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Story Ubuntu Drones Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 11:27am
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 11:25am
Story Mycroft AI Will Help Us Talk with Our Linux Computers Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 10:25am
Story Young computer scientist shares her open source story Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 10:18am
Story Running Arch Linux on Raspberry Pi 2 Has Never Been Easier with the RaspArch Live CD Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 10:01am
Story The State of Open Source Gaming on Linux Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 9:54am
Story You can now try Firefox OS 2.5 on your Android smartphone Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 9:48am
Story Arch Linux 2015.11.01 Is Now Available for Download Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 3:52am
Story Fedora 21 Reaches End of Life on December 1, Please Upgrade to Fedora 23 Now Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 3:49am
Story Open source software gains traction in federal IT Rianne Schestowitz 11/11/2015 - 3:45am

Best Linux blogging software: 8 clients tested

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Software

techradar.com: Everybody has opinions. For some reason, many people feel better about life if everybody's informed of those opinions in meticulous detail. The act of 'blogging' was born in the early 21st century when such folk discovered the internet.

today's leftovers:

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News
HowTos
  • Convert and resize multiple images on Linux and Windows
  • Automounting a NTFS partition or drive when Linux boots
  • Pinguy OS LTS Update: 10.04.2
  • never miss a notifyosd notification with "recent notifications" gnome applet
  • Vim search and replace tips
  • Headless Chickens Come Home to Roost
  • My GNOME OS is called Debian
  • geeky details: Clock and weather map
  • WhiteHouse.gov Releases Second Set of Open Source Code
  • Ubuntu One in Natty gets notification-savvy
  • Checking Processes for Memory Use
  • Another Oracle Developer Leave OpenOffice.org
  • Learning awk Basics
  • Don’t Like The New Firefox Button? Then Change It
  • Ubuntu: 2011 Thoughts and Goals
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 88 Gentoo Stuff

LibreOffice: The Future of Office in Linux

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LibO

techhacking.com: LibreOffice 3.3 was released a few weeks ago and this marks a very important milestone in the Open Source Office environment. In my previous post I talked in detail about OpenOffice.org but completely forgot to mention LibreOffice and all of the exciting things that are happening at The Document Foundation.

Reviews > Debian 6 Squeeze

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: It wasn’t too long ago that I did a very late review of Debian 5. I’m happy to say that it didn’t take me nearly as long to get around to the latest release, Debian 6 Squeeze.

Ubuntu 11.04 and the Unity Desktop

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Ubuntu

anarchic-order.blogspot: Since 1995, with my first install of Debian from 14 (or 16, can't remember) 1.4MB floppy disks, I have used many different Linux distributions. Until now, I've not even tried to use Ubuntu.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Startx

lockergnome.com: I got up bright and early on Wednesday last in anticipation of performing some computer projects that I had set aside to do. When I glanced up, the monitor was black. Hmm… that’s not good.

Three little zillas from Taiwan

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Software

itwire.com: There are so many excellent projects around the world based around Linux that many go unnoticed, despite years of development and achieving what they set out to do.

Samsung is backing Linux (SLP)

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Linux

jeffhoogland.blogspot: With Nokia's recent news of jumping off the Linux bandwagon, it makes this Linux user wonder if a couple years down the road if we are going to have any choice other than Android. Samsung is developing their own Linux platform - Samsung Linux Platform or SLP.

The Latest Details On The State Of Qt & MeeGo

  • The Latest Details On The State Of Qt & MeeGo
  • Ingredients
  • Qt will not be ported to Windows Phone 7 says Nokia

Cuba Announces Migration to Open-Source Software

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Linux
OSS

cubaheadlines.com: More than 8,000 computers at the University of Computer Sciences (UCI) will be migrating to GNU/Linux open-source platforms, according to Abel Firvida, who is heading the open-source software project there.

First Stable Release Of Mageia In June: Exclusive Interview

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Linux
Interviews

muktware.com: We have not yet seen any ISOs to try and test. What is the road-map of Mageia? When will we see the first stable release? What caused the fork? How sustainable is the project? How many developers are working on it? T

Free and completely Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

mok0.wordpress: The other day, I reported here that Tuesday evening (Feb. 8.), the popular tech-review program on danish public television channel DR2 “So Ein Ding…” dedicated an entire episode to Ubuntu. A commenter asked for a translation, so here it is.

