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Story Google Pays States , Newegg Tackles Troll & More Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 8:38pm
Story GLib 2.38.2 Adds Workaround for Buggy D-Bus Daemons Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 8:27pm
Story TurnKey Linux 13 Has Been Released Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 8:21pm
Story K. Y. Srinivasan: From Serving Microsoft’s Agenda Inside Novell to Helping Microsoft Infiltrate and Control Linux Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 8:15pm
Story Best Practice Linux Guide: Data Security Rianne Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 8:08pm
Story The Linux Mint Security Controversy Taken Out of Proportions, Distracting From Real Controversies Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 7:27pm
Story Winamp Petition Emerges as Microsoft Considers Purchase Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 12:27pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 10:07am
Story Leftovers: GNOME Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 10:03am
Story Leftovers: Graphics Roy Schestowitz 23/11/2013 - 9:57am

Ten Firefox extensions to keep your browsing private and secure

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Most people lock their doors and windows, use a paper shredder to protect themselves from identity theft, and install antivirus software on their computers. Yet they routinely surf the Internet without giving a second thought to whether their browser is secure and their personal information safe.

Also: Acid2 Test - Firefox 3 Beta 1 vs Phoenix 0.1, Firebird 0.6 and Firefox 2

Is this the greatest laptop ever made?

thesun.co.uk: IT'S not often I get so excited about a gadget delivery that I keep my eyes peeled for the postman. But when I heard an ASUS EEE PC was on the way, I was desperate to get my hands on it and start tapping away.

A California city rebuilds network using all open source software

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OSS

networkworld.com: When the city of Madera, Calif., needed a new voice system, it turned to open source technology -- not just for the IP telephony but for an entire network-infrastructure overhaul and loads of other functions.

GNOME and Novell: The FUD Stops Here

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SUSE

perkypants.org: As a result of some confusion (and sadly, some very active, ugly and offensive muck-raking) in various sections of the community recently, I thought it might be interesting to do a review of GNOME’s relationship with Novell and some of the people involved in that relationship.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Howto: 3 Easy Install Steps of Microsoft Fonts in Fedora 8

  • Manipulate process priority with nice
  • Livna Repository on Fedora 8
  • Linux: Resetting a user’s password
  • gOS on Walmart PC, try it out yourself
  • Skype 2 ( Beta ) On OpenSUSE
  • Using regular expressions in OpenOffice Calc filters
  • Installing the Ubuntu Studio Theme
  • Supercat Text Colorizer
  • Vim tip - showing line numbers

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 230

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Linux Mint 4.0

  • News: RoFreeSBIE and TrueBSD live DVDs, new openSUSE one-click packages, KDE 4 expectations, one year of sidux, Linux Mint "Fedora" edition
  • Released last week: sidux 2007-04, Pardus Linux 2007.3
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 1
  • Site news: On DistroWatch release announcements
  • New distributions: Minibuntu, Ultumix
  • Reader comments

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

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 5

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 5 of our Linux Media Player Roundup! Today we'll be going over several more media players for you to consider.

The top 10 consumer open source projects

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Our Crave blog has compiled a list of the top 10 open source projects for consumers, and while their list covers 11 Web pages here’s the whole thing, Letterman-style.

Why KDE4 (might) suck!

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KDE

budlite.blogspot: I've been a kde user for very long time, since from before version 3.0. I have been anticipating kde 4.0, the next major release since 3.0 I suppose. But it seems that is just its problem! Its too much of a major release to be pushing out in such a hurry.

Watching (copy-right protected) DVD’s on Ubuntu Gutsy…

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HowTos

readthisaloud.wordpress: Were you shocked as well when you found out that your Ubuntu (in my case Kubuntu Gutsy 7.10) wouldn’t playback DVD’s that you’ve LEGALLY purchased in shops or through Amazon?

Canonical launches Ubuntu Linux developers service

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Ubuntu

computerworld: A new software development collaborative service for Ubuntu Linux is being launched today to give developers a consolidated arena to build code for Ubuntu on the desktop, server and for mobile applications.

Real answers to the question “Can you run your business on Linux and open source?”

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OSS

itwire.com: A friend said to me recently that “Firefox is for the home, Internet Explorer is for the office.” His comments reflect commonly found stigma and fears that free and open source software – and Linux too – are not suitable for a business environment. Let me set the record straight.

A Quick Look at the gOS Operating System

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Linux

justuber.com: Given the explosive arrival of Linux into the consumer desktop market, I thought it’d be interesting to check out the operating system at the heart of the best selling Walmart Linux PC. Let me introduce you to gOS.

