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August 2011

Sabayon 6 Roundup - Fluxbox and XBMC

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Linux

all-things-linux.blogspot: Having looked at the two main editions of Gnome x86 and KDE x64 I've come to the conclusion, that the best way to use Sabayon 6 on the desktop is... to log into Fluxbox.

Dusk or Dawn of Linux Legend?

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MDV
  • Mandriva 2011: Dusk or Dawn of Linux Legend?
  • Mandriva 2011.0 First Look (video)
  • Mandriva Linux 2011 - First Look (video)

Mac, Linux or Windows: It Really Doesn’t Matter Anymore

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Linux
Microsoft
Mac

makeuseof.com: “Windows is better, you Mac people are morons” or ”Mac OS X is the single greatest operating system in history, and you’re stupid for thinking otherwise” or ”shut up, all of you, and install Linux. Now“.

Unity? Thanks, but no

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Ubuntu
  • Unity? Thanks, but no
  • Bisigi Themes Add Ubuntu 11.04 Support
  • How do I benefit from Ubuntu Pre-Install?

Open source: Driving change in the software industry

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OSS

zdnet.com: Open source software isn't free, but it usually is cheaper and more adaptable than proprietary software.

It's Most Certainly Not The End of the OS

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OS

elevenislouder.blogspot: In a recent article over at MyBroadband, Alastair Otter says that the end of the OS is nigh. I couldn't disagree more.

The Document Foundation Announces LibreOffice 3.4.3

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LibO

documentfoundation.org: he Document Foundation (TDF) maintains the speedy pace of LibreOffice development with the announcement of version 3.4.3, intended for enterprise deployments.

Fixing old computers with Linux

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Linux

cookingwithlinux.com: Many computers end up at the curb on garbage day and there has been only one thing wrong with them, they were running Windows. Often it is a case of the computer getting slower and slower over time.

Firefox 6.0.1 and 3.6.21 updates available

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 6.0.1 and 3.6.21 desktop security updates now available
  • Thunderbird 6.0.1 and 3.1.13 security updates now available

Linux at 20 years: a progression from promising to pervasive

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Linux

computerweekly.com: As Linux celebrates its twentieth anniversary this week, Nils Brauckmann, president and general manager of SUSE, has discussed the contribution that the maverick open source operating system has made to the global technology ecosystem.

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

  • NMCLI Command To Show Available WiFi Networks, Signal Strength on Linux!
  • Looping Through a File that Contains Spaces (for Loop)
  • Zsync HTTP-based File Transfer Utility Transfers Large Files Efficiently
  • How to open a PSD file without Photoshop

    It stands to reason that with the PSD file being a photo-editing file, the best ways to open PSD image files without Photoshop are going to be other photo editing programs. GIMP, which stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program is an excellent and free image editor alternative to Photoshop. GIMP works on Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows powered devices and is open source software, meaning it is developed voluntarily by developers all over the world. GIMP offers professional level features, which include being able to open and indeed edit PSD files. Many professional photographers and graphic designers use GIMP for their jobs, and many contribute towards developing new features. If you want to have complete control over the Photoshop file you’re trying to open without Photoshop, then GIMP is the tool you’re looking for. You can download GIMP by pressing the download button below. Then, once you’ve installed it, you can open a PSD file as you would open any other file type.

Devices: Librem 5, Raspberry Pi, TPC-DCM

  • Librem 5 Birch Shipping update — delay of just a few days.

    We want to give everyone a super quick update on shipping of the current batch of Librem 5 smartphones. There’s a delay. But, never fear, it’s only a delay of just a couple days. We had hoped, and expected, that the resistor issue (mentioned in this post last week) wouldn’t delay shipping, but it turns out it has caused a few days’ delay. We have just received official word that final parts for Birch are shipping to us as we speak — and we expect to have them on Tuesday, November 26 (next week). At which point we will be shipping phones out those receiving this batch of Librem 5’s next week. (There is always a chance the final parts will be delivered early, but the tracking currently says November 26.)

  • Exploring the interface of ecology, mathematics, and digital making | Hello World #11

    In Hello World issue 11, Pen Holland and Sarah Wyse discuss how educators and students can get closer to the natural world while honing maths and computing skills. Using a Raspberry Pi, you too can join this citizen science collaboration.

  • AiO touch-panel systems tap Intel’s Whiskey Lake

    Full specs have yet to be posted, and there’s no mention of OS support. However, the earlier TPC-DCM supports Linux distros including Ubuntu, Debian, and Mageia, as well as various Windows flavors.

Today in Techrights

Microsoft restores services after it experienced a large global outage across numerous platforms

Microsoft says it first addressed the issue at about 8:15 p.m. ET. As of 9:30 p.m. ET, the company said it identified access issues with the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, and Yammer. The company said in a tweet that it "identified and reverted a networking build that caused user traffic from the internet to Microsoft 365 services to intermittently fail." Read more