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Story Beware Red Hat interviews: you'll pay for coffee, lunch and fuel Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 12:01pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 11:42am
Story Running Linux On The Intel Compute Stick Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 3:48pm
Story Aura from Entroware Is a Mini-PC Beast That Ships with Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 4:05pm
Story 10 of the most popular lightweight Linux distros Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 4:40pm
Story Fedora's "Fedup" To Be Replaced In Fedora 23 Rianne Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 7:41pm
Story Security and Linux Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 7:41pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 7:40pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 7:39pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/05/2015 - 7:39pm

Office shootout: OpenOffice.org Impress vs. Microsoft PowerPoint

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linux.com: How does the current version of OpenOffice.org (OOo) compare with Microsoft Office in its ability to produce slide presentations? To see how the two programs compare now, I installed Microsoft Office 2007 and OpenOffice.org 2.3, and went through the process of designing a slide show from start to finish. To my surprise, the results were more decisive than in my last comparison.

Compiz 0.6.0 Sees The Daylight

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Software

softpedia: A new Compiz release was created by Danny Baumann, Compiz's main developer. Its release was announced yesterday and the new version is 0.6.0.

Torvalds dubs security people insane

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Linux

the inquirer: UBER geek Linus Torvalds is on track to win this year's Dr Spinola cudmugeon of the year award after dubbing people who disagreed with him as "wanking around".

Also: Other Kernel Headlines

Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 10.3: A Plethora of Improvements

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SUSE

opensuse news: With this last article the Sneak Peeks series comes to an end for this release. But don’t worry: it’s tightly packed with an extra share of information on the latest openSUSE 10.3 goodies! Today we’re going through all those things that either didn’t get the chance to have their own article, or are extra convenient small improvements that haven’t been properly covered.

Also: OpenSUSE 10.3: Important URLs For Newbies

How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions

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Linux
PCLOS
Ubuntu
HowTos

This document explains how to set up the VMware Tools in the following guest operating systems: Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora 7, PCLinuxOS 2007 and Debian Etch. Installing VMware Tools in your guest operating systems will help maximize performance, provide mouse synchronization and copy & paste functionality.

some shorts

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Linux
  • Dolphin File Manager howto

  • October Foxkeh wallpaper
  • Awn Weather Applet

Using FileZilla on Linux

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HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently, the open source FileZilla FTP client became available for Mac OS X and Linux. Using the wxWidgets cross-platform user interface, FileZilla now can be used with a consistent look-and-feel on multiple operating systems.

I’ll take PCLinuxOS Please

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PCLOS

ejabs.com/blog: Well ladies & gentlemen…it has been nearly 6 months since I installed & began working with PCLinuxOS, and I must say I am nothing but impressed. I still maintain my positive stance on the emerging Linux OS. I have never held a more absolute position toward any other Linux Desktop OS.

On the Fridge: KDE Invasion in the Canary Islands

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Ubuntu

dot.kde.org: Ubuntu's Fridge is reporting that Kubuntu is taking the Canary Islands. KDE is being installed on all of the school computers in the Canary Islands by the way of mEDUXa and in their universities with Bardinux, both derivatives of the Kubuntu GNU/Linux operating system.

Ubuntu with Elegance

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Linux

abhay-techzone: Linux Mint is an adaptation of Ubuntu, with packages for browser plugins, java, media codecs etc forming part of the default install. Their latest relese Linux Mint Celena is compatible with Ubuntu Fiesty repositories.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Top 27 cool apps to install on Ubuntu...

  • Open source vendor takes on Microsoft Project
  • Open Sauce, government-run map site canes Google's
  • Calvin College Linux Installfest
  • First Look NimbleX sub100 LiveCD
  • Quickly Add/Remove Multiple packages with apt-get
  • Open source development goes Mac-tastic

When open-source GUIs attack: The Blender example

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Software

computerworld: TDT 3D has put together a comparison of six 3D modeling tools. Many readers got quite worked up about one of the tools, Blender 3D 2.45. What was the problem? Certainly not the price.

