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5 Excellent ToDo List Apps For Linux

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makeuseof.com: Most Gnome users probably use Evolution, the default PIM, to manage their tasks and ToDo lists. However, if you are like me, who is not a user of Evolution and are looking for a native standalone ToDo list app for your Linux machine, here are 5.

10 Individuals who have contributed the most to FOSS

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l2admin.com: This is a followup to my previous post on the top 5 companies involved in enterprise Linux. enjoy!

Two Linux Twitter Clients: Twidge and Tircd

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itmanagement.earthweb: Most Twitter and other micro-blogging clients use the same interface as Twitter.com, but two new free software clients make Twitter easy to use from the command-line or an IRC client.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 298

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Review: First look at PC-BSD 7.1

  • News: Linux Foundation to include Novell Build Service, Moblin aims for 2-second boot, Fedora 11 64-bit beta re-issued, FreeBSD hits 20,000 ports, new Debian leader announced, Kubuntu prepares KDE 3 images, Ubunchu! manga
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 6 "Fluxbox" and "KDE", PC-BSD 7.1
  • Upcoming releases: Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0, Ubuntu 9.04 RC
  • New additions: Baltix GNU/Linux, Canaima GNU/Linux, Toorox
  • New distributions: TurnKey Linux, ayuOS
  • Reader comments

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

5 Features of Ubuntu–Desktop Edition

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Mandriva 2009.1 Preview and Screenshots

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MDV

techenclave.com: Mandriva one of the leading distro provider has finally released their last testing version for their upcoming spanking distro named 2009.1 Spring ... 2009.1 tries mend the flaws that 2009.0 came with..

Intel, Google warn of Open Source risks

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theinquirer.net: IN MOST OPEN sauce fairy tales, little Linux developers tremble in fear at the mention of the big, bad Vole, but with Google and Intel now seemingly joining Microsoft in its huffing and puffing, the story of open sourcery could do with a refresh.

Eeebuntu: The perfect netbook OS

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Ubuntu

blogs.techrepublic.com: Recently, I purchased a Linux-based EeePC. I bought it for easy “packing” so I could have the means to write in serious “go mode.” It worked well but there was something that bothered me a bit - the pre-installed OS.

Steve McIntyre re-elected Debian leader

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itwire.com: British developer Steve McIntyre has been re-elected leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project (DPL) for 2009-10.

GNOME vs. KDE: The Final Smackdown

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KDE
Software

linux-mag.com: Hello ladies and gentleman, and welcome to the Linux Magazine Arena in beautiful downtown San Francisco! We’re here for tonight’s main event; GNOME vs. KDE; The Final Smackdown!

Back and Better Than Ever--PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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PCLOS

extremetech.com: It's been quite a while since the last update to PCLinuxOS back in 2007. While Ubuntu and other distros come out every 6 months, PCLinuxOS is considered a "rolling release distribution" that gets updated regularly as new stuff appears in the PCLinuxOS repository. So was it worth the wait?

The openSUSE beast

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thesiliconjungle.wordpress: A young, naive explorer stands in front of the cave. Inside this cave lives openSUSE, the legendary giant that is said by some to be the most powerful beast of all, and the explorer is out to tame it. He enters.

The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

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reghardware.co.uk: Episode 5 I opened up my Acer Aspire One again after a prolonged interval while I was involved in a very different project and was puzzled to discover that Live Update was offering me a "Bluetooth patch". It's not just that the hardware doesn't have Bluetooth...

Jaunty Jackalope... the Easter bunny just grew antlers

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blogs.telegraph.co: As I write this, there are just 10 days until the next release of Ubuntu Linux (due 23rd April). Named "Jaunty Jackalope", it will be the credit crunch busting software solution you've all been desperate for. So what's new, or rather, why should you care?

few odds & ends

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  • A few quick thoughts on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

  • Kernel Mode-Setting Coming To OpenSolaris
  • Linux-Powered Spectrum Takes Casemodding To The Next Level
  • Quick Linux Tips: File Naming

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #137

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The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #137 for the week of April 5th- April 11th, 2009 is now available.

Ubuntu 9.04 Beta

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  • Ubuntu 9.04 Beta

  • Ubuntu 9.04 - Jaunty Jackalope
  • Package caching for Ubuntu (and Debian) lovers
  • Concurrent Booting: make full use of your dual-core, multithreaded or hyperthreaded processors in Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint 6 KDE

Shutter on Ubuntu: is this the mother of all free software Screenshot Utilities?

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Like anyone else who writes about software I like to illustrate my text with timely and relevant screenshots; so I’m always on the lookout for good, free software to get the job done.

Six Best Portable Operating Systems

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lifehacker.com: Why restrict yourself to merely carrying around your data on a thumb drive? Take your entire operating system on your flash drive.

Give Ubuntu Jaunty An Apple Flavour

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bigbrovar.wordpress: The cool thing about linux is that it can be and look like anything you want, and why you may never be able to tweak your Mac or Windows to look like Gnome, its the direct opposite with Linux. So this month i decide to give my laptop an apple flavor.

