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Productivity enhancers for Thunderbird

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Moz/FF

linux.com: As with Firefox, you can extend Thunderbird's functionality by installing extensions. Mozilla's official extension repository has quite a few nifty tools on offer, and which ones you choose to install depends entirely on your needs. There are, however, a few extensions that you might find indispensable no matter how you use Thunderbird.

BBC confirms Doctor Who series five

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SciFi

the register: The BBC has announced there will be a fifth series of Doctor Who, although it won't be until 2010 and David Tennant is doubtful to reprise his role as the Time Lord.

Open Source Gaming Review: Battle Tanks

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Gaming

Raiden's Realm: Battle Tanks is a fun little arcade style combat game that takes an old cliched concept and makes it more fun than you can wrap your little fingers around.

Yearning for the days of rolling your own

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Linux

techrepublic blogs: It used to be, you know - back in the day, that you almost always had to roll your own Linux kernel. Inevitably there was a feature you needed or a bit of hardware unsupported in the standard kernel. Be it a specific networking card, sound card, wireless…you name it…we were all compiling kernels. In fact, it became a sort of right of passage in order to join the ranks of the Linux elite.

People of openSUSE: Benjamin Weber

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Interviews
SUSE

opensuse news: Today you can read which answers to the ‘People of openSUSE’ questions Benji Weber provides. 21 years old, British, and a student studying Computer Science at the University of Warwick. Just completed a work placement year doing software development.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 218

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Tips and tricks: Correcting screen resolutions

  • News: Ubuntu's Hardy Heron, FreeBSD's graphical "finstall", Debian's new packages database, MagDriva
  • Released last week: Linux From Scratch 6.3, ALT Linux 4.0
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 8 Test 2, openSUSE 10.3 Beta 3
  • Donations: lighttpd receives €290.00
  • New additions: Draco GNU/Linux
  • New distributions: Slackel Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu and ThinkPad X60, an ideal match

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Ubuntu

tectonic: With my older IBM ThinkPad R50e starting to show its age, I recently decided to upgrade to a newer ThinkPad, this time under the Lenovo name. There was a time when installing Linux on a notebook computer was a plug-and-pray operation. Not so on the X60.

Introducing BlackRoute

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Linux

softpedia: BlackRoute is yet another Slackware-based Linux distribution for security and forensic analysis, created for x86 compatible architectures. What is so special about BlackRoute is the fact that it tries to create an Open Source Linux distribution for advanced users, security and network specialists and system administrators.

Linux Gazette September 2007 (#142) Issue Ready

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Linux

The 142nd issue of Linux Gazette is now online. Highlights include Preventing Domain Expiration, Writing PostgreSQL Functions in C, and SMTP Authentication with Postfix. Read Here.

Care to Ubuntu? Part 2

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Ubuntu

mitchelaneous.com: Last week, I had downloaded the ISO file, burned it to a CD with DeepBurner and was preparing to install Ubuntu on my hard drive. My installation went so smooth that I was left wondering why I hadn’t tried this before.

Eric Raymond says he's just about had it with Microsoft

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OSS

the inquirer: ERIC RAYMOND writes in his bog that his "resolve to treat Microsoft like any other license submitter is being sorely tested."

Multimedia Test: Ubuntu versus Freespire

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Linux

PhoneBoy Blog: I installed Freespire. Not on a real machine, but in VMware. I also did the same thing with the latest released Ubuntu release (7.04, a.k.a. Feisty Fawn) as well. The first thing I tested was Adobe Flash.

KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd September 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Plasma continues to take shape. Continued improvements in KGPG and KDevelop. More KVTML format conversion work across KDE-Edu applications. Theme improvements in KDE Games. A new game, KSimili, is imported into playground/games.

Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video

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Software

cybernet: Opera has done a remarkable job of keeping the specs and features of Opera 9.5 under wraps. Luckily I was able to test drive Opera 9.5 a little bit early, and it’s only fair that I share my findings with you.

The joy of Linux

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OS
Linux
Software

For those of us who using a computer is not just a job. A lot of computer users are just that. Computer users. They only use the computer to do the job at hand and have no inclination or interest in any other aspect of computing. Then there are the power users.

Finding and installing programs in Linux

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OS

There are several myths floating around the wicked world web and I intend to address one of those today. That is installation of programs under Linux. It seems to be a common misconception that installing programs under Linux is hard or difficult and that windows is easier.

Switching from Windows to Linux: an app-centric view

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Software

iTWire: Previously in ITWire we put forth the view that one reason people stick to Windows is because they have to run specific applications that only exist for that platform. We’d like to introduce you to two tremendous web sites which help find open source equivalents for proprietary Windows software.

No budget learning with free software

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OSS

freesoftware mag: This article describes the work in progress of applying Ubuntu Linux sensibly within an underfunded school, and as part of a wider well thought out and alternative educational structure. I shall emphasise best practices and try my best not to dwell too much on the underlying technologies.

VectorLinux - The Pefect Installation and Setup

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HowTos

linux-tip.net: The VectorLinux Website is promising: “Speed, performance, stability -- these are attributes that set VectorLinux apart in the crowded field of Linux distributions. This is a detailed description about how to install and set up VectorLinux.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
  • rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH
    rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH. It doesn’t required any other software to be installed on remote machine, except openSSH server package & remote server credentials.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.3 and KDE Applications 16.12.3, More
    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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