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Blog entry Enabling Dual Factor Authentication on Linux SSH logins.. fieldyweb 11/05/2013 - 8:44pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 11/05/2013 - 5:59pm
Story Korora Linux 18 aims to deliver a friendlier Fedora srlinuxx 11/05/2013 - 4:26am
Story Ubuntu to suicide again after 2 lost years? srlinuxx 11/05/2013 - 4:25am
Story Always-Releasable Debian Means Shorter Waits srlinuxx 11/05/2013 - 4:23am
Story Ubuntu desktop is just easy srlinuxx 10/05/2013 - 8:20pm
Story No Open Source Project Should Be an Island srlinuxx 10/05/2013 - 8:16pm
Story Build a Game Console for $35 srlinuxx 10/05/2013 - 8:14pm
Story Don't Starve Review srlinuxx 10/05/2013 - 5:16pm
Story Debian "Wheezy" 7.0 KDE Review: pure delight! srlinuxx 10/05/2013 - 5:13pm

New Debian leader aims for better communication

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Linux

itwire.com: In many ways the Debian GNU/Linux project is unique among all the distributions that dot the Linux landscape. Apart from putting out a high-grade distribution, it has served as the base for a number of others - Ubuntu and Knoppix, to name just two - which have had a big impact on the growth of the Linux ecosystem.

Microsoft Vista vs. Linux desktops: An IT pro sounds off

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OS

blogs.techtarget.com: The thought of moving to Microsoft Vista has put many Windows users into a panic, writes Ubuntu Linux user and IT pro Fred Marsico. In trade mags and blogs, have read about the Vista-versus-Linux issue, and it’s now my turn to say something.

Top 5 Potential YouTube Killers

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Web

junauza.com: YouTube is without doubt the most popular video sharing website on the planet with daily page views of around 100,000,000. At the moment, there are plenty of video sharing sites that are striving to take YouTube down.

Did Sun just make mySQL closed source?

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: Sun’s happy talk at its mySQL shindig this week masked a grimmer reality. In the future cool new features of mySQL (like online backup) will, when written by Sun, first go only to paying customers.

Alternative web servers compared: Lighttpd, Nginx, LiteSpeed and Zeus

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Software

royal.pingdom.com: In this article we present four popular alternative web servers: Lighttpd, Nginx, LiteSpeed and Zeus. The first two are free and open source while the other two are commercial, closed-source alternatives. What they all have in common is that they focus on high performance.

Compiz Fusion Community News for April 17, 2008

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: Highlights for this entry are The new and wonderful Cube Cylinder deformation, More and More improvements to Freely Transformable Windows with a good roadmap ahead of us, The beginnings of a Compiz Fusion Live CD and the springy and fun Dodge Window plugin.

Things I Can’t Do In Ubuntu…yet

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Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: Although I’ve been using Ubuntu every day, reading websites and magazines, and even listening to podcasts, there are a few things that have eluded me. I’ve resolved to work on at least one a little bit every day, and hope I make a breakthrough.

Shuttleworth starts countdown to Ubuntu 8.04 release

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Ubuntu

linux.com: The next red-letter day for Ubuntu fans will be April 24, when Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long Term Support) arrives. Mark Shuttleworth, the CEO of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, guarantees that the next version of the popular Linux distribution will make it on time, with something for enterprise, desktop, and Internet users.

Red Hat says no to Linux consumer desktop

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Linux

computerworlduk.com (idg): Red Hat has no plans to create a traditional desktop product for the consumer market, but will continue to place its bets on a desktop for commercial markets.

Confessions of a Linux newbie

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Linux

cnet.com: This year my one-and-only New Year's resolution was to begin the transition to open-source software in general and Linux in particular. I thought I was just setting out to learn a new operating system. In fact, I was entering an entirely new world of computing.

Linux 2.6.25, "Long Promised"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "It's been long promised, but there it is now," began Linux creator Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.25 Linux kernel. He continued, "The full changelog from 2.6.24 is 7.5M, with a 12MB compressed patch. Tons and tons has changed, but if you've been following the -rc releases, you'll already know about the big things."

