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Story Startup 128 Technology offers Linux virtual router software Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 2:32am
Story 7-Way Linux Distribution Comparison For Summer 2016 Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 2:21am
Story FOSS in Multimedia Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 8:21pm
Story Wine 1.9.13 Released< Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 8:44pm
Story Linux and Linux Foundation Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 8:53pm
Story New Kernel Releases Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2016 - 6:05pm
Story Tizen News Rianne Schestowitz 25/06/2016 - 5:54pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/06/2016 - 3:56am
Story IT runs on the cloud, and the cloud runs on Linux. Any questions? Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 10:38pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/06/2016 - 10:33pm

Intel, Nokia team on Linux-based phone OS

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electronista.com: Intel and Nokia have been discovered as teaming on a new, Linux-based operating system for mobile phones. Labeled as the oFono project, the effort is separate from both companies' usual Linux projects.

Look out IE, Firefox, Chrome is getting much better

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blogs.computerworld: I love Google Chrome. It's faster than fast and I really like the clean, but still helpful, interface.

Fedora considering mailing list moderation

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Linux

lwn.net: It seems that some folks in the Fedora community are getting tired of the tone of the discussion on the project's mailing lists. Thus this proposal from the Fedora board:

Ubuntu 9.04 is as slick as Windows 7 and Mac OS X

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Ubuntu

webdotdev.com: Just like Microsoft has taken the blowtorch to Vista to produce the lightning- quick Windows 7 ... Ubuntu has picked up its own game

Linux Poem Contest–Write and Win $5

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Linux

2indya.com: If you are a Linux enthusiast and love to use open-source, this should excite you. I am a published poet and want to blend this two issues together. I intend to give $5 for the best poem written for Linux.

Security - It's Not Just For Geeks

raiden.net: Ars Technica has an excellent series of articles about user security and why it's important for you to take security seriously, and why it's not just one of those "silly little things" that you leave for the geeks to worry about.

Is an IBM purchase of Red Hat inevitable?

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blogs.zdnet.com: Despite a bevy of questions—looming competition from Oracle, takeover rumors and a weak economy—Red Hat appears to be humming along.

New Firefox Icon: Iteration 1

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Moz/FF

blog.mozilla.com/faaborg: This is a draft icon rendering for Firefox 3.5, subsequent iterations will be posted every 24 hours or so.

Ubuntu 9.10 Off To A Great Performance Start

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phoronix.com: The first alpha release for Ubuntu 9.10 was made available yesterday and while it does net yet integrate Plymouth or any other new features, it has picked up a few new packages. Most prominently, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 features the Linux 2.6.30 kernel and GCC 4.4.

aTunes: Amazing Cross-Platform Audio Player and Manager

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Linux

aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems.

BackTrack 4 - Hacking galore

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: We have already had three articles on Linux forensics. This is the fourth. Today, we will review another high-end, security-oriented distribution, BackTrack.

Beryl back from the ashes

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Software

compiz-fusion.org: Wake up all at Compiz as Beryl is alive and kicking !Wake up all at Compiz as Beryl is alive and kicking !

How LGP came to be

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Software

blog.linuxgamepublishing: Back in the day, 1999, around august time to be exact, I had been a beta tester on Loki’s Civilisation: Call to Power, but I couldn’t easily buy a copy from anywhere in the UK. Someone in the office said to me ‘hey, why don’t you start up a company in England then, selling games for Linux.

sK1: Open Source Vector Graphics Editor Similar to CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator

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Linux

sK1 is an open source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand which just had it's first public release a few days ago.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Caster released for Linux

  • How to convert VMDK virtual hard disks to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) AMI format
  • OpenOffice.org: an outline for preparing your slides
  • The Blender Model Repository and BlenderNation: open-source merger?
  • New Release of the Best Linux Rescue CD, SystemRescueCD
  • Is the netbook fad set to fizzle?
  • The Open Database Alliance and the Future of MySQL
  • Linux, open source and Sharepoint in the public sector
  • If this is Karmic, I’m the Pope
  • How To Install Ubuntu On Any PC
  • Can the enterprise strategy work?
  • War on Sharing: RIAA moves to block new FSF court brief
  • New look openSUSE-Education
  • VLC Media Player Skins2 Contest announced
  • python: simple http server for file sharing
  • Next Ubuntu alpha reveals video change
  • Linux for Mom and Dad?
  • Mobile WiFi hotspot comes stateside
  • KDE 4.3.0 Beta 1 shows off the Linux desktop's future
  • Enterprise Applications Go Open Source
  • Signatures, security, attack vectors
  • Audacity: The Versatile Audio Tool for Everyone

Out goes Xandros… in comes Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

itpro.co.uk/blogs: Sooooo, a few weeks ago I decided to ditch my Xandros installation on the Asus EeePC 900a.

