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How Google Uses You

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Google

earthweb.com: Everybody knows that Google offers lots of free services. Many are ad-supported. Others aren't. They're just free products that we can all use as a kind of publicly provisioned resource. That's how most of us see Google. But guess what? That's how Google sees you, too.

Best Free and Open Source CRM Software

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Software

junauza.com: If you happen to own a business and are looking for CRM applications, I have here a list of some of the most well-known free and open-source customer relationship management (CRM) software available today:

Firefox Ditches the Dialog Box

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Moz/FF

webmonkey.com: Get ready to say goodbye to Firefox’s multitude of dialog boxes. Recent design mock-ups show Firefox moving toward an “in-content” look where settings, the add-on manager, themes and other “things which formerly appeared in dialog boxes” will now become just another tab in your browser.

Windows, Mac or Linux: Which is the most secure?

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Security

computerworlduk.com: Who's got the safest operating system? Apple, Google, Microsoft? According to one security expert, what really matters is who's using the OS.

Poulsbo still makes me sad

  • Poulsbo still makes me sad
  • Even With MeeGo, Poulsbo & Moorestown Are Crap

The Big Linux 2.6.35 Kernel Problem Is Fixed

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Linux

phoronix.com: Using the 2 June kernel from the Ubuntu mainline PPA no longer causes a major performance hit and all of the test result values have returned to their levels prior to this kernel bug that lasted about one week.

Qubes - A Highly Secure OS Powered By Xen Hypervisor

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Linux

linuxhelp.blogspot: Qubes is an open source operating system based on Linux, which is designed to provide strong security for desktop computing. Its unique selling point is that all applications that are run on Qubes is sand-boxed from each other.

Washing the windows myths. Legal liability.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com: Due to the fact that windows is produced by a single company and Linux is not then there is a target for any legal action which needs to be taken. With Linux there is no single target that legal action can be brought against for when things go wrong.

The BeOS file system: an OS geek retrospective

arstechnica.com: The Be operating system file system, known simply as BFS, is the file system for the Haiku, BeOS, and SkyOS operating systems. When it was created in the late '90s as part of the ill-fated BeOS project, BFS's ahead-of-its-time feature set immediately struck the fancy OS geeks.

MeeGo v1.0 for Netbooks Review

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Linux

extremetech.com: The tiny notebooks are usually best for those who just want to do the most basic of basics—Web browsing, e-mail, maybe IM—and not much else. In fact, were it not for the fact that Linux is a popular operating system of choice for them due to its nonexistent cost, they'd have almost no appeal to the DIYer whatsoever.

Peppermint OS – A New Take on the Web-Centric Desktop

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: early all operating systems these days seem to be transitioning toward a faster and more web-centric experience. Peppermint OS takes a different approach than Chrome and tries to blur the line between desktop and Internet.

3-Chip firms form venture to boost Linux push

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Linux
Hardware

reuters.com: Electronic chip designer ARM has teamed up with five of its major partners to boost the use of free Linux software on cellphones, challenging Nokia's Symbian and Microsoft.

Linux Users vs. Linux Culture

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: Using a forum board or IRC channel is a lot like trying to solve your problems by walking down a dorm room hallway. Room by room you poke your head in, say hi to everybody, and ask around quickly to see if anyone has an idea. The responses can vary depending on which door you knock on.

Learn Linux, 101: Create and change hard and symbolic links

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Linux

Learn how to create and manage hard and symbolic links to files on your Linux system. Explore the differences between hard and soft, or symbolic, links and the best ways to link to files, as opposed to copying files.

The Perfect Server - Fedora 13 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a Fedora 13 server (x86_64) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • GnomeBaker's Recipe for Cooking Up Discs
  • Being acquired is the best thing for a FOSS project
  • HTML5 vs. Flash: The case for Flash
  • OOXML/ODF - The Next Stage is Unfolding in Norway
  • GIMP Single Window Mode
  • Pidgin 2.7.1 enables Faster File Transfers to MSN and aMSN
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.0 announced
  • Revisiting gnome shell
  • DockBarX Adds live thumbnail previews
  • Pino: Lightweight Microblogging Client
  • You Can't Please Everyone, but Pinta Tries
  • New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (VI): The Fine Print In the Feature List

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Save partitions across a network with Partimage
  • awk is still a very handy tool
  • Sharing a VPN connection on Linux
  • Limit file upload size on Apache
  • MyHDL on Ubuntu Lucid
  • Double Commander
  • Run Windows in Ubuntu with VMware Player
  • Yet Another Ten One-Liners from CommandLineFu Explained
  • Customize the Ubuntu Notification Bubbles
  • Upgrading Fedora and retaining your existing programs
  • CentOS / Redhat: Setup NFS v4.0 File Server
  • Network Manager Disabled

5 Firefox Based Browsers You Probably Haven't Seen Before

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Software

techdrivein.com: Firefox 3.5 is already the most widely used browser in the world. But how many of you actually knew that there are a number of Firefox based browsers which are as good or oven better than Firefox? Here is a list of 5 Firefox based browsers you should know.

