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Story HP's CEO Search srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 3:24am
Story IBM Surpassed Dell in Sales? srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 3:23am
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Story Microsoft signs on Alcatel for IPTV srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 3:22am
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Story IBM furthers Linux While Gates Signs Contract srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 3:22am
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Software Commons vs. Product

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LibO

One regular reader of this blog contacted me a few days ago to share a few suggestions and some concerns about the LibreOffice project. I did not agree with many of the points he was making, but a few of them made sense. I’d like to discuss the main one, because I think there is no clear cut answer about it even inside the LibreOffice project.

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Tweak Fedora 22 Linux with the Powerful and User-Friendly Fedy Utility

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Red Hat

The Fedy open source graphical utility that helps Fedora Linux users tweak their installations has recently been updated with a revamped user interface and support for the Fedora 22 distro.

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Contain(er-ize) yourself, it's Intel Clear Linux

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GNU
Linux
Server

Intel explains that its aim was NOT to make 'yet another general-purpose Linux distribution'; and so, as such, while it has included 'many' software components from the OpenStack Foundation, but it chose (among other decisions to cull) not to include a GUI or printing support.

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Yet Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension Is Nearing Completion In Mesa

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Graphics/Benchmarks

While Mesa still is only officially at OpenGL 3.3 compliance, a lot of OpenGL 4.x extensions continue to be worked on by open-source developers interested in advancing the free software graphics drivers.

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Xfce's Power Manager Is Finally Ported To GTK3

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GNU
Linux

The xfce4-power-manager 1.5.0 update is a big release! Xfce4-power-manager 1.5.0 is ported over to using the GTK3 tool-kit rather than GTK2, has also been ported to using GDBUS, has dropped its LXDE panel plug-in with upstream focusing upon LXQt, and there's also various other improvements with this new Xfce power manager release.

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SlackEX Distro Lets You Run Slackware 14.1 with Linux Kernel 4.0.4 and KDE 4.10.5

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GNU
Linux

Arne Exton, the creator of numerous GNU/Linux distributions, had the pleasure of informing Softpedia the other day about the immediate availability for download of a new build for his SlackEX 14.1 Linux distribution based on Slackware 64-bit.

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Also: Webconverger 30 Is Out and Based on Debian 8.0 "Jessie"

The CompuLab Fitlet Is A Neat Little Linux PC With AMD SoC

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Linux
Hardware

Earlier this year CompuLab announced the Fitlet PC as a tiny, fanless, Linux-friendly PC. The Fitlets are finally starting to ship at scale and recently I received one of the AMD-powered Fitlets that's preloaded with Linux Mint. Here's a quick look at the Fitlet.

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Raspberry Pi vs. Raspberry Pi 2 vs. CuBox: performance comparison

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

Ever since Raspberry Pi was introduced to the world, the consumer market for inexpensive, pocket-size mini computers has been growing rapidly. The huge popularity of these tiny computers in the mainstream stems from a variety of DIY projects powered by these affordable hardware, as well as many readily available open-source software packages.

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Elementary OS 0.3 Freya Has Received A New Option, Permitting The Users To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

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GNU
Linux

Elementary OS 0.3 Freya has received a new option that permits the users to define their custom keyboard shortcuts, a feature which has been long awaited by the community.

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Exploring Kubuntu 15.04

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KDE
Reviews

Kubuntu Kubuntu is an official Ubuntu community project which releases new versions in step with the rest of the Ubuntu community. Kubuntu ships with KDE's Plasma desktop by default, offering users the latest technology to come out of the KDE project. Kubuntu's most recent release, version 15.04, is the first to ship with Plasma 5 and this is also the first version of the distribution to ship with systemd as the default init technology. The distribution's release announcement states, "Plasma 5, the next generation of KDE's desktop, has been rewritten to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. The second set of updates to Plasma 5 are now stable enough for everyday use and is the default in this version of Kubuntu."

