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Story Snapcraft Snappy Creator Tool for Ubuntu Snappy Core Gets Closer to ROS Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 9:08pm
Story Sabayon 15.11 Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 9:06pm
Story Fedora KDE Takes A Blow; Fedora 23 KDE Spin Is "Easily The Worst" They've Spun Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 9:01pm
Story Twitch’s latest insane adventure: Installing Linux Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 8:54pm
Story Using open source in the enterprise - 11 CIOs embracing free and open source software Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 8:43pm
Story Rackspace, OpenStack, Docker, and Carina Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 8:36pm
Story Security Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 8:26pm
Story Chrome OS is not dead, insists Google veep in charge of Chrome OS Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 7:44pm
Story Red Hat and Fedora Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 7:12pm
Story More Leftovers: Software Rianne Schestowitz 30/10/2015 - 7:10pm

The Gift That Keeps On Giving - Your Time

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linux-magazine.com: It is late, very late, and you are still trying to decide on a gift for your [loved one]. Why not give the gift that keeps on giving? The gift that most of these people will really appreciate, and that demonstrates the true meaning of the holiday season?

Kernel Log: coming in 2.6.37 (Part 4) – Architecture and infrastructure code

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h-online.com: The kernel now includes some components for supporting operation as a Xen host (Dom0). Switching into and out of sleep mode should be accelerated by the use of LZO compression.

4.6 RC 1 Available, KDE PIM Delayed

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KDE

dot.kde.org: Right before Christmas, KDE has published the first candidate for the upcoming release of KDE Platform, Plasma and Applications 4.6. The focus at this stage is on fixing bugs and completing translations and artwork.

It's too hard is no excuse

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Linux

toolbox.com: Linux is too hard. Linux is too different. Linux doesn't have this or that program. Linux is not compatible with x or y or z. Linux is blah blah blah....

Choosing Computer Tools for Tiny Geeks

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Software

linuxinsider.com: For some children, it may be their two front teeth that sit atop this year's Christmas list. For others, however, it's items of a more technological sort.

PC-BSD 8.2 Beta1 Screenshots Tour

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BSD

unixmen.com: The first beta release of PC-BSD 8.2 is released, a user-friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD. The Version 8.2 contains a pcbsd_logonumber of enhancements and improvements. As usual, we installed PCBSD 8.2 beta1 and we made some screenshots:

People behind Debian: Mehdi Dogguy, release assistant

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Interviews

raphaelhertzog.com: Mehdi is a Debian developer for a bit more than a year, and he’s already part of the Debian Release Team. His story is quite typical in that he started there by trying to help while observing the team do its work.

Advantages of OpenSUSE’s YaST Software Management

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2indya.com: Different Linux distributions use their own tools for software, or more precisely, package management. As an example, Ubuntu uses its Synaptic, Fedora uses Yum, Gentoo uses Portage, and OpenSUSE uses YaST.

How To Install VMware Server 2 On A Fedora 14 Desktop (Kernel 2.6.35)

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HowTos

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on a Fedora 14 desktop system (with kernel 2.6.35). With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

Hedgewars - Awesome Open-Source Worms-Like Game for Linux

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Reviews

A few days ago I reviewd WarMUX, a free and open-source Worms-like game for Linux. Today I’ll take a look to Hedgewars, another free Worms clone with funny characters, good playability and support for online multiplayer.

8 More Bash Tips for Working Faster With the Shell

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HowTos

This is the second article in this series, and brings eight additional tips for working faster with the shell. Here is the first article of the series, containing 10 tips.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Elementary’s new Wingpanel in action
  • Last Week in Amarok
  • Making Ordinary Laptops Into Ubuntu Laptops
  • Strange Interactions and Side Effects
  • Yahoo! Open Source Now and Future
  • Linux Out, FreeBSD In
  • New FreeBSD Foundation Project: Feed-Forward Clock Synchronization
  • FCC launches Open Internet Apps Challenge
  • Mugen Power Extended Battery N900 - Hands on Review
  • Where does Microsoft make its money? (Updated 2010)
  • How to test if a laptop is working with Linux
  • cmus music player
  • Red Hat Dropping After Earnings (RHT)
  • Rumor Red Hat could move HQ to Durham
  • Tunisian LoCo meeting with Mark Shuttleworth
  • new firefox 4 betas for desktop and mobile
  • Linux Outlaws 181 - BeardCash

