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Story KDE Ships November Bugfix Release of Plasma 5 Rianne Schestowitz 12/11/2014 - 5:36am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 10:58pm
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Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 10:57pm
Story Firefox is Building an Anonymous Internet Browser With Tor Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 9:40pm
Story The Ubuntu 15.04 Online Developer Summit Starts Tomorrow Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 9:26pm
Story Installing openSuSE, Fedora and Ubuntu on my new Acer Aspire E11 Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 9:01pm
Story Dev board runs Yocto Linux on Altera ARM+FPGA SoC Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 8:49pm
Story Apps to Make Your Android Smartphone More Productive, Fun Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 8:47pm
Story Red Hat Launches Linux Container Beta With Docker And Google Kubernetes Support Roy Schestowitz 11/11/2014 - 8:43pm

Openoffice.org - Five things MS Office users do not know

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sinaisix.blogspot: Open Office is one of the most powerful products that the Free Software community has produced to date and is the default office suite on most Linux distros.

Early PCLinuxOS KDE 4 Test Run

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KDE
PCLOS

terminalvariant.co.cc: A friend of mine asked me to give him a Linux distribution as soon as possible, so I decided to see if PCLinuxOS was fine for him right now. I also decided to test their early implementation of KDE 4.

Get some serious transparency in GNOME and Compiz

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HowTos

ghacks.net: I like eye candy. One of the aspects of eye candy I like more than any other is transparency. With the right Linux desktop there is almost no limit on how you can configure the look and feel of your desktop. And that means you can have as transparent a desktop as you like.

Ubuntu – Unwanted Poster-boy?

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Ubuntu

headshotgamer.com: When you're listing popular Linux distributions, you've got to include Ubuntu somewhere at the top. Similarly, when you're listing Linux distributions that are disliked by the hardcore Linux community, Ubuntu is again somewhere at the top.

Quick Tip: Old games can't find /dev/dsp

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Howtos

If your old games, like UT, Quake2, or Rune, won't start or don't have sound due to the error "can't find /dev/dsp" on your modern Linux systems, it's because they were made when OSS (Open Sound System) was the preferred sound system in Linux.

Emesene 1.5 With Webcam Support [How To Install It In Ubuntu]

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Linux

Emesene 1.5 brings a lot of new features and bugfixes, most notable being the webcam (video) support. Changes in 1.5:

CentOS-based LiveCD at FrOSCon

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Linux

dag.wieers.com/blog: Every conference room has a system hooked up to the beamer that is running a custom CentOS-based LiveCD (actually a LiveUSB) image. But the funny thing is that the conference also has 2 large flat screens at the entrance to show what presentations are coming next. It is a very nice idea to guide people quickly to a starting presentation.

Microsoft, Google, and VMware redefine the operating system?

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Linux

news.cnet.com: While the open-source crowd gets (rightly) excited by Linux's growing market share, three companies are pulling the rug out from under the feet of traditional operating systems.

The Quiet Digital Audio Revolution

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Linux

linuxtoday.com: The changes in audio recording in my lifetime have been phenomenal, bringing high-end recording and distribution to the masses. Here are some of the amazing digital audio feats you can do with an ordinary Linux PC and a little bit of audio gear:

Ubuntu: Change for Critics and for Change Sake

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Ubuntu

doctormo.wordpress: With all the excellent work going on for the 100 paper cuts are some real doozies. Bugs which should never have been filed, or shouldn’t have been acted upon.

Mandriva Linux 2010 beta version is available

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva Linux 2010 Beta version is now available on public mirrors.

5 Best Free/Open-Source Feed Readers (Desktop Clients) for Linux

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Software

junauza.com: Even though there are plenty of good web-based RSS/News readers or aggregators that are available today, a lot of us still prefer to use desktop feed readers.

openSUSE Weekly News, issue #85

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SUSE

Issue #85 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

How-To: Install OpenOffice 3.1 in Debian 5.0 Lenny

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HowTos

Debian Lenny comes by default with OpenOffice 2.6.4, but in the meantime OpenOffice 3.1 was released. You can easily install it on your Debian box by using the Debian Lenny backports repository, which is a repository including newer versions of applications than the ones which come by default with Lenny. Just follow the steps below:

How To Install GIMP 2.7 in Ubuntu Jaunty and Karmic From a Launchpad PPA

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Ubuntu

The release of GIMP 2.7.0 is a first step towards GIMP 2.8, the next stable release. Please note that this is an unstable development snapshot and read the GIMP 2.7 release notes. Actually, in the following repository, the current version of Gimp is 2.7.1 already. To install it in Ubuntu, just copy & paste the following commands into a terminal to add the Launchpad PPA repository: FULL STORY

