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Story 15 Weird/Surprising Devices And Systems That Run On Linux srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:22am
Story Why I work at Red Hat srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:20am
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Story Linux User Kernel Column 3.7 srlinuxx 27/11/2012 - 12:16am
Story Trying openSUSE srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:45pm
Story Ubuntu 12.10's New Features Boost Productivity srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:40pm
Story Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Review srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:35pm
Story Yes, the Raspberry Pi will run Minecraft srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 8:32pm
Story Debian Project News - November 26th srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 6:04pm
Story DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 484 srlinuxx 26/11/2012 - 4:46pm

Liquidsoap: a versatile icecast source client, and much more…

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Software

DPotD: Liquidsoap is a powerful audio stream generator designed to work with icecast as a source client. The special thing of Liquidsoap is that instead of building an ad-hoc solution for that single net-radio, it was developed as a flexible tool with which you can combine as you like the features that you want.

Weekly tip: Fail to prepare or prepare to fail- backing up your Master Boot Record (MBR)

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FreeSoftware mag: Backup, like security, is a well-worn mantra in the world of GNU/Linux—and even the most battle-hardened, street-wise user has, for whatever reason, thought about regular backups after disaster has already struck. It is an all too familiar story.

PCLinuxOS China Goes Live!

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Web

devnet: “I am pleased to announce the younger sibling site, PCLinuxOS CN catering for Chinese users of PCLinuxOS. It’s main purpose is to provide Chinese users of PCLinuxOS a place they can be comfortable with in posting questions and problems with PCLinuxOS, a home for PCLinuxOS Chinese experts to help out, and a launchpad to any Chinese-related PCLinuxOS projects."

Older Gateway M680 notebook upgrades flawlessly to openSuse 10.2

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blogbeebe: I've spent some pretty intensive work time on my M685 notebook over the last months. The M680 is the Pentium M-based Gateway on which I installed Suse Linux 10.0 (before it became openSuse). In the past few weeks I slowly began to investigate if the M680 was worth the effort of upgrading the Linux partition beyond Suse 10. The answer is absolutely yes.

The Cradle of Independence Rolls Over for Microsoft

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Microsoft

Linux Online: In the fall of 2005, in my home state of Massachusetts, Peter Quinn, the CIO of the Commonwealth, endorsed a plan to require the state government to use the Open Document Format for storing government records. The big loser, of course, would be Microsoft and its monopoly. The behemoth from Redmond Washington didn't waste time reacting.

Using Amarok to Transfer Music to a BlackBerry Curve

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HowTos

Linux App Finder: Now that I have a memory card installed in my BlackBerry Curve, it's time to load some music. Amarok is my player of choice so I decided to focus my efforts on syncing using it.

openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7 report

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openSUSE 10.3 Alpha 7 was released a few days ago, little over two weeks since Alpha 6, and it's an exciting release for sure. We have new eye candy and it was working wonderfully here. The dvd delta iso was about a 650 MB download and it came in quite fast using the torrent. It emerged with no problems. So, from start to finish, here's my report.

Installing PCLinuxOS - Full tutorial

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dedoimedo.com: PCLinuxOS is another rising star in the Linux constellation. Based on Mandriva, PCLinuxOS aims to be a simple distribution that reaches to the masses, allowing Windows users to easily and painlessly convert.

Make an ISO image from a folder of files

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FOSSwire: ISO image files are everywhere. When you download a new Linux distribution, you’ll probably be given one of these files which you then burn the contents of to disc. You aren’t just restricted to burning them, though, and it’s actually a really simple process to make your own ISO images.

Lenovo Next To Launch $199 PC

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hothardware.com: From desktops to notebooks, it seems like all the rage lately is the design and manufacturing of ultra-cheap computers. First we saw the OLPC and then Asus' new Eee PC made a serious splash. Now it seems Lenovo will enter the fray.

Xara Xtreme - a Test Drive

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Penguin Pete: Xara Xtreme is a graphics drawing application which has been available on the Linux desktop for about a year now. But I just now got around to trying it. What can they possibly show me with a vector path that I haven't seen already?"

