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Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 8:17am
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 8:11am
Story BackBox Linux 4.4 review Rianne Schestowitz 18/10/2015 - 7:57am
Story The state of KDE: Pretty but unstable Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 7:21pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Facing Account Authentication Issues, Could Offer Feedback Option Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 4:57pm
Story Why hardware needs to go open source Rianne Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 4:54pm
Story Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 AppPack Releas Roy Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 4:43pm
Story LibreOffice Is Working On Redoing Their Toolbar Layout Roy Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 2:41pm
Story 17 wild uses for your old Android smartphone Roy Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 11:53am
Story GNOME 3.18.1 released Roy Schestowitz 17/10/2015 - 11:46am

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Good News Out Of Unigine's Linux Game Competition
  • Drupal 7.0 RC 2 Released
  • Application Menu making it’s way to Ubuntu's Firefox
  • Frogatto & Friends
  • The emacs 30 Day Challenge: Using 'gnus' to read mail
  • Future of U.S. economy debated (featuring Jim Whitehurst)
  • Adding default support for Airport remote sinks in PulseAudio
  • AMD's Hiring Another Open-Source Driver Developer
  • YafaRay [Blender 3D's Open Source Raytracing Engine] is a treat
  • Krita 2.3, New Feature #5: Canvas Rotation
  • Debian and Red Hat close Exim hole
  • 'Parenthetical Purge' Movement Seeks Emoticon-Free December
  • Update This!
  • Why I Hate Samba
  • The RSA Algorithm, Humanized ( sorta )
  • why do they think this is OK? continued

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to execute commands when you log out .logout file
  • setsid how to keep commands running after you exit shell prompt
  • WINE tips: Giving each Windows application its own environment
  • Gentoo Love: Intro to Portage Sets
  • How to connect/transfer files over ssh using Nautilus(file manager)
  • Screenshot Grabbing
  • Encrypt Filesystems
  • Windows 7 auto-change background wallpaper functionality in Ubuntu
  • Eva's Great Guide to Ubuntu – Part 2
  • How to stop / disable ping response in Linux
  • Get Your Favourite Gnome Panel Applets in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Which runlevel am I in | Linux

This week in KWin-GLES

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KDE

martin-graesslin.com: Another week is gone and my KWin-GLES branch got further polishing. All developing on the OpenGL ES code is nowadays happening on my notebook using KWin-GLES. So it is already so useable that I can develop on it.

Synapse and a bit about Gnome Dictionary

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Software

cristalinux.blogspot: Most computer users should be familiar with Run Application menu entries. Windows includes a menu entry to execute commands from and so do most Linux desktop managers. GnomeDo development halted around a year ago.

Software Reviews Coming to Ubuntu 10.10

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Ubuntu
  • Software Reviews Coming to Ubuntu 10.10 Before the New Year
  • Drag and drop close to landing in Unity
  • Goodbye Ubuntu Netbook Edition Maverick, hello Jolicloud

Trine GNU/Linux Testers Wanted

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Gaming

linuxgamingnews.org: Frozenbyte the developers of Shadowgrounds and Trine series are looking for GNU/Linux gamers to test their Trine port.

Where did you that open source licensed code from?

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OSS

computerweekly.com: Open source software is (of course) distributed (for the most part) under the GNU Lesser General Public License, which grants the right to modify and redistribute the software code itself. But as software application development experiences increasingly more rapid iterations (especially in Agile development environments) - could open source code licensing and compliance get overlooked?

KDE Release Polishing

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KDE

nienhueser.de: New KDE versions are released every six months nowadays. Roughly three months are spent on developing new features, the other three are devoted to release preparations. "Why does it take that long?"

Being safe with Ubuntu on a USB flash drive

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Ubuntu

blogs.computerworld: One of the best things a Windows user can do for Defensive Computing is to have a bootable copy of Linux on hand. The classic reason being to rescue a broken copy of the operating sytem, but the much more important reason is for on-line banking.

Five meerkat related xmas presents

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Check in below for 5 gloriously bizarre Ubuntu 10.10-related presents that are sure to put a smile (or at least a look of false-gratitude) on your nearest and dearest this yuletide.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 14

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HowTos

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 14 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Back from the GPL Compliance Engineering Workshop in Taipei

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OSS

gnumonks.org: I've been a bit over a week in Taipei, mainly to co-present (with Armijn Hemel) the GPL compliance engineering workshop at Academia Sinica. The workshop was attended by more than 100 representatives of the local IT industry in Taiwan, from both legal and engineering departments.

oh look, it’s the future

chani.wordpress: A year (and a bit) ago, I blogged some crazy predictions for fun. Let’s go back and see how they turned out. Smile

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 153 is out

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SUSE

Desktop application complexity

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Software

jonmasters.org: So it used to be (back in the day), that you would start an application, it would read some configuration, and you would be done. These days we have many bits and pieces that are needed just to get my rhythmbox application to run.

What the KDE forums search can do for you

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KDE
Web

neverendingo.blogspot: This time i would like to write about a very underestimated feature of the KDE Community Forums, because i am pretty sure most of you don't even know what it can do for you.

Alien Arena 2011 Is Coming Next Week

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Gaming

phoronix.com: John Diamond, the lead developer of the open-source Alien Arena game, has emailed in tipping us off that Alien Arena 2011 will be released next week.

Opera Cruises While “Going To 11”

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Software

lockergnome.com: Any fan of the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap certainly knows, the tongue-in-cheek bit about how the band’s amplifiers are better than anyone else’s is because when they need that last bit of oomph, theirs go to 11. You know, 1 number past 10.

Introducing UberBang 10.04

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Linux

dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: If you've been keeping up with this blog, you'll know that CrunchBang ("#!"), an Openbox distribution that was previously based on Ubuntu, has switched to a Debian base (and has added Xfce to the mix as well). While I agree with many of the developers' reasons for switching bases, I feel like now there's a void in the realm of Ubuntu derivatives using Openbox.

Best online games (for Linux users, too!)

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Gaming

dedoimedo.com: Good games are hard to find. Type in "free games" into a search engine box and you'll get tens of millions of entries, each offering great, free games. The problem is, there can only be so many great games. And which sites should you go to? How do you separate high-quality content from spam, promotion and trickstery?

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today's howtos

Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.