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7 (More) Best Free/Open-source Backup Software for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Backup software is essential for recovering important files when disaster happens. Since there are still several excellent free and open source backup software that I failed to mention the last time, I decided to once again gather another list.

New Ubuntu Control Center

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Software
Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Control Centre project aims to make System config simple
  • Ubuntu Control Center
  • Contributing Back to Gnome?

Scientist infects himself with computer virus

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Sci/Tech

computerworlduk.com: A British scientist claims to have become the first human to be infected by a computer virus, in an experiment he says has important implications for the future of implantable technology.

The best-kept secrets of UNIX power users

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HowTos

You don't have to break into a Watergate office to uncover the secrets of UNIX power users. There's an informant, and he's spilling the beans. Learn why Environment Variables, the dot file, and the Secure Shell (SSH) are very important.

Using Aliases in Linux to Make Life Easier

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HowTos

techgage.com: Of all the commands available in the Linux command-line, one of the most under-appreciated is "alias". It's not just useful, it can make using the CLI less of a chore, and even improve efficiency. In this article, we're taking a look at what it is, and provide numerous examples of how to use it to become a true CLI power user.

Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Servers in 2010

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Linux

blog.taragana.com: The ever proliferating array of Linux distros are baffling even for the seasoned pro's. That said, the range of choice for open source software is what's so great. We were looking for top 5 free distributions for servers in 2010.

NVIDIA's 256.25 Beta Linux Driver Slows Things Down

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: Last week NVIDIA released their first 256.xx proprietary beta Linux display driver that brought many VDPAU improvements, installer improvements, support for new GLX extensions, various bug-fixes, and other enhancements. However,

Gxine Media Player: Just Press Play

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Software

linuxinsider.com: The world of open source software has lots of options for editing and manipulating audio and video media files. However, when you want to just sit back and watch, Gxine will get the job done.

Mozilla hires open-standards guru Celik

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: Firefox parent company Mozilla Corp. has hired Tantek Çelik, a well-known figure in the developer and open-Web community, for the role of Web standards lead.

Fedora 13 released

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Linux
  • Fedora 13 released with open 3D drivers and Python 3 stack
  • Fedora Linux 13 released

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Lucid Lynx Benchmarked And Reviewed

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Ubuntu

tomshardware.com: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is pinning its hopes of OEM acceptance on the Lucid Lynx. We've put the screws to this new Long Term Support (LTS) release, comparing it to Canonical's previous LTS release, 8.04 Hardy Heron, to look for progress.

Novell openSUSE 11.3 and Build Service

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  • Novell openSUSE 11.3 and Build Service near release
  • Why not try OpenSuSE 11.2

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.5 x86_64

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This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.5 server (x86_64) that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of CentOS 5.5, but should apply to the 32-bit version with very little modifications as well. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Mutter 2.31.2 Brings Performance, Theme Enhancements
  • Sneak preview for coming KDE SC 4.5
  • The Firefox plugin checker needs to be checked
  • Goodbye Becta – and Good Riddance
  • UNIX still a hit for mission-critical systems
  • SUSE Linux users nervous as Novell explores options
  • UCK your own Linux distro
  • Midori 0.2.6 Released
  • Date Warp – Anime Visual Novel Released
  • Poof, you’re a wizard, with the Dungeons and Dragons Character Generator
  • Boxee is Changing the World
  • Christina Aguilera using Drupal
  • Intel X.Org 2.12 Driver To Render Text/Glyphs Faster
  • openSolaris - Dead and Buried?
  • Teen builds computer lab for Traceway residents
  • SFLS: Episode 0x28: Dan's Software Patent Presentation
  • CeBIT 2010: AGIMO says open source needs to lift its game
  • Linux Basement - Episode 55 - Yawana Katana

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux Tip: Using a Shell Script to Set Up Your Computer
  • Reload (re-read) Partition Table In Ubuntu Linux
  • [Tips And Tricks]: Gnome Screenshot Tool
  • Exposure Blending with digiKam
  • Saving Your Data Bacon with Write Barriers and Journal Check Summing
  • Database Replication with Mysql
  • Logs: Your Linux System’s Lovable Worker Bees
  • Gnu Global, the programmer’s friend
  • Browse your Samba shares with pyNeighborhood
  • How to create a guest user account on Ubuntu 10.04
  • Conky

Fedora 13 Lightscribe labels

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Linux
  • Fedora 13 Lightscribe labels
  • Red Hat: The one true open source company?
  • Work underway to keep Xen support in Fedora 13
  • Linux Outlaws 151 - Fedora 13 Release Special

Five Usability Improvements in Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Recent Ubuntu releases have introduced major changes, including a new theme, a new application stack and–gasp–a new position for window buttons. But Karmic and Lucid also included a number of tiny usability enhancements that you might not have noticed. Here’s a look at five of them.

