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Story Elive 2.4.0 Beta Is a Combination of Debian and Enlightenment Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 2:16am
Story Linux 3.18-rc3 Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 2:06am
Story Open Source Remote Control lets you pilot just about any drone Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 2:02am
Story AMD's New GPU Kernel Driver Could Be Too Late For Linux 3.19 Rianne Schestowitz 03/11/2014 - 1:55am
Story Big Data Firm Cloudera Forms Incubation Lab for Open Source Initiatives Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 9:38pm
Story Android 5.0 Lollipop update for LG G2 to release in early 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 8:52pm
Story Cinnamon 2.4 Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 8:48pm
Story FreeBSD Turns Twenty-One Years Old Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 8:39pm
Story [Gwenview] Habemus Maintainer! Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 8:32pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 02/11/2014 - 6:07pm

Rolling Distributions (or how I came to love Gentoo)

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Gentoo

mikanotoko.org: The concept of a rolling distribution is that there are no new releases. You install the base and from there you just keep your packages updated. Before I moved to Gentoo which is my current favorite distribution I was primarily a Slackware user.

The Weekly “Screw Google” Meeting? It’s Between the “F@%! Linux” Luncheon and the “Ream Apple” Social.

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Microsoft

allthingsd.com: Get this: Microsoft has been holding secret “Screw Google” meetings in Washington where it schemes to undermine Google and prevent the company from subsuming the businesses that took it decades to build.

The first time I’ve ever been disappointed by Slackware

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KDE
Slack

linuxcritic.wordpress: I guess I probably shouldn’t be too surprised, because I knew that Pat Volkerding has been working with my least favorite desktop environment and it’s been in /current for a while now. But I guess a part of me still was holding out a childish hope that Slackware 13.0 release would be KDE 3.5.10.

One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 Progress Report

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Ubuntu

davidsiegel.org: One Hundred Paper Cuts Round 8 came and went last week, and good progress was made:

Best Linux Desktop Blogging Clients

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Software

junauza.com: A lot of people ask me if there are any desktop blogging clients for Linux that can be used for offline editing -- something like Windows Live Writer. So I'm going to answer them through this post.

How Ubuntu’s UUID-centric fstab borked my backup

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Ubuntu

dwasifar.com: As of a few days ago, this blog is hosted on an Ubuntu box running Jaunty, Apache, and various mail-related applications. Thursday night, I took it down to add an eSATA port to it and connect an external drive for backup. I went to gparted and attempted to wipe and recreate the partitions on the external drive. It wouldn’t let me do it.

Ubuntu 9.10 are we ready?

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Ubuntu

shanefagan.com: I was wondering what effect a release of Ubuntu 9.10 being released at the same time as Windows 7 and Mac “Snow leopard”. First thing we have to ask is are we ready?

A year later, CodeWeavers urges free CrossOver users to pay up

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Software

downloadsquad.com: Once upon a time, about 10 months ago, a company called CodeWeavers ran a promotion allowing customers to download and install their software fore free. Now that the 1 year anniversary of the big promotion is coming up, CodeWeavers is sending out emails to the roughly 650,000 people who downloaded the free software asking them to consider paying for ongoing support.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • RMS: 1, Symbolics: 0
  • OLPC will make children Microserfs: FSF
  • 8 Resources for the Mighty Drupal Content Management System
  • awk: Find and Replace text
  • Sony explains lack of PS3 Slim Linux
  • Ubuntu on Toshiba NB200 / NB 205 Netbook
  • World Bank funds aim at standards adoption in Africa
  • Quick Tip: extract archive from command-line using Ark
  • SSH Key compromise takes Apache.org offline - Update
  • Six months without X
  • OpenSUSE Wins One
  • First Ever Web Design Using The Gimp
  • Making Gentoo Even Harder: 64-bit Hardened Gentoo
  • OpenGoo vs. Google Apps: Host It Your Way (Slideshow)
  • How do You Really Measure Linux Bloat?
  • How To Develop Websites On Linux
  • A Good Reason to Use GNU/Linux: Don't Pass it On

FreeMind Review

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Software

movingtofreedom.org: FreeMind is a great free software program. It is identified as “mind mapping” software, for brainstorming or whatnot, but is also a general productivity/organizational tool.

Opera 10.0 Release Candidate 2

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Software

opera.com/desktopteam/blog: This is the second Release Candidate for Opera 10.0. We are still on track for a release on Tuesday, but we have managed to fix a few important crash bugs, and also have a couple of fixes for pages that never stop loading.

What is happening for KOffice2.1

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Software

trolltech.com/blogs: Its been some months since we released KOffice2.0.0, the first official release for the new platform KOffice2. What then, you may ask, is 2.1 going to change for them? Well, here is what we are working on.

