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Story Embedded Linux: Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 11:40am
Story The Linux Setup - Jim Whitehurst, President/CEO, Red Hat Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 11:36am
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 11:19am
Story Android and Blackberry Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 11:18am
Story What's the Game or App That Would Convince You to Drop Windows? Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 9:16am
Story Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf Final Beta Available For Download Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 9:05am
Story Leftovers: Security Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 8:59am
Story Chromebooks, Linux, and Lenovo Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 7:46am
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Story General Electric and Canonical Working on a New Open-Source IoT Standard Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 7:37am

60 Great Open Source Developer Tools

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earthweb.com: If you're looking for good open source developer tools, you literally have thousands to choose from. For this list, we focused on 60 of the best and most well known. Rather than trying to rank them, we've arranged them into categories and listed them in alphabetical order.

REVIEW: Urban Terror

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Gaming
  • REVIEW: Urban Terror – Linux 32/64bit
  • EDuke32- A first person shooter game for Linux
  • PlayOnLinux 3.8.3 has been released

15 Cool KDE Wallpapers

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  • 15 Cool KDE Wallpapers
  • 6 More Blender Made Movies and Animations
  • Poll Results: Best Browser for Linux

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 373

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Welcoming OpenIndiana
  • News: Fedora prepares for beta release, Mandriva reasserts its continuity, Ubuntu and 6-month release cycles, PCLinuxOS - past and present
  • Questions and answers: Linux frustrations
  • Released last week: VectorLinux 6.0 "SOHO Deluxe", Quirky 1.3, Chakra GNU/Linux 0.2.2
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 14 Beta, openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 2, Ubuntu 10.10 RC
  • New distributions: Upstream OS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

7 Linux sudo Command Tips and Tricks

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thegeekstuff.com: In this article, let us review how to setup sudo environment along with some sudo command examples, tips, and tricks.

Ten Essential Linux Admin Tools

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linux-mag.com: System Administrators (SAs) need a set of tools with which to manage their often unmanageable systems and environments*. These ten essential Linux administration tools provide excellent support for the weary SA.

Canonical to expand cooperation with Taiwan PC makers; launching new OS next month

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Ubuntu

digitimes.com: Canonical, the designer of Linux-based operating system Ubuntu, is preparing to host a hardware summit in Taiwan and is hoping the event will help open the door for cooperation with Taiwan-based PC makers for them to adopt Ubuntu.

A Tale of Two Root Exploits, and Why We Shouldn't Panic

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linuxinsider.com: "The article is alarmist," said Slashdot blogger Barbara Hudson, referring to a warning about a kernel bug. "It was ONE shared-hosting public-facing server at iWeb.com, among their tens of thousands of servers. "Are you running a publicly-facing shared-host server? No? Then don't worry about it."

Novell Releases SUSE Linux Optimised For SAP

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eweekeurope.co.uk: Novell has released a new version of its popular SUSE Linux distribution optimised to run SAP applications, deepening its already close relationship with the enterprise software vendor.

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Fedora 13

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This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on a Fedora 13 system. In the end, whenever a file gets uploaded through PureFTPd, ClamAV will check the file and delete it if it is malware.

today's howtos & stuff:

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HowTos
  • a bug or a feature?
  • Minimum Profit, a programmer's text editor
  • Compiling and running PulseAudio from Git
  • Easily Integrate Thunderbird into the Ubuntu Messaging Menu
  • Bash Programming Tutorial 1 – A Quick Introduction
  • USB copy times on Ubuntu
  • 8,080 OLPC XO's stolen & sold
  • The GIMP metal wires and abstract background tutorial
  • KDE MU Kolab Groupware
  • Meet the GIMP Episode 147: The Looming Tower
  • Pylyglot.org
  • The also-rans
  • An rss2email fork that sucks less
  • Queue music into Rhythmbox from Nautilus
  • Accessing your encrypted home directory in Ubuntu

GNOME 2.32 Screenshots needed

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paulcutler.org: The GNOME 2.32 release notes need your help! If you have a GNOME 2.31.x development environment, I’m looking for 2 or 3 screenshots:

Clementine 0.5: New and Improved KDE4 Port of Amarok 1.4

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tuxarena.blogspot: Clementine is a port to KDE4 of one of the most beloved music players on Linux, Amarok 1.4. The latest release brings several new features.

A walk around the GNOME desktop

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ghacks.net: Recently I had a reader request a bit of a “how to” on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around for the GNOME desktop, I realized that some users simply don’t have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who “get it”.

Choosing and Using Free Licenses

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: What is this “Free Culture” thing? What is “Free Software”? And how do I get my work out there? If you’re looking to participate in the “Commons”, you’ll need to get comfortable with the idea of free, public licenses and how to use them for your works.

Running The X.Org Server Without Root Privileges

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phoronix.com: Besides talking about the X.Org Server development process and the X.Org Server 1.10 plans, Keith Packard also talked about not running the X.Org Server as root (also sometimes referred to as a "root-less X Server") during XDS Toulouse.

Custom PS3 operating system in the works

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Linux

afterdawn.com: A member of the PS3Hax forum has posted this weekend early screenshots of a custom PlayStation 3 operating system, one that can be installed if you have a jailbroken PS3 console.

Standard Ubuntu on the Netbook

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Ubuntu

amysramblings.wordpress: I’ve reinstalled standard Ubuntu on my netbook. Why?

Linux networking made easy

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techradar.com: Ten years ago, most of us thought we would be able to live a full and happy life without worrying about whether we were getting maximum throughput across our networks, or whether the point-to-point latency on our machines would preclude us from popular gaming. But things have changed.

Krita - The KDE Answer to GIMP

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KDE
Software

tuxarena.blogspot: I remembered I only tried Krita once, in KDE 3, and I was a little dissatisfied with it (can't remember exactly why), so at the time I decided to stay with GIMP. This is why this article brought Krita again in my attention, so I decided to give it a spin and see how it looks like.

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more