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A cure for nvidia drivers in Ubuntu

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Software

blogs.techrepublic: Over the weekend I finally upgraded my main machine. This was not just an upgrade but also a migration to another distro. After about ten years with Red Hat/Fedora I finally jumped over to Ubuntu. There’s a reason: nvidia.

US gives thumbs up to OOXML for ISO standard

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: The US delegation has voted to maintain its “Approve” recommendation for Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) to be adopted by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Also: Fun with Microsoft OOXML

Back up Linux with ease

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HowTos

tectonic.co.za: I’m not particularly fond of backing up my data. I know I should do it and I feel pretty smug when it is done, but it is a time-consuming and frustrating process. I want is a one-click backup tool that, once set, does all the work for me. Backerupper may not be TimeMachine but it is pretty idiot-proof and does the job.

Review: Nokia N810 Internet Tablet

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Hardware

vnunet.com: The problem with pocket-sized internet gadgets (such as smartphones) is that the web facilities they offer tend to be patchy. This is no good to serious web users, who yearn for a portable internet experience that’s the same the one you get sat at a desktop PC. Nokia’s new N810 promises precisely this.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 243

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature story: Entropy - a new package management toolkit for Sabayon Linux

  • News: What's new in Mandriva Linux, Fedora Xfce spin updates, OpenBSD pre-release testing, free download of YDL 6.0
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 4.0 "KDE", Kiwi Linux 8.03
  • Upcoming releases: Gentoo Linux 2008.0 Beta, Frugalware 0.8
  • Data mining: Data-peeler analysis of DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking logs
  • New addition: Ophcrack LiveCD
  • New distribution: PA-RISC Linux
  • Reader comments

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

few howtos

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HowTos
  • How To Sync Amarok With iPOD Classic & 3rd Generation iPOD Nano

  • Ubuntu/XP: Streaming Sopcast to your mobile devices
  • Recording sounds for Impress slides with eVoice
  • Debian amd64: iceweasel with i386 plugins, outside a chroot
  • Redirecting Ports Using iptables Prerouting
  • Fix for suspend and hibernation problem for Laptops

Martin Buckley quits Novell over "certain principles"

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SUSE

Matt Asay: Wow. Martin Buckley, long time product manager and global evangelist for Novell's Systems and Resource Management products (e.g., ZENworks), has quit Novell.

Amarok 2 feature freeze planned for later this month

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Software

arstechnica.com: The Amarok developers have been working on a major overhaul that will dramatically reinvent the program's user interface and deliver a lot of really compelling new features. The new theme looks very polished and will likely blend well with a KDE 4 environment.

MSI Shows Off Eee PC Competitor

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Hardware

gizmodo.com.au: At CeBIT, it is showing off the MSI Wind, a subnotebook very much in the style of the Eee. The 8-inch model is expected to cost less than 400 euros and it will come with either Linux or Windows installed.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Me and You and a GPG Key Named Boo

  • Downloading Music the 1337 Way!
  • Timeline of the Debian project
  • Configure Exim with anti-spam
  • FSF New Website and Newsletter
  • A “Word” on Document Interoperability
  • Decibel in 14 easy steps
  • an interview with pmdematagoda
  • Will it always be about Microsoft?
  • People power transforms the web in next online revolution
  • Linux a few months in
  • Linux Mint Darnya on HP Pavilion dv6000

Eee PC to Get Intel’s Diamondville, Hard Drives, and Fashion Forward Style

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Hardware
Interviews

laptopmag.com: Asus’ Eee PC has become a low-cost laptop to reckon with. Everex has snuck up on the low-cost leader with the CloudBook and other vendors are rumored to be releasing their own low-cost notebooks in the near future. Shen thinks the days of the Eee PC are just taking off and that the competitors will try to knock them off their course but won’t succeed.

Linux Filesystem Exposed

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Linux

gorkee.com: On Linux, there is only a single hierarchical directory structure. Everything starts from the root directory, represented by ‘/’, and then expands into sub-directories. Where DOS/Windows had various partitions and then directories under these partitions, Linux places all the partitions under the root directory by ‘mounting’ them under specific directories. The closest to root under Windows would be c:.

Talking Ubuntu Linux: Q&A with System76 President Carl Richell

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Interviews
Ubuntu

allaboutubuntu.wordpress: System76, one of the best-known providers of Ubuntu systems, recently introduced new servers certified to run the operating system. All About Ubuntu caught up with System76 President Carl Richell to discuss his views on the Ubuntu server market.

Plasma improvements: KDE 4.0.2 and beyond

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KDE

arstechnica.com: When KDE 4.0 was officially released in January, there were a lot of gaping holes in basic functionality. During the past few months, the codebase has matured considerably and the environment is steadily approaching the point where it will be sufficiently robust for widespread day-to-day use.

IBM brings 'Microsoft-free' PCs to Europe

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Linux

computerworld.com.au: In a move to challenge Microsoft on the desktop, IBM has teamed up with Austrian and Polish system integrators to supply the emerging Eastern European and Russian business PC markets with "Microsoft-free" systems based on Red Hat Linux and open standards-based productivity software.

Mainstream U.S. Media Discovers Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

thevarguy.com: The VAR Guy was flipping though his Sunday morning paper when he spotted an article about Ubuntu Linux. He took a few more sips of coffee to perk up and make sure his eyes weren’t deceiving him. Sure enough, Ubuntu had made the leap into the mainstream media.

Why I am Making the Switch from Gentoo to Kubuntu

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Gentoo

evildomain.org: I am an advocate of Gentoo. Linux ricer? Sure, why not, I live for those minute speed advantages. I also, perhaps masochistically, prefer building every package from source. Why, then, am I dumping Gentoo, and for kubuntu of all distros?

