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"I love" Google search results… OS X trails Linux

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Linux

I love Suse - 412,000
I love Fedora - 1,180,000
I love Uubntu -
I love OS X -

For a single player a whole country is banned?

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Gaming

locutus.us: Everything started and worked properly. Except for one problem. I could not receive a list of servers from the internet. I started searching around and apparently a single player from Turkey upset a single person from I don't know what country and as a result this person decided to ban the whole country!

Set Up and Get to Know Your New Windows, Mac, or Linux Computer

lifehacker.com: ou woke up to find a shiny new computer waiting for you under the tree this year. Whether it's a Windows PC, Mac, or Linux box, here's a quick starter guide to getting it running on all cylinders.

Festive Firefox Friday: 2009 review

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Moz/FF

downloadsquad.com: Instead of bringing you Firefox-related news from the last seven days, this is an entire recap of Firefox in the year of 2009. It's been a big year for that cute little red panda and 2010 will be just as exciting if not more so!

XO-1.5 to Run Windows 7

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OLPC
Microsoft

olpcnews.com: Buried under the XO-3 vaporware hype was more information on the very real XO-1.5 hardware that is a gift to Microsoft. Just read this paragraph from the One Laptop Per Child press release:

Hidden Docky 3D Mode

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Ubuntu

Docky comes with a hidden 3D mode. Here is how to enable it:

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10 Useful Linux Commands

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HowTos

Here's a list of 10 commands which may come handy when using the command line in Linux:

Search for all files modified in the last N days containing a specific text in their name

find DIR -mtime -N -name "*TEXT*"

My operating system is better than yours.

toolbox.com/blogs: It's all over the intanut tubes. The endless fights between windows and Linux advocates never seem to end. Both factions accuse each other of being FUDmunsters and zealots and both factions defend their own actions aggressively.

Xubuntu 9.10 Review - Unremarkable

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Ubuntu

dedoimedo.com: Xubuntu is a member of the Ubuntu family, furnished with the lightweight Xfce desktop environment, on top of the standard Ubuntu stack. So, that means that it should be as easy and convenient to use as standard Ubuntu, right?

Jolicloud – A Linux Distribution for Netbooks

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Linux

linuxandfriends.com: My Samsung NC 10 netbook came pre-installed with Microsoft Windows XP. I erased the OS and installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix Karmic Koala on it. However, I soon found out that Karmic Koala was not ready for normal use.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • 12 Days of Xmas: Day Eight
  • XBMC 9.11 Camelot Released For The Holidays
  • Audacity Go Boom
  • VTK: New 2D API, Canvas and Charting Features
  • Awesome, fun-filled music video on Linux & Linus
  • Novell and Microsoft cut out the GPL cancer from open-source Silverlight
  • DRM, DMCA and OST (Other Scary Things)
  • FLOSS Weekly 101: pfSense
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 68 Merry Christmas 2009
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 333

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Remove the User List from Ubuntu GDM Login
  • Use Pandora to Stitch Images into Panorama
  • Networking with OpenVPN
  • Setup Steam Version of Crysis on Ubuntu
  • Easily Get Changing Desktop Backgrounds in Ubuntu
  • What should i do after installing Fedora 12?
  • Understanding Virtualization
  • Flash Player 10.2 Beta on Ubuntu
  • Move WUBI to a USB Flash Drive
  • Final Touches: Fedora 12 on Thinkpad x200 Tablet

linux and/or ubuntu mentions:

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Linux
Ubuntu
  • Operating Systems of 2009
  • The ’00 7: The decade’s most important tech advances
  • Year in Review: Software and desktops in 2009
  • Ten people who have influenced technology over the past decade
  • Debate Rages On in Microsoft Vs. Google Web War

To-Do Applications Reviewed

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Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: To-Do applications may seem over-kill to some (“what’s wrong with pen and paper?”) but I, personally, find they really help my workflow. Linux has a fair old selection of task applications, but are they any good?

Happy Holidays From Monty Program

Santa baby, an RC release under the tree, for me
I’ve been an awful good boy
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Twas the Night Before Implementation

Twas the night before implementation
And all through the house
Not a program was working,
Not even a browse.

SFLC Annual Appeal

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OSS

softwarefreedom.org: With your support, the SFLC can continue its long-term mission of providing legal services to the hundreds of thousands of dedicated people who produce wonderful technology just because they want to share.

Organize Holiday Photos with digiKam 1.0

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: Just in time for the holiday break, and all those holiday photos, the digiKam team has put the finishing touches on the 1.0 release and Kipi-plugins 1.0 as well.

The Evolution of Ubuntu.com

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Web
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: If you’ve checked out Ubuntu’s website lately, you’ve probably noticed that it’s looking pretty slick, especially compared to a few years ago. Here’s a look at how ubuntu.com has evolved over time, and why it matters.

GnoMenu – A Customizable, Good-Looking Application Menu

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Software

makeuseof.com: One of the great things about Linux is that there are a number of options for almost everything that you can hope to achieve. A very slick application menu is the GnoMenu. GnoMenu is a highly customizable application launcher. Let us see what all it can do.

