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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 4:00pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 3:59pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 3:59pm
Story Linux Lite 2.4 Roy Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 3:58pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 3:58pm
Story Higher ed finds increasing value in open source CMS options Roy Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 3:12pm
Story Virtual GEM Is Coming For Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 2:48pm
Story See What's New in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Roy Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 1:08pm
Story Another release, another release video Roy Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 1:06pm
Story ODROID C1 review Rianne Schestowitz 02/04/2015 - 12:30pm

OpenOffice BACK In Ubuntu NE After User Outcry

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Ubuntu The community outcry over the removal of OpenOffice from Ubuntu Netbook Edition has seen developers reaching for a rethink over the controversial decision.

Google Buzz Not Getting Much Love

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  • Google Buzz Not Getting Much Love
  • Google acquires social search engine Aardvark
  • Why Google Buzz Isn't Buzzworthy
  • Buzz off: Disabling Google Buzz


AstroGarrobo Beta

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Software Space, the Final Frontier! This is the tale of one Amateur Astronomer that have found in openSUSE a terrific tool for public outreach, self-learning and teaching platform.

Acer AspireRevo nettop review

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Hardware The Acer AspireRevo nettop is a new hybrid of an old concept. Thin computing is older than the hills, an idea Sun tried ages ago. The computer itself is underpowered and ‘light’ for mass deployment, the assumption being that it will be used primarily for web and network access.

Razer DeathAdder 1800DPI Gaming Mouse

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Hardware Mouse support on Linux is a rather interesting matter. Back in February of 2007 we tested out the Razer DeathAdder, which was an example of a great Razer product and received our Editor's Choice Award, but today we are trying out the 1800 DPI version of their DeathAdder gaming mouse.

Are you ready for the easiest, fastest, most modern Linux ever?

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Linux Designed for both Linux newcomers and power users, and inspired by Ubuntu, Bolix is the next step forward for Linux distributions.

Salix OS 13.0.2a: Not gnarled or creepy at all

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Linux Today's menu consists of Salix OS, which like many of the rants I do these days came from an email suggestion. It's based on Slackware and attempts to extend it while remaining fully backwards-compatible. This is a formula that's worked well for distributions like Mepis and Linux Mint, so I see no reason why it can't work for Salix OS.

OpenOffice trouble, again, again, again

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OOo I’m definitely reaching my limit with OpenOffice. I’m not just going to bless OpenOffice as perfection just because it’s Free, it’ll have to improve for that.

Test driving the OpenSuSE Education distribution

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SUSE Schools need open source. They need it to save money and they need it for reliability an flexibility. The problem is there aren’t many distributions geared towards educational institutions. Because of the OpenSuSE Education distribution, a plethora of distributions isn’t necessary. But does this promising distribution fill all the gaps?

LUKS mermaids of remote unlock

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Security Recently, I’ve browsed several how-to’s regarding the possibility of unlocking a LUKS root volume remotely using an SSH connection. The problem with their approach is simple: they asked how to fix their setup, but forgot to ask what they’re trying to protect.

Why Mint over Ubuntu

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: I've been an Ubuntu fan for some time now. No matter which distro I tried, I always found it lacked some feature or another and I eventually made my way back to Ubuntu. Then I found Mint.

Ubuntu and Multimedia Patents: An Introduction

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Ubuntu If you’re like me, you don’t put much thought into where your multimedia codecs come from: you run a quick “apt-get install gstreamer-plugins-ugly” on new installs and move on to more important things. But not everyone’s like me, and as Ubuntu moves increasingly into government and the workplace, patent and licensing issues are becoming more and more important for many Ubuntu users.

RMS GNU/Linux-Libre!

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Linux RMS GNU/Linux-Libre is a project to create a complete free software distribution of GNU/Linux that's small enough to run on a USB key, or pendrive.

GNOME Shell Usability Test Plan

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mairin.wordpress: For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working with Jon McCann, Jeremy Perry, and Owen Taylor on developing a usability testing plan for GNOME Shell. It’s a work-in-progress, and I wanted to make a quick posting about the effort and where it’s going.

Also: GNOME 2.30 Beta released

Desktop publishing for Linux at its finest

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Software Over the years, Linux has lacked a good all-around desktop publishing application. Well, those times are over. Enter: Scribus.

today's leftovers:

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  • Slideshow: KDE SC 4.4 screenshots
  • The Best Windows Themes for GNOME
  • Geeking Out on SSD Hardware Developments
  • The virtuous circle model of support for open source
  • KDE Application Indicators In GNOME
  • Online Music and Open Source Business Models
  • Chumby One
  • This Idiot' skipped formal education to pursue his passion for computers
  • Curl Learns IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • General Motors using Drupal
  • Karmic install
  • VLC promotional Movie you sure don't want to miss
  • Learning with the computer using open source
  • Record your Desktop with Linux Tools
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 Beta Expands Virtualization
  • Red Hat Revs While VMware Takes to the Streets
  • My Debian Adventure 3: Squeeze & KDE4
  • What Matters to Open Source: Licensing or Community?

some howtos:

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  • Using screen as your login shell
  • Secure your Linux box with MoBlock
  • Backup Your Firefox Profile Easily using about:support
  • Hidden Linux : Example commands - df and du
  • How To Set JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint 8 Installing Adobe AIR…
  • How To Replace The Pino Notification Area Icon
  • Turbocharge Awk Scripts – Translate into C (Sudoku Revisted)
  • Prompt Tricks
  • Sync Files Between Your iPhone/Touch And Linux PC
  • White Dune is a low level VRML97 tool
  • Migrate users from one Linux machine to another
  • Determine If Shell Input is Coming From Terminal or Pipe
  • Use Latex like a guru
  • Pidgin Plugin That Enables Invisible Status For GTalk
  • How to install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu 9.10

Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1.x On An OpenSUSE 11.2 Server

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This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless OpenSUSE 11.2 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

Turn your netbook into a portable music studio with Indamixx USB stick

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Linux Indamixx has been putting out custom netbooks designed for creating and editing music for a year or two now. Now the company is offering Indamixx Portable Studio USB Stick Version for netbooks and laptops.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
  • APNIC-sponsored proposal could vastly improve DNS resilience against DDoS

today's howtos

What's New In Linux Lite 3.6

Linux Lite 3.6 is a good distribution, you just have to put your hands in the engine, but the assistance offered by Linux Lite helps us to set the system as well as possible. The XFCE desktop installed by default adds ease-of-use to this distribution, and the dashboard and main menu layout help the user from another operating system quickly find its brands Read more

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