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Story Industrial box-PC takes Linux-on-Haswell to extremes Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 7:49pm
Story Deploying tor relays Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 7:47pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 6:31pm
Story This Huge Coffee Table Can Switch Between Android and Windows, No Joke Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 6:28pm
Story KDE 5 (Plasma 5.2.0) available for Slackware -current Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 6:06pm
Story Embedded Development with ARM mbed on Linux Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 6:02pm
Story Confessions of a systems librarian Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 5:53pm
Story IoT, Revolution In Personal Computing, or FLOSS Taking Over the World of IT Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 5:44pm
Story Political parties favour openness to reconstruct Greek productivity Rianne Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 5:38pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 28/01/2015 - 5:26pm

Linux Mint 8.0: Wish there was more.

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techiemoe.com: Linux Mint is fast becoming more than just Ubuntu with flair. I've read recently that a growing number of users are actually waiting for the next Mint release rather than adopting the latest and greatest from Ubuntu proper. I can't say I blame them.

Fedora 12 Review

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Linux

reviewglitz.com: With the release of fedora 12 ,we decided to give it a try with a 64 bit live cd on a Toshiba machine.

Technologies Holding Back the Linux Desktop

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Linux

earthweb.com: Even after considering the success seen with Linux on netbooks, there is really no question that it feels like something ominous is holding back desktop Linux from the masses.

Some Things Linux Can Do, That Windows Won’t.

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Linux

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I had an interesting chat with a friend today, part of which dealt with the differences between Windows and Linux (hence this post). In a nutshell, he was trying to grasp why I really preferred Linux.

What will Fedora 13 Linux be named?

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Linux

blog.internetnews.com: Among the bits of minutiae that I personally find entertaining about the Linux distribution release cycle is how different distros come up with their respective release names.

KDE 4.3.4 Released

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KDE

kde.org: KDE Community Ships Fourth Translation and Service Release of the 4.3 Free Desktop, Containing Numerous Bugfixes, Performance Improvements and Translation Updates

Organize your life with Osmo

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Software

blogs.techrepublic.com: Everyone needs a way to organize both their work and personal life, but not everyone needs the same solution. For something fast and lightweight that covers all the basics, Vincent Danen recommends Osmo.

Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • 14 XSplash Themes For Ubuntu Karmic Koala
  • Ubuntu 10.4 boot changing from using usplash to plymouth
  • Could Ubuntu get enterprises to finally embrace the cloud?
  • Nice collection of themes for Gnome and ubuntu Dec I

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 8 (Helena)

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 8 (Helena) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 8 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 9.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

An Open Source Tool for Every Task

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Software

schoollibraryjournal.com: For the last several years, I’ve organized sessions on open source software (OSS) at ed-tech conferences. But this year was markedly different, with an awareness of these tools among educators that I’d never seen.

Where to Find Linux Screencasts/Video Tutorials

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Linux
Web

stephencuyos.com: The importance of video in learning Linux cannot be overemphasized. For most people, the best way to learn is to watch someone do it first. The video tutorials and screencasts offered in the following sites cover a wide range of Linux systems and applications.

Why the CrunchPad mattered

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Linux
Hardware

crunchgear.com: The CrunchPad was a testament to the power of online media and a fascinating study in the ability of new media to enact real changes on the real world. While the product faltered, it’s fascinating that the project went as far as it did given the forces arrayed against it.

FreeBSD bug gives untrusted root access

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Security
BSD

theregister.co.uk: A security bug in the latest version of the FreeBSD can be exploited to grant unprivileged users complete control over the operating system, a German researcher said Monday.

Five Years of Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

packtpub.com: Recently Ubuntu celebrated it's five-year anniversary. Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" marks five years since the initial release, 4.10 "Warty Warthog". This article by Christer Edwards outlines some of the things Ubuntu has brought to the Linux world, and what a major impact it has had.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fun with SUSE Studio
  • Mozilla Sea Monkey
  • Hosted Version of the Drupal CMS is Taking Shape
  • What's new with Acquia?
  • Beagle Search Tool Fetches Data From Deep Inside Your Linux System
  • Red Hat To Support Meals On Wheels This Holiday Season
  • Explosive Netbook Growth Expected to Slow
  • On KDE notifications
  • Google chart shows which netbooks run Chrome OS best
  • Open source: No vow of poverty (or get-rich-quick scheme)
  • Nokia plans just one Linux phone next year
  • Android And Chrome OS: Google Vs. Google?
  • DE: Open source professorship at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Linux PDF viewers

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to Convert smbpasswd to tdbsam on Samba
  • SFTP on Ubuntu and Debian in 9 easy steps
  • “bash: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied”
  • How to Take Perfect Screenshots with KSnapshot
  • How to Establish Simple Remote Desktop Access Between Ubuntu and Windows
  • Regain Compiz desktop rotation with the mouse in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Sharing the Same Files Between Two PC’s
  • How to DHCP server on Ubuntu
  • OOo: How to do a holiday letter using mail merge, and print labels for the envelopes
  • Linux Security with Fail2Ban
  • fix bricked xos automatically
  • Have your Arch Linux always ready for an upgrade
  • Tomdroid with Ubuntu One syncing goodness
  • How to Print Large Posters in Ubuntu / Debian Linux
  • Graphic styles in OpenOffice.org Draw and Impress

GNOME Community Announces Dates GUADEC 2010

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ostatic.com/blog: The GNOME Foundation has announced its annual conference, GUADEC, will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, July 24-30, 2010.

