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RPLinux: China's Answer to the $100 PC

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Linux

A while back, I stumbled upon something called the Municator PC from YellowSheepRiver Municator, Inc. At first, I thought this had to be yet another hoax, but as I looked deeper into it, I found out that China has done a fairly nice job of taking the distribution, known as RPLinux, and integrating it with Chinese made hardware.

CLI Magic: Customize your comics with dailystrips

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HowTos

Here's a handy Perl script to automate a critical part of your daily routine. dailystrips can help fetch your favorite Internet comic strips in time for you to enjoy them with your first cup of coffee, without your having to surf for them.

Steps to get Audio to work in Debian Etch

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HowTos

Debian Etch is a very good Linux distribution. It has all the latest versions of software - even more recent than those found in Ubuntu Dapper. Recently when I downloaded and installed the latest version of Debian Etch Beta 3, every thing went quite smoothly. But... I ran into a problem.

Upgrade to Banshee 0.11.0 on SLED10

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HowTos

A few weeks before releasing iTunes 7, Apple rolled out a firmware update for iPod devices. The update rendered obsolete a key library for using Banshee with your iPod. ) So here is where we will step in and try to make ourselves useful by explaining how to update a SLED10 system (and probably an openSUSE system, as well) to the latest version of Banshee.

One Laptop Update

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OLPC

I wrote up a long update on where we are in the software and hardware for the One Laptop per Child project. We’ve gotten a lot done, but I don’t think that’s been communicated to the outside world very well. So, for the first time, here’s an update of where we are. Hopefully I’ll be able to do this on a regular basis.

Kernel

TUX Issue #18 Now Available

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Linux

Issue number 18, October 2006, of TUX now is available. Some highlights include: Installing Enigmail in Thunderbird, Migrating from Microsoft Outlook to KMail, Thunderbird beyond the Basics, and SuperKaramba.

Internet guru relishes NZ connections

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Web

Internet architect Roy Fielding gets back to New Zealand less often than he would like, but his Kiwi connection lives on in his latest project.

How can I watch videos in Firefox on Linux?

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HowTos

One of the things I like to do is watching videos on the Internet inside my browser. Doing so on Unix systems is not complicated and only requires a plugin. In this tutorial we will learn how to do it on CentOS with Gnome and Firefox.

What to tune in MySQL Server after installation

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HowTos

My favorite question during Interview for people to work as MySQL DBAs or be involved with MySQL Performance in some way is to ask them what should be tuned in MySQL Server straight after installation, assuming it was installed with default settings. I’m surprised how many people fail to provide any reasonable answer to this question.

Java install on Linux is pants

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Software

SUN MICROSYSTEMS says it's serious about Java on Linux. But the process of installing the Java runtime leaves a lot to be desired, and here is why.

Also: Java: Money, Freedom and Open Source

Install .rpm Files in Debian and Ubuntu

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Linux
Ubuntu
Humor

Some time you might find some applications are having only .rpm files but you want a .deb package for your debian,Ubuntu and other debian derived ditributions.If you can’t find .deb debian package in any of the debian,ubuntu repositories or elsewhere, you can use the alien package converter to install the .rpm file.

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Installing Zenoss Network Monitor on a Ubuntu Server

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to install and configure the Zenoss network monitoring tool on a Ubuntu 6.06 system. Zenoss is a free open-source tool that allows you to monitor servers, applications, networks, power, etc. regarding their configuration, availability, and performance. It can also alert you by email if it finds inappropriate actions.

Hackers claim zero-day flaw in Firefox

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Moz/FF
Security

The open-source Firefox Web browser is critically flawed in the way it handles JavaScript, two hackers said Saturday afternoon.

KPhotoAlbum splash screen contest over

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KDE

The KPhotoAlbum splash screen contest ended today, and a winner has been found, namely Jaroslav Holan's submission. Congratulation and thanks for all the nice splash screen submitted.

Winning Entry.

PCLinuxOS Magazine October 2006 Issue 2

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PCLOS

It is my privilege to announce on behalf of the team members of the PCLinuxOS Magazine Project sponsored by MyPCLinuxOS.com, the October 2006 issue is available for download!

