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Story Firefox OS Phones Reported Due in India in July, in $50 Range Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 9:58pm
Story Linux Foundation SysAdmin Michael Halstead's IT Career Started at Age 15 Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 9:28pm
Story Google Offers Up A Free Crash Course In Android Development Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 9:06pm
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Story Manjaro 0.8.10 Receives Its Third Update Pack and Linux Kernel 3.15 Support Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 8:08pm
Story FFmpeg 2.2.5 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 7:56pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 4:19pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 15/07/2014 - 4:19pm

Unnecessary Fanboys ( or, As The Pendulum Swings)

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Linux

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I use MS Windows. It's true. I use it almost daily. I was originally trained using Novell Netware. I have used Apple Mac to a pretty good extent. Been known to work on a 'pure' Unix system or two as well. I use Linux every single day at home and at work. find there are pros and cons for every OS.

Linux Will Never Ever Have The "Killer App"

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Linux

customdistros.com: I see a lot of articles, comments and blog posts regarding Linux and how to increase it’s user base. The reasons listed to switch to Linux are invariably the same and occasionally I’ll see someone mention some “killer apps” for Linux as an incentive to change over. Well, guess what?

The best Linux media players

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Software

ghacks.net: Recently I have had a lot of people asking how to play various media files in Linux. I thought it would be smart to write about the best tools to play certain media types.

Switch to KDE 4.2.2

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Linux

I've always been a diehard KDE user. When I first tried Linux several years ago, I experimented with both Gnome and KDE, and, for me, KDE just seemed to be a better fit. So, I've been trying to decide when to switch my home production machine from the KDE 3 series to KDE 4. Finally, last week, I made the switch...

KDE Brainstorm: 30 days, 700 ideas

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KDE

blog.sayakbanerjee.com: As we have had the KDE Brainstorm running for almost a month, reaching its 700th idea today. 27 pages of well discussed ideas that are voted upon by users.

Using OpenOffice.org

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OOo

Profile and visualize Linux boot process with Bootchart

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Bootchart is an extremely simple, extremely handsome application that allows you to profile your Linux boot process, to measure the loading times of different services, to compare kernels and distributions, to identify bottlenecks and improve the performance of your system, and then to display the results in a professional-looking chart.

Confessions of a former Linux fanboy

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Linux

liquidcable.com: I am no longer a Linux fanboy, thus changing my philosophy on Linux and operating systems in general. I changed because I really asked a fundamental question about operating systems, “What should an desktop OS do?”

BBC R&DTV - Creative Commons Tech TV

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Movies

In an interesting, and to be applauded, move from the BBC, they are now releasing a technology based television programme under a Creative Commons non-commercial attribution licence. R&DTV's first episode is now available for free download in a number of file formats.

I am going back to Windows

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Linux

go2linux.org: That title, makes you all fellow Linux users wanted to know why someone would like to go back to Windows, really?

12 Open Source Games that Don't Suck

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Gaming

nixiepixel.com: From entire operating systems to just about any sort of application under the sun, you can find open source and/or free software. This even includes games. Here are some of the best open source/free games out there today:

Prioritizing bugs to boost Linux adoption

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Linux

blogs.zdnet.com: What are the problems that need to be solved to boost Linux adoption? And in what order? If we get the order right, we can make more users happier faster.

My First Tryst with Ubuntu: Things Worked. Mostly.

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Ubuntu

ghacks.net: I mentioned wanting to try out Linux, specifically Ubuntu. After much consideration and with the help of the Ghacks readers, I decided to try the Ubuntu LiveCD before actually installing it.

Waiting Before Trying Ubuntu 9.04 Test Release Is Advised

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Ubuntu

lockergnome.com: As if on command, the latest Ubuntu 9.04 release has a final test version ready to go and something tells me that despite the good, there will be some bad to overcome as well.

Thoughts from a two-day-old Gentoo newbie

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Gentoo

fedoratux.blogspot: I remembered there was some of jokes or such like, which depicted major GNU/Linux distributions as in cartoon pictures. As for Gentoo, if I recall correctly, it is a broken old-school CRT monitor with some funny words like “You broke, fix it.”

today's leftovers

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News
  • Linux Firewall Part 3: Selecting Your Hardware

  • Linux Migration for the Home PC User, Part 4
  • Things You Didn't Know About Firefox Browser Tabs
  • Ubuntu Linux Quick Tip - Mount a Samba (Windows) file share to a folder
  • Password Protect a Folder in Linux
  • How To Convert Audio Cassettes & LPs to MP3 in 5 Easy Steps
  • Linux Foundation using Drupal
  • “Quarterly” Report: Yakuake
  • Open Source You Can Use, April Edition
  • Funny Linux Video: Battle Of The Startup Sounds
  • Heavy Metal On Your IPhone - By Linux
  • Novell’s SUSE Linux Patched
  • Palm's Pre May Not Be Drawing Much Interest
  • XO Laptop Gen 1.5: with VIA C7-M 1GHz Performance
  • Open XML, the standard that was not
  • CUPS update closes security holes
  • Unigine Working On New Physics, Multiplayer

Several Nice Linux Easter Eggs

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Humor

Although some of this stuff is old, here are some funny easter eggs I bumped into over time.

In APT
Fire up a terminal and type the following, one command at a time:

Mozilla Prism - Site-Specific Browser

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Moz/FF

dedoimedo.com: The first time you hear about site-specific browsing, you raise a brow and wonder. What is this thing? And how is it different from the ... eh ... regular browsing.

Do operating systems still matter?

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OS

ianmurdock.com: Do operating systems (still) matter? If you’re writing an application at the level of Java or PHP, what difference does it make what operating system is running underneath?

Dumping Windows for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

livewithoutwork.com: I have decided after much deliberation that I am no longer going to withstand Microsoft Window’s buggy software.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux
    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape
    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] . For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?
  • Ardour + Cinelerra + 4 Cams + Heavy Blues
  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support
    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.
  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles
    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements
    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.
  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…
    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!
  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

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