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Story Development News Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 8:15pm
Story GCC 5.3 Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 7:12pm
Story OS X El Capitan vs. Fedora vs. Ubuntu vs. Antergos Benchmarks Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 7:11pm
Story GnuPG 2.1.10 released Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 7:05pm
Story Debian-Based Robolinux 8.3 Distro Removes Popcorn Time, Adds 10 New Apps Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 7:04pm
Story The Linux Foundation will participate in 'Hour of Code' Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 7:02pm
Story Linux holiday gift guide 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 7:00pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 5:35pm
Story Leftovers: Games Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 5:34pm
Story Linux Foundation offers OpenStack Admin Course Roy Schestowitz 04/12/2015 - 5:29pm

M$ Sues Over Android/Linux

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Linux
Microsoft
Legal

mrpogson.com: M$ is suing folks for using Android/Linux to make a few dollars and to annoy people.

Red Hat Puts Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 to the Test

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Linux

press.redhat.com: Today, we’re excited to announce that in internal testing conducted by Red Hat engineering, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 has set a new standard in storage performance.

When commercial open source goes bad

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OSS

blogs.the451group.com: One of the primary proof-points of the success of open source has been its adoption by previously proprietary software vendors.

Firefox 4 FINAL - Available now

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 4 FINAL - Available now
  • Firefox 4, A Double Disappointment
  • Four Reasons Firefox 4 can make a go of it--And one reason why it can't
  • Firefox 4: 3 Ways It Beats IE and Chrome Browsers

OpenSUSE 11.4: A blast from Linux past

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SUSE

itworld.com: I've liked openSUSE since before it was named openSUSE and went by the unlikely name S.u.S.E Linux 4.2 back in 1996. It's come a long, long way since then. Today, this Novell-supported community Linux distribution makes both a strong, server and desktop. For all that, though I've found in this go-around some fit and polish issues.

is Canonical good for free software?

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Ubuntu
  • Has the new Ubuntu One Control Panel raised the stakes in app appearances?
  • Razing the Stakes
  • Ubuntu is NOT part of Google SoC 2011
  • Open Ballot: is Canonical good for free software?

Nouveau's OpenGL Performance Approaches The NVIDIA Driver

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Hardware
Software

phoronix.com: As I began to share over the weekend, the community-created Nouveau driver that's open-source and is written by clean-room reverse-engineering the NVIDIA binary display driver, has reached a serious milestone. For low-end NVIDIA GPUs, the Nouveau driver based upon the Mesa Gallium3D architecture is now as fast, or even faster, than NVIDIA's official proprietary driver.

DEX: Bridging Gaps Between Debian and Derivatives

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Linux
Ubuntu

linuxjournal.com: Matt Zimmerman, Ubuntu CTO, has found a way to bridge the ever-widening crevasse between Debian and its derivatives. The Debian Front Desktop was formed last summer in order to bring together these camps, but Zimmerman wants to go a step or two further.

KDE Look Part 6: 4 Months In

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KDE

ericsbinaryworld.com: I started using KDE in November of last year so I figured that I’d give an update on how things are working for me four months in.

Will new openSUSE with KDE 4.6 bring distro back from obscurity?

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SUSE

techrepublic.com: The openSUSE distribution nearly faded away into obscurity. But 11.4 brings this distribution back to serious relevancy. See what Jack Wallen thinks about the latest from the openSUSE developers.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 397

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Greeting the lizard king (review of openSUSE 11.4)
  • News: FreeBSD switches to "bsdinstall", OpenBSD announces 4.9, Debian launches DEX, BackTrack prepares for May release, Gentoo lists projects for GSoC, Japan OSS community post-earthquake update
  • Questions and Answers: DistroWatch visitor number growth
  • Released last week: Linux Mint 10 "LXDE", Ultimate Edition 2.9, SuperGamer Supreme 2.5
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 11.10 release schedule
  • New distributions: GenOS, PUIAS Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Should I Switch to Linux?

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Linux
Ubuntu

pcworld.com: The first thing you should know: There is a learning curve. Linux is much easier than it used to be, but it's not Windows. If you're used to a Microsoft operating system, Ubuntu will take some adjustment.

Introducing Your Honey to Linux

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Linux

linuxinsider.com: Linux geeks are a generous sort, it seems fair to say, always eager to share the joys of their favorite operating system. So when a Linux geek enters a new relationship -- with a fellow human, that is -- it's only natural to encourage that new flame to adopt Linux too.

Killing Linpus Linux, reaching for Ubuntu on netbooks

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Linux
Ubuntu

computerweekly.com: If you, like me, bought an Acer Aspire One and have been suffering with the ultra stripped down Linpus Linux Lite for your sins; then you've probably (also like me) only dreamed lazily of the heavenly possibility of having a "proper" operating system on your machine.

Not enough open source in schools?

