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YaRock 0.0.35 Adds Automatic Cover Art Fetching, Playlists Support

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Software

webupd8.org: YaRock is a new Qt4 music player designed to provide a nice overview of your music by allowing you to browse your music collection based on the album cover art.

Using Rhythmbox

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linuxinexile.blogspot: I haven't done much with digital music on Linux, at least in recent years. I also have a Mac Mini at home, and I own an iPod - so figured my music options were already covered. But I thought I'd give it a try under Linux.

The About dialog goes social – now for all of KDE

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KDE

teom.wordpress: Remember a year ago when I blogged about the Social About dialog? The dialog in Amarok that replaces the dull old About dialog with something more colorful?

LibreOffice Logo

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LibO

thorwil.wordpress: The LibreOffice project has a preliminary logo. The symbol aside, I see some issues with the type.

RHEL 6 has Nothing Noteworthy for Home Desktops

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Linux

pclinuxos2007.blogspot: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Final shows up on 10th November 2010, almost 44 months after its previous major release (RHEL 5 was released on 14th March 2007). But at the time it came, it's already obsolete.

SimplyMEPIS Version 11 Alpha 1 and antiX core

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Linux

usalug-org.blogspot: Last night I downloaded the first Alpha Build, Version 10.9.70 for the upcoming SimplyMEPIS Version 11.0 release. I did encounter one issue: the GRUB Legacy Boot Manager was set up incorrectly, so the device number in the root line, for example:

Linux Mint 10: A beautiful rescue distro

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: In my perennial quest to find the perfect Rescue distro, I downloaded and tested Linux Mint 10 (Julia) and I must say that I was very pleased by the way it performs.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 149 is out

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SUSE

In the issue 149 you can read:

Detecting Memory Leaks in Kernel
openSUSE medical team releases stable version 0.0.6
openSUSE Announces Third Development Milestone

First Compiz Based Unity Screenshots

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Software
Ubuntu

webupd8.org: Starting yesterday, the Compiz based Unity is available in a PPA for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. Unity can be enabled on the Desktop version (you don't have to login to the Ubuntu Netbook Edition) from the CompizConfig Settings Manager.

Ignition (a racing game) Runs on Ubuntu with Wine

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Gaming
HowTos

ubuntugamer.com: Ignition is an old racing game that is now abandonware and it runs pretty well under Wine. As it’s abandonware (the company that created it no longer exists) it’s available to download from the Internet.

Linux Mint 10 Reviewed

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Linux
  • Linux Mint 10 Reviewed
  • How to install Linux Mint 10 on a btrfs file system
  • Extra Linux Mint 10 Download Links

X Input 2.1 Multi-Touch Implementation Is Here

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Software
Ubuntu

phoronix.com: Canonical's Chase Douglas has corralled Daniel Stone's X Input 2.1 Multi-Touch patches and have readied them for integration into the X.Org Server and related software components.

Firefox Elementary Theme is Quite a Revelation

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Moz/FF

techdrivein.com: We have seen other elementary based works before like Nautilus Elementary and the Elementary 2.0 GTK theme itself, but the elementary version of Firefox here quite stand apart. The latest update brings in a name change as well. From now on, it will be called as 'eFirefox'.

today's leftovers:

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  • Ever Wondered WTF Gnome vs Ubuntu?
  • Introducing KDualAction
  • Hacked Kinect Handles Photos, Minority Report Style
  • Ten KDE tools for all types of Linux user (rerun)
  • 8 Beautiful Linux/Ubuntu Wallpaper Packs
  • Introducing students to the world of open source: Day 2
  • Novell Operations Center
  • "Modern Perl" available
  • OLPC Samoa School Deployments
  • Mini PC touted for upgradeable design
  • UI Application for create and verify md5, crc32 and other checksum - PySum
  • X.Org 7.6 Release Candidate 1 Is Finally Here
  • Indian Open Standards Policy Finalized
  • Pinguy OS 10.10 Has Been Released
  • Beta 2 Of The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries
  • Preview: Debian 6 "Squeeze" (Part 4: Standard)
  • Court Orders Michael Robertson to Pay Former Employee $300,000+
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.11.12
  • Linux Outlaws 175 - Clusterfork

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Video: Five tips for improving Linux security
  • Install OpenOffice 3.2.1 on Slackware 13.1
  • Show Weather and Set Date/Time in Ubuntu Clock panel applet
  • enable auto-login and create a guest user account on Fedora 14
  • PHP Time Of Day Script
  • Print from the command line
  • 13 Features of Regular Expressions
  • Kerberos authentication with NFSv4
  • Keep Your Files Secure On Ubuntu With Sticky Bit
  • Measure website response time through curl
  • openSUSE 11.3/SLED 11 - Integrating FreeRADIUS to LDAP Servers
  • Ant Meets MySQL

Mandriva Christmas Present and Beyond

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MDV

ostatic.com: Eugeni Dodonov, newly appointed Mandriva Cooker Manager, has posted the details of the next two Mandriva releases as well as announced the new release schedule policy.

