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SimplyMepis 8.0.10 - Won't knock your socks off, but won't chew them up either

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Mepis and I have a long history. We got along well in the beginning, but things started getting distant between us and I haven't had so much as a phone call in months.

A Little Empathy For Pidgin

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Software

linux-mag.com: With the integration of the Telepathy framework into GNOME, most distributions are dropping the old instant messaging favorite Pidgin, for the new upstream application Empathy.

Ubuntu 9.10 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7

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Microsoft
Mac
Ubuntu

junauza.com: Over a short period of time, three major operating system releases will take place. For all of you, I'm going to highlight the main features of Ubuntu 9.10, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and Windows 7.

Why do Linux and open source lovers give Apple a free ride?

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Microsoft
Mac
OSS

blogs.computerworld: In its "Windows 7 Sins" campaign, the Free Software Foundation has labeled Windows 7 as "treacherous computing," and accuses Microsoft of such acts as "poisoning education." But Apple is arguably even more closed than Microsoft, yet always gets a free ride from vociferous open source proponents. Can anyone explain this hypocrisy?

SimplyMEPIS 8 Update Released

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10 has been released, and it is as usual very good. I've been pleased and impressed with MEPIS for quite some time now. Despite being what might be considered a "minor" release, going from 8.0.06 to 8.0.10, there are a number of significant changes in this distribution.

Sometimes It Won't Work (II)

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Linux

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Linux user for a couple of years. Only Linux and I love it. Still, some things are wrong, they are wrong, and unfortunately, as I see it, they will always be wrong.

NetWalker, Sharp's Latest Ubuntu Netbook... Hands-On

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Here's the latest Ubuntu powered ultra compact netbook with a 5” WSVGA (1024x600) touchscreen, the NetWalker aka PC-Z1-W. This little baby is powereb by a i.MX515 Freescale CPU @ 800MHz, with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory,

How To Enable Adobe's Flash Player In Google Chrome (Ubuntu 9.04)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial explains how you can install the Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu 9.04 and how to enable the Adobe Flash plugin in it. Please note that Google Chrome for Ubuntu is still in alpha state and should not be used on production systems.

Exaile 0.3.0 Has Finally Been Released

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Linux

Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. Exaile 0.3.0 is a complete rewrite of Exaile from the ground up, and should make development of future versions much easier.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 10 Ubuntu Themed Wallpapers
  • New Video Editor For Ubuntu
  • Kerala Purchasing 141 GNU/Linux Preloaded Laptops
  • Improve Audio Experience in Linux-Based Netbooks
  • Funtoo’s Website is Designed for IE?
  • The Linux Home Office: What's In Your Cyberspace?
  • Nokia and Linux Make a Good-Looking Couple
  • Question in Goldman Sachs case: Can open-source software be stolen?
  • Is the Loch Ness monster on Google Earth?
  • Canonical at VMWorld 2009
  • Open Source: One Sure Way To Keep Piracy At Bay
  • OggCamp 2009 – October 25th
  • Review: Swiss Army Swiss Flash 8gb
  • Create Minutes and Logs for your Meetings with bugbot
  • Linux Outlaws 108 - Developer Shakedown

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux / UNIX List User Dot-Files

  • Labels from the command line with LabelNation (Linux)
  • Bash Quoting
  • Code Project: create an ffmpeg front-end
  • How To Add More Panels To Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Installing Perl Modules
  • Workaround for the Ubuntu problem with KVM switches
  • Creating an in-house Dropbox: Phase 1

Stallman Takes His Free-Software Crusade to Argentina

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OSS

blogs.nytimes.com: Two whirlwinds blew into Buenos Aires this week: the hundreds of Wikipedia supporters, editors and administrators here for their annual Wikimania conference, and the free-software activist Richard Stallman.

5 reasons why I love Linux

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Linux

linuxcritic.wordpress: Every so often while I’m working on something, I’m struck by how satisfying it can be to be running Linux as my operating system of choice.

3 Emulators To Play Free Old School Games On Your Linux Machine

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Software
Gaming

makeuseof.com: Old school games have always been fun, yet simple and easy to play. They may not have the best of the graphics but you can surely enjoy a trip down memory lane! Here is how you can play those old, free games on your Linux machine. There are various emulators available for Linux, let us look at them one by one.

5 Annoying “Papercuts” to be Fixed in Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu

linuxloop.com: Ubuntu 9.10 is coming in October, and, in addition to some new features, it will also feature 100 less “papercuts”. To give you a better idea of what to expect, here are five common and annoying papercuts that should be fixed by 9.10.

A contradiction in terms, Linux is.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: Full of contradictions, Linux is. When you think about it, hundreds of thousands, there are, if not millions, be like, of programmers contributing their own ideas of what Linux should. Recipe for contradictions without a doubt, this is. Yeesssssss.

Torvalds Fakes Emerge in Twittersphere

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: Rolex, movies, Gucci, and even Sharpie pens, among other consumer goods, are well known for reaching a level of ubiquity where people start producing fakes or knock-offs. From our industry, even Steve Jobs’ personal brand warranted a knock-off in the form the FakeSteveJobs blog. Linux, too, has reached that level of ubiquity and maturity.

Rugged fleet computer runs Linux

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Linux
Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Octagon Systems announced a ruggedized Linux-ready mobile computer for police, taxi, medical, trucking, transit system, and mesh security network applications.

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    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
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    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
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    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
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    The app is called Smart Receipts, it's licensed AGPL 3.0, and the source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.
  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
    Open-sourcing is more than throwing code over the wall and hoping somebody uses it. I knew this in theory, but being part of the TensorFlow team at Google has opened my eyes to how many different elements you need to build a community around a piece of software.
  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.

Tizen News: Phones and TVs

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    The Samsung Z4, the fourth smartphone in Samsung’s Z series and a successor to the Z2 (and not the Z3, as many would assume), has been formally announced and made an appearance at the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC 2017) this past week. The Z4 was rumoured to make its way to India on May 19th (Friday) and it did – arriving with offline retailers after launching in the country last Monday (one week ago).
  • Samsung 2017 QLED TVs World First to support autocalibration for HDR
  • Samsung approves You.i TV video platform for Tizen TV app development
    While Samsung has developed Tizen TV apps using JavaScript, You.i TV’s Engine Video app runs on Native Client (NACL), a web technology that does not only allows C++ applications to run in a standard browser but is said to be 24 times faster than JavaScript. Now that Samsung has approved You.i TV’s video engine platform, developers can craft more video content for Tizen Smart TV owners.
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    Samsung Smart TV, powered by the intuitive, self-developed Tizen operating system, has gotten a cool new app which enables consumers to view the location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or cable technician in real-time directly from their home’s largest screen. The new app is developed by Glympse, the leading real-time location services platform.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more