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Top Ten Windows Applications that are Hard to Live Without

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Software

Now that I have been using Ubuntu Linux for about 6 months pretty much full time, here is my list of software I cannot seem to replace:

Set up an free software IRC client in less than 5 minutes

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HowTos

Everyone loves IRC (stands for Internet Relay Chat; a kind of group chat room often used by open source/free software projects and developers, or as support channels), unfortunately the open source IRC clients out there are often hidden away. In this week's article, I'm going to show you how to set up your IRC client in under 5 minutes using only free software.

OpenOffice.org Spurns Security Worries

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OOo

OpenOffice.org has rejected accusations that its open-source application suite is at least as susceptible to attack as Microsoft's Office in a terse statement posted on its Web site.

"The OpenOffice.org community confirms it regards security as of the highest importance and will react immediately to any security issues," the statement read.

SUSE 10.2 Changing from ReiserFS to Ext3?

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Reiser
SUSE

We’ve been using ReiserFS as our default installation file system for the last 6-7 years now, and it’s served us well in that time. Unfortunately, there are a number of problems with it, some purely technical, some more related to maintenance. I’ll outline a few of the larger issues and offer my solution as a conclusion.

Firefox JavaScript security "a complete mess"? More like a hoax

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Moz/FF

Firefox is loaded with security flaws, according to a hacker duo that presented at this year's ToorCon. Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi used a session at the show to highlight what they have called "a complete mess" that is "impossible to patch" in Firefox's JavaScript implementation. The current word: this is a hoax.

Roktoberfest: The Amarok Project Fundraiser

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Software

The Amarok Project is giving away an iPod Nano during its current fundraiser to celebrate the month of Roktober. Anyone that gives the equivalent of $10 or more is automatically entered in a random drawing to win a 2GB iPod Nano.

Mandriva Linux 2007 Officially Released

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Linux

Last week we announced Mandriva's brand new distribution, and now Mandriva Linux 2007 is finally available to the public. The key innovation of Mandriva Linux 2007 is the spectacular AIGLX and Xgl 3D-accelerated desktop. Mandriva is the only distribution to provide both technologies and is particularly happy to have achieved this major breakthrough in desktop appearance.

Basic Linux Commands With Man Pages

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Linux

Here are some basic commands to get you started in the wonderful world of Linux and other UNIX variants. All of these commands should work from your command prompt (regardless which shell you’re using).

Bringing open source software to schools

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OSS

Metropolitan, together with the Shuttleworth Foundation, Inkululeko Technologies and the KZN Department of Education, has installed an Open Source computer centre, known as a tuXlab, at the ZamaZulu Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg.

Super Grub Disk delivers easy boot record recovery

Super Grub Disk (SGD) is a specialty rescue CD for emergency repairs on boot sectors. Despite its name, SGD not only manipulates the Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB), but also works with the content of other master boot records as well.

Reaching into small spaces

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Linux

You may not know what Linux is, but there's a good chance you use it every day. It's not a household cleaner or a prescription drug, but a form of software that is spreading beyond corporate computer networks into electronic devices such as personal digital assistants, TiVo boxes, navigation systems and home routers. Before long, it could be in your cell phone, too.

Announcing Slackware Linux 11!

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Slack

We are proud to announce that Slackware Linux version 11.0 has been finally released; it took some time but is well worth the wait. This Slackware version is by far the most cutting edge ever released, it includes KDE version 3.5.4, XFCE 4.2.3.2, glibc-2.3.6, gcc-3.4.6, and X11R6.9.0 from X.Org.

NMC faculty to give away 20 Linux PCs

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Linux

In a bid to increase the number of Linux users in the CNMI, Northern Marianas College faculty member David Rumptz will be giving away at least 20 desktop computers to interested Linux users.

Vincent Danen: Mandriva 2007, ATI Radeon Xpress 200, and Xgl

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MDV
HowTos

I determined to get the ATI drivers working. The big difference here is that this time I'm using the 32bit Mandriva rather than 64bit. Here's a quick HOWTO on getting this stuff up and running.

Also: Feeding the frenzy of misinterpretation

October Issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine in HTML Flavor

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News
PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine Lite...for those bandwidth challenged users...

World of Padman - Final Quake3-MOD

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Gaming

Today the final release of World of Padman, the famous cartoon style quake3 mod has been released. This release in first place bundles all the single files and add-ons, which became available in the past.

LIX Systems LX8100-AM2BB-M2NPV HTPC

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Hardware

While fully built retail machines are not our main focus at Phoronix, after learning of a new contender in the Linux HTPC arena we decided to further investigate LIX Systems. Today we are looking at a moderately priced Home Theater PC that has everything pre-configured to hopefully begin a smooth Linux media experience.

