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Story Debian Tops Our Community Distro Poll srlinuxx 19/07/2013 - 5:43am
Story nano vs. vim: Terminal Text Editors Compared srlinuxx 19/07/2013 - 5:42am
Story ROSA Recruits Fresh GNOME Desktop srlinuxx 19/07/2013 - 5:40am
Story 4 Day Countdown Appears on Ubuntu Website srlinuxx 19/07/2013 - 5:38am
Story Who’s Winning the PC OS War? Who Cares?! srlinuxx 19/07/2013 - 5:36am
Poll Linus srlinuxx 18/07/2013 - 10:46pm
Story Enlightenment E17 Stands A Chance For Fedora 20 srlinuxx 18/07/2013 - 10:39pm
Story Collusion: See who’s tracking you – in real-time srlinuxx 18/07/2013 - 10:38pm
Story Why I left Ubuntu srlinuxx 18/07/2013 - 8:17pm
Story Crunchbang Movin’ on up srlinuxx 18/07/2013 - 8:14pm

KDE 4.1 RC1 - Yet Another Top Release

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KDE

bushweed.blogspot: Another KDE release!!! After I finally installed the 4.1 beta 1, both myself and the Mrs who use the EEE have decided that 4.1 is stable enough to replace 3.5x. This is a big step for us.

SCO, Linux' Worst Nightmare Is Back

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Linux

sys-con.com: The court also said Novell couldn't run interference for Linux and stop SCO from seeking royalty payments for alleged UnixWare and OpenServer infringement by Linux users under its infamous SCOsource licensing program. Armed with that decision, it's merely a matter of time before SCO starts seeking those payments.

10 things I’ve overheard about my Linux laptop while on public transportation

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Linux

arsgeek.com: I’ve been taking the train to work for 4 years now. It’s a 45 minute rambling ride in which I usually either read a book, sleep, or grab my laptop loaded up with Ubuntu and get some stuff done. Over time, I’ve collected a few funny remarks I’ve either over heard, or that people have said directly to me. Here are the 10 best.

Linux - a disruptive technology?

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Linux

itpro.co.uk: It is sometimes said that Linux is a disruptive technology - one that appears from nowhere, usually emerges as a cheap alternative to the dominant technology, and upsets and ultimately replaces the current way of doing things.

Linux 2.6.26 Kernel Benchmarks

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Linux

phoronix.com: Over the weekend the Linux 2.6.26 kernel was released. In this article we have done some quick benchmarks of this new kernel from within the Phoronix Test Suite.

Cygwin - a Unix Environment and Shell on Windows

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Software

fosswire.com: If your daily routine means that you spend much of your time behind a Windows system, yet you love the power and flexibility of a Unix-based environment, you might want to compile some Linux/Unix software, so that it can run natively under Windows.

Six Things I Love About The Opera Browser

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Software

makeuseof.com: This isn’t just a list of Opera features, these are what genuinely make life easier for me, and what makes me want to use Opera for my daily web browsing. So for example I haven’t included Mouse Gestures with this list. Why? Because even though it is much more productive, I haven’t yet got in the habit of using it.

5 Most Popular Linux-hackable Gadgets

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Hardware

junauza.com: Linux is a powerful and versatile operating system that can be utilized to hack just about any electronic hardware device. To prove it, I have here a list of popular gadgets that are already known to run Linux.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 31

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #31 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue: www.opensuse-tutorials.com, Pascal Bleser: Reporting Packman package bugs, and Jigish Gohil: New Compiz plugins.

Nifty tools for your Asus Eee PC

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Software

linux.com: It didn't take the enterprising community of Asus Eee PC users long to come up with some great tweaking tools for this Linux-based ultra-low-cost laptop. Just a few weeks after the official launch of Eee PC, the first tweaking utilities started to appear on the EeeUser forums.

various howtos:

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HowTos
  • Mail server benchmarking with Postal

  • Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows, Part III
  • Commands you might have missed: tree
  • Make Ubuntu look like Vista, like Windows XP
  • A nice conky file, for all
  • Install NVIDIA 177.13 drivers on realtime kernel

More on Masterbaiting Monkeys

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Linux
  • Linus Torvalds: Don't glorify the security "monkeys"

  • What Linus Torvalds thinks about OpenBSD
  • Torvalds criticises the 'security circus'

KDE 4.1. The promise of a better future!

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KDE

it.toolbox.com/blogs: For the past week I have been exclusively using KDE4. I had read all the hype and flame wars so I decided to make up my own mind. To that effect I asked my Google eyed friend what to do and installed KDE4 from a third party repository. I did so with an open mind and with a zen like concentration that I learned from Grasshopper on a childhood television show.

Dansguardian w/ Multi-Group Filtering & Squid (Debian)

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HowTos

This how-to describes how to install and configure Dansguardian with multi-group filtering, Squid with NTLM auth, ipmasq, and dnsmasq to provide a full internet gateway solution for small to medium sized networks. This how-to requires two NICs in order to perform firewalling and transparent proxying.

today's leftovers

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News
  • openSUSE Gets the JeOS

  • Automation computers run Linux
  • Why I Am Leaning Toward FreeBSD
  • Tilda: Dropping to the command line
  • Open Source Laptop Tracker
  • Open source college revolution?
  • Kernel Vulnerability in Ubuntu
  • Use open source to avoid jail and rescue your weekends
  • KTorrent vs Anti-Cheater
  • The Easy Way To Convert Binary To Decimal
  • Resize an LVM2 logical volume and the ext2 or ext3 filesystem
  • VLC gets a New Face
  • nice customized .bashrc file
  • Finding the name behind the GMail address
  • Gtk+ 3.0, take 2
  • OpenDomain.org owner: Selfless FOSS helper or domain squatter?
  • Triple Boot: Windows Vista, OpenSolaris 2008.05, and Ubuntu 8.04

Firefox 3.0.1 security and stability update now available for download

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Moz/FF

mozilla.org: As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 3.0.1 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release.

