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Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 8:26pm
Story More Reliable Upgrades Hoped For With Fedora 23 Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 8:11pm
Story Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Alpha 2 Officially Lands Without Ubuntu Software Center Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:56pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:32pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:29pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:28pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:21pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:16pm
Story Open-Source CMSs Appeal To Control-Oriented Media Roy Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:05pm
Story Fedora's Rawhide Kernel Adds In KDBUS Support, Ready For Testing Rianne Schestowitz 30/07/2015 - 7:01pm

YlmF OS - Ni Hao!

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Linux YlmF is Linux, so it's not Windows. But it's designed to look and feel like Windows XP, including the classic looks. For less knowledgeable users, it as near as makes no difference.

If Microsoft Bought Novell

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SUSE Dave Yates had brought up on TLLTS and then later on LottaLinuxLinks Oggcast the possibility of Microsoft buying Novell now that the latter company is up for sale. He felt hat this would place Microsoft in an interesting position to own the Unix Copyrights and to have their own Linux distribution.

today's leftovers:

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  • Opera *NIX family focus
  • Whyteboard Aids in Teachable Moments
  • Datamining with Linux
  • Maxi Mini Golf – Released
  • New Mephisto Backup v1.10.4 released
  • The False Uniformity of Oatmeal Code
  • Maverick Alpha 1 released
  • The Quintessence of Open Source
  • A Quick Q ‘n’ A Session with Greg Kroah-Hartman
  • Meerkat wallpapers
  • New Open-Source OS Will Feature 'Disposable' Virtual Machines
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #356 6/2/10
  • OpenSSL updates fix vulnerabilities
  • Linux On The Top
  • Trading Update for Red Hat Inc.
  • Aquaria goes open source
  • Linux Outlaws 153 - Tinfoil Wallpaper Millionaire

some howtos:

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  • The Ultimate Bash Array Tutorial
  • LXC with Gentoo Linux
  • Create Bootable USB / Flash Drive From ISO
  • How I sped up my server by a factor of 6
  • Playing AAC/M4a files on Mandriva 2010
  • How to: Install Linux without a CD-Rom
  • connecting to self signed SSL certificate from Java
  • Python decisions
  • Browsing Man and Info Pages using Konqueror
  • Shutter - Fully Loaded Screenshot App For Linux
  • Copy partitions with gparted
  • Renaming Photos with digiKam
  • build a pure-ftpd Debian package for OpenVZ

My Top 5 Bash Resources

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Software Over the course of writing The Linux Command Line and this blog, I've had frequent need of good reference resources for command line programs including the shell itself. Here is my list of the ones that stand out:

Ubuntu LTS 10.04, a Linux OS at Its Best

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Ubuntu As you've probably seen, Canonical just released the latest LTS (long-term support) version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) exists in both desktop and server form. I looked at the server edition for ServerWatch.

Debian Squeeze Pre-review

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Linux Every two years or so, Debian puts out a new "stable" release. This is my favorite distribution because of the minimal number of bugs and the huge software repositories and the powerful package manager.

Could Red Hat be Novell's spouse?

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SUSE Red Hat's CEO Jim Whitehurst declined to dismiss the possibility of buying out his company's Linux rival Novell in a meeting with reporters in London today.

Mandriva Linux is a fantastic scientific platform

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MDV Stéphane TELETCHEA is working in a french research laboratory. He is also contributing to Mandriva Linux as a tester and packager for some years now. Below is his testimony.

Mint 9

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Linux Fedora 13's stay on my Dell D620 was short-lived. My first stop one evening was OpenSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6. Interesting things happening there, but not stable (nor advertised as such) so I decided it was time to go back to a favorite and see what was new. Mint 9.

What's the Worst That the FSF Could Have Done to Apple? Nothing.

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OSS In discussions on the implications of the recent FSF enforcement action against Apple's iTunes App Store, there's been a sort of recurring theme that's come up: what the GPL "requires" or "obligates" anyone to do. There's a strong strain of fantasy in these comments, and it's important to make clear what's actually the case here.

