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Story SliTaz 5.0 RC2 Is a Minimalistic OS Built from Scratch Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 9:51pm
Story Stable Channel Update: Chrome 35 Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 9:23pm
Story Qt Creator 3.1.1 Lands Alongside Qt 5.3 Rianne Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 8:49pm
Story TechView: Linus Torvalds, Inventor of Linux Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 8:25pm
Story Would You Give Linux a Whirl? Roy Schestowitz 20/05/2014 - 8:22pm
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

Com One Phoenix Wi-Fi radio rises from embedded Linux platform

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Sci/Tech

linux.com: Com One's Phoenix Wi-Fi radio is a home music appliance built on an embedded Linux foundation. Phoenix lets you stream music or play podcasts as easily as you can listen to a car radio, once you tell it what you want to hear. Its ability to play Internet radio is nice -- but is it worth its price?

£99 laptop could hatch the Linux generation

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Linux

techlun.ch: PC manufacturer Elonex is launching ONE, an ultra-portable laptop, at this week’s Education Show at the NEC. This might be considered another brick in the wall to mainstream PC manufacturers and Microsoft for two reasons.

Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote

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Movies

theregister.co.uk: It's Friday, so what better way to waste a bit of the firm's time before beer o'clock than by participating in our fun-for-all-the-family top sci-fi movie quote poll?

Can Linux Stage a Coup D'Etat?

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Linux

linuxinsider: Give office workers familiar with the Microsoft XP operating system an opportunity to try the same navigational tasks at a Linux-based desktop. Then step back and wait for the reaction. First will come the surprised look. Then questions like "where did the command line go?" will soon follow.

Bash bits, nibbles and bytes: Handling command line arguments

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HowTos

blogs.ittoolbox.com: There are plenty of tutorials out on the web but they tend to shove a whole lot down your throat in one big hard to swallow gob. I intend to make short, sharp and shiny snippets so it is easy to understand and use.

Torrentflux — web-based BitTorrent client

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Software
HowTos

polishlinux.org: The Bittorrent network is becoming increasingly popular and perfectly legal. It allows to download the latest movies, music or, to say the least, almost every Linux distribution available.

Ubuntu: How To Change Wallpaper Easily With Wallpapoz

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Wallpapoz is an easy to use wallpaper changer application for GNOME. If you love to collect wallpapers, and like your desktop to change wallpaper at regular interval, then Wallpapoz is right for you.

How to Become a Linux Guru

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Linux

computoredge.com: It's an observed fact that some people are good with computers, and other people aren't. We call the good ones gurus and the rest users. How do you tell the difference?

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux keeps landing in the mainstream

  • Is public domain software open-source?
  • Partitioning for Linux
  • GNOME 2.22 Release Candidate
  • Here’s my problem with many rogue coders, hackers, Open Source cultists
  • Novell's PR director leaves to change the world
  • Report: Open Source Adoption Increases App Dev Pay
  • Fedora, Getting Involved Guide (GIG)
  • modprobe returns Invalid kernel module Format
  • Five Main Advantages of Open Source for Enterprise Solutions
  • Firefox, Or Pigfoot?
  • Howto Install Clam AntiVirus with GTK frontend GUI
  • Demystifying a Wireless Network
  • Inside the SFLC's guide to legal management of FOSS projects
  • Open source makes a healthy site for healthy eaters
  • Open source gains business credibility

Full Circle Magazine Issue 10 Released

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Ubuntu

Can you believe it? We’re already at our tenth issue! Highlights include: Linux Mint Install, How-To : Compile from Source, and Review of the ASUS EEE PC running Xubuntu.

Distro Review: Foresight Linux 1.4.2

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Linux
Reviews

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: After some delay and threatening over the last couple of weeks I've finally gotten around to typing up my review of Foresight Linux. Foresight is a distro I've been interested in for quite some time, I knew it had a lot of cutting edge features but I was a little worried about the stability issues that might cause. Would my concerns prove to be unfounded?

Battle of the Ultra-Mobile Linux Laptops: Cloudbook vs. EeePC vs. My Old Thinkpad

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Linux
Hardware

popsci.com: Let's take a look at the main contenders in the Linux-powered ultraportable world—the Asus EeePC and the Everex Cloudbook--and, as a control, my four-year-old IBM Thinkpad X31 running Ubuntu Linux. Sure, the X31 is not as crazy-svelte, but in its day it was about as small as they came, and still serves as an impressively compact workhorse to this day. And best of all, the three of them can be had for $400, so let's see what's possible with each.

Open source software and recycled gear equals PCs for needy schools

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Linux

networkworld.com: One person's trash is another's treasure, and this weekend open source vendors and community members plan to join forces with a Northern Californian recycling organization to transform hundreds of desktop and laptops into PCs loaded with Ubuntu, Firefox, OpenOffice and more to be donated to needy area schools.

Tasky on Foresight 2

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Software

silwenae.org: Tasky is a new task management application for the GNOME desktop. Written by Boyd Timothy, Tasky features syncing with Remember the Milk, but doesn’t feature the ability to use RTM tags yet. Tasky is a great way to help implement and use Getting Things Done.

When Sally met Eddie: The Fedora package story

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: There are lots of ways that software gets included in Fedora releases. Because Fedora is a community-powered Linux distribution, the most common (and likely the easiest) method is when a community member packages and “owns” the task of building it for Fedora. This story follows that process.

Defense Planting Seeds of Doubt; Is the Reiser Son to be Believed?

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser defense on Thursday zeroed in on the case's only eyewitness -- the Linux programmer's 8-year-old son: A child psychologist took the stand in a bid to convince jurors that the boy, when he was 6, saw his mother Nina Reiser walk out of the Oakland hills house where prosecutors said she never left alive.

White Asus Eee briefly spotted today at Amazon.com

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Linux
Hardware

theinquirer.net: ANYONE IN NEED of an affordable yet very portable micro-laptop with plenty of battery life has been keeping an eye on the ASUS Eee. But the long awaited 8G version in white colour has been as easy to get as a Wii at Crimble.

Elonex £99 Eee PC rival to arrive in June

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Linux
Hardware

reghardware.co.uk: Elonex has rolled out its sub-£100 Linux-based laptop, the One, but it looks like it's going to prove harder get hold of than Asus Eee PC has been. Elonex today unveiled black, pink, green, white and silver Ones to whet buyers' appetites.

Novell Reports Financial Results for First Fiscal Quarter 2008

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SUSE

earthtimes.org (pr): Novell, Inc. today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Jan. 31, 2008. For the quarter, Novell reported net revenue of $231 million. This compares to net revenue of $218 million for the first fiscal quarter 2007.

SystemRescueCD

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Linux

fosswire.com: Bad things happen, and sometimes those bad things will happen to your computer, or a computer you are responsible for. SystemRescueCD includes a whole host of tools that are very useful. If you are already a Linux whiz, you have a full command line available to you. As well as the command line side of things, the CD also has a GUI available, which uses WindowMaker.

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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.