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some howtos & such:

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HowTos
  • How to use KDB in the openSUSE installation system

  • Install Puppy Linux in Ubuntu
  • Create avatars with MeMaker in Ubuntu
  • Fun with Linux Commands-III - Being productive
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Install using the built in USB Installer
  • The Linux Support Call HOWNOTTO

Compiz Fusion and X.org MPX and Input Redirection Patches are now out

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: I figured that I should publish these before murphy’s law ensures that I either have a 1% chance of living the next day, or that the Australian Government censors me.

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) To 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) (Desktop & Server)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Today the new Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) has been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 8.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 8.10.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Operating System

  • Too Late For Halloween - Almost Linux/Unix Humor
  • Building Online Success With Drupal
  • BBC prepares to stream content free to Linux users
  • Interview: Chris Morgan on Jopr
  • GDM 2.24 aka SMB (Shoot Me Bloody)
  • Selected Ibex Bugs
  • Linux to out ship Windows by next year … maybe not!
  • Four True Tech Horror Stories
  • Windows 7: Microsoft's Linux killer?
  • New beta version of Google's Chrome browser

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to install KDE 4.1 on Ubuntu 8.10

  • Controlling fanspeeds in Linux on PWM motherboards, Thinkpads and ASUS Eee PC
  • How to properly start compiz in Gnome
  • Restoring Data from rdiff-backup
  • Create a LAN for Virtual Servers with KVM and VDE
  • Installing Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer in openSUSE with Crossover
  • Free Memory by dropping caches
  • Using Calc to manage schedules
  • Transparent compression of files on optical media
  • How To Easily Add A Custom Search Engine To Your Firefox Search Bar

A Halloween blog of open source fog

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I like to write a Halloween-theme article or blog every year, and this year, there is no shortage of costuming and character portrayal from vendors turning up in places you’d never expect them.

Does Linux Deliver For Small Businesses?

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: The answer is Yes, it does, though with some qualifications. The short answer: it's all in the implementation. The long answer starts with taking a look at Canonical's successes in opening new doors for Linux deployments.

OpenSUSE Starts Steering its Own Course

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SUSE

linuxplanet.com: It's not easy for a Linux company to let go the reins of control over its community Linux distribution. Just ask Red Hat, which started to let go of Fedora and then decided to keep managing it (Red Hat keeps its grip on Fedora). But, now Novell is loosening its apron strings on its community Linux openSUSE.

Also: RealPlayer dropped from openSUSE, here’s why
And: Status update for openSUSE 11.1 beta 4

more ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • The Call of Cthubuntu

  • Ubuntu 8.10 Charges Up the Mountain
  • First Look: Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition, Intrepid Ibex
  • Ubuntu 8.10: Canonical Improves Marketing And PR Focus
  • 10 Things To Do After You Install Ubuntu Linux

Using Your Linux Computer As A Media Server (Part 2)

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Software

makeuseof.com: Previously, I have discussed how you can use your Linux computer as a media center. Now, if you are not in front of your Linux machine most of the time, but still want to access all your media files from any internet connected devices such as your smart phone, workplace computer, PDA or even PS3, the only option is to set up your Linux computer as a media server and stream your multimedia content to wherever you are over the internet.

'Mandriva Linux 2009.0 Review : A Mixed Bag'

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MDV

techenclave.com: Mandriva 2009.0 features latest Desktop Environments, tools and application to attract more and more users .. Tagged the most user friendly distro , Mandriva 2009.0 try to live up to the expectations … Mandriva 2009.0 packs in a lot of changes including the inclusion of the latest gun of Open Source community.

20+ Firefox 3 Security and Privacy Extensions

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Moz/FF

mashable.com: While Firefox is considered a safe browser by most people, it can never hurt to add more layers of security in this day and age. And while you’re at it, there are a number of ways to increase your privacy online. Here are over 20.

some shorts

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Linux
  • Funny FireFox Ads

  • Linux Journal Live - Horror Stories
  • Linux Basement - Episode 30 - Season Finale and OLF

How Linux Supports More Devices Than Any Other OS, Ever

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Linux
Interviews

oreilly.com: Kroah-Hartman is a longtime developer of the Linux kernel, known for his work maintaining USB drivers as well as for packaging the SUSE kernel at Novell. O'Reilly Media recently interviewed Greg about his claim that the Linux kernel now supports more devices than any other operating system ever.

