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Story FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:34pm
Story Android tablet records and recreates 3D scenes Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:27pm
Story REVIEW: How to turn a Raspberry Pi in to an NSA-proof computer Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:26pm
Story Android L Roy Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:25pm
Story AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 5:20pm
Story Native Netflix, Ts'o on Systemd, and Fedora 21 Alpha a Go Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 4:37am
Story Ubuntu gets closer to debut in Meizu MX4 phone Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 2:52am
Story Android L Will Keep Your Secrets Safer Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 2:45am
Story WHAT THE GNOME RELEASE TEAM IS DOING Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 2:32am
Story Global Web Literacy Gets a Boost From Maker Party 2014 Rianne Schestowitz 20/09/2014 - 2:23am

Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem?

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Linux
  • Red Hat's Good Quarter: What's the Problem?

  • Red Hat seeks to certify the cloud (Q&A)
  • Red Hat goes to the movies

GPL Usage: Growing And Shrinking, Both

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OSS
  • GPL Usage: Growing And Shrinking, Both

  • Black Duck Highlights Diversity in Open Source Licensing
  • GPL, ScummVM and violations
  • The Doctor Who Model of Open Source

Reinstalling Ubuntu vs Vista

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

profarius.com: I run Ubuntu. I recently upgraded to 9.10 and then decided to drop back to stable. This involves reinstalling. My sister complained about her system being incredibly slow. I decided to reinstall both at the same time to compare the time it takes to do them at the same time.

Control your bandwidth with Trickle

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Software
HowTos

tuxradar.com: With Trickle you can control the upload and download speeds for applications such that no single application hogs all the bandwidth. This gives you the power to ensure that downloads from Firefox don't interfere with your attempts to download a file through FTP.

Deluge: For All Your Torrent Needs

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Software

softpedia.com: Using torrents has become quite an everyday routine for most of us. Residing in the "Internet" category, Deluge is quick to launch and provides a perfectly integrated GTK+ interface.

100 Compiler Options and You are Out

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Software

daveshields.wordpress: California, along with Major League Baseball, is among the institutions that have a policy of “Three Strikes and You are Out.” I suggest the same rule should apply to compiler writers.

On Debian and Mono

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Software
  • On Debian and Mono

  • Ubuntu’s Position on Mono Revealed
  • As It Stands, Ubuntu Has No Issues With Mono
  • Will Stallman C# warning fall flat?

Firefox add-ons: Which work in 3.5?

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox add-ons: Which work in 3.5?

  • Firefox 3.5 released, more than 1.1M downloads already
  • Firefox 3.5: Big Gains May Be in the Future
  • What's new in Firefox 3.5
  • Where Can I Get Firefox 3.5 for Ubuntu?
  • Firefox 3.5: Back on top… for now

Sabayon Linux Gnome 4.2 Released

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Linux

wgo.wolf911.us: Sabayon 4.2 will catch you: just the best of the Out-Of-The-Box, GNOME, multimedia applications and nothing more than what you need for your daily tasks, but what about your free time? We’ve got it.

Puppy Linux 4.2 Quick Review

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Linux

techexposures.com: We reviewed the June 2009 release v.4.2 of Puppy Linux, which comes in a 110 MB file download from their website, or from accepted mirrors. The iso file is then burnt to CD and runs as a Live CD.

PCLinuxOS Quarterly ISO updates available

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PCLOS

Firefox 3.5 Available Now!

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox 3.5 Available Now!

  • Firefox 3.5 is now available for download
  • about:mozilla – Firefox 3.5 launch edition!
  • Firefox 3.5 and Privacy
  • Whats new in firefox 3.5
  • First look: Firefox 3.5 released, ready to "upgrade" the Web
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chrome 3 Showdown, Round 1
  • Download Firefox 3.5: Three Times Faster?

With 3.5 launch, Firefox faces new challengers

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Moz/FF

cnet.com: A funny thing to happened to Firefox on the way to vanquishing Internet Explorer: the Mozilla browser's success opened the door for a host of its other competitors.

Office-compatibility torture test

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Software

infoworld.com: In InfoWorld's tests using complex Word and Excel documents, OpenOffice.org 3.1 failed to deliver on its promise of better Microsoft Office interoperability, severely mangling our Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel test data files. By stark contrast, SoftMaker Office showed excellent compatibility.

The New PCLinuxOS Magazine July 2009 Issue

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PCLOS

mypclinuxos.com: The New PCLinuxOS Magazine, which comprises volunteers from the PCLinuxOS community is proud to announce the release of it's July 2009 edition.

Group Pitches Linux for Free Netbooks From Mobile Carriers

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Linux

pcworld.com: Mobile carriers may start giving away netbooks for free, and Linux-based application stores could help them profit by doing it, the head of a Linux advocacy group told Chinese companies on Monday.

Why I Use Linux: Frank’s Story

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Linux

itnewstoday.com: Then…in 1998, after hearing about it and reading about it for some time, I bought a Red Had, size 5.1…and the dross fell from my eyes. I nearly succumbed to whiplash being sent reeling all the way back to 1980.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • When was the last time you tried Linux?

  • 33 Children Review Sugar on a Stick, Squealing in Delight!
  • Which version control system is best for you?
  • saving freedesktop.org together
  • Low End Linux Netbook Prices Continue To Drop
  • 18 Great KDE Edutainment Programs
  • SourceForge delivers 4 billionth open source download
  • LinuxTag 2009 Wrap-up
  • Sun hardens OpenSolaris for EC2
  • More Funny Linux Posters - Or, Part Two
  • Archos launches Ubuntu netbook with 500GB hard drive
  • Gatekeepers of open source innovation
  • Why We’re Excited about Firefox 3.5
  • Krut: screencasts made easy
  • A decade on and tech company is still growing strong
  • Internet Explorer in Ubuntu
  • Packaging KDE applications for multiple distributions in the openSUSE build service
  • GeeXboX 1.2.2 LiveCD media player adds multi-core video decoding
  • Pianoteq3 For Linux: A Product Review
  • IGEL’s new Linux Universal Desktop firmware helps customers save time
  • You know that you wrote too much Python, when
  • openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 3 Available
  • what's cooking in the pulse pot

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to password protect files in Linux

  • Linux Tips: Create an unfilled circle in The GIMP
  • Gimp Tricks: Selective Colorization
  • Use Makefiles for more than handling source code
  • Checksum directory recursively
  • Send messages from Ubuntu to Windows over LAN
  • Send Mail with Gmail and sSMTP
  • Howto: release and renew ip in ubuntu (9.04)
  • Install Firefox 3.5
  • Encrypt data in Linux/Unix
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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.