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Story Developers mull adding data nuke to Kali Linux Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:06am
Story Mozilla Bringing Firefox OS to TVs, Tablets, Desktops Rianne Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 11:00am
Story Balky carriers and slow OEMs step aside: Google is defragging Android Roy Schestowitz 07/01/2014 - 10:33am
Story VIA Partners With Mozilla For Firefox OS Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 10:51pm
Story The Latest Benchmarks Of The Linux 3.13 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 8:50pm
Story Arch Linux's First Release of 2014 Is Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 8:45pm
Story KMS Drivers Break The Console In FreeBSD 10 Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 8:39pm
Story PC retail rut Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:42pm
Story Android desktops arrive as Lenovo eyes your living room Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:25pm
Story Google launches the Android-based Open Automotive Alliance with Audi, Honda, GM, and more Rianne Schestowitz 06/01/2014 - 7:19pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quickzi: Delete files that are a year old

  • Paragraph and page spacing in OpenOffice.org Writer
  • Understanding CVS
  • Be heard: Podcasting with Linux
  • Fixing problem OpenOffice files by unzipping, mixing, and matching
  • A small script I find useful for finding connections
  • How To Install The Epiphany Browser
  • Howto Check you external IP Address from the command line
  • Fedora 8 on a USB key
  • Changing the GNOME File Manager to use Browser mode

Skype for Linux 2.0 - with Video support

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Software

liquidat: Skype has released a new Beta version of it’s VoIP client for Linux. The new release comes with video support.

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 Screenshots

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Moz/FF

phoronix: Firefox 2.0 is just over a year old, but the Mozilla developers are out today with the first beta for Mozilla Firefox 3.0. Firefox 3.0 (known as Gran Paradiso) uses the Gecko 1.9 engine, and features a number of improvements.

Can Red Hat ever make open source advocates happy?

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Red Hat has joined Sun’s OpenJDK project, aligning its IcedTea project with it. I’ve previously compared Red Hat here to Rodney Dangerfield , and earlier today I hinted at the reason.

How to customise a Linux distro into a plug and play system

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Linux

iTWire: The world is on the verge of something stupendous: recent times have seen the launch of two customised Linux distros which just plug and play. Want to get in on the action? Here’s how to make your own special PC.

One more cube: right prism ;) and wallpapers

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Software

dev.compiz-fusion.org/~cyberorg: I have added a couple of new plugins to home:cyberorg repo, a photowheel plugin developed by b0le which allows you to put another cube inside the cube with photos you select. Also included for the first time is wallpaper plugin by Robert Carr.

Dell doesn't dump Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

the inquirer: Further to your report yesterday on your site, we would like to confirm that we are totally committed to providing customers with choice on our Inspiron notebook and desktop systems by offering Ubuntu on certain Inspiron desktop and notebook models - Inspiron 530n desktop and Inspiron 6400n notebook.

LM_Sensors 3.0 Coming Down The Pipe

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Software

phoronix: LM_Sensors team is making very good progress towards LM_Sensors 3.0. The first LM_Sensors 3 release candidate came out towards the end of September. Distinguishing LM_Sensors 3 from the current stable LM_Sensors 2.10 series it is now only a user-space-only package with no kernel components needed.

No Linux or Mac drivers for Skype phones? What are they thinking?

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Software

iTWire: As a committed Ubuntu Linux newbie, I've been feeling pretty pleased with my new distribution over the past couple of days. However, I've hit a telecommunications snag and, judging by the free flow of angst pervading all of the Linux forums I've visited, I'm not alone in my disgust.

OpenBSD 4.2 review

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BSD

softwareinreview.com: As usual, OpenBSD 4.2 offers a large collection of intelligent changes to an already great operating environment. In OpenBSD's case, the code is definitely high quality. Nothing in the default installation is half-implemented, or committed on an experimental basis.

Also: DesktopBSD Day 7 - Fooling Around

Work on Fusion-Installer, 0.6-ports , others

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Software

Random Compiz Fusion Stuff: So I’ve been working on Fusion-Installer a little more and it is getting better. I’ve implemented a nice treeview for you to pick components and you can now resize the window.

TinyMe, The Little PCLinuxOS That Could

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: TinyME is a fresh and minute version of PCLinuxOS aimed at low-end computers and to those who want it fast. It is still under development but is already gaining popularity at a fast pace.

WoW: Self-Cast in KDE and Faster Performance in Wine

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HowTos

latenightpc.com: There are a couple things I’ve done to tweak World of Warcraft on my Linux box. I run OpenSuse 10.3 now but most of this will be the same for other distros, especially if you use KDE. These are just specific to what worked for me but I guess that some other Linux WoW players might benefit from the same settings.

When it comes to releasing operating systems, Ubuntu have it figured out

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Ubuntu

zdnet blogs: I know that it might not seem like it at times, but I’m a big Ubuntu fan. I haven’t fully figured out how and where it fits into my computing ecosystem yet, but I know that it does have a place there. One aspect of Ubuntu that particularly impresses me is the clear development time-line that is published and adhered to. You always know what’s coming and when to expect it.

History of Web Browsers - Opera, Netscape, Firefox, and IE

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Software

cybernetnews: Have you ever wondered how browsers have evolved over time? Today I want to revive your memories of old versions of Opera, Netscape, Firefox, and Internet Explorer showing how they have become the browsers we use today. It’s time to open the door and step back into the time machine!

a review of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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Ubuntu

arstechnica: Ubuntu 7.10, codenamed Gutsy Gibbon, emerged from the jungles last month and has been beating its chest ever since. Touted as the easiest-to-use desktop Linux distro yet, 7.10 hopes to bring the power of Linux to the masses.

Overcoming Social Inertia

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OSS

Richard Stallman: 15 years have passed since the combination of GNU and Linux first made it possible to use a PC in freedom. During that time, we have come a long way. You can even buy a laptop with GNU/Linux preinstalled from more than one hardware vendor, although the systems they ship are not entirely free software. So what holds us back from total success?

FOSS for cartoonists and illustrators

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Software

linux.com: As more and more traditional publishers accept digital images, artists are turning to free and open source software (FOSS) tools to create cartoons and illustrations.

Apple Releases Leopard Source Code

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Mac

pcworld: Darwin 9.0 forms the backbone of the UNIX-based operating system and is being made available to developers in the open source community. Darwin 9.0 is a fully-conformant UNIX operating system that's built on Mach 3.0 and FreeBSD 5.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Constructing the Bazaar: Taking advantage of the open-source development model

  • The Ubuntu Book
  • matroska + vobsub + subtitles … finally!
  • Why Gphone Will Use Ubuntu
  • Asus EeePC - too awesome to not talk about
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 4th November 2007
  • Tried the openSUSE gnome live cd.
  • Popularizing Linux
  • NVIDIA's ESA Standard For Linux?
  • Mom's Using Ubuntu with a Non-Ascii Character Set
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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Microsoft says its best not to fiddle with its Windows 10 group policies (that don't work)

    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

  • What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course
    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and strem.io. We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.
  • A Samba remote code execution vulnerability
    Distributors are already shipping the fix; there's also a workaround in the advisory for those who cannot update immediately.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements
    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.
  • Summer of Coding!
    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!
  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released
    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .
  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support
    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.
  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs
    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.