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Story 5 Ways Xoopit Extends Gmail adriantry 27/04/2009 - 10:27am
Story Audacity: The Versatile Audio Tool for Everyone adriantry 12/05/2009 - 10:03am
Forum topic Dialup dilemma afs 05/06/2008 - 5:40pm
Blog entry Distribution Release: EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.21 akramshaikh 08/10/2008 - 7:55am
Blog entry 25 Cool & Beautiful Linux Wallpapers akramshaikh 31/08/2009 - 6:50pm
Blog entry Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Finally Released! akramshaikh 29/04/2010 - 7:18pm
Story Top 10 Addictive games on Linux alieneyes 06/03/2010 - 5:07pm
Blog entry “Can’t locate module” Error in Linux and Data Loss allen 06/10/2008 - 4:52am
Blog entry “No such file or directory” Error in Linux allen 15/10/2008 - 4:47am
Blog entry ‘attempt to access beyond end of device’ Linux Error allen 27/03/2009 - 6:45am

Fedora 24 Release Schedule Published, the Distro Could Arrive on May 17, 2016

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After announcing the proposal to update the Python stack to version 3.5 for the Fedora 24 GNU/Linux operating system, Jan Kurik comes on the first day of October with news about the initial release schedule of the upcoming distribution.

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If Drupal were a band it would be Rush

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Getting my clients' developers and sysadmins to stick to all of the documented processes I've set up for them.

I have years of experience implementing Drupal-based solutions, so I have a rather solid understanding of what works and what doesn't. But some folks without any experience with Drupal try to shoehorn it into incompatible environments. I do my best to explain all of this and why to ensure that, when I'm gone, folks can take all of my wiki documentation and run with it (use it and update it as necessary).

I like to think of my consulting services as successful if my clients can continue working on their projects without me. Basically, I'm doing a good job if I put myself out of one.

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Ubuntu Touch to Get Unity 8 and QtMir Updates, VPN Indicator, and OTA Identification

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On October 1, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report to inform us all about the new features that landed for the upcoming OTA-7 software update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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LibreOffice Online Development Advances, Gains Image Manipulation, Advanced Toolbar

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Just in case you thought for a second that the world forgot about the LibreOffice Online project announced by The Document Foundation a while ago, its developers announce new features developed during the LibreOffice Conference 2015 event that took place last week between September 22-25.

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Kubuntu: Plasma 5.4.2 Ready testing! Come join the fun.

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Basically we need you to test!
Thank you very much for those that helped today Smile Frameworks needs further testing and with
more testers we can find these problems prior to release.
Please see my last post for details:
Last post A call for testers!

Today we have the latest Plasma 5.4.2 ready for Wily (backports will not be made until this one has been tested and released)

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Work sprints with a Pomodoro timer

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Time management is important for everyone. When we get our tasks done efficiently, we leave more time for other things we’re passionate about. There are numerous tools on your Fedora system to help you manage your time effectively. One of them is a Pomodoro timer.

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'Sources' Claim Microsoft Is Buying Canonical-Ubuntu; Other Ubuntu News

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  • Sources Claim Microsoft Is Buying Canonical-Ubuntu; Is There Logic Behind The Rumors?

    We already know that Microsoft has developed its own version of Linux named “Azure Cloud Switch” and we know that Microsoft is calling it quits with patent lawsuits against competitors. We also are aware that Canonical has been seeking funding to continue with its Linux project. With these three publicly known pieces of information our sources claim Microsoft is buying Canonical-Ubuntu. Some key sources in the Linux community have stated this as a great possibility, and we have yet to get confirmation from any Microsoft sources but given the course of things lately, the possibility seems feasible. Microsoft has also just released its first major server application on Ubuntu Linux making it possible to run HDInsight Ubuntu.

