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  • Convenient Linux terminal access with Yakuake

  • Building a Personal Site Using Drupal 6
  • Installing kde 4.3 on a gentoo machine
  • Best Gnome Performance Tweaks – Notebook Optimization
  • Reverse geocode with bash
  • TiddlyWiki - A notebook, a blog, a wiki, a website - all in one
  • Tutorial: Setting up a Samba File Server
  • Locking down Firefox 3 on Ubuntu
  • Replacing the default screen shot utility on ubuntu with shutter
  • Backspace 'page back' instead of 'page up' in Firefox
  • Code Project: create a media player
  • Fixing image distortion in Iceweasel on Debian
  • gPHPEdit 0.9.91 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Digi Watchport/H USB Serial Humidity/Temperature Sensor in Linux

Linux Newbie, You Have Options

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daniweb.com: Nothing gets people in the Linux World riled up like comparing distributions, desktops or editors. But for the new Linux user, the whole thing is a bit confusing. What do we tell them?

Boot splash evolution in Mandriva Linux

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crozat.net: For some time, I've been working on adding Plymouth support for our next Mandriva Linux 2010 release, as graphical boot splash and I thought it could be interested to do a recap of the various solutions we used in our distribution over the years.

Word ban threatens industry? Not mine

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education.zdnet.com: PC World, along with several other sources, reported today on Microsoft’s dire warnings that an injunction imposed on Word sales would threaten an entire industry. Really?

Ubuntu Experts At Atlanta Linux Fest

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workswithu.com: Back in 2007, Canonical launched Ubuntu Live — a one-time conference hosted in Portland, Ore. Since that time I’ve been looking for another Ubuntu-centric conference where I can meet key sources from across the Ubuntu ecosystem. Fast forward to September 2009.

New KMyMoney Frees Your Wallet

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Software

kdenews.org: The KMyMoney development team is pleased to announce a major step forward for what has been described as "the BEST personal finance manager for FREE users". KMyMoney 1.0 has been released.

5 easy steps to become an Ubuntu power user

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sinaisix.blogspot: More and more people are migrating to Ubuntu Linux on an unprecedented scale. However, most if not all, of these new users are people who have no prior knowledge of Linux whatsoever. The road to being a power Ubuntu Linux user can be summed up in five simple steps.

Red Hat (RHT) Technical Alert - Watch for 28.3% Uptrend Continuation

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tradingmarkets.com: Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) is trading 0.6% higher (up $0.12 to $20.96) today on volume of 250,516 shares. The stock has traded within a 52-week range of $7.50 and $23.72.

Canabix Linux distro starting up, checking it out

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usalug-org.blogspot: I recently found out about a new Linux distro that has not yet been released: Canabix. Like UNIX, this name seems to be a play on words, like “What have you been smoking”?

Linux and my search for the perfect MP3 player

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Hardware

linuxcritic.wordpress: Like many music lovers, I became enamored with the concept of having my entire music library at my fingertips at any time, so the MP3 player as a concept really appealed to me. However, as a Linux user, there are some hurdles in choosing a portable digital music device.

OpenShot — Video Editing Made Simple

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fosswire.com: Desktop Linux isn’t necessarily the first platform you’d think of going to for video editing. Jonathan Thomas wasn’t satisfied with the existing video editing solutions on Linux, however. Enter OpenShot.

Linux Got Game!

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The myth of no games for Linux has been proven false over the last few years through several articles listing all available. Some told where to get them and others how to install them. That's fine for the casual gamer, but how about an operating system designed for the gaming enthusiast? Would you like to install an operating system that has some tools for everyday use, but also sports lots and lots of games at the ready? Yes, Linux got game - and no where is this more obvious than in Supergamer Supreme.

Get Cooking With These Open Source Recipe Management Apps

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ostatic.com: When it comes to cooking apps, Mac OS X has SousChef and Windows has MasterCook. Not only can open source developers whip together good applications, it turns out some of them are also whizzes in the kitchen. Let's take a look.

Free At Last! Linux in the House!

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Ubuntu

trochronicles.blogspot: Last night a post that I've been working on got all discombobulated. That was the last straw. I reformated the original hard drive, to its original Windows condition, then I put in the Linux Ubunto 9.04 disk.

Beware the Experts

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cookingwithlinux.com: A few recent stories from experts in the field or journalists have raised my ire more than a bit. Seemingly well intentioned, to inform and educate the reader, criticized where more research (or common sense) would have served better.

Fedora 12 Alpha To Bring Many Linux Desktop Improvements

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phoronix.com: While there is this seven-day delay, an Alpha 1 RC1 ISO spin is available and we decided to provide a very early and brief look at the Fedora 12 release.

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    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

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    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and strem.io. We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.
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    Distributors are already shipping the fix; there's also a workaround in the advisory for those who cannot update immediately.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements
    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.
  • Summer of Coding!
    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!
  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released
    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .
  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support
    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.
  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs
    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.