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Story What Will Run The Internet of Things? Hint: It's Fully Open Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 9:07am
Story GhostBSD 4.0-RELEASE finally ready Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 9:01am
Story TokuMX 2.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 8:54am
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Story Actions have consequences (or: why I'm not fixing Intel's bugs any more) Roy Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 8:35am
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Story Genoa gradually switching to open source tools Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 2:40am
Story Ubuntu MATE Will Steal the Show of the Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Launch Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 2:37am
Story Hamburg Greens call for a switch to open source Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 2:24am
Story Tyrol government shares test tool with industry Rianne Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 2:11am

15 Apps I Install On My Newly Installed Ubuntu

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Software

helpforlinux.blogspot: I decided to reinstall Ubuntu after using Kubuntu for some time. Here are some apps which I installed, I hope you will find it useful:

50 Open Source Apps Transforming Education

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Software

earthweb.com: More teachers and institutions are now participating with organizations like SchoolForge, the Open Source Education Foundation, and Open Source Schools. These educators are beginning to see that the open source philosophy has the power to transform education in several key ways.

Why should Linux aim for the desktop?

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Linux

toolbox.com: Linux is a great operating system in the back room. It is used in mobile(cell) phones, networking equipment, printers and many other embedded devices. It doesn't matter what operating system you use, as soon as you surf the internet you will be using Linux.

6 Things I Miss About Windows Vista in Linux

opendaily.wordpress: As I go through the daily grind on my trusty Thinkpad, I once in a while notice quirks in Linux Mint / Ubuntu that makes me miss certain small but important conveniences from Windows Vista. I’ve been taking notes, and here’s my list.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 313

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: A distro odyssey - looking for the best fit, part 1

  • News: Gentoo celebrates tenth birthday, Omega offers latest Fedora with extras, Linux Mint switches to Launchpad and Github, FreeBSD outlines internal engineering process
  • Released last week: antiX MEPIS 8.2, Sabayon Linux 4.2 "CoreCD"
  • Upcoming releases: openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4
  • New distributions: Ice-Z Linux, pcubuntoo, Photo Artists Workshop Live CD, sEEcher OS, Xin Yang Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Music Player Review '09 edition - Wave 1.5

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Software

gquigs.blogspot.com: Wave 1.5 just asks two questions. Playing all the songs on shuffle. Generating a playlist is fine as long as I can select multiple (read all) folders. Who is out?

Launchpad Open-Sourced. Now What?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: With a number of its other products remaining proprietary, what are Canonical’s real intentions towards living by the free-software ideology that drives projects like Ubuntu?

Finding Linux Bugs Before they Become Exploits

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Linux

internetnews.com: It's not everyday that there is a public security exploit published for the Linux kernel, yet that is what happened in early July.

Even a 2 Year Old Can Use Linux

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Linux

reallylinux.com: I appreciated the stories and articles that showed Linux as easy to use and beneficial, although sometimes with a reserved cynicism. But when I left for a few minutes yesterday to go use the toilet and returned to find my own 2 year old daughter playing it up on a Centos test machine -- I woke up.

Community inertia in Debian and Ubuntu

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Linux

mdzlog.alcor.net: At Debconf 9, Steve Langasek delivered a talk on pam-auth-update, which included a tongue-in-cheek slide about how it had come to be. He pointed out that this project had required about six years of “thinking” and two months of actual development, and that this seemed to be a pattern exhibited by a number of notable Debian projects.

Creating Snapshot-Backups with BackerUpper On Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu
HowTos

BackerUpper is a tool similar to Apple's TimeMachine. It is intended to create snapshot-backups of selected directories or even your full hard drive. From the BackerUpper project page: "Backerupper is a simple program for backing up selected directories over a local network.

Face off with Fedora and Ubuntu Linux

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Linux

rightardia.blogspot: While I was working, the screen froze up and I noticed the hard drive thrashing away. After powering the PC down, I noticed it could not find a a working Linux image to boot off of. So loaded a copy of Fedora.

today's odds & ends

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News
  • Ubuntu Desktop: Contacts as Indexed Files

  • Proper Multi-Seat X Support Is On The Way
  • Compare files in Linux
  • Top 25 Ubuntu Programs
  • Photo Collage Maker - Shape Collage
  • Linux Outlaws 103 - It's a Trap!
  • Make MPlayer play h264 video files faster on multicore machines
  • How to safely dual-boot Windows & Linux with Wubi Installer
  • Howto install and Enable Broadcom Wireless in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Proper word-wrapping in vim
  • Chrome v Firefox: Can Innovation Happen Without A Fight to the Death?

Why aren't schools adopting open source?

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OSS

techrepublic.com: Recently I had a bit of a run-in with my daughter’s high school. She was undergoing an eShool class over the summer titled “Computer Applications” and it turns out the class only actually “covered” Office Suites - namely Microsoft Office. Now in our household we do not own a copy of Microsoft Office. Instead we use OpenOffice and have never had an issue - that is, until now.

Linux Games: Zsnes (Super Nintendo Emulator)

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Gaming

ghacks.net: I have a confession to make. My favorite game of all time is Zombies Ate My Neighbors. It was a classic Super Nintendo game. Lately I had been jonesin’ to play that game so I was about to plop down some cash for an old SNES when I came across Zsnes.

Does Linux Have a 'Safe Mode'?

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daniweb.com: I recently upgraded a friend of mine to Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop for his five-year-old Acer laptop with 512 MB of RAM. I installed the latest stable version of Ubuntu and he immediately fell in love. What came next was a bit of a shock.

Mini-Distro-Review: Tiny Core Linux

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Linux

fishbowl42.com: I heard about Tiny Core Linux a few months ago and given its description as a minimalistic Linux designed to build to your own specifications from the ground up it sounded right up my alley.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #152

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Ubuntu

fridge.ubuntu.com: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #152 for the week July 19th - July 25th, 2009 is available.

KDE 4.3 Looking Good

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KDE

briancarper.net: I just installed KDE 4.3 and it's looking good. Some features returned that I was missing.

Running the 2.6.30.1 kernel ultralight

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Linux
HowTos

kmandla.wordpress: About a year ago I made some notes about plucking out parts of the 2.6.25.5 kernel — as well as some other ideas. I’ve configured a lot of kernels for a variety of machines in that time, and I have a few more subtractions to recommend.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
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    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
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  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.

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