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|Story||Peppermint 4 - Turns a netbook into a Chromebook||Roy Schestowitz||14/03/2014 - 9:28am|
|Story||South Tyrol to increase use of free software||Rianne Schestowitz||15/03/2014 - 4:02pm|
|Story||Today is Hardware Freedom Day!||Rianne Schestowitz||15/03/2014 - 4:06pm|
|Story||Debian, Mint (LMDE), SolydX and Tanglu, compared and contrasted||Rianne Schestowitz||15/03/2014 - 4:11pm|
|Story||OpenStack's top operating system: Ubuntu Linux||Rianne Schestowitz||17/03/2014 - 3:34am|
|Story||Popcorn Time Is Dead||Roy Schestowitz||16/03/2014 - 11:25pm|
|Story||Linux 3.15 To Support DRM Render-Nodes By Default||Roy Schestowitz||16/03/2014 - 10:43pm|
|Story||Meizu to allow other devices to run its Flyme OS?||Roy Schestowitz||16/03/2014 - 10:36pm|
|Story||March of the penguins: how we migrate from UNIX to Linux||Roy Schestowitz||16/03/2014 - 10:18pm|
|Story||Bitcoin Scoops Linux Media Award at CeBIT 2014||Roy Schestowitz||16/03/2014 - 10:16pm|
Debian Package of the Day: MPEG is the JPEG of the video world. It is a format that plays everywhere, and has built-in lossy compression. Unfortunately, that means that, also like a JPEG, if you open and edit an MPEG you will lose more and more quality with each save. Worse, since video files tend to be large, many people will take MPEG compression as far as it will go, creating files that look yucky to start with.
Motho ke motho ka botho: Part of the difficulty in troubleshooting a video driver issue is that after two or three unsuccessful tries, settings are changed and it’s hard to tell if new problems have cropped up as a result. Too many tweaks and changes, added and removed packages, installed and uninstalled drivers and it’s a challenge to make sure the old changes you’ve made aren’t keeping the new ones from taking effect.
iTWire: Microsoft and flash memory maker SanDisk have teamed up to develop new portable USB flash drives that can be automatically loaded with their desktop software applications and personal settings, as well as data.
Beranger: I do not intend to be rude and inconsiderate for the hard work of an entire team, but if KDE 4.0 will release end-October, it will be a big stain on the image of the KDE project. The current 3.90.1 is still what I would call "a proof of concept", for not saying it's a joke.
/dev/loki: Today we had our first/kick-off IRC meeting about the "openSUSE Software Portal / Application Manager" project.
Complicated Mind: Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu. It’s built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. Because I don’t do audio, video and graphic editing or creation, so I didn’t install Ubuntu Studio. But from the screenshot, I really like the theme that is used by Ubuntu Studio. So I decide to install the theme into my Feisty Fawn.
Linux Online: Lazarus is a RAD tool, or Rapid Application Development tool that runs on the three major platforms (Linux, Windows and Mac OS). It is very similar to Delphi, a popular RAD developed by Borland. And like Delphi, it uses a variant of Pascal for its underlying programming language. In Lazarus' case, it's Free Pascal.
the star: NOVELL Inc has signed a memorandum of understanding with seven universities and institutes of higher learning to offer Open Source and Linux training as part of their information technology curriculum.
Seopher: Pardus is a relatively unknown release funded and developed by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. It has a range of unique features and clearly has converted some fans on basis I'm sitting here playing with it because readers recommended it. So let's see what this KDE release can do.
wcmessenger.com: Some students in the Northwest school district don’t have computers at home, but administrators hope that will change soon.
Linux In Novell’s East Region: Wow, sometimes you think you’re really tied into a product and who’s using it and where, but even I was surprised at the amount of people and institutions deploying, using and enhancing OpenOffice.org. The vast majority are kind enough to take the time to document their experiences so others can take advantage of those findings.
Matt Asay: I've written once on this topic before, but never with Red Hat's assistance. But yesterday I got to present the Red Hat subscription model with two members of Red Hat's legal team. And all throughout the Summit I had open source entrepreneurs asking me for clarification on just how the model works.
Ubuntu Studio 7.04 was finally released yesterday to what seemed like quite a bit of excitement. Ubuntu Studio is a version that focuses on multimedia creation and manipulation with what appears to me as an emphasis on music. At the time of this writing the official website seems to be experiencing a bit of trouble, perhaps due to the high traffic. In any case, sometimes the early bird does gets his worm and this time I was up early.
thepcspy: Because this is based off an alternative Ubuntu release, the only option to use Ubuntu Studio is by installing it using the text-based installer. I can't deny I was a little sad not to see a live version, especially considering that they had already cracked into a DVD-sized distribution. To me it would have made sense to go the whole hog and let people play with it before they install.
Tuxcity: Ubuntu Feisty comes with an xubuntu-desktop package delivering a Xfce4.4.0 Desktop environment. However, some of us (like me) want the latest of the latest, so if you are not faint hearted and feel like upgrading your Xfce desktop to the latest stable version here is how.
Also: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Installation notes
And: Install Pidgin 2.0.0 on Ubuntu Feisty (with all plugins)
And: Automatix Alternatives
journalism.co.uk: A growing number of newspapers are turning to open-source software in the race to build engaging news websites. An online a free content management system (CMS) called Drupal is gaining more and more ground.
Rudd-O: After a decade of using RPM-based distributions (first Red Hat 5.2, then Mandrake, then Red Hat 9, then Fedora), I’m now using a Debian-based distro. Yes, I changed to KUbuntu a few hours ago.
Sniptools: Novell’s openSUSE has been getting some press lately. To move along their gamble for enterprise Linux, they conducted a massive survey. And then, there’s the fun in noting the “Document Properties” of this PDF file.
Also: New look for opensuse.org
techgage.com: The latest Gentoo release is upon us and I am going to take a look at what's new. Promised updates include a revamped installer and the latest versions of your favorite applications.