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Why I Use Gentoo?

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Gentoo

rahulthewall.wordpress: I have been asked this question many times. And of course the assumption is that I am some sort of a masochist who enjoys wasting time on compiling packages. However, that is not entirely true. There are some other reasons.

openSUSE - Searching for Programs and Packages

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: I had some writing to do and this provided a good opportunity to actually spend a few hours on OpenSUSE 11.0. When trying to work with OpenSUSE the way I am used to work I quickly needed to install some new programs.

CPU frequency scaling in Linux

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HowTos

idebian.wordpress: The recent CPUs have a feature which let them scale their operating frequency (changing a voltage power supply input) according to the system/user needs. This post addresses the frequency scaling setup in Linux.

Explaining Linux lingo to non-Linux users

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Linux

ubuntucat.wordpress: The other day, I was trying to explain to my wife why I wanted to install Ubuntu on my Eee PC in place of Xandros. She is not tech-stupid. She’s quite tech-savvy actually. She just isn’t that Linux-savvy. I found myself spewing out a whole bunch of words I knew she wouldn’t understand.

NVIDIA GeForce 8 Kernel Mode-Setting

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Software

phoronix.com: Earlier this week we shared that work on Nouveau Companion has been halted until at least the end of August and the project has been in a state of disarray. Some readers have expressed concern whether Nouveau will be able to continue full-speed ahead, but today there is some good news coming out of this reverse-engineered NVIDIA camp.

Review: Firefox 3.0

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Moz/FF

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: With a lot of fuss and a new downloads record, Firefox was launched just the other days, filling the headlines of all the news websites throughout the Internet. The interface itself didn't change much, except for a small change here and one there.

Google spice brings out open source aroma

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OSS

itwire.com: It's summer in the United States which means Google's annual season of code is in swing. This event has run over the past three years and is by all measures a successful happening.

Choosing a Linux distro

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Linux

manishtech.wordpress: Here I list many distros which have gained a lot ground of late and can be truly called desktop OS. Some information are also appended along with them so that you can make a nice decision.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Emacs Quick Introduction

  • Firefox 3 and Color Management
  • Firefox Shortcut Keys
  • Running Binary nVidia Drivers under Xen Host
  • Gestikk - mouse gesture recognition in Ubuntu
  • What is GRUB or a bootloader?
  • Starting out with the Eee PC

some drupal stuff

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Drupal
  • Drupal’s Creator Envisions Web Publishing’s Plug-and-Play Future

  • Acquia commercializing Drupal open-source publishing platform
  • Drupal, SEO, and you
  • Drupal Tips
  • Forrester brings Drupal in the boardroom
  • WordPress and Drupal Compared—The Pro's and Cons of Each CMS

Embedding Python In Apache2 With mod_python (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to install and use mod_python on a Debian Etch server with Apache2. mod_python is an Apache module that embeds the Python interpreter within the server. It allows you to write web-based applications in Python that will run many times faster than traditional CGI and will have access to advanced features such as ability to retain database connections and other data between hits and access to Apache internals.

openSUSE 11.0 on an Acer Aspire 3681 WXMI

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: While the Dutch soccer team got kicked out of the European Championship tournament I was watching the Earthquake 10.5 miniseries on the other channel and installing OpenSUSE 11.0 on my laptop.

Will users Flock to Flock 2.0 with FireFox 3 integration?

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Software

tech.blorge.com: Flock is what is known as a social browser. It has been around for a while, with a couple of notable upgrades and feature additions. One such feature addition involved going green as FlockEco. This next iteration of Flock brings FireFox 3 capabilities to it while leaving many of the social aspects intact.

Gujarat Education Board (India) goes Open Source

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OSS

compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: This is what I got my hands on yesterday, it is new revised Syllabus for 11th and 12th grade. Needless to say that I am thrilled with this news.

openSUSE Accessibility gets an upgrade

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SUSE

bryen.com: Well, it has now been more than two days since openSUSE 11.0 was officially released. And like many others in the community, I am quite happy with the success of the fruits of hard labor by the openSUSE developers, community and supporters in making openSUSE better than ever. And it really is!

