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today's leftovers:

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News
  • FOSS: Free and Open Source Software
  • KTorrent First BitTorrent Client To Adopt Open Source uTP
  • NVIDIA Issues 256.29 Linux Beta Driver
  • GNU Guile is an interpreter/virtual machine for Scheme
  • ArchBang adopts codenames
  • The application of Linux simplification
  • Gish goes open-source
  • What's new in openSUSE 11.3?
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-05-30
  • Linux Outlaws 152 - I Shot the Sheriff

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Example commands - dd (Part II)
  • root access on Ubuntu
  • Mac / Windows Style Widgets or Gadgets for Linux
  • Manual LVM configuration on Fedora 13
  • JAGS and rjags for Fedora 13 64 bit
  • Fix: Filesystem problem after antivirus or DazukoFS install
  • Ubuntu and Hyper-V: The Paths to Enlightenment

Android Fanboys Have Arrived. And That’s A Good Thing

techcrunch.com: By now, just about everyone on the planet has heard the term “Apple Fanboy.” If you’ve ever said anything good about an Apple product, you’ve likely been called one. But a new class of fanboy has emerged — one that, amazingly, may be be equally as passionate. The Android Fanboy.

More Thoughts on how to introduce a person to Linux

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Linux

linux-magazine.com: Last week my colleague Rikki Kite wrote a good blog entry on how to gracefully introduce a person to Linux. I would like to add a few more pointers to her excellent “moving” blog entry:

New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (III): Support For 4096-Byte Sectors

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KDE
Software

blog.volker-lanz.de: Hard drives are getting bigger and bigger, a trend that leads to some technical challenges hard to overcome without user-noticable changes. The increase in hard disk size means that the areal density (the number of bits stored per square inch on the drive) also increases heavily, which is a good thing at first glance:

The OpenSuSE “Welcome Tool”

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SUSE

ghacks.net: I have said it over and over again, Linux installations needs a Welcome Screen. This would be a huge help for new users who often are not sure where to turn for help, or what Linux is all about. Well, OpenSuSE has one.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.5 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.5 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

Becoming a Fedora contributor

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Linux

ardchoille42.blogspot: I became a Fedora contributor after experiencing what I felt was a highly polished distro and outstanding support from the Fedora user community. Becoming a Fedora contributor was easier than I expected.

Libre Graphics Meeting 2010

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Software

valdyas.org: Already the fifth edition, Libre Graphics Meeting continues to grow and to become more relevant. Both attendance and organization were amazing this year. There were, of course, the developers of the various libre graphics software projects: gimp, inkscape, scribus, mypaint, nathive, blender, krita, laidout, nodebox, shoebot, phatch and many more.

REVIEW: Peppermint & Considering the cloud?

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Linux

openbytes.wordpress: Part Ubuntu, part cloud, all Distro! Can users be tempted into breaking the ice, with a partial cloud desktop?

8 of the best photo managers for Linux

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Software

techradar.com: The advent of digital has meant that people generally take as many pictures of the same thing as they can, resulting in a glut of similar images. Good software can help sift the keepers from the ones that belong in the trash, by displaying quality thumbnails and keeping track of sources.

Washing the windows myths. Service and support.

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Linux
Microsoft

toolbox.com: One of the biggest fear factors that companies have with their computing systems is that things can go bang. This prompts the who you gunna call question from higher ups.

Mozilla Unleashes a Rather Disappointing Firefox 3.6.4 RC

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Moz/FF

conceivablytech.com: Version 3.6.4b6 is officially described as the RC preceding the final released and integrates out of process plug-ins as well as OpenGL 2 hardware acceleration for full screen videos, but

A look at how Ubuntu appears to beginners

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Ubuntu
  • A look at Ubuntu--and at how Linux can appear to beginners
  • Lubuntu 10.04 - Distro Review
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Netbook Edition)

MeeGo OS – A (Faster) Alternative to Windows

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Linux
  • MeeGo OS – A (Faster) Alternative to Windows on Your Netbook
  • The 5-minute guide to MeeGo

some odds & ends:

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News
  • New In KDE Partition Manager 1.1 (II): SMART Status Reports
  • Lenovo kills Skylight OS in favor of Android
  • FreeBSD 8.1 Enters Beta; Final Coming In July
  • Zuckerberg Donated to Open Source Facebook Competitor
  • Penguin Computer Spreads Its Wings
  • Pic of the kde e.v. board, may 2010
  • iotop for better disk monitoring
  • Jon maddog Hall: Small and Fast Wins

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Installing applications from the command line in OpenSuSE
  • How to remove / stop Software / mdadm Raid array on Linux
  • 2 Computers via 1 Keyboard & Mouse
  • GRUB - How to install GRUB using grub-install
  • Install Latest OpenShot Video Editor in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Tip: fix Waiting for sound system to respond problem
  • Example of SSH tunneling
  • make OpenDocument slideshows out of plain text files
  • Fixing HP printer plugin problem in Linux Mint 9 / Ubuntu 10.04
  • Viewing doc, xls and ppt files in Vim
  • Move Gnome Menu/Task Bar to Bottom in Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE
  • LXDE (For Ubuntu and Fedora)
  • Customize Linux easily With Airulus
  • Linux WD EARS Advanced Hard Drive Format

openSUSE Weekly News #125 is out

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SUSE
  • openSUSE Weekly News #125 is out
  • Weekly Review of PostgreSQL
  • Weekly Kernel Review

