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Why GNU/Linux for academics and why Debian in particular?

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cddesjardins.wordpress: This is an attempt to explain my position as to why I use GNU/Linux and Debian GNU/Linux, in particular, and why you as a reader, surfer, or couch academic, should want to run GNU/Linux and Debian.

Two Open Source Tools for Photographers

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scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: digiKam is a truly versatile and powerful application for managing and tweaking photos, but it’s not the only photographic tool around. In fact, there are a few other nifty open source utilities that can make great additions to your photographic toolbox. Here are a couple.

Review: Linux Browsers

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  • Review: Linux Browsers, Part 1
  • Review: Linux Browsers, Part 2
  • Browser Wars: The Sequel

Stallman and Free Software Foundation launch Day Against DRM

computerworlduk.com: Tuesday May 4 has been named as this year's Day against Digital Rights Management (DRM) by the President of the Free Software Foundation.

Pocketing Police

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doctormo.wordpress: An odd bit of news from the xorg foundation. During some discussion on their mailing list about missing funds it became apparent that PayPal had simply taken $5k of their money.

iPlayer On, iPlayer Off

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linuxjournal.com: The BBC's iPlayer has long been a thorn in the side of the Open Source community. Since it entered public beta in mid-2007, the BBC has consistently flip-flopped between completely ignoring FOSS users, serving them third-rate pacifier versions.

The Linux Desktop Expansion

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pcplus.techradar.com: There are three reasons why Linux isn’t succeeding on the desktop, and none of them are to do with missing functionality, using the command line or the politics of free software.

Analysis: Ubuntu 10.04 Keeping Pace, Or More, With Windows 7

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crn.com: The Ubuntu community released Alpha 3 of the next-generation Lucid Lynx version of its desktop OS, and it's becoming increasingly clear that Microsoft will have difficulty putting any daylight between Windows 7 and the free operating system.

Beautify your Ubuntu desktop using the software center

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mybroadband.co.za/blogs: There is nothing wrong with wanting to spruce up your computing environment. Sure there are those who live and breathe more than comfortably in a console environment but if you function in a GUI then appearances can matter.

Say, this is almost as easy as Linux!

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blogs.computerworld.com: But next morning it's fish who gets a panicked call from the user, who tells fish that nothing is working and can he please come right over to take a look? Fish knows he's not up on the latest Windows issues, so he heads to the user's desk with a bit of trepidation.

Mint Enlightenment

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linuxcritic.wordpress: A couple of weeks back I was talking with my Dad about what to do with his nearly-antiquated laptop (meaning from 2002.) Having had recent experience with lightweight linux distros and window managers, I decided to shop around a bit and see what else was out there.

Early peak into Gnome 3’s potential

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gnome.org/seth: I am stoked to be designing a Gnome that kicks ass for hackers too. McCann is right: the ‘choice‘ between design for office monkeys and hacking monkeys is a false dichotomy.

Linux users, the coolest cats in town

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computerworlduk.com: My experience of individuals in the Open Source Software community, has been and continues to be, a privilege. They are amongst the most able and independent thinkers I have met.

Fedora 13 Alpha Pushed Back By A Week

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phoronix.com: The first alpha release of Fedora 13 (codenamed Goddard) was going to be due out next week, but that release is now pushed back by a week.

Ubuntu Music & Backgrounds

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  • 20 Breathtaking Ubuntu Studio Wallpaper Collection
  • Ubuntu One Music Store FAQ

Lubuntu 10.04 Alpha 3 Released (w/ Screenshots)

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The most important changes in Lubuntu Alpha 3 are 4 new default applications: Chromium for the browser, gnome-mplayer as the default media player, Wicd has been replaced with the Network Manager and Pcmanfm2 as the default file manager.

