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today's leftovers:

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News
  • U1 Music Store – Store Music in U1?
  • the limits of virtual desktops
  • Gloobus is a sexy file previewer for your Gnome desktop
  • Debian Installer
  • Post-beta Opera fixes
  • Element OS- Your ultimate entertainment Linux OS
  • Debian & Ubuntu on my Acer Aspire One D150
  • Findwild
  • Midori 0.2.3 Released
  • Rekonq to replace konqi - On the menubar
  • SCALE 8x - Wish you were here

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fix DSL pppoe connection problem with Network Manager in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Getting started with KDE development on openSUSE
  • Installing Linux Kernel Source
  • SHMMAX share Linux memory
  • Quick note to users installing ~arch KDE4 in Gentoo
  • ImageMagick: add text to many images
  • Move File Starting With A Dash

Happy Birthday BBS

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Web

tech.nocr.at: Just a few days ago, Feb 16 to be exact, in 1978 Ward Christensen and Randy Suess launched the first ever Bulletin Board System in Chicago.

Little Things That Matter: Ubuntu 10.04's MessagingMenu

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Although people look for the big show-stopping killer-improvements when a new release of Ubuntu rolls around I find that it can be the small things which make the biggest difference.

The World Is Mourning The Loss Of Bruno Knaapen – Linux Advocate

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Obits

lockergnome.com: I joined Scot’s Newsletter Forum back in April, 2003 and took advantage of one of the forum’s Linux advocates. We knew him simply as Bruno, a man who knew Linux, and who had the patience to deal with us newbie’s who hounded him for advice.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 111 is out

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SUSE

Issue #111 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Life with Linux: Adapting to the smaller screen on a netbook

sutor.com: This last week my son and I were on vacation and I took along a Simmtronics 10.2 netbook running Ubuntu Linux 9.10 Remix so I could have reasonable access to the Internet. Here are some observations about getting the most of that smaller screen while running the Ubuntu desktop.

From OS X to Ubuntu: 2 Years Later

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Ubuntu

starryhope.com: A little more than 2 years ago, I made a switch away from Mac OS X to Ubuntu Linux. Since then, I have used Ubuntu Linux about 98% of the time on my personal and work computers.

Linux Training Week: Customisation

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Linux

zath.co.uk: One of the great things about any Linux distribution is the ability to customise the look and feel of it to your taste. Throughout the past week, I’ve discussed software availability, compatibility and ease of use, but I haven’t gone as far as modifying the way I use it.

The state of (high definition) video editing on Linux

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Software

blog.thesilentnumber.me: We have extremely promising open source media editing applications for Linux like the Jokosher audio editor and PiTiVi video editor, both built on the powerful GStreamer framework. While things may be looking up, one shortcoming is an ever increasing problem that deserves some more serious attention.

Open Source? Who cares!

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OSS

maximumpc.com: Does open-source really matter? Think about it for a second. Do you care if your programs are open-source? Do you care if companies whose services you frequent are built around open-source technology or not?

Linux frustrates!

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: I have heard of my geeky friends talking about this Linux stuff. I wasn't sure what it was so I asked them about it. Honestly, I thought they were trying to sell me some religion the way they jumped all over me trying to explain what Linux is. They did make some very good points though. So I decided to give it a try.

Dear Matt Asay,

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Ubuntu

theopensourcerer.com: It is great that you are now COO of the worlds leading Free Software company. We look forward to Canonical growing and changing over the next few years. Here are some ideas:

7 reasons to play retro titles – Puppy Arcade 7 is released

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Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: I have spoken with the creator (Scott Jarvis) and one of the most impressive things about this distro (other than its excellent) is the enthusiasm and genuine love Scott has for emulation and people enjoying old classics on hardware that may have been otherwise written off as an “old PC”.

Linux has reached the Apple buzz of 1976 and Microsoft knows it.

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Linux
Microsoft

buntfu.com: Understanding Apple vs Microsoft of the past can prepare Linux for the road ahead. It teaches us what to expect from Microsoft once the buzz hits a certain level. We can expect some underhanded, ulterior motives while we get a big smile and buddy handshake.

15 Awesome Mandriva Linux Wallpapers

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MDV

junauza.com: 15 Awesome Mandriva Linux Wallpapers: We've featured several distro-specific wallpapers before. This time, I'll be giving tribute to one of the best Linux distributions around, by sharing with you yet another set of beautiful desktop wallpapers.

Window-specific options in KDE 4.4

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KDE

ghacks.net: Continuing with the KDE 4.4 theme we will turn our phasers towards configuring window-specific options. What exactly does this mean? It means you can configure options for a specific window that apply only to a specific window or a specific application.

How the Internet makes us stupid – or not

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Linux

theglobeandmail.com: He laments the idea that the collective is all-wise, and compares mass collaborations to totalitarian regimes. This collectivist mentality is led by a subculture of “digital Maoists,” who are the “folks from the open culture, Creative Commons world, the Linux community, and the Web 2.0 people.”

Linux and Open Source Software at the center of security

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It's been said over and over again, that Linux is one of the most secure operating systems today. And, it's been proven over and over that it is quite secure. Knowing this, there's no surprise that Linux has been chosen as the primary platform for our most critical applications and appliances.

New Theme For Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • New Theme For Ubuntu 10.04 - Human Theme Dropped
  • No Human Theme In Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Finally Getting A New Default Theme
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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
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gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

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