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Story Linux 4.3.4 Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2016 - 12:25am
Story Desktop GNU/Linux and Chrome OS Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2016 - 11:19pm
Story Divided Over Ubuntu’s Unity Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2016 - 11:00pm
Story Security Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2016 - 10:43pm
Story Chrome 32-bit Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2016 - 10:41pm
Story Basis Of The Lumina Desktop Environment by Ken Moore Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2016 - 10:27pm
Story Docker 'GUI' and Purchase Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2016 - 9:44pm
Story News About Linux Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 23/01/2016 - 8:50pm
Story GNOME's Gedit App to Be Known as "Text Editor" Among GNU/Linux Distributions Roy Schestowitz 23/01/2016 - 11:43am
Story Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Might Be Delayed with One Day Due to a Unity 8 Security Bug Rianne Schestowitz 22/01/2016 - 11:36pm

KDE 4 and Size limits for trash

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KDE

tokoe-kde.blogspot: Some weeks ago, one of our customers asked for a nice feature that was requested 4 years ago. He wanted an option to set a maximum size for the users trash like you can do on Windows or MacOSX to avoid situations where the trash fills 50% of your hard disc.

Ubuntu | The glorious future of Linux?

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Ubuntu

gutsblow.blogspot: I would like to discuss about it's potential I see coming in the future. Though it is based on Debian Linux, Ubuntu was first released in 2004. The progress it achieved in four years is really phenominal. So let me take you a a brief overview of how things changed so significantly.

Software Freedom Law Center Publishes Guide to GPL Compliance

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono legal services to protect and advance Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FOSS), today published a guide to effective compliance with the GNU General Public License (GPL) and related licenses.

Testing OpenGEU 8.04 Beta

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Linux

softpedia: Ever since the release of OpenGEU 8.04 Beta a few days ago, I felt I needed to see for myself what it brought new and to take a closer look at the praised E17 Desktop shell.

Focused workflow with Netbook Remix

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Ubuntu

ubuntuproductivity.com: If Ubuntu Linux had not won me over yet then it certainly has now. Ubuntu Netbook Remix is a fantastic set of tools for running Linux on small screens and boosting productivity in a limited workspace.

Distros will always be "Linux" and not their own operating systems

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Linux

Today we have hundreds of distributions out available. Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and many more. Many of them are based of each other. Ubuntu for instance is based on Debian, while OpenSUSE is based on Fedora. Despite the fact that they are all under the name of "Linux", most of these Operating Systems are leading their own development.

Open Voices Interview with Mitchell Baker, Mozilla

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Interviews
Moz/FF

linux-foundation.org: The fifth Open Voices podcast installation features a conversation with Mozilla Chairman, Mitchell Baker, and the Linux Foundation Executive Director, Jim Zemlin.

few howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find the DVD containing those files with VVV

  • Flash 10 RC on Ubuntu amd64
  • Short Tip: Bash tab completion with one tab

Fanboys, Haters, FUD, and The Truth (TM)

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Linux

blog.ibeentoubuntu: This post is about the recent popularity of some "hater" and "sux" sites, the proliferation of "Linux myths" articles, real common misconceptions, and the truth about usability in Linux.

Pandora project demoed on video, shows off hardware, Linux, and Quake 2

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Linux
Hardware

engadget.com: It looks like the Pandora project is really coming together nicely. EvilDragon has just posted this video on the GP32x boards of a development model up and running. It's pretty exciting stuff if you're a homebrew fan (and we know you are), featuring demos of the device smoothly running.

Opera 9.52 Released

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Software

opera.com: We released 9.52 today, which addresses several security and stability issues. This release is a recommended upgrade for all those running the latest stable releases.

Novell widens Linux accord with Microsoft

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Microsoft
SUSE
  • Novell widens Linux accord with Microsoft

  • Microsoft to buy up to $100M in Novell SUSE Linux support vouchers
  • Microsoft to pay Novell $100 million more for Linux support
  • Microsoft And Novell Extend Linux Support Accord
  • Microsoft, Novell Expand Interoperability Partnership

today's leftovers

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News
  • Dual licenses and open source: Best of both worlds?

