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December 2012

Five Linux predictions for 2013

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Linux

pcworld.com: Now that the final curtain is about to drop on the year that was 2012, there's no better time to look ahead and try to anticipate what 2013 will bring.

Mozilla Firefox in 2012

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Moz/FF

internetnews.com: 2012 was one of the busiest year's ever for the Mozilla's Firefox project. This is the first full year for Mozilla's rapid release cycle which debuted in 2011.

Aakash 3 May Feature SIM Slot, Linux Support

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Linux
Gadgets
  • Aakash 3 May Feature SIM Slot, Linux Support
  • Samsung And DoCoMo Reportedly Team Up To Offer Tizen Smartphones In 2013

Five Biggest Open Source Developments in 2012

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OSS
  • Five Biggest Open Source Developments in 2012
  • Tech Jobs In 2013: Open Source All The Way Down
  • European Commission's Low Attack on Open Source

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Avoid headaches and eye strain with the right tools
  • Firefox in Debian?
  • No, Linux won't be easy to run on a Microsoft Surface
  • GTK+ Healthcheck
  • Announcing the Vim Beginners’ Site
  • TLWIR 51: Coreboot: the Solution to the Secure Boot Fiasco
  • A week with Mint Nadia XFCE
  • Some wallpapers I made
  • 2013 Linux Predictions | LAS | s25e01
  • Shopping lens for Gnome Shell
  • Private windows coming to Firefox
  • rekonq 2.0 first stable
  • 14 Years & Kicking: FreeDOS Is Still Alive
  • Most Popular Linux Hardware Of 2012
  • Linux Outlaws 292

Dual boot with two Linux distributions

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HowTos
  • Dual boot with two Linux distributions
  • Selecting different keyboard layouts in Xfce
  • Display Comic Book (.CBR/.CBZ) thumbnails in KDE Dolphin
  • How to Rebuild Nvidia Driver's Kernel Module
  • Build extensions for the GNOME desktop environment

The Problems Right Now For Gaming On Linux

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Gaming
  • The Problems Right Now For Gaming On Linux
  • l’Abbaye Des Morts GNU/Linux Port – Released
  • [Game Review] Team Fortress 2
  • Faster Than Light Is Now 25% Cheaper on Steam for Linux
  • Red Orchestra 2 coming to Linux?

What on Earth is Gnome OS?

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OS
Software

techradar.com: The buzzword at the moment definitely seems to be "platform", and the Gnome team aren't happy just writing a bunch of libraries and programs sitting on top of a base system that they don't control. More specifically, they're looking to have more control over the whole experience for Gnome users.

Best KDE Distro of 2012

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KDE
Linux

mylinuxexplore.blogspot: KDE has always intrigued me a lot, though I never started using it on daily basis for production purposes. It is really user-friendly, plasma interface looks awesome, effects are subtle and KDE 4.9.* is quite stable with loads of KDE specific applications. Almost every popular distro now has a KDE edition for the users, an evidence of the growing popularity of KDE.

The year GNOMES, Ubuntu sufferers forked off to Mint Linux

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Linux
Software
Ubuntu

theregister.co.uk: It's been a rough year for Linux on the desktop. More specifically, it's been a rough year for GNOME-based Linux on the desktop. But a glimmer of hope may have appeared thanks to a Mint-flavoured distribution of the open-source operating system.

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Android Leftovers

7 Best Free and Open Source Ruby-Based Web Content Management Systems

A web content management system (WCMS) is software designed to simplify the publication of Web content. In particular, it enables content creators to submit content without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or the uploading of files. A CMS is most commonly used in creating an intranet or in establishing a presence on the Web. This type of software that keeps track of every piece of content on a Web site. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Not only do content management systems help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of “behind the scenes” work such as automatically generating navigation elements, making content searchable and indexable, keeping track of users, their permissions and security setting, and much more. To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 7 high quality free Ruby-based Linux WCMS. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to manage a website. Read more

today's howtos

  • How to Set Up WireGuard VPN on Ubuntu 20.04 | Linuxize

    WireGuard is a modern VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. Compared to other popular VPN solutions, such as IPsec and OpenVPN , WireGuard is faster, easier to configure, and has a smaller footprint. It is cross-platform and can run almost anywhere, including Linux, Windows, Android, and macOS. Wireguard is a peer-to-peer VPN; it does not use the client-server model. Depending on its configuration, a peer can act as a traditional server or client. It works by creating a network interface on each peer device tha

  • [Older] How to use zip on Linux

    Compressed files with the .zip extension are commonplace throughout Windows systems, as it's been the native file compression method for the operating system since many years ago. On a Linux system, the nearest equivalent would have to be tar files and various methods of compression like gzip.

  • How to uninstall MySQL on Ubuntu 20.04

    You would like to remove MySQL database from your Ubuntu system ? In this short tutorial, you will learn how to safely uninstall MySQL . Make sure however to create backups of your databases before starting the procedure.

Leaving Mozilla and Recalling One's Job in Mozilla

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    The web is getting darker. It is being weaponized by trolls, bullies and bad actors and, as we’ve witnessed, this can have extremely grave consequences for individuals, groups, sometimes entire countries. So far, most of the counter-measures proposed by either governments or private actors are even scarier. The creators of the Matrix protocol have recently published the most promising plan I have seen. One that I believe stands a chance of making real headway in this fight, while respecting openness, decentralization, open-source and privacy. I have been offered the opportunity to work on this plan. For this reason, after 9 years as an employee at Mozilla, I’ll be moving to Element, where I’ll try and contribute to making the web a better place. My last day at Mozilla will be October 30th.

  • Working open source | daniel.haxx.se

    I work full time on open source and this is how. Background I started learning how to program in my teens, well over thirty years ago and I’ve worked as a software engineer and developer since the early 1990s. My first employment as a developer was in 1993. I’ve since worked for and with lots of companies and I’ve worked on a huge amount of (proprietary) software products and devices over many years. Meaning: I certainly didn’t start my life open source. I had to earn it. When I was 20 years old I did my (then mandatory) military service in Sweden. After having endured that, I applied to the university while at the same time I was offered a job at IBM. I hesitated, but took the job. I figured I could always go to university later – but life took other turns and I never did. I didn’t do a single day of university. I haven’t regretted it. [...]    I’d like to emphasize that I worked as a contract and consultant developer for many years (over 20!), primarily on proprietary software and custom solutions, before I managed to land myself a position where I could primarily write open source as part of my job. [...] My work setup with Mozilla made it possible for me to spend even more time on curl, apart from the (still going) two daily spare time hours. Nobody at Mozilla cared much about (my work with) curl and no one there even asked me about it. I worked on Firefox for a living. For anyone wanting to do open source as part of their work, getting a job at a company that already does a lot of open source is probably the best path forward. Even if that might not be easy either, and it might also mean that you would have to accept working on some open source projects that you might not yourself be completely sold on. In late 2018 I quit Mozilla, in part because I wanted to try to work with curl “for real” (and part other reasons that I’ll leave out here). curl was then already over twenty years old and was used more than ever before.