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today's leftovers:

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  • Mint 10 & LMDE FAQ
  • Here's The First GNOME 3.0 Development Release
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.36 Gets AppArmor
  • TinyMe Linux For The Win
  • Intel broaches fresh barrel-o-Linux
  • Chromeless: Build your own Browser UI
  • BSD Magazine (Oct-2010) issue: VPN and BSD
  • Gnome Photo Frame Gadget For Gnome Desktop
  • Will OpenOffice Meet The Fate Of OpenSolaris?
  • FossAlliance is born: More than expertise, better than a network
  • Firefox 4.0 beta 7 to get native SVG support
  • Public administrations in Axarquia moving to open source desktops
  • ReactOS Pushes Out A New Operating System Release
  • Pixman Has Improved Gradients, Is Much Faster
  • FrostWire – Best Free Alternative For Limewire
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.x Developer Snapshot
  • demo slam opera trophy?
  • Nokia's first MeeGo device will arrive in 2011
  • OpenLogic Joins The Linux Foundation
  • Samsung's Galaxy Tab gets $600 U.S. price
  • Open source keeps fueling global exchange
  • Ubuntu’s Netbook Edition: Now With More “Unity”!
  • TLLTS Episode 372 Released October 20

some howtos:

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  • 10 Beginner Tips from PHP Masters
  • Customizing Colors for Your .bashrc
  • Increase available disk space by decreasing the reserved blocks
  • Multi-view terminal with Terminator
  • How to add loopback on ubuntu
  • Two Blender Tutorials That Comes as Sintel DVD Extras
  • Blender 2.5: Creating a UV Texture
  • Syncing Linux With iPad
  • Create a Custom Linux Command Line
  • 5 Ways To Fix Window Decorations – Visual Effect
  • Setting Up an Open Source Firewall, Router and Server on Endian, Part 1

The Network is Down, and other things you don't want to hear in a disaster. If you are a Systems Administrator, the refrain the network is down is routine. Computers and the associated networks have become so much a part of our daily life that when they are not available, everything grinds to a halt.

How many balls can you juggle?

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OSS For those of you who have never had the pleasure of releasing an open source software product I thought I would let you in on a secret - IT IS VERY PAINFUL.

Is Red Hat Just Like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce and SAP?

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Linux James Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO, received a lot of IDG-based press during the week of October 18 about a trade-show keynote speech. This quote rings true based on my demand-side research.

A Brief History of How Drupal Came to Be

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Drupal Drupal is a battle-hardened soldier that has faced its enemies, looked them in the eyes, and defeated them with relatively minimal effort.

10 KDE tools you need to try

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KDE Beyond the desktop itself, KDE has a number of excellent tools. If you’ve never tried, you don’t know what you’re missing. So I thought I’d highlight some of these tools and maybe pique your interest. These tools vary in topic and task and should appeal to a wide range of user types.

Three Things That Won't Be In The Linux 2.6.37 Kernel

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Linux While the Linux 2.6.36 kernel was released yesterday, we already have our eyes towards the Linux 2.6.37 kernel to see what new features this next kernel will bring, any performance changes that may come as a result.

Is Mac OS Lion More Advanced Than Linux?

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Mac Heavy usage of adjectives seems to be the keyword of Apple's guideline for press releases. The company has over-used words like magical, revolutionary, reinvents and advanced so many times that they have lost their meaning.

The secret plan behind the “3.0 (quilt)” Debian source package format

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Software While I have spent countless hours working on the new source format known as “3.0 (quilt)”, I’ve just realized that I have never blogged about its features and the reasons that lead me to work on it. Let’s fix this.

Two Vulnerabilities Provide Root Access on Linux

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Security Two new vulnerabilities affecting Linux were uncovered this week that could potentially be used by malicious hackers to gain root privileges.

Inside Opera 11: extensions and benchmarks

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Software Opera issued a feature-incomplete alpha version of its desktop browser today. The two aspects introduced in 11.00 are the revised JavaScript engine and Extensions. More features will follow - sometimes these are introduced late in the release cycle.

Using the KDE Netbook Desktop

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KDE In this last (for now) post about the KDE Netbook Desktop, I want to focus on what it is like to actually use it on a typical netbook. I will be using my Samsung N150 Plus, running PCLinuxOS 2010.7.

PostgreSQL vs. MySQL

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Software To properly evaluate the strengths of PostgreSQL and MySQL, the two leading open-source databases, one must look at the history and pedigree of each, and their feature functionality and performance. By comparing and contrasting PostgreSQL and MySQL here, Knowledge Center contributor Jim Mlodgenski guides you to a more informed decision about which open-source database is right for your enterprise deployment.

Is KWin getting too complicated?

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KDE The K Desktop Environment's window manager KWin has long prided itself on its configurability. But is it getting too complicated?

From Noob to Ninja – Your Guide to Mastering Linux

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HowTos Here is a high-level overview of series of steps designed to hone the skills of a Linux beginner, and turn them into the kind of geek who compiles a new kernel for fun.