Ten Reasons To Dump Windows [II]

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Linux

This is the second part of the article about top ten Windows annoyances which made me switch from XP to GNU/Linux and stick with it. I hope my thoughts will be informative and somewhat useful to all of you wondering whether to give up MS Windows.

What would Jesus download? Maybe Ubuntu CE

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Ubuntu

Jereme Hancock says the reason he created a Christian version of Linux, called Ubuntu Christian Edition, was simply to "bring Linux to Christian believers." Ubuntu CE, which comes with net filtering and Bible study software, is designed to fit in with Hancock's mission to provide a "family-friendly place on the Web," Hancock says.

Songs in the Key of Tux: KGuitar

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Software

As well as palm muting, KGuitar has a number of great features. It's able to import Guitar Pro files, up to version 4; it has a visual fretboard, so you can see how a chord would look on the guitar neck; a chord analyser (like Guitar Pro's) that gives you a choice of fingerings based on a chord name, or provides you with chord names for a chord you input; and, a feature that seems to be unique to KGuitar: the ability to tap the rhythm of a bar using the mouse or keyboard.

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  • Quantifying Benefits of Network Virtualization in the Data Center
    Modern data centers have increased significantly in scale and complexity as compute and storage resources become highly virtualized. The rise of the DevOps style of application deployment means that data center resources must be agile and respond rapidly to changing workload requirements. Data center network technologies have been challenged to keep up with these rapidly evolving application requirements.
  • Apache Zeppelin Joins Several Other Projects Gaining Top-Level Status
    As we've been reporting, The Apache Software Foundation, which incubates more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, has been elevating a lot of interesting new tools to Top-Level Status recently. The foundation has also made clear that you can expect more on this front, as graduating projects to Top-Level Status helps them get both advanced stewardship and certainly far more contributions. Only a few days ago, the foundation announced that a project called TinkerPop has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP). TinkerPop is a graph computing framework that provides developers the tools required to build modern graph applications in any application domain and at any scale. Now, it has announced that Apache Zeppelin has graduated as well. Zeppelin is a web-based notebook that enables interactive data analytics.
  • 6 Open Source Operating Systems for the Internet of Things (IoT)
    Whether you are small to large enterprises, IoT is one of the useful technology that can help you to be connected on-the-go.
  • 6 open source architecture projects to check out
    The world of architecture doesn't change as quickly as software, but architects are still finding new ways to share innovative designs and ideas. The open source architecture movement aims to make architectural designs, drawings, 3D renderings, and documentation freely available for integration into other projects under open source licenses. It owes much of its growth to the growing popularity of the maker movement, DIY culture, 3D printing, and CNC machines, as well as support from architects like Alejandro Aravana.
  • Yorubaname.com has gone opensource, codebase now on GitHub
    Online dictionary for yoruba names, YorubaName, has now made its backlog accessible to the public. In a post on their blog, the guys at YorubaName announced that the website codebase is now on GitHub.
  • A New Version of Rust Hits the Streets
    Version 1.9 of the Rust programming language has been released. Rust is a new language with a small but enthusiastic community of developers.
  • Here's how you can make a career in OpenStack
    OpenStack is one of the biggest open source movements. It is a free and open-source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). The software platform consists of interrelated components that control hardware pools of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a data centre. According to the official website, hundreds of the world's largest brands rely on OpenStack to run their businesses every day, reducing costs and helping them move faster. OpenStack has a strong ecosystem globally.
  • Compatibility before purity: Microsoft tweaks .NET Core again [Ed: Microsoft lied about .NET going Open Source; just forked it into Open Core version]
    Microsoft's open source fork of the .NET platform, called .NET Core, will be modified for better compatibility with existing applications, says Program Manager Immo Landwerth in a recent post.
  • EMC Ships Open Source Tool for Cloud and IoT Devices
  • Watch Benjamin Hindman Co-Creator of Apache Mesos Speak Live Tomorrow at MesosCon [Ed: Microsoft proxy in a sense]
  • MesosCon Preview: Q&A with Twitter’s Chris Pinkham
  • How to secure your open source code [Ed: more marketing nonsense of Black Duck]
  • Luxembourg launches open data portal
    The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg officially launched its national open data portal data.public.lu on April 8th. This portal, supported by Digital Luxembourg, the government agency in charge of digital affairs in the country, was presented during the Game of Code hackathon.
  • Denmark to accelerate government digitisation
    Open standards The existing shared solutions are to be adopted by all authorities and public sector institutions where relevant, according to a presentation in English. “Shared solutions need to be stable, secure and user-friendly, they will also be easy to implement because the infrastructure is based on open standards.” The strategy, an agreement involving the government, regions and municipalities, was announced on 12 May. It includes 33 initiatives, which among other things deal with ease of use, reuse of data, IT architecture, growth, security and digital skills, DIGST says.