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Story Better Know an OS: Debian GNU/Linux Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2014 - 7:56am
Story Maui using KDE Frameworks 5 Roy Schestowitz 04/10/2014 - 7:29am
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Story Scientific Linux 7.0 RC2 Is Ready For Testing Rianne Schestowitz 04/10/2014 - 7:14am
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Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 10:46pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/10/2014 - 10:46pm

Under... SELinux standing !

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HowTos

Security-enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an implementation of a mandatory access control (MAC) mechanism. This mechanism is in the Linux kernel, checking for allowed operations after standard Linux discretionary access controls are checked. Standard Linux security is a discretionary access control model (DAC).

Warsow 0.1 has been released

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Gaming

The new version of Warsow, a free of charge first person shooter based on the QFusion engine, has finally been released to the public. Warsow is a game similar to the Quake series, Unreal Tournament and Tony Hawks Pro Skater.

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Ubuntu for your grandmother.

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Ubuntu

They say its for geeks, they say its for nerds, they say its for those whose pinkie finger has the imprint of the enter key tattooed on it. We say its for your grandmother ! Yes my friends, I kid you not, for all of those who are afraid to dip their little toe into the great Linux-Lake let us reassure you : If your grandmother can do it ? So can you.

Linux (still) trumps OS X

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Linux

We recently ran a feature item which suggested, heretically, that Linux was faster than Apple's OS X for statistics. Sekhon followed up his first study and states a Linux performance advantage remains, although it's substantially smaller.

Nuremberg Region Becoming Hotbed for Open Source

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OSS

SuSE's success drew the attention of U.S. software giant Novell, which bought the German company in 2004. Novell now aims to become the world's leading Linux vendor. Programmers are already envisaging a "Linux Valley" in the middle of Germany's Franconia region, where tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs have been lost in recent years.

Saga of the Upgrade to SuSE 10.1: Advil needed!

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SUSE

That's the new kid in town, having had a lot of reviews even from its beta releases. Some people may want to get into it because of the hyped Xgl/Compiz, AppArmor, Xen and who knows what else (NX, anyone?). Some others might just consider to install it for a fully-fledged, user friendly, desktop GNU/Linux distro.

In my case, I was having SuSE 10.0 on my desktop PC, and I only considered upgrading from 10.0 to 10.1, with as little as possible disruption of the service.

Remastering DSL: A Short HOWTO with a Long Preamble

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HowTos

I chose DSL as the basis for my new toy. For those unfamiliar with the Distro, DSL is a severely stripped down version of Debian/Knoppix. The distribution aims to include as many useful applications as possible while remaining under 50MB. It uses a 2.4 series kernel, busybox, a tiny little Xserver, Fluxbox as the default WM, and a host of other microscopic office, media and Internet applications. It is designed to be easily expandable by via a system called 'MyDSL'. MyDSL packages come in several flavours and formats.

Blending: The Best of Both Worlds

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OSS

Mixing Open Source and commercial software isn't a new concept. IT departments have been doing it for years, especially when building out their core server, networking, and database infrastructures. But using a novel "blended" application development strategy - one that combines Enterprise Java APIs and Open Source Java application frameworks - offers the best of both worlds.

The Basics of CRON and Linux Automation

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HowTos

This beginner introduction to the CRON process and tables allows even a novice to automate commands that need to be run repeatedly. Let's get started with the basics of cron and at.

New Xara Xtreme for Linux

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Software

Xara are pleased to announce a milestone target has been achieved with the release of Xara Xtreme LX version 0.5. This is the Open Source version of the commercial Xara Xtreme graphics and illustration software.

First Day KDE 4 Multimedia Meeting

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KDE

In the rainy Netherlands, eighteen KDE hackers have been working in the Annahoeve on Multimedia for the fourth incarnation of KDE. This report outlines the meeting topics, and the results of interesting presentations and explains how KDE developers outbid each others marshmallow records.

U.S. PTO smashes JPEG patent

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Misc

Another attempt to tie down a standard with a patent has gone down in flames. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a patent that Forgent Networks was asserting against the Joint Photographic Experts Group, better known as JPEG, images standard.

Mark Shuttleworth Interview, Part I: on Dapper, and Ubuntu in the Enterprise

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Interviews
Ubuntu

Recently, Ubuntu founder and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth spoke with The 451 Group at length about Dapper, Ubuntu, and the trends and development of the open source and free software movements as they relate to enterprise information technology. In this multi-part series, The 451 Group will present Shuttleworth’s comments along with insight and commentary from 451 Group analysts who cover the worlds of open source and enterprise software.

Games Review - Triplex Invaders : Maniadrive : Lost Labyrinth

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Gaming

Sometimes you just need to take a break and play some games. To that end we've got the return of the weekly gaming review at PCBurn! Three different Linux titles, all free software, have made the cut.

First impressions of Picasa - Google's first rate Graphics suite for Linux

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Google

Today, Google did something which would gladden the hearts of thousands of GNU/Linux users - well atleast those who are not as rigid in outlook about GPL any way. That is they finally released a version ofPicasa for Linux. I downloaded the deb file from the Google's Picasa site since I run Ubuntu as my main GNU/Linux distribution. And the installation went quite smoothly.