  • Canonical's Ubuntu Edge Spawned the Current Ubuntu Phone

    Every Ubuntu fan remembers the Ubuntu Edge, the super phone that galvanized the community and almost changed the paradigm in the mobile world. Unfortunately, the crowdfunding effort for Ubuntu Edge failed, but it opened up the games for what we have today, Ubuntu for phones.

  • Ubuntu Touch to Get Unity 8 and QtMir Updates, VPN Indicator, and OTA Identification

    On October 1, Canonical's Łukasz Zemczak sent in his daily report to inform us all about the new features that landed for the upcoming OTA-7 software update for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

  • Users Can Now Help Test and Improve Ubuntu Touch with a Simple App

    The Ubuntu developers have just released a new tool named Pilot for the mobile operating system and they are looking to crowdsource a very important aspect, testing the applications on the phone.

  • "No Background Processing for Apps" in Ubuntu Touch Is Being Debated

    One of the issues that's been bothering some Ubuntu Touch developers and users is the fact that background processing for apps is now really permitted on this platform. A discussion has been started on the official mailing list, and it looks like there are a lot of supporters of the idea that "no background processing for apps" policy needs to change.

  • Canonical Patches Three Critical Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    Today, October 1, Canonical announced the general availability of a new kernel update for its long-term supported Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) computer operating system, patching three critical Linux kernel vulnerabilities.

RaspEX Brings Debian 8 and Ubuntu 15.04 to Raspberry Pi 2, Now with SSH and Samba

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Just a few moments ago, Arne Exton, the creator of numerous GNU/Linux and Android-x86 distributions, sent us an email to inform us about the release of a new build for his RaspEX Ubuntu- and Debian-based distro for Raspberry Pi 2 devices.

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Compact, low power IoT gateway runs Linux on i.MX6

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VIA’s 30mm tall “Artigo A820” IoT gateway runs Linux on an i.MX6 DualLite, and offers optional WiFi and 3G in addition to Fast and GbE Ethernet ports.

Like last year’s Artigo A900 mini-PC, the Artigo A820 runs Linux on a dual-core, 1GHz Cortex-A9 SoC. This time, however, VIA Technologies has turned to Freescale’s i.MX6 DualLite SoC instead of its own Via Elite E1000.

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SparkyLinux 4.1

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Sparky 4 is based on and fully compatible with Debian testing “Stretch”.

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today's leftovers

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Leftovers: Software

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  • SMPlayer 15.9 Brings Changes And Fixes
  • IMAP utils 0.5

    I've just released new version of imap-utils. Main reason for new release was change on PyPI which now needs files to be hosted there.

  • OpenShot 2.0 Video Editor to Be Released Soon for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows 10

    OpenShot Studios have announced today, on the last day of September, that their upcoming OpenShot 2.0 open-source video editor software will be released soon for the GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

  • Fotoxx Review - A Powerful Photo Editor

    The Fotoxx application is a free image-editing application that comes with a ton of features, including management of RAW files. It's not difficult to find this kind of applications on the Linux platform, but not all of them are good. Fortunately, Fotoxx is a more than adequate solution.

  • ClipGrab Review - Downloading Online Videos with Ease

    Downloading video clips from online sources like YouTube or others of this sort is not something actively supported by said websites, and it's easy to see why, and this is the reason apps like ClipGrab exist.


    I tested ClipGrab in Ubuntu 15.10, and that means that I encountered a little problem, but it's not the application's fault. The distribution is not yet stable, and the new OS is not supported in the PPA, at least for now. On the other hand, I can run it with just a double click, and the only inconvenience is that I don't get any new updates when they are released.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Leftovers: KDE

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  • Secrets of Krita: the Third Krita Training DVD

    Comics with Krita author Timothée Giet is back with his second training DVD: Secrets of Krita, a collection of videos containing 100 lessons about the most important things to know when using Krita.

