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Story GParted 0.17 Supports Online Resizing Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 9:17pm
Story Open Source, Closed Doors? FOSS and the Racial Divide Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 7:54pm
Story GCC Support Arrives For The ARM Cortex-A12 Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 7:48pm
Story What open source gadget is at the top of your holiday wishlist? Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 7:44pm
Story Give that old computer a boost with antiX Linux Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 7:38pm
Story SolydXK hands on: Two good Linux distributions with a solid base Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 7:04pm
Story Linux Kernel 3.12.4 Is Now Available for Download Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:35pm
Story Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition Release Candidate Uses KDE 4.11 Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:33pm
Story Fedora 19 vs Korora 19: which is the best distro for you? Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:29pm
Story Early KDE Plasma 2 Images Now Available Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2013 - 12:20pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Install the Eternity Screensaver in Ubuntu

  • Quick tutorial - installing Flash Player on Fedora 7
  • Beginners guide to database administration tools
  • Customize Your Places Directories
  • Define disk quotas to keep users from hogging drive space
  • a simple tutorial for network scanning software nmap
  • Google Docs Extension for OpenOffice
  • 13 Not-So-Easy Steps to Install Linux on iPod
  • Configuring ndiswrapper in SLED
  • Using OpenBSD 4.2
  • Adding shortcuts to the right click menu in Ubuntu

Mysterious Delay At The Reiser Murder Trial

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Reiser

ktvu.com: Without an explanation, an Alameda County Superior Court judge ordered a 24-hour delay Monday in the long-waited trial of Han Reiser for the murder of his estranged wife, Nina.

DesktopBSD Day 5 - Extending the System

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BSD

ruminations: I have been using open source software for quite some time, so I have a list of programs I want to have on my system. lso lazy. Or -as a colleague once explained- extremely efficient. I don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy on installing the software. The more set-and-forget, the more I like it.

Novell Open Audio: YaST Improvements and 1-Click-Install

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SUSE

opensuse news: As part of their openSUSE series over the next coming weeks, Novell Open Audio is taking a look at the YaST Improvements and 1-Click-Install in openSUSE 10.3.

Also: Free openSUSE 10.3 Boxes Shipped

Phoenix rises from BIOS ashes with Linux-based Virtualization

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Linux

computerworld: With the BIOS business in a long-term decline, Phoenix is aiming for a rebirth as a vendor of technology that, instead of enabling Windows, starts to compete with it.

Software Engineer's Murder Trial Begins

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Reiser

nbc11.com: Convicting a defendant of charges that he murdered a person whose body hasn't been found is a challenging but not overwhelming task, prosecutor Paul Hora said as he prepared to deliver his opening statements in the trial of Hans Reiser Monday.

Manage your music tags with EasyTag and Picard

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HowTos

linux.com: When you listen to digital music, your software or hardware player usually shows information about the current song, which it gets from MP3 tags or Ogg Vorbis comments. Most ripping software supports acquiring this metadata from the CDDB or FreeDB services based on a CD's disc ID. But you can also can fill in and edit metadata with tools such as EasyTag and Picard.

Are Linux users really a feral bunch?

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Linux

iTWire: It is not uncommon for those who write about Linux or other FOSS software to be inundated with feedback from users. At times that feedback is a bit unbalanced, a trifle raw and, occasionally, plain silly.

Where's my Gphone?

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Google

googleblog.blogspot: Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, we're not announcing a Gphone. However, we think what we are announcing -- the Open Handset Alliance and Android -- is more significant and ambitious than a single phone.

Why Linux is better than windows for virus outbreaks.

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Linux

ITtoolbox Blogs: The age old "discussions" that float around the internet in regards to Linux and windows security are contentious ones. It all seems to boil down to Linux people saying that Linux is more secure and windows people saying that it is not. In this case the windows guys are right, with exceptions.

Now it’s Open Document Format’s turn for the FUDmeisters.

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OSS

hackfud.net: The Open Document Foundation has nothing to do with the Open Document Format. Really, they should change their name. For one thing, it’s confusing and diluting the acronym for the Open Document Format. Another thing is, they, appear to be very, very confused about what they are doing.

Who’s on first? Wireless network security with Linux

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HowTos

iTWire: Network monitoring and intrusion detection are integral parts of network security. This becomes even more important when introducing wireless access, because now there’s an openly available entry point into your network. Here’s how to build monitoring in from the onset along with some great open-source tools.

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 2

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Software

raiden's realm: Welcome to part 2 of our Linux Media Player Roundup. Today we'll be covering a few more Linux Media Players and showing you each of them, and what makes them special.

