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Story IT teams are choosing open source - but not just for the cost savings Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 10:41am
Story Patent Troll Kills Open Source Project On Speeding Up The Computation Of Erasure Codes Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 10:39am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 10:19am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 10:18am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 10:17am
Story Linux 3.18 Kernel: Not Much Change With Intel Haswell Performance Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 7:04am
Story Counterclockwise: Jolla, Nokia N1, Nexus and HTC One GPE Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 6:43am
Story Several Linux distros borrow Google’s Material Design ideas Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 6:38am
Story grep-2.21 released [stable] Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 5:38am
Story SUSE invests in software-defined storage Rianne Schestowitz 24/11/2014 - 4:19am

10 Panel / Dock applications for your Window Managers

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Software

penguininside.blogspot: I often get complains from some people, about Openbox or Fluxbox because they lack decent panel / pager applications [ Which is NOT true ], not all the people are satisfied with Openbox's confusing right-click menus. Here is the listing ( not ranking ) of some of these applications, which can be used on Window managers.

NAEV 0.4.0 review

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Gaming

freegamer.blogspot: NAEV 0.4.0 is out, a game of the space trading and combat simulator genre, inspired by the non-free Escape Velocity.

How do you like your freedom?

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: Today is a special day for many people. This day, September the 19th, is of particular importance to computing tech heads, geeks, developers and even you. Yes, you.

Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 is now available for tests

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2010 RC1 version is now available on public mirrors. This RC1 version is a rather a bug fix version with some more major updates.

Linus Torvalds Comes Clean. Or Does He?

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Linux

ostatic.com/blog: If you've been following Linus on Twitter lately -- okay, the fake Linus -- then you've probably learned more about him in the last three weeks then you ever wanted to know. I, however, had a few lingering questions.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Unified ODF Icons
  • Bets on Nike and Red Hat
  • 5 open source project management apps to watch
  • SELinux - love it or leave it
  • Rackspace using Drupal
  • Google Chrome 3.0 Still Isn't Ready for Business
  • Sellers and Buyers Should Do Their Homework
  • Palm Pre: Top-notch smartphone, despite some hardware gaps
  • Got ROOT on my G1.. Now free as in freedom
  • Torus Trooper
  • A new OLPC deployment in Nigeria
  • Jono's Book Free to Download
  • GPLv2 Less Popular
  • The search for a suitable Calendar/Task Manager
  • The Disappearing Desktop
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2009.09.18
  • Linux Basement Episode 42 - Back in the Saddle

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Computer Janitor corrupting AIR installs on Ubuntu 8.04
  • Install Google Chrome on Fedora 11
  • Build a custom firewall with fwbuilder
  • How To Launch KSnapshot with the “Print Screen” key
  • Ripping CD Music with cdparanoia
  • How to install android sdk 1.6 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Download and install in one step in OpenBSD
  • Front-end for the ClamAV antivirus toolkit - klamav/Clamtk
  • Pimp your ls
  • Fluxconf: configuring Fluxbox the graphical way
  • Thinkpad kernel module in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)
  • Howto install latest Epiphany (webkit) Browser in Jaunty
  • How to mount a ssh server?
  • Real-Time Linux Kernel Scheduler
  • Audacity Tip of the Day – How Not to Lose Data!
  • GNU inetutils - ftp, telnet, rsh and more for your Linux

GIMP 2.8 and its (huge) improvements to the User Interface!

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GIMP

gimpusers.com: Finally confirmed: single window mode is coming for 2.8! But thats not the whole story yet Wink The plan for 2.8 also includes lots of other cool new usability and interaction features!

Sexism in FOSS

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OSS

linuxtoday.com: Today is about sexism towards women in FOSS. It is about treating women differently, and poorly, just for being women. It is about doing harm to FOSS. There are a number of reasons why the participation of women in FOSS is so low, around 1.5%, and cruddy treatment of women is a big one.

Mepis 8.0.10 perfects KDE 3.5.10

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: KDE 4.3 is Great but I would suggest all newbies to try the last, KDE 3.5.10 release of Mepis 8 (8.0.10) before it moves into KDE 4 world (cos i don't know what will happen then).

