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Story First Look: Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 10:02pm
Story Linux Mint 15 review srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 7:00pm
Story Has Ubuntu bitten off more than it can chew? srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 6:58pm
Story Hands on with Mageia 3 srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 6:56pm
Story Is Canonical Ltd. Financially Insolvent? srlinuxx 1 30/05/2013 - 3:51pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 3:36pm
Story Use different widgets on each desktop on KDE srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 3:32am
Story A Beginners' Guide to Installing Arch Linux srlinuxx 29/05/2013 - 11:37pm
Story Wayland they’d called it srlinuxx 29/05/2013 - 11:35pm
Story BeagleBone Black Review srlinuxx 29/05/2013 - 11:33pm

Create your own Live CD in 7 Steps

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HowTos

Freesoftware mag: Knoppix made live CDs popular—and with good reason too. Do you want to check whether a distribution works well with your hardware, or to show off the latest Compiz Fusion magic, or maybe you have a presentation to do and you want to make sure you have the same environment to show it in as you had to create it?

Also: Spin images on openSUSE 10.3 Beta1 using KIWI

How to set up Apache virtual hosting

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HowTos

linux.com: Managing one site on a Web server can be tough enough, and the job is even harder if you have to host multiple client sites on a badly configured setup. If you're running Apache, you can make things easier by setting up virtual hosts.

Torvalds talks

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Linux
Interviews

itbusiness: The most recognizable name in the open source community talks about why he didn't go the proprietary route for Linux and how it could easily have been just another of his 'random small projects'

ttf-inconsolata: an open font for your terminal and for nice code printouts

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Software

DPotD: You love the command-line interface but you also want things to look good and be free as in freedom? Maybe you’re looking for a good open font to use when you code? or something to make your code snippets look even better in a printed publication? Then check out ttf-inconsolata!

Vista Ultimate vs. Ubuntu 7.04 - Which Install Is Easier?

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OS

scitech.teambio.org: This weekend I suffered a meltdown of my workstation’s main hard drive. The drive held my Windows Vista Ultimate install. This time, Vista was going to have company - and maybe competition. This time, Ubuntu 7.04 was getting an equal share of the drive.

Gentoo Infrastructure Press Release

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Gentoo
Security

On August 7, 2007, bannedit reported bug 187971 regarding a possible command injection vulnerability within http://packages.gentoo.org. The Infrastructure team verified the vulnerability and the server was immediately taken down to prevent further exploitation and to allow for forensic analysis.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • New tilesets for KMahjongg and KShisen

  • The homogenization of the UNIX world
  • Freespire 2.0: First look and impressions
  • Changing lots of passwords at once
  • Novell doesn't want to be the next SCO
  • Musings on Gnomedex and evolution
  • Oracle CEO Ellison: Open source software is no threat
  • Mainframe Linux
  • In Wake Of SCO Ruling, Torvalds Sticks To Kernel
  • Linux looking to conquer apps, data center, edge
  • Tip of the Trade: SystemImager

KDE 4.0 Beta 1 w/ MEPIS Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: The first beta of KDE 4.0 was released earlier this month and Warren Woodford of the MEPIS project has now built a version of SimplyMEPIS 7 that is based upon Debian Etch with the 32-bit and 64-bit KDE 4.0 Beta 1 packages.

Kernel space: Once upon atime

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Linux

linuxworld: Among the metadata maintained by most filesystems is the last file access time, or "atime." This time can be a useful value to have - it lets an administrator (or a program) know when a file was last used.

Lesser Known Applications for Linux — Health and Food

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KDE

richardfcrawley: This will be an ongoing series of articles highlighting lesser known applications for Linux. This installment will review applications for health and food.

Pokin' around Ubuntu 7.10 alpha 4 and openSuse 10.3 beta 1

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: Well, it's getting to be that time of the year when the next generation of Linux distributions are ripening towards release. So I went over to the openSuse site and grabbed a copy of 10.3 beta 1 and then over to the Ubuntu testing site and grabbed 7.10 Tribe (alpha) 4.

Gutsy and openSUSE 10.3 Beta1

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SUSE

laserjock.wordpress.com: Last night I installed openSUSE 10.3 Beta1 on a spare 10GB partition I had on my laptop. I’d like to share just a few thoughts from my, maybe more developer biased, perspective:

Ask a penguin to see which way Linux wind blows

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Linux

LinuxWorld: The nonprofit Linux Foundation has unveiled the Linux Weather Forecast, a Web site aimed at giving people a better sense of the status of specific Linux kernel projects.

Linux: Determining Maintainers

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Linux

kernelTRAP: In an overwhelmingly large series of 556 patches, Joe Perches attempted to track down maintainers for a significant number of files within the Linux kernel source tree. He explained, "I grew weary of looking up the appropriate maintainer email address(es) to CC: for a patch", adding a new line format to the kernel MAINTAINERS file parsed by a new get_maintainer.pl script.

Linux Foundation adds legal eagles

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Linux

Linux-Watch: Once upon a time, the only thing Linux needed was great coders. That was a long time ago. Today, Linux needs excellent lawyers as well to navigate the 21st century's increasingly lawsuit-happy IT world. To address that concern, the LF (Linux Foundation) has added two top attorneys to its ranks.

