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Suse Studio is overflowing with awesome

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SUSE

anirudhsanjeev.org: After about five months of waiting, I got invited to Suse Studio Alpha. Suse Studio is a tool to help you build Ready-to-deploy variant of the opensuse 11.1 distribution.

Chakra: my new distro of choice

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Linux

pindablog.wordpress: I’m the type of guy who goes distro-shopping every now and then, but usually ends up with the distro I came from. And then, two days ago I suddenly came across Chakra.

8 Image Viewers for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

This article overviews 8 popular image viewers available in the Ubuntu repositories.

tty-clock: 6.9 on the Geek-o-meter

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: This is a little something that everyone should have, if they even consider life at the terminal. And for a terminal system, it’s pretty cool.

why no Linux for NSW high school laptops?

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Linux

itwire.com: It comes as both a surprise and not a surprise that the New South Wales (NSW) state government chose a "safe bet" of Lenovo and Microsoft to supply many thousands of taxpayer-funded laptops to secondary school students. Was Linux ever on the short list?

PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Gnome

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I am a KDE guy. I have loved KDE for its superior usability and availability of good KDE apps. However, PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Gnome made me think seriously over Gnome.

First Look at SUSE Studio

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Software
SUSE

linuxhaxor.net: SUSE studio is a web front-end to customize and build your own personal distribution in as many ways you could possibly think off.

7 Interesting Apps for Command-Line

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Reviews

Here are 7 interesting tools to use while working in a shell.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Simple Ways to Conserve/Improve Linux Netbook Battery Power

  • How-To: Opera Repository for Debian-based Linux
  • The Unique Feature Of My Linux Box
  • Dealing with Duplicate IP addresses
  • Top 5 Ways to Help Linux Virgins Make the Switch
  • FS-Cache merged in Kernel 2.6.30
  • OpenOffice.org 3.1 Release Candidate 1 available
  • Context. OR, A word on useless comparisons
  • Tip of the Day: Replace the KMenu Icon in KDE 4.2
  • Fix: ClamAV unrar warning on RHEL
  • Encrypt-Decrypt file using OpenSSL
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.04.03
  • How to Configure Evolution to use Hotmail in Ubuntu
  • Get To Know Linux: The /etc/init.d Directory
  • FLOSS Weekly 63: Wubi

ManiaDrive - an arcade car game for Ubuntu

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Gaming

clububuntu.com: Today I will show you a nice game for Ubuntu, it's called ManiaDrive and it's based on the great game of Nadeo Studio. Let me tell you in a few words what the game is about...

Back up Your Gnome Desktop and Settings

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Software
HowTos

yatsite.blogspot: Yourgnome allow users to backup all things relative to Gnome on your Linux Machine. Packs everything into a tar.gz into your Home folder.

On the Fate of Solaris

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OS

daveshields.wordpress: If IBM does acquire SUN, and the rumors on the street suggest that it will, what will IBM do about Solaris? Let’s look at some of the options.

Linux System Administration Made Easy with Webmin

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Software

makeuseof.com: Linux System administration is no walk in the park. Making things a little easier is “Webmin”. While you would still need some knowledge about a Linux system and what you want to achieve, Webmin provides an easier interface.

The Linux laptops of 2009

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Linux
Hardware

blogs.zdnet.com: The Linux laptop business represents a Chinese industry trying to serve a Western market and getting lost in the translation.

Linux 2.6.29.1 fixes errors in the network subsystem

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Linux

h-online.com: The maintainer of the Linux stable series has released kernel version 2.6.29.1. It contains nearly 50 fixes and minor enhancements for the ten day old Linux 2.6.29 which saw Tuz the Tasmanian devil stand in temporarily as mascot.

Favorite Personal Financial Applications

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Software

linuxtoday.com: I spend a lot of time on my personal bookkeeping, so I very much appreciate how this is one job that computers have made easier. Keeping good records is everything when you're in business for yourself.

Parted Magic 4.0 Has Exciting New Features

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Linux

news.softpedia.com: Patrick Verner announced today the immediate availability of Parted Magic 4.0, a Slackware-based Linux distribution designed to help users with hard disk partitioning and recovery tasks.

ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linux Gazette: April 2009 (#161)

  • Mother, May I?
  • The Open Source Enterprise Trap
  • openSUSE apt repositories at gwdg.de to stop
  • Cedega 7.1.1 Released With New Game Support
  • "The Cloud" is coming. Is your house next?
  • Supplying the horns (Fedora infrastructure)
  • Ubuntu Surprises keep coming
  • Microsoft's latest open-source release catches a wrinkle
  • Will Your Next Wireless Router Run Ubuntu?
  • Gartner's open source database forecast doesn't make sense
  • The false contradiction within open source
  • First look: Novell SLED 11
  • SUSE Linux Desktop 11
  • Linux, Windows Server both hit by economy
  • Opera Turbo in 10
  • Mono Again: the Controversy That Won't Quit
  • Switch to linux
  • Ubuntu article ‘El Pais’ Newspaper
  • Video: Spotlight on My Fedora
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  • 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.
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  • Router assimilated into the Borg, sends 3TB in 24 hours
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  • 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.
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    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

Tired of Windows and MAC computer systems? Linux may now be ready for prime time

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Braswell based Pico-ITX SBC offers multiple expansion options

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