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Linpus Linux Lite Review

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: A few weeks ago I became the proud owner of an Acer Aspire One Linux edition (reviewed here). Out of the box, this little wonder comes with the relatively unknown Linux distribution Linpus Linux Lite, which has been customized somewhat by Acer to make the most of the hardware in the Aspire One.

Top 20 Linux websites

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Web

alinuxblog.wordpress: I have compiled a list with the most useful websites about Linux. They are great resources you can learn from or to find answer to your linux questions. These should be in any linux user bookmarks, so go ahead and look through these links and bookmark your favorite ones:

OpenSUSE 10.3 > Kubuntu Hardy -> Fedora 9 -> Mandriva 2008.1 -> OpenSUSE 11

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Linux

movingparts.net: I got bored with my Ubuntu Hardy install last week and decided to have a look at what some of the other guys are up to these days. It was an interesting trek across the newest distros.

VLC gets a new look on Windows and Linux

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Software

heise-online.co.uk: After two years in development, VLC, the universal media player, has moved from the 0.8.x versions to version 0.9.2. The most visible new feature in the Windows and Linux versions is a new user interface.

Twelve Myths about Free and Open Source Software

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OSS

itmanagement.earthweb: By now, you'd think that anyone who owns a computer knows about free and open source software (FOSS). However, once you move beyond techie circles, you'll find that, for many people, the concept is unknown. Even worse, when people have heard of it, they have alarming -- and rather discouraging -- misconceptions of what it involves.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 270

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: On Ubuntu, its derivatives and trademark enforcements

  • News: Ubuntu "Jaunty Jackalope", Ubuntu for Eee PC, openSUSE and KDE,
  • Fedora updates, Red Hat security controversy

  • Released last week: Linux Mint 5 "Xfce", CentOS 4.7, OpenGEU 8.04.1
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.1 Beta 1, Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6
  • New additions: Linguas OS
  • New distributions: Igelle OS
  • Reader comments

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

Frugalware 0.9 'Solaria': The Sweetie Shop Spoiled

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: CHOICE is good. Choice is healthy. But too much choice can be overwhelming. Frugalware's latest distribution, codenamed 'Solaria' is like a Linux sweetshop and, like that small boy who does not know what to spend his pennies on, it left me feeling overwhelmed.

Comparing Apples to Jackalopes

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Ubuntu

ostatic.com: Mark Shuttleworth, the man at the helm of Canonical and Ubuntu, went into greater detail last week about his thoughts on making future Ubuntu releases more user-focused. In the past, Shuttleworth has made no pretense that he feels Apple has, historically, offered a superior user experience.

Foresight rolls out mobile Linux edition

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Linux

tectonic.co.za: With competition in the netbook sector increasing rapidly, Foresight Linux has released a mobile edition of its distribution built for the new generation of ultra portables.

Linux feels the need for speed

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Linux

computerworlduk.com/community/blogs: I've been musing on the question of speed and the end of a relationship. Since this is IT we are talking about, let's ask a simple question but on that is difficult to answer: "How do you get folk who are perfectly happy with Windows XP to change to something else?"

ASUS Eee PC 901 / Intel Atom: Linux Distribution Comparison

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Linux

phoronix.com: Late last month we published our preview of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and we shared our plans for a number of benchmarks using this netbook with Intel's Atom processor. Following our Linux desktop encryption benchmarks of the ASUS Eee PC 901 and Intel Atom N270 CPU we have a performance comparison of Xandros, Fedora, Ubuntu, and Mandriva on this low-cost netbook PC.

odds & ends

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News
  • gnuProload : Or how I stopped asking for the sources and wrote my own software.

  • No Apple Emulation in Linux
  • Linux Scalability in a NUMA World
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 9 Episode 4 - MP3 - Fixed
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #108

on software

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Software
  • Tilda — transparent terminal on your desktop

  • Launchy : Application Launcher for Linux
  • Gufw - Simple GUI for ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall)
  • UT3 Linux Release To Include Editor
  • How Dropbox ended my search for seamless sync on Linux
  • Password Management with KeePassX
  • Mesa 7.2 Release Candidate 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Easy command line solution to the docx problem in Linux

  • Developing with libyui/libzypp & python - part1
  • How to Install Emulators on Ubuntu (NES Edition)
  • Reworking Shell Scripts - Part 2
  • Linux Mass Rename Recursively using a Bash Script
  • Dropbox: Backs Up and Syncs Files From Your Desktop
  • HOWTO: decoupling the dashboard from the KDE 4.1.x desktop
  • Mount Samba share using fstab
  • Fix for E: Cannot find filename or size tag error in AptOnCD
  • Remotely Control your Torrents in Linux
  • Adding a signing key to RPM
  • SELinux on Ubuntu (part 1)
  • How to know what version of linux is installed on the machine
  • Monitor you computer’s network connection in Linux
  • Configuring sudo for Fedora 9
  • Condensing Perl Scripts In Linux and Unix

Battle for the window manager…

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Software

tmenguy.free.fr: The Linux community has come up with a bunch of new technologies to bring the UI eye candy on Linux to the next level. But as it may happen way too often in the Linux desktop community the emphasis is on the technical aspects , not at all on the ease of use and usability improvements.

root ain't what it used to be

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Linux

blog.bytemark.co: My own groundhog day is a debate with customers about what constitutes "typical" Linux security precautions. If you’re a Linux administrator of any experience, you might find some of the following statements rather familiar:

two teehees & a quote

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Humor
  • Linux flavors you might not have heard of

  • How to know you’re dating a free software guy?
  • Quote of the week

Getting notified when Debian repository updates

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Linux

As a real Debian unstable addict, for a long time, I wanted to have real time notifications when upstream repository updates. So I can immediately check what's new and, time permitted, do the upgrade right away. Fortunately, I had some spare time few weeks ago that I invested in developing a neat script that you can find attached.

live.linuX-gamers.net updates

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Linux

linux-gamers.net: Some updates have been done to the live.linuX-gamers.net project: Mastering environment for base of version 0.9.4 is available, Game packages for version 0.9.4 are available, and a Bunch of minor changes.

Bitbucket is no Bit bucket

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Software

lucumr.pocoo.org: When github appeared on the internets for the first time, there was a short period of time when I saw the admins of that site jump into many IRC channels of projects that were using git already to switch to github for hosting. Personally for me that was alarming because after a while it appered that git without the hub was no accepted option any more for open source projects.

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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.

  • Multiple states launch probes into massive Uber breach
  • Replacing x86 firmware with Linux and Go

    The problem, Minnich said, is that Linux has lost its control of the hardware. Back in the 1990s, when many of us started working with Linux, it controlled everything in the x86 platform. But today there are at least two and a half kernels between Linux and the hardware. Those kernels are proprietary and, not surprisingly, exploit friendly. They run at a higher privilege level than Linux and can manipulate both the hardware and the operating system in various ways. Worse yet, exploits can be written into the flash of the system so that they persist and are difficult or impossible to remove—shredding the motherboard is likely the only way out.

  • 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.