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  • Using Strace to Trace Problems
  • Boot from CD-ROM in newer versions of VirtualBox
  • Get Up to Speed with Blender, for Graphics and Animation Panache
  • PostgreSQL 9: Balancing Hardware Spending
  • PostgreSQL 9: Reliable Controller and Disk Setup
  • Prevent DOS with iptables
  • How To Use Kindle With Ubuntu
  • How to Use policy to control bluecoat ProxySG administrator access
  • KDE 4.5.2 available for Mandriva 2010

How To Make An Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Resemble A Mac (With Elementary, Docky & Gloobus-Preview)

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This article shows how you can change the appearance of your Ubuntu 10.10 desktop so that it resembles a Mac. This can be achieved with the help of Elementary, Docky, and Gloobus-Preview. Elementary is a project that provides a popular icon set and GTK theme; Docky is an interactive dock (like the one you know from a Mac) that provides easy access to some of the files, folders, and applications on your computer, and more; and Gloobus-Preview is an extension for the Gnome Desktop Environment designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of file or directory.

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  • Troubleshooting Using dmesg Command in Unix and Linux
  • How to configure LVM on Pardus 2011
  • Installing LCMP stack on CentOS 5.5
  • MySQL quickest way to look at databases
  • Clear your MySQL password
  • Restore Logout/Suspend/Reboot/Shutdown buttons in Ubuntu
  • get text highlighted with various colours in grep and ls
  • Disable AppArmor in Ubuntu Linux
  • Set Any Animated Screensaver as Your Desktop Background
  • 4 useful graphic and non-graphic linux apps for text and color
  • Easily get Wine apps to match your GTK theme
  • Set up easy file sharing with NFS on Linux
  • Enabling Mediatomb on Fedora 13
  • Find the Shutter Count Value with digiKam

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

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  • show date and time in your history command
  • Make apt-get 26x faster with apt-fast
  • Moving from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org
  • Fix a Windows Infection Using Linux
  • Introduction to PostgreSQL 9
  • Nanoshot - Simple screeshot taking program
  • Easy Record streaming audio in Ubuntu using OutRec
  • “no new release found” While Upgrading from Lucid Lynx
  • BZ is Eazy! bzip2, bzgrep, bzcmp, bzdiff, bzcat, bzless, bzmore examples
  • As Easy As Openfiler

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Install Roxen web server on centos
  • Tivion - simple TV streaming
  • Install And Configure Burg In Ubuntu
  • Undo apt-get build-dep
  • How to use SCP on Linux
  • Troubleshoot: Ubuntu 10.10 Folder Opens With Media Player
  • My Client Base- An Open Source Invoicing App
  • Delete Files Older Than x Days
  • mkfs.vfat and mkfs.ntfs Arch Linux
  • Managing Offline Routing Maps in Marble
  • Ubuntu 11.04 to ship Unity as default desktop?
  • Microsoft vs. Apple (vs Linux): Who's winning?
  • Sticking With Ubuntu 10.04 LTS OR Switching To 10.10
  • Going Linux #118 Remote Assistance Software for Linux
  • Linux Action Show Retro: Asus Nukes Netbook Linux

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 10.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 10.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

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  • Install SopCast Web TV player with VLC1.1.x problem fixed in Ubuntu
  • The Shelf Applet Screencast (KDE Plasma 4.6)
  • Globbing with zsh
  • Install XBMC on Ubuntu with IR Remote Support
  • GUI root login in Fedora 13
  • Next shotwell version is coming with video upload support
  • Delete a Table Without Deleting the Data in OOo or LO
  • Installing Drupal7 on Ubuntu Lucid Server
  • Tips for Using Bash in the Linux Terminal – Part 1

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  • How to disable ipv6 in Ubuntu Linux
  • How to find out the filesystem type of devices and partitions
  • Setup Ubuntu-style Sudo on other Distributions
  • Video: How To Customize Avant Window Navigator - Lucido Style
  • How to Reset the Root Password in MySQL
  • ICH6 Intel Sound on Unity or Mandriva PulseAudio Fix
  • New kernel (2.6.36), new patch to apply to VMware Workstation 7.1
  • Tutorial: "Solar winds" graphics effect
  • Easily Install 2.6.35 (Maverick) Kernel on Ubuntu 10.04
  • A Simple Bash Script to Download and Organize Photos
  • Elegant Gnome Pack Themes On Ubuntu PPA
  • Installing Webmin on CentOS 5.5 Tutorial
  • Develop Apache HTTP Server Modules

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  • 10 Beginner Tips from PHP Masters
  • Customizing Colors for Your .bashrc
  • Increase available disk space by decreasing the reserved blocks
  • Multi-view terminal with Terminator
  • How to add loopback on ubuntu
  • Two Blender Tutorials That Comes as Sintel DVD Extras
  • Blender 2.5: Creating a UV Texture
  • Syncing Linux With iPad
  • Create a Custom Linux Command Line
  • 5 Ways To Fix Window Decorations – Visual Effect
  • Setting Up an Open Source Firewall, Router and Server on Endian, Part 1
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In Memoriam: Robin "Roblimo" Miller, a Videographer and Free Software Champion

