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Story Drupal 8 Nears Finish Line Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 5:45pm
Story Linux still rules supercomputing Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 5:36pm
Story $79 octacore hacker SBC runs Ubuntu and Android Rianne Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 5:34pm
Story The End of Adobe Flash? Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 5:04pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 5:03pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 5:00pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 4:59pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 4:59pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 4:55pm
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 4:54pm

Top Ten Apps That Make Linux Fun To Use

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Software Many Linux enthusiasts associate desktop Linux with their repetitive daily routine. Same old, same old. Linux is more than a mere efficient platform. It can also provide a great deal of entertainment as well.

Open source helps those who…get a little help from their friends

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OSS Whereas most developers have familiarity with open source, fewer of their managers and even fewer senior execs have much experience with it, especially when it comes to corporate policy or governance. Thus, it's good news that there are organizations and resources that can help companies get their collective heads around the issues and best practices for managing them.

Linux for beginners

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Linux I've had more than my fair share of troubles with Windows. So I decided to take the plunge and borrowed a buddy's Mandriva Linux disc — and things actually worked. What is Linux though?

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Ubuntu 10.04)

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This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Ubuntu 10.04 system. The GRUB2 bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

today's leftovers:

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #200
  • Impression GTK Theme gets updated
  • Cleansweep Progress Report
  • Going Linux Jul 05 #107
  • KDE and the Masters of the Universe – 2010-07-05
  • Kubuntu developer wins KDE Akademy 2010 Award
  • Symbian OS and the Linux Desktop
  • Why Open Source Stalls Innovation and Patents Advance It

some howtos:

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  • How to Change Ownership of a file on Linux
  • Enable Icons on the Ubuntu System Menu
  • Add these handy bash aliases for efficiency
  • Creating Tileable Marble Textures with The GIMP
  • eeePC: TrackPad Mouse Clicking in Linux Mint 9
  • Conky Ubuntu Theme - Easiest Way to install Conky
  • Tweet from command line using curl
  • The difference between Primary and Secondary groups
  • Me TV – Digital television viewer

Three video transcoding applications for Linux worth knowing

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Software If you are a movie junkie like me, chances are you have quite a number of movies on your computer that would be nice watching on your DVD player or home theater system, mobile phone or portable multimedia device. The following three applications should help.

Big distributions, little RAM 2

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Hardware As a follow up to my previous post I have decided to re-run the tests, this time with the updated distributions (where available of course). Again I will be testing all of this within VirtualBox on ‘machines’ with the following specifications:

Many companies distributing open source software don't know it

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OSS Too many companies have no idea that they're distributing open source software and therefore violating the GPL, a survey by OpenLogic found.

Support GNOME by Shopping at

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Software The GNOME foundation provide Amazon referral links for your browser. That is, every time you search for a product using the referral link and end up buying something GNOME get a paid a referral fee based on the amount you spend. The best bit is that it costs you absolutely nothing extra but helps keep GNOME in servers, ballpoint pens and developers.

Highlight Text On Websites With Wired-Marker For Firefox The Firefox extension Wired-Marker adds text highlighting capabilities to the web browser. The tool becomes available via the context menu and the Tools menu after installation.

some shorts:

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  • New branch for OOo 3.3
  • openSUSE 11.3RC1 LXDE screencast
  • A flood of stable kernel releases
  • Linux 2.6.35-rc4 Kernel Sees The Light Of Day
  • Maintenance for openSUSE 11.0 extended

Open to the core - The pragmatic freedom

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OSS Everyone seems to have an opinion on the open core debate, and a popular opinion seems to inflict some sort of excommunication to anyone having a less than pure open source monetization process. Therefore I thought that I would add some unsolicited input to this matter.

5 popular open source eCommerce platforms

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Software There are so many off-the-shelf web solutions out there, many website owners are asking: Why should I bother building it myself? When thinking about their eCommerce platform, a site owner faces three key choices: the Software as a Service hosted solution, download and install an open source or purchased solution, or just build it yourself.

Netbooks: Facts, Figures, Options & Opinion

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  • Netbooks: Facts, Figures, Options & Opinion
  • Review: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15
  • More on netbooks, devices and everything (Plasma)

My First LXDE Desktop

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cidtux.blogspot: LXDE is desktop environtment like KDE and Gnome. But it's lighter than KDE and Gnome. But it's still need middle spec computer like pentium 3/4 and with Minimum Ram 128-256 MB Ram. LXDE is simple, but for newbie user like me it's still little hard.

Meet the staff: Community editor Lee Schlesinger

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Web Today’s a legal holiday in the US, but we like to post an entry in the blog every weekday to keep you from getting bored. I can’t promise to relieve the boredom today, because today’s entry is about me. to use GStreamer for Multimedia

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OOo Previously used Sun's Java Media Framework to play back audio and video in documents. But as time went on Java became more outdated. So, developers have decided to implement the widely used GStreamer framework.

Easter Eggs in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu We’ve written a lot lately about serious, geeky topics, like virtualization. But we here at WorksWithU also like to have fun from time to time. To prove it, here’s a look at some of the hilarious–or at least amusing–Easter eggs and other jokes hidden in Ubuntu.


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bobthegnome.blogspot: I'd like to announce a side-project I've been working on: The Light Display Manager (LightDM).

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Plasma 5.12 LTS beta available in PPA for testing on Artful & Bionic

Adventurous users, testers and developers running Artful 17.10 or our development release Bionic 18.04 can now test the beta version of Plasma 5.12 LTS. Read more Also: Kubuntu 17.10 and 18.04 Users Can Now Try the KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS Desktop

Leftovers: Proprietary Software, HowTos, and GXml

Debian Developers: Google Summer of Code, Quick Recap of 2017

  • RHL'18 in Saint-Cergue, Switzerland
    In between eating fondue and skiing, I found time to resurrect some of my previous project ideas for Google Summer of Code. Most of them are not specific to Debian, several of them need co-mentors, please contact me if you are interested.
  • Quick recap of 2017
         After the Stretch release, it was time to attend DebConf’17 in Montreal, Canada. I’ve presented the latest news on the Debian Installer front there as well. This included a quick demo of my little framework which lets me run automatic installation tests. Many attendees mentioned openQA as the current state of the art technology for OS installation testing, and Philip Hands started looking into it. Right now, my little thing is still useful as it is, helping me reproduce regressions quickly, and testing bug fixes… so I haven’t been trying to port that to another tool yet. I also gave another presentation in two different contexts: once at a local FLOSS meeting in Nantes, France and once during the mini-DebConf in Toulouse, France. Nothing related to Debian Installer this time, as the topic was how I helped a company upgrade thousands of machines from Debian 6 to Debian 8 (and to Debian 9 since then). It was nice to have Evolix people around, since we shared our respective experience around automation tools like Ansible and Puppet.

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