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In Memoriam: Robin "Roblimo" Miller, a Videographer and Free Software Champion

Videographer Robin Roblimo Miller

Robin "Roblimo" Miller was a clever, friendly, and very amicable individual who everyone I know has plenty of positive things to say about. I had the pleasure of speaking to him for several hours about anything from personal life and professional views. Miller was a very knowledgeable person whose trade as a journalist and video producer I often envied. I have seen him facing his critics in his capacity as a journalist over a decade ago when he arranged a debate about OOXML (on live radio). Miller, to me, will always be remembered as a strong-minded and investigative journalist who "did the right thing" as the cliché goes, irrespective of financial gain -- something which can sometimes be detrimental to one's longterm health. Miller sacrificed many of his later years to a cause worth fighting for. This is what we ought to remember him for. Miller was - and always will be - a FOSS hero.

May everything you fought for be fulfilled, Mr. Miller. I already miss you.

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today's leftovers

  • S11E12 – Twelve Years a Slave
    It’s Season 11 Episode 12 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.
  • Porting guide from Qt 1.0 to 5.11
    We do try to keep breakages to a minimum, even in the major releases, but the changes do add up. This raises the question: How hard would it be to port a Qt application from Qt 1.0 to 5.11?
  • Thunderbolt Networking on Linux
    Thunderbolt allows for peer-to-peer network connections by connecting two computers directly via a thunderbolt cable. Mika from Intel added support for this to the 4.15 kernel. Recently, Thomas Haller from NetworkManager and I worked together to figure out what needs to be done in userspace to make it work. As it turns out, it was not that hard and the pull-request was merged swiftly.
  • What’s new in openSUSE Leap 15 – part 1
    openSUSE Leap 15 will be released on the 25th of May 2018! A new openSUSE release is always an exciting event. This means that I get to play with all kinds of new and improved software packages. I am aware that I can simply install openSUSE Tumbleweed and have a new release 4 or 5 times a week. But when using openSUSE Tumbleweed some time ago, I noticed that I was installing Gigabytes of new software packages multiple times per week. The reason for that is that I have the complete opposite of a minimum install. I always install a lot of applications to play / experiment with (including a lot of open source games). I am using openSUSE since 2009 and it covers all of my needs and then some. I am already happy with the available software, so there is no real reason for me to move with the speed of a rolling release. Therefore I prefer to move with the slower pace of the Leap releases.
  • GNOME Terminal: a little something for Fedora 29
    Can you spot what that is?
  • UBports To Work On Unity 8 / Mir / Wayland After OTA-4
    The UBports team have put out their latest batch of answers to common questions around this project that's still working to maintain the Ubuntu Touch software stack. Among the project's recent work has included getting QtWebEngine working on Mir and before their Ubuntu 16.04 LTS based release they still need to figure out Chromium crashes and to resolve that as well as updating the browser. For their first release of UBports derived from Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" they are still going to rely upon Oxide while later on should migrate to a new browser.
  • 8 Best App Locks For Android To Secure Your Device In 2018
  • These Weeks in Firefox: Issue 39
  • What's Coming in OpenStack Rocky?
    The OpenStack Rocky release is currently scheduled to become generally available on August 30th, and it's expected to add a host of new and enhanced capabilities to the open-source cloud platform. At the OpenStack Summit here, Anne Bertucio, marketing manager at the OpenStack Foundation, and Pete Chadwick, director of product management at SUSE, outlined some of the features currently on the Rocky roadmap. Bertucio began the session by warning the audience that the roadmap is not prescriptive, but rather is intended to provide a general idea of the direction the next OpenStack release is taking.
  • PostgreSQL 11 Is Continuing With More Performance Improvements, JIT'ing
    PostgreSQL 11 is the next major feature release of this open-source database SQL server due out later in 2018. While it's not out yet, their release notes were recently updated for providing an overview of what's coming as part of this next major update. To little surprise, performance improvements remain a big focus for PostgreSQL 11 with various optimizations as well as continued parallelization work and also the recently introduced just-in-time (JIT) compilation support.
  • Tidelift Secures $15M in Series A Funding
    Tidelift, a Boston, MA-based open source software startup, secured $15m in Series A funding.
  • Tesla disclosed some of its autopilot source code after GPL violation
    Tesla, a technology company, and the independent automaker are well known for offering the safest, quickest electric cars. The company uses a lot of open source software to build its operating system and features, such as Linux Kernel, Buildroot, Busybox, QT, etc also they have always been taciturn about the finer details and tech of its popular artefacts, such as Model S, Model X, but now Elon Musk’s company has just released some of its automotive tech source code into the open source community.
  • Open Source Underwater Distributed Sensor Network
    One way to design an underwater monitoring device is to take inspiration from nature and emulate an underwater creature. [Michael Barton-Sweeney] is making devices in the shape of, and functioning somewhat like, clams for his open source underwater distributed sensor network.
  • Security Researchers Discover Two New Variants of the Spectre Vulnerability
  • Security updates for Thursday