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Story Current Debates... srlinuxx 13/06/2011 - 1:25am
Story Different Methods to Create Live USB with Linux srlinuxx 13/06/2011 - 1:23am
Story How Canonical automates Linux package compilation srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 9:35pm
Story The Linux Kernel Power Issues Continues To Bite Users srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 9:33pm
Story How to be a bad leader srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 9:32pm
Story Dolphin Review – Kubuntu’s Counterpart to Nautilus srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 5:09pm
Story Anyone Can use the Linux Operating System srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 4:54pm
Story Counter-Rant srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 4:52pm
Story 17 things we'd change about names in Linux srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 4:11pm
Story today's howtos & leftovers: srlinuxx 12/06/2011 - 5:12am

SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3 Screenshots

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SLAX is one of our favorite mini Linux LiveCD distributions so when SLAX 6.0.0 Pre 3 recently came out we couldn't help but to try out the new SLAX 6. New in this third pre-release of the SLAX 6.0 LiveCD is the Linux 2.6.20 kernel, bootable LiveUSB support in both Linux and Windows, udev replaces hotplug, full sound support with ALSA 1.0.14, NTFS read and write support, and more.


GNU/Solaris - dead in the water?

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The declaration by Linus Torvalds and other kernel developers that the Linux kernel will stay under its existing licence - the second version of the General Public License - and the talk being floated by Sun Microsystems that it likes the upcoming third revision of the GPL have led to much speculation that an official version of GNU/Solaris would arrive by the end of the year under the GPLv3.

Daily life with Ubuntu

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I wanted to post this just for those who might be considering running Ubuntu Linux. This is from my experience as a desktop user, and day to day activity:

Half Life 2 on Linux

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Half Life 2 is a highly popular science fiction First-Person Shooter (FPS) game. It has won numerous awards for advances in computer animation, computer graphics, sound, physics, and artificial intelligence. Half Life 2 has been developed for and it is mainly played on Windows PCs. But recent advances in the Windows emulation software Wine have made it possible to run it on Linux as well.

Linux: New Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Driver

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James Ketrenos announced a new 80211 based driver for the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection adapter. He explains, "this new driver uses the new d80211 subsystem previously only available as part of the wireless-dev tree."

Mix Libre

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It's a mixed bag this week from Studio Dave. I'll skip the preliminaries and just invite you to dive in and check out some of the latest news from the ever-expanding world of Linux sound and music software. There's far more going on than I can possibly cover in my allotted space, but here's a quick survey of some recent remarkable activity.

Open Outcast Tech Demo released

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Released on February 10th, 2007. The first tech demo contains two small levels to walk around, no plot. Open Outcast was started out of frustration of Outcast Fans, cause Outcast2 was cancelled.

New Help Center for Ubuntu

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We’ve been working on a better way to present help to users for the next version of Ubuntu. The result has now been uploaded to Feisty.

OpenSuse 10.2

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I remember installing a Linux distro for the first time back in April 2000. I was shocked with the number of applications that came out of the box. Forward to 2007, and I go buy ‘Linux For You’ and they give Open Suse 10.2 - As expected I was curious.

Samba: How to share files for your LAN without user/password

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This tutorial will show how to set samba to allow read-only file sharing for your LAN computers as guest (without be prompted for a password).

Resolving Domains Internally And Externally With Bind9 And Caching Nameserver

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Sometimes, we are required to resolve our internal domains on a local nameserver and external (internet) domains on our ISP's nameserver. There are different solutions to this problem, but in this tutorial, we are going to solve it through configuring a combination of caching-nameserver and BIND 9.

Warly is leaving Mandriva!

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I joined Mandriva in 1999, after that Gael Duval asked me if I would like to work with him. I was there during the Internet boost, I was there during the chapter 11, and I will be there till the end of next week...

Artists needed for kdeedu/Kalzium

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If you have artistic skills and some free time I would really welcome your help! Per element one svg-file is needed, I would do the rest.

