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Getting completely comfortable with Linux files and directories

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Linux

This article grounds you in the basic Linux commands for manipulating files and directories. This article also helps you prepare for Objective 103.2 in Topic 103 of the Linux Professional Institute's Junior Level Administration (LPIC-1) exam 101.

Spotlight: SystemRescueCD

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Linux

blogs.techrepublic: As much as information technology professionals don’t like it, there are times when emergency measures are necessary. SystemRescueCD is a Linux-based rescue disk that contains a number of outstanding tools that can help you to troubleshoot (and hopefully repair) Linux desktops, Linux servers, and Windows machines.

Interview: PulseAudio creator Lennart Poettering

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Software
Interviews

cio.com.au: Lennart Poettering checks in from this year's Linux Plumbers Conference to detail the latest PulseAudio developments.

10 Reasons You Need to Look at ZFS

enterprisenetworkingplanet.com: Sun's open-source ZFS file system has some amazing features. Here are the top 10 features that ZFS fans find insanely great:

Make Linux faster, lighter and more powerful

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Linux

techradar.com: You might think that our Linux machines are already performing at the fastest possible speed, right? Sadly, this is not always the case. With just a few tweaks and some experimentation, your Linux system can realise your machine's untapped potential.

MS and Novell: Relationship 'exceeding expectations'

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SUSE

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Microsoft and Novell are close to completing the sales targets that formed part of their alliance, three years into the five-year deal, representatives from the companies said on Thursday.

Magazine’s Product Of Year Doesn’t Actually Exist

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Linux
Hardware

wired.com: Popular Mechanics product of the year is the Crunchpad, from Tech Crunch’s Michael Arrington, and distinguished by being just as non-existent as the Apple Tablet! No, wait. The Sony Unicorn! Erm, Duke Nukem Forever?

Linux users: frag your online enemies without installing an application

itwire.com: This afternoon after I got home from work, I fragged my online enemies! What makes this remarkable is that I use Ubuntu Linux, and as everyone know gaming doesn't work on Linux (tongue-in-cheek comment there). What is even more amazing is that I didn't install an application to do this.

some shorts:

  • New Preview Releases Of Mutter, GNOME Shell
  • KOffice 2.1 Beta 3 Released
  • GNU Debugger learns to walk backwards

Jolicloud to usher return of thin client

zdnetasia.com: The availability of netbooks that ride on the maturity of cloud infrastructure is heralding the return of the thin client, says Jolicloud founder and CEO, Tariq Krim.

Bangarang – A KDE media player

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Software

bangarangkde.wordpress: Over last few months I started work on a media player and, inspired by Aaron’s recent blog on continuous communication, it seemed appropriate to share my dabblings so far.

Rock The wbar Dock

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Software
HowTos

ubuntumini.com: wbar is a quick launch bar similar to the OSX dock. It's a lightweight and fast piece of useful eyecandy written in c++ using imlib2. While it isn't as full featured as Gnome-Do or Avant Window Manager, wbar's low overhead, speed, and efficient dependencies make it an ideal for netbooks.

Beautify the Terminal

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Software
HowTos

gauravlive.com: The linux terminal can get boring at times owing to lack of colors & a rigid black background. Hardcore Linux enthusiasts won’t think about the appearance of the terminal but normal users will surely get bored of the monochrome terminal sooner or later. Surprisingly beautifying the terminal is pretty simple.

Ubuntu Got it Right with Sudo

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Ubuntu

prairiepy.blogspot: The compelling thing to me about Ubuntu was that I kept seeing information on the web about how to do various things in Ubuntu. One issue that previously gave me reservations about Ubuntu was the whole thing with disabling the root account in favor of extensive use of sudo.

FSF urges non-profits to reject Windows 7

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OSS

theinquirer.net: THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) is to write to the leaders of 500 of the most influential non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide to urge them to refuse Windows 7. The move is a stepping up of the FSF's campaign timed to coincide with the launch of Windows 7 and follows an earlier letter sent to 499 chief executives of Fortune 500 companies.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Hands-On With The Netbook Linux Anyone Can Master
  • Best 5 PDF Readers for Linux
  • Nvidia Halting Chipset Development
  • Red Hat boot camp for FOSS teachers
  • Boycott Boycott Novell and I
  • Three Things I Heard from Red Hat Yesterday
  • Dutch police goes open source
  • Linux and Marketing - Same as it Ever Was
  • why nano is Gentoo's “default editor”
  • The New York Times's Open Source Project
  • OpenSUSE: About Patterns versus Packages
  • UN warns of world war online
  • Happenings: Open World Forum 2009
  • Automaticaly Organize Your Photos by Date
  • UK: Head of IT development Camden: 'Cooperate with open source communities'
  • Where In the World Are the Most Debian Developers?
  • Download Lots of Files with Multiget
  • A musical guide to the future of Linux
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Preview: New Theme, Icons
  • Linux Basement: Episode 43 - Train Wreck

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Tutorial: Using Cinelerra to create PIP videos
  • Speed up your IDE/ATA hard drive with hdparm
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 2
  • Remotely Accessing Your Linux Computer: Part 3
  • Technology Explained: Understanding The Internet Speed
  • Sed as a handy developer tool
  • Make a shortcut to your unread Gmail in Firefox
  • How to Pause a Process
  • Try out the new "single window" Gimp
  • Download/Upload files using FatRat
  • Accessing remote computers via XDMCP
  • HowTo contribute guide #1 (kde)

Cloud computing with Linux and Apache Hadoop

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Linux

This article shows you how to use Apache Hadoop to build a MapReduce framework to make a Hadoop Cluster and how to create a sample MapReduce application which runs on Hadoop. You will also learn how to set up a time/disk-consuming task on the cloud.

