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Four Easy Fun Useful Things You Can Do With Linux

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: Today you get a hearty serving of some of my favorite tips and tricks, painstakingly accumulated and carefully squirreled away for a special occasion. Autumn is here, which is always special, so here they are.

Gentoo Monthly Newsletter -- 30 September 2008

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Gentoo

The September issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter has been released. In this month's issue: EAPI-2 approved, Gentoo-Quebec training, learn to use iotop, and more!

Keep tabs on your finances with HomeBank

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Software

linux.com: "Where does all my money go?" If you want to know the exact answer to that question, you need HomeBank, a personal finance manager that can help you keep track of your income and expenses with consummate ease.

Nokia renames Trolltech and Qtopia

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Software

news.zdnet.co.uk: Trolltech, the software-development company bought earlier this year by Nokia, has been renamed 'Qt Software', after its main product Qt.

2.6.27-rc8, "This One Should Be The Last One"

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "So yet another week, another -rc," began Linux creator, Linus Torvalds, announcing the 2.6.27-rc8 Linux kernel. He continued, "this one should be the last one: we're certainly not running out of regressions."

Financial Crisis Offers Opportunity for Linux, Open Source

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OSS

eweek.com: Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundations says technologies like Linux and open source software can help enterprises cut costs during tough economic times. Zemlin says users should look to open source and Linux, systems management tools, and virtualization technology to keep budgets in line.

x2x is a software alternative to a KVM switch

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Software

linux.com: Unless you have fully embraced the virtualization movement, you probably have more than one machine in your home or office, particularly if you run more than one operating system, and you probably have more than one keyboard and mouse on you desk. If you would like to regain some desk space without having to purchase a KVM switch, x2x may be the solution.

Fedora 10 Beta release announcement

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Linux

redhat.com: Just on the heels of the Fedora Project's fifth anniversary, the Beta of Fedora Linux version 10 (code-named Cambridge) is now available:

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid's Theme

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Ubuntu users were promised a radical new desktop theme with Ubuntu 8.04 and then that ended up getting postponed to the upcoming 8.10 release (a.k.a. the Intrepid Ibex).

Zen and the Art of the Six-Figure Linux Job

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Linux

earthweb.com: You’ve heard the stereotypes and the misconceptions. Since Linux is free software, the developers who create it are paid next to nothing, right? Wrong.

Seven habits for writing secure PHP applications

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Web

These seven habits for writing more secure PHP Web applications will help you avoid becoming an easy victim of malicious attacks. Like many habits, they may seem awkward at first, but they become more natural as time goes on.

Top 5 Least Popular Linux Distributions That Could

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Linux

junauza.com: During my Distro hopping days, I have tried and tested different flavors of Linux. Let's focus on the following Linux distributions that some of us may consider least popular, but are highly capable of becoming way bigger than what they are today.

Konqueror, The Powerful KDE Browser

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: So far, all of the browsers that I reviewed for this book have been Gnome-based browsers. Epiphany is a Gnome-sponsored project, and Firefox is rapidly moving towards Gnomeization (though at the time of this writing, a Qt port of Firefox is under heavy development). What’s a good KDE user to do? Simple: use the conqueror of the browser market, Konqueror.

Linux speaks your instant messaging dialect

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Software

itwire.com: No matter your flavour of instant messenger (IM) client, Linux has you covered. With the open source program Pidgin you can talk freely.

If Linux Distributions Were Footballers..

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: This is just a bit of fun, blending my two great loves, Linux and football. I make no apology for the English Premiership-centric choices. Indeed, I'd welcome any other suggestions from around the globe...

PCLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS

ldp.ifroog.com: I was extremely happy with Arch, and it convinced me that Ubuntu was too bloated, and that GNOME hurts my eyes. Arch randomly crashed, and I was in a distro-hopping mood, so I decided to try PCLOS.

Ubuntu: Beauty And Power

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: What is an OS? A way to make a collection of words, pictures, videos, content, show up on a screen? A way for us to take ideas out of our heads and put them into a form that is accessible by another? For me this is Ubuntu, and, as the saying goes, it just works.

Acquia out of beta

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Drupal

drupal.org: After months of hard work, Acquia is now open for business! Starting today, everyone can connect their Drupal 6 site to the Acquia Network to take advantage of our services. Oh my!

Also: Acquia Delivers Commercially Supported Drupal

How To Install VMware Server 2 On An Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.

