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Story Mozilla Releases Open Source Masche Forensics Tool Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 5:13pm
Story Algorithmia aims to be the open source app store for algorithms and APIs Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 5:11pm
Story Linux Themes of the day Mohd Sohail 13/03/2015 - 1:22pm
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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 1:12pm
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Story 7 Neat Linux Tricks That Newbies Need to Know Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 1:02pm
Story Lightweight Desktop For Linux: What’s the Best One for You? Roy Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 1:00pm
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Story ownCloud gets new release cycle Rianne Schestowitz 13/03/2015 - 12:51pm

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  1. Meet the GIMP 125: Crop it! But how?
  2. How to Increase Your Internet Speed on Ubuntu
  3. Fix for VLC doesn’t play video after Ubuntu 9.10 Upgrade
  4. Have a Dell Laptop and want Kubuntu with Recovery Partition...
  5. Fix for Flash is not recognizing mouse clicks
  6. Famous Perl One-Liners Explained, Part III: Calculations
  7. Connect to your Samba server from Linux
  8. Who Needs Time Machine with "Back in Time"
  9. Install NetworkManager on Hymera Open
  10. Tech Tip: Restore Ctrl-Alt-Backspace in Ubuntu
  11. Install Hamachi + GUI In Linux, Using A Script
  12. Triple Boot Mac OS, XP, and Linux on a Mac
  13. Proxmox VE and Shorewall
  14. HOWTO: Enabling Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) in Debian Linux kernel
  15. Python shell history, autocompletion and RC file
  16. Geotagging Photos with digiKam
  17. Yum Force Reinstall
  18. Fixing NVIDIA driver issues on Ubuntu Karmic
  19. closed captioning on dvds (and ripping them)
  20. TrueCrypt- make your data safe
  21. Quickly Identify Video File Attributes

Blender Game Competition 2010

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Software
Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: Blender (everyones favorite GPL 3D modeling application) also has a build in game engine. And what would be nicer than having a nice competition for game creation?

Linux gets its own version of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery

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Software

techtarget.com.au: Symantec has released a new version of its bare-metal restore software that adds support for Linux servers and tightens integration for centralized management of server backups.

Moovida: A Music Player for the Masses

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Software

ostatic.com: If you're like most computer users, your hard drive is probably stuffed to the gills with movies, pictures, music, and media files you want to hang on to. If you're trying to figure out a good way to manage them all, have a look at Moovida.

5 Reasons why Ubuntu 9.10 is better than Windows 7

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: OK, I'm a Linux guy you already know I'm going to come down in favor of Ubuntu 9.10.. But, I actually like Windows 7 as well. Which lead me to the question, why do I still prefer Linux?

Microsoft Recommits $100K Apache Contribution at ApacheCon 2009

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Microsoft

eweek.com: Microsoft has upped its ante with the open source community by re-committing its pledge to deliver $100,000 to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) over the next couple of years.

GNOME 3.0 May Not Come Until September 2010

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in July of 2008 we learned of GNOME 3.0 as plans were laid out during the GUADEC '08 conference to make the GNOME 2.30 release their "3.0" version in March of 2010. However, it looks like GNOME 3.0 may not hit in H1'2010 but rather September of next year.

Why, Oh Why, Are So Many Linux Users Mean to Newcomers?

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Linux

journalxtra.com: The biggest lie in Linux is that it’s hard to learn. That lie’s perpetuated by Linux users who can’t be bothered to provide full, well explained solutions to the difficulties had by new Linux users.

Ditch Microsoft, Save £269m Says Hungarian Open Source Group

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OSS

eweekeurope.co.uk: Despite a struggling economy and public debt, the Hungarian government continues to spend millions on Microsoft licences when cheaper alternatives exist, say open source groups.

Negroponte: XO-1.75 goes ARM, XO-2 is canceled

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OLPC

olpcnews.com: This morning I woke up to find an e-mail in my inbox which contained a link to an xeconomy.com interview with Nicholas Negroponte. While reading it over breakfast I managed to spill my tea because I couldn't believe I was really seeing the words I was looking at. XO-2 development canceled?

Head to Head: Google Chrome 4 Beta vs. Firefox 3.6

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Software
Moz/FF

pcmag.com: In the last couple of days, both Google's Chrome browser and Mozilla's Firefox have come out with new betas claiming improved performance. Why not compare these new betas head-to-head?

Allmyapps – Your Linux Application Store

ubuntugeek.com: Allmyapps makes software installation a breeze. No matter how many applications you need, 1 click is all you need to have all your favorite applications installed on your PC.Allmyapps also keeps your applications safe!

Photo review: Karmic Koala kickstarts new Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu

computerweekly.com: The install screen for Ubuntu 9.10, or Karmic Koala, which comes sniffing at the heels of Apple Snow Leopard and Microsoft Windows 7. That said, there is always a new or recent Ubuntu: the team puts out a new release every six months.

Also: ZDNet Gallery: Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Red Hat's Enterprise Virtualisation released

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Linux

h-online.com: Red Hat has announced the general availability of its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation for Servers. The product is part of Red Hat's virtualisation portfolio based around KVM.