Videographer Robin Roblimo Miller

Robin "Roblimo" Miller was a clever, friendly, and very amicable individual who everyone I know has plenty of positive things to say about. I had the pleasure of speaking to him for several hours about anything from personal life and professional views. Miller was a very knowledgeable person whose trade as a journalist and video producer I often envied. I have seen him facing his critics in his capacity as a journalist over a decade ago when he arranged a debate about OOXML (on live radio). Miller, to me, will always be remembered as a strong-minded and investigative journalist who "did the right thing" as the cliché goes, irrespective of financial gain -- something which can sometimes be detrimental to one's longterm health. Miller sacrificed many of his later years to a cause worth fighting for. This is what we ought to remember him for. Miller was - and always will be - a FOSS hero.

May everything you fought for be fulfilled, Mr. Miller. I already miss you.

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today's leftovers

  • S11E12 – Twelve Years a Slave
    It’s Season 11 Episode 12 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.
  • Porting guide from Qt 1.0 to 5.11
    We do try to keep breakages to a minimum, even in the major releases, but the changes do add up. This raises the question: How hard would it be to port a Qt application from Qt 1.0 to 5.11?
  • Thunderbolt Networking on Linux
    Thunderbolt allows for peer-to-peer network connections by connecting two computers directly via a thunderbolt cable. Mika from Intel added support for this to the 4.15 kernel. Recently, Thomas Haller from NetworkManager and I worked together to figure out what needs to be done in userspace to make it work. As it turns out, it was not that hard and the pull-request was merged swiftly.
  • What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – part 1
    openSUSE Leap 15 will be released on the 25th of May 2018! A new openSUSE release is always an exciting event. This means that I get to play with all kinds of new and improved software packages. I am aware that I can simply install openSUSE Tumbleweed and have a new release 4 or 5 times a week. But when using openSUSE Tumbleweed some time ago, I noticed that I was installing Gigabytes of new software packages multiple times per week. The reason for that is that I have the complete opposite of a minimum install. I always install a lot of applications to play / experiment with (including a lot of open source games). I am using openSUSE since 2009 and it covers all of my needs and then some. I am already happy with the available software, so there is no real reason for me to move with the speed of a rolling release. Therefore I prefer to move with the slower pace of the Leap releases.
  • GNOME Terminal: a little something for Fedora 29
    Can you spot what that is?
  • UBports To Work On Unity 8 / Mir / Wayland After OTA-4
    The UBports team have put out their latest batch of answers to common questions around this project that's still working to maintain the Ubuntu Touch software stack. Among the project's recent work has included getting QtWebEngine working on Mir and before their Ubuntu 16.04 LTS based release they still need to figure out Chromium crashes and to resolve that as well as updating the browser. For their first release of UBports derived from Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" they are still going to rely upon Oxide while later on should migrate to a new browser.
  • 8 Best App Locks For Android To Secure Your Device In 2018
  • These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 39
  • What's Coming in OpenStack Rocky?
    The OpenStack Rocky release is currently scheduled to become generally available on August 30th, and it's expected to add a host of new and enhanced capabilities to the open-source cloud platform. At the OpenStack Summit here, Anne Bertucio, marketing manager at the OpenStack Foundation, and Pete Chadwick, director of product management at SUSE, outlined some of the features currently on the Rocky roadmap. Bertucio began the session by warning the audience that the roadmap is not prescriptive, but rather is intended to provide a general idea of the direction the next OpenStack release is taking.
  • PostgreSQL 11 Is Continuing With More Performance Improvements, JIT'ing
    PostgreSQL 11 is the next major feature release of this open-source database SQL server due out later in 2018. While it's not out yet, their release notes were recently updated for providing an overview of what's coming as part of this next major update. To little surprise, performance improvements remain a big focus for PostgreSQL 11 with various optimizations as well as continued parallelization work and also the recently introduced just-in-time (JIT) compilation support.
  • Tidelift Secures $15M in Series A Funding
    Tidelift, a Boston, MA-based open source software startup, secured $15m in Series A funding.
  • Tesla disclosed some of its autopilot source code after GPL violation
    Tesla, a technology company, and the independent automaker are well known for offering the safest, quickest electric cars. The company uses a lot of open source software to build its operating system and features, such as Linux Kernel, Buildroot, Busybox, QT, etc also they have always been taciturn about the finer details and tech of its popular artefacts, such as Model S, Model X, but now Elon Musk’s company has just released some of its automotive tech source code into the open source community.
  • Open Source Underwater Distributed Sensor Network
    One way to design an underwater monitoring device is to take inspiration from nature and emulate an underwater creature. [Michael Barton-Sweeney] is making devices in the shape of, and functioning somewhat like, clams for his open source underwater distributed sensor network.
  • Security Researchers Discover Two New Variants of the Spectre Vulnerability
  • Security updates for Thursday