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Story The security flaws in Tails Linux are not its only problem Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Elive 2.3.4 Beta Is a Nice OS Based on Debian and Enlightenment - Screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:47pm
Story Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come? Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:36pm
Story X.Org Foundation Still Works Towards Becoming An SPI Project Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:29pm
Story Program Octave Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:17pm
Story CoreOS Stable Release Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:51pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:10pm
Story Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:09pm
Story GNOME Control Center 3.13.4 Gets More HiDPI Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:06pm
Story Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 4:55pm

GNU is Not Unix, but it is 25

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sdtimes.com: In the earliest days of computers, just about everything could be considered free software. Along the way, software developers change their attitudes and move away from openness toward the proprietary. It was this shift in the hacker culture, as he called it, that eventually led Richard Stallman to strike out on his own in 1983.

How can it all fit?

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Sixteen megabytes is a pitful amount of memory, and I sometimes have to remind myself of that. And yet these Awesome-based console-application systems are regularly using up less than half of the 12Mb htop says I have left to use. How does it all fit in under 16Mb?

Blueman - An Awesome Bluetooth manager for Ubuntu

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Software

bigbrovar.wordpress: Bluetooth support has always been shaky in gnome. The default bluetooth manager is often very basic and unintuitive. "You cant always have it all” that was my attitude to the whole bluetooth problem till i found out about Blueman.

localepurge: Automagically remove unnecessary locale data

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Software

debaday.debian.net: localepurge allows you to remove unnecessary locale data you have on your system and prevents installing unneeded locales when installing new packages.

Steps toward improving Gentoo

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Gentoo

dberkholz.wordpress: Having the right people in the right places pursuing the right goals is key to Gentoo’s success. Keeping in mind the Pareto principle (20% of the effort produces 80% of the results), I’ve come up with some ideas.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed Lenny) after 22 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of twelve processor architectures and includes the KDE, GNOME, Xfce, and LXDE desktop environments.

Installing Windows XP As A KVM Guest On Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

There's a bug in virt-install and virt-manager on Ubuntu 8.10 that does not let you run Windows XP as a guest under KVM. During the Windows installation, the guest needs to be rebooted, and then you get the following error, and Windows XP refuses to boot: "A disk read error occured. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".

PCLOS 2009 On the Wing

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Reviews

As I write here I’m downloading the beta 3 of PCLinuxOS 2009, which will be my first go at the Ripper gang’s newest version since 2007. Based on that experience, my expectations are high. I guess that’s what happens when you produce quality stuff, Texstar: people start anticipating better and better.

some odds & ends

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News
  • Die Windows! Die!

  • More Valentine's ASCII Art For Linux And Unix
  • The command-line phrasebook
  • Linux Screencast!
  • Linux Firefox Tips
  • FLOSS Weekly 56: Étoilé

Top 5 Netbook Linux Distributions

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Linux

internetling.com: Have you already jumped onto the netbook bandwagon? Some of the advantages of running Linux on a sub-notebook are a smaller memory footprint, better security and tons of free applications right out of the box. So here are some Linux distributions I recommend.

Air and KDE 4.3

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KDE

pinheiro-kde.blogspot: Air was the wallpaper we introduced in KDE 4.2, but that just the beginning of something larger than that, air is supposed to be something different than what oxygen is, something that tries to appeal to a different user base that does not find oxygen sexy.

Group test: download managers

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Software

tuxradar.com: Download managers exist for two reasons. Firstly, they help organise your downloads, moving them to a single, central location on your desktop. Secondly, they help to improve download performance. But with so many around, which to choose?

Who Pays For Open Source Software?

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OSS

lunduke.com: There are many fantastic Open Source projects out there. But just how do they get the funding they need to continue and expand development?

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Opera 10: Remove ‘Click to activate’ on flash in Linux

  • How to deny root ssh login
  • Simple bash script to monitor your webserver remotely on different ports
  • Howto Round Robin DNS on a Linux server
  • Installing Webcams In Ubuntu: The Easy Way
  • How to measure and read disk activity
  • Command Line Image Editing with ImageMagick
  • How to enable last.fm audioscrobbler for xmms2
  • More about customization on Konsole
  • Adding times to the history
  • How to get a screenshot in linux using command line tools: xwininfo, convert.
  • Migrating to Linux: Tip 1: Do DHCP and DNS first

10 reasons why Linux will triumph over Windows

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic.com: Windows 7 may be generating some positive buzz, but Jack Wallen remains skeptical. In fact, he says it’s only a matter of time before Linux takes its rightful spot at the top of the OS heap.

Art and Linux family trees

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Linux

ianmurdock.com: I discussed an idea I had had: That I commission a “Linux family tree” piece, done in the same pencil drawing with much embedded humor. If there would be any interest in having a copy of this Linux family tree, please email.

How To Create A Great Window Maker Desktop

maketecheasier.com: If you’ve never used Window Maker on your Linux desktop, you’re missing out. It’s elegant, functional, flexible, and FAST!

Linux and FOSS are Good, and Windows is Sucky, and the World is Mad

linuxtoday.com: It has been One Of Those Weeks. I don't know why it bothered me this week more than all the other weeks, but reading all the dopey news articles about Windows malware bringing down armies and navies all over the world got to me in a big way.

Complete your XBMC Media Center with YouTube Playlists and Give it Better Looks with XBMC Skin Manager

kabatology.com: XBMC Media Center is a free and open source application for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and Xbox. Like any excellent Open Source application, what makes XBMC particular is its extensibility – add-ons, plugins.

First Look: Elive E17 Compiz

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Linux

news.softpedia: Yep, there is a special Elive E17 bundled with all the good 3D stuff. Knowing Elive's reputation of being one of the most beautiful and stylish distributions out there, what can really go wrong if you combine two of Linux's most valuable eye-candy providers?

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