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Salix Xfce 13.37-beta2 - first impressions and screenshots

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: On 05/04 the second beta of the Salix main Xfce version was made available, and being one of my favorite distributions I just had to give it a quick spin and opted for a basic install. First impressions are excellent.

Great one, Gnome!

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Software
  • Great one, Gnome! Would you like to reload and try for your other foot?
  • Drag Me to Shell, p2
  • Ubuntu, Unity, Linux Mint and other stuff
  • Making awesome even better; gnome back to work with gnome 3.2

Distro Hoppin`: Saline OS 1.3

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Linux

itlure.com: As this Debian-based operating system is quite easy to install, setup and, once that is done, it lets you run about your daily computing routine.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • The Battle for the Last Desktop
  • Iptables – Providing More Access Without Compromise
  • Understanding Project Harmony
  • Bash shell-scripting libraries
  • Where’s the Parallel Beef?
  • Using GNU/Linux is cooler than using Windows: Laura Lucas Alday
  • plasma active
  • icculus' "Gaming on Linux"
  • Sam and me on Ubuntu
  • Top five new things in Linux
  • Acer’s Chairman Speaks
  • Munich receives European Document Freedom Day Prize
  • openSUSE GNOME 3 DVDs & Repos next week
  • Gnome3 + porn can equal potential awkwardness

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 9 Best practices to secure your Linux
  • IPv6 and thttpd
  • build Text To Speech app for Android
  • Quick And Dirty Scanning On The Linux Desktop
  • Display Different Content to Visitors from Different Sites
  • How to read the content from the RAM
  • Easy way to create a Debian package and local repository
  • Practice with while Loops
  • Pimp My Bash Prompt
  • How To Create A Screencast In GNOME 3
  • Remove Mono from Debian 6

Internet Explorer 6 is Holding Back the Linux Desktop

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Linux
Microsoft

jeffhoogland.blogspot: The Linux kernel just turned twenty and according to Jim Zemlin (Linux Foundation Executive Director) bashing on Microsoft at this point is like "Kicking a puppy". One thing I do not agree with Zemlin on however is that "traditional PC desktop is becoming less important."

Firefox 4 Is Faster, Cleaner, More Secure

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Moz/FF

informationweek.com: The latest version of the open-source Mozilla Web browser has finally arrived and it is a welcome upgrade. Firefox 4 includes a revamped look and feel, faster performance, strong standards support, and enhanced privacy controls.

Planning for MariaDB 5.6 at the MySQL Conference 2011

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Software

monty-says.blogspot: MariaDB 5.3 / 5.5 are now almost in beta (the last features will be pushed directly after the MySQL conference) and it was time to start considering what features should be in the next MariaDB release.

Opera Barracuda RC 2 & 3

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Software

Ubuntu Natty release countdown banners chosen

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Natty release countdown banners chosen
  • Unity and Me
  • Care robot runs on Windows and Ubuntu
  • New hardware, Sandybridge, and Ubuntu

Unity launcher behaviour to change

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Software
Ubuntu
  • Unity launcher behaviour to change
  • The little things that matter: Unity’s new grid animations
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Gets Much Needed Launcher Customization

Review: Linux Mint Xfce 201104

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Linux Mint Xfce is now Debian-based instead of Ubuntu-based. The desktop looks virtually indistinguishable from Linux Mint 10 "Julia" GNOME, save for two key differences.

Mandriva 2010.2 KDE Review

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MDV

linuxlibrary.org: Way back in ancient times when Mandriva was still Mandrake this was actually the first distribution of Linux I recall ever using. Things have come a long way since.

The MosKeyto's Buzz

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Hardware
  • The MosKeyto's Buzz
  • The WINDspeed Pocket Hotspot: great for Linux users but

New developments in Novell patent case

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SUSE
  • New developments in Novell patent case
  • OSI Board reponds to FCO Questionaire concerning CPTN Transaction
  • Analysis of new Novell patent deal structure according to OSI statement

Linux Mint Debian 201101 - Really, really nice

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: After my last catastrophic encounter with Debian 6 last month, you may assume I would be hesitant to dip my fingers into another boiling pot of hot, steamy Debian broth, which is, yes you guessed right, the Debian-based edition of Linux Mint.

