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Story CrossOver, Wine RC, and a Final Release in 2015 Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2015 - 3:48am
Story Knoppix 7.6 Now Available Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2015 - 3:06am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 22/11/2015 - 2:50am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 5:31pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 4:34pm
Story Mesa/Graphics Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 4:30pm
Story LinuxG on Ubuntu, Mint Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 4:21pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 4:19pm
Story Nouveau Kepler Re-Clocking Is Working A Lot Better On Linux 4.4 Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 3:56pm
Story DockerCon EU Highlights Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 3:40pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • 6 Stages of Linux Boot Process (Startup Sequence)
  • Howto set up a KDE development environment
  • Ubuntu connect to internet via Android phone as USB Modem
  • How to Manage and Use LVM in Ubuntu
  • Creating sprites with Blender and Gimp
  • Use Fail2ban to blacklist IP addresses and alert you to attacks
  • Limit idle ssh sessions time, avoid unattended ones
  • Sendmail for virtual users with procmail, spamassassin and dovecot
  • Get your Ubuntu tips with this handy applet
  • DansGuardian OS content-control
  • How to strip JPEG metadata in Ubuntu
  • How to Make a Docky theme [Guide]
  • How To Easily Resize A VirtualBox 4.0+ Hard Disk (.VDI)
  • GIMP Painter And Paint Studio Transform GIMP Into The Ultimate Painting Tool
  • Upgrade Debian Lenny To Squeeze In A Few Simple Steps
  • How to use fireuploader with the Rackspace Cloud UK
  • How To Create A Swap File In Linux

Debian Linux was important: Will it continue to be?

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Linux

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: When I asked the rhetorical question, “Is Debian Linux still relevant?” I knew I’d cause a ruckus. But, I also felt the question needed to be asked: For Debian’s own good. Not everyone, to no surprise, agrees with me.

Is PCLinuxOS on the Ropes?

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PCLOS

ostatic.com: PCLinuxOS has suffered from its share of issues over the years. With difficulties ranging from personnel shake-ups to hosting problems, it seems developing and managing a Linux distribution can be challenging work. Perhaps sometimes it's more trouble than it's worth.

Xfce Foundation e.V. launched at FOSDEM

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Software

gezeiten.org: Xfce Foundation e.V. was founded by a group of us on Saturday afternoon! It still needs to be registered, so technically it's not an "e.V." (a non-profit organization registered in Germany) yet. But it will be, we are working on that.

6 Linux Groupware Servers

linuxplanet.com: The Linux/FOSS world offers a wealth of excellent Linux-based groupware server choices, suitable for small shops to giant enterprises. Eric Geier rounds up six to get you started.

Cooling the friction when Linux meets anti-virus

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Linux

sophos.com: Naked Security writer Carole Theriault mentioned last week that Sophos had just won (yet another!) VB100 award for Ubuntu. That's right. Anti-virus on Linux. As you can imagine, it wasn't long before we had our first outspoken comment:

Top 5 Linux DVD RIP Software

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Software

cyberciti.biz: A DVD ripper software allows you to copying the content of a DVD to a hard disk drive. Here are five.

Debian Squeeze: an Overview

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Linux

genek.net: Debian was, in a sense, my first distro. I actually started out with Ubuntu, but it’s extreme bugginess quickly sent me in search of alternatives. I settled on Debian, and used it’s stable branch (first Etch, then Lenny) exclusively for three years.

GCC 4.6 Compiler Performance With AVX On Sandy Bridge

phoronix.com: While we are still battling issues with the Intel Linux graphics driver in getting that running properly with Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPUs (at least Intel's Jesse Barnes is now able to reproduce the most serious problem we've been facing, but we'll save the new graphics information for another article), the CPU performance continues to be very compelling.

Do not be a Nerd!

blog.lpi.org (maddog): Recently I was talking to some investors about a new project where systems administrators would be their own sales force for IT services. The investors told me that it would never work, because “computer people are nerds” and do not have the social skills to be salespeople.

Sabayon KForensics Available

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Linux

wolf911.us: As of February 7th 2011, the KDE edition of Sabayon Forensics is available, see link for info and mirrors. Same tools as the GForensic, but in the KDE desktop environment. The forensic spins are based on the Daily KDE and Gnome x86 editions.

Banshee man dumps Novell for Skype duo

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: Novell is losing a key figure driving development of the Banshee open-source music player it helped pioneer.

Software Review: the Rekonq Web Browser

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Software

genek.net: * Application: Rekonq
* Version: 0.6.1
* Platform: Arch linux
* Desktop: KDE 4.6.0

Shotwell - First date was a ruin, second date was nice

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Shotwell is a photo manager for Gnome. My first encounter with the program was like a homely girl hitting on you in the pub. You dismiss her all too quickly, but as the evening lengthens and you realize you haven't really made progress with any of the prima donnas, you start casting your eye back at the volunteer.