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex': Some Good, Some Bad, And A Lot Of Ugly

  • A User's Look at Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
  • Solutions for Nvidia restricted drivers after Ubuntu 8.10 Upgrade
  • Beware Ubuntu 8.10 “Cruft Remover”

Switching your kids to Linux

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Linux

kitterman.org: Based on some of the feedback on my previous postings, there seems to be some interest in this topic. I'm sure that this is more like Perl than Python (there is more than one way to do it), but this is how I managed it....

New Qt Creator IDE from Qt Software

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Software

dot.kde.org: News emerged recently that Qt Software (formerly Trolltech) were working on their first IDE for Qt, code named Project Greenhouse. Today saw the release of the first technical preview under the name Qt Creator. The initial release is available for Linux, Mac OS X and MS Windows.

The scariest video game of all time

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Gaming

telegraph.co.uk: Last week we asked our readers to vote for the most frightening game of all time. The votes have been counted and the results are in - our readers reveal their top 15 pixilated horrors.

This is the money being made TODAY in Open Source

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OSS

royal.pingdom.com: While many companies don’t disclose detailed financial information we have dug around to find numbers for some well-known open source companies and projects to see how they are doing financially.

15 Scariest Tux Icons for Halloween

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Linux

junauza.com: Since it's Halloween, let me give you a treat by sharing to you all some of the scariest tux icons in existence. Before going on, let me warn those with a weak heart that what you are about to see could be dangerous to your health.

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today's howtos

Linux Graphics

  • The RADV Radeon Vulkan Linux Driver Continues Picking Up Features
  • OpenChrome Maintainer Making Some Progress On VIA DRM Driver
    Independent developer Kevin Brace took over maintaining the OpenChrome DDX driver earlier this year to improve the open-source VIA Linux graphics support while over the summer he's slowly been getting up to speed on development of the OpenChrome DRM driver. The OpenChrome DRM driver was making progress while James Simmons was developing it a few years back, but since he left the project, it's been left to bit rot. It will take a lot of work even to get this previously "good" code back to working on the latest Linux 4.x mainline kernels given how DRM core interfaces have evolved in recent times.
  • My talk about Mainline Explicit Fencing at XDC 2016!
    Last week I was at XDC in Helsinki where I presented about the Explicit Fencing work we’ve been doing on the Mainline Linux Kernel in the lastest few months. There was a livestream of all presentations during the conference and recorded sections are available. You can check the video of my presentation. Check out the slides too.

Linux Kernel News

  • Linux 4.8 gets rc8
    Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week. As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.
  • Linux 4.8-rc8 Released: Linux 4.8 Next Weekend
  • Linux Kernel 4.7.5 Released with Numerous ARM and Networking Improvements
    The fifth maintenance update to the Linux 4.7 kernel series, which is currently the most advanced, secure and stable kernel branch you can get for your GNU/Linux operating system, has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Linux kernel 4.7.5 is here only ten days after the release of the previous maintenance version, namely Linux kernel 4.7.4, and it's a big update that changes a total of 213 files, with 1774 insertions and 971 deletions, which tells us that the kernel developers and hackers had a pretty busy week patching all sorts of bugs and security issues, as well as to add various, much-needed improvements.
  • Blockchain Summit Day Two: End-Of-Conference Highlights From Shanghai
    Financial services firms and startups looking to be the bridge to blockchain ledgers continued to dominate presentations on the second and final day of the Blockchain Summit, ending International Blockchain Week in Shanghai that also saw Devcon2 and a startup demo competition.
  • Testing Various HDDs & SSDs On Ubuntu With The Linux 4.8 Kernel
    Here are some fresh benchmarks of various solid-state drives (SATA 3.0 SSDs plus two NVMe M.2 SSDs) as well as two HDDs for getting a fresh look at how they are performing using the Linux 4.8 Git kernel. After publishing Friday's Intel 600P Series NVME SSD tests of this lower-cost NVM Express storage line-up, I continued testing a few other SSDs and HDDs. These additional reference points are available for your viewing pleasure today. The additional data is also going to be used for reference in a Linux 4.8-based BCache SSD+HDD comparison being published next week. Stay tuned for those fresh BCache numbers.

Behind the GNOME 3.22 Release Video

This is less than usual. The time saving mostly stems from spending less time recording for the release video. At first thought you might think recording would be a breeze but it can be one of the most frustrating aspects of making the videos. Each cycle the GNOME community lands improvement a wide set of GNOME’s applications. So before each release I have to find some way to run a dozen of applications from master. I do this either by: Read more