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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

Office software shootout: OpenOffice.org Writer vs. Micosoft Word, round three

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Software

linux.com: Every few years, I check in on how OpenOffice.org Writer compares to Microsoft Word. With Microsoft Office 2007 now out for six months and OpenOffice.org 2.3 about to be released, what's the situation today? To find out, I compared the two programs on the tools that most intermediate to advanced users are likely to use.

Shuttleworth Foundation backs ISO ruling

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OSS

tectonic: The Shuttleworth Foundation has announced its support for the decision by the The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) to reject the Microsoft-driven bid to fasttrack the OOXML document format as a second official standard.

Linspire Needs to Drop OS, Focus Exclusively On CNR

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Linux

OSWeekly: Linspire fans thought I was nuts when I first suggested giving up their OEM business. Even Kevin Carmony had his say regarding the issue. With a new CEO at the helm, I suggest again to stop barking up the wrong tree with this Linspire/Freespire dream.

Leftovers, shorts, & stuff

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News
  • Why OpenOffice Needs IBM

  • What do you plan to do on the Software Freedom Day(Sep 15th)?
  • Swapoff Performance
  • Linux is not an operating system
  • linux's biggest enemy
  • Inside the Mind of the Man Who Tried to Milk Linux
  • After Ubuntu, Windows Looks Increasingly Bad
  • More Google Phone Rumors: Hello Linux Edition
  • openSUSE Welcome Easter Egg
  • What can IBM do for OpenOffice.org?
  • Inside the world of Google The Dalles
  • Wubi install mechanism bound for Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 9th September 2007

Acer’s “Linux” notebooks… boot. What, you need more?

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Linux

jan-krueger.net: I am always happy to find alternative applications of creativity. Today’s focus is on Acer or, more specifically, on Acer’s so-called Linux notebooks. They come with Linux pre-installed. So that’s fine for basic usage, even if it takes a little getting used to for the more Windows- savvy people. Right?

PC-BSD Day 6: Getting the job done

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BSD

ruminations: With the basics of the pkg_add system in my grasp it was time to get some work done. I have a presentation later this week and I use mindmaps to set up the structure. Sad to say there still is no serious replacement for MindManager (which also doesn’t allow itself to run under Wine), so I settled for Freemind.

Zonbu Update

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Linux

Robin's Hood: I have been using my Zonbu for a couple of weeks now so it is time for a report. I love it. It appeals to 'green' me, and 'annoyed by whining fans' me. I am glad I bought it.

InfoWorld bOSSie Awards

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OSS

infoworld blogs: Our parent site InfoWorld has just announced it's 36 winners for this year's Best of Open Source Awards.

Linux: NFS Regression

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Linux

kernelTRAP: Hua Zhong reported an NFS regression in 2.6.23-rc4 as compared to 2.6.22, "[upgrading] causes several autofs mounts to fail silently - they just [do] not appear when they should."

Download 'em with FlashGot extension

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Moz/FF

linux.com: A download manager can save you time if you download a lot of large files from the Internet, but it can be annoying to have to grab a link from your browser and pass it to the download manager manually. With the FlashGot extension for Firefox, you no longer have to.

today's howtos

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HowTos
  • Setup CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) Server and Client in Debian

  • Reclaim Memory under Xen
  • NMap - Linux port scanning
  • Check Disk Space with the Commands du and df
  • OOo: Getting a Picture from a Document Into the Gallery
  • Locate files with the find tool
  • Analyze Network Protocols With Wireshark on Ubuntu
  • Quick tip - recover a failed download using Wget

C'mon, Miguel... tell us this is not true!

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OSS

kdedevelopers.org: Today I experienced two moments of bewilderment, the second one mixed with dismay. At first, when I googled for something unrelated, on one of the returns I saw a forum post where someone said "Icaza himself says that OOXML is superb".

Gutsy Gibbon swinging along

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Ubuntu

iTWire: There's a month to go before the next Ubuntu release, 7.10 aka Gutsy Gibbon, hits the download servers. A September 4 daily build shows a number of improvements over the 7.04 release which was named Feisty Fawn.

Hardware emulator debugs Linux driver

eetimes.com: Implementing electronics design functionality using a combination of hardware blocks and software modules based on advanced, multiprocessor platforms is now commonplace. To illustrate these issues and their resolution, we will describe a relatively simple processor platform and attempt to boot up an operating system on it using an emulation system.

Tip of the Trade: PC-BSD

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BSD

serverwatch: FreeBSD users sometimes gaze quizzically at Linux users and wonder why they do everything the hard way. Although FreeBSD and Linux are close cousins with a considerable number of similarities under the hood, some major differences separate them.

Folding on the Intel V8 - Eight Cores of F@H

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Hardware
Software

legitreviews.com: Many of you probably remember our Intel V8 preview that showed some serious processing power. Instead of just letting a system like this collect dust, we have put this system to good use running Folding @ Home for Team 38296. We set out to see just how many points per day we could get with such a beast using various configurations featuring the Linux SMP client, Windows SMP client, ATI GPU Client, and VMWare.

Government backsliding on open source promises

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OSS

computerworlduk: The Liberal Democrats have hit out at the government’s failure to use more open source software, three years after it pledged to avoid “lock-in” to proprietary systems.

