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Story The Performance Penalty Of Xfce/Xubuntu On XMir srlinuxx 06/08/2013 - 11:59pm
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 06/08/2013 - 8:24pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 06/08/2013 - 5:33pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 06/08/2013 - 5:05pm
Story Xubuntu XMir ISOs Available srlinuxx 06/08/2013 - 4:19am
Story Kali Linux – the distro for security geeks srlinuxx 06/08/2013 - 4:07am
Story GNOME 3.10 to be Offered for Wayland Beside X srlinuxx 06/08/2013 - 4:06am
Story How to install a fully portable desktop on a USB for on-the-go access srlinuxx 05/08/2013 - 9:07pm
Story Compiz vs. KWin: Which Window Manager Is Better? srlinuxx 05/08/2013 - 9:05pm
Story 6 Games Set to Land On Steam for Linux Soon srlinuxx 05/08/2013 - 9:03pm

An in-depth look at Puppy Linux

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Linux

desktoplinux: Guest columnist Howard Fosdick has previously used Puppy Linux to successfully revive "mature" PCs. Now, he takes a broader, deeper look at the parsimonious distribution and its potential value on normal desktop PCs, covering its features, flexibility, capability to peacefully coexist with Windows, ease of use, and limitations.

Bastille: Classic Linux and Unix Security

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Linux

Carla Schroder: The glamorous new kids in the Linux security parade are SELinux, AppArmor, and all manner of virtualization technologies. But don't overlook the reliable, helpful old-timer Bastille Linux.

Review: openSuSE 10.3

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SUSE

sunnytalkstech.blogspot: For the last 10+ yrs, I have spent quite a lot of my PC experience on SuSE beginning with v4.2. openSuse 10.3 was released 4th Oct, 2007. A lot has improved over the years and I've seen how SuSE has improved with every new version.

Ubuntu Users Looking For Linux Chicks

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Ubuntu

Alexander Wolfe: It's always been my impression that, appearances to the contrary, Linux aficionados are no different than the rest of us. So I wasn't surprised when I saw a post on the Ubuntu Women forum, from a guy, who's wondering if there are "any good places online to meet like-minded free software women."

openSUSE 10.3: one step forward, two steps back

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SUSE

iTWire: These days when you download a Linux distribution and burn it to CD, you would expect that it would not take too much of an effort to have a look at it. Unless, of course, it's one of three distributions which are aimed at so-called geeks - Gentoo, Debian and Slackware.

Also: openSUSE 10.3 - Review

How to effectively address the free software community

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OSS

Rudd-O: Winds of change are sweeping through the software industry. Today, it’s no longer fashionable to decry free software types as it was just a few years ago — the cool kids are all “leveraging” and reaching out to free software communities. But not everyone’s doing it right, so let’s explore how to start a positive relationship with free software.

Fluxbox Stable 1.0 Released

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Fluxbox

Fluxbox.net: A new stable release! Finally after almost four and a half years with 0.9.x release we got to 1.0.0! This release includes a lot of bugfixes, new styles, updated language support, better shaped corners and much more.

sniffing a few distros, part 2

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Linux

beranger: While several people are rushing into openSUSE 10.3 ("too good to skip", said this guy), I have kept my desktop's openSUSE 10.2 mostly unused, as I have been using Fedora 7 on my laptop, and then I replaced it with several RHEL5 clones...

A Mandrivan's First Look at openSUSE 10.3

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MDV
SUSE

Frederik's Blog: I downloaded the OpenSUSE 10.3 DVD to test it out and compare it with Mandriva 2008.0. I was interested in reviewing the current state of this distribution and maybe also get some inspiration for improvements I can propose for Mandriva 2008.1.

A Death Threat From A Puppy Linux Supporter

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Linux

Caitlyn Martin: I’ve just been informed by e-mail that not only are some defenders of Puppy Linux flaming me on the new DistroWatch Weekly comments but one actually issued a death threat against me for being “negative” about his or her favorite distribution.