Ubuntu 7.10 Alpha 3 [Feisty herd 3] review and screenshots

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Downloading the iso was a little difficult to find the right download links. But then I checked out distrowatch who had a link to the iso directly. Ten hours later, it was done. I didn’t see anything different after booting from the cd.

TrueCrypt in Ubuntu and Fedora GNU/Linux

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I’ve been using TrueCrypt to encrypt financial and personal documents in Windows for a while now and I knew there was a GNU/Linux version, so it seemed like a logical choice to use for the same purposes in the free world. And now, the blow by blow account…

MCNLive Virtual City Screenshots

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MCNLive Virtual City is out, which is a Linux distribution that can run on a 512MB USB flash drive or CD-ROM and supports virtualization through VirtualBox OSE and a whole lot more. It also supports desktop effects through Compiz with either AIGLX or XGL. This is an interesting little distribution worth checking out.

The Screenshots

A list of commands I put together for my new *buntu Friends

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apt-cache search “program”
sudo apt-get install “program”
sudo apt-get -f install ?.....will fix an install

Howto: graphical login and encrypted directories on FC6

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This howto shows how to create an EncFS-encrypted directory and how to automatically decrypt and mount it through the normal login using PAM.

Top New Slogans For Microsoft Windows Vista

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  • Vista: We Ain't Done Til The iPods Won't Run

  • Windows Vista - Duh! We Had To Tell The Stockholders Something
  • Finally We Can Bring You The Blue Screen Of Death In 1080p

Playing with the Latest Ubuntu Linux

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Decided to throw Feisty Fawn, codename for the latest Ubuntu onto the second hard drive on my main windows box today, just to shake things up. Booted up fine, but there were a couple of moments of "WTF?"

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Security News

  • Security advisories for Thursday
  • Please save GMane!
  • The End of Gmane?
    In 2002, I grew annoyed with not finding the obscure technical information I was looking for, so I started Gmane, the mailing list archive. All technical discussion took place on mailing lists those days, and archiving those were, at best, spotty and with horrible web interfaces. The past few weeks, the Gmane machines (and more importantly, the company I work for, who are graciously hosting the servers) have been the target of a number of distributed denial of service attacks. Our upstream have been good about helping us filter out the DDoS traffic, but it’s meant serious downtime where we’ve been completely off the Internet.
  • Pwnie Express makes IoT, Android security arsenal open source
    Pwnie Express has given the keys to software used to secure the Internet of Things (IoT) and Android software to the open-source community. The Internet of Things (IoT), the emergence of devices ranging from lighting to fridges and embedded systems which are connected to the web, has paved an avenue for cyberattackers to exploit.
  • The Software Supply Chain Is Bedeviled by Bad Open-Source Code [Ed: again, trace this back to FUD firms like Sonatype in this case]
    Open-source components play a key role in the software supply chain. By reducing the amount of code that development organizations need to write, open source enables companies to deliver software more efficiently — but not without significant risks, including defective and outdated components and security vulnerabilities.
  • Securing a Virtual World [Ed: paywall, undated (no year but reposted)]
  • Google tells Android's Linux kernel to toughen up and fight off those horrible hacker bullies
    In a blog post, Jeff Vander Stoep of the mobile operating system's security team said that in the next build of the OS, named Nougat, Google is going to be addressing two key areas of the Linux kernel that reside at the heart of most of the world's smartphones: memory protection and reducing areas available for attack by hackers.

today's howtos

Chew on this: Ubuntu Core Linux comes to the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 board

Linux and other open source software have been in the news quite a bit lately. As more and more people are seeing, closed source is not the only way to make money. A company like Red Hat, for instance, is able to be profitable while focusing its business on open source. Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, and it is not hard to see why. Not only is it easy to use and adaptable to much hardware (such as SoC boards), but there is a ton of free support online from the Ubuntu user community too. Today, Canonical announces a special Ubuntu Core image for the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 board. Read more