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Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Receives Yet Another Kernel Update

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
Canonical has released an important kernel update for its still supported Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Server operating system, fixing five vulnerabilities discovered in the upstream Linux kernel 2.6.32 packages by various developers and kernel hackers.
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Web Administration Scripts -- Redux

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
It's been months, and I'm still dealing with a DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack on my server—an attack that I can see is coming from China, but there's not really much I can do about it other than try to tweak firewall settings and so on.
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Manjaro 0.8.9 KDE Screenshot Tour

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux. Key features include intuitive installation process, automatic hardware detection, stable rolling-release model, ability to install multiple kernels, special Bash scripts for managing graphics drivers and extensive desktop configurability.
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Weston Work Still Ongoing For A Fullscreen Shell Protocol

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
For a while now there's been work happening to come up with a fullscreen shell protocol for Wayland's Weston to address some interesting use-cases. With this protocol, clients run entirely full-screen as the only client exposed to the user.
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Things newcomers to open source rarely ask but often wonder

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
Open Source Comes to Campus is an event series run by OpenHatch that introduces college students to open source tools, projects, and culture. Whenever we get a new-to-us question at an event, we write it down and answer it more fully on our blog. Here’s a collection of "Infrequently Asked Questions" that are especially relevant for newcomers to open source projects.
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Will Microsoft dump Windows Phone for Android?

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
Today in Open Source: Is Microsoft's purchase of Nokia the end for Windows Phone? Plus: Can a Chromebook be your only computer? And Linux jobs pay higher salaries!
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MegaGlest 3.9.1 Overview

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
MegaGlest is a 3D real-time strategy game, completely free and open-source, taking place on a wide range of maps and including seven different factions. MegaGlest is a fork of Glest, which stopped being developed a few years ago.
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VirtualBox 4.3.8 Officially Released with Support for X.Org Server 1.15

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
On February 25, Oracle announced the immediate availability for download of the powerful VirtualBox 4.3.8 virtualization application for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems.
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QEMU 2.0 Is Piling On Many Features For Early April Debut

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
Version 2.0 of the widely-used QEMU emulator that's commonly used with open-source Linux virtualization setups will soon be released. In just over one month is the planned release of the very exciting QEMU 2.0.
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Manjaro 0.8.9 review – KDE and Xfce desktops

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
A key feature that Manjaro and the other desktop distributions that are based on Arch Linux bring to the table is a point-and-click, user-friendly installation program. Another are user-friendly graphical package managers. Those are the type of programs I’m always looking for on any desktop distribution.
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Open source tools to build your best business

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
In January 2013, I started exploring open source solutions to help implement my business idea. I used Wordpress, Joomla, and OpenShift to create FilmBoxFestival, a platform for streaming documentary films. Note: It is still in the testing phase. I encourage you to explore open source possibilities. Here are some of the things I learned.
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Zigfrak Now DRM Free Exclusively On FireFlower Games

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
Zigfrak is a single player space-based action RPG, featuring missions, exploration, and crafting. It is also now DRM free on FireFlower Games.
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Linux Mint Debian 201403 RC released!

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 201403 RC.
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eWEEK at 30: The LAMP Stack Switches on Large-Scale Web Development

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
eWEEK 30: The Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP) combination provided a reliable set of servers, operating systems, languages and tools that helped the Web rapidly grow into what it is today. -
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Samsung smartwatches run on Tizen

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
USA Today got it right last week when it claimed that Samsung was prepping a Tizen-based smartwatch successor to the Android-based Galaxy Gear. Well, they got it almost right — Samsung unveiled three Tizen smartwatches. Samsung did not, however, unveil a Tizen smartphone, and according to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung execs could not even definitively promise a Tizen phone in 2014.
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AV Linux 6.0.3 Distro Is for Audio, Video and Graphic Enthusiasts

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
AV Linux 6.0.3, a custom shop modded Linux-based Operating System, built from a handpicked selection of available tools and based on Debian/GNU Linux and the Xfce Desktop Environment, has been released and it’s now available for download.
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Rust Survival Game Updated With Better Performance & Linux Fixes

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
The survival game Rust from the dudes at Facepunch has been updated today, featuring a whole bunch of new kit.
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Emmabuntus 12.04.4-1.07 Screenshot Tour

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
The Emmabuntu?s team is pleased to announce the 6th maintenance release of Emmabuntu?s 2 1.07 based on Xubuntu 12.04.4. This distribution was designed to make the refurbishing of computers given to humanitarian organizations, especially Emmau?s communities (where the name comes from), and to promote the discovery of Linux by beginners, but also to extend the lifespan of the equipment and to reduce over consumption and over waste in electronics.
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The Rise of the Ethical Hacktivist

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
When Saul Alinsky wrote Rules for Radicals more than four decades ago, the world was a very different place than it is today. Protests and demonstrations were among the most common tactics for bringing about social change, and they were used on such a broad scale that they helped define the Vietnam War era and counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

lxer.com - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:55
Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux!
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