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Story Former Tesla Intern Releases $60 Full Open Source Car Hacking Kit For The Masses Rianne Schestowitz 25/03/2015 - 7:46pm
Story Intro to Grace: an open source educational programming language Rianne Schestowitz 25/03/2015 - 7:41pm
Story GNOME 3.16 Has Been Officially Released, Here’s What’s New Rianne Schestowitz 25/03/2015 - 6:56pm
Story LibreOffice in the browser, revealed in 2011, finally close to reality Rianne Schestowitz 25/03/2015 - 6:45pm
Story How to create QR Codes easily in Gentoo Linux Fitzcarraldo 25/03/2015 - 6:02pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2015 - 5:26pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2015 - 5:26pm
Story Leftovers: Screenshots Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2015 - 5:25pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2015 - 5:24pm
Story Govt formulates policy on adoption of open source software Roy Schestowitz 25/03/2015 - 5:17pm

MySQL founder turns to China, Russia to halt Oracle

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reuters.com: Michael Widenius, the creator of the MySQL database, said he is turning his vocal campaign against Oracle's planned takeover of Sun Microsystems to China and Russia because the European Commission appears set to clear the deal.

Comparison of IRC support between GNU/Linux distributions

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linuxcrunch.com: Finding a quick solution for your problems in any distribution is the main reason to make you rely on it. Therefore, the major distributions have many ways to provide support to their users. Among them, IRC.

Gnome Shell - One desktop to bind them all

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dedoimedo.com: Gnome Shell is the future window manager for UNIX-like operating systems running the Gnome desktop environment. It is slated to be part of the Gnome 3.0, which will probably be released sometime next year. However, this does not mean you cannot try Gnome Shell now and get the first impression of what it ought to be.

Comparing gtk+ and Qt applications

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blogs.gentoo.org/nightmorph: I've been on the hunt for Qt/KDE applications that do the job of the gtk+ equivalents I use. That's a tall order.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 12 (LAMP)

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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 12 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

My Pardus 2009.1 Experience

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beginlinux.com: If you're a KDE fan but haven't taken Pardus Linux out for a spin in awhile, maybe it's time you should.

Linux Mint 8 vs Ubuntu 9.10

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Ubuntu

linuxbsdos.com: On the surface, trying to write a comparative review of Linux Mint 8 (Helena) and Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic koala) would seem like a pointless exercise. After all, Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. So what’s the point?

Puppy Linux – Puppy Arcade 5 Super Fast Game Emulator

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Gaming

techexposures.com:Scott Jarvis sent us info on his just released Puppy Arcade 5, a Puppy Linux flavor with a retro video game emulation based on TurboPup Xtreme (arguably the fastest Puppy derivative).

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Get your beat on with the Hydrogen drum machine
  • Labels with PostScript::MailLabels Getting Started
  • How to Add a Custom New Service under xinetd
  • 3 Ways to Quickly Find the Tab You Need (FireFox)
  • Tuning the Linux Kernel’s Completely Fair Scheduler
  • openSUSE – Get the HTTP Proxy setting in Shell
  • xdg-open — opens a file or URL in the user’s preferred application
  • Qt Programming Tip
  • Install Banshee Latest Version in Ubuntu Karmic
  • How to Edit Videos With Avidemux
  • whohas
  • Why Desktop Linux (Still) Sucks to be at Linux Fest Northwest
  • Gource: Open Source visualization of Open Source
  • Open Xange 2010, Released
  • Gentoo LOL

Best of Linux Wallpapers

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Discover Cool Wallpapers for your desktop . Whether it be fedora , Ubuntu , gos , centos ,kubuntu , gentoo ,damn vulnerable Linux or anything else , you can find respective wallpapers here . Linux Wallpapers

New Apt-Fast Version, Now With Full Apt-Get Syntax Replacement

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Apt-Fast is a script which uses Axel, a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file, and one can use it instead of "apt-get" on Debian based Linux distributions to get an amazing download speed improvement. Yes, it's not an actual Internet connection speed improvement, just some tweaks which make packages download faster with Axel. [Full story]

Will Ubuntu Take Windows 7 In Speed War?

