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Story Solus 1.0 Linux Operating System Dubbed Shannon, to Arrive in October Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 7:46am
Story New Is Here Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 7:42am
Story Leftovers: KDE Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 7:37am
Story How Many Smart Devices Running Linux Do You Have in Your Home? Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2015 - 7:29am
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Story Ubuntu-Based Linux Mangaka Distro for Anime and Manga Fans Moves from KDE to MATE Rianne Schestowitz 19/09/2015 - 12:49pm

Not Really The Best Approach

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Linux

v00d00.net: Today I stumbled across Netrunner GNU/Linux Community Distro and it made me wonder about a few things.

5 Cool Sites for buying Computers Preinstalled with Linux

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ghabuntu.com: Dell has all but bowed to pressure from Microsoft to torpedo its Ubuntu line of computers. In case you are wondering, there are still lots of other vendors that offer a choosy range of machines preinstalled with Linux for your convenience.

Myths Surrounding PCLinuxOS 2010

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I had some good times with the Red Hat. Then the KDE side of the world looked more appealing, and I had some off-and-on relationship with Mandrake (Mandriva) and Mepis. It was PCLinuxOS who finally won my heart. It feels home.

glc - The Linux FRAPS

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Software

dedoimedo.com: For those wondering, FRAPS is a Windows program that can be used to record video streams of applications running on your desktop, most often games. For instance, I've used FRAPS to grab a handful of cool videos while playing Live for Speed.

Fastest OS on the world is Puppy 5 Lucid

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Linux

linux2u.co.cc: This is first review of Puppy 5 lucid which is Ubuntu based. It is the fastest OS I used ever,it feels better than DSL.So I am going to share my Experience with you.

Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro

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Web

makeuseof.com: Portable Apps for Windows and Mac have been around for a long time, but are less common in the Linux world. Due to the complexity of Linux dependencies, and the different way different distributions locate these dependencies, the portable Linux application long seemed like a pipe dream. Until now.

Manhattan OS Makes It Easier To Convert Users To Linux

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Ubuntu

webupd8.org: Manhattan OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu created by Kevin McDole, a frequent WebUpd8 reader and commenter. Manhattan OS is in fact inspired by everything we post here, at WebUpd8.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • FFmpeg's VP8 Decoder Blasts Google's Decoder
  • RPM quickies – The Ultimate RPM Guide for Newbies
  • Not getting a package on Ubuntu?
  • OpenSUSE 11.3: The Linux for layman users
  • How can India build a $35 tablet? More details emerge
  • OLPC: What does the XO-1.5 HS look like?
  • Simply adding a Linux Partition via fstab
  • FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE Announcement
  • Gwibber Concept - Part 1
  • How to install Sabayon 5.3 on a btrfs filesystem
  • The irony of Dell's Ubuntu site!
  • Linux: Retro Desktops
  • Firefox 3.6.8 now available for download
  • Dwarf Fortress for the console … sort of
  • 5 Best Web eCommerce Software for Linux
  • New Artwork For Lubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Introducing The Board

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Software

lucasr.org: GUADEC 2010 is about to begin and, unfortunately, I will not attend it this year. But I think it’s a good time to introduce a small cool project I’ve been gradually working on in a my (rare) spare time. I’d like to present you The Board.

Ubuntu 10.04 Passes The Test

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: What I am going to try to show, and contribute here, is that there seems to be a synergy in Ubuntu, which has allowed it to finally install on my laptop, which is not really an oddball machine, but apparently in the world of Linux, it is.

The Jargon of Freedom:

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: What exactly does it mean when Richard Stallman says that the Creative Commons’ Attribution-ShareAlike license has a “Weak Copyleft”? Why exactly is it that “Freeware” and “Non-Free Software” mean the same thing, while “Free Software” is something else entirely? And what is this business with “Free Beer?”

What’s happening in compizland?

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smspillaz.wordpress: Since the release the core team has been doing a bit of planning for what we want to do in the upcoming 0.9.2 release. A roadmap of “big features” will be coming in the next week or so.

Seven Ubuntu Derivatives worth Checking Out

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: One of the mottos the Linux community has is "if you don't like it - then fork". I make a point of trying as many different variations of Ubuntu as I can, this way I can be informed when I recommend one version over another to friends and family. The following is a round up.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 133 out now

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SUSE

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 133 out now. In the issue 133 you can read:

Using KDE 4

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KDE
  • Using KDE 4 – Day 7
  • My first week on KDE, part 2 – A Review

Eight free open source books

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Linux
Software
OSS

mybroadband.co.za: It doesn't matter if you're new to open source or a long-time user, there is always more to learn about. We scoured the Web for the best open source books.

5 Websites To Learn About GIMP Photo Editing

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GIMP

makeuseof.com: If you are into photo editing and you don’t want to pay for a program that you’ll never use enough to pay for itself, check out GIMP. There are also so many other GIMP photo editing resources out there on the Internet.

Screen: A SysAdmin's PowerTool

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ostatic.com/blog: A major power tool that I left out of my sysadmin's toolbox article is GNU Screen. Screen has been an absolute lifesaver in the past, especially because I sometimes work remotely.

Tech worker testifies of 'blue screen of death' on oil rig's computer

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a "blue screen of death" prior to the explosion that sank the oil rig last April.

