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  • Broadcom BCM4306 wireless LAN without ndiswrapper

  • Convert audio files in Ubuntu with Sound Converter
  • Speed Up Firefox By Limiting The History
  • Encrypting email in Claws Mail
  • Transform Ubuntu into OS X
  • How To Run Multiple X Sessions Without Virtualization

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  • Vacuum your Firefox databases for better performance

  • Over 20 Free Tutorials for Top Open Source Apps and Linux
  • treeview tips
  • Configure FreeBSD To Use Blowfish Password Format
  • openSUSE Network Install over PXE-Boot
  • how to exit Ping and other cli apps
  • Generating Graphs with gnuplot Part 3, Part 2, Part 1
  • Write Your Own Linux Twitter Client Fast
  • Unable to Boot from Linux Live CD?
  • Basic commands, Part I: Compress and decompress files
  • How to fix VirtualBox 3 cpuload when running CentOS 5 guest
  • HOWTO: Reset your lost/forgotten root password on Debian systems
  • Install Weatherbug In Ubuntu To Get Live Weather Updates
  • Howto: A Theme for KMahjongg
  • Install PSPVC on Fedora – an iPod/PSP Video Converter for Linux
  • Video with Firefox on Debian

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  • Copy Your Linux Install to a Different Partition or Drive

  • Limit the CPU usage of a certain application in Linux
  • Howto Install Dropbox Without Gnome/Nautilus
  • Easy GUI Management of Grub and Usplash Settings with Startup Manager
  • Getting the best out of Totem on Debian
  • MySQL backup on Ubuntu | Debian
  • PGP – Setting Up Your Launchpad Key

HOWTO : Rebootless with Ksplice Uptrack on Ubuntu 9.04

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samiux.wordpress: By using Ksplice Uptrack, your Ubuntu Desktop or Server 9.04 will become rebootless even the kernel is updated.

5 Simple APT Tips for Debian and Ubuntu, Part II

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Several months ago I created an article with 5 APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) tips for both Debian and Ubuntu available here. APT is the package manager in Debian and Debian-based distributions, like Ubuntu. Here's part two of that article, with 5 more tips and tricks for APT.

Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

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This tutorial shows how you can install Sun VirtualBox 3.0 (released on June 30, 2009) on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. With VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system.

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  • Install VMware Tools on a Gentoo Guest

  • Installing Perl Modules on Ubuntu Linux
  • Show the Icons from Your Home Directory in your Xfce Background
  • Encrypting an existing Debian lenny installation
  • Installing uzbl on Debian Squeeze
  • How to setup Disk Quotas in Ubuntu
  • GNOME thumbnails garbled in Nautilus? Fix them.
  • Search and replace line feeds using emacs
  • Speeding up my Linux system
  • Using Bash History More Efficiently
  • Linux Tips: Handy ways to grep
  • Useful Tricks With Screen
  • Move Over, Grep. Hello, Ack.
  • Linux Shutdown Management
  • Clojure: Getting Started in 5 Simple Steps

How-To: Download Debian CDs/DVDs Using jigdo

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This guide will show how to download ISO images (CDs, DVDs or Blu-Ray) using jigdo, a specific protocol intended to be the main way to download Debian disc images.

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  • Assign IPv6 addresses in Linux

  • Auto reboot after kernel panic
  • Switch Capslock to work as Escape on Linux
  • Speed Up Your Linux Application Loading Time with Preload
  • Firewall with iptables using mac address filtering
  • Dealing with Odd Filenames on the Commandline
  • Installing RDoc on Ubuntu Jaunty

How-To: Compile and Install VLC 1.0 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu 9.04 (and Kubuntu) comes with VLC 0.9.9 included in the repositories. However, VLC 1.0.0 was released today and it ships with several new features and many improvements. To install the latest release of VLC (currently 1.0.0) in either Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu distributions, just follow the steps below:

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Red Hat Woes and Fedora 29 Plans

  • Shares of open-source giant Red Hat pounded on weaker outlook
  • Fedora 29 Aims To Offer Up Modules For Everyone
    The latest Fedora 29 feature proposal is about offering "modules for everyone" across all Fedora editions. The "modules for everyone" proposal would make it where all Fedora installations have modular repositories enabled by default. Up to now the modular functionality was just enabled by default in Fedora Server 28. The modular functionality allows Fedora users to choose alternate versions of popular software, such as different versions of Node.js and other server software components where you might want to stick to a particular version.

