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Story Manjaro Unity Community Edition Is Arch Linux-Based and Powered by Unity Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:23pm
Story The Big DRM Graphics Driver Changes Land In Linux 3.18 Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:19pm
Story Self-documentation of code Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:14pm
Story LXQT 0.8.0 RELEASED WITH FULL QT5 SUPPORT, VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:00pm
Story Can GNOME Make a Comeback? Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:27pm
Story Good Karma Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:18pm
Story What’s new in the graphics stack in Fedora 21? Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:18pm
Story Linux Foundation Initiatives Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:10pm
Story Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Debuts with Support on RHEL 7 Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:09pm
Story Jono Bacon: Open Source is Where Society Innovates Roy Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 4:07pm

Life is about choice, computing should be too

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Linux

it.toolbox.com/blogs: Throughout our life we are faced with choices. Yet with our computing life there are many people who make the argument that there shouldn't be a choice of operating systems. They say that it is Linux's greatest weakness that there are so many distributions to choose from.

Installing VirtualBox 3.0 On A Fedora 11 Desktop

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install Sun VirtualBox 3.0 (released on June 30, 2009) on a Fedora 11 desktop. With VirtualBox you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux and Windows under a host operating system.

Mouse with Red Hat

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Linux
Hardware

fossist.net: Yesterday Sudhanwa showed this interesting mouse to me.. Do not be misguided by the color and design. look carefully … no it not by the company you are assuming …

Why are people attacking RMS?

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OSS

itwire.com: When the two main desktop projects catering to free and open source software - KDE and GNOME - held their annual desktop summit at the same place for the first time, they probably expected nothing but messages of peace and harmony to emanate. Instead...

Get Ready for PHP 6

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Software

linux-mag.com: PHP 6, the next major revision of the popular Web application development language, looms on the horizon and promises many changes. Learn what’s new and what’s obsolete and how to prepare your code for tomorrow.

Solar Eclipse on your desktop

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Software

lizards.opensuse.org: A Celestial event, the sight of the century is happening tomorrow morning here in India. Monsoon clouds may spoil the fun though. Fear not, you can still see how exactly the event will unfold.

Linux slips into Microsoft's warm, deadly embrace

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Microsoft

infoworld.com: Make no mistake: This is a hostile action on Microsoft's part. Its stated mission is to squash Linux like a bug, and the easiest way to do that is to feign friendship -- to offer a bogus olive branch, then switch it out at the last minute for a nasty bundle of thorns.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • John Carmack on Linux ports

  • Bitter Foes Microsoft and Linux Unite Against Software Rules
  • Frictional Sale Successful
  • A spot of roughness with VirtualBox 3.02 on Ubuntu
  • Automounting in KDE4
  • The exciting topic of footnotes and endnotes in OOo
  • What's OLPC Biggest Mistake? Negroponte Says Sugar
  • Ubuntu Server Edition: Where’s the Official Support?
  • Mozilla awards best new Tab ideas
  • Adventures With Ubuntu
  • Common Keyring: KDE and GNOME Combine Password Management Efforts
  • TreemapViewer: Building Silverlight Applications on Unix
  • Introducing Libstorage
  • Linux exploit gets around security barrier

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • LyX made easy

  • How to completely remove an application in GNU/Linux
  • Configure your Flash Player settings for maximum privacy and security
  • A gentle introduction to C# and Mono Part 3:
  • How to recursively copy files from an FTP server with Linux
  • Exploring Advanced Math with Maxima
  • Howto install amarok 1.4 in Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Make Nautlius Easier To Use
  • What to do with MP3s in Linux
  • How to Layout a Book with OpenOffice.org: Part 2
  • Synaptic tips and tricks

Richard Stallman: Bringer Of Doom

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OSS

lunduke.com: Richard Stallman is one of the largest problems we have in the Linux (and Open Source) world today. He is a poor spokesman and he is out of touch with modern (and, even, semi-modern) technology.

Linux Box: Open Source On The Grow

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OSS

wwj.com: Ann Arbor's Linux Box, which has spent the last 10 years writing custom open-source software applications for a long list of clients, says its business is growing rapidly enough that it's likely to boost staff by 50 percent to 20 within the next year or two.

A report from the revolution, one year on

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Linux

kmandla.wordpress: Over a year ago I took the initiative (and why not? everybody else already had) and proclaimed 2008 as the Year of the Linux Desktop.

