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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
Story SystemRescueCd 4.5.4 Moves to Linux Kernels 3.14.48 and 3.18.18 LTS Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 4:24pm
Story New Manjaro Linux Update Brings the Latest AMD Catalyst Drivers, Linux Kernel 4.1.2 Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 4:21pm
Story SUSE and ARM Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 4:08pm
Story Linux AIO Gathers All the Fedora 22 Live CDs into a Single ISO Image Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 4:01pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 14/07/2015 - 3:55pm

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Cross Compiling Qt
  • Install gnome-shell and set default at start-up in ubuntu 10.04
  • Doing the Polka (dot), step by step
  • Use `less` to view and search huge files
  • scrot – a command line tool for screenshots
  • Install New Improved Transmission 2.0 in Ubuntu
  • Command-line warriors, part one
  • Setting Up Conky on Ubuntu
  • How to change username or UserID/uid
  • Samsung N210 netbook on Debian
  • How to boot into a specific Linux runlevel by default
  • Speed up Open Office
  • pytask – The tasks in queue would be executed on the predefined time
  • How to install Dropbox without having a GUI‬

As A Feature, Fedora 14 May Actually Ship On Time

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Linux
  • As A Feature, Fedora 14 May Actually Ship On Time
  • accentuate the positive

Cisco announces Android and Ubuntu-based tablets

  • Cisco announces Android and Ubuntu-based tablets
  • Meego's sexy smartphone UI goes on display
  • LiMo-based First Else smartphone bites the dust
  • Android 3.0: leaked details hint at tablet potential

KDE4 sucks rat's balls

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KDE
  • Linux Upgrade Hell (or, KDE4 sucks rat's balls)
  • An evening with KDE 4.5 on Fedora 13
  • Gwenview in KDE SC 4.5

Open Core is the New Dual Licensing

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OSS
  • Open Core is the New Dual Licensing
  • What lies beyond the open core debate?
  • ASCAP: John Phillip Sousa Incarnate (Fight against EFF)
  • Post-Bilski Steps for Anti-Software-Patent Advocates
  • Let the open source way take you outside your comfort zone
  • Open source as business model or engineering convenience?
  • Open Source is a Virus
  • Open Source Needs To Have An Unfair Advantage To Succeed
  • Being Free - why it matters

Linux Mint 9 Isadora - You betrayed me, dear!

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Linux

dedoimedo.com: Linux Mint is a very popular, Ubuntu-based Linux distribution. It's Ubuntu with extra polish and more features for new and less experienced people, making it friendly and usable out of the box. For me, the general sentiment has always run true.

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice

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OOo

software-latest.com: Typing documents, use of spreadsheets and slideshows are essential tools in the life of almost every professional. The largest of the problems found in Microsoft Office according to the vast majority of users is its price. This obligation on having to pay for an Office application suite has stimulated the development of OpenOffice.

The 4 Best Photo Album Managers For Linux

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Software

makeuseof.com: Plug your camera into your computer and it should automatically organize those pictures in such a way that you can easily find them later. This is the idea behind photo album managers, but not everyone agrees about which ones are best for the job.

Calibre Is an Elegant E-Book Librarian

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Software

linuxinsider.com: Calibre allows for easy e-book library management, file format conversions, e-book reading and syncing with an e-reader, all from a desktop, notebook or netbook computer.

Open Video on the Web: Where Are We Now?

fosswire.com: Back in January 2009, I wrote a post on opening video on the web. At the time, the Mozilla Foundation had just invested $100,000 in the Wikimedia Foundation to use Theora for videos on their sites. In the last year and a half, the situation with video on the web has changed quite a lot.

Open Source is Inherently More Secure, Says Red Hat

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OSS

esecurityplanet.com: At the Red Hat Summit in Boston last week, Josh Bressers, a senior security engineer at Red Hat, explained why open source really is the best model for building secure software.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta 2 Now Available

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Linux

redhat.com: Customer and partner testing of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta is in full swing, and we have been very pleased with the strong positive feedback that we have received from our testing community. We are on track...

Mandriva's Future Rosy or Rose Colored?

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MDV

linuxjournal.com: News broke June 22 on the French technology Website, www.lemagit.fr, that Mandriva would neither have to be sold or closed due to the appearance of some private investors. Laprévote neither named these new investors nor elaborated on any specific business strategies.

A KDE SC 4.4.5 Look

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KDE
PCLOS

cristalinux.blogspot: PCLinuxOS 2010.1 continues to surprise me time and again. Today they have managed to do it yet again with KDE SC 4.4.5. I did notice some new interesting features that I wanted to show you here.