But there are a lot of visual changes too. Full Story

today's leftovers:

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  • Where is Mozilla Ubiquity?
  • How to install Sodipodi SVG Vector Editor in Ubuntu
  • How to create a Gentoo USB installation medium
  • Boxee Beta Newer Version Released
  • Forget Linux for Dummies: now it’s Linux for Grannies
  • Iceweasel hullabaloo, part eleventy-two
  • OLPC breaks 1,000 machine barrier
  • DtO: Geekette's Syndrome
  • Kernel Newbies: Linux 2 6 33
  • Open Source Advocates Lobby Obama
  • Software industry's false choice for governments
  • Spanish government's adds software development site to OSOR's list
  • Things I've Learned about eReaders
  • Banshee 1.5.4 Released
  • Ubuntu Now Available to Fed Customers on GSA Advantage
  • The Linux Link Tech Show #342 2/24/10
  • Linux Outlaws 137 - Bing!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Add medibuntu sources to install more useful softwares in Ubuntu
  • OpenOffice Keyboard Shortcuts
  • How to Control the CPU Usage of a Process w/ cpulimit
  • Gentoo, awesome and themes
  • How To: Change Timezone
  • Switching Between Absolute and Relative Cell References in OOo Calc
  • remap Control to Caps_Lock Key
  • How To Run Ubuntu in Windows 7 with VMware Player
  • Linux Howto: Cleaning up Your GRUB 2 Menu (part 2)
  • Turn Your Linux Box into a Home Theater with Boxee

A Return to Linux: Review of Ubuntu

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timgray.blogspot: I have been a linux guy ever cince the pre 1.0 release days. I cut my teeth after the home PC on a real os with a login to a local BBS as an admin on a Unix machine, a Cromemco running Cromix. But about 5 years ago Linux became "unusable" for me at home.

Ogg Theora vs. H.264: head to head comparisons

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arstechnica.com: Streaming video websites like YouTube face growing pressure from consumers to provide support for native standards-based Web video playback. The HTML5 video element provides the necessary functionality to build robust Web media players without having to depend on proprietary plugins, but the browser vendors have not been able to build a consensus around a video codec.

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Software: Temps, LabPlot, GNU Parallel, gnURL, Document Liberation Project

  • Temps – A Smart Beautiful Weather App for GNU/Linux
    I’ve written on a couple of weather applications before, including Cumulus and Simple Weather Indicator and today I bring you yet another free and beautiful Linux app with thanks to the open source community. It’s reminiscent of Cumulus weather application and it goes by the name of Temps. Temps is a beautiful cross-platform weather application that lives in the menu bar of any desktop. Being true to the open source spirit, it uses code from several open source projects like Menubar, OpenWeatherMap, Electron, and Chart.js, to mention a few.
  • [LabPlot] Short update on recent UX improvements
    One of the usual data visualization workflows supported by LabPlot involves the import of some external data into the application and the creation of plots.
  • GNU Parallel 20170922 ('Mexico City') released
    GNU Parallel - For people who live life in the parallel lane.
  • gnURL 7.55.1-4 released
    Today gnURL has been released in version 7.55.1-4 as a patch release.
  • Document Liberation Project: New releases
    LibreOffice’s native file format is the fully standardised OpenDocument Format. This is ideal for long-term storage of data, but many of us have to work with other file formats as well, including those generated by proprietary software.

Mesa 17.1.10 Release Candidate

  • Mesa 17.1.10 release candidate
    The candidate for the Mesa 17.1.10 is now available. Currently we have: - 41 queued - 0 nominated (outstanding) - and 5 rejected patches This is the last release for the 17.1 series.
  • Mesa 17.1.10 Is Being Prepped As The Final 17.1 Update
    J.A. Suarez Romero of Igalia is preparing Mesa 17.1.10 as the final point release for the Mesa 17.1 release stream. The release candidate is out today while Romero is planning to issue this final update to Mesa 17.1 by next week Monday, 25 September. Following that, users are encouraged to upgrade to the stable Mesa 17.2 series.

Tiny PocketBeagle is the RPi Zero of the BeagleBone world

BeagleBoard.org’s $25 “PocketBeagle” USB key-fob BeagleBone clone is based on the Octavo OSD3358-SM SiP module, and offers micro-USB and microSD links. BeagleBoard.org has released its smallest BeagleBone variant yet. The COM-like, 56 x 35 x 5mm PocketBeagle is a USB key-fob SBC built on the Octavo Systems OSD335x-SM System-In-Package (SiP) module that was announced earlier this week. Octavo’s 21 x 21mm SiP module, which packs a 1GHz Texas Instruments Sitara AM3358 SoC and nearly all the functions of a BeagleBone Black SBC into a BGA form factor, is 40 percent smaller than the original 27 x 27mm OSD335x. Read more