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At last: GNOME adds native Exchange Server support

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Software

desktoplinux.com: The GNOME Project today achieved a new release of its popular desktop computing environment for Linux. Highlighting the GNOME 2.26 release is a version of the Evolution mail client that could finally open the door to Linux replacing Windows in the enterprise.

Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier

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Linux

maketecheasier.com: One thing that gets debated over and over in Linux is the need for the command line. Linux shell is one of the things that makes Linux so great.

Linux for a new user: Gnome or KDE?

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KDE
Software

celettu.wordpress: So now that I have decided I’ll install Arch on Jen’s laptop, what DE should I install with it? I know I said I wanted to use KDE 4.2.1 (and I still do), but I’ve been thinking. Unfortunately. There’s a lot to be said for both of them.

Linux is still an adventure game, but now it's really worth playing

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Linux

guardian.co.uk: It must have been the first year of desktop Linux when I first played around with it, some time in the late 1990s. In those days we were so primitive we didn't realise that the year of desktop Linux would become an annual celebration.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linus' Blog: New logo
  • Linus' Blog: SSD followup
  • KDE4 Version of Digikam Photo Management Available
  • Linux and open source no puff in the clouds
  • Does SUSE Linux Server Have a Future?
  • Install An Open-Source Cloud Operating System On Your Server
  • Is the Linux desktop for me?
  • The Great Fsync Debate
  • Hedgewars Turn-Based Strategy Game
  • Linux Outlaws 82 - Journaling is Not So Funny Now!
  • XOOPS v2.3.3: Installation of Open Source CMS Gets Easier
  • Is Ubuntu good for Linux?
  • Novell inks deal with Cisco
  • Defense Department makes more open source moves
  • Red Hat chairman prescribes open source to solve state's economic woes
  • Linux. Liposuction for your computer.
  • eWEEK Labs on IBM/Sun: Open-Source Community Would Win
  • Ubuntu gets pre-Koala cloud love
  • Why TomTom Is Fighting Microsoft On Linux -- It Has To

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Print until no match

  • Mounting an NTFS drive in Debian
  • KDE 4.2, Web Shortcuts (gg:) not working in KRunner?
  • Screen Cheatsheet
  • Howto enable tab completion with sudo in Gentoo
  • wicd error: cannot connect to dbus
  • Lenny domU Xencons
  • encrypted root file system on LVM
  • iptables geoip match on debian lenny
  • Getting Started With CFEngine's cfagent.conf On Linux
  • Configure Bacula for Open Source Backups
  • Laptop Multimedia Keys And PCLinuxOS 2009
  • How To Upgrade PCLinuxOS 2007 or Minime 2008
  • Releasing And Renewing Your IP Address In Ubuntu

Point for Point with Bruce Byfield on GNU-Linux Desktop Myths

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Linux

penguinpetes.com: Bruce Byfield has an interesting list of rebuttals for GNU-Linux myths. So here's a few thoughts to add to the points raised:

Life Without Free Software: Not Possible

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OSS

workswithu.com: I wrote a post a few days ago about the bits and pieces of proprietary software that are still a necessary part of my technological life. As a follow-up, I thought it might be interesting to look at the other side of the coin.

Interview with Jono Bacon - Ubuntu Community Manager

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Interviews
Ubuntu

linuxquestions.org: This interview with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon is the first in the LQ Community Manager Interview Series. I'd like to thank Jono for taking the time to do this interview.

Linux file integrity: the same as Windows

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blogs.computerworld.com: My previous posting described how Windows 7 lets two programs update the same file at the same time, with the inevitable result, data corruption. It's an accident waiting to happen. And the same is true of Linux.

One Last Hurrah For USplash: A New Theme

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Software
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Pushed into the Jaunty repository this morning for Ubuntu 9.04 was a new theme for USplash. This Canonical project for providing a splash screen at boot-up on Ubuntu is being replaced by Plymouth.

GNOME 2.26 Released

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Software

gnome.org: GNOME 2.26 is the latest version of the GNOME Desktop: a popular, multi-platform desktop environment for your computer. GNOME's focus is ease of use, stability, and first class internationalisation and accessibility support.

Why I prefer KDE over GNOME

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KDE

temporaryland.wordpress: In my early days of using Linux (around 2000) I used to always install GNOME as well as KDE. I wanted to be proficient in both and had no bias to either one. But then the GNOME developers decided to force everyone

Opera is THE BEST BROWSER for Ubuntu 8.10

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daveshields.wordpress: I have been using Firefox for years, but I noticed the Ubuntu version was a bit sluggish, so I decided to try Opera a couple of days ago. I have found Opera to be much faster than Firefox.

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional

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Reviews
GIMP

books.slashdot.org: While many professionals would opt for the paid programs, there is a free alternative: GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program). The only stumbling block is learning how to use it properly. That is where Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Akkana Peck comes in

My Latest Linux Experiment

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Linux
PCLOS

lockergnome.com/blade: As I mentioned last week, I was going to give Linux another try to see what some of the latest new distributions have to offer.

