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Story Learning from the open source movement srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 9:12pm
Story Benchmarks Of The Official KQ ZFS Linux Module srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 9:09pm
Story Sourceforge.net attack srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 9:07pm
Story LibreOffice 3.3: Hands-On With the Free Office Suite srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 7:20pm
Story Ubuntu's Warm and Fuzzy Qt Embrace srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 7:18pm
Story Opera 11.01 Final Released srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 5:10pm
Story My Ubuntu Adventure srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 5:06pm
Story Arx Fatalis Linux Port Progress srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 5:04pm
Story Spotlight on Linux: Puppy Linux 5.2 srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 5:03pm
Story Sabayon Linux 5.5 Released srlinuxx 27/01/2011 - 4:57pm

Take a closer look at OpenBSD

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OpenBSD is quite possibly the most secure operating system on the planet. Every step of the development process focuses on building a secure, open, and free platform. UNIX® and Linux® administrators take note: Without realizing it, you probably use tools ported from OpenBSD every day. Maybe it's time to give the whole operating system a closer look.

openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 3 Report

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Well, openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 3 is in our midst and Tuxmachines is here to keep you posted. This release we tested both an upgrade and a fresh install. We found this to be a very interesting release to say the least. It's an alpha to be sure to say the most.

Micro-Evolution: Dates and Contacts

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Software

The developers at Opened Hand have released a pair of lightweight, low-resource applications for calendaring and address book management. They were designed to run on small embedded systems such as Nokia's 770 Internet Tablet and the Sharp Zaurus -- but that doesn't mean you can't use them on your desktop Linux box just as easily.

Simple Emerge/Portage Tutorial

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HowTos

Emerge is Gentoo Linux's frontend for Portage. Portage is a collection of programs that you can install from a list on your system. Emerge is what you use to install packages from Portage.

Oracle User Survey Finds Open Source Making Inroads

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OSS

Open source software is making inroads into Oracle database installations with some 60 percent of IT installations using some form of open source software, according to a new survey of Oracle sites.

Time to Get Serious

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Linux

It is often touted by many Linux users (including myself) that one of its greatest strengths lies in its diversity. Recently, however, I have seen evidence that points to a new shift in the FUD wind coming from Microsoft--a shift that tries to place that self-same diversity as a Linux fault.

And from all appearances, this tactic is working.

Linux powers unusual multicore machine

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Linux

A start-up called Movidis believes a 16-core chip originally designed for networking gear will be a ticket to success in the Linux server market.

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Ubuntu's new conquest: California freeways

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Ubuntu

Living in California's Silicon Valley has many benefits, not least of which is exposure to the "next big thing" on a near-daily basis. Yesterday, we discovered that Ubuntu Linux, not content to target first desktops and then servers, is now getting installed on billboards!

DejaVu font wins its way into Fedora Linux

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A proposal has prevailed to make the open-source DejaVu font project the default used in Red Hat's upcoming Fedora Core 6 version of Linux. The font replaces Vera, a previous font released by Bistream, on which DejaVu is based. Fedora Core 6 is due Oct. 9.

LinuxWorld: Get Ready For Some Surprises

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It's that time of year again when the Linux world converges on San Francisco to talk about all things Linux.

And of course all the major players in the Linux world will be there; many have news, and others just have things they want to say about the news to come.

Red Hat Readies Linux Desktop Upgrade To Vie With Novell

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Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop, which is expected to ship later this year, will compete head-on with the recently released Novell Suse Linux 10.

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Simplifying data extraction using Linux text utilities

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I remember, the first time I was introduced to Unix - Yes my first experience with a POSIX OS was with Unix, more specifically SCO Unix and not Linux - the instructor told us that the real power of Unix was in its accomplishment of complex tasks by splitting them into smaller tasks which inturn are split into even smaller tasks and then assigned to different utilities.

Security Testing your Apache Configuration with Nikto

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HowTos

By now you've got the perfect setup for your new Ubuntu 6.0.6 (Dapper Drake) box. You may have even followed the excellent Intrusion Detection and Prevention with BASE and Snort tutorial. And as an added precaution you installed DenyHosts to prevent hack attempts via ssh. But now that you've got your new LAMP server on the internet, how can you tell that your new web server is secure? You test it, of course!

Zenwalk 2.8, a Review

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Linux

So begins another semester at University. And as I have decided will now be my custom, each Semester I will install a new distribution. Ideally, one that will support the needs of my subjects without too much additional fiddling. It would of course be possible for me to tweak a now familiar Ubuntu, but I was curious to see what other fish were out there in this wide, predominantly blue, sea.

GNOME 2.16.0 Beta 2 Screenshots

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The second Beta for GNOME 2.16.0 is now out. GNOME 2.15.91 marks the API/ABI, feature, string, and UI freeze in the GNOME 2.16.0 candidate. We had used GARNOME with GNOME 2.16.0 Beta 2 and now have some visuals today showing a portion of the improvements in GNOME 2.16.

Screenshots.