$99 Desktop Comes With Too Many Catches

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Linux

LinuxInsider: Zonbu's overall goal is to vastly simplify the process of buying and using a computer. The idea is to make it not only more affordable but also much less of a hassle and much more energy efficient. However, there's a catch -- several catches, in fact. Some have to do with the machine's design and pricing, and others with its performance.

Some Howtos:

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HowTos
  • Transferring Files Over Bluetooth using a BlackBerry Curve, Pearl, or 8800

  • How to install Tor with Vidalia GUI on Ubuntu
  • Privacy and Encryption with PGP : Signing and Encrypting Email / Files

Interesting Shorts:

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Software
  • True Transparency For Raptor

  • Ext3 File Systems in Windows
  • Thoughts that make me go hmmm!
  • Watch two kids repair the XO laptop
  • LunchMeet: Ubuntu is Linux for Human Beings

"A few more" versions of Linux Kernel 2.6.20 planned

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Linux

heise online: Willy Tarreau, maintainer of the 2.4 kernel series, wants to continue to oversee the Linux version 2.6.20 a bit longer than the maintainers of the stable kernel series would normally have done.

Sabayon Linux: Something for everyone

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Linux
Reviews

Linux.com: The Sabayon Linux live DVD distribution, based on the unstable branch of Gentoo Linux, has been in development for several years and caters to a wide variety of users. Having started out with a beautiful but mainstream appearance, it now boasts one of the most unique looks in Linux and more usability options than most other distros.

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  • Blockchain Startups Venture Beyond Bitcoin
    Bitcoin is the most widely-known example of blockchain-based technology, but many of today's startups are looking past the cryptocurrency and towards other, more business-friendly implementations. European blockchain startup incubator Outlier Ventures and Frost & Sullivan have mapped out the blockchain startup landscape, identifying several key areas of activity. It outlines possible paths to success following a busy year for blockchain investments.
  • Another Sandy Bridge Era Motherboard Now Supported By Coreboot
    The Sapphire Pure Platinum H61 is the latest motherboard to be supported by mainline Coreboot for replacing the board's proprietary BIOS.
  • OSI Welcomes the Journal of Open Source Software as Affiliate Member
    The Open Source Initiative® (OSI), a global non-profit organization formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source software and communities, announced that the Journal Of Open Source Software (JOSS), a peer-reviewed journal for open source research software packages, is now an OSI affiliate member.
  • Open source project uses Docker for serverless computing
    Serverless computing has fast become a staple presence on major clouds, from Amazon to Azure. It’s also inspiring open source projects designed to make the concept of functions as a service useful to individual developers. The latest of these projects, called simply Functions as a Service (FaaS) by developer and Linux User contributor Alex Ellis, uses Docker and its native Swarm cluster management technology to package any process as a function available through a web API.
  • PyCharm 2017.1, MicroStrategy 2017.1, Next.js 2.0, and Ubuntu 17.04 final beta released — SD Times news digest: March 27, 2017
  • Open source JavaScript, Node.js devs get NPM Orgs for free
    The SaaS-based tool, which features capabilities like role-based access control, semantic versioning, and package discovery, now can be used on public code on the NPM registry, NPM Inc. said on Wednesday. Developers can transition between solo projects, public group projects, and commercial projects, and users with private registries can use Orgs to combine code from public and private packages into a single project.
  • Slaying Monoliths at Netflix with Node.js
    The growing number of Netflix subscribers -- nearing 85 million at the time of this Node.js Interactive talk -- has generated a number of scaling challenges for the company. In his talk, Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer at Netflix, describes these challenges and explains how the company went from delivering content to a global audience on an ever-growing number of platforms, to supporting all modern browsers, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and beyond. He also looks at how this led to radically modifying their delivery framework to make it more flexible and resilient.
  • Mudlet, the open source MUD client has a new major stable build available
    I don't know how many of you play MUDs, but Mudlet, an open source cross-platform MUD client has hit version 3.0.

today's howtos

Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is, as the name suggests, a very minimal Linux distribution which can be run live from a CD, DVD or USB thumb drive. One of the things which set Minimal Linux Live (MLL) apart from other distributions is that, while the distribution is available through a 7MB ISO file download, the project is designed to be built from source code using a shell script. The idea is that we can download scripts that will build MLL on an existing Linux distribution. Assuming we have the proper compiler tools on our current distribution, simply running a single shell script and waiting a while will produce a bootable ISO featuring the MLL operating system. Yet another option the MLL project gives us is running the distribution inside a web browser using a JavaScript virtual machine. The browser-based virtual machine running MLL can be found on the project's website, under the Emulator tab. This gives us a chance to try out the operating system in our web browser without installing or building anything. I decided to try the MLL build process to see if it would work and how long it would take if everything went smoothly. I also wanted to find out just how much functionality such a small distribution could offer. The project's documentation mostly covers building MLL on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and so I decided to build MLL on a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 I had running in a virtual machine. The steps to build MLL are fairly straight forward. On Ubuntu, we first install six packages to make sure we have all the required dependencies. Then we download an archive containing MLL's build scripts. Then we unpack the archive and run the build script. We just need to type four commands in Ubuntu's virtual terminal to kick-start the build process. Read more

GCC Compiler Tests At A Variety Of Optimization Levels Using Clear Linux

For those curious about the impact of GCC compiler optimization levels, a variety of benchmarks were carried out using GCC 6.3 on Intel's Clear Linux platform. Read more Also: LLVM 4.0.1 Planning, Aiming For Better Stable Releases