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July 2011

Harmony horrors

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Ubuntu

blog.jospoortvliet: Besides the positive things, there's some less nice stuff to talk about. On the other side of the web, I kept discussing Harmony with Allison (Canonical) until I asked something and got no response anymore.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 6.0

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HowTos

In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a CentOS 6.0 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

Don't fear the penguin - there's a Linux package for every taste

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Linux
Software

monstersandcritics.com: The Linux computer operating system turns 20 in August. But, despite having reached that fine age (in computer terms), it remains on the fringe, with relatively low usage levels.

Song of the Leaders

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OSS

linux-magazine.com: This week, the subject of of free and open source software (FOSS) leaders is on my mind, because I've seen two recent examples -- the first of how to lead, and the second of how not to.

Interview with Cheri Francis on UDS

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Interviews
  • Interview with Cheri Francis on UDS
  • The Linux Setup - Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint

Red Eclipse 1.1 First Person Shooter Released

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Gaming
  • Red Eclipse 1.1 First Person Shooter Released
  • Red Eclipse, A Free And Open Source FPS
  • IndieCIty - New game store coming soon
  • Spacely Cogs

today's howtos & stuff:

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News
HowTos
  • Tablet smackdown: Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. iPad 2
  • Netflix Instant is coming to the entire Linux Community
  • -feliminate-dwarf2-dups FAIL
  • Linux Outlaws 220 - You Better Not Give Him Real Scissors
  • Gallium3D XvMC For Nouveau Working, Again
  • Backing up your Mac OS Lion machine to a Fedora server
  • Hurd mentality
  • KDE development environment in Gentoo
  • What should start from /etc/rcS.d/ in Debian? - almost nothing
  • Firefox, Focus Last Selected Tab Add-On
  • Add a line to a specific position in a file using Linux sed
  • Google is no more the number one in search engines world?
  • HOWTO : Yet Another Update script for Back|Track 5

DebConf11 ends as another success for the Debian Project

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Linux

debian.org: The annual Debian Conference ended today after being held for the previous week in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has been a great success for the Debian Project.

openSUSE Weekly News 186 is out

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SUSE

100 Linux Games

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Gaming
  • 100 Best Free and High Quality Linux Games
  • Penguspy: Just the best Linux games
  • Kot-in-Action announce a possible new game
  • 8 turn based games on Linux

More in Tux Machines

Devices With Linux Support

  • Quest Releases KACE SDA & SMA Updates

    The update to 7.0 for KACE Systems Deployment Appliance is primarily about bringing a scope of endpoint management capabilities with new support for Linux devices to the table.

  • Rugged, Kaby Lake transport computer has a 10-port LAN switch with PoE

    Axiomtek’s Linux-ready “tBOX400-510-FL” transportation system has a 7th Gen Intel CPU and a 10-port managed switch with 8x M12-style 10/100Mbps PoE and 2x GbE ports. The rugged system also has 3x mini-PCIe slots and dual swappable SATA drives. Axiomtek has launched a fanless, Kaby Lake-U based transportation computer with a choice of power supplies designed for in-vehicle, marine, or railway applications. The rugged tBOX400-510-FL features a Qualcomm-driven, Layer 2 managed PoE switch with support for IP surveillance and video management applications. “Customers can connect IP cameras directly without installing an extra PoE switch, minimizing overall deployment costs and installation space onboard,” stated Axiomtek product manager Sharon Huang.

Software: Open Build Service (OBS) and Spotify 'App'

  • Introducing Open Build Service, Version 2.10

    We are pleased to announce the availability of Open Build Service (OBS) version 2.10! After more than one year of development, this new version of OBS brings a revamped web user interface, improved support for shipping your software in containers and integrating your package builds with source code management systems like GitLab and Pagure.

  • Spotify’s Snap App Was Outdated, But Now It Isn’t

    I’ll be honest: when Spotify arrived on the Snap store I thought: “hurrah”. Hurrah for an easier way to install the music streaming client (no need to futz around adding the Spotify repository like in the past) and hurrah for automatic background updates that ensure I’m always running the latest release. At least, that was the theory. Alas, the official Spotify for Linux Snap package has not been updated since April of this year. “Oh,” I thought, “I guess there hasn’t been an update to the Spotify Linux desktop client since then!” But there has — several updates, in fact!

KDE: Sponsorship, GSoC and KDE Connect

  • Couture Becomes a KDE Patron

    enioka Haute Couture is a software development house that creates complete and tailor-made solutions. enioka strives to return ownership of the software development and innovation to its customers. To that effect, it co-creates the software with its customers' teams to allow them to retain control of their projects in complex systems or organizations. "We are excited to welcome enioka Haute Couture as a Patron of KDE. They truly understand what it means to empower people when creating software; something KDE cares deeply about", said Lydia Pintscher, President of KDE e.V.

  • GSoC Milestone Update 1.1

    The second part of Milestone 1 for my Google Summer of Code 2019’s project porting KDE Connect to Windows involves enabling the SFTP plugin that ships in the linux build. The plugin allows you to navigate through your mobile device’s files (like you do with a file manager) ON YOUR DESKTOP! It makes use of sshfs to allow mounting the remote file system on your desktop. After that, you can use any file manager you like; heck, you can even use your terminal to have a walk through your mobile’s files. Once that is done, you can do literally anything with the mobile device’s files as you would do with the local filesystem: move files, copy them to your desktop machine, delete them, rename, anything!

  • KDE Connect sprint 2019

    From friday the 19th to sunday the 21st, we had the KDE Connect sprint. It's always a nice opportunity to meet the others working on KDE Connect, since we usually only talk to each other online.

  • KDE Connect is Being Ported to Windows 10

    Google Summer of Code 2019 is proving to be a bumper one for KDE Connect, the open source Android-to-PC integration suite. Last week we reported on the progress made by a GSoC student on KDE Connect for Mac. This week we bring word on a new KDE Connect Windows port. “Wait, isn’t KDE Connect already available for Windows?”, you might (rightly) ask — and the answer is yes, kind of!

Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (bind9, exiv2, kernel, nss, openjdk-11, openjdk-8, patch, and squid3), Fedora (gvfs, libldb, and samba), Mageia (firefox, gvfs, libreswan, rdesktop, and thunderbird), openSUSE (bzip2, clementine, dbus-1, expat, fence-agents, firefox, glib2, kernel, kernel-firmware, ledger, libqb, libu2f-host, pam_u2f, libvirt, neovim, php7, postgresql10, python-requests, python-Twisted, ruby-bundled-gems-rpmhelper, ruby2.5, samba, webkit2gtk3, zeromq, and znc), Red Hat (java-1.8.0-openjdk, java-11-openjdk, rh-maven35-jackson-databind, rh-nodejs8-nodejs, and rh-redis5-redis), Slackware (kernel), and SUSE (ucode-intel).

  • VLC Player hit by buffer overflow vulnerability

    A security researcher has warned of a serious vulnerability in VideoLAN's VLC Player (VLC), a popular media playback tool, for which no patch is yet available.

  • Critical flaw in VLC Player affecs Linux, Windows and UNIX apps

    GERMAN SECURITY AGENCY CERT-Bund has uncovered a critical flaw n VLC Media Player that could enable hackers to access and modify data on devices.