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Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 6:12pm
Story OS showdown: Windows 10 vs Linux Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 1:42pm
Story LibreOffice 5.0 Arrives on August 5, Here's What's New Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 11:58am
Story Nextbit phone will “easily stand out” and be priced affordibly Roy Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 8:16am
Story KDE Announces the Beta of KDE Applications 15.08, Based on KDE Frameworks 5 Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 12:45am
Story Zorin OS 10 Core & Ultimate have arrived Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 12:44am
Story Zidoo's 'X1' is a $59 Android media box that touts its 4K prowess Rianne Schestowitz 02/08/2015 - 12:19am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2015 - 8:30pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2015 - 8:25pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/08/2015 - 8:24pm

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.

MeeGo v1.0 for Netbooks Review

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Linux The tiny notebooks are usually best for those who just want to do the most basic of basics—Web browsing, e-mail, maybe IM—and not much else. In fact, were it not for the fact that Linux is a popular operating system of choice for them due to its nonexistent cost, they'd have almost no appeal to the DIYer whatsoever.

Peppermint OS – A New Take on the Web-Centric Desktop

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Linux early all operating systems these days seem to be transitioning toward a faster and more web-centric experience. Peppermint OS takes a different approach than Chrome and tries to blur the line between desktop and Internet.

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