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Poll RaspberryPi srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 6:47pm
Story Thief open-sources Richard Stallman's laptop, passport, visa srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 6:40pm
Story Microsoft Loves Linux - as Long as It's Not Red Hat srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 6:38pm
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 5:47am
Story Rock Out with Your Console Out srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 2:19am
Story The best Linux netbook distro? srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 2:17am
Story Debian Project News - June 11th srlinuxx 12/06/2012 - 2:15am
Story Ubuntu 12.04 family boot times - Start the clock srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 10:19pm
Story How to Recover Deleted Files in Linux srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 10:12pm
Story Evaluating the harm from closed source srlinuxx 11/06/2012 - 10:10pm

Four productivity-boosting Firefox extensions

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: I've been using Firefox as my primary browser for so long that Internet Explorer looks strange to me on those odd occasions when Windows Update or some other automatic Windows setting opens it. There are lots of reasons Firefox is my browser of choice, not the least of which are the great free add-ons.

UNetbootin lets you install distros without burning discs

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Software

linux.com: UNetbootin is a simple open source tool that allows you to install a variety of distributions over the Internet, without burning a CD. It will create a partitioned dual-boot system as though you installed with a CD. It's useful if you're working on a machine with a slow or no CD/DVD drive or don't have any spare discs to burn.

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

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HowTos

element14.wordpress: Adopt 10 good habits that improve your UNIX® command line efficiency — and break away from bad usage patterns in the process. This article takes you step-by-step through several good, but too often neglected, techniques for command-line operations. Learn about common errors and how to overcome them, so you can learn exactly why these UNIX habits are worth picking up.

Desktop Shootout - Will LEOPARD and LINUX shut the window on VISTA?

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OS

'2007 was a big year on the desktop. In this mega comparison, we find out if Vista's manners are as dismal as they say, if Leopard can break up the herd that follows Windows, and if Ubuntu is gutsy enough to take on both of them.'

Linux FUD Pattern #2: Linux is not “officially” supported

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Linux

linuxfud.wordpress: When you hear the phrase “official support,” what comes to mind? Informative user manuals? A well-staffed call center? But what makes it “official”? This is the second item on my Top 10 List of Linux FUD patterns: the lack of “official” Linux support. The goal of FUD based on this notion is a mixture of fear and uncertainty, to make you believe that using Linux means having no place to turn when a problem occurs.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Kmess, MSN Messenger Client for Linux

  • Microsoft: We're Open (Source) for Business
  • Review: Haier Ibiza Rhapsody 30GB Rocks Us With Linux
  • Microsoft Says Vista More Secure Than XP, OSX and Linux
  • Ubuntu Response from RedHat CEO
  • How to get copy, conversion power with dd
  • Red Hat to focus on core products and service, says new CEO
  • A Unix And Linux Shell Script To Remind You Of Yesterday
  • Dm-band, Block I/O Bandwidth Controller
  • Snort out your unicode encoding log entries
  • OOo: How to insert graphics that are reasonably manageable
  • KDE 4.0: GTK-QT Engine Bug Resolved
  • Use kfsmd to keep track of changes in your filesystems
  • Are You the Gal for Richard Stallman?
  • FUDCon video: New face of Fedora
  • Upcoming Open Source Conferences
  • Schools will increase spending on open source
  • OpenSuSE 11 Alpha 1 Screen Shots

Full Circle Magazine Issue 9 out!

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Ubuntu

Full Circle Magazine - Issue 9 is out! This month, we have: OpenGEU - A step-by-step install from OpenGEU creator Luca De Marini., How-tos: Directory Server, Ubuntu on an iBook, Installing OpenTTD (Transport Tycoon Deluxe), and part one of the new “Create Your Own Server” series, and a Review of the KDE 4.0 release.

Linux 2.6.24 Released

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Linux

Linus Torvalds: The release is out there (both git trees and as tarballs/patches), and for the next week many kernel developers will be at (or flying into/out of) LCA in Melbourne, so let's hope it's a good one.

8 Ways to Get Help with Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

techthrob.com: No matter what operating system you use, be it Windows, Mac OS, or Linux, you're inevitably going to run into some problems. But, especially with Ubuntu Linux, there's a wealth of information to help get you through your crisis. Below are eight ways to get help when you have a problem with Ubuntu.

Proprietary take-over of open source a fairy tale

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: If there’s one thing the Business Week and Forbes readers enjoy, before they snuggle into their warm beds in New Jersey and Connecticut, it’s a nice fairy tale. The Wall Street fairy story works for the same reason the Disney stories work.

Mass attack on Apache servers running Linux can be stopped by disabling server's dynamic loading

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Security

scmagazineus.com: Security vendor SecureWorks reported this week that the mass attack launched against Apache web servers running on the open-source Linux operating system can be thwarted by disabling dynamic loading in the Apache configuration.

Rollup e-reader runs Linux

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Hardware

linuxdevices: The Readius is similar to the Linux-based Amazon Kindle in that it combines a screen optimized for reading with the ability to download content via a cellular modem. Unlike the Kindle, the tri-band Readius is compatible with HSDPA.

An Open Source Nightmare: What If It Ain't 'Open' No More?

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OSS

Serdar Yegulalp: Folks in the open source community have nightmares about open source products becoming closed source properties. That's nightmarish, to be sure, but I have to ask how much of the nightmare is not wholly real.

