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Story A Couple of Mockups for Plasma Mobile Look Better than the Original Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 2:45pm
Story digiKam Software Collection 4.12.0 released... Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 2:39pm
Story Apple v Android debate: And the winner is ... Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 2:30pm
Story Who will be the Ubuntu of Hadoop? Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 10:53am
Story LibreOffice 5.0 Is a Milestone Release for Ubuntu Touch Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 10:42am
Story Tails 1.5 RC1 Incognito Live CD Is Out for Testing and It Needs Your Help Rianne Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 10:39am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 10:20am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 10:19am
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 10:09am
Story KDE and Akademy Roy Schestowitz 07/08/2015 - 9:36am

4 Educational Linux Distributions

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linuxplanet.com: As you may know, the Linux and open source community provides a wealth of free operating systems. Today, we'll review 4 different desktop distributions specifically designed for educational and academic use.

going on in the Plasma worlds

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aseigo.blogspot: ... lots has been going on in the Plasma worlds, including:

Red Hat - GNOME Contribution Press Release

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Linux
Software
  • GNOME Study Shows Red Hat Desktop Development Lead (PR)
  • Shuttleworth and DeKoenigsberg Kiss and Make-up
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #204

IT Lure Search Distro Hoppin`: Pinguy OS

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Linux

itlure.com: Yes, yes, ANOTHER Ubuntu based distribution... This OS is based on the latest release of Ubuntu - 10.04 - and comes with both 32- and 64-bit editions.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 365

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: Giving Credit Where Credit is Due (Linux Fund)
  • News: Improvements to DTrace in FreeBSD, guides to networking and changes in the openSUSE project
  • Questions and answers: A comparison of BSD and Linux
  • Released last week: Clonezilla, Linux Mint, GhostBSD
  • Upcoming releases: Ubuntu 10.10 Alpha 3
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

What's new in Linux 2.6.35

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h-online.com: Measures to support the power saving mechanisms of AMD graphics chips, network code optimisations for multi-core processors, features for de-fragmenting the working memory and an improved support of the power management and turbo features offered by modern processors are KL 2635 Logo among the highlights of the new kernel version.

Benchmarks Of The Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux Desktop

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phoronix.com: For those not familiar with Calculate Linux Desktop (Calculate is ranked as the 81st most popular Linux distribution according to DistroWatch), it along with Calculate Directory Server and Calculate Linux Scratch make up the Calculate Linux family. Calculate Linux is described by its developers as "an optimized distribution designed for rapid deployment in a corporate environment.

Quick Impressions of openSUSE 11.3

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SUSE

techgage.com: About two weeks ago, the openSUSE Project released version 11.3 of its popular Linux distribution, and after putting it off for quite a while, I decided to give the latest version a download and see what SUSE has been up to.

today's leftovers:

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News
  • Air Forte Released
  • Linux in the Movies
  • AppArmor Is Going Into The Linux 2.6.36 Kernel
  • Linux Again
  • New Beautiful Screenshots Coming to KDE
  • The Adventures of Rick Rocket v1.1
  • Linux light - SalixOS 13.1 "LXDE" Edition
  • DeKoenigsberg Backpedals
  • Elegant Gnome (Theme) Pack
  • Indonesia Defense Ministry wins open-source award
  • Linux Outlaws 160 - Outlaws Ride Twingos

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • “Indicator Applet Complete” has quit unexpectedly
  • Clone your Linux disk with ddrescue
  • How to enable the btrfs Anaconda option on Fedora 13
  • Hair-Saving Tip: MySQL import/export permissions
  • Some things to do after an openSUSE installation
  • How To Change The Mouse Cursor Theme In Ubuntu With Compiz
  • Encrypt files with GnuPG
  • Disable screensaver and make Display never sleep in Ubuntu 10.04
  • How to make a Globe/Planet photo manipulation in GIMP
  • Shell trick: CRLF to LF
  • screen-message prompt for Awesome

In Search of the Perfect KDE4 Distro – 2 Why Not openSUSE 11.3?

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SUSE

g33q.co.za: I have spent more than a week with openSUSE 11.3 KDE4. Right now I am downloading Linux Mint 9 KDE. I have not decided on my perfect KDE4 distro, but openSUSE 11.3 is a really strong contender.

Why I prefer the Linux desktop for software development

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vbsteven.be: I’ve been a full time Linux user for the past 6 years. In this post I’ll try to explain why I prefer the Linux desktop for doing all my software development work.

Ubuntu is ‘Free’, ‘Better’ & ‘Worth a Try’

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Ubuntu

brajeshwar.com: It’s time for a change. Your computer can be better – it can be fun, fast and easier to use.

Overview: Common Linux desktops

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KDE
Software

linuxgazette.net: Something most new Linux users often struggle to understand is the concept of desktop environments. What a desktop environment actually is, I feel, gets further clouded when users start exploring different "spins" of a distro (short for distribution).

Why the Desktop Gets No Respect, and Should

pcmag.com: Because of this new idea of an app phone and the app-oriented iPad, we have lost sight of the power of the desktop.

GNOME a full-featured OS?

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OS
Software

omgubuntu.co.uk: Last weeks GUADEC was less like a developers conference and more like a presidential campaign rally! The enthusiasm, positivity and general feedback that it has garnered is incredible but amongst the many interesting things propositioned at GUADEC came the idea of a GNOME as an OS.

My life with Debian

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alkandratsenka.blogspot: I'm a long time Debian user. And I'm a happy Debian user. My current Debian installation is very (and I mean very, very) old. I don't remember exactly how old it is, but it's more than 6 years old. And it's probably as much as 9 years old.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 13

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HowTos

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 13 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Shuttleworth Apologizes for Sexist Comments at LinuxCon

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: Mark Shuttleworth has apologised “unreservedly to all offended” for his “poor choice of language” during LinuxCon 2009 during which a comment made by the Ubuntu founder was deemed to be sexist by many members of the Linux community.

