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Story LibreOffice for Android coming soon Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 1:02pm
Story NVIDIA's Latest Maxwell Line-Up Against AMD With Catalyst On Linux Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 12:31pm
Story Linux Desktop Evolution: Minor, Invisible, or Aesthetic Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 10:35am
Story Ubuntu Touch apps can run in windowed mode Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 10:23am
Story Square tries to make open source “welcoming and inspiring” to women Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 10:21am
Story Citizens call on Dortmund to use free software Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 9:39am
Story NVIDIA Tegra DRM Driver Supports Atomic Mode-Setting In Linux 3.20 Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 9:29am
Story LibreOffice 4.4 the beautiful Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 9:26am
Story Embedded Linux Conference hijacked by drones Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 9:10am
Story 15 Reasons Android Phones Are Better Than The iPhone Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 8:58am

De-Programming Windows Refugees

linuxtoday.com/blog: Way back in the last millennium, in the very olden days of Linux, most Linux users were grizzled old Unix graybeards. They saw Linux as a cute little toy Unix, but it was Free and free and fun. Now Linux is the easiest of all operating systems to use, and yet anguish abounds in the land. Too hard! Too hard! Make it easier! What the heck happened?

Ubuntu Linux - 5 things to stem the tide of Windows 7

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sinaisix.blogspot: Come this October, Windows 7 will go on sale, and this release, I strongly believe will be one of the greatest challenges Linux will ever face. Ubuntu Linux will also make a release within that same time and given the generally positive reviews that Windows 7 has received, it is going to be a very difficult time for Canonical to market Ubuntu.

Game Review: Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection

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Gaming

penguinpetes.com: Casual puzzle games are the unsung champions of the modern game scene. The blockbuster titles get all the attention, and yet it's the simple solitaires and brain-teasers that are in every PC's menu, on every mobile phone, and bookmarked in every web browser.

GNOME Foundation releases first quarterly report

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Software

h-online.com: The GNOME Foundation, which coordinates development of the GNOME platform, has announced the release of its first quarterly report.

Firestarter: Simple to use, powerful desktop firewall

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Software

ghacks.net: Every PC needs protection. Now with the Linux operating system you have a lot of choices for protection. But one of the easiest to use is Firestarter. Firestarter is one of the easiest-to-use firewalls I have used.

Pidgin vs. Empathy: Feature Comparison

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Software

workswithu.com: The decision to replace Pidgin with Empathy in Ubuntu 9.10 has not been without controversy, or second thoughts on the part of Ubuntu developers. Much of the discontent centers around concerns that Empathy does not yet offer the features to compete with Pidgin.

Can Microsoft Ever Be Accepted by the Linux Community?

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Microsoft

earthweb.com: Once, the CEO of the company for which I worked had a bright idea. He would sponsor a young open source software coder for the summer, and, in return, the coder would assign the copyright of his application to the company.

Of Making Many Distros (or Remixes) There Is No End

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Linux

igneousquill.net: A Linux distro is essentially a collection of software applications built into a complete operating system on top of the Linux kernel. Some distros, like Ubuntu, openSUSE, Fedora, and Mandriva have companies that back them, while others, like Debian, do not.

FreeBSD Local Root Escalation Vulnerability

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Security
BSD

darknet.org.uk: It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about a problem with FreeBSD, partially because the mass of people using it isn’t that large and secondly because BSD tends to be pretty secure as operating systems go.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL On Fedora 11

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HowTos

This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine.

How To Install A Dual-Panel Nautilus For Gnome

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Linux

Not so long ago we discovered a simplified version of Nautilus which seems to miss Ubuntu Karmic after all so the only way to get it is through it's PPA. But still, one of the most requested features in Nautilus must be the dual-panel view, which gives you the ability to work in two directories at one. Sure, you can use tabs, but a dual panel Nautilus would be really useful.

15 "Really" Awesome Conky Configurations

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Software

junauza.com: After showing you how to install and configure conky, and then gave you the idea that you can display Twitter statuses on it, it's time for me to share to you some of the most highly-customized, unique, and awe-inspiring conky configurations.

Microsoft says "We are working on our Linux drivers"

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Microsoft

h-online.com: Microsoft has denied that it has stopped work on the Hyper-V drivers for Linux that it released in July. Greg Kroah-Hartman had noted in a recent status report on the state of Linux drivers that Microsoft had not responded to the over 200 patches that had been created to clean up Microsoft's code.

Will FSF's summit on women in FOSS achieve anything?

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OSS

itwire.com: What a movement achieves depends greatly on the motivations behind it; when one is pushed to do something, then much less is achieved than if the movement arises spontaneously.

ARM Joins The Linux Foundation

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that ARM has become a member.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • The CodePlex Foundation: First Impressions (and Recommendations)
  • LinuxCon Keynote Series: An Interview with IBM’s Bob Sutor
  • The Bluecurve Theme For GNOME
  • Indie Game Studio Amazed At Linux Sales
  • Break Free with gNewSense 2.3
  • REVIEW: Webconverger 5.5
  • Managing Linux and Mac Fileshares in Windows
  • Home smart grid system runs Linux
  • Linux botnet discovery points to lazy administrators
  • The Linux botweb story that wasn't ...
  • SpiceBird 0.7 – Strong bird to your fleet
  • Extra Extra: An Interview with Matthew Helmke
  • Gecko Edubook Running wattOS
  • The Internet at 40: What's next?
  • Google File System II stalked by open-source elephant
  • Good News, id Tech 5 Is Likely Coming To Linux
  • Karmic Gets New IM Session Status Icons (!)
  • Laurus Technologies Expands Reach with Red Hat Partnership
  • JAVAAAAAAARGH.
  • Flash Wins! Hoo-freaking-ray! Adobe are so awesome!
  • Apple opens Grand Central; challenges impede Linux adoption
  • Changing the World
  • Open-PC users choose KDE
  • Fixing libtool

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How To: Configure Dual Display with ATI Radeon (fglrx)
  • Gentoo: Recovering from installing a bad kernel
  • Replace Network-Manager with WICD Ubuntu 9.04
  • Get ClearType like Smooth Fonts in Ubuntu Linux
  • How to remove,install and reconfigure xorg without reinstalling ubuntu
  • Setting up Differential Backups for Websites
  • Commandline Dependencies with gdebi
  • Access More Samba shares in KDE
  • Fine-grained cookie management in Firefox
  • Switch to OpenOffice.org
  • How to Use Digikam to Export Photos to Flickr, PicasaWeb, and Facebook
  • Restore a Lost or Discarded Firefox Session in Three Quick Steps
  • Change Skype’s 2.1.0.47 Default Sound Device in PulseAudio
  • Bash to Basics: The While Do Loop
  • Random xkcd comic
  • Rlogin the father of SSH
  • Integrate google calendar into your gnome calendar

Best of both worlds: twin

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I have mentioned a lot of console applications over the past few weeks, but usually either in conjunction with screen-vs, or with something running under X, like Musca. There is a middle ground, so to speak.

OpenGoo Review - DIY Web Office

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Software

eweekeurope.co.uk: Available in DIY or "with tech support" versions OpenGoo lacks some functionality, it has limited file formats, but, frees users from being tied to a web app provider.

Getting Started with Money Manager Ex

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Software

bytesandsuch.com: While I have some knowledge of double entry accounting, GnuCash is simply too complex for managing a checkbook and performing simple budgeting. In June, I published a post on HomeBank criticizing its inability to support split categories. At that time I installed Money Manager Ex. For a few weeks I ran it side by side with AceMoney. It is now the only money manager I use.

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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.