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trueg.wordpress: The Zeitgeist guys created a fuse file system called zeitgeistfs. It is basically a calendar containing the files accessed at that specific date. So at the Akonadi meeting last weekend, having two hours to kill, I thought that should be doable with KIO. So two hours later (most of that time was spent twiddling with UDS entries) the timeline:/ KIO slave was up and running:

Windows 7 versus Ubuntu: Operating System War

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Microsoft
  • Windows 7 versus Ubuntu: Operating System War
  • Will the real "new" features in Windows 7 please stand up
  • Windows 7: The First Blue Screen
  • The Computer Action Show! Season 1 Episode 6

49 Hot New Open Source Applications

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Software

earthweb.com: What's new in the open source world? We've put together a list of software that was first released (or first made open source) in the last couple of years. While many of these apps are still early in the development process, they're all usable, and in fact, have all acquired fairly substantial user bases in a short time.

Learning to love KDE 4 (part III)

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KDE

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: To conclude this mini series on KDE 4 I'm going to let you on a few tips and tricks I've picked up in the course of my explorations. Note that all comments apply to Kubuntu 9.10 and KDE 4.3. You distro mileage may vary!

Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

the451group.com: In order to try and bring some order to the conversation, we have brought together some of the most referenced blog posts and news stories in chronological order. We will continue to update this post until either the acquisition or the EC’s investigation closes.

Review: PC-BSD 7.1.1

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BSD

raiden.net: PC-BSD is a distribution that tries to both bring Freebsd to the masses, as well as the desktop. Along the way it's had some highs and it's had some lows. But overall it's life has been one of ever increasing favors. So how does the newest version of PC-BSD stack up? Let's see.

Linux release flood

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: Windows 7 is now officially out. But in the next month four top-notch Linux versions will hit final release.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 326

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: GNOME SlackBuild 2.26.3 for Slackware 13.0
  • News: Canonical limits free Ubuntu 9.10 CDs, Mandriva nears 2010 release, best features of openSUSE 11.2, Funtoo as a Gentoo "fork", Firefox download scams
  • Questions and answers: Distributions for older hardware
  • Released last week: CentOS 5.4
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9,10, openSUSE 11.2 RC2
  • New additions: Ubuntu Privacy Remix
  • New distributions: Leeenux, Simplix Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #165

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #165 for the week October 18th - October 24th, 2009 is available.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Gentoo 10.1 LiveDVD Brings Fixes & Enhancements
  • Exciting Open Source developments in Thailand
  • Is Windows 7 still a Crossgrade? Yes.
  • Linux for low-end HW, pseudo-scientific study(1)
  • Whitehouse.gov using Drupal
  • Thoughts on the Whitehouse.gov switch to Drupal

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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Ubuntu

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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Ubuntu

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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Software

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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Software

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.

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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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