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5 Must Try Linux Distros

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Linux

blogpirate.org: I’m going to gather some well known info about these five popular Linux distribution to give you small preview of Linux operating systems. This is not a top five, rather five distributions I know about.

Anti-malware software upgraded for Linux

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Software

desktoplinux.com: AVG Technologies has released a new version of its anti-malware software for Linux desktops. Available in licensed server and free workstation editions (pictured), AVG 8.5 for Linux combines email and file-server protection with streamlined scanning, new antivirus filtering, and improved performance.

The RGB/Green.org Sustainability Challenge

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Linux

Strengthen your local community with an organically grown Drupal site

Linux Still Not Ready for Prime Time

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Linux

suffolk757.com/blog: I’m a Fedora fan, and I’m impressed with each new release, but in the end, its just nowhere near ready.

"Hotspot in a box" runs Linux

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Linux

linuxdevices.com: Proxicast is shipping a portable, battery-powered 3G and 802.11 a/b/g WiFi hotspot that runs embedded Linux.

KDE 4.2: Finally a new Linux desktop I can like

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KDE

blogs.computerworld.com: I won't rehash my feelings about earlier versions of KDE. Suffice it to say I didn't like it and you can review my comments about KDE 4.0 and KDE 4.1 elsewhere. At first glance, I also wasn't impressed with KDE 4.2, but I decided to give it one more try, after some performance fixes in the latest edition, and I'm finally impressed.

Mozilla ponders policy change after Firefox extension battle

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Moz/FF

arstechnica.com: The NoScript Firefox extension faced a major backlash last week when users discovered that it was surreptitiously disrupting the operation of AdBlock Plus. Mozilla has responded by proposing a new policy that sets boundaries for appropriate extension behavior.

Store passwords with pwsafe

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Software
HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Secure password storage is a big thing these days, particularly with the (good!) advice of not re-using passwords in more than one place. The thinking behind that is that if someone figures out a password for one service or Web site, they will not be able to re-use that password on other sites and further obtain access to your credentials and services.

A Little About Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

linux.blogs2k.com: I’m not a hater of Ubuntu by any means. I think it’s done a ton of good for Linux. However, I do have a problem with some of rather “excitable” users in the Ubuntu community. Let’s take a look.

Razer Arctosa Keyboard

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Razer Arctosa is a moderately priced gaming keyboard that offers macro keys, media keys, 1000Hz Ultrapolling, and other features to entice gamers. The big question though is how well this keyboard with all of its functionality works under Linux.

Top 10 Linux FUD Patterns, Part 9

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: Warning! Using Linux will expose you to legal action by Microsoft! At least that’s what some would like for you to believe.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst to Deliver Keynote Address at SIIA

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Linux

PR: Red Hat, Inc. today announced that President and CEO, Jim Whitehurst, will deliver the keynote address at the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) Software Summit & CODiE Awards.

Mandriva 2009.1 “Spring” is Stunning

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MDV

itnewstoday.com: After checking out Kubuntu 9.04, I found myself terribly disappointed and looking for another KDE-based distribution, so I could possibly experience greener pastures.

How to contribute or participate with OpenSUSE project?

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SUSE

2indya.com: If you want to be a part of OpenSUSE project and want to contribute in the cause of Linux, here is something for you. Though there are many types of skills that are needed for any type of project, but I present 5 ways in which you can participate in the project named OpenSUSE.

20 Ubuntu Derivatives You Should Know About

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Ubuntu

nixtutor.com: Whether you like Ubuntu or not it is here to stay. Ubuntu has contributed a lot to the Linux community and it’s influence spreads to more than 20 Ubuntu derivatives.

Gimp Paint Studio [Gimp Optimized for Drawing and Painting]

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GIMP

Gimp Paint Studio is a package of new tools and additions which provide improved capabilities focused on drawing and painting for Gimp.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 301

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Minimal Xubuntu 9.04

  • News: Mandriva 2009.1 and beyond, why use NetBSD, updated openSUSE 11.1 install media, Ubuntu releases as social events, Arch Linux magazine, Barry Kauler on Puppy 5.0, Solaris 11, choosing a distribution
  • Released last week: Mandriva Linux 2009.1, FreeBSD 7.2, OpenBSD 4.5, NetBSD 5.0
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 7 RC1, BlankOn 5.0
  • Donations: Python receives US$300
  • New additions: CAINE
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Linux Monday: The Laptop and the Jackalope

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Ubuntu

jdeeth.blogspot: The laptop is back. So I did the upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 Friday night, and it appeared to go smoothly. But as soon as I had time to sit down and try stuff I found two issues.

Kernel log: X.org 7.5 coming, Intel's graphics driver

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Linux

h-online.com: X.org 7.5 is scheduled to appear in summer, and could include a new Intel graphics driver. The developers have slashed its code to boost reliability and performance.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Does Windows SPK2 With ODF Support Really Work?

