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15 Lesser Known Open Source Applications

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Software

itmanagement: Sure, some open source projects get all the glory, like, say, Audacity or Gallery. Everyone knows about them and they’ve been downloaded 17 gazillion times. But what about the unsung heroes? Here are 15 who deserve a bit more attention. Give ‘em some love, huh?

some howtos:

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  • Clean up your grub menu and the kernels you do not use

  • htop: new generation Linux processes viewer
  • k3b and permissions
  • Installing Tomcat 6 on Ubuntu

100 Great reasons to use Linux

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Linux

raviratlami1.blogspot: Well, in fact, there may be more. But, here I am giving you the list of top 100 Linux distributions – they are tailor made for your different requirement.

Ubuntu Open Week is a-coming

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Ubuntu

jono bacon: With the up-and-coming release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon coming, I am pleased to announce another Ubuntu Open Week, this time taking place the week following the Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon launch - Mon 22nd Oct - Sat 27th Oct on #ubuntu-classroom on Freedode. The sessions take place from 15.00 UTC to 21.00UTC

Red Hat Linux in professional portal push

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Linux
Web

daniweb: Red Hat has opened a dedicated online resource for its partners around the globe, giving them access to the product, program, pricing and training information on both Red Hat and JBoss solutions and services from one single location which is localized in the Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages.

Xubuntu, Kubuntu 7.10 RC Screenshots

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Ubuntu

phoronix: A week from today marks the official release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon along with all of the other official Ubuntu derivatives. However, coming out of Canonical camp today is the release candidate for Gutsy Gibbon. Today we have some screenshots of the latest builds of Xubuntu 7.10 and Kubuntu 7.10.

Export your block devices with AoE

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Debian Administration: Imagine you have a machine with all of his disk full and another with unused Gigabits, and you don't want to move the data from one to other. Why not using the second's disk on the first, you can do it with iSCSI but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) too. It's the second method I'll explain is this article.

OpenSUSE 10.3: AMD/ATI Drivers Installation

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E@zyVG: And once again I being bombarded with e-mails asking me to help them install ATI drivers under the latest openSUSE 10.3. Make sure that you do follow and understand the how-to and go through it completely.

10 Rocking Features in 10 Days: Day 3: Sharing your computer with Fast User Switching

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Yesterday we took a look at all the handy new features of X in Ubuntu 7.10 and today we turn to Fast User Switching which allows you to easily share your computer with others.

A linux defeat

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paul murphy: Once upon a time, neither long ago nor far way, repeated server crashes caused a client’s IT management to replace about 40 x86 Linux servers with nice reliable Windows products. Why?

Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Calc vs. Microsoft Excel

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OOo

linux.com: I spent a couple of days testing OOo Calc and Microsoft Excel features for formatting, list-making, formulas, and formula tools. Since the range of user expertise in spreadsheets tends to be much wider than in slide shows or even word processors, I considered the programs largely from the perspective of an average user who might require a spreadsheet for home or business use.

GIMP tricks: Teeth whitening

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polishlinux: Here is another article of our “GIMP tricks” series. This time you are going to learn a simple trick: how to make your teeth look really white on a photograph. By the way, perhaps it’s the right time to visit a dentist?

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

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MDV
HowTos

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Today's Leftovers

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News
  • GoboLinux: An Interview with Lucas Villa

  • Gutsy Automatic Codec detection!
  • Five Amarok Tips and Tricks
  • Mandrivan's Distro Review Progress
  • Filter your Home Internet Traffic via Squid - Proxy Server
  • Mozilla and Mobile
  • 3 types of C++ programmers
  • OpenSuse 10.3 Review
  • Nautilus vs. Dolphin vs. Konqueror
  • Connect to VMware Server Console Over SSH
  • bc: an arbitrary precision numeric processing language
  • An Absolute Review
  • Does Linux kernel 2.6.23 break VMware Server?
  • Xubuntu vs Puppy
  • Whats New and Changed in NVIDIA Linux Display Driver 100.14.19

Measuring Process Scheduler Performance

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "As far as my testsystem goes, v2.6.23 beats v2.6.22.9 in sysbench," explained Ingo Molnar in response to a posting showing the opposite results. As you can see it in the graph, v2.6.23 schedules much more consistently too."

Linux Not Ready for the Desktop? Really?

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pcworld blogs: I was somewhat amused to read Michael Gartenberg's comments that Linux is still not ready for the desktop. Please don't tell that to any of the people who last year logged in 40,000 times to the 28 Linux computers at our small town library and community center in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Will Ubuntu Servers from Major Vendors Get Us Closer to a Linux Law Office?

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Ubuntu

lawtech.wordpress: As I mentioned in a previous post, I do not believe Linux is ready yet for the desktop in the solo or small firm, no matter how much I may want to see that happen. The one exception I made was with servers.

Comments on 'Security without firewalls'

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Security

Geek Pit: Debian Administration has an article up about the usefulness of firewalls. Are they really necessary? If you consider a firewall as just a non-stateful, layer-3 packet filter, then I would agree they are not very useful. However,

Desktop dreaming

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TuxDeluxe: Since increasing numbers of Windows users have deserted their roots and infiltrated the citadel, Linux users have changed their expectations. We need an intuitive interface and a multitude of choices - Gnome or KDE, which do you prefer?

Why Ubuntu Linux Tops Debian

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matt hartley: For those of you who have used it, you'll know that Debian is a solid distribution of Linux. Like Fedora or OpenSuSe, it was developed with all users in mind. Unfortunately, what many of the geekier users to this day fail to wrap their minds around is that this "Windows thinking" they complain about is more or less about ease of use, versus "choice." And I believe that this is why Ubuntu is, more than other Debian distributions, out-performing Debian proper.

Also: Ubuntu: We Are Not Corporate
And: Run Photoshop with Ubuntu (or any other Linux)

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today's leftovers

  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
  • rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH
    rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH. It doesn’t required any other software to be installed on remote machine, except openSSH server package & remote server credentials.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.3 and KDE Applications 16.12.3, More
    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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Netflix and GNU/Linux

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