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Story GNOME is Better and the Practically of Linux Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:07pm
Story Fedora: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 1:59pm
Story Leftovers: Red Hat Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 1:57pm
Story HP 455 G3 Ubuntu laptop - Linux on a budget Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 11:41am
Story GhostBSD 10.1 BETA2 now available Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:23am
Story Unity 8's 3D Task Switcher for the Ubuntu Desktop Is Evolving Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:18am
Story Ubuntu Touch to Get Enhanced SMS Capabilities with Next Update Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:17am
Story Mangaka Is an Artful Blend of Simplicity and Style Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 2:14am
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:54pm
Story Trinity Linux System Call Fuzz Tester Effectively Suspended Roy Schestowitz 13/07/2015 - 8:28pm

Much ado about nothing

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OSS
OOo

standardsandfreedom.net: When I was freshly elected at the OpenOffice.org’s Community Council the Free Software Foundation approached us with a question related to our extensions web site. Basically they felt that we should not be hosting non Free Software extensions and requested we take those down.

The State Of Mac And GNU/Linux Gaming

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Gaming

linux-hardcore.com: It’s ‘common knowledge’ that Mac and Linux gaming are so unimportant that they might as well not exist. Everyone ‘knows’ that Mac games sell a tiny fraction of the amount that Windows games sell, and that Linux games simply don’t exist. But are these ideas based on reality?

Frankenstein’s Netbook

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OS

limulus.wordpress: or, what I learned from triple-booting an MSI Wind U100…

Sony is Now Facing a Total of 3 Lawsuits Over Other OS Renoval

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Linux
Legal

gofanboy.com: You shouldn't act surprised to find out that Sony is being sued yet again over its decision to remove Linux support from its PS3 game console. Attorney Rebecca Call was the first lawyer to smell blood and find a disgruntled PS3 owner who was willing to file suit and go along with a class action status.

LinuX Gamers Live – A Revolution in Linux Gaming

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Linux
Gaming

linux.gauravlive: One of the reasons why people don’t shift to Linux platform is Gaming. The Linux community has been aware of these problems infesting Linux adoption & have been encouraging developers to develop games for Linux.

Desktop Drapes for GNOME

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Software

ghacks.net: This tool allows you to setup a group of images to be used as your desktop backgound. Desktop Drapes can cycle through those wallpapers, changing them at a user-defined period. Desktop Drapes is ideal for those who like to change their wallpaper frequently and would like to set this up to be done automatically.

5 Things Easier To Do In The Command Line

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Linux

makeuseof.com: Conventional wisdom states that graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are easy and the command line is hard. Conventional wisdom isn’t always right.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Rumors abound: Mandriva to be Sold

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MDV

Translate this site from french into english says 2 companies are looking to buy Mandriva assets.

http://www.mandrivalinux-online.org/news/news.php

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • systemd Now Has a Web Site
  • You secretly love the command line, don’t you?
  • Top Ten Concepts for Linux Beginners – Number 2, Directories
  • Cclive is a command line video download tool
  • Hulu And Adobe Not Friendly To 64 Bit Linux?
  • openSUSE Weekly News #122 is out
  • Apple building its own Flash, says rogue Tweeter
  • New to Programming or New to Perl
  • Computer Pioneer Max Palevsky Dead At 85
  • openSUSE Kernel Review (Week 18)
  • Talend Shows That Open Source Success is Not Just About Low Price

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Create your own spinoff
  • How-To: Mounting /dev in a chroot environment
  • HOWTO: Setting up an ARM toolchain
  • How-to install secure pure ftp server chrooted with virtual users
  • Create Encrypted Filesystem Within a File (truecrypt way)
  • Monitor a Service with a Watchdog Script
  • Listen to your music from anywhere using Ubuntu and SSH
  • MySQL Database Server on the Linux Desktop

Ubuntu with a K

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu with a K
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Review
  • Ubuntu 10.04 on My Optiplex GX260
  • easiest way to move the buttons
  • Full Circle Podcast #6:

Beware of Proprietary Drift

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OSS

ebb.org/bkuhn/blog: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced yesterday a campaign to collect a clear list of OpenOffice.Org extensions that are FaiF, to convince the OO.o Community Council to list only FaiF extensions, and to find those extensions that are proprietary software, so that OO.o extension developers can focus of their efforts on writing replacements under a software-freedom-respecting license.

Why there is a Market for Linux Games

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Gaming
  • Why there is a Market for Linux Games
  • Why Games don't get ported to Linux...A game dev speaks.
  • Formula Retro
  • At This Rate, Don't Be Surprised If You See Steam Soon

5 lessons for other Linux distros from the success of the Lucid Lynx

ghabuntu.com: It probably now sounds like a cliche, but the Lucid Lynx is the best release Canonical has come out with since its inception. The following 5 lessons can be gleaned from the overwhelming success of Ubuntu 10.04.

Those Digging Into Steam On Linux Make More Progress

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Gaming

phoronix.com: If you are up to speed, here is the newest screenshot exhibiting the latest progress to the Steam Linux client.

Managing wallpaper in GNOME

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Software

ghacks.net: A lot of users think focusing on wallpaper is pointless. I disagree.

Dist Upgrade Or Clean Install

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Ubuntu
  • Dist Upgrade Or Clean Install - Here Is What I Prefer And Why
  • Indicator Applet: Why I like it
  • Ubuntu 10.04 marks 5 years of Ubuntu
  • Trick Out a Fresh Lucid Installation with the Start Script
  • Manage Ubuntu 10.04 and Study Linux with Ailurus

Distro-hopping notes

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: I had a lot of time available to myself over the past week. Some of that time was spent distro-hopping. Here are a few of the distros and tools I had the chance to experiment with.

Users want a Linux port of uTorrent?

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Software

openbytes.wordpress: uTorrent probably ranks as the most popular torrent client on the web and at any given time (and on any swarm) you can almost guarantee that the majority of peers/seeders will be running one version or another of it.

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Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

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Purism News

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Mycroft AI on Plasma

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