Four Firefox 4 Features Worth Getting Excited About

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Moz/FF

bnet.com: As a longtime Firefox user, I’m understandably jazzed about version 4, the first major update of the browser since 3.5 dropped in June, 2009. Firefox 4 is due to arrive in early 2011, and with it a host of new features.

5 Awesome Free Tools For Small Businesses

pcworld.com: These are frugal times for business, and an organization starting out might have very little money to spend on IT. Even if you're part of an established business, you're probably feeling the pinch. Here are five extremely useful computing resources that are free of charge for small business users.

RHEL 6: serious Linux built for growth

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: Red Hat has released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the first major update for RHEL in over three years.

Raaaaaaawwwhide! (rolling rolling rolling)

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happyassassin.net: A couple of days back I decided a week was plenty long enough to be running a boring, stable OS like Fedora 14 on my desktop and decided to upgrade it to Rawhide instead.

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today's leftovers

  • KDE Applications 18.04 Brings Dolphin Improvements, JuK Wayland Support
    The KDE community has announced the release today of KDE Applications 18.04 as the first major update to the open-source KDE application set for 2018.
  • Plasma Startup
    Startup is one of the rougher aspects of the Plasma experience and therefore something we’ve put some time into fixing [...] The most important part of any speed work is correctly analysing it. systemd-bootchart is nearly perfect for this job, but it’s filled with a lot of system noise.
  • Announcing Virtlyst – a web interface to manage virtual machines
    Virtlyst is a web tool that allows you to manage virtual machines. In essence it’s a clone of webvirtmgr, but using Cutelyst as the backend, the reasoning behind this was that my father in law needs a server for his ASP app on a Win2k server, the server has only 4 GiB of RAM and after a week running webvirtmgr it was eating 300 MiB close to 10% of all available RAM. To get a VNC or SPICE tunnel it spawns websockify which on each new instance around 20 MiB of RAM get’s used. I found this unacceptable, a tool that is only going to be used once in a while, like if the win2k freezes or goes BSOD, CPU usage while higher didn’t play a role on this.
  • OPNFV: driving the network towards open source "Tip to Top"
    Heather provides an update on the current status of OPNFV. How is its work continuing and how is it pursuing the overall mission? Heather says much of its work is really ‘devops’ and it's working on a continuous integration basis with the other open source bodies. That work continues as more bodies join forces with the Linux Foundation. Most recently OPNFV has signed a partnership agreement with the open compute project. Heather says the overall OPNFV objective is to work towards open source ‘Tip to top’ and all built by the community in ‘open source’. “When we started, OPNFV was very VM oriented (virtual machine), but now the open source movement is looking more to cloud native and containerisation as the way forward,” she says. The body has also launched a C-RAN project to ensure that NFV will be ready to underpin 5G networks as they emerge.
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E07 – Seven Years in Tibet - Ubuntu Podcast
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    When I ask IT leaders what they see as the biggest benefit to automation, “savings” is often the first word out of their mouths. They’re under pressure to make their departments run as efficiently as possible and see automation as a way to help them do so. Cost savings are certainly a benefit of automation, but I’d argue that IT leaders who pursue automation for cost-savings alone are missing the bigger picture of how it can help their businesses. The true value of automation doesn’t lie in bringing down expenses, but rather in enabling IT teams to scale their businesses.
  • Docker Enterprise Edition 2.0 Launches With Secured Kubernetes
    After months of development effort, Kubernetes is now fully supported in the stable release of the Docker Enterprise Edition. Docker Inc. officially announced Docker EE 2.0 on April 17, adding features that have been in development in the Docker Community Edition (CE) as well as enhanced enterprise grade capabilities. Docker first announced its intention to support Kubernetes in October 2017. With Docker EE 2.0, Docker is providing a secured configuration of Kubernetes for container orchestration. "Docker EE 2.0 brings the promise of choice," Docker Chief Operating Officer Scott Johnston told eWEEK. "We have been investing heavily in security in the last few years, and you'll see that in our Kubernetes integration as well."