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Story KDE Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2016 - 7:39pm
Story Year of Linux Desktop, Bluestar Report, LibO Extensions Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2016 - 7:45pm
Story Linux Graphics Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2016 - 8:14pm
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Story Linux in Cars, Planes Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2016 - 9:47pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2016 - 10:37pm
Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2016 - 10:43pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/12/2016 - 10:44pm

Foobar2000 under Wine in Ubuntu

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HowTos

polishlinux: The newest version of Wine (Windows API Linux emulator) allows one to run foobar2000 with most of its plugins in Linux. At last ColumnsUI works correctly! There are a few inconveniences, of course, but more on that later. Let’s check them then!

Firefox 3 Next Steps

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Moz/FF

cybercapital: Firefox 3 Beta 1 is already free in the open, but Firefox 3 development doesn’t stop and developers keep tweaking and perfecting the long list of new features and changes .

Also: AJAX Looks Snappier in Firefox 3 Beta 1

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Partitioning, Mount Points and other Gems in Ubuntu 7.10

  • How To: Instal Asterisk Painlessly on OpenSUSE 10.3
  • Python: How to access ssh with pexpect
  • Howto Tweak Ubuntu
  • How to Install Adobe Reader 8.1.1 on Debian Linux

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 7.10)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

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.

KBibTeX: An easy to use and versatile Bibliography Manager for KDE

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Software

debaday.debian.net: So you work in a scientific environment and wonder how to organize bibliographic data, downloaded articles/preprints and links to online papers. Then KBibTeX is the program you are looking for.

Return to Gentoo

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Ubuntu

halcy0n.com: So, I’m no longer using Ubuntu on any of my computers at home. It was fun while it lasted, but some things started to annoy me and I could not deal with it anymore.

To adepts of HAL, D-BUS and complexity: be happy, it's all crap anyway

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Linux

beranger: Linux is already "the next Windows": unnecessarily complex, and therefore buggy.

coupla more shorts

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Software
  • Falling Autumn leaves plugin for compiz fusion

  • FTPing from Firefox

two howtos and a short

  • GPRS via Bluetooth phone on Ubuntu (and not only)

  • Disable Bluetooth on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Awn-Terminal Applet

Hidden Linux : Conquering Konqueror

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HowTos

blogs.pcworld.co.nz: My only niggle with the Kubuntu installation of the Konqueror file manager/web browser is the way the file manager defaults to Icon View. I'm a geek. I like Detailed List View and find myself forever clicking the change button to set DLV. This week I finally figured out how to fix that permanently.

KDE4 - not liking it

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KDE

elcuco.blogli.co.il: I installed KDE4rc1 on KUbuntu 7.10 64bit. This is my first time running a full KDE4 session, and while I am very excited by some applications (dolphin, konsole, kate marble, and more or less all kde4games), I must admit that as a full session, it’s not worth it.

The Internet must not be proprietary

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Web

Dana Blankenhorn: There is an important lesson which can be drawn as a string through a host of recent stories, from Comcast and Cox Cable throttling BitTorrent to Verizon doing the SiteFinder thing to depredations concerning the iPhone and open spectrum.

some short takes

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News
  • HAL and mounting in /media

  • Linux - Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu Package Search
  • Upgrading Ubuntu

Installing FreeNX 0.7.1 on Ubuntu

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HowTos

felipe-alfaro.org: I decided to use FreeNX instead of NoMachine’s own implementation due to the instability of the latter. The process described in this post starts with the NoMachine’s binary components, downloadable from the Web, and then overwrites or replaces key components that are binary-only and closed with FreeNX’s open and free shell scripts, which provides much more flexibility.

Examining the MPAA University Toolkit

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Linux

taosecurity.blogspot: I learned about the MPAA University Toolkit at Brian Krebs' always-excellent SecurityFix blog. I downloaded the 534 MB peerwatch-1.2-RC5.iso and started it in a VMware Server session. Here I take a look at the monitoring software, focusing on Snort, operating on this application.

A Little Laptop With Big Ambitions

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OLPC

WSJ: Mr. Negroponte's ambitious plan has been derailed, in part, by the power of his idea. For-profit companies threatened by the projected $100 price tag set off at a sprint to develop their own dirt-cheap machines, plunging Mr. Negroponte into unexpected competition against well-known brands such as Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system.

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Release Dates

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Ubuntu

ubuntugeek.com: In addition to Ubuntu 6-months stable releases and the next version of ubuntu is 8.04 with Code Name “Hardy Heron” but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop.

opensuse stuff

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SUSE
  • openSuSE 10.3 ROCKS

  • New openSUSE Packages: KDE 4.0 RC1, KOffice 2 Alpha5, Firefox 3.0 Beta
  • People of openSUSE: Klaas Freitag
  • What to Customize in openSUSE After a Fresh Installation?

10 Reasons Why the Command Line is More User-Friendly than the Desktop

penguinpetes.com: I aim all of these not just at Linux, BSD, and Unix-alikes, but at every computer system ever. Nor do I say all of this as a power-using geek, but to apply it to every computer user everywhere.

APT-build — optimize your Debian!

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Software

polishlinux: Certainly most of the Linux users would like to have their systems fully optimized for their rigs but do not have the stamina or enough knowledge to play with the Gentoo installation paradigm. But here comes the rescue — an apt-build goody available under every distro armed with the big gun - APT package manager.

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

  • Security updates for Wednesday
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    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.
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