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Ubuntu Linux on a Tablet PC

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Ubuntu

itwriting.com: I am currently writing about Ubuntu Linux, and for convenience and interest decided to install it on my Toshiba M400 Tablet. I could have used Virtual PC, but although virtual PC and the like undoubtedly have their place, there is no substitute for a real install if you want to get the full flavour of an operating system.

Get a daily dose of comics

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Software

linux.com: When I first started learning to read, my primary motivation was to gain the ability to read the comics in my local paper. I had no idea at that time that there were so many comics in the world. Now I know that there are comics all over the Web, but who has time to go to each site each day and read the latest strip?

Stellarium - watch the sky from Linux

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Software

vertito.blogspot: Stellarium is a real-time 3D photo-realistic nightsky renderer. It can generate images of the sky as seen through the Earth's atmosphere with more than one hundred thousand stars from the Hipparcos Catalogue, constellations, planets, major satellites and nebulas.

The Joy of OOXML

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OSS

Linux Journal: For most of us, file formats are right up there with printer drivers in terms of fun. Certainly, they're important, but not something you'd look to for excitement. And yet that is precisely what the battle between the OpenDocument Format and Microsoft's OOXML is providing.

PS-OSS : A study about Public Sector involvement in Open Source software

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OSS

zeapartners.org: What would be the potential impact on the development of the Information Society if public organisations were to release software fully owned by them under a Open Source licence?

HP launches RedHat Linux desktop PC

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Linux

apcmag: Hewlett-Packard, the world’s largest PC manufacturer, has announced it will start selling Linux-based PCs from $AU600 in Australia. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop will come pre-loaded on the HP dx2250 desktop computer -- an AMD-based model.

Using PCLinux2007: A good-bad report

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PCLOS

Tryst with Linux: This is a brief report on my usage-experience with PCLinux2007 (or PCLOS for short). Considering I am still a linux beginner, a post like this documents the kind of positive experiences and challenges a user can once he/she is actually USING linux.

Reiser Jury Selection Postponed Due to Judge's Emergency

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Reiser

cbs5.com: Nearly a year after Nina Reiser disappeared, her husband Hans Reiser appeared in Alameda County Superior Court today for the start of jury selection. However, jury selection was postponed.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Google Gphone touted for September

  • New Design for digiKam Camera Interface
  • Microsoft's OOXML 'choice' argument squashed
  • Google's Mobile Operating System: Linux
  • Mount and Unmount Images Using AcetoneISO
  • Send Twitter updates from XChat using Python
  • Can you save the planet by switching to a “black” Google?
  • Open Source VoIP on Campus, Part 1
  • Opera 9.5 Download Available Tuesday
  • Installing Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn on a ThinkPad 600E
  • FoxTorrent - Next-Generation File Sharing
  • Does Google own your content?
  • Turn Firefox into a Security Platform
  • UFRaw 0.12 could make new converts to open source RAW photo conversion
  • Micrososft: Linux Keeps Losing - NOT!

DIY Linux live CD -- the really easy way!

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Linux

DesktopLinux: Thanks to a note from its creator, DesktopLinux.com learned about a new "release candidate" of Custom NimbleX 2 this week. This lesser known Slackware-derived project offers a Web-based tool that lets users concoct, and then download, their own customized live CD Linux images -- in minutes!

Linux: Relicensing Code

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In a recent series of patches posted to the Linux Kernel mailing list, it was proposed that some imported Atheros wireless device drivers be re-licensed, some from a dual-BSD/GPL license, others from a modified BSD license, all to a pure GPLv2 license.

Graveman stinks. Use Pyburn.

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Software

kmandla.wordpress.com: I’ve had just about enough of Graveman. It sometimes works for me, sometimes not, shows weird errors after the burn is finished, needs a reboot to recognize my DVD writer … really it’s just an all-around annoyance. I found Pyburn, a teeny weeny Python-GTK application.

Playing the numbers game: how many Linux installations and users are out there?

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Linux

/home/liquidat: Recently the Desktop Linux Survey was published. It showed how the different Free Desktop components and distributions are rated among different users. While of course these numbers are by no means reliable it makes fun to use them for some simple calculations.

Red Hat adds to system monitoring service

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Linux

computerworld: Red Hat said this week it had spruced up its Red Hat Command Center server- and application-monitoring service, eliminating the need for users to maintain a Red Hat-prescribed hardware appliance to collect monitoring data.

Linux command line tips: job management

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HowTos

builderau.com.au: You know all about multitasking on the desktop, but some Linux users aren't aware that you can do exactly the same kind of things in the console, albeit with a little more hands on control. In this article we'll run through the basics of job control in Linux.

How SCO helped Linux

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Linux

Linux-Watch: By drawing so much attention to Linux, and failing so spectacularly to find any legal flaw in it, SCO has actually helped Linux's business acceptance.

2010: The year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

limulus.wordpress: In order to determine when ‘the year of the Linux desktop’ arrives, we should look back in history and determine when ‘the year of the Windows desktop’ arrived and under what circumstances.

KDE4 Hype? Responses

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KDE
  • Aaron Seigo: on the success of kde4

  • Sebastian Kuegler: Revolution or Hype?
  • KDE4 Desktop revisited

Vista at its periapsis

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Microsoft

Motho ke motho ka botho: I was in a local electronics department store and strolled through the new laptop section. Of course, every machine was running Vista, but only a few had the full Aero effects in place, which is what drew me to take a closer look.

Linux Corporation scam targets the unwary

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Misc

linux.com: Be on guard against alleged representatives of Linux Corporation offering to buy your photos -- it's a scam. That's the message that Indian models and photographers should take to heart, if the experiences of Rohan Patwari and Praveen Toshniwal are any indication.

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Leftovers: OSS

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    I am extremely pleased to have confirmed the entire speaker line-up for foss north 2017. This will be a really good year!
  • Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser
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  • Sex and Gor and open source
    A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say. A huge furor has erupted in response — not least because the reason clearly has much to do with Garfield’s unconventional sex life. [...] I’ll unpack the first: open-source communities/projects are crucially important to many people’s careers and professional lives — cf “the cornerstone of my career” — so who they allow and deny membership to, and how their codes of conduct are constructed and followed, is highly consequential.
  • Hazelcast Releases 3.8 – The Fastest Open Source In-Memory Data Grid
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  • MRRF 17: Lulzbot and IC3D Release Line Of Open Source Filament
    Today at the Midwest RepRap Festival, Lulzbot and IC3D announced the creation of an Open Source filament. While the RepRap project is the best example we have for what can be done with Open Source hardware, the stuff that makes 3D printers work – filament, motors, and to some extent the electronics – are tied up in trade secrets and proprietary processes. As you would expect from most industrial processes, there is an art and a science to making filament and now these secrets will be revealed.
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Security Leftovers

  • NSA: We Disclose 90% of the Flaws We Find
    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.
  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
    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.
  • NextCloud, a security analysis
    First, I would like to scare everyone a little bit in order to have people appreciate the extent of this statement. As the figure that opens the post indicates, there are thousands of vulnerable Owncloud/NextCloud instances out there. It will surprise many just how easy is to detect those by trying out common URL paths during an IP sweep.
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    Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

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