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Easily Upgrade Any Hard Drive with Linux

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linux.com: I can get a half-tetrabyte drive for under $100 retail (and around $60 online) seems just short of amazing. It was just such an opportunity that helped me decide to pop into the local big-box store and grab such a drive.

Virtual Users/Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail (Mandriva 2009.1 x86_64)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Telepathy Q&A from the Boston GNOME Summit
  • Open source resource centre awards Kongsberg municipality
  • Open source phone firm regroups around Wikipedia gadget
  • Gentoo : Xorg X Server 3D hardware acceleration
  • Open Source marketing: Lead with Free or benefits?
  • Ubuntu to store copies of all users' address books
  • Linux tip: get useful information about your Laptop’s battery health and status
  • MySQL in Gentoo …
  • Boston GNOME Summit 2009
  • How Nokia Learned to Love Openness
  • Identi.ca: Microblogging meets Open Source
  • Speed Up Debian Linux KDE Desktop
  • Android or WebOS? Try before you buy! Part 2.
  • Installing Ubuntu without external media
  • More ZSH Prompt Love
  • launch2net – Mobile Internet Connection Manager for Ubuntu
  • Preferences, not mandates, for open source
  • findpkgs: Find packages for application

some howtos:

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  • Compiling GIMP 2.7/git-master with Ubuntu 9.04/9.10
  • HAL configuration for Kingsis Peripherals Evoluent VerticalMouse 3
  • Mouse shortcuts with xbindkeys
  • Monitoring MySQL servers using mytop
  • How to connect to Rackspace Cloud Files via ServiceNET
  • How To Start Nepomuk/Strigi and Fix The Strigi “Service failed to initialize"
  • unp – Unpack (almost) everything with one command
  • How to make text wrap around a graphic proportionately in OOo
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 3
  • Tech Tip: Send an Email Alert When Your Disk Space Gets Low
  • Changing the Metacity button order
  • Mplayer as default DVD player in KDE 4
  • Speed up Emerge by compiling in RAM with tmpfs
  • Tip: Keep a command out of your history

Designing Labels and Cards with Scribus

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blog.worldlabel.com: Scribus is free software page-layout tool applicable to designing all sort of documents: from newspaper ads to fliers to whole books. Because it can precisely position both images and text, it is also the preferred type of tool for designing mailing labels and business cards.

10 Sweet GIMP Photo Editing Tricks to Wean You Off Photoshop

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maximumpc.com: At $700 for a piece of software, Photoshop's MSRP hardly needs put into perspective. In short, it's expensive. Don't worry if you don't have a handful of Benjamins lying around. Thankfully, you can perform a lot of the same photo editing tricks for free with GIMP.

some howtos:

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  • Enable Facebook Chat In Empathy
  • Start screen and automatically run a command
  • Gnu Screen theme cycle with keybinding
  • Enhancing Pidgin
  • Recover deleted files in linux with Photorec
  • Upgrade Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10
  • How to disable Popup Bubble notifications in Pidgin messenger?
  • Create deb file of packages installed in your system
  • Alternative to magic_quotes in PHP 5.3 and PHP6
  • Get Things Done Faster With Kupfer
  • How to install VMware Server on Ubuntu
  • HowTo Install Latest Version of Wine on Ubuntu Linux
  • Android or WebOS? Try before you buy!

some howtos:

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  • How to to run a remote desktop from Linux
  • Howto Benchmark Linux System - HardInfo
  • Spotify Links in Chrome on Linux/KDE
  • Remotely Accessing Your Linux Computer: Part 4
  • Linux Back In Time: Backup made easy
  • Configuring custom actions in Thunar and Nautilus
  • Watch Hulu on Ubuntu in two easy steps
  • Howto Install KDE 4.3.2 on ubuntu Jaunty
  • VMware Workstation 6.5.3 on Ubuntu Karmic 9.10
  • Weekly errata Report for YUM based machines

some howtos:

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  • Five Super Simple Photo Fixes with the GIMP
  • Duplicate one hard disk partition to another hard disk
  • Running Linux from USB Drive
  • Install the KDE 4.3.2 on ubuntu 9.04
  • Ripping Audio CDs in Linux
  • Free Disk Space by Reducing Reserved Blocks Percentage
  • How to set Access/Restrictions on users logins
  • How-to Triple Boot Xp, Vista, Ubuntu Linux
  • Howto Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500 Video Chipset
  • Recovering a broken Linux Operating System part (3/3)
  • Manage your Ubuntu sources more easily with Ubuntu Tweak

some howtos:

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  • "initrd" and "initramfs"--Some Unfinished Business
  • Building Your Own Linux Kernel, part 2
  • How to Set Up a HPC Using Debian Lenny and Kerrighed
  • OpenArena in 3 easy steps
  • Unsending Email with Some Help from Google
  • Linux : Enabling Marvell Sata Drive
  • Install proftpd in Slackware
  • Automatic Package Updates in ubuntu Using cron-apt
  • Time Synchronization using NTP
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Leftovers: OSS

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    Reactide is an Integrated Development Environment built for React, which intends to make React development easier for Software Engineers. The project has been widely praised, amassing over 6,000 stars on GitHub.
  • Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch
    Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer.
  • [Older] Telecoms copying cloud providers make beeline for open source, say analysts
    The supersonic growth of Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers in the past few years owes much to open-source communities that fed them cutting-edge tech free-of-charge. Now telecom is mimicking this strategy through involvement with the Linux Foundation, according to Scott Raynovich (@rayno) (pictured, right), guest host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio.
  • Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon
    The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.
  • Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project
  • Oracle draws curtains on OmniOS
    With its openly stated operational remit of ‘aggressive acquisitions’ (albeit positively aggressive), Oracle is (very) arguably a firm known for buying, swallowing, acquiring those companies it decides to consume.
  • Partners Healthcare, Persistent Systems to develop open-source platform
  • Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU
    Last week we reported that after reorganization, Libreboot was considering rejoining GNU and was seeking input from its community to determine the amount of support it had for such a move. From reading the comments posted both on our article on FOSS Force and on Libreboot’s website, it comes as no surprise that the project’s core members feel they have the necessary consesus to proceed. Last night, FOSS Force received an email — sent jointly to us and Phoronix — letting us know of the decision. Rather than repeat what’s already been written and said on the subject (for that, follow the first link above), we’re publishing a slightly edited version of the email, which will pretty much bring everyone up to date on the situation.

Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
    This change is effective today, April 26th 2017. Public test patches have been removed from the download area. 4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release as being the latest upstream LTS kernel will help ease the community transition.
  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton
    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS

More Coverage of Kali Linux 2017.1 Release

  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Security OS Brings Wireless Injection Attacks to 802.11 AC
    Offensive Security, the developers of the BackTrack-derived Kali Linux open-source, security-oriented operating system announced the availability of the Kali Linux 2017.1 rolling release. Since Kali Linux become a rolling distro, the importance of such updated images was never the same, but Kali Linux 2017.1 appears to be a major release of the ethical hacking distro, adding a bunch of exciting new features and improvements to the Debian-based operating system.
  • Kali Linux 2017.1 Released With New Features | Download ISO Files And Torrents Here
    Offensive Security has updated the Kali Linux images with new features and changes. Termed Kali Linux 2017.1, this release comes with support for wireless injection attacks to 802.11ac and Nvidia CUDA GPU. You can simply update your existing installation by running few commands if you don’t wish to download the updated images from Kali repos.