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Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Beta on the Mini 9

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Ubuntu

ubuntumini.com: Installing Ubuntu on the Dell Mini 9 was never hard, but getting everything working was. Ubuntu 9.04 Beta does not require any extra fixes or patches.

Does the Linux Desktop Need to Be Revolutionized Android-style?

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Linux

codingexperiments.com: So, a few days ago, I got a spankin’ new T-Mobile G1. This has resulted in a lot of hands-on experience with the user interface of Google’s Android platform. I can’t help but compare the Android OS to Openmoko Linux.

GNOME vs. KDE: Which Has the Evolutionary Advantage?

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Software

earthweb.com: A few weeks ago, Jack Wallen published a comparison of recent GNOME and KDE releases in which he claims that the desktop flame wars in GNU/Linux were about to reignite, and that KDE would emerge as the loser. It was not the most technically accurate of articles, and the claim of renewed desktop wars was news to me.

Building on Richard Stallman's Greatest Achievement

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: What was Richard Stallman's greatest achievement? Some might say it's Emacs. Others might plump for gcc. And then there is the entire GNU project. But for me, his single most important hack was the creation of the GNU General Public Licence.

10 Cool Cursor Themes for Linux

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Software

cooltuxapps.com: If you are looking for a beautiful, cool, lovely cursor theme for Linux, I recommend the following cursor themes.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #135

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #135 for the week of March 22nd- March 28th, 2009 is now available.

10 Essential Applications Included in Kubuntu 9.04

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Software

tuxarena.blogspot: While I agree that there are applications for KDE 4.2 which still lack several important features, I must say that it also improved very much since the last time I had a look at it. I will briefly review ten applications which are included by default on the Kubuntu 9.04 CD.

Some Distros Need And Deserve A Higher Profile

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: I use Ubuntu. So do many other users. I use it mainly because it works for me and my particular hardware best and because I like the community. I have used just about everything out there. So why would an Ubuntu user want other distros to have a higher profile?

Heart-broken....A Review of SimplyMEPIS 8.0

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Linux

ning.com: I first started tinkering with Linux about 4 or 5 years ago. My first distribution was Mandrake. Depressed, and almost giving up, I came across MEPIS. I gave it one more shot....and I was hooked!

My teenager top 8 Linux games

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Gaming

bapoumba.wordpress: So my eldest son is not a young kid any longer.. He still plays a lot on his computer running Ubuntu along with msn and jabber talks with his friends. Here are his most popular Linux games.

The Death of the Linux Debate: A Eulogy

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Linux

daileymuse.com: In a very recent article entitled Think Before You Speak: Migrating the Enterprise to Linux I offered a set of opinions that differed from that of a blogger from the Linux community, who felt that Linux can be justified to IT management as a full replacement for Microsoft Windows.

Testing Out The Nouveau Driver On Fedora 11

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Linux

phoronix.com: With the forthcoming release of Fedora 11, Red Hat has made the bold (but wise) decision of replacing xf86-video-nv as the default open-source NVIDIA driver with the Nouveau driver instead.

Easily Mount ISO Files in Linux on Right Click

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HowTos

This article will explain how to add a script to Nautilus so that you can easly mount and unmount ISO files in most linux distros running Gnome (it needs Nautilus to show the desktop).

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.1 [ISPConfig 3]

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SUSE
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare an OpenSUSE 11.1 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • An Early Look At OpenSolaris 2009.06

  • Scribus and Linux and Comic Strips
  • Find the right Firefox add-ons
  • Worst of the week (roundup)
  • Mother and Ubuntu
  • Linux version of TwickerTape now available
  • Some Off-Season Linux Humor
  • Star Wars Vs. Star Trek: Some Off-Topic Humor
  • Q&A: When Mobility and Open Source Collide
  • Awesome Ubuntu
  • FLOSS Weekly 62: eBox
  • Acer Aspire One D150 running Linux

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to write an interactive shell script

  • How to update ALSA to latest version easily
  • Making a Screencast in Linux
  • Get PDF Word Count In Linux
  • TuxCards - Hierarical notebook for TuxFreaks
  • A handful of Firefox tweaks that will double speed
  • Fixing mplayer Sound
  • How to prepare a system for kernel crash dump analysis
  • Kill X session in Jaunty Jackalope
  • Hudzilla Coding Academy: Project Seven

BitDefender Antivirus for Unices

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Software

tuxradar.com: Just because you use Linux, it doesn't mean your computer doesn't have viruses or worms. Virus is a catch-all phrase, and BitDefender's designed to catch them all - from executable viruses, script viruses, macro viruses, to backdoors, trojans, spyware, adware, diallers, and more.

Beware of so-called Linux proponents

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Linux

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: Every now and then you stumble across a blog that is run by a so-called Linux enthusiast. But when you start to look a little closer, you will see that they spread the SOFUD.

The Year of the Linux-powered Robots

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Linux

junauza.com: In the very near future, robots will become an indispensable tool that man can’t live without. Just like computers. At the moment, there are already different kinds of robots that run on Linux.

Dreamlinux 3.5 Review - Desktop Emphasis

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Linux

superphysics.awardspace.com: I have been distro hopping a lot in recent times. I was testing a lot of the less known Linuxes but never came across one that had no big problem. Of course, Dreamlinux is a fairly popular Linux distro.

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    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

  • What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course
    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and strem.io. We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.
  • A Samba remote code execution vulnerability
    Distributors are already shipping the fix; there's also a workaround in the advisory for those who cannot update immediately.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements
    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.
  • Summer of Coding!
    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!
  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released
    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .
  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support
    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.
  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs
    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.