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Video Editing On Linux: Looking Up

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Software

lunduke.com: I think it’s a pretty safe bet that just about all of us, that have tried editing video on a Linux desktop, have been… less than fully satisfied. And, as has been discussed, this is a big challenge.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 72

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SUSE

opensuse.org: Issue #72 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out! In this week’s issue: Community Week, Pascal Bleser : vnstat on openSUSE, and compiz-fusion.org: Beryl back from the ashes.

Shuttleworth’s take on Ubuntu One trademark issue

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Ubuntu

stefanoforenza.com: When the Ubuntu One service launched, some concerns has been raised about the name of the service. Since Ubuntu is mainly a community effort, the use of the “Ubuntu” trademark for a commercial service split the community in two.

Ekiga 3.2 on Ubuntu 9.04

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Software

itwire.com: The other day I found that the latest Linux Skype client, version 2.0.0.72, does not include SMS functionality. Frustrated with Skype's treating Linux users like second-rate citizens, I resolved to see what alternatives there are to Skype. I started with Ekiga.

Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Conference Schedule

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation today announced the confirmed conference schedule and speakers’ lineup for this year’s LinuxCon.

Talking To The Developers Of The Unigine Engine

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Interviews

phoronix.com: While the Unigine game engine may not be as widely known or used as the Unreal or id Tech engines, its capabilities and features have been increasing at an incredible rate. Answering our own questions plus those asked by readers is Denis Shergin, the CEO of Unigine Corp, and Alexander Zaprjagaev, the CTO of Unigine Corp.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here).

Kernel Log: Alsa driver for the X-Fi, debate over TuxOnIce

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Linux

h-online.com: The Linux kernel will soon include a driver for Creative's X-Fi sound cards. After a long pause, the kernel development team are once again debating merging TuxOnIce.

IBM: Linux desktops bucking the recession

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Linux

zdnet.co.uk/blog: IBM put out a study datelined one minute past midnight this Thursday morning commenting on the fact that outside of netbooks, the recession has largely put the kibosh on PC growth. There is according to IBM, however, an area of PC investment that actually saves money.

Desktop Linux For The Windows Power User

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HowTos

tomshardware.com: Well, it's that time of year again, when the latest version of Ubuntu is released. This article will walk you, the Windows power user, through the Ubuntu installation process from downloading the CD image to finding help online.

The one thing needed to move from windows to Linux

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: If you conduct any search on the internet, using any search engine, for information on moving from windows to Linux you will find a lot of information and advice on how to do it. In all the articles there is one very important factor that is missing.

Linux To Regain 50% Netbook Market Share

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Linux

oreilly.com: The past couple of weeks saw a flurry or articles debating the future of Linux on netbooks. Stephen Lim, the General Manager of Taiwan based Linpus Technologies, made the surprising prediction that Linux will regain 50% market share from Windows on netbooks by next year.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Hater, Bryan Lunduke, and Freedom

  • GNOME 2.26.2 released
  • Sugar Wins! Nobody Buying Windows XO Laptops
  • About Perl’s Binding Operator
  • Battle for Wesnoth 1.6.2 Released
  • Black Duck calls Microsoft open source mainstream
  • Hidden Linux: Virtualbox revisited
  • Developer Salary Levels, 2004-2009
  • New Firefox Icon: Iteration 4
  • New Red Hat Rules Tool Ties Java Developers to Business Users
  • Is RHEL5 the new XP?
  • 64-bit Arch and KDE 4.2 on ext4
  • The new economic imperative for open source app dev
  • Too many platforms?
  • Top 8 reasons why Linux rocks
  • Karmic Koala Artwork
  • Killing Virii with Gentoo and Kaspersky
  • Moblin v2.0 Beta: Linux Netbook’s Best Hope?
  • Linux Outlaws 93 - Danish Weekend

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to easily manage your Linux firewall with gufw

  • GUI SSH/FTP with gFTP
  • Simple firewall script tutorial for the command line
  • How to Install GDM (GNOME Display Manager) theme in Ubuntu
  • Easily Manage Duplicate Files and Save Storage Space
  • Howto enable ATI unsupported cards in Jaunty with full effects
  • Configure Kismet in Ubuntu 9.04 with Alfa Network Wi-Fi
  • How To Setup A Fingerprint Sensor In Ubuntu
  • Installing files on a PDA in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Mastering the Bash History

8 Great Linux Apps Worth Bragging About

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Software

linuxplanet.com: There is such a wealth of great Free and Open Source software applications it's almost an embarrassment of riches, and we're going to look at 8 of them in this two-part series.

The new face of open source on Wall Street

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OSS

news.cnet.com: Open source has long flourished on Wall Street. But the more dramatic shift for Wall Street right now is that it is considering open-source alternatives for fundamental, industry-specific applications.

Gnome 3.0 General Sociological Research

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Software

gnome.org: First of all we would like to thank the 1000+ people that took the survey in the margin of one week and thus contributed for a better gnome.

Comparing KDE 3.5.10 and KDE 4.2.2 memory usage

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KDE

usalug-org.blogspot: Recently I have been checking out the memory usage of various window managers and desktop environments, concluding with a study of KDE.

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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.
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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

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    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:
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Wine and Games

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