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Story IRS Thwarts OSS, Classic Quake, and KDE Rianne Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 6:16am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/07/2014 - 5:47am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:43pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:42pm
Story CyanogenMod users may not see Android L anytime soon Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:19pm
Story VLC for Android available on Google Play Store Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:15pm
Story LG is the first smartphone maker to join Google's Open Automotive Alliance Roy Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:12pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10 Will Not Ship With Open-Source OpenCL Support Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 10:11pm
Story Chumby back from the dead with 1,000 apps Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 9:30pm
Story kGraft Being Discussed For Inclusion Into Linux-Next Rianne Schestowitz 02/07/2014 - 9:23pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • Windows For Submarines: Please Tell Me This Is A Hoax

  • Mozilla slams study labelling Firefox as ‘most vulnerable app’
  • Debian / Ubuntu: Search For Packages Using Apt Command Line
  • The Linux ‘date’ command
  • Sneak Peeks at openSUSE 11.1: KDE in openSUSE 11.1
  • Passing parameters to modules in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Linux: The Easy Installation Guide
  • Automate your backups
  • Mozilla misses a fix for Firefox 2.0.19
  • Five Reasons to Make Friends with Puppy Linux
  • Linux Basement Episode 33 - Zenoss
  • A Linux Year in Review: Sun's Very Big Buy
  • Christmas Tech Jokes 2008 Edition
  • KDE 2008 fly-by
  • MIT using Drupal
  • Basic MySQL Commands for Begineers
  • Confusion And Lame Encryption On Linux
  • why I don't trust proprietary closed source software
  • Arch Linux; Mean, Lean, Fast And Bleeding Edge
  • Java Performance: Ubuntu Linux vs. Windows Vista
  • All about your Ubuntu clicks
  • Is Microsoft's IE Flaw The Last Nail In Its Desktop Coffin?

The real value of Linux

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Linux

itwire.com: There will never be a "Year of the Linux desktop", but I don't think that is actually all that important. Here's why.

BBC releases iPlayer for Mac and Linux

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Software

bbc.co.uk: The BBC has created a version of the iPlayer that works with both Mac and Linux computers.

Debian secretary quits over Lenny release vote

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Linux

itwire.com: Long-time developer Manoj Srivastava has resigned as the secretary of the Debian GNU/Linux Project and is thinking of leaving the project altogether.

Amarok 2 Brings Fresh Changes

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Amarok 2.0 brings a lot of fresh changes. The most noticeable difference is the user interface. The UI has been completely redesigned and have a totally different look from Amarok1.4.

GnuCash, for Personal and Business Finance, Out in New Version

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: These days, we're all watching our funds closely, and if you want a little help from the world of open source, GnuCash is out in a brand new version 2.2.8.

A Quick Look at Chandler

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Software

linuxjournal.com: Someone on the Seattle Linux List asked about Groupware and the usual suspects were suggested. One, however, I didn't know anything about. It is called Chandler. I figured it was worth looking at.

Barracuda offers a new -- and free -- alternative to Spamhaus

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Software

linux.com: For many years Spamhaus has been top dog in the anti-spam world of DNSBL (Domain Name System Block List; also known as Realtime Blackhole Lists or RBLs). But Spamhaus is no longer a 100% free service. Even small nonprofits are now expected to pay at least $250 per year. Now a new, free alternative to Spamhaus has arrived.

openSUSE 11.1 Released!

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SUSE
  • openSUSE 11.1 Released!

  • openSUSE 11.1 makes Christmas come early
  • The LXF Test: First look at OpenSUSE 11.1
  • Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier Discusses openSUSE 11.1
  • Multimedia support in OpenSuse 11.1 (MP3, MPEG-4, DiVX, etc.)

Linux is a way of life, not a clone of windows.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: All too often I hear the phrase, if only Linux would do such'n'such like windows then it would be more popular. Generally those type of remarks only come from windows users.

Linux Foundation Appoints Ted Ts’o to Position of Chief Technology Officer

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Linux

linux-foundation.org: The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Linux kernel developer Theodore Ts’o has been named to the position of Chief Technology Officer at the Foundation.

Yet again, desktop Linux won't claim a year

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Linux

cnet.com: "[Insert year here] is the year of the Linux desktop!" That has been the Linux community's refrain since at least 2001. Yet it never comes true.

Linux Is A Socialist Plot

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Linux

linuxcanuck.wordpress: “From each according to his ability. To each according to his need.” The above is often given as the socialist credo. However, it is much older than socialism. It actually appears in the Bible in the book of Acts. How many times have you seen Linux websites ask for donations?

Is Mandriva Dead?

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MDV

gnuman.com: This is an interesting question one could ask about the Mandriva distribution, is it dead? The answer could possibly be maybe. It is not the first time that we have seen Mandriva on the brink of collapse, and quite frankly, if we go in terms of userbase it might be so.

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 6 (Felicia)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 6 (Felicia) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

2009: Year of the Linux Delusion

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Linux

itwire.com: An article has come out claiming (yet again) that 2009 will be the year of Linux, and bases this prediction on the fact that low power ARM processors will be in netbooks which won’t have enough power to run Windows, but then says these new netbooks will be geared to “web only” applications which suits Linux perfectly.

Mepis AntiX 7.01: Light, fast, and geeky.

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Linux

techiemoe.com: Although technically an off-shoot of Mepis Linux (which is in itself an offshoot of Debian, then Ubuntu, now Debian again I think) AntiX bears little visual resemblance to its parent.

Kernel log: What's coming in 2.6.28 - Part 8:

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Linux

heise-online.co.uk: More than 500 of the commits in the main development branch for 2.6.28 alter the code in the Video 4 Linux/DVB subsystem, offering several new drivers and numerous improvements – for example a gspca driver for the ALi M5602 chip and a major update for the t613 gspca driver. During configuration, it is now possible to select which of the gspca subdrivers will be compiled later.

Checking out the Neighbors, Part IV

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Linux

meandubuntu.wordpress: Another look at a non-Ubuntu distro … this time it is Gentoo!

Linux and the PC Mentaility

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Linux

kev009.com: I’ve heard the comparison between Linux and other UNIX like OSes a few times in the past. Of course it is a bit hard to compare “Linux” - which is a kernel - and the others which most often are complete operating systems. Many times they even share a lot of GNU userland tools, so I will disregard userland.

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  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
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Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
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Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
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