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Pardus Kurumsal 2

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: Yesterday, I did something that I always do. I checked DistroWatch for the latest news. Something interesting was listed there. Apparently, Pardus has a "Corporate" edition. This isn't a paid release or anything. It's another version of Pardus that uses only trusted components.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 163 is out

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SUSE

Mozilla delays final Firefox beta

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: It's looking increasingly unlikely that Mozilla will ship Firefox 4 this month.

‘Ubuntu Linux’, ‘Ubuntu GNU/Linux’? No, use ‘Ubuntu’!

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Ubuntu

sensehofstede.nl: When people talk about Ubuntu, they usually have two ways of referring to it. Most frequently people use ‘Ubuntu’, but at some places you’ll find ‘Ubuntu Linux’ very consistently. In this blog post I want to argue here to stop calling Ubuntu ‘Ubuntu Linux’.

Sneak Peek at Sabayon's New Package Web Interface

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Linux
Software
Web

wolf911.us: Are you a fan of sneak-peeks? Who isn’t right? Fabio has released an insight into what http://www.sabayon.org/packages/ will be transformed into. It’s a work in progress and at about 30% done so far.

Top 8 Newest GNOME GTK Themes Worth Trying Out

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Software

techdrivein.com: On top of the classic and most popular GTK themes for Ubuntu/GNOME we have featured here before, here are a bunch of very new and very awesome GNOME GTK themes worth taking a look at.

Drupal 7 Simplifies Web Content Management

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Drupal

informationweek.com: While Drupal isn't the most popular open source content management system (CMS) available today, its focus on deep management and customization features ideal for complex sites has led it to be used on some very large and popular sites, including many busy news sites and WhiteHouse.gov.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Romanian Fedora community at crossroads
  • Axial preaches open source with capital
  • Yahoo to open-source cloud-serving engine
  • Announcing Search in Thunderbird
  • Guayadeque 0.2.9 Is Released
  • Linux Outlaws 192 - De Lamentation of der Women
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.02.18
  • Rescue lost partitions with Gparted 0.8
  • Bitrix Releases List of Top Ten Open Source CMS Pitfalls
  • Rage Trailer

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Linux 101: Using chmod and chown
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography in OpenSSH
  • Multiple Field Separators
  • Transparent Caching ftp proxy server - frox
  • How to watch the Bandwidth Stats by Process using NetHogs
  • how to View Past Notifications In Ubuntu
  • Using Mac theme Snow Sabre icons (black&light) in Ubuntu Gnome
  • Download Ninja
  • eSpeak- text to speech opensource software

XOOPS, There It Is! A CMS for the Masses

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Software

sourceforge.net: The great thing about open source software is the ability for developers to fork their own project, if they want to see it take a different direction.

Long-Term Open Source Solutions on Cities’ Radar

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OSS

govtech.com: In cities across the country, government officials are searching for ways to make meaningful data available and use the intelligence to solve social problems. Agencies are leveraging contests like NYC BigApps 2.0, which is scheduled to announce its winners in March.

Comix is an Awesome Comics Archive Viewer for Linux

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Software

howtogeek.com: Do you have a terrific collection of comics in electronic form but need a great app to view them with? If you have a Linux system then we have the perfect app for you…Comix, the open source comic reading powerhouse.

Why I lose interest in some projects

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Software

blog.steve.org.uk: Some projects have historically sucked; they've been incomplete, they've been hard to use, they've had poor documentation, or they've had regular security issues.

Fedora 14 screen captures

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Linux

8thstring.blogspot: Fedora 14 was released last Nov 2, 2010, awfully long time ago in the Linux world. Anyway, I am just documenting here how it looks like installing Fedora 14 in VirtualBox.

Help the Project. Spread openSUSE DVDs

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SUSE

news.opensuse.org: One of the easiest things to do to contribute to the free and open source movement and the openSUSE Project is to exercise your second free software freedom: The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.

Banshee vs. Ubuntu Linux on Revenue sharing

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: When Banshee was first included by default in the next version of Ubuntu Linux, developers thought this was great. But, then Canonical decided that they wanted 75% of any revenue from Banshee’s built-in connection to the Amazon.

Not All is Fair in Linux

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: There are a couple experiences I had yesterday computer-wise that I'd like to share. The first has to do with printing. [Then] I got the error message of "Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode".

Quick Look: PureOS 3.0

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Linux

eyeonlinux.com: Every once in a while I run into a distro that has me scratching my head and wondering what the developers were thinking. PureOS is just such a distribution.

Why GIMP 2.8 is not released yet

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GIMP

chromecode.com: Back in January 2010 I estimated the release date of GIMP 2.8 to December 2010. It is now February 2011 and there is still a lot of things left to do. In this post I will give my view of why this is.

Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS released

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS, the second maintenance update to Ubuntu's 10.04 LTS release.

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Linux Foundation on Value of GNU/Linux Skills

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GNU/Linux Servers as Buzzwords: "Cloud" and "IaaS"

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Ubuntu: Snapcraft, Intel, AMD Patches, and Telemetry

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Most secure Linux distros in 2018

Think of a Linux distribution as a bundle of software delivered together, based on the Linux kernel - a kernel being the core of a system that connects software to hardware and vice versa – with a GNU operating system and a desktop environment, giving the user a visual way to operate the system via a graphical user interface. Linux has a reputation as being more secure than Windows and Mac OS due to a combination of factors – not all of them about the software. Firstly, although desktop Linux users are on the up, Linux environments are far less common in the grand scheme of things than Windows devices on personal computers. The Linux community also tends to be more technical. There are technical reasons too, including fundamental differences in the way the distribution architecture tends to be structured. Nevertheless over the last decade security-focused distributions started to appear, which will appeal to the privacy-conscious user who wants to avoid the worldwide state-sanctioned internet spying that the west has pioneered and where it continues to innovate. Of course, none of these will guarantee your privacy, but they're a good start. Here we list some of them. It is worth noting that security best practices are often about process rather than the technology, avoiding careless mistakes like missing patches and updates, and using your common sense about which websites you visit, what you download, and what you plug into your computer. Read more