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Story Linux Mint Xfce 16 RC “Petra” Still Looks Beautiful and Minimalistic, Download Now Rianne Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 1:05pm
Story Today in Techrights (Privacy) Roy Schestowitz 11/12/2013 - 12:54am
Story Ubuntu Touch OS wins its first smartphone partner Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 10:06pm
Story Xen Project Builds Its Own Cloud OS Mirage Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 9:12pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:58pm
Story What's keeping you from using open source software? Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 8:53pm
Story Knock: TCP Port Knocking Proposed For Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 7:45pm
Story Mozilla Firefox 26 Is Shipping Today With Fun Features Rianne Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 6:20pm
Story Linux Voice journos hit crowdfunding target Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 6:17pm
Story Linux Foundation, Panasonic, Qualcomm Form AllSeen Alliance Roy Schestowitz 10/12/2013 - 6:14pm

Linux Networking Cookbook: Tasty Linux recipes

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linux-watch: Even before I picked up Unix, I worked on networks. While networking has gotten simpler, it's almost all TCP/IP now instead of Arcnet, Token-Ring and a half dozen dusty wiring and protocol schemes. The services that use networking have gotten ever more powerful and more complicated. That's why a book like Carla Schroder's Linux Networking Cookbook is so valuable.

Ubuntu 7.10: A warm and fuzzy Linux or a slightly less geeky upgrade for early adopters?

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laptopmag.com: If you’ve been curious about Linux but fearful of installing the open-source OS on a laptop, then Ubuntu 7.10 will eliminate all excuses. This graphical and very friendly version of the OS is free, looks and plays very much like Mac/Windows, and runs a surprisingly vast array of programs from the open-source community.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Creating Snort Rules with EnGarde

  • Split and Merge PDF Documents with pdfsam
  • HowTo: KDocker/AllTray - System Tray Docking (Fedora)
  • Mobile phone management under Linux
  • How to turn your spreadsheet into a database for mail merges in OpenOffice
  • How To Install KDE 4 RC 2 in Ubuntu
  • using a guardian to ensure your lamp site is always up
  • Installing Video Driver and Compiz for ATi Radeon Xpress 1100 on Ubuntu 7.10 and Fedora 8

Why Ubuntu succeeds: Shuttleworth isn't an uber-geek

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Ubuntu

Matt Asay: I really liked this InformationWeek article with Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu. I liked it in part because I think Mark is an exceptional person. But I also liked it for its insight into why Ubuntu has done so well.

Desktop Linux most popular topic of 2007

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Desktop Linux became the most popular topic in open source during 2007, as evidenced by the our August post asking if Ubuntu had clinched the desktop Linux market.

Also: For 2008 expect more Linux applications

UT3 Linux server now available

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Gaming

linuxhardware.org: The Linux server is now available for download. It is built from the 1.1 patch, and is network compatible with all retail UT3 clients.

Thankfully Windows Comes Pre-Installed

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Microsoft

linuxjournal.com: Let's imagine for a moment that the world was slightly different and Windows did not come pre-installed on most computers. You get your shiny new computer and since you don't know nuttin about this Linux stuff you go and buy a copy of Windows XP (to upgrade to an older more familiar experience).

Advanced Web Statistics -- Distrowatch

abhay-techzone.blogspot: For the month of December 2007, the web statistics of Distrowatch show an interesting pattern.

Another Step in Connecting the Worlds of Users And Developers

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SUSE

opensuse news: Andreas Bauer added lately the next functionality in this context. All search results in the End User interface do offer now a link to the packager web interface from now on.

Fedora 8 Review

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Linux

sontek.net: In response to Herlo’s reviews of openSUSE here and here , I thought I’d give Fedora 8 a shot and give an openSUSE user’s perspective.

Also: Fedora more successful, developer-wise, than Ubuntu

Review: Opensuse 10.3 Linux distribution

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SUSE

vnunet.com: Although sponsored by Novell and used as the base for its Suse Linux Enterprise products, Opensuse is a community-developed Linux distribution, available free for use on servers or desktops.

iPlayer for Linux wins approval of open sourcers

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Software

zdnet: The Open Source Consortium has welcomed the BBC's move to make its iPlayer online on-demand TV service available for streaming on operating systems other than Microsoft Windows.

Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 vs OSX Leopard - Comparison Part 3

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OS

pcwizkid.wordpress: An important aspect of any operating system is its support and available applications. In this portion of my review comparison with OS X Leopard, we continue where I left off in Part 2, regarding customization.

Ubuntu Gutsy And ipv6: The Problems Continue

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OSWeekly: While this did not affect me personally, it seems that ipv6 issues are at it again. I will not argue any points regarding the fact that Ubuntu continues to deal with problems related to ipv6 and refuses to make the issue extremely clear in its release documentation. So, how did this slip through?

15 must-have Firefox tricks

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Moz/FF

computerworld: What good is a browser unless you can tweak it, hack it and bend it to your will? No good at all. The more you can hack it, the better it is. In this article I'll show you 15 great Firefox tricks.

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • Forrester: Open source apps lag behind Linux in the enterprise

  • Liberation fonts: still "non-distributable" for Debian!
  • Firefox 3 Linux Preview
  • What’re you listening to?
  • Jeff Jaffe: OpenSUSE
  • Penguins demand Linux for Antarctic datacenter
  • Open source telephony gives customers control, consultant says

Open Source Pros Pick their Favorite Projects

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Software

itmanagement.earthweb: There is, to be sure, no lack of “top software” lists in the open source world (or in software in general). The Internet is drowning in such lists. But these compendiums, however helpful, are typically created by tech journalists. What about the top picks of actual community leaders?

A Look at Pardus 2007.3 Lynx

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Linux

LinuxPlanet: Pardus is a Linux distribution developed by the Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptography. I'd never seen it before this week and only heard the name briefly in passing, so I had no idea what to expect. I spent a few days with Pardus and here's how I got on.

Open source open to attack

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OSS

GNC: As open-source coding begins to appear with increasing regularity in commercial software products, government users need to be aware of the potential security vulnerabilities in open-source code, industry experts say.

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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.