Security Bugs and Full Disclosure

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: In an announcement for the 2.6.25.10 stable kernel, Greg KH noted, "it contains a number of assorted bugfixes all over the tree. And once again, any users of the 2.6.25 kernel series are STRONGLY encouraged to upgrade to this release."

Manage Your Photos with Kflickr

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Software

linux-mag.com: It’s a scene I’ve seen several times at the Central West End Linux Users Group I help run in St. Louis — a new visitor to the LUG brings her busted Windows machine to the meeting, finally sick enough of that OS to install Linux. But first we have to recover whatever data is still sitting on the hard drive (thank you, Knoppix!)

Judge Kimball Rules at Last

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Legal

groklaw.net: Judge Kimball rules in SCO v. Novell! I haven't read it yet myself, just quickly skimmed it enough to see that SCO owes Novell some money ($2,547,817 plus interest probably -- SCO can oppose -- from the Sun agreement) and it had no right to enter into the Sun agreement.

GIMP 2.5.2 Development Release

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GIMP

Getting closer to GIMP 2.6, the GIMP developers released another snapshot from the 2.5 development series. Some improvements include: added a dockable dialog for managing Color tool settings, allow to scroll beyond the image borders, and mark the center of rectangles/bounding rectangles during moves.

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  • Wireshark 2.0.5 Released — World’s Most Popular Network Traffic Analyzer
    Wireshark is widely used as the primary network protocol analyzer by security researchers all across the world. Wireshark 2.0.5, the latest maintenance update, is now available for download with various security fixes and updated network protocols.
  • ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition Cloud Server Adds Innovative Security Features
    ownCloud announced the availability of the first major release for the 9.x series of the open-source self-hosting cloud server software for GNU/Linux operating systems recently. ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition is now the latest stable and most advanced release of the ownCloud Server, which promises dozens of attractive new features, among which we can mention a bunch of innovative security enhancements, such as support for token-based authentication sessions and pluggable authentication support. Additionally, ownCloud 9.1 introduces the ability to list all the devices that are connected to your personal user page, from where you'll be able to invalidate certain session. Device specific tokens are supported as well in the ownCloud 9.1 release, giving users new ways to control the access to their personal and private cloud servers.
  • Deluge 1.3.13 Free BitTorrent Client Adds an Extremely Large Set of Bugfixes
    It's been a while since we last heard something from the Deluge project, an open-source and cross-platform BitTorrent client that's available for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. Deluge is quite a popular software for downloading torrent files over the Internet, and it comes with pretty much everything you would expect from a BitTorrent client, including protocol encryption, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), Distributed Hash Table (DHT), uTorrent Peer Exchange, wet-PMP, and, of course, the ability to manage the program remotely via a web browser.
  • Krita 3.0.1 Coming September 5, First Development Builds Are Out Now for Testing
    Now that the final release of the Krita 3.0 digital painting software has been released for our personal computers, the time has come for the project's development team to concentrate their efforts on the first point release.
  • Docker Built-in Orchestration Ready for Production: Docker 1.12 Goes GA
  • Docker 1.12 App Container Engine Officially Released with Built-in Orchestration
    Docker, the award-winning and widely-used open-source application container engine, has just released a major milestone that introduces approximately 100 changes since the previous stable update. That's right, Docker 1.12.0 is finally here after being in development for the past two months, during which it received a total of five Release Candidate (RC) builds that have been seeded to public testers and those who wanted an early taste of what's coming to the final Docker 1.12 release. "We wanted to thank everyone in the community for helping us achieve this great milestone of making Docker 1.12 generally available for production environments. Docker 1.12 adds the largest and most sophisticated set of features into a single release since the beginning of the Docker project," reads the release announcement.
  • The State of GIMP & Its Future

Games for GNU/Linux

  • Latest Vendetta Online Update Brings VR Improvements, Oculus Rift 1.6 Support
    Guild Software announced earlier today, July 30, 2016, the availability of the latest updates for its cross-platform, commercial, and popular Vendetta Online massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). A total of three small updates have been released for Vendetta Online since our last report three weeks ago, when Vendetta Online 1.8.380 was released for PCs (Linux, Mac, and Windows) with lots of goodies and multiple improvements.
  • ‘Stardew Valley’ Now Available On Mac And Linux
    Back in June, it was confirmed that the game will be making its way to the Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
  • New Steam Beta Client Adds Numerous Steam Controller Improvements, More
    Today July 30, 2016, Valve has pushed yet another update for its Steam Client to the Beta channel on all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Steam Client Beta Update July 29 was announced today, despite its name, and it only introduces support for the upcoming Windows Anniversary Update that will be made available on August 2, 2016, as well as numerous improvements and a handful of new features for the Steam Controller device.
  • The TORCS Racing Car Simulator Should Now Be Slightly Faster With Gallium3D
    For those playing TORCS, The Open Racing Simulator, its performance for this driving game simulator should be slightly faster if using one of Mesa's Gallium3D drivers. AMD developer Marek Olšák has landed a complete rewrite of state atoms inside the Gallium3D Mesa state tracker. Long story short, Marek concluded his commit message by mentioned, "torcs is 2% faster between the previous patch and the end of this series." Every little bit counts in making the open-source driver stack more competitive. With this being in the vendor-neutral Mesa state tracker code, it should presumably also help the Nouveau driver too, in addition to RadeonSI/R600g.

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Voyager 16.04.1 LTS Adds Intel Skylake Support, Based on Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

The guys over Voyager, a Xubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment, have announced the release of Voyager 16.04.1 LTS. Read more