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Story This Is Likely the Last Ubuntu Community Wallpaper Contest, Send Your Artwork Now Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 12:06am
Story Meet the channel manager: Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 12:01am
Story Distributors Play Growing Role In Open Source Space Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:55pm
Story Reuse is key for Danish telemedicine project Rianne Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:55pm
Story If Windows XP Had a Linux Brother, It Would Be Q4OS Rianne Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:51pm
Story Ubuntu for Phones New RTM Update Makes It Faster and Smoother - Video Tour Rianne Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:48pm
Story GNOME 3.16 sightings Rianne Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:43pm
Story Weather Company CIO: 5 reasons why I believe in open source Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:39pm
Story Eric Mesa: How do you Fedora? Rianne Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:37pm
Story Canonical Comes Up With Its Own FUSE Filesystem For Linux Containers Roy Schestowitz 23/02/2015 - 11:36pm

Crafting a custom Metallica pinball table with Linux, love

arstechnica.com: What does it take to create a pinball machine for the biggest metal band in the world? Custom art, Linux programming, and a whole lot of love. Here is the Metallica pinball machine.

What can we expect from 10.04 - Lucid Lynx?

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anotherubuntu.blogspot: Although Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) isn't out the door yet, let's take a look at what's coming in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx).

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ubuntu Tip : Simple way of making a stop animation
  • Installing Courier POP3 and IMAP daemon with MySql backend
  • Installing Postfix with MySql backend and SASL for SMTP authentication
  • Add antivirus to Postfix with ClamAV
  • How to enable quota on OpenSuse
  • Inkscape Tutorial - An Isometric Tileset - part 1
  • faster linux desktop…
  • BashStyle-NG – Change look and feel of your Bash, Vim, and Nano
  • Medibuntu in Ubuntu Karmic Koala
  • Speeding up dynamic websites via an nginx proxy
  • Prune KDE New File > Templates
  • How To Make DVD Video Play in DVD Player
  • How to create an Encrypted Partition
  • Quick Tip: Update Shortcuts in Ubuntu's Main Menu
  • To Do List After installing Ubuntu 9.10

Initial thoughts on Ubuntu 9.10 beta

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nancib.wordpress: The Ubuntu devs released the beta of Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” back on the first of the month (now available as a Release Candidate), and while I snagged the disk image pretty quickly it wasn’t until Friday a week ago that I was able to actually get a chance to fire up the LiveCD long enough to see how well it played with my system.

Linux hits user nerve

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washingtontimes.com: For a good part of last week, your reviewer's musings about Ubuntu Linux was among the top five most-read stories on washingtontimes.com. Since the other top stories concerned health-insurance reform or the H1N1 vaccine and similar weighty topics, the presence of a geek-oriented column came as a pleasant surprise.

MythTV 0.22 & the database problem

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cardoe.com: Shortly everyone will start seeing MythTV 0.22 Release Candidate packages. Gentoo users need to know that the upgrade path won’t be smooth sailing. Unfortunately, the MythTV developers incorrectly use MySQL which results in data corruption which must be manually fixed.

Good karma

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Ubuntu

kdedevelopers.org: This weekend I visited my parents in law. I noticed that the laptop they use was still running Kubuntu Feisty with OpenOffice 2.2. So in a slightly reckless move I decided to update the machine to the next Kubuntu.

NetworkManager

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invalidmagic.wordpress: network management on linux differs from distro to distro. trying various of these i liked what SuSE did over the year. they included a network manager like applet ‘knetwork’ with kde 3 which even included isdn (ppp) links. but NM does a very bad job if things don’t work. there is no debugging possible.

Build Your Own City In Real-Time Strategy Game Unknown Horizons

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Linux

Unknown Horizons is a FREE and open-source, real-time 2D strategy game for Windows and Linux. The game emphasis on economy and city building:

What's missing in Btrfs

bheekly.blogspot: So, after being completely betrayed[1] by Ext4 not once, but twice, I decided to evaluate my FS options for /home.

9 awesome features to look out for in Fedora 12

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digitizor.com: Fedora 12 which is scheduled to debut this November has some of the best features ever. Like all it’s previous releases, Fedora has always included cutting edge technologies. In this article we will have a look at 9 awesome features that Fedora 12 has.

Perceptions Against F/OSS

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everyjoe.com: Some people I know are closed-minded when it comes to using free and open source software. All of its flaws are magnified. None of the good things seem to stick in their minds.

Unknown Horizons is a free, open-source RTS for Settlers fans

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Gaming

downloadsquad.com: Time for a little open-source RTS fun with Unknown Horizons! Though it claims to be a clone of the Anno series by Sunflowers/Ubisoft, you will probably associate this game more with the Settlers games -- a very popular, age-old series of 2D real-time simulation games.

