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PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS
Ubuntu

adventures in linux: In a post I made a while back, the Linux distro PCLinuxOS showed up in the comments. When I stuck my foot into it in a reply, the creator of the distro, Texstar jumped in to set me straight. My mistake was to say the PCLinuxOS was now based on Debian. Another poster pointed out I needed to do my research better. Too true. I had two data points.

Something wrong with opensuse.org's web sites?

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Web
SUSE

Lew Wolfgang: Starting yesterday evening I've been getting browser timeouts on http://software.opensuse.org/. Something wrong? It's been down about 24-hours now.

Also: Quickies: openSUSE 10.3 Beta3+ Live-CDs, 10.3 Beta 3 Report, oSC Changes, KDE 4.0 Beta 2

10 Wordpress Plugins to make your blog more Safe, Secure and Easy

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Software

thecredence.com: Since I have just covered all these plugins in previous posts, I felt to make one SUPER post with link back to all the 10 wordpress Reviews. All these 10 plugins makes your wordpress more safe and secure.

Kanotix 2007 Thorhammer RC6 Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: Kanotix 2007 Thorhammer RC6 has been released, which signifies re-basing Kanotix against Debian Etch as opposed to Debian Sid. Kanotix 2007 Thorhammer RC6 also includes the Linux 2.6.22 kernel based upon the Ubuntu kernel.

Linux Isn't Ready for Prime Time

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Linux

randalldanger.blogspot: I've been living a lie! You see, I don't actually use Linux. I've tried, but to no avail. I tried, but eventually gave up.

FOSS is better 'alternative' to pirated software--advocate

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OOo

inquirer.net: There is an alternative to pirated software. You don't need to pirate software to use good software. We often read raids of shops and businesses using illegal software. People want to use software, and FOSS is an alternative.

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Release Dates

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Ubuntu

only ubuntu: In addition to Ubuntu 6-months stable releases and the next version of ubuntu is 8.04 with Code Name “Hardy Heron” but this release will proudly wear the badge of Long Term Support (LTS) and be supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop.

PC-BSD Day 11: What’s the community like?

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BSD

ruminations: The PC-BSD community has its’ own channels for communicating with developers and users. The usual suspects like mailing lists, a forum and an IRC channel are available.

Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch)

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HowTos

Vinagre, An Excellent GNOME VNC Client

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Software

phoronix: A few days ago one of the Vino (GNOME's VNC server) developers, Jonh Wendell, released a new public build of Vinagre. Vinagre is designed to be a VNC client for the GNOME desktop and while it is still under development, in our testing thus far we found it to be an excellent VNC (Virtual Network Computing) client. In this article, we'll be offering a brief preview of Vinagre 0.3.

The Media on SCO Bankruptcy

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OS

groklaw: I thought it would be fun to include some of the media reaction to the news of the SCO bankruptcy filing. Some of the headlines are inspired. The winner has to be "SCO files Chapter 11 bankruptcy - Seeks court protection from its own lawsuits".

newsbeuter: RSS feed reader for the text console

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Software

DPotD: Newsbeuter is an RSS feedreader for the text console. It comes with a user interface in the style of such popular text tools such as mutt and slrn, and aims to be the text-mode RSS feedreader with the most features, providing the greatest flexibility for its users.

DistroWatch hit by a massive DDoS attack

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Security
Web

distrowatch: The site won't be updated until the problem is dealt with, but at least you can access the existing information. Sorry for the trouble Sad

Fedora 8 Test 2 Nano Review

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Linux
Reviews

blogbeebe: If you haven't tried Fedora in a while, you owe it to yourself to at least fire up the Live CD and give it a whirl. The look and feel of the entire graphic desktop has been advanced and polished quite a bit from earlier versions, including Fedora 7.

First impression of new AMD/ATI driver 8.41.7

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Software

/home/liquidat: Today I installed the new AMD/ATI drivers. It is still a bit buggy bug comes along with performance improvements. The main reason to try the new AMD/ATI driver was for me to test if the OpenGL implementation works for a program I have.

Against all odds, Ubuntulite fights back

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress.com: This is probably the most boring screenshot ever, but it’s an important one. That’s Ubuntulite 7.04, a fresh installation and a working system. Laugh if you want, but that’s an important step.

Determine the virtual terminal you are using in GNU/Linux

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HowTos

all about linux: Have you ever had to determine the virtual terminal that an X session is running on? Perhaps you may want this information for a program you have created. It is possible using the fgconsole command.

Network & System Monitoring

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Software
HowTos
  • DStat - resource statistics linux tool

  • Bandwidth Monitor-NG - terminal-based interface bandwidth monitoring tool
  • KNemo - KDE network interface monitoring tool
  • EtherApe - graphical network activity monitoring tool

Is Linux for you?

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Linux

domhnallck.blogspot: Some time ago, I dumped Windows for Linux. It wasn't an easy task to do so. Now that I'm pretty well set, however, I see no reason to go with a dual boot, or ever go back to any incarnation of Windows again.

Also: Linux: May the source be with you

Wacraft 3 TFT and Battle.net in Ubuntu with Cedega

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HowTos

El Bloguenn: Here we go again, today's topic: Install Warcraft 3 with TFT in Ubuntu using Cedega. I'm a great Dota fan, and I had to restart my computer everytime I wanted to play, so I installed it in my Ubuntu, and it works great!

Also: Kiba-Dock in Ubuntu
And: Mp3Blaster, Console Player for Linux

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  • LEDE-17.01 is coming [Ed: it has actually just come out, just like LWN's paywall]
    For some years, OpenWrt has arguably been the most active router-oriented distribution. Things changed in May of last year, though, when a group of OpenWrt developers split off to form the competing LEDE project. While the LEDE developers have been busy, the project has yet to make its first release. That situation is about to change, though, as evidenced by the LEDE v17.01.0-rc1 release candidate, which came out on February 1. Many of the changes made in LEDE since the 2015 OpenWrt "Chaos Calmer" release will not be immediately visible to most users. The core software has been updated, of course, including a move to the 4.4.42 kernel. There are a number of security-oriented enhancements, including a switch to SHA256 for package verification, the disabling of support for several old and insecure protocols, compilation with stack-overwrite detection, and more. There is support for a number of new devices. Perhaps the most anticipated new feature, though, is the improved smart queue management and the WiFi fairness work that has been done as part of the bufferbloat project. It has been clear for some time that WiFi should work far better than it does; the work that has found its way into the LEDE release candidate should be a significant step in that direction. Your editor decided that it was time to give LEDE a try, but there was some shopping to be done first. Getting the full benefit from the bufferbloat and airtime fairness work requires the right chipset; most of this work has been done on the Atheros ath9k driver. So the first step was to go out and pick up a new router with ath9k wireless. That is where the things turned out to be harder than one might expect.
  • Microsoft Faces European Privacy Probes Over Windows 10
    Microsoft Corp. faces a coordinated investigation by European privacy regulators after it failed to do enough to address their concerns about the collection and processing of user data with a series of changes to Windows 10 last month. European Union data-protection officials sent a letter to Microsoft saying they remain “concerned about the level of protection of users’ personal data,” according to a copy of the document posted by the Dutch watchdog Tuesday. Regulators from seven countries are concerned that even after the announced changes, “Microsoft does not comply with fundamental privacy rules.”

Leftovers: OSS