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On Krita:

  • Interview with Griatch

    I’ve known about Krita for a long time, I might have first heard about it around the time I started to complement my GIMP work with MyPaint for painting. Since I exclusively draw in Linux, the open-source painting world is something I try to keep in touch with.

  • Hitting the ground running

    Today is officially the first day of coding for this year's Google Summer of Code. For the next three months I will be working on bringing animation to Krita. There's a lot of work ahead, but I have a solid plan to work with.

Mesa 10.5.6

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Why a Rolling Release Model is the Way to Go for Any OS

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OS
GNU
Linux

In the last year or so, I've noticed that rolling-release distributions are becoming more and more popular among Linux users, and even big names like Ubuntu are considering the switch to a rolling update development model, but I think all operating systems should use the rolling release model.

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Waha Linux 8.0 Brings Debian 8 "Jessie" to the Arab Community - Gallery

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Linux
Debian

The Waha Project has had the great pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of the final version of their Waha Linux 8.0 distributions designed specifically for the Arab community.

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SystemRescueCd 4.5.3 Is Powered by Linux Kernel 3.14.43 LTS, Includes TestDisk 7.0

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GNU
Linux

On May 25, François Dupoux had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release of his SystemRescueCd 4.5 distro.

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Nitpicking Linux

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GNU
Linux

If you present someone to the Linux world as GNU/Linux, you spend the next fifteen minutes trying to explain GNU. It’s difficult to explain in just a few minutes, it’s difficult to pronounce and it confuses the new Linux user. However, I make it a practice to bookmark websites that explain what GNU is and why it’s critical to Linux, and I tell people why it’s important to read about the subject when they have time.

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Evolution Open Source PIM Software for GNOME 3.18 Fixes Middle-Click Paste Issues

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OSS
GNOME

As reported the other day, the GNOME Project is hard at work to release the second milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, and that several components already started appearing on the main FTP servers.

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Linux and Windows Are Heading Towards a War That Microsoft Will Lose

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Linux
Microsoft

The "battle" between Windows and Linux is more of a fictional one, and it has been raging on for the past couple of decades. It wasn't really a battle, despite what each side was saying, but that will undoubtedly change when Linux clearly becomes a force to be reckoned with.

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[Android Auto Watch] 2015 Hyundai Sonata Android Auto Upgrade Now Available At Some Dealers, Others Soon

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Android

According to the fan-owned Hyundai Forums, if you walk into your Hyundai dealership in the next week or so with your 2015 Hyundai Sonata with Tech Package (meaning the large screen navigation system upgrade), an Android Auto upgrade should be there for you. And if it isn't, it probably will be shortly (like, this week).

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FPGA add-on boards support Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black

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Linux

Newark Element14’s new ValentFX Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone FPGA add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black feature Arduino and PMOD hooks.

We first covered the Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone Logi-Boards back in Sept. 2013 when ValentFX showed off prototypes at the New York Maker Faire. The Logi-Boards, which integrate Xilinx SPARTAN-6 XC6SLX9 FPGAs, and plug into the Linux-based Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black hacker boards, respectively, have now reached market, thanks to a partnership with Newark Element14. ValentFX and Newark have also launched a $45.48 Logi-Edu educational board add-on that purports to teach everyday hackers the mysteries of FPGA.

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AT&T to begin selling LG G Pad F 8.0 Android tablet on May 29

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Android

After releasing its own branded 8-inch Android tablet a mere two weeks ago, AT&T is giving itself some fresh competition. The mobile carrier has announced that it's bringing the LG G Pad F 8.0 to its customers starting on May 29.
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The new model should not be confused with the LG G Pad 8.3, which, while being an older tablet, offers a slightly larger, higher-resolution screen and a faster processor. Rather, it's more of a bigger sibling to the LG G Pad 7.0 that was released late last year, coming with the same 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (compared to the 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 inside the G Pad 8.3).

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