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Story Screenshot Tool Shutter 0.92 Ditches Ubuntu One Support Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 7:02pm
Story First weeks al Linaro and other things Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 6:55pm
Story Free Linux Firewall OS IPFire 2.15 Core 81 Features Gets Multiple Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 6:49pm
Story Nouveau's Big Batch Of Changes Land In Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 6:44pm
Story Slackware and Salix-Based Distro Slackel Fluxbox 1.0 Live Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 6:37pm
Story The Exciting Features Merged So Far For Linux 3.17 Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 6:33pm
Story How to Choose the Best Linux Desktop for You Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 6:33pm
Story Next Week We Should Hear All About OpenGL 5.0 Rianne Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 4:38pm
Story PyKDE5 Status Roy Schestowitz 10/08/2014 - 10:02am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 09/08/2014 - 9:59pm

Gnash Developers and Linux Fund Raise Funds for OpenStreetMap Bounty

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Linux Fund and OpenMediaNow have expanded their partnership with the Gnash media player development team to bring OpenStreetMap editing support to the open source Flash® player, Gnash.

Group test: project planners

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tuxradar.com: If you were suffering in silence because you thought you couldn't draw a Gantt chart or an RBS diagram on Linux, you were wrong. In this article we'll present five project managers that are aimed at non-geek desktop users.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #139

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #139 for the week of April 19th- April 25th, 2009 is now available.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06 Update is Available

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.06, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. The updated components on the SimplyMEPIS ISOs include recent updates from the Debian Lenny pool and also Linux kernel 2.6.27.21, Firefox 3.0.9, jbidwatcher 2.0.1, and gutenprint 5.2.3.

10 Expert Ubuntu Tricks

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Ubuntu
  • 10 Expert Ubuntu Tricks

  • Migrating to ext4
  • Tweet From Ubuntu 9.04 Terminal
  • What should become of Edubuntu?
  • Vista Fonts in Ubuntu
  • Logitech Webcam & Skype under Ubuntu

Mepis 8

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muskratsweb.net: I just recently downloaded and installed Mepis again. I’ll have to say, it has really improved from previous installs I’ve tried. Before it was based on Ubuntu and had the blot inherited from such a blotted upstream distro.

K3b 2.0 Alpha Preview - First KDE4 Port

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tuxarena.blogspot: I was pleased to hear a while ago that K3b got two new developers assigned by the Mandriva project and that work at the KDE4 port is going well now.

Why is hating Ubuntu popular?

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Ubuntu
  • Five Minutes of Ubuntu 9.04

  • Best IM Client For Ubuntu
  • Disable Notifications in Ubuntu 9.04
  • change the way Ubuntu 9.04 notifies you of updates
  • Why is hating Ubuntu popular?
  • How-To: Enable Last.fm Song Submission in CMus
  • Xmind: Best Mind Maping Software For Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: Jaunty isn’t Pretty
  • My first trial with Ubuntu - Hopeless
  • 25 Ubuntu related sites that you can’t afford to miss

How-To: Compile and Install K3b 1.65.0 Alpha from Source in Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

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Over time K3b got its reputation as one of the most powerful burning applications not only for KDE, but for Linux in general. This short guide will list several easy steps you need to follow in order to compile and install K3b from source.

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.04) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

4 Ways to Create Bootable Live USB Drives (For Windows, Linux and Mac OS X)

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Linux

1. Using UNetbootin (for Windows and Linux)
2. Using Win32 Image Writer (Windows only)
3. Using usb-imagewriter (Ubuntu Only)
4. Using Diskutil (Mac OS X only)

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today's leftovers:

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  • Jon "Maddog" Hall @ LinuxFest Northwest

  • last - See any user login history
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 10 Episode 3
  • How to Install Java in Ubuntu 9.04
  • new boxee version for Ubuntu, update for Mac and Apple TV
  • users, who - Display who is logged in your system
  • How To Install Google Gears on 64-bit Linux
  • Windows 7 RC Arriving Just In Time To Compare To Ubuntu
  • More Funny Applications Errors
  • Netbooks: Best of the Best
  • E17 now available in Entropy
  • What Does Linux Benchmarking Look Like?
  • New Unigine Project Will Work On Linux
  • Screensavers of Death
  • Code Project: Build an Ncurses UI with Python
  • Humor: Famous Geeks Make Babies With Hollywood Celebrities

Sharpening the Intel Driver Focus

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keithp.com: This week, we finished up our 2009 Q1 release of the Intel driver. Most of the effort for this quarter has been to stabilize the recent work, focusing on serious bugs and testing as many combinations as we could manage.

3 Moonlight Questions

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meandubuntu.wordpress: I got into a discussion on IRC the other day with a mono supporter. One of the things that came up on a tangent was Moonlight, Novell’s implementation of Microsoft’s weapon-of-hope against Adobe’s Flash.

Netbook boot times compared: Android vs. Fedora vs. Ubuntu

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netbookchoice.com: GeunSik Lim, a Samsung software developer specialising in embedded Linux system design, has compared the netbook boot times for several Linux-based operating systems to see which was fastest.

Cover Art & Lyrics Widget for your desktop

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HowTos

d0od.blogspot: Display album art (and lyrics!) for your playing tracks right on your desktop! Installation is simple, and I'll guide you through making a launcher for it too!

The Bittersweet Facts about OLPC and Sugar

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OLPC

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Recently, I had to fact-check some older articles I wrote about One Laptop Per Child in order to bring them up to date. This meant digging through the controversy in 2008, and what I found was some pretty appalling human behavior.