Also: HTML5 Video on Ubuntu

Novell: This Linux OS Vendor Went to Market

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SUSE
  • Novell: This Linux OS Vendor Went to Market
  • automated openSUSE testing
  • openSUSE Schools! in Nicaragua!
  • Novell vs. Mandriva: Don’t Confuse 2 Potential Linux Sales

Qt Multimedia/Mobility vs. Phonon: FIGHT!!!

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Software

colin.guthr.ie: Well it's not really like that, but I guess those involved can think about it a bit like that at times!

The behavioral economics of free software

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OSS

mdzlog.alcor.net: People who use and promote free software cite various reasons for their choice, but do those reasons tell the whole story? If, as a community, we want free software to continue to grow in popularity, especially in the mainstream, we should understand better the true reasons for choosing it—especially our own.

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Graphics: Texture Compression, Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL), and AMD FreeSync

  • Unity Continues Crunching More Out Of Crunch Texture Compression
    Unity is one of the big public users of the open-source Crunch DXT texture compression library. While it's no longer maintained by Rich Geldreich / Binomial, Unity has continued advancing this open-source code to further improve the compression ratio and speed. For months Unity has been talking about their promising findings with Crunch. But this is the project that Rich Geldreich, the former Valve developer, previously expressed regret having open-sourced all of it. While he is on to working on better and more advanced technologies at his Binomial startup, Unity is working to squeeze more out of this open-source library.
  • Improving EFL Graphics With Wayland Application Redraws
    Under X, application redraws are tricky to do without tearing because content can be updated at any chosen time with no clear feedback as to when the compositor will read it. EFL uses some clever tricks to this end (check out the state of the art X redraw timing for yourself), but it’s difficult to get right in all cases. For a lot of people this just works, or they’re not sensitive to the issue when it doesn’t.
  • Improved Wayland Application Redraws Coming To Enlightenment's EFL
    Samsung's Open-Source Group has been working on making their Wayland support in the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) even better. The latest Wayland work on the Enlightenment/EFL front has been improving the application redraw process. The EFL toolkit with the upcoming v1.21 release will now be hooking into Wayland's frame callbacks to better dealing with drawing, only drawing when necessary, and doing so without the possibility of tearing.
  • AMD FreeSync For Tear-Free Linux Gaming - Current State In 2017
    If you are thinking of gifting yourself (or someone else) a FreeSync-compatible monitor this holiday season, here's a look at how the AMD FreeSync support is working right now, the driver bits you need to be aware of, and how it's all playing out for those wanting to use this tear-free capability for Linux gaming.

KStars 2.8.9 is released!

Here comes the last KStars release for 2017! KStars v2.8.9 is available now for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Robert Lancaster worked on improving PHD2 support with Ekos. This includes retrieving the guide star image, drift errors and RMS values, among other minor improvements and refactoring of the Ekos PHD2 codebase to support future extensions. Read more

Security: Mirai, Vista 10, Starbucks, and Hacking Team Investigation

  • Mirai IoT Botnet Co-Authors Plead Guilty

    The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday unsealed the guilty pleas of two men first identified in January 2017 by KrebsOnSecurity as the likely co-authors of Mirai, a malware strain that remotely enslaves so-called “Internet of Things” devices such as security cameras, routers, and digital video recorders for use in large scale attacks designed to knock Web sites and entire networks offline (including multiple major attacks against this site).

  • Google Researcher Finds Flaw in Pre-Installed Windows 10 Password Manager
    Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, who has previously discovered, reported, and disclosed several major bugs in Windows and its features, came across a new security vulnerability affecting Microsoft users. This time, the flaw exists in the Keeper password manager that comes pre-installed in some Windows 10 versions, with Ormandy explaining that it’s similar to a vulnerability that he discovered in August 2016. “I remember filing a bug a while ago about how they were injecting privileged UI into pages,” Ormandy explained on December 14. “I checked and, they're doing the same thing again with this version,” he continues.
  • Starbucks Wi-Fi Turned People’s Laptops into Cryptocurrency Miners
    The free Wi-Fi that the Buenos Aires Starbucks offers to its customers was being used to mine for cryptocurrency, and what’s worse, it used people’s laptops to do it. The whole thing was discovered by Stensul CEO Noah Dinkin who actually paid a visit to the store and wanted to browse the web using the free Wi-Fi, only to discover that his laptop was unknowingly converted into a cryptocurrency miner. He then turned to Twitter to ask Starbucks if they know about the what he described as bitcoin mining taking place without customers knowing about it. “Hi Starbucks, did you know that your in-store wifi provider in Buenos Aires forces a 10 second delay when you first connect to the wifi so it can mine bitcoin using a customer's laptop? Feels a little off-brand,” he said in his tweet.
  • Italian Prosecutor Makes Request to Close Hacking Team Investigation
    The damaging data breach that exposed the secrets of an infamous surveillance tech company might go unsolved forever. After more than two years, the Italian prosecutor who was investigating the attack on the Milan-based Hacking Team has asked the case to be dismissed, according to multiple sources. On Monday, the Milan prosecutor Alessandro Gobbis sent a notice to the people under investigation informing them that he had sent the judge a request to shut down the investigation, according to a copy of the document obtained by Motherboard.