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Kernel: Linux 4.13 Features, ZFS On Linux 0.7, EdgeX, and AMD Graphics

  • 4.13 Merge window, part 2
  • [zfs-announce] v0.7.0 released
  • ZFS On Linux 0.7 Released With New Features
    A new release of ZOL is available for running the ZFS file-system natively on Linux. This ZFS On Linux v0.7 update does bring a number of new features. ZFS On Linux 0.7 introduces resumable send/receive support, compressed send/receive, multiple import protection, scrub pause/resume capabilities, delegations, large dnodes, cryptographic checksums, JBOD management, and a wide array of performance improvements.
  • Open source group adds members to forge edge computing standards
    The open source EdgeX Foundry group gains new members as it begins to sculpt standardized software building blocks for intelligent edge computing. In April, The Linux Foundation launched the open source EdgeX Foundry project to develop a standardized interoperability framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing. Recently, EdgeX Foundry announced eight new members, bringing the total membership to 58.
  • Radeon GPU Profiler Should Help Vulkan Game Developers
    Besides yesterday evening marking the embargo expiration for the new Crimson ReLive / AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 details, AMD also announced the public availability of the Radeon GPU Profiler. Radeon GPU Profiler is a new open-source initiative within the GPUOpen space for allowing more analytics and low-level optimization details to be explored by game developers running on Radeon GPUs.
  • AMD Releases Crimson ReLive 17.7.2, Linux Gamers Get AMDGPU-PRO 17.30

today's howtos

GNOME: Evince, GNOME Recipes, Gedit, and GUADEC 2017 in Manchester

  • Evince 3.26 Will Let You View Adobe Illustrator & CBR Files
    Evince, the default document viewer on Ubuntu, is adding support for more file formats. The next stable release, Evince 3.26, due in October, will allow you to view Adobe Illustrator files on Linux without needing to install any additional software. “But wait!”, I hear you cry, “Evince can already do that!”
  • GNOME Recipes 3.26 Cooks Up a Batch of Improvements
    GNOME's Mathias Clasen has dished up an update on GNOME Recipes, the desktop cookery app for Linux, bringing news of several improvements.
  • Wait, Gedit Text Editor is Unmaintained?!
    Gedit is the default text editor on Ubuntu and just about a bajillion other Linux distros — but it’s also unmaintained. Did you know that? I didn’t. Not until a reader mentioned it to me earlier today. And, sure enough, head over to Gedit page on the GNOME Wiki and you can see for yourself that the project is “no longer maintained” and is “looking for new maintainers”.
  • Going to GUADEC 2017
    This year I am also giving a presentation about the application story in Endless OS. Our infrastructure, our changes to GNOME Software, our heavy use of Flatpak, etc. Hopefully you’ll find it interesting.

Red Hat and Fedora: CollabNet and Carahsoft. SteelCloud, Fedora 27 Schedule, 32-Bit x86 Support

  • CollabNet and Carahsoft to Host Value Stream Mapping Webinar Featuring Red Hat August 2, 2017
    CollabNet (www.collabnet.com), a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, announces a new webinar, "Monitoring your DevOps Tool Chain for Continuous Delivery & Feedback in Red Hat OpenShift," that will be co-hosted by CollabNet partner Carahsoft. The webinar will take place on August 2, 2017, at 10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT.
  • SteelCloud Adds Red Hat RHEL 7 STIG Automation to Boost DoD's RMF Readiness
    SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has enhanced ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, to comprehensively support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. ConfigOS dramatically reduces the time and effort to build, test, and deploy STIG-compliant Linux and Windows application environments. This new RHEL 7 support adds to ConfigOS existing automation for RHEL 5 & 6, CENTOS and SUSE Linux.
  • 32-Bit x86 support in Fedora
  • Running Wayland on the Nvidia driver
    I know many of you have wanted to test running Wayland on NVidia. The work on this continues between Jonas Ådahl, Adam Jackson and various developers at NVidia. It is not ready for primetime yet as we are still working on the server side glvnd piece we need for XWayland. That said with both Adam Jackson looking at this from our side and Kyle Brenneman looking at it from NVidia I am sure we will be able to hash out the remaining open questions and get that done.
  • Fedora 27 release dates and schedule
    With the recent release of Fedora 26, the Fedora 27 release schedule is falling into place. Also worth noting, starting with Fedora 27, there is no longer an Alpha release. As of now, the current Fedora 27 release schedule is as follows.
  • My first year in the Fedora Project
    Yesterday I completed an incredible first year in the fedora project, I noticed it because I was awarded with one badge for it (egg badge). I arrived a month ago through whatcanidoforfedora, who told me that it was a good idea to go to ambassadors, commops and infrastructure, I tried first in ambassadors and immediately I was kicked :P. being member of any major parts of the fedora project requires a lot of patience and work. that was my first learning about the the project.