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Story Kinetic Roy Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 9:16pm
Story Open Hardware Roy Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 9:14pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 8:53pm
Story Python Misc. Roy Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 8:16pm
Story KDE/KWin Looks Forward To Layered Compositing With Wayland Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 7:14pm
Story GNOME 3.18's Mutter Will Fix A Longstanding NVIDIA Issue Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 7:11pm
Story Qt Creator 3.5.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 7:06pm
Story Github’s Top Coding Languages Show Open Source Has Won Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 7:03pm
Story Antergos Now Sports an Awesome and Much Improved Installer Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 6:54pm
Story OTA-6 for Ubuntu Touch Is Now Being Tested Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2015 - 6:52pm

Parted Magic partitioning tool updated

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Software Parted Magic developer Patrick Verner has released version 4.11 of his open source, multi-platform partitioning tool. Parted Magic can be used to create, move, delete and resize drive partitions.

Deep-protocol analysis of UNIX networks

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Some UNIX protocols need investigation to understand what they are doing and what information they are exchanging. In this article, we will take a look at techniques for performing detailed analysis of the protocols in use on your UNIX network.

The open-source entrepreneur

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Linux Bob Young is a self-confessed contrarian with a strong desire to change the world by allowing people to share and collaborate. The approach has served him well and has helped turn the Canadian into a multi-millionaire.

Linux versus the world: The unwinnable war?

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Linux The first three months of the year were defined, in the technology sector, by some very scary numbers. Just feast your eyes on some of these.

Why do FLOSS advocates like Adobe so much?

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OSS I’m not sure how this happens, but I see more and more often FLOSS advocates that support Adobe, and in particular Flash, in almost any context out there, mostly because they are now appearing a lot like an underdog, with Microsoft and Apple picking on them.

Spreading the Linux blogger love: Five questions for Ghabuntu.

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This is Luqman Saeed, owner & operator of -- he's been an avid supporter of my blog on Facebook and fairly active in the comments as of late. So what kind of host would I be if I didn't introduce him to you all?

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Binary Portability in Linux

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Linux An interesting topic for a change: is Linux binary portable? That is, can we take a binary file and be sure it’ll run in any other Linux system? What happens if we broaden that to any POSIX system, will it blend? Eh, I mean, will it run?

Mandriva in the storm…

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MDV Mandriva team is at the moment in a very bad situation. These last days, the projects have emerged and tensions were very high among employees of Mandriva.

Ubuntu 10.04 review

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Ubuntu After five years of faithful service, Brown is out – and that goes for Ubuntu too. That earthen, muddy hue that was supposed to remind us of our shared humanity and the real meaning of 'ubuntu' has been consigned to Linux history.

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm On Debian Lenny

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This article describes how you can monitor your Postfix mailserver with the tools Mailgraph and pflogsumm. Mailgraph creates daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs of sent, received, bounced, and rejected emails and also of spam and viruses, if SpamAssassin and ClamAV are integrated into Postfix (e.g. using amavisd-new). These graphs can be accessed with a browser, whereas pflogsumm ("Postfix Log Entry Summarizer") can be used to send reports of Postfix activity per email.

today's leftovers:

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  • Indicator applets now work with awn
  • gThumb Brings Better Photo Browsing and Importing to Linux
  • The Linux Action Show! s12e05
  • Podcast: Hacking with Open Source
  • Manatee County, Fla., Preps New Internet Portal Built on Open Source
  • How Can Linux Out-'Fabulous' Apple?
  • Opera 10.6: WebM Video, HTML5 and More Speed
  • An Open Source Weekend
  • Who uses Linux?

some howtos:

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  • useful uses of ‘dig’
  • How to make a photograph Lomographic in GIMP
  • Installing PowerDNS Recursor
  • Firewall your Fedora
  • Chown Tutorial
  • How-To: Disable pulseaudio and sound in GDM
  • John the Ripper on a Ubuntu 10.04 MPI Cluster
  • Analyzing Linux kernel crash dumps with crash
  • The Magic ~: Bash Tilde Expansion with 5 Examples
  • Introduction to iptables
  • Five Simple Photo Fixes with digiKam
  • Mailbox: does GCC miscompile at -O0?
  • Resource Files
  • Make a Drive Image Using an Ubuntu Live CD
  • HOWTO: Installing Ubuntu Packages Offline
  • Avoiding Installation Problems on the HP Mini 110 and Mini 210
  • Emulating 8051 serial port communication on Linux
  • Unable to update Ubuntu 10.04 using proxy connection – “No address associated with hostname”

Wireless router tech support – Linksys vs. D-Link

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Hardware Recently my Linksys wireless-N router became flaky. I needed a new router.

A wake up call for sleepy Linux users.

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Security The alarm has rung several times before and each time the snooze button was pressed. This time, just recently, the alarm has rung with yet another compromised download resulting in another Linux trojan back door. The time has come for us to stop hitting that snooze button.

Ubuntu-based Windows XP looker freshens up

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Linux An Ubuntu-based Linux distro identical in look and feel to Microsoft's Windows XP's been updated.

The Linux Desktop isn't Dead, it's Pining

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Linux I know it sounds crazy but the Linux Desktop isn't dead, it's just pining. It's pining for the correct platform--a tablet computer. And, I'm not referring to some cheap imitation tablet that will merely satisfy a few observers and nerdlets who use Linux.

Python 2 series reaches last update

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Software Python 2.7, the last in the legacy Python 2.x dynamic language line, moved closer to general availability earlier this month when developers of the language put out a release candidate.

7 Dock Applications For Linux Desktops

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Software Dock applications is really cool way to get quicker access to your installed applications, directories, or files, it’s fully customized with different desktop and window managers. you will find a lot of docks available to use with different features for extra plugins, docks applets, and themes.

Linux is as secure as ever

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Security There have been several stories proclaiming that a recent Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over and that Think Linux is free from malware? Think again; it's been hacked. Much as it pains me to disagree with the good people, they're wrong.

VirtualBox vs. KVM on the Desktop: A Comparison

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Software As we wrote recently, KVM has a lot to recommend it as a virtualization solution in Ubuntu 10.04, especially in the server room. But how ready is it for the desktop, and can it contend with applications like VirtualBox when it comes to ease-of-use?

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  • Enterprise Policy Support in Firefox
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Fedora Workstation 28 Coming Soon

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    Been some time now since my last update on what is happening in Fedora Workstation and with current plans to release Fedora Workstation 28 in early May I thought this could be a good time to write something. As usual this is just a small subset of what the team has been doing and I always end up feeling a bit bad for not talking about the avalanche of general fixes and improvements the team adds to each release.
  • Fedora Workstation 28 Is Shaping Up To Be Another Terrific Update
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