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Story Not Quite Off Topic: Switch to Linux/Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2014 - 6:03pm
Story OpenStack Follows the Trajectory of GNU/Linux, Joined Into Linux Protection Programme Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2014 - 5:31pm
Story GNU/Linux Has Taken Over the Industry; Latest FUD is Denying That Something is ‘True’ GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2014 - 4:56pm
Story As GNU and Linux Become Dominant Platforms They Need Not Follow Microsoft With UEFI Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2014 - 3:52pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 02/01/2014 - 3:15pm
Story 2014 in Tux Machines Roy Schestowitz 2 01/01/2014 - 10:29pm
Story Init wars: Debian inclining towards upstart Roy Schestowitz 1 01/01/2014 - 10:27pm
Story GrSecurity Continues Hardening The Linux Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 01/01/2014 - 10:26pm
Story Retrospection Roy Schestowitz 01/01/2014 - 10:18pm
Story MPlayer2 Gone Dark, MPV Is Still Happening Rianne Schestowitz 01/01/2014 - 10:18pm

Auto-NDISwrapper–a tool for enabling wireless network card to work with its Windows driver on Linux

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Software I often see Linux users complain their wireless network card doesn’t work on Linux at the forums,indeed , some wireless network cards can’t work/work well on Linux. Auto-NDISwrapper would be one of the solutions for those complaints.

Open source should support Apple over Psystar

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blogs.zdnet: Open source should be supporting Apple here. Think about it. What is at the heart of open source? Contracts. The BSD and GPL licenses are contracts.

firefox 3.0.1 and disabled add-ons

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Moz/FF I've read around the blogs and twitterverse that people are seeing some of their add-ons disabled by the just-released Firefox 3.0.1 security and stability update. There's good news and bad news here.

Experimental GTK+ theme engine will add CSS support

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Software At the recent GUADEC event in Istanbul, the GTK+ community discussed ways to improve the toolkit's theming system. A particularly exciting project listed among the items on the roadmap is a plan for creating an experimental GTK+ theme engine that will enable developers to customize the appearance of their themes with cascading style sheets (CSS).

Proprietary software? Counsel objects

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OSS Nathan Zale Dowlen objects to proprietary software, so when he opened his new law office, he outfitted it with Ubuntu Linux and open source software. Cost was the main factor in his decision at first, but he has since come to appreciate the security found in FOSS and the ease of use found with Ubuntu.

The Blender Foundation's "Big Buck Bunny" is a Peach!

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Movies The Blender Foundation’s second free-content movie, Big Buck Bunny, is the product of the foundation’s “Peach Open Movie” project, and the results are impressive. Like the previous Elephants Dream movie, this film pushes the technical envelope for the “Blender” free software 3D rendering and animation application; unlike it, it succeeds as pure entertainment.

KDE 4.1 RC1 - Yet Another Top Release

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bushweed.blogspot: Another KDE release!!! After I finally installed the 4.1 beta 1, both myself and the Mrs who use the EEE have decided that 4.1 is stable enough to replace 3.5x. This is a big step for us.

SCO, Linux' Worst Nightmare Is Back

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Linux The court also said Novell couldn't run interference for Linux and stop SCO from seeking royalty payments for alleged UnixWare and OpenServer infringement by Linux users under its infamous SCOsource licensing program. Armed with that decision, it's merely a matter of time before SCO starts seeking those payments.

10 things I’ve overheard about my Linux laptop while on public transportation

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Linux I’ve been taking the train to work for 4 years now. It’s a 45 minute rambling ride in which I usually either read a book, sleep, or grab my laptop loaded up with Ubuntu and get some stuff done. Over time, I’ve collected a few funny remarks I’ve either over heard, or that people have said directly to me. Here are the 10 best.

Linux - a disruptive technology?

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Linux It is sometimes said that Linux is a disruptive technology - one that appears from nowhere, usually emerges as a cheap alternative to the dominant technology, and upsets and ultimately replaces the current way of doing things.

Linux 2.6.26 Kernel Benchmarks

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Linux Over the weekend the Linux 2.6.26 kernel was released. In this article we have done some quick benchmarks of this new kernel from within the Phoronix Test Suite.

Cygwin - a Unix Environment and Shell on Windows

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Software If your daily routine means that you spend much of your time behind a Windows system, yet you love the power and flexibility of a Unix-based environment, you might want to compile some Linux/Unix software, so that it can run natively under Windows.

Six Things I Love About The Opera Browser

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Software This isn’t just a list of Opera features, these are what genuinely make life easier for me, and what makes me want to use Opera for my daily web browsing. So for example I haven’t included Mouse Gestures with this list. Why? Because even though it is much more productive, I haven’t yet got in the habit of using it.

5 Most Popular Linux-hackable Gadgets

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Hardware Linux is a powerful and versatile operating system that can be utilized to hack just about any electronic hardware device. To prove it, I have here a list of popular gadgets that are already known to run Linux.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 31

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SUSE Issue #31 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out. In this week’s issue:, Pascal Bleser: Reporting Packman package bugs, and Jigish Gohil: New Compiz plugins.

Nifty tools for your Asus Eee PC

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Software It didn't take the enterprising community of Asus Eee PC users long to come up with some great tweaking tools for this Linux-based ultra-low-cost laptop. Just a few weeks after the official launch of Eee PC, the first tweaking utilities started to appear on the EeeUser forums.

various howtos:

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  • Mail server benchmarking with Postal

  • Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows, Part III
  • Commands you might have missed: tree
  • Make Ubuntu look like Vista, like Windows XP
  • A nice conky file, for all
  • Install NVIDIA 177.13 drivers on realtime kernel

More on Masterbaiting Monkeys

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  • Linus Torvalds: Don't glorify the security "monkeys"

  • What Linus Torvalds thinks about OpenBSD
  • Torvalds criticises the 'security circus'

KDE 4.1. The promise of a better future!

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KDE For the past week I have been exclusively using KDE4. I had read all the hype and flame wars so I decided to make up my own mind. To that effect I asked my Google eyed friend what to do and installed KDE4 from a third party repository. I did so with an open mind and with a zen like concentration that I learned from Grasshopper on a childhood television show.

Dansguardian w/ Multi-Group Filtering & Squid (Debian)

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This how-to describes how to install and configure Dansguardian with multi-group filtering, Squid with NTLM auth, ipmasq, and dnsmasq to provide a full internet gateway solution for small to medium sized networks. This how-to requires two NICs in order to perform firewalling and transparent proxying.

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