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Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2015 - 9:59am
Story OSS Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2015 - 9:57am
Story Mozilla Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2015 - 9:55am
Story GNU Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2015 - 9:50am
Story Black Lab Appliance Server Is a New Open Standard Platform for Linux Applications Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2015 - 6:54am
Story Paranoid Android redux: “going dark” with Silent Circle’s Blackphone 2 Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2015 - 6:49am
Story Clamshell Android powered phone by Xiaomi gets certified by TENAA; listing shows 8GB of RAM inside (UPDATE) Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2015 - 6:46am
Story Cinnamon 2.8 to Feature a Better Sound Applet with Media Controls Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2015 - 6:37am
Story Manjaro 15.09 Released, Provides Calamares Install Option Rianne Schestowitz 2 28/09/2015 - 6:10am
Story Orange Pi PC is an Open-Source Single-Board Computer That Runs Android and Ubuntu Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2015 - 5:53am

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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Software
  • 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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Linux

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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HowTos

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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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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Software

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!

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Linux Foundation: New Members, Cloud Foundry, and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit

  • 41 Organizations Join The Linux Foundation to Support Open Source Communities With Infrastructure and Resources
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the addition of 28 Silver members and 13 Associate members. Linux Foundation members help support development of the shared technology resources, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation. Linux Foundation member contributions help provide the infrastructure and resources that enable the world's largest open collaboration communities.
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Best Linux server distro of 2018

As a free and open source operating system, Linux is the ideal candidate for setting up your own server. The community of developers behind each Linux distribution (distro) regularly review the source code of their chosen OS to make sure it's free of bugs. When it comes to servers, the emphasis should obviously be on stability. While upgrades are a good thing on the face of it, they have the potential to interfere with the smooth running of your server. We’ve highlighted some of our favourite Linux server distros in this article, including operating systems that offer long term support, stability, and ideally a fast setup process. Read more

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KDE at FOSS-North and Cutelyst 2.2.0 Release

  • KDE at FOSS-North
    Over the weekend, while some KDE people were in Toulouse improving Akonadi, and other KDE people were in Berlin improving Plasma, I was in Goteborg at FOSS-North showing off some KDE things. Anyone who saw our FOSDEM booth knows the setup. We still had the same blue table (thanks, Sune) and selection of low-power ARM blinkenlights, the Pine64 and a Pinebook. I still think that “hey, Plasma runs fine on an overpowered x86 laptop” is not particularly interesting, but that “the past six months have seen serious work on reducing Plasma’s resource usage aimed specifically at this kind of device” is. Different from FOSDEM is that I could now run one of the just-released Netrunner images for the Pinebook.
  • Cutelyst 2.2.0 is out
    Thanks to the release of Virtlyst – a web manager for virtual machines, several bugs were found and fixed in Cutelyst, the most important one in this release is the WebSockets implementation that broke due the addition of HTTP/2 to cutelyst-wsgi2. Fixing this was quite interesting as when I fixed the issue the first time, it started to make deleteLater() calls on null objects which didn’t crash but since Qt warn’s you about that it was hurting performance. Then I fixed the deleteLater() calls and WebSockets broke again