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Story OPW Intern Develops QR Code for Linux Kernel Oops Messages Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 8:11pm
Story NVIDIA Pushes Down The 331.79 Linux Driver With Bug-Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 7:38pm
Story Linux Kernel 2.6.32.62 LTS Released After One-Year Hiatus Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 7:34pm
Story Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr : Video Review and Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 7:30pm
Story Fedora Project Leader Quits Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 7:13pm
Story Local government software sharing and reuse site revamped Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:59pm
Story Intel Releases PowerTOP 2.6 To Improve Linux Battery Life Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:53pm
Story China bans Windows 8 on government computers Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:50pm
Story openSUSE Edu Li-f-e 13.1.1 MATE Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:48pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Will Target Qt 5.3 Support Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 6:39pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Logging out of KDE 4 in 5 easy stops

  • Set up ISC’s dhcpd server
  • Changing your ssh port in Linux
  • Linux game – monsterz
  • Automounting FUSE filesystems
  • Ext3 - Reserved blocks percentage
  • Migrate your Thunderbird emails from Windows to Linux
  • Bash bits, nibbles, and bytes: A rotating cursor while you wait
  • Step by Step: Configuring SSL Under Apache
  • Howto: Test the WebKit engine in Fedora
  • Convert Red Hat/Fedora Packages for Ubuntu/Debian Installation

Make your Asus Eee PC cooler with these software tweaks

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Software
HowTos

linux.com: Although the Asus Eee PC has everything you need to be productive right from the start, a few simple software tweaks can help you to get more out of your tiny companion.

Giving your ubuntu Gusty Gibbon cool look

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Ubuntu
HowTos

linuxondesktop.blogspot: Recently while i was surfing the internet i came across instruction to install a theme on Ubuntu , Now after installing the theme i was mightily impressed with the theme . I decided it was good enough to be published on my blog and well here are the simplified instructions to installing the theme with loads of screen shots Smile on Ubuntu 7.10 Gusty Gibbon .

gedit plugins: What they are and how to use them

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: In my last article, I talked about using the powerful gedit text editor. But no program is perfect, mainly because too many features imply too much bloat. That’s where gedit’s plugins come into play. In this article, I’m will explain how to install and use some of my favorite gedit plugins.

"Free" and "Open Source" Software: Navigating the Shibboleths

itmanagement.earthweb: To outsiders, software whose source code is freely distributable is open source software. However, as soon as you become involved with the community that centers around such code, you quickly find that it is also called free software -- and that the two terms are far from synonymous.

Vista SP1: Still lagging behind the Linux desktop

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Microsoft

desktoplinux.com: I had really thought that Vista SP1 would be an improvement. I didn't think it would be a big improvement, but still that it would be more competitive with Windows XP and the modern Linux desktop. I was wrong.

GCstar

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Software

linuxowns.wordpress: I have about 100 movie dvd’s and I like to back those up to my hard drive. When you just have a load of .iso it’s quite hard to pick a movie just by it’s title. Cstar is a free open source application for managing your collections.

Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax dies at 69

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Obits

Associated Press: The man who co-created the game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon is dead.

Does Ubuntu Linux Really Need Antivirus Software?

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Ubuntu

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: One of the people who switched to Ubuntu Linux recently, phoned me asking what kind of antivirus they should have installed. Quite frankly, I’ve never given that a thought. I’ve used Ubuntu for some time and have never had any virus issues, ever.

From Evil to Good: List of Formerly Closed-source Software

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Software

junauza.blogspot: Increasing number of software applications are going the free/open-source way these days. Here are some of the most notable software packages which were published under a proprietary software license but later released as free and open source software.

Everex launches $400 laptop running gOS Linux

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Linux
Hardware

tech.blorge.com: Everex makes a lot of low-cost systems these days; including the CloudBook. This laptop is a full-size 15.4″ model running gOS Linux version 2. It’s specs are relatively unimpressive but at $400, it’s hard to complain.

Shift Linux 0.6 Review

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Linux

I did not seen any reasoning or logic for creating Shift Linux. What the project website describes as need is the need for gnome/KDE/fluxbox theme, not an Ubuntu derivative. I tried really hard to find at least some other difference but failed. Shift Linux just provides an additional theme, and as a matter of fact, an ugly theme.

Video: New Asus Eee PC has larger screen

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Linux
Hardware

pcadvisor.co.uk: Asus is showing off a new version of its low-cost Eee PC at Cebit which features a larger screen. The Eee PC 900 sports an 8.9in screen.

Linux Review - Linux Mint 4 "Daryna"

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Linux

linux-exploration.blogspot: Linux Mint 4 "Daryna" is a unique distribution. It is based off of the popular and powerful Ubuntu, and uses GNOME for its window manager. These two things make GNOME look great. Or, I should say, makes GNOME look like Windows.

IBM, allies offer Microsoft-free PCs for E.Europe

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Linux

reuters.com: IBM has teamed up with partners in Austria and Poland to offer Microsoft-free personal computers for the eastern European market, IBM said in a statement on Tuesday.

Latest Slax release needs more time in the oven

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Linux

linux.com: Slax, a Slackware-based modular Linux distribution, released version 6.0 last month. This release brings a new tar install format along with a new donation request, but also includes some noticeable bugs.

DreamLinux 3.0 RC1

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Linux

distro-review.com: I've toyed with DreamLinux before (2.2) so I felt inclined to give the RC1 of DreamLinux 3.0 a go. I've always had an interest in DreamLinux because of the interface; I like the OSX feel they've deliberately aimed for and I appreciate there are a lot of users who also like this theme.

Everex CloudBook Review

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Linux
Hardware

brighthand.com: Starting at a mere $400, the Everex CloudBook marks the latest entry to the expanding world of UMPC-type subnotebooks at affordable prices. With a 7-inch display, 1.2 GHz processor, and 30 GB hard drive, the CloudBook certainly doesn't make a very good desktop replacement computer, but it does look like one impressive little road warrior.

The Linux Foundation Expands Membership With Addition of Texas Instruments

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Linux

press release: The Linux Foundation today announced that Texas Instruments is joining the Foundation. With its new membership, TI will help foster the growth of the Linux platform and collaborate with industry leaders who define both technical and operational best practices around open source software.

The Asus Eee PC Effect Just Got Bigger

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Linux
Hardware

Glyn Moody: I am of the view that the Asus Eee PC represents both a new class of ultraportable, ultra low-cost computers, and a huge opportunity for GNU/Linux. For the first time, a system running free software has really caught the imagination of the public - just look at the comments on this user forum to get a sense of the real enthusiasm of Eee PC owners.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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