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Story Survey results: Top 10 hacker SBCs Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:53pm
Story City of Vienna increasingly turns to open source Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:33pm
Story The Abnormally Long Linux 3.15-rc6 Kernel Released Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:29pm
Story Here is the first preview of KDE’s Plasma Next Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 4:05pm
Story KDE's Risky Gamble on New Interface Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 12:51pm
Story RawTherapee 4.1 Is a Complex and Free Alternative to Adobe's Lightroom Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 12:48pm
Story KDBUS Is Still Outstanding, Not Part Of The Mainline Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 9:21am
Story Linux Users Can Now Play Windows Games on Steam with In-Home Streaming Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 9:11am
Story Other Ways To Optimize Your Linux Battery Life Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 7:10am
Story OpenChrome: There's Apparently Not Much Left Rianne Schestowitz 22/05/2014 - 7:06am

My Newest Favorite Audio Player

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Software

oneclicklinux.com: While looking through the Linux Mint repository the other day, I happily stumbled upon a terrific little audio player called Aqualung.

25 Most Awesome Firefox Wallpapers

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Moz/FF

junauza.com: As I’ve said before, Firefox web browser has become so popular that it has a lot of passionate users. These people will do everything to help spread Firefox. --Like some of them have created great desktop wallpapers.

bc - GNU Linux command line calculator

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Software

go2linux.org: One thing I really like about GNU/Linux operating system, is that it has a lot of utilities. One of those utilities is bc a handy calculator, with it you can perform easy calculations, or perform complicated calculus, you can even define your own functions.

Smart tips and tricks to get the best from KDE 4

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KDE

techradar.com: KDE 4.1, launched at the end of July 2008, became the first release we could heartily recommend. But KDE is still KDE, and that means that many of its best features are undocumented and undisclosed. By uncovering KDE's hidden options you can make a real difference to the way you work.

The Perfect Desktop - Debian Lenny

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Debian Lenny desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Songbird, music player that wants to do everything, loses CEO

  • Gcompmgr: Graphical front end for Xcompmgr Composite Window Manager
  • Arch + Openbox: February screenshots
  • Subpixel Font Rendering in Linux
  • FLOSS Weekly 57: XBMC
  • Treasures beyond measure
  • A plea for hidden rulers in OOo Writer
  • OpenOffice Header Annoyances
  • Another Game Being Ported To Linux
  • Linux Can Be More Than Your Desktop; It Can Be Your Back Up
  • Elive Gem (1.0) Distribution Brief
  • Finnix 92.1 Brief
  • Mozilla presentation at SCALE 2009
  • Government Saves Billions Using Open Source Software. Really?
  • Linux Cartoon Roundup
  • More Linux Comics

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Compare two files in Linux and find the differences

  • How to convert the search field into a button in the Opera Search panel?
  • How to finding out which directory is the largest on your device
  • Get Awesome
  • How to tether AT&T's Fuze phone to Ubuntu Linux
  • quick and dirty distcc
  • How to: Install R on Debian from the CRAN repositories
  • Getting your scanner to work with Ubuntu (gt68xx)
  • Merging Mkdir and Cd

PCe17OS, The Second

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PCLOS

pclinuxosuser.blogspot: I've always like the first release of PCe17OS although at first, I had a slight problem with changing to my user login. It was beautiful and it was beautiful. However, I can't truly say the same for the second.

Eleven Tools to make your Life simpler on Ubuntu

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Software

linuxondesktop.blogspot: I have been over the past 3 years writing about all these nifty little tools and applications that makes your life on Ubuntu simple and better, also allowing you to configure your Ubuntu installation easily.

NVidia broke my movies

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Software

silentcoder.co.za: So here’s an interesting one… since installing that latest NVidia driver on my desktop partition, all my movies started playing with their colors all wrong.

Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 codename Lenny

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Linux

bekirserifoglu.wordpress: Long-awaited “Lenny” has finally been out! After 22 months of development, Debian development team announced the official release of Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 on 14th of February as planned and the very same day I installed and tested it on my laptop.

Review: Slackware 12.2

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Slack

ericsbinaryworld.com/blog: I’ve already reviewed some distros based off of Slackware such as Zenwalk and Slax. Along the way I’ve come to learn about some of the appeal of Slackware and why people would base distributions off of it. However, it does have a reputation as a very hard distro to install.

