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Story Ubuntu 10.04 Review srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:29am
Story The myth of Arch Linux and the i586 srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:30am
Story Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 12:32am
Story some howtos: srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 3:24am
Story today's leftovers: srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 5:14am
Story Put your knowledge where your mouth is. srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:05pm
Story More distros at 150Mhz, both good and bad srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:08pm
Story Make the most of your tablet with My Paint srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 2:10pm
Story Fedora 11 reaches end of life srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 4:16pm
Story Why Tabs are on Top in Firefox 4 srlinuxx 25/06/2010 - 4:17pm

Five Classic Linux Tips!

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HowTos

extremetech.com: Our forum moderator is on vacation this week, but that doesn't stop him from digging up five classic Linux tips.

Ubuntu's Pipe Dream: True Free Software Syncronicity

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Ubuntu

dev-loki.blogspot: I can't imagine Mark Shuttleworth could be that clueless about the reality of software development and how the whole ecosystem around a distribution actually works. He isn't. Can't be. So what agenda is he having/endorsing when he pushes that idea so loudly?

OpenOffice 3.0 beta : Can it finally replace Microsoft Office?

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OOo

computerworld.com: If you think that you always get what you pay for, the just-released beta of OpenOffice 3.0 should convince you otherwise. This free, open-source software suite provides most of what anyone could want in an office suite, including a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation program, database, drawing tools, and math equation editor.

Geeky Humor Continues…

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Humor

cybernetnews.com: Today we’re kicking back for some laughs and taking a look at a handful of funny jokes from around the web that most of you will enjoy. It’s been a while since we’ve compiled a bunch of jokes, so let the geeky humor continue!

openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Resolves Over 700 Bugs

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SUSE
  • openSUSE 11.0 Beta 3 Resolves Over 700 Bugs

  • People of openSUSE: Wolfgang Koller
  • Redesign of YaST Expert Partitioner
  • OpenSuse joins Google Summer of Code

How To Get a Mac OSX Style Dock In Hardy Heron

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: For those who are a crazy fan of the Mac OSX dock, you can now install Avant Window Navigator to achieve the similar dock-like effect in Ubuntu Hardy Heron.

SliTaz has got a GTK+ package manager

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Linux

beranger.org: Tazpkg has been updated to 2.1, the package [manager] provides now a graphical user interface, so you can install, remove, search or upgrade packages in a few clicks.

Removing the Big Kernel Lock

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Linux

kerneltrap.org: "As some of the latency junkies on lkml already know, commit 8e3e076 in v2.6.26-rc2 removed the preemptible BKL feature and made the Big Kernel Lock a spinlock and thus turned it into non-preemptible code again. This commit returned the BKL code to the 2.6.7 state of affairs in essence."

Gentoo Foundation reinstated, Gentoo Council goes out with a fizzle

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kloeri.livejournal: The Gentoo Foundation was filed and approved a few days ago, but unfortunately the Council has invalidated itself by the poor attendance yesterday.

Early adventures with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

callum-macdonald.com: I’ve been thinking about switching from Fedora to Ubuntu. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu version a few weeks ago. Today I took the plunge and booted it up.

today's leftovers

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News
  • yum vs. ZYpp speed / memory usage

  • Open source largest software industry: Alfresco CEO
  • Building a glossier front end for MythTV
  • Linux wins big in financial trading
  • What open source teaches publishers
  • Declare victory and go home
  • $7 Soc runs Linux
  • Linspire CNR adds Transgaming's Windows game emulator
  • Picasa Downlaod Album in Linux
  • Why Wireless is a Mess in Linux?
  • Video: Fedora Project leader on Fedora 9
  • Mandriva 2008.1 on Acer Aspire 3680-2622 Laptop

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Iptables: How to save and restore rules at boot & shutdown

  • Welcome to the Linux Command Line Interface Desktop
  • Getting started with awk
  • Extending the Gedit Text Editor with Plugins
  • Ubuntu Tip of The Week: Configuring Static IP Addressing
  • The /etc/default/rcS file
  • wget - Resume downloads, limit the speed and much
  • How To Replace ScreenCapture with KSnapshot

Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC

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OLPC
  • Windows coming on dual-boot OLPC

  • One Laptop - hello Windows, goodbye Linux
  • It’s finally official: XP is coming to the XO
  • Windows XP on the XO Laptop - Microsoft Buys Out OLPC
  • Microsoft Press Release

What’s wrong at OpenSolaris

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OS
  • What’s wrong at OpenSolaris

  • Linux shop adds Solaris for performance boost
  • OpenSolaris 2008.05, and other places the sun don't shine

Trouble in paradise?

