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June 2006

KDE Switches To CMake

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KDE

The KDE4 build system is now centered around CMake. If you are a developer, CMake will be much easier to learn, handle and maintain than what you are used to so far.

Portland Project betas common tools for GNOME, KDE

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Software

The Portland Project, the collaborative venture of Linux vendors and developers to simplify the process of porting and integrating applications for Linux desktops, has announced the beta release of its first application tools for the Linux desktop's GNOME and KDE environments.

The Office 2007 demo and Linux

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Linux

Have you wondered what's really behind Microsoft's web-based Office 2007 demo beta? I did, and what I found was more than a little interesting.

Kernels 2.6.17.2 and 2.6.17.3 released

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Linux

Linux 2.6.17.2 is out with: "Assorted fixes, see the diffstat and short summary of the fixes below." Linux 2.6.17.3 has also been released, it addresses: "Another SCTP remote crash fix, CVE-2006-2934."

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How Open Source Saved My Neck

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Misc

Though Microsoft might disagree, open source software in many cases can be a real cost saver. It can also save your neck. Literally.

Edgy sudoers file: syntax error

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HowTos

I lately updated my dapper box to edgy eft. Has edgy eft is unstable and had just been started up, it happens to get surprise. Today, update-manager stopped to work.

ratpoison

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Software

Well, I have used LOTS of window managers... KDE, Gnome, XFCE, FVWM, Windowmaker, etc... So recently I decided to try a new one, of a new kind to me: ratpoison.

GPL version 3 evaluation committees admit Stallman is ultimate 'decider'

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OSS

Evaluation committees are hard at work on the latest draft of the General Public License (GPLv3), but members of those groups say it will ultimately be up to one person to decide what the license will look like when it's finished in early 2007.

Switch to Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Remember those “Switch” adverts from Apple? Well, the Switch is happening all over again. But this time people are switching away from Mac and onto Ubuntu.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Digging in the Open Sandbox

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OS

While those of us here in the United States are getting ready for some serious holiday loafing-about next week, our friends across the pond are getting some work (and perhaps some schmoozing) done at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) Europe in London.

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New WireGuard Snapshot Offers Better Compatibility With Distributions/Kernels

WireGuard sadly isn't slated for the now-open Linux 5.4 merge window, but lead developer Jason Donenfeld has put out a new development snapshot of this open-source secure VPN tunnel. Coming barely two weeks since the previous WireGuard snapshot, this newest development release isn't too heavy on the changes but the focus is on better portability/compatibility. Read more

A Simple Review of GNOME 3.34

That's all for now. As always, I love how simple and beautiful GNOME release announcement was. After testing in 3 days, I immediately like this version more than the previous one for the speed improvement and I hope Ubuntu and other distros adopt it soon. Ah, I forgot, regarding Ubuntu, good news for us: next October's Ubuntu Eoan Ermine will feature 3.34! Regarding GNOME, I don't know if this is coincidence or what, but this year's KDE Plasma is faster and smoother and so is GNOME. I think next GNOME 3.36 will be faster and better as well. Finally I would love to say thank you GNOME developers! You all did well in last 6 month. How do you think about 3.34? Let me know in the comment section! Read more Also: Internet Speed Indicator for GNOME 3.34

PulseAudio 13 Released with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Support, More

Released three months after the PulseAudio 12 series, PulseAudio 13 is here with support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, support for the SteelSeries Arctis 5 USB headset, improved initial card profile selection for ALSA cards, as well as S/PDIF improvements for CMEDIA USB2.0 High-Speed True HD Audio. The PulseAudio 13 series also adds several new module arguments, including "max_latency_msec" for module-loopback, "stream_name" for module-rtp-send, and "avoid_resampling" for module-udev-detect and module-alsa-card, and no longer uses persistent Bluetooth card profile choices by default, recommending users to use A2DP by default. Read more

GNOME Firmware App Launches Officially to Make Updating Firmware Easier on Linux

Promising to make firmware updates easier to deploy, GNOME Firmware is a graphical application for power users that lets them check for new firmware for their devices, update or downgrade current firmware, as well as to install new firmware. GNOME Firmware is designed as an optional utility for GNOME users, as well as users of other desktop environments. "GNOME Firmware is designed to be a not-installed-by-default power-user tool to investigate, upgrade, downgrade and re install firmware," said Richard Hughes in a blog post. "GNOME Software will continue to be used for updates as before. Vendor helpdesks can ask users to install GNOME Firmware rather than getting them to look at command line output." Read more