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What’s New In Screenlets?

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Software

maketecheasier.com: When I first installed Screenlets half a year ago, I really didn’t like it. It took up a big chunk of memory and have only a limited quantity of widgets to choose from. With the release of the new 0.1.2 version, I decided to give it another shot.

PCLinuxOS 2008 Gnome on new laptop.

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PCLOS

community.zdnet.co.uk/blog: I recently purchased a new Toshiba laptop. Model #A205, T2330, 1.6 GHz, 2GB system memory, 128 meg video memory, 200GB SATA HD, 15.4 screen, DVDRW, 802.11 bg PSAF3U-OW900V. I played with VISTA for 2 days and was so frustrated I decided to remove VISTA and install Linux.

Never heard of Exherbo? You will in the future

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Linux

kloeri.livejournal: The last couple of days I've seen a bunch of links to 'Never Heard of Exherbo? Never Will, Either.' pop up all over the internet and people have asked me about it on freenode as well.

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.0: Compiz, with Dennis Kasprzyk

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SUSE

opensuse.org: There have been several changes with the Compiz setup in openSUSE 11.0, including both exciting and new features in Compiz Fusion, and extra developments behind-the-scenes which make running and managing Compiz easier. Today we will be taking a look at these, and catching up with Dennis ‘onestone’ Kasprzyk.

50 Most Eye-catching Linux Distro Logos of All Time

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Linux

junauza.com: I took some time to look at several Linux distribution logos, and then decided to collect 50 of them that caught my eyes. I not only picked those that are well-known and good-looking, but also those that looked weird and ugly.

Linux On Mars

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Linux

linuxblogonline.org: When NASA needs an operating system for a Mars lander does it go knocking on Bill Gates’ door? The answer is no. The newly arrived on the planet Phoenix Lander is powered by a variation of Linux running on a specially hardened CPU and motherboard produced by IBM.

The art of Linux

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Linux

brajeshwar.com: The existence of Linux is inevitable in the realm of LAMP based web development. It is more than incomplete to talk about LAMP without the operating system - Linux. Although Apache, mySQL and PHP/Python/Perl are equally capable of running over non-*nix machines too, Linux predominantly holds a larger share in terms of developers’ choice. Hence the acronym - LAMP. So, where lies the difference?

My Linux Box is INFECTED!

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Humor

linuxlock.blogspot: Hey, I wasn't doing anything a million other websurfers weren't doing...all I wanted was a link to a live webcam somewhere in Felton California. I just wanted to put a link up.

Version labeling is out of control

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Software

linux.com: Version numbering and labeling is next to meaningless. These days, versioning rarely gives an accurate idea of the state of development, except relative to other builds of the same project. It is simply a label that distinguishes one build from another.

The Next Frontier for Open Source

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OSS

Jim Zemlin: Open Source is still a disruptive idea. It has moved beyond that in server operating systems, of course, with Linux on 20% of servers shipped these days. That’s known as being “mainstream.” But the effects of open source development and business models continue to be heavily disruptive as they spread into new technology markets.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Asus presents 4 new Eee's

  • Eee PC 901 Unboxing Shots and First Impressions
  • Dell's wee Eee-alike loses some keys
  • What about Ubuntu?
  • Ubuntu is Dead
  • Bug #1 in Ubuntu
  • PSUbuntu Developers Need Your Help
  • 10 open source e-learning projects to watch
  • Killer Tux
  • Just what you asked for
  • UK’s Linux User Group Scene
  • Screencast Introduces New Mozilla Firefox 3 Features
  • Firefox 3.0 is so close, we can taste it
  • Microsoft Protests Linux on Phoenix Mars Mission
  • The Business Prospects for Open Source: What's Needed?
  • Win4Lin overhauls Linux desktop virtualization
  • Nicotine +
  • Manage Your Finances With GNUCash
  • StorYBook gets in the way of plotting fiction
  • Recording in Ubuntu, Pt 2. - Problems in Ardour
  • Useful openSUSE 11.0 Repositories for the best SUSE Experience

Paging Dr. Tux

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: As some of you may recall, I spend one night a week volunteering at a local hospital. This week however, during a lull, I noticed one of the EMTs had brought in one of their Toughbooks, the Panasonic laptop that's designed for lots of outdoor work.

Ending the Hardware/Software Rat Race

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OS
Hardware

pcworld.com/blogs: Microsoft announced this week that it is extending the cut-off date for sales of Windows XP until 2010. It's not hard to see why. The mini-laptop that started it all, the Asus Eee PC, shipped with Linux pre-installed, and many of the new machines are likely to take the same road. This is a fascinating development, and with any luck it could be the start of a promising new trend.

