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Story Software defined radio module runs Linux on Zynq SoC Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2015 - 5:21am
Story Breeze is finished Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2015 - 5:18am
Story Dutch Standards Board mulls making ODF mandatory Rianne Schestowitz 17/09/2015 - 5:14am
Story How to Setup SSH Keys on a Linux System matthartley 17/09/2015 - 1:16am
Story Booting Windows 10…Out the Door Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 8:33pm
Story An Everyday Linux User Review Of Q4OS Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 8:08pm
Story Ubuntu 15.04 Robotics Edition Brings Microsoft Kinect Support to ODROID Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 4:34pm
Story Samsung to bring Tizen to Europe with Germany, France, UK, Russia and Poland on the hit list? Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 7:40am
Story Italian military to switch to LibreOffice and ODF Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 7:37am
Story Looking forward to openSuSE Leap Rianne Schestowitz 16/09/2015 - 7:35am

Hackers Use Open Source Too

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  • Hackers Use Open Source Too
  • Open-Source Software in the Enterprise
  • GPL compliance workshop on December 2nd in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Fluendo Joins Open Invention Network as a Licensee
  • Marketing an open source business
  • Open Source Think Tank Paris: Summary

Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition

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  • Ubuntu 10.10 ("Maverick Meerkat") Netbook Edition
  • Install and use Ubuntu Unity before it’s released
  • Is Unity the Right Interface for Desktop Ubuntu?
  • Unity and the Community
  • General Disillusionment with Ubuntu
  • A Peek Into The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 11.04
  • The United Colours of Ubuntu
  • UDS Narwhal – Tuesday
  • UDS-N Day 1
  • Meet Ian Booth
  • This is it!

50 Awesome Open Source Apps You've Never Heard Of

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OSS For this list, we've highlighted some newer open source tools you might have missed. We also included some gems from obscure categories, like Mandelbulbs, gene sequencing, and knitting, to name just a few.

Rosegarden - An open source MIDI / audio multi-tracker

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Software Rosegarden is a tool for making and understanding music, a general-purpose MIDI and audio sequencer, score editor, and music composition and editing environment that is released under the GPL, and runs exclusively under GNU / Linux.

10 things I would like to see in Ubuntu 11.04

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  • 10 things I would like to see in Ubuntu 11.04
  • Smackdown: Unity vs GNOME
  • More Ubuntu tweaks

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

today's leftovers:

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  • Red Hat CEO: Growth demands more space
  • Of Distros and Donnybrooks
  • Linux Outlaws 171 - Mindcrack
  • Jolicloud branded netbook on its way
  • Nouveau Gets Zaphod Mode Support
  • KDEMU with Mark Kretschmann
  • Arcontech introduces Linux version of CityVision
  • Makers, Users and Buyers of Open Source Software
  • New: 3.3.0 Release Candidate 2
  • More Council members resign
  • Links: Parting Words, Public Statements
  • Be Open To Open Source
  • Open letter to Ray Kurzweil
  • License compliance is not a problem for open source users
  • Gemalto Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Android

some howtos:

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  • show date and time in your history command
  • Make apt-get 26x faster with apt-fast
  • Moving from Microsoft Office to
  • Fix a Windows Infection Using Linux
  • Introduction to PostgreSQL 9
  • Nanoshot - Simple screeshot taking program
  • Easy Record streaming audio in Ubuntu using OutRec
  • “no new release found” While Upgrading from Lucid Lynx
  • BZ is Eazy! bzip2, bzgrep, bzcmp, bzdiff, bzcat, bzless, bzmore examples
  • As Easy As Openfiler

0 A.D. - Linux RTS Gaming History in the making!

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Gaming Relive historic battles, ride with the powerful conquerors of ancient lore, built and control powerful civilisations, turn the tide of history, transport yourself to a bygone era, literally become a god!

KSnapshot gains free-region capture

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KDE From time to time I need to take a screenshot of some application or a part of my desktop. The obvious solution in KDE is KSnapshot, which is perfect if you want a rectangularly-shaped picture. No more!

8 Awesome Free Open-Source Games You Can Enjoy On Windows, Mac and Linux

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Gaming We don’t only bring you great free applications and tools here at MakeUseOf. We also understand that you like your downtime too, and what better way to waste some time than with some free open source games?

Holy Crap! You Can Use XvMC With ATI Gallium3D

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Software This support hasn't yet perfected, but the first few frames of the video playback may be buggy and on some tries the initialization will fail, but based upon the speed König is going, this is amazing progress.

Unity: what does this mean for GNOME?

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Ubuntu At this stage, most people will have heard the news: Ubuntu 11.04 will ship with Unity as the default desktop shell. This raises a few questions: what does this mean for GNOME, and the adoption of GNOME Shell? Will this further affect the relationship between Canonical developers and others?

A tour of the redesigned

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  • A tour of the redesigned
  • The commercialization of a volunteer-driven Open Source project

Fedora 14 preview

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  • Fedora 14 preview
  • Fedora 15: Lovelock, Pushcart, Sturgis, Asturias?

Ubuntu Unity Sucks

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  • Ubuntu Unity Sucks
  • There's Little Love For Ubuntu's Unity Desktop
  • Ubuntu getting a new icon theme
  • Video: UDS Natty 11.04 - Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote

Compiz Brings New Eye Candy to You and Ubuntu

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Ubuntu A mere four months since the 0.9.0 release, which was the first release in quite a while, Compiz developers brought out version 0.9.2. This release brought a few new features and lots of stability and performance fixes.

