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Intel Celeron Dual-Core Linux Performance

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Hardware

phoronix.com: While nearly all of Intel's attention is focused on their newer LGA-1366 platform with the high-end Core i7 processors and then the forthcoming Core i5 series, there are still plenty of viable processors left for the LGA-775 motherboards. As we have never published performance results for a dual-core Celeron on Linux, we have decided to get those numbers out there today for those that are interested.

Antix Team does it again with AntiX 8.2 Final

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Linux

mepis.org: The antiX-team is proud to announce that an updated antiX MEPIS 8.2 Final is available at MEPIS mirrors in the testing directory and the released/antix directory.

KDE's new Plasma netbook interface shines in small places

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KDE

arstechnica.com: A new Plasma-based custom KDE desktop shell is designed to deliver a better user experience on netbooks and other devices with small screens. Ars takes a look at the prototype to see how it compares to the conventional KDE desktop environment.

Google Touts Open Source Growth

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OSS

earthweb.com: Google isn't only crawling your Web site, it's looking at your source code as well. That was the introduction for Chris DiBona, the open source programs manager at Google, one of several keynote speakers here at OSCON 2009 today.

Fastpatx – A Quick and Simple Web Browser

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Software

blog.jjtcomputing.co.uk: I recently stumbled across Fastpatx web browser, which is written in PyQT and contains around 50 lines of code. It is very simple and has a very plain and uncrowded interface.

Microsoft responds to GPL violations

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Microsoft
OSS
  • The Microsoft Linux GPLv2 contribution saga unfolds

  • Falling profits forced Microsoft's open source hand
  • Microsoft and Vyatta rebutt reports of GPL violation
  • Microsoft wants to be part of Unique Identity project: Bill Gates

Book Review: Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++

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Misc

The creator of the C++ programming language brings us a new textbook in programming principles that could well become a classic tome. Read the review at Freesoftware Magazine.

Foresight Linux - Tough love

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Foresight Linux advertises itself as a modern operating system, featuring intuitive user interface and a wide range of innovative applications intended to make the desktop experience instantly pleasurable. One of the way Foresight Linux achieves this is by blending free and proprietary software.

Measuring Ubuntu’s Market Share

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Over the last few years, various figures have been put forth as measures of Ubuntu’s desktop market share, with some sources contradicting themselves and most sources contradicting the other ones. Below, we take a look.

The Germans Love Laptop Linux. So Why Don't We?

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Linux
Hardware

bmighty.com/blog: In Germany, two of the top 10 best-selling laptops currently run Linux. What do these folks know that we don't?

Red Hat educates profs

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Linux

newsobserver.com: This week a fourth-floor meeting room at the company's Centennial Campus headquarters in Raleigh is the site of a boot camp for faculty from a half-dozen universities, including N.C. Central and Elon.

SUSE Studio: The Do-it-Yourself Linux

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SUSE

techgage.com: Linux is well known for being very customizable, but with SUSE Studio, things are taken to an entirely new level. Imagine taking a base template, building on top of it with your personal software choices, and then building it as a bootable ISO.

today's leftovers:

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News
  1. 16 Breakthrough Notebooks: A Look Back

  2. GPLv3 hits 50 percent adoption
  3. Amazon apologizes, FSF says free the ebook
  4. Microsoft aims to be a Linux kernel contributor: What's in it for them?
  5. id Software will no longer support linux
  6. Ubuntu for Netbooks
  7. DD-WRT security fix
  8. Intel's Wind River Claims Lead in Embedded Linux
  9. MSFT, Red Hat Disagree over Patents
  10. Firefox add-on in Karmic redirects Google searches to Ubuntu Start Page
  11. Microsoft Gives Red Hat a Taste of the Real IP World
  12. blogging with gnome-blog
  13. OSCON: Building Belonging (in communities)
  14. News Limited phases out Solaris
  15. Producing Podcasts with FOSS Slides
  16. How UCSB Grad Students Put Cloud Computing Power into Ubuntu
  17. Wallpaper a Day - Day 5
  18. Wallpaper a Day - Day 6
  19. Karmic Alpha 3 released
  20. Okay, Linux Gamers Are REALLY Excited!
  21. What Ubuntu has done to improve energy efficiency
  22. Google is not going to have its way.
  23. Microsoft Profit down 17% on Ubuntu, Google, Apple threats
  24. Volume control in Karmic is UP/DOWN
  25. Windows is Dead, Long Live FOSS

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Find python dependencies

  • Nautilus Chrome Uses Too Much Real Estate?
  • A Detailed Guide To Phoronix Test Suite 2.0
  • Create a Twitter Info Server with Bash
  • Change Firefox awesome bar search engine
  • wvdial conf settings for Tata Indicom CDMA 1x USB Modem
  • How To Find Your IP Address On Ubuntu Linux
  • My KDE 4.x Desktop Activities Tutorial
  • How to get non-free codecs workin on Moblin
  • Howto install VLC media player 1.0.0 in Ubuntu
  • How to set up your own Linux media server
  • Tutorial: Fix Invalid Dictionary Entries in Firefox
  • Ubuntu System Admin Class: Local Computer
  • Where is The Clear Cache Button In Firefox 3.5x?
  • Customizing XFCE
  • How To Customize Your Linux Desktop With GnomeART-NG

semantic desktop

blogs.gnome.org/otte: It gained traction when people realized that a lot of places on the desktop refer to the same things, but they all do it incompatibly. What’s a sematic desktop anyway?

Pardus Linux 2009

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: One of the nice things about Linux is that anybody can create a Linux distribution and sometimes the better distros come from the most unlikely of places.

Five Open Source Apps to Manage Your Collections

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Comic books, DVDs, old vinyl albums, Star Wars figurines -- collecting things is fun. What's not fun, though, is keeping track of it all. Here are five open source collection management apps to help you organize your stuff.

The KDE 4 Journey

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KDE

hnaik.blogspot: I still remember how eagerly I had waited for the KDE 4 release. I also remember how disappointed I was when it actually came out in January 2008. With that release, KDE lost one of its foremost advocates - Linus Torvalds, to its rival GNOME.

Ubuntu to make Linux application installation idiot proof

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld.com: There's really nothing that hard about installing programs on Linux. Anyone who still uses shell commands like say, "apt-get install some-program-or-the-other," is doing so because they want to do it that way, not because they have to.

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Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more