Got new hardware? Linux makes it easy.

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ITtoolbox blogs: I have been slowly, piece by piece, assimilating components to create a new Locutus that will be more than just a bitzer but a new version of itself. I put all the parts together and, I was presented exactly what I had before. The same soul in a different body.

Ubuntu 7.10: Tweaks make it smoother running

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: It didn't take much to get rhea running smoothly again after the upgrade from 7.04 to 7.10. The first thing I did was ignore the shiny shiny and turn of all visual effects. That seemed to help tremendously. I then began to change the desktop elements into something I liked that also was reasonably light on the system:

The future of Unix Part 1: IBRS' view

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OS

searchcio.com.au: In these interviews, TechTarget ANZ's Ian Yates speak with analyst Kevin McIsaac from IBRS, Sun Microsystems' Laurie Wong and IBM's Phil MacLouchlainn. The hypothetical is the death of Unix at the hands of Linux.

Most Anticipated Release

openSUSE 10.3
45% (271 votes)
Mandriva 2008
13% (76 votes)
*Ubuntu 7.10
33% (196 votes)
Fedora 8
6% (35 votes)
Gentoo 2007.1
4% (25 votes)
Total votes: 603

Review: openSUSE 10.3

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SUSE

the distrogue: After some assorted mishaps with some preview releases of openSUSE 10.3, it's finally stable enough for production use. And while I'm pleased with the result, I can't get rid of the feeling that the openSUSE team can do better.

Pluggable Security

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Linux

kernelTRAP: "I think the decision to merge Smack is something that needs to be considered in the wider context of overall security architecture," suggested James Morris following Andrew Morton's recent comment.

Also: Virtual Compound Page Support
And: Andrew Morton's 2.6.24 merge plans

Only 5% of UK firms always choose open source

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OSS

CBR: Only 5% of the 300 IT executives surveyed by Computer Business Review said they always opted for open source whenever possible, while three-quarters said it depended on the individual project. One in four of the companies had made it policy to avoid open source.

YaST Survey Started

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SUSE

opensuse news: We have just published a survey on YaST, our systems management and installation framework. If you use any of the distributions openSUSE, SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, I encourage you to participate in our survey to support us improving YaST.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Diving into Drupal: Princeton’s Multi-site Migration Success with Open-source
    Princeton University’s web team had a complex and overwhelming digital ecosystem comprised of many different websites, created from pre-built templates and hosted exclusively on internal servers. Fast forward six years: Princeton continues to manage a their multisite and flagship endeavors on the open-source Drupal platform, and have seen some great results since their migration back in 2011. However, this success did not come overnight. Organizational buy-in, multi-site migration and authentication were a few of the many challenges Princeton ran into when making the decision to move to the cloud.
  • GitHub Invites Developers to Contribute to the Open Source Guides
    GitHub has recently launched its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources addressing the most common scenarios and best practices for both contributors and maintainers of open source projects. The guides themselves are open source and GitHub is actively inviting developers to participate and share their stories.
  • Top open source projects
    TechRadar recently posted an article about "The best open source software 2017" where they list a few of their favorite open source software projects. It's really hard for an open source software project to become popular if it has poor usability—so I thought I'd add a few quick comments of my own about each.
  • Dropbox releases open-source Slack bot
    Dropbox is looking to tackle unauthorized access and other security incidents in the workplace with a chatbot. Called Securitybot, it that can automatically grab alerts from security monitoring tools and verify incidents with other employers. The company says that through the use of the chatbot, which is open source, it will no longer be necessary to manually reach out to employees to verify access, every time someone enters a sensitive part of the system. The bot is built primarily for Slack, but it is designed to be transferable to other platforms as well.
  • Dropbox’s tool shows how chatbots could be future of cybersecurity
    Disillusion with chatbots has set in across the tech industry and yet Dropbox’s deep thinkers believe they have spotted the technology’s hidden talent: cybersecurity.