F-Spot manage, review and administer your Photo Albums

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go2linux: F-Spot is a great software to manage your photos. You can import them directly from your camera, or from a directory. You can Browse thumbnails, Edith the photo, see it in Full screen or start a slide show, all from its panel buttons.

Configure Local and Remote System Logging : Ubuntu

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ubuntu-tutorials: A linux machine has a logging system which keeps track of what everything is doing. Anytime you authorize with sudo it gets logged. Anytime you (or someone else) connects via ssh it gets logged. This, of course, has a number of other valuable uses. In any event, here are a few quick steps to set it up.

Black Hat USA 2007: That's a wrap

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linux.com: Black Hat USA 2007 was fast-paced, fun, and informative. It demonstrated that security is big business. The halls were lined with vendors, some new, some old, and the smell of money was everywhere. Still, I'm left thinking this year's show had a different tone to it than last year's.

Ten Reasons To Dump Windows [III]

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polishlinux: I’d like to invite you to read the last of three articles from the “Dump Windows” saga of writings. Two previous articles (part I, part II) stirred up quite a controversy and a variety of opinions. With this article I’m hoping for calmer and more meritorious responses.

Microsoft Clarifies Open-Source Certification Plans

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PCWorld: Microsoft Corp. clarified its plans to seek open-source certification for its shared-source licenses on Wednesday, saying it will submit for approval only the two licenses that allow source code to be used on any platform.

Also: Businesses Rethink Vista

Q&A: Sun's Top Operating System Brass Talk OS Strategy

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ITJungle: In March, server and software maker Sun Microsystems brought in a new set of executives to manage the technical and marketing aspects of its Solaris Unix variant. Ian Murdock, one of the co-creators of the Debian variant of Linux, was named chief operating platforms officer, and Marc Hamilton, a long-time executive in Sun's Systems group, was named vice president of Solaris marketing. The two sat down recently with me to talk about the future of Solaris and other operating systems.

Today's Extra Links:

  • klik2 is coming closer -- check it out Smiling

  • Stock Screenlet
  • Automatix: Initial Conclusions
  • OSCON Wrap up report
  • Ubuntu Users = drooling idiots?

Runes of Avalon - an enjoyable game for Linux

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Gaming

All about Linux: In my teens I was addicted to playing computer games. The most enjoyable ones were games which had simple controls. Two weeks back I had the opportunity to try out another very interesting game called "Runes of Avalon".

Some LinuxWorld predictions

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CBR: It's that time of the year again. Here's next week's news, so you won't miss anything: Ron Hovsepian will talk up the benefits of Novell's Microsoft deal, Dell will not announce new Linux PCs but loads of people will blog about them anyway, and IBM will announce something.

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Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance andd New Device From CompuLab

  • Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier
    The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) in October. One of the best attended was “Long-Term Maintenance, or How to (Mis-)Manage Embedded Systems for 10+ Years” by Pengutronix kernel hacker Jan Lübbe. After summarizing the growing security threats in embedded Linux, Lübbe laid out a plan to keep long-life devices secure and fully functional. “We need to move to newer, more stable kernels and do continuous maintenance to fix critical vulnerabilities,” said Lübbe. “We need to do the upstreaming and automate processes, and put in place a sustainable workflow. We don’t have any more excuses for leaving systems in the field with outdated software.”
  • CompuLab Has Upgraded Their Small Form Factor "IPC" Line To Kabylake
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  • Fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Kaby Lake
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Games for GNU/Linux

  • Imperium Galactica II: Alliances released for Linux & SteamOS, seems native too
    Imperium Galactica II: Alliances [GOG, Steam] just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version. Note: My friends at GOG sent over a copy, so big thanks to them. There's no sign of DOSBox or Wine and I had no idea this game had ever been ported to Linux. Pretty awesome really for a game like this to get a proper Linux build when it gets a new release.
  • Nearly five years after the Kickstarter, Carmageddon still isn’t on Linux despite the stretch goal being reached
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  • Valve Rolls Out New Steam Client Stable Update with Promised Linux Changes, More
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