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20 Great Quotes from Richard M. Stallman

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OSS

junauza.com: I have here a collection of 20 of my favorite quotes from the famous free software evangelist and living legend Richard M. Stallman. I hope you will all like this one. Here it goes:

Kate Review: The Powerful KDE Text Editor

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Software

vivapinkfloyd.blogspot: Kate is the KDE Advanced Text Editor, and it does a great job for editing any type of text files, like Bash or Perl scripts, or C/C++ sources.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • List Install Pkgs on Ubuntu

  • 'uname -a' Explained
  • Audio-convert-mod a tool for converting audio file in linux

One small step for Amarok?

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Software

amarok.kde.org: I’m very excited to announce that the first Amarok->Cloud transfer has taken place. Just moments ago, for the first time ever (as far as I’m aware), a track was sent up into the Cloud from a desktop media player, escaping the local collection prison.

Tinkerer’s Toy: Chumby

nytimes.com: The Chumby is a fairly innocent-looking object resembling a clock radio, with a small touch screen and a leather-covered, padded exterior that feels like a beanbag. The Chumby is Internet-connected, runs on Linux software and is extremely hackable. In other words, it is a thoroughly open-source device.

OpenSUSE 11.0 KDE4 Initial Impressions

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SUSE

iandefor.wordpress: Since I found Windows XP so distasteful, I thought I’d give the fresh OpenSUSE 11.0 with KDE4 a try in its stead. My first impressions thus far are alright.

Giving Ubuntu a spin (with less risk)

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Ubuntu

bleedingedge.com.au/blog: I've noticed several forum members who are primarily Windows XP, wanting to try out Ubuntu. Nice to hear about your initiatives and get up and go, but please, consider less risky ventures than the classic dual boot.

short and shorter

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Linux
  • Sabayon Linux

  • Small and perfect. PCLinuxOS MiniMe.
  • OpenSuse 11.0 installed
  • First impressions about OpenSuSE 11.0
  • Ubuntu

NVIDIA GeForce 8200

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Hardware

phoronix.com: The Radeon HD 3200 / 780G certainly impressed us, but today we are looking at NVIDIA's latest IGP offering for AMD's Phenom platform. While not all of these features are available to Linux customers, the GeForce 8200 supports DirectX 10, PureVideo HD, GeForce Boost, Hybrid SLI, and other leading edge features. Which IGP offering reigns supreme under Linux?

Linux is not for everyone

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Linux

muaztech.blogspot: Some months ago, my friend Mujahid told me that his family's computer running pirated Windows XP is running really slow. I told him to try Ubuntu.

openSUSE 11.0: Shine and Annoyance

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: OpenSUSE 11.0 is another major Linux spring release. This new release will become the basis for the commercial offering SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, which Novell will bring to market in 2009. The first buzz on the net about OpenSUSE 11.0 is clouded by negative feelings about Novell’s involvement.

today's leftovers

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News
  • The Linux GUI Editor Showdown Part Two: Geany

  • Security Basics For Linux and Unix Installations - Part 2
  • Forrester calls out Alfresco and Drupal as the top-two open-source WCM systems
  • Savage 2 v1.5.0 Update For Linux
  • Fedora’s Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux – the Extra Mile
  • Red Hat Summit link round-up: Day 3
  • How Open Source Builds Winning Teams
  • Open Source Government: France beats Italy 4-0!
  • Almost 9 Distros in Almost 6 Minutes
  • Open source tour of Europe: Portugal
  • GNOME Helping Hands Project Launches
  • Skype for Linux: Where's the R-E-S-P-E-C-T?
  • Q&A: Red Hat CEO Whitehurst talks patent disputes, open source virtualization
  • Novell enters the UMPC Linux Market

openSUSE 11.0 At First Glance: It’s OK.

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SUSE

lizards.opensuse.org: So I’m still running openSUSE 10.3 as my main desktop, and will be until next week when the pre-ordered boxed editions are supposed to ship. By then I’ll be able to do a full review of what I think about openSUSE 11.0, but I did download and install the GNOME Live CD yesterday, and so I wanted to just talk about a few points, good and bad.

Also: OpenSuse 11 - First Impressions

"Fashion accessory" PMP camera runs Linux

linuxdevices.com: A style-conscious Samsung digital camera and personal media player (PMP) is built on a MontaVista Linux platform, it was revealed by a reader. Shipping since last year, the Samsung i70 features 7.2-megapixel resolution, 3x optical zoom, and Samsung's ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) technology.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Firefox 3 gotcha: No more yellow address bars?

  • How to prevent a package from being updated in Ubuntu
  • Useful OpenSUSE One-Click Installs From Command Line
  • Fix date and time in Ubuntu
  • copy files over the network and preserve file permissions
  • Howto check which Software Package is using more Disk Usage
  • debian etch + gtk-engines-2.15.1 + gtk+ 2.12
  • How to Make openSUSE 11.0 GM Live USB

Why move to Firefox 3.0?

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Moz/FF
  • Why move to Firefox 3.0?

  • Streamlined Firefox 3 makes browsing safer, more productive
  • Firefox 3 Add-Ons: Must-Have Tools

Opera 9.5 gives Firefox 3 a run for its money

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Software

linux.com: Two of the most popular Linux browsers were unveiled this month after years of development -- the open source Firefox 3 and the proprietary Opera 9.5. Opera's launch a week before Firefox was like any other launch, unlike Firefox's much publicized world record attempt. But Opera 9.5 is no less revolutionary.

Compiz Fusion Stackswitch: Another Application Switcher

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cybernetnews.com: Compiz Fusion on Linux has definitely received a lot of attention because of their innovative thinking, and the latest thing to come out of their lab is a plugin called Stackswitch. Once it’s activated it angles all of your windows so that it appears as though they are laying flat on a table.

Great spring for distros

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: As we are just about ready to head into summer beginning this weekend, I want to report that it has been a great spring for Linux distributions. I wanted to review some of the great stuff that has come out recently.

Business family, open source community

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OSS

blogs.zdnet.com: Matt Asay wants Red Hat to make its Spacewalk project a true community. That’s a noble goal. But what I’ve observed over the last few years is there is a big difference between the noble goals of community and what many businesses want.

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LWN (Now Open Access): Kernel Configuration, Linux 4.14 Merge Window, Running Android on a Mainline Graphics Stack

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    The kernel's configuration system can be challenging to deal with; Linus Torvalds recently called it "one of the worst parts of the whole project". Thus, anything that might help users with the process of configuring a kernel build would be welcome. A talk by Junghwan Kang at the 2017 Open-Source Summit demonstrated an interesting approach, even if it's not quite ready for prime time yet. Kang is working on a Debian-based, cloud-oriented distribution; he wanted to tweak the kernel configuration to minimize the size of the kernel and, especially, to reduce its attack surface by removing features that were not needed. The problem is that the kernel is huge, and there are a lot of features that are controlled by configuration options. There are over 300 feature groups and over 20,000 configuration options in current kernels. Many of these options have complicated dependencies between them, adding to the challenge of configuring them properly.
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Beautify Your KDE Plasma 5 Desktop Environment with Freshly Ported Adapta Theme

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Roughing it, with Linux

I have been traveling for about two weeks now, spending 10 days camping in Iceland and now a few days on the ferry to get back. For this trip I brought along my Samsung N150 Plus (a very old netbook), loaded with openSUSE Linux 42.3. Read more

Red Hat: Ansible Tower, Patent Promise, and Shares Declining

  • Red Hat’s automation solution spreading among APAC enterprises
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