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Tweaking Icons in Ubuntu Linux, Especially for use with Compiz and Avant Window Navigator

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Software

blog.ahfr.org: This is the sort of thing where the actual information is spread out across all four corners of the Internet and can rarely be found in one place cohesively. I aim to change that.

5 geeky Easter eggs for Easter

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royal.pingdom.com: In time for Easter we thought that we should list a few funny and geeky Easter eggs. Easter eggs in software don’t do anything good besides being funny which we of course like. So here we present a few selected ones that we think are funny.

The Perfect Desktop - PC-BSD 1.5

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BSD
HowTos

This document describes how to set up PC-BSD v1.5. This release is based upon FreeBSD 6.3 and uses KDE 3.5.8 as default desktop environment.

today's leftovers

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News
  • Know your distro: Gentoo features

  • 5 Awesome Linux Videos
  • Gnash, the free software Flash player
  • New Novell.com
  • Mepis Wireless Walkthrough
  • FreeBSD Install Applications
  • Weird and Interesting Ubuntu Derivatives
  • Apache rules web server landscape
  • Have a global menu bar at the top in KDE
  • The new Face to VLC Media Player
  • Jim Zemlin, Microsoft, and Rabbits in the Shadow of the Hawk
  • Ignore the open source hot heads, CIOs told
  • alltray - Dock any program into the system tray
  • Novell promises pick and mix software
  • Mail that report auto'mutt'ically
  • Lab Rats - Intro to Linux and Ubuntu
  • Don’t upgrade to hardy yet!
  • I hate suspended levels
  • Linux Reality: Episode 99 - Slackware Revisited
  • Track and manage your time on your computer
  • EeePC - Why Small is Beautiful

OpenOffice.org 3.0's new features, an early look

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OOo

oooninja.com: OpenOffice.org 3.0 is 167 days away, but who's counting? Maybe the software developers are counting because they have a whopping 2,278 issues targeted for this release. Even though OpenOffice.org 2.4 is not yet out the door, let's see how far they've come with OpenOffice.org 3.0.

Red Hat open-sources security framework

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Software

linuxworld.com: Red Hat has open-sourced its identity-management and security system to promote its assertion that open-source software provides the most secure infrastructure.

Choke points in open source

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: Most markets have a choke point. In soft drinks it turned out to be distribution. In software it was the operating system. One feature of open source is that it frustrates the seeker of choke points. The classic case is Linux itself.

Interview with Ken VanDine of Foresight Linux

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Linux
Interviews

fsckin.com: A few weeks ago, I saw that Foresight Linux was going to be pre-loaded onto Shuttle computers at an amazing price - just $199. I was able to catch up with the very busy creator of Foresight, Ken VanDine. He’s got some really interesting answers to thing plaguing my mind, like which pie is best - I only hope that you can also appreciate the internal debate that’s finally been settled by this fine gentleman.

Penguin Suicide Bombers: The Terrorism of Open Source

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theobjectiveobserver.com: The open source movement is widely recognized as “an important development” in the computer industry and has been both lauded and criticized by many pundits. However, despite exhaustive analysis and discussion, the phenomenon of open source has remained singularly vexing to classify. Variously, the open source movement has been classified as socialism, communism, a “gift economy”, charity, futilism and gullibilism.

development releases

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Linux
  • Ubuntu 8.04 Beta Released

  • Announcing openSUSE 11.0 Alpha 3
  • Mandriva 2008.1 RC 2 Released

Harald Welte and Groklaw announced as winners of the FSF's annual free software awards

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced the recipients of its Award for Projects of Social Benefit and its Award for the Advancement of Free Software. Groklaw received the social benefit award, and Harald Welte received the advancement award. FSF president Richard Stallman handed out the awards at the conclusion of the FSF's annual associate members meeting in Cambridge, MA.

Mod Your PC for Triple Boot: a PC for All Seasons

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HowTos

popsci.com: Lucky you; you just received a brand new shiny PC. Unfortunately, your new rig almost certainly came preinstalled with Windows Vista. What’s a poor Vista PC to do? Simple: a triple boot super PC.

Reiser Fumbling: 'I Am Not Consistent In My Thinking'

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Reiser

blog.wired.com: The Hans Reiser murder trial resumed here Wednesday with the defendant fumbling on the witness stand. "Are you just making these things up?" Alameda County prosecutor Paul Hora asked at one point.

15 years in the making, Wine 1.0 is in sight

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desktoplinux.com: For far longer than any of its developers would care to recall, Wine, the best program to use in Linux to run Windows applications, has been in development. Now, at long last, Wine 1.0 is scheduled to be released.

Are Windows, the MacOS, and Desktop Linux Obsolete?

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OS

Rob Enderle: Major worldwide economic problems often speed up transitions as models that are failing are forced to fail more quickly, and emerging models that have significant economic advantages (they’re cheaper) get a substantial boost. We are entering such a time.

Grokking open source

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OSS

itwire.com: "Grok" is a word that you may not know, but it has been in use since the 1960's. It is commonly taken to mean "understand" but it is so much more than that. Do you grok open source? The word is the key to understanding why talented developers give of their time.