Brandon Lozza New Fedora Ambassador

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Linux I’ve been approved as a Fedora Ambassador for the North America region. I’d like to thank my mentor Larry Cafiero and the people in the #fedora-ambassadors irc channel on Freenode. I wanted to discuss some of Fedora 14 key differentiating features from previous releases.

3 Nice Live Linux CDs to Try

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Linux Live Linux CDs are also great when your operating system is damaged and you can’t boot it. In this case you just boot a Live Linux distro and you can access your files. Here are 3 KDE Live Linux CDs I recommend.

Old hardware a handicap? Au contraire!

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kmandla.wordpress: I spat out my metaphorical coffee this morning, when I read this line, in regard to a 1.7Ghz Athlon with 256Mb and a 60Gb hard drive.

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today's leftovers

  • Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey
    Stack Overflow, the largest and most trusted online community for developers, published the results of their annual developer survey, held throughout January 2018. More than 100,000 developers participated in this year's Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal the fact that some technologies and operating systems have become more popular than others in the past year.
  • History of containers
    I’ve researched these dates several times now over the years, in preparation for several talks. So I’m posting it here for my own future reference.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E03 – The Three Musketeers - Ubuntu Podcast
  • Best Desktop Environment
    Thanks to its stability, performance, feature set and a loyal following, the K Desktop Environment (KDE) won Best Desktop Environment in this year's Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards.
  • Renata D'Avila: Pushing a commit to a different repo
    My Outreachy internship with Debian is over. I'm still going to write an article about it, to let everyone know what I worked on towards the ending, but I simply didn't have the time yet to sit down and compile all the information.

Software: GTK-VNC, GNOME Shell and More

Devices: Mintbox Mini, NanoNote (Part 3), MV3

  • Mintbox Mini 2: Compact Linux desktop with Apollo Lake quad-core CPU
    The Mintbox Mini 2 is a fanless computer that measures 4.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.3″ and weighs about 12 ounces. It’s powered by a 10W Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor.
  • Linux Mint ditches AMD for Intel with new Mintbox Mini 2
    While replacing Windows 10 with a Linux-based operating system is a fairly easy exercise, it shouldn’t be necessary. Look, if you want a computer running Linux, you should be able to buy that. Thankfully you can, as companies like System76 and Dell sell laptops and desktops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based operating systems. Another option? Buy a Mintbox! This is a diminutive desktop running Linux Mint — an Ubuntu-based OS. Today, the newest such variant — The Mintbox Mini 2 — makes an appearance. While the new model has several new aspects, the most significant is that the Linux Mint Team has switched from AMD to Intel (the original Mini used an A4-Micro 6400T).
  • Porting L4Re and Fiasco.OC to the Ben NanoNote (Part 3)
    So, we find ourselves in a situation where the compiler is doing the right thing for the code it is generating, but it also notices when the programmer has chosen to do what is now the wrong thing. We must therefore track down these instructions and offer a supported alternative. Previously, we introduced a special configuration setting that might be used to indicate to the compiler when to choose these alternative sequences of instructions: CPU_MIPS32_R1. This gets expanded to CONFIG_CPU_MIPS32_R1 by the build system and it is this identifier that gets used in the program code.
  • Linux Software Enables Advanced Functions on Controllers
    At NPE2018, SISE presents its new generation of multi-zone controllers (MV3). Soon, these controllers will be able to control as many as 336 zones. They are available in five sizes (XS, S, M, L and XL) with three available power cards (2.5 A, 15 A and 30 A). They are adaptable to the packaging, automotive, cosmetics, medical and technical-parts markets.

Linux Foundation: Microsoft Openwashing,, OCP, Kernel Commits Statistics

  • More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project [Ed: Microsoft has infiltrated the Linux Foundation so deeply and severely that the Foundation now regularly issues openwashing pieces for the company that attacks Linux]
  • improves Kubernetes networking in sixth software release, one of Linux Foundation’s open source projects, has introduced its 18.01 software release with a focus on improving Kubernetes Networking, Istio and cloud native NFV.
  • Bolsters Kubernetes, NFV, and Istio Support With Latest Release
    The Fast Data Project ( released its sixth update since its inception within the Linux Foundation two years ago. While the update list is extensive, most are focused on Kubernetes networking, cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), and Istio.
  • Linux Foundation, OCP collaborate on open sourcing hardware and software
    The virtualization of network functions has resulted in a disaggregation of hardware and software, increasing interest in open source projects for both layers in return. To feed this interest, the Linux Foundation and Open Compute Project (OCP) recently announced a joint initiative to advance the development of software and hardware-based open source networking. Both organizations have something to offer the other through the collaboration. The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project integrates OCP as well as other open source software projects into relevant network functions virtualization (NFV) reference architectures. At the same time, OCP offers an open source option for the hardware layer.
  • Kernel Commits with "Fixes" tag
    Over the past 5 years there has been a steady increase in the number of kernel bug fix commits that use the "Fixes" tag.  Kernel developers use this annotation on a commit to reference an older commit that originally introduced the bug, which is obviously very useful for bug tracking purposes. What is interesting is that there has been a steady take-up of developers using this annotation: