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Xubuntu 9.04 frequently asked questions

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Ubuntu

open.knome.fi: We give a huge bunch of user support at #xubuntu. After each release, there’s a peak for the need of user support. Here’s some of the most asked questions after the Xubuntu 9.04 release.

Decoding the HTML 5 video codec debate

arstechnica.com: The HTML 5 video element has the potential to liberate streaming Internet video from plugin prison, but a debate over which codec to define in the standard is threatening to derail the effort.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #149

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Ubuntu

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #149 for the week June 28th - July 4th, 2009 is available.

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Disable Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5

  • Shrink DVD images in Linux
  • How to install OpenTyrian in Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Apt-p2p for peer-to-peer Debian package downloads
  • Add Ubuntu 9.04 to Windows XP boot manager
  • Install MS fonts in openSUSE 11.1
  • Sound Muted After Restart in Ubuntu (Gnome) Fix
  • Ubuntu Bug with Samba Shares Unmounting
  • Debian Lenny Desktop Install with XFCE 4.6
  • nVidia and Debian Lenny 64bit
  • fix a broken bootloader configuration after a Fedora upgrade
  • PhpPgAdmin for Gentoo
  • Booting ‘Debian Lenny’ into widescreen framebuffer
  • Connecting to Ubuntu from Windows
  • Using Tomboy as a Blogging Client

A second order virtual machine with Falcon

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HowTos

In this article I’ll document some unique features of Falcon that allow users to build easily what I define as a “second order virtual machine”. Read the full article at Free Software Magazine.

Gnome-Colors: Elegant, consistent and colourful GNOME desktop themes

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Software

sprayfly.com: I have never been a big fan of the default Brown/Orange GNOME themes that ship as standard with each new Ubuntu distribution. It turns out that there is a brilliant project called Gnome-Colours that has set itself the task of dealing with this problem.

The Reactive Desktop

layt.net/john: This blog started at the last Akademy in Mechelen as some thoughts on the location aware desktop, what apps would benefit, and how we should be looking to use GeoClue to achieve this rather than rolling our own.

Tech blog titan Michael Arrington’s next big thing: Hardware

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Hardware

bizjournals.com: In four years, Michael Arrington has gone from knowing relatively little about the Internet or journalism to presiding over the hugely popular, influential and profitable Palo Alto-based TechCrunch network of blogs. Now, Arrington appears to be on the verge of entering the computer hardware business.

New OS, Tmax Window screenshots released

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OS

cnet.com/blogs: TmaxCore released few screenshots of Tmax Window and their web browser "Scoutor" and Tmax Office. After screenshots released, TmaxCore get faced strong complaints but local netizens who finds errors from images because, this image definitely edited by photoshop.

Open Suse 11.1 Review

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SUSE

osrevolution.com: Open Suse is one of the few Linux distributions which seems to evolve by leaps and bounds with every new release. Although numbered as an incremental upgrade from version 11.0, Open Suse 11.1 contains enough improvements and new features.

KDE 4

still sucks
20% (218 votes)
getting there
18% (202 votes)
pretty good
20% (223 votes)
almost perfected
8% (85 votes)
Rocks!
13% (138 votes)
I don't use kde
21% (236 votes)
Total votes: 1102

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Linus Issues Independence Day 2.6.31-rc2 Kernel

  • Claws Mail: Must-have plugins
  • Yo Frankie Game Gets Updated, Version 1.1
  • Opera Unite - File Sharing, Messaging, Note Taking & more Right in your Browser
  • The debugged debugger — part 2
  • What does RAND mean?
  • Implement SSH port knocking on OpenSuSE
  • On the importance of MTU
  • Ubuntu Linux Resources

Mandriva, it’s all about packaging

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MDV

alecs1.wordpress: I would suggest Mandriva to try to move all its technology to Debian-like packaging and make the system 99.9% percent compatible with Debian.

Python experiences, or: Why I like C++ more ;-)

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Software

majewsky.wordpress: So I’ve been coding some Python lately, because this is the language of choice for the “Computational Physics” course I’m attending. As the name says, it is more about physical and numerical problems than about programming, and the instructors chose Python as it’s easy to get into.

Gran Canaria Desktop Summit Opens

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Software
  • Gran Canaria Desktop Summit Opens

  • Nokia & GNOME Mobile
  • Life in the Gran Canaria Penhouse
  • GUADEC tidbits #2

VirtualBox 3 brings 3D graphics support

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Software

arstechnica.com: Sun released VirtualBox 3 this week, the latest version of its open source x86 virtualization software. The new version introduces support for 3D graphics and SMP.