Top 10 Ubuntu Downloads

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Ubuntu
  • Full Circle magazine - issue 24 released to an unsuspecting public

  • Ubuntu 9.04 Review - Desktop Emphasis on the Jaunty Jackalope
  • Jaunty Boots 32% Faster on the MSI Wind
  • Ubuntu 9.04 Review
  • Ubuntu is for spinners
  • Kudos to Ubuntu for a great upgrade experience
  • Top 10 Ubuntu Downloads

GParted partitioning software - Full tutorial

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HowTos

dedoimedo.com: No matter which operating system you want to have installed on your machine, there's one thing they all have in common: partitions. Being able to control the partitions is one of the most basic, most important aspects of mastering your operating system.

File Systems, Disk Defragmentation and more

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blog.hydrasystemsllc: Recently I have been reading articles about the new Btrfs and its benchmarks for the Linux kernel. I have also been reading other articles relating to file system maintenance.

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More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software

  • Linux Command Line Browser To Surf Internet
    Links is an open source text and graphical web browser with a pull-down menu system. It renders complex pages, has partial HTML 4.0 support (including tables and frames and support for multiple characters sets such as UTF-8), supports color and monochrome terminals and allows horizontal scrolling. It’s very useful for low resources computers because day by day the web pages are bigger and heavier. If your computer doesn’t have a suitable performance you’ll have some mistakes while you’re surfing. So, Links is much faster than any common web browser (with GUI) because it doesn’t load all the content of a website, for example, videos, flash, etc.
  • Stacer – The Linux System Optimizer You’ve Been Waiting For
    System optimizer apps are quite the thing on platforms such as Windows and Android. Their usefulness, however, is debatable considering how notorious they are when it comes to using system resources. On the Linux platform, however, we can almost always find the applications, a developer puts their time in developing to be mostly useful. Stacer is one such app created to better optimized your Linux PC in the sense that it packs quite the list of features you’d normally expect from an optimizer and more to give your system a refresh whenever you feel the need.
  • Ulauncher – A Lightweight Application Launcher for Linux
    Each Desktop environment has the own launcher and doing their job nicely but it take a while to launch the application whenever we are searching. Ulauncher is a lightweight application launcher that loads instant search results, usese low resources, and remembers your previous choices and automatically selects the best option for you. It’s written in Python and uses GTK as a GUI toolkit. When you are typing wrong application name, after few words or spelling, it will figure out what you meant. Use Ulauncher to open your files and directories faster with fuzzy search. Type ~ or / to start browsing. Press Alt+Enter to access the alt menu.

Linux Kernel and Graphics

Security News

  • Windows 10 least secure of Windows versions: study
    Windows 10 was the least secure of of current Windows versions in 2016, with 46% more vulnerabilities than either Windows 8 or 8.1, according to an analysis of Microsoft's own security bulletins in 2016. Security firm Avecto said its research, titled "2016 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Study: Mitigating risk by removing user privileges", had also found that a vast majority of vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products could be mitigated by removing admin rights. The research found that, despite its claims to being the "most secure" of Microsoft's operating systems, Windows 10 had 395 vulnerabilities in 2016, while Windows 8 and 8.1 each had 265. The research also found that while 530 Microsoft vulnerabilities were reported — marginally up from the 524 reported in 2015 — and 189 given a critical rating, 94% could be mitigated by removing admin rights. This was up from 85% in 2015.
  • Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 apps if they’re not from the Store [Ed: By Microsoft Peter. People who put Vista 10 on a PC totally lose control of that PC; remember, the OS itself is malware, as per textbook definitions. With DRM and other antifeatures expect copyright enforcement on the desktop soon.]
    The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build doesn't add much in the way of features—it's mostly just bug fixes—but one small new feature has been spotted, and it could be contentious. Vitor Mikaelson noticed that the latest build lets you restrict the installation of applications built using the Win32 API.
  • Router assimilated into the Borg, sends 3TB in 24 hours
    "Well, f**k." Harsh language was appropriate under the circumstances. My router had just been hacked. Setting up a reliable home network has always been a challenge for me. I live in a cramped three-story house, and I don't like running cables. So my router's position is determined by the fiber modem in a corner on the bottom floor. Not long after we moved in, I realized that our old Airport Extreme was not delivering much signal to the attic, where two game-obsessed occupants fought for bandwidth. I tried all sorts of things. I extended the network. I used Ethernet-over-powerline connectors to deliver network access. I made a mystic circle and danced naked under the full moon. We lost neighbors, but we didn't gain a signal.
  • Purism's Librem 13 Coreboot Port Now "100%" Complete
    According to Purism's Youness Alaoui, their Coreboot port to the Librem 13 v1 laptop is now considered complete. The Librem 13 was long talked about having Coreboot over a proprietary BIOS while the initial models still had shipped with the conventional BIOS. Finally in 2017, they have now Coreboot at what they consider to be 100% complete for this Linux-friendly laptop.
  • The Librem 13 v1 coreboot port is now complete
    Here are the news you’ve been waiting for: the coreboot port for the Librem 13 v1 is 100% done! I fixed all of the remaining issues, it is now fully working and is stable, ready for others to enjoy. I fixed the instability problem with the M.2 SATA port, finished running all the tests to ensure coreboot is working correctly, fixed the headphone jack that was not working, made the boot prettier, and started investigating the Intel Management Engine issue.
  • Linux Update Fixes 11-Year-Old Flaw
    Andrey Konovalov, a security researcher at Google, found a use-after-free hole within Linux, CSO Online reported. This particular flaw is of interest because it appears to be situational. It only showed up in kernels built with a certain configuration option — CONFIG_IP_DCCP — enabled.

Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now. Read more