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Story Slackware Live Edition Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 11:10am
Story Leftovers: OSS Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 10:46am
Story Red Hat and Fedora Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 9:37am
Story More Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 9:35am
Story Nvidia 358.16 Linux Video Driver Is a Short-Lived One, but Supports X.Org Server 1.18 Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 8:53am
Story Cinnamon 2.8.5 Is Out for Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa", Improves Several Applets Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 8:51am
Story 7 Best Android Tablets Under $200 Rianne Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 8:47am
Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 1:29am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 1:28am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/11/2015 - 1:27am

Listen to your Package Manager - It Knows what it is Talking About!

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Many people instinctively click through any popup window that appears on their screen when they are trying to accomplish a task. A good deal of these people do not even read the message that is presented to them, they simply look for the Close/OK/Next/Yes button so they can move on with what they are trying to do on their computer.

Don't give Linux to your mother

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mandrivachronicles.blogspot: I'd like to give an honest piece of advice to those who are concerned about their parents and their computer skills. Whatever you do, don't give Linux to your parents.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 161 is out

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Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Released, Updated Website

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Linux After two years of development, Debian 6.0 is released. It comes with your choice of KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, and lots of your favorite applications. Debian runs on all sorts of computers including 32-bit PCs, 64-bit PCs, PowerPC, SPARC, MIPS, Intel Itanium, and ARM processors.

Is Unity a better alternative to the GNOME Shell?

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Software After my disappointment with the current GNOME 3.0 development version with GNOME Shell, I thought it would be interesting to compare it with Ubuntu’s Unity. Ubuntu has just published a new alpha version of what will become Ubuntu 11.04, so I used that for a quick test.

Operating systems that time forgot

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OS Forget Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. We look at five operating systems that are now mostly history

64-bit really does matter

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jldugger.livejournal: In a stunning display of confidence, Paul Tagliamonte stops just short of calling for dropping 64bit Ubuntu desktops. Because PAE will save the day, naturally.

Preview: GNOME 3

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: There are some pretty big changes in store for GNOME 3, much of which can be seen in the front-end. Happily, the good people at Fedora and openSUSE have put together live CD ISO files with vanilla GNOME 3 on them.

... if you thought KDE 4.6.0 was good

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aseigo.blogspot: I'm really happy with how the number of bug reports coming in is not a massive deluge of different bugs, but mostly just endless repetition of the same handful. Even better than having bugs reported is having bugs fixed, of course. Which is exactly what's been happening in droves.

gave it up

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Just talk

Well, folks, she died on me. That failing hard drive finally gave up the ghost, so things will be a bit slow around Tuxmachines today.

Multidimensional Ubuntu

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Ubuntu A good looking 3D interface is a primary focus of the new Ubuntu desktop (Natty Narwhal) but Canonical has assured that a 2D fall-back will be available

The Tiny Hackable Linux Pogoplug Pro

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Hardware The CloudEngines line of tiny Pogoplug plug computers are fully-hackable little Linux servers. Paul Ferrill shows us what the Pogoplug Pro can do, and how to use it.

DownThemAll, Built-In Firefox Download Manager

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Moz/FF DownThemAll is a built-in Firefox download manager that comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a download manager. The only difference to third party download managers is the need to keep the Firefox window open to process the download queue and download files that have been added to it.

today's leftovers:

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  • FOSDEM - New version of GNOME 3 live image
  • virtual globe in the browser
  • Split-pane feature of Nautilus
  • MariaDB Can't Be Sold Like MySQL: Exclusive Interview
  • Konstruktor: back and alive!
  • Whats new in Debian Squeeze?
  • GNU/Linux AppStream Is Not An App Store Rip Off
  • Wayland Platform Support For Mesa's EGL
  • Dries Buytaert talks Drupal and leadership in open source
  • Only one-third of agencies pass the Federal Open Technology Report Card
  • Mark Shuttleworth: Private cloud “in a box” from Dell
  • Python Sound Menu Integration or GDBUS Can't Come Soon Enough
  • Atalanta buys big chunk of Red Hat
  • GNOME 3 approaches completion
  • Linux Format issue 142 is on sale now!
  • What We Use: Whitson Gordon's Favorite Gear and Productivity Tips
  • US Department of Justice Investigating Novell/CPTN Deal Further
  • SCALE 9X across the snowy horizon
  • Available: PC-BSD 8.2-RC3
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 2nd January
  • Fudcon 2011: Day 3
  • Southern California Linux Expo Schedule Firms Up

some howtos:

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  • How to Assign/Remap Keyboard Shortcuts For Better Productivity
  • Upgrading from Mandriva 2010.1 to Mandriva 2011 TP/Cooker
  • How to Turn Your Home Ubuntu PC Into a LAMP Web Server
  • Faking Depth of Field with the Gimp
  • What is your favorite command on terminal?
  • Securing Apache—Part 5
  • Install Docky with Stacks in Ubuntu 10.10 & 11.04
  • Tac - A command to print files in reverse
  • Use Google Search box as a Calculator
  • Automatically disable Compiz when launching games
  • Creating A Mobile Version of Your Drupal Website
  • LibreOffice Faenza Icons
  • Check if program is running with bash
  • Desktop Project: Cybersphere
  • Custom Kernels on Debian
  • Simplifying Offline Application Installation on Linux
  • Install Flashplayer in Arch Linux
  • Quickly Tutorial for Natty: DIY Media Player

A Practical Guide to Linux Commands

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HowTos This article lists various practical Linux commands to be used only as a reference guide and by experienced Linux users. Not all Linux commands will be available on your system by default so consider install a relevant package before use.

