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September 2012

today's leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • What to Expect from Steam on Linux
  • out of disk storage space, but there is still free space!!
  • How Does Linux Inspire? (video)
  • Top Business Intelligence Software for Linux
  • RKHunter: checking for Root Kits and Intrusions on Linux
  • nvidia cards on gentoo
  • CrossOver - Will you make me convert?
  • Gnome 3.8 Features: Integrated Application Search
  • Who needs GLX? KWin doesn't

Updated Debian 6.0: 6.0.6 released

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Linux

debian.org: The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian 6.0 (codename squeeze). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems.

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Screenshots

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Screenshots
  • Unity 6.6: Still Regressing On Performance?

Eric Hameleers: Slackware 14 released

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Slack
  • Eric Hameleers: Slackware 14 released
  • Multilib packages for Slackware 14
  • Indonesian Mirror for Slack 14

Firefox 18 Posts Speed Gains Over Chrome, Mozilla Says

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Moz/FF

tomshardware.com: Mozilla's Mark Côté has reminded us that the arewefastyet page, which the browser maker launched prior to the introduction of Firefox 4, is still alive and is now tracking the progress of Mozilla IonMonkey JIT.

some leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • How to install .tar.gz and other tarball files in Linux
  • Getting rid of a Dropbox error message
  • Infor gets into bed with Red Hat
  • Display Management in KDE
  • Setting up MySQL on Sabayon Linux
  • View Your Raspberry Pi's Stats with the Raspberry Pi Sysinfo Script
  • KDE Plasma Does Gestures Globally

FFmpeg Reaches Version 1.0

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Software

phoronix.com: While we have been looking towards an FFmpeg 1.0 release for nearly one year, the version 1.0 release of the popular FFmpeg library was finally tagged after being in development for more than one decade.

7 Things About Gnome 3.6 That You Will Love

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Software
Ubuntu
  • 7 Things About Gnome 3.6 That You Will Love
  • Getting Gnome 3.6 Live Image!
  • What users like
  • Ubuntu Gnome Remix beta is out
  • Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Beta 2 Released
  • Meet The Ubuntu Women

openSUSE-Education Li-f-e 12.2 edition too cool

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SUSE

vazhavandan.blogspot: openSUSE Edu Li-f-e 12.2 is a spin off ISO based on openSUSE mantis. Unlike the original ISO the Education Life ISO is a highly polished bit of distribution. As the name suggests it is tailored to cater to the needs of your everyday life.

openSUSE 12.2 Mantis review - Average

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SUSE

dedoimedo.com: A year ago, I promised not to test Gnome 3 ever again, but with the recently released openSUSE 12.2, I was forced to break that promise.

More in Tux Machines

Oracle Adds Initial Support for Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to VirtualBox

Oracle recently updated their VirtualBox open-source and cross-platform virtualization software with initial support for the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series. VirtualBox 5.2.2 is the first maintenance update to the latest VirtualBox 5.2 stable series of the application, and it looks like it can be compiled and used on GNU/Linux distribution running the recently released Linux 4.14 LTS kernel. It also makes it possible to run distros powered by Linux kernel 4.14 inside VirtualBox VMs. Read more

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.