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Story GPS Navigation for Ubuntu Touch Gets More Features Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:39pm
Story Next Tizen Smartphone, Samsung Z3 SM-Z300H, Imported to india for Testing Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:35pm
Story It's Now Easier Managing Systemd In KDE Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:25pm
Story See How Your Linux PC Compares To The Core i7 5775C With Iris 6200 Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:21pm
Story Oxide Vulnerabilities Closed in Ubuntu OSes Rianne Schestowitz 06/07/2015 - 9:10pm
Story Linux 4.2-rc1 Rianne Schestowitz 05/07/2015 - 10:50pm
Story Why Ubuntu plans to replace traditional Linux packages with something better Rianne Schestowitz 30/06/2015 - 7:42pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Software Roy Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 11:19pm
Story Open source COM version of BeagleBone Black hits Kickstarter Rianne Schestowitz 29/06/2015 - 10:50pm
Story Aria2 Vs Wget – Choose your Download Manager linuxpitstop 29/06/2015 - 10:42pm

CLI Magic: Video conversion with mencoder

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HowTos

linux.com: Mencoder is part of the MPlayer media player package. While MPlayer can play audio and video files, mencoder converts and manages multimedia files. The application has a ton of graphical user interfaces, but you can use it from the command line to produce video files in almost any format you want. Here's how.

Create Video DVDs With ManDVD

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HowTos

tombuntu: ManDVD is an application for creating video DVDs from a wide variety of video formats. Using this application, you can also create eye-pleasing menus with video, audio, and chapters.

Why I've replaced Vista with Linux

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Linux

it-director.com/blogs: This decision was a long time coming but I think it is the right thing to do right now: I have reformatted the hard drive on my laptop and replaced Vista with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux as the main operating system. I did this for a number of reasons: it's probably worth going through them one by one.

Compiz Fusion Community News for November 20th: Features, Features, Features

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Software

Welcome to another edition of Compiz Fusion Community News. In this edition, I will be covering numerous bug fixes that have been made to Compiz and Fusion as well as covering some new features and plugins that just came in. Among those being atlantis2, fireflies, smackpad, Autumn, cubedbus and filedebug.

There's No System Like Linux for the Holidays

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Linux

linux insider: The holidays are coming, and there's no better time of year to consider buying a computer for yourself or as a gift. It is also a good time to consider a PC loaded with Linux. What's that you say? Run Linux instead of Microsoft's Vista? Does anybody really do that?

gOS Unboxed: Should Microsoft Worry?

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Linux

extremetech: Microsoft's rivalry with Google heated up considerably this past year when rumors surfaced that Google might release its own operating system to compete with Windows. Has Google finally jumped into the fray with its own OS?

Are People Losing Interest in Linux?

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Linux

junauza.blogspot: Linux is losing popularity. That is according to Google Trends, a tool from Google Labs that shows the most popularly searched terms from the beginning of 2004 to now. The graph below shows a downward curve.

Also: I just can't help but be excited about Linux

Mozilla releases Firefox 3 beta 1

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Moz/FF

c|net: A few months later than had been planned, Mozilla released on Monday night the first beta version of an overhauled Firefox, the widely used open-source Web browser.

Also: First look at Firefox 3.0 Beta 1

today's leftovers

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News
  • Blocking specific network applications with iptables

  • Asterisk unveils customized Linux distro
  • Alex Deucher Joins AMD For OSS Work
  • Audacious - Install Howto
  • Amarok - Howto Install
  • Firefox 3 Beta 1 to be released tonight or tomorrow
  • Tip of the Trade: AppArmor
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part Three - Tweakage - Part One
  • Mandriva Linux selected as "Product of the Year 2007" at the Russian Softool event
  • Nokia N810 hits store shelves
  • Five questions with Zonbu’s CEO Gregoire Gentil
  • Open Specs For ATI All-In-Wonder Cards?
  • Tiny Asus Eee Runs Linux & Windows
  • SSH tunneling (reverse too)
  • Change Linux RunLevels Howto
  • The wonders of Drupal
  • Rice Technology Solutions to Distribute Ubuntu Based Linux Exclusively
  • Get Linux Disk Space and Usage
  • FreeCiv - the open source Civilization clone
  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars 1.2 Client
  • GNU GRUB (0.97) Simplified for Newbies

Ubuntu and DVD playback - an issue with codecs?

