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KDE Akademy 2008

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KDE
  • Akademy 2008 - Day 1

  • Letter from Akademy
  • how to survive akademy

My Linux Anniversary - 1 Year Later . . .

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Linux

sharplinux.blogspot: Well, it has been a year since I took the plunge and installed Debian on my parents' old desktop, and my what a year it has been! One year ago I was a reference librarian at a busy suburban library who found a book about Linux and decided to try out Knoppix for the first time.

Review: OpenArena 0.8.0

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Gaming

headshotgamer.com: Being such a new version, you might not be seeing this in Ubuntu 8.10, Mandriva 2009, Fedora 10 or Suse 11.1 – unless they update their repos quick smart. All is not lost however, as it's a quick download without the need to compile anything, as you run the game from the directory choosing either the x86 or the x86-64 runtime.

5 Useless Compiz Fusion Effects

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: Compiz Fusion is the best thing that happened to Linux desktop user experience yet. In the world of Linux bashers who argue that Linux is not quite ready for home users; compiz is one of the few things that really set Linux apart from other OS with major market share. Still I feel we need to make a list of “WTF, why would anyone want to use this?” effects with Compiz Fusion.

How To Set Up WebDAV With Lighttpd On Debian Etch

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HowTos

his guide explains how to set up WebDAV with lighttpd on a Debian Etch server. WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allow users to directly edit files on the lighttpd server so that they do not need to be downloaded/uploaded via FTP. Of course, WebDAV can also be used to upload and download files.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Coverity's open source code audit efforts are funded by the US government (video)

  • DebConf8 Streams
  • Interview with Andrew Tanenbaum, Creator of MINIX
  • Ubuntu Community Interview: Alan Pope
  • Olympic concept KDE 4.1 theme preview
  • Review: Powermanga 0.90
  • Ubuntu on Fujitsu Siemens ST5112
  • Manage HD partitions with GParted
  • How to show apt log history
  • Short tip: Moving files on sshfs mounts
  • Gentoo: Banshee with iPod flag; podsleuth
  • Linux Journal's Linuxworld Pix
  • Linux and Unix Humor With The Operator From Hell

PCLinuxOS Magazine August 2008 Released

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PCLOS

PCLinuxOS Magazine, August 2008 (Issue 24) is available to download. Some highlights include: Linux Media Players - Part 1, Alphabet of programming languages, and Chapter 4 - Kde User Guide.

Gnome has Empathy for You

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Software

blog.ibeentoubuntu: Just after 2.22 was released, I took a look at the upcoming Gnome release, and I said, for probably the fifth time, that I wish Empathy and Telepathy would make it into Gnome, but that it wasn't going to happen because

NFS Overhaul Promises Big Payoff

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Software

internetnews.com: The network file system (NFS) protocol is getting its biggest overhaul in more than a decade, and the results could be profound for end users.

Linux Myth: Installing Software on Linux is Hard

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Linux

blog.eracc.com: As many a Linux user that follows posts on USENET and other online forums can attest there are Linux Haters out there. Typically these Linux Haters tend to promulgate specific myths about Linux. One of these myths is that software is hard to install on Linux.

Some news about mandriva KDE4 development :

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KDE
MDV

neoclust.free.fr/blog: Saturday was the day of the meeting of the KDE Team on mandriva Labs. We discussed about the current state of our KDE4 and we took some decisions.

DefCon: Restraining Order Issued; Talk Cancelled

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Security
Legal

blog.wired.com: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority filed a suit in federal court on Friday seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent three undergraduate students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from presenting a talk at the DefCon hacker conference this weekend about security vulnerabilities in payment systems used in the Massachusetts mass transit system.

Olympics Online, With a Hook

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Microsoft

nytimes.com: To view the video, it will be necessary to download a Microsoft Web browser software component based on a new proprietary technology, Silverlight. For many industry executives who compete with Microsoft the Silverlight strategy recalls a federal antitrust case in which Microsoft was found guilty.

You keep using that phrase "operating system"...

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I do not think it means what you think it means... Linus seems to be saying some pretty reasonable things lately, but the people who interview him keep crediting him with creating an "operating system" called "Linux".

