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Top 3 Application Menu Alternatives for Ubuntu

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Software

techdrivein.com: I didn't had any problem with the default menu application I have in my Ubuntu. That was until I tried other application menus available out there. Here is a collection of 3 simple application menu alternatives you should give a try in your Ubuntu.

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an Ubuntu 10.10 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Goodbye Fedora 12
  • If Web Browsers Were Celebrities..
  • Official Ubuntu Advertising Team is Now Alive
  • A new data set from Firefox reveals our browsing habits
  • maddog the catalyst
  • Linux and Windows Integration
  • ODF TC Creates Advanced Document Collaboration Subcommittee
  • Playing SuperTuxKart – A Free 3d kart racing game in Ubuntu
  • Oracle talks up Solaris 11 Unix release
  • A week in the life of a KDE e.V. board member
  • ‘Tis the Season to Celebrate the Open Source Way
  • Firefox 4 offers silent add-on updates
  • How Red Hat democratized our corporate citizenship program
  • Microsoft, Attachmate and Novell's Linuxy Ménage à Trois
  • New Scientific Linux 6 Alpha Is Out
  • Huawei Joins Linux Foundation
  • Supreme Court Case Could Affect Developers' Secondary Patent Liability
  • Latest Opera snapshot
  • digiKam Tricks 1.3 Released
  • Gentoo Interview with Vilhelm von Ehrenheim
  • id software job
  • Gentoo becomes Open Invention Network licensee
  • Screenshot Tour of Diaspora

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Enable “Mark All Upgrades” in Synaptic in Mint
  • Script of the Week: Backup Types in Bash
  • Collection of basic Linux Firewall iptables rules
  • Text Frames in Scribus
  • How to block, lock, or deny access to a user into Linux
  • How To Setup Email Alerts on Linux Using Gmail or SMTP
  • Tips for Securely Using Temporary Files in Linux Scripts
  • Linux Command Sequences in Bash
  • Opensuse Building VirtualBox Guest Additions kernel modules
  • How to join together several Flash video (flv) files

State of the Debian-Ubuntu relationship

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Linux
Ubuntu

raphaelhertzog.com: The relationship between Debian and Ubuntu has been the subject of many vigorous debates over the years, ever since Ubuntu’s launch in 2004. Six years later, the situation has improved.

The Clockwork Man & The Hidden World Released For Linux

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: At the turn of the century, in an alternate timeline, steam-powered technology has become dominant in almost all walks of life. Join Miranda Calomy, and her robot, Sprocket, on a journey through this world of wondrous science!

Books I Want

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Software
  • 12 Best MySQL Database Books for Your Library
  • Perl Books I Want
  • New Drupal Book - Drupal Web Services

Brazilian Teachers to get Mandriva Linux

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MDV

mandriva.com: The Brazilian government education authority has selected Intel-powered classmate PCs running Mandriva Linux for educational use nationwide. Mandriva is working with the hardware manufacturer partner Positivo, to deliver this open source solution which will help teachers to improve students’ education.

The End of KOffice, The End of KDE?

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KDE

itworld.com: Here's some interesting news: KOffice, as a brand name, no longer exists. And with that change, I can't help but wonder if we are soon going to be looking at the end of the KDE name, as well.

Also: KDE Announces the Calligra Suite

4 Reasons to Try LibreOffice

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LibO

pcworld.com: Many of the major Linux distributions will be replacing OpenOffice with LibreOffice once the final release is available, so there's no better time to check out the new software. Here are just a few reasons why you should.

Netbook Operating Systems

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Linux

linuxforu.com: A modern netbook is likely to have 150 GB of disk space, 1 GB of RAM, a screen resolution of 1024×800, and a wide range of connectivity options. It can hardly be called a minimalist device. Invariably, it will also be double the weight of the original EEEPC 701!

Choosing the right Linux distribution is key to success

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Linux

techrepublic.com: This past week, I had a frustrating reminder of a lesson I learned long ago…but let slip away out of either arrogance or stubbornness. That lesson is that choosing the right distribution is the first (and most important) key to success when deploying the Linux operating system.

Quick Look: Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers

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Linux
Gaming

eyeonlinux.com: This week I decided to take a look at Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers. Linux is not famous for gaming; gaming has actually been the Achilles heel of Linux. Ultimate Edition 2.8 Gamers strives to make gaming a bit more visible and accessible in Linux.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 383

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop edition
  • News: CentOS 6, ten years of KNOPPIX, Ubuntu Unity coverage, openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • Questions and answers: Why is Debian "out-of-date"?
  • Released last week: Vine Linux 5.2, Superb Mini Server 1.5.4
  • Donations: Mageia receives €350.00
  • New additions: GnackTrack
  • New distributions: LibreWRT, Newtoos
  • Reader comments

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

Ubuntu 10.10 vs. Mac OS X 10.6.5: A Competitive Race

phoronix.com: As the Phoronix Test Suite builds many of its tests from source, with this article we compared the results of both Mac OS X 10.6.5 and Ubuntu 10.10 when using their stock compilers (as found in the latest version of Xcode for Mac OS X and within the Maverick package repository for Ubuntu 10.10).

Linux Desktop and Google in 2011

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OS
Linux

Is There A Sexual Harassment Problem In The Open Source Community?

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OSS

networkworld.com: For a long time I have spoken out against sexism in the IT industry. While we bemoan the scarcity of woman in IT, we still manage in many cases to act like caveman when it comes to treating them as equals and peers in technology.

Two Cents for Distributions

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Linux

unsolicitedbutoffered.blogspot: Every Linux enthusiast has their own take on choosing the right Linux distribution (or Linux "flavor"). Discussions regarding the distributions can be as heated as the classic Linux-Mac-Windows argument. However,

6 Excellent Linux/Open Source Web Servers

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Here are six different web servers freely provided by the open source community for Linux, Windows, and other OSs:

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Linux Kernel 4.15 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.16 Now

After a very busy cycle due to the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, which were publicly disclosed earlier this year and later discovered to put billions of devices using modern processors at risk of attacks, the Linux 4.15 kernel series was released at the of January heavily redesign against two critical hardware bugs. Now, nearly three months and only eighteen maintenance updates later, the Linux 4.15 kernel series reached end of life and it will no longer receive support. As such, all those using a kernel from the Linux 4.15 branch on their GNU/Linux distributions are urged to upgrade to the latest Linux 4.16 kernel series as soon as possible. Read more

LibreOffice 6.1 Lands Mid August 2018, First Bug Hunting Session Starts April 27

Work on the next big release of the widely-used open-source and cross-platform office suite for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, LibreOffice 6.1, has already begun this week with a focus on revamping the online experience and improving the Writer and Calc components. A first bug hunting session was scheduled for the end of next week, on April 27, 2018, when developers will hack on the first alpha milestone of LibreOffice 6.1, which should be available to download for all supported platforms a few days before the event. During the bug hunting session, devs will try to fix as many bugs as possible. Read more

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Linux 4.9.95

I'm announcing the release of the 4.9.95 kernel. All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.9.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.9.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more