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June 2008

Linux Popularity Contest: Facebook Has Spoken

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jonathancarter.co.za: Ubuntu has been quite popular on DistroWatch for a long time now. Currently it is at the number 1 position for hits per day on the site over the last six months. There’s a nice little Facebook app that builds stats of which distributions and desktop environments people use.

Xandros Acquires Linspire Assets in Seceret Backroom Deal

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Linux

kevincarmony.blogspot: Today, as a Linspire shareholder, I received the below "memorandum" from Linspire. I have confirmed with several other Linspire shareholders that they too received this notice.

Ext4 is now the primary filesystem on my laptop

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Linux

thunk.org/tytso: Over the weekend, I converted my laptop to use the ext4 filesystem. So far so good! So far I’ve found one bug as a result of my using ext4 in production.

A Symphony For Viola: Parsix 1.5r0 Review

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead: REGULAR readers of this blog will know I'm a huge fan of Parsix, the Debian-based Linux distribution created by a small team in Iran. For the first time Parsix Viola officially supports Compiz-Fusion, VirtualBox-OSE and GNU Flash Player

Top 10 Linux financial tools

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Many people don’t realize the wealth of applications available for Linux — and that includes financial software. Jack Wallen introduces 10 Linux apps that will meet your financial needs, whether you just want a digital replacement for your checkbook.

11 Popular Video Players for Linux

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vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Review of 11 most popular video players for Linux, like VLC, SMPlayer, Kaffeine, Totem and several more.

USB ADSL Modem Manager: Annoying window

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Big Buck Bunny builds a better Blender

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Software

linux.com: Big Buck Bunny is the colorful product of the Peach open movie project: an animated short released online and on DVD. But in addition to the 'toon itself, Peach has produced an altogether different yield: improvements to the Blender 3-D modeling application.

Audio/Visual Synthesis For Linux: The New Art, Part 1

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Software

linuxjournal.com: The Linux Journal recently published an article I wrote on Jean-Pierre Lemoine's AVSynthesis, a program designed for artists working with the computer as a medium for the synthesis of image and sound. I'm fascinated by that program, so I decided to research the existence of similar software. This article presents the current findings from that research.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Backing up Large Files

  • HowTo: Reset KDE to Previous Configuration State
  • Install SecondLife 1.19.1.4 on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Moving Thunderbird Emails
  • wlan0_rename issue
  • Using SSH as an Ad-Hoc VPN
  • (gtk applications with qt style)
  • Music server via Samba
  • Install a 3D transition effect plug-in for OpenOffice.org

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today's howtos

  • Comprehensive Guide to Using FFmpeg to Convert Media Files

    FFmpeg is one of those modern marvels of open source software. It is a suite of libraries and smaller programs to handle video and audio files primarily. It works with images and other multimedia files such as video streaming formats. It has lots of uses like video transcoding, video editing, video scaling, video cropping or other video manipulation work. At its heart FFmpeg is a command line tool used with the ffmpeg command. It has a basic simple video player and ability to probe video media information for analysis. FFmpeg is also included in the workflow of other software like the popular video player VLC. Enterprise companies like YouTube use it in their core processing when ingesting video uploads. Overall FFmpeg can play, record, convert, and stream audio and video. It includes libavcodec – the leading audio/video codec library. In this tutorial we’ll install FFmpeg and learn how to use some its most popular features through practical examples and detailed explanations.

  • Extracting substrings on Linux [Ed: This should say "GNU", not "Linux"]

    There are many ways to extract substrings from lines of text using Linux and doing so can be extremely useful when preparing scripts that may be used to process large amounts of data. This post describes ways you can take advantage of the commands that make extracting substrings easy.

  • How to Install WordPress with Apache and Let's Encrypt SSL on Ubuntu 22.04
  • How to install Godot Mono 3.4.4 on a Chromebook
  • How to install Steam Link on Debian 11 - Invidious

    In this video, we are looking at how to install Steam Link on Debian 11.

Hackers getting married

We had several of our old-time friends from the GNU Project, and some guests with young children still unused to such an international context who soon enough learned to enjoy the sound of different languages and the happy chaos of people meeting for the first time, some more traditional if not formal, others fun and weird. Read more

Fedora Releases and Red Hat/IBM Puff Pieces

  • Ben Williams: F36-20220516 updated Live isos released

    The Fedora Respins SIG is pleased to announce the latest release of Updated F36-20220516-Live ISOs, carrying the 5.17.6-300 kernel. This set of updated isos will save considerable amounts of updates after install. ((for new installs.)(New installs of Workstation have about 1GB of updates savings )).

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6: Better security, more options

    Do you want a solid Linux distribution that also delivers the latest languages and solid security? Yes? Then consider getting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6. Red Hat announced this new release at the Red Hat Summit. It has numerous new features, but the ones that caught my eye were the security improvements.

  • OS consistency solves Linux talent issues, says RHEL executive

    The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux, released during the recent Red Hat Summit, caters to rapidly escalating hardware development occurring throughout tech, along with a growing Linux admin skills shortage. RHEL 9 performs the combo double act, in part, by more efficiently optimizing the operating system, according to Gunnar Hellekson (pictured), general manager of the Enterprise Linux Business Unit at Red Hat Inc. Upgrading to the new OS means enterprises can get by with fewer admins. A skills shortage is caused, in part, by a lack of U.S. visas.

These two Linux desktops are the simplest picks for new users

Let's face it, any time you come across articles that offer advice on choosing the right Linux distribution, they tend to get bogged down in a lot of technical advice that rarely (if ever) applies to those who've never experienced Linux. They'll speak of things like rolling releases, package managers, kernels, open-source licensing, and other features and ideologies that not only have little bearing on those new to Linux and open-source technology but mire the decision in unnecessary complications. I want to take a very different approach, one that should make the process quite simple for anyone looking to dive into the world of desktop Linux for the first time. I'm going to shrug off the usual advice and aim straight for the heart of the matter. What exactly is that matter? Read more