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Story aseigo: App stores, vivaldi, & themes srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 3:59am
Story Shuttleworth gives up dream of Ubuntu toppling Windows srlinuxx 31/05/2013 - 1:03am
Story Getting Started With Fedora srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 10:22pm
Story Open source: Its true cost and where it's going awry by Monty Widenius srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 10:20pm
Story First Look: Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 10:02pm
Story Linux Mint 15 review srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 7:00pm
Story Has Ubuntu bitten off more than it can chew? srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 6:58pm
Story Hands on with Mageia 3 srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 6:56pm
Story Is Canonical Ltd. Financially Insolvent? srlinuxx 1 30/05/2013 - 3:51pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 30/05/2013 - 3:36pm

SUPERGUIDE: The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu.

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apcmag: In the first of this multi-part series we send in Ashton Mills to take on the challenge of using nothing but Linux and open source software... for absolutely everything. Will he find nirvana in the process, or lose all his hair in frustration? Follow him in and find out.

The 70 coolest free applications in existence

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seopher: At the end of August I created a list of the 40 coolest free applications around which proved quite popular. As with all lists of this type the wisdom of the crowds brought forward numerous other suggestions that I'd overlooked for one reason or another - so here is the revised list.

Quick Tip: Sequences and bash expansion

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HowTos

Tip o' the Day: I was doing some quick clean up work and consolidation of old log files. I rotate mine by month and day, and so I end up with many log files. I’ll want to do analysis on only a few of these days or a range of days. Here are a couple quick ways to deal with sequential files and pick what you need.

KOffice 2 on Windows and KDE 4 themes

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KDE

liquidat: In a recent blog post Jaroslaw Staniek showed that the latest KOffice snapshot now compiles and runs on Microsoft Windows. Also Ivan Čukić created a new theme for Plasma and doing so showed that the current version of Plasma is themeable. Last but not least the first KDE 4 themes appeared on the net.

Never Forget a Password Again

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Software

FOSSwire: Okay, so you’ll probably still forget them. But with GPass, you can find them again in an instant. GPass is a quick tool that lets you type up a list of passwords, locked away with a master password. It is easy enough to use.

Installing Vista Fonts in Ubuntu

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ubuntu.wordpress: Microsoft’s new ClearType fonts for Vista are great. Getting them installed in Ubuntu is a breeze, thanks to a script I found.

Meebo on the Dock

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Software

linux movement: So I have loved using meebo as my chat client, and always wanted a way to have it brought back to the desktop. Then meebo created there Iphone optimized version which I thought could fit perfectly with with one of awns applets.

What are your favorite Linux tech/geek sites?

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Internet Radio in NetBSD and Linux without KDE or GNOME

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HowTos

polishlinux: Listening to Internet Radios seems easy nowadays with the rampant powerful graphical environments of KDE and GNOME. One or two clicks and, bingo! But a lot of users own older machines with 400 MHz Celerons and 128 MB DRAMs which are hardly able to run the graphical behemoths. Should they get rid of the pleasure of listening to the Internet radios? Never!

Desktop Linux? Stick a Fork in It!

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inforworld blogs: It’s over. The magic is gone. The dream is dead. The egg has fallen off the wall and no amount of “sudo” super glue can put his pieces back together again.

GcStar - managing personal collection items

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Software

vertito.blogspot.com: GCStar is a nice item management and GNOME based graphical application linux tool. Current version of GcStar supports management of numismatic, books, music, videos games and movies.

Some Shorts & Stuff

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  • I’ve ruined my Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Installations

  • Linux in a can
  • Fedora, Gentoo and Ubuntu
  • Cuba Prepares to quit windows and avoid Microsoft
  • Grandma factor

SFLC on Atheros Driver Issue

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kernelTRAP: As the Atheros driver issue continues to simmer on the OpenBSD -misc mailing list and the Linux Kernel mailing list, with debate continuing over when the license of source code can be altered or added to, Eben Moglen made a statement for the Software Freedom Law Center.

Help Yourself with Man Pages

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Linux by Example: To know more about a command, check for more options and maybe some examples how to use it, you need to read the manual of the specified command. To access the man page of particular command is easy, just do the line below.

Plasma backgrounds

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KDE

Aaron Seigo: Whenever the topics of background wallpapers for plasma comes up, 99% of the time first question is: can they be animated? Animated backgrounds would be cool, but the consistency with which people ask that is pretty impressive. So before I continue on let me just get that question out of the way:

Top 15 Uses for Duct Tape:

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Humor

cybernet: The list of uses for duct tape could probably be endless and I’m sure most of you would agree. I think it’s safe to say that the list of things you can do with duct tape is much larger than the list of things you can’t do! Here’s CyberNet’s 15 uses for duct tape!