Build It: A Sub-$250 Desktop PC

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Hardware
Ubuntu

pcmag.com: Why spend more than you should on a cheap PC that you buy retail? In less than 30 minutes, you can build an ultra-low-budget Linux PC that can handle a multitude of everyday tasks.

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Trisquel 9.0 Development Plans and Trisquel 8.0 Release

  • Trisquel 9.0 development plans
    Just as we release Trisquel 8.0, the development of the next version begins! Following the naming suggestions thread I've picked Etiona, which sounds good and has the fewest search results. We currently do our development in a rented dedicated server in France, and although it is functional it has many performance and setup issues. It has 32 gigs of RAM, which may sound like plenty but stays below the sweet spot where you can create big enough ramdisks to compile large packages without having to ever write to disk during the build process, greatly improving performance. It also has only 8 cores and rather slow disks. The good news is that the FSF has generously decided to host a much larger dedicated build server for us, which will allow us to scale up operations. The new machine will have fast replicated disks, lots of RAM and two 12 core CPUs. Along with renewing the hardware, we need to revamp the software build infrastructure. Currently the development server runs a GitLab instance, Jenkins and pbuilder-based build jails. This combination was a big improvement from the custom made scripts of early releases, but it has some downsides that have been removed by sbuild. Sbuild is lighter and faster and has better crash recovery and reporting.
  • Trisquel 8.0 LTS Flidas
    Trisquel 8.0, codename "Flidas" is finally here! This release will be supported with security updates until April 2021. The first thing to acknowledge is that this arrival has been severely delayed, to the point where the next upstream release (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) will soon be published. The good news is that the development of Trisquel 9.0 will start right away, and it should come out closer to the usual release schedule of "6 months after upstream release". But this is not to say that we shouldn't be excited about Trisquel 8.0, quite the contrary! It comes with many improvements over Trisquel 7.0, and its core components (kernel, graphics drivers, web browser and e-mail client) are fully up to date and will receive continuous upgrades during Flidas' lifetime. Trisquel 8.0 has benefited from extensive testing, as many people have been using the development versions as their main operating system for some time. On top of that, the Free Software Foundation has been using it to run the Libreplanet conference since last year, and it has been powering all of its new server infrastructure as well!

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FOSS Events in Europe: Rust, foss-north, KubeCon + CloudnativeCon Europe 2018

  • Rust loves GNOME Hackfest: Day 1
    This is a report of the first day of the Rust loves GNOME Hackfest that we are having in Madrid at the moment. During the first day we had a round of introductions and starting outlining the state of the art.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 1
    I'm in Madrid since Monday, at the third GNOME+Rust hackfest! The OpenShine folks are kindly letting us use their offices, on the seventh floor of a building by the Cuatro Caminos roundabout. I am very, very thankful that this time everyone seems to be working on developing gnome-class. It's a difficult project for me, and more brainpower is definitely welcome — all the indirection, type conversion, GObject obscurity, and procedural macro shenanigans definitely take a toll on oneself.
  • Five days left
    I use to joke that the last week before foss-north is the worst – everything is done, all that is left is the stress.
  • KubeCon + CloudnativeCon Europe 2018
    The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference will be taking place in Copenhagen from May 2-4. It will cover Kubernetes, Prometheus OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, and other key technologies in cloud native computing.

Programming: Taxonomy of Tech Debt, Python and More

  • A Taxonomy of Tech Debt
    Hi there. I’m Bill “LtRandolph” Clark, and I’m the engineering manager for the Champions team on LoL. I’ve worked on several different teams on League over the past years, but one focus has been consistent: I’m obsessed with tech debt. I want to find it, I want to understand it, and where possible, I want to fix it. When engineers talk about any existing piece of technology - for example League of Legends patch 8.4 - we often talk about tech debt. I define tech debt as code or data that future developers will pay a cost for. Countless blog posts, articles, and definitions have been written about this scourge of software development. This post will focus on types of tech debt I’ve seen during my time working at Riot, and a model for discussing it that we’re starting to use internally. If you only take away one lesson from this article, I hope you remember the “contagion” metric discussed below.
  • 6 Python datetime libraries
    Once upon a time, one of us (Lacey) had spent more than an hour staring at the table in the Python docs that describes date and time formatting strings. I was having a hard time understanding one specific piece of the puzzle as I was trying to write the code to translate a datetime string from an API into a Python datetime object, so I asked for help.
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