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Story 5 Best Android Apps for Taking Fabulous Selfies Rianne Schestowitz 1 31/03/2015 - 9:35am
Story Creating a Unified Ubuntu Experience Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:32am
Story Brave GNU world Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:28am
Story $13 HAT aims Raspberry Pi at real-world I/O projects Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 9:08am
Story Will voting systems adopt open source? Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 8:57am
Story Manjaro Linux Unity 0.8.12 Is Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:30am
Story Systemd Developers Fork Kernel, Docker Package Management Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:26am
Story Mozilla Firefox 37.0 Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:55am
Story Samsung Galaxy S6 review Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:48am
Story Linux-Based Firewall and Router Smoothwall Express 3.1 Service Pack 1 Released Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:32am

few leftovers:

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News
  • MythTV 0.22 Final Now Available
  • Python2.6 Blockers
  • And Then There’s the Community
  • On WorkswithU's nouveau benchmarks
  • The price you pay for full Desktop doodads and whirligigs
  • Book Review: Drupal Multimedia
  • Are MS to blame for "hidden" malware costs and will Windows 7 make any difference?

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • [ How to ] open Corel Draw files ( .cdr ) in Linux
  • Create a minimal Slackware LiveUSB system
  • How to enable root login at startup in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10?
  • Batch Renaming Photos with Command-Line Tools
  • How to add hard disks in VirtualBox - Tutorial
  • How to turn an old PC into a media centre

Introducing KDE 4 KNetworkManager

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KDE
Software
  • Introducing KDE 4 KNetworkManager
  • KAlgebra Everywhere

OpenOffice gets a branded mouse with 18 buttons

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Hardware
OOo

Popular open source office suite OpenOffice has partnered with a company named WarMouse to release the first mouse built specifically for the application. The mouse features a whopping 18 programmable buttons with double-click functionality.

5 New Chrome Extensions Worth Trying

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Software

It’s been a while since my last pick of the best Chrome extensions and to celebrate Chromium finally supporting extension “tool tips” here are 5 new “toolbar” extensions to enjoy!

openSUSE Weekly News #96 is out!

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SUSE

Issue #96 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos
  • The Best and Worst About Ubuntu Karmic
  • Windows 7 or Ubuntu 9.10 : Which OS will you prefer?
  • Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 9.10
  • Karmic 9.10 Dell Ubuntu And BIOS
  • Install a graphical firewall client on Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu: Fix blacked-out desktop on older ATI Radeon in 9.10

If Windows, Linux and OSX Opened Cafes...

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OS
Humor

daniweb.com: The New York Times reported today that Apple has opened its first Apple Store in Paris, underneath the Louvre no less, and just two weeks after Microsoft opened up a Windows 7 cafe in Paris in another location. The idea of these two companies competing in a retail environment, and especially a Windows-themed cafe, got me thinking about what would happen if three cafes opened each run in the same style of the operating system it was named for. I figure it might look something like this:

Did Microsoft Borrow GPL Code For a Windows 7 Utility?

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Microsoft
OSS

slashdot.org: Rafael Rivera over at WithinWindows.com has found evidence that Microsoft has potentially stolen code from an open source/GPL'd project (ImageMaster) for a utility made available on the Microsoft Store to allow download customers to copy the Windows 7 setup files to a DVD or USB Flash Drive.

Contextual Playlists in Amarok

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Software

liveblue.wordpress: We propose a system for displaying music libraries in a more intuitive way for the music player Amarok, through a 2D representation (two dimensions), in order to organize the songs by the similarity between them.

Mandriva Linux 2010 – Very Impressive

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MDV

pbs01.wordpress: A couple of days ago, Mandriva released the new version of its operating system, Mandriva Linux 2010. I downloaded the One edition to give it a spin.

10 Cool Innovative Linux Wallpapers For Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • 10 Cool Innovative Linux Wallpapers For Ubuntu Users
  • Install Wallpaper Clocks In Ubuntu Linux

KDE's Matthias Ettrich Receives German Federal Cross of Merit

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KDE
OSS

dot.kde.org: Today at 4pm CET at the Center for Economics, Technology and Women’s Issues at the Berlin Senate, KDE founder Matthias Ettrich was decorated with the German Federal Cross of Merit for his contributions to Free Software.

Making Multi-Channel Firewire Music With Linux

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Software

linuxtoday.com: This column is a bit premature because I haven't had time to set things up and test them yet. But I'm excited about getting started, so here are some preliminary notes on multi-track recording in Linux using a Firewire device.

Ubuntu Hits Italian National Television (again)

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Ubuntu

mdke.org: Yesterday a further report was broadcast about the release of Ubuntu 9.10. This time Flavia Weisghizzi was interviewed about the new release, and did a great job: thanks Flavia!

Linux Got Game: Tremulous

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Gaming

junauza.com: I had a lot of free time last weekend so I had a chance to annihilate stuff by playing another first person shooter game on my Linux box. The game is called Tremulous.

Very quick look at Mandriva 2010

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MDV

Mandriva Oops?