KDE 4 menu development

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KDE

Thanks to a comment by I became aware of the development of the future KDE 4 menu: codename “Raptor”. Ratpor will be a plasmoid, a Plasma widget, and therefore building upon newest KDE 4 technology.

Also: kde.org redesigned

Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Beta 1 Screenshots

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Ubuntu

The developers of Ubuntu have reached the Beta stages in their road to Edgy Eft. Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Beta 1 ships with X.Org 7.1, GNOME 2.16.0, and the assortment of other state-of-the-art packages. The other *buntu derivatives have also released their Beta 1 candidate in the 6.10 cycle. *The Screenshots.*

forgot root password or reset root password in Debian

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Linux
HowTos

There are times for system administrators they might have forgot their debian machine root password and they want to reset this password.We will see the available options.

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Akregator Review

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KDE
Reviews

Akregator is a RSS feed aggregator for K Desktop Environment. Feed aggregators provide a convenient way to browse different kinds of content, including news, blogs and other content from online sites. Instead of checking all of you favorite web sites manually for updates, Akregator collects the content for you.

Views on the GPLv3 hoo-har

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OSS

There has been a lot of hoo-hah recently regarding the pros and cons of certain aspects of the drafts of Version 3 of the GNU General Public License from the Free Software Foundation. The originator of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds himself, is playing a role here.

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today's leftovers

  • Podcast Season 4 Episode 8
    In this episode: Bitcoin scandal. RMS wins an award. Savers and rich people can buy the DragonBox Prya (thanks Canseco!) and Devuan reaches beta. Plus loads of Finds, Neurons and a long-stewing Voice of the Masses.
  • Interop: SDN Growing to $12.5B, SD-WAN to $6B
    "Open source is not just at the bottom of the networking stack, it now goes from layer 2 all the way up to network and security services," Casemore said. "It's significant fact in the market landscape and vendors have to give it due consideration."
  • RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.6.0
    A second Armadillo release 6.700.6 came out in the 6.700 series, and we uploaded RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.6.0 to CRAN and Debian. This followed the usual thorough reverse-dependecy checking of by now 220 packages using.
  • Vivaldi Browser's New Snapshot Adds Editable Mouse Gestures, Tab Improvements
    We've been informed by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard about the availability of a new snapshot build of the proprietary Vivaldi web browser for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.2.470.11 is now live for those who want to get an early taste of what's coming in the next stable update of the cross-platform web browser, which it looks like it gets a lot of attention lately, especially from those who want to migrate from Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome or Opera. And today's snapshot introduces editable mouse gestures.
  • GNOME's Nautilus File Manager: "Its Best Moment Since It Was Created"
    At various points in GNOME's history the Nautilus file manager has been less than maintained, but these days the situation is much brighter. GNOME developer Carlos Soriano has come out to write about how great the Nautilus situation is these days. Soriano wrote in a new blog post, "as far as I can see the development status of Nautilus it’s in its best moment since it was created, and part of that is thanks of the status of gtk+ development and the values and vision of GNOME as a project."
  • Neptune Linux 4.5.1 ISO Out Now with USB 3 Boot Support, KDE Plasma 5.6.2
    Neptune developer Leszek Lesner announced the release and general availability of a new Live ISO image for his Neptune Linux rolling operating system, version 4.5.1. The new Neptune Linux 4.5.1 ISO is now ready for download and includes all the updated packages and security patches released in the distribution's main software repositories since Neptune 4.5.
  • My free software activities, April 2016
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  • Unity 8 and Snaps Are the Future of the Ubuntu Desktop, After Ubuntu 16.10
    Today, May 5, 2016, is the last day of the Ubuntu Online Summit 2016, and we've just attended a very exciting session where the Ubuntu developers have discussed the future of the Ubuntu Desktop after Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak). You can watch the entire session below if you don't want to read the next paragraphs, but as usual, we'll try to detail and explain a few things for you so that you know now what to expect from future versions of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, on the desktop, of course.
  • Router hackers reach for the fork: LEDE splits from OpenWRT
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