Supercomputers love Linux

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Linux

emcelettronica.com: Everybody knows Linux as an open-source operating system - available today for many different hardware architectures - which has become the de facto alternative to the Redmond’s product, especially in the servers segment. We are not going to add some fire on that already “hot” discussion, but rather analyze some real facts and take the appropriate conclusions.

This Linux thing is getting out of hand

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Linux

idreamoflinux.com: People are slowly realising that Linux is out there. They might not be installing it en masse but they are aware of it. Ten years ago if you asked someone on the street what is Linux most people would not have a clue.

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Ryzen Compiler Performance: Clang 4/5 vs. GCC 6/7/8 Benchmarks

A few days back I posted some fresh AMD Ryzen compiler benchmarks of LLVM Clang now that it has its new Znver1 scheduler model, which helps out the performance of Ryzen on Linux with some of the generated binaries tested. But it was found still that Haswell-tuned binaries are sometimes still faster on Ryzen than the Zen "znver1" tuning itself. For continuing our fresh compiler benchmarks from AMD's new Ryzen platform, here are the latest GCC numbers. Read more

More Security Leftovers

  • Fingerprint-based detection of DNS hijacks using RIPE Atlas [Warning for PDF]

    DNS hijacking is a real thing happening on the Internet
    ○ We found several RIPE Atlas probes with hijacked DNS resolver
    ○ Some countries have >25% chances of DNS being hijacked

  • How the Swedish administration leaked EU’s secure STESTA intranet to Russia, then tried glossing over it

    The Swedish administration is leaking its secret intranet and databases to Russia, via its Transport Agency, via the IBM cloud, via IBM's subcontractor NCR (formerly AT&T) in Serbia, which is a close Russian military ally. Giving staff in Serbia administrative access to these networks practically guarantees that Russia also has access to the network. The European Union's secure STESTA network is also connected to the leaked intranet. But this is not about geopolitics and who’s allied with whom, but about how an administration tries to quiet down and gloss over an apocalyptically stupid and monstrously damaging data leak.

  • Outsourcing Nightmare

    We had two reports of an ongoing situation in Sweden where confidential information held by the government has been compromised

  • Status update from the Reproducible Builds project
    Since then, we have made considerable progress which has been reported during DebConf 15 and 16 talks as well as other conferences around the world. However, for the sake of information preservation and clear communication we felt the need to write a newer report here.

KDE: KDE Slimbook, Akademy, and GSoC

  • Yesterday I picked up my new KDE Slimbook from the Slimbook.es stand at Akademy.
    First thing I did, of course, was boot it with my FreeBSD 11.0 SD card, to see if it works with my favorite operating system (with Plasma 5 desktop, of course). Nope: 11.0 hangs after finding acpi_ec0, so I will write about that later this week. Second thing I did was boot KDE Neon (pre-installed) on it, to see how it works out-of-the-box. I collected a bunch of tiny-little-irritations, papercuts if you will, from the basic installation — which have disappeared after an update and reboot.
  • Akademy 2017 -- Day 1
    During the first day at the Akademy, everything went according to plan and nearly everything was on time. Kudos to the organisers. The weather was balmy at the beginning of the day and, although Aleix Pol said it was not hotter than a hot day in Barcelona, many of the Scandinavian and Scottish attendees were visibly wilting under the sun. Fortunately for them, the venue is equipped with air-conditioning. Little known fact about Almería: it is situated in the biggest desert in Europe, the Desert of Tabernas. A better known fact is that that same desert has been used as a location for many spaghetti westerns, including the seminal Sergio Leone movies "For A Fistful of Dollars" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly". What is more interesting for some KDE members is that Tabernas has also been used in the filming of at least one Doctor Who episode ("A Town Called Mercy"). Unsurprisingly, the whovians amongst us quickly got busy and organised a trip to the place of the shoot for later in the week.
  • Akademy-es 2017 Fue Muy Bien
    On the 20th and 21st of July, KDE España held, with the invaluable help of UNIA, HackLab Almería and the University of Almería, and with the sponsorship of Opentia, its 12th annual gathering: Akademy-es 2017. As it always happens when Akademy takes place in Spain, Akademy-es 2017 became a prelude of the international event and many well-known KDE developers attended. Throughout two days, talks were offered covering many different topics, including Plasma, programming (C++, Qt, mobile), exciting projects like Kirigami, proposals for the future such as KDE on automobile, encouragement to use KDE software and contribute to KDE, and information about KDE España.
  • GSoC’17-Week #5
    In Krita, we cannot delete the bundle created just like that. The Bundles created are saved as the KisResource in a QList. We have to remove it from that list, then obviously, we have to remove it from the list widget where this bundle is shown. Then we have to BlackList the file. Then from there, we can remove the blacklisted bundles as we empty a recycle bin ;).

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