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Story Cinnamon 2.4.7 Arrives with Numerous Fixes, Should Be in Repos Soon Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 6:33pm
Story Bringing open source to the NHS Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 6:30pm
Story Plasma 5 with KDE Telepathy 0.9 Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:41pm
Story Debian Won't Replace Ubuntu as the Base for Linux Mint, Says Project Leader Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:35pm
Story Ubuntu Touch to Receive New OTA Update with Battery Improvements Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:26pm
Story Android Auto to arrive in Brazil in 2015 Rianne Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 5:09pm
Story Linux Themes Of The Day Mohd Sohail 31/03/2015 - 5:07pm
Story BleachBit An Alternative To CCleaner On Linux Mohd Sohail 31/03/2015 - 2:27pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:30pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 31/03/2015 - 1:30pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Ten more essential Python tips
  • 7 Powerful Awk Operators Examples
  • Famous Perl One-Liners Explained, Part V
  • Determine The Current Runlevel In Linux
  • Running IPv6 in practice
  • Optimise Your Laptop's Battery Life With Linux
  • Configuring a Linux Wireless Access Point
  • dd to create an image of a drive
  • Debian / Ubuntu Record Boot Messages
  • Astyle - Source code indenter, formatter, and beautifier
  • Using GNU Screen to save running sessions on remote logins
  • fdupes: Delete Duplicate Files
  • Managing sound in Ubuntu 9.10
  • How to install an offline dictionary in Ubuntu
  • Fixing the default shell in Ubuntu / Linux Mint
  • Building An All-Text Linux Workstation

The 10 Most Popular Linux Distributions

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Linux

geektrio.net: I love the site DistroWatch! They post all the major Linux distributions and keep track of the current versions. They also keep a daily count of the 10 most popular distributions. I used their data to compile this list. Linux newbies and Linux experts alike will find this list useful. These are 10 solid Linux distributions…

The Greatest KDE Distro Ever: An Early Look at openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

linux-mag.com: This week the first milestone release of openSUSE was made available. Together with the KDE 4.4 release candidate and excellent integration of GTK applications such as Firefox, openSUSE simply provides the greatest KDE experience available to date. Here’s why.

n900, thoughts

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Hardware

aseigo.blogspot: I received an N900 a couple days ago and was quite excite to unpack it. It came with the usual dizzying array of wires for power, audio, etc. The instruction manual was short but useful. The box was a nice charcoal gray. Yadda yadda yadda. I wanted to see the thing in action!

Berkus's Ten Ways to Destroy Community and Bacon's Art of Community

stephesblog.blogs.com: This was a great week for reviewing "community building" resources in my world. I discovered Josh Berkus's recent Java One presentation, "Ten Ways to Destroy Your Community", and I received my reviewer's copy of Jono Bacon's "The Art of Community".

Linux upgrades the easy way

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: I've been re-assembling my office-all 28 computers of it. I decided to update an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop to Ubuntu 9.10 and an openSUSE server from openSUSE 11.1 to openSUSE 11.2. No, I'm not crazy.

Scientific Linux - It blinded me with science!

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Scientific Linux is a distribution based on RedHat, designed to work out of the box and make the job of assistants and PhDs that much easier. As such, it comes with a few extras that you do not normally see in stock RedHat, without losing the heavy anchor of adamant stability that RedHat brings.

Throughput Performance with a Disk-Based Journal

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Linux
Hardware

linux-mag.com: Turning from Metadata performance to throughput performance, we examines the impact of journal size on ext4 when the journal is disk-based. Dig into the numbers and see what you can do to improve throughput performance.

The KDE 4.3 System Settings - Part 2

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KDE

raiden.net: Welcome to part 2 of our overview of the KDE 4.3 System Settings panel, the replacement for the old control panel of KDE 3.5. Today we're going to look at two more master sections. Namely, Personal and Network & Connectivity. So sit back and enjoy.

Two Nifty Features in digiKam 1.1.0

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Software

scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Hot on the heels of digiKam 1.0, Gilles Caulier announced the 1.1.0 release of the popular open source photo management application. While the main focus in version 1.0 was on squashing bugs, the new release of digiKam does sport a couple of new nifty features and improvements.

The Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You

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Linux

linux.com: There are various approaches to answering this question. The broad answer is: "any of them," but that's not very helpful if you're just looking for a place to start. The problem is, there never can be one best Linux distribution for everyone.

Yahoo Search + Ubuntu = Yahoo Messenger for Linux?

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Software
Ubuntu

itlure.com: Rather than bashing the hell out of Canonical for its evil, evil attempt to make more money (SHOCKING, I know!), and given my foolish optimism that Mother Nature threw up on me, I prefer to look at the full half of this whole shenanigan (this word is AWESOME btw) glass thing.

Browser Wars – Are You A Casualty?

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Software

lockergnome.com: Though people use browsers every day now, it was not always so. It is amazing to see how much has changed over the years that the internet has become something that people other than defense contractors and educators use.

A data cruncher bites the dust

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Software
OSS
OOo

thebeezspeaks.blogspot: I know this post is gonna get me into trouble, but frankly - I don't care. FOSS programs didn't work for me. Ok, now I've said it. But it's the truth.

What’s up with the Symbian Foundation?

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OS

In one of the first posts on the Symbian Foundation’s new blog the following proclamation was made about the future of Nokia’s proprietary S60 mobile operating system:

“We’re going to give it all away: For free”.

It’s now almost a year later and I have to ask: What’s taking you so long?

More here...

Countdown to KDE 4.4 and the new KDE website

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KDE

thinkmoult.com: I like dabbling in web development and design and so I was quite happy to be able to participate in the redesign of the new KDE.org website due to release in conjunction with KDE SC 4.4 on February 9th.

Fedora Milestone

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Linux

marilyn.frields.org: According to the Statistics page on the wiki, last week we passed 1 million IP checkins for Fedora 12 systems! This is roughly on par with where Fedora 11 was at the same time after its release.

Top 50 Funny Computer Quotes

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Humor

junauza.com: If you have enjoyed our collection of top 50 Linux quotes of all time, I'm sure you would love these funny computer-related quotes that I have put together.

Kernel Log: Open source drivers for new Radeon graphics chips

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Linux

h-online.com: The X.org and kernel developers are working on drivers to support the DirectX 11 graphics cards in AMD's Radeon HD 5000 series. The kernel developers have released numerous new stable kernels and are discussing the integration of utrace in great detail.

Fedora vs. Ubuntu: Is Either Better?

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Linux
Ubuntu

earthweb.com: Fedora or Ubuntu? That is a question that Linux users are asking with increasing frequency.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
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