Why Are People So Crazy About Linux?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: You see it all the time, a "product" that has a tiny percentage of the desktop market, and yet it's popularity is so evident. I'm not going to get into my thoughts on the future of Linux on the desktop, or what the percentage gains versus Apple looks like. What I'm interested in discussing, is why are people so crazy about Linux?

More Eee & XO

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Linux
  • openbox on an xo laptop

  • Ubuntu on Eee
  • Kubuntu Dapper on Inspiron 600m
  • Where the Heck is my OLPC XO Laptop?
  • Secrets of the Eee
  • OLPC India/Khairat Chronicle

Five reasons not to fear a $200 Linux PC

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Linux

news.com: Linux is not just for computer whizzes. In fact, buying Linux and learning how to use it are easier than ever, thanks to the open-source operating system's expanding presence in affordable computers and mainstream retail outlets.

Flipping the Linux switch: Myths about Linux

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Linux

downloadsquad.com: There are a lot of funny, preconceived notions about Linux (and Linux users). Some ideas fall in to the realm of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt). Some ideas have an inkling of truth to them, and have grown and mutated into full fledged myths. Sort of like how Vlad the Impaler became Dracula, but with a lot less violence and a lot more compiling.

A tale of two laptops

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OLPC

rabble.ca: The Fedex guy handed me a small squarish cardboard box. Inside I found an uber-designed, light, little laptop. No, it was not the Air. It was an XO. This is a story about how alike, and how very different, the two laptops are.

Holy Programming

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Humor

junauza.blogspot: While looking for some Python codes using Google Code Search (beta), I got bored and remembered an article entitled “F*cking programming”. So, I began to wonder and think of the opposite side or character of programmers. I searched for “God”.

Review: A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

LinuxWorld: Putting off that New Year's resolution to get started on Linux? Here's a combination of book and distribution that will lay a strong foundation for Linux projects.

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  • GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon
    I heard a lot of good praise about this little distro. My inbox is flooded with requests to take it for a spin, so I decided, hey, so many people are asking. Let us. The thing is, openSUSE derivatives are far and few in between, but the potential and the appeal are definitely there. Something like CentOS on steroids, the way Stella did once, the same noble way Fuduntu tried to emancipate Fedora. Take a somewhat somber distro and pimpify it into submission. GeckoLinux is based on openSUSE Leap, and I chose the Plasma Static edition. There's also a Rolling version, based on Tumbleweed, but that one never worked for me. The test box for this review is Lenovo G50. But wait! Dedoimedo, did you not recently write in your second rejection report that GeckoLinux had failed to boot? Indeed I did. But the combo of yet another firmware update on the laptop and a fresh new download fixed it, allowing for a DVD boot. Somewhat like the painful but successful Fedora exercise back in the day. Tough start, but let's see what gives.
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From Vista 10 to Linux Mint

  • Microsoft Scared into Changes, 5 Reasons to Ditch
    Following a small claims court judgment against them, Microsoft announced they would be making declining their Windows 10 upgrade easier. Why not just switch to Linux as Daniel Robinson highlighted five reasons you should. My Linux Rig spoke to Christine Hall of FOSS Force about her "Linux rig" today and Bryan Lunduke had some thoughts on Canonical's collaboration myth. Dedoimedo reviewed GeckoLinux 421 and Gary Newell tested Peppermint 7 on his new Lenovo Ideapad.
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    Microsoft's decision to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 made sense on its surface. It was a nice freebie for users happy to upgrade, and an effective way to herd customers on older Windows iterations onto the latest platform to help consolidate support expense. But Microsoft's upgrade in practice has seen no shortage of criticism from users annoyed by a total lack of control over the update, and Microsoft's violent tone deafness in response to the complaints. For example a Reddit post from an anti-poaching organization made the rounds earlier this year after the 17 GB automatic Windows 10 update resulted in huge per megabyte charges from their satellite broadband ISP. Microsoft's response to these complaints? Ignore them. As complaints grew, Microsoft finally provided a way to fully disable the forced upgrade, but made sure it involved forcing users to modify the registry, something Microsoft knew full well less technical users wouldn't be comfortable attempting to hurdle. [...] Things have been escalating ever since, often to comedic effect. But this week things changed somewhat with the news that Microsoft has struck a $10,000 settlement with a California woman who sued the company after an ill-timed Windows 10 upgrade brought her office computers to a crawl. The woman took Microsoft to court after support failed to help resolve the issue, a spokesman saying Microsoft halted its appeal of the ruling "to avoid the expense of further litigation."
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  • The Linux Setup - Christine Hall, FOSS Force
    On my main desktop, I use Linux Mint 17.1, Rebecca. My main laptop, a 64-bit machine, is running Mint 17.2 Rafaela. The laptop got updated from Rebecca so I could write a review, but the desktop never got upgraded because it’s a 32-bit machine and would require another download, which I haven’t had the time to do. I have another laptop running Bodhi, which might be my favorite distro, but I can be more productive with Mint.
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    The wait for the summer’s hottest Linux distro is over and you can finally download the release version of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah”. Often called the best Linux distribution for desktop PCs, Mint 18 comes loaded with new features and Linux 4.4 LTS Kernel.