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crn.com: The Ubuntu development community spent much of the last year losing a lot of momentum, as Microsoft gave birth to its Windows 7 operating system and its latest releases of the Linux OS failed to overly impress. It was bound to happen. Ubuntu folks are already in full stride toward the next desktop release.

Konqueror kicking ass again

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Software

der-dakon.net/blog: Recently I found a site with HTTP Content-Disposition header tests and their results. First that was only tested with Konqueror 3.5.8 from an ancient Knoppix CD, which the author quickly updated after I pointed him to the openSUSE 11.2 KDE Live CD.

Back from Debian: Meeting up with old Ubuntu

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  • Back from Debian: Meeting up with old Ubuntu
  • The Debian Adventure, Part 15: Fixing Bugs

Trying Mint – I likes what I sees

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  • Trying Mint – I likes what I sees
  • Upgrading Mint x64 edition, version 7 to version 8

20 (More) Awesome GIMP Brush Sets

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junauza.com: Since the collection of awesome GIMP brushes that I showcased a few months ago was quite popular, I decided to put together another wonderful list of brush sets that I'm going to share once again to all of you.

OpenGL vs DirectX - Benchmark Comparison

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jeffhoogland.blogspot: Unigine is a cross-platform real-time 3D engine, I stumbled across awhile back on some message boards I am a part of. Since it is cross platform it offers the benchmark rendering in both OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as such I was curious as to which offered better performance.

5 Linux music players you did not know about

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ghabuntu.com: Below are 5 music players for the Linux platform (Ubuntu being my base) you probably did not know about.

Fedora 13 Gains Features, Progresses

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phoronix.com: Before Fedora 12 was even released there were already feature plans for Fedora 13 and since that point new features have continued to be added to their feature plans.

From Linux VM on Windows to Windows VM on Linux

desiibond.blogspot: For more than a decade, I had been a big fan of Microsoft Software. Once in a while, when a new distro Linux comes out, I used to try it for a day or two and forget about it. But for the past month, there is a linux distro running on my home PC and there is no windows on the same.

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Microsoft EEE

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Servers: Kubernetes, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Sysadmin 101

  • Kubernetes Snaps: The Quick Version
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  • Kubernetes gains momentum as big-name vendors flock to Cloud Native Computing Foundation
    Like a train gaining speed as it leaves the station, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quickly gathering momentum, attracting some of the biggest names in tech. In the last month and a half alone AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal have all joined. It’s not every day you see this group of companies agree on anything, but as Kubernetes has developed into an essential industry tool, each of these companies sees it as a necessity to join the CNCF and support its mission. This is partly driven by customer demand and partly by the desire to simply have a say in how Kubernetes and other related cloud-native technologies are developed.
  • The Cloud-Native Architecture: One Stack, Many Options
    As the chief technology officer of a company specialized in cloud native storage, I have a first hand view of the massive transformation happening right now in enterprise IT. In short, two things are happening in parallel right now that make it radically simpler to build, deploy and run sophisticated applications. The first is the move to the cloud. This topic has been discussed so much that I won’t try to add anything new. We all know it’s happening, and we all know that its impact is huge.
  • Sysadmin 101: Leveling Up
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Databases: PostgreSQL 10 RC1 and Greenplum

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Graphics: NVIDIA Progress, VC4/VC5, Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa

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    Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support. Alex Goins of the NVIDIA Linux team presented on their HDR ambitions for the Linux desktop and the work they are still doing for prepping the X.Org stack for dealing with these next-generation computer displays. This is a project they have also been looking at for more than one year: NVIDIA Is Working Towards HDR Display Support For Linux, But The Desktop Isn't Ready.
  • The State Of The VC4 Driver Stack, Early Work On VC5
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  • Intel's Linux Driver & Mesa Have Hit Amazing Milestones This Year
    Kaveh Nasri, the manager of Intel's Mesa driver team within the Open-Source Technology Center since 2011, spoke this morning at XDC2017 about the accomplishments of his team and more broadly the Mesa community. Particularly over the past year there has been amazing milestones accomplished for this open-source driver stack.