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Story Android Wear gets more features through widgets Rianne Schestowitz 12/07/2014 - 7:17am
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Intel Atom 2GB Memory Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: Most netbooks currently on the market offer 512MB or 1GB of system memory and only a single DDR2 SO-DIMM slot. However, with most of the netbooks a 2GB memory module could be easily installed, but what performance benefits does that yield for an Intel Atom powered device?

Linux, PhotoShop, And Disney

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Software

oneclicklinux.com: I admit that many folks out there really prefer Photoshop over every other graphics app. Eve though the Gimp is as featured packed and as easy to use, folks just prefer Photoshop. Enter Disney.

LEGO logos by and for computer geeks

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Misc

royal.pingdom.com: Lego started selling their now world-famous bricks 60 years ago, and has a certain inherent geek appeal. This post shows what happens when computer geeks combine their love for Lego with their love for certain popular tech companies and their logos.

Spot-on Unix command-line productivity tips

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Linux

Using UNIX in a day-to-day office setting doesn't have to be clumsy. The first step toward increasing your office productivity using the UNIX command line is to take a close look at your current day-to-day habits.

20 “Really Cool” Netbook-optimized Linux Wallpapers

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Linux

junauza.com: If you happen to own a netbook, it is best to use medium-sized wallpapers that are optimized for small display. Because of that, I decided to collect and share to you all some really fresh, cool, and cute Linux wallpapers that will surely look good on any netbook monitor.

Where is all the Linux news from CES?

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Linux

linuxloop.com: Last year CES practically seemed like some sort of Linux show. It seemed like every company had their own netbook - based on Linux, of course. This year is not like that.

Boxee: Open Source Connected TV

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Software

pcworld.com: One of the clear trends at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is the proliferation of ways to get Internet-based content onto your TV. But I’ve seen only one system that’s free (as in both speech and beer) and doesn’t seem to restrict where you get content: Boxee.

today's leftovers

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News
  • TrueCrypt 6.1 Install Guide For Fedora 10

  • A gentle introduction to video encoding, part 5: constraints
  • Fixing sound-juicer segmentation faults when clicking "Preferences"
  • Adding fonts to OpenOffice.org on Linux with 'spadmin.bin'
  • openSUSE Network Installation/Upgrade Without CD/DVD
  • Adding more to less
  • Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 on Gentoo
  • type - Linux command to know how a word will be interpreted
  • Is your firewall IPv6 aware?
  • Funtoo Portage is now Git-Friendly
  • NVIDIA 180.22 Linux Driver Released
  • Open source is liberal? Nah
  • The_Source I interview Elizabeth Garbee from Ohio Linuxfest 2008
  • WiFi digital camera runs Linux
  • Hidden Linux : Bootchart
  • Palm Pre hands-on: video
  • Hardest-to-understand EULA *ever* when you install WoW on GNU/Linux
  • Interview with Ubuntu Developer Jordan Mantha
  • Linux script to collect system statistics and send to your email
  • Grub Password-protection
  • How to overclock Nvidia cards in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 8.10 & 9.04
  • Using Sudo
  • OpenSSL accepts forged certificates

Kubuntu 8.10 vs Mepis 7.9.94 vs Puppy 4.1.2

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Linux

desktoplinux.wordpress: How about a smack down between 3 of my favorite distros?

OpenOffice Gripes

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OOo

workswithu.com: It’s paper-writing time again, which means I’ve spent many long hours lately with OpenOffice Writer (for now, I’m still using version 2.4). Writer is a great application and a useful tool for getting work done. But there are some components that I continue to find endlessly frustrating, namely…

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 code freeze slated for Jan 13 — maybe

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Moz/FF

Paula Rooney: The code freeze for the third beta of Firefox 3.1 is scheduled for next Tuesday but could slip if Javascript bugs are not resolved soon.

Easy Peasy Eeebuntu Netbooks

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Linux

Recently I purchased an eeepc 1000H and was quite impressed with the new and different operating system. I hail from a windows only background and anything apart from the Microsoft offerings I have left well alone, until NOW.

ReactOS Attempts to Clone Windows--A Heapin' Helpin' of Chutzpah!

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OS

ostatic.com/blog: Now here is an open source (or at least partially open source) project that may have a strong chance of drawing legal action from Microsoft: ReactOS.

How to Learn Linux - Part I

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Linux

lovehateubuntu.blogspot: The first step to learning Linux is actually installing it. There are some pre-requisites to installing it yourself, as there would be with installing any operating system: you need some computer know-how.

The Netbook Experience Is A Little Less Shiny Right Now

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Linux
Hardware

Caitlyn Martin: During the holidays I received some Hanukkah gelt from family specifically earmarked for buying myself a new computer. I ordered the one that seemed to give me the most power for the least money in a very small and lightweight case: a Sylvania g Netbook.

Linux-based HP Mini Mi ships with command line disabled

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Linux

arstechnica.com: Yesterday, while looking through the Comdex news feeds, I stumbled across a Mini Mi 1000 HP product announcement from HP. What caught my eye on the product page wasn't the description of the GUI, it was what followed on the next line. Preceded by "Please note" in bold, the HP page states "the Linux command line interface is disabled on this edition."

Biting into the Linux Sandwich of 2009

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Linux

blogs.the451group: I wrote last year about how 2008 would be the ‘Year of Non-desktop Linux’. As we embark on 2009, I have a similar view, but in keeping with all of the turkey and ham and leftovers from the holidays and to present a more appetizing analogy, I envision the ‘2009 Linux Sandwich.’

Did Vietnam take open source too far?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: It’s what every red-blooded capitalist with a Microsoft button most fears, and rails against here and elsewhere, especially when we talk about open source in the developing world. Mandate open source?

Ways YOU can contribute to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

meandubuntu.wordpress: I thought I might make a list of ways to contribute to Ubuntu (or Linux in general), and provide my thoughts on them. I’ve tried to list them in rough order of “difficulty”, from easy to hard, where difficulty means how much effort it takes.

ViewSonic is even jumping into netbook game

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Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: Is there anyone NOT making netbooks these days? ViewSonic, best known for making monitors, digital picture frames and projectors, has hopped into the netbook game, launching the VieBook.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.