How Google Uses You

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Google Everybody knows that Google offers lots of free services. Many are ad-supported. Others aren't. They're just free products that we can all use as a kind of publicly provisioned resource. That's how most of us see Google. But guess what? That's how Google sees you, too.

Best Free and Open Source CRM Software

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Software If you happen to own a business and are looking for CRM applications, I have here a list of some of the most well-known free and open-source customer relationship management (CRM) software available today:

Firefox Ditches the Dialog Box

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Moz/FF Get ready to say goodbye to Firefox’s multitude of dialog boxes. Recent design mock-ups show Firefox moving toward an “in-content” look where settings, the add-on manager, themes and other “things which formerly appeared in dialog boxes” will now become just another tab in your browser.

Windows, Mac or Linux: Which is the most secure?

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Security Who's got the safest operating system? Apple, Google, Microsoft? According to one security expert, what really matters is who's using the OS.

Poulsbo still makes me sad

  • Poulsbo still makes me sad
  • Even With MeeGo, Poulsbo & Moorestown Are Crap

The Big Linux 2.6.35 Kernel Problem Is Fixed

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Linux Using the 2 June kernel from the Ubuntu mainline PPA no longer causes a major performance hit and all of the test result values have returned to their levels prior to this kernel bug that lasted about one week.

Qubes - A Highly Secure OS Powered By Xen Hypervisor

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linuxhelp.blogspot: Qubes is an open source operating system based on Linux, which is designed to provide strong security for desktop computing. Its unique selling point is that all applications that are run on Qubes is sand-boxed from each other.

Washing the windows myths. Legal liability.

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Microsoft Due to the fact that windows is produced by a single company and Linux is not then there is a target for any legal action which needs to be taken. With Linux there is no single target that legal action can be brought against for when things go wrong.

The BeOS file system: an OS geek retrospective The Be operating system file system, known simply as BFS, is the file system for the Haiku, BeOS, and SkyOS operating systems. When it was created in the late '90s as part of the ill-fated BeOS project, BFS's ahead-of-its-time feature set immediately struck the fancy OS geeks.

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today's leftovers

  • Zorin OS 12.3 Linux Distro Released: Download The Perfect Windows Replacement
    While listing out the best distros for a Linux beginner, the ease of use and installation are the most critical factors. Such qualities make distros like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Zorin OS the most recommended options. In case you’re also concerned about your privacy and security, a shift to the world of Linux becomes a more obvious option. Calling itself a replacement for Windows and macOS, Zorin OS has been established as a beginner-friendly option that offers a smooth ride while making the transition. The latest Zorin OS 12.3 release works to strengthen the basics of the operating system and polishes the whole experience.
  • Ramblings about long ago and far away
    I had originally run MCC (Manchester Computer Center Interim Linux) in college but when I moved it was easier to find a box of floppies with SLS so I had installed that on the 486. I would then download software source code from the internet and rebuild it for my own use using all the extra flags I could find in GCC to make my 20Mhz system seem faster. I instead learned that most of the options didn't do anything on i386 Linux at the time and most of my reports about it were probably met by eye-rolls with the people at Cygnus. My supposed goal was to try and set up a MUD so I could code up a text based virtual reality. Or to get a war game called Conquer working on Linux. Or maybe get xTrek working on my system. [I think I mostly was trying to become a game developer by just building stuff versus actually coding stuff. I cave-man debugged a lot of things using stuff I had learned in FORTRAN but it wasn't actually making new things.]
  • EzeeLinux Show 18.13 | Running Linux On Junk
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  • Best 50 HD Wallpapers for Ubuntu
    Wallpapers are useful in many ways depending on the visual it contains for example if there is a motivational quote on it, it helps to motivate you. The images are the best type of wallpaper because they have an impact on the mind of a human being. So if you are a working professional and have to work continuously on a computer then your desktop cab be a source of inspiration and happiness. So today we are going to share 50 best HD Wallpapers for your Ubuntu which will keep your desktop fresh.
  • Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter
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Linux 4.17 Spring Cleaning To Drop Some Old CPU Architectures and Recent Torvalds Interview

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