Hacking openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE
HowTos

softwareinreview.com: Novell's openSUSE 10.3 is an exciting desktop operating environment that includes or supports nearly every program you need for work and play. But there are those last few programs and issues that make openSUSE just short of perfect. Web browser plugins for some kinds of online content; Windows Media and DVD movie playback support; and drivers for Atheros wireless devices and Nvidia and ATI video cards are the chief things holding openSUSE back for some users. This guide will help you remove as many of those barriers as possible.

Some Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux caught sleeping on the job

  • Basic Linux Tips & Tricks, part 2
  • Linux: Monitor hard disks temperature with hddtemp
  • Installing an Ubuntu monitoring system with Cacti, Zenoss and Smokeping
  • How to Run Web Applications Seamlessly on Ubuntu
  • How to Install Compiz in Debian
  • Show the List of Installed Packages on Ubuntu or Debian

Novell Delivers Open Enterprise Server 2

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SUSE

opensource.sys-con.com: Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 is now available to customers worldwide. Open Enterprise Server 2 features full 64-bit support of software services previously found only on NetWare, along with storage management enhancements and NetWare virtualization.

Also: Novell Sparkles in OpenSUSE Update

Supporting More Partitions!

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "15 partitions (at least for sd_mod devices) are too few," Jan Engelhardt suggested along with a patch to try and make the mounting of an unlimited number of partitions possible. H. Peter Anvin proposed as an alternative, "now when we have 20-bit minors, can't we simply recycle some of the higher bits for additional partitions, across the board?

Also: Load Balancing Cpusets

Some openSUSE 10.3 Misconceptions

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SUSE

kdedevelopers.org: There are some misconceptions floating around about openSUSE 10.3. Unfortunately uninformed people are still allowed to blog Eye-wink so let me pick up some I read:

Also: People of openSUSE: Christian Boltz

Educating the masses and squabbling at the distrotech

The user doesn’t care what the operating system is, they are not installing it to use an operating system, they are installing it for the things they can install and run on it… can they use their word, excel, PowerPoint docs… how? Can they play their CDs? How? Can they watch a DVD from their collection? How? If all those names, IBM, Novell etc, were shown in an ad, people would have a lot more confidence to try and see. That’s all Linux needs them to do, try one. Any one. They are all united under the march of the penguin.

Customize your Emacs world

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News

This tutorial walks you through some of the useful ways you can customize and configure the Emacs environment. Learn how to change everything about the Emacs environment to your liking, from the behavior of minor modes to the default key bindings.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 223

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Puppy Linux 3.00

  • News: openSUSE 10.3 released, Mandriva 2008 seeded, Ubuntu 7.10 available for pre-order, Judd Vinet resigns as Arch Linux project leader
  • Released last week: openSUSE 10.3, Zenwalk Linux 4.8
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008, Frugalware Linux 0.7
  • New distributions: Alegna Linux, Elbuntu, KinuX Linux, Linius, Mythbuntu
  • Reader comments

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

Dell Preps for Next Linux Desktop Release

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Ubuntu

TechIQ: A major desktop Linux upgrade is set to be released on October 18. Michael Dell is expected to personally use it. And the PC giant will pre-load it on selected desktops and notebooks. Buzz about this next Linux release — dubbed Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon — is growing across the web. But what exactly does Gutsy Gibbon (aka Ubuntu 7.10) offer to desktop customers and solutions providers? Here’s a look.

Also: Ubuntu 7.10 should make Dell happy

“Is a cursory look at the CentOS LIVE CD worth every penny?”

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Misc

Enterprise Linux Log: The review in question in this case is one for CentOS 5. Or, I should say, it is a review for the CentOS 5 LiveCD that proclaims to be a review for the enterprise release of CentOS. It’s an important distinction to make and, if you’re trying to catch a break as a Linux review site, you should probably know the difference before your fingers hit the keys to type out a headline.

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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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