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Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 2:07pm
Story Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Getting a Big Plymouth Boot Splash Upgrade After 7 Years Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 1:01pm
Story WordPress Plugin Tutorial — How To Install WordPress Plugins Mohd Sohail 09/12/2015 - 1:01pm
Story Responsive WordPress Themes — How Important Responsive Themes Are For Your WordPress Sites? Mohd Sohail 09/12/2015 - 12:58pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 12:55pm
Story Benefits of Linux Distro Packaging Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 12:52pm
Story Raspberry Pi: New releases of Raspbian and NOOBS Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 12:50pm
Story 5 essential skills for open source development jobs Roy Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 12:45pm
Story Red Hat helps eMedlab share supercomputer in the cloud Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 12:45pm
Story Hashcat password cracker goes open source Rianne Schestowitz 09/12/2015 - 12:36pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Convert the charset of file names from iso-8859-15 to utf8
  • Archive and Compress/Decompress Files
  • Commands to check hardware
  • Install Linux Onto A Notebook Without A CD Drive
  • How To Create A Gnome 3 Live USB Stick
  • Connect remotely from Linux with Terminal Server Client
  • Batch image resize using linux command line
  • Change Default Terminal Size In Ubuntu
  • Understanding The While Loop
  • Detecting Vulnerable Software Versions Using SCAP/OVAL
  • How to Preview the Ubuntu 11.04 Beta
  • Music Production in Linux, Part 4
  • Convert Text To Base-64 By Hand
  • Apache Error: Fully Qualified Domain Name
  • Opera 11.10 Speed Dial too big fix
  • systemd for Administrators, Part VI

So What's Mozilla's Message on Messaging?

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Moz/FF
  • So What's Mozilla's Message on Messaging?
  • Mozilla move Firefox to Chrome-like Versioning
  • New development channels and repositories for rapid releases
  • Firefox 4

Ubuntu 11.04 May Default To Classic GNOME Desktop

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Ubuntu

phoronix.com: When Mark Shuttleworth and co announced last year that Ubuntu 11.04 would deploy a Canonical-developed Unity desktop environment instead of the GNOME 3.0 Shell or the classic GNOME2 desktop, many users were concerned. Now it looks like Canonical may default Ubuntu 11.04 to using the classic desktop.

Have You Heard of AUSTRUMI Linux?

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Linux

ostatic.com: I haven't thought of AUSTRUMI in quite a while. My memories of it are tiny, tiny, fast, fast, yet up-to-date able work on modern hardware (modern at the time). Then it fell off my radar around version 1.5.0 released in 2007. But 2.3.3 was just released a few days ago, so it was time to see its latest incarnation.

Facebook open sources its server, data center designs

  • Facebook open sources its server, data center designs: Hardware fallout to follow
  • Facebook's Open-Source Servers Will Change the Industry. Right?
  • Why Facebook open-sourced its datacenters

I Don't Like Unity; Should I Ditch Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

muktware.com: I was playing with Ubuntu 11.04 the other day and I fell in love with Unity. But, when I took it to one of my friends he was pissed off. He did not like it. He uses computer to post his blogs, skype with his family and friends and to do basic stuff.

From The Dorm Room To Your Smartphone: The Incredible 20-Year Story of Linux

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Linux

businessinsider.com: Whether you use it every day or you've never even heard of it, Linux is undeniably important to computing history. It's been around in one form or another since the early 90s and continues to be a relevant player in the world of computing.

Elementary OS Review: Delight to Use, Few Issues Persist

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Linux

techdrivein.com: Elementary OS is unlike many other Ubuntu derivative distros out there. Instead of simply rearranging applications in a different order to create a new distro, Elementary project concentrates on actually building a full blown Linux distro with a consistent user interface that include custom applications and themes.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Support on Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: Installing Linux has become effortless to the extent that anyone with a little knowledge of computers can get a Linux machine up and running instantly. However, many of them throw in the towel when faced with even the slightest of glitches.

4 Recommended Linux Distros To Help You Choose The Right One For You

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Linux

makeuseof.com: As Linux keeps growing as a viable desktop solution, the chances that you’re willing to try out Linux yourself is continually increasing. Making the right choice is an important step, because it can help make your experience much more enjoyable.

Fusion Linux 14 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Fusion Linux is a (desktop) Linux distribution derived from Fedora, with some inspiration from Linux Mint and Crunchbang, a Linux distribution based on Debian. It is developed by Valent Turkovic, a Fiber optics and Networking Engineer from Croatia.

The inevitable is here : Ubuntu gnome remix

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Software
Ubuntu

justinstories.wordpress: It was predicted since canonical announced unity… It was anticipated since people tried and disappointed on unity… It was desired since people saw, tried and experienced gnome 3.0 and its new shell… It was inevitable...

Windows/Linux driver support comparison

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Linux
Hardware
Microsoft
Software

zdnet.co.uk/blogs: There have been debates of Windows and Linux over the years about supported hardware and device drivers. Mostly the debates have come down to these facts:

Myst Online Finally goes Open Source

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: After years of waiting and gamboling, Myst Online / Uru has opened the source to their client and 3d max plugin. At the same time, an open source replacement server has also been made available.

Elementary OS review – ‘Jupiter’ is massive, but it’s largely hot air…

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Linux

linuxuser.co.uk: What, another Ubuntu-based Linux distro? Yes, but Elementary OS is meant to be something more than just an Ubuntu spin with a different wallpaper. We take a brief look at the new distro to see whether it lives up to its original promise…

Spotlight On Linux: wattOS

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Linux

linuxjournal.com: So many computers head for landfill when they are still able to carry out useful work. Naturally, this is an ideal application for Linux, and having had a quick look at it, I suspect that wattOS would make a good choice for refurbishing older computers.

GNOME 3 and Its Fallback Desktop

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Software
  • GNOME 3 and Its Fallback Desktop
  • GNOME 3 and the focus on usability
  • Gnome 3.0 first impressions, or "Is this thing on?"
  • GNOME3 Live image 1.0.0 released - It is about time
  • GNOME 3 First Impressions
  • GNOME 3.0′s RAM usage
  • GNOME Shell Extensions - additional functionality
  • GNOME Developer Center now online

Android and the Great Openness Debate

  • Android and the Great Openness Debate
  • Google: we'll open source Android 3.0 when it's ready
  • Google's Andy Rubin Says Android Remains An Open Source Project

Penguin chief: Linux patent and copyright FUD 'not relevant'

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Fear ye not, Linux faithful. Thy software is no more susceptible to patent or copyright attack than any other piece of closed source software.

Mozilla Accelerates Firefox 5 Release Schedule

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Moz/FF
  • Mozilla Accelerates Firefox 5 Release Schedule, Versioning
  • First Firefox 6 build next week, Firefox 7 by May
  • Firefox 4: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Servers: Kubernetes, Oracle's Cloudwashing and Embrace of ARM

  • Bloomberg Eschews Vendors For Direct Kubernetes Involvement
    Rather than use a managed Kubernetes service or employ an outsourced provider, Bloomberg has chosen to invest in deep Kubernetes expertise and keep the skills in-house. Like many enterprise organizations, Bloomberg originally went looking for an off-the-shelf approach before settling on the decision to get involved more deeply with the open source project directly. "We started looking at Kubernetes a little over two years ago," said Steven Bower, Data and Infrastructure Lead at Bloomberg. ... "It's a great execution environment for data science," says Bower. "The real Aha! moment for us was when we realized that not only does it have all these great base primitives like pods and replica sets, but you can also define your own primitives and custom controllers that use them."
  • Oracle is changing how it reports cloud revenues, what's it hiding? [iophk: "probably Microsoft doing this too" (cloudwashing)]
     

    In short: Oracle no longer reports specific revenue for cloud PaaS, IaaS and SaaS, instead bundling them all into one reporting line which it calls 'cloud services and licence support'. This line pulled in 60% of total revenue for the quarter at $6.8 billion, up 8% year-on-year, for what it's worth.

  • Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for ARM
    Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for the ARM architecture.
  • Oracle Linux 7 Now Ready For ARM Servers
    While Red Hat officially launched RHEL7 for ARM servers last November, on Friday Oracle finally announced the general availability of their RHEL7-derived Oracle Linux 7 for ARM. Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 is available for ARM 64-bit (ARMv8 / AArch64), including with their new Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 based on Linux 4.14.

Graphics: XWayland, Ozone-GBM, Freedreno, X.Org, RadeonSI

  • The Latest Batch Of XWayland / EGLStream Improvements Merged
    While the initial EGLStreams-based support for using the NVIDIA proprietary driver with XWayland was merged for the recent X.Org Server 1.20 release, the next xorg-server release will feature more improvements.
  • Making Use Of Chrome's Ozone-GBM Intel Graphics Support On The Linux Desktop
    Intel open-source developer Joone Hur has provided a guide about using the Chrome OS graphics stack on Intel-based Linux desktop systems. In particular, using the Chrome OS graphics stack on the Linux desktop is primarily about using the Ozone-GBM back-end to Ozone that allows for direct interaction with Intel DRM/KMS support and evdev for input.
  • Freedreno Reaches OpenGL ES 3.1 Support, Not Far From OpenGL 3.3
    The Freedreno Gallium3D driver now supports all extensions required by OpenGL ES 3.1 and is also quite close to supporting desktop OpenGL 3.3.
  • X.Org Is Looking For A North American Host For XDC2019
    If software development isn't your forte but are looking to help out a leading open-source project while logistics and hospitality are where you excel, the X.Org Foundation is soliciting bids for the XDC2019 conference. The X.Org Foundation is looking for proposals where in North America that the annual X.Org Developers' Conference should be hosted in 2019. This year it's being hosted in Spain and with the usual rotation it means that in 2019 they will jump back over the pond.
  • RadeonSI Compatibility Profile Is Close To OpenGL 4.4 Support
    It was just a few days ago that the OpenGL compatibility profile support in Mesa reached OpenGL 3.3 compliance for RadeonSI while now thanks to the latest batch of patches from one of the Valve Linux developers, it's soon going to hit OpenGL 4.4. Legendary open-source graphics driver contributor Timothy Arceri at Valve has posted 11 more patches for advancing RadeonSI's OpenGL compatibility profile support, the alternative context to the OpenGL core profile that allows mixing in deprecated OpenGL functionality. The GL compatibility profile mode is generally used by long-standing workstation software and also a small subset of Linux games.

Software, KDE and GNOME Leftovers

  • Drawing Feynman Diagrams for Fun and Profit with JaxoDraw
    When first developed, theoretical physics was mostly done either with pen and paper or on a chalkboard. Not much thought was given as to how you could render these drawings within a document being written on a computer. JaxoDraw is meant to help fill in that gap in document layout and provide the ability to render these drawings correctly and give output you can use in your own documents. JaxoDraw is written in Java, so it should run under almost any operating system. Unfortunately, it isn't likely to be in the package repository for most distributions, so you'll need to download it from the project's website. But, because it's packaged as a jar file, it's relatively easy to run.
  • Kodi v18 Leia - Alpha 2
    We have been relatively quiet for a while and several months have past since the first pre-release Alpha build. Today we present you the second official Alpha build in this pre-release trilogy. It is a continuation of the first one which was released beginning of March and contains our continous battle against the dark side that consist of bugs and usability problems.
  • Kodi 18 Alpha 2 Released With Stability & Usability Improvements + New Wayland Code
    It's been a few months since the Kodi 18 Alpha while available today is the second alpha release of this major update to the open-source, cross-platform HTPC software. Kodi developers have been spending the past few months working on a range of stability and usability enhancements to this software formerly known as XBMC. Kodi 18's latest additions include live TV viewing improvements, Windows support improvements, continued Android integration enhancements, re-introducing Wayland protocol support, video player enhancements, and more.
  • LibreOffice color selector as GTK widgets
    Here's what the native GTK widget mode for the color picker looks like at the moment under Wayland. A GtkMenuButton displaying a color preview of the currently selected color and a GtkPopover containing the color selection widgetry.
  • TenFourFox FPR8 available
    TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 8 final is now available (downloads, hashes, release notes). There are no changes from the beta except for outstanding security patches. As usual, it will go live Monday night, assuming no changes.
KDE:
  • Latte Dock, Beta 1 for v0.8 (v0.7.95)
    Hello everyone Latte Dock v0.7.95 which is the first beta of v0.8 is here. Latte v0.8 is a huge release and one of its main goals is to make the user feel with it very natural and comfortable. [...] Important for contributors: Beta1 will last 10 days, during these days translators will be able to report string improvements at bugs.kde.org. English isnt my native language, (proof reading / simpler expanations) might be necessary. When Beta2 is released around 3 to 5 July the string freeze will take place. Beta2 period will last 10 more days. So v0.8 is scheduled for 13 to 15 Jully. During all these days improvements and fixes can be landed through review process at kde phabricator.
  • Musing About Communities Size And Activity
    If you remember my previous installment I raised a couple more questions which I pointed out as tougher to address and I'd keep on the side for a while. Well, I decided to look at something simpler in the meantime... which unexpectedly took more time than expected. First I thought I'd try to reproduce the cohesion graph from Paul's Akademy 2014 talk... but it looks like we have a reproducibility issue on that one. However hard I try I don't manage to reproduce it. What I get is very different, so either there's a bug in my tentative script or there was a bug in Paul's script or somehow the input data is different. So one more mysteries to explore, I'm at a loss about what's going on with that one so far.
  • Second Post and First Weekly
    Because of the last one, I have been refactoring related code in the last month. The refactoring is generally completed, with KisDlgInternalColorSelector being the last dependency that haven’t been moved to enable KisPaletteView to be used everywhere needed.
GNOME:
  • Ubuntu Developers Working On Improvements To GNOME Software Store
    Canonical/Ubuntu developers are working on improvements to the GNOME Software "app store" and recently held an in-person design sprint along with one upstream GNOME developer for coming up with improvements. The Ubuntu developers working on improvements to GNOME Software were joined by prolific GNOME contributor Richard Hughes for brainstorming improvements to better GNOME Software over the months to come.
  • App Launching From GNOME Shell Now More Robust Under Memory Pressure & Faster
    Right now on systems with low amounts of available system memory, GNOME Shell can sometimes fail to launch applications due to an error over not being able to allocate memory in the fork process. With the latest rounds of Glib optimizations, this should no longer be the case.
  • GNOME Web Browser is Adding a Reader Mode
    An experimental reader mode will ship in the next version of GNOME Web, aka Epiphany. The feature is already available to try in the latest development builds of the GTK Webkit-based web browser, released this week as part of the GNOME 3.29.3 milestone.

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