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OSS

computerworlduk.com: Hot on the heels of Becta finding in 2005 that using free software saves schools money, its bastard child, Open Source Schools, six years later publishes a paper describing how schools could to do more for less with FOSS.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Gallium3D OpenGL 4.1 State Tracker Redux
  • Ubuntu Manual Project calling for Project Leader, Editor-in-Chief
  • GNOME 3 Live image, release 0.1.1
  • Help Port Small applications missing in KDE 4
  • Molten Sky Linux version
  • The Land of The Free in 2011
  • An Interview with CharlesA
  • top: The poor man’s performance analyzer
  • Resize Pictures With Picture Resizer XnConvert
  • add timestamp to a picture with free open source software
  • Gnash 0.8.9 released
  • Going Linux Mar 20: #133 - Produce An Audio Podcast Using Linux
  • DtO: They think of Everything!

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Reorder Linux Drive Partition Numbers
  • 2.5 Methods to Mount Windows Share
  • Five tips for troubleshooting Linux desktops
  • How to open a file manager of the current directory
  • How to install and configure SpamAssassin
  • Generate random numbers with $RANDOM
  • openSUSE 11.4 security settings
  • Use the lscpu command to get CPU/Processor information
  • How to download Flash Files : No Flash files in /tmp?
  • How do I autostart application after login to KDE4
  • Wall paper slide show on Kubuntu
  • Ubuntu Tips: Manage CPU temperature

Holding on to KDE 3.5.x and Gnome 2.x in 2011

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KDE
Software

jeffhoogland.blogspot: Something I have brought up on a number of occasions when talking about software is that people are very much resistant to change. This is true of both people that use closed source software and open source software.

Five Things The Internet Brought That I Can Live Without…

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Web

lockergnome.com: …and one that I could not. I could easily live without: SPAM email

A bid to keep LUGs relevant

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Linux

itwire.com: There was a time when Linux user groups were the source of support for those who install and run the free operating system. Installfests were held at least once a year and people who were interested in testing out GNU/Linux waited for these events.

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today's leftovers

  • Equus WHITEBOX OPEN: A Line Of Coreboot/LinuxBoot-Ready Xeon Scalable Servers
    Equus Compute Solutions has announced the release of their new WHITEBOX OPEN server platform that is intended to be cost-optimized and an open hardware platform.
  • LKML archives on lore.kernel.org
    We collected LKML archives going as far back as 1998, and they are now all available to anyone via a simple git clone. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who helped in this effort by donating their personal archives.
  • PulseAudio 12 Open-Source Sound System Released with AirPlay, A2DP Improvements
    PulseAudio 12.0, a major version of its open-source sound server program designed to work on a wide-range of POSIX operating systems like Linux, BSD, macOS, and others, was released with numerous improvements and new features. Highlights of PulseAudio 12.0 include better latency reporting with the A2DP Bluetooth profile, which also improves A/V sync, more accurate latency reporting on AirPlay devices, the ability to prioritize HDMI output over S/PDIF output, HSP support for more Bluetooth headsets, and the ability to disable input and output on macOS.
  • Welcome Window Integration in Pitivi – Part 2
    In my last post (link), I gave an overview of Welcome window integration in Pitivi. I started working on this task from the first coding day of Google Summer of Code 2018, i.e. May 14, 2018 and after one amazing month of coding it finally got merged (commit) on June 19, 2018. Apparently it was a large change consisting of 702 additions and 329 deletions (link) involving 75 code-review discussions and 29 versions. A special thanks to my mentor aleb for giving constructive reviews on my code.
  • Laura Abbott: What's a kernel devel package anyway
  • Intel’s 7th Gen NUCs Are Now “Ubuntu Certified”
    If you’ve had your eye on an Intel NUC for dev work, IoT shenanigans, or to use as an entertainment hub in the living room, you’ll be pleased to know you can install and run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS without encountering any major issues. Yes: I did say Ubuntu 16.04 LTS there and not Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the most recent long-term support release. Only the Xenial Xerus is currently certified for use on these device.
  • Ubuntu Suru Icon Theme Now Covers More Filetypes
    As you may know, developers plan to revamp the look and feel of Ubuntu for its next release by shipping the new Communitheme GTK and GNOME Shell theme and the new Suru icon set by default.
  • Toyota Research Institute supports development of open-source automated driving simulator
    Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is furthering its support of open source platforms by donating $100,000 to the Computer Vision Center (CVC) to accelerate its development of an open source simulator for automated driving, Car Learning to Act (CARLA). “Technological advances and growth are made possible through collaboration and community support,” said Vangelis Kokkevis, director of Driving Simulation at TRI. “Fostering the development of a common open simulation platform will allow TRI and its academic and industrial partners to better exchange code, information and data.”
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  • Rep of the Month – May 2018
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