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Ubuntu

iTWire: As my colleague Sam Varghese has written, after nearly two weeks of flawless operation, my first Ubuntu Linux installation unexpectedly became unstable, crashed and was unable to be booted. Puzzled that an OS with the reputed stability of Ubuntu could behave like this, I searched forums and user groups for an explanation.

My Own Linux Distro: The Choices

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Linux

Serdar Yegulalp: After my first post about creating my own Linux distribution as a learning project, I received a lot of extremely positive letters from readers, many of whom had suggestions about particular distributions to use as the core for the project. Here's some of what they had to say.

The problems with ATI graphics and Ubuntu 7.10

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe: I've had a Sapphire ATI X1950 Pro video card for over 30 days now, and it's crossed my mind more than once to send it back to Newegg and get an nVidia replacement. Getting it to work is a royal PITA. Trying to get it to work under Linux, either openSUSE 10.3 or Ubuntu 7.10, only adds insult to injury.

Novell refocuses on its partners

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SUSE

linux-watch: Novell's channel partners have not been happy lately. Novell knows that, and on Nov. 19, the Linux power announced a new initiative to increase revenue and profitability for solution providers and consulting partners that specialize in selling Novell technologies.

Code of Conduct for OSI Mailing Lists

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OSS

opensource.org: Since there has been some confusion as of late, I've posted an updated Code of Conduct. Hopefully this (along with planned charter revisions) will improve our overall mailing list climate. These guidelines define a code of conduct for members of the various OSI public mailing lists, which function as the committees of the Open Source Initiative.

Aiming for the Clouds: The Red Hat Q&A

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redmonk.com: There were a couple of releases accompanying Red Hat’s call on the 7th, but the two most interesting pieces of news as far as I’m concerned were the announcement of its Appliance Operating System (AOS) and the revelation that Red Hat would be available on top of Amazon’s EC2 platform.

Ladies and Gentlemans, we have a default [KDE4] wallpaper!

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KDE

blog.ruphy.org: After a week of pondering and discussing we’ve finally chosen which will be the default wallpaper! And the winner is…

Minor grumbles with Mandriva 2008 and its GNOME 2.20

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MDV

beranger: For a first grumble, I noticed that the battery stopped charging, and that it says "97%". Then, by reading the details, I got the following dilemma: if the battery is only charged at 97% (43.3 Wh instead of 44.4 Wh), then how can it say the capacity is 100%?!

Portrait: ZaReason founder Cathy Malmrose

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Interviews

linux.com: Rather than choose her current career, it almost seems as if Cathy Malmrose's career chose her. Malmrose is CEO of ZaReason, an OEM that manufactures and sells desktop and notebook systems with Ubuntu.

Also: ZaReason’s Ubuntu Keyboard

Let Emacs help you out with assistance from the editor

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News

Part 7 of this series shows you why Emacs is the self-documenting editor, and the many ways in which you can take advantage of the help and assistance offered in this editor. In this tutorial, learn about describing keystrokes, commands, and functions. You'll also read, browse, and search through a complete Emacs reference manual.

GREAT NEWS: Top Linux Multimedia Player MPlayer Now on Windows Mobile

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News

MPlayer is one of the most popular Linux/Unix media player ... we all know that, don't we. Now, thanks to XDA-Developers forum member amitv_17, the porting to Windows Mobile has started.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
  • rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH
    rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH. It doesn’t required any other software to be installed on remote machine, except openSSH server package & remote server credentials.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.3 and KDE Applications 16.12.3, More
    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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