Zock: the free betting office

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Gaming

Zock is a new piece of free software for organizing betting games.
It is a “betting office” targeted at cliques of friends or co-workers which would like to organize a betting game for a sport event.
Right now, it needs testers. If you are interested in using it, read on.

Read the full story at Freesoftware Magazine.

Howto Install Metasploit

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Security

A tutorial on howto setup Metasploit, a tool for exploit testing, IDS, and pen testing.

Creating wealth with free software

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Linux

A report by the Standish Group indicates that adoption of ‘open source’ has caused a drop in revenue to the proprietary software industry by about $60 billion per year. That’s not a huge amount of money compared to what has been lost though the misselling of mortgages, but it is still a lot. The report identifies the value of these ‘open source’ products to be about 6% of the world market for software. Unfortunately, the Standish Group doesn’t believe in openly sharing its research, instead selling it for $1,000…

Read the full story at Freesoftware Magazine

LVM Snapshot Merging

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: Mikulas Patocka announced new patches introducing snapshot merging for the Linux kernel's logical volume manager. He explained, "snapshot merging allows you to merge snapshot content back into the original device. The most useful use for this feature is the possibility to rollback."

reiserfs undeletion: the lost, the found, and the ugly

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Reiser
Software

lucidfox.org: When mass-renaming video files for Mai-HiME (which I recommend to anime fans out there, unless anything involving magical girls in any way is not your thing; but not the point), I made a mistake in the mv command, which caused all files to be moved to a single destination. I immediately Googled up an instruction on undeleting files on reiserfs...

Very happy puppy!

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Linux

puppylinux.org/community/blogs: I've installed Puppy Linux 4.0 (Dingo). I like it. A lot. It has really impressed me, and I'm difficult to impress. Now, I appreciate the "blind squirrel" phenomenon - a blind squirrel will occasionally find a nut. But this is different.

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OSS Leftovers

  • QMO: Firefox 59 Beta 10 Testday Results
    As you may already know, last Friday – February 16nd – we held a new Testday event, for Firefox 59 Beta 10. Thank you Mohammed Adam, Abhishek Haridass,  Fahima Zulfath A. and  Surentharan.R.A. from  India QA Community team for helping us make Mozilla a better place.
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    Continuously tracking your application’s dependencies for vulnerabilities and efficiently addressing them is no simple feat. In addition, this is a problem shared by all, and is not an area most companies would consider their core competency. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for the right set of tools to help tackle this concern.
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    The use of Open Source Software (OSS) has become widespread. The latest statistics show that 78% of companies run OSS, and a number of mainstream software and hardware products are based on the OSS model – for example Android, Skype [sic], Firefox, Amazon Kindle, Tivo and BT Home Hub.
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Events: OpenStack Summit Vancouver, IBM Index, Eclipse CheConf 2018

  • OpenStack Summit Vancouver '18: Vote for Speakers
    The next OpenStack Summit takes place again in Vancouver (BC, Canada), May 21-25, 2018. The "Vote for Presentations" period started. All proposals are up for community votes. The deadline for your vote is will end February 25 at 11:59pm PST (February 26th at 8:59am CET)
  • IBM Index: A Community Event for Open Source Developers
    The first-ever INDEX community event, happening now in San Francisco, is an open developer conference featuring sessions on topics including artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, cloud native, containers, APIs, languages, and more.
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    2017 was a fantastic year for the Che project, with more contributors, more commits, and more usage – this solidified Che’s position as the leading developer workspace server and browser IDE. Eclipse Che users logged over 7 million hours of public Che usage (plus more in private installs). We’ll discuss the growing cloud development market, Che’s position in it, and the exciting changes we’re planning for 2018.

Kernel News and Linux Foundation

  • Linux Kernel Module Growth
    The Linux kernel grows at an amazing pace, each kernel release adds more functionality, more drivers and hence more kernel modules. I recently wondered what the trend was for kernel module growth per release, so I performed module builds on kernels v2.6.24 through to v4.16-rc2 for x86-64 to get a better idea of growth rates...
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Red Hat News and New Fedora 27 Live ISOs