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  • Integrating Zoho Online Office Suite with Ubuntu
  • File system support: Ubuntu vs. OS X
  • Use an Ubuntu Live CD to Securely Wipe Your PC’s Hard Drive
  • Configure Tata Photon Whiz On Ubuntu Linux
  • How to View and Extract Files from rpm, deb, depot and msi Packages
  • Updating Your openSUSE Linux Systems
  • Crontab Entries for Unix or Linux Servers Made Simple
  • Ubuntu Restricted Extras – Lets Ubuntu Play Everything
  • Install Dropbox in Lubuntu
  • Install Ubuntu Lucid Themes(Radiance/Ambiance) and Wallpaper
  • Removing a column from a MySQL data table

few odds & ends:

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  • Migrating your Claws Mail to a new installation
  • Wolvix 2.0.0 beta Build 56
  • Desktop Couch View Editor
  • Improve KVM performance
  • Writing Terminator plugins
  • Fedora On The OLPC At LFNW 2010
  • Alsa Domain Scare, missing alsa git or website

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  • Saving bandwidth by backing up with Rsync
  • Hidden Linux : Dropbox for KDE
  • Add Equalizer for Pulse audio in ubuntu
  • UNP a Universal File Unpacking Utility for Ubuntu / Debian
  • How to configure disk encryption on Sabayon 5.2
  • Clone or Copy a Virtual Disk in Virtualbox
  • Keeping Linux File Systems Clean

some howtos & stuff:

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  • Show real swap usage for each individual process
  • Setting up BGP4 with Zebra
  • Change Your Ubuntu User’s UID to 501 (OS X UID)
  • Convert a string of hex characters into ascii chars
  • Use TeamViewer for remote Linux support
  • How to Enable Direct2D Acceleration in Ubuntu [ATI Cards]
  • Change Sudo Password Remembering Time in Ubuntu
  • KDE and the .gtkrc
  • Turn off/down/up login sound when Ubuntu Gnome startup
  • How To Hide PHP Version Information
  • Configuration tips for the Ubuntu Lucid kernel
  • Adding a new IP to a Redhat Linux system
  • Sony Not Reimbursing Retailers over "Other OS"
  • Speed Dreams 1.4.0 is released
  • Book Reviews: Ubuntu on a Dime

some howtos:

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  • Fine-grain Access Control on Linux File Systems
  • Digital Blending – Dynamic Range – GIMP
  • Web Application Security (hacking) with DVWA
  • Backup your MySQL databases automatically using Automysqlbackup
  • User and Group Management 101
  • How To Customize The Firefox Layout
  • Install Redmine on CentOS
  • Burn your newly purchased Ubuntu One Music Store Music
  • Sync Your Pidgin Profile Across Multiple PCs with Dropbox

some howtos:

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  • KVM setup with bridged networking
  • stat
  • Create a Persistent Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive
  • Working and Manage directories in Linux with command line
  • Convert Ext3 filesystem to Ext4 Filesystem without Reinstalling
  • md5sum: Remove duplicate files
  • Joining Ubuntu Lucid to Active Directory
  • Access webmails from desktop
  • ninja - Monitor Linux System for Unauthorized root access
  • sysadmin tip: reboot more often
  • Backup Directories and Subdirectories Preserving File Structure

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On Debian Lenny

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This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot with Apache2 on a Debian Lenny system. With mod_chroot, you can run Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less vulnerable to break-in attempts that try to exploit vulnerabilities in Apache2 or your installed web applications.

some howtos:

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  • libextractor - Extracting Metadata from any types of file
  • How to Install GNOME 3 (GNOME-Shell) in ubuntu
  • Unix How-To: File Updates in Linux
  • Gentoo: Avoid building (some) static libraries
  • Ncat: The Network Swiss Army Knife
  • Kdump on CentOS 5.4
  • Using Tar
  • Quick Compiling Kate in a stable KDE Environment
  • Bash Alias Tutorial

some howtos:

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  • Easy DNS wildcard setup for local domains using dnsmasq
  • Exploiting a kernel NULL dereference
  • Monitor system Status with saidar in ubuntu / debian Linux
  • Shared Library Issues In Linux
  • How to Convert FLV (YouTube/Flash Videos) to MPEG in Linux
  • Bash HISTCONTROL, control bash history command
  • Gprof for Benchmarking C and C++ code
  • PDF Export in OpenOffice.org
  • tshark: perform filters to rip out a pcap from a large pcap
  • Diffuse - Graphical tool for comparing and merging text files
  • Qmail per domain concurrency
  • Containers vs. Hypervisors: Choosing the Best Virtualization Technology
  • Make scp command work with cronjob
  • How to get required BIOS information from Linux
  • Alien Arena on netbook

Linux backup made easy

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  • Luckybackup: Linux backup made easy
  • Using rsnapshot to back up and retain snapshots
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today's leftovers

  • Why Linus is right (as usual)
    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable. This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs. The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.
  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes
    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies. One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.
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Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting
    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download. VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon. Why Vidcutter? If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily. VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More
    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases. The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.
  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux. It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.
  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements
    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes. MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development
     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

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