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Why Isn't Linux the Standard Secondary OS?

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ostatic.com/blog: Recently, I've been using a MacBook Pro that has VMware Fusion installed so that it runs both the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows XP. Many people use multiple operating systems now, and so few use Linux as one of their choices.

Ask Yoda: What the Heck is RTFM?

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Humor

thegeekstuff.com: When you are hanging out in your favorite forums or mailing lists, you might see a newbie asking for help and don’t know where to start. Before you ask them to RTFM, ask them to read this post to understand about RTFM.

Why open source developers should thank Apple

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OSS

h-online.com: From operating systems to phones, Apple has raised the competitive bar and opened doors for open source, even though their own use of open source has attracted criticism.

Counting the Cost of Free: What Value, Linux?

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Linux
Interviews

eftu.co.cc: Lora Bentley spoke with Amanda McPherson, marketing and developer programs VP at the Linux Foundation. She and two colleagues recently released a new paper, “Estimating the Total Development Cost of a Linux Distribution.”

Where The Btrfs Performance Is At Today

phoronix.com: With MeeGo using Btrfs by default, Canonical making plans for Btrfs in as soon as Ubuntu 10.10, and Novell now pushing Btrfs in openSUSE, among other milestones for this advanced Linux file-system, we decided to see where the Btrfs performance is now at with the Linux 2.6.35 kernel that's currently in development.

Scribus: Worth the Effort

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Desktop publishing applications are different from word processing programs. Desktop publishing isn't a sit-and-start-typing task; it requires more input from the user in terms of page layout, spacing and how elements are arranged.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-06-08
  • Comparing Access Control in Windows and Linux
  • We can accomplish more by sharing
  • Innovation: Still Open for Business
  • Fwd: Thanks from a Gentoo user
  • Chromium default Browser for Ubuntu 10.10
  • Linux inches up on desktop, holds steady on servers
  • FOSS-tablet business report
  • Novell wants a piece of Sun Oracle
  • SFLS: Episode 0x29: Motions for Judgment
  • Malta: Directive to boost uptake of open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • customize Linux Mint 9
  • Building kernels the Debian way
  • Open UIF File (MagicISO Custom ISO Format) in Linux / MacOS X
  • Fix Window and Linux Boot Problems with the Super Grub Disk
  • [SOLVED] Can’t open /dev/dsp in Ubuntu
  • GRUB - embedding a configuration file
  • Easy desktop notification system
  • Manage Ubuntu Gnome Themes with Gstyle
  • 7 Chmod Command Examples for Beginners
  • Easiest way to install Google Chrome on Slackware
  • Mount ISO, IMG, BIN, MDF and NRG Files w Furious
  • Locking Down Firefox Preferences w new firefox.js
  • install Oracle Solaris Studio Express 6/10 on Slackware
  • Rar Unrar Support For Fedora 13 Goddard
  • Making Movies with Free Software
  • Convert any software packages to formats recognized by your distro using Alien
  • how to retrieve image size in perl
  • Privnote- A simple way to send longer messages on Twitter
  • DNS querying with dig

4 Great Alternatives to Gnome Panel Menu Bar

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Software

maketecheasier.com: One good thing about Linux system is that you can change almost every single aspect of the system. Dislike the dull wallpaper? Change it. Not happy with the default splash screen? Change it. Getting bored of the default panel? You can change it as well.

Google's new search index: Caffeine

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Google

googleblog.blogspot: Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it's the largest collection of web content we've offered.

A little healthy kompetition

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Linux
Software

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: I go back and forth between the two top desktop environments with Fedora on my Fujitsu laptop — the even numbers, as it turns out, have been GNOME and the odd (with nothing to read into this, honest) have been KDE. Since we’re now at Fedora 13, it’s KDE time.

User Interfaces Compared – Five Operating Systems, TWENTY Tests

g33q.co.za: The gauntlet has been thrown down. I have been slapped in the face with a glove. Reader response to my previous six test comparison has been very strong. More tests were suggested.

Ubuntu Control Center Makes Using Ubuntu Easier

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howtogeek.com: Users who are new to Ubuntu might find it somewhat difficult to configure. Today we take a look at using Ubuntu Control Center which makes managing different aspects of the system easier.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the Acer Aspire One

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Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: In preparation for this year's annual motorcycle trip, I purchased an Acer Aspire One Intel Atom N450 netbook. What follows are a few notes and suggestions for installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) 10.04.

Peppermint Team – Q&A

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Linux
Interviews

openbytes.wordpress: It was with great pleasure then that I was able to catch up with a couple of members from the Peppermint team and put to them some questions about Peppermint, their views on the future of the cloud and a variety of other subjects.

Report Card on Federal Openness

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OSS
  • Report Card on Federal Openness
  • Open Source for America Wants To Give An Openness Report Card

15 years of PHP

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Software

h-online.com: Fifteen years ago today, on the 8th of June, 1995, Rasmus Lerdorf launched PHP with a post to the comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi Usenet news group. He announced version 1.0 of his "Personal Home Page Tools."

linuX-gamers.net live DVD 0.9.6 released

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Linux
Gaming

linux-gamers.net: We recently released a new version of our games distribution.

Ten years of IBM mainframe Linux

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Linux

blogs.computerworld.com: Back in March 1991, Stewart Alsop, venture capitalist and one time editor-in-chief of InfoWorld said, "I predict that the last mainframe will be unplugged on March 15, 1996." In 2010, while IBM doesn't break out its profits by individual server line, IBM's systems and technology group, reported 1st quarter revenue of $3.4 billion.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
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gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

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