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Wardriving Using A Ubuntu Notebook

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HowTos

This tutorial is about wardriving using GPS. It explains how to install Garmin Etrex on Ubuntu and how to configure it. It also shows how to use Garmin with GPSDrive and how to convert the data to an xml file which can be imported by Google Earth.

Jono Bacon: Ubuntu Open Week

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Ubuntu

Recently I have been working on a series of IRC events to help get new people into our community. As such, next week (Mon 27th Nov 2006 - Sat 2nd Dec 2006) the Ubuntu community holds our Ubuntu Open Week - a week of IRC tutorials and sessions designed to encourage more and more people to join our diverse community.

6 Good security practices every Linux admin must follow

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HowTos

Here is my own good security practices list to make Linux system safe.

China Doll: Dell + Ubuntu, Again

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Ubuntu

It took me a few days to get it right. Didn’t have any problem installing Ubuntu5.10 on my old DIY desktop pc. But the same couldn’t be said about installing the newer release on my brand new Dell. There were unpleasant surprises and frustrating moments:

Desktop Adapted for Dad

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Linux

Work had some old desktop PCs going spare and I set one up for my father. Mostly because I didn't want to have to remote admin a Windows machine I decided to install Debian on it.

Monitoring Your Network, Servers and Clients With High Performance Zabbix

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HowTos

ZABBIX is a 24×7 monitoring solution without high cost.ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX supports both polling and trapping.

How to Create Patch Files Using Patch & Diff

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Patch file is a readable file that created by diff with -c (context output format). It doesn’t matter and if you wanna know more, man diff. To patch the entire folder of source codes (as usually people do) I do as below:

Microsoft denies role in Birmingham Linux flop

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Linux

Microsoft has insisted it did not slash its software prices to encourage Birmingham City Council to abort its Linux project.

Review: Mandriva 2007 Free Linux

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MDV

Mandriva has quite a reputation for creating Linux distributions well suited for beginners coming from Windows. They have several paid-for versions but with the release of Mandriva 2007 a free version has been released. A distribution ideal for the Linux newcomer, especially if they want to dual boot with Windows.

As Etch progresses, Debian's release manager talks turkey

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Linux

Release managers are not mentioned in the Debian Constitution, yet few positions in Debian are more influential, especially in the final stages of preparation for a release. Recently, Andreas Barth, who shares the release manager position with Steve Langasek, took time from his efforts coordinating the Etch release -- tentatively scheduled for early December -- to talk about the stages in the release process, the goals for the upcoming release, and the short- and long-range problems that he faces in his role.

OIN stands ready to protect Linux from patent attack

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Linux

Having formed last year to provide Linux with intellectual property (IP) protection, the Open Invention Network has declared itself ready to respond to Microsoft Corp's 'baseless' claims that Linux contains its IP.

French National Assembly switches to Linux

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Linux

Deputies elected to the French National Assembly in the next legislative session will find open-source software on their desktop PCs.

Damn Small Linux to offer FREE market place for merchants

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Misc

In an attempt to passively earn funding for the Damn Small Linux project, the developers of DSL are offering free storefronts to merchants. Having a store front on damnsmalllinux.org is an opportunity for retailers to increase visibility and sales without risk.

Book review: Mambo - Visual Blueprint

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The danger with Mambo and similar systems (such as PHP-Nuke), is that it's easy to just dive in and get something that sort-of works. The aim of the Mambo: Visual Blueprint is to provide readers with a fast way into configuring and getting the best out of Mambo.

Book review: OpenVPN: Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks

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The product specific book OpenVPN Building and Integrating Virtual Private Networks is a thorough and detailed manual on achieving a realistic and successful deployment. The authors in depth personal knowledge is warmly encapsulated in the content.

OpenGL Pipeline Newsletter Vol 002 - OpenGL now and in the near future

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Software

The second edition of OpenGL Pipeline, the quarterly newsletter covering all things the OpenGL standards body has “in the pipeline”, covers many important issues: from what to expect in the new SDK, to information about OpenGL “Longs Peak” and OpenGL “Mt. Evans”, to technical optimization.