GNU Make, FSFE Newsletter, and FSF's BLAG Removal

  • Linux Fu: The Great Power of Make
    Over the years, Linux (well, the operating system that is commonly known as Linux which is the Linux kernel and the GNU tools) has become much more complicated than its Unix roots. That’s inevitable, of course. However, it means old-timers get to slowly grow into new features while new people have to learn all in one gulp. A good example of this is how software is typically built on a Linux system. Fundamentally, most projects use make — a program that tries to be smart about running compiles. This was especially important when your 100 MHz CPU connected to a very slow disk drive would take a day to build a significant piece of software. On the face of it, make is pretty simple. But today, looking at a typical makefile will give you a headache, and many projects use an abstraction over make that further obscures things.
  • FSFE Newsletter June 2018
  • About BLAG's removal from our list of endorsed distributions
    We recently updated our list of free GNU/Linux distributions to add a "Historical" section. BLAG Linux and GNU, based on Fedora, joined the list many years ago. But the maintainers no longer believe they can keep things running at this time. As such, they requested that they be removed from our list. The list helps users to find operating systems that come with only free software and documentation, and that do not promote any nonfree software. Being added to the list means that a distribution has gone through a rigorous screening process, and is dedicated to diligently fixing any freedom issues that may arise.

Servers: Kubernetes, Oracle's Cloudwashing and Embrace of ARM

  • Bloomberg Eschews Vendors For Direct Kubernetes Involvement
    Rather than use a managed Kubernetes service or employ an outsourced provider, Bloomberg has chosen to invest in deep Kubernetes expertise and keep the skills in-house. Like many enterprise organizations, Bloomberg originally went looking for an off-the-shelf approach before settling on the decision to get involved more deeply with the open source project directly. "We started looking at Kubernetes a little over two years ago," said Steven Bower, Data and Infrastructure Lead at Bloomberg. ... "It's a great execution environment for data science," says Bower. "The real Aha! moment for us was when we realized that not only does it have all these great base primitives like pods and replica sets, but you can also define your own primitives and custom controllers that use them."
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues, what's it hiding? [iophk: "probably Microsoft doing this too" (cloudwashing)]
     

    In short: Oracle no longer reports specific revenue for cloud PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, instead bundling them all into one reporting line which it calls 'cloud services and licence support'. This line pulled in 60% of total revenue for the quarter at $6.8 billion, up 8% year-on-year, for what it's worth.

  • Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for ARM
    Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for the ARM architecture.
  • Oracle Linux 7 Now Ready For ARM Servers
    While Red Hat officially launched RHEL7 for ARM servers last November, on Friday Oracle finally announced the general availability of their RHEL7-derived Oracle Linux 7 for ARM. Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 is available for ARM 64-bit (ARMv8 / AArch64), including with their new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 based on Linux 4.14.

Graphics: XWayland, Ozone-GBM, Freedreno, X.Org, RadeonSI

  • The Latest Batch Of XWayland / EGLStream Improvements Merged
    While the initial EGLStreams-based support for using the NVIDIA proprietary driver with XWayland was merged for the recent X.Org Server 1.20 release, the next xorg-server release will feature more improvements.
  • Making Use Of Chrome's Ozone-GBM Intel Graphics Support On The Linux Desktop
    Intel open-source developer Joone Hur has provided a guide about using the Chrome OS graphics stack on Intel-based Linux desktop systems. In particular, using the Chrome OS graphics stack on the Linux desktop is primarily about using the Ozone-GBM back-end to Ozone that allows for direct interaction with Intel DRM/KMS support and evdev for input.
  • Freedreno Reaches OpenGL ES 3.1 Support, Not Far From OpenGL 3.3
    The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now supports all extensions required by OpenGL ES 3.1 and is also quite close to supporting desktop OpenGL 3.3.
  • X.Org Is Looking For A North American Host For XDC2019
    If software development isn't your forte but are looking to help out a leading open-source project while logistics and hospitality are where you excel, the X.Org Foundation is soliciting bids for the XDC2019 conference. The X.Org Foundation is looking for proposals where in North America that the annual X.Org Developers' Conference should be hosted in 2019. This year it's being hosted in Spain and with the usual rotation it means that in 2019 they will jump back over the pond.
  • RadeonSI Compatibility Profile Is Close To OpenGL 4.4 Support
    It was just a few days ago that the OpenGL compatibility profile support in Mesa reached OpenGL 3.3 compliance for RadeonSI while now thanks to the latest batch of patches from one of the Valve Linux developers, it's soon going to hit OpenGL 4.4. Legendary open-source graphics driver contributor Timothy Arceri at Valve has posted 11 more patches for advancing RadeonSI's OpenGL compatibility profile support, the alternative context to the OpenGL core profile that allows mixing in deprecated OpenGL functionality. The GL compatibility profile mode is generally used by long-standing workstation software and also a small subset of Linux games.