Boot Linux on the Beagle Board

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Linux

The Beagle Board is an open-hardware single-board computer that is both inexpensive and capable of running Linux at a reasonable speed. Get to know the Beagle Board, and learn how to get a Linux development environment together on the cheap.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Fedora 11 Linux + ATI = Not Happening
  • m4a audio conversion in Linux
  • There’s a rootkit in the closet!
  • Nice iconsets for Gnome
  • Indie netbooks run with the Jackalope
  • Slick Firefox Add-On Does Instant Language Translations of Web Pages
  • The Web (and Ubuntu) Can Make a Difference
  • The Ubuntu Server: Slowly Gaining Acceptance
  • New: OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Release Candidate 2 (build OOO310_m19) available
  • Microsoft goes Darwinian with evolutionary tree patent
  • So What About Those XML Patents, Anyway?
  • FreeBSD 8 Getting New Routing Architecture
  • A Toolkit of Back to School Open Source Apps
  • New Sugar Web Interface from Paraguay Educa
  • FOSS Licences Wars
  • Testing the new Pidgin ( with google chat / video )
  • I told you so — The expat debacle

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Take screenshots with Shutter
  • Fluxbox and dockapps
  • Quickly launch applications with Kupfer
  • Installing Kuki Linux on the Acer Aspire One
  • HOWTO : Build deb from source on Ubuntu 9.04
  • How to: an introduction to GTK+ treeviews and autocompletion
  • Play videos packed in RAR without extracting them in Linux
  • docks for Linux

Red Hat takes on the recession

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Linux

cnn.com: Remember about five or six years ago when the open source software movement was going to beat the stuffing out of software giants like Microsoft, Oracle and Sun? That hasn't exactly happened.

All Open Source Software is Commercial

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OSS

robertogaloppini.net: Commercial open source software projects are open source software projects that are owned by a single firm that derives a direct and significant revenue stream from the software.

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  • Microsoft says its best not to fiddle with its Windows 10 group policies (that don't work)

    On Monday, we revealed that a security researcher had used a packet sniffer to show that many settings designed to prevent access to the internet were being ignored with connections to a range of third party servers including advertising hubs.

  • What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course
    Google Project Zero's Windows bug-hunter and fuzz-boffin Tavis Ormandy has given the world an insight into how he works so fast: he works on Linux, and with the release of a personal project on GitHub, others can too. Ormandy's project is to port Windows DLLs to Linux for his vuln tests (“So that's how he works so fast!” Penguinistas around the world are saying). Typically self-effacing, Ormandy made this simple announcement on Twitter (to a reception mixing admiration, humour, and horror):
  • Hacked in Translation – from Subtitles to Complete Takeover
    Check Point researchers revealed a new attack vector which threatens millions of users worldwide – attack by subtitles. By crafting malicious subtitle files, which are then downloaded by a victim’s media player, attackers can take complete control over any type of device via vulnerabilities found in many popular streaming platforms, including VLC, Kodi (XBMC), Popcorn-Time and strem.io. We estimate there are approximately 200 million video players and streamers that currently run the vulnerable software, making this one of the most widespread, easily accessed and zero-resistance vulnerability reported in recent years.
  • A Samba remote code execution vulnerability
    Distributors are already shipping the fix; there's also a workaround in the advisory for those who cannot update immediately.

KDE, Qt, GTK and GNOME News

  • KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS Desktop Environment Released with over 60 Improvements
    KDE has announced today the release and immediate availability of the seventh maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment. KDE Plasma 5.8.7 LTS is now considered the latest stable and most advanced version of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS (Long Term Support) desktop environment, which some of you out there are probably using on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions instead of a short-lived branch like KDE Plasma 5.9 or the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.10 release.
  • Summer of Coding!
    After a month of dread and panicking about the fact that Google Summer of Code results are announced in the middle of exam season... I'm happy to say I'll be doing the Rust plugin for KDevelop!
  • Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing
  • Qt 5.9.0 RC released
    We have released Qt 5.9.0 RC today. You can update it at the top of your Qt 5.9 beta(4) online installation or do clean installation by using qt online installer. Detailed instructions here: https://wiki.qt.io/How_to_get_snapshot_via_online_installer .
  • The Road to GTK+ 4 Continues, New Milestone Adds Initial OS X and Meson Support
    A new milestone was released recently, GTK+ 3.91.0, which adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes, but also some new APIs and compatibility with other supported operating systems besides those based on the Linux kernel. For example, GTK+ 3.91.0 implements initial support for Apple's macOS platform, which will make it possible to run apps written in GTK+ 4 on OS X.
  • Epiphany Browser Updated for GNOME 3.25.2 with New Shortcuts for Switching Tabs
    Ahead of today's GNOME 3.25.2 desktop environment development release, the team of developers behind the Epiphany web browser have released the second milestone towards the Epiphany 3.26 stable series, due out later this year.