Dell Prepares Ubuntu Encore

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Dell’s Ubuntu Linux strategy has hit a couple of bumps in recent weeks. But The VAR Guy has done some digging and learned that Dell and Canonical are working on a few surprises that could bolster Ubuntu’s presence in PC markets around the globe.

4 reasons why Apple is not criticized by Linux / Open Source proponents

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Mac
OSS

sinaisix.blogspot: Free Software Movement launched the Windows7sins site. This was just days before Apple released its Snow Leopard OS, prompting a lot of criticisms from some corners of the blogosphere that the FSF is giving Apple a free ride. I simply disagree.

Is Linux Enough for Novell and Red Hat to Thrive?

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: While Novell's report yesterday that its quarterly Linux revenue soared 22 percent year-over-year was a positive note, and one that was expected, the real upshot of the company's earnings report was that every other part of its business sank.

Distributions: From Fedora 12 to openSUSE

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Linux

h-online.com: The major Linux distributors have released kernel updates to close a critical security vulnerability, a pre-release version of Fedora 12 was made available and Debian wants more structured release cycles.

Keep Linux visible, or growth stalls

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Linux

raiden.net: Now while I'm no self proclaimed marketing guru (Actually, I really suck at marketing), I am fairly versed in the simple science of economics. And since the two of them (marketing and economics) are more or less tied together, you have to have mastery of both if you want to succeed. And that's the way it is with Linux.

Something old, new, borrowed or blue.

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Linux

There is a mantra for weddings in the western culture which relates to the brides wedding attire. It goes like this. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. What this means is that the bride must wear something from each of those four categories. Why? I don't know. I think it is some superstitious thing to ensure a happy marriage.

Google's Curious Chrome Gambit

linuxinsider.com: Google has long insisted that Android is not just for smartphones, that it's an able-bodied OS for netbooks as well. Strange, then, that it's also promoting a newcomer OS, Chrome, for use in netbook computers. Does Google have a clever strategy up its sleeve, or is it just throwing OSes at the wall to see what sticks?

Vector Linux - An interesting choice

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Vector Linux is a Slackware-based distribution that aims to offer the Linux user a unique, friendly experience combined with the well-known stability of the Slackware family. Keep it simple and keep it small.

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Distributions News: Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Lakka

  • Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen to the staff lineup as a result. In a blog bost by Sibler, she says, “I originally agreed to be CEO for 5 years and we’ve extended my tenure as CEO by a couple of years already. We’ve been preparing for a transition for some time by strengthening the executive leadership team and maturing every aspect of the company, and earlier this year Mark and I decided that now is the time to effect this transition.”
  • [Video] Manjaro 17.0 KDE Edition - See What’s New
    Manjaro 17.0 KDE is the latest release of Manjaro Linux. This release brings new KDE Plasma 5.9.x as desktop environment include the most of KDE applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • Make your own NES Classic Edition with Lakka 2.0 LibreELEC Linux distro and Raspberry Pi
    The NES Classic Edition is a very fun nostalgia-based gaming console. As someone who grew up with Nintendo, I knew I wanted the mini system as soon as it was announced. A family member was able to score me one on launch day, and I've been very happy with it. Unfortunately, other people have not been so lucky. Supply was very limited and it has since been discontinued. If you do not already have it, you are sort of out of luck without paying high prices on eBay or Craigslist. If you are only looking to replay the NES games of your youth, and you are OK with doing it in an unofficial way, emulation is another route. In fact, if you'd rather not play these games on your PC, you can instead use a Linux-based operating system and a Raspberry Pi (or other devices) hooked to a television. One such distro is Lakka, which just reached version 2.0. It is arguably better than an NES Classic Edition as it can also play games from other systems, such as SNES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PlayStation 1, and many more.

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Linux Mint's Plans

  • Some Of The Features Coming To Linux Mint's Cinnamon 3.4 Desktop
    In the latest monthly progress report on Linux Mint, some of the upcoming changes for the GNOME3-forked Cinnamon Desktop Environment were shared.
  • Monthly News – April 2017
    Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.
  • Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager
    Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle and authenticate user sessions. Revealing plans in its latest monthly update, Mint says it will formally drop the MDM Display Manager (MDM) in favour of LightDM with Mint 18.2, release date for which is as-yet unknown. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution mooted a possible switch earlier this year, noting that it had a key feature MDM lacks (guest sessions), and has become something of a standard across distributions.
  • Linux Mint 13 support ends, LMDE to get MATE 1.18 soon, big changes heading to Cinnamon
    The news from the Linux Mint team was quite interesting this week. First up, Linux Mint 13 has officially hit EOL (end of life), so you really do need to upgrade. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is set to get the MATE desktop version 1.18 "this week" and they have ported mintMenu over to GTK3, since the rest of MATE is now using GTK3 too it makes sense.