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January 2012

The Dilemma of the Linux Desktop

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Linux
Software

datamation.com: Last week, the current crisis on the Linux desktop was neatly summarized in the headlines.

Command-line programs for everyday use in Linux

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Linux
Software

how-to.linuxcareer.com: I must admit, I'm a command line geek. Whenever I have the chance, regardless of desktop environment or distribution, I open a terminal and start fiddling something.

The diminishing of the operating system

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Linux
MDV

itworld.com: Do Mandriva's current troubles mark the end of standalone Linux sales? This will not make me popular, but I seriously think it's time for Mandriva to start to wrap up it’s affairs and close up shop.

Red Hat extends Red Hat Enterprise Linux lifecycle to ten years

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Linux

zdnet.com: Like your RHEL on your servers just the way it is? That’s fine by Red Hat, which has extended its flagship Linux operating system’s lifecycle to ten years.

Linux: A Getting-Started Guide

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Linux

pcworld.com: Are you fed up with Microsoft Windows and ready to give Linux a try? Here's how to get started.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Emulators on Linux, part 4
  • IBM calls time on Symphony OpenOffice fork
  • User Friendly? I Choose Expert Friendly
  • Red Hat developer explains open source color calibration hardware
  • GCC 4.7 Moves Along Into Stage 4
  • GNU Project renews focus on free software in education
  • Razor-qt 0.4 - Qt based Desktop Environment
  • Linux at CES 2012: Everything You Need to Know
  • Discover Cool Bash Tricks With Bash One-Liners
  • Proprietary vs. Open Source Support – Common Misconceptions
  • Mozilla Working On Developing A Reset Button For Firefox
  • Linux: a lot of hullabaloo about a vulnerability
  • Announcing The Lima Open-Source GPU Driver
  • Learning Python: a good IDE can help
  • Mozilla Readies Firefox 10 With Better Extension Updating
  • Why lazy consensus is the Apache way
  • ODF Toolkit gets first Apache release
  • People Behind Debian: Josselin Mouette
  • Red Hat Quietly Joins the OpenStack Effort
  • Stella - a Centos desktop remix
  • Met Office cuts off Linux users with new weather widgets

Soup Up GNOME 3 using Opera Widgets

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HowTos
  • Soup Up GNOME 3 Desktop using Opera Widgets
  • How-To: Make KDE Like Unity
  • FOSS is __FUN__: Get the Basics Right
  • Bulk renaming using Thunar
  • Drush: Managing Drupal from the Command Line
  • Alsa Reload
  • Linux on POWER
  • How to Change Your Terminal Hostname in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 12.04: What to Expect

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 12.04: What to Expect
  • 'HUD' Factor: A Step Forward or Back?
  • Install Ubuntu the way you've never done it before
  • Full Circle Magazine #57 – out now!
  • Featured Ubuntu Software Centre apps for January 2012
  • Bringing Ubuntu (GNOME) Classic To 12.04 LTS?
  • Ubuntu's HUD: Why It's A Great Idea
  • Default theme for Lubuntu 12.04 Almost there
  • Canonical Promotes Standard Ubuntu Branding with New Website
  • Beginning Linux: Part 4 - Exploring the Unity interface
  • ZaReason Alto 3880: Fastest $1000 14″ Laptop

Why KDE is the future

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KDE
  • Why KDE is the future
  • KDE 4.8 minor tweaks, major improvement
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 8th January
  • What’s new in Gwenview from KDE 4.8
  • A look at KDE SC 4.8
  • Configuration heaven

Dreamlinux 5 review - Splendid

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: You all know that I don't like the Xfce desktop. For some reason, nearly every single implementation thereof lacks something so important, so basic. Then, there's Dreamlinux.

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