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Story Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Beta 1 Review srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 11:48pm
Story Sabayon 10 Review: Gentoo on steroids! srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 11:43pm
Story Choose your Gnome distribution srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 11:41pm
Story openSUSE 12.2 KDE - Now is the right time srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 11:39pm
Story Music players shakedown srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 7:48pm
Story GPL Violations Are Still Pretty Common srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 7:36pm
Story Kernel Log - Coming in 3.6 (part 4): Drivers srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 7:28pm
Story A Look Into StuntRally 1.7 srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 7:27pm
Story Bossies 2012: The Best of Open Source Software Awards srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 6:15pm
Story Zorin Linux Is Heavy on the Windows Dressing srlinuxx 19/09/2012 - 5:50pm

Good malware hunting for Linux

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Security

linux.com: Given all the fuss in the news recently about compromised Linux/Apache servers being responsible for infecting Windows users with malware when they visit those compromised sites, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at three of the best rootkit/malware detection tools available for Linux desktop and SOHO users.

tablaunch Application Launch Bar

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Software

crunchbang.org: Over the last few days I've been testing different application launchers under Openbox. It's funny, but I was managing just fine without an application launcher until I started playing, now I'm hooked. I've experimented with a few different applications and I've finally found one that I'm really happy with, tablaunch.

Kernel space: Details of the vmsplice() exploit

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Linux

linuxworld.com: Back in February, we published a discussion of the vmsplice() exploit which showed how the failure to check permissions for a read operation led to a buffer overflow within the kernel. Subsequently, a linux-kernel reader pointed out that the article stopped short of a complete explanation: this is not an ordinary buffer overflow exploit.

Tasty open source Outlook alternative

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Software

news10now.com: I just love my friends in the programming community. They're always showing me new and useful tools that I'd never have located otherwise. The latest one (thanks to Ed) is called Spicebird. It's similar to the better-known Thunderbird, but even more complete.

The Battle for Wesnoth - 1.4 Review

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Gaming

linuxtidbits.wordpress: I wrote about gaming in Linux before and left out my favorite all-time best game: Wesnoth. I said that I would write about it so that’s what I’m going to do today.

GNU/Linux World Domination for the Wrong Reasons

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Linux

earthweb.com: In the rush for market share, many people seem to lose sight of the fact that the goal of GNU/Linux and free software is not popularity in itself, but the wide acceptance of a set of ideals.

Three in race for Debian project leader

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Linux

itwire.com: Three developers are in the running for the post of Debian project leader (DPL) this year, after nominations closed on March 9. The current leader, Sam Hocevar , is not among the three.

Wine: Improving Look And Feel

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Software

polishlinux.org: A lot of people complains about Wine looks. But not everyone realizes that one can make it look neat easily. This article preents a few simple tips to convert your default Wine to a special one.

Digital Forensics in Linux - Reclaiming Data Off a Failed Hard Drive

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I recently spoke with a lady who operates a Forensic Accounting consultancy. During the course of our conversation, she indicated that from time-to-time she receives requests for computer data related assistance. Namely, obtaining deleted information off hard drives or data off failed drives.

Yet Another Gentoo Defector

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Gentoo

scienceblogs.com: It amused me today to see two blog posts, both about users switching from Gentoo to *buntu. The two authors I mentioned above gave up on Gentoo because of persistent problems with the package management system, Portage. Like the authors of the two posts, I recently switched.

Good News: Linux gives life to old hardware. Bad News: Maybe in some cases it shouldn't.

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Linux

lateral.netmanagers.com.ar: I was in one of my customer's datacenters the other day, and while I do most work remotely, I had to take this opportunity to take some snapshots of their proxy server. Good news: It's a true-blue IBM Server! Bad news: It's a IBM Netfinity 5000 (model 3Ry)!

Wal-Mart Yanks Linux PC From Shelves, Keeps Them Online

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Linux

informationweek.com: Wal-Mart had been selling Everex's gPC for $199 since November, but decided to scrap the offering in its stores. The retailer will continue to sell the PC at its online store.

Leafpad - a minimal GTK text editor

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Software

fosswire.com: Simplicity is a wonderful thing sometimes. Leafpad is designed to be just that, simple. It is designed as a plain text editor.

Measuring Fedora's Boot Performance

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last month we had measured Ubuntu's boot performance via the open-source Bootchart utility and had done this on all Ubuntu releases between Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and the latest development build at the time for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. From this testing we had found the boot time to decrease with each official release and the maximum disk throughput increasing. With Fedora 9 Sulphur due out next month, we have done this same boot performance testing on the Fedora side with Core 4, Core 5, Core 6, 7, 8, and 9 Rawhide.

The Linux Foundation Reveals Speaker Line-up for 2nd Annual Collaboration Summit

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Linux

PR: The Linux Foundation today announced the speakers for its 2nd Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Kernel developers, leading market research firm and companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, MySQL, and Oracle will debate growth opportunities for the platform.

Free/Open-source Personal Information Managers

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Software

junauza.blogspot: A type of application software that functions as a personal organizer is called personal information manager (PIM). As an information management tool, a PIM's purpose is to facilitate the recording, tracking, and management of certain types of "personal information" such as personal notes, address books, significant calendar dates, reminders, email, RSS/Atom feeds, voicemail and more.

Announcing the Official openSUSE Forums

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Web
SUSE

news.opensuse.org: In order to provide a better service to the existing openSUSE Community and to our new users, we’re pleased to announce that suseforums.net, suselinuxsupport.de and the openSUSE support forums at forums.novell.com are joining forces to merge into the new official openSUSE forums at forums.opensuse.org.

Lightning Speed Big Claws

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Software

vertito.blogspot: Who gets tired of Thunderbird and Evolution mail client software? Do you want to try a new GTK+-based lightweight but heavy duty email client for linux? Let's give Claws a shot.

First Look: KNOPPIX 5.3.0 - At CeBIT 2008

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Linux

softpedia.com: Knoppix 5.3, after pausing for a year, was presented at CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany. Our colleagues were there, and got the DVD live-edition that's available with the German c't magazine during the event.

More Firefox betas to come, admits Mozilla chief

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Moz/FF

pcpro.co.uk: Mozilla has taken the wrapping off Firefox 3 Beta 4, and the makers of the open-source browser say there'll be more to follow. "[There'll be] as many as necessary and I'm not kidding," says Tristan Nitot, chief executive officer of Mozilla Europe.

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Leftovers: OSS

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    Where can you find millions of open source code repositories? That would be on GitHub, of course, and with all those code repositories, one would think that analyzing them would lead to some interesting conclusions about open source in general, correct? That's the thinking behind a new offering from GitHub in partnership with Google. The two have produced a new open dataset on Google BigQuery, a low cost analytics data warehouse service in the cloud, so that anyone can get data-driven insights based on more than 2.8 million open source GitHub repositories. The move brings new data analytics capabilities to BigQuery.
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