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Story Samsung to host first open-source conference Rianne Schestowitz 15/09/2014 - 7:10am
Story Linux 3.17-rc5 Roy Schestowitz 15/09/2014 - 7:06am
Story Torvalds says he has no strong opinions on systemd Rianne Schestowitz 15/09/2014 - 7:04am
Story Hello World: Videos That Teach Linux To Kids Roy Schestowitz 15/09/2014 - 7:01am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 11:02pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 11:01pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 11:01pm
Story SK Telecom to Open a New “Do-it-yourself” Era in Network Equipment Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 10:33pm
Story After the Fork: Financing Open Source Software Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 10:13pm
Story Android Wear 'to dominate Apple Watch' Roy Schestowitz 14/09/2014 - 10:04pm

Using sidux with Midori

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Software

usalug-org.blogspot: Midori seems like it has the potential to evolve into one really fast, handy browser, especially if you want to create a light, fast desktop or window manager based system.

Microsoft's Windows 7 price gamble opens door to Linux

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Microsoft
Ubuntu

channelregister.co.uk: Shuttleworth once told The Reg he can't wait for Windows 7 on this sub-laptop class of machines because it'll finally give Ubuntu the opportunity to compete fairly against Microsoft's operating system in this emerging market.

Five big issues with ARM and Android netbooks

zdnet.com: The tech industry is always looking for the next big thing: Bing is gaining on Google, the Palm Pre will dethrone the iPhone, and so on. One of the latest “next big things” is the duo of ARM and Android which, if you buy the hype, will wrest the PC industry from Wintel’s grip.

Xorg, a stumbling stone?

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Software

bushweed.blogspot: Xorg is a stumbling stone in the advancement of desktop linux. Xorg is bigger, slower and more complicated than the graphical servers of other operating systems.

Noteworthy Mandriva Cooker changes

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MDV

artipc10.vub.ac.be: It’s a long time ago I posted something on my blog, so this is a good moment to break the silence with a Cooker update:

Chinese Green Dam pilfers open source too

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OSS

zdnet.com: After claims that China's "Green Dam" filtering app includes code pirated from an American software maker, it should come as no surprise that the People's Republic censorshipware is also using open-source code without displaying the proper license.

Two hours (and counting) with an upgrade to Fedora 11

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Linux

Vincent Danen: Two days after the release of Fedora 11, I took the opportunity to upgrade my work laptop, which was running Fedora 10. With it being a work system, and upgrading so soon after release, I was a little nervous and did not know what to expect.

Fedora 11 Leonidas bleeds

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Linux

bitburners.com: Hardly ever has a Linux distribution raised such a mixed feelings as the Fedora has done for us. On the other hand it represents the most up-to-date software and has some cool innovations, and is backed by one of the biggest Linux contributors - RedHat.

10 Things to do After Installing Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

ubuntulinuxhelp.com: I'm often asked by new Linux (Ubuntu) users what things I do immediately after installing Ubuntu; to tweak it a bit more. Here's the answers for the 10 things I do to customize a new Ubuntu Hardy installation:

Gnome - The Curtain Is About To Go Up

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Software

linuxlock.blogspot: I see it every day...I feel it. The low rumble of an impending change that will alter the way people use their computers from now on. That change is Linux, and that change is going to be facilitated by Ubuntu.

The Plasma desktop shell of KDE 4

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Linux

See how to write simple Plasma applets that improves the KDE 4 Linux desktop

GnoMenu: Eye Candy Applications Menu for your Gnome Desktop

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Software

kabatology.com: Wallpaper switchers, new themes, GDMs and GnoMenu all have one purpose – they bring fresh and new looks to our Gnome Desktops.

Upbeat about Updates

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linuxjournal.com: More noteworthy items from the Linux audio world, including news about some long-awaited releases.

Canonical to boost Ubuntu usability by tackling "papercuts"

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Ubuntu

arstechnica.com: Canonical aims to improve the Ubuntu user experience by fixing a multitude of minor usability glitches.

Mac4Lin Gives Linux Desktops the Complete Mac Look

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Software

lifehacker.com: Mac4Lin, a package of skins, wallpapers, icons, and interface refinements that brings a completist Mac look to Linux with an automated installation, has reached the 1.0 stage with an impressive array of features.

Linux 2.6.30's best five features

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Linux

blogs.computerworld: Linux's changes may not be as big from version to version, but they tend to be more thoroughly tested and stable. What most users will like in this distribution starts with a faster boot-up for Linux.

