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Story Getting more out of less srlinuxx 24/04/2007 - 9:40am
Story Getting My Kicks On Route 64 srlinuxx 1 16/11/2006 - 6:37am
Story Getting my new Asus X540S notebook ready for Linux Rianne Schestowitz 17/01/2017 - 1:50pm
Story Getting notified when Debian repository updates linportal 14/09/2008 - 11:12pm
Story Getting Open Source Right srlinuxx 23/05/2008 - 11:59pm
Story Getting OpenStack Ready for the Enterprise Roy Schestowitz 27/11/2014 - 8:05am
Story Getting PHP running with Apache srlinuxx 27/04/2006 - 3:20pm
Story Getting physical srlinuxx 14/09/2010 - 6:12pm
Story Getting Qt 5 right in your application Rianne Schestowitz 06/12/2015 - 1:34am
Story Getting ready for Dragonfly... srlinuxx 07/05/2008 - 3:13am

What Is The Wayland Display Server & Its Protocol?

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phoronix.com: While Kristian Høgsberg is now likely on his way to Toulouse, France for the 2010 X Developers' Summit, over the past day he has been working on some minor changes to the Wayland Display Server that he has now been working on for a while to leverage the latest Linux graphics technologies.

Linux Mint 9 Xfce

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desktoplinuxreviews.com: Last week I looked at the Debian version of Linux Mint. This time around I’m going to cover the Xfce version.

Linux For a Green Desktop

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Software

linuxaria.com: Thanks to your choice of Linux operating system you are already on the philosophical choice closer to nature:

5 Great Linux Tools You Should Know About

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internetling.com: Efforts to open source wireless card drivers are finally paying off, especially with Broadcom’s recent announcement. But until the software reaches ready-to-deploy status, we will often stumble upon a broken wireless connection on a new install.

Open source, helping the children of the future.

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: The children today have it lucky. These days children have iThis and iThat as well as cell(mobile) phones, netbooks, laptops and the now common desktop pc. The problem with these is that the exploration potential of these devices is very limited.

Getting physical

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Ubuntu
  • Getting physical - face recognition input mockup
  • Apple Magic Trackpad drivers land in Ubuntu with 10 finger touch

8 Stunning Blender Made Short Films And Animations

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Software

techdrivein.com: Blender is a free open source 3D modelling and graphics software widely used for making animated movies. Here is a nice collection of 8 short films and animations made using Blender which I think will give you an idea on Blender's capabilities.

Mid-Day US Stocks Alert

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Linux
  • Mid-Day US Stocks Alert: Red Hat Sliding
  • Jaffray Downgrades Red Hat to Neutral; Sector Call & Current Valuation

Newbie Linux management shortcut joy

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theregister.co.uk: Asking a Windows administrator to give Linux a chance as a server operating system is doubly difficult. To a Windows admin, the Linux world is a hostile place, a collection of dozens of different operating systems sharing the same basic kernel.

A Bushel of Useful Resources for Inkscape

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ostatic.com/blog: If you're looking for a graphics and illustration tool that can compete with Adobe Illustrator and is especially good for logos and splashy still graphics, give Inkscape a try.

Firefox 4 may not get silent updates

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4 may not get silent updates after all
  • Mozilla renames Firefox 4 Beta 6 to Beta 7

Gnome-do: Open Source Software App Launcher

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serverwatch.com: This week, I've been experimenting with gnome-do, the Gnome application launcher that also allows you to specify particular actions to take on whatever file or application you've found.

A Call For Open Source

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ostatic.com/blog: Bloglines was my first RSS aggregator, and it will be gone on October 1st. I’d like to call on IAC and Ask.com to release bloglines to new life as an open source project.

Old School Monday: Linux Manifesto

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maximumpc.com: He's been listed as one of The 100 Most Influential Inventors of All Time, and was a 2008 inductee to the Computer History Museum.

Does the Linux desktop matter?

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networkworld.com: When it all boils down, does Linux on the desktop really matter? Last week, I touched on the problems counting the number of Linux desktops, but the real question is does it really matter?

Peppermint Ice resuscitates an elderly Thinkpad

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linuxtrends.com: Bucking the trend toward ever beefier and bulkier Linux distributions, the Peppermint OS project recently unveiled the first release of a lighter-weight variant of its small-footprint Linux OS.

