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Story LLDB Is Getting Into Shape For Linux 64-bit Debugging Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 10:06am
Story Trials & Tribulations: Installing Gentoo Linux With GNOME & Systemd Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 9:45am
Story Calculate Linux 14.16 released Roy Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 9:39am
Story SparkyLinux 4.0 RC KDE Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 6:00am
Story HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.15.4 Adds Support for Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8.0 Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 4:56am
Story Linux Kernel 3.10.75 LTS Is a Small Update that Brings New and Updated Drivers Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 4:49am
Story Why the Open Source Stars Must Align Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 2:13am
Story Myth Busting the Open-Source Cloud Part 1 Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 1:52am
Story What does an adult look like in an open source community? Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 1:38am
Story German Greens want increased support for open source Rianne Schestowitz 21/04/2015 - 1:10am

The World Is Mourning The Loss Of Bruno Knaapen – Linux Advocate

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Obits

lockergnome.com: I joined Scot’s Newsletter Forum back in April, 2003 and took advantage of one of the forum’s Linux advocates. We knew him simply as Bruno, a man who knew Linux, and who had the patience to deal with us newbie’s who hounded him for advice.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 111 is out

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SUSE

Issue #111 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out.

Life with Linux: Adapting to the smaller screen on a netbook

sutor.com: This last week my son and I were on vacation and I took along a Simmtronics 10.2 netbook running Ubuntu Linux 9.10 Remix so I could have reasonable access to the Internet. Here are some observations about getting the most of that smaller screen while running the Ubuntu desktop.

From OS X to Ubuntu: 2 Years Later

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Ubuntu

starryhope.com: A little more than 2 years ago, I made a switch away from Mac OS X to Ubuntu Linux. Since then, I have used Ubuntu Linux about 98% of the time on my personal and work computers.

Linux Training Week: Customisation

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Linux

zath.co.uk: One of the great things about any Linux distribution is the ability to customise the look and feel of it to your taste. Throughout the past week, I’ve discussed software availability, compatibility and ease of use, but I haven’t gone as far as modifying the way I use it.

The state of (high definition) video editing on Linux

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Software

blog.thesilentnumber.me: We have extremely promising open source media editing applications for Linux like the Jokosher audio editor and PiTiVi video editor, both built on the powerful GStreamer framework. While things may be looking up, one shortcoming is an ever increasing problem that deserves some more serious attention.

Open Source? Who cares!

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OSS

maximumpc.com: Does open-source really matter? Think about it for a second. Do you care if your programs are open-source? Do you care if companies whose services you frequent are built around open-source technology or not?

Linux frustrates!

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Linux

toolbox.com/blogs: I have heard of my geeky friends talking about this Linux stuff. I wasn't sure what it was so I asked them about it. Honestly, I thought they were trying to sell me some religion the way they jumped all over me trying to explain what Linux is. They did make some very good points though. So I decided to give it a try.

Dear Matt Asay,

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Ubuntu

theopensourcerer.com: It is great that you are now COO of the worlds leading Free Software company. We look forward to Canonical growing and changing over the next few years. Here are some ideas:

7 reasons to play retro titles – Puppy Arcade 7 is released

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Gaming

openbytes.wordpress: I have spoken with the creator (Scott Jarvis) and one of the most impressive things about this distro (other than its excellent) is the enthusiasm and genuine love Scott has for emulation and people enjoying old classics on hardware that may have been otherwise written off as an “old PC”.

Linux has reached the Apple buzz of 1976 and Microsoft knows it.

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Linux
Microsoft

buntfu.com: Understanding Apple vs Microsoft of the past can prepare Linux for the road ahead. It teaches us what to expect from Microsoft once the buzz hits a certain level. We can expect some underhanded, ulterior motives while we get a big smile and buddy handshake.

15 Awesome Mandriva Linux Wallpapers

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MDV

junauza.com: 15 Awesome Mandriva Linux Wallpapers: We've featured several distro-specific wallpapers before. This time, I'll be giving tribute to one of the best Linux distributions around, by sharing with you yet another set of beautiful desktop wallpapers.

Window-specific options in KDE 4.4

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KDE

ghacks.net: Continuing with the KDE 4.4 theme we will turn our phasers towards configuring window-specific options. What exactly does this mean? It means you can configure options for a specific window that apply only to a specific window or a specific application.

How the Internet makes us stupid – or not

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Linux

theglobeandmail.com: He laments the idea that the collective is all-wise, and compares mass collaborations to totalitarian regimes. This collectivist mentality is led by a subculture of “digital Maoists,” who are the “folks from the open culture, Creative Commons world, the Linux community, and the Web 2.0 people.”

Linux and Open Source Software at the center of security

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OSS

zdnet.co.uk/blog: It's been said over and over again, that Linux is one of the most secure operating systems today. And, it's been proven over and over that it is quite secure. Knowing this, there's no surprise that Linux has been chosen as the primary platform for our most critical applications and appliances.

New Theme For Ubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu
  • New Theme For Ubuntu 10.04 - Human Theme Dropped
  • No Human Theme In Ubuntu 10.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 Finally Getting A New Default Theme

today's leftovers:

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News
    * Nouveau Now Switched On In Ubuntu 10.04
    * Gentoo on the Fujitsu P1620
    * SCO vs. Linux: SCO majority owner wants to finance SCO
    * Opera cuts cord on first open-source baby
    * Open Source Open World
    * "Getting Started" with Ubuntu Development - Guess What's Wrong
    * Amarok 2.3 Beta 1 released
    * 40 Fast Facts on Linux
    * Twitter and Co. to Protect Ubuntu Users with Update Alerts
    * Open sourcers fortify Ubuntu's Koala food
    * New attempt to integrate AppArmor into Linux
    * Think you've mastered Linux? Prove it, with Suicide Linux
    * How Flash both helped and hurt the web
    * Security Alert: They Should Have Used Linux
    * Linux is now Oracle's low-end offering
    * Netflix: "We Don't Have Plans to Release a General Linux Player"
    * New Kubuntu Site
    * CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.02.19
    * What Perl 5's Version Numbers Mean
    * FLOSS Weekly 109: Symbian
    * Linux Day all the way in 2010

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Quick Tip: Use xkill to Terminate Misbehaving Applications
  • Dual monitors for Linux
  • Disable Annoying Update-Manager Popup in Ubuntu
  • Launching Shell Scripts In GNOME
  • ImageMagick: split one image to smaller images
  • How to limit ssh login to specific users
  • Configure and use the KDE 4.4 pager
  • Get Source Code for any Linux Command
  • How to Open/Extract UIF Files in Ubuntu Linux
  • TestDrive - Test Drive an Ubuntu ISO in a Virtual Machine
  • 10 things you should know about Linux security

Open source - the once and future dream

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OSS

theregister.co.uk: Since Oracle's endorsement of Linux, the kernel and operating system have penetrated everything from high-end data centers to handheld consumer electronics. Linux pulled open-source applications along with it. FOSS moved into middleware and applications. So where does the chain-reaction go from here and where will FOSS be in the next 10 years?

Buntfu.com - Linux PC Computer Systems

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Hardware

I started Buntfu.com a few years ago now. I had the idea well before that but had not had the opportunity to launch it. I started off with the idea that with Linux being at the point of everyday usability, it really opens the doors to the small company and average person who has one or a few old or new computers to sell.

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KDE Events: Akademy 2017 and KDE Edu Sprint

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    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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Software: Narabu, ucaresystem, Telegram Messenger

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Graphics and Games: RandR and AMDGPU, Opus Magnum

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System 76 and Purism Laptops

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