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Quick Tip: Sequences and bash expansion

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Tip o' the Day: I was doing some quick clean up work and consolidation of old log files. I rotate mine by month and day, and so I end up with many log files. I’ll want to do analysis on only a few of these days or a range of days. Here are a couple quick ways to deal with sequential files and pick what you need.

KOffice 2 on Windows and KDE 4 themes

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liquidat: In a recent blog post Jaroslaw Staniek showed that the latest KOffice snapshot now compiles and runs on Microsoft Windows. Also Ivan Čukić created a new theme for Plasma and doing so showed that the current version of Plasma is themeable. Last but not least the first KDE 4 themes appeared on the net.

Never Forget a Password Again

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FOSSwire: Okay, so you’ll probably still forget them. But with GPass, you can find them again in an instant. GPass is a quick tool that lets you type up a list of passwords, locked away with a master password. It is easy enough to use.

Installing Vista Fonts in Ubuntu

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ubuntu.wordpress: Microsoft’s new ClearType fonts for Vista are great. Getting them installed in Ubuntu is a breeze, thanks to a script I found.

Meebo on the Dock

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Software

linux movement: So I have loved using meebo as my chat client, and always wanted a way to have it brought back to the desktop. Then meebo created there Iphone optimized version which I thought could fit perfectly with with one of awns applets.

What are your favorite Linux tech/geek sites?

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Internet Radio in NetBSD and Linux without KDE or GNOME

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HowTos

polishlinux: Listening to Internet Radios seems easy nowadays with the rampant powerful graphical environments of KDE and GNOME. One or two clicks and, bingo! But a lot of users own older machines with 400 MHz Celerons and 128 MB DRAMs which are hardly able to run the graphical behemoths. Should they get rid of the pleasure of listening to the Internet radios? Never!

Desktop Linux? Stick a Fork in It!

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Linux

inforworld blogs: It’s over. The magic is gone. The dream is dead. The egg has fallen off the wall and no amount of “sudo” super glue can put his pieces back together again.

GcStar - managing personal collection items

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Software

vertito.blogspot.com: GCStar is a nice item management and GNOME based graphical application linux tool. Current version of GcStar supports management of numismatic, books, music, videos games and movies.

Some Shorts & Stuff

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Linux
  • I’ve ruined my Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Installations

  • Linux in a can
  • Fedora, Gentoo and Ubuntu
  • Cuba Prepares to quit windows and avoid Microsoft
  • Grandma factor

SFLC on Atheros Driver Issue

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Linux

kernelTRAP: As the Atheros driver issue continues to simmer on the OpenBSD -misc mailing list and the Linux Kernel mailing list, with debate continuing over when the license of source code can be altered or added to, Eben Moglen made a statement for the Software Freedom Law Center.

Help Yourself with Man Pages

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Linux by Example: To know more about a command, check for more options and maybe some examples how to use it, you need to read the manual of the specified command. To access the man page of particular command is easy, just do the line below.

Plasma backgrounds

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: Whenever the topics of background wallpapers for plasma comes up, 99% of the time first question is: can they be animated? Animated backgrounds would be cool, but the consistency with which people ask that is pretty impressive. So before I continue on let me just get that question out of the way:

Top 15 Uses for Duct Tape:

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cybernet: The list of uses for duct tape could probably be endless and I’m sure most of you would agree. I think it’s safe to say that the list of things you can do with duct tape is much larger than the list of things you can’t do! Here’s CyberNet’s 15 uses for duct tape!

PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

adventures in linux: In a post I made a while back, the Linux distro PCLinuxOS showed up in the comments. When I stuck my foot into it in a reply, the creator of the distro, Texstar jumped in to set me straight. My mistake was to say the PCLinuxOS was now based on Debian. Another poster pointed out I needed to do my research better. Too true. I had two data points.

Something wrong with opensuse.org's web sites?

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Web
SUSE

Lew Wolfgang: Starting yesterday evening I've been getting browser timeouts on http://software.opensuse.org/. Something wrong? It's been down about 24-hours now.

Also: Quickies: openSUSE 10.3 Beta3+ Live-CDs, 10.3 Beta 3 Report, oSC Changes, KDE 4.0 Beta 2

10 Wordpress Plugins to make your blog more Safe, Secure and Easy

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thecredence.com: Since I have just covered all these plugins in previous posts, I felt to make one SUPER post with link back to all the 10 wordpress Reviews. All these 10 plugins makes your wordpress more safe and secure.

Kanotix 2007 Thorhammer RC6 Screenshots

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phoronix: Kanotix 2007 Thorhammer RC6 has been released, which signifies re-basing Kanotix against Debian Etch as opposed to Debian Sid. Kanotix 2007 Thorhammer RC6 also includes the Linux 2.6.22 kernel based upon the Ubuntu kernel.

Linux Isn't Ready for Prime Time

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randalldanger.blogspot: I've been living a lie! You see, I don't actually use Linux. I've tried, but to no avail. I tried, but eventually gave up.

FOSS is better 'alternative' to pirated software--advocate

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inquirer.net: There is an alternative to pirated software. You don't need to pirate software to use good software. We often read raids of shops and businesses using illegal software. People want to use software, and FOSS is an alternative.

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Leftovers: OSS

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Security Leftovers

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    In the wake of the release of thousands of documents describing CIA hacking tools and techniques earlier this month, there has been a renewed discussion in the security and government communities about whether government agencies should disclose any vulnerabilities they discover. While raw numbers on vulnerability discovery are hard to come by, the NSA, which does much of the country’s offensive security operations, discloses more than nine of every 10 flaws it finds, the agency’s deputy director said.
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    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL. [...] With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.
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GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more