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Gnome)

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MDV
HowTos

This document describes step by step how to set up a Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) desktop (GNOME).

today's leftovers

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News
  • Bruce Perens tells how he got involved with Linux and Free Software (video)

  • Mayanna: A Unique Desktop Organizer for Gnome
  • Babylon.com Contributes Dictionary Content to OLPC
  • Catalyst 8.4 released - quick overview
  • Google Gadgets Now work on Ubuntu Linux with Screenlets
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron - Screenlets
  • KDE 4.0 on HP 2133 Mini-Note
  • Tip of the Trade: Grsecurity
  • How Microsoft Will Play the ISO Card
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Rethinking Gobuntu
  • FOSS and Option for the Poor
  • Gfire is Back!
  • Linspire's CNR beta supports Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • MySQL Keynote: An Open Source Love Fest
  • More Fun With Bash Networking
  • Linus Torvalds on ...
  • Stephen Hawking to give NASA 50th anniversary speech

My kids Top 6 Linux games

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Gaming

bapoumba.wordpress: We are leaving for a short vacation week, I’ve been begged not to leave my laptops at home. Here are the reasons why:

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 18

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #18 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this issue: openSUSE Project Releases Major Update to openSUSE Build Service, Counting down to 11.0 - Get your counter here, and Tips and Tricks: Colored shell.

Memory Corruption Bug Solved, 2.6.25 Expected Today

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "Finally found it ... the patch below solves the sparsemem crash and the test system boots up fine now," announced Ingo Molnar. He described the patch as fixing a "memory corruption and crash on 32-bit x86 systems."

Reiser Prosecutor to Jurors: 'You Know He Killed Her'

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The prosecutor in the Hans Reiser murder trial on Wednesday continued for a second day to poke at Linux programmer Hans Reiser's defense to accusations he murdered his wife two years ago.

Free Open Source Software Is Costing Vendors $60 Billion

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OSS

PR: "Open Source software is raising havoc throughout the software market. It is the ultimate in disruptive technology, it represents a real loss of $60 billion in annual revenues to software companies."

Novell CEO: Linux for the consumer desktop will take years

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SUSE

infoworld.com: Ronald Hovsepian acknowledges that Novell's Suse Linux will be slow to catch on in the consumer realm as the market needs several years to grow and mature.

Firefox 2.0.0.14 now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.14 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade.

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  • Linus Torvalds says GPL was defining factor in Linux's success
    Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel, vice president and chief of open source at VMware, discussed the role that GNU GPL played in the success of Linux during a keynote conversation this week at LinuxCon NA in Toronto. Hohndel, who has been involved with the kernel for a very long time, said that during the past 25 years there have been many challenges, and one of the biggest challenges was the possibility of fragmentation. "How do we keep one single kernel?" he asked. "I used to be worried about fragmentation, and I used to think that it was inevitable at some point," said Torvalds. “Everyone was looking at the history of Linux and comparing it with UNIX. People would say that it’s going to fail because it's going to fragment. That's what happened before, so why even bother?" What made the difference was the license. "FSF [Free Software Foundation] and I don't have a loving relationship, but I love GPL v2," said Torvalds. "I really think the license has been one of the defining factors in the success of Linux because it enforced that you have to give back, which meant that the fragmentation has never been something that has been viable from a technical standpoint."
  • Making Use Of eBPF In The Mainline Linux Kernel
    One of the exciting innovations within the Linux kernel in the past few years has been extending the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) to become a more generalized in-kernel virtual machine. The eBPF work with recent versions of the Linux kernel allow it to be used by more than just networking so that these programs can be used for tracing, security, and more.
  • Linux turns 25 with a brilliant history
    Chances are, you use it every day. Linux runs every Android phone and tablet on Earth. And even if you’re on an iPhone or a Mac or a Windows machine, Linux is working behind the scenes, across the Internet, serving up most of the webpages you view and powering most of the apps you use. Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Wikipedia—it’s all running on Linux. Now, Linux is finding its way onto televisions, thermostats, and even cars. As software creeps into practically every aspect of our lives, so does the OS designed by Linus Torvalds.
  • Intel Lost Another Open-Source Driver Developer To Google Earlier This Summer
    There was another long-time Intel open-source Linux graphics driver developer that left the company earlier this summer and is now working at Google on the Chrome/Chromium OS graphics stack. Among the notable departures in the past few months from Intel's Open-Source Technology Center were Jesse Barnes, Wayland-founder Kristian Høgsberg, and Dirk Hohndel and apparently others that went under the radar or outside of our area of focus. Another graphics driver developer no longer at Intel is Chad Versace.
  • OpenGL ES 3.1 For Haswell Lands With Intel's Mesa Driver