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Story OpenSUSE 13.2 Beta Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 11:30am
Story Migrating From Windows 7 To Ubuntu: The Ultimate Guide Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 11:00am
Story 7 killer open source monitoring tools Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 10:18am
Story Reader Forum: Accelerating ‘IoT’ with an open-source, embedded platform for connected applications Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 10:07am
Story REPRISE OF AKADEMY 2014: ARTIKULATE Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 10:06am
Story Technology on a Diet: 5 Reasons to Embrace Open Source Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 9:44am
Story Performance and security in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 9:26am
Blog entry Apple privacy policy frustrates government keziahcollins 23/09/2014 - 9:16am
Story 10 Android Smartphone Alternatives to the Apple iPhone 6 Roy Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:45am
Story The Features Coming For Fedora 21 Rianne Schestowitz 23/09/2014 - 8:42am

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Microsoft punishes Linux, Mac and white box PC builders

  • Windows And Linux Prepare For Netbook Wars II
  • Linux Netbooks: 3 paths to a bright future
  • Red Hat creates program for cloud providers
  • Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud Services Helps Users Build Private Clouds
  • Gecko end-of-life
  • 3 Alternative CD Ripping applications on Windows / Mac OS X / Linux
  • Tracking Your Time with Project Hamster
  • Why do I have to fill out a registration form to use VirtualBox?
  • Cisco Getting Ready to Delivery Office-Like Apps?
  • The Benefits of Setting up sSMTP or any Email Server
  • Mono is not a patent threat for Debian
  • What is Distro and Why They Exist
  • Linux Gazette July 2009 (#164)
  • Kubuntu 9.04
  • Tiny Core Linux 2.1
  • Novell SLES 10 to OpenSUSE 11.1 Migration
  • Linux virtualisation hypervisor KVM hits release 87
  • The Cost Of Free, Revisited
  • Three Books Every System Administrator Should Read
  • HP Mini 2140 - I Get To Try One
  • Creeping Unix featurism
  • SourceForge New Site On Line
  • Veteran Actor Karl Malden Dies at 97

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • howto enable graphical login manager in Slackware

  • howto make Fluxbox feel like home
  • Firefox 3.5 hangs on fullscreen flash
  • HOWTO : Logwatch on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Improving Battery Life on Linx Mint by 50%
  • Building the GNOME Desktop from Source
  • How-To: Install FrostWire 4.18.0 in Debian Lenny

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 beta released with KVM

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Linux

internetnews.com: Red Hat today officially announced the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHEL), which in my view is a lot more than a typical point release. Sure we're all waiting for the big RHEL 6 release, but there are some major changes in RHEL 5.4.

The 3 Best Desktop Radio Players For Windows, Mac & Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: With the list of free players growing all the time (iffy companies are cropping up all over the web like raging teen acne - awful to behold and tough to stamp out) it’s time to narrow your choice down to the best available players.

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 Project Codenamed Namoroka

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Moz/FF

webdotdev.com: Mozilla has announced it’s new Project – Mozilla Firefox 3.6 which is codenamed “Namoroka“, with an intended release target of early-to-mid 2010

Digg-ing Deeper for Linux News and Links

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News

Apparently there’s some sort of conspiracy keeping Linux-related links off the front page of the popular link-sharing site Digg.com — or at least that’s what a recent Computerworld editorial would have you believe.

Browser battle royale: Which should you use?

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Software
Moz/FF

csmonitor.com: These days, you have a broader choice of Internet browsers, despite the attempts by Microsoft to drive all the other browsers out of the space over the past decade. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser with a 65.9 percent share, but Mozilla’s open source Firefox has been showing a lot of strength in the past two years.

My take on the Mono/C# debate

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Software

drfav.wordpress: I’m f*cking tired of hearing random people screaming out why mono is cool or not. These kind of people don’t even know what coding is about, or they just learned Java or C# at university and they’re like “oh shit, I can code!!”. STOP THAT.

London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform

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Microsoft

blogs.computerworld: Anyone who was ever fool enough to believe that Microsoft software was good enough to be used for a mission-critical operation had their face slapped this September when the LSE (London Stock Exchange)'s Windows-based TradElect system brought the market to a standstill for almost an entire day.

An Introduction to GNOME Zeitgeist

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Software

gnomejournal.org: In this article, Natan Yellin writes about GNOME Zeitgeist, a new user interface for documents and user information in the GNOME desktop currently planned for GNOME 3.0.

Should you upgrade your Linux distribution?

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Linux

ghacks.net: So you’re working with Ubuntu 8.04 or Fedora 10 and you’re jonesing over the new release of your distribution. How do you know if you should upgrade? Is it worth it? What would stop you from making the upgrade?

GoldenDict: A Dictionary Nugget

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Software

linux-magazine.com: While StarDict touts itself as "the best dictionary program for Linux and Windows," it has a serious challenger to the title called GoldenDict.

If you want Linux on an Eee, Go to Toys R Us

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Linux
Hardware

eweekeurope.co.uk: Asking for a Linux Eee, eWEEK Europe was given two options: an Eee with a 7in screen, on sale from Misco, and one with a 9 in screen, sold by Toys R Us.

Changing the World, One Penguin at a Time

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Linux

blog.linuxtoday: Does the idea of "advocacy" make you nervous? It does sound a bit scary, doesn't it, like those annoying door-to-door religious people. But it's not that way. If you're interested in helping people learn to speak Linux, here are a few easy, non-scary tips.

ReactOS 0.3.9 Review and Screenshot Tour

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OS

internetling.com: 10 years is a long time and although they failed to deliver version 1.0 in this time, by working closely with the WINE project, they managed to put together a working development version. So let’s see what version 0.3.9 has in store for us, shall we?

The Open Source Public Relations Engine

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OSS

linuxjournal.com: Has Open Source lost its mojo? Has it become so common place that there are no real innovations to talk about? Or is it simply the summer lull?

Epiphany: The Forgotten Browser In The Speed Wars

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Software

customdistros.com: There has been a lot of talk lately about Google’s Chrome coming to Linux. Me, I don’t care as much because I already use a fast and lean browser. It’s called Epiphany.

5 Useful Add-Ons for Firefox 3.5

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Reviews

A while ago I put up this article, reviewing 5 so-called 'essential' add-ons for Firefox. To continue in the same manner in this second part, here are 5 add-ons updated for Firefox 3.5 which can prove useful. Maybe not the most popular, but they definitely deserve a try.

5 Top of the Line Twitter Desktop Clients for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: If you've been using Twitter through its website, I recommend that you use a desktop client instead to further enhance your tweeting experience.

Do-licious

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Software

gnomejournal.org: GNOME Do is a popular application that started off as inspired by gnome-launchbox and the “open version” of Quicksilver. However, over the last year the project has branched out in its own innovative ways.

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  • 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:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    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.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • 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.