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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 08/09/2015 - 10:15am
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Story The Free Software Foundation: 30 years in Rianne Schestowitz 08/09/2015 - 9:58am

3 Great Linux Radio Apps To Discover Great New Music

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Software

makeuseof.com: Massive MP3 collections are nice, but they don’t do everything. Sometimes you want to discover new music, for example, or listen to the news. Traditionally this was the role of the radio, but if you’re a geek (and if you’re reading this blog I’m betting you are) you’re far more likely to be around computers than FM receivers.

Firefox 4 a big deal

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4 a big deal
  • Mozilla Looks Ahead to More Secure Firefox

At Work with Linux: Linux Mint 9 Gnome and KDE

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Linux

blogbeebe.blogspot: One of the nicer features about the office lab is the fact we have a number of still-powerful workstations on which to run various operating systems. Linux Mint 9 KDE was actually the second Mint 9 distribution installed; the first was Linux Mint 9 Gnome.

How Much Faster Is Konqueror With WebKit?

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KDE
Software

digitizor.com: Yesterday we wrote about how you can make WebKit default in Konqueror. We always knew that WebKit is going to make Konqueror faster; but how much faster? Today we test.

Kernel.org shares some cute e-mails

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Linux

zdnet.com/blog: Should the Linux kernel be renamed the Linux “colonel” due to its prowess?

In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 4 Linux Mint 9?

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Linux

g33q.co.za: I love it. It has got all the goodness of Ubuntu, rolled with the good stuff that KDE4 brings you with an extra helping of Linux Mint special stuff.

32 bit vs 64 bit Linux - Which to Choose?

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: This is a question I have fielded many times, it is one most new Linux users ask before they even download their first Linux ISO. There is a short answer and a long answer to this question.

User space memory access from the Linux kernel

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Linux

An introduction to Linux memory and user space APIs

Debian 6.0 on Track, Fedora 14 Slips

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Linux
  • Debian 6.0 on Track for December Release
  • Well, Fedora 14 Will Not Ship On Time

KDE Reaches New Audiences in North America

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE software has traditionally been strongest in Europe and South America. With the growth of events such as Camp KDE and many key contributors calling North America home, KDE is increasing its presence in this region.

Feature Freeze in place for Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Feature Freeze is now in effect for Maverick. The focus from here until release is on fixing bugs and polishing.

Comparing Three Linux RSS Feed Readers

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Here at MTE we’ve already covered some useful desktop feed readers for Windows and Mac, so now seems like a good time to check out what Linux has to offer.

Top 8 Games For 'Non-Gamers' in Linux

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Gaming

techdrivein.com: I am not a serious gamer at all. If you want to see me totally disoriented, play an FPS game in front of me. But then there are always these silly games for people like me. Here is a quick list of my favorite time wasters or puzzle games or whatever you call it.

Backtrack 4 R1 Screenshots

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Linux

easylinuxcds.com: For those of you that have yet to discover it, Backtrack is a popular Linux security distribution focused on providing a powerful selection of penetration testing tools.

Bug 626593 – Gnome ate my boyfriend Help

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Humor

geek.com: GNOME is an open-source desktop environment used with operating systems such as Linux. Like most open-source projects it has a bug tracker where users can report issues they are having, and developers can respond and/or implement fixes.

Two cool KDE Plasmoids

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KDE

ghacks.net: It’s time to head off to that wonderful land of KDE where the desktop only gets better and better with each release. Let’s take a look a some Plasmoids that are sure to make your desktop a bit better.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Put Your Unused XO Laptop to Good Use in a Boston School
  • Can't Linux and Android Just Get Along?
  • Top 10 best practices for enterprise open source adopters
  • OpenOffice - The Image Writer
  • Colorize Code in OpenOffice.org Writer Documents with COOoder
  • The best Web browser:
  • Drupal 6.18, 6.19 and 5.23 released
  • Oracle unveils Sparc and Solaris 5-year plan
  • Forrester: Open-source BI Has Pros and Cons
  • LinuxCon: Where's Linux Headed?
  • Global Knowledge Named Red Hat Premier Training Partner of the Year
  • FLOSS Weekly 130: VirtualBox
  • Monty's MariaDB extends the open source database
  • Linux Foundation Makes Enterprise Open Source Boring
  • New Shutter Release add support for UbuntuOne
  • Jump: a bookmarking system for the bash shell
  • Tuesday Afternoon Linux at the Farmers' Market

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Avoiding the Oops
  • KDE 4.5 final available for Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • Mounting Remote shares with SSHFS
  • Basic Rendering in OpenGL
  • Sabayon Kernel Upgrade Refresher
  • Convert ext2/3 to ext4
  • Tips to get a Mac-like Experience in Ubuntu
  • Modify Images in Linux - Mogrify
  • Problems installing software in openSUSE?, Simple solution!
  • Add "Open in Terminal" to GNOME Right-click menu
  • Linksys WUSB600N v1 on Slackware 13.1
  • UNIX ar Examples
  • Play Beautiful game Frogatto in ubuntu
  • Scanning X-Ray Films Using the XSane Software
  • Install and Run Opera Mini and Mobile on Ubuntu
  • play Zaz game (space balls) in Ubuntu

Could this be Muinshee 2.0?