Celebrating freedom with open source

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OSS

blogs.techrepublic.com: Happy Independence day to my US readers. This holiday is a celebration of the United States adoption of the Declaration of Independence which declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. I thought it would be a good day to remind everyone what open source is all about…

Also: Freedom is not Free for Countries nor Computer Users

Distro Review: Fedora 11

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: Today I thought I’d report back in detail on my experiences with Fedora 11, the community distribution release from perennial Linux giants Red Hat.

KDE 4.3 RC1 in Kubuntu 9.04 - Overview & Screenshots

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Reviews

I took some time today to install and take for a spin the latest version of KDE4 today, release 4.3 RC1. I installed the packages from the Kubuntu backports repositories, as explained in this tutorial. All the screenshots were took at 1280x1024 and desktop effects enabled.

Cloned Distros: Why Ubuntu Sucks and Should be Banned

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Ubuntu

linux.co.nz: To write it down clearly: I don't like clones. There are too many distro's out there as it is. Over the last years I have had many people ask me: I have tried Distro X, Y and Z, can you help me?

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today's leftovers

  • OpenRA C&C Reimplementation Gets New Stable Release, Here Is What's New
    Oliver Brakmann from the OpenRA project, an open-source and cross-platform initiative to offer a reimplementation of the popular Command & Conquer games, announced the availability of a new stable release.
  • Pisi-Linux-2.0-Beta-KDE5
  • Arch-Based arkOS Linux Being Discontinued
    arkOS, the Arch-based Linux distribution focused on "securely self-hosting your online life" with aims to make it easy to deploy servers for web-based services, is being discontinued. ArkOS since 2012 had been working to make it trivial to deploy your own Linux web server, your own personal cloud (ownCloud), and making it easy for other services to be deployed while being done so securely and easily. You probably haven't heard of arkOS making the news in a while and sadly now it's making news again, but only because it's being discontinued by its lead developer.
  • SUSE Hack Week 15
    Back in February the fifteenth SUSE Hack Week took place. As always this was a week of free hacking, to learn, to innovate, to collaborate, and to have a lot of fun. I didn't have the full time, so I worked on a couple of small things and a few projects I maintain. I did want to summarize that, so here you go.
  • How To Use SD Card As Internal Storage On Android | Adoptable Storage On Android
  • Anbox - Android in a Box
  • Your CEO’s Obliviousness about Open Source is Endangering Your Business [Ed: Jeff Luszcz says nothing about the risk of proprietary components with back doors etc. and instead 'pulls a Black Duck']
    But what caused these issues? Itis what happens when an open source component is integrated into a commercial software product and violates its open source license, or when it contains a vulnerability that was previously unknown. As technology evolves, open source security and compliance risk are reaching a critical apex that if not addressed, will threaten the entire software supply chain.
  • Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech [Ed: Azure is a patent trap with back doors]
    Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform.

Leftovers: Software

  • 3 signs your Kubernetes distro is built to last
    It's hard to turn around these days without bumping into a Kubernetes distribution. For example, Mirantis recently buffed its OpenStack distribution to use Kubernetes as an internal component and for container management. Major Linux server distributions include it now. For Kubernetes adopters, it's all good news. It means the most remarkable development in the container world since, well, containers themselves is enjoying strong uptake and acceptance.
  • Cockpit – An Easy Way to Administer Multiple Remote Linux Servers via a Web Browser
    Cockpit is a free and open source web-based system management tool where users can easily monitor and manage multiple remote Linux srvers. It is very thin and light weight utility & directly interacts with the operating system from a real Linux session and doesn’t require any difficult configuration so just install it, it is ready for use.
  • Some Useful Indicators: Ayatana, Clipboard-Autoedit, Diskstat, Files, Bulletin and Udisks
    Panel Indicators always comes in handy when you have to do some productive work on your desktop computer, to access quick functions of different applications these indicators saves you a lot of time, some indicator give you information you want to receive, it all depends on your needs. Today presenting you some useful indicators which may help you and makes your desktop experience much better. Following all the indicators are developed by just one guy and available through his PPA.
  • SRT Video Transport Protocol Open-Sourced
    In aiming to enhance online video streaming, the SRT video protocol has been open-sourced and an alliance forming around that for low-latency video. SRT is short for Secure Reliable Transport and is a low-latency video transport protocol developed by Haivision. The SRT protocol is being opened under the LGPL license.

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