Who Is the Next Red Hat?

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Linux

thevarguy.com: The open source world is cheering as Red Hat joins the S&P 500. It’s a huge vote of confidence in Red Hat. But is it a vote of confidence in the open source business model? Or more of a sign that Red Hat is miles ahead of its open source rivals?

Glassbuntu: design a dark crystal Gnome theme

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Software

tech-no-media.com: The Gnome user interface used by Ubuntu and Linux Mint allows a huge amount of graphical customization, but these features are rarely used. Part of the problem is that to make an aesthetically appealing theme you need to blend various elements: windows decorations, widgets, icons, backgrounds.

First Look: Firefox 3.7’s New Design

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Moz/FF

mashable.com: It hasn’t even been a month since Firefox 3.5 was released to the masses, but Mozilla is already hard at work on Firefox 3.7.

Review: The Official Ubuntu Book, 4th Edition

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Ubuntu

millionchimpanzees.blogspot: The Official Ubuntu Book has done well since it was first published. There have been some author changes between the 3rd and 4th editions. Jonathan Jesse and Jono Bacon have apparently dropped off the radar, while Matthew Helmke has joined the team.

KDE Reaches 1,000,000 commits in its Subversion Repository

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KDE

kdenews.org: KDE announced today that the one millionth commit has been made to its Subversion-based revision control system. Schumacher attributes this growth to the strength of both KDE's products and vision.

Ubuntu Christian Edition 5.0 (Beta)

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Ubuntu

desktoplinuxreviews.com: At one point it seemed as though Ubuntu CE had been discontinued but I was pleased to note today that it has apparently been brought to life again.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 312

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Installing CentOS 5.3 on a Netbook - A Cautionary Tale

  • News: Mandriva releases several updated products, Moblin to benefit with HyperSpace technology, ULTILEX a multiple live CD distro project, interviews with Richard Stallman and Mark Shuttleworth, distro and upstream relationship case study
  • Released last week: Ubuntu 8.03 LTS, Pardus Linux 2009, sidux 2009-02, ExTix 7.0
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 3, openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 4
  • New distributions: Browserpuppy, Ice-Z Linux
  • Reader comments

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

Using open-source data backup software

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Software

techtarget.com: Many people who use open-source data backup software become quite attached to a program, whether it's Amanda, BackupPC or Bacula. Administrators responsible for protecting data at SMBs or at the departmental level typically gravitate to these free programs because they're comfortable writing custom scripts and working with Unix and Linux.

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Ubuntu and elementary

  • System76 wants to build its own hardware for its Linux-based computers
    System76 is building up quite a name for itself, being one of a very limited number of companies selling only computers running Linux-based operating systems. Now the aim is to branch out; System76 wants to design and build its own hardware, while representing the open source community as it does so. At the moment, the hardware used in System76 systems is outsourced, but in the future this will change. The company says that it is moving into phase three of its development cycle, and this "moves product design and manufacturing in house." And you should set your expectations high: "We're about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores."
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Beijing Zoo is No Place for Pandas

Pandas in Beijing Zoo
Photo credit: Nick Hopkins

I am a Panda lover. I work as a support engineer in an I.T company here in the United Kingdom. Most of my spare time is spent watching different Panda videos -- both old and new videos. Basically, it is my therapy; a 'stress release' for me. I find them to be adorable and precious creatures. As a matter of fact, I would like to volunteer to come to Sichuan. I want to experience and feel what it's like to be a Panda keeper, to be able to interact with them for real. The Panda is China's National Treasure, so it's a shame to watch the Panda videos from Beijing zoo, as the place is disgusting and not ideal for Pandas to live in (and for sure for all the rest of the animals who unfortunately got stuck in this prison cell).

The place looks like a ghost town. Lifeless and languished. Knowing that Pandas wear a thick fur on their body, can you imagine what it feels for them in 30C or 35C (summer temperature)? What it probably feels like all the time? Come on, if you really care, you must do something now, otherwise these Pandas will die. Please bring them back to their sanctuary where they really belong.

Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10. For those wondering if the block/file-system changes of Linux 4.11 have any impact on EXT4/F2FS/XFS/Btrfs for common I/O workloads or how these file-systems are comparing on this latest kernel, here are some benchmarks. Read more

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