Clouds Can Become the Mother of All Lock-ins

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Linux
  • Red Hat's CEO: Clouds Can Become the Mother of All Lock-ins
  • The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Kernel: What Is It?
  • Red Hat converts Basefarm to Enterprise Linux

Why does the Open Source Community love Apple?

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OSS

networkworld.com: Attend any computer conference these days and you can expect that almost every giveaway is an iPad. In fact, I recently attended a conference for a Microsoft oriented customer group and the talk of the attendees was Apple and how excited they were to possibly win an iPad from the vendors in the exhibit hall. It makes me wonder, why isn’t the open source community in a complete uproar against Apple the same way that they are against Microsoft?

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today's leftovers

  • Schaller On Linux In 2018: Rust Rules, Apple Declines, Linux Graphics Compete
    Christian Schaller who has long been involved in GNOME/Fedora development while serving as a senior software engineering manager at Red Hat and formerly with Collabora has some bold predictions about 2018 for open-source software.
  • Fedora Classroom Session: Fedora QA 102
    Fedora Classroom sessions continue next week with a session on Fedora QA. The general schedule for sessions appears on the wiki. You can also find resources and recordings from previous sessions there. Here are details about this week’s session on Wednesday, December 22 at 16:00 UTC. That link allows you to convert the time to your timezone.
  • Cura, the nice 3D print slicer, is now in Debian Unstable
    After several months of working and waiting, I am happy to report that the nice and user friendly 3D printer slicer software Cura just entered Debian Unstable. It consist of five packages, cura, cura-engine, libarcus, fdm-materials, libsavitar and uranium. The last two, uranium and cura, entered Unstable yesterday. This should make it easier for Debian users to print on at least the Ultimaker class of 3D printers. My nearest 3D printer is an Ultimaker 2+, so it will make life easier for at least me. :)
  • #PeruRumboGSoC2018 – Session 5
    Today we have celebrated another session for the #PeruRumboGSoC2018 program at CCPP UNI. It was one of the longest sessions we have experienced.
  • Mozilla releases tools and data for speech recognition
    Voice computing has long been a staple of science fiction, but it has only relatively recently made its way into fairly common mainstream use. Gadgets like mobile phones and "smart" home assistant devices (e.g. Amazon Echo, Google Home) have brought voice-based user interfaces to the masses. The voice processing for those gadgets relies on various proprietary services "in the cloud", which generally leaves the free-software world out in the cold. There have been FOSS speech-recognition efforts over the years, but Mozilla's recent announcement of the release of its voice-recognition code and voice data set should help further the goal of FOSS voice interfaces. There are two parts to the release, DeepSpeech, which is a speech-to-text (STT) engine and model, and Common Voice, which is a set of voice data that can be used to train voice-recognition systems. While DeepSpeech is available for those who simply want to do some kind of STT task, Common Voice is meant for those who want to create their own voice-recognition system—potentially one that does even better (or better for certain types of applications) than DeepSpeech.
  • FreeBSD-Based TrueOS 17.12 Focuses on Faster Boot, Bhyve and LibreSSL Support
    en Moore, the creator of the FreeBSD-based TrueOS computer operating system and Lumina desktop environment, released the TrueOS 17.12 update, which introduces multiple enhancements. Synced with the FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT and FreeBSD ports tree software repositories as of December 4 and November 30, 2017, respectively, TrueOS 17.12 is an incremental update to the operating system adding improvements to the OpenRC-based boot process, removable-device management, LibreSSL and SysAdm API integrations, as well as Bhyve support for TrueOS Server Install. "We have also been working quite a bit on the server offering of TrueOS, and are pleased to provide new text-based server images with support for Virtualization systems such as bhyve," said Ken Moore in the release announcement. "This allows for simple server deployments which also take advantage of the TrueOS improvements to FreeBSD."
  • Will Your Taxes Go Up or Down? A Calculator for the New Tax Bill
    ...Tax-Calculator, an open-source tax-modeling program.

Games: Slaps and Beans and Games Online For Android

  • Slaps and Beans now in Early Access
    Bud Spencer & Terence Hill: Slaps and Beans [Steam] is now in Early Access after a successful Kickstarter campaign in which the developers gained over $200k.
  • Best First Person Shooter Games Online For Android
    With the ever shining genre of First Person Shooters making it Huge in the PC market, game studios have brought the best of FPS action to people’s mobile devices. Here I present to you my best picks for the Free first person shooter games online for Android.

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