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Story Kodi (XBMC Media Center) 14.2 Officially Released, Kodi 15 “Isengard” Is On Its Way Roy Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 8:24pm
Story Debian 8 Jessie Installer Now Supports Running a 64-bit Linux Kernel on a 32-bit EFI Rianne Schestowitz 28/03/2015 - 7:42pm
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GNOME Keyring

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Software
Security

mdeslaur.blogspot: For the past week or so, people have been talking about a “security issue” in Seahorse. This sums up my opinion on the matter: This isn't a security issue, and there is no good way to fix it.

Review: Parted Magic 4.5

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Linux

raiden.net: Every so often there comes a distribution that sets itself apart from all others in ways far beyond mention. Parted Magic is one of those. It is *the* defacto distribution for all hard drive maintenance. And the more it grows, the better it gets.

Value added equals useless bloat

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OS
Linux
Software

toolbox.com/blogs: What is it with installing programs these days? Just about any program you wish to install comes with some useless so called value added junk which does nothing but use up computer resources and slow it down. I am not just talking about windows programs either.

Why isn't Linux perfect?

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I am the IT admin of a local school. Our school runs a mix of Windows, Apple and Linux machines. I have learned that there is no such thing as a Perfect OS nor is there any such thing as "perfect" software.

Also: YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary

Mandriva Linux 2010 Release Tour

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MDV

mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2010 is one of the most innovative and one step beyond releases ever of Mandriva Linux, the leader in innovative and easy-to-use desktop Linux.

Bug in latest Linux gives untrusted users root access

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Linux
Security

theregister.co.uk: A software developer has uncovered a bug in most versions of Linux that could allow untrusted users to gain complete control over the open-source operating system.

Linux torrents get a mention in landmark court case

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Linux
Web
Legal

computerworld.com.au: The Federal Court of Australia has heard how peer-to-peer software, BitTorrent, is used to distribute Linux-based operating systems.

Jobs go at Novell

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SUSE

channelregister.co.uk: Novell is cutting jobs in various departments and in various countries. The Linux vendor, which has spent recent weeks cutting its UK distributors, will trim between 100 and 130 jobs from its total headcount of 3,900.

Open source needs successful champions

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Linux
OSS

zdnetasia.com: The open source industry needs profitable champions to demonstrate success, and attract funding and participation in open source, according to Red Hat CEO.

Review: Ubuntu 9.10 first look

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Ubuntu
  • Review: Ubuntu 9.10 first look
  • Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
  • Kubuntu Linux 9.10
  • Bugs Plague Ubuntu 9.10 Release
  • Another Failure of Linux’s Karmic Koala
  • Ubuntu Karmic Ships with PEAR-Affecting Issues

few leftovers:

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News
  • Skype open source? Ain't gonna happen
  • OpenOffice: Go Open Core
  • Quirky Wallpaper Series: KDE Edition
  • Free Open Source Screencasts For Linux System Administrators And Newbies Alike
  • ZFS with data deduplication
  • VIDEO: Open source software battles offer a lesson for business
  • October 2009 browser stats: Firefox finally passes IE6
  • The Industry Standard using Drupal and Mollom
  • The Software Cooprative
  • Michael Moore ignores capitalism's blessings like Open Source

today's howtos:

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HowTos
  1. Meet the GIMP 125: Crop it! But how?
  2. How to Increase Your Internet Speed on Ubuntu
  3. Fix for VLC doesn’t play video after Ubuntu 9.10 Upgrade
  4. Have a Dell Laptop and want Kubuntu with Recovery Partition...
  5. Fix for Flash is not recognizing mouse clicks
  6. Famous Perl One-Liners Explained, Part III: Calculations
  7. Connect to your Samba server from Linux
  8. Who Needs Time Machine with "Back in Time"
  9. Install NetworkManager on Hymera Open
  10. Tech Tip: Restore Ctrl-Alt-Backspace in Ubuntu
  11. Install Hamachi + GUI In Linux, Using A Script
  12. Triple Boot Mac OS, XP, and Linux on a Mac
  13. Proxmox VE and Shorewall
  14. HOWTO: Enabling Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) in Debian Linux kernel
  15. Python shell history, autocompletion and RC file
  16. Geotagging Photos with digiKam
  17. Yum Force Reinstall
  18. Fixing NVIDIA driver issues on Ubuntu Karmic
  19. closed captioning on dvds (and ripping them)
  20. TrueCrypt- make your data safe
  21. Quickly Identify Video File Attributes

Blender Game Competition 2010

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Software
Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: Blender (everyones favorite GPL 3D modeling application) also has a build in game engine. And what would be nicer than having a nice competition for game creation?

Linux gets its own version of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery

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Software

techtarget.com.au: Symantec has released a new version of its bare-metal restore software that adds support for Linux servers and tightens integration for centralized management of server backups.

Moovida: A Music Player for the Masses

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Software

ostatic.com: If you're like most computer users, your hard drive is probably stuffed to the gills with movies, pictures, music, and media files you want to hang on to. If you're trying to figure out a good way to manage them all, have a look at Moovida.

5 Reasons why Ubuntu 9.10 is better than Windows 7

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: OK, I'm a Linux guy you already know I'm going to come down in favor of Ubuntu 9.10.. But, I actually like Windows 7 as well. Which lead me to the question, why do I still prefer Linux?

Microsoft Recommits $100K Apache Contribution at ApacheCon 2009

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Microsoft

eweek.com: Microsoft has upped its ante with the open source community by re-committing its pledge to deliver $100,000 to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) over the next couple of years.

GNOME 3.0 May Not Come Until September 2010

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Software

phoronix.com: Back in July of 2008 we learned of GNOME 3.0 as plans were laid out during the GUADEC '08 conference to make the GNOME 2.30 release their "3.0" version in March of 2010. However, it looks like GNOME 3.0 may not hit in H1'2010 but rather September of next year.

Why, Oh Why, Are So Many Linux Users Mean to Newcomers?

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Linux

journalxtra.com: The biggest lie in Linux is that it’s hard to learn. That lie’s perpetuated by Linux users who can’t be bothered to provide full, well explained solutions to the difficulties had by new Linux users.

Ditch Microsoft, Save £269m Says Hungarian Open Source Group

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OSS

eweekeurope.co.uk: Despite a struggling economy and public debt, the Hungarian government continues to spend millions on Microsoft licences when cheaper alternatives exist, say open source groups.

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  • Debian seminar in Yokohama, 2017/11/18
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  • MariaDB Energizes the Data Warehouse with Open Source Analytics Solution
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  • AT&T Wants White Box Routers with an Open Operating System [Ed: AT&T wants to openwash its surveillance equipment]
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  • Intel Lands Support For Vector Neural Network Instructions In LLVM
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  • GCC 8 Feature Development Is Over
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  • 2018 Is The Year For Open Source Software For The Pentagon
  • Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out
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Programming Leftovers

Security: Linux, Free Software Principles, Microsoft and Intel

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  • Free Software Principles
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  • New warning over back door in Linux
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  • Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed
     

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