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Programming

+ - SPAM: My 10 Favorite Sublime Text Packages and Themes

Submitted by pavs.ma
pavs.ma (1124133) writes "Since its initial release Sublime Text has quickly become the text editor of choice for many coders. I only recently started using ST and I am already in love with it, so much so that I exclusively use ST for all my text editing tasks not only coding. Apart from speed issues, which I have been told have improved a lot in Sublime Text 3, this relatively new text editor is an almost perfect choice for coding. One of things that makes Sublime such a great choice is its huge and active community and extensive choice of packages available. I probably wouldn’t be so smitten with ST if it wasn’t so customizable and extendable with packages and themes."
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Google

+ - SPAM: How to get Google Apps For Free

Submitted by pavs.ma
pavs.ma (1124133) writes "Google recently discontinued the free basic Google Apps for Business offer. Existing customer can keep their accounts but new users are, at least officially, not allowed to have free account. However, you can continue to use your existing account you already have. Not sure if its intentional or an oversight, but there still exists couple of ways for users to get Google Apps for free without going for the new paid Individual Account option."
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Opera

+ - SPAM: 8 Features Unique to Opera Browser

Submitted by pavs.ma
pavs.ma (1124133) writes "Opera can’t seem to get a break. They get to make all these browser innovations and come up with original ideas and still sits at the bottom of the barrel in browser usage stats. In some ways Opera browser is a lot like Linux; they are really good (some could argue that they are the best) at what they do but no one seems to know enough to even give it a fair shot. I was also guilty in this, but I am also not a normal browser user as I switch back and forth from one browser to another on different platform to check out and test drive what new features and innovations are going on in the browser market."
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Linux

+ - SPAM: Explain to me like I am 10: What is Linux? 3

Submitted by pavs.ma
pavs.ma (1124133) writes "My nephew recently turned 10. Like most 10 year old he has a lot of question about everything. Sometimes it can be a fun exercise for me to see how well I thought I really understand something, only to find out that I may understand the concept of something but not well enough to explain it even to a 10 year old. This encouraged me to dive in to things deeper to try to understand it in a fundamental level to help me explain things in simpler terms; even if the topic is not so simple. This can be fun most of the time, if you have kids you will know what I am talking about. Usually explaining something to a 10 year old turns in to conversation where one question can lead to 10 more questions about non-related topics. This post may or may not help your 10 year old."
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Security

+ - 12 Interesting Penetration Testing Linux Distros->

Submitted by pavs.ma
pavs.ma (1124133) writes "enetration Testing Linux distros are a group of special purpose Linux distros used for analyzing and evaluating security measures of a target. This kind of distributions are usually live-cd or usb drive based, but the newer ones has the ability to be installed as a standalone Linux distribution on your computer. The main users of pen-test distribution are network and computer security enthusiasts, security students and audit firms who does security audits with the customer’s permission on their network."
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+ - LifeProTips to Get Things Done This Year->

Submitted by pavs.ma
pavs.ma (1124133) writes "I am like the test bed of every single (popular) productivity books, blog, tips, apps out there. I suffered through the grueling trial and error so you don’t have to. Come to think of it, maybe trial and error is not such a bad thing, not everything works for everyone. But these are the things that worked for me and my friends and family who has taken my suggestions seriously and tried them out. It really isn’t rocket science. Chances are you already heard or read about it somewhere but didn’t actually tried it out yourself."
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Linux

+ - 10 Special Purpose Linux Distributions->

Submitted by pavs.ma
pavs.ma (1124133) writes "The beauty of Linux Distribution is that it can be customized to do almost anything you want. As long as you have the time and the desire to do it. Many popular Linux Distributions today was a result of individuals or group of people who were dissatisfied with the current options available. Lets look at some of those more popular special purpose Linux distributions out there."
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+ - Taskfox and other exciting features coming to Fire->

Submitted by pavs.ma
pavs.ma (1124133) writes "Firefox 4 will be the biggest release in its history in terms of the amount of changes coming to the most widely used open-source software and the second most popular browser. A lot of these changes are a long time coming and Mozilla has received some flack in recent times for not being able to keep up with the pace of changes in performances and features already available in much lesser used browsers."
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+ - Move over Chrome, Opera now has the fastest JS eng->

Submitted by pavs.ma
pavs.ma (1124133) writes "Most of us know that Opera has been at the forefront of Browser innovation for the longest time, yet remains at the bottom of pile when it comes to desktop browser market share. Its a sad story and even the best of us have a hard time figuring out why this is so. But this doesn’t stop Opera from making major innovations and changes with each new release.

With Opera 10.5 Alpha (Evenes), released today, comes a brand new JavaScript Engine (Carakan) written from scratch, and some major UI changes."

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Operating Systems

+ - Linux Mint Asks Israelis to Stop Using Distro-> 1

Submitted by samcan
samcan (1349105) writes "As noted by a LinuxHaxor post about the original post: (which has since been moved and edited)

[L]ead maintainer of ... Linux Mint, made a blog post on the official Linux Mint blog (the post was moved since and the original message heavily edited) asking people from Israel and sympathizers of their cause to not only stop giving donation to Linux Mint but also to stop using Linux Mint altogether.

LinuxHaxor notes that there were over 300 comments to the original post, which I cannot find now."
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Comment: Acer aspire one all the way. (Score 5, Informative) 139

by pavs.ma (#25259839) Attached to: "Netbooks" Move Up In Notebook Rankings
The listed top 10 are hardly all "netbooks". Acer Aspire One is the best of the bunch IMO; and the fact that you can customize (even Mac OS X ?) to your heart's content, gets added brownie points. Most popular Linux OS can be easily installed on the aspire one if Linpus doesn't cut it for you. Here is a list of "hacks" (whatever you wanna call it) http://www.linuxhaxor.net/2008/09/27/30-cool-acer-aspire-one-hacks/

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