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What I hate about Linux

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Linux

crunchgear.com: There is no direction. No singular standards. No cohesion between applications. No interoperability. The entire OS is built upon several groups of people working in their own little world on their own little projects.

some howtos

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HowTos
  • Moblock: Peerguardian for Linux

  • TIP: Gentoo libexpat.so error simple fix
  • Linux Bash tutorial 4: The power of regular expressions
  • Short Tip: Convert Ogg Vorbis file to MP3
  • Print to PDF using PCLinuxOS/Kubuntu any KDE distro
  • HowTo: Move Multiple Files Recursively
  • Get more e-mail flexibility with Fetchmail
  • OS X-Like Widgets with Screenlets on Ubuntu (Update)
  • HowTo: Single Step VirtualBox Installation on Fedora 8

Linux Gazette December 2007 (#145) Ready

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Linux

This month's Linux Gazette is online and ready to enjoy. Highlights include New Use for Old Hardware: Network RAID Backup, Review: User Interface Design for Mere Mortals, and Linux on an ARM based Single Board Computer.

Hans Reiser's Mom Tells Jurors One Thing, Police Another

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Reiser

wired: Hans Reiser's mother took the witness stand at her son's murder trial Monday, offering a different explanation about what she thought happened to her daughter in law than what she told police days after Nina Reiser vanished last year.

In-depth review of Mandriva Linux 2008

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MDV

The community site Mandriva Linux tips for free has posted a very in-depth and detailed review of Mandriva Linux 2008 that looks at all the important areas of setup, configuration, compatibility and software choice on a variety of hardware here.

Living With Daryna for One Week

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Linux

softpedia: Ok, ok... I know it's a little too late for a review of Linux Mint 4.0 (codename Daryna), but I was "dating" her sisters and I thought: "Why not give Daryna a chance, too?". This review has been written during an entire week, starting the 26th and ending the 30th of November.

Review: Asus Eee PC

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Linux
Hardware

smh.com.au: "PSST. You wanna buy a laptop for $500? Brand new, mate, still in the box and got a year's warranty. It's got wireless internet, it's got the works, mate." You'd expect to hear this line from some dodgy-looking guy in the pub. But Australia's cheapest laptop is now on sale.

10 More Games from the Ubuntu Universe

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Gaming

jonathancarter.co.za: Previously, I blogged about 10 games that’s available in the Ubuntu Universe that I found interesting. Since then, the Ubuntu MOTU Games team has merged with the Debian games team, and the amount of packaged games have increased.

Mozilla scoffs at vulnerability study rating IE superior to Firefox

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Moz/FF

arstechnica: Jeffrey Jones recently posted a report (PDF format) that was featured in the CSO online magazine. Jones came to the conclusion that, contrary to popular belief, Internet Explorer has experienced fewer security vulnerabilities than Firefox over the same periods of time.

KMyMoney - KDE finance management

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Software

fosswire.com: Money management. It’s generally not very fun, but it’s something we all have to deal with. There are several open source applications for finance management. Over on the KDE specific side, we have KMyMoney.

HotHardware Interview on Asus Eee PC

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Interviews

dot.kde.org: The new Asus Eee PC has been released to many positive reviews and great consumer interest. HotHardware.com was one of the very first sites to review the Asus Eee and report back on this new device. Read on for an interview with Editor-in-Chief Dave Altavilla and his thoughts on the Asus Eee PC and its value proposition.

When is half a loaf enough for open source?

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OSS

Dana Blankenhorn: The last month has seen several attempts to give open source advocates half of what they have been asking for. In all these cases, and more we see bows to the open source concept from vendors still demanding the control open source resists.

All about Linux swap space

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HowTos

linux.com: When your computer needs to run programs that are bigger than your available physical memory, most modern operating systems use a technique called swapping, in which chunks of memory are temporarily stored on the hard disk while other data is moved into physical memory space. Here are some techniques that may help you better manage swapping on Linux systems and get the best performance from the Linux swapping subsystem.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 231

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: A grand overview of popular desktop distributions

  • News: Ubuntu "Hardy Heron", openSUSE Weekly News, Mandriva Flash and Linutop,
  • Fedora release history, interview with Eric Sandall from Source Mage, Foresight 2.0 plans

  • Released last week: CentOS 5.1, Damn Small Linux 4.1
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 0.8 Pre 1
  • Donations: MEPIS receives US$300
  • New additions: Vixta.org
  • New distributions: Jazz Linux, Pendrive Linux, ZXMameCD
  • Reader comments

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

Apache gains market share

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Software

liquidat: After Apache’s market share was shrinking month after month for more than a year it grew again a bit according to Netcraft. There are no reasons given but it is simply good to see that the fall of Apache was at least stopped for this month.

Linux Media Player Roundup - Part 6

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Software

Raiden's Realm: Welcome to part 6 of our series. Today we'll be bringing you Rythmbox, Songbird, Totem and one of our previously missed media players, Aqualung.

Back Up Your Files With Pybackpack On Fedora 8

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HowTos

This document describes how to set up, configure and use Pybackpack on Fedora 8.

Vocalize Firefox

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Moz/FF

linux.com: Two recently released text-to-speech extensions can transform Firefox into a talking Web browser suitable for users with visual impairments -- and anyone else who can use a speech interface to the Web.

some shorts / howtos

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News
  • Auto Shutdown with KShutdown

  • Howto Install Avant Window Navgator in ubuntu gutsy gibbon
  • Setting up Quanta Plus to edit files on your web server

Network-Manager-GNOME vs. Wicd Reviewed

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Software

OSWeekly: Having spent the last few days really examining what Gutsy has to offer on the wireless front, I have been content with improvements made to the network-manager for GNOME. Having thoroughly tested my RT2500 and RT61 Ralink wireless cards, I was impressed with the new wireless stack and network-manager's ability to handle the wireless cards with zero hassle.

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The developers behind the deepin GNU/Linux distribution announced today the general availability of the first point release to the deepin 15.4 stable series, versioned 15.4.1. Read more Also: deepin 15.4.1 Debian-based Linux distribution now available for download

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Leftovers: Ask the Linux Foundation and Review of Damn Small Linux

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  • Damn Small Linux A Lightweight Linux Distro For Old Computers
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Software: Emacs and Magit, KeePassXC, Weblate, Cockpit, Kate, AtCore, GNOME Builder, Undo, and WPS Office

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    The Git source-code management system is widely known for its flexibility and for the distributed development model that it supports. Its reputation for ease of use is ... less well established. There should, thus, be an opening for front-end systems that can make Git easier to use. One of the most comprehensive Git front ends, Magit, works within the Emacs editor and has a wide following. But Magit has run into some turbulence within the Emacs development community that is blocking its wider distribution.
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  • KeePassXC: A Great Way to Manage Passwords In Linux
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  • Making Weblate more secure and robust
    Having publicly running web application always brings challenges in terms of security and in generally in handling untrusted data. Security wise Weblate has been always quite good (mostly thanks to using Django which comes with built in protection against many vulnerabilities), but there were always things to improve in input validation or possible information leaks.
  • Cockpit 146
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  • Kate is now translated also on Windows!
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    Like every year, GUADEC has snuck up on me. I’ll be heading out to Manchester in a handful of days which means things are going to get hectic any moment now. We just reached another milestone in our development phase towards 3.26. I’ve landed two important components which will have important roles in Builder’s future. The new visual layout, and the new shortcut engine. Neither are complete yet, but they are good enough to land on master and allow us to iterate without giant branches.
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