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Linux

I've been so happy with Mandriva 2010, and this little oops doesn't ruin it, but it does make me scratch my head.

few leftovers:

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News
  • Fudge Messaging: A new open source encoding for messaging
  • Celtx – The Ultimate Screenwriting Suite
  • Workflows and Dependency maps
  • 10.4-inch HMI PC runs Linux on Atoms
  • NVIDIA Prepares 195.xx Linux Driver, Carries Fermi Support
  • Open Source You Can Use, November Edition
  • Red Hat Virtualization Manager for Windows Only?
  • AT&T using Drupal
  • Myka announces its latest Linux-based 'net top box'
  • FLOSS Weekly 94: Gnash
  • Linux Basement Episode 45 - Hulu Your DNS

other howtos:

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HowTos
  • An important Linux Security Fix
  • Useful Mysql Commands
  • Snoop on your own network with ntop
  • Convert PNG to GIF via Command Line
  • Beginner's Guide to Linux Desktops Backups: Basic Strategies and Tools
  • Wireless Linux: Using the Linux Wireless ToolBox
  • Installing Linux on WRT54g Wireless Router
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Security: Uber, Replacing x86 Firmware, 'IoT' and Chromebook

  • Key Dem calls for FTC to investigate Uber data breach

    A key Democrat is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate a massive Uber breach that released data on 57 million people, as well as the company's delay in reporting the cyber incident.

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  • Connected sex-toy allows for code-injection attacks on a robot you wrap around your genitals

    However, the links included base-64 encoded versions of the entire blowjob file, making it vulnerable to code-injection attacks. As Lewis notes, "I will leave you to ponder the consequences of having an XSS vulnerability on a page with no framebusting and preauthed connection to a robot wrapped around or inside someones genitals..."

  • Chromebook exploit earns researcher second $100k bounty
    For Google’s bug bounty accountants, lightning just struck twice. In September 2016, an anonymous hacker called Gzob Qq earned $100,000 (£75,000) for reporting a critical “persistent compromise” exploit of Google’s Chrome OS, used by Chromebooks. Twelve months on and the same researcher was wired an identical pay out for reporting – yes! – a second critical persistent compromise of Google’s Chrome OS. By this point you might think Google was regretting its 2014 boast that it could confidently double its maximum payout for Chrome OS hacks to $100,000 because “since we introduced the $50,000 reward, we haven’t had a successful submission.” More likely, it wasn’t regretting it at all because isn’t being told about nasty vulnerabilities the whole point of bug bounties?
  • Why microservices are a security issue
    And why is that? Well, for those of us with a systems security bent, the world is an interesting place at the moment. We're seeing a growth in distributed systems, as bandwidth is cheap and latency low. Add to this the ease of deploying to the cloud, and more architects are beginning to realise that they can break up applications, not just into multiple layers, but also into multiple components within the layer. Load balancers, of course, help with this when the various components in a layer are performing the same job, but the ability to expose different services as small components has led to a growth in the design, implementation, and deployment of microservices.

Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Debuts with New Theme Engine and ZFS Integrations

Lumina 1.4.0 is a major release that introduces several new core components, such as the Lumina Theme Engine to provide enhanced theming capabilities for the desktop environment and apps written in the Qt 5 application framework. The Lumina Theme Engine comes with a configuration utility and makes the previous desktop theme system obsolete, though it's possible to migrate your current settings to the new engine. "The backend of this engine is a standardized theme plugin for the Qt5 toolkit, so that all Qt5 applications will now present a unified appearance (if the application does not enforce a specific appearance/theme of it’s own)," said the developer in today's announcement. "Users of the Lumina desktop will automatically have this plugin enabled: no special action is required." Read more

today's leftovers

  • qBittorrent 4.0 Is a Massive Update of the Open-Source BitTorrent Client
    qBittorrent, the open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client written in Qt for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, has been updated to version 4.0, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements. qBittorrent 4.0 is the first release of the application to drop OS/2 support, as well as support for the old Qt 4 framework as Qt 5.5.1 or later is now required to run it on all supported platforms. It also brings a new logo and a new SVG-based icon theme can be easily scaled. Lots of other cosmetic changes are present in this release, and the WebGUI received multiple enhancements.
  • FFmpeg Continues Working Its "NVDEC" NVIDIA Video Decoding Into Shape
    Earlier this month the FFmpeg project landed its initial NVDEC NVIDIA video decoding support after already supporting NVENC for video encoding. These new NVIDIA APIs for encode/decode are part of the company's Video Codec SDK with CUDA and is the successor to the long-used VDPAU video decoding on NVIDIA Linux boxes. That NVDEC support has continued getting into shape.
  • Kobo firmware 4.6.10075 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)
    A new firmware for the Kobo ebook reader came out and I adjusted the mega update pack to use it. According to the comments in the firmware thread it is working faster than previous releases. The most incredible change though is the update from wpa_supplicant 0.7.1 (around 2010) to 2.7-devel (current). Wow.
  • 3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays
    Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a slightly different, and reduced, feature set.
  • 7 Best Android Office Apps To Meet Your Productivity Needs
    Office application is an essential suite that allows you to create powerful spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc., on a smartphone. Moreover, Android office apps come with cloud integration so that you can directly access the reports from the cloud, edit them, or save them online. To meet the productivity need of Android users, the Play Store offers an extensive collection of Android office apps. But, we have saved you the hassle of going through each one of them and provided you a list of the best office apps for Android. The apps that we have picked are all free, although some do have Pro version or extra features available for in-app purchases. You can also refer to this list if you’re looking for Microsoft Office alternatives for your PC.

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