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Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 21/03/2013 - 6:11pm
Story Ubuntu For Tablets: Hot or Not? srlinuxx 21/03/2013 - 2:26am
Story There Is Ubuntu, There Is Linux And Then There Are Others srlinuxx 20/03/2013 - 11:19pm
Story Open Source in Kenya srlinuxx 20/03/2013 - 8:35pm
Story The Best Servers for Linux in 2013 srlinuxx 20/03/2013 - 8:34pm
Story GNOME 3.8 - Jon McCann talks future srlinuxx 20/03/2013 - 8:32pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 20/03/2013 - 6:54pm
Story Changes in Ubuntu releases srlinuxx 20/03/2013 - 5:28pm
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 20/03/2013 - 5:12pm
Story Trisquel 6.0 Review: High performing and elegant srlinuxx 20/03/2013 - 1:35am

Installing and optimising the Drupal CMS on Debian Etch

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Drupal
HowTos

Debian Administration: Drupal is an excellent free software content management system, written in PHP. It's a good choice if you have to build a new site for non-technical users or customers.

GNOME Desktop project 10 years old!

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Exactly 10 years ago, on 15th August 1997, Miguel de Icaza started his first announcement about GNOME Desktop project with this words: "We want to develop a free and complete set of user friendly applications and desktop tools, similar to CDE and KDE but based entirely on free software."

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What *NIX has wrong for the desktop: Top 12

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OS

beranger: Everything *NIX, from GNU/Linux to *BSD, has some overengineered or underengineered concepts that don't fit that well with a desktop or laptop usage. A short list.

50 Open Source Desktop Projects: Good Downloads

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Software

matt hartley: Behold the vast and sprawling feast of open source downloads. Incredible, ain’t it? Armed with little more than an Internet connection and some extra space on your hard drive, a rich cornucopia awaits you.

My top 5 Firefox/Thunderbird annoyances

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Moz/FF

still don’t have a title: Firefox is constantly gaining marked share (especially here in Europe) and it’s little not-yet-so-popular brother Thunderbird is evolving too. I’m concerned that the quality of their software (especially Firefox under Linux) has decreased in the last months. Here are my top 5 annoyances.

Open-source companies to be acquired by proprietary vendors?

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OSS

matt asay: Tim believes that open source, at least as defined by open-source licensing, has a short shelf-life that will be consumed by Web 2.0 by proprietary software vendors. In other words, why don't I just give up, sell out, and go home?

Ubuntu servers shut down for attacking others

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: MAKER OF the Open Sauce Ubuntu software, Cannonical had to shut down five of the eight of its servers after receiving reports that they were attacking other servers.

Farewell Gentoo, hello openSuse

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Gentoo
SUSE

broeksema.dev: Yesterday was the big day. After a package update of my Gentoo system, which took way too long anyway, libexpat seemed to get an update also. What's the deal?

Software Freedom Day - September 15, 2007

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OSS

techpersona: On September 15, 2007, 1 month from today, there will be a very positive outreach to the masses by an organization that believes in the freedom of software. This outreach will be targeted at the world to educate the masses and thank the people who make it possible.

Opera 9.23 released

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Software

We have today released 9.23, which mainly addresses the issues found with Mozilla's fuzzer, but also fixed a stability issue with Speed Dial.

Create your own Live CD in 7 Steps

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HowTos

Freesoftware mag: Knoppix made live CDs popular—and with good reason too. Do you want to check whether a distribution works well with your hardware, or to show off the latest Compiz Fusion magic, or maybe you have a presentation to do and you want to make sure you have the same environment to show it in as you had to create it?

Also: Spin images on openSUSE 10.3 Beta1 using KIWI

How to set up Apache virtual hosting

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HowTos

linux.com: Managing one site on a Web server can be tough enough, and the job is even harder if you have to host multiple client sites on a badly configured setup. If you're running Apache, you can make things easier by setting up virtual hosts.

Torvalds talks

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Linux
Interviews

itbusiness: The most recognizable name in the open source community talks about why he didn't go the proprietary route for Linux and how it could easily have been just another of his 'random small projects'

ttf-inconsolata: an open font for your terminal and for nice code printouts

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DPotD: You love the command-line interface but you also want things to look good and be free as in freedom? Maybe you’re looking for a good open font to use when you code? or something to make your code snippets look even better in a printed publication? Then check out ttf-inconsolata!