Also: Bye Gentoo... Welcome Ubuntu

Be the next big thing in open source

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OSS

itwire.com: So you’ve got an idea for a great app and you’re thinking of making your own open source project? Here are some items to consider and some sites that will help you on your journey. We’ll also see how some well-known open source teams did it.

Mandriva 2008 Spring - RC1

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MDV

planetoss.com: Mandriva was the first distribution I used back in 2001 when I started using Linux. Mandriva's earlier decisions like releasing their OS to the public after a month or so and some annoying bugs made me to stay out of Mandriva but recently I tried Mandriva's 2008 release and was really impressed with their work.

Coupla gaming releases

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Gaming
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today's leftovers

  • Effective Microservices Architecture with Event-Driven Design
    There’s no doubt, in the IT world, microservices are sexy. But just because you find something cool and attractive doesn’t mean it’s good for you. And it doesn’t mean you know how to use it properly.
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  • Tumbleweed Review of the week 2017/25
    With the pace of Tumbleweed having resumed to ‘almost daily snapshots’ I will to the review again weekly instead of bi-weekly. It’s just easier to remember what big updates came in like this. This week I will cover the 6 snapshots 0616,0617,0618,0619,0620 and 0622 (again, 0622 just passed openQA and you will get it shortly on the mirror). There was also a 0621 tested, but discarded by openQA.
  • S10E16 – Enthusiastic Woozy Route
    It’s Season Ten Episode Sixteen of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress and Joey Sneddon are connected and speaking to your brain.
  • My Meetup Slides: Deploy and Manage Kubernetes Clusters on Ubuntu in the Oracle Cloud
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  • MinnowBoard 3 will offer Apollo Lake, triple M.2s, and Raspberry Pi expansion
    Minnowboard.org is prepping an open spec “MinnowBoard 3” SBC with a quad-core Apollo Lake, 4GB LPDDR4, 8GB eMMC, 3x M.2 sockets, and an RPi connector. The Intel-backed Minnowboard.org project has posted preliminary specs for an open-spec MinnowBoard 3 model to follow the recently shipped MinnowBoard Turbo Quad. Due to ship in the fall, the community-backed MinnowBoard 3 stands out with a 14nm Apollo Lake Atom, three M.2 sockets, and an “RPI” adapter. The only RPI we know of is Raspberry Pi, or more specifically, its much copied 40-pin expansion connector.
  • Open source social robot kit runs on Raspberry Pi and Arduino
    Thecorpora’s Scratch-ready “Q.bo One” robot is based on the RPi 3 and Arduino, and offers stereo cams, mics, a speaker, and visual and language recognition. In 2010, robotics developer Francisco Paz and his Barcelona-based Thecorpora startup introduced the first Qbo “Cue-be-oh” robot as an open source proof-of-concept and research project for exploring AI capabilities in multi-sensory, interactive robots. Now, after a preview in February at Mobile World Congress, Thecorpora has gone to Indiegogo to launch the first mass produced version of the social robot in partnership with Arrow.

Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

  • Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language
    Thanks to a new operating system called Popcorn Linux, the Navy may be able to speed systems development and cut maintenance. Developed by engineering researchers at Virginia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research,  Popcorn Linux can compile different programming languages into a common format. The operating system takes generic coding language and translates it into multiple specialized program languages. Then it determines what pieces of the code are needed to perform particular tasks and transfers these instruction “kernels” (the “popcorn” part) to the appropriate function, ONR officials said. Chips for video systems might be programmed in one language and those for networking functions in another. These multicore processors improve computing speed, but they also force programmers to design or upgrade applications based on what programs run on which processors. That means complex systems like battlespace awareness and artificial intelligence that require specialized processors must be manually adjusted so components can interact with each other.
  • Purism's Security Focused Librem Laptops Go Mainstream as GA Begins, with $2.5M in Total Project Funding and 35 Percent Average Monthly Growth
  • Now it’s easier to buy Purism’s Linux laptops
    After running a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to raise money for a laptop that runs free and open source software, Purism has been able to ship a limited number of 13 and 15 inch laptops, and the corporation is taking pre-orders for a 2-in-1 tablet.
  • Are You a Distro Hopper?
    Is distro hopping a dying sport or have I just gotten too old? When I first started to use Linux I was the quintessential cliche distro hopper. I swapped and switched flavor of Linux seemingly every other day, certain that at some point I’d find the right fit and stop, content with at whatever combination of distro base and desktop environment I’d hit upon.
  • System76 Continues Working On GNOME Improvements For Future Ubuntu
    System76 continues working on improvements to the GNOME stack as part of their transition in-step to using it over Unity 7, in line with Canonical's decision to switch Ubuntu over to GNOME and abandon their grand Unity 8 ambitions.
  • 2017 Linux Laptop Survey
    It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, OpenBenchmarking.org provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux
    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,. Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.
  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux
    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.
  • Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux
    When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it. NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.
  • Grive – A Dockerized Google Drive Client for Linux
    Not too long ago I reviewed Grive2 as an alternative Google Drive client for Linux. Today, I’ll introduce you to Grive, a Docker implementation for the Google Drive client, Grive2. Docker (if you don’t already know what it is), is a tool designed to benefit both system admins and developers thanks to its use of containers. Docker’s containers provide a way for developers to create and distribute their apps using containers.
  • Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop
    There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all. But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane. Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular.
  • Dazzle spotlight – Multi Paned and Action Muxing
    The way the GtkActionMuxer works is by following the widget hierarchy to resolve GActions. Since the HeaderBar is a sibling to the content area (and not a direct ancestor) you cannot activate those actions. It would be nice for the muxer to gain more complex support, but until then… Dazzle.