  • Configure Bash to Show Some Info and Greet the User
  • Connecting Linux to a Bubba 2
  • Linux alternatives to Windows, Mac
  • Xfce hardly usable in Jaunty?
  • I got Ubuntu fixed.
  • Netbook OS Shouldn't Matter, But It Does
  • Out and about with the Acer Aspire One and Ubuntu 9.04
  • gmusicbrowser: A Linux Player for Big Libraries
  • Phraymd - an image collection manager
  • Fedora Devshell is now packaged in Fedora
  • Installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix from a USB stick
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Oregan unveils new middleware for Linux STBs and Android TV

Oregan Networks, a provider of digital TV software services, has announced the launch of a new set-top box client middleware product for pay-TV operators called SparQ. The software is designed to work on the most challenging and resource-limited STB platforms in the field, making it feasible to introduce new OTT content services and applications on customer devices that were deployed as part of the first wave of IPTV and hybrid broadcast deployments. Read more

KDE Development Updates

  • Revisiting my talk at FOSSASIA summit, 2018
    Earlier this year, I had the chance to speak about one of KDE community’s cool projects that is helpding developers erase the line between desktop and mobile/tablet UI’s with ease. I’m referring to the Kirigami UI framework – a set of QtQuick components targetted at the mobile as well as desktop platforms. This is particularly important to KDE and a lot of projects are now migrating towards a Kirigami UI, particularly keeping in mind the ability to run the applications on the Plasma Mobile.
  • This Week in KDE, Part 2 : OYLG, Workspace KCM, Single/Double Click
    Last weekend, I went to İstanbul to attend Özgür Yazılım ve Linux Günleri (Free Software and Linux Days 2018) to represent LibreOffice. We had 3 presentations during the event about LibreOffice Development and The Open Document Format. We had booth setup with stickers, flyers, roll-up etc. These were all thanks to The Document Foundation’s supports! You can find detailed information about the event from here : https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Events/2018/OYLG2018
  • Watching the Detectives
    For instance, Kevin Ottens has been writing about understanding the KDE community by the “green blobs” method, showing who is active when. Lays Rodrigues has written about using Gource to show Plasma growing up. Nate Graham describes the goings-on in the KDE community nearly every week. Those are, roughly: a metric-, a visual-, and a story-based approach to understanding the community, over different timescales. But understanding of a system doesn’t come from a single dimension, from a single axis of measurement. It comes from mixing up the different views to look the system as a whole.
  • Managing cooking recipes
    I like to cook. And sometimes store my recipes. Over the years I have tried KRecipes, kept my recipes in BasKet notes, in KJots notes, in more or less random word processor documents. I liked the free form entering recipes in various notes applications and word processor documents, but I lacked some kind of indexing them. What I wanted was free-ish text for writing recipes, and some thing that could help me find them by tags I give them. By Title. By how I organize them. And maybe by Ingredient if I don’t know how to get rid of the soon-to-be-bad in my refridgerator.

Phones: Purism, "Jolla Users", De-Googling Android Phones

  • Last Call for Librem 5 Dev Kit: order yours before June 1st 2018
    Purism has finalized the specifications for the Librem 5 development kit and will be placing all the component parts order and fabrication run the first week of June 2018. If you want to have early access to the hardware that will serve as the platform for the Librem 5 phone, you must place your dev kit order before June 1st, 2018. The price for the development kit is now $399, up from the early-bird pricing that was in effect during the campaign and until today. The dev kit is a small batch, “limited edition” product. After this batch, we are not planning for a second run (as the production of the phone itself will replace the dev kit in 2019).
  • Top 3 mobile phones
    When purchasing a new mobile phone, there are hundreds of models to choose from and, there are dozens of “excellent” or top-rated brands to consider. Therefore, it can be difficult to know what you are getting. Buying the phone upfront, on contract or buying a smartphone on finance are all options that need to be considered too. If you are ready to invest in a new smartphone consider these three models. Galaxy S9 Plus. This phone by Samsung is sleek, elegant, has a vibrant screen, resolution and excellent fingerprint scanner. The curved edges give it a distinct look and style. It is the Plus model, so has a huge touchscreen which is extremely intuitive. Quality speakers, outdoor body/casing and internal functionality make it a top-choice for a new smartphone.
  • De-Googling my phone, reloaded
    In this area the situation is now much happier than my first post indicated. As promised I used trainline.eu for booking some tickets (both for Deutsche Bahn and also on Thalys), and indeed this does a fine job. Same price, European rebate cards like BahnCard 50 are supported, and being able to book with a lot of European train services with just one provider is really neat. However, I’m missing a lot of DB navigator’s great features: realtime information and alternatives, seat selection, car position indicator, regional tariffs, or things like “Länderticket”. Fortunately it turns out that DB Navigator works just great with a trick: Disable the “Karte anzeigen” option in the menu, and it will immediately stop complaining about missing Play Services after each action. Also, logging in with your DB account never finishes, but after terminating and restarting the app you are logged in and everything works fine. That might be a “regular” bug or just a side effect without Play Services.