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Story 6 GTD Applications for Linux to Improve Productivity srlinuxx 11/07/2011 - 6:14pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 413 srlinuxx 11/07/2011 - 4:13pm
Story FOSS and the Freeloader Factor srlinuxx 11/07/2011 - 4:12pm
Story The OS Mess: 5 Ways To Take Control srlinuxx 11/07/2011 - 4:09pm
Blog entry CentOS 6.0 finid 11/07/2011 - 10:41am
Blog entry Ubuntu 11.10: Screenshot preview finid 11/07/2011 - 8:09am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 11/07/2011 - 2:49am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 11/07/2011 - 1:16am
Story Moving away from Ubuntu srlinuxx 10/07/2011 - 8:10pm
Story Visualizing Linux Performance Data In New Ways srlinuxx 10/07/2011 - 8:06pm

Sabayon Linux v3.3 DVD Screenshots

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Sabayon Linux, a LiveDVD distribution known for being based upon Gentoo and its inclusion of desktop eye-candy such as Beryl and XGL, has reached version 3.3. New in this Sabayon release is the Linux 2.6.20 kernel, X.Org 7.2 with AIGLX and Composite support, Beryl 0.2.0-rc2, updated NVIDIA and ATI drivers, and much more.

A test drive of Debian/etch Xen

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I have been looking for a new server for quite some time now. My old server is an aging HP NetServer LC3 Dual PII 233 Mhz that was donated to me. I use it as a general purpose home server and I also run a few other services off it, such as our Bugzilla and Subversion repository. It works but it was a little inflexible.

Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This article shows how to integrate amavisd-new into a Postfix mail server for spam- and virus-scanning. amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between MTAs such as Postfix and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or SpamAssassin.

MySQL – is this database fit for the Enterprise?

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MySQL has recently appeared as an Enterprise edition. We have already looked at whether MySQL (the company) is enterprise ready, but we can also ask whether the product itself is suitable for enterprise use.

Upgrade Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) to Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

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Ubuntu 7.04 is the current development version of the Ubuntu operating system. It is to be released in April 19th 2007. The common name given to this release from the time of its early development was “Feisty Fawn”. We can Use Two methods to upgrade Ubuntu Edgy to Ubuntu Feisty: 1) Using GUI and 2) Using apt-get

run your windows software on linux using wine

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HowTos

Sometimes, it is really needed to run some windows software on your Linux machines, there are different ways to do this, one of them is using wine. We will see here to do it, running at the end of the example the famous putty.exe file. We will see here how to do it for Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.

Full Story.

Beef Up Your Wireless Router

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Linux

Josh Kuo's article Beef Up Your Wireless Router talks about the OpenWRT embedded Linux distro for the the Linksys WRT series wireless routers (and more).

Travel Back Vim Time

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Software
OSS

Josh Kuo's article about Vim describes a new time-shifting feature to make your editing life easier.

openSUSE 10.3 alpha 2 report

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SUSE
-s

Another opensuse 10.3 alpha release is upon us already and there must be some major changes in progress. This hasn't been an easy "textbook" example of a beta test this release as issues began almost immediately after download.

Overclocking ATI Radeon cards in Linux

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HowTos

First let me start by saying that overclocking is very risky, you can seriously damage your system, so please use this guide with care.
That said lets start!

Compiz and Beryl tend to work a bit slow on old video cards, so we overclock!
I have an ATI Radeon 9550 card made by Gigabyte and Ubuntu Feisty.

lspci -v output:
fglrxinfo output:

Upgrading to 2007.1 RC1 (well, current cooker anyways)

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MDV

I decided to give the new Mandriva 2007.1 RC1 a try. Since I mirror cooker, I figured I'd do a straight "urpmi --auto-select" upgrade on my 2007 box rather than downloading a bunch of ISOs.

Ubuntu's Migration Assistant Works!

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Ubuntu

Earlier this month I covered Ubuntu's Migration Assistant, which is one of the features that will be found in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. The migration-assistant is designed to make it very easy for Microsoft Windows converts to jump into the Ubuntu world by automatically transferring files and settings.

KDE@CeBIT: first two days

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KDE

Carsten was already faster and blogged about day 3@CeBIT - so it's time to talk about the first two days Smile

The first two days we had a rather small booth compared to other projects in the LinuxPark (Hall 5): Placed in the corner next to the Debian booth (see photo). However, we managed to attract many interested eyes, and that's after all what's important (see photo).

Anigma - game for kde

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Gaming

Originally called "Puzz-le", Anigma was a very well done puzzle game for the Sharp Zaurus. When blocks of the same color are moved next to each other they disappear. The goal is to eliminate all the blocks on each level. Beside colored blocks there are other various objects the player can interact with. This includes elevators, disappearing trap-blocks, fire pits and more.

ZoneMinder Digital Surveillance Systems

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OSS

InfoWorld has an article by Justin Brink about the open source ZoneMinder digital surveillance camera recording software.

