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Story The Linux Setup - Matt Hartley, Linux Action Show srlinuxx 20/08/2013 - 1:23am
Story The Road to 3.10 – The Kernel Column srlinuxx 20/08/2013 - 1:22am
Story Interesting facts about Debian Linux srlinuxx 20/08/2013 - 1:20am
Story Who's Afraid of Linux Malware? srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 8:43pm
Story The last days of Unix srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 8:41pm
Story opensuse GSoC 2013 – Half Way Through srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 8:40pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 4:36pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 521 srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 3:53pm
Story 10 Most Popular Open Source Software Ever srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 3:08am
Story Gone Home Review srlinuxx 19/08/2013 - 3:05am

Linux Popularity Contest: Facebook Has Spoken

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jonathancarter.co.za: Ubuntu has been quite popular on DistroWatch for a long time now. Currently it is at the number 1 position for hits per day on the site over the last six months. There’s a nice little Facebook app that builds stats of which distributions and desktop environments people use.

Xandros Acquires Linspire Assets in Seceret Backroom Deal

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: Today, as a Linspire shareholder, I received the below "memorandum" from Linspire. I have confirmed with several other Linspire shareholders that they too received this notice.

Ext4 is now the primary filesystem on my laptop

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Linux

thunk.org/tytso: Over the weekend, I converted my laptop to use the ext4 filesystem. So far so good! So far I’ve found one bug as a result of my using ext4 in production.

A Symphony For Viola: Parsix 1.5r0 Review

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead: REGULAR readers of this blog will know I'm a huge fan of Parsix, the Debian-based Linux distribution created by a small team in Iran. For the first time Parsix Viola officially supports Compiz-Fusion, VirtualBox-OSE and GNU Flash Player

Top 10 Linux financial tools

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Many people don’t realize the wealth of applications available for Linux — and that includes financial software. Jack Wallen introduces 10 Linux apps that will meet your financial needs, whether you just want a digital replacement for your checkbook.

11 Popular Video Players for Linux

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Linux

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Review of 11 most popular video players for Linux, like VLC, SMPlayer, Kaffeine, Totem and several more.

Big Buck Bunny builds a better Blender

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Software

linux.com: Big Buck Bunny is the colorful product of the Peach open movie project: an animated short released online and on DVD. But in addition to the 'toon itself, Peach has produced an altogether different yield: improvements to the Blender 3-D modeling application.

Audio/Visual Synthesis For Linux: The New Art, Part 1

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The Linux Journal recently published an article I wrote on Jean-Pierre Lemoine's AVSynthesis, a program designed for artists working with the computer as a medium for the synthesis of image and sound. I'm fascinated by that program, so I decided to research the existence of similar software. This article presents the current findings from that research.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Backing up Large Files

  • HowTo: Reset KDE to Previous Configuration State
  • Install SecondLife 1.19.1.4 on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Moving Thunderbird Emails
  • wlan0_rename issue
  • Using SSH as an Ad-Hoc VPN
  • (gtk applications with qt style)
  • Music server via Samba
  • Install a 3D transition effect plug-in for OpenOffice.org

KDE: It’s time for a fork . . . is it really?

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KDE

cookingwithlinux.com: Over at Practical Tech Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols suggests that it may be time for a fork of KDE, mostly because he doesn't believe that KDE 4.1 is heading in the right direction. All this discussion, and yes, criticism, is also good. Evolution doesn't just move forwards. It moves sideways.

Intrepid Ibex – Catering To The Wrong Users?

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: Ars Technica has an article expounding upon the changes to the next revision of Ubuntu. The tale begins with news that the upcoming release will include support for the sub-notebooks based upon the Intel Atom processor. Very nice, but what portion of the market will be using these things?

Are Linux Users More Productive?

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Linux

foogazi.com: I’ve been wondering if using Linux actually makes me more productive. I can think of a few reasons why a Linux user may be more productive but I can also counter those reasons with ways running Linux can make you unproductive.

Goodbye, GUI: Thirty Days of Command Line

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Linux

seanrtilley.blogspot: So, I've decided to do something REALLY out of the ordinary for me. My friend Steven said that I don't understand enough about Linux. Fair enough. To completely immerse myself in tech know-how, I am going to use my computer every day...with nothing but a command line.

Open Source Applications: Catfish

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Software

celettu.wordpress: Every now and then I bump into a nice, little, relatively unknown but impressive application that makes my life a little bit easier. Catfish is one of those.

What your own open source census can get you

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: As the Open Source Census grinds on (over 250,000 installations so far) it occurs to me just how useful it can be for an enterprise to participate. You might learn something you can profit from.

Why enterprise still cannot accept Linux.

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Linux

blogs.ittoolbox.com: Linux is ready for the desktop. It can handle one hundred percent of all business tasks. If you are willing to break the proprietary nipple sucking that is. Yet enterprise still pulls out the same old excuses for not adopting Linux.

Linux’s dirty little secret

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blogs.zdnet.com: OK, so over the past few months I’ve grown from being a Linux skeptic into being quite a Linux fan. I’ve still got lots to learn but it’s great having the ability to roll out a no-cost OS onto systems that don’t need to have Windows on them. That said, there are a few aspects of Linux that do annoy/frustrate/anger me/make me hulk out.

The End Of LugRadio

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Linux

jonobacon.org: Today we announced that we have decided to call it a day with LugRadio. Our last show will be LugRadio Live UK 2008 on the 19th and 20th July 2008 at The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton.

Ubuntu Video Tutorials For People Just Starting Out

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Ubuntu

cybernetnews.com: Video tutorials are one of the easiest ways to figure out how to do something and for many people making the switch to Linux is one of the hardest things to do. So, why not make a bunch of video tutorials for Linux to make things a little easier?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 259

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Package management

  • News: openSUSE defends KDE 4, Mandriva cancels alpha release, Debian completes Lenny's security support, Ubuntu unveils MID edition, Zenwalk's J.-P. Guillemin, Acer Aspire One, Linux rescue CDs
  • Released last week: CentOS 5.2, Pardus Linux 2008, Parsix GNU/Linux 1.5r0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 8.04.1
  • New distributions: F-Secure Rescue CD
  • Reader comments

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

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

Android Leftovers

FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more