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Story Top 4 open source invoicing tools for freelancers and small businesses Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 12:50pm
Story Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 10:05am
Story Testing Fedora 21 fitness for world population with Internationalization Roy Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 9:22am
Story Ondemand vs. Performance CPU Governing For AMD FX CPUs On Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 8:04am
Story Google Sends Invites for September 15 India Event; Android One Launch Likely Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 7:58am
Story Linux kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov arrested for protesting Ukraine invasion Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 5:39am
Story Thank You Akademy 2014 Sponsors Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 3:54am
Story Linux @ About.com Rianne Schestowitz 02/09/2014 - 12:29am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2014 - 9:21pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/09/2014 - 9:21pm

25 Tutorials To Get You Started With Inkscape

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Software
Web

linuxhaxor.net: Inkscape is a great open source alternative for commercial vector editor like Illustrator the same way Gimp is an alternative for Photoshop and Blender is for Maya. I have come across some amazing tutorials that have helped me greatly. I hope these tutorials will help you.

Amazing Ubuntu Linux themes

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Ubuntu
  • Amazing Ubuntu Linux themes, Icons & Walls to give your desktop a Fresh Look

  • Shopping delivered to Great Grandma, by Ubuntu Linux
  • Learn to package apps for Ubuntu
  • Wah? Your Dell Inspiron Mini9 is an Ubuntu Server?
  • Just what is Jaunty Jackalope?
  • Ubuntu Requests Reviewers to Handle Flood of Brainstorm Ideas

Multiplatform OpenOffice.org 3.0 Benchmark

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OOo

oooninja.com: It's time for an OpenOffice.org benchmark rematch. Go-oo has been proudly boasting it is "Better, Faster, Freer," but last time when we tested OpenOffice.org 2.4, Go-oo came in fourth place out of four.

To PulseAudio or Not To PulseAudio . . .

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Software

tycheent.wordpress: The Developers and MOTUs for Ubuntu have seen fit to add PulseAudio to the audio stack. And I do mean add it to the stack. It sits on top of Alsa and attempts to manage the way people use their audio. And yes, it sits on top of Alsa, not replaces it.

Fedora 11 beta released

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Linux

Solutions for tracing UNIX applications

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HowTos

This tutorial is for UNIX system developers and administrators who are looking for the best ways to troubleshoot applications problems running on their systems.

How-To: Create an Open as Root Service Menu in Dolphin and Konqueror (KDE4)

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KDE

Not so long ago I put up a tutorial which included three useful tips for Konqueror 3.5.9 (KDE3), and one of them was how to create an Open as Root service menu for directories. In this how-to I will show how to accomplish the same thing in KDE4 this time, for both Dolphin and Konqueror.

Linux, It Does a Body Good: Approachable Promotion Efforts

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: Remember the IBM "Peace, Love, Linux" campaign? I remember seeing Tux's smiling face on taxi cab billboards (and spray painted on sidewalks) all over Boston. I can't discount that the ad's approach and playfulness wasn't some sort of subliminal influence.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta vs. Fedora 11 Beta Performance

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Linux

phoronix.com: Last week marked the release of the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta and this week there is the planned release of the Fedora 11 Beta. Being the Linux benchmarking fanatics that we are, we set out to run a few performance tests comparing the Ubuntu 9.04 Beta to the latest Rawhide packages that will make up today's Fedora 11 Beta release.

8 Rocking Linux Distros

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Linux

laptoplogic.com: Defining the best Linux distros is like defining the best car--one does not exist; instead, the best cars are the ones that meet your needs, and your needs may vary wildly from the needs of another person.

Linux Kernel 2.6.29 -- more than just a point release

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Linux

apcmag.com: 2.6.29 is made up of 11,010,647 lines of code, with the number of developers who contributed to it reaching a record high of 1,166. Unlike the lines of code that make up the kernel, the number of developers has not been constantly climbing.

Linux beware: Microsoft acquires Novell, become UNIX copyright owner

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Microsoft
SUSE
Humor

itwire.com: In a shock announcement, Microsoft has today taken majority ownership of software house Novell. This immediately gives the Redmond giant control of Novell's intellectual property assets including the legal copyright over UNIX.

