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3 Linux Console File Managers You Should Try

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Software

webupd8.org: GNU Midnight Commander (MC), Vifm and Last File Manager (Lfm) are 3 visual file manager applications for the Linux console. All of these 3 applications will remind you of Norton Commander, but each has something special.

As Cars Get More Complicated, Maybe Open Source Is The Way

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OSS

techdirt.com: Cars are now more complicated than ever, and now computers play a crucial part in the safe and efficient operation of modern automobiles. with the recent massive Toyota recall, "Should we be worried that our cars are controlled by software?"

10 Best Minimal / Low-Footprint Linux distros

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Linux

blog.taragana.com: With the emergence of netbooks there is an increasing demand for lightweight and faster OS with minimal/low-footprint. We listed the 10 best:

50 Open Source Tools: Desktop Downloads

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Software

earthweb.com: The universe of open source tools is large and rapidly expanding. If your desktop doesn't look and perform exactly like you want it to, you really have no excuse.

Top 15 Wallpapers for Ubuntu 10.04 from Artwork Pool

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Ubuntu

techdrivein.com: Ubuntu Artwork pool in flickr is busy with contributions from everyone in and around the community. There is simply a lot to choose from. This is a collection of 15 beautiful wallpapers for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx from Ubuntu Artwork Pool.

A Linux Story

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Linux

elevenislouder.blogspot: I was on a BBS in 1995 and I saw this post about Linux. I had heard about Linux before. I had seen it on other BBSs. I even heard about it from a distant cousin. It was really popular.

Installing and Running Safari 4 on Ubuntu Linux

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HowTos

junauza.com: Safari 4, the latest version of the browser, offers a lot of features and noticeable performance improvements over its predecessor. There are already a number of releases of Safari for Windows but none for Linux so far. However, that doesn't mean that we can't install and run Safari on Linux.

7 wonders of the Linux world

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Linux

duncsweb.com: Most of you guys by now probably know that i am a Linux user judging by most of previous posts and i like using Linux so i thought i should make a post on why i would recommend Linux to other people.

One week without Google

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Google

cnet.com: A Microsoft executive recently compared quitting Google to quitting smoking. As I approach the 10th anniversary of my last cigarette, I decided to put that to the test.

Virtualization With VirtualBox 3.1.x On A Headless Debian Lenny Server

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HowTos

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun xVM VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless Debian Lenny server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

Microsoft riles open-source advocates with Amazon deal

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Microsoft

pcpro.co.uk: The deal has already stirred up open-source advocates. "If the strategy isn't to create uncertainty around Linux, it's hard to say what it is," said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation.

Also: Microsoft puts an end to "free" Linux

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Trivial but appreciated: new pause/unpause display in Totem
  • NZ users and analysts upbeat about Sun’s future
  • Microsoft's anti-Google weapon: Open-source Bing
  • Linux Training Week: Which Distribution To Choose?
  • Takeover of Kongoni Linux…
  • Microsoft-Amazon patent deal covers Kindle, Linux
  • New Python shell is a DreamPie
  • DeLi Linux: A Linux distro for old computers
  • Jupiter - Awesome Netbook Power/Config Applet
  • MeeGo Support in MonoDevelop
  • Byzanz-record, Record your Desktop
  • Kofi Annan Foundation using Drupal
  • Le Figaro using Drupal
  • Controversial Free-Software Activist to Speak at UB
  • Managing software legal compliance
  • The Linux Action Show! s11e01: Intel & Nokia Kill Maemo

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Changing Wallpapers and Themes in KDE 4.4
  • IMAP: cannot create subfolders in mail-client
  • simple security script
  • LiVES - Mixes real-time video performance and non-linear editing
  • Let’s Learn LaTex: Part 2
  • Compiling Ada with gcc
  • reset forgotten user/boot password in Ubuntu
  • MYSQL_PS1: 6 Examples to make your mysql> prompt like Angelina Jolie
  • Perl 5, Version Numbers, and Binary Compatibility
  • Skin your Opera
  • Managing ANDs and ORs in OOo Calc Standard Filter
  • Playing Encrypted DVDs in Ubuntu: The Complete Guide
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 134: Dynamic Range Therrory

Report on openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2

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SUSE

abybashit.co.cc: Finally another milestone. I’m trying openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 2 to tinker with it and see if I can report something. Let’s go.

Awesome Ubuntu Software Center Updates

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Ubuntu
  • Awesome Ubuntu Software Center Updates
  • Sorbet- Another proposed theme for Ubuntu 10.04
  • My Artwork Landing A Ubuntu 10.04

Screenshots Gtk Applications for Mono

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Software

ubuntulandforever.blogspot: Mono is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications.

