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Linux - you've come a long way baby

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Linux I work in a small mom and pop computer store. I fix up older systems and install linux, then resell. I’ve put quite a few people on the path to open software and the freedoms of linux.

60 Great Open Source Developer Tools

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Software If you're looking for good open source developer tools, you literally have thousands to choose from. For this list, we focused on 60 of the best and most well known. Rather than trying to rank them, we've arranged them into categories and listed them in alphabetical order.

REVIEW: Urban Terror

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  • REVIEW: Urban Terror – Linux 32/64bit
  • EDuke32- A first person shooter game for Linux
  • PlayOnLinux 3.8.3 has been released

15 Cool KDE Wallpapers

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  • 15 Cool KDE Wallpapers
  • 6 More Blender Made Movies and Animations
  • Poll Results: Best Browser for Linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 373

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Welcoming OpenIndiana
  • News: Fedora prepares for beta release, Mandriva reasserts its continuity, Ubuntu and 6-month release cycles, PCLinuxOS - past and present
  • Questions and answers: Linux frustrations
  • Released last week: VectorLinux 6.0 "SOHO Deluxe", Quirky 1.3, Chakra GNU/Linux 0.2.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 14 Beta, openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 2, Ubuntu 10.10 RC
  • New distributions: Upstream OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

7 Linux sudo Command Tips and Tricks

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HowTos In this article, let us review how to setup sudo environment along with some sudo command examples, tips, and tricks.

Ten Essential Linux Admin Tools

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Software System Administrators (SAs) need a set of tools with which to manage their often unmanageable systems and environments*. These ten essential Linux administration tools provide excellent support for the weary SA.

Canonical to expand cooperation with Taiwan PC makers; launching new OS next month

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Ubuntu Canonical, the designer of Linux-based operating system Ubuntu, is preparing to host a hardware summit in Taiwan and is hoping the event will help open the door for cooperation with Taiwan-based PC makers for them to adopt Ubuntu.

A Tale of Two Root Exploits, and Why We Shouldn't Panic

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Security "The article is alarmist," said Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson, referring to a warning about a kernel bug. "It was ONE shared-hosting public-facing server at, among their tens of thousands of servers. "Are you running a publicly-facing shared-host server? No? Then don't worry about it."

Novell Releases SUSE Linux Optimised For SAP

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SUSE Novell has released a new version of its popular SUSE Linux distribution optimised to run SAP applications, deepening its already close relationship with the enterprise software vendor.

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Fedora 13

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This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on a Fedora 13 system. In the end, whenever a file gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it if it is malware.

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • a bug or a feature?
  • Minimum Profit, a programmer's text editor
  • Compiling and running PulseAudio from Git
  • Easily Integrate Thunderbird into the Ubuntu Messaging Menu
  • Bash Programming Tutorial 1 – A Quick Introduction
  • USB copy times on Ubuntu
  • 8,080 OLPC XO's stolen & sold
  • The GIMP metal wires and abstract background tutorial
  • KDE MU Kolab Groupware
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 147: The Looming Tower
  • The also-rans
  • An rss2email fork that sucks less
  • Queue music into Rhythmbox from Nautilus
  • Accessing your encrypted home directory in Ubuntu

GNOME 2.32 Screenshots needed

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Software The GNOME 2.32 release notes need your help! If you have a GNOME 2.31.x development environment, I’m looking for 2 or 3 screenshots:

Clementine 0.5: New and Improved KDE4 Port of Amarok 1.4

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tuxarena.blogspot: Clementine is a port to KDE4 of one of the most beloved music players on Linux, Amarok 1.4. The latest release brings several new features.

A walk around the GNOME desktop

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Software Recently I had a reader request a bit of a “how to” on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around for the GNOME desktop, I realized that some users simply don’t have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who “get it”.

Choosing and Using Free Licenses

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OSS What is this “Free Culture” thing? What is “Free Software”? And how do I get my work out there? If you’re looking to participate in the “Commons”, you’ll need to get comfortable with the idea of free, public licenses and how to use them for your works.

Running The X.Org Server Without Root Privileges

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Software Besides talking about the X.Org Server development process and the X.Org Server 1.10 plans, Keith Packard also talked about not running the X.Org Server as root (also sometimes referred to as a "root-less X Server") during XDS Toulouse.

Custom PS3 operating system in the works

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Linux A member of the PS3Hax forum has posted this weekend early screenshots of a custom PlayStation 3 operating system, one that can be installed if you have a jailbroken PS3 console.

Standard Ubuntu on the Netbook

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amysramblings.wordpress: I’ve reinstalled standard Ubuntu on my netbook. Why?

Linux networking made easy

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HowTos Ten years ago, most of us thought we would be able to live a full and happy life without worrying about whether we were getting maximum throughput across our networks, or whether the point-to-point latency on our machines would preclude us from popular gaming. But things have changed.

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Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
  • Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release
    The Fast Data Project ( released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.
  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation:

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Positive Red Hat Results Expected Next Week

Fedora: Fedora 28 Beta Delay, Mindshare Monthly Report and More

  • Fedora 28 release dates and schedule
    With the release of Fedora 27, the Fedora 28 release schedule is falling into place. As of now, the current Fedora 28 release schedule is as follows.
  • Fedora 28 Beta Has Been Delayed
    It's time for the Fedora 28 release dance and to place your bets if F28 will be released on time or is another Fedora release challenged by release delays. Fedora 28 Beta had been due for release next week but has now been set by its first delay. Fortunately, a buffer was already built into the release schedule so for now is not impacting the final release of Fedora 28 due out in May.
  • Fedora 28 Beta status is NO-GO
    Release status of the Fedora 28 Beta is NO-GO. Due to missing RC for the F28 Beta release and presence of blocker bugs, the decision is “No Go”. The Beta release slips for one week to “Target #1” date (April 3rd). We are not going to slip the Final GA yet.
  • Mindshare Monthly Report – FAD and First Actions
  • Digitizing VHS with Fedora
    I have a dozen or so movies on VHS that we still watch. To be honest, I'm not that concerned about the commercial movies; those are easy enough to replace. But what about our home movies? My high school cross country team videos and my wife's marching band videos, among others—you won't find those on Netflix anytime soon. So I decided it was time to get serious about something I'd been meaning to do for a long time: Digitize my VHS tapes. In this article, I'll describe how I set up my Fedora desktop to convert my VHS tapes into 1s and 0s. Previously, Don Watkins described a different setup for VHS conversion.
  • Fedora 27 : The LibreOffice the 6.0.2 and versions.