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  • The Ubuntu PC Case Mod Pt.3 The case + plans
  • Planetary Annihilation starting alpha testing
  • D-Ptr, the modern way
  • The value of a good distro wide test suite...
  • Zorin OS 7 Review (video)
  • How Can Any Company Ever Trust Microsoft Again?
  • SSH tunnelling on insecure networks
  • sc: Old as the hills
  • How to get a virtual keyboard in Linux Mint MATE
  • Finding changes in a sorted list: a trick
  • iLinux icons for *buntu family
  • Linux Lite 1.0.6 Final released
  • Psychocat Ubuntu Tutorials Are Now CC Licensed
  • OpenMandriva Association (OMA) will be at FISL 14

some odds & ends:

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  • Cool Indicator Sticky Notes For Ubuntu
  • Our week with Soylent: don't chuck out your vintage food quite yet
  • The Perfect Operating System
  • Install Gentoo using Ubuntu
  • Mac OS X vs Windows 8 vs Chrome OS vs Linux OS

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  • Slides on Home Automation with Raspberry Pi
  • LibreOffice 4.1.0 Gets Closer with RC1
  • Uruguay Fights For GNU/Linux
  • LibreOffice Community Gets Free @Libreoffice.Org
  • Linux Foundation sees broadening role for developers
  • Linux Basement - Episode 81 - They Are Listening In

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  • What it Takes to be an Open Source Expert
  • LibreOffice 4.1 RC Triage Contest Has Begun
  • Setup The Raspberry Pi As A NAS
  • Mozilla again postpones Firefox third-party cookie-blocking
  • New developer getting started on KDEPIM
  • How to take screenshot of the login screen of Linux Mint 15
  • Build your own custom modules for Drupal 7, part 2
  • NVIDIA Driver Soon Likely To Support EGL, Mir
  • Free Software alternatives to help you outwit PRISM
  • Is that really the source code for this software?
  • Gnome Shell 3.9.3 Release
  • The openSUSE TSP application
  • BASH Decision Constructs

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  • ztrack: A primitive 3D racing game
  • Keyboard Art
  • Opening Pandora’s Box
  • New JabirOS sources
  • Steam for Linux Finally Receives 64-Bit Gaming Support
  • Linux Caixa Mágica 20 Is Based on GNOME 3.6.3
  • Cumulus launches a Linux distro for data-center bare metal
  • Today's Highlights: LibreOffice 4.0.4, OpenMandriva VMs, and GNOME Music
  • GoD Factory: Wingmen Linux Version Unveiled
  • Overgrowth a199 video changelog

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  • OpenMandriva Releases Public Alpha
  • Reality Check: Success of GNU/Linux
  • Open Source Initiative seeks first manager
  • Linux Potpourri: KDE, Debian, & Pisi
  • Root 101 Open Source Tablet Alternative
  • History And Guide To Linux Touch
  • Dim any website you visit in Firefox
  • "Close tabs to the right" comes to Firefox
  • Keep PRISM and NSA Off Your Back with Bauer-Puntu Linux
  • Alternatives to Macs : WeAreTheMusicMakers
  • BSD Magazine (June 2013): FreeBSD on Rails
  • Incredipede goes free for Linux users
  • The Humble Bundle with Android 6
  • Install Great Little Radio Player On Debian and Red Hat Derivatives

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  • 10 Popular Free First Person Shooter Linux Games
  • Linux Community Distro Poll
  • Do-over for Linux Community Distro Poll
  • Peppermint OS Four Review: Linux Mint of Web apps
  • synapse indicator for elementary OS
  • Build your own custom modules for Drupal 7
  • Forbes Earnings Preview: Red Hat (RHT)
  • Help Heavy Gear Assault to become reality
  • Pisi Linux 1.0 Is about to Release its Beta!
  • RHEL 7 software stack still under wraps
  • Netflix outside the USA - in Linux & with Tunlr
  • Debian Edu interview: Victor Nițu
  • openSUSE Conference - Chameleon Ad
  • Fixing lack of output in AWstats after Debian Linux upgrade
  • Is MariaDB replacing MySQL?
  • Joeffice, an open source office suite one developer built in 30 days
  • tbclock: Probably the best binary clock
  • GNOME Accessibility bid selected
  • Linux Outlaws 314 – Particular Hate
  • Easy As Pi Tor Proxy | LAS s27e05

ubuntu leftovers:

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  • 10 Things We Want in Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu Support: How to Get Help
  • Automatically Take Screenshots In Ubuntu At Regular Interval
  • Tweak Ubuntu Unity: Get a dock-style launcher and Unity Dash
  • Take a Screenshot and Edit Them in Ubuntu Desktop with Hotshots
  • Mac OS X vs Windows 8 vs Ubuntu Linux
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 321
  • Testing: On To Saucy Salamader!
  • wireless hotspot for androids in ubuntu

today's highlights:

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  • Main Machine: Finally on Ubuntu 13.04
  • Multiple DEs for Ubuntu Studio (part 1)
  • The Ubuntu App Developer Cookbook Announced
  • Paradise Perfect Boat Rescue heading to Linux
  • 10 Ways to Generate a Random Password from the Command Line
  • How To Install and Configure iTunes on Ubuntu
  • How To Install Ubuntu On A Chromebook
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OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

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Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

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    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
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