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Story SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for Raspberry Pi: An intriguing option for data centers Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 8:27am
Story Ubuntu Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 8:35am
Story Everything you wanted to know about Zorin OS 12 Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 9:32am
Story KDE Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 10:13am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 10:14am
Story Leftovers: OSS and Sharing Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 10:46am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 10:49am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 10:50am
Story GCC 6.3, Nmap 7.40, Nmap 7.40 Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 12:09pm
Story ExTiX 17.0, Build 161221, with KDE 4.16 together with KDE Frameworks 5.26.0, Refracta Tools and kernel 4.9 (latest) Roy Schestowitz 21/12/2016 - 7:31pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • Installation of openSUSE 10.3 (10.2 to 10.3 upgrade)

  • the ubuntu project
  • Interesting Changes For GNOME 2.21.2
  • How a bread truck invented the internet
  • Ars on Ubuntu Gutsy
  • How to set up your own Debian Linux Mirror
  • How Do Penguins Build Their Nests?
  • Yahoo to launch open source program
  • Linux: Scheduler Fixes
  • Debian Ubuntu - Webcam in Yahoo! Chatrooms
  • Ubuntu: Last nail in the coffin
  • Put a puppy in your PC Part 1
  • Does Ubuntu Need a New Flavor Aimed At Developers?
  • Mozilla to make Firefox memory issues a priority

The disconnect between Open Source advocates and the rest of the world

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OSS

geekzone.co.nz: A recent thread in our Geekzone discussion forums illustrated a couple of interesting points about the way Linux proponents talk about their favourite OS and about the way other (non-Linux) users tend to react to this. This is about perception and also about an apparent disconnect between those two user groups.

How to gear up your desktop for the Christmas holidays

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Software

freesoftwaremagazine.com/blogs: I just saw my first Christmas lights a few days ago. Do you know what that means? It brings a very special time: decorating your GNU/Linux-based PC.

Also: Desktop delights for digitally delicious wallpapers

XO laptop sales begin, but support plan is nonexistent

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OLPC

Richard Koman: Today the effort moved to the world of consumer sales and philanthropy, as OLPC’s Give 1, Get 1 program launched. And it appears that by the end of day the website was saying there were only 12 days left in the sale. That’s confusing because OLPC has said there will be no limit.

First Look at Prism

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Software

linuxmovement: So a little while ago I made my first webrunner app. Webrunner was a program used to bring web applications to the desktop. It was very confusing and not all that easy for the average user. Recently Webrunner has now become Prism. The initila code for Prism is being taken from webrunner. So I decide to use webrunner again and noticed they update the code a bit, and now the files are actually called Prism and its extremely easy to use.

Skype 2.0 beta for Linux adds video chat, works with webcam on Asus Eee PC

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Software

arstechnica: Skype has released a new beta version for Linux that finally adds long-awaited support for video chat, the single most requested feature for Skype on Linux. The Skype 2.0 beta, which is available for download from Skype's web site, includes a number of other minor feature improvements in addition to the new video functionality.

Fedora 8 sees strong adoption in first week

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Linux

arstechnica: The latest version of Fedora—codenamed Werewolf—was released last week. According to statistics released this morning by Red Hat, Fedora 8 has been already been installed over 54,000 times in only four days.

PDF Viewers for Linux Compared

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Software

polishlinux: PDF documents are at present the most popular form of distributing documents throughout the Internet and a presentation tool at the same time. They owe their popularity not only to well defined standard embracing text, pictures and hyperlinks, but foremost to the fact that once created they can be read under nearly every operating system and its underlying platform. Of course, to open a PDF document one has to have an appropriate application.

10 Reasons Why You Need to Download Ubuntu Right Now

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Ubuntu

softwarebattle.com: I’ve been using Ubuntu for some time now, and it’s really grown on me. At first, I booted into Vista more often than not, but since the release of 7.10, I’ve noticed a lot of major changes–most of them for the better.

Linux still dominates the HPC arena

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Linux

blogs.techtarget.com: For some time now Linux has been the dominate operating system in high performance computing. For everything from IBM, with its rockstar status supercomputer Blue Gene, to NEC or U.S. HPC players SGI and HP–the bulk of the leading HPC clusters today are Linux-based.

Google Android Screenshots & Video

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Google

cybernetnews: As expected Google released their Android Software Development Kit (SDK) today. It provides all of the tools needed to start creating applications that run on the next generation mobile operating system, and Google is getting their checkbooks out to help ensure that Android won’t be a flop…

ubuntu vs opensuse

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SUSE
Ubuntu
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I was glancing through the top searches for my site and noticed one string I thought I'd try to answer it. That search was openSUSE vs Ubuntu. Now, I've avoided formally comparing Ubuntu to other distros such as openSUSE or Mandriva before because in my book it's like comparing apples to oranges, but for the sake of those searching, I will try.

1 Year Later, Just the Facts

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SUSE

opseast.wordpress: It’s been a whole year since the ground-breaking Novell-Microsoft Collaboration Agreement was signed and announced. Despite the noise in the press, MANY customers have decided to take advantage of the many benefits that the agreement brings to the table. Here’s a list of all 46 of the customers.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Burning CD and DVD ISO images with cdrecord

  • How-to Enable Anti-Aliasing in Quake Wars Linux
  • Check the bash shell script is being run by root or not
  • Using the AutoFilter: A useful if slightly twitchy tool
  • Create an OpenOffice.org extension the easy way with BasicAddonBuilder
  • Fix for Limewire blank beryl problem
  • How can I configure winbind to synchronize user and group IDs across multiple Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts on Active Directory accounts?

Playing around with KWin 4

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KDE

smspillaz.wordpress: So, being bored as I usually am, I decided to fix my installation of KDE 4 and try out KWin 4 with Composite bling. Unfortunately, after beta 2, it appeared that openGL based desktop Compositing broke for most people but I managed to get XRender output working.

Fedora Core: out of range

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Linux

iTWire: One of the most curious things about Linux distributions is the markedly different way in which one or the other behaves when it comes to installation. This has been brought home to me over the past week as I've been trying to get a Fedora Core installation sorted out.

Also: Stuck with Blue Screen while installing Fedora 8?

NFS issues with Mandriva 2008.0

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MDV

Fabrice Facorat: Since I upgrade my auth and file server from 2007.0 to 2008.0, I noticed severals issues with my NFS server. Indeed, at one time, my client will just hang when accessing the NFS server.

baselayout is dead, long live OpenRC

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Gentoo

roy's: OK, a few people have been saying that Gentoo is falling apart, they will leave Gentoo too and the world will end as we know it. I can assure you that this is all lies.

Ubuntu 7.10 & Fedora 8 Performance Compared

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Linux

phoronix: Back in March we had compared the performance of Ubuntu and Fedora as we tested Ubuntu 6.10 and Fedora 6 along with development versions of Ubuntu 7.04 and Fedora 7. During those benchmarks, Ubuntu 7.04 Alpha 5 had a slight lead over Fedora but the race was extremely close. Now with the release of Fedora 8 last week, we have run a new set of benchmarks comparing it to the month-old Ubuntu 7.10.

DesktopBSD Day 9 - Fine Tuning

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BSD

opensourcelearning.info: DesktopBSD uses the KDE desktop and since that desktop has the reputation of being a paradise for the customizer I started the task of fine tuning my desktop with an optimistic mindset.

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