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon: A Quick Look

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Ubuntu

justanothertechblog.blogspot: I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know that I enjoyed the days off of school, and thankfully having nothing better to do than finally install the latest Ubuntu: 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon." So onwards now, lets see how it fared:

Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008

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Linux
Interviews

informationweek.com: The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.

Review of the Everex TC2502 Green gPC

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Linux
Hardware

lightandmatter.com: It was time to buy my daughter a cheap Linux system to be used for schoolwork and playing flash games — well, mostly for playing flash games. I decided to buy the new Everex TC2502 Green gPC being sold at WalMart. Er, supposedly being sold at WalMart.

Goodbye GnomeVFS, Hello GIO/GVFS

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Software

fosswire.com: Way back in June, Peter discussed KIO, KDE’s backend system that applications can use to read and write virtually anywhere. GNOME, with GnomeVFS, provides similar functionality, though admittedly it is lacking in several areas.

From XP to Fedora 7 With Ease

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OS

Jack Wallen: The day after Thanksgiving I was asked by my boss if I would be willing to go to his house and do something about his computer. The computer (a fairly nice piece of hardware) had come to a near stop. The machine was taking up to ten minutes to boot and the applications were practically unusable.

Microsoft FUDwatch: Windows vs. Linux security

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OS

Matt Asay: It's been at least a week since the last bout of Microsoft FUD hit the wires, so I guess it was time for a new wave. Today's FUD comes from an article Microsoft released on how its security compares with that of Linux. It should come as no surprise that Windows comes off as the Second Coming while Linux is left on the wrong side of Acheron.

Flock, the social web browser in Ubuntu with Firefox Plugins!!

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Software

lastkth-en.blogspot: Flock is a web browser based on Firefox, which besides a look sort of different, many social networks are integrated. Today, I am going to show you the main features and how to install it in (K) Ubuntu.

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Red Hat and Fedora

  • Is there need for Red Hat Certification training in Zimbabwe?
    A local institution is investigating the need to train Systems Administrators/Engineers who use Linux towards Red Hat certifications. The course is targeted at individuals with at least 2 years experience using Linux.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) By The Numbers: Valuation in Focus
  • Fedora @ Konteh 2017 - event report
    This year we managed to get a booth on a very popular student job fair called Konteh. (Thanks to Boban Poznanovic, one of the event managers)
  • Fedora 26 Alpha status is NO-GO
    The result of the second Fedora 26 Alpha Go/No-Go Meeting is NO-GO. Due to blockers found during the last days [1] we have decided to delay the Fedora 26 Alpha release for one more week. There is going to be one more Go/No-Go meeting on the next Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 17:00 UTC to verify we are ready for the release.
  • Fedora 26 Alpha Faces Another Delay
    Fedora 26 was set back by a delay last week and today it's been delayed again for another week. Fedora 26 Alpha has been delayed for another week when at today's Go/No-Go meeting it was given a No-Go status due to outstanding blocker bugs.

GNOME News: Gtef, GNOME 3.24 Release Video, Epiphany 3.24

  • Gtef 2.0 – GTK+ Text Editor Framework
    Gtef is now hosted on gnome.org, and the 2.0 version has been released alongside GNOME 3.24. So it’s a good time for a new blog post on this new library.
  • GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed
    Developer Sébastien Wilmet has provided an overview of Gtef with this text editing framework having been released in tandem with GNOME 3.24. Gtef provides a higher level API to make it easier for text editing or in developer-focused integrated development environments.
  • The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here
    By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?! GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week.
  • A Web Browser for Awesome People (Epiphany 3.24)
    Are you using a sad web browser that integrates poorly with GNOME or elementary OS? Was your sad browser’s GNOME integration theme broken for most of the past year? Does that make you feel sad? Do you wish you were using an awesome web browser that feels right at home in your chosen desktop instead? If so, Epiphany 3.24 might be right for you. It will make you awesome. (Ask your doctor before switching to a new web browser. Results not guaranteed. May cause severe Internet addiction. Some content unsuitable for minors.)

today's howtos

AMDGPU Vega Patches and AMD Open-Sources Code

  • More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published
    Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.
  • AMD have announced 'Anvil', an MIT-licensed wrapper library for Vulkan
    AMD are continuing their open source push with 'Anvil' a new MIT-licenses wrapper library for Vulkan. It's aim is to reduce the time developers spend to get a working Vulkan application.
  • AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"
    While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil. Anvil is a project out of AMD's GPUOpen division and aims to be a wrapper library for Vulkan to make it easier to bring-up new Vulkan applications/games. Anvil provides C++ Vulkan wrappers similar to other open-source Vulkan projects while also adding in some extra features.