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A tale of too many parameters

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blog.i-no.de: With 2.6.28 came ext4, which I've been using on several not-so-important filesystems for a while now. I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and switch back to ext4 on a crypted volume. Shouldn't be all that hard, right?

Amazon MP3 Downloader on openSUSE 11

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tuxtraining.com: This HOWTO will explain how to install the Amazon MP3 Downloader application under openSUSE 11 (both 11.0 and 11.1). Unfortunately, as of this writing, Amazon only provides a package for openSUSE 10.3, which will not work directly with 11.0. But you can get the downloader working under 11 with some manual steps.

Choosing a Distro……..

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Linux

armageddon08.wordpress: The first step to start using GNU/Linux is to find out which distribution is the right one for you. So how do you go about choosing the right distro for your computer. Let’s find out.

Evolution vs Kontact - Part 2 - Kontact & Conclusion

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fosswire.com: Welcome back to Part 2 of this series - pitting GNOME’s Evolution Personal Information Manager (PIM) suite against KDE’s Kontact.

Fair but honest? Xubuntu 8.10

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kmandla.wordpress: Xubuntu and I parted ways a long time ago. When I started using Ubuntu, I quickly orphaned my $3000 laptop in favor of a $300 secondhand machine, and Xubuntu became my weapon of choice. A few months ago I promised a fair look at Xubuntu 8.10.

Sylvania Netbook With Ubuntu: A Good Mix

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Hardware
Ubuntu

linuxinsider.com: Sylvania's G Netbook Meso offers a nice-looking screen and plenty of ports -- you get three USBs as well as a VGA. The available Ubuntu Netbook Remix OS will give you the option to effortless switch between two GUI styles.

6 best personal finance apps for Linux

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Software

techradar.com: In the past, Linux was not overly blessed with decent budgeting software, and installing GnuCash was regarded by many as the epitome of a descent into dependency hell. Thankfully, things have since changed.

Antivirus for Linux

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Software

aronzak.wordpress: One of the questions that many new Linux users ask is “Should I run antivirus software on Linux?” I have two reasons why not to and three why you should.

Slowly moving people to Linux via OpenSource Apps

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The migration to Linux, is though Open Source applications, on Windows, creating a comfort zone, a feeling of familiar desktop apps, something which isn't alien, when you make the transition to the Linux Desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • fttps: A command-line download manager

  • EMC reportedly buys SourceLabs, but for what purpose?
  • The Internet in 2099
  • Microsoft Keeps Embracing Open Source, Digs PHP
  • German Linux integrator launches workshops
  • 48 Hour Mystery to feature Hans Reiser Case
  • Yet Another Mockup: SpringDesk
  • Android on netbooks is BIG money for Google
  • Ubuntu 8.10, DOSBOX, and the single HP dv9000
  • The Great Save
  • Free/Open source needs a consumer "Intel Inside" brand
  • Manage Your Money Easily With My Money
  • Attempting to Install Linux, Part Deux
  • Feedback on XO Laptops in Brazilian Schools

Seven Reasons Why Linux Will Succeed in 2009

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Linux

daniweb.com: Linux will continue its soaring success in 2009. Yes, Linux is free and free is good but what about its other advantages over commercial Unix flavors and Windows? Here are the top seven reasons why.

Top 5 Free First-Person Shooting Games for Linux

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Gaming

crowdedbrain.co.uk: At one time, asking if Linux could play games elicited laughter and disappointment. However this is starting to change and dozens of high quality games have been released to run on Linux platforms.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Setting Up Ubuntu to Share Video, Music, Pictures with Your PlayStation 3

  • Thumbnails for Samba Shares in Nautilus
  • How to ‘Watch’ Over Your Linux System Automatically
  • 3D acceleration in virtual machines - Part 2: VirtualBox & OpenGL
  • Upgrading Slackware
  • Global command in VIM
  • How to Install Standalone Flashplayer in Linux

SCaLE 7x is Open for Registration

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ostatic.com: The Southern California Linux Expo opened registration for its 2009 event on December 30th. The event will take place February 20-22nd, 2009, in Los Angeles, California.

CrunchBang Linux Review : Dark, Evil, and it has the Mark of The Beast

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penguinway.net: This UK based distribution has attracted a lot of attention lately. I decided to give this new distribution a try. CrunchBang 8.10.01 is based on Ubuntu Intrepid, uses the lightweight window manager Openbox and has GTK+ applications.

Back To Basics: Unix Differences in Utilities

omnitraining.net: One thing is for certain: Unix is complicated. Linux does it one way, Solaris another, and all the BSDs, yet another. Fortunately there is some logic behind the differences.

Gimp Keeps You Organized In 2009

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GIMP

oneclicklinux.com: If you're like most computer users, you probably have a digital camera and scanner. So, you're saving a lot of images and photos on your computer.

OpenSolaris 08.11 first impressions

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OS

techpad.co.uk: I've just installed OpenSolaris 08.11, and I must say, it's really rather cool.

Linux Gazette January 2009 Available

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Linux

The January issue of Linux Gazette is online and ready for public consumption. Some highlights include Gnuplot in Action, Sendmail and Dovecot e-mail on RHEL 5, and Using Hyperestraier to search your stuff.

Please vote in latest Poll

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  • Linux Adds CH341 GPIO
    There was a time when USB to serial hardware meant one company: FTDI. But today there are quite a few to choose from and one of the most common ones is the WCH CH341. There’s been support for these chips in Linux for a while, but only for use as a communication port. The device actually has RS232, I2C, SPI, and 8 general purpose I/O (GPIO) pins. [ZooBaB] took an out-of-tree driver that exposes the GPIO, and got it working with some frightening-looking CH341 boards.
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    This is the third article of a series discussing various methods of reducing the size of the Linux kernel to make it suitable for small environments. The first article provided a short rationale for this topic, and covered link-time garbage collection. The second article covered link-time optimization (LTO) and compared its results to link-time garbage collection. In this article we'll explore ways to make LTO more effective at optimizing kernel code away, as well as more assertive strategies to achieve our goal.
  • The rest of the 4.16 merge window
    At the close of the 4.16 merge window, 11,746 non-merge changesets had been merged; that is 5,000 since last week's summary. This merge window is thus a busy one, though not out of line with its predecessors — 4.14 had 11,500 changesets during its merge window, while 4.15 had 12,599. Quite a bit of that work is of the boring internal variety; over 600 of those changesets were device-tree updates, for example. But there was still a fair amount of interesting work merged in the second half of the 4.16 merge window; read on for the highlights.

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Canonical Outs New Ubuntu Kernel Update with Compiler-Based Retpoline Mitigation

New Linux kernel security updates have been released for Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance), adding the compiler-based retpoline kernel mitigation for the Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability on amd64 and i386 architectures. Canonical fixed the Spectre Variant 2 security vulnerability last month on January 22, but only for 64-bit Ubuntu installations. This update apparently mitigates the issue for 32-bit installations too. Spectre is a nasty hardware bug in microprocessors that use branch prediction and speculative execution and it could allow unauthorized memory reads via side-channel attacks. Read more

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