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Bangarang: The new KDE media player

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Software

linuxcrunch.com: Most KDE4 users know the default KDE media player Dragon player. It is simple and easy. In this post I will introduce you a new media player for KDE4 which intends to be simple in stylish way, more integration with KDE4 technologies like phonon and Nepomuk, and has more features than Dragon player. It is Banarang.

Does Debian Deviate From Standards Or Upstream?

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Linux

pthree.org: Recently, I got into a discussion with a friend of mine. The discussion was about whether or not Debian and Ubuntu have deviated from standard practice regarding Paul Vixie’s cron implementation.

Buying a Dell Ubuntu Netbook

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Hardware
Ubuntu

workswithu.com: A few weeks ago, I wrote about my search for an Ubuntu netbook. I finally made a decision and received the new machine this week.

Microsoft: an end to open hostilities?

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Microsoft
OSS

oss-watch.ac.uk: First branded as a communist plot, then derided as a form of cancer, before being upgraded to merely a 'grey spectre', free and open source software (FOSS) has had a pretty rough ride from Microsoft over the years. For many in the open source community, the company represents all that is troubling about closed source software development. Recently, though, there have been developments.

Ubuntu 9.10 Review

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Ubuntu

ajbapps.wordpress: It’s been a couple of months since the release of the latest and greatest of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala and while we’ve been busy building servers based on the this release we can say with out a doubt it just keeps getting better.

Six office alternatives

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Software
OOo

mybroadband.co.za: In June Microsoft will release a final version of its Office 2010 productivity suite. Naturally many users will upgrade, at substantial cost, to the latest version of the popular Office suite, but for those not so eager to hand over their money to Microsoft there are still many great alternatives. And they are free.

Monty's 'Save MySQL' gets 15,000 backers

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theregister.co.uk: A petition to stop Oracle taking over MySQL has garnered support from more than 15,000 people, after Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius launched his last gasp web campaign in December.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 335

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This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Feature: A look at MINIX 3
  • Statistics: Page Hit Ranking statistics in 2008 and 2009
  • Questions and answers: Optimizing 64-bit distributions with compiler flags
  • Released last week: Sabayon Linux 5.1 "Gaming", sidux 2009-04, ClearOS 5.1, Super OS 9.10
  • Upcoming releases: Frugalware Linux 1.2 Pre 2, Pardus Linux 2009.1 RC
  • Donations: Krita receives €200.00
  • New additions: MINIX
  • New distributions: ArchServer, COTAS Linux, Dread Moon Linux, LinuxShark, XBMC Live, Ylmf OS
  • Reader comments

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

Benchmarks Of The Gentoo-based Sabayon

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Linux

phoronix.com: For those looking to experiment with a Gentoo-based Linux system but are not looking forward to the obstacles of installing Gentoo itself, an easier and quicker approach can be to use a distribution like Sabayon Linux.

Top Ten Open Source Legal Developments: 2009

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OSS
Legal

lawandlifesiliconvalley.com: As the use of free and open source software (“FOSS”) has become more ubiquitous, legal issues relating to FOSS have become more common and important. This year has seen a mix of new and old issues. Even more so than 2008.

Confessions of a Distro Hopper

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linux.com: Hi. My name is Robin, and I'm a Linux distro-hop-aholic (pause for the "Hi Robin"). But I'm doing better lately. It's been two whole months since I've hopped!

Freescale introduces sub-$200 web tablet reference design

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Linux
Hardware

liliputing.com: Freescale Semiconductor is introducing a new reference design for a dirt cheap web tablet using an ARM Cortex A8-based processor and running Linux or Google Android.

Keryx: Offline Package Manager For Ubuntu / Debian

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Ubuntu

Keryx is a portable, open source and cross-platform package manager for APT-based (Ubuntu, Debian) systems. It provides a graphical interface for gathering updates, packages, and dependencies for offline computers.

some odds & ends:

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News
  • byobu: A shortcut to a prettier Screen
  • OS war - Android on its way
  • World of Goo Review
  • Palm's Native webOS App Secrets Revealed
  • How Ubuntu (Linux) Changed My Life
  • Arch vs. Slackware, a friendly comparison
  • Spain pays 12m Euros to Telefonica to maintain open source web sit

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • How to save Photos and Video from Webcam in Ubuntu / Debian Linux : Cheese
  • How To Add OpenSUSE 11.2 To Grub2
  • Antique Film Effects with The GIMP
  • Recursively Encrypt / Decrypt Directories using gpgdir
  • How to Enable Third Party Repositories for Install for Multimedia Files in Fedora 12
  • How to Setup Yum and Yum Plugins in Fedora 12
  • IBAM - The Intelligent Battery Monitor for Laptops
  • Disk failure and ZFS
  • Set your Ubuntu Wallpaper as the bootsplash and login screen
  • Cron, diff & wget: Watch changes in a webpage
  • Try Thundar
  • Split screen console terminal ~ Terminator

Linux is the perfect choice for many people

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linux.bihlman.com: Leave a 10 year old alone for an hour by himself on the family PC and I will say with almost 100% certainty that their will be spyware and viruses on that computer! Besides the obvious danger involved in letting kids surf the web without proper filters, the great chance of them clicking on those fancy “animated cursor ads”, or any of a vast number of fancy Flash attention grabbers will absolutely fill your Windows PC with security threats.

What Will It Take For Linux And Open Source To Dethrone Microsoft?

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systemsengineer.wordpress: Will this be the year of Desktop Linux? I really doubt that. I think it will take a few corporate success stories about deploying Linux desktops to get the ball rolling. Let’s face it, most IT managers prefer to make safe decisions.

Re: is Foresight Linux dead?

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ogmaciel.com: On his latest post titled “Foresight Linux is dead?“, Thilo Pfennigs rightly asks the question that many of the current Foresight Linux users may be asking themselves. With the current stable release dated as of May 2009 and no explicit roadmap stating when the next release will be published, is it really safe to say that Foresight Linux is indeed dead?

some shorts:

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  • When I’m in a squeeze, it’s Debian Squeeze!
  • TWM Updated For 2010: X Render Support, Etc
  • Enna Comes About As An Alternative To XBMC
  • Filelight: Where my disk space has gone?
  • Free and Open Source Software Feature on VTV
  • Quake Ported to the Palm Pre
  • Docky Getting Liferea "Helper", Dropbox Docklet
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #174
  • Will Geeknet's slashdot.org, SourceForge.net, and ohloh.net be Donated Away Like Linux.com?

Ultimate Edition Linux 2.5

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Ubuntu

desktoplinuxreviews.com: Some Linux distros sell themselves by being minimalistic. They only come with a limited range of apps and everything is geared toward keeping the file size and hardware requirements absolutely minimal. Then there’s Ultimate Edition 2.5. Ultimate Edition leans the other way and throws in everything including the kitchen sink.

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Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.