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Software

omgsuse.com: Muinshee is a basic interface for playing and queueing songs similar to the Muine music player that long-time GNOME users may remember.

Quake2 engine day ;)

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: Believe it or not Quake2 is alive and kicking... and its engine is featuring some of the very best open-source games!

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Security: Updates, Europol/DDOS, ZTE, F-Secure

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • EU cyber cops shut down 'world's biggest' DDoS-for-hire service

    The website's servers were seized at 11.30am in the Netherlands, the US and Germany, Europol said, effectively shutting down the service that had 136,000 registered users and enabled individuals with little or no technical knowledge to launch crippling cyber-attacks across the world for just $14.99.

  • ZTE router flaw put 400,000 Hyperoptic customers at hacking [sic] risk

    But security firm Context IS discovered that the devices contained "the combination of a hardcoded root account and a DNS rebinding vulnerability", which could have allowed an "internet-based attacker to compromise all customer routers of UK ISP Hyperoptic via a malicious webpage".

  • Researchers Spent 10 Years Creating This “Master Key” To Unlock Millions Of Hotel Rooms
    A team of security researchers at F-secure have created a device running custom software that can create a master key “out of thin air.” They’ve exploited vulnerabilities in the door lock software Vision by VingCard, developed by the Swedish company Assa Abloy. Their electronic door locking system is used in millions of hotel rooms across the globe.
  • F-Secure Researchers: Master Keys to Hotels Can be Created ‘Out of Thin Air’
    F-Secure researchers have found that global hotel chains and hotels worldwide are using an electronic lock system that could be exploited by an attacker to gain access to any room in the facility. The design flaws discovered in the lock system’s software, which is known as Vision by VingCard and used to secure millions of hotel rooms worldwide, have prompted the world’s largest lock manufacturer, Assa Abloy, to issue software updates with security fixes to mitigate the issue.
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    Security researchers have built a master key that exploits a design flaw in a popular and widely used hotel electronic lock system, allowing unfettered access to every room in the building. The electronic lock system, known as Vision by VingCard and built by Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy, is used in more than 42,000 properties in 166 countries, amounting to millions of hotel rooms -- as well as garages and storage units.

Mozilla: Localization, VR, WebAssembly and More

  • Localization Workshop in Kolkata (November 2017)
    Last November, Jeff, Peiying and I (flod) headed to Kolkata for the last of our planned localization workshops. The group of languages represented at the event included Bengali (both Bangladesh and India), Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Tamil and Telugu. If you’re surprised by the number of languages, consider that India alone has 22 languages listed in the Indian Constitution, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg, with a much larger variety of languages spoken, and sometime officially recognized at the State level.
  • Making a Web Thing on the ESP8266
    Today I’m going to walk you through creating a simple Web Thing using an inexpensive off-the-shelf ESP8266 board. The power of web things comes from their ability to connect the digital world of web pages with the physical world of things. We recently released the Things Framework, a collection of software intended to make it easy to create new web things. The relevant library for this example is the webthing-esp8266 library, which makes easy it to connect Arduino-programmed ESP8266 boards with the Web of Things. We hope that this lowers the barrier to creating compelling experiences with our gateway and the Web Thing API.
  • Introducing Hubs: A new way to get together
    Today, we’re excited to share a preview release of Hubs by Mozilla, a new way to get together online within Mixed Reality, right in your browser. Hubs is the first experiment we’re releasing as part of our Social Mixed Reality efforts, and we think it showcases the potential for the web to become the best, most accessible platform to bring people together around the world in this new medium.
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    Today, Mozilla is sharing an early preview of an experiment we are calling “Hubs by Mozilla”. Hubs is an immersive social experience that is delivered through the browser. You simply click on a web link to begin interacting with others inside virtual reality.
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Games: GOG, Cities: Skylines - Parklife and More

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  • GOG now have the Linux version of retro-inspired FPS STRAFE: Millennium Edition
    For those of you GOG fans itching for some FPS action, you might want to check out STRAFE: Millennium Edition as GOG now have the Linux build too. Really good to see GOG add some many Linux builds lately, really pleasing to see! Naturally, the GOG build comes with the latest version of the game including a few of the Linux issues that came up being squashed. It's also 64bit, so no lib hunting required.

10 Great LXDE Themes

When it comes to Linux desktop environment aesthetics, the LXDE desktop environment is probably the weakest. The default skin it comes with, to be frank, is kind of dated and bland. Not to worry! Since this desktop environment is on Linux, you can tear it apart and make it look however you’d like! So why not make a list dedicated to great themes you can install right now into your LXDE session? I should mention, since this is LXDE, you’ll be able to use both XFCE4 themes as well as GTK2+ themes. (And the panel even has support for images if you want.) Read more