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Blog entry Using dual factor authentication on Linux.. fieldyweb 09/06/2013 - 6:01pm
Blog entry HOW TO DO MASS ENROLLING OF YUBIKEY WITH LINOTP fieldyweb 09/06/2013 - 5:58pm
Blog entry Why is PRISM so shocking? Everyone is reading our data fieldyweb 09/06/2013 - 5:54pm
Story The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) falko 09/06/2013 - 11:33am
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 08/06/2013 - 2:41pm
Poll Ubuntu srlinuxx 08/06/2013 - 1:21pm
Story The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland srlinuxx 07/06/2013 - 11:02pm
Story The trouble with UEFI Boot, and a helping hand from a BIOS firmware update srlinuxx 07/06/2013 - 11:01pm
Story Why we need an Anti-Virus in Linux? srlinuxx 07/06/2013 - 11:00pm
Story Kernel Log: Coming in 3.10 (Part 1) srlinuxx 07/06/2013 - 9:17pm

other ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron, A Webmaster’s Point of View

  • Ubuntu update manager slows computer to a crawl
  • How to Install Firewall in Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu at work
  • Being on Ubuntu exclusively

more OpenSolaris stuff

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OS
  • OpenSolaris 2008.5 Screenshots

  • New Open Source Solaris Pits Sun Against Linux
  • OpenSolaris: What Ubuntu wants to be when it grows up
  • OpenSolaris opens for business
  • Open Source Embrace Gives Sun New Fans

CoreAVC for Linux project coming back to Google

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: The project provides patches enabling open source media players to use CoreAVC software under Linux. The DMCA removal request and the project reinstatement was been sent to Google.

Upgrading to Mythdora 5.0

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Linux

ericsbinaryworld.com: Today I decided to upgrade my Mythdora to the latest verison, 5.0. I downloaded the CD media and booted into the install. I had to do a text install to be able to watch it on my TV. Then I just needed to yum install the kmod-nvidia drivers.

Ubuntu 8.04 is Well Worth the Look

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Ubuntu

techgage.com: The latest Ubuntu release came out just two weeks ago, but that's old news by now. I have never been much of an Ubuntu fan, and the fact is, I disliked it... a lot. I still stand by the fact that I believe the distro was severely over hyped with the earlier versions, but the latest launch, "Hardy Heron" changes my thoughts quite a bit.

OpenSolaris 2008.5

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OS

blogbeebe.blogspot: OpenSolaris 2008.5 is available as an ISO download (and here as a torrent). It's shipping with the Gnome 2.20.2 desktop, so it will behave quite comfortably for those who are familiar with Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 10.3, and other recent distributions from the last six months. I've booted the live CD on europa, and so far everything Just Works.

People Behind KDE: Jeremy Paul Whiting

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KDE

behindkde.org: In a new series of People Behind KDE interviews, we visit the United States of America to meet a KDE developer with an affinity for education, accessibility, and Asian culture, a person who works on getting you Hot New Stuff - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Jeremy Paul Whiting.

Indexing Offline CD-ROM Archives

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HowTos

Suppose you’ve been good (or sort of good anyway), and you have a huge stack of CD-ROMs (or DVDs) with backups and archives of your old files. Great. But how can you find anything? I solved this problem today by making an index of all the files stored on these disks using a few simple GNU commandline tools.

Microsoft Won't Buy Yahoo: Good for Open Source?

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OSS

ostatic.com: After several months of discussion and speculation, the Microsoft-Yahoo buyout deal is apparently off. Yahoo is saying that they have come out of this fight stronger and more focused than before. Does this mean that we will see a change in Yahoo's commitment to open source?

KDE Software Installer - alternative package management for Kubuntu/Debian

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Software

fosswire.com: Adept is the graphical package management program included with Kubuntu. While Adept does the job for most software management tasks, it isn’t exactly the quickest application when it comes to starting up.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sharing Files Between Windows and Linux

  • Search command line history
  • Python: Tips For Writing Daemons
  • Install 3D Transitions for OpenOffice 2.4
  • HowTo: Install FFMpeg on Fedora Linux
  • OOo: How to Embed Images
  • Use runit to supervise Linux services
  • Installing an all-in-one printer device in Debian
  • Creating Seamless Virtual Machine with Virtualbox 1.6
  • Korn -- an extended shell
  • Of bash, history and you

Linux Shootout: 7 Desktop Distros Compared

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: In this roundup I've looked at seven Linux distributions, all mainly aimed at desktop users. Some ought to be household names; some are less widely sung but still worth looking at. We tested openSUSE, Ubuntu 8.4, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva Linux One, Fedora, SimplyMEPIS, and CentOS 5.1. All performed well, and each had at least one truly outstanding feature.

Should Linux Standardize on a Single Distro?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: When I demonstrate software for Linux Journal, I tend to use Ubuntu as my operating system. The reason is simply because Ubuntu is extremely popular, but it begs the question, should the Linux community standardize on a single distribution? Let's look at some of the pros and cons:

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04, newbie material?

  • Ubuntu for My Boss
  • How to Suspend to RAM in Ubuntu on the Compaq Evo N610c
  • Ubuntu 8.04 ... the best Ubuntu ever? I doubt it.
  • Ubuntu's OpenGL face browser with GNOME Desktop Manager
  • Teaching the heron to fly
  • Full Exclusive Mark Shuttleworth Video Interview Now Available

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 251

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Slackware Linux 12.1

  • News: Features and fixes for Intrepid Ibex, updates on openSUSE 11.0, interview with
  • OpenBSD developers, début for OpenSolaris desktop, first alpha of PC-BSD 7.0

  • Released last week: OpenBSD 4.3, Slackware Linux 12.1, Puppy Linux 4.00
  • Upcoming releases: OpenSolaris 2008.05, Ubuntu 8.10
  • Donations: GSPCA (Linux webcam support) - €250.00
  • New distributions: Hrat GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

openSUSE 11 beta 2

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SUSE

I'm posting this from my Gateway M685 running the openSUSE 11 beta 2 Live CD and Firefox 3 beta 5. It is, simply put, very good. The version I booted and tested was the KDE 4 desktop (KDE 4.0.3 release 17). I can't do much more than a cursory report as I did not install it. I'll touch on what caught my eye.

Mandriva Linux One 2008 Spring XFCE: a community achievement

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MDV

beranger.org: You know what Mandriva is; you know what XFCE is; you know what a community means; now it's time to acknowledge some good results.

Linux is ready, but consumers are not

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Linux

zdnetasia.com: Alongside Red Hat and Novell's recent pulling away from the consumer Linux space, some are not confident the operating system (OS) will be ready for the mainstream market anytime soon.

The KDE Raptor Menu - A quick overview

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KDE

raiden.net: Being a KDE lover myself, I'm always intrigued by some of the different features and software that come out for KDE. The latest is the Raptor menu. It's certainly an interesting menu system and one that I think deserves closer attention.

5 Linux distributions that rival OS X for looks

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Linux

farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blogspot: Mac OS X has a reputation as the most visually pleasing operating system around today. Fans often decry other operating systems as looking pathetic by comparison. Well, I beg to differ. I've done a round-up of five of the most impressive Linux desktops available today.

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

Android Leftovers

FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more