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Story Reiser4 Updated With Transaction Models, Linux 3.14 Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:28pm
Story Start Experimenting with Tizen Says Mobile Developer Leon Anavi Roy Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:22pm
Story P2P File Sharing Software Vuze Receives New WebUI Plugin Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:21pm
Story Better Intel "Bay Trail" Support Lands In Coreboot Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:14pm
Story GNU Xnee 3.19 ('Lucia') released Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:10pm
Story Screenlocker architecture in Plasma Next Roy Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:06pm
Story 10 steps to migrate your closed software to open source Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 7:02pm
Story U.S. military UAVs migrate to Linux Roy Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 6:59pm
Story AOC delivers pair of mySmart All-in-One Android PCs Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 6:54pm
Story KernelCare: New no-reboot Linux patching system Rianne Schestowitz 06/05/2014 - 6:44pm

Well-appointed Darkstar Linux has a dark side

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linux.com: Darkstar Linux 2008.1 is one of the first stable distro releases of the year. This distribution from Romania is based on Slackware and is available as a DVD image. For a desktop-oriented distro with its first release in 2004, Darkstar Linux has a lot of scope for improvement; its rock-solid performance and range of applications is overshadowed by its poor hardware skills.

VLC - The Universial Media Player

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Linux

VLC (VideoLan) is a cross-platform universial media player. It supports a variety of different inputs, including DVD, VCD, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MP4, and MOV. It has full subtitle support, as well as built-in video filters. There are skins for VLC available at the developer website.

early howtos

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HowTos
  • Apache Logs: how long does it take to serve a request?

  • Probing the Linux kernel
  • rkhunter & chkrootkit: wise crackers only
  • Quickly and fastly installing LaTeX: LaTeX in Debian Quick HOWTO
  • How to get the Debian Menu back in Ubuntu 7.10
  • mytop - top like query monitor for MySQL
  • How to Use a Mobile Phone as Modem in Linux

In latest release, Nmap looks better than ever

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Software

linux.com: December's release of Nmap 4.50 marked the popular port-scanning tool's tenth anniversary. The 4.50 release includes Zenmap, a cross-platform GUI front end for Nmap which includes a command creation wizard, a scripting engine, and a host of other improvements.

7 Thunderbird Extensions that will allow you to replace Outlook

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Software

suseblog.com: Whether you are using Linux or not, Thunderbird is a great email client. It’s been around awhile, and works well. But what if we want more than what Thunderbird offers stock? What can we do so that we can share address books between users on completely different computers? Is there a way to use calendars? Can we then share the calendars so other users can access them?

Interview: Michael Shiloh of OpenMoko

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Interviews

raiden.net: I had a chance to talk to Michael Shiloh, head of developer relations for OpenMoko, the totally open source mobile phone platform. After a few words, I could tell that the project he was engaged in was very interesting.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 8

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Issue eight of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! Highlights include openSUSE Welcomes Zonker, Applications for openSUSE Membership Now Open, and Upcoming: openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2, this Thursday.

today's leftovers

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News
  • feh - lightweight but powerful image viewer

  • Sun’s Next Two Open Source Moves
  • kgdb, To Merge Or Not To Merge
  • Sambo to Launch Linux-based PC
  • Mini- Review: Mint 4.0
  • Tiny tactical mission computer runs Linux
  • Howto: Delete Files Permanently and Securely in Linux
  • Free Outlook Alternative on Ubuntu Linux
  • We have submitted AGPL to OSI
  • Installing KDE 4 on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • ASUS P5E3 Premium motherboard: Surf without Windows
  • Who cares about operating systems?
  • Followup on the GIMP on thin clients
  • Red Hat Virtual Training
  • rsync: A Backup Strategy for Modern Times

Asus Eee PC Can Run CloudBook gOS

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Linux

mobilemag.com: Yes, we know that the Everex CloudBook subnotebook has been delayed from arriving at the shelves of Walmart, but that doesn't mean that you can't get in on the hot gOS experience right now.

One year after Mac hack contest, Linux & Vista may be tested

LinuxWorld (IDG): One year after launching a controversial Macintosh hacking contest, the promoters of the CanSecWest security research conference are thinking about giving hackers another shot at cracking the Mac. Only this time, they're looking to broaden the field.

Matt Asay: the Linux desktop is "utter crap"

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Linux

In Matt Asay's critique of Linus Torvald's comments in the Sydney Morning Herald, he states, "Let's be honest: the Linux desktop is "utter crap" compared to either OS X or Windows."

Purchasing free-software-friendly hardware

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Hardware

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Many people have complained about the lack of pre-integrated computers running GNU/Linux or the lack of fully free software drivers for important hardware. Ultimately though, it’s up to you, the consumer, both to satisfy your own requirements and to send a message to vendors that supporting free software pays.

Distro Review: Wolvix 1.1.0 Hunter

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: This is the 3rd part or my trip through Slackware-based distros and today's candidate is Wolvix 1.1.0 Hunter, I was intrigued to see how it would compare to Zenwalk and Vector which I tested recently. So here's how I got on...

Will Ubuntu Become Bigger Than Linux?

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Ubuntu

ubuntuist.com: It seem that Ubuntu is becoming a name that may become as recognizable as Linux it self. This is definitely a good thing for Ubuntu but may end up being a confusing and frustrating issue for Linux users.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • CLI Magic: Manage all your archives with atool

  • Filesystem check after every 30 boot ups
  • Installing (K)Ubuntu In Ubuntu With VMware Server
  • Unlocking a LUKS encrypted root partition via ssh
  • Sync your iPhone with Ubuntu Linux
  • 3 ways to fix a bad Ubuntu screen resolution
  • USB PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008

Ubuntu makes it easy for parallel virtualization

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Software

desktoplinux.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will announce on Feb. 6 that it's making Parallels Workstation for Linux available to users through the Ubuntu Partner Repository.

Will Microsoft kill Linux

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Linux

theangryadmin.blogspot: Will Microsoft kill Linux? No it won't, Linux will kill Linux. Let me tell you a story. It'll start as all good stories do with once upon a time.

Make KDE More Attractive: Add a Nice Touch to It

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KDE

linuxlove.org: I know that everyone has different tastes and each ones perception of attractive is different but this is how my KDE looks like, I really enjoy it and if someone else enjoys it too, then this post wasn’t written for nothing.

KDE 4.0.1 Released

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KDE

kde.org: The KDE Community today announced the immediate availability of KDE 4.0.1, the first bugfix and maintenance release for the latest generation of the most advanced and powerful free desktop.

Kubuntu 8.04 FAQ

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Ubuntu

blog.nixternal.com: We are seeing more and more questions relating to Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron, and KDE 4, and some KDE 3 as well. So to hopefully save you some keystrokes on IRC, forums, or mailing lists, lets try this out first.

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Amazon Changes Rental ('Cloud') Model on GNU/Linux

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