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Story Wireless speakers stream audio from web and WLAN Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 8:43pm
Story GNOME 3.13.4 released Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:44pm
Story Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:40pm
Story The security flaws in Tails Linux are not its only problem Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 7:19pm
Story Elive 2.3.4 Beta Is a Nice OS Based on Debian and Enlightenment - Screenshots Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:47pm
Story Linux Gaming: If You Build It, Will They Come? Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:36pm
Story X.Org Foundation Still Works Towards Becoming An SPI Project Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:29pm
Story Program Octave Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 6:17pm
Story CoreOS Stable Release Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:51pm
Story Wine Announcement Rianne Schestowitz 25/07/2014 - 5:10pm

Indexing Offline CD-ROM Archives

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HowTos

Suppose you’ve been good (or sort of good anyway), and you have a huge stack of CD-ROMs (or DVDs) with backups and archives of your old files. Great. But how can you find anything? I solved this problem today by making an index of all the files stored on these disks using a few simple GNU commandline tools.

Microsoft Won't Buy Yahoo: Good for Open Source?

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OSS

ostatic.com: After several months of discussion and speculation, the Microsoft-Yahoo buyout deal is apparently off. Yahoo is saying that they have come out of this fight stronger and more focused than before. Does this mean that we will see a change in Yahoo's commitment to open source?

KDE Software Installer - alternative package management for Kubuntu/Debian

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Software

fosswire.com: Adept is the graphical package management program included with Kubuntu. While Adept does the job for most software management tasks, it isn’t exactly the quickest application when it comes to starting up.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Sharing Files Between Windows and Linux

  • Search command line history
  • Python: Tips For Writing Daemons
  • Install 3D Transitions for OpenOffice 2.4
  • HowTo: Install FFMpeg on Fedora Linux
  • OOo: How to Embed Images
  • Use runit to supervise Linux services
  • Installing an all-in-one printer device in Debian
  • Creating Seamless Virtual Machine with Virtualbox 1.6
  • Korn -- an extended shell
  • Of bash, history and you

Linux Shootout: 7 Desktop Distros Compared

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: In this roundup I've looked at seven Linux distributions, all mainly aimed at desktop users. Some ought to be household names; some are less widely sung but still worth looking at. We tested openSUSE, Ubuntu 8.4, PCLinuxOS, Mandriva Linux One, Fedora, SimplyMEPIS, and CentOS 5.1. All performed well, and each had at least one truly outstanding feature.

Should Linux Standardize on a Single Distro?

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: When I demonstrate software for Linux Journal, I tend to use Ubuntu as my operating system. The reason is simply because Ubuntu is extremely popular, but it begs the question, should the Linux community standardize on a single distribution? Let's look at some of the pros and cons:

some ubuntu stuff

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 8.04, newbie material?

  • Ubuntu for My Boss
  • How to Suspend to RAM in Ubuntu on the Compaq Evo N610c
  • Ubuntu 8.04 ... the best Ubuntu ever? I doubt it.
  • Ubuntu's OpenGL face browser with GNOME Desktop Manager
  • Teaching the heron to fly
  • Full Exclusive Mark Shuttleworth Video Interview Now Available

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 251

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: First look at Slackware Linux 12.1

  • News: Features and fixes for Intrepid Ibex, updates on openSUSE 11.0, interview with
  • OpenBSD developers, début for OpenSolaris desktop, first alpha of PC-BSD 7.0

  • Released last week: OpenBSD 4.3, Slackware Linux 12.1, Puppy Linux 4.00
  • Upcoming releases: OpenSolaris 2008.05, Ubuntu 8.10
  • Donations: GSPCA (Linux webcam support) - €250.00
  • New distributions: Hrat GNU/Linux
  • Reader comments

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

openSUSE 11 beta 2

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SUSE

I'm posting this from my Gateway M685 running the openSUSE 11 beta 2 Live CD and Firefox 3 beta 5. It is, simply put, very good. The version I booted and tested was the KDE 4 desktop (KDE 4.0.3 release 17). I can't do much more than a cursory report as I did not install it. I'll touch on what caught my eye.

Mandriva Linux One 2008 Spring XFCE: a community achievement

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MDV

beranger.org: You know what Mandriva is; you know what XFCE is; you know what a community means; now it's time to acknowledge some good results.

Linux is ready, but consumers are not

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Linux

zdnetasia.com: Alongside Red Hat and Novell's recent pulling away from the consumer Linux space, some are not confident the operating system (OS) will be ready for the mainstream market anytime soon.

The KDE Raptor Menu - A quick overview

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KDE

raiden.net: Being a KDE lover myself, I'm always intrigued by some of the different features and software that come out for KDE. The latest is the Raptor menu. It's certainly an interesting menu system and one that I think deserves closer attention.

5 Linux distributions that rival OS X for looks

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Linux

farbeyondtheedgeofreason.blogspot: Mac OS X has a reputation as the most visually pleasing operating system around today. Fans often decry other operating systems as looking pathetic by comparison. Well, I beg to differ. I've done a round-up of five of the most impressive Linux desktops available today.

today's leftovers

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News
  • How to Enable Automatic Login in Ubutnu

  • Restricted Accounts And Vi(m) Tricks in Linux And Unix
  • Enabling USB support for VMware Server in Hardy Heron
  • An update on the war against Microsoft’s war against Linux
  • Rants (and tests), tests (and rants), readings (and rants)...
  • Puppy Linux 4.00 Released
  • Ubuntu 8.04, My Awesome Desktop
  • Xubuntu 8.04 stellar on low-power machines
  • Asus Eee PC: Easy Enough for a Kid

VirtualBox 1.6: new features

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: VirtualBox has released the newest version of its virtual machine software. Among the features is seamless window support for Linux guests and MacOS and Solaris host support.

Do You Need Open-Source Indemnification?

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OSS

blogs.eweek.com: While gathering support contract pricing information for my Ubuntu 8.04 review, I noticed a somewhat surprising item listed among the benefits of paying Canonical for a Linux distribution the company gives away for free: Protect your business against IP infringement claims.

Iron Man vs. Open Source

blogs.techrepublic.com: Today I saw the Iron Man movie (quite awesome I must say) and was inspired when I came home and did a search “Iron Man open source” on Google. I was surprised that I actually had a lot of hits.

GoblinX 2.7 Beta1: Just a look...

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Linux

beranger.org: As a live system, either I was in a better mood, or it's improved since 2.6. None of the included firewalls blocked me anymore. The RGB subpixel smothing wasn't there anymore, which is good for me, however...

Ubuntu Nuggets - It's the Little Things that Count

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ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: The first Ubuntu release hype is slowly passing away. It’s amazing to see Ubuntu-related articles rise to the top of social bookmarking sites, extolling the wonders of the new Hardy Heron. Too bad most of them stick to the obvious.

Why ufw Does Not Need A GUI

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Software

ubuntu-tutorials.com: I’ve been hearing more and more recent requests (at OpenWeek -chat and in blog comments) regarding a request for a GUI on top of ufw. I wanted to take a second and outline more clearly what ufw is, which will likely stop these requests. I think its just a simple matter of not truly understand what ufw does which leads to these.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
  • Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps [Ed: Linux basher Liam Tung entertains FUD firm Snyk and Microsoft because it suits the employer's agenda]
  • SSD Advisory – Linux Kernel XFRM Privilege Escalation

gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Deepin 15.5 Desktop (made in China!). Deepin is devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Deepin. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Deepin live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin. Read more Also: ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux System, Now Has a Deepin Edition Based on Ubuntu 17.10 Kali Linux 2017.3 Brings New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here