Vista Ultimate vs. Ubuntu 7.04 - Which Install Is Easier?

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scitech.teambio.org: This weekend I suffered a meltdown of my workstation’s main hard drive. The drive held my Windows Vista Ultimate install. This time, Vista was going to have company - and maybe competition. This time, Ubuntu 7.04 was getting an equal share of the drive.

Gentoo Infrastructure Press Release

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Gentoo
Security

On August 7, 2007, bannedit reported bug 187971 regarding a possible command injection vulnerability within http://packages.gentoo.org. The Infrastructure team verified the vulnerability and the server was immediately taken down to prevent further exploitation and to allow for forensic analysis.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • New tilesets for KMahjongg and KShisen

  • The homogenization of the UNIX world
  • Freespire 2.0: First look and impressions
  • Changing lots of passwords at once
  • Novell doesn't want to be the next SCO
  • Musings on Gnomedex and evolution
  • Oracle CEO Ellison: Open source software is no threat
  • Mainframe Linux
  • In Wake Of SCO Ruling, Torvalds Sticks To Kernel
  • Linux looking to conquer apps, data center, edge
  • Tip of the Trade: SystemImager

KDE 4.0 Beta 1 w/ MEPIS Screenshots

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Linux

phoronix: The first beta of KDE 4.0 was released earlier this month and Warren Woodford of the MEPIS project has now built a version of SimplyMEPIS 7 that is based upon Debian Etch with the 32-bit and 64-bit KDE 4.0 Beta 1 packages.

Kernel space: Once upon atime

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Linux

linuxworld: Among the metadata maintained by most filesystems is the last file access time, or "atime." This time can be a useful value to have - it lets an administrator (or a program) know when a file was last used.

Lesser Known Applications for Linux — Health and Food

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KDE

richardfcrawley: This will be an ongoing series of articles highlighting lesser known applications for Linux. This installment will review applications for health and food.

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SUSE Leftovers

  • OBS got the power!
    Old build workers, rack mounted Old build workers, rack mounted One year after introducing a new kind of Open Build Service worker machines, the “lambkins”, the openSUSE Build Service got a big hardware refresh. The new machines, sponsored by SUSE, are equipped with: 2,8GHz AMD Opteron Processors (6348) 256 GB RAM one 120 GB SSD Four of them are located in a chassis with a height of 2 units and run 12-16 workers on them (virtual machines, that are building packages). That new build power allowed us to remove some of old machines from the pool. The unified hardware makes the management of the machines a lot easier now, even if there are still the most powerful old machines left.
  • openSUSE Heroes December meeting – final results
    While we had some fun and good food and drinks, we also managed to discuss a lot during the three days in the Nuremberg headquarter. This was needed because this was the first time that the Heroes came together in their current form. In the end, we managed to do no coding and even (nearly) no administration – but instead we started to discuss our (internal and external) policies and work flows – and did some decisions regarding the next steps and the future of the openSUSE infrastructure.
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    During last year's Summer of Code I had the honor of mentoring Nanduni Indeewaree Nimalsiri. She worked on Inqlude, the comprehensive archive of third party Qt libraries, improving the tooling to create a better structured web site with additional features such as categorization by topic. She did an excellent job with it and all of her code ended up on the master branch. But we hadn't yet made the switch to change the default layout of the web site to fully take advantage of all her work. As part of SUSE's 15th Hack Week, which is taking place this week, I took some time to change that, put up some finishing touches, and switch the Inqlude web site to the new layout. So here we are. I proudly present the new improved home page of Inqlude.

Benchmarks Of Ubuntu 17.04 Beta vs. Antergos, Clear Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed

For those curious how Ubuntu 17.04 is shaping up, considering this week was the "beta" release for participating flavors, I decided to take a fresh Ubuntu 17.04 x86_64 daily ISO and see how its performance compares to Ubuntu 17.10, Clear Linux 13600, Antergos 17.2, and openSUSE Tumbleweed. Read more