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Story KDE Plasma 5 Now Available for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:32pm
Story Manjaro Unity Community Edition Is Arch Linux-Based and Powered by Unity Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:23pm
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Story Self-documentation of code Rianne Schestowitz 14/10/2014 - 5:14pm
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An interview with RVM, developer of Smplayer

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Interviews

tech-no-media.com: Last week I did a review of the excellent media player for Linux and Windows Smplayer. This week the developer behind this great Mplayer front-end granted me an email interview:

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #150

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Ubuntu

ubuntu.com: Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #150 for the week July 5th - July 11th, 2009 is available.

some odds & ends & howtos:

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News
  • Beautify Boot in Debian

  • Netstat: Quick and useful Linux network information
  • Air NZ adopts open-source SilverStripe
  • Kubuntu Netbook Edition starts to take shape
  • Other Tomboy Stuff: On Blogging, Synchronization of Notes
  • Squid Authentication using RADIUS
  • Tutorial : Enable AMD Cool 'n' Quite in Linux
  • Putting a Fedora LiveCD onto a USB Stick from Ubuntu
  • Solution:Freezing problems with Intel Graphics driver on Ubuntu
  • Chrome OS: Remember, it's Still Vaporware
  • Customizing vim and coloring the terminal in OpenSolaris 2009.06

2009's 10 Worst Linux Distributions

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Linux

daniweb.com/blogs: Any list of best or worst will have its opponents and proponents and I foresee that this list of worst Linux distributions will be no different. There were, at last count, almost 300 Linux distributions and they all can't be great.

What’s to like about X?

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Software

kmandla.wordpress: I hold a grudge, I admit it. Months ago, when X started acting up on my central machine, I realized the time and effort spent trying to fix it could be alleviated completely by omitting it altogether.

Kongoni Nietzsche released

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Linux

mybroadband.co.za: In February this year a group of South African developers announced a new Linux distro project Kongoni. First stable version of a new Linux distro, Kongoni version 1.12.2, launched on July 12th 2009.

Interesting things I saw at GCDS: Pardus Linux

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Linux

kdedevelopers.org: This year at GCDS I had the pleasure of meeting a relatively small team of around 15 developers who are sponsored by the Turkish government work on a Turkish Linux distribution called Pardus.

Reddit readers rage at thankless Linux Twitter-bot

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Web

itwire.com: Readers of the Linux section on popular Web 2.0 social networking site Reddit discovered a Twitter bot was tweeting stories listed on the site without attribution. As punishment Redditers decided to turn the bot into their puppet, mouthing whatever they commanded.

Comfort zones: Windows vs. Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

news.cnet.com: Where's your comfort zone? Windows, Mac, Linux? In the consumer laptop space, specifically Netbooks, there isn't much hope for a Linux-based operating system in the near term. So, first the bad news.

Back with a CrunchBang #!

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Linux

reddevil62-techhead.blogspot: I've lost count of the number of times the sci-fi blaster sound that CrunchBang Linux makes when it starts up has made me - or someone in the room with me - jump. Now, it makes an equally sci-fi "boop-bleep-bup."

CrunchBang Linux 9.04.01 Review and Screenshot Tour

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Linux

internetling.com: I have always wanted to take CrunchBang for a spin. This elegant distribution is based on the minimal version of Ubuntu, in this case, Jaunty Jackalope. CrunchBang wants to provide an alternative look and way of working with Ubuntu.

A way through SourceForge

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Howtos

I made a simple (should be) tutorial from creating of a project until releasing it on SourceForge.net

Songbird vs. Amarok: How not to design a GUI

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Software

briancarper.net: Recently I forced myself to uninstall Amarok 1.4 and try Amarok 2 again. I saw there were some nice updates to the interface coming in the next version so I grabbed the latest version from SVN. I very quickly started looking for other alternatives, and you'll soon see why.

Top 3 Linux BitTorrent Applications

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Software

osrevolution.com: KTorrent - Based on the interface for uTorrent, the most popular BitTorrent software for windows, KTorrent is built using the KDE library and hence is a KDE application.

10 APT Commands to Make Life Simpler

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Software

helpforlinux.blogspot: Here are 10 simple tricks for APT, the Advanced Packaging Tool used on Debian and Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu.

3 Years Ago: Ubuntu Dapper Drake

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Ubuntu

Remember Dapper Drake? All the fuss around it, being a LTS (long-term support) release, the three-month delay in order to make things stable, all the forum discussions regarding the 3-month delay in order to polish it well.

more odds & ends

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News
  • Linux on Netbooks - ALIVE and WELL!

  • Icon Theme Hacking Progress
  • Stuff like this is why F/OSS software is frustrating sometimes
  • chrome os follow-up
  • A nice collection of icons for Ubuntu and Gnome
  • Shutting the window and grabbing my hat… (switched to linux)
  • Back In Time – A Simple backup tool for ubuntu
  • SQL client and front-end for multiple database- crunchyfrog
  • Keep an external weblink pointed at your local dynamic IP (without DynDNS)

some odds & ends:

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News
  • Play Enigma: A Puzzle Game Unlike Any Other

  • Gnash supports YouTube [linux]
  • The Open-PC Project Announced at GCDS 09
  • Firefox 3.5 vs. Chromium on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Point-For-Point With Keir Thomas About Google Chrome OS
  • Desktop Theming and Icons

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Broadcom BCM4306 wireless LAN without ndiswrapper

  • Convert audio files in Ubuntu with Sound Converter
  • Speed Up Firefox By Limiting The History
  • Encrypting email in Claws Mail
  • Transform Ubuntu into OS X
  • How To Run Multiple X Sessions Without Virtualization
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Leftovers: Debian and Ubuntu

  • CD/DVD Image Changes For The Upcoming Debian 9.0 Release
    With Debian 9.0 not being far away from releasing, the Debian CD Images Team has issued an update over their fundamental changes happening for this "Stretch" cycle.
  • The System76 'Galago Pro' laptop looks fantastic, $50 off for a few more days
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  • Download Ubuntu 17.10 daily builds
    The release schedule for Ubuntu 17.10 has been announced, and you can now download the daily build ISO images as well. Daily builds can be useful to watch the progress of Ubuntu 17.10, but are not recommended for normal usage due to possible bugs and changes.

Leftovers: Software

  • GJS: What’s next?
    In my last post, I went into detail about all the new stuff that GJS brought to GNOME 3.24. Now, it’s time to talk about the near future: what GJS will bring to GNOME 3.26.
  • Sending SMS from Linux Just Got Easier with Latest Indicator KDE Connect Update
    Indicator KDE Connect now has Google Contacts integration, making it even easier to send text messages from the Linux desktop.
  • Cumulus Qt is a Lightweight Weather App for Linux
    Cumulus Qt is a Qt weather app for the Linux desktop. It's lightweight, has a bold, striking design inspired by Stormcloud, and is very customisable.
  • Vivaldi 1.10 Browser Now in Development, Will Introduce Docked Developer Tools
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard just informed us a few moments ago that Vivaldi 1.10 will be the next major version of the free and cross-platform web browser based on the latest Chromium technologies, not Vivaldi 2.0 as many of you have hoped. Vivaldi 1.9 just hit the streets the other day as world's first web browser to ship with the Ecosia search engine enabled by default to help reforest the plane, and it now looks like Vivaldi's devs never sleep, and development of Vivaldi 1.10 starts today with the first snapshot, Vivaldi 1.10.829.3, which introduces a long-anticipated feature: Docked Developer Tools!