Shogo Linux Tablet, a Potential iPad Killer

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Linux

junauza.com: There is a new tablet PC in town that runs Linux, and its name is Shogo. Made by realease, a Hong Kong-based platform provider, this device features a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen and will be available in two models:

Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC released

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KDE
Linux
Software
  • Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC released
  • New openSUSE KDE 4.5 Beta 1 snapshot available
  • Fedora 13 Xfce Spin…get it while it’s hot!
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today's leftovers

  • Why Linus is right (as usual)
    Last year, some security “hardening” code was added to the kernel to prevent a class of buffer-overflow/out-of-bounds issues. This code didn’t address any particular 0day vulnerability, but was designed to prevent a class of future potential exploits from being exploited. This is reasonable. This code had bugs, but that’s no sin. All code has bugs. The sin, from Linus’s point of view, is that when an overflow/out-of-bounds access was detected, the code would kill the user-mode process or kernel. Linus thinks it should have only generated warnings, and let the offending code continue to run.
  • Kube-Node: Let Your Kubernetes Cluster Auto-Manage Its Nodes
    As Michelle Noorali put it in her keynote address at KubeCon Europe in March of this year: the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine is still hard for developers. In theory, developers are crazy about Kubernetes and container technologies, because they let them write their application once and then run it anywhere without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. In reality, however, they still rely on operations in many aspects, which (understandably) dampens their enthusiasm about the disruptive potential of these technologies. One major downside for developers is that Kubernetes is not able to auto-manage and auto-scale its own machines. As a consequence, operations must get involved every time a worker node is deployed or deleted. Obviously, there are many node deployment solutions, including Terraform, Chef or Puppet, that make ops live much easier. However, all of them require domain-specific knowledge; a generic approach across various platforms that would not require ops intervention does not exist.
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC
  • Cloudera, Inc. (CLDR) vs. Red Hat, Inc. (RHT): Breaking Down the Data

Software: VidCutter, Super Productivity, MKVToolNix

  • VidCutter 5.0 Released With Improved UI, Frame Accurate Cutting
    A new version of VidCutter, a free video trimmer app, is available for download. VidCutter 5.0 makes it easier to cut videos to specific frames, improves the export of video clips with audio and subtitle tracks, and refreshes the default application icon. Why Vidcutter? If you want split video, trim video, or join video clips into a single montage then Vidcutter is ideal. The app lets you perform these tasks, as well as many more, quickly and easily. VidCutter is a Qt5 application that uses the open-source FFMpeg media engine.
  • Linux Release Roundup: Fedora 27, Shotwell, Corebird + More
    It’s been another busy week in the world of Linux, but we’re here to bring you up to speed with a round-up of the most notable new releases. The past 7 days have given us a new version of free software’s most popular photo management app, a new release of a leading Linux distribution, and updated one of my favourite app finds of the year.
  • Super Productivity is a Super Useful To-Do App for Linux, Mac & Windows
    Super Productivity is an open-source to-do list and time tracking app for Windows, macOS and Linux. It’s built using Electron but doesn’t require an internet connection (which is pretty neat). And it has (optional) integration with Atlassian’s Jira software.
  • MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Performance Improvements
    A new stable release of the MKVToolNix open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software arrived this past weekend with various performance improvements and bug fixes. MKVToolNix 18.0.0 continues the monthly series of stability and reliability updates by adding performance improvements to both the AVC and HEVC ES parsers thanks to the implementation of support for copying much less memory, and enabling stack protection when building the program with Clang 3.5.0 or a new version.

OSS Leftovers

  • Reveal.js presentation hacks
    Ryan Jarvinen, a Red Hat open source advocate focusing on improving developer experience in the container community, has been using the Reveal.js presentation framework for more than five years. In his Lightning Talk at All Things Open 2017, he shares what he's learned about Reveal.js and some ways to make better use of it. Reveal.js is an open source framework for creating presentations in HTML based on HTML5 and CSS. Ryan describes Gist-reveal.it, his project that makes it easier for users to create, fork, present, and share Reveal.js slides by using GitHub's Gist service as a datastore.
  • Font licensing and use: What you need to know
    Most of us have dozens of fonts installed on our computers, and countless others are available for download, but I suspect that most people, like me, use fonts unconsciously. I just open up LibreOffice or Scribus and use the defaults. Sometimes, however, we need a font for a specific purpose, and we need to decide which one is right for our project. Graphic designers are experts in choosing fonts, but in this article I'll explore typefaces for everyone who isn't a professional designer.
  • Broader role essential for OpenStack Foundation, says Mirantis’ Renski
  • URSA Announces Name Change to Open Source Integrators to Reflect Their Full Spectrum of Open ERP Expertise
  • 2018 is Year for Open Source Software for Pentagon
    The US Pentagon is set to make a major investment in open source software, if section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is passed. The section acknowledges the use of open source software, the release of source code into public repositories, and a competition to inspire work with open source that supports the mission of the Department of Defense.
  • How startups save buckets of money on early software development
     

    Moving along, we have to segue with a short modularity lesson. More specifically, how modularity applies to software.

    Essentially, all products and services become cheaper and more plentiful when all the processes involved in production become modularised.

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