Red Hat Plugs Multiple Linux Kernel Flaws

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Security

Linux software provider Red Hat issued a security advisory for a number of its products, addressing a series of kernel vulnerabilities in the operating system software.

Quick Look at Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Release Candidate

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Linux
Reviews
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The highly successful Ubuntu development team released a release candidate of their upcoming version 6.06 desktop operating system. We haven't tested Ubuntu quite a while and thought it'd be interesting to see how things have changed. We also thought it'd might be of interest to others to see how this release was shaping up.

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Commonly used commands in SSH

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HowTos

ls -l === This Will List All Files/Directories In Your Current Directory
ls -al === Lists All Files & Information
ls –alR === Lists All Files & Information In All SubDirectories
cd === Changes Directory
clear === Clears The Screen

Build It Yourself: A Linux Network Appliance

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Misc

Practically Networked invites to join our new series on how to build your own Linux-based network appliance. If you're a small business owner with a shared Internet connection and some networked PCs, this is just what you need to secure your LAN with a powerful, flexible device that outperforms comparable commercial devices for a fraction of the cost, or even no cost at all.

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Games: OSK, ATOM RPG, Battle Royale Tycoon and More

  • Race through a dying world as a squirrel in the climbing platformer OSK, out now

    OSK from the single-person studio Diax Game is officially out and it has a really beautiful style to it. In OSK the world is dying, some sort of cataclysmic event is happening below and as a squirrel you're just doing what you know—climbing. To get away from the absolute chaos, the game has you climb an enormous tree while you also solve puzzles and avoid enemies.

  • ATOM RPG had another massive update recently adding in an Isometric mode

    ATOM RPG, the game inspired by the likes of Fallout and Wasteland continues to get some big free updates with an Isometric mode out now giving you a new way to play. While the team is currently working on the Trudograd standalone, it was originally a feature meant for that but they decided to give it to everyone free—awesome!

  • Build and run your own Battle Royale park in Battle Royale Tycoon out now

    Not quite the usual Battle Royale, here you're the one in charge. Battle Royale Tycoon is like a more violent and simple version of Parkitect. Note: Key provided to our Steam Curator. After being in Early Access since December last year, Endless Loop Studios (Ninja Tycoon, Blueprint Tycoon, Hyper Knights) decided this month it was time to remove the EA sticker and let everyone jump in.

  • Historical turn-based 4X strategy game 'BOC' sounds intriguing and it's coming to Linux

    Planned to released on Steam and GOG (if GOG approve) after an upcoming Kickstarter campaign, BOC seems like a very interesting turn-based 4X coming to Linux. Interesting for more reasons than just style and gameplay, as developer Code::Arts say they've worked on their own multi-platform OpenGL/Vulkan game engine they've called the Deus Ex Machina engine. Their aim with it, is to have a game engine that focuses on "performance and the efficient use of resources" so that it could "run on a toaster". Starting development back in 2018, their current aim is to have something playable and ready for Early Access next year.

  • Running DOSBox games from Steam on Linux just got better with a fresh release of Boxtron for Steam Play

    Love your classic games? Have a lot of those classics on Steam? You need to grab Boxtron, the unofficial Steam Play tool that allows you to use a native DOSBox with Steam games even if they don't have a Linux build up. As a quick refresher Boxtron improves the experience by giving lower input lag, better fullscreen support, Steam Overlay and other Steam feature support and so on. Compared to running games through Proton or messing about with a manual DOSBox configuration it makes things nice and simple.

  • Snowtopia: Ski Resort Tycoon is heading to Steam next year, early build to try on itch.io

    Up for playing another building and management tycoon game? Snowtopia: Ski Resort Tycoon is one we talked about briefly back in January and it seems to be progressing along nicely. We've had standard theme park building sims, we've had a Battle Royale building sim, city builders and so much more. A Ski Resort you build up yourself though? That's something we haven't really seen before on Linux, not something that's exactly common on any platform though either.

Android Leftovers

Devices: HEGduino Alaskit, Piper Computer Kit 2 and Intel NUC Mini PC

  • HEGduino IoT Real-time Neurofeedback Platform Aims to Increase Brain Function (Crowdfunding)

    The HEGduino Alaskit has developed a way to measure the blood-oxygen levels in the brain and create a biofeedback system that is said to increase brain function.

  • Piper Computer Kit 2 is a DIY Raspberry Pi 3 Computer for Kids’ Education

    Kids can easily build theirs own computer and then learn more about electronics and programming thanks to Piper Computer Kit 2.

  • Essential Accessories for Intel NUC Mini PC

    I bought a barebone Intel NUC mini PC a few weeks back. I installed Linux on it and I am totally enjoying it. This tiny fanless gadget replaces that bulky CPU of the desktop computer. Intel NUC mostly comes in barebone format which means it doesn’t have any RAM, hard disk and obviously no operating system. Many Linux-based mini PCs customize the Intel NUC and sell them to end users by adding disk, RAM and operating systems. Needless to say that it doesn’t come with keyboard, mouse or screen just like most other desktop computers out there.

DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 Gets Basic FSCK Support

While the Copy-on-Write file-system shouldn't technically require fsck support, basic file-system consistency checking support has been implemented anyhow. In the initial implementation, the fsck code for HAMMER2 cannot repair any damaged file-system but can only verify that the file-system is intact. Read more