4 Ways to Create CD/DVD ISO Images in Ubuntu

In this guide I will show how to create CD/DVD ISO images in Ubuntu using four easy methods. 1. Create ISO Images With K3b 2. Create ISO images with Brasero 3. Create ISO images using AcetoneISO2 4. Create ISO images using command-line

KVM Virtualization With Enomalism 2 On An Ubuntu 8.10 Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Enomalism ECP (Elastic Computing Platform) provides a web-based control panel that lets you design, deploy, and manage virtual machines on one or more host systems (in the case of multiple systems, we speak of a cluster or cloud).

some leftovers:

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News
  • more plasma screencastiness

  • What Have You Done For Linux Today?
  • Python first impressions
  • FSF releases audio recording of LibrePlanet conference
  • Billix: The Distro to Install Distros
  • Billion dollar opportunity? Phooey!
  • Fedora 11 coming closer
  • Linus Torvalds in Softpedia Weekly
  • Italicize Your Unread Tabs in Firefox without an Extension
  • IBM-led Open Cloud Manifesto: Who's in, who's out?
  • Life in Linux
  • Linux on the desktop: cheap trick or pragmatist’s dream?
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Paludis
  • Michael Robertson Could Sue You For Your Blog

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Change mysql server time zone

  • Boot an ISO image from hard disk?
  • Nagios made easy
  • How PAM works
  • Firefox and KDE: How to Play Nice
  • Medibuntu: non-free-codecs for Jaunty
  • Measuring Heavy CPU Usage Over Time
  • Password-less SSH Connection
  • Running Complex Commands with sudo
  • Getting Started with Firewall Builder
  • Get a stable and secure server setup with CentOS, RPMForge, and Utter Ramblings
  • DNS Cache Snooping in a Single Command
  • Get Flash Player working once and for all on 64-bit Ubuntu

25 highly anticipated open-source releases coming this year

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Software

computerworld.com: There are plenty of remarkable open-source applications on the way this year. Quite a few projects are quietly (or not so quietly) working on major releases or significant upgrades that they aim to make available sometime during 2009. I've rounded up 25 of the most notable here.

Open Source Study Reveals High Level of Code Reuse

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OSS

ddj.com: An analysis of 1,311 open source projects revealed that open source developers reused code from those projects in other projects more than 365,000 times, saving the open source community over 316,000 staff years and tens of billions of dollars in development costs.

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Leftovers: OSS

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    With its openly stated operational remit of ‘aggressive acquisitions’ (albeit positively aggressive), Oracle is (very) arguably a firm known for buying, swallowing, acquiring those companies it decides to consume.
  • Partners Healthcare, Persistent Systems to develop open-source platform
  • Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU
    Last week we reported that after reorganization, Libreboot was considering rejoining GNU and was seeking input from its community to determine the amount of support it had for such a move. From reading the comments posted both on our article on FOSS Force and on Libreboot’s website, it comes as no surprise that the project’s core members feel they have the necessary consesus to proceed. Last night, FOSS Force received an email — sent jointly to us and Phoronix — letting us know of the decision. Rather than repeat what’s already been written and said on the subject (for that, follow the first link above), we’re publishing a slightly edited version of the email, which will pretty much bring everyone up to date on the situation.

Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
    This change is effective today, April 26th 2017. Public test patches have been removed from the download area. 4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release as being the latest upstream LTS kernel will help ease the community transition.
  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton
    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS

More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

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    Offensive Security, the developers of the BackTrack-derived Kali Linux open-source, security-oriented operating system announced the availability of the Kali Linux 2017.1 rolling release. Since Kali Linux become a rolling distro, the importance of such updated images was never the same, but Kali Linux 2017.1 appears to be a major release of the ethical hacking distro, adding a bunch of exciting new features and improvements to the Debian-based operating system.
  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Released With New Features | Download ISO Files And Torrents Here
    Offensive Security has updated the Kali Linux images with new features and changes. Termed Kali Linux 2017.1, this release comes with support for wireless injection attacks to 802.11ac and Nvidia CUDA GPU. You can simply update your existing installation by running few commands if you don’t wish to download the updated images from Kali repos.