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Story Fedora 22 and missing applications Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:33pm
Story A call to arms Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:25pm
Story Red Hat Has Another Developer Now Working On Nouveau Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:17pm
Story Android Auto Review: The Smartphone Finally Finds Its Rightful Home in the Car Rianne Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:16pm
Story Fedora 22 Torrents Are Live, Download Now Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:12pm
Story Qt 4.8.7 Released Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 4:05pm
Story Black GNOME Linux 3.16 Is Now Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS - Gallery Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 3:56pm
Story 4 steps to creating a thriving open source project Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 3:48pm
Story Plasma 5.3.1 Fixes Important Bugs Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 3:45pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 26/05/2015 - 10:56am

Open Source Video Conferencing

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Software

linuxdesk.wordpress: Open Source Video Conferencing software are pretty new. Except the grand father Ekiga (former GnomeMeeting), the most promising.

A quick look at framebuffer applications

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I use framebuffer-driven systems on a daily basis, but it’s rare for me to look beyond image viewers, screen grabbers or the occasional terminal font in terms of software written to take advantage of the framebuffer.

SimplyMepis 8.5

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Linux

lwn.net: I have been looking forward to the release of SimplyMepis 8.5 for at least six months. It was a long hard wait, but the opportunity finally arrived on March 30 with the release of SimplyMepis 8.5.

today's leftovers:

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Linux
  • DSI: Space Invaders lives again
  • Bootchart of Archlinux
  • 3% of open source software ever created use Apache Commons libraries
  • Options Alert for Red Hat Inc
  • dstat - Versatile resource statistics tool
  • Bombono DVD - Easy to use program for making DVD video discs
  • The Life Expectancy of Linux
  • Packages Installed with apt-get kubuntu-desktop
  • A new game for Linux - Out of the Park Baseball
  • Why Hasn't Linux Been More Successful? Blame Ubuntu?
  • In loving memories: Phil Lavigna (1963-2010)
  • Linux Link Tech Show #349 - Apr 15
  • TuxRadar Podcast S2E6 - Pink Ponies, naturally

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • KVM setup with bridged networking
  • stat
  • Create a Persistent Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive
  • Working and Manage directories in Linux with command line
  • Convert Ext3 filesystem to Ext4 Filesystem without Reinstalling
  • md5sum: Remove duplicate files
  • Joining Ubuntu Lucid to Active Directory
  • Access webmails from desktop
  • ninja - Monitor Linux System for Unauthorized root access
  • sysadmin tip: reboot more often
  • Backup Directories and Subdirectories Preserving File Structure

New developer demographics favor Linux, PHP

cnet.com: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer might agree with The Who that "the kids are alright," but he's unlikely to appreciate their changing taste in programming languages and operating systems. But then, neither will Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Collabora Joins Linux Foundation

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Linux

linuxfoundation.org: Collabora’s team of open source development veterans will contribute to MeeGo project

Ubuntu 10.04 delivers

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Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu 10.04 delivers usability, strength
  • Ubuntu 10.04 OS has enterprise appeal
  • Manage your Ubuntu One account

Why the open source way trumps the crowdsourcing way

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OSS

opensource.com: A while back, I wrote an article about why the term crowdsourcing bugs me. Another thing that drives me nuts? When people confuse crowdsourcing and open source.

Lancelot 4.5 updates so far

fomentgroup.org/blog: I’m not going to make a detailed post, just a screen-shot based overview of the new features you can expect in KDE 4.5.

Google in talks to re-admit Android to Linux kernel

theregister.co.uk: Android's deviant Linux could be re-admitted to the main kernel following talks at the Linux Collaboration Summit in San Francisco today and Friday.

Upstream, rice it down!

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Gentoo

blog.flameeyes.eu: While Gentoo often gets a bad name because of the so-called ricers and upstream developer complains that we allow users to shoot themselves in the foot by setting CFLAGS as they please, it has to be said that not all upstream projects are good in that regard.

The Linux Alphabet

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Linux

ghabuntu.com: We've already been talking about the number of Linux distributions, and the cost, in terms of confusion that so much freedom can bring. Today I'd like to see the distributions number with a little of humor:

Nouveau Is Power Hungry

  • The Real Need For Nouveau Power Management
  • Nouveau Is Power Hungry On Desktops Too

Why Use Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

profarius.com: I've been asked why I use Ubuntu a few times. When asked I ask why not. The answers to that are usually different but always follow the lines of, "I use Ubuntu because it works and does what I want it to." The real reason is much deeper than that.

Linux-ready netbook touted for eight-hour battery life

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Linux
Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: ZaReason is shipping a Linux-ready, 10-inch netbook that uses the Intel Atom N450 processor and is claimed to offer eight hours of battery life.

10 things the Internet has ruined and five things it hasn't

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Web

infoworld.com: For some people, the Internet is the killer app -- literally. From newspapers and the yellow pages to personal privacy and personal contact, the Net has been accused of murdering, eviscerating, ruining, and obliterating more things than the Amazing Hulk.

Don’t let gaming be an excuse to not use Linux

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Linux
Gaming

jimmyburnett.com: I’ve used Linux almost exclusively at every job I’ve had. During those years I looked for excuses to not run Linux at home and one of those excuses was that I couldn’t play the games I liked on Linux.

You Can't Control Linux

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Linux
  • You Can't Control Linux
  • Linux Kernel Devs: We Need New Blood
  • Linux Graybeards? Yes, But Also A Wisdom Circle
  • Linux Foundation Head Says OS Can Be 'Fabulous and Free'
  • Linux never more than hobbyist's OS
  • Is Linux graying?

Ready to switch to Linux?

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: Tired of Windows? Ready to look for an alternative? Linux will run on most hardware, even some of the older hardware that lurks around homes and offices. Linux is also free to download.

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Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.