Installing Solaris 10 - widen your Unix experience

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OS
Reviews

OK, so the commercial version of Solaris strictly speaking isn’t free software/open source (although quite a lot of the code is now open, thanks to the OpenSolaris project). But still, since we do quite a lot of Linux and other Unix stuff here on FOSSwire, I thought I might take a quick excursion into Sun’s Unix.

The BSD vs. GPL debate

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OSS

I wrote yesterday about Eben Moglen's upcoming OSBC keynote. It's clearly intended to be a shot over the bow of both proprietary and BSD-style licensing. And that's fine, as we have a wide range of perspectives represented at OSBC.

Gianugo replied to the post, arguing

Ubuntu Bundles

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HowTos

"Meta-packages" enable Debian/Ubuntu users to install bundles of software easily. They're similar in spirit to VMWare Appliances. Installing a meta-package is equivalent to installing all of its dependencies individually, but easier.

Ubuntu Restricted Drivers Manager

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Ubuntu

When trying out an Ubuntu daily LiveCD yesterday I noticed the new Ubuntu Restricted Drivers Manager. This manager makes it incredibly easy to manage the binary blob drivers. By default are the ATI/AMD and NVIDIA drivers, and from there you can literally install the drivers almost instantly. It should be very nice for new users!

HOWTO Encrypt CD/DVDs in Ubuntu

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HowTos

This guide can be adapted to any distro, its not Ubuntu specific.

Installing necessary tools
sudo apt-get install aespipe mkisofs loop-aes-utils
Chose a password

You need to chose a 20+ character password and DO NOT FORGET IT, you will NEVER get your data back if you forget the password.

Creating the CD/DVD image

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today's leftovers

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  • Microsoft Faces Two Lawsuits For Aggressive Windows 10 Upgrade Campaign
    The series of lawsuits against Microsoft doesn’t seem to terminate sooner.
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    Access to main memory from the processor is mediated (and accelerated) by the L2 and L3 memory caches; developers working on performance-critical code quickly learn that cache utilization can have a huge effect on how quickly an application (or a kernel) runs. But, as Fenghua Yu noted in his LinuxCon Japan 2016 talk, the caches are a shared resource, so even a cache-optimal application can be slowed by an unrelated task, possibly running on a different CPU. Intel has been working on a mechanism that allows a system administrator to set cache-sharing policies; the talk described the need for this mechanism and how access to it is implemented in the current patch set.
  • Why Blockchain Matters
    If your familiarity with Bitcoin and Blockchain is limited to having heard about the trial of Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht, you can be forgiven -- but your knowledge is out of date. Today, Bitcoin and especially Blockchain are moving into the mainstream, with governments and financial institutions launching experiments and prototypes to understand how they can take advantage of the unique characteristics of the technology.
  • Our Third Podcast, with Cybik, is Out Now
    Cybik comes back on how he came to know and use Linux in the first place, his gaming habits, how he got involved into the Skullgirls port, and shares with us his outlook on the Linux gaming landscape. The podcast is just an hour long and you can either download it below, and use our RSS feed (that has the additional benefit of making it easy for you to get new episodes from now on):
  • GSoC: final race and multi-disc implementation
    It’s been a while since I wrote a post here. A lot has happened since then. Now Gnome-games fully supports PlayStation games, with snapshoting capabilities. The next thing I’m working on is multi-disc support, specially for PlayStation titles. So far, there’s a working propotity although a lot needs to be re-engineered and polished. This last part of the project has involved working both in UI, persistance and logic layers.
  • This Week in GTK+ – 11
    In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 22 commits, with 6199 lines added and 1763 lines removed.
  • [Solus] Replacement of Release Schedule
    In the not so distant past, Solus followed a static point release model. Our most current release at this time is 1.2, with a 1.2.1 planned to drop in the near future. However, we also recently announced our move to a rolling release model. As such, these two schools of thought are in contradiction of one another.
  • First release of official ArchStrike ISO files! [Ed: last week]
  • July ’16 security fixes for Java 8
    On the heels of Oracle’s July 2016 security updates for Java 8, the icedtea folks have released version 3.1.0 of their build framework so that I could create packages for OpenJDK 8u101_b13 or “Java 8 Update 101 Build 13” (and the JRE too of course).
  • Pipelight update
    I decided to do an update of my “pipelight” package. I had not looked at it for a long time, basically because I do not use it anymore, but after I upgraded my “wine” package someone asked if I could please write up what could be done for wine-pipelight. As you know, pipelight is a Linux plugin wrapper for Mozilla-compatible browsers which lets you install and use Windows plugins on Linux. This configuration enables you to access online services which would otherwise be unavailable to you on a Linux platform. The pipelight plugin wrapper uses wine to load the Windows software.
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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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  • Quality in open source: testing CRIU
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  • Open-source Wire messenger gets encrypted screen-sharing
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