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KDE 4.1: The Annoyances

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KDE

polishlinux.org: Only one month is left before KDE 4.1 is announced. That’s why I thought it’s a good occasion to perform yet another visual changelog (rev 823000). Today’s article will be a bit different than the previous ones since I’m going to focus on the biggest annoyances of KDE 4.1 from my personal perspective.

openSUSE 11.0 Beats Vista, Leopard, and Ubuntu Hands Down

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SUSE

ruminationsonthedigitalrealm.org: The battle of operating systems is over. The dust clouds of the Linux distributions wars can finally settle down. The victor is known to all and we simply have to bow our heads in gratitude. After working intensely with OpenSUSE 11.0 for at least a full day there is not a shadow of doubt that this is the release everyone has been waiting for.

40 minutes with KDE4 under openSUSE 11.0

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KDE
SUSE

beranger.org: After dozens of reviews or mentions of openSUSE 11.0 on various blogs, I finally got persuaded to give it a try by two reviews: one by Bruce Byfield (OpenSUSE 11: A Feature-Rich Distro in Search of Direction), and the other one on TechMoe.com.

Open Source Data Recovery Tools To The Rescue

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Software

informationweek.com: Disasters happen to the best of computers. Luckily, open source apps like SystemRescueCD, dd, Partedmagic, BackTrack, Security Tools Distribution, Helix, and TestDisk can help recover important data and bring dead systems back to life.

Sun: We screwed up on open source

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OSS

builderau.com.au: Many open source developers remain sceptical of Sun because their memories of the company focus on Sun's interactions with the community in 2001/2002, which Sun's chief open source officer Simon Phipps concedes was a period where Sun "screwed up".

Am I missing something?

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Ubuntu

blogbeebe.blogspot: I'm looking at the latest batch of updates for Ubuntu 8.04, 17 in all. One set of updates is for the kernel. That's right, yet another kernel update. And why are we updating the kernel this time? So that we can shave 3 seconds off the boot-up sequence!

today's leftovers

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News
  • NVidia says no to request to release open source drivers, once again

  • Gedit plugins for everyone
  • Open source vs. piracy
  • Another SLED Pre-install: MSI and the Wind NetBook
  • Print is Dead: Linux Magazine Goes Web Only
  • Newly discovered opensuse 11 Gem
  • Why is Linux still the weird cousin in the corner?
  • Review: openSuSE 11.0
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Microsoft's OOXML bid: No knowledge, no regrets
  • Zero Ballistics Beta for Linux available
  • Open source tour of Europe: Croatia
  • Open Source Consumer Electronics: Neuros OSD
  • Can we give every school child in the UK a Linux notebook and still save money?
  • Gizmo5 - a more open VoIP solution

How-To keep busy : Ten things to do this summer

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OSS

teenlinuxlounge.com: One of the first things you should do this summer is join a nice Free & Open Source Software community. Personally I'm joining a very interesting project called SourceMage Linux, there I hope to help with their packaging and bash scripting. They have a great community!

A Look at the Latest Ubuntu (8.04 "Hardy Heron")

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Ubuntu

justanothertechblog.blogspot: What can I say, I love Ubuntu installations! As with most previous releases, Hardy Heron comes on a nice LiveCD through which you can dip your toes into Linux and decide whether or not to take the plunge. With Ubuntu, there is a great probability that a large percentage of your hardware will be detected (if not, as in many cases, all) and configured properly right off the bat.

Also: Ubuntu - My Favorite Linux Distro

GPL Project Watch List for Week of 06/20/08

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OSS

gpl3.blogspot: The GPL v3 Watch List is intended to give you a snapshot of the GPLv3/LGPLv3 adoption for June 14th through June 20th, 2008. This Week: Week Summary, New Projects, Firefox 3, and User Contributions.

HP Donates the Guts of Tru64 Unix's File System to Linux

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OSS

itjungle.com: Say what you will about the makers of proprietary minicomputers from days gone by, but Digital, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard all knew a thing or two about making a tightly integrated, highly polished system. That's why HP this week is donating the code and documentation behind its Tru64 Unix Advanced File System (AdvFS) to the open source community.

FUDCon report from the Fedora Project Leader

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Linux

redhatmagazine.com: FUDCon comes on the heels of the Red Hat Summit, with many of the speakers and developers doing double-duty. Even Red Hat’s CEO showed up for both events. Did you miss out? Never fear, there’s always another FUDCon coming up, and the Fedora Project Leader is happy to give you the report from this one.

Some great howtos:

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HowTos
  • Debian: using chroot ubuntu

  • Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 1
  • Monitoring with Munin
  • How about some WINE with your Linux?
  • HowTo: Using SCP
  • Install VMware Tools In Ubuntu
  • Enabling Media Keys
  • Using apt in an RPM world
  • Quickly surveying free disk space on UNIX and Linux
  • Mandriva 2008 - How to configure Broadcom BCM94311MCG
  • Mandriva Linux Upgrades from Repositories Using urpmi

Lojban and Hacking

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Misc

I had recently discovered the Lojban language while I was surfing the net. The characteristics of this language greatly appealed to me as a debater and so, I decided to heavily invest my effort into studying this language. Consequently, I came across two free software tools that could aid my study of Lojban: KVocTrain and Mnemosyne. These are two excellent programs that definitely have a place my studies.

8 Useful Collections of Open Source Apps

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Software

ostatic.com: Datamation has a good collection of 75 Popular Open Source Desktop Downloads posted. The products in the list are categorized, and include business applications, operating systems, collaboration tools, and more.

GNOME Do and The Network Backed Plugin Architecture

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Software

redmonk.com: So I like GNOME Do. That’s not exactly a secret. Nor am I the only one. While it’s obviously - and admittedly - highly derivative of the OS X Quicksilver application, it’s a nice piece of work. One that continues to evolve.

Clashes over goals force top LinuxChix to quit

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Linux

thestandard.com: Mary Gardiner, the Australia-based coordinator of international group LinuxChix has resigned due to a major mismatch in goals. LinuxChix is an international open source group for women who are interested in Linux and anyone who wishes to support women in computing.

Firefox 3.0 boosts Mozilla's market share

computerworld.com: Firefox's share ended the week at 19.17%, said Vince Vizzaccaro, the Web metrics firm's executive vice president of marketing. That's up 0.76% from the 18.41% it posted for May.

Also: Review: Firefox 3 Web browser
And: Opinion: Firefox 3 add-ons: Must-have tools

NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX 512MB with Ubuntu

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Hardware

phoronix.com: We've been meaning to deliver benchmarks of the NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX under Linux for some time. Finally we are delivering these benchmarks of the GeForce 9800GTX with Ubuntu Linux and using the most recent NVIDIA driver release.

Inside Users and Accounts

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HowTos

pcmag.com: Like Windows, Linux allows multiple user accounts on the same installation. Each account limits its user in specific ways—folder and hardware access, settings control, and so on.

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today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.

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