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Drigg (the pligg alternative) vs. Pligg: why should people switch?

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com: I am the main developer for Drigg. I donated probably more than 1000 hours of my life to the Drigg project, because I believed in it. After reviewing existing CMSs out there, I believe that Drigg is the best system available today for people who want to create Digg-like sites.

About Linux Distros: Ubuntu and CentOS

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Linux

activoinc.com/blog: A few weeks ago, we setup a new production LAMP server to host a few of our client’s sites, medium size eCommerce websites. I wanted to share our experience as we came across the three big (and free) Linux distributions while we evaluated and setup the machines.

“Linux” and “Linux Mint”

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Linux

linuxmint.com: The Linux Mark Institute (LMI) is the exclusive licensor of the Linux trademark on behalf of its owner, Linus Torvalds. For “Linux Mint” to protect its name and be recognized as a trademark we had to get the approval of the LMI so we could use the term “Linux”.

What Makes a Desktop Look Nice

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Software

theunixgeek.blogspot: Have you ever thought about what makes your desktop look nice, and why many people may criticize, for example, Vista's UI? I decided to come up with a list of what seems to be that makes up a nice-looking desktop.

Turns out the mini-laptop revolution was just child's play

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Hardware

guardian.co.uk: For some months, strange goings-on have been reported in branches of Toys 'R' Us. Shifty-looking middle-aged men and younger males wearing ponytails and Grateful Dead T-shirts have been observed leaving the premises with small cardboard boxes. Exclamations of 'Yes! And 'Yeehaw!!!' have been heard by security guards.

Mandriva 2008.1

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MDV

distro-review.com: Mandriva started life in July 1998 (formally known as Linux-Mandrake) as a KDE distro based on Red Hat. That was nearly 10 years ago and they've just released Mandriva 2008.1 Spring Edition so let's have a look at this release.

AstroMenace 1.2 - Real Gaming in Linux

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Gaming

ubuntuswitch.blogspot: While changing to a great OS like Ubuntu , I had to make some sacrifices , one of them being : less gaming. I'm not saying I ended my gamer "career," but until recently my gaming experience was not fulfilled. Recently I came across this jewel , that nobody seems to talk about.

wesnoth: a turn-based fantasy strategy game

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Gaming

debaday.debian.net: The free software community makes games, too. Among the more well-known ones is the Battle for Wesnoth — a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy setting. It doesn’t have shiny 3D graphics or cut-scenes, but it is an interesting and original game and is fun to play.

Steve McIntyre becomes the new Debian Project leader

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Linux

The preliminary results from the 2008 Debian Project leader election have been posted. With 37% of the eligible developers voting, Steve McIntyre has been elected.

Also: Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 updated

Scheduled Backups With Rsyncbackup On Debian Etch

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up and configure rsyncbackup on Debian Etch. Rsyncbackup is a Perl script that cooperates with rsync.

The Little "3" of Open Source Systems Management

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News

Last year open source analyst Michael Coté of Redmonk coined the term Little Four to describe four up-and-coming open source management vendors and as a foil to the Big Four of systems management.

shorts, howtos, & leftovers

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News
  • Howto: Allow Remote Connections on MySQL

  • Amarok Insider - Twelfth issue released
  • Crack Pdf Files with Ubuntu Linux
  • Howto: Crack Rar, 7z, and zip files with RarCrack in Ubuntu Linux
  • A Grammer Checker for Open Office
  • ip command cheat sheet
  • OOXML is a standard. What now?
  • No more Ubuntu
  • Humor: Firefox Logo in Deep Space
  • Asus Eee PC 900 unboxed
  • Study: ~50% of Norwegian Software Vendors Integrate FOSS Components

Open Graphics Project to Announce Pre-Orders

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Hardware

kerneltrap.org: Open Graphics Project founder Timothy Miller recently noted on the project's mailing list that they are set to announce that their first hardware, the OGD1, is ready for pre-order.

Packing Punch Into PCLinuxOS

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PCLOS

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: I saw an interesting comment about remastering a linux that would be the real answer to Black XP. Good idea! Now what about packing those punches (software) into linux or more specifically PCLinuxOS?

Review : gOS 2.0 Beta

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Linux

linuxondesktop.blogspot: gOS is a Linux distribution that is based on popular Ubuntu distribution and hence entire Ubuntu repositories are available with gOS providing a rich set of applications to gOS desktop. However, unlike Ubuntu, gOS uses lightweight Enlightenment as it's default window manager.

Latest KDE 4.0.3 Package Brings Much Needed Graphics UI Improvements

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KDE

blog.linuxoss.com: After fetching the latest updates for KDE 4.0.3 packages for my openSUSE 10.3 distribution, I noticed quite a few graphics improvements that was expecting for some time now.

Top Linux BitTorrent Clients For Ubuntu

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Software

ubuntu-unleashed.com: I use BitTorrent for downloading music, movies and linux distro's. I have tried all the command line BitTorrent clients, and they are awesome with memory/cpu usage but that isnt the preferred way anymore, most resort to GUI clients, and there are a few to choose from that kick ass. Here is a few to think about:

A summary of my Linux experiment

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Linux

tgpo.org: The one thing they all had in common was the feeling they gave me. Each and every distro made me feel like I was an outsider, like I had somehow beaten the system and escaped from The Matrix. I liked that feeling. They also made me feel like The Matrix was more complete. I felt like I was giving up usefulness simply to live outside of the box.

Linux in mainstream culture

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Linux

newlinuxuser.com: Even if people are not comfortable with the idea, Linux is beginning to become more mainstream than we imagine. However, there are still some challenges when it comes to Linux adoption:

Can Linux Piggy Back Windows XP To Crack The Consumer Market?

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Linux

linuxsolutions.fr: The release of Linux XP 2008 has highlighted an interesting opportunity for the open source code which might see it eventually crack the mass market after a number of false starts. Linux XP 2008 offers an interesting backdrop to Windows XP and gives users the opportunity to use what is fast being recognised as a more flexible and user friendly system. But can it work in the long term?

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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