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Story Canonical's Charm contest commences srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 11:35pm
Blog entry My thoughts after nearly a week with KDE 4.10 fieldyweb 02/07/2013 - 9:57pm
Blog entry Linux Desktops KDE 4 vs Unity vs Gnome 3 in the real world. fieldyweb 02/07/2013 - 9:21pm
Story Announcing the release of Fedora 19 srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 9:00pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 8:53pm
Story few odds & ends: srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 7:03pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 4:03pm
Story Fedora vs. Ubuntu srlinuxx 1 02/07/2013 - 9:56am
Story Contributing to FOSS Projects, a counterpoint srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 3:54am
Story So wheezy is fun.. srlinuxx 02/07/2013 - 3:52am

RISC OS-on-Linux project prepares live CD

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OS

drobe.co.uk: An ambitious initiative to eventually run RISC OS desktop software on Linux-powered PCs took a step closer to reality this month. Issues with the user interface code have been addressed, and a bootable CD is being prepared to demonstrate the system's abilities.

Adventures in Linux go forth

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Linux

nashuatelegraph.com: So, we’ve installed Linux on an older Celeron laptop in an effort to breathe new life into the old boy. Here are our recommendations for Window users who, like us, are Linux newbies:

$150 Medison Laptop Bites The Dust

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Linux
Hardware

phoronix: It was less than a week ago when we last updated you on the status of the $150 Medison Celebrity laptop. At that time the insanely cheap laptop was still no where to be found. Over the weekend the Medison Celebrity website was shutdown.

Backup with Rsync under Linux

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HowTos

the inquirer: UNLESS YOU'VE GOT a couple of mirrored hard drives to ensure that a disk failure won't send all of your precious data to that great bit-bucket in the sky, you need to backup your data.

Linux powered TreCorder speeds up data collection at crime scenes

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Sci/Tech

daniweb: A new forensic computer from a UK based company promises to make the task of gathering evidence at the scene of a crime much easier. The dual booting Windows XP and Suse Linux TreCorder portable forensic lab is built into a rugged portable chassis and can simultaneously copy up to three hard drives at a speed of 2GB per minute per drive.

Ever seen Compiz/Beryl/XGL/AIGLX combined with Xinerama?

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Software

kdedevelopers.org: I've never seen Xinerama combined with Compiz/Beryl/XGL (or AIGLX) in action. This morning, when checking out a printing-related blog, I stumbled upon a little YouTube video showing exactly that. It does look amazing indeed.

Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

This tutorial describes two ways how to give users chrooted SSH access. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of. The users will also be able to use SFTP in their chroot jails.

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duplicity: Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup using the rsync algorithm

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Software

DPotD: I’ve recently grown paranoid about my data, and I keep using rsync to keep backup of various files a bit everywhere. But it lacks fundamental things you would want from a real backup system. So I went looking for something else, and I found duplicity.

10 Reasons why you need an Open Source Strategy

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OSS

itToolbox blogs: Stop being dragged through constant product upgrades that you are forced to do to stay on a supported version of the product. Aren't you tired of telling your customers to wait because you have to spend a month or two upgrading to version 7.01G of Product X and following it up with an incremental hot fix?

Top 5 linux distro's

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Linux

pbreview.com: Well, I have been on a binge right now to test out the top 5 linux OS providers. I tried ubuntu, kubuntu, pclinuxOS2007, and fedora core 7 which I am running right now, and openSuSe10.2.

Filesystem Namespace Unification

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Bharata Rao posted a query to the Linux Kernel mailing list looking for ideas on how to best handle filesystem namespace unification with Union Mount, "typically this is done by reading the directory entries of all the union'ed layers (starting from the top and working downwards) and merging the result by eliminating the duplicate entries.

Also: Firewire Subsystems TODO Lists
And: Kernel Summit: customer panel and group photo

PC-BSD Day 4: Making a fresh start

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BSD

ruminations: The first few days I have been busy with installing and trying to install new software. Maybe I am weird and a software glutton, but I like my install base to be fat. The more software to play with, the better. Fooling around with the PBI’s, the commandline based install via pkg_add and testing out KPorts as a graphical frontend for the ports collection resulted in some mixed results.

Tagua Releases its First Alpha

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Software

dot.kde.org: Tagua, a generic boardgame for KDE, is approaching version 1.0, and the developers decided it's time to get the word out on this exceptionally cool application by releasing a first Alpha.

Zenwalk 4.6.1 on 450Mhz K6-2, 256Mb

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress.com: Ordinarily Zenwalk is mentioned in the same breath as distros like Xubuntu or Slax, as a full-featured alternative to something like Ubuntu, that generally has a quicker feel to it. I have suggested it to many people myself and for those same reasons, but this time my own advice turned out to be a disappointment.

The perfect start with Smoothwall Express 3.0

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Linux

Linux Tip: Smoothwall Express is an internet firewall, which allows you to protect your network, as well as providing NAT functionality. It is ease to use and configurable via a web-based GUI. This open source firewall distribution requires absolutely no knowledge of Linux to install or use. This workshop shows the installation and basic configuration of the current release Smoothwall Express 3.0.

Using justification in OOo Writer

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HowTos

Linux Journal: OpenOffice.org Writer is better at justification than most word processors and desktop publishing programs, but you need to be prepared to work at it. Before you set your paragraphs to full justification, you need to consider whether it's an appropriate choice for your layout. Then you need to set it up correctly, and be willing to tweak the results if you want results that are as professional as possible.

For Linux Lovers: The Penguin Mouse

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Hardware

softpedia: A computer mouse is no longer a simple object as nowadays it may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, colors and tones, bigger and smaller and sporting exotic or more common features. Among the shapes that a computer mouse can take these days is the shape of a little happy penguin, looking especially for those Linux lovers out there.

ASUS Eee PC expected to depress average selling prices for notebooks

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Hardware

arstechnica: For a system that hasn't even shipped yet, the ASUS Eee PC is certainly generating its share of hype. According to DigiTimes, the Eee could effectively decimate the UMPC market.

Fix a Frozen System with the Magic SysRq Keys

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HowTos

FOSSwire: You finally got your Linux environment to crash. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace does nothing, nor do the F-keys. You know you shouldn’t have installed that bad driver, but you did it anyway. So you reach for the power button. Stop.

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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