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Story GNU/Linux in China and Gibraltar Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 9:17pm
Story Tizen Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 9:10pm
Story ​Turnkey Linux 14: Small business server Linux made easy Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 8:50pm
Story An Everyday Linux User Review Of CentOS Linux 7 Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 8:48pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 8:38pm
Story LibreOffice 5.0 Is the Office Suite Champ Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 8:37pm
Story Universal Permissive License added to license list Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 8:33pm
Story Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 4:22pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 25/09/2015 - 1:44pm
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Ten Essential Linux Admin Tools

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Software

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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Security

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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SUSE

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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HowTos

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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News
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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Software

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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Software

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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Software

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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OSS

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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HowTos

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.

full circle magazine Issue 41

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Ubuntu

Issue #41 is out, and as usual, we’ve got lots of great stuff for you. We’ve got an overview of running Windows apps on Ubuntu, a feature on running a business with Ubuntu, more interviews, how-tos, and everything else in between!

The Defenders of Free Software

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OSS

nytimes.com: Mr. Hemel serves as a volunteer watchman for free, open-source software like the Linux operating system, which competes with Microsoft’s Windows.

few day's leftovers:

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News
  • Can an Application Store Succeed in a Free Operating System?
  • Digital Primer Video Available from the Xiph.Org Foundation
  • Behind KDE: David Faure
  • Running An Encrypted LVM In Ubuntu 10.10
  • FocusWriter 1.3.0 Released – Distraction free writing on Ubuntu
  • Create Your Own Online Backup Service With SparkleShare
  • Install DeadBeef-Ultimate Music Player in Ubuntu
  • Atlanta hopes to draw Red Hat away from N.C.
  • Linux Outlaws 166 - Narwhals in Your Head
  • VideoEgg acquires Movable Type blogging software
  • Open Source Community Welcomes Government Support
  • Linux Mint 10 to use Faenza icon set?
  • Pithos Melds Pandora Streaming with Linux Desktops
  • Loving Squeeze & Small Victories
  • Tomboy To Zim Wiki Conversion Script
  • nVidia - There is No Optimus Support for Linux
  • Clubbing baby seals is GPL-compatible: Why Oracle can do better
  • Popular webOS Feed Reader Goes Open Source
  • Linux Link Tech Show Sept 22
  • The Rise or Fall of Open Source?
  • Linux: Paradox of choice
  • New life for Mandriva
  • Oracle's invisible elephant
  • Open Source vs Proprietary Software – The never ending Battle
  • Keryx: Offline Package Installation made easy in Ubuntu
  • Five Rhythmbox extensions
  • With Six You Get Netware
  • Government wants to break free from Microsoft? – France shows you how.
  • PCLinuxOS vs. Ubuntu - or - Linux XXX vs. Linux YYY
  • 5 Reasons to Wrap Your Enterprise in Python
  • Are We Entering the Golden Age of Forks?
  • FLOSS Weekly 136: Emacs Org-Mode

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Anatomy of an exploit: CVE-2010-3081
  • Quick Way to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10
  • Listen to Text and Instant Messages with Gespeaker
  • How to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7
  • Merge, split, and watermark your PDFs with PDF Chain
  • How to Backup Your Linux PC with Simple Backup
  • Understanding and modifying file permissions using chmod
  • Free Up Disk Space in Ubuntu by Deleting Cached Packages
  • Changing Mouse Sensitivity from the Command Line
  • Ratpoison and dmenu
  • How to set Shell Environment Variables (bash shell)?
  • Hidden Linux: Sensing temperature
  • Free-form note taking with Xournal
  • Turn a Pogoplug into a Fully-Featured Linux Web Server
  • Install Create Background Slideshow (CreBS) On Ubuntu 10.10
  • NTOP for Network Analysis
  • Building a Security Audit Toolkit
  • Retrieve mail from Yahoo!'s webmail service - FetchYahoo
  • Zeya- Streaming music server using HTML 5 | Ubuntu
  • Restore suspend function in Xfce Xubuntu 10.10
  • Writing Better Shell Scripts – Part 3, Part 2, Part 1
  • File Associations With Different Applications for KDE

User Riots: What Does Not Work with Launcher Menus (Part 2)

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SUSE

Various stats suggest that 85% of people are right handed. These could also be interpreted as the majority of people using computers are right handed as well. The majority of Launcher menus sit on the bottom left of the screen.

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