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The best VPN for Windows is Linux

itwire.com: The problem with corporate networks is they not only stop the bad guys coming in but also your users who want to work remotely, whether at home, at a client site or on the road. Here is where a VPN product comes in, and the simplest to deploy on Windows is a Linux virtual appliance called OpenVPN.

Another day, another SUSE/Moblin Linux netbook

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Hardware
SUSE

blogs.computerworld.com: Shame on me, I missed that during last week's CES (Consumer Electronics Show), MSI wasn't the only company to announce the release of a SUSE/Moblin Linux-powered netbook. Samsung also announced that they'll be releasing this Linux mix on its N127 netbook.

HP Pavillion dm1-1020ez

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Linux
Hardware

zdnet.co.uk/blog: Well, I've done it again. Bought another sub-notebook. So far I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 (standard and UNR), openSuSE 11.2, Mandriva One 2010.0 and Linux Mint 8.

The future is wide open

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Here we are, at the front of a new year and decade. For open source software, the refined fuel that has enabled many of the incredible information technology happenings of the previous decade, the future is, well, wide open.

Fedora 12 -- A 'Must Consider' Distro

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Linux

linuxplanet.com: New and improved features for Fedora 12 fall into one of three categories: applications, installation and administration, and core OS improvements.

SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15 Update Released

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS LLC has released SimplyMEPIS 8.0.15, an update to the community edition of MEPIS 8.0. This release includes recent Debian Lenny security updates as well as MEPIS updates that are compatible between MEPIS versions 8.0 and 8.5.

Mozilla believes in... free porn?

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Moz/FF
Humor

tuxradar.com: A few years ago, British newspaper The Telegraph covered the UK government's budget announcements by posting tweets onto their site that included the hashtag #budget. As you can imagine, this was soon abused, and Twitter users had much fun at the Telegraph's expense. Well, apparently Mozilla hasn't learned.

Linux's Future: Observations by a Linux user

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Linux

neowin.net: Let's start by looking at where Linux is strong, and where it needs improvement. This is a list of things that affect marketability and suitability. While the advantages of ext4 over ext3 may be a topic some find interesting, if it reads/writes a FAT removable media, the world is happy and could not care less about ext filesystems.

Mint - Linux Mint 8.0 review

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Linux

itreviews.co.uk: One of the most popular Linux distrubtions, Linux Mint's latest edition was bound to attract plenty of interest. And rightly so, too.

Is this for real?

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Linux
Software
OSS

blog.init.hr: When I was in high school, during IT classes we worked with DOS, WordPerfect for DOS and BASIC. When my sister showed me her school textbook ‘Information technologies for gymnasium’, I was expecting tons of Windows screenshots. But, I was surprised.

Why Linux on the Desktop is Wrong

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Linux

reallylinux.com: Too many Linux enthusiasts continue to tout, "this is the year of Linux on the desktop." I understand that Google's Chrome OS as well as other announcements make it seem like a pending reality. I am quite hopeful myself. But perhaps this is a poor choice of focus if we really care about Linux success.

When will GIMP 2.8 be released?

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: While the developers still work continuous on the next version of GIMP there comes, of course, the question of a release date. Will GIMP 2.8 yet reach us in 2010?

How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL On Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL. MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave), and all updates to the database on the master server are immediately replicated to the database on the slave server so that both databases are in sync. This is not a backup policy because an accidentally issued DELETE command will also be carried out on the slave; but replication can help protect against hardware failures.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Software for Making 3D Presentations
  • Pidgin update addresses emoticon vulnerability
  • Amarok 2.2.2 released – rock on!
  • Toshiba NB205 Netbook review
  • Same content, different file
  • Here We Go Again: Video Standards War 2010
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #175
  • Newbie Getting To Know Linux Distros
  • yum upgrade to Fedora 12 mini-review
  • Intel using Drupal
  • The Unlicense: A License for No License
  • Ubuntu Release Schedule Video
  • ChromiumOS Zero Boots Faster
  • Mono at FOSDEM
  • Freeing myself from the vile clutches of Microsoft
  • Why it (sometimes) is good to use Gentoo
  • Publishing Calendar Events directly from KOffice
  • DtO: Linux Tech Support - Day 3
  • Law Firm IT Director Discovers Open Source
  • Buddi – Personal Finance & Budgeting Program for openSUSE
  • Software review – Mandriva Linux
  • Going Linux Jan 10: #089 - Listener Feedback

