware
Microsoft

teom.wordpress: A few months ago I submitted my work for the Social Desktop Contest, organized by Frank of openDesktop.org. Turns out, lots of people seemed to really like it (thank you for voting!), and it won the first prize, which was a Dell Mini 10v netbook with Ubuntu. Unfortunately

Linux Mint 8-Helena

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Linux

gnulinuxuser.wordpress: I do prefer Linux Mint as my choice of Operating System. Unfortunately, for me, this install has not been as much fun as it usually is.

Fedora 13 Is Codenamed Goddard

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Linux

phoronix.com: The next release of the Red Hat sponsored Fedora Linux distribution is going to be Fedora 13, which is due out in 2010 and already promises many new features like Btrfs file-system rollbacks and NFSv4.

Best 4 Antivirus Software for Your Ubuntu OS

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Software

crenk.com: As we already know, Linux is immune to viruses and other nasty malware. However, there are still a lot of other reasons to install an antivirus program on your Linux computer.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.2 (GNOME)

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.2 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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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).
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    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.
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