  • My Wishion of KDE – Prelude

    There are quite some things failing inside KDE but I heard there was quite some positive energy this year at Akademy and we just finished/ended the longest Randa Meetings yet and although these meetings were for me quite exhausting they were another great success and almost the size of half of Akademy this year. Just compare the group pictures. And I met again some great people, new and old, young and old, with great ideas, a lot of energy and willingness to put in some energy and with the incubator projects I sponsor there was and is even more enthusiasm coming to KDE.

  • Legacy system tray icons back in Plasma 5

    Legacy system tray icons are problematic; they don't scale, they don't fit in with the theme, they can't multiplex (be in two trays) and they're just generally very dated.

  • Kubuntu: A call for testers!

Red Hat and Fedora

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Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

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  • Teradata Accelerates Roadmap for Open Source Presto
  • Teradata’s open source connect
  • Facebook and Teradata on Apache Presto and the disruption of open source

    In the nearly two years since going open source, Presto has grown from an internal Facebook project into a platform that's used by likes of Airbnb, Dropbox and Netflix to process data more rapidly.

  • Should research on vehicle software be hidden from the public?

    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) says security researchers tinkering with vehicle software shouldn't be allowed to go public with their findings. The agency "is concerned that there may be circumstances in which security researchers may not fully appreciate the potential safety ramifications" if their findings are released in the wild.

  • DHS Funds Project For Open Source 'Invisible Clouds'

    Cloud Security Alliance and Waverley Labs to build software-defined perimeter (SDP) to protect cloud and critical infrastructure from DDoS attacks.

  • On the on and off relationship between FirefoxOS and WhatsApp

    Yesterday, my FirefoxOS gave me some bad news: ConnectA2, my chosen app to access the WhatsApp network was discontinued and that I should wait for a new soon-to-be ready app called "ConnectedIM".

    ConnectA2 was not a perfect app. Sometimes it would fail to connect and, after an update, it would constantly receive messages from +server saying "Unable to parse the resource". This messages were annoying, specially because one could several during a day. I once got 11 in two hours!

  • One-click installs: Moving to simplicity with Hadoop

    EMC Cloud Solutions always seems to be on the horizon of producing easy solutions. In a smart partnership with BlueData, Inc., it has been able to combine its abilities to deliver customers one-click solutions to Hadoop.

  • Open data initiatives: create your own success

    Open data initiatives should actively create their own successes. Instead of publishing everything they can, Cities should investigate which data can actually be used to solve a problem, Albert Meijer, Professor of Public Innovation at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, said in an interview with the Dutch centre of expertise Open Overheid.

LibreOffice Conference

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  • Brno will host LibreOffice Conference 2016!

    So I can finally share publicly that Brno will host LibreOffice Conference 2016. After GUADEC 2013 and Akademy 2014, it’s the third major desktop conference that will take place in Brno. The venue will be the campus of Faculty of Information Technologies of Brno University of Technology which is one of the major computer science universities in the country with a lot of open source participation. That’s also where GUADEC 2013 and 2015 took place.

  • LibreOffice Conference 2015
  • LibreOffice Online - LibreOffice Conference 2015
  • Apache OpenOffice: Not Dead Yet

    It's taken a year, but Apache OpenOffice finally seems to be moving forward. However, whether the progress will be enough to make the project a success remains impossible to predict.

  • OpenOffice 4.1.2 Teased, LibO Conference Wrap-up

    Apache OpenOffice has been practically declared dead by many while others suggest folding back into LibreOffice. It's true the last release was a year ago, but release manager Andrea Pescetti recently blogged OpenOffice 4.1.2 is right around the corner. The LibreOffice Conference wrapped up Monday and a couple of attendees blogged of their experiences. Elsewhere, Jesse Smith summarized the current state of Linux touch desktops and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said there will never be a year of the Linux desktop.

LFS 7.8 Stable Release

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The Linux From Scratch community announces the release of LFS Stable Version 7.8. It is a major release with toolchain updates to glibc-2.22, binutils-2.25.1, and gcc-5.2.0. In total, 30 packages were updated and changes to bootscripts and text have been made throughout the book.

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