Bill Gates and the importance of source code

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OSS

dhanapalan.com/blog: The story according to Gates was that he and his friends were allowed to hack on a company’s computer “like monkeys” at night to find bugs. However, they were stuck at the “tinkering” stage until they stumbled across the source code in a rubbish bin. It was only then could the monkeys evolve.

Eee PC Killer?

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to install a virus in Fedora Linux.

  • Gaming In Linux Part 2 - With Cedega
  • Linux on the laptop - Ubuntu Hardy 64-bit on a Dell M1530 (continued)
  • Firefox 3 - Have you made the switch yet?
  • A Brief Explanation of Why Ubuntu Sucks, Still/Again
  • Ubuntu
  • Tweaking Ubuntu: Release the Geek
  • Researchers spot Mac Trojan in the wild
  • How deep can a bug go?
  • 2.6.26-rc7, "Mainly Drivers And Arch Updates"
  • Sauerbraten CTF Edition Released
  • Drupal Licensing FAQ published

Looking for a nice KDE distribution? Try Mandriva 2008 Spring

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MDV

siberian.ws: My old laptop Acer Aspire 1705SMi with Pentium 4 3GHz and 1 GB RAM started to show its age. Windows XP did not run on it exceptionally well, so I decided to install Linux on it too.

and a few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux and Unix Software Security Basics - Part 3

  • du - Shows the disk space a file or directory is using in your disk
  • Beating Sandvine on Linux with iptables
  • Making Sense of Gentoo’s USE Flags
  • Moving a window in GNOME
  • Firefox 3 on Ubuntu
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Oracle: New VirtualBox 5.2 Beta, SPARC M8 Processors Launched

  • VirtualBox 5.2 to Let Users Enable or Disable Audio Input and Output On-the-Fly
    Oracle announced new updates for its popular, cross-platform and open-source virtualization software, the third Beta of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.2 major release and VirtualBox 5.1.28 stable maintenance update. We'll start with the stable update, VirtualBox 5.1.28, as it's more important for our readers using Oracle VM VirtualBox for all of their virtualization needs. The VirtualBox 5.1 maintenance release 28 is here to improve audio support by fixing various issues with both the ALSA and OSS backends, as well as an accidental crash with AC'97.
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Wikileaks Releases Spy Files Russia, CCleaner Infected, Equifax Has a Dirty Little Secret

  • Spy Files Russia
    This publication continues WikiLeaks' Spy Files series with releases about surveillance contractors in Russia. While the surveillance of communication traffic is a global phenomena, the legal and technological framework of its operation is different for each country. Russia's laws - especially the new Yarovaya Law - make literally no distinction between Lawful Interception and mass surveillance by state intelligence authorities (SIAs) without court orders. Russian communication providers are required by Russian law to install the so-called SORM ( Система Оперативно-Розыскных Мероприятий) components for surveillance provided by the FSB at their own expense. The SORM infrastructure is developed and deployed in Russia with close cooperation between the FSB, the Interior Ministry of Russia and Russian surveillance contractors.
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    Hackers have managed to embed malware into the installer of CCleaner, a popular Windows system optimization tool with over 2 billion downloads to date. The rogue package was distributed through official channels for almost a month. CCleaner is a utilities program that is used to delete temporary internet files such as cookies, empty the Recycling Bin, correct problems with the Windows Registry, among other tasks. First released in 2003, it has become hugely popular; up to 20 million people download it per month. Users who downloaded and installed CCleaner or CCleaner Cloud between Aug. 15 and Sept. 12 should scan their computers for malware and update their apps. The 32-bit versions of CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 were affected.
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  • This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication

    For a long time, security experts have warned that text messages are vulnerable to hijacking — and this morning, they showed what it looks like in practice.

Amazon Changes Rental ('Cloud') Model on GNU/Linux

Devices/Hardware: Embedded/Boards, CODESYS, and EPYC Linux Performance

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