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Story Varnish: SSL revisited Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 4:35pm
Story Work Has Started on Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 4:35pm
Story An About.com Review Of Ubuntu 15.04 Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 10:41am
Story The First Of The Features Being Proposed For Fedora 23 Roy Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 9:03am
Story Old Ubuntu Bug Lets Malicious Users Gain Sudo Access Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 8:23am
Story Chakra GNU/Linux Invites Users to Test the KDE Plasma 5.3 Desktop Environment Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 8:08am
Story Bodhi to Fork Enlightenment to Produce "Moksha" Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 3:01am
Story Tor Browser 4.5 is released Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 1:47am
Story GNOME Boxes 3.17.1 Out Now with Better Support for the Latest Windows ISO Images Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 12:40am
Story GNU Mailman 3.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 29/04/2015 - 12:37am

Got Security? You're in Denial

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Security
  • Got Security? You're in Denial
  • Collection of security checks for Linux
  • Worst. Security Product. EVER!
  • Multi-user Security in Linux

Running Alpha Lucid on the Dell T7500

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Hardware
Ubuntu

redmonk.com/sogrady: Dell shipped me a loaner top of the line workstation to test, the Dell Precision T7500. I’ll have more on what, specifically, the machine is for later. For now, a quick rundown on the specs, setup and software choices.

openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 3 is out

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: The third of seven scheduled milestone releases for 11.3 was completed and released on schedule. Milestone 3 focuses on using GCC 4.5 as the default compiler, leaving a great deal of the work in the hands of the openSUSE Build Service after a few issues (such as kernel panics) were resolved.

Why Metacity Window Buttons on Left in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

The default position of the window controls will remain the left, throughout beta1. We're interested in data which could influence the ultimate decision. There are good reasons both for the change, and against them, and ultimately the position will be decided based on what we want to achieve over time.

Rest here

An adventure with an HP printer/scanner and Ubuntu

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Hardware
Ubuntu

tenshu.net: For a while now I’ve been thinking about some ideas for a project that will require a scanner. No problem you think, scanners of various kinds have been supported in Linux for a long time.

Banish boring terminal windows with Bashish

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Software

sourceforge.net/blog: Swedish student Thomas Eriksson says a lot of advanced computer usage is still best done from the terminal. Given that, he’s developed Bashish to provide a more useful and beautiful terminal environment.

Four Things Firefox Could Learn from IE

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Moz/FF

linux-mag.com: It’s popular to hate on IE8, and easy to do! But the truth is, Firefox could take a few cues from stodgy old Internet Explorer.

10 Great Linux Apps You Might Not Have Discovered Yet

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Software

linuxplanet.com: Have you just started to experiment with Linux? Are you looking for more than the basic applications? Here we'll quickly review 10 Linux apps you might want in addition to those preinstalled with Ubuntu or other Linux distribution (distro). Now lets get started!

Open source enables innovation without lawyers or fees

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Interviews
OSS

theaustralian.com.au: OPEN source software is seen by some as akin to religion. However, Ingres chief executive Roger Burkhardt insists he is not on a crusade to convert the Microsoft and Oracle faithful.

First Glance at SimplyMEPIS 8.5

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Linux
Interviews

osnews.com: Warren Woodford has his own vision and he's made it accessible to the world via MEPIS. This week he was willing to take a few minutes to talk about his creation.

QA with Matt Asay: How Linux is Beating Apple and Much More

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Interviews
Ubuntu

linux.com: Matt took some time recently to share his perspective with me on why Canonical can take Linux places Red Hat can't, how Linux beats Apple, and how the Ubuntu community's passion and focus on design will change the way people see Linux for a long time.

Nokia's N900: Desktop Linux without the desk.

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Linux

In a previous post I wrote about how easy it was to use Nokia’s N900 out of the box. Today I’ll give you just a taste of what’s possible when you unlock the its full potential as handheld Linux computer.

More here.

PCLinuxOS 2010 Beta 1: A First Look

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PCLOS

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: NOT wishing to pass full judgement on a distro until it has reached its final release stage - it is not fair on the developers - I nevertheless thought it might be useful to offer some early, 'First Look' observations about PCLinuxOS 2010.

Dedicated Vi device vies for buyers

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Linux
Hardware

theregister.co.uk: The NanoNote is a £90 portable computer, sporting open source hardware and software, but no wireless and little more than a Vi editor in the way of applications.

Run Windows apps without Windows

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Software
  • CrossOver Linux 9: Run Windows apps without Windows
  • Windows on Linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 345

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Haiku
  • News: Fedora developers stage "unrest", a look at Mandriva's history, openSUSE 11.2 "LXDE" and "Xfce" live CDs, Wolvix 2.0.0
  • Questions and answers: Loopback devices
  • Released last week: Frugalware Linux 1.2, VortexBox 1.2, PC/OS 10.1
  • Upcoming releases: SliTaz GNU/Linux 3.0, Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 4
  • New distributions: Crociato O.S., Pack4Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Web guru Tim Bray takes Google Android job

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Google

news.cnet.com: Tim Bray--co-inventor of XML, notable tech blogger, and until recently a Sun Microsystems employee--has joined Google's Android team in part to show the world what he thinks is wrong with Apple's iPhone.

Cracking open five of the best open source easter eggs

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Software

arstechnica.com: A number of humorous yet undocumented features are hiding beneath the surface of some of the most popular open source software applications.

Ubuntu Without a Human Face

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Without a Human Face
  • Shuttleworth: 2 year cadence: some progress
  • 6 Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Wallpapers

I'm not breaking up with Windows, but we're seeing other people

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: For many enterprises, 2010 is going to be the year they decide whether or not to jump on board with Windows 7, or stick with Windows XP. I’ve decided to avoid Windows 7, whenever possible, and rely on Mac and Linux to power my primary systems.

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