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Story Mozilla Officially Releases Thunderbird 31.1.1 Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 5:01pm
Story GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 On Intel's Haswell-E Platform Under Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:58pm
Story The State of ZFS on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:54pm
Story KitKat now powering almost a quarter of all Android devices Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:48pm
Story The most exciting Android tablet this year is coming from Dell Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:44pm
Story A global shift to open source at the university Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 4:40pm
Story 30 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:09pm
Story digiKam Recipes 4.0.9 Released Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Story Stephen Hawking Talks About the Linux-Based Intel Connected Wheelchair Project Rianne Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:02pm
Story Listaller: Back to the future! Roy Schestowitz 11/09/2014 - 2:01pm

Why Normal People Don't Use Linux

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Linux

community.zdnet: A way back I blogged in a self-important and knowing way about Why People Don’t Use GNU/Linux. I'd like to update that now, and thus the appearance of The Four Eyes:

Microsoft's Pyrrhic Victory in the Netbook War

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Linux
Microsoft
  • Microsoft's Pyrrhic Victory in the Netbook War

  • High Netbook Return Rate? Windows Is the Problem
  • Android netbooks will fall to Windows stronghold, Linux indifference

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Cisco AXP Contest Field Narrowed to Top 10

  • 25 Sites Related to Debian You Can’t Miss
  • Some Linux Critiques By Way Of A Solaris Dissenter
  • Even Linux can become a victim of Windows viruses...
  • Some notes on OpenSolaris 2009.6
  • GRUB2 To Be Used By Default In Ubuntu 9.10
  • Firefox 3.5 Preview now available for beta users
  • XtraDB: InnoDB on Steroids
  • openSUSE 11.2 Preview
  • Explaining Ubuntu's 10 Second Boot Time
  • Companies Still Worried About Open-source Security
  • Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting (Book Review)
  • Aaron Seigo: build brand together, adendums
  • Baseball and Linux?
  • Red Hat on Verizon's cloud
  • Invisible Linux
  • Free and fair — and open source
  • loook: A light-weight text search tool for OpenOffice documents
  • Alien-GUI: grafically convert deb and tar packages to RPM
  • Interview with Jamie Cameronof Webmin
  • Group targets open source cloud computing
  • RIM may go open source

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Routine check of drives

  • Create drag-and-drop DVD .iso image burning in Ubuntu
  • Mounting SD memory card on boot
  • Ubuntu 9.04 SSD Tips
  • Creating Queries in OpenOffice.org Base
  • Disabling the Root Account on Your SSH Server
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1 anti-aliasing
  • Keeping File Ownership (UIDs) Consistent when Using EBS on EC2
  • Git Development Cycle
  • Use antiword to extract text from .doc files
  • Set up a Reverse SSH Tunnel

Qt vs GTK: Conclusion

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Software

celettu.wordpress: After writing four posts about this, it’s time to wrap it up. Over the last few weeks I installed and tested enough software to last a lifetime and I feel confident to draw a couple of conclusions.

Firefox 3.5 delayed to 10 June

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.5 delayed to 10 June

  • More On 7 Years of Mozilla Releases
  • Toronto students behind Firefox browser's amazing overhaul
  • Mozilla to Let Enterprises Build Custom Firefox Browsers

Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

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Hardware
  • Netbook has 500GB drive, "eight hour" battery

  • Google Android - Better For Netbooks Than Windows 7
  • Linux and Windows battle for netbooks
  • The incredible, expandable Linux netbook
  • How the $0 Netbook Might Just Help Save the Media Industry
  • Is Android The Perfect Mobile Software Platform?

Stop illegal Steganography

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Security

Some of the more nefarious Steganography tactics include hiding information for illegal reasons. Learn whats at stake and how to detect and thwart Steganography techniques and blunt its effectiveness.

Damn you, Windows 7 RC, Damn You!!

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Microsoft

liveblue.wordpress: So, Aparrently windows rc is going to be the best windows since …. , well, the best windows version ever. The hype as on. Then I got an idea… What if I could install windows side by side with my linux.

Macs, Windows 7, and Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

blogs.computerworld: As I write this, the new Mac news is coming out and Microsoft just decided to back down from limiting Windows 7 Starter Edition to no more than three applications. So, why do I think you may want to buy a Linux desktop instead? Easy: Price.

It's COOL-ER with Linux

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Have you bought a Kindle or Kindle 2 yet? Don't--at least not until you check out the COOL-ER ebook reader.

Napster: Ten years of change

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Misc

news.bbc.co.uk: In June 1999 a US teenager wrote a computer program that turned the music industry on its head, and created shockwaves that are still being felt by the global entertainment business a decade later.

10 KDE 4 desktop widgets to make you more productive

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KDE

blogs.techrepublic.com: KDE 4 brought some big changes to the desktop, including timesaving widgets that do everything from popping you into Twitter to keeping tabs on your servers to providing on-the-fly spell-checking. Jack Wallen runs through 10 of these handy little labor-saving apps.

Editing Videos With Kdenlive

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: For many years, editing digital video in Linux was not an easy task. Linux users have long sought a nonlinear video editing solution that was both powerful and easy to use. Kdenlive is the first video editor for KDE to combine both of these critical aspects into one package.

Five Essential Apps for the Ubuntu User

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Software

geeks.com: There's a lot of software for Ubuntu. A lot of it's good, some of it's OK, and there are a few duds. But the five applications that this TechTip covers are great additions to anyone's installation of Ubuntu.

5 Biggest Tech Letdowns

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Linux

connectedinternet.co.uk: It’s fun to look back in retrospect and remember the genesis of technologies that truly have become inseparable from our everyday lives. It’s even more fun to look back on the belly flops.

Macpup - Puppy on steroids

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Going through the almost endless repository of Puplets, I came across a little doggie called Macpup Foxy. It intrigued me, so I downloaded it and tried it - and very much liked it. So today, we're going to have a short review; nothing major. Call this a Puppy sequel, if you will.

Testing Out ATI Kernel Mode-Setting On Ubuntu

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Linux
Software

phoronix.com: Kernel mode-setting for Intel graphics hardware can already be found in the mainline Linux kernel and will be included by default in the release of Ubuntu 9.10 later this year.

Fedora 11 and Ext4: The Straight Bits

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Linux
Interviews

jaboutboul.blogspot: Fedora 11, when released tomorrow, will be the first distribution to boast the inclusion of ext4, the latest incarnation in the extended file system family, as default. Join me for an interview with Eric Sandeen, renown file system hacker.

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  • MRRF 17: Lulzbot and IC3D Release Line Of Open Source Filament
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Security Leftovers

  • NSA: We Disclose 90% of the Flaws We Find
    In the wake of the release of thousands of documents describing CIA hacking tools and techniques earlier this month, there has been a renewed discussion in the security and government communities about whether government agencies should disclose any vulnerabilities they discover. While raw numbers on vulnerability discovery are hard to come by, the NSA, which does much of the country’s offensive security operations, discloses more than nine of every 10 flaws it finds, the agency’s deputy director said.
  • EFF Launches Community Security Training Series
    EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL. [...] With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.
  • NextCloud, a security analysis
    First, I would like to scare everyone a little bit in order to have people appreciate the extent of this statement. As the figure that opens the post indicates, there are thousands of vulnerable Owncloud/NextCloud instances out there. It will surprise many just how easy is to detect those by trying out common URL paths during an IP sweep.
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    Bribes on offer as courier's custom printing service needs Adobe's security sinkhole

GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. Read more