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OSS

blogs.the451group: I may be wrong, but there appears to me to be a strengthening commitment in some quarters to the ideals of the Free Software Foundation in rejection of the commercial opportunities provided by the Open Source Initiative.

Six months with an Eee PC and Not Looking Back

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Hardware
  • Six months with an Eee PC and Not Looking Back

  • Asus' Atom-powered Eee PC 901 spied on web
  • Eee PC School: Add a Keyboard Backlight For Under $15
  • MSI Wind knocks EeePC off its feet

10 Must-Have Firefox Extensions

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Moz/FF

linuxjournal.com: The Mozilla Project's plugin-based architecture turns a solid application into a customizer's paradise. The projects available on the Mozilla Add-ons site now stretch into the thousands, which gives the end user the opposite problem of the no-choice straitjacket of certain other browsers. The embarrassment of riches means too much choice, and figuring out how to narrow it down is no mean task.

How did Ubuntu end up so popular?

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Ubuntu
  • How did Ubuntu end up so popular?

  • Distro Review: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 KVM Benchmarks

Open-Source Security Idiots

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OSS

practical-tech.com: Sometimes, people do such stupid things that words almost fail me. That’s the case with a Debian ‘improvement’ to OpenSSL that rendered this network security program next to useless in Debian, Ubuntu and other related Linux distributions.

Planet exgentoo is live!

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Gentoo
Web

kloeri.livejourna: Due to a recent policy update on Planet Larry (a planet run by Steve Dibb for gentoo users) former gentoo developers are no longer allowed to be syndicated there. So to provide a central place for former gentoo developers to talk about gentoo and other things on their mind Alexander Færøy have now started Planet Exgentoo.

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icons and Themes: Vamox , Ashes, and DamaDamas

  • Vamox Icons Offers Three Color Variants for Linux Desktop
    Vamox icons were designed as a university thesis project by Emiliano Luciani and Darío Badagnani in 2008. The objective was to design a interface of a distro that the university could use for learning about design thin free software, From start these icons were developed for Ubuntu. Now these icons has three variants blue, orange and red, which are compatible with most of the Linux desktop environments such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. We have added these icons to our PPA for Ubuntu/Linux Mint and other related distributions, If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download icons and install it in one of these "~/.icons" or "/usr/share/icons/" location. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.
  • Ashes Is A Light Theme For Your Linux Desktop
    Ashes theme is based on Adapta and Flat-Plat theme but it includes the mixture of blue and pink color scheme with gray search entity. Usually derived themes always try to make better and enhanced version by the person who forked it, to make desktop much perfect and elegant, same thing goes for this theme, it looks and feels great on almost every desktop. Mainly it is designed to work in Unity and Gnome desktop but it can also work in other desktops such as Cinnamon, Mate, and so on. For the Gnome desktop creator have added the dark title-bar/header-bar support, so you can enable Global-Dark-Theme using Gnome-Tweak-Tool, if you prefer dark title-bars. If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint/its derivatives then download theme from here and install it "~/.themes" or "/usr/share/themes/" location. If you find any kind of bug or issue within this theme then report it to creator and since this theme is in active development hopefully it will be fixed soon.
  • DamaDamas Icons Looks Great And At The Same Time Give Windows Flavor
    If you have been searching for Windows icons for your Linux desktop then you are at the right place. The DamaDamas icons are from Pisi GNU/Linux and available for every Linux distribution, these icons give Windows look and feel to your desktop. There isn't much information available for these icons but the icons are SVG format and there are almost 4000+ icons packed in very fairly sized archive. We have added these icons to our PPA and these icons are compatible with almost every desktop environment such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, Mate, KDE Plasma and so on. If you find any missing icons or problem with this icon set then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully it will get fixed soon.