Legal Threats Against MPlayer, Server To Disappear

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Software
Legal

phoronix.com: While legal threats to free software projects would be disastrous (if successful) to those seeking to destroy Linux and open-source work, there's sure been lots of in-fighting as of late that's proving to be quite damaging for many distinguished projects.

Mark Shuttleworth talks Narwhals

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Interviews
Ubuntu
  • Mark Shuttleworth talks Narwhals
  • Ubuntu Expels One Of Its Developers
  • The Spiel About The Default Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop

Gnome 3 Heroes

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Software
  • GNOME 3 Heroes
  • Gnome 3 Review
  • New GNOME cuts the clutter

Gnome3 is a YES

I wanted to check out Gnome3 on my own, in spite of the wide range of reviews [or because of them!]

Found: faster boot, running with fewer resources, smooth operation...

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Ubuntu: Snapcraft, Intel, AMD Patches, and Telemetry

  • SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Snapcraft
    Canonical, the company behind operating system and Linux distribution Ubuntu, is looking to help developers package, distribute and update apps for Linux and IoT with its open-source project Snapcraft. According to Evan Dandrea, engineering manager at Canonical, Snapcraft “is a platform for publishing applications to an audience of millions of Linux users.” The project was initially created in 2014, but recently underwent rebranding efforts.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Now Certified on Select Intel NUC Mini PCs and Boards for IoT Development, LibreOffice 6.0.5 Now Available, Git 2.8 Released and More
    Canonical yesterday announced that Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is certified on select Intel NUC Mini PCs and boards for IoT development. According to the Ubuntu blog post, this pairing "provides benefits to device manufacturers at every stage of their development journey and accelerates time to market." You can download the certified image from here. In other Canonical news, yesterday the company released a microcode firmware update for Ubuntu users with AMD processors to address the Spectre vulnerability, Softpedia reports. The updated amd64-microcode packages for AMD CPUs are available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), "all AMD users are urged to update their systems."
  • Canonical issues Spectre v2 fix for all Ubuntu systems with AMD chips
    JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU'D HEARD THE END of Spectre, Canonical has released a microcode update for all Ubuntu users that have AMD processors in a bid to rid of the vulnerability. The Spectre microprocessor side-channel vulnerabilities were made public at the beginning of this year, affecting literally billions of devices that had been made in the past two decades.
  • A first look at desktop metrics
    We first announced our intention to ask users to provide basic, not-personally-identifiable system data back in February. Since then we have built the Ubuntu Report tool and integrated it in to the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS initial setup tool. You can see an example of the data being collected on the Ubuntu Report Github page.

Most secure Linux distros in 2018

Think of a Linux distribution as a bundle of software delivered together, based on the Linux kernel - a kernel being the core of a system that connects software to hardware and vice versa – with a GNU operating system and a desktop environment, giving the user a visual way to operate the system via a graphical user interface. Linux has a reputation as being more secure than Windows and Mac OS due to a combination of factors – not all of them about the software. Firstly, although desktop Linux users are on the up, Linux environments are far less common in the grand scheme of things than Windows devices on personal computers. The Linux community also tends to be more technical. There are technical reasons too, including fundamental differences in the way the distribution architecture tends to be structured. Nevertheless over the last decade security-focused distributions started to appear, which will appeal to the privacy-conscious user who wants to avoid the worldwide state-sanctioned internet spying that the west has pioneered and where it continues to innovate. Of course, none of these will guarantee your privacy, but they're a good start. Here we list some of them. It is worth noting that security best practices are often about process rather than the technology, avoiding careless mistakes like missing patches and updates, and using your common sense about which websites you visit, what you download, and what you plug into your computer. Read more

Red Hat and Fedora News

4MLinux 26.0 BETA released.

4MLinux 26.0 BETA is ready for testing. Basically, at this stage of development, 4MLinux BETA has the same features as 4MLinux STABLE, but it provides a huge number of updated packages, including major changes in the core of the system, which now uses the GNU C Library 2.27 and the GNU Compiler Collection 7.3.0. Read more