Mandriva 2010 is now out

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MDV

colin.guthr.ie: I’m very pleased to say that Mandriva 2010 is now out! Myself and the rest of the Mandriva Developers and Contributors have put in a lot of work this time round. I’m pretty happy.

What's New in the Newest Linux in a Nutshell?

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Linux
Interviews

linux-magazine.com: Recently I sat down with local author Stephen Figgins at a coffee shop to talk about what's new in the latest release of the popular Linux in a Nutshell book.

KDE 4.3.3 released

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KDE
  • KDE 4.3.3 released
  • New Features For KDE 4.4 Desktop

Is Firefox 4 copying the Google Chrome looks?

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Moz/FF
  • Is Firefox 4 copying the Google Chrome looks?
  • Chrome Gains Speed, “Borrowed” Features
  • Hands on: Firefox 3.6 beta supports Personas, fullscreen video
  • Chrome 4.0 gets beta release

KDE Plasma Netbook GUI: Admitting Limitations

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KDE

earthweb.com: Desktop developers are starting to understand that netbooks need different interfaces than workstations -- or even notebooks. A case in point is KDE's Plasma Netbook interface.

Previewing Gnome Shell in Ubuntu

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Software

workswithu.com: In order get a taste of what this desktop of the future will look like, I’ve spent the last few days using the development version. Here’s what I’ve found.

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LXQt 0.12.0 Desktop Environment Released with Better Support for HiDPI Displays

The developers of the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt) were proud to announce today the release and immediate availability for download of the LXQt 0.12.0 desktop environment. Read more Also: LXQt 0.12 released With Better HiDPI Support, More Robust

GNOME 3.27.1 RELEASED

GNOME 3.25.1, the first unstable release in the 3.28 development cycle, is now available. The porting of more modules to meson continues (which is great!), but It's still causing some problems for some modules. See below. If you want to compile GNOME 3.27.1 by yourself, you can use the JHBuild modulesets available here: Read more Also: GNOME 3.27.1 Released

today's leftovers

  • Another Million Learn About GNU/Linux
    Ordinarily, I would not notice or even recommend a brief article in a magazine but this is Popular Science, the Bible of DIY types especially the young and restless who might actually take the plunge into FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software). It’s a general magazine with a million subscribers.
  • Chromium 62 ready for download
    chromium_iconEarlier this week, Google released a security update for its chrome/chromium browser. The new version 62.0.3202.62 plugs the holes of 35 more or less serious issues, several of them have a CVE rating. When the topic of Chromium 62 came up in the comments section of a previous post, I mentioned that I was unable to compile it on Slackware 14.2. Errors like “error: static assertion failed: Bound argument |i| of type |Arg| cannot be converted and bound as |Storage|” yield some results when looked up on the Internet, and they indicate that Slackware’s own gcc-5.3.0 package is too old to compile chromium 62.
  • Playing with the pine64
     

    So I went for OpenBSD because I know the stuff and who to har^Wkindly ask for help. Spoiler alert, it's boring because it just works.

  • PrismTech Moves Market-Leading Proven DDS Solution to Open Source as Eclipse Cyclone
  • Nana Oforiatta Ayim’s Open-Source Encyclopedia of African History Starts With Ghana
    It is a rare kind of woman who enjoys a project so vast that it’s practically unfinishable, but Nana Oforiatta Ayim, a Ghanaian gallerist, writer, and historian, never quits what she has started. She’s discussing her work on the "Cultural Encyclopaedia", an attempt to “facilitate the re/ordering of knowledge, narratives, and representations from and about the African continent” through an online resource that includes an A-to-Z index and vertices of clickable images for entries. Eventually, a 54-volume book series—one for each country on the continent—will be published with selections from the encyclopedia's long, long list. Oforiatta Ayim is working with a small team of editors, and, starting with her native country, she has taken on the task of documenting all significant cultural touchstones in the thousands of years of African history. Plus, it will be open source to prevent it from having a top-down logic. “I’m a little bit crazy to take it on,” she says. “But if I’m not going to do it, who is going to be as crazy as me?”
  • The Only Person I’ll Pair Program with is my Cat
     

    I could argue (to varying degrees of success) that pair programming isn’t productive. Productivity of a practice is an easy thing to attack because, in our capitalist dystopia, it’s the end-all-be-all metric. But I hate pair programming, and it’s not just because I don’t feel productive. It’s a lot more than that.

  • Reaper: IoT botnet 'worse than Mirai' infects one million organisations worldwide
     

    Check Point first unearthed the botnet, codenamed 'IoT_reaper', at the beginning of September and claims that, since, it's already enslaved millions of IoT devices including routers and IP cameras from firms including GoAhead, D-Link, TP-Link, Avtech, Netgear, MikroTik, Linksys and Synology.

  • Google will pay out bounties for bad Android app flaws
     

    "Google Play is working with the independent bug bounty platform, HackerOne, and the developers of popular Android apps to implement the Google Play Security Reward Program. Developers of popular Android apps are invited to opt-in to the program, which will incentivize security research in a bug bounty model," says HackerOne.

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