VMware, XenSource Join Virtualization Forces For Linux

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Software

Peace has been established on at least one front: XenSource Inc. and VMware are working together to improve virtualization in the Linux kernel.

Filepickers

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Software

There must be something terribly wrong in the minds of people who design filepickers. My favorite complaint about GNOME being way too dumbed down is the impractical filepicker that doesn’t let you type the path to your file.

Server Virtualization: Let Battle Commence

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Software

Recent announcements from VMware, Microsoft, IBM, and XenSource have caused a sudden increase of interest in server virtualization technology. Virtualization is seen as one possible solution to manage the data centers of the future, but important limitations with the technology are often overlooked.

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Security Leftovers

GeckoLinux 421 Plasma and SUSE Hack Week

  • GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon
    I heard a lot of good praise about this little distro. My inbox is flooded with requests to take it for a spin, so I decided, hey, so many people are asking. Let us. The thing is, openSUSE derivatives are far and few in between, but the potential and the appeal are definitely there. Something like CentOS on steroids, the way Stella did once, the same noble way Fuduntu tried to emancipate Fedora. Take a somewhat somber distro and pimpify it into submission. GeckoLinux is based on openSUSE Leap, and I chose the Plasma Static edition. There's also a Rolling version, based on Tumbleweed, but that one never worked for me. The test box for this review is Lenovo G50. But wait! Dedoimedo, did you not recently write in your second rejection report that GeckoLinux had failed to boot? Indeed I did. But the combo of yet another firmware update on the laptop and a fresh new download fixed it, allowing for a DVD boot. Somewhat like the painful but successful Fedora exercise back in the day. Tough start, but let's see what gives.
  • La Mapería
    It is Hack Week at SUSE, and I am working on La Mapería (the map store), a little program to generate beautiful printed maps from OpenStreetMap data.
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From Vista 10 to Linux Mint

  • Microsoft Scared into Changes, 5 Reasons to Ditch
    Following a small claims court judgment against them, Microsoft announced they would be making declining their Windows 10 upgrade easier. Why not just switch to Linux as Daniel Robinson highlighted five reasons you should. My Linux Rig spoke to Christine Hall of FOSS Force about her "Linux rig" today and Bryan Lunduke had some thoughts on Canonical's collaboration myth. Dedoimedo reviewed GeckoLinux 421 and Gary Newell tested Peppermint 7 on his new Lenovo Ideapad.
  • After Multi-Month Tone Deaf Shitshow, Microsoft Finally Lets Users Control Obnoxious Windows 10 Upgrade
    Microsoft's decision to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 made sense on its surface. It was a nice freebie for users happy to upgrade, and an effective way to herd customers on older Windows iterations onto the latest platform to help consolidate support expense. But Microsoft's upgrade in practice has seen no shortage of criticism from users annoyed by a total lack of control over the update, and Microsoft's violent tone deafness in response to the complaints. For example a Reddit post from an anti-poaching organization made the rounds earlier this year after the 17 GB automatic Windows 10 update resulted in huge per megabyte charges from their satellite broadband ISP. Microsoft's response to these complaints? Ignore them. As complaints grew, Microsoft finally provided a way to fully disable the forced upgrade, but made sure it involved forcing users to modify the registry, something Microsoft knew full well less technical users wouldn't be comfortable attempting to hurdle. [...] Things have been escalating ever since, often to comedic effect. But this week things changed somewhat with the news that Microsoft has struck a $10,000 settlement with a California woman who sued the company after an ill-timed Windows 10 upgrade brought her office computers to a crawl. The woman took Microsoft to court after support failed to help resolve the issue, a spokesman saying Microsoft halted its appeal of the ruling "to avoid the expense of further litigation."
  • Microsoft pays $10,000 to unwilling Windows 10 updater
  • The Linux Setup - Christine Hall, FOSS Force
    On my main desktop, I use Linux Mint 17.1, Rebecca. My main laptop, a 64-bit machine, is running Mint 17.2 Rafaela. The laptop got updated from Rebecca so I could write a review, but the desktop never got upgraded because it’s a 32-bit machine and would require another download, which I haven’t had the time to do. I have another laptop running Bodhi, which might be my favorite distro, but I can be more productive with Mint.
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    The wait for the summer’s hottest Linux distro is over and you can finally download the release version of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah”. Often called the best Linux distribution for desktop PCs, Mint 18 comes loaded with new features and Linux 4.4 LTS Kernel.

AMD and Linux

  • The Updated AMD Polaris Firmware Blobs Needed For RX 480 Support Land
    One day ahead of the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch, the necessary firmware updates for the production graphics card support have landed in linux-firmware.git.
  • AMD RX 480 released, AMD will possibly open up Radeon Software
    The next generation of AMD GPU's have launched, and it begins with the AMD RX 480. Benchmarks are now out there along with plenty of info. I don't have the card myself as I have no contacts at AMD, but luckily Phoronix managed to bag a card and he's done plenty of testing as you can imagine. I will be referencing the green site due to other sites obviously focusing on Windows.