Peppermint Linux: An interesting approach

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ghacks.net: There are so many Linux distributions out there. Some of them are pretty standard and some of them go well out of their way to try to bring something different to the table. I’ve seen just about every take on the Linux desktop. Today, however, I came across a distribution, Peppermint Linux, that added another new twist.

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  • Debian XU4 images updated
    I've updated my Debian images for the ODROID XU4; the newest build was done before stretch release, and a lot of minor adjustments have happened since then.
  • Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released
  • FBI says Russians hacked [sic] hundreds of thousands of home and office routers

    The warning followed a court order Wednesday that allowed the FBI to seize a website that the hackers [sic] planned to use to give instructions to the routers. Though that cut off malicious communications, it still left the routers infected, and Friday’s warning was aimed at cleaning up those machines.

  • FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices

    Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first disclosed the existence of the malware on Wednesday. The detailed report said the malware infected more than 500,000 devices made by Linksys, Mikrotik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link. Known as VPNFilter, the malware allowed attackers to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command. The report said the malware was developed by hackers [sic] working for an advanced nation, possibly Russia, and advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.

Software and Games: KStars, Opera, OpenStack, MariaDB and More

  • KStars 2.9.6 is Released!
    I'm glad to announce the release of KStars 2.9.6 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. This is a minor bugfix release.
  • Opera 54 Browser Enters Beta with News on the Speed Dial, Update & Recovery Menu
    Opera has promoted its upcoming Opera 54 web browser to the beta channel, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the final version, due for release sometime next month. Based on the open-source Chromium 67.0.3396.18 web browser, Opera 54 recently entered beta stages of development with a plethora of new features and improvements, among which we can mention a new Update & Recovery Opera menu page that makes it easier for users to update the web browser and reset it to its default state, including the ability to clear temporary data, such as cookies.
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    The OpenStack of a few years ago is dead, however. What has emerged from the hype cycle is a materially different foundation, mission and software stack, with a great deal of change still ahead of it.
  • The OpenStack Foundation grows beyond OpenStack
    The OpenStack Foundation has made a considerable change to its development process and governance structure by introducing two open source projects that are not part of the OpenStack cloud platform. This week, the organization launched version 1.0 of Kata Containers - a runtime system with an emphasis on speed and security, enabling users to boot a VM in as little as five seconds - and introduced a brand new project called Zuul, spinning out the software development and integration platform that has been used by the OpenStack community internally since 2012.
  • Oracle nemesis MariaDB tries to lure enterprise folk with TX 3.0
    Open-source database biz MariaDB has upped the ante in its war against Oracle, promising enterprise customers better compatibility with – and easier migration from – Big Red. The Finnish firm's latest offering, MariaDB TX 3.0, released for GA today, extends the number of use cases to include temporal processing and advanced data protection for sensitive and personally identifiable information, as well as Oracle compatibility. The broad aim is to tap into customers' grumbles over legacy vendor lock-in, while convincing the bigger customers that they can move to an open-source database without compromising performance.
  • The Humble Monthly Bundle just added two great Linux games
    For those that are interested, you can secure a copy of two great Linux games in the current Humble Monthly Bundle. Just added today are: Get Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth
  • SC-Controller 0.4.3 Released, Support Steam Controller & Sony DS4 Over Bluetooth
    For those looking to manage your Steam Controller and other supported Linux gaming peripheral input devices outside of Steam, there is a new release of the independently-developed SC-Controller Linux user-space software. While Linux 4.18 is bringing the Steam Controller kernel driver, for those looking for a Steam Controller solution right now to enjoy this excellent gaming controller for now outside of Steam, SC-Controller fills that void.

Huawei, Fuchsia and More

  • Huawei will no longer allow bootloader unlocking (Update: Explanation from Huawei)

    "In order to deliver the best user experience and prevent users from experiencing possible issues that could arise from ROM flashing, including system failure, stuttering, worsened battery performance, and risk of data being compromised, Huawei will cease providing bootloader unlock codes for devices launched after May 25, 2018. [...]"

  • Fuchsia Friday: How ad targeting might be a hidden cost of Fuchsia’s structure
     

    Fuchsia, by its nature, comes with the potential for a handful of new opportunities for ad targeting. Let’s peer into the dark side of Fuchsia’s innovative features.

  • iPhone Quarter, ZTE Troubles, Facebook Troubles, Nokia Come-back
     

    So the past month or two? The Quarterly results cycle came in. The item often of great interest is the Apple iPhone performance. 52.2 million iPhones shipped and that gives roughly a flat market share compared to the year before, so about 14%-15%. I'll come and do the full math later of the quarterly data. That race is no longer in any way interesting.

    But two Top 10 smartphone brands ARE in the news. One who is facing imminent death and the other who is making a miraculous return-from-dead. So imminent death and current Top 10 brand first. ZTE. The Trump administration has put a massive squeeze on ZTE and the company is in serious trouble of imminent collapse. Then bizarrely, Trump reversed course and felt he needed to protect CHINESE employment (???) and after yet another typical Trump-mess, we now are at a Never-Neverland where Trump's own party Republicans are revolting against their President and well, ZTE may end up a casualty of this mess. We'll keep an eye on it.

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