Companies still concerned about open source security? Really?

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Really? Did I wake up this morning only to find that Dr. Emmett Brown successfully teleported me “Back to the Future” with his Delorean? Or are the majority of people polled by Forrester that clueless and is Forrester that irresponsible?

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 307

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Reviews: Fedora 11

  • News: Fedora posts workaround for ext4 bug, project delivers up-to-date FreeBSD images, sidux users react over removal of non-free firmware, Novell creates custom Geeko builder site
  • Released last week: Fedora 11, FreeNAS 0.69.2
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2010 and Fedora 12 release schedules
  • New distributions: Eden Live, LinuxAdvanced
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

Ubuntu Satanic Edition 666.6 (Jesus' Jugular) Review

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Ubuntu

extremetech.com: But there's another version of Ubuntu...a dark and evil one. A version so hideous and so terrible that it's name is only spoken in whispers among Linux users...

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today's leftovers

  • Why You Should Consider Open Sourcing Your Software
    Free & Open source software have grown so rapidly in the last few years. Just compare the situation of being ignored and considered like a nerds-movement in the early 2000’s to the situation today in 2017. We surly made a huge advancement so far. Thanks to the amazing ecosystem of open source which links both communities and enterprises together. However, when it comes to individuals, a lot of people are hesitant when it comes to open-sourcing their software. They think that the “secret” behind it will be stolen. They think that they will be releasing their work “for nothing in return” when they do so. That’s definitely false.
  • Caspia Projects and Thunderbird – Open Source In Absentia
    What does this have to do with Thunderbird? I sat in a room a few weeks ago with 10 guys at Clallam Bay, all who have been in a full-time, intensive software training program for about a year, who are really interested in trying to do real-world projects rather than simply hidden internal projects that are classroom assignments, or personal projects with no public outlet. I start in April spending two days per week with these guys. Then there are another 10 or so guys at WSR in Monroe that started last month, though the situation there is more complex. The situation is similar to other groups of students that might be able to work on Thunderbird or Mozilla projects, with these differences:1) Student or GSOC projects tend to have a duration of a few months, while the expected commitment time for this group is much longer.
  • Make Dragonfly BSD great again!
    Recently I spent some time reading Dragonfly BSD code. While doing so I spotted a vulnerability in the sysvsem subsystem that let user to point to any piece of memory and write data through it (including the kernel space). This can be turned into execution of arbitrary code in the kernel context and by exploiting this, we're gonna make Dragonfly BSD great again!

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • [Video] Litebook Alpha Review! | Unboxing, Apps, and Gaming!
  • Beginners Guide To Linux
    Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start? This post is for you. It's not intended to be a comprehensive guide, rather a gentle intro into the Linux world. I'm not a Linux expert, but I know from experience that it can be an intimidating platform to get started in. I want this post to show you what you need to know to get started with Linux.
  • [Video] 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux
  • System76 Provides Wireless Fixes for Ubiquity
    We are proud to have contributed to Ubiquity in such a way that we feel improves all users’ lives when using Ubuntu. We will continue improving the platform and hope that our users will see value in what we do.
  • GNOME 3.24 Released, See What`s New
    After being in development for six months, GNOME 3.24 was released today, bringing improvements such as Night Light, weather information in the date / time indicator, along with updates to its applications, and more.

Late Night Linux, Bad Voltage, and Effective Communication in Podcasting

  • Late Night Linux – Episode 06
    Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.
  • Bad Voltage Live at SCaLE 15x
    The Bad Voltage live stage show, from SCaLE 15x in Pasadena, March 2017!
  • Effective Communication in Podcasting
    When I got serious about doing Linux videos on YouTube, I drew on all of that Old Media experience plus I took a few classes to make sure I knew what I was talking about before handing out advice to others. That has led to the EzeeLinux project. The goal of EzeeLinux is to educate folks about Linux and get them started on the right path to success… I have been truly humbled by the response it has gotten. That said, I don’t feel like I’m competing with anyone – the more, the merrier! I honestly feel that Linux and Open Source Software are arguably one of the few truly good things happening in the world today. It brings people from all over the world together and provides a means to get cutting edge technology into the hands of anyone, anywhere who wants to take the time to learn how to use it regardless of their financial situation. That is the kind of power that can quite literally change the world, folks. No one should be left behind in this Information Age. Come to think of it, Ed Murrow would probably do a documentary about Linux if he was still around today… It would be right up his street, I think. It’s the kind of thing he liked to talk about.

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform Twitch.tv browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.