Building your own Linux Ubuntu computer

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Hardware

daveshields.wordpress.com: It’s not that hard to build a computer these days. It is fun and you can usually build one for less cost than buying one from a manufacturer or dealer. It can also be a educational experience. Part of the savings comes from not having to pay the “Windows tax.”

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 219

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: Ubuntu on ThinkPads?

  • News: AMD frees ATI drivers, openSUSE and KDE 4, Puppy Linux and StartCom Multimedia updates
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 3.4f, Pioneer Linux 1.1
  • Upcoming releases: OpenBSD 4.2
  • New additions: Kiwi Linux
  • New distributions: FaunOS
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Will Penelope be the death of Thunderbird?

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Moz/FF

daniweb: Qualcomm stopped selling Eudora email client back in May and handed over the codebase to the open source community. The Beta 1.0 release is now available for download under the new name of Penelope. Surprising because just a couple of months ago the Mozilla CEO was talking up Firefox and talking down Thunderbird, the original Mozilla email client.

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Leftovers: Software and Games

Hardware With Linux

  • Raspberry Pi's new computer for industrial applications goes on sale
    The new Raspberry Pi single-board computer is smaller and cheaper than the last, but its makers aren’t expecting the same rush of buyers that previous models have seen. The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 will be more of a “slow burn,” than last year’s Raspberry Pi 3, its creator Eben Upton predicted. That’s because it’s designed not for school and home use but for industrial applications. To make use of it, buyers will first need to design a product with a slot on the circuit board to accommodate it and that, he said, will take time.
  • ZeroPhone — An Open Source, Dirt Cheap, Linux-powered Smartphone Is Here
    ZeroPhone is an open source smartphone that’s powered by Raspberry Pi Zero. It runs on Linux and you can make one for yourself using parts worth $50. One can use it to make calls and SMS, run apps, and pentesting. Soon, phone’s crowdfunding is also expected to go live.
  • MSI X99A RAIDER Plays Fine With Linux
    This shouldn't be a big surprise though given the Intel X99 chipset is now rather mature and in the past I've successfully tested the MSI X99A WORKSTATION and X99S SLI PLUS motherboards on Linux. The X99A RAIDER is lower cost than these other MSI X99 motherboards I've tested, which led me in its direction, and then sticking with MSI due to the success with these other boards and MSI being a supporter of Phoronix and encouraging our Linux hardware testing compared to some other vendors.
  • First 3.5-inch Kaby Lake SBC reaches market
    Axiomtek’s 3.5-inch CAPA500 SBC taps LGA1151-ready CPUs from Intel’s 7th and 6th Generations, and offers PCIe, dual GbE, and optional “ZIO” expansion. Axiomtek’s CAPA500 is the first 3.5-inch form-factor SBC that we’ve seen that supports Intel’s latest 7th Generation “Kaby Lake” processors. Kaby Lake is similar enough to the 6th Gen “Skylake” family, sharing 14nm fabrication, Intel Gen 9 Graphics, and other features, to enable the CAPA500 to support both 7th and 6th Gen Core i7/i5/i3 CPUs as long as they use an LGA1151 socket. Advantech’s Kaby Lake based AIMB-205 Mini-ITX board supports the same socket. The CAPA500 ships with an Intel H110 chipset, and a Q170 is optional.

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Debian Project launches updated Debian GNU/Linux 8.7 with bug fixes
    An updated version of Debian, a popular Linux distribution is now available for users to download and install. According to the post on the Debian website by Debian Project, the new version is 8.7. This is the seventh update to the Debian eight distribution, and the update primarily focuses on fixing bugs and security problems. This update also includes some adjustments to fix serious problems present in the previous version.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, December 2016
    The number of sponsored hours did not increase but a new silver sponsor is in the process of joining. We are only missing another silver sponsor (or two to four bronze sponsors) to reach our objective of funding the equivalent of a full time position.
  • APK, images and other stuff.
    Also, I was pleased to see F-droid Verification Server as a sign of F-droid progress on reproducible builds effort - I hope these changes to diffoscope will help them!
  • Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Gets a Beta Release, Ships with KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS
    After landing on the official download channels a few days ago, the Beta version of the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" KDE Edition operating system got today, January 16, 2017, an official announcement. The KDE Edition is the last in the new Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" stable series to be published, and it was delayed a little bit because Clement Lefebvre and his team wanted it to ship with latest KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment from the Kubuntu Backports PPA repository.
  • Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 — Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu In One ISO
    Linux AIO is a multiboot ISO carrying different flavors of a single Linux distribution and eases you from the pain of keeping different bootable USBs. The latest Linux AIO Ubuntu 16.10 is now available for download in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. It features various Ubuntu flavors including Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Xubuntu.

Top Ubuntu Editing Apps: Image, Audio, Video

It's been my experience that most people aren't aware of the scope of creative software available for Ubuntu. The reason for this is complicated, but I suspect it mostly comes down to the functional availability provided by each application title for the Linux desktop. In this article, I'm going to give you an introduction to some of the best creative software applications for Ubuntu (and other Linux distros). Read more