Firefox 3.1 delivery slips; developers question TraceMonkey progress

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Moz/FF

computerworld.com: Some Mozilla Corp. developers have recommended that the company consider yanking the new JavaScript engine, dubbed TraceMonkey, from Firefox 3.1 to get the browser back on track and out the door.

xrandr and the X Window System

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Software
HowTos

blog.hydrasystemsllc: For those of us who have traveled outside of the world of Microsoft Windows and into UNIX-like operating systems, we should already be somewhat familiar with the X Window System. Some of us even understand its full potential. Over the years, I have grown really fond of one specific command line utility and that is xrandr.

Debian, Ubuntu, Mint and More

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Linux

byzantineroads.info: One of the reasons Newcomers to Linux are scared off is the sheer number of choice. So Let’s take a look at one popular branch and see if we an figure some stuff out.

VL-Hot: A Non-polling Alternative To HAL

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Software

oreilly.com: In most current Linux distributions if you plug in a piece of removable media an icon pops up on the desktop and/or a file manager window opens. This is accomplished by the HAL. VL-Hot, developed for Vector Linux provides an alternative that doesn't require continuous hardware polling.

Booting With Mandriva's Speedboot

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MDV

phoronix.com: Being worked on as part of Mandriva's next Linux distribution update is a technology they are referring to as Speedboot. In essence, the user is logging into their Linux desktop even before the system is fully booted. We have some timed results of Mandriva's Speedboot along with videos showing the differences.

Input Redirection, MPX and NOMAD

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Software

smspillaz.wordpress: So considering that compiz++ is now master and my patches haven’t been maintained in a while, a lot of you might be wondering what is going on with input redirection and MPX.

Linux: A Complete Overview

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Linux

ocmodshop.com: This article will discuss the differences between the Linux and Windows operating softwares; we discuss some of the pros and cons of each system.

New notification work lands in Jaunty

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Software
Ubuntu

markshuttleworth.com: Thanks to the concerted efforts of Martin Pitt, Sebastien Bacher and several others, notify-osd and several related components landed in Jaunty last week. Notify-OSD handles both application notifications and keyboard special keys like brightness and volume.

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today's leftovers

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  • Kernel maintenance, Brillo style
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  • World Wine News Issue 403
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  • GNOME Core Apps Hackfest 2016
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  • Worth Watching: What Will Happen to Red Hat Inc Next? The Stock Just Declined A Lot
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  • Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!
    For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to a copr repo, it's particularly easy on Fedora 25. One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves. Therefore, no redshift apps, such as Redshift itself (which I recently covered here) will work while running under Wayland.
  • My Free Software Activities in November 2016
  • Google's ambitious smartwatch vision is failing to materialise
    In February this year, Google's smartwatch boss painted me a rosy picture of the future of wearable technology. The wrist is, David Singleton said, "the ideal place for the power of Google to help people with their lives."
  • Giving Thanks (along with a Shipping Update)
    Mycroft will soon be available as a pre-built Raspberry Pi 3 image for any hobbyist to use. The new backend we have been quietly building is emerging from beta, making the configuration and management of you devices simple. We are forming partnerships to get Mycroft onto laptops, desktops and other devices in the world. Mycroft will soon be speaking to you throughout your day.
  • App: Ixigo Indian Rail Train PNR Status for Tizen Smart Phones
    Going on a train journey in India? Ixigo will check the PNR status, the train arrival and departure & how many of the particular tickets are left that you can purchase. You can also do a PNR status check to make sure that your seat is booked and confirmed.

Networking and Servers

  • How We Knew It Was Time to Leave the Cloud
    In my last infrastructure update, I documented our challenges with storage as GitLab scales. We built a CephFS cluster to tackle both the capacity and performance issues of NFS and decided to replace PostgreSQL standard Vacuum with the pg_repack extension. Now, we're feeling the pain of running a high performance distributed filesystem on the cloud.
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  • SysAdmins Arena in a nutshell
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Desktop GNU/Linux

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Google and Mozilla

  • Google Rolls Out Continuous Fuzzing Service For Open Source Software
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  • Mozilla is doing well financially (2015)
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