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Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Office Applications

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tomshardware.com: Having covered Linux installation, running Windows XP in Ubuntu, Internet applications, and a handful of open source communications titles, Adam Overa is back with a comprehensive look at office apps for Windows users considering a switch to Linux.

The Top 12 Native Linux System Monitoring Tools

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daniweb.com: System Administrators (SAs) have a tough job. To assist those weary SAs in their quest to conquer their Linux systems, I've devised this list of 12 native Linux system monitoring tools that are always at my fingertips.

Openbox Freedom Day

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indlovu.wordpress: South Africa celebrated Freedom Day, Tuesday 27th April, so I spent the day attempting to squeeze freedom out of my aging 1.8ghz PC with 1Gb Ram.

Using Midori

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omgubuntu.co.uk: At some point, nearly unnoticed, Midori 0.2.4 slipped through to repositories everywhere. I know what you're thinking, "Who cares about a 6 week old partial release? Lucid Lynx comes out in less than two days!" Well, I think Midori ought to find a home on your new install.

My Top 5 N900 Applications

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Apps, apps, apps! They make or break an operating system (mobile or otherwise). I've had my N900 for over four months now, and I use it at least four or more hours per day. The following are my top five applications.

Full Steam ahead with CrossOver Games 9.0 beta

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wine-reviews.net: Valve have released an entirely rewritten version of Steam today. And since Steam is a large part of what our customers use CrossOver Games for, we've been forced to rush out a release to provide that support.

What Do You Want From NVIDIA's Next Driver?

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  • What Do You Want From NVIDIA's Next Driver?
  • Nvidia Will Unify Desktop, Laptop Drivers

Good and Bads of LXDE

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saleem-khan.blogspot: LXDE is a relatively new and highly adoptable free and open source desktop environment. Although designed to work on the older resource-constrained computers it works very well on new generation computers.

Corporate contributions and open source innovation in the context of NoSQL

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blogs.the451group.com: The rise of the NoSQL movement is also highly relevant in the context of open source software, however, especially in relation to two key issues related to open source software.

Thoughts on Nautilus

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omgubuntu.co.uk: With the release of Nautilus-Elementary 2.30, I've been thinking quite a bit about File Browsers. I did a comparison of the 4 file browsers I see the most often, but now I'd like to focus a bit more on just Nautilus and Nautilus-Elementary.

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

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FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more