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2, Solus 3, OpenMandriva Lx 3.02, and More

KDE: QtWebEngine on FreeBSD, KDE PIM, Akademy 2017, Craft, Accessibility, Comics Manager for Krita, Progress on Kube

  • QtWebEngine on FreeBSD
    Tobias and Raphael pushed the button today to push QtWebEngine into FreeBSD ports. This has been a monumental effort, because the codebase is just .. ugh. Not meant for third-party consumption, let’s say. There are 76 patches needed to get it to compile at all. Lots of annoying changes to make, like explaining that pkg-config is not a Linux-only technology. Nor is NSS, or Mesa, while #include is, in fact, Linux-only. Lots of patches can be shared with the Chromium browser, but it’s a terrible time-sink nonetheless.
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  • KDE PIM in Randa 2017
    Randa Meetings is an annual meeting of KDE developers in a small village in Swiss Alps. The Randa Meetings is the most productive event I ever attended (since there’s nothing much else to do but hack from morning until night and eat Mario’s chocolate :-)) and it’s very focused – this year main topic is making KDE more accessible. Several KDE PIM developers will be present as well – and while we will certainly want to hear other’s input regarding accessibility of Kontact, our main goal in Randa will be to port away from KDateTime (the KDE4 way of handling date and time in software) to QDateTime (the Qt way of handling date and time). This does not sound very interesting, but it’s a very important step for us, as afterward, we will finally be free of all legacy KDE4 code. It is no simple task, but we are confident we can finish the port during the hackfest. If everything goes smoothly, we might even have time for some more cool improvements and fixes in Kontact ;-)
  • Services Collaborating Openly at Akademy 2017
    At the recently concluded Akademy 2017 in the incredibly hot but lovely Almería, yours truly went and did something a little silly: Submitted both a talk (which got accepted) and hosted a BoF, both about Open Collaboration Services, and the software stack which KDE builds to support that API in the software we produce. The whole thing was amazing. A great deal of work, very tiring, but all 'round amazing. I even managed to find time to hack a little bit on Calligra Gemini, which was really nice. This blog entry collects the results from the presentation and the BoF. I realise this is quite long, but i hope that you stick with it. In the BoF rundown, i have highlighted the specific results, so hopefully you'll be able to skim-and-detail-read your specific interest areas ;)
  • Akademy 2017 - A wonderful experience
    Akademy 2017 was such a great experience, that I would love to share with you all in this post.
  • Akademy 2017 - Recap
    Last month I had opportunity to visit the Almería, Spain for Akademy 2017. Akademy 2017 is KDE’s annual world summit. Akademy makes it possible to meet the felow KDE contributors, some of whom you only know with their IRC nicknames (Yes, I am not old enough to know every contributors yet :p). Here is few things I did at the Akademy 2017.
  • My Adventures on Crafting part III – Craft Atelier
    Once upon a time, I start o use Craft, an amazing tool inside KDE that does almost all the hard work to compile KDE Applications on Windows and MacOS. Thanks to the great work of Hannah since last year Randa Meetings, Craft is becoming a great tool. Using all the power of Python, I started to be able to work on the deploy of AtCore for Windows.
  • Why YOU care about accessibility, and can help!
    Accessibility (a11y for short) seems like a niche area of concern for many people. I was thinking about this recently on a hot morning in Spain, walking to the bus station with my wheeled luggage. The sidewalks are thoughtfully cut out for wheelchairs -- and those with luggage! and the kids riding skateboards, and...... the rest of us.
  • Writing a comics manager for Krita
    Those who know me, or at the least know my history with Krita is that one of the prime things I personally want to use Krita for is making comics. So back in the day one of the things I did was make a big forum post discussing the different parts of making a comic and how different software solves it. One of the things about making a comic is that is a project. Meaning, it is big and unwieldy, with multiple files and multiple disciplines. You need to be able to write, to draw, to ink, to color. And you need to be able to do this consistently.
  • Progress on Kube
    We’ve been mostly focusing on ironing out UX problems all over the place. It turns out, when writing desktop applications using QtQuick you’ll be ending up with a lot of details to figure out for yourself.