Fedora 14 Reflects Evolution of Leading-Edge Open Source

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Linux The stated mission of the Fedora Project is to advance the state of free software. To meet this challenge, Fedora incubates open source technology projects in which anyone in the community can participate.

Pidgin 2.7.4 secures open source IM

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Software My favorite open source instant messaging (IM) client is getting an important update this week with the release of Pidgin 2.7.4.

Oracle,, LibreOffice

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OOo First, when reading the minutes, it’s worth noting that this was not a voted decision. At 21:50, Louis Suarez-Potts proposed “that the TDF members of the CC consider the points those of us who have not joined TDF have made about conflict of interest and confusion [and] resign their offices, so as to remove the apparent conflict of interest their current representational roles produce”.

What's new in Linux 2.6.36

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Linux The new kernel version is notable because it hasn't grown in size – yet it contains hundreds of advancements which will be obvious to end users, who don't often notice changes in their Linux distribution's kernel.

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    Fuchsia first popped up on the tech world’s radar in mid-2016, when an unannounced open source project from Google appeared on the GitHub repository. According to initial inspection by the technology press, it was designed to be a “universal” operating system, capable of running on everything from low-power smartwatches to powerful desktops. That potentially includes phones, tablets, laptops, car electronics, connected appliances, smarthome hardware, and more.
  • Google created an AI-based, open source music synthesizer
    Move over musicians, AI is here. Google's 'NSynth' neural network is designed to take existing sounds and combine them using a complex, machine learning algorithm. The result? Thousands of new musical sounds, and an instrument you can play them on.
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  • GCC 8 Compiler Offering More Helpful Debug Messages, Usability Improvements
    Red Hat's David Malcom has outlined some of the usability improvements coming with the imminent release of GCC 8.
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time changed: March 16th starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC
  • Your guide to LibrePlanet 2018, wherever you are, March 24-25
    The free software community encompasses the globe, and we strive to make the LibrePlanet conference reflect that. That's why we livestream the proceedings of the conference, and encourage you to participate remotely by both watching and participating in the discussion via IRC.
  • Open Source Advocate Dr. Joshua Pearce Publishes Paper on Inexpensive GMAW Metal 3D Printing
    One of the most outspoken advocates of open source philosophy in the 3D printing industry is Dr. Joshua M. Pearce, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering for Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech).
  • ONF Launches Stratum Open-Source SDN Project
    The growing adoption of software-defined networking over the past several years has given a boost to makers of networking white boxes. The separation of the network operating system, control plane and network tasks from the underlying proprietary hardware meant that organizations could run that software on white-box switches and servers that are less expensive than those systems from the likes of Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Dell EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Network virtualization technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV) have proven to be a particular boon for hyperscale cloud providers like Google and Facebook and telecommunications companies like AT&T and Verizon, which are pushing increasingly massive amounts of traffic through their growing infrastructures. Being able to use less expensive and easily manageable white boxes from original design manufacturers (ODMs) has helped these organizations keep costs down even as demand rises.

KDE: Discover, Qt Creator, LibAlkimia

  • This week in Discover, part 10
    This week saw many positive changes for Discover, and I feel that it’s really coming into its own. Discover rumbles inexorably along toward the finish line of becoming the most-loved Linux app store!
  • Qt Creator 4.6 RC & Qt 5.11 Beta 2 Released
    The Qt Company has some new software development releases available in time for weekend testing. First up is the Qt Creator 4.6 Release Candidate. Qt Creator 4.6 has been working on better C++17 feature support, Clang-Tidy and Clazy warnings are now integrated into the diagnostic messages for the C++ editor, new filters, and improvements to the model editor.
  • LibAlkimia 7.0.1 with support for MPIR released
    LibAlkimia is a base library that contains support for financial applications based on the Qt C++ framework. One of its main features is the encapsulation of The GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic Library (GMP) and so providing a simple object to be used representing monetary values in the form of rational numbers. All the mathematical details are hidden inside the AlkValue object.
  • Last Weeks Activity in Elisa and Release Schedule
    Elisa is a music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use. We also recognize that we need a flexible product to account for the different workflows and use-cases of our users. We focus on a very good integration with the Plasma desktop of the KDE community without compromising the support for other platforms (other Linux desktop environments, Windows and Android). We are creating a reliable product that is a joy to use and respects our users privacy. As such, we will prefer to support online services where users are in control of their data.

SwagArch 18.02 - U Got Swag?

SwagArch sounds like an interesting concept. The aesthetic side of things is reasonable, although brown as a color and a dark theme make for a tricky choice. The fonts are pretty good overall. But the visual element is the least of the distro's problems. SwagArch 18.02 didn't deliver the basics, and that's what made Dedoimedo sad. Network support plus the clock issue, horrible package management and broken programs, those are things that must work perfectly. Without them, the system has no value. So you do get multimedia support and a few unique apps, however that cannot balance out all the woes and problems that I encountered. All in all, Swag needs a lot more work. Also, it will have a tough time competing with Manjaro and Antergos, which are already established and fairly robust Arch spins. Lastly, it needs to narrow down its focus. The overall integration of elements is pretty weak. Eclectic, jumbled, not really tested. 2/10 for now. Let's see how it evolves. Read more

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