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Story ioquake3 move srlinuxx 03/01/2013 - 2:44am
Blog entry Ubuntu Phone, Good idea? fieldyweb 02/01/2013 - 8:36pm
Story Choosing a text editor srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 6:58pm
Story UEFI SecureBoot + Linux, is the nightmare over? srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 6:56pm
Story Ubuntu Phone OS Unveiled by Canonical srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 6:54pm
Story 2012, a great year for KDE srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 6:50pm
Story openSUSE 12.2 Review: an Immaculate Conception srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 5:23pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 02/01/2013 - 2:39am
Story SuperTuxKart New Features srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 8:26pm
Story The Philosophy of free software srlinuxx 01/01/2013 - 8:24pm

Making a Genius Scanner Work With SuSE

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HowTos

My Genius ColorPage Vivid4 USB scanner worked acceptably under Windows, so it was the time to get it working with SANE.

OOo Off the Wall: The Elephant in the Living Room -- OOo and MS Office

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OOo

For OpenOffice.org (OOo), MS Office (MSO) is the elephant in the living room. As much as the project might want to ignore MSO, it cannot. Many potential users never have used anything except MSO, and most have to share files with MSO users at some point.

First Look: Free SeaMonkey Internet Tool Suite Is Solid

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Moz/FF

Volunteers update the former Mozilla Application Suite to combine a browser with e-mail, chat, and Web design tools, just like old times.

Fixing Patents, Open-Source Style

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OSS

The U.S. Patent Office has a big problem with how it grants software patents. And open-source developers are ready to help it out.

Also: Patent Office takes second look at JPEG

Book Review: Linux Patch management - Keeping Linux systems up to date

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Linux

It is a waste of time and bandwidth to individually download all the patches and security fixes for each machine. This is where this book named "Linux Patch Management - Keeping Linux systems up to date" authored by Michael Jang gains significance.

Google, Skype in Startup to Link Hotspots

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Google

Google Inc. and eBay Inc.'s Skype are investing in a startup that plans to help hotspot owners charge for Wi-Fi access, a plan that could face significant opposition from Internet service providers.

Linux Australia addresses burnout syndrome

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Linux

The nation's peak Linux body will informally separate some of its governance and executive functions in a move to relieve some of the pressure on its voluntary leadership.

The Rise of Real-time Linux

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Linux

New real-time Linux enhancements open a whole new world of possibilities for Linux, ranging across the latest 3G technologies and as near as the mobile handset in your pocket. The purpose of modifying the Linux kernel with real-time functionality: to dramatically reduce interrupt and task preemption latency, thus enabling the 2.6 kernel for use in high-performance multimedia applications and those requiring extremely fast, task level reliable control functions. Real-time Linux has come a long way - where is it now and where is it heading?

Tuxmachines: 4th quarter Report

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Site News

February 4th was Tuxmachines official one year anniversary. Although I put a site up and added content 6 months prior, it was static and unknown. A year ago I began putting a little content in this little cms called Drupal and we've been growing every since. Tuxmachines continued to showed some growth early part of the quarter, but perhaps has now leveled off some.

Claudio Matsuoka: Frankensystem

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OS

Another post about the Lone Gunmen. Watching carefully the computer screen depicted in the last episode, it seemed to be a bit more ellaborated than your average HollywoodOS (which usually has a green 1200/75 terminal that beeps at each received character along with a spinning wireframe 3D model and a progress bar). The Gunmen OS (which I suspect is in fact MacOS 9 with Kaleidoscope) is a bit different:

Mini Review: Opera 8.5

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Software

I'm a two browser man. Or rather: I used to be. For a long time I have been using Konqueror and Opera 7 more or less concurrently, depending on the task at hand. I've always liked Opera for its polished, intuitive GUI, and the good rendering engine. However, something always made me go back to Konq, it just felt better for some tasks.

Pentoo Mini LiveCD v2006.0

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Linux

Pentoo, a Network Security Consortium distribution based off of Gentoo, has released their Mini-Pentoo v2006.0 build. Not only is this a great LiveCD security distribution, but it comes without many of the hassles beginning Linux users have faced when attempting to run Gentoo, and of course Emerge is included. We have the Screenshots!

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Degunk Linux and debunk FUD

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Reviews

Degunking Linux could easily have been called "Intermediate Linux Administration 101", but then no one would have bought it. Degunking Linux is inherently eye-catching. The title makes everyone curious. The Microsofties are thinking, "Ha! I knew that there was gunk in Linux!" and the Penguinistas are thinking, "No way. Linux doesn't have gunk." Both of those groups of book buyers will get more and less than what they hoped to find in the 320 pages of Roderick's book.

Theming Bash

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HowTos

Shell themes are shell presets that, when invoked, customize the shell with various useful commands for working on a specific project. Before you can write shell themes, you need to implement an infrastructure for creating them.

SUSE Linux 10 Unleashed

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Reviews

While the book is aimed at the Linux beginner, it's certainly not aimed at those who don't know one end of an operating system from another. It's not the sort of book to recommend to friends and relatives who aren't computer literate.

Boeing Uses Concurrent's RedHawk Linux

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Linux

Concurrent, provider of Linux OS has announced that Boeing has selected RedHawk Linux for use in Symtx avionics test equipment used in support of the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems' Air Force C-17 modernization program.

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Mozilla: Virtual Reality in Mixed Reality, Taskcluster Development

  • Building Bold New Worlds With Virtual Reality
    From rich text to video to podcasts, the Internet era offers an array of new ways for creators to build worlds. Here at Mozilla, we are particularly excited about virtual reality. Imagine moving beyond watching or listening to a story; imagine also feeling that story. Imagine being inside it with your entire mind and body. Now imagine sharing and entering that experience with something as simple as a web URL. That’s the potential before us.
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OSS Leftovers

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    California-based blockchain startup Propy, is bringing the commercial use of blockchain technology to the US. After facilitating the first US Blockchain-based real estate deed in Vermont, Propy announced a new open source Developer Program. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.
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Security: Updates, IBM, Elytron and Container Vulnerability Scanning

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    Elytron is a new security framework that ships with WildFly version 10 and Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7.1. This project is a complete replacement of PicketBox and JAAS. Elytron is a single security framework that will be usable for securing management access to the server and for securing applications deployed in WildFly. You can still use the legacy security framework, which is PicketBox, but it is a deprecated module; hence, there is no guarantee that PicketBox will be included in future releases of WildFly. In this article, we will explore the components of Elytron and how to configure them in Wildfly.
  • PodCTL #32 – Container Vulnerability Scanning