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • Entroware have unleashed the 'Aether' laptop for Linux enthusiasts featuring Intel's 7th generation CPUs
  • New Entroware Aether Laptop Pairs Intel Kaby Lake with Ubuntu
    The new Entroware Aether is the latest Linux powered laptop from British company Entroware, and is powered by the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors.
  • Freedom From Microsoft v1.01
    But we can be Free from Microsoft! As we saw above, there is a powerful – and now popular movement afoot to make alternative software available. The Free Software Foundation, and the GNU Project, both founded by Richard Stallman, provide Free software to users with licenses that guarantee users rights: the rights to view, modify, and distribute the software source code. With GNU-licensed software, such as Linux, the user is in complete control over the software they employ. And as people contribute to modify Free Software source code, and are required to share those modifications again, the aggregate creative acts give rise to the availability of many more, much more useful results. Value is created beyond what anyone thought possible, and our freedom multiplies.
  • Review of the week 2017/08
    This week we had to cancel a couple snapshots, as a regression in grub was detected, that caused issues on chain-loading bootloaders. But thanks to our genius maintainers, the issue could be found, fixed and integrated into Tumbleweed (and this despite being busy with hackweek! A great THANK YOU!). Despite those canceled snapshots, this review will still span 4 revisions: 0216, 0218, 0219 and 0224. And believe me, there have been quite some things coming your way.

Security Leftovers

  • [Older] The Secure Linux OS - Tails
    Some people worry a lot about security issues. Anyone can worry about their personal information, such as credit card numbers, on the Internet. They can also be concerned with someone monitoring their activity on the Internet, such as the websites they visit. To help ease these frustrations about the Internet anyone can use the Internet without having to “look over their shoulder”.
  • Password management made easy as news of CloudFlare leak surfaces
    In the last 24 hours, news broke that a serious Cloudflare bug has been causing sensitive data leaks since September, exposing 5.5 million users across thousands of websites. In addition to login data cached by Google and other search engines, it is possible that some iOS applications have been affected as well. With the scale of this leak, the best course of action is to update every password for every site you have an account for. If there was ever a good time to modernize your password practices, this is it. As consumers and denizens of the Internet, we have a responsibility to be aware of the risks we face and make an attempt to mitigate that risk by taking best-effort precautions. Poor password and authentication hygiene leaves a user open to risks such as credit card fraud and identity theft, just like forgetting to brush your teeth regularly can lead to cavities and gum disease. This leaves us with the question of what good password and authentication hygiene looks like. If we stick with the (admittedly poorly chosen) dentistry analogy, then there are five easily identifiable aspects of good hygiene.
  • Security: You might want to change passwords on sites that use Cloudflare
  • Smoothwall Express
    The award-winning Smoothwall Express open-source firewall—designed specifically to be installed and administered by non-experts—continues its forward development march with a new 3.1 release.

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Derivatives

  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Stuart wears Ubuntu T-shirt
    Am I the only person to notice that comic book shop-owning Stuart (Kevin Sussman) on the "The Big Bang Theory" is wearing an Ubuntu T-shirt on the episode airing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017? (It's Season 10, Episode 17, if that information helps you.) The T-shirt appearance isn't as overt as Sheldon's mention of the Ubuntu Linux operating system way back in Season 3 (Episode 22, according to one YouTube video title), but it's an unusual return for Ubuntu to the world of "Big Bang."
  • Unity Explained: A Look at Ubuntu’s Default Desktop Environment
    Ubuntu is the most well-known version of Linux around. It’s how millions of people have discovered Linux for the first time, and continues to draw new users into the world of open source operating systems. So the interface Ubuntu uses is one many people are going to see. In this area, Ubuntu is unique. Even as a new user, rarely will you confuse the default Ubuntu desktop for something else. That’s because Ubuntu has its own interface that you can — but probably won’t — find anywhere else. It’s called Unity.
  • A Look at Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS for Raspberry Pi
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