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Story My 10 Minute Experience With PC-BSD 10.0 Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 8:43am
Story OpenDaylight Developer Spotlight: Hugo Trippaers Rianne Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 8:32am
Story Intel could abandon smartphone market: Report Rianne Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 8:21am
Story How to run Linux on a Chromebook Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 8:12am
Story Even North Korea Loves Linux and Open Source Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 8:09am
Story Dell Embraces Cumulus Linux for Networking Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 8:05am
Story Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 8:00am
Story Why Did Linux Mint Ax mintConstructor? Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 7:52am
Story Android PCs and other Windows-alternative desktops are for real Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 7:45am
Story Upstart SolidXK Distro Seeks First Business Customers Roy Schestowitz 29/01/2014 - 7:41am

Making K3b rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

blogbeebe.blogspot: I've complained repeatedly that K3b supplied via Ubuntu 7.10's repositories can't rip DVDs on Ubuntu 7.10. After repeated attempts to find a solution on forums and via Google, I solved my problem the old fashioned way; I downloaded the source to K3b 1.0.4 and built it myself.

Using Evolution with Gmail

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HowTos

ubuntu1501.com: Evolution is the official personal information manager and workgroup information management tool for GNOME. It combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions. If you find you need help setting up Evolution with your Gmail account, this guide will get you setup in less than five minutes.

setting yourself up with the right operating system

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Linux

telegraph: Buying a computer is really very easy, and most people take the easy way out by buying a desktop or laptop computer running the Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating system. Now there is also a new kid in town called Linux, and it's now starting to attract the attention of disenchanted Windows users.

Great Firefox Extension - It's All Text!

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Moz/FF

blog.unixlore.net: I just came across a great Firefox extension called "It's All Text!". Any HTML textarea you see while browsing gets a little edit button on the bottom right corner - clicking it launches your favorite editor.

How to compile program under Linux / UNIX / FreeBSD

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HowTos

nixcraft: Many new users find it difficult to compiling programs in Linux. Usually following steps are involved:

Linux Programs I Use / Linux Programs I Avoid

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Software

Nathan Rich: Many people new to linux have a hard time figuring out what programs to use to do what. Here is a list I have compiled to help you out. This is just a list of programs which I have encountered and found to be great.

Unveiling the winners of the Oxygen contest for wallpapers

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KDE

blog.ruphy.org: The jury, composed of David Vignoni, Nuno Pinheiro, Kenneth Wimer and myself, had a hard time digging through that stack of contributions due to the sheer size and finally pick the ones which will to be shipped as KDE 4.0 wallpapers.

Ultra quick start in Vim

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HowTos

fosswire.com: What I am going to attempt to give you today is an ultra quick start guide to editing files in Vim. Let me reiterate that - I’m going to go over the most basic concepts really quickly.

some more shorts

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Software
  • YaST Survey Finished

  • Snaek Peek at Stacks for Awn
  • Open ATI Specifications For R100-200

some shorts and more howtos:

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News
  • How-to disable Touchpad on Linux

  • A Different Firefox
  • A GTK2 tabbed terminal emulator
  • Setting Up a Private Nethack Server on Ubuntu Lite
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Two - Software - Part Two

November means turkey, GPLv3 adoption

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OSS

blogs.techtarget.com: When you think turkey and Thanksgiving, you think about open source projects that have adopted the GPLv3, right? Right?

Ubuntu — The "Other" Windows

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Ubuntu

cfnews13.com: From his creation, Microsoft, Gates has earned billions, and the one guy shaking up his world — aside from Steve Jobs from Apple, who rattles "the Billster" — is Mark Shuttleworth, the space-flying billionaire who is going up against Gates in a software showdown.

howtos:

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HowTos
  • Antivirus Programs For Ubuntu

  • Sun Java on Fedora 8 Install HowTo
  • Saving Power on Intel Hardware Using Powertop

Making the Case for Linux Distros in the Business

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Linux

cio.com: Are you considering an enterprise-wide switch from a Microsoft operating system to Linux? From cost savings to security to interoperability, developers of four leading Linux distros tell, in their own words, why they are best for business use today.

some leftovers

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News
  • mounting ftp host to local directory on top of fuse

  • A year with Linux on the desktop
  • Linux: Fuse Writable Mmap
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Two - Software - Part One
  • Dark GTK theme issues
  • OpenDocument Foundation’s ‘woes’ have little to do with OpenDoc Format’s future
  • PhpPgAdmin: The Web developer's client tool for Postgres
  • People of openSUSE: Federico Mena-Quintero
  • Macedonia picks Ubuntu for 20,000 PCs
  • Why I Started a XO User Club for Children in Houston
  • The fastest computers are Linux computers

NVIDIA Linux Display Driver 169.04 (beta)

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Software

linuxhardware.org: NVIDIA has released new BETA drivers for x86 and x64 (AMD64/EM64T). This new driver is now off of their latest 169 code line and will possibly net some performance benefits.

KDE Relicensing Initiative

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KDE

wire.dattitu.de: A couple of KDE dependent projects or even libraries have moved or are going to move to GPLv3. Things are progressing slowly but steady. I think within the next few weeks we can relicense most of our code base if we manage to dig up the missing people and get their permission in time.

Product Review: openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

sys-con.com: For the last 10+ yrs, I have spent quite a lot of my PC experience on SuSE beginning with v4.2. openSUSE 10.3 was released October 4 2007. A lot has improved over the years and I've seen how it has improved with every new version.

That Firefox 3 Bug "Rumor"

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Moz/FF

cybernetnews: Mozilla has been taking some heat the past few days because of a post by Computer World’s Gregg Keizer. In it he quoted the latest Firefox 3 Meeting notes saying that 80% of the Firefox 3 bugs will not get fixed by the time the browser is released.

Some Random Thoughts on Dolphin

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Software

Celeste Lyn Paul: I’ve been using Dolphin for my file manager, rather than Konqueror, for about a week now. These are just some random things I’ve thought about while adjusting my behavior and work process.

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  • Brutal Kangaroo
    Today, June 22nd 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the Brutal Kangaroo project of the CIA. Brutal Kangaroo is a tool suite for Microsoft Windows that targets closed networks by air gap jumping using thumbdrives. Brutal Kangaroo components create a custom covert network within the target closed network and providing functionality for executing surveys, directory listings, and arbitrary executables. The documents describe how a CIA operation can infiltrate a closed network (or a single air-gapped computer) within an organization or enterprise without direct access. It first infects a Internet-connected computer within the organization (referred to as "primary host") and installs the BrutalKangaroo malware on it. When a user is using the primary host and inserts a USB stick into it, the thumbdrive itself is infected with a separate malware. If this thumbdrive is used to copy data between the closed network and the LAN/WAN, the user will sooner or later plug the USB disk into a computer on the closed network. By browsing the USB drive with Windows Explorer on such a protected computer, it also gets infected with exfiltration/survey malware. If multiple computers on the closed network are under CIA control, they form a covert network to coordinate tasks and data exchange. Although not explicitly stated in the documents, this method of compromising closed networks is very similar to how Stuxnet worked. The Brutal Kangaroo project consists of the following components: Drifting Deadline is the thumbdrive infection tool, Shattered Assurance is a server tool that handles automated infection of thumbdrives (as the primary mode of propagation for the Brutal Kangaroo suite), Broken Promise is the Brutal Kangaroo postprocessor (to evaluate collected information) and Shadow is the primary persistence mechanism (a stage 2 tool that is distributed across a closed network and acts as a covert command-and-control network; once multiple Shadow instances are installed and share drives, tasking and payloads can be sent back-and-forth).
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