12 Excellent Free and Open Source Graphics Apps

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Software

ostatic.com/blog: The worlds of open source and freeware both include many outstanding applications for working with graphics and photos. These include standard fare such as image editors, but it's also worth looking into free desktop publishers, web design templates, and quirky graphics tools.

Interview: Martin Maurer from Proxmox

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Linux
Interviews

montanalinux.org: Proxmox VE is a very light-weight Debian-based distribution that includes a kernel with support for both KVM and OpenVZ.

Open Source Office Suites Are Few, But Filled with Applications

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Software

linux.com: Appearances to the contrary, OpenOffice.org and its various offshoots aren't the only choices available to you in terms of full-scale, cross-platform open source office suites. Although alternatives in this space are few, the KDE Project's KOffice is now coming on quite strong, while GNOME Office and Siag Office keep attracting fans, too.

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A...Mouse?

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Hardware

linuxjournal.com: If there's one complaint we in the Linux world hear more than anything, it's "My [whatever] doesn't work with Linux." The unfortunate truth is that, while their infrastructure is likely Linux powered, the majority of device manufacturers aren't thinking about the desktop version when designing their wares.

Why does Debian smell like freedom?

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Linux

pkrishnan.net: Now when I ask myself if I would like to pay for the newest Windows, I come up with a big no. This is not the first version of Windows and it certainly wont be the last. Clearly, the more I invest in Windows today, the more I will re-invest in the future. Even if one ends up buying Windows, he’d soon have had to pay for an MS-Office licence.

Meet The GIMP - Episode 119: Get your Palette!

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GIMP

meetthegimp.org: This is a short show about how to extract the colours out of an image and put them into a palette. The next version of GIMP will allow the export of the palettes in a lot of designer and programmer friendly ways. View Here

The Role of Free Software in Education

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OSS

groklaw.net: On 19 September, we celebrate Software Freedom Day. At tomorrow's Boston gathering, I will have an opportunity to thank the Free Software Foundation on behalf of Sugar Labs for their support. I will also have a chance to tell the story of Sugar, our efforts to help children learn to learn and learn to love and exercise their freedom. I will also solicit your help.

Internet radio exec: don’t mention Linux!

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Linux

pcpro.co.uk/blogs: “I don’t like the using the word ‘Linux’ on a radio.” Why did the Scot in the sharp suit go queasy at the very mention of Linux?

Life Lessons Learned From Using Linux

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Linux

junauza.com: It's no secret that those of us who have learned to appreciate Linux and in effect all things that are related to FOSS have gained some wisdom that can be applied to our daily lives.

Haiku alpha: Wow. Just wow.

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OS

kmandla.wordpress: I got riled up about five months ago because ReactOS, the wannabe Windows mimic, was making strides toward actual usability. So you can imagine my excitement after trying the Haiku OS alpha, and getting this on my Inspiron.

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GNOME News: Black Lab Drops GNOME and Further GNOME Experiments in Meson

  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.

Fedora and Red Hat

Debian and Derivatives

  • Reproducible Builds: week 108 in Stretch cycle
  • Debuerreotype
    The project is named “Debuerreotype” as an homage to the photography roots of the word “snapshot” and the daguerreotype process which was an early method of taking photographs. The essential goal is to create “photographs” of a minimal Debian rootfs, so the name seemed appropriate (even if it’s a bit on the “mouthful” side).
  • The end of Parsix GNU/Linux
    The Debian-based Parsix distribution has announced that it will be shutting down six months after the Debian "Stretch" release.
  • Privacy-focused Debian 9 'Stretch' Linux-based operating system Tails 3.0 reaches RC status
    If you want to keep the government and other people out of your business when surfing the web, Tails is an excellent choice. The Linux-based operating system exists solely for privacy purposes. It is designed to run from read-only media such as a DVD, so that there are limited possibilities of leaving a trail. Of course, even though it isn't ideal, you can run it from a USB flash drive too, as optical drives have largely fallen out of favor with consumers. Today, Tails achieves an important milestone. Version 3.0 reaches RC status -- meaning the first release candidate (RC1). In other words, it may soon be ready for a stable release -- if testing confirms as much. If you want to test it and provide feedback, you can download the ISO now.