Open Solaris 2008.11 - A step in the right direction, but

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OS

dedoimedo.com: My review of Open Solaris 2008.05 was a rant of a dissatisfied Linux user, who found the fresh new Open Solaris desktop edition to be too messy and difficult for daily usage. I decided to try the latest release, Open Solaris 2008.11.

The different between Ubuntu Desktop, Alternate CD and server CD

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Ubuntu

samiux.wordpress: Newbies of Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu will be confused by the name of her official released CDs - Desktop Live CD, Alternate CD and Server CD. Why she makes these different CDs?

The Linux Staging Tree, what it is and is not.

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kroah.com: The Linux Staging tree (or just "staging" from now on) is used to hold stand-alone drivers and filesystems that are not ready to be merged into the main portion of the Linux kernel tree at this point in time for various technical reasons.

Realistic netbook expectations

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Linux
Hardware
  • Will half-baked Ubuntu Linux netbooks ruin the OS for consumers?

  • The quiet Ubuntu netbook revolution
  • Realistic netbook expectations
  • Netbooks, Linux and the Lenovo S10
  • No SUSE Linux for ARM netbooks: Novell
  • Linux on netbooks to fall below 10% in 2009
  • Linux losing ground on netbooks
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today's leftovers

  • CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes
    Harry (Lei) Zhang, together with the CTO of HyperHQ, Xu Wang, will present “CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018, May 2-4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The presentation will clarify about more about CRI, container runtimes, KataContainers and where they are going. Please join them if you are interested in learning more.
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  • Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF?

    The Linux kernel community recently announced bpfilter, which will replace the long-standing in-kernel implementation of iptables with high-performance network filtering powered by Linux BPF, all while guaranteeing a non-disruptive transition for Linux users.

  • The developer of Helium Rain gave an update on their sales, low overall sales but a high Linux percentage
    Helium Rain [Steam, Official Site], the gorgeous space sim from Deimos Games is really quite good so it's a shame they've seen such low overall sales. In total, they've had around 14,000€ (~$17,000) in sales which is not a lot for a game at all. The good news, is that out of the two thousand copies they say they've sold, a huge 14% of them have come from Linux. It's worth noting, that number has actually gone up since we last spoke to them, where they gave us a figure of 11% sales on Linux.
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  • Arch Linux Finally Rolling Out Glibc 2.27
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  • Installed nvidia driver
  • Stephen Smoogen: Fedora Infrastructure Hackathon (day 1-5)
  • Design and Web team summary – 20 April 2018
    The team manages all web projects across Canonical. From www.ubuntu.com to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects.
  • Costales: UbuCon Europe 2018 | 1 Week to go!!
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  • Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875
    Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports.

OSS Leftovers

  • IRS Website Crash Reminder of HealthCare.gov Debacle as OMB Pushes Open Source
    OMB is increasingly pushing agencies to adopt open source solutions, and in 2016 launched a pilot project requiring at least 20 percent of custom developed code to be released as open source – partly to strengthen and help maintain it by tapping a community of developers. OMB memo M-16-21 further asks agencies to make any code they develop available throughout the federal government in order to encourage its reuse. “Open source solutions give agencies access to a broad community of developers and the latest advancements in technology, which can help alleviate the issues of stagnated or out-dated systems while increasing flexibility as agency missions evolve over time,” says Henry Sowell, chief information security officer at Hortonworks Federal. “Enterprise open source also allows government agencies to reduce the risk of vendor lock-in and the vulnerabilities of un-supported software,” he adds.
  • Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.

    Migrations are both essential and frustratingly frequent as your codebase ages and your business grows: most tools and processes only support about one order of magnitude of growth before becoming ineffective, so rapid growth makes them a way of life. This isn't because they're bad processes or poor tools, quite the opposite: the fact that something stops working at significantly increased scale is a sign that it was designed appropriately to the previous constraints rather than being over designed.

  • Gui development is broken

    Why is this so hard? I just want low-level access to write a simple graphical interface in a somewhat obscure language.

OpenBSD and NetBSD

Security: Twitter and Facebook

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    Twitter has banned advertising from Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab since January, the head of the firm, Eugene Kaspersky, has disclosed.  

  • When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
     

    A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list. The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed.

  • The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook
     

    In a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study published on Freedom To Tinker, a site hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, three researchers document how third-party tracking scripts have the capability to scoop up information from Facebook's login API without users knowing. The tracking scripts documented by Steven Englehardt, Gunes Acar, and Arvind Narayanan represent a small slice of the invisible tracking ecosystem that follows users around the web largely without their knowledge.

  • Facebook Login data hijacked by hidden JavaScript trackers
     

    If you login to websites through Facebook, we've got some bad news: hidden trackers can suck up more of your data than you'd intended to give away, potentially opening it up to abuse.