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Rock The wbar Dock

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ubuntumini.com: wbar is a quick launch bar similar to the OSX dock. It's a lightweight and fast piece of useful eyecandy written in c++ using imlib2. While it isn't as full featured as Gnome-Do or Avant Window Manager, wbar's low overhead, speed, and efficient dependencies make it an ideal for netbooks.

Beautify the Terminal

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gauravlive.com: The linux terminal can get boring at times owing to lack of colors & a rigid black background. Hardcore Linux enthusiasts won’t think about the appearance of the terminal but normal users will surely get bored of the monochrome terminal sooner or later. Surprisingly beautifying the terminal is pretty simple.

some howtos:

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  • Tutorial: Using Cinelerra to create PIP videos
  • Speed up your IDE/ATA hard drive with hdparm
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 2
  • Remotely Accessing Your Linux Computer: Part 3
  • Technology Explained: Understanding The Internet Speed
  • Sed as a handy developer tool
  • Make a shortcut to your unread Gmail in Firefox
  • How to Pause a Process
  • Try out the new "single window" Gimp
  • Download/Upload files using FatRat
  • Accessing remote computers via XDMCP
  • HowTo contribute guide #1 (kde)

some howtos:

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  • OOo: Keyboard shortcuts for navigation
  • Creating a hard drive backup
  • Remotely Accessing Your Linux Computer: Part 2
  • Install and use Ubuntu One
  • Remove The 60sec Shutdown/Reboot Timer In Karmic Koala
  • MySQL: Conditional Update
  • Vim Tip: Create syntax highlighted PDF and HTML files from C or perl
  • Using Corkscrew to tunnel SSH over HTTP
  • How To Connect To A WPA Wifi Using Command Lines on Debian
  • Canon Powershot A60 on Debian

some howtos:

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  • How to turn a spare Linux machine into a media server
  • Beginning with Vi
  • VPN Setup using PPTP
  • Bash: coproc
  • Reliance Netconnect on Ubuntu
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 1

few leftovers:

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  • Linux / UNIX: Restrict Access To A Given Command
  • Computers make big difference for families in need
  • Use this iptables script for Web/Mail server security
  • Launch Application Menu In Ubuntu With Windows Key
  • Gnome Find Drive Serial Number
  • Steuben ARC switched to Linux after hack

few early howtos & shorts:

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  • ripping vhs
  • Upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10
  • It's Actually An African Word Meaning 'Glass Plane You Look Through'
  • Nexuiz 2.5.2 Release Brings New Game Mode

some howtos:

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  • Add Bookmarks for Changing Directories in Konsole
  • Remove unused dependencies in Arch Linux
  • Trying the kde4.4 netbook project made easy
  • Improve Your Battery Life With PowerTOP
  • Solving eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3 eth4 …
  • Tutorial: Creating a Metallic Gleam in the GIMP
  • Use IMDB Art For Video Thumbnails In Nautilus
  • Opera Unite: A Personal Webserver Built In to Your Browser
  • Repository management with zypper in Opensuse 11.1
  • Distraction-free writing with PyRoom
  • Install MS office2007 on ubuntu using PlayOnLinux
  • Disable the “clear” issued when you exit vim

Boot Linux Over HTTP With netboot.me

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This tutorial shows how you can boot Linux over HTTP with netboot.me. All that users need is Internet connectivity and a small program (gpxe) to boot the machine. This gpxe program provides network booting facility.

some howtos:

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  • 7 Steps to Better Tables of Contents in OpenOffice.org Writer
  • VirtualBox, Gentoo and serial consoles
  • Unmount external peripherals easy way with Eject
  • A faster nepomuk?
  • How to: Install DD-WRT (X86) On a PC in Linux
  • Updating in Place From openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2
  • "initrd" and "initramfs"--What's Up With That?
  • Compile and execute 32 bits application in 64 bits operating system
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Leftovers: OSS

  • Codesmith Students Garner National Praise for Open-Source Contributions
    Reactide is an Integrated Development Environment built for React, which intends to make React development easier for Software Engineers. The project has been widely praised, amassing over 6,000 stars on GitHub.
  • Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch
    Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer.
  • [Older] Telecoms copying cloud providers make beeline for open source, say analysts
    The supersonic growth of Amazon Web Services and other cloud providers in the past few years owes much to open-source communities that fed them cutting-edge tech free-of-charge. Now telecom is mimicking this strategy through involvement with the Linux Foundation, according to Scott Raynovich (@rayno) (pictured, right), guest host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio.
  • Get a Preview of Apache IoT Projects at Upcoming ApacheCon
    The countdown until ApacheCon North America has begun. The blockbuster event will be in Miami this year and runs May 16-18. The Apache community is made up of many niche communities and ApacheCon offers something for all of them. Here, Roman Shaposhnik, Director of Open Source, Pivotal Inc., who is heading the Apache IoT track at the ApacheCon conference, gave us a sneak peek of what the Apache Internet of Things community can look forward to at the event.
  • Free Webinar on Starting a Collaborative Open Source Project
  • Oracle draws curtains on OmniOS
    With its openly stated operational remit of ‘aggressive acquisitions’ (albeit positively aggressive), Oracle is (very) arguably a firm known for buying, swallowing, acquiring those companies it decides to consume.
  • Partners Healthcare, Persistent Systems to develop open-source platform
  • Libreboot Applies to Rejoin GNU
    Last week we reported that after reorganization, Libreboot was considering rejoining GNU and was seeking input from its community to determine the amount of support it had for such a move. From reading the comments posted both on our article on FOSS Force and on Libreboot’s website, it comes as no surprise that the project’s core members feel they have the necessary consesus to proceed. Last night, FOSS Force received an email — sent jointly to us and Phoronix — letting us know of the decision. Rather than repeat what’s already been written and said on the subject (for that, follow the first link above), we’re publishing a slightly edited version of the email, which will pretty much bring everyone up to date on the situation.

Security updates and no more patches from grsecurity (without a fee)

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public
    The GrSecurity initiative that hosts various out-of-tree patches to the mainline Linux kernel in order to enhance the security will no longer be available to non-paying users. GrSecurity has been around for the better part of two decades and going back to the 2.4 kernel days. In 2015 the stable GrSecurity patches became available to only commercial customers while the testing patches had still been public. That's now changing with all GrSecurity users needing to be customers.
  • Passing the Baton: FAQ
    This change is effective today, April 26th 2017. Public test patches have been removed from the download area. 4.9 was specifically chosen as the last public release as being the latest upstream LTS kernel will help ease the community transition.
  • grsecurity - Passing the Baton
    Anyone here use grsecurity and have any thoughts about this?

Microsoft-Connected Forrester and Black Duck Continue to Smear FOSS