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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:51am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:51am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:38am
Story Packages for Builder — a GNOME IDE — now available for Fedora 21 Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:06am
Story RELEASE: Netrunner Rolling 2014.09.1 Roy Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 7:02am
Story Samsung Android KitKat 4.4.4.: Sprint Galaxy S5 Update is Leaked; and Android KitKat 4.4.2 Roll Outs for Galaxy S4 and the Note 3 Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 6:48am
Story Hands-on review: Probox2 EX Android 4.4 TV box Rianne Schestowitz 28/09/2014 - 6:39am
Story The Top Features Of The Linux 3.17 Kernel Rianne Schestowitz 27/09/2014 - 9:58pm
Story The Power of Linux (Almost) Everywhere Roy Schestowitz 27/09/2014 - 9:19pm
Story OpenELEC 4.2.0 released Rianne Schestowitz 27/09/2014 - 6:47pm

I Like My File Systems Chunky: UnionsFS and ChunkFS

linux-mag.com: Diving deeper into UnionFS: walking through how to create and manage large file systems using the principles of ChunkFS and UnionFS.

Microsoft Making Peace With Linux? Not So Fast

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Microsoft
  • Microsoft Making Peace With Linux? Not So Fast

  • Is Microsoft's GPL2 support really a big deal?
  • How Microsoft made open source selfish
  • Microsoft Foresees More Open Source Contributions
  • Microsoft code cannot taint Linux

Ubuntu App Store: Open for Business?

workswithu.com: An emerging app store could help Ubuntu and Debian push deeper into the consumer and corporate markets. But here’s the twist: The emerging app store, which offers Ubuntu Linux and Debian applications, wasn’t built by Canonical. Still in beta, the store is called apperi.

Adobe goes corporate open source against Ogg Theora

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Software

blogs.zdnet.com: It may have been upstaged by Microsoft but Adobe’s strategy with its Open Source Media Framework looks very similar.

A Hands on and Review of Ubuntu One

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Ubuntu

maketecheasier.com: Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) has recently released a beta version of their online file syncing service – UbuntuOne for public testing. In this tutorial, we are going to take a quick look at its functionality and how you can install UbuntuOne in your Ubuntu machine.

Desktop Linux or Windows 7?

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Linux
Microsoft

earthweb.com: With the recession in full swing, I have found a growing number of people questioning the value of moving onto Windows 7 upon its release.

SliTaz 2.0: Simple, Speedy, and Secure

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Linux

junauza.com: It has been more than a year since my last look at SliTaz (Simple Light Incredible Temporary Autonomous Zone) GNU/Linux so I kind of miss it already. That's why I decided to grab its second distribution release.

Apollo 11 command module is released to open source

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OSS

computerworlduk.com/blogs: The software that helped take humans to the moon has been released to the developer open source community to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

Life is about choice, computing should be too

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Linux

it.toolbox.com/blogs: Throughout our life we are faced with choices. Yet with our computing life there are many people who make the argument that there shouldn't be a choice of operating systems. They say that it is Linux's greatest weakness that there are so many distributions to choose from.

Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On A Fedora 11 Desktop

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install Sun VirtualBox 3.0 (released on June 30, 2009) on a Fedora 11 desktop. With VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system.

Mouse with Red Hat

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Linux
Hardware

fossist.net: Yesterday Sudhanwa showed this interesting mouse to me.. Do not be misguided by the color and design. look carefully … no it not by the company you are assuming …

Why are people attacking RMS?

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OSS

itwire.com: When the two main desktop projects catering to free and open source software - KDE and GNOME - held their annual desktop summit at the same place for the first time, they probably expected nothing but messages of peace and harmony to emanate. Instead...

Get Ready for PHP 6

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Software

linux-mag.com: PHP 6, the next major revision of the popular Web application development language, looms on the horizon and promises many changes. Learn what’s new and what’s obsolete and how to prepare your code for tomorrow.

Solar Eclipse on your desktop

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Software

lizards.opensuse.org: A Celestial event, the sight of the century is happening tomorrow morning here in India. Monsoon clouds may spoil the fun though. Fear not, you can still see how exactly the event will unfold.

Linux slips into Microsoft's warm, deadly embrace

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Microsoft

infoworld.com: Make no mistake: This is a hostile action on Microsoft's part. Its stated mission is to squash Linux like a bug, and the easiest way to do that is to feign friendship -- to offer a bogus olive branch, then switch it out at the last minute for a nasty bundle of thorns.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • John Carmack on Linux ports

  • Bitter Foes Microsoft and Linux Unite Against Software Rules
  • Frictional Sale Successful
  • A spot of roughness with VirtualBox 3.02 on Ubuntu
  • Automounting in KDE4
  • The exciting topic of footnotes and endnotes in OOo
  • What's OLPC Biggest Mistake? Negroponte Says Sugar
  • Ubuntu Server Edition: Where’s the Official Support?
  • Mozilla awards best new Tab ideas
  • Adventures With Ubuntu
  • Common Keyring: KDE and GNOME Combine Password Management Efforts
  • TreemapViewer: Building Silverlight Applications on Unix
  • Introducing Libstorage
  • Linux exploit gets around security barrier

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • LyX made easy

  • How to completely remove an application in GNU/Linux
  • Configure your Flash Player settings for maximum privacy and security
  • A gentle introduction to C# and Mono Part 3:
  • How to recursively copy files from an FTP server with Linux
  • Exploring Advanced Math with Maxima
  • Howto install amarok 1.4 in Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Make Nautlius Easier To Use
  • What to do with MP3s in Linux
  • How to Layout a Book with OpenOffice.org: Part 2
  • Synaptic tips and tricks

Richard Stallman: Bringer Of Doom

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OSS

lunduke.com: Richard Stallman is one of the largest problems we have in the Linux (and Open Source) world today. He is a poor spokesman and he is out of touch with modern (and, even, semi-modern) technology.

Linux Box: Open Source On The Grow

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OSS

wwj.com: Ann Arbor's Linux Box, which has spent the last 10 years writing custom open-source software applications for a long list of clients, says its business is growing rapidly enough that it's likely to boost staff by 50 percent to 20 within the next year or two.

A report from the revolution, one year on

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Over a year ago I took the initiative (and why not? everybody else already had) and proclaimed 2008 as the Year of the Linux Desktop.

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.