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some system suggestions

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Between 150 and 400Mhz, I usually suggest Arch (provided it’s an i686), and a GTK1 or straight X desktop. There are a couple of reasons for that. Between 400Mhz and about 800Mhz, it’s worth it to me to compile.

John Lilly, Mozilla CEO video interview on GigaOM

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Interviews
Moz/FF

mozillalinks.org: The GigaOM Show had Mozilla Corporation’s CEO, John Lilly as its guest for Episode 28. John talks about the CEO transition, Firefox 3, Mozilla income, growth, the IPO theory and Thunderbird.

Keynote streamed live today

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Linux

jono bacon: Late breaking news - it turns out that my keynote at SCALE today will be streamed live over the Internet. It kicks off at 9.55am Los Angeles time on the 9th Feb 2008. That is today.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Son of the Rock-n-Roll DOSBox Freak Show

  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 2
  • People of openSUSE: Jake Rogers
  • an interview with vorian
  • Linux.com Weekly Wire -- 2-8-2008 (video)
  • Customize your Titlebar
  • Meet the KDevelop Crowd
  • A life without Windows is nice.
  • Where Are My Command Binaries
  • Averatec users - watch out for Ubuntu Hardy alpha 5
  • Are Open Source and Capitalism Worlds Apart?
  • Live From SoCal Linux Expo: More Substance Than Style
  • How not to write Python code
  • Pay it Forward Works for Linux Too
  • The Distro Journey Has Begun: OpenSuSE 10.3

Debugging With kmemcheck

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "With a lot of help from Ingo Molnar and Pekka Enberg over the last couple of weeks, we've been able to produce a new version of kmemcheck!" announced Vegard Nossum, adding, "the current version of the patch boots on real hardware, but we've seen freezes on some machines, so it's not perfect yet."

KDE Commit-Digest for 3rd February 2008

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Custom legend entries and the beginnings of the Mercator map projection (and evidence of exciting other things to come) in Marble. Support for multiple online dictionaries and the start of a vocabulary Plasma applet in Parley.

Hans Reiser Subject of New Play

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Reiser

Hans Reiser, Linux Programmer currently on trial for murdering his estranged wife, is now the subject of a local theater groups' play on the hazards of the technology field.

More distros = more choice

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Linux

expresscomputeronline.com: For consumers, Linux being free, this was not a big deal and most did not bother about the fragmentation issue. However, when it comes to a paid version for the enterprise segment, CIOs will be worried about the growing number of distros.

Small Goodies: controll your KDE with a Sony Ericsson mobile phone

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KDE

/home/liquidat: At kde-apps.org there is a little KDE package available for Sony Ericsson mobile phones which enable the user to control different (KDE) applications via the mobile phone. It works like a charm and is easy to set up.

Reviving OS/2's best in the Linux desktop

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Software

desktoplinux.com: Get over it. We're never going to see OS/2 open-sourced. But, it just might be possible for Linux desktop users to get one of OS/2's best features: SOM (System Object Model).

The Year of the Open Source Desktop

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Linux

Linux Today: It's that time of year again, when I am forced to use the Windows operating system. Yes, it's tax time again. All my forms are in, and I get to perform my annual rev up of TurboTax. I am wondering if perhaps a common-platform technique that all apps could work with might not be a better idea.

Is Linus Even Speaking for Linux Anymore? Uh... Yes.

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Linux

oreillynet.com/linux/blog: The question then becomes “Do distributions pull the kernels they use from Linus’s tree?” If so, then it follows that they pay attention to Linus’s views on Linux.

krdc: falling in love all over again

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KDE

Aaron J. Seigo: Today's KDE4 application love session is all about remote access via VNC and RDP via the somewhat cryptically named krdc (which stands for "KDE Remote Desktop Client", in case you're wondering).

Europe tries to make open source its own

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: Roberto Galloppini writes from Rome about how everyone there wants to talk about open source, but few want to do much about it.

Five Trends at Southern California Linux Expo

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy is skipping Disneyland this weekend and keeping a close eye on the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE), which runs February 8-10 at the Westin Los Angeles. Here are five trends and themes The VAR Guy will be tracking at the event.

Also: Jono Bacon: Women in Open Source

Stable kernels 2.6.23.15 and 2.6.24.1

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Linux

LWN: The 2.6.23.15 and 2.6.24.1 stable kernel updates are out. Both contain quite a lot list of fixes, including a few for security-related problems.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux

  • An Easy Tutorial on IP Tables and Port Knocking
  • Make your own portable Mandriva Flash
  • Building an attractive, usable desktop on a budget laptop
  • Move Background Images Folder in GNOME
  • Set up a virtual FTP server with pam-mysql
  • Root Password Ubuntu
  • Manage documents and bibliographies with Referencer

KDE4 Update: A Turn for the Worse?

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KDE

techknack.blogspot: I recently wrote a post about KDE4 and Plasma, and my first impressions about it. Yesterday, I ran aptitude dist-upgrade to find out that KDE4 had an upgrade available. KDE 4.0.1 is here.

Eliminating the 'Software Tax'

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OSS

sys-con.com: Last year, it was estimated that more than 90 percent of the office productivity suite market was controlled by one vendor, and, historically, because of this dominance, consumers, businesses small and large, and governments have been left with few viable options.

Fie on Photoshop: Krita, the Real Photoshop Killer

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Software

LinuxPlanet: Two weeks ago we learned why Gimp, even though it is a superior cross-platform image-editing application, is not a "Photoshop Killer." I'm not fond of lurid headlines, but if I were to nominate a "Photoshop Killer" I pick Krita.

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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.