Just started...

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SUSE

nowwhatthe.blogspot (Jos Poortvliet): As of now I'm an employee of Novell. That means a couple of things. First of all: awesomeness, working with all of you!

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Introducing the potential new Ubuntu Studio Council

Back in 2016, Set Hallström was elected as the new Team Lead for Ubuntu Studio, just in time for the 16.04 Xenial Long Term Support (LTS) release. It was intended that Ubuntu Studio would be able to utilise Set’s leadership skills at least up until the next LTS release in April 2018. Unfortunately, as happens occasionally in the world of volunteer work, Set’s personal circumstances changed and he is no longer able to devote as much time to Ubuntu Studio as he would like. Therefore, an IRC meeting was held between interested Ubuntu Studio contributors on 21st May 2017 to agree on how to fill the void. We decided to follow the lead of Xubuntu and create a Council to take care of Ubuntu Studio, rather than continuing to place the burden of leadership on the shoulder of one particular person. Unfortunately, although the result was an agreement to form the first Ubuntu Studio Council from the meeting participants, we all got busy and the council was never set up. Read more

today's leftovers

  • My Experience with MailSpring on Linux
    On the Linux Desktop, there are quite a few choices for email applications. Each of these has their own pros and cons which should be weighed depending on one’s needs. Some clients will have MS Exchange support. Others do not. In general, because email is reasonably close to free (and yes, we can thank Hotmail for that) it has been a difficult place to make money. Without a cash flow to encourage developers, development has trickled at best.
  • Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files
  • Set Up A Python Django Development Environment on Debian 9 Stretch Linux
  • How To Run A Command For A Specific Time In Linux
  • Kubuntu 17.10 Guide for Newbie Part 7
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  • Why Oppo and Vivo are losing steam in Chinese smartphone market
    China’s smartphone market has seen intense competition over the past few years with four local brands capturing more than 60 percent of sales in 2017. Huawei Technologies, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi Technology recorded strong shipment growth on a year-on-year basis. But some market experts warned that Oppo and Vivo may see the growth of their shipments slow this year as users become more discriminating.
  • iPhones Blamed for More than 1,600 Accidental 911 Calls Since October
    The new Emergency SOS feature released by Apple for the iPhone is the one to blame for no less than 1,600 false calls to 911 since October, according to dispatchers. And surprisingly, emergency teams in Elk Grove and Sacramento County in California say they receive at least 20 such 911 calls every day from what appears to be an Apple service center. While it’s not exactly clear why the iPhones that are probably brought in for repairs end up dialing 911, dispatchers told CBS that the false calls were first noticed in the fall of the last year. Apple launched new iPhones in September 2017 and they went on sale later the same month and in November, but it’s not clear if these new devices are in any way related to the increasing number of accidental calls to 911.
  • Game Studio Found To Install Malware DRM On Customers' Machines, Defends Itself, Then Apologizes
    The thin line that exists between entertainment industry DRM software and plain malware has been pointed out both recently and in the past. There are many layers to this onion, ranging from Sony's rootkit fiasco, to performance hits on machines thanks to DRM installed by video games, up to and including the insane idea that copyright holders ought to be able to use malware payloads to "hack back" against accused infringers. What is different in more recent times is the public awareness regarding DRM, computer security, and an overall fear of malware. This is a natural kind of progression, as the public becomes more connected and reliant on computer systems and the internet, they likewise become more concerned about those systems. That may likely explain the swift public backlash to a small game-modding studio seemingly installing something akin to malware in every installation of its software, whether from a legitimate purchase or piracy.

Server: Benchmarks, IBM and Red Hat

  • 36-Way Comparison Of Amazon EC2 / Google Compute Engine / Microsoft Azure Cloud Instances vs. Intel/AMD CPUs
    Earlier this week I delivered a number of benchmarks comparing Amazon EC2 instances to bare metal Intel/AMD systems. Due to interest from that, here is a larger selection of cloud instance types from the leading public clouds of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine.
  • IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History
    Phil Estes painted a different picture of container history at Open Source 101 in Raleigh last weekend, speaking from the perspective of someone who had a front row seat. To hear him tell it, this rise and success is a story filled with intrigue, and enough drama to keep a daytime soap opera going for a season or two.
  • Red Hat CSA Mike Bursell on 'managed degradation' and open data
    As part of Red Hat's CTO office chief security architect Mike Bursell has to be informed of security threats past, present and yet to come – as many as 10 years into the future. The open source company has access to a wealth of customers in verticals including health, finance, defence, the public sector and more. So how do these insights inform the company's understanding of the future threat landscape?
  • Red Hat Offers New Decision Management Tech Platform
    Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) has released a platform that will work to support information technology applications and streamline the deployment of rules-based tools in efforts to automate processes for business decision management, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

Vulkan Anniversary and Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers

  • Vulkan Turns Two Years Old, What Do You Hope For Next?
    This last week marked two years since the debut of Vulkan 1.0, you can see our our original launch article. My overworked memory missed realizing it by a few days, but it's been a pretty miraculous two years for this high-performance graphics and compute API.
  • Generic FBDEV Emulation Continues To Be Worked On For DRM Drivers
    Noralf Trønnes has spent the past few months working on generic FBDEV emulation for Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers and this week he volleyed his third revision of these patches, which now includes a new in-kernel API along with some clients like a bootsplash system, VT console, and fbdev implementation.