PCLinuxOS

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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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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.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Diving into Drupal: Princeton’s Multi-site Migration Success with Open-source
    Princeton University’s web team had a complex and overwhelming digital ecosystem comprised of many different websites, created from pre-built templates and hosted exclusively on internal servers. Fast forward six years: Princeton continues to manage a their multisite and flagship endeavors on the open-source Drupal platform, and have seen some great results since their migration back in 2011. However, this success did not come overnight. Organizational buy-in, multi-site migration and authentication were a few of the many challenges Princeton ran into when making the decision to move to the cloud.
  • GitHub Invites Developers to Contribute to the Open Source Guides
    GitHub has recently launched its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources addressing the most common scenarios and best practices for both contributors and maintainers of open source projects. The guides themselves are open source and GitHub is actively inviting developers to participate and share their stories.
  • Top open source projects
    TechRadar recently posted an article about "The best open source software 2017" where they list a few of their favorite open source software projects. It's really hard for an open source software project to become popular if it has poor usability—so I thought I'd add a few quick comments of my own about each.
  • Dropbox releases open-source Slack bot
    Dropbox is looking to tackle unauthorized access and other security incidents in the workplace with a chatbot. Called Securitybot, it that can automatically grab alerts from security monitoring tools and verify incidents with other employers. The company says that through the use of the chatbot, which is open source, it will no longer be necessary to manually reach out to employees to verify access, every time someone enters a sensitive part of the system. The bot is built primarily for Slack, but it is designed to be transferable to other platforms as well.
  • Dropbox’s tool shows how chatbots could be future of cybersecurity
    Disillusion with chatbots has set in across the tech industry and yet Dropbox’s deep thinkers believe they have spotted the technology’s hidden talent: cybersecurity.

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • Entroware have unleashed the 'Aether' laptop for Linux enthusiasts featuring Intel's 7th generation CPUs
  • New Entroware Aether Laptop Pairs Intel Kaby Lake with Ubuntu
    The new Entroware Aether is the latest Linux powered laptop from British company Entroware, and is powered by the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors.
  • Freedom From Microsoft v1.01
    But we can be Free from Microsoft! As we saw above, there is a powerful – and now popular movement afoot to make alternative software available. The Free Software Foundation, and the GNU Project, both founded by Richard Stallman, provide Free software to users with licenses that guarantee users rights: the rights to view, modify, and distribute the software source code. With GNU-licensed software, such as Linux, the user is in complete control over the software they employ. And as people contribute to modify Free Software source code, and are required to share those modifications again, the aggregate creative acts give rise to the availability of many more, much more useful results. Value is created beyond what anyone thought possible, and our freedom multiplies.
  • Review of the week 2017/08
    This week we had to cancel a couple snapshots, as a regression in grub was detected, that caused issues on chain-loading bootloaders. But thanks to our genius maintainers, the issue could be found, fixed and integrated into Tumbleweed (and this despite being busy with hackweek! A great THANK YOU!). Despite those canceled snapshots, this review will still span 4 revisions: 0216, 0218, 0219 and 0224. And believe me, there have been quite some things coming your way.

Security Leftovers

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    Some people worry a lot about security issues. Anyone can worry about their personal information, such as credit card numbers, on the Internet. They can also be concerned with someone monitoring their activity on the Internet, such as the websites they visit. To help ease these frustrations about the Internet anyone can use the Internet without having to “look over their shoulder”.
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    In the last 24 hours, news broke that a serious Cloudflare bug has been causing sensitive data leaks since September, exposing 5.5 million users across thousands of websites. In addition to login data cached by Google and other search engines, it is possible that some iOS applications have been affected as well. With the scale of this leak, the best course of action is to update every password for every site you have an account for. If there was ever a good time to modernize your password practices, this is it. As consumers and denizens of the Internet, we have a responsibility to be aware of the risks we face and make an attempt to mitigate that risk by taking best-effort precautions. Poor password and authentication hygiene leaves a user open to risks such as credit card fraud and identity theft, just like forgetting to brush your teeth regularly can lead to cavities and gum disease. This leaves us with the question of what good password and authentication hygiene looks like. If we stick with the (admittedly poorly chosen) dentistry analogy, then there are five easily identifiable aspects of good hygiene.
  • Security: You might want to change passwords on sites that use Cloudflare
  • Smoothwall Express
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Leftovers: Ubuntu and Derivatives

  • 'Big Bang Theory's' Stuart wears Ubuntu T-shirt
    Am I the only person to notice that comic book shop-owning Stuart (Kevin Sussman) on the "The Big Bang Theory" is wearing an Ubuntu T-shirt on the episode airing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017? (It's Season 10, Episode 17, if that information helps you.) The T-shirt appearance isn't as overt as Sheldon's mention of the Ubuntu Linux operating system way back in Season 3 (Episode 22, according to one YouTube video title), but it's an unusual return for Ubuntu to the world of "Big Bang."
  • Unity Explained: A Look at Ubuntu’s Default Desktop Environment
    Ubuntu is the most well-known version of Linux around. It’s how millions of people have discovered Linux for the first time, and continues to draw new users into the world of open source operating systems. So the interface Ubuntu uses is one many people are going to see. In this area, Ubuntu is unique. Even as a new user, rarely will you confuse the default Ubuntu desktop for something else. That’s because Ubuntu has its own interface that you can — but probably won’t — find anywhere else. It’s called Unity.
  • A Look at Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 LTS for Raspberry Pi
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