An Interview with System76 co-founder Carl Richell

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Ubuntu I imagine quite a few of you have heard of System76. System76 is a company that provides and supports Ubuntu pre-installed laptops, desktops, and servers. What I expect is not so well known is the people behind System76. I thought it would be a nice idea to get to know them better.

Linux Mint And My First 45 Days Reviewed

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Linux On Wednesday, the calender on my phone alerted me that it had been 30 days since I wrote my 15 day review of Linux Mint. So for the past 48 hours or so, I have been trying to decide what I should write about.

GNOME 3.0: Making the same mistakes as KDE 4.0?

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Software Yesterday Fedora held a GNOME 3 test day. In order to facilitate testing, they published a Rawhide live CD containing the latest builds of GNOME 3. After a quick test, I am quite disappointed. Just like KDE 4,

Governance Issues May Bedevil Open Source Projects

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OSS There’s no doubt that open software has been a boon to IT. Without it there would be a lot fewer IT projects to go round because of not only the cost of proprietary commercial software, but also the complexity of acquiring it.

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.17, KDE Plasma 5.13 Landed

As of today, the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system is now powered by the latest and most advanced Linux 4.17 kernel series, which landed in the most recent snapshot released earlier. Tumbleweed snapshot 20180615 was released today, June 17, 2018, and it comes only two days after snapshot 20180613, which added the Mesa 18.1.1 graphics stack and KDE Plasma 5.13 desktop environment, along with many components of the latest KDE Applications 18.04.2 software suite. Today's snapshot 20180615 continued upgrading the KDE Applications software suite to version 18.04.2, but it also upgraded the kernel from Linux 4.16.12 to Linux 4.17.1. As such, OpenSuSE Tumbleweed is now officially powered by Linux kernel 4.17, so upgrading your installs as soon as possible would be a good idea. Read more

today's howtos and leftovers

OSS Leftovers

  • Using Open Source Software in a SecDevOps Environment
    On 21 June 2018 the Open Source Software3 Institute is hosting a discussion that should be of high interest to enterprise technologists in the DC/Northern Virginia, Maryland area. From their invite: Come hear from our panelists about how the worlds of Open Source Software and the Secure Development / Operations (SecDevOps) intersect and strengthen one another. SecDevOps seeks to embed security in the development process as deeply as DevOps has done with operations, and Open Source Software is a major factor in Security, Development, and Operations. Tickets are free, but you need to register soon because seating is limited.
  • TenFourFox FPR8b1 available
    TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 8 beta 1 is now available (downloads, release notes, hashes). There is much less in this release than I wanted because of a family member in the hospital and several technical roadblocks. Of note, I've officially abandoned CSS grid again after an extensive testing period due to the fact that we would need substantial work to get a functional implementation, and a partially functional implementation is worse than none at all (in the latter case, we simply gracefully degrade into block-level divs). I also was not able to finish the HTML input date picker implementation, though I've managed to still get a fair amount completed of it, and I'll keep working on that for FPR9. The good news is, once the date picker is done, the time picker will use nearly exactly the same internal plumbing and can just be patterned off it in the same way. Unlike Firefox's implementation, as I've previously mentioned our version uses native OS X controls instead of XUL, which also makes it faster. That said, it is a ghastly hack on the Cocoa widget side and required some tricky programming on 10.4 which will be the subject of a later blog post.
  • GNU dbm 1.15
    GDBM tries to detect inconsistencies in input database files as early as possible. When an inconcistency is detected, a helpful diagnostics is returned and the database is marked as needing recovery. From this moment on, any GDBM function trying to access the database will immediately return error code (instead of eventually segfaulting as previous versions did). In order to reconstruct the database and return it to healthy state, the gdbm_recover function should be used.

Server: GNU/Linux Dominance in Supercomputers, Windows Dominance in Downtime

  • Five Supercomputers That Aren't Supercomputers
    A supercomputer, of course, isn't really a "computer." It's not one giant processor sitting atop an even larger motherboard. Instead, it's a network of thousands of computers tied together to form a single whole, dedicated to a singular set of tasks. They tend to be really fast, but according to the folks at the International Supercomputing Conference, speed is not a prerequisite for being a supercomputer. But speed does help them process tons of data quickly to help solve some of the world's most pressing problems. Summit, for example, is already booked for things such as cancer research; energy research, to model a fusion reactor and its magnetically confined plasma tohasten commercial development of fusion energy; and medical research using AI, centering around identifying patterns in the function and evolution of human proteins and cellular systems to increase understanding of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, or addiction, and to inform the drug discovery process.
  • Office 365 is suffering widespread borkage across Blighty

    Some users are complaining that O365 is "completely unusable" with others are reporting a noticeable slowdown, whinging that it's taking 30 minutes to send and receive emails.