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to safely remove PPA Repository from Ubuntu
  • disable KVM in running kernel to solve errors while running VirtualBox
  • Netgear WG111V3 on Ubuntu Karmic 64bit
  • 20 Killer Perl Programming Tips
  • Set up rsyslog to store syslog messages in MySQL
  • How to create email filters with KMail
  • Configuring Plasma Theme KDE 4.4
  • Crack your Wi-Fi WEP and WPA-PSK keys with Aircrack in Ubuntu
  • How to Restore grub in ubuntu remix 9.10 karmic koala
  • Installing Xorg and KDE on Arch Linux
  • Setting Password Complexity SLES 11
  • Gloobus Preview File Previewer For Ubuntu
  • Baobab - Linux Graphical Disk Usage Analyzer

Voting for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards is now open

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Linux
Software

linuxquestions.org: I'm happy to announce that the nominees have been selected and the polls for the 2009 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards are now open. Congratulations to everyone that was nominated.

The Gifting Season: Linux Audio For The Holidays

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Software

linuxjournal.com: During the final months of 2009 Linux audio developers and users were working overtime. If you feel that you didn't get enough goodies in your holiday stocking perhaps you'll find a few more stuffers listed here as another year closes in the world of Linux sound and music software.

California blesses open source as 'acceptable'

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OSS

news.cnet.com: Among the budget cuts California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed to health care, prison, environment, and other parts of the state budget, there's one area that has a good chance of actually getting a budget increase: open source in IT.

Sidux 2009.04

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Linux

thelinuxblog.net: Sidux is a distro I’ve never tried before. Its a Debian unstable based system with a rolling release. Basically, its based upon Debian ‘unstable’, and instead of having one big release that everyone works on, it just updates certain packages everytime a new version is released.

Xephyr - Multiple nested X sessions

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Software
HowTos

dedoimedo.com: If the title of this article sounds like something from Star Trek, you're not far off. It's a very geeky thing, which allows you to export X (GUI) applications as separate entities on top of your desktop. Indeed, Xephyr is an X server utility. As such, it allows you to manage your virtual consoles, without leaving the safety and comfort of your desktop.

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Debian Development Picks

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Mozilla: Firefox 58.0, Paying it forward, Firefox Nightly, Lantea Maps

  • Firefox 58.0 “Quantum” Arrives With Faster Page Load Speeds And Code Compilation
    In November 2017, Mozilla launched its Firefox 57 web browser that was also called Firefox Quantum. It was hailed as a strong competitor to powerful Chrome web browser and we conducted a comparison of both browsers to give you a better idea. But, the story doesn’t end here; Mozilla is continuing to improve its work to deliver better performance with each release.
  • Paying it forward at Global Diversity CFP Day
    A CFP is a “Call for Papers” or “Call for Proposals” – many technical and academic conferences discover and vet speakers and their talk topics through an open, deadline-driven, online proposal submission process. This CFP process provides a chance for anyone to pitch a talk and pitch themselves as the presenter. Submitting a CFP, and having your proposal accepted, is one great way to get a foot in the door if you’re just getting started as a new speaker. And, for some developers, public speaking can be the door to many types of opportunity.
  • Firefox Nightly
    Creating a Gnome Dock launcher and a terminal command for Firefox Nightly About 18 months ago, Wil Clouser wrote a blog post on the very blog titled Getting Firefox Nightly to stick to Ubuntu’s Unity Dock. Fast forward to 2018, Ubuntu announced last year that it is giving up on their Unity desktop and will use Gnome Shell instead. Indeed, the last Ubuntu 17.10 release uses Gnome Shell by default. That means that the article above is slightly outdated now as its .desktop file was targeting the Unity environment which had its own quirks.
  • Lantea Maps Updates to Track Saving and Drawing
    After my last post on Lantea Maps (my web app to record GPS tracks), I started working on some improvements to its code. First, I created a new backend for storing GPS tracks on my servers and integrated it into the web app. You need to log in via my own OAuth2 server, and then you can upload tracks fairly seamlessly and nicely. The UI for uploading is now also fully integrated into the track "drawer" which should make uploading tracks a smoother experience than previously. And as a helpful feature for people who use Lantea Maps on multiple devices, a device name can be configured via the settings "drawer".

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Perl Advocacy

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