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Story Trisquel 7.0 LTS Belenos Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2014 - 8:34am
Story CAINE Provides Sturdy Support for Forensic Specialists Rianne Schestowitz 15/11/2014 - 8:06am
Story AMD's "AMDKFD" HSA Driver Is Ready For Pulling In Linux 3.19 Rianne Schestowitz 15/11/2014 - 7:59am
Story Pigs Flying, Popular Licenses, and LibreOffice 4.3.4 Rianne Schestowitz 15/11/2014 - 7:54am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2014 - 12:08am
Story New Wine Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2014 - 12:08am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2014 - 12:07am
Story As open source goes mainstream, institutions collaborate differently Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 11:48pm
Story Ten operating systems for the Raspberry Pi Roy Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 10:45pm
Story DragonFlyBSD 4.0 RC3 Is Out, Faster DRM Drivers Coming Rianne Schestowitz 14/11/2014 - 10:45pm

Red Hat Aims RHEL 5.4 At The Cloud

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Linux

eweekeurope.co.uk: New operating system release and hypervisor development work put the open source vendor on a collision course with VMware and Microsoft

Vixta Linux 2009.7

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Linux

desktoplinuxreviews.com: A lot of Windows users have considered switching to Linux and usually when they do switch it means getting used to a whole new look and feel on their desktop computers. But what happens when Linux is made to look like Windows? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Slackware 13.0 - ho hum

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Slack

techiemoe.com: Slackware. It's an institution in its own right. Some might argue that it's *put* people into institutions as well, out of either frustration or zealotry. Whatever your opinion may be about it, there's little doubt that it's a strong one.

Also: Slackware 13.0

Simple, Fast, and Geeky Console-based Audio Players for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: To those of you who are new to Linux, you may not know that you can use the shell terminal to do some fun stuff like play games, watch Star Wars, and even browse the web. You can even blast your favorite music with it.

Why Linux does not look like Windows

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Linux

tech-no-media.com: One interesting remark I read in some comments is that Linux distributions are not successful because they don't look enough like Windows. Apparently if someone completely copied the interface of Windows and slapped that on top of Linux, Windows users would migrate in droves.

Comparing windows and Linux hardware management.

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: An operating systems most basic function is to act as a layer between the computer hardware and the user space programs. What an operating system provides to those user space programs is a standard interface to the computers hardware, no matter what type of hardware that is.

The Best Image Viewers For Linux

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Software

d0od.blogspot: Below are a selection of Image Viewers that provide more features than the default application and how they compare against it.

How to be anonymous online with Incognito

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Software

tuxradar.com: At first glance Incognito may seem suited only for the extremely paranoid, because of the totality of tools it offers to hide your online presence. This 430MB-ish live CD has many faithful users, but I can't quote any on its usefulness since their identities couldn't be confirmed. Yes, Incognito is that good.

more chrome

  • Should Google kill the Chrome OS?
  • Google Chrome: one year on
  • Enable flash and use themes in Google Chrome Linux

Ultimate Download Management guide for Linux

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Software

penguininside.blogspot: When I got started with Linux, The one thing I couldn’t find was good download managers. but today we have plenty of them, in fact what we have on Linux is simply better than Adware/Shareware download managers on Windows. In this guide, I’m going to tell you the various ways for good and reliable download management on Linux.

The human face of the FSFE

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OSS

blogs.fsfe.org: The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is an organization that does a lot of behind-the-scenes things, mostly policy and legal, which can be a little hard to see at times. Of course we are always happy to support Free Software projects manage the legal and organizational aspects of, um, projecthood.

More Chrome OS clues - bootable browser?

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OS

downloadsquad.com: After a second (or is it third?) round of possible Chrome OS images captured by the ever-popular A. Nonymous Tipster on his trusty-but-low-res digital camera, speculation around Google's ethereal OS is bound to keep heating up.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Is there a ChromiumOS to go with ChromeOS?
  • Easily Install Fonts In Ubuntu With FontMatrix
  • Boog, the desktop bugzilla client for Fedora
  • Using GSmartControl In Ubuntu Linux
  • Get Hands on OpenSUSE at LinuxCon
  • Game Over for Sony
  • Google browser gets Sony foothold
  • Skype Dials New Owner… And Open Source
  • Lets work together.
  • Noteworthy PCLinuxOS updates (Aug 23rd – Aug 29th)
  • Ubuntu TechBoard 2009
  • Jaunty, Arch and Alsa
  • about:mozilla 9/2
  • Accelerating X with Gallium
  • SFLC Podcast: Episode 0x15: Steve Holden of Python

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • HOWTO: Auto launch programs/scripts on LXDE startup
  • Use the same GTK theme for applications started as root
  • Make Ubuntu remember the applications you had open when you last logged out
  • three ways to install alsa drivers
  • A gentle routing tutorial
  • AcetoneISO: Manage CD/DVD images with ease on Ubuntu
  • Graudit – Code Audit Tool Using Grep
  • Gain more battery life from your Linux-based laptop with powertop
  • Instant Lan File Sharing with Python

5 Great opensource games for Linux

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Gaming

unixmen.com: Here are 5 Nice opensource games for Linux , I installed the games on ubuntu and they did work fine, I liked more Supertux perhaps because is similar to super mario bros one my favorite games, the rest of the games are nice ones also with nice music and good graphics.

The File Menu

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Software

fosswire.com: The File menu has been around since the dawn of user interfaces. But do you know what? It has overstayed its welcome. The File menu has been abused in far too many applications.

Windows And Linux Users Get Another Great VM Option

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Software

bmighty.com/blog: Parallels, Inc. is a company best known for its Mac-based virtualization software. This week, however, it finally delivered an updated version of its Windows- and Linux-based products.

4 Resources for the Powerful Inkscape Open Source Drawing Tool

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Software

ostatic.com: Among advanced open source graphics tools, GIMP has a lot of fans, and there are many free online resources available for it, but if you're looking for a drawing and illustration tool that can compete with Adobe Illustrator and is especially good for logos and splashy still graphics, give Inkscape a try.

Kindle DX Impressions

jonobacon.org: The Kindle. I have been wanting to buy one of these babies for a while, and when I kept reading about people buying my book on them, read Mike’s generally positive blatherings, and wanted something to read for my honeymoon last week, I gave in and bought one.

The 'Linuxification' of Windows has begun

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Linux
Software

Randall C. Kennedy, InfoWorld: It's like a cancer: a creeping, deadly disease that slowly erodes all that's good and clean, replacing it with a swill of malignancy and decrepitude. I'm speaking, of course, of the recent appearance of Linux UI conventions under Windows.

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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.