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Portable Linux Apps Which Work With Any Linux Distro

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makeuseof.com: Portable Apps for Windows and Mac have been around for a long time, but are less common in the Linux world. Due to the complexity of Linux dependencies, and the different way different distributions locate these dependencies, the portable Linux application long seemed like a pipe dream. Until now.

Manhattan OS Makes It Easier To Convert Users To Linux

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Ubuntu

webupd8.org: Manhattan OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu created by Kevin McDole, a frequent WebUpd8 reader and commenter. Manhattan OS is in fact inspired by everything we post here, at WebUpd8.

today's howtos & leftovers:

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HowTos
  • FFmpeg's VP8 Decoder Blasts Google's Decoder
  • RPM quickies – The Ultimate RPM Guide for Newbies
  • Not getting a package on Ubuntu?
  • OpenSUSE 11.3: The Linux for layman users
  • How can India build a $35 tablet? More details emerge
  • OLPC: What does the XO-1.5 HS look like?
  • Simply adding a Linux Partition via fstab
  • FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE Announcement
  • Gwibber Concept - Part 1
  • How to install Sabayon 5.3 on a btrfs filesystem
  • The irony of Dell's Ubuntu site!
  • Linux: Retro Desktops
  • Firefox 3.6.8 now available for download
  • Dwarf Fortress for the console … sort of
  • 5 Best Web eCommerce Software for Linux
  • New Artwork For Lubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Introducing The Board

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Software

lucasr.org: GUADEC 2010 is about to begin and, unfortunately, I will not attend it this year. But I think it’s a good time to introduce a small cool project I’ve been gradually working on in a my (rare) spare time. I’d like to present you The Board.

Ubuntu 10.04 Passes The Test

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: What I am going to try to show, and contribute here, is that there seems to be a synergy in Ubuntu, which has allowed it to finally install on my laptop, which is not really an oddball machine, but apparently in the world of Linux, it is.

The Jargon of Freedom:

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: What exactly does it mean when Richard Stallman says that the Creative Commons’ Attribution-ShareAlike license has a “Weak Copyleft”? Why exactly is it that “Freeware” and “Non-Free Software” mean the same thing, while “Free Software” is something else entirely? And what is this business with “Free Beer?”

What’s happening in compizland?

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smspillaz.wordpress: Since the release the core team has been doing a bit of planning for what we want to do in the upcoming 0.9.2 release. A roadmap of “big features” will be coming in the next week or so.

Seven Ubuntu Derivatives worth Checking Out

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Ubuntu

jeffhoogland.blogspot: One of the mottos the Linux community has is "if you don't like it - then fork". I make a point of trying as many different variations of Ubuntu as I can, this way I can be informed when I recommend one version over another to friends and family. The following is a round up.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 133 out now

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SUSE

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 133 out now. In the issue 133 you can read:

Using KDE 4

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KDE
  • Using KDE 4 – Day 7
  • My first week on KDE, part 2 – A Review

Eight free open source books

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Linux
Software
OSS

mybroadband.co.za: It doesn't matter if you're new to open source or a long-time user, there is always more to learn about. We scoured the Web for the best open source books.

5 Websites To Learn About GIMP Photo Editing

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GIMP

makeuseof.com: If you are into photo editing and you don’t want to pay for a program that you’ll never use enough to pay for itself, check out GIMP. There are also so many other GIMP photo editing resources out there on the Internet.

Screen: A SysAdmin's PowerTool

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ostatic.com/blog: A major power tool that I left out of my sysadmin's toolbox article is GNU Screen. Screen has been an absolute lifesaver in the past, especially because I sometimes work remotely.

Tech worker testifies of 'blue screen of death' on oil rig's computer

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Microsoft

computerworld.com: A computer that monitored drilling operations on the Deepwater Horizon had been freezing with a "blue screen of death" prior to the explosion that sank the oil rig last April.

Peppermint Linux: An interesting approach

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Linux

ghacks.net: There are so many Linux distributions out there. Some of them are pretty standard and some of them go well out of their way to try to bring something different to the table. I’ve seen just about every take on the Linux desktop. Today, however, I came across a distribution, Peppermint Linux, that added another new twist.

Arch + XFCE: The perfect Desktop

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Software

celettu.wordpress.com: In the past week I’ve Ubuntu 10.04, Mint 9, and Arch + GNOME, but Arch + XFCE seems to beat all of those.

today's leftovers:

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  • FreeBSD 8.1 Provides Evolutionary Open Source Software Upgrade
  • Expect great script automation from expect-lite
  • Scribus
  • Blender as an animation editor
  • SOS Open Source Goals and Customer Segments
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.07.23
  • IBM finally let the cat out of the bag: zEnterprise System
  • A Deadly Linux/UNIX Command in Action (Video)
  • Taobao initiates Chinese open source revolution
  • Snort and Suricata Creators Exchange Heated Words
  • WebOS Netbooks in the tunnel
  • Sleep is Death
  • Going Linux Jul 22: #109 - Computer America #28
  • Feh is a fast, lightweight image viewer
  • Why NASA uses Open Source

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Merge directories with unison-gtk
  • Convert Flv to Mp3 in Linux - FlvToMp3
  • Stupid afio Tricks
  • Remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04

Canola Media Center Works Surprisingly Good in Ubuntu

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techdrivein.com: Canola is a open source media center application which was primarily built for smart phones and netbook devices. To be frank, I had never heard about Canola before and so I decided to give Canola Media Center a spin in my laptop powered by Ubuntu.

Simple Systems Administrators Toolbox

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ostatic.com/blog: Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the value of simplicity in systems administration. The more simple a setup is, the more likely it will be stable and easy to fix and maintain. Here’s what’s in my sysadmin’s toolbox:

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Collaboration Events: Pakistan Open Source Summit, GNOME+Rust Hackfest, DataworksSummit Berlin

  • Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018 concludes [Ed: Not about software]
    A large number of attendees from industry, academia, government, and students participated in the summit. Portuguese Ambassador to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa was the chief guest at the opening ceremony while former Naval Chief Admiral (r) Asif Sandila graced the occasion as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
  • ‘Open Summit key to create industry-academy linkages’
    Ambassador of Portugal to Pakistan Dr Joao Sabido Costa has said that events such as the Open Source Summit are excellent for spreading awareness and for creating industry-academia linkages and enhancement of the information technology. He stated this while addressing a concluding ceremony of the two-day informative ‘Pakistan Open Source Summit 2018’ attended by large number of people from industry, academia, government and students. Former naval chief Admiral (R) Asif Sandila co-chaired the concluding session. Dr Joao Sabido Costa said that the organisations should utilise open source platforms to build their IT infrastructures in future. To build open source culture in Pakistan, he recommended roadmap with future activities and timelines for spreading open source.
  • Madrid GNOME+Rust Hackfest, part 2
    Yesterday we went to the Madrid Rust Meetup, a regular meeting of rustaceans here. Martin talked about WebRender; I talked about refactoring C to port it to Rust, and then Alex talked about Rust's plans for 2018. Fun times.
  • DataworksSummit Berlin - Wednesday morning
    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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10 Great Linux GTK Themes For 2018

Customization is a big part of the Linux experience, and your desktop theme is no exception. The world of Linux desktop themes is an ever-evolving one, with new ones replacing old favorites all the time. Of course, the desktop environments and GTK itself are always changing, so that adds another dynamic element to consider. That said, some of the best desktop customization happens on the simplest desktop environments, like XFCE. As of now, in early 2018, there are some really excellent GTK themes available. These themes aren’t ranked in any particular order. That comes down to a matter or preference. Any one of them can add a whole new look to your GTK-based desktop. Read more