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Gnome desktop overhaul guide

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Software

thesiliconjungle.wordpress: Gnome is pretty cool. It’s simple and solid. Unfortunately a default Gnome desktop is not very appealing to the eyes. We all come to the point where we wonder, “Can I make my Gnome desktop look super l33t?”

Search engine for Debian sources

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Linux
Web

h-online.com: Peter De Wachter has created a Debian source code search engine for developers. It lets them find out quickly what files contain, for example, the usb_device structure required for accessing USB devices.

Moblin netbook Linux preview

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Intel's Moblin 2.0 Linux desktop for netbooks is really still too raw to be called a beta, but with a fresh take on what a desktop should be, it's showing great promise.

RMS and His Magic Bread

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OSS

opendotdotdot.blogspot: One of the reasons I admire RMS is because of his complete integrity and consistency. He simply will not compromise on his principles, even if it leads to the loss of support from those who are not so rigorous.

Operating systems offer some gains

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Linux
Microsoft

washingtontimes.com: I don't know how Charles Darwin would explain it, but imagine that we're each born with an "operating system." For most of us, this inner programming works well, even if it becomes a bit bruised and battered over the years. We adjust and move on.

The Undiscovered Country

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OSS

h-online.com: In the UK, it's a public holiday, and The H's editor in chief has been watching a movie and wondering if the Star Trek universe is a useful model for the future of open source...

Handy Linux distro that can be built on the fly

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Linux

markwilson.co.uk: A couple of days back, my friend Stuart and I were trying to configure a device via a serial port. Except that only PC with a serial port wasn’t configured with an operating system.

The future of GIMPs User Interface

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: One of the most questioned and discussed issues about GIMP is the Graphical User Interface. Many users (mostly new ones to GIMP) are confused by it so it is well worth to talk about this never ending discussion.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 304

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Mandriva Linux 2009.1

  • News: Slackware goes 64-bit, Moblin 2.0 impresses reviewers, Ubuntu effects video changes, Debian updates GPG keys, Fedora mulls list moderation, round-up of mobile Linux news, Archiso-live
  • Released last week: Puppy Linux 4.2.1, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8
  • Upcoming releases: Linux Mint 7, openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2
  • Site news: Annual package list update
  • New additions: DEFT Linux, Elastix
  • New distributions: Hymera, Taneu OS
  • Reader comments

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

Who wants a giant poster of the history of Unix?

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OS

theregister.co.uk: This one is strictly for the hardcore fan - for the very first time, it says here, you have the chance to purchase a giant poster showing the history and development of Unix. Debian, OpenServer, OpenBSD and Mac OSX all have their place in history shown.

SIGINT: Ubuntu Privacy Remix

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Ubuntu

h-online.com: The Ubuntu Privacy Remix (UPR) project is presenting the second beta version of its live CD, at SIGINT 09, a conference organized in Cologne by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

Why Open Bug Tracking Fails

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Unlike proprietary platforms, Ubuntu allows end users to interact directly with developers through Launchpad. In most situations, however, open bug tracking is a fiasco. Here's why:

A Glass of WINE

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Software

jdeeth.blogspot: The biggest problem most people have with making The Big Move from Windows to Linux, indeed the problem I had, is the One Critical App. But my open source ideology and stubbornness got the better of me, and despite my sobriety I got some WINE.

Ubuntu AppStore in the workings ?

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Ubuntu

stefanoforenza.com: We live in cool times. Everybody’s up creating an AppStore of some kind. Many Open Source supporters have noted again and again, that Linux repositories are pretty much the equivalent of an AppStore.

Aussie prisoners escape lock-in with Ubuntu PCs

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Ubuntu

itnews.com.au: The Alexander Maconochie jail in Canberra will this week deploy 30 more Ubuntu Linux-based computers for prisoner use after a successful first phase.

Mandriva's answer to Ubuntu One : Click'n' Backup

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MDV
Web

techenclave.com: Ever since the launch of Ubuntu One there has been a lot of speculation about it.. Seeing all the response from audience Mandriva SA came with shrewd alternative and hit the nail at the right time.. Mandriva Click'n'Backup has quite a few advantages over Ubuntu One..

today's odds & ends:

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News
  • Gentoo Day Two

  • Ubuntu mumblings
  • Asia and Latin America leading use of free software
  • openSUSE Factory today…
  • Kpackagekit - First Impressions and Troubleshoots
  • Windows updated by Linux
  • Deposing Bill Gates in Novell v. Microsoft
  • Linksys WRT160NL Linux-based Wireless-N Broadband Router
  • Open Source On Wall Street: Crunching The Numbers
  • Canonical’s Ubuntu to Support Google Android?
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 5
  • FLOSS Weekly 70: Bug Labs

System 76: Making pre-installed Linux hardware a reality

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.techrepublic: Recently I came upon a company called System 76 promising to bring pre-installed Linux hardware to the masses. At first I was a bit skeptical as I’ve seen this promise time and time again. So I requested review hardware thinking it would be nothing more than vapor ware. Surprisingly, however, the hardware arrived.

Top 5 Applications I Can’t Live Without

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Software

everyjoe.com: Since I started using Linux, I’ve found a new set of tools that help me in my work everyday. If not directly used for work, at least these tools help me work faster in one way or another.

Canonical support

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Ubuntu

thehumanjourney.net: Let's introduce a subject that I've rarely seen discussed on planets or forums: Canonical paid-for support. At Oxford Archaeology we have been paying customers for almost a year, and I think it is a good time to look back and see if it was worth it.

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  • Wednesday's security advisories
  • Smartphones with fingerprint scanners under screen to hit market this year
    The majority of fingerprint scanners can be found either on the back of a smartphone or on the front, embedded in the home button. But it looks like that status quo is soon about to change. According to a report from The Investor, CrucialTec, a manufacturer of fingerprint modules based in South Korea, will launch its on-screen fingerprint scanning solution that allows you to unlock your device by placing a finger on the screen sometime this year. This means that we can expect to see the first smartphones featuring the new fingerprint technology hit the market in 2017. Unfortunately, CrucialTec did not reveal an exact time frame or the smartphone manufacturers it is currently working with.
  • Kaspersky launches 'secure operating system' -- with no trace of Linux in it [Ed: You must be pretty desperate for headlines and attention when your marketing pitch is, "we're not Linux!"]
  • Windows Botnet Spreading Mirai Variant
    A Chinese-speaking attacker is spreading a Mirai variant from a repurposed Windows-based botnet. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab published a report today, and said the code was written by an experienced developer who also built in the capability to spread the IoT malware to Linux machines under certain conditions.
  • Five New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Were Fixed in Ubuntu 16.10, 14.04 & 12.04
    We reported earlier that Canonical published multiple security advisories to inform Ubuntu users about the availability of new kernel updates that patch several flaws discovered recently by various developers. We've already told you about the issues that are affecting Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users, so check that article to see how you can update your systems is you're still using the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel. But if you managed to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, which uses Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)'s Linux 4.8 kernel, then you need to read the following.
  • Another Linux Kernel Vulnerability Leading To Local Root From Unprivileged Processes

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