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Story KWinception Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:45am
Story Some cool Plasma tips and tricks Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:42am
Story GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:40am
Story Fedora 22 Alpha Gnome Edition : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:32am
Story More eBPF Tracing Work Being Readied For Linux 4.1 Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:26am
Story 2015 – The Year Of The GNU/Linux Desktop Roy Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 3:18am
Story Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 LTS Officially Released with Backported Features from Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Rianne Schestowitz 24/03/2015 - 12:01am
Story Kubuntu-Based SuperX 3.0 Distro Promises to Deliver an Awesome KDE Experience - Screenshot Tour Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 10:54pm
Story Wind River Linux profiles step up to Yocto 1.7 Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 10:47pm
Story Hardening Ubuntu Security Rianne Schestowitz 23/03/2015 - 10:21pm

The FreeType License

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OSS

blogs.fsfe.org: The FreeType library is released under a dual license: you can choose either the FTL (FreeType License) or the GPL, version 2. That means that a software stack that uses FreeType has to be license-compatible with one or the other (or both).

High-Availability Storage With GlusterFS On Ubuntu

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HowTos

This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Ubuntu 9.10) that use GlusterFS. Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

15 Cool and Funny Linux T-shirts

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Linux

junauza.com: Since I'm planning to buy several Linux-inspired clothes, I was searching the web for places or sites that offer printed t-shirts that look cool and have a bit of sense of humor. Here are some of the coolest and funniest.

Few exciting things in KDE sc 4.4 RC1

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KDE

tm-travolta.net: KDE 4.4 was released yesterday. To celebrate incoming KDE SC 4.4 release, I will mention few things I find exciting or interesting in it.

Linux at Bett 2010

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Linux

computerworlduk.com: You'll have to look hard for Open Source software at Bett 2010, but it's there all right and may even win a BETT award!

Linux is Terminally ill

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zdnet.co.uk/blog: Are you a programmer? do you use Linux often and find it fun?.. is the rest of you family and friends all programmers? your Pizza delivery guy? or that lassie at your local supermarket chain who can't work the till properly? ? does she know about repositories or how to install Linux apps from other distros?

some odds & ends:

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  • Silicon - auto image mounter for KDE 4
  • directhex-grub-themes 00000001 release announcement
  • Think Geek: Customer Service Experience
  • New Indicator Applet & Messaging Menu for Ubuntu 10.04
  • git bisect, ccache, cowbuilder
  • GHCA’s Computer Lab Running Gentoo Linux
  • DtO: Linux Tech Support - Day 2
  • OpenShot 1.0 Has Arrived
  • Acire: Delivering A World Of Python Snippets
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 105 is out!
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.01.08

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Use Orca to monitor system performance
  • download mms streaming videos in Ubuntu
  • Encryption, Decryption & Signing Easily With Seahorse
  • Ubuntu Karmic change CPU Frequency as user
  • Understanding Partition / Filesystem Mount Options (fstab file)
  • Correct tag errors in your music collection with Easy Tag
  • Show the Restore, Maximize, Minimize buttons in Ubuntu Remix
  • Get Facebook albums with python
  • Quickly open Folders/Special Locations in Ubuntu Desktop
  • Howto: User Windows 7 desktop themes in Linux
  • Linux and Your iPhone / iPod Touch
  • Elite Commander skin for Midnight Commander
  • How to get different Plasmoids in different workspace in KDE SC 4

Searching and Filtering Photos in digiKam — Part 2

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scribblesandsnaps.wordpress: Besides the quick search and filtering tools at the bottom of the main window, digiKam offers more advanced search features accessible via the left sidebar. Here, you’ll find a variety of search options.

A few cool plugins for The GIMP (and how to add them)

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GIMP

ghacks.net: One of the many nicer aspects of the GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Project) is that, like Photoshop, you can extend it’s usability by adding plug-ins and scripts.

Google becoming "giant monopoly" - German minister

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Google

reuters.com: Internet search engine Google Inc is becoming a "giant monopoly" like Microsoft and could face legal action if it does not become more transparent, Germany's justice minister said.

Does Ubuntu Make Linux Look Bad?

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Ubuntu

robinzrants.wordpress: On one of the computer forums I visit, someone has suggested that Ubuntu Linux “makes Linux look bad.”

openSUSE 11.2… the day after.

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SUSE

linux.eregion.de: So now it’s been a few weeks since openSUSE 11.2 hit the street. Here are a few impressions / factoids that i discovered so far:

Kernel Sandbox

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Linux

kdubois.net: Kernel coding is a bit of a pain, if you compare it to userspace coding. You loose a lot of nice things in userspace, like segfaults (think you can’t live with them? try living without them Wink ), and a bad kernel build can easily stop a system cold. These stupid little annoyances can really stop beginners from getting involved!

e-Book Collection Management on Linux

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penguininside.blogspot: Having trouble sorting out hundreds of e-Books? If the collection is too big, its really not friendlier to find a book by file name. We need something like Book Shelf to keep them in order, that is what e-Book Collection Managers are, but they are a lot flexible than our real life Book Shelves.

The Backflip: Motorola's Innovative Android Phone

junauza.com: Motorola just launched its third Android-powered smartphone with a name that describes its unique characteristic. --The Backflip.

On the road again with Mandriva 2010 Spring Alpha1

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MDV

blog.mandriva.com: Mandriva team wishes you happy new year 2010 and is proud to propose the first alpha release for 2010 Spring. Together with these isos, you will find also technical specifications for this coming release.

BSD Magazine goes free

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BSD

freebsdnews.net: We are happy to announce that BSD Magazine is transforming into a free monthly online publication. The online version of BSD Magazine will stay in the same quality and form.

The rise of web applications and Chrome: it's all about timescales

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Web

The significant thing about Chrome is that it sets a new way of thinking. It does not mean Chrome will dominate the world. Open standards mean that other companies could provide similar services.

some odds & ends:

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News
HowTos
  • 6 Steps for Minimal Ubuntu Installation Using debootstrap
  • Setting Full Duplex mode Ethernet Interface
  • Automate Backups With Back In Time
  • New Gloobus And CoverGloobus Sneaky Peeks
  • VT4 using Drupal
  • Why FOSS should not fear M&A by proprietary vendors
  • On Selling Exceptions to the GNU GPL
  • Inkscape Class Day 1
  • Single instance apps using D-Bus
  • Life with Linux: Another week of work
  • X Server 1.7.4 Released
  • Possible solutions to Fix the Missing Network Manager Icon in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Binutils Porting Guide To A New Target Architecture
  • Mastering a DVD using QDVDAuthor
  • ASUS Eee PC 1201N Netbook On Linux Update
  • Mount Windows partition automatically using PySDM
  • Fairy Linux Progress Report
  • Make your Linux netbook battery last longer
  • YouTube Videos with Linux: Part 2
  • License Change at Novell Adds Confusion
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