My life with Linux: Day 5

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Linux

pcauthority.com.au: Stuart Turton spends the fifth day of his one week odyssey with Linux, gets his hands dirty with 'Gnome Do' and quickly realises his new found joy for Ubuntu. Has Stuart finally cracked Linux?

Death of FreeBSD contributor John Birrell

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BSD
Obits

freebsdnews.net: Craig Rodrigues writes that his friend and colleague John Birrell passed away.

"Now it's time to say goodbye, to all our fam i ly..."

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Linux
Web

linuxgeeksunited.blogspot: I find myself becoming argumentative and generally frustrated trying to argue about nuances in Linux development and that is not what I want to come across as or be. So, I will be letting Polar Bears and Penguins go. I want to thank everyone who visited and was supportive of the things posted here.

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Kernel: Linux 4.13 Features, ZFS On Linux 0.7, EdgeX, and AMD Graphics

  • 4.13 Merge window, part 2
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today's howtos

GNOME: Evince, GNOME Recipes, Gedit, and GUADEC 2017 in Manchester

  • Evince 3.26 Will Let You View Adobe Illustrator & CBR Files
    Evince, the default document viewer on Ubuntu, is adding support for more file formats. The next stable release, Evince 3.26, due in October, will allow you to view Adobe Illustrator files on Linux without needing to install any additional software. “But wait!”, I hear you cry, “Evince can already do that!”
  • GNOME Recipes 3.26 Cooks Up a Batch of Improvements
    GNOME's Mathias Clasen has dished up an update on GNOME Recipes, the desktop cookery app for Linux, bringing news of several improvements.
  • Wait, Gedit Text Editor is Unmaintained?!
    Gedit is the default text editor on Ubuntu and just about a bajillion other Linux distros — but it’s also unmaintained. Did you know that? I didn’t. Not until a reader mentioned it to me earlier today. And, sure enough, head over to Gedit page on the GNOME Wiki and you can see for yourself that the project is “no longer maintained” and is “looking for new maintainers”.
  • Going to GUADEC 2017
    This year I am also giving a presentation about the application story in Endless OS. Our infrastructure, our changes to GNOME Software, our heavy use of Flatpak, etc. Hopefully you’ll find it interesting.

Red Hat and Fedora: CollabNet and Carahsoft. SteelCloud, Fedora 27 Schedule, 32-Bit x86 Support

  • CollabNet and Carahsoft to Host Value Stream Mapping Webinar Featuring Red Hat August 2, 2017
    CollabNet (www.collabnet.com), a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, announces a new webinar, "Monitoring your DevOps Tool Chain for Continuous Delivery & Feedback in Red Hat OpenShift," that will be co-hosted by CollabNet partner Carahsoft. The webinar will take place on August 2, 2017, at 10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT.
  • SteelCloud Adds Red Hat RHEL 7 STIG Automation to Boost DoD's RMF Readiness
    SteelCloud LLC announced today that it has enhanced ConfigOS, its patented STIG remediation software, to comprehensively support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. ConfigOS dramatically reduces the time and effort to build, test, and deploy STIG-compliant Linux and Windows application environments. This new RHEL 7 support adds to ConfigOS existing automation for RHEL 5 & 6, CENTOS and SUSE Linux.
  • 32-Bit x86 support in Fedora
  • Running Wayland on the Nvidia driver
    I know many of you have wanted to test running Wayland on NVidia. The work on this continues between Jonas Ådahl, Adam Jackson and various developers at NVidia. It is not ready for primetime yet as we are still working on the server side glvnd piece we need for XWayland. That said with both Adam Jackson looking at this from our side and Kyle Brenneman looking at it from NVidia I am sure we will be able to hash out the remaining open questions and get that done.
  • Fedora 27 release dates and schedule
    With the recent release of Fedora 26, the Fedora 27 release schedule is falling into place. Also worth noting, starting with Fedora 27, there is no longer an Alpha release. As of now, the current Fedora 27 release schedule is as follows.
  • My first year in the Fedora Project
    Yesterday I completed an incredible first year in the fedora project, I noticed it because I was awarded with one badge for it (egg badge). I arrived a month ago through whatcanidoforfedora, who told me that it was a good idea to go to ambassadors, commops and infrastructure, I tried first in ambassadors and immediately I was kicked :P. being member of any major parts of the fedora project requires a lot of patience and work. that was my first learning about the the project.