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Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 5:21am
Story Two new projects can help free software replace Skype srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 5:20am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 5:08am
Story Fight “lawful access” with Liberté Linux srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 5:03am
Story Inside Murdoch's $5m Linux supercomputer srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 4:59am
Blog entry weirdness: puppy & wd-40 srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 4:07am
Story Open Source for Vertical Apps: srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 2:43am
Story screenshots of Desura srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 2:40am
Story phoronix: nvidia, xorg, ext4, cpuidle srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 2:38am
Story Adventures in IPv6 srlinuxx 09/06/2011 - 2:35am

Jono Bacon: Exaile

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Software

A mail to the LUGRadio email address pointed to a media player called Exaile. It is a GTK based media player using GStreamer, written in Python, and aims to be the same kind of kitchen-sink media player that Amarok is to the KDE desktop. So, I gave it a whirl, and I am pretty impressed.

Activism and Promotion

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OSS

Something that is really counterproductive in many Open Source communities are people who are so rabidly fanatical about one line of thinking that they try to pressure everyone into their line of thinking.

Book review: How Linux Works

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Reviews

Ok, so you are a Linux user or a power user. The question then is what does it take to become a valid, omnipotent, root-enabled superuser? One potential answer is read the book How Linux Works, by Brian Ward and published by No Starch Press, by the last word of the last chapter you may or may not have been transformed, a wizard waiting to be born.

Jeremy Allison Has Resigned from Novell to Protest MS Patent Deal

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SUSE

The legendary Jeremy Allison (of Samba fame) has resigned from Novell in protest over the Microsoft-Novell patent agreement, which he calls "a mistake" which will be "damaging to Novell's success in the future."

digiKam Lets You Take Your Tags With You

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Software

I'm a digiKam user and overall I've been happy with it, but I've always wanted tagging to be applied to the picture itself and not just the digiKam database. So when I saw that digiKam 0.9 was recently released I hurried over to check out the new features.

Today's Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Fix Firefox Backspace to Take You to the Previous Page

  • Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2
  • Blogging from GNOME with Drivel : Ubuntu
  • Mount and Unmout ISO images without burning them
  • Rescuing a system with massively broken filesystem permissions
  • Install ImageMagick 5.5.7 on Debian
  • Backing up your system with free software
  • Linux-Windows Single Sign-On

How To Compile A Kernel - The Debian (Sarge) Way

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Linux
HowTos

Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Debian Sarge systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.

Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools

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Linux
Ubuntu
HowTos

This is list of Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools for Ubuntu Users includes bmon bwbar,bwm,bwm-ng,iftop,iperf,ipfm speedometer, cbm, ibmonitor, pktstat, mactrack, MRTG, Cacti. This tutorial also contains how to install and configure each tool with examples and screenshots.This is very useful for all Linux users and admins.

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Installing openSUSE 10.2 on a Compaq laptop (Part 2)

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Reviews

In part 1, openSUSE got installed and configured on a Compaq Presario V2000 with an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M PCIE graphics chipset and a 32-bit CPU. Now it's time to go for the bling.

openSUSE 10.2: The Most Complete List of Repositories

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SUSE

Here is the most complete list of repositories that you can ever-ever find on this planet, Earth, for your openSUSE 10.2 Linux. If you do manage to find few more, just holla Smile

DNA found to be Nina Reiser's, forensic expert testifies today

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Reiser

A expert in forensic investigations testified Wednesday that there is almost no chance blood lifted from a pillar in Hans Reiser's home and blood on a sleeping bag stuff sack found in his car is not that of his estranged wife Nina Reiser.

Supergamer2 ISO Available

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Linux

Darin has written to announce an updated Supergamer iso. If you'll recall, Supergamer is a wonderful system based on PCLOS that offers unlimited gaming pleasure all at the boot of a cd. Download the torrent and help seed Supergamer2!

Java Project Looking Glass 1.0 Screenshots

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Linux

Project Looking Glass has reached version 1.0! For the uninformed, Project Looking Glass is an open-source 3D desktop environment for not only Linux but also Solaris and Windows. This software is all powered by Java after three years in development. Curious to see what Project Looking Glass looks like in action, as well as some of their Java 3D applications? We have an arsenal of images to demonstrate this software as we run it on Fedora Rawhide FC7.

Java Project Looking Glass 1.0 Screenshots

The Battle for Wireless Network Drivers

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Interviews

BSD and Linux programmers have had a lot of success in creating drivers for new computer hardware in a timely manner, but much of their effort has been without the support of major hardware manufacturers. Intel, Marvell, Texas Instruments and Broadcom, though separate and competing entities, seem by one consent to prevent non-Microsoft operating systems from working properly with some of their most widely-used network chips. To find out more about this situation, I interviewed representatives from network chip manufacturers and programmers from free software operating systems.

Sabayon Linux Interview

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Interviews

I have recently interviewed Cvill 64 from Sabayon Linux. I posted the article before but it didn't reach a broad public. I think it's a shame to let it go to waste so if you haven't read it you can get a second chance here .

Why Linux has Zealots

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Linux

So, why the zealotry? It's hard for the non-geek population to wrap their minds around the zealot factor. It's just a computer, isn't it? Why all the fuss? We geeks know how we are. We take a simple thing like playing a song and turn it into an anti-DRM crusade. Show us an RFID chip and we set off into a rant about rights to privacy. Write a web page for IE-only and watch the indignant geeks line up to decry the injustice. Are we really serious, or are we just putting everybody on? Is it really so important to spread Linux? What do we have against proprietary software?

Finding Hardware Details of your Linux Machine without Using Screw Driver

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HowTos

Many new Linux users have trouble determining the true specs of their Linux machine from command line. So in this quick guide we will learn how to find specs of your Linux machine from command line. By the end of this guide you will be able to obtain full inventory of all components on your Linux machine within minutes. This should also help you in finding correct drivers and support for your hardware’s chipset.

A first look at Thunderbird 2.0

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Moz/FF
Reviews

After many months of development, Thunderbird 2.0 is almost ready to debut. The Mozilla Foundation released the first beta of Thunderbird 2.0 last week, and I've been using it to manage my mail since then. The new release boasts tagging, history navigation, new mail alerts, improved extension support, and a number of other features. Thunderbird 2.0 won't knock your socks off with exciting new features, but it's a nice, gradual improvement over the Thunderbird 1.5 series.

Novell and Microsoft share customers

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SUSE

The news today out of Walmond (Waltham/Redmond) is that some marquee customers are buying into the Microsoft-Novell deal. Specifically, AIG, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank are all on the record as being happy "new" customers.

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

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FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more