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The Egyptians are coming!

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KDE
Gaming

my.opera.com: As you all know KDEGames is by far the most innovative, and well designed part of Linux, and of KDE in particular. But in this release cycle we have literally jumped over our heads trying to please you.

Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

ericsbinaryworld.com: This is going to be the first time I look at a fresh install of Ubuntu in a long while. The biggest new change is the notification system.

Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux: First Impression

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Software

taragana.com: A raw version of Google Chrome browser for Mac and Linux has been pre-released. Those working on Mac and Linux might have another browser to rejoice but the story is far from complete.

A Journey into Linux

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Linux

adviceunsolicited.wordpress: I remember seeing Redhat in the late 1990’s, but everyone knew Linux was for geeks. But in 2005, my existing system ruined itself anyway. And this was what really put me on the road to Linux.

6 Beautiful ubuntu and gnome black themes

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Software

gurusonline.in: Whatever operating systems we use, one day we get bored with the default theme or style present in it. To make it more pleasant while working with the computer, we need to do some color, wallpaper, font changes etc.

Arch User Magazine Issue 3

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Linux

archuser.com: Take a walk on the bleeding edge. This month brings you the usual great stuff plus… * Better Fonts for the Web, * Living at the Command Line: History Modifiers, and * and a special interview.

Proprietary games, Free software

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OSS

apebox.org: For many years, the games industry has made use of Free Software to help make their products better. A peek at a manual’s copyright acknowledgements (or exploring a game’s installed folders) can yield a number of interesting values.

Open Source Adoption in Italian Public Administrations: Some Real Cases

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OSS

robertogaloppini.net: The greatest Italian event of and about Public Administration - asked me to chair the only open source conference taking place in the event.

Web development made easy with Bluefish and KompoZer

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Creating websites from scratch is a serious business. You need to have an idea. You need to have a design. And you need tools to build the sites with.

Kernel Log: What's coming in 2.6.30 - Architecture and infrastructure

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Linux

h-online.com: Linux 2.6.30 can be compressed using Bzip2 and LZMA, includes security framework Tomoyo and should boot faster. Tasmanian devil Tuz, who stood in for Tux as Linux mascot in 2.6.29, has been relieved of his duties.

OpenSolaris 2009.06 Live CD

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OS

blogbeebe.blogspot: I downloaded and booted the LiveCD version of OpelSolaris 20009.6, more for consistency than anything else I suppose. Is this version fit to challenge Linux?

Google Chrome on Linux First Impressions and Screenshots

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Software

junauza.com: Finally, Google released early developer versions of their highly regarded Chrome web browser for Linux. Google Chrome can be installed on 32 or 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04 or later, or 32 bit Debian 5.

The Week of the Linux Desktop

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Linux

Jim Zemlin: We don’t need to declare the year of the Linux desktop anymore. This week alone was pretty darn good. Having spent the week at Computex, the place where you see all the things, it is clear that Linux has a critical role in client computing.

Kernel developers don’t get Xen

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Linux

kev009.com: The recent bruhaha surrounding Xen on LKML is really disheartening. Essentially, the Linux kernel devs are at a disconnect with users. Some are proposing narrow-minded ideas such as DROPPING software paravirt or merging Xen as a whole into the kernel.

today's leftovers:

Filed under
News
  • Linux is Not Free

  • Facebook Goes Open Source Under CPAL
  • Will Lintel Replace Wintel and iStuff?
  • French government portal using Drupal
  • The HeliOS Project Laptop Raffle
  • Mozilla: 7 years old and as idealistic as ever
  • A tinderbox is not enough — Reprise
  • DIY Dual Atom Nettop System

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto: Fix Amarok or Xine "no codec found" issue

  • Upgrade multiple debian systems with Approx
  • Understanding Symbolic Links
  • Tweeting via Pidgin on Ubuntu
  • Installing Windows 7 RC 7100 and Ubuntu 9.04
  • Convert mp4 to mp3 with Ubuntu
  • Adding Color to Bash List Command
  • Encrypt Conversations in Pidgin on Debian, Ubuntu and Derivatives
  • Customising Linux Terminals: Insults in sudo
  • get the list of subdirectories with their owner & permissions and full paths
  • Make a Glossy Tux Keychain

MEPIS goes kaboom, time to try openSUSE

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SUSE

nixtu.blogspot: As KDE 4.2.4 was just released I became really eager to try it out. MEPIS is still based on 3.5 by default. There is a fork known as DanumLinux that provides 4.2, though.

Users Are Not As Stupid as the FUDsters Say

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: In my younger days I had an official motto: "You're never too old to try something new; computers are a heck of a lot of fun; and anyone can learn to do anything."

Why starting a KDE application with just su failed?

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KDE
MDV

linux-wizard.net: Several times users where surprised by the new behavior of KDE 4 applications. When just using su instead of su -, this will failed. Why? The explication is very simple.

Evolution – The Default Email Client for Ubuntu

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Software

acurrie.wordpress: The original plan for my spiffy new Eee PC netbook was to dump my email archives on it, but the bundled email client for most Ubuntu-based Linux distributions is Evolution, an app I’ve never tried before.

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Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.