Free time experiments: GhostBSD, Zorin OS4, Mandriva 2011 TP

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Linux
BSD

mandrivachronicles.blogspot: Motivated by the post on BSD that yunani deniz, my Italian friend and "un appassionato di sistemi linux" wrote, I decided to try BSD. My main problem with OSs of the BSD family is, yes, you guessed it, text installation. Luckily, I stumbled upon GhostBSD, a BSD OS that comes in a Live CD.

Joining the fray: Why Debian matters

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Linux

larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress: I don’t like the six-month release cycle. There’s nothing like getting comfortable with a distro, only to be prodded to update to the latest, greatest improvements — in many instances the improvements are both great and welcome, but then the cycle of getting comfortable starts all over again.

Linux shakedown: Testing both GNOME 3 and Fedora 15

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Linux
Software

techrepublic.com: GNOME 3 is just around the corner. For those anxious about how it will look and feel you can kill two birds with one stone by testing both Fedora 15 and GNOME 3 on a single Live CD. Jack Wallen fires this alpha release up and gives his opinion on where it stands.

Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 to be released in 2011

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4, 5, 6 and 7 to be released before the end of 2011
  • Firefox 2011 Roadmap Updated, Expect Firefox 7 in 2011

Linux Distro: Linux Console

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: The strangely named Linux Console seems to be designed to work equally well as a Live distribution and as a permanent installation. It offers an LXDE based desktop alongside a collection of standard applications. However, I'm not absolutely sure what the aim of this distro actually is.

Linux gets work done!

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com/blogs: Situation:- Add a new hard disk to a windows computer. Copy the files from the second partition of the first hard disk to the new hard disk. Back up the files from the first partition in case something goes wrong. Then repartition the first hard disk so it is a single partition.

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today's howtos and leftovers

OSS Leftovers

  • Using Open Source Software in a SecDevOps Environment
    On 21 June 2018 the Open Source Software3 Institute is hosting a discussion that should be of high interest to enterprise technologists in the DC/Northern Virginia, Maryland area. From their invite: Come hear from our panelists about how the worlds of Open Source Software and the Secure Development / Operations (SecDevOps) intersect and strengthen one another. SecDevOps seeks to embed security in the development process as deeply as DevOps has done with operations, and Open Source Software is a major factor in Security, Development, and Operations. Tickets are free, but you need to register soon because seating is limited.
  • TenFourFox FPR8b1 available
    TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 8 beta 1 is now available (downloads, release notes, hashes). There is much less in this release than I wanted because of a family member in the hospital and several technical roadblocks. Of note, I've officially abandoned CSS grid again after an extensive testing period due to the fact that we would need substantial work to get a functional implementation, and a partially functional implementation is worse than none at all (in the latter case, we simply gracefully degrade into block-level divs). I also was not able to finish the HTML input date picker implementation, though I've managed to still get a fair amount completed of it, and I'll keep working on that for FPR9. The good news is, once the date picker is done, the time picker will use nearly exactly the same internal plumbing and can just be patterned off it in the same way. Unlike Firefox's implementation, as I've previously mentioned our version uses native OS X controls instead of XUL, which also makes it faster. That said, it is a ghastly hack on the Cocoa widget side and required some tricky programming on 10.4 which will be the subject of a later blog post.
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    GDBM tries to detect inconsistencies in input database files as early as possible. When an inconcistency is detected, a helpful diagnostics is returned and the database is marked as needing recovery. From this moment on, any GDBM function trying to access the database will immediately return error code (instead of eventually segfaulting as previous versions did). In order to reconstruct the database and return it to healthy state, the gdbm_recover function should be used.

Server: GNU/Linux Dominance in Supercomputers, Windows Dominance in Downtime

  • Five Supercomputers That Aren't Supercomputers
    A supercomputer, of course, isn't really a "computer." It's not one giant processor sitting atop an even larger motherboard. Instead, it's a network of thousands of computers tied together to form a single whole, dedicated to a singular set of tasks. They tend to be really fast, but according to the folks at the International Supercomputing Conference, speed is not a prerequisite for being a supercomputer. But speed does help them process tons of data quickly to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems. Summit, for example, is already booked for things such as cancer research; energy research, to model a fusion reactor and its magnetically confined plasma tohasten commercial development of fusion energy; and medical research using AI, centering around identifying patterns in the function and evolution of human proteins and cellular systems to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, or addiction, and to inform the drug discovery process.
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    Some users are complaining that O365 is "completely unusable" with others are reporting a noticeable slowdown, whinging that it's taking 30 minutes to send and receive emails.