1-Click Compiz Fusion onOpenSuse 10.3

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HowTos

abhay-techzone.blogspot: I have a three years old desktop with AMD 2400+ CPU, 640 MB RAM on a Via KM400 motherboard. I love my desktop as it helps me in experimenting with the latest and the greatest software and distribution releases. Currently I have OpenSUSE 10.3 on it. Its a fairly old computer so I could not try the latest eye candy on it, I am referring to compiz-fusion.

Playing With Themes in Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

geekybits.blogspot: In July I wrote a post which has been quite popular called: Turning Ubuntu's Brown Eyes Blue. This post was about changing themes in Ubuntu, getting away from the orange and brown colours and using mostly blue. Things have changed quite a bit since July and changing themes in the new Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) is a little bit different, therefore I thought I would offer some fresh advice.

My distro is redder than yours, so ner!

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Linux

What is needed here is a celebrity distro match, battle to the death. And in the blue corner, weighing in at 70lbs, wearing knobbly knees and a tank top, master of the inane, lord or pointlessness, it's Faaaaaaaanboy! And in the orangy corner, weighing in at 71.123984775lbs, taking into account a floating point error, compiled 1 second faster, the spark of the unholy distro...'buntu basher masher.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 227

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Ubuntu Studio 7.10

  • News: Indiana controversies, Mandriva vs Microsoft, OpenBSD 4.2 interview, Debian
  • KDE4 live CD, Fedora 8 and PulseAudio, end of Trustix

  • Released last week: OpenBSD 4.2, openSUSE 10.3 "Live"
  • Upcoming releases: Fedora 8
  • Donations: NimbleX receives €300
  • New additions: Indiana
  • New distributions: Arktur, gOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Connect Firefox to TiddlyWiki with TiddlySnip

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Moz/FF

linux.com: If you're using TiddlyWiki as your note-taking tool, you ought to give TiddlySnip a try. The idea behind this Firefox extension is simple: it allows you to add the currently viewed Web page or selected text snippet to your TiddlyWiki as a new tiddler. But TiddlySnip adds a few clever twists to this basic idea, which turn the Firefox/TiddlyWiki combo into a powerful and extremely useful tool.

Also: Prism Prototype Now Available on Mac and Linux

Bye bye Gentoo

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Gentoo

roys web: I never thought I would write this, but it's true. I've retired from Gentoo. It's been a fun ride, This is not a snap decision, I have been thinking about it in the back of my mind for a few weeks now. Why am I leaving?

Also: That guy is such an *asshat* (and so are you).

An introduction to the visual features of GNU Screen

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HowTos

debian-administration: Many people here use GNU Screen, and I've not seen extensive coverage of the things you can do with the status-line in the past, so I thought a brief overview of a couple of visual settings wouldn't be amiss.

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Leftovers: Software and Games

  • Xed Text Editor: Can It Really Compete with Gedit and Pluma
    There are many text editors available for Linux such as command line editors (vi, vim, nano and so) and GUI editors (Gedit, Pluma, Kate and so on). Linux always has space for new stuff but Xed isn't new and around from quite sometime. Xed text editor offers most of the standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. It supports editing of multiple text files in a window (using Tabs) just like any other famous text editor. Support to encode UTF-8 files, compare files among others, syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and manual indentation, printing, print preview support, and many other standard features.
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GNOME News

  • Desk Changer is a Wallpaper Slideshow Extension for GNOME
    Have you been looking for a GNOME wallpaper slideshow extension? If so, you can stop. In the comments to our recent post on the way GNOME handles wallpapers a number of readers asked whether GNOME had an image slideshow feature built in, without the need for third-party apps and the like. The answer is yes, GNOME does. Sort of.
  • Minwaita: A Compact Version of Theme Adwaita for Gnome Desktop
    As you may already know that Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome, this is the transition time for Ubuntu to switch back. Some creators are motivated and creating themes for Gnome desktop, which is a good thing and hopefully we shall see plenty of Gnome themes and icons around soon. As its name shows "Minwaita" it is minimal/compact version of Adwaita theme, the theme is available after some enhancements to make Gnome more sleek and more vanilla Gnome experience without moving to away from Adwaita's design. This theme is compatible with Gnome 3.20 and up versions. This theme was released back in November, 2016 and still in continuous development that means if you find any problem or bug in the theme then report it to get it fixed in the next update. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshots.
  • Gnome Pomodoro Timer Can Help You Increase Productivity
    If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.
  • Widget hierarchies in GTK+ 4.0
    In GTK+3, only GtkContainer subclasses can have child widgets. This makes a lot of sense for “public” container children like we know them, e.g. GtkBox — i.e. the developer can add, remove and reorder child widgets arbitrarily and the container just does layout.