A few useful Ubuntu utilities

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Software
  • A few useful Ubuntu utilities - getlibs & apt-fast
  • 10 programs to be used from the terminal
  • Pulse-audio equaliser
  • Tux Math – Educational game for math

Revisited: KDE 4.6

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KDE

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I recently tried reviewing KDE 4.6, and it didn't turn out so well due to the combination of my installing KDE 4.6 in a live session and my using Linux Mint to try it out.

openSUSE Weekly News 162 is out

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SUSE

Can Free, "Open-Source" Software Bridge the Gender Gap in Technology?

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OSS

news.yahoo.com: If girls are taught computer skills in school from an early age, then there will be just as many female computer programmers as male ones ... at least, in theory. But when computer classes involve being taught to use products from Apple, Adobe and Microsoft -- and include activities like field trips to the Apple Store -- who's benefiting from them? The girls, or the corporations that sponsor their classes?

The coming of GNOME 3

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Software

montanalinux.org: It seems there is some strife in the Fedora community over the upcoming GNOME 3 / GNOME Shell in Fedora 15. Some people see it as a dumbing down of the user interface and others don't.

My Photography-Centric Linux Migration

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Linux
Software

photozo.com: I’ve been a Linux user for many years; since 1999 if I remember correctly. Some use has been extended usage, but it’s been on-and-off for various reasons. I still missed Linux, and vowed to get back. Now I’ve been able to. What was the tipping point?

Microsoft KDE?

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KDE

javaworld.com/community: I was a Nokia fan at some point and was still hoping to see the N9 on MeeGo. But then I thought about Qt and its acquisition by Nokia... Then I remembered the MySQL acquisition by Sun...

A brief visit with Linux Mint 10 KDE edition RC

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Linux

dwasifar.com: So I saw in the news that Linux Mint 10 KDE edition is at the Release Candidate stage. And they’re using KDE 4.6. Wow, I thought, maybe KDE 4.6 will be it – the release that makes it all work for me.

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today's leftovers

  • ‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley

    The then-23-year-old giant, which ruled the personal computer market with a despotic zeal, stood accused of using monopoly power to bully collaborators and squelch competitors. Its most famous victim was Netscape, the pioneering web browser, but everyone from Apple to American Airlines felt threatened by late-’90s Microsoft. The company was big enough to be crowned America’s most valuable firm, bold enough to compare attacks on its domain to Pearl Harbor, and, eventually, bad enough to be portrayed as a (semifictionalized) cadre of hypercapitalist murderers in a major motion picture. The “don’t be evil” optics that colored the rise of today’s tech giants (and have recently lost their efficacy) were a direct response to Microsoft’s tyrannical rule.

  • Michał Górny: Empty directories, *into, dodir, keepdir and tmpfiles.d
  • FRAMED Collection, a noir-styled spy adventure where you rearrange comic tiles is now out
    It's actually a compilation of FRAMED and FRAMED 2, games that have been widely praised and previously only available on mobile platforms. It has you moving around slices of an animated comic book, to put the noir-styled spy adventure story together. It actually sounds hilarious, as it's not a basic "this one has to go here" type of game, as it changes what happens based on where you put the tiles creating some amusing sounding failures:
  • Paradox’s grand strategy titles will be getting more content soon
    At their annual convention, Paradox Interactive have announced new expansions for their current grand strategy titles. There’s a little bit of everything for fans of these games.
  • Why OpenShift Is The New OpenStack For Red Hat
  • Help the Debian kernel team to help you
    I gave the first talk this morning at Mini-DebConf Hamburg, titled "Help the kernel team to help you". I briefly described several ways that Debian users and developers can make it easier (or harder) for us to deal with their requests. The slides are up in on my talks page, and video should be available soon.
  • UbuCon Europe 2018: Analysing a dream [English|Spanish]
    The idea of organising the Ubucon in Xixon, Asturies was set two years ago, while participating in the European Ubucon in Essen (germany). The Paris Ubucon took place and in those days we uderstood that there was a group enough of people with the capacities and the will to hold an European Congress for Ubuntu lovers. We had learnt a lot from German and French colleagues thanks to their respective amazing organizations and, at the same time, our handicap was the lack of s consolidated group in Spain.
  • 19-year-old Developer at the Forefront of TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
  • 19-years-old German developer Spearheads TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
    No doubt that Tron community is preparing for mainnet launch, with different ideas coming in from all roads. As part of its readiness, Tron has unveiled its Opensource Wallet DApp developed by 19-year old German developer, Marius Gill, who has been programming since 13 years old. The DApp is an outcome of Project Genesis, which was launched in March 2018 purposely to encourage TRON’s community engagement in bringing in new things into Tron ecosystem. The project provides a bonus pool of 2 billion dollars for active members around the world have lent their hands in implementing ideas for the community.
  • Collabora and GStreamer spring in Sweden
    Earlier this month, a few of us from Collabora, Olivier Crête, Nicolas Dufresne, George Kiagiadakis and I attended the GStreamer Spring Hackfest in Lund, Sweden. Hosted by Axis Communications (who uses GStreamer in their surveillance cameras for many years now), it was a great opportunity for the GStreamer community to touch base and work on open bugs and pet projects. [...] As for myself, I mainly worked on (or rather started to work on) split-field interlacing support in GStreamer, adding relevant formats and modes in the GStreamer video library. In addition, as a Meson developer (Nirbheek Chauhan) was present, I took the opportunity to discuss with him the last bit of porting build system of Geoclue to Meson, a side project I've been working on. It helped me get it done faster but also helped Nirbheek find some issues in Meson and fix them! All in all, my first GStreamer hackfest was an awesome experience (even though I was not feeling well). It was also very nice to hangout and socialize with old and new friends in the GStreamer community after a long time. Many thanks again to Axis for hosting us in their offices! See you at the GStreamer Conference this fall!
  • Reality Redrawn Opens At The Tech
    The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose was filled on Thursday with visitors experiencing new takes on the issue of fake news by artists using mixed reality, card games and even scratch and sniff cards. These installations were the results of Mozilla’ Reality Redrawn challenge. We launched the competition last December to make the power of misinformation and its potential impacts visible and visceral. Winners were announced in February.
  • Tangerine UI problems
    I've been a big fan of Tangerine for a while, it's a bank that doesn't charge fees and does what I need to do. They used to have a great app and website and then it all went a bit wrong. It's now a HTML app for Desktop and mobile. This isn't the fault of the tools used, but there's some terrible choices in the app across both. [...] The overall feel of the app is that its full of spinners, far too cluttered and just to confusing. Hey not everything I've built is perfect, but even I can spot some real problems with this app. I pretty sure Tangerine can do better than this. And yes, I'm writing this while drinking a beer I recently bought, as shown on my transaction page.
  • Majority of software plagued by vulnerabilities as open source adoption soars [Ed: More of Black Duck's FUD]
  • SiFive Releases 'Expansion Board' to Build Interest in RISC-V Processor
  • FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 2 Available For Testing, Brings PTI Optimization
    The second beta release of FreeBSD 11.2 is now available for weekend testing. FreeBSD 11.2-BETA2 is now available with a variety of bug fixes, a fix to restore boot support for the Banana Pi ARM board, a context switch optimization for page table isolation (PTI), DTrace improvements, various build fixes, and a range of other system fixes.
  • Sony Is Working On AMD Ryzen LLVM Compiler Improvements - Possibly For The PlayStation 5
    One of Sony's compiler experts has taken to working on some tuning for the AMD Ryzen "znver1" microarchitecture support within the LLVM compiler stack. This begs the question why Sony is working on Ryzen improvements if not for a future product.
  • Popular YouTuber Says Apple Won't Fix His iMac Pro Damaged While Disassembled

    The damage resulted when they dropped the display while attempting to reattach it to the aluminum chassis. Towards the end of the video, Sebastian also says the iMac Pro requires a new logic board and power supply unit, suggesting there may have been a short circuit that caused damage to internal components as well.

  • Most dangerous new cyber security threats [iophk: "Windows TCO, yet neither Microsoft nor Windows get a mention"]

Steam Controller Kernel Driver Is Landing In The Linux 4.18 Kernel

The Linux 4.18 kernel will feature the initial Steam Controller kernel driver that works without having to use the Steam client or using third-party user-space applications like the SC-Controller application. A few months back we reported on a kernel driver being worked on for the Steam Controller by an independent user/developer outside of the gates of Valve. In part through reverse-engineering, Rodrigo Rivas Costa has been working on this native Steam Controller Linux kernel driver that works for both USB cable and wireless modes of the Steam Controller and is a proper HID driver. Read more

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