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Xfce Notification Area – The Tray Manager Lost Selection
  • Create a Fluffy Santa Hat in Blender
  • [SOLVED] “Process exited with status 0″ in kdevelop
  • How to setup and configure a Printer on Ubuntu or Fedora Linux
  • Route based on Source IP Address (Linux / BSD)
  • Enable Samba Server in Ubuntu 10.10 (or 10.04)
  • How to format large disks in FAT32 - Lindows style
  • Configure Ubuntu 10.10 to work behind a proxy
  • Wibom - Manage wine program bottles
  • Changing the clock source for Xen HVM domU's
  • How to Change Linux Displays on the Fly with Disper
  • Basic MySQL performance tuning using Query Cache

The Rise of Open Source Software Foundations

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ostatic.com/blog: What do the Linux Foundation, Free Software Foundation, and Apache Project all have in common? They provide a cover for businesses and projects that want to use open source software and contribute to the FOSS community without the risk of stepping on legal landmines or giving up a competitive advantage.

Ultimate List of Open Source Software

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earthweb.com: This list of open source software applications covers the gamut – and then some. After all, 'tis the season to overindulge, and in honor of the occasion we've put together a list with more open source software than anyone can digest in one sitting. Gulp.

Sabayon Linux 5.4+ Xmas Gaming Edition

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Linux

wolf911.us: Oh oh oooh! Merry Christmas! While Santa announced the intention of suing me because he thinks I’m stealing his job, for the third time in a row, I am very pleased to announce that THAT TIME of the year has come again!

LibreOffice 3.3 Release Candidate 2 Available

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LibO

blog.documentfoundation.org: The Document Foundation is happy to announce the second release candidate of LibreOffice 3.3. This release comes with lots of improvements and bugfixes, and a very substantial reduction in size for the Windows installer.

First Mageia Packagers Meeting Signals Beginning

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Linux

ostatic.com: Last we heard from Mageia they had chosen their logo and set up infrastructure, teams, and roadmap. Now they are beginning to get into the nuts and bolts of organizing the packaging process.

Mandriva 2010.2 is out

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Please welcome the Mandriva 2010.2 release, which is coming to a mirror nearby you right now!

Nautilus 3.0 Mockups: More Polish, Overlay Statusbar

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Software

webupd8.org: A couple of new Nautilus 3.0 mockups were posted by Allan Day on his blog. Althouth they look a lot like some older mockups, they are more polished and make better use of space:

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Success for net neutrality, success for free software

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today's leftovers

  • 10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Isn’t Mainstream – For The Record
    10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Isn’t Mainstream. Yeah, the title is totally link-bait. However, it’s worth noting that I actually deliver what the title describes and then some. Linux is awesome, but sadly, most people haven’t heard of it. Here’s why.
  • Linux Works For You
    Linux allows YOUR computer to work for you, not against you. Wearing this shirt/hoodie demonstrates to all who see it that you are not a slave to your PC. You are in control and Linux is the reason for this.
  • Robin "Roblimo" Miller
    The Linux Journal mourns the passing of Robin Miller, a longtime presence in our community.
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  • Pidgin / Libpurple SkypeWeb Plugin Sees New Stable Release
    SkypeWeb is a plugin that allows using Skype in Pidgin / libpurple chat clients. The plugin can be used to send instant messages and participate in group chats, but it does not yet support voice / video calling.
  • Feral's GameMode May Soon Have Soft Real-Time Capabilities
    Feral Interactive's Linux system tuning daemon, GameMode since being introduced earlier this year has primarily offered the ability to easily change the CPU scaling governor when gaming but not much more. Though a new feature is now in the works for GameMode.
  • Mini DebConf Hamburg
    Last week I attended the MiniDebConfHamburg. I worked on new releases of dracut and rinse. Dracut is an initramfs-tools replacement which now supports early microcode loading. Rinse is a tool similar to debootstrap for rpm distributions, which now can create Fedora 28 environments aka chroots.
  • Android and Automotive Grade Linux battle, as car becomes a data center
    Volvo’s decision to pick Intel’s Atom automotive system-on-chip (SoC) to run in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) for its new XC40 SUV highlights the intensifying competition among chipmakers in this fast growing sphere. The decision to base the system on Android also illuminates the evolving operating system scene for cars, with Linux the primary alternative in its AGL (Automotive Grade Linux) variant. However, given the complementary strengths of Android and Linux, it looks more likely that both will be deployed by many automobile makers in hybrid packages, so that they can take advantage of Android’s huge app ecosystem, encouraging plenty of third party enhancements, as well as harnessing the independence and enterprise scale of Linux. As cars become mini-data centers or edge compute…
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