12 of the most interesting, unusual and useful Linux distros

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Linux

goodgearguide.com.au: The other major benefit of truly open source software is that you're allowed to modify a program and redistribute your altered version. Linux is a classic example of this: there are hundreds. We rounded up some of the most interesting Linux distros out there that you might not have heard of.

Who gives a fsck about a license?

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OSS

toolbox.com/blogs: I have no idea why anyone would want to do a File System ChecK on a license but I have seen fsck used in this manner so I do too Smile Seriously though, how many people really care about the license they are usin

Pictures of Ubuntu: Linux's best photo shots at Windows and Mac

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Software

theregister.co.uk: When it comes to photo applications it seems Windows and Mac have things nailed down, with plenty of individual applications and several packages packed with tons of features.

nouveau and Liking It

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Software

sreich.blogspot: So yesterday I felt the impulse to give nouveau a shot. I really had my doubts. After reading endlessly how "2D is in a basic state but 3D is experimental", I predicted that I would have to quickly revert back to the binary blobs before I could get back to my coding work..

The Linux Chronicles, Part 1

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Last Autumn I volunteered to review Windows 7. But in the following weeks, I found Linux to be preferable in many ways. This is pretty significant progress, and outside the 'community' has gone largely unnoticed, too - I haven't seen all that many Ubuntu stories in the Wall Street Journal. But what comes next is going to be pretty challenging for everyone involved – and that's what I'll look at here.

HP’s new Linux enabled emailable printer - questions and answers

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Hardware

itwire.com: Is wirelessly printing from your smartphone, iPhone, iPad tablet or other connected device, via email, something consumers and businesses will really want to do?

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GPL Violations: Grsecurity Carries on Bullying Bruce Perens, Israel Complies with AGPL, Xiaomi Violates GPL

  • Linux's Grsecurity dev team takes blog 'libel' fight to higher court
    Open Source Security, Inc., the maker of the Grsecurity Linux kernel patches, suffered a setback last month when San Francisco magistrate judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion by defendant Bruce Perens to dismiss the company's defamation claim, with the proviso that the tossed legal challenge could be amended. The code biz and its president Brad Spengler sued Perens over a blog post in June in which Perens said that using the firm's Grsecurity software could expose customers to a contributory infringement claim under the terms of the Linux kernel's GPLv2 license. Open Source Security contends that statement has damaged its business.
  • Israel’s Information and Communications Technology Authority Bows to Pressure to Comply with Affero GPL
    Under pressure from open source advocates, the Israeli Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Authority recently shared its first open source software, extensions made by the ICT Authority to the CKAN data portal platform to help make the platform usable in Hebrew. The CKAN software is an open source data portal platform used since 2016 by the ICT Authority to make Israeli government data open and available on its government database website. The CKAN software is licensed under the GNU AGPL Version 3 license, an “ultra-strong” open source license that requires users of modified versions of CKAN software to offer its source code, even in the absence of distribution, to users interacting with software over the Internet.
  • Xiaomi Violating GPL 2.0 License With Mi A1 Kernel Sources
    Xiaomi is in violation of the GPL 2.0 license of the Linux Kernel project by still not releasing the kernel sources for the Mi A1 Android One and has been publicly criticized on the matter by established Android developer Francisco Franco earlier this week. While the smartphone was released in September and the Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer’s official policy is to publicize kernel sources for its devices within three months of their market launch, the Android One edition of the Mi A1 remains undetailed in this regard. Mr. Franco — best known for his work on the Franco Kernel, one of the most popular custom OS cores in the Android ecosystem — had some harsh words for the company on Twitter, calling its laidback approach to publicizing the kernel sources for the Mi A1 “an embarrassment” for the open source community and the type of software it allows it to create its commercial devices in the first place.

Security: Updates, Secure Contexts, EFF, Google, Fedora

today's howtos

Introducing my new friend: a Slimbook

I have been following Slimbook for some time now. As you probably know, they ship a KDE laptop that is very cool, with KDE Neon pre-installed. They have attended to a couple of events I have attended to so I have been able to test their laptops, get feedback from buyers and ask them questions directly. The fact that they are a Spanish company was a beautiful surprise, We do not have that many hardware integrators and vendors in Spain. But what definitely caught my attention was the fact that they pay a lot of attention to the software. They ship the laptops with Linux pre-installed. Ok, that is not new any more. But they do pre-install several different distros. Now, that’s uncommon. But news do not stop there. Read more