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today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Install development tools and environment in Linux
  • What your distro can do for you that upstream cannot
  • QEMU 0.13 Final Is Ready With New Features
  • Installing the Opera Browser on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Directories and how we could do better
  • Full Circle Podcast #12: Dave’s Nocturnal Desires
  • Auto Bug Expiry on Launchpad
  • Introducing python-popcon
  • PCLinuxOS KDE 4 2010.10 soon?
  • Open source investment to increase – survey
  • Debious – A dubious Debian packaging GUI

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Festival - Speech Synthesis System - tutorial
  • Using digiKam with MySQL
  • Manual Backups in Linux, DD
  • Abstract Wave Effect with GIMP
  • MySQL and Python – Some Solutions
  • Find by IP - Perl IP to location Example
  • Wizardpen on Maverick
  • Copy / Paste Files From The Command Line [Bash Alias]
  • Broadcom Wireless Driver Fix In Maverick
  • install latest version of Google Earth on Ubuntu
  • Make your own templates for the “Create Document” menu in Ubuntu

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

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Ubuntu
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This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) 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. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

some howtos:

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  • HowTo: Use Bash Parameter Substitution Like A Pro
  • How to use eCryptfs (Cryptographic Filesystem) in Ubuntu
  • Find Servers and Hundreds of Online Players for Urban Terror
  • Resolving SELinux Boot Error
  • Multiple X (Desktop) Sessions in Ubuntu
  • Disable The Spotify Tray (Notification Area) Icon In Linux
  • Fixing sendmail configuration error
  • Fix Ubuntu Plymouth For Proprietary Nvidia And ATI Graphics Drivers

some howtos:

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  • How to restore Grub 2 after reinstalling Windows
  • How to pin or add new apps to Ubuntu Netbook Unity Launcher?
  • Fix Google Earth Crashing On Startup In Ubuntu
  • Unix How-To: Checking on Collisions
  • Create a slide-show screen saver with the help of F-spot
  • convert uppercase to lowercase in a file
  • Linux Beginners Guide to NFS Mount Using Exportfs
  • How to customize the clock applet in Ubuntu
  • setsid - start programs in new shell
  • Simple shell script to install media players, codecs, and more
  • send email from the command line - Gmail Mutt -

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 10.10 [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

some howtos:

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  • Shell scripting for system administrators: beyond the basics
  • Ubuntu 10.10 manual disk partitioning guide
  • HowTo: Use Bash Parameter Substitution Like A Pro
  • How to Add UbuntuOne Indicator to Your Ubuntu Panel
  • 6 Expect Script Examples to Expect the Unexpected
  • Multimedia (MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc.) support in Ubuntu
  • Fix for Ubuntu Extras GPG error
  • Get A Quake Like Terminal Under Gnome Using Terminator
  • How to set up an OpenVPN server
  • The 10 Cleverest Ways to Use Linux to Fix Your Windows PC
  • Configure Logitech G Series Keyboards In Ubuntu With Gnome15
  • Getting Plymouth on openSUSE
  • Booting to ISO images from a USB key

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 To 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) (Desktop & Server)

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The new Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) has just been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 10.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 10.10.

some howtos:

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  • Install Nvidia Graphics Driver in Ubuntu 10.10
  • How To Switch Between GNOME & KDE 4.5 On Ubuntu
  • Clock Management on Linux
  • Tweak The NotifyOSD Notifications In Ubuntu 10.10
  • FFmpeg Tricks You Should Know
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu
  • 6 Examples to Backup Linux Using dd Command
  • openntpd on gentoo(with Networkmanager)
  • Storage DBAN, Disksposal and Diskpensation
  • Screen resolution with nVidia driver in Lucid

4 Archiving Tools for Linux Server Admins

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Software
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linuxplanet.com: There are all kinds of fancy backup applications, from free to complicated and expensive. But it's still hard to beat the speed, simplicity, and flexibility of the old standbys.

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  • Paradox’s grand strategy titles will be getting more content soon
    At their annual convention, Paradox Interactive have announced new expansions for their current grand strategy titles. There’s a little bit of everything for fans of these games.
  • Why OpenShift Is The New OpenStack For Red Hat
  • Help the Debian kernel team to help you
    I gave the first talk this morning at Mini-DebConf Hamburg, titled "Help the kernel team to help you". I briefly described several ways that Debian users and developers can make it easier (or harder) for us to deal with their requests. The slides are up in on my talks page, and video should be available soon.
  • UbuCon Europe 2018: Analysing a dream [English|Spanish]
    The idea of organising the Ubucon in Xixon, Asturies was set two years ago, while participating in the European Ubucon in Essen (germany). The Paris Ubucon took place and in those days we uderstood that there was a group enough of people with the capacities and the will to hold an European Congress for Ubuntu lovers. We had learnt a lot from German and French colleagues thanks to their respective amazing organizations and, at the same time, our handicap was the lack of s consolidated group in Spain.
  • 19-year-old Developer at the Forefront of TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
  • 19-years-old German developer Spearheads TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
    No doubt that Tron community is preparing for mainnet launch, with different ideas coming in from all roads. As part of its readiness, Tron has unveiled its Opensource Wallet DApp developed by 19-year old German developer, Marius Gill, who has been programming since 13 years old. The DApp is an outcome of Project Genesis, which was launched in March 2018 purposely to encourage TRON’s community engagement in bringing in new things into Tron ecosystem. The project provides a bonus pool of 2 billion dollars for active members around the world have lent their hands in implementing ideas for the community.
  • Collabora and GStreamer spring in Sweden
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  • Tangerine UI problems
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  • Majority of software plagued by vulnerabilities as open source adoption soars [Ed: More of Black Duck's FUD]
  • SiFive Releases 'Expansion Board' to Build Interest in RISC-V Processor
  • FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 2 Available For Testing, Brings PTI Optimization
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  • Sony Is Working On AMD Ryzen LLVM Compiler Improvements - Possibly For The PlayStation 5
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Steam Controller Kernel Driver Is Landing In The Linux 4.18 Kernel

The Linux 4.18 kernel will feature the initial Steam Controller kernel driver that works without having to use the Steam client or using third-party user-space applications like the SC-Controller application. A few months back we reported on a kernel driver being worked on for the Steam Controller by an independent user/developer outside of the gates of Valve. In part through reverse-engineering, Rodrigo Rivas Costa has been working on this native Steam Controller Linux kernel driver that works for both USB cable and wireless modes of the Steam Controller and is a proper HID driver. Read more

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KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released

KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released We today provide a stabilization and bugfix release with version 5.2.2 and 5.2.3. 5.2.2 was tagged 6 weeks ago, but we never managed to release it because we did not have the patience to fix the Windows installers in time due to a broken CI. Windows installers are provided for 5.2.3 again. We'll only provide source tarballs for 5.2.2 and we encourage everyone to just skip this release and use 5.2.3 which contains a few more bug fixes. This is a bugfix-only release, which introduces no new features and as such is a safe and recommended update for everyone currently using KDevelop 5.2.1. Read more Also: This week in Usability & Productivity, part 19