KolourPaint: More than a Microsoft Paint clone

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linux.com: Just as Microsoft Paint is included with every Windows installation, so KolourPaint has been part of the kdegraphics package since KDE 3.3. This simple raster graphics editor works well not only in KDE, but also in Xfce, GNOME, and Fluxbox.

some howtos & such:

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HowTos
  • References on using the GIMP

  • OpenLDAP installation on Debian
  • burn DVD images with Dvd+rw-tools
  • Bash Scripting : The Importance Of A Sanity Check
  • Guide to Playstation Emulator on Ubuntu
  • Convert hexadecimal to binary in Perl

Review: PcLinuxOS 2008 "MiniMe"

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PCLOS

raiden.net: It's been nearly ten months since we last reviewed a PcLinuxOS release. This time around we have a brand new flavor to look at. The venerable "MiniMe" 2008 release. What's different about this version over the previous 2007 version? Let's have a look and find out..

Novell chief: We helped Microsoft be more open

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Interviews
SUSE

zdnet.co.uk: Speaking to the Novell boss at his company's annual BrainShare user conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, ZDNet.co.uk asked whether the Microsoft deal could actually be damaging in the long run and what effect a financial downturn could have on Novell's recent recovery.

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today's leftovers

  • Podcast Season 4 Episode 8
    In this episode: Bitcoin scandal. RMS wins an award. Savers and rich people can buy the DragonBox Prya (thanks Canseco!) and Devuan reaches beta. Plus loads of Finds, Neurons and a long-stewing Voice of the Masses.
  • Interop: SDN Growing to $12.5B, SD-WAN to $6B
    "Open source is not just at the bottom of the networking stack, it now goes from layer 2 all the way up to network and security services," Casemore said. "It's significant fact in the market landscape and vendors have to give it due consideration."
  • RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.6.0
    A second Armadillo release 6.700.6 came out in the 6.700 series, and we uploaded RcppArmadillo 0.6.700.6.0 to CRAN and Debian. This followed the usual thorough reverse-dependecy checking of by now 220 packages using.
  • Vivaldi Browser's New Snapshot Adds Editable Mouse Gestures, Tab Improvements
    We've been informed by Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard about the availability of a new snapshot build of the proprietary Vivaldi web browser for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.2.470.11 is now live for those who want to get an early taste of what's coming in the next stable update of the cross-platform web browser, which it looks like it gets a lot of attention lately, especially from those who want to migrate from Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome or Opera. And today's snapshot introduces editable mouse gestures.
  • GNOME's Nautilus File Manager: "Its Best Moment Since It Was Created"
    At various points in GNOME's history the Nautilus file manager has been less than maintained, but these days the situation is much brighter. GNOME developer Carlos Soriano has come out to write about how great the Nautilus situation is these days. Soriano wrote in a new blog post, "as far as I can see the development status of Nautilus it’s in its best moment since it was created, and part of that is thanks of the status of gtk+ development and the values and vision of GNOME as a project."
  • Neptune Linux 4.5.1 ISO Out Now with USB 3 Boot Support, KDE Plasma 5.6.2
    Neptune developer Leszek Lesner announced the release and general availability of a new Live ISO image for his Neptune Linux rolling operating system, version 4.5.1. The new Neptune Linux 4.5.1 ISO is now ready for download and includes all the updated packages and security patches released in the distribution's main software repositories since Neptune 4.5.
  • My free software activities, April 2016
  • m23 rock 16.2 brings support for Ubuntu 16.04 clients
    From this version on, m23 offers support for m23 clients using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus. A set of desktop environments is, of course, included for the new Ubuntu. Friends of the Univention Corporate Servers will be happy to hear that the m23 app is now available in the Univention App Center. As always, several small improvements have also been made to various parts of the software.
  • Unity 8 and Snaps Are the Future of the Ubuntu Desktop, After Ubuntu 16.10
    Today, May 5, 2016, is the last day of the Ubuntu Online Summit 2016, and we've just attended a very exciting session where the Ubuntu developers have discussed the future of the Ubuntu Desktop after Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak). You can watch the entire session below if you don't want to read the next paragraphs, but as usual, we'll try to detail and explain a few things for you so that you know now what to expect from future versions of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, on the desktop, of course.
  • Router hackers reach for the fork: LEDE splits from OpenWRT
    A split seems to have emerged in the Linux-router-OS community, with a breakaway group splitting from OpenWRT. OpenWRT is the chief open router firmware implementation, but it has run into headwinds of late. For example, downtime for the group earlier this year was traced back to the small organisation running a single, small, server without redundancy.
  • Samsung’s 360 degree camera will cost just about $350, oh and it runs Tizen !
    Samsung is one of those big guns from the consumer electronics market who has been betting huge on Virtual Reality. After partnering with Oculus for the Gear VR headset which has set its own benchmark for the best untethered VR solution one can buy, now that the headset has been in good shape, Samsung is working out ways to deliver content on it. Samsung have joined hands with multiple partners to provide VR experiences on its Milk VR platform and had also unveiled its own 360 degree camera at Unpacked 2016 event back in february- Gear 360 to let almost anyone to produce 360 degree content that can be viewed on the Gear VR.