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find out what IPs are on your subnet

  • install mp3 and mplayer on opensuse
  • Using Perl To Handle Mass Mailing In Linux Or Unix
  • How To Add a Welcome Message for SSH Users
  • Run a command under a different environment

Ubuntu Netbook Remix: a detailed explanation

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Ubuntu

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Lately, there has been a lot of noise about Ubuntu’s Netbook Remix. In an unrelated (and definitely lucky) interview with The Guardian, Mark Shuttleworth hinted that Canonical were about to announce a version of Ubuntu for a new class of devices created by accident by Asus with the EeePc (talk about corporate luck…). The buzz about this was monumental. But… what is Ubuntu Netbook Remix? Here is the answer…

Is Linux a Lonely Word?

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Linux

linux-foundation.org/weblogs/amanda: Yesterday as I was sitting in a cafe having a drink, I caught up on my New York Times business section. In a review of the new class of Mini-Notebooks, I wasn’t surprised to see Linux mentioned. After all Linux is the dominant OS in these new class of computers, described by the Times as bigger than a smart phone but smaller than a laptop. While I wasn’t surprised to see Linux mentioned, I was surprised by my reaction.

Why Linux Hasn’t Gone Mainstream Yet

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cybernetnews.com: Even though Linux is more user-friendly than it ever was, it has yet to catch on with the average Joe. Having used Ubuntu Linux for over a year, I’m pretty familiar with both the graphical interface and the terminal. I’m gonna play devil’s advocate and try to uncover what’s keeping the crowd away from Linux.

Microsoft Free - One year later

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox: This whole "Microsoft free" experiment started when a colleague of mine challenged me to eat my own dog food after reading many of my posts about my dabbling with open source technologies. The next day, after a few blue screens of death and various issues with Outlook, I grabbed a Ubuntu CD and installed it on my laptop....

Pondering Ubuntu 8.04

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Ubuntu

certcities.com: Make no mistake about it: I think Ubuntu is the best Linux distribution for the corporate/institutional desktop available, and I'm not likely to change my mind. With that said, however, I have to question the logic behind the latest release. Did the few minor tweaks included in the latest version of Ubuntu actually warrant a new release?

Hans Reiser Offers To Lead Cops to Nina's Body

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: Hans Reiser, the Linux programmer facing a mandatory 25-to life term for killing his wife, might disclose the location of Nina Reiser's body in exchange for a reduced term, Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff told Threat Level on Friday.

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Security: Amazon, Microsoft, and John Draper

  • Amazon security camera could be remotely disabled by rogue couriers

    However, researchers from Rhino Security Labs found attacking the camera's Wi-Fi with a distributed denial of service attack, which sends thousands of information requests to the device, allowed them to freeze the camera. It would then continue to show the last frame broadcast, rather than going offline or alerting the user it had stopped working.

  • Pentagon contractor leaves social media spy archive wide open on Amazon
    A Pentagon contractor left a vast archive of social-media posts on a publicly accessible Amazon account in what appears to be a military-sponsored intelligence-gathering operation that targeted people in the US and other parts of the world. The three cloud-based storage buckets contained at least 1.8 billion scraped online posts spanning eight years, researchers from security firm UpGuard's Cyber Risk Team said in a blog post published Friday. The cache included many posts that appeared to be benign, and in many cases those involved from people in the US, a finding that raises privacy and civil-liberties questions. Facebook was one of the sites that originally hosted the scraped content. Other venues included soccer discussion groups and video game forums. Topics in the scraped content were extremely wide ranging and included Arabic language posts mocking ISIS and Pashto language comments made on the official Facebook page of Pakistani politician Imran Khan.
  • Pirated Microsoft Software Enabled NSA Hack says Kaspersky
    Earlier reports accused Kaspersky's antivirus software which was running on the NSA worker's home computer to be the reason behind the Russian spies to access the machine and steal important documents which belonged to NSA hacking unit, Equation Group.
  • Iconic hacker booted from conferences after sexual misconduct claims surface
    John Draper, a legendary figure in the world of pre-digital phone hacking known as "phreaking," has been publicly accused of inappropriate sexual behavior going back nearly two decades. According to a new Friday report by BuzzFeed News, Draper, who is also known as "Captain Crunch," acted inappropriately with six adult men and minors between 1999 and 2007 during so-called "energy" exercises, which sometimes resulted in private invitations to his hotel room. There, Draper allegedly made unwanted sexual advances. As a result of the new revelations, Draper, 74, is now no longer welcome at Defcon. Michael Farnum, the founder of HOU.SEC.CON, told Ars on Friday afternoon that Draper, who had been scheduled to speak in April 2018, was disinvited.