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Does This Distro Make Me Look Fat?

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Linux

linuxhaxor.net: If the wine you drink, car you drive, food you eat, clothes you wear and even pets you have defines you as a person; does your choice of Linux Distro defines you too?

Whatever you do, don’t fix the kernel!

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Linux

netsplit.com: As you may have read in LWN (subscription required, and strongly recommended anyway), there’s been some argument on the linux-hotplug mailing list, the historically named home of udev development, about device naming.

SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 in Cooker

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MDV
OOo

linux-wizard.net: A SVN version of OpenOffice.org 3 have just been released in Cooker. OpenOffice.org 3 brings many new features.

Gaming on Ubuntu Linux

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Gaming

itwire.com: After my last few articles on how to connect Ubuntu Linux to network shares and a network printer, I want to have a look at some of the more fun aspects of Ubuntu Linux. I thought this was appropriate at the moment, so...let the games begin!

Control Another Computer Over A Network In Linux

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HowTos

geekishblog.com: Ever wanted to get help from your friends or wanted to help some friend in doing some specific task, and you wished you could do that using a remote desktop connection but you don’t know how to remotely control a PC, doing so is very easy in Linux I will show you how to do that in this tutorial.

Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 4 Screenshot Tour

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Ubuntu

softpedia: The fourth alpha version of the upcoming Ubuntu 8.10 (codename Intrepid Ibex), which is scheduled for release in late October this year, was made available a few minutes ago and, as usual, we intend to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 8.10 development.

Development environments: Microsoft vs. Open Source

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OS

Paul Murphy: As we saw yesterday the much vaunted Unix skills premium over Windows is pretty small - 15% or so in an overheated market and less than that elsewhere. Notice, however, that this information pertains only to larger organizations.

Linux Desktops Dressed Up as Macs

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Linux

lifehacker.com: Several Linux users in the Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr group are showing off their Ubuntu Hardy Heron desktop—dressed up as a Mac. Let's take a look at a few Ubuntu desktops passing as Macs with the help of a few add-ons like Compiz Fusion.

gOS 3 Beta, Netbooks, and Linux: An Interview with David Liu, Founder of Good OS

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Linux
Interviews

laptopmag.com: With the recent release of gOS 3 Beta, we thought it was prime time to take a closer look at the company responsible for creating the OS that powered the ill-fated Everex Cloudbook, and the gorgeous (and Mac OS X Leopard-inspired) gOS Space.

Windows apps on Linux the CrossOver way

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Software

linux.com: Who says you have to give up your must-have Windows applications when you migrate to Linux? If you can't leave some crucial Windows program behind, you can run it using CodeWeavers' latest version of CrossOver Linux.

Gallium3D: a short explanation where it fits in

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Software

liquidat.wordpress: In a comment I was recently asked where Gallium3D does fit in in regards to Mesa and OpenGL. Given that I’m not an expert the answer was short and simple but might interest others as well.

My first taste of KDE…

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KDE

meandubuntu.wordpress: I am seriously concerned with GNOME’s infatuation with Microsoft technologies. Having recently heard about the new KDE4 - I thought I might give KDE a shot!

What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

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Linux

informationweek.com: What will desktop Linux be like four years from now? The single biggest change you'll see is the way Linux evolves to meet the growing market of users who are not themselves Linux-savvy, but are looking for a low-cost alternative to Microsoft.

How To Install Django On Mandriva 2008.1 (Apache2/mod_python)

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MDV
HowTos

This tutorial explains how to install Django on a Mandriva 2008.1 server. Django is a web framework that allows to develop Python web applications quickly with as much automation as possible. I will use it with Apache2 and mod_python in this guide.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Red Hat: Disrupting Symantec Veritas?

  • Firefox 3 is still a memory hog that slows other programs
  • plasmoids in firefox
  • 10 Essential Linux Applications for Daily Use
  • Editra — A multi-platform text editor
  • Hidden Linux : Compiz con-Fusion
  • The Great God Linux Won't Save Wireless Internet
  • CIO Reality Check: Linux Security
  • Open source will win quietly, not through public displays of affection
  • Open source at school 'could help businesses'
  • A hands-on look at Vyatta Community Edition 4 networking software
  • 2.6.27-rc3, "Things Really _Have_ Calmed Down"
  • Debian on the Old Laptop
  • Foundation donates open source HIE code
  • Hans Reiser Case: Aug. 13, 2008
  • ISO Master - GUI Tool to edit ISO Images in openSUSE
  • Linux Foundation Publishes Guide to Participating in the Linux Kernel Community
  • Would-Be Linux Contributors May Get a Leg Up
  • The Next Linux You Use Could Be Virtual
  • Flickr taps into open source for better maps. Yahoo Maps to follow?
  • Organizational Battle Ubuntu vs Gentoo vs RHEL & Fedora
  • New wiki measures open source license use

Integration at Akademy

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KDE

dot.kde.org: An important topic at Akademy is modularisation and integration. It has been the main topic of one talk but you will find it comes up in many others. It is clearly on the minds of many hackers here.

