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SimplyMEPIS 8.5 beta1 Released

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 8.4.90, the beta1 of MEPIS 8.5. This beta includes a 2.6.32 kernel that is one patch short of the final. The next beta will probably contain kernel 2.6.32.1. We still use KDE 4.3.2 but we're hoping we can leverage the dedicated efforts of the Debian KDE Team to update to a newer version soon.

Review: Crossover Games (Linux) 8.1.3

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Gaming

raiden.net: Now gamers can play the games they want, on whatever platform they want! With CrossOver Games, you can run many popular Windows games on your Intel, OSX Mac or Linux PC.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 332

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at FreeBSD 8.0
  • News: Fedora release LXDE spin, Kubuntu confirms LTS status, ClearOS and PC-BSD prepare new releases, PLD test first beta of KDE 4.4, FreeNAS stays with FreeBSD, interviews with Klaus Knopper and Daniel Holbach
  • Questions and answers: 32-bit versus 64-bit computing
  • Released last week: Calculate Linux 10.0, m0n0wall 1.3
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1, openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 1
  • Donations: Parted Magic receives US$350.00
  • New additions: Linux Mangaka
  • Reader comments

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

Hands-on: Plasma, KWin improve in KDE SC 4.4 beta 1

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KDE

arstechnica.com: The developers behind KDE have announced the release of KDE Software Compilation 4.4 beta 1. We conducted hands-on testing to see what the new version brings to the desktop.

Novell to mashup management tools

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SUSE

theregister.co.uk: It seems that most of the IT industry is trying to figure out how to make money by vertically integrating some aspects of the data centre and selling a complete solution that addresses the whole stack. Novell - known predominantly for its NetWare and SUSE Linux operating systems - is no exception.

Personal Financial Management Software for Linux

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Software

zdnet.co.uk/blog: One of the few things which still require me to use Windows is my personal financial management program - I have been a Quicken user for a very long time. This seems like a good time to reconsider the alternatives available for Linux, so I spent some time looking at a few of the possibilities.

few leftovers:

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News
  • The Project Of Linux Documentation
  • Why natural language interfaces suck
  • KDE 4.4 Solid Auto Mount Enhancements
  • G&P: Latency
  • Calculate Linux 10.0 released
  • KDE 4.3.4 now available for PCLinuxOS
  • Gaming Briefs: Bloodfronteer Beta2, Tremulous 1.2 gameplay beta, Nexuiz
  • Fun Sites To Find Out What Your Name Says About You
  • Going Linux = Dec 05: #086 - Listener Feedback

other howtos:

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HowTos
  • Howto Wipe Harddrive
  • Customizing Gnome Panel
  • 25 cool Linux terminal commands for Newbies
  • Managing Disk Storage in Centos
  • Install Opensuse11.2 on USB key
  • Unix and Linux startup scripts
  • Upgrading Elive Compiz to latest Elive
  • Troubleshooting FreeBSD Wireless Problem
  • Convert Existing ext3 non-root FileSystem to ext4 FileSystem
  • Create your own VLC skin

ubuntu howtos:

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Ubuntu
HowTos
  • Remove Old Kernels in Ubuntu
  • How to install a lightweight Ubuntu
  • How to Recover Ubuntu after a Partial Upgrade
  • Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse ) in Ubuntu
  • How to mount, unmount, and format floppy disk in Ubuntu
  • Enable/Disable write support for windows NTFS with simple click

Ubuntu 10.04 Will Have "Simple Scan"

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Will Have "Simple Scan"
  • Ubuntu Remix vs Chrome OS
  • Day of Ubuntu Wallpapers
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #171
  • Android Theme for Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu Sun Theme Gets Official Release
  • Linux: I'm Lovin' Ubuntu 9.10
  • Things I like in Ubuntu

Sushi Huh? Helps You Download Packages

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everyjoe.com: If you’re someone with limited internet access and you need packages, you could try this script called “Sushi Huh?” It’s written in Python and you don’t have to install it or anything. Just run it from the command line.

Joe Brockmeier talks open source and social media

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Interviews

daniweb.com: It's been almost a year since I last interviewed Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, who is the community manager at openSUSE. I sent him several questions to answer by email. I was curious about the new version of openSUSE, 11.2, along with his increasing use of social media to promote it.

