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Story Ubuntu 14.04 wows through subtlety Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 4:41pm
Story Opteron X Berlin runs Fedora Linux Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 3:53pm
Story Feedback "positive" on Firefox mobile OS, says Mozilla exec Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 3:14pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 1:17pm
Story GNU/Linux on Power8 Servers Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 11:09am
Story Apache OpenOffice hits major 100 million downloads milestone in under 2 years Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 10:57am
Story Battle of the Linux clouds! Linode DOUBLES RAM to take on Digital Ocean Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 10:54am
Story Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: The Good, the Bad and the Awesome Roy Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 10:08am
Story FreeBSD Advances For ARM, Bhyve, Clang Rianne Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 6:24am
Story ownCloud Promotes Scalability, Efficiency of Open Source Private Cloud Rianne Schestowitz 18/04/2014 - 6:19am

KDE 3 vs. KDE 4 Performance Revisited

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nowwhatthe.blogspot: I wrote about the performance of KDE 4 some time ago, and I'd like to revisit it. Now it's possible to have it clean and fast, and I did indeed see an increase in performance when trying it.

Spice up Joomla! with productivity-enhancing extensions

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linux.com: Joomla!, a popular content management system (CMS) for Web portals, is easy to install and maintain, and has thousands of components, modules, and Mambots for almost every thinkable function a Web site could possibly need. Here are a few extensions that I find indispensable.

Opera is Cool Again

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Software

movingparts.net: Okay, well, I mean, it’s always been cool. I’ve been using it for a few days instead of Firefox and it’s nice to see some of the new things in the Opera camp since I had last used it.

Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3

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HowTos

linuxondesktop.blogspot: A Few weeks back Adobe released the new version of their popular Flash Player( Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3, version identifier 9,0,115,0) on the Linux platform. To install Flash Player in Ubuntu 7.10 type in the following command in the terminal window:

Linux: no longer a winner?

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Linux

paul murphy: I was thinking about the future of Linux when it occurred to me that one path for its future can seen as a simple consequence of what we mean by “winning.” In other words, asking whether Linux will still be a winner in ten years leads first to the question of what we mean by “winner” and then to an answer about where Linux is going.

some howtos, shorts, and stuff

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News
  • Make Broadcom Wifi Work With Ndiswrapper on openSUSE 10.3

  • Picasa 3.0 on the way
  • GTK dialog boxes from shell scripts
  • Reduce Firefox 3 location bar autocomplete menu
  • Basilisk Games Announces the availability of Eschalon: Book I for Linux
  • Nokia N810 Internet Tablet overview and demo
  • Four Years of Gentoo

Review: Zenwalk 4.8 - Does Easier Mean Easy?

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Linux

adventuresinopensource.blogspot: I've been running Zenwalk 4.8 almost a week now and it did give some me more time to get a feel for it. I'd been told it was Slackware without the hassle, I'd even been told it was good for new users. Could this be true? Here's how I got on in my week with Zenwalk...

Firefox 3 Beta 2 in Ubuntu 7.10

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HowTos

topicalmatt.com: Problem is, Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon comes with an unstable version of Firefox 3, in the form of a “firefox-granparadiso” package, and it’s only Alpha 8, which doesn’t have the features and stability of the past few releases. There’s a simple way to upgrade this package, keeping all links, etc. intact.

Should Compiz be in Xubuntu by default?

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Ubuntu

kmandla.wordpress: It will sound snide, but I realize that the reason it was so funny to me is that people still think Xubuntu is intended for older hardware. The fact that it’s even discussed should be a clue to the contrary.

No OLPC Laptop for Me For Christmas

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OLPC

blogs.pcworld: I've received word from the OLPC folks that shipment of the XO $100 $200 laptop I'm entitled because I paid for one for a child in a developing nation has been delayed.

Dell's Ubuntu Laptops

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Ubuntu

apparentlymart.livejournal: I've just recieved my Dell Inspiron 6400 with Ubuntu preinstalled. Almost everything worked flawlessly out of the box, but there were two oddities:

Hacao Classmate PC avaiable !

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News

“This is the answer from Hoang le Minh (Vice director of HCMC Post & Telecom service - Government) to a reporter from Echip questioning him about the Classmate PC project from Intel and the possible choice of Hacao linux as operating system (instead of Windows). In summary : the CMPC has some physical limitations (256 MB Ram, 1 GB Flash memory) which prevents it from effectively using Windows operating system.

MEPIS 7.0 is Released

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Linux

mepis.org: MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 7.0. Some of the important packages included with the 7.0 release are: an updated and security patched 2.6.22.14 kernel, Xorg 7.1.0, KDE 3.5.8, OpenOffice 2.3.0, and Firefox 2.0.0.11.

Technology in 2008

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OSS

economist.com: Rejoice: the embrace of “openness” by firms that have grown fat on closed, proprietary technology is something we’ll see more of in 2008. Verizon is not the only one to cry uncle and reluctantly accept the inevitable.

Sabayon Linux: mini review

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Linux

pintooo15.livejournal: I tested the live version of sabayon linux 3.4f mini edition (CD) 64bit on my dell inspiron 1501 with AMD Turion tl-56 dual core. Key components are sata hard disk, ati onboard graphics accelerator, broadcom ethernet and wifi and other untested parts Tongue

Why amaroK ‘Roks’

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stuff.techwhack: amaroK is the ultimate music management software, and for a casual music buff like me, it’s the best you can get out there. What separates amaroK from the other popular players in the market are its features which are targeted to make music management and playback easy, and a pleasing experience. Here, I’ve highlighted some of the key features of amaroK.

What Microsoft (And Linux) Can Learn from Firefox

itmanagement.earthweb: There are two things that I know with absolute certainty to be true; that Elvis is dead and that Linux poses no immediate threat to Microsoft’s business model.

Interesting comment from CompUSA

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Microsoft

zerias.blogspot: I asked one of the employees off the record if he could comment at all on the impact of Vista sales on the end of CompUSA's business. With a glaring look he responded I'd be better off asking about the returns. Returns?

Monitoring Real-time user logins in ubuntu

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HowTos

ubuntugeek.com: Whowatch is an console, interactive users and process monitoring tool.It displays information about the users currently logged on to the machine, in real-time. Besides standard informations (login name, tty,host, userâs process), the type of the connection (ie. telnet or ssh) is shown.

cpipe: Determine the throughput of a pipe

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Software

DPotD: A package I find useful is cpipe. It is simple tool you can use to determine the throughput of a pipe. Potential uses of cpipe might include determining the speed of backups that use tar and dd, your system’s pseudo-random number generator, or an OpenSSH tunnel or OpenVPN.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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