5 modules that should come by default in Drupal

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Drupal

ghabuntu.com: Drupal is a great CMS no doubt. I have gone round and tried lots of them, but I still come back to Drupal. However, the more I use it, the more I feel that the following five modules should actually come by default with every Drupal installation.

Ultra-compact PC targets digital signage

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Hardware

linuxfordevices.com: Habey USA announced an ultra-compact PC with a choice of Intel Atom processors. The BIS-6620 has a 4.7 x 4.7-inch footprint, runs at 1.1 or 1.6GHz, comes with CompactFlash and SD expansion slots, and uses just nine Watts, the company says.

My top 10 Gedit plugins

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mikethecoder.com: Gedit can be a really awesome editor if you give it a few plugins and an open mind. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Linux Tiny Box PCs and DeX

  • Linux Tiny Box PCs: Quad-core i.MX6 Dual Lite
    Kingdy's new ultra-compact tiny embedded platform for space limited solution, based on the ARM Cortex-A9TM iMX6 Dual Lite / Quad Core processor, delivers optimum I/O design for maximum connectivity with Pre-install Yocto 1.8 on eMMC.
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    Samsung on Thursday announced a new app, Linux on Galaxy, designed to work with its DeX docking station to bring a full Linux desktop experience to Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone users. Samsung earlier this year introduced DeX, a docking station that connects to a monitor to give Galaxy smartphone users a desktop experience.

Fedora: Fedora Workstation and Fedora Council

  • Looking back at Fedora Workstation so far
    So I have over the last few years blogged regularly about upcoming features in Fedora Workstation. Well I thought as we putting the finishing touches on Fedora Workstation 27 I should try to look back at everything we have achieved since Fedora Workstation was launched with Fedora 21. The efforts I highlight here are efforts where we have done significant or most development. There are of course a lot of other big changes that has happened over the last few years by the wider community that we leveraged and offer in Fedora Workstation, examples here include things like Meson and Rust. This post is not about those, but that said I do want to write a post just talking about the achievements of the wider community at some point, because they are very important and crucial too. And along the same line this post will not be speaking about the large number of improvements and bugfixes that we contributed to a long list of projects, like to GNOME itself. This blog is about taking stock and taking some pride in what we achieved so far and major hurdles we past on our way to improving the Linux desktop experience.
  • Resigning from Fedora Council for Fedora 27
    Since I became a Fedora contributor in August 2015, I’ve spent a lot of time in the community. One of the great things about a big community like Fedora is that there are several different things to try out. I’ve always tried to do the most help in Fedora with my contributions. I prefer to make long-term, in-depth contributions than short-term, “quick fix”-style work. However, like many others, Fedora is a project I contribute to in my free time. Over the last month, I’ve come to a difficult realization.

KDE Events: Akademy 2017 and KDE Edu Sprint

  • Hey Mycroft, Drive Me to our Goals!
    Almost three months after Akademy 2017, I finally found the time to write a blog post about how I experienced it. Akademy is where I learn again about all the amazing things happening in our community, where I connect the dots and see the big picture of where all the effort in the various projects together can lead. And of course, I meet all the wonderful people, all the individual reasons why being in KDE is so amazing. This year was no different. Some people voiced their concern during the event that those who are not at Akademy and see only pictures of it on social media might get the feeling that it is mostly about hanging out on the beach and drinking beer, instead of actually being productive. Everyone who was ever at Akademy of course knows this impression couldn’t be further from the truth, but I’ll still take it as a reason to not talk about any of the things that were “just” fun, and focus instead on those that were both fun and productive.
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  • KDE Edu sprint 2017 in Berlin
    I had the privilege to attend the KDE Edu sprint in Berlin that happened from the 6th to the 9th of October.

Software: Narabu, ucaresystem, Telegram Messenger

  • Introducing Narabu, part 2: Meet the GPU
    Narabu is a new intraframe video codec. You may or may not want to read part 1 first. The GPU, despite being extremely more flexible than it was fifteen years ago, is still a very different beast from your CPU, and not all problems map well to it performance-wise. Thus, before designing a codec, it's useful to know what our platform looks like.
  • ucaresystem Core v4.0 : Added option to upgrade Ubuntu to the next release
    Since Ubuntu 17.10 has just been released, I have added new feature to the ucaresystem Core that can be used by the user to upgrade his distribution to the next stable version or optionally to the next development version of Ubuntu. For those who are not familiar with the ucaresystem app it is an automation script that automatically and without asking for your intervention performs some crucial Ubuntu maintenance processes, which otherwise would be done one by one and pressing Y / N each time.
  • 10 Reasons Why I Switched To Telegram Messenger
    Whatsapp may be the best player in the game when it comes to instant messaging apps, but Telegram Messenger is the entire game itself. Because Telegram is not just an app, it is an entire communication platform. It is not bound by restrictions or limitations like other apps.