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Forum topic Lost "root" login in Fedora 22-KDE EXXPuser 2 16/07/2015 - 5:43pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 4:38pm
Story Open source router project administers Lithium Roy Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 12:00pm
Story Canonical Clarifies IP Policy, No One Else Happy Roy Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 11:43am
Story A look at what's on the horizon for LibreOffice Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 11:35am
Story Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop Updates Bring Fixes for Mir Backend Roy Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 11:22am
Story Don't Expect Much from Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu, Windows Version Is Terrible Rianne Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 11:20am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 1:49am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 1:47am
Story Leftovers: Gaming and Software Roy Schestowitz 16/07/2015 - 1:46am

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Essential Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu Linux
  • Leave the CDs in the Office
  • CentOS locked into a chroot
  • How To Obtain Linux
  • Microsoft belatedly answers Open XML critics
  • A web-based ssh key generator
  • How to hide lines if a field is empty
  • Yoono- Spice up and organize your social media life
  • How To : Force User to Change Password at First Login
  • How To Install Fonts In openSUSE Linux With Ease
  • Setup a transparent proxy with Squid in three easy steps
  • Tech Tip #5: Rotate a video by 90 degrees with mencoder
  • Linux Link Tech Show # 348 - 4/7/10

A Bushel of Free Online Resources for Linux Newbies

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Web Whether you're new to Linux or looking to become a more advanced user, there are a lot of free online books and tutorials that can give you guidance.

OS of the Future: Built for Security

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Security Led, somewhat ironically, by Microsoft Windows, operating system vendors and some other software vendors have been making their products more secure by default. They also have been providing tools and best-practice guidelines for application developers to improve security.

FOSS: The Consideration Bridge

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OSS A debate, seemingly endless in the Free and Open Source landscape between purest Free Software activists and Practicalist Open Source is starting to find it’s way into a recognisable, worthwhile settlement. At least in my own head.

Ubuntu 10.04 Window Buttons

New Features In Bash Version 4.x - Part 2

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Software Now that we have covered some of the minor improvements found in bash 4.x, we will begin looking at the more significant new features focusing on changes in the way bash 4.x handles expansions.

Hands on: SoftMaker Office 2010 for Linux

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Software If you are a Linux user and need an office suite, there is always, but SoftMaker Office could prove a more satisfactory option, especially if you need to exchange files with others using Microsoft Office.

Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue

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  • Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue The Pants Off TurboHercules
  • IBM says it won't sue to protect open-source patents

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Beta 2 Released [Screenshots]

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Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Beta 2 doesn't come with drastic visual changes, but there are quite a few minor improvements and tweaks. In this post I'll try to cover all the visual changes made since Beta 1.

Merging Drivers Back Into The X Server

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  • Concerns Over Merging Drivers Back Into The X Server
  • Open-Source ATI Evergreen Acceleration Builds Up

Is IBM splitting hairs

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  • Is IBM splitting hairs with open source?
  • When Reptiles Attack: Has IBM Tired Of FOSS?

Eye On Ubuntu 10.10

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  • Eye On Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 2 Has GNOME 2.30

Ubuntu: Consumer ready, Enterprise grade.

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Ubuntu What's the best new feature coming to Lucid? You could even call this one Lucid's killer feature.

Let he who is without proprietary features cast the first stone

blogs.the451group: If the recent debate about open core licensing has proven one thing, it is that the issue of combining proprietary and open source code continues to be a controversial one.

Becoming a "Linux Security Artist"

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Security After forty years in the commercial computing business, the one idea that has been drilled into me by security professionals is the fact that there is no such thing as a secure computer system, only levels of insecurity.

Installing Linux on a Thinkpad X40 with a CF Drive

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Linux The IBM ThinkPad X40 was one of the greatest lightweight ultra-portables of the time. Replacing the hard drive either with an original Hitachi 1.8" drive or a flash-based drive was out of the question. Fortunately, there is an alternative.

Oracle set to disclose MySQL plans next week

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Software (IDG): MySQL users are set to receive fresh information about Oracle's road map for the open-source database during a keynote address by chief corporate architect Edward Screven at Tuesday's O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, California.

Why Is Free, Open Source Software So Great?

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OSS Since people wishfully read my previous posts criticising (part of) the GNU project as a wide-area attack on Free Software, I would like this time to post some positive thoughts on the greatness of Free Software altogether.

Mandriva Announces Arnaud Laprévote as CEO

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MDV Mandriva today announced that its board of directors has named Arnaud Laprévote on the 24th of March to serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer.

First Debian Mini Conference to be held in Germany

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Linux The Debian Project is pleased to announce that the first Debian Mini Conference in Germany will take place on the 10th and 11th of June in Berlin as a subconference of this year's LinuxTag.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey
    Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018. More than 100,000 developers participated in this year's Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal the fact that some technologies and operating systems have become more popular than others in the past year.
  • History of containers
    I’ve researched these dates several times now over the years, in preparation for several talks. So I’m posting it here for my own future reference.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E03 – The Three Musketeers - Ubuntu Podcast
  • Best Desktop Environment
    Thanks to its stability, performance, feature set and a loyal following, the K Desktop Environment (KDE) won Best Desktop Environment in this year's Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards.
  • Renata D'Avila: Pushing a commit to a different repo
    My Outreachy internship with Debian is over. I'm still going to write an article about it, to let everyone know what I worked on towards the ending, but I simply didn't have the time yet to sit down and compile all the information.

Software: GTK-VNC, GNOME Shell and More

Devices: Mintbox Mini, NanoNote (Part 3), MV3

  • Mintbox Mini 2: Compact Linux desktop with Apollo Lake quad-core CPU
    The Mintbox Mini 2 is a fanless computer that measures 4.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.3″ and weighs about 12 ounces. It’s powered by a 10W Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor.
  • Linux Mint ditches AMD for Intel with new Mintbox Mini 2
    While replacing Windows 10 with a Linux-based operating system is a fairly easy exercise, it shouldn’t be necessary. Look, if you want a computer running Linux, you should be able to buy that. Thankfully you can, as companies like System76 and Dell sell laptops and desktops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based operating systems. Another option? Buy a Mintbox! This is a diminutive desktop running Linux Mint — an Ubuntu-based OS. Today, the newest such variant — The Mintbox Mini 2 — makes an appearance. While the new model has several new aspects, the most significant is that the Linux Mint Team has switched from AMD to Intel (the original Mini used an A4-Micro 6400T).
  • Porting L4Re and Fiasco.OC to the Ben NanoNote (Part 3)
    So, we find ourselves in a situation where the compiler is doing the right thing for the code it is generating, but it also notices when the programmer has chosen to do what is now the wrong thing. We must therefore track down these instructions and offer a supported alternative. Previously, we introduced a special configuration setting that might be used to indicate to the compiler when to choose these alternative sequences of instructions: CPU_MIPS32_R1. This gets expanded to CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1 by the build system and it is this identifier that gets used in the program code.
  • Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers
    At NPE2018, SISE presents its new generation of multi-zone controllers (MV3). Soon, these controllers will be able to control as many as 336 zones. They are available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L and XL) with three available power cards (2.5 A, 15 A and 30 A). They are adaptable to the packaging, automotive, cosmetics, medical and technical-parts markets.

Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
  • Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release
    The Fast Data Project ( released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.
  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation: