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Story Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:17am
Story LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:10am
Story About the use of linux for normal people Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 1:04am
Story Mesa 10.2.6 Has Plenty Of OpenGL Driver Bug Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 12:53am
Story The Connected Car, Part 3: No Shortcuts to Security Rianne Schestowitz 20/08/2014 - 12:38am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:43pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:42pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:41pm
Story Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday Rianne Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 8:27pm
Story Ditching Linux for Windows? The truth isn't that simple, says Munich Roy Schestowitz 19/08/2014 - 7:50pm

The 8 most successful open source products ever

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royal.pingdom.com: Open source in itself is a success story. From being a niche concept, it has become a mainstream movement. There are thousands of open source projects and products out there, but which ones are the most successful?

Are Open Source Developers Throwing Good Code After Bad?

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informationweek.com/blog: Time and again I run into the belief that the open source community has an infinite amount of energy to spare for its galaxy of projects. It's not true, and we need to stop acting like it is.

Linux And Active Directory: Learning To Live Together

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bmighty.com: Looking for a good way to integrate your company's Linux desktops with Microsoft Active Directory? Novell just might offer the easiest solution -- but it certainly isn't the only game in town.

NVIDIA Releases 185.18.14 Display Driver

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phoronix.com: NVIDIA hasn't released as many Linux driver updates in May as they have in past months, but this week they are out with the NVIDIA 185.18.14 driver update.

Linux on tap in netbook, nettop

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Hardware

desktoplinux.com: HP has upgraded its Linux-ready "Mini" netbooks, offering its new "HP Mini 110 with Mi" at a much lower $280 pricetag than the previous Mini 1000.

Recession and the Victory of FOSS

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raiden.net: I find it rather intriguing to realize that for years we of the FOSS community have fought against closed source, locked in, proprietary software, and even hardware, services, DRM and so much more, and yet seemed to get little of anywhere.

Testing Out The SSD Mode In Btrfs

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phoronix.com: One month ago we provided benchmarks of the Btrfs file-system and found that while it contained many features to make it a next-generation Linux file-system, its disk performance was rather displeasing. In Btrfs there the solid-state drive mode can be enabled.

Ubuntu 9.10 Goals And Disappointments

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anotherubuntu.blogspot: There is plenty of stuff to get excited about in the comming release of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala. What has been confirmed is:

Linux Gadgets

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Hardware

blogs.fsfe.org: Linux gadgets. What’s not to like? vanRijn likes the Palm Pre, or would like it if it was available already. Me, I think my main desktop sync desire right now is my Nokia 6300 phone.

True cost of migrating to open source

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zdnetasia.com: I was hugely entertained by the latest piece of Microsoft spin: apparently the recession is putting a dampener on migrations to open source.

Tiny 1% Linux = Big Microsoft Terror

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Microsoft

blog.linuxtoday.com: I don't believe that the desktop Linux market share is barely 1%. I think it is a lot higher. There is something else that is even more persuasive, and that is how Microsoft behaves. If Linux is so insignificant, why do they pay so much attention to it?

SourceForge scoops up Ohloh

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Web

blogs.the451group: SourceForge, the venerable open source repository and vendor, just got a shot in the arm by agreeing to acquire the newer, more social networking-minded Ohloh for an undisclosed amount.

The Ext4 Linux file system

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HowTos

h-online.com: Ext3, the default Linux file system for many years, is definitely starting to show its age. Modern mass storage devices are approaching its limits and block-based data management is no longer adequate for modern file sizes. High time for an update!

today's leftovers:

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  • kde4 for netbooks

  • Features Of Ubuntu 9.04
  • Firefox Addon: Nuke Everything
  • Business Card Tutorial in Inkscape.org
  • Portable Ubuntu: Definitely a keeper
  • DC: First quarter worst for servers in 12 years
  • Meet Snowy, Tomboy’s best friend
  • X Input 2.0 Hitting Master In Seven Days
  • Does scons outperforms autoconf and makefiles?
  • GiftWrap helps you create .debs
  • Google Waves Goodbye to E-Mail, Welcomes Real-Time
  • Google Wave: Screenshots
  • If open source has won, then where do we go from here?
  • GNU/Linux Eclipses Windows – for Eclipse Users
  • New Firefox Icon: Iteration 10
  • Update on sharing documents
  • Hedgewars 0.9.11

Top 10 Apps that Boosts Ubuntu’s User Experience

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programmerfish.com: Ubuntu Tweak allows changing all the itsy-bitsy pieces of Ubuntu desktop OS. It is the equivalent of TweakUI for Windows. You can achieve the same results by using the gconf-editor tool in Ubuntu.

The MIPS Processor and the $150 Linux Netbook

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Hardware

oreilly.com: Last week I wrote about two different projections claiming that Linux will recapture 50% of the netbook market, either in three years or by next year. Compelling MIPS and ARM based systems are the reason.

Qt vs. GTK: Konqueror, Arora, Firefox, Midori, Epiphany

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celettu.wordpress: I’ve mentioned a couple of times that, at least in my opinion, KDE is losing out to GNOME because there simply aren’t as many Qt applications as GTK ones. This is the second in a series of articles comparing different kind of applications.

Dreamlinux 4.0 Gnome - Sneak Peak

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richs-lxh.linux-hardcore: We are currently playing with a new base (DL-4.0), new kernel (.29-3) new modules, and nelsongs´ new distro building and module creation scripts. We got our hands on nelsongs’ preliminary Gnome desktop modules to play with on the new base and kernel.

Use Agave to create color schemes

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ghacks.net: If you do any web design, interior design, painting, graphic arts you know the importance of using complimentary color schemes. For many this is as simple as eying a color. Agave does one thing: It helps you create color schemes that match.

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today's leftovers

  • Top Lightweight Linux Distributions To Try In 2017
    Today I am going to discuss the top lightweight Linux distros you can try this year on your computer. Although you got yourself a prettyLinuxle linux already but there is always something new to try in Linux. Remember I recommend to try this distros in virtualbox firstly or with the live boot before messing with your system. All distro that I will mention here will be new and somewhat differ from regular distros.
  • [ANNOUNCE] linux-4.10-ck1 / MuQSS CPU scheduler 0.152
  • MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver
    Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 31
    As we announced in the previous report, our 31th Scrum sprint was slightly shorter than the usual ones. But you would never say so looking to this blog post. We have a lot of things to talk you about!
  • Comparing Mobile Subscriber Data Across Different Sources - How accurate is the TomiAhonen Almanac every year?
    You’ll see that last spring I felt the world had 7.6 Billion total mobile subscriptions when machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are included. I felt the world had 7.2 Billion total subscriptions when excluding M2M and just counting those in use by humans. And the most relevant number (bottom line) is the ‘unique’ mobile users, which I felt was an even 5.0 Billion humans in 2015. The chart also has the total handsets-in-use statistic which I felt was 5.6 Billion at the end of 2015. Note that I was literally the first person to report on the distinction of the unique user count vs total subscriptions and I have been urging, nearly begging for the big industry giants to also measure that number. They are slowly joining in that count. Similarly to M2M, we also are now starting to see others report M2M counts. I have yet to see a major mobile statistical provider give a global count of devices in use. That will hopefully come also, soon. But lets examine these three numbers that we now do have other sources, a year later, to see did I know what I was doing.

Leftovers: Gaming