  • Lancelot Screencast
  • Open options for cloud computing
  • Gag order lifted for students who hacked subway card
  • 6 Things That Suck About Linux
  • Utilities automate Debian filesystem creation
  • 9 Months And Still No UT3 Linux Client
  • Security? That's Obscure!
  • Microsoft not really following open-source model--IBM exec
  • Kernel space: udev rules, but whose?
  • Flipping the Linux switch: Countdown to the dual boot
  • Gentoo: Credit where credit is due
  • Selling support for open source projects that you don't own or contribute to
  • First Ubuntu Netbook Remix Laptop Appears
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 34

New Adventures in Linux…..

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Linux

andy.2boyz.co.uk: Since we got back from Prague things have been pretty quiet around here. There is a reason for this, and that reason is Linux.

Has Firefox 3 certificate handling become too 'scary?'

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Moz/FF
  • Has Firefox 3 certificate handling become too 'scary?'

  • New SSL policy in Firefox hurting tens of thousands of sites
  • Mozilla preps Firefox 3.0 auto update
  • Mozilla Developer News Aug 19

few more howtos:

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HowTos
  • Video Tutorial - Getting Started with GNU Screen

  • How To Manage Your Disk By UUID On Linux
  • Gnubiff — mail notifications on your desktop
  • Linux: How To Spy On Your PC When You’re Away
  • Using your Zonbu PC as a network appliance
  • Gumstick Gentoo: How To
  • Get Screen Actions For Your Mouse On Linux

18 Tools to Turn Firefox 3 into a Communications Portal

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Moz/FF

mashable.com: Firefox can be made into so much more than just a browser via its huge extension base. Yes, this means you can replace some of your instant messenger, chat and microblogging needs by adding just a few extensions. Here are 18 tools that will let you turn your Firefox 3 browser into a communications portal.

Robbins Unstable Stages are Here

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Gentoo

blog.funtoo.org: Gentoo unstable or “tilde” (~x86, ~amd64) stages are now available for download. One of the cool things in these unstable stages and OpenVZ templates is the inclusion of Roy Marples’ OpenRC scripts, which are an improved version of Gentoo Linux’s init script design.

Would Linux help Adobe to pummel Microsoft?

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Microsoft

Matt Asay: John Dvorak thinks that Adobe has a Microsoft problem, and that Linux provides a clear solution: Adobe could port its Creative Suite...to Linux as a shot across Redmond's bow. Then the company should embrace Linux in-house and develop a complete, optimized Linux OS.

Also: Dvorak Has Right Idea, Wrong Platform

No Further Appeals on OOXML? What About 11.4?

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OSS

groklaw.net: "According to the ISO/IEC rules, DIS 29500 can now proceed to publication as an ISO/IEC International Standard. This is expected to take place within the next few weeks on completion of final processing of the document, and subject to no further appeals against the decision." Wait a second!

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'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.

OSS Leftovers

  • The Future of Marketing Technology Is Headed for an Open-Source Revolution
  • Edging Closer – ODS Sydney
    Despite the fact that OpenStack’s mission statement has not fundamentally changed since the inception of the project in 2010, we have found many different interpretations of the technology through the years. One of them was that OpenStack would be an all-inclusive anything-as-a-service, in a striking parallel to the many different definitions the “cloud” assumed at the time. At the OpenStack Developer Summit in Sydney, we found a project that is returning to its roots: scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service. It turns out, that resonates well with its user base.
  • Firefox Quantum Now Available on openSUSE Tumbleweed, Linux 4.14 Coming Soon
    Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system can now update their computers to the latest and greatest Firefox Quantum web browser.
  • Short Delay with WordPress 4.9
    You may have heard WordPress 4.9 is out. While this seems a good improvement over 4.8, it has a new editor that uses codemirror.  So what’s the problem? Well, inside codemirror is jshint and this has that idiotic no evil license. I think this was added in by WordPress, not codemirror itself. So basically WordPress 4.9 has a file, or actually a tiny part of a file that is non-free.  I’ll now have to delay the update of WordPress to hack that piece out, which probably means removing the javascript linter. Not ideal but that’s the way things go.

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