Trouble Free Karmic Koala

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Ubuntu

cookingwithlinux.com: The last time I blogged about Ubuntu Desktop, either I didn't explain the problems I was having sufficiently, or people just don't get it and react. I have decided to just keep on writing and let the chips fall where they may.

Intent Is The Problem

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OS

links.org: Of late, I keep banging into the problem that people want systems to be “secure by default”: they don’t want to pester the user about security. They want the system to just do the right thing. The problem is, this just isn’t possible.

PuppyLinux

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Linux

rajivram.blogspot: There are plenty of reasons to 'wow' this distro. One is the footprint size. The live CD ISO file is has a size of just 110MB and downloaded in a jiffy. As advertised all over the web, it can be used on older PCs with small .drives and memory.

Real Linux advocates educate, not humiliate

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dissociatedpress.net: Checking Twitter yesterday I caught a link to "Command Line Idiocy," a post that rips apart an article on "10 powerful CLI tools." Here's a short sample of the flavor of the piece:

Is Tabbed Windows Going To Be The Next Big Thing?

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KDE
Software

digitizor.com: With the release of KDE SC 4.4 Beta 1, tabbed windows is now available through its windows manager KWin. This raises the question, is tabbed windows going to be the next big thing after tabbed browsing?

StressLinux 0.4.136 - Review and Commentary

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Linux

linuxcritic.com: StressLinux.org just recently announced a new release and we thought we would take a quick look at the system to see what it's made of.

Debian Squeeze freeze and Ubuntu Dev Syncing

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Linux
Ubuntu

totalinux.org: The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March. Earlier this year, the owner of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, had proposed that Debian sync releases with Ubuntu so that the work could be spread.

OpenRisc simulator runs Linux

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Linux
Ubuntu

balau82.wordpress: OpenCores is an organization owned by ORSoc that invests in open source hardware. Their site hosts many hardware projects that ship the source code (Hardware Description Language in this case) with the GNU Lesser General Public Licence.

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Development: RTOS, LipidFinder, Github Threat, and Stack Overflow Survey

  • RTOS Primer, Part Two: Real Time Applications
    Employing Linux as an embedded RTOS has several advantages that make it highly attractive on a number of levels, specifically the most important concern these days, which seems to be cost. The second concern is security; Linux proves to be pretty secure in comparison to several common alternatives like Windows.
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    Today, Stack Overflow announced a slightly more useful application for that same data, with the Stack Overflow Salary Calculator. Tell it where you live, how much experience and education you have, and what kind of developer you are, and it will tell you the salary range you should expect to make in five national markets (US, Canada, UK, France, Germany) and a handful of cities (New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, London, Paris, Berlin).

Security: Equifax, Kodi, Infrared, and Windows XP in 2017

  • Safer but not immune: Cloud lessons from the Equifax breach
  • Warning: If you are using this Kodi repository, you could be in danger
    Kodi is quite possibly the best media center software of all time. If you are looking to watch videos or listen to music, the open source solution provides an excellent overall experience. Thanks to its support for "addons," it has the potential to become better all the time. You see, developers can easily add new functionality by writing an addon for the platform. And yes, some addons can be used for piracy, but not all of them are. These addons, such as Exodus and Covenant, are normally added using a repository, which hosts them. [...] We do not know 100 percent if the person that re-registered the metalkettle name on GitHub is planning anything evil, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
  • Infrared signals in surveillance cameras let malware jump network air gaps
    The malware prototype could be a crucial ingredient for attacks that target some of the world's most sensitive networks. Militaries, energy producers, and other critical infrastructure providers frequently disconnect such networks from the Internet as a precaution. In the event malware is installed, there is no way for it to make contact with attacker-controlled servers that receive stolen data or issue new commands. Such airgaps are one of the most basic measures for securing highly sensitive information and networks. The proof-of-concept malware uses connected surveillance cameras to bridge such airgaps. Instead of trying to use the Internet to reach attacker-controlled servers, the malware weaves passwords, cryptographic keys, and other types of data into infrared signals and uses a camera's built-in infrared lights to transmit them. A nearby attacker then records the signals with a video camera and later decodes embedded secrets. The same nearby attackers can embed data into infrared signals and beam them to an infected camera, where they're intercepted and decoded by the network malware. The covert channel works best when attackers have a direct line of sight to the video camera, but non-line-of-sight communication is also possible in some cases.
  • Manchester police still relies on Windows XP
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Flock 2017, Fedora 27, and New Fedora 26 (F26) ISO

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