Turning kids on to computing - not

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Misc

Tis the season to be deluged with ads for all manner of crap for kids, including “educational” computer games. Yeah, right. Wouldn’t you rather give your kids something of value, and that will help them develop real skills? Instead of turning into nearsighted wheezing lardbutted obsessive-compulsive button-pushers?

Three, two, one…Geronimo!, Part 4: The schema of things

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News

The Web browser marks the end of a line that begins with the database schema. So how do you create a good database schema? You need more than effective tools; you need a plan. Designing databases is part science and part art, so start honing your skills now. Discover some useful tips for designing a database schema that's fast, efficient, and responsive to change.

Novell Marketing in the UK

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SUSE

Novell is already marketing its Microsoft deal in the UK. A couple of readers have sent me their UK newsletter, and it's a pip. They mention the patent aspect of the deal, by the way, prominently.

The future of X

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Software

Keith Packard is one of the main X developers and currently works at Intel to improve their graphic drivers for X and to improve X in general. He had a talk at this year’s akademy titled “Multi-Head RandR” and I was eager to get my hands on the slides since I was not able to attend akademy. Today he sent me an e-mail noting that he finally found the time to put the slides of his presentation online.

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    I'm very pleased to announce the release of a new version of GNU PSPP. PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS.
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    Just a few seconds ago the initial release of Hamster-GTK, version 0.10.0, has been uploaded to the cheese shop. That means that after the rewritten backend codebase hamster-lib has been out in the wild for a few days by now you can now have a first look at a reimplementation of the original hamster 2.0 GUI. It will come as no surprise that this current early version is rather unpolished and leaves a lot to be desired. However, if you are familiar with legacy hamster 2.0 aka hamster-time-tracker you will surely see some major resemblance.
  • Core improvements in digiKam 5.0
    Version 5.0.0 of the digiKam image-management application was released on July 5. In many respects, the road from the 4.x series to the new 5.0 release consisted of patches and rewrites to internal components that users are not likely to notice at first glance. But the effort places digiKam in a better position for future development, and despite the lack of glamorous new features, some of the changes will make users' lives easier as well. For context, digiKam 4.0 was released in May of 2014, meaning it has been over two full years since the last major version-number bump. While every free-software project is different, it was a long development cycle for digiKam, which (for example) had released 4.0 just one year after 3.0. The big hurdle for the 5.0 development cycle was porting the code to Qt5. While migrating to a new release of a toolkit always poses challenges, the digiKam team decided to take the opportunity to move away from dependencies on KDE libraries. In many cases, that effort meant refactoring the code or changing internal APIs to directly use Qt interfaces rather than their KDE equivalents. But, in a few instances, it meant reimplementing functionality directly in digiKam.
  • MATE Dock Applet 0.73 Released With Redesigned Window List, Drag And Drop Support
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  • Docker adds orchestration and more at DockerCon 2016
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Games for GNU/Linux

  • Cheese Talks: Porting Games to Linux & Day of the Tentacle
    In addition to my own thoughts, the article includes insights from a number of other Linux game porters including Leszek Godlewski (Painkiller Hell & Damnation, Deadfall Adventures), Ryan "icculus" Gordon (StarBreak, Left 4 Dead 2, Unreal Tournament 2004, Another World, Cogs, Goat Simulator), David Gow (Keen Dreams, Multiwinia), Ethan Lee (Salt & Sanctuary, Hiden in Plain Sight, HackNet, Waveform, Dust: An Elysian Tail) and Aaron Melcher (Outland, La-Mulana, Hyper Light Drifter, Darkest Dungeon). Betweem them, they offer a great range of attitudes and approaches that support and provide counterpoint to my own experiences.
  • ​Bundle Stars presents the Indie Legend Bundle 4
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