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Story FreeBSD 10, Kali Nuclear Option, and Why Linux Lost? Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:13am
Story Could an Android desktop replace your Windows PC? Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:09am
Story Developers mull adding data nuke to Kali Linux Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:06am
Story Mozilla Bringing Firefox OS to TVs, Tablets, Desktops Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:00am
Story Balky carriers and slow OEMs step aside: Google is defragging Android Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 10:33am
Story VIA Partners With Mozilla For Firefox OS Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:51pm
Story The Latest Benchmarks Of The Linux 3.13 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 8:50pm
Story Arch Linux's First Release of 2014 Is Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 8:45pm
Story KMS Drivers Break The Console In FreeBSD 10 Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 8:39pm
Story PC retail rut Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:42pm

Seven Versions Of WINE Benchmarked

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phoronix: The WINE project is going on 15 years in existence, and two years ago, it finally went into beta. For this article we had went back and built from source the past seven WINE releases to date -- WINE 0.9.44, 0.9.45, 0.9.46, 0.9.47, 0.9.48 0.9.49, and 0.9.50.

Trouble Remembering Passwords? Have a Revelation!

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Software I don’t know about you guys, but I often found myself in front of a login screen, almost hitting my head against the screen because i couldn’t remember either the username or the password or both. Fortunately for us, the guys with this problem, there’s a solution (isn’t there always?) and it’s called Revelation.

few more howtos:

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  • Taking Screenshots with Linux

  • How do I find out my DHCP server address?
  • Howto: Change Root’s Prompt to RED

Zonbu Notebook Review

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arsgeek: A little over a week ago I received my Zonbu Notebook. Since reviewing their tiny, silent desktop replacement computer I’ve been interested in Zonbu and their business model. Could they really pull of the subscription model with inexpensive computers?

Ubuntu: A new pastime:)

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aaronbatteen.blogspot: I just switched operating systems. I was using primarily Windows XP Home Edition, and switched to Linux based Ubuntu. So far the transition has been smooth and everything seems to be running well.

Testing Ubuntu 7.10

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fightpc.blogspot: After some weeks waiting to allow the news to settle, I've decided to install the new release of Ubuntu known as Gutsy Gibbon. I have started with my laptop that was most needed of an upgrade as it was still running the same version I installed 18 months ago.

An interview with bodhi.zazen

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kmandla.wordpress: More and more it becomes clear hat not all Ubuntu users or forum members fit the stereotype of a Linux geek. Another non-techie with a personal history in computers, bodhi.zazen might represent the face of Linux enthusiasts to come: someone who has interests and responsibilities (like four children!) beyond the computer screen, but has one foot planted firmly in the Ubuntu community.

Encrypt your /home this Christmas: part one - background

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HowTos I have not finished everything I need to do so I am taking my new laptop with me over the Christmas holidays. This reminded me that it was about time that I encrypted my /home directory. In this article I will explain how I did it.

Linspire: It Just Keeps Getting Better

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Linux About 6 weeks ago I made the big change, out with Windows and in with Linux. Linspire is a commercial Linux distribution and was billed as the easiest to use and most user friendly. Guess what? It is the easiest.

Impressions of Some Linux/BSD Distributions

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mcuee.blogspot: I started to try out Linux again with Ubuntu 5.04 and I liked it quite a lot. Then I was trying to 5.10 and it was not as good so I started to look at Fedora as well (Core 4). Soon I fixed the problem with 5.10 and then I found 6.06 LTS a great distribution that I am still running it as the main distribution now.

Ubuntu 7.10 on PS3

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softpedia: Today, you will learn how to install Ubuntu Gutsy (as a second operating system) on your PlayStation 3 gaming console. This will NOT erase your PlayStation 3 native operating system (called XMB) and it will run as an alternative OS on your PS3 console. Ready? Are you excited? Let's go!

Get (And Give) The Gift of Open Source

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Serdar Yegulalp: This Christmas I decided to give a few gifts to people in the open source community. I'm making donations to the maintainers of some of my favorite and most widely used software projects. They've earned some payback! Weekly Wire #1 (video)

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Linux Lisa Hoover talks about highlights from this past week -- and a little about next week's stories, too, including a "sneak peek" at one item featured in the (upcoming) holiday gift guide.

Red Hat Challenges IBM With Open Source Messaging System

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Charles Babcock: Red Hat is betting that a fresh, open source messaging system can displace one of corporate America's most deeply entrenched pieces of software, IBM's WebSphere MQ, and similar messaging systems such as Tibco Software's Rendezvous and Microsoft's MSMQ.

some howtos:

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  • Obtain some system statistics from vmstat

  • Backing Up Data In Ubuntu Using sBackup
  • Asus Eee - Accessing Windows and Linux Desktops Remotely
  • Updating the Linksys BEFSR41 Router Firmware from GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Manage Log File Size
  • DLink Wireless card on Linux

today's leftovers

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  • New learnings from bug reports and conservative people

  • Basic Linux Commands
  • How Do I Add Temporary Swap Space?
  • Fontmatrix is pretty cool, VolWheel rocks!
  • Stella, Compiz-Fusion, and Pulse Audio
  • Ubuntu Server: Kernel Configuration Considerations

Life with Linux

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hurricanelabs.blogspot: About a year ago now I made the best computing decision of my adult life. It was a cold and snowy evening at my apartment, and good-ole' XP was ready for its bi-yearly rebuild. I decided to grow a pair and just take the plunge: I backed up my data and proceeded to install the Ubuntu 6.06.

Linux: Stable API vs. Not?

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Linux There has been a lot of interesting discussion on the benefits and negatives of a stable API on this thread, with good points being made on both sides. Greg Kroah-Hartman (an advocate of the changing API) sent me a document that may be worth reading. It is, in essence, the argument opposing the stable API:

What Is Linux?

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linuxiseasy.blogspot: Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds. Apart from the fact that it's freely distributed, Linux's functionality, adaptability and robustness, has made it the main alternative for proprietary Unix and Microsoft operating systems.

Also: Linux Distros

UT3 Linux Dedicated Server "Very Soon"

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Gaming On the official mailing list for the Linux client and server, Ryan Gordon reports that the Linux Dedicated Server package is nearly ready.

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Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
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    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

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More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

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