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Story NSA wanted a backdoor in Linux, confirms Linus' father Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 7:47am
Story Pear OS 8 – A Missed Opportunity? Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 5:55am
Story New 'experimental' emulator makes Ubuntu mobile OS development easier Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 5:45am
Story Google to sell anti-Microsoft mugs Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 2:39am
Story Ubuntu Still Talking About A Stable App API/ABI Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 2:26am
Story NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series On Linux Run Excellent Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 2:15am
Story Intel's HD4600 versus AMD's 4600 on Linux ... with special guests Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 1:52am
Story The Reddit – SourceForge Lynch Mob Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:58am
Story Italy working on a guide for comparing open and closed source software Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:45am
Story DOD gradually embracing open source Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2013 - 12:39am

Server to server: MacOS X vs. Linux

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OS

Paul Murphy: It appears that the big changes in the server version focus on ease of use, particularly with respect to network setup, and on getting along in a predominantly Windows environment. When you compare MacOS X server to Linux, however, the key advantage for small businesses isn’t capital cost, it’s ease of setup and use.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 GNOME desktop.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Not the final ones, but... another Oxygen Wallpaper

  • PXE Kickstart Installations Basics
  • Configuring kanguru (huawei e220 modem) on openSUSE 10.3
  • Qt frontend for PackageKit
  • If the truth about Linux hurts … shoot the messenger
  • Sebastien Bacher: GNOME and Ubuntu
  • Developer crafts Linux support for Logitech Harmony remote controls
  • NVClock to Phoronix: I'm not dead yet!
  • Flipping angry with Ubuntu
  • The Linux revolution has started!
  • Is Open Source Recession-Proof?
  • Perl 5.10 for People Who Aren't Totally Insane
  • MailX - Mail Facility via Terminal
  • Bash Shell Completing File, User and Host Names Automatically
  • IPBlock - Graphical IP Blocker
  • Linux Files and Folders Local Copying
  • Android vs. OpenMoko: Who Will Win?

KDE Commit-Digest for 11th November 2007

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KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: Resurgent development work on KDevelop 4, with work on code parsing, code completion and the user interface. Support for converting the KVTML XML-based format to HTML in KDE-Edu. Support for the much-wanted feature of multiple album root paths in Digikam. Various continued developments in Amarok 2.

SLAX, the Shrunken Slackware

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: SLAX is a minuscule version of the well-known Slackware Linux distribution. It is a LiveCD operating system that does not need to be installed on a computer’s hard drive as it can boot and run from either a USB or a CD drive. There is also an option to run SLAX from RAM. It is now time to take a microscopic look at this tiny distro.

Arch Linux, really impressive. Even when virtualized.

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Linux

tuxtoday.wordpress: I have gone distrohunting again. This time it’s for my recently inherited Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop. This isn’t an impressive machine, it came with Windows XP, and OH MY GOD! Was that slow or what? I thought, what distros are nice and fast. And there it was… Arch Linux 0.8.

Use open source to build your own online presence for nothing part two

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HowTos

iTWire: Today we’re going to take it further and give our site a theme, add in useful Google webmaster tools for statistics, cut out spam and even try to make some money out of it. Beyond the domain name itself, every step is free, open source, code with not a cent to pay despite the excellent quality.

Why Penguin is Linux logo?

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Linux

linuxscrew.com: Penguin as logo/mascot for Linux was discussed first in early 1996 by several people in the linux-kernel mailing list. At some point Linus Torvalds casually mentioned that he was rather fond of penguins and it stopped the debates at once.

New Day Dawning for Desktop Linux?

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Linux

sci-tech-today.com: With Wal-Mart reporting that it is sold out of the Everex gPC -- a $200 Linux-based desktop -- some are suggesting that a new day for Linux is dawning. But, said analyst Greg Sterling, if initial gPC buyers find that not being able to run Microsoft Office is problematic, the excitement around the $200 Everex computer could soon dissipate.

Wal-Mart Plans To Restock Hot-Selling Linux PC

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Linux

informationweek.com: Wal-Mart officials said Wednesday that the retailer plans to re-stock a hot selling, Linux-based PC that is currently sold out on its Web site. The Everex TC2502 Green gPC will again be available at Walmart.com "in the coming weeks," said a spokesman for the company.

Linux helps to squeeze the last drop out of oilfields

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Linux

guardian.co.uk: With oil prices nudging all-time highs, oil companies are considering how to extract the very last drops from wells, having been unable to increase production for the past 10 years. The oil majors are being helped in their deliberations by detailed simulations run on high-performance computer grids.

Hans Reiser Trial: Day Five

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Reiser

sfgate: The young son of Linux genius Hans Reiser concluded testifying Wednesday at the behest of prosecutors who accuse his father of murdering his mother. The boy's nearly two days on the stand did what the authorities had hoped:

Forrester Calls Desktop Linux a Credible Threat to Windows

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Linux

eWeek: Linux is becoming a credible threat to Windows on the desktop, and will grow over the next year as its distributors continue to work hard at making it an enterprise-class offering, research group Forrester predicts.

How to get the Mac OS X look and feel on the GNOME desktop

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HowTos

redhatmagazine.com: In his article “Painless dual-booting with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and a MacBookPro,” Noah Gift shows how to install RHEL 5 on a Mac. This article shows you some customizations that will make your newly installed Red Hat system look like Mac OS X.

Mandriva Linux 2008 — the worst/best release

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MDV

polishlinux: Each new release of Mandriva is called by its developers “the best of all editions”. We had the same situation with Mandriva Linux 2008. But is this really true? Hardly so.

mozilla slash firefox stuff

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla won't fix 80% of Firefox 3.0's bugs

  • Clear Firefox Caches to Recover Memory
  • For quicker tab switching, number them

Red Hat headlines

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Linux
  • Red Hat turns to Platform for Linux cluster charge

  • Red Hat Exchange gets appliance, services boost
  • Red Hat & Hyperic Finally Made Me Happy
  • Red Hat Ramps Up with Infrastructure Strategy to Spanning Virtualized, Cloud and Appliance Deployments
  • Red Hat, Fidelity National Information Services Offer New Banking Solution

Another Day Another Distro - Part 9 - Fedora 8

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: I spent a few days with Fedora 8 rather than just one or two I had planned. I've used Fedora quite a bit in the past, starting with the original Fedora Core a few years back. It seems they've dropped the core bit from the name and I was anxious to see what else had changed in the couple of years we'd been apart...

OLPC News 100 Laptop XO Fundraising Drive

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OLPC

olpcnews: We are proud to start a fundraising to achieve the modest goal of equip one of the local initiatives we’ve been reporting for over two years. We present to you OLPC News 100 Laptop Fundraising Drive. Let's raise $20,000 in donations for one hundred XO-1 laptops to be sent to the best locally-organized OLPC learning club!

Also: Latest Developing Area to Buy OLPC Laptops: Alabama

Computer role-playing games for GNU/Linux

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Gaming

freesoftwaremagazine.com: Of all the various types of computers games out there, my favorite is the computer role-playing game, or CRPG for short. Almost everyone has heard of classic CRPGs like Ultima, Baldur’s Gate, and Fall Out, but what about free software CRPGs? In this article, I take a peek at what’s out there.

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Security Leftovers

  • 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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  • Kalyna Block Cipher

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:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

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.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.