The entire State of Pahang moves to OpenOffice.org

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OOo

openmalaysiablog.com: Its just been made official that the State of Pahang is migrating all its productivity suites to OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice.org is distributed for free and represents a suite which is on par with other office suite software applications.

Lessons From PHP 4.4 End-of-Life Announcement

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Software

ostatic.com: The developers of PHP announced last week that PHP version 4.4.9 is now available. This would not be remarkable in and of itself, except that the developers also indicated that this would be the last release of PHP 4.4. If PHP were commercial software, its "end of life" would be cause for panic.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to setup ndiswrapper with BT Voyager 1055 in Ubuntu

  • iTunes on Linux with Wine
  • HowTo: Repairing a read only partition or slice in Linux or BSD
  • How to watch streamed TV from dr.dk in openSUSE or *buntu
  • Delete old files
  • Tip of the Trade: ps Options
  • So you want to play DVDs
  • Back To Basics: Avoiding Recursive Alias Disasters On Linux And Unix
  • Why build solutions for FireFox?

Workbench 1.0 - Developers' Xubuntu

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Ubuntu

techiemoe.com: I discovered this little gem in this week's DistroWatch Weekly. When a distribution claims to be "Linux for Software and Web Developers," both of which I happen to be, my ears prick up. Could this be the distribution I've been waiting for?

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GNOME News

  • Wayland ♡ drawing tablets
    So this is finally happening. The result of much work all through the stack from several dedicated individuals (You know who you are!) started lining up during the past few months and now is hitting master. Early in the cycle I blogged about stylus support being merged, based on the first version of the tablet protocols. Now I have the pleasure to declare GTK+ tablet support on Wayland feature complete.
  • GNOME/GTK Support For Drawing Tablets On Wayland Is Feature Complete
    In time for next month's GNOME 3.22 release, the drawing tablet support for GNOME on Wayland is getting into shape. GNOME developer Carlos Garnacho wrote today how it's "finally happening" that good support for drawing tablets when running GNOME on Wayland is becoming a reality. Carlos declares that the GTK+ tablet support on Wayland is considered feature complete.
  • Mutter Window Manager Updated for GNOME 3.22 with Virtual Input Device Support
    GNOME Project's Florian Müllner announced the release of the Beta build of the upcoming Mutter window and compositing manager for the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment. As reported by us earlier today, the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment entered Beta stages of development, which means that most of its core components and applications have been updated to this Beta release, including Mutter, which is in charge of displaying and managing your GNOME desktop via OpenGL (accelerated 3D graphics).

KDE Leftovers

  • KDE Plasma 5.7.4 Released
    KDE Plasma 5.7.4 fixes dragging items in Kickoff, mouse settings now apply to applications using kdelibs4, and there is improved handling of CRTC screen information. There are also a number of KWin fixes (including one Wayland fix), Plasma desktop tweaks, and more.
  • QtCon Keynote: Software as a Public Service
    QtCon is happy to welcome Julia Reda, the closing keynote speaker. Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party and Vice-Chair of the Greens/European Free Alliance. Reda's legislative focus is on copyright and internet policy issues. As a member of the European Parliament and together with Max Andersson, Julia Reda initiated the pilot project “Governance and quality of software code – Auditing of free and open source software” in 2014 as a reaction to the so-called “heartbleed” bug in OpenSSL. The idea turned into the pilot-project "Free and Open Source Software Auditing“ (FOSSA) that is aiming at improving the security of those Free Software programs that are in use by the European Commission and the Parliament.
  • KScreen-Doctor Will Help KDE Developers Improve Multi-Screen Plasma
    Also helping KDE developers in their multi-screen efforts is a centralized activity log in KScreen with Plasma 5.8 and the ability to easily create virtual screens in Wayland for reproducing issues without real hardware.
  • Multisceen in Plasma: Improved tools and debugging
    Plasma 5.8 will be our first long-term supported release in the Plasma 5 series. We want to make this a release as polished and stable as possible. One area we weren’t quite happy with was our multi-screen user experience. While it works quite well for most of our users, there were a number of problems which made our multi-screen support sub-par. Let’s take a step back to define what we’re talking about.

Linux Graphics

EXT4, Btrfs, XFS & NILFS2 HDD File-System Tests On Linux 4.8 (and More Linux Kernel News)

Up until running the tests for today's article, I can't remember the last time I touched a hard drive... It's been many months ago at least. Nearly all of our tests at Phoronix are from solid state storage, but I decided to pick up a new HDD for running some Linux file-system tests on a conventional hard drive for those not having an SSD. Via NewEgg.com I saw a good deal on a refurbished Hitachi Ultrastar HUA72302 "Enterprise" Hard Drive with 2TB of storage, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache, Serial ATA 3.0, and backed by HGST with a five-year warranty. For just over $30 USD it was a deal and decided to order it for running some modern Linux HDD file-system tests for curiosity sake. Read more Also: What's Been Going On With CPUFreq & The Scheduler Polychromatic Provides A Nice UI To Razer Keyboards/Mice On Linux