5 Great GTD Applications for Linux

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Software

linuxhaxor.net: There is a popular joke about Linux users that we are so busy tweaking our system to do things for fun that we don’t have time to do important stuff. Hopefully you will find some of these apps helpful.

Do Open-Source Social Networks Matter?

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Web

maximumpc.com: When's the last time you surfed on over to your Pligg and updated what you were doing for the entire Internet to see? What about Elgg? Have you changed your favorite movies to reflect that big blockbuster hit you saw this weekend?

Distro Review: Ubuntu 9.04

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Ubuntu

danlynch.org/blog: The last time I looked at Ubuntu in depth was actually 12 months ago with the 8.04 release. I found it to be a solid enough but somehow lacking a little in ambition. Would Jaunty jump forward with new features? I decided to find out…

Finally, A Creative X-Fi Driver Going Into ALSA

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phoronix.com: Support for the Creative X-Fi sound cards on Linux has been a mess to say the least. The good news is that as of today there is a merge-able version of the Creative X-Fi driver for ALSA.

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KDE/Qt: Qt Contributor Summit 2018, Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt, FreeBSD, and Konsole

  • Qt Contributor Summit 2018
    One bit especially interesting is the graphics stack. Back in Qt 5.0, Qt took the liberty of limiting the graphics stack to OpenGL, but the world has changed since: On Windows the only proper stack is Direct3D 12, Apple introduced Metal and recently deprecated OpenGL and Vulkan is coming rather strong. It looks like embracing these systems transparently will be one of the most exciting tasks to achieve. From a KDE & Plasma perspective I don’t think this is scary, OpenGL is here to stay on Linux. We will get a Framework based on a more flexible base and we can continue pushing Plasma, Wayland, Plasma Mobile with confidence that the world won’t be crumbling. And with a bit of luck, if we want some parts to use Vulkan, we’ll have it properly abstracted already.
  • Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt
    These days, using the cloud for predictive maintenance, analytics or feature updates is a de facto standard in the automation space. Basically, any newly designed product has some server communication at its core. However, the majority of solutions in the field were designed and productized when communication technology was not at today’s level. Still, attempts are being made to attach connectivity to such solutions. The mission statement is to “cloudify” an existing solution, which uses some internal protocol or infrastructure.
  • KDE on FreeBSD – June 2018
    It’s been a while since I wrote about KDE on FreeBSD, what with Calamares and third-party software happening as well. We’re better at keeping the IRC topic up-to-date than a lot of other sources of information (e.g. the FreeBSD quarterly reports, or the f.k.o website, which I’ll just dash off and update after writing this).
  • Konsole’s search tool
    Following my konsole’s experiments from the past week I came here to show something that I’m working on with the VDG, This is the current Konsole’s Search Bar. [...] I started to fix all of those bugs and discovered that most of them happened because we had *one* search bar that was shared between every terminal view, and whenever a terminal was activated we would reposition, reparent, repaint, disconnect, reconnect the search bar. Easiest solution: Each Terminal has it’s own search bar. Setuped only once. The one bug I did not fix was the Opening / Closing one as the searchbar is inside of a layout and layouts would reposition things anyway. All of the above bugs got squashed by just moving it to TerminalDisplay, and the code got also much cleaner as there’s no need to manual intervention in many cases. On the review Kurt – the Konsole maintainer – asked me if I could try to make the Search prettier and as an overlay on top of the Terminal so it would not reposition things when being displayed.

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Until now, The Document Foundation only recommended the LibreOffice 6.0 office suite to bleeding-edge users while urging enterprises and mainstream users to use the well-tested LibreOffice LibreOffice 5.4 series, which reached end of life on June 11, 2018, with the last point release, LibreOffice 5.4.7. Read more

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

The Document Foundation informed Softpedia today about the general availability of the fifth point release of the LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported operating systems. LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Read more Direct: The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.0.5