Why I Use Linux

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betyourlife.blogspot: I have recently been accused of being a tight-fisted Scotsman who would rather use a free (and presumably, by implication, inferior) product than pay for Microsoft Windows. Not only that, I've been accused of being excessively anti-Microsoft and their products while praising the virtues of Linux.

Ubuntu is Prime Time for your Business Desktop and Notebook

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bigsurpowerdown.org: As a business consultant, web designer and photographer my technical know-how around doing system administration on my Microsoft desktop is limited and sometimes I do require the assistant of my computer engineering son to get it right. Now an established Linux user, I can clearly profess the capabilities and benefits of Linux for small and large businesses, especially, when it comes to notebook deployment.

KDE at Ontario Linux Fest

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KDE

my.opera.com: What a day it was! So many people are curious about KDE4, and KDE in general. So many are eager to give it a[nother] shot. My throat hurts from all the explaining, demonstrating, screaming and laughing.

Why desktop market share shouldn’t be Linux’s priority

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softvision.wordpress: During the time in which I’ve followed Linux development and its various distributions, every year I come across several articles on “Why 200X will be the year of the Linux Desktop“. Every time I read those posts, I have just one reply in mind – “It’s not going to happen”.

Symbian kernel Open Source release and Tanenbaum

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OSS

gnumonks.org: There's a difference between releasing software under a FOSS license and running a successful FOSS project. The latter involves a sufficiently large community of developers, ways how they can contribute, ...

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Chromium Rocks
  • Happy Birthday PCLinuxOS
  • “Linux” support
  • Upstart in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Hudzilla Coding Academy: Assignment Two
  • Ding Dong, The Wicked Vista's DEAD!
  • It's official: we love Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Vodka and the Microsoft Hangover
  • Working together
  • Sabayon FDC09 photos! Here they are!
  • Why XBMC is the best thing on TV
  • Imagination – A lightweight and simple DVD Slideshow Maker
  • FLOSS Weekly 92: MakerBot
  • Meet The Gimp - Episode 124: PS Translation Service
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  • Google and IBM launch open-source security tool for containers
    Google and IBM, together with a few other partners, released an open-source project that gathers metadata that developers can use to secure their software. According to an IBM blog post, the goal of the project is to help developers keep security standards, while microservices and containers cut the software supply chain.
  • Top 10 Hacking Techniques Used By Hackers
    We live in a world where cyber security has become more important than physical security, thousands of websites and emails are hacked daily. Hence, It is important to know the Top hacking techniques used by hackers worldwide to exploit vulnerable targets all over the internet.
  • Protect your wifi on Fedora against KRACK
    You may have heard about KRACK (for “Key Reinstallation Attack”), a vulnerability in WPA2-protected Wi-Fi. This attack could let attackers decrypt, forge, or steal data, despite WPA2’s improved encryption capabilities. Fear not — fixes for Fedora packages are on their way to stable.
  • Federal watchdog tells Equifax—no $7.25 million IRS contract for you
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected Equifax's bid to retain its $7.25 million "taxpayer identity" contract—the one awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of some 145 million people.
  • Adobe Flash vulnerability exploited by BlackOasis hacking group to plant FinSpy spyware

    Security researchers have discovered a new Adobe Flash vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers to deploy the latest version of FinSpy malware on targets. Kaspersky Lab researchers said a hacker group called BlackOasis has already taken advantage of the zero-day exploit – CVE-2017-11292 – to deliver its malicious payload via a Microsoft Word document.

  • Companies turn a blind eye to open source risk [Ed: No, Equifax got b0rked due to bad practices, negligence, incompetence, not FOSS]
    For instance, criminals who potentially gained access to the personal data of the Equifax customers exploited an Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638 vulnerability.
  • Checking Your Passwords Against the Have I Been Pwned List
    Two months ago, Troy Hunt, the security professional behind Have I been pwned?, released an incredibly comprehensive password list in the hope that it would allow web developers to steer their users away from passwords that have been compromised in past breaches.

How to use an Arduino and Raspberry Pi to turn a fiber optic neural network into wall art

Hollywood has made many big promises about artificial intelligence (AI): how it will destroy us, how it will save us, and how it will pass us butter. One of the less memorable promises is how cool it will look. There's a great example of amazing AI visualization in Avengers: Age of Ultron when Tony Stark's AI butler Jarvis interacts with Ultron and we see an organic floating network of light morphing and pulsing. I wanted to make something similar to fill blank space on my apartment wall (to improve upon the usual Ikea art). Obviously, I couldn't create anything as amazing as Jarvis as a floating orb of light; however, I could use a machine learning algorithm that looks interesting with quirky data visualization: a neural network! It employs biologically inspired elements that were meant to replicate how (we thought) the human brain works. Read more