Reflections on Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Reflections on Ubuntu, Canonical and free software
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #210
  • A Quick Look at Kubuntu 10.10

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Foobnix: A Very Interesting New Music Player
  • More Zatikon Add-On Packs Coming Soon…
  • Red Hat teases: Who is its Australian cloud customer?
  • Phase 1 Garage: The next generation of entrepreneurship
  • The Most Vulnerable and Exploitable Operating System Ever
  • Pandora Open-Source Gaming Handheld is Alive and in Demand
  • More firms opting for open source software: Is it right for you?
  • Citizen Linus
  • Apache Software Foundation announces new Executive Officers
  • Open-Source Lecture Capture
  • Year-old vulnerability endangers OpenX ad server
  • 15 minutes of fame KDE screencast
  • Ubuntu makeover paying off
  • The short stack
  • Linux 2.6.36-rc4 Brings Two Weeks Of Fixes
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent video game review
  • Ubuntu 10.10 – Misanthropic Mongoose Tryout
  • Kobo Desktop eReader application also available for Ubuntu
  • Firefox 4 Freeze Delayed Again, Panorama Gets Big Upgrades
  • LinuxInstall.net Podcast Episode 31 -Linux and a virtualized world...

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Browsing Comfortably on KDE
  • Debian Sid gets KDE 4.5.1
  • How do we compile & execute C programs under Linux?
  • How to upgrade OpenSUSE 11.3 x64 to KDE 4.5 Stable
  • LDAP: The tool to manage enterprise infrastructure
  • How to get back missing gnome-panel icons/applets
  • Tune In. Turn On. Turn Key.
  • Build Service Cheat Sheet
  • source port routing

New app lets you watch all the big TV networks live on your PC

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dvice.com: When you think of watching TV online, sites like Hulu or YouTube come to mind. You don't typically think of flipping through ABC, NBC and other channels like you would with an actual TV, but that's exactly what you can do with a new service called ivi, launching today.

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MX Tools - A year later, the toolbox got better

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Success for net neutrality, success for free software

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today's leftovers

  • 10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Isn’t Mainstream – For The Record
    10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Isn’t Mainstream. Yeah, the title is totally link-bait. However, it’s worth noting that I actually deliver what the title describes and then some. Linux is awesome, but sadly, most people haven’t heard of it. Here’s why.
  • Linux Works For You
    Linux allows YOUR computer to work for you, not against you. Wearing this shirt/hoodie demonstrates to all who see it that you are not a slave to your PC. You are in control and Linux is the reason for this.
  • Robin "Roblimo" Miller
    The Linux Journal mourns the passing of Robin Miller, a longtime presence in our community.
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  • Pidgin / Libpurple SkypeWeb Plugin Sees New Stable Release
    SkypeWeb is a plugin that allows using Skype in Pidgin / libpurple chat clients. The plugin can be used to send instant messages and participate in group chats, but it does not yet support voice / video calling.
  • Feral's GameMode May Soon Have Soft Real-Time Capabilities
    Feral Interactive's Linux system tuning daemon, GameMode since being introduced earlier this year has primarily offered the ability to easily change the CPU scaling governor when gaming but not much more. Though a new feature is now in the works for GameMode.
  • Mini DebConf Hamburg
    Last week I attended the MiniDebConfHamburg. I worked on new releases of dracut and rinse. Dracut is an initramfs-tools replacement which now supports early microcode loading. Rinse is a tool similar to debootstrap for rpm distributions, which now can create Fedora 28 environments aka chroots.
  • Android and Automotive Grade Linux battle, as car becomes a data center
    Volvo’s decision to pick Intel’s Atom automotive system-on-chip (SoC) to run in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) for its new XC40 SUV highlights the intensifying competition among chipmakers in this fast growing sphere. The decision to base the system on Android also illuminates the evolving operating system scene for cars, with Linux the primary alternative in its AGL (Automotive Grade Linux) variant. However, given the complementary strengths of Android and Linux, it looks more likely that both will be deployed by many automobile makers in hybrid packages, so that they can take advantage of Android’s huge